Number 6

Meaning of Number 6

number 6

The number 6is a symbol of completeness.

Number 6 symbolizes beauty and high ideals.

Number 6 is a Perfect Number

The Pythagoreans acknowledged number 6 to be the first perfect number.

In mathematics a perfect number is when all the numbers divisors (excluding the number itself) are added, the sum equals the number itself. 1+2+3=6

In addition when including the number itself and dividing by two the result is the number itself. (1+2+3+6)/2 = 6

Perfect numbers are rare. The Ancient Greeks recognized four perfect numbers: 6 – 28 – 496 – 8,128. Throughout history perfect numbers have fascinated mathematicians and more perfect numbers have been discovered.

“Six is a number perfect in itself, not because God created all things in six days; rather, the convert is true God created all things in six days because the number is perfect.” Saint Augustine (The City of God)

Number 6 Fun Facts

Number 6 is the symbol of luck, the highest number of the dice.

Venus Anadyomene
Venus Anadyomene by Titian1525.
National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sugar or candy marks the sixth year anniversary in western tradition.

The number 6 is the symbol of Venus, the goddess of love.

“The sixth sense” refers to extra sensory perception (ESP). It is also common to use the phrase “the sixth sense” when meaning hunch or instinct.

Massachusetts was the sixth state of the United States. (February 6, 1788)

The number 6 is the atomic number for carbon.

There are six players on a volleyball team and an ice hockey team.

Quote by William James

The standard flute has six holes.

The standard guitar has six strings.

Insects have six legs.

In the beehive honeycomb, the cells are six-sided.

Number 6 Tongue Twister

Number 6 in Astrology and the Tarot

6 Lovers Rider Waite

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac.  (August 23 – September 22)

Number 6 is the number of Venus. Number six is lucky for Libra and Taurus.

In the Tarot, six is the card of the Lover

The Lovers naturally symbolizes anything to do with the heart; love and also inner peace and harmony.

Reversed it warns of separation or temptation.

June, the Sixth Month

Juno and Jupiter
Juno and Jupiter by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)

June is the sixth month.

June is named after Juno.

Juno was the queen goddess in Roman mythology.

She was married to Jupiter. Juno was the patron goddess of the Roman Empire.

Her equivalent in Greek mythology was Hera.

Juno was also the patroness of marriage.

This may explain why so many consider the month of June to be a favorable time to get married.


Every Braille cell is made up of six dots; two columns consisting of three dots on each side. Various dots are raised to specify different letters.

The Braille system is used by the blind to read and write.

The Sixth President

John Quincy Adams Presidential Coin

John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States. 1825 -1829.

He was the son of John Adams, the 2nd President. John Quincy Adams worked hard for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade. He did not own slaves.

He was the first president to be photographed.

The First Miracle of Jesus

Marriage At Cana

In the Bible, according to the Gospel of John, Jesus preformed his first miracle in Cana.

At a wedding six stone jars were filled with water.

Jesus turned the water into wine. (John 2:6-9)

The 6 Wives of King Henry XIII

King Henry VIII of England (June 28, 1491 – January 28, 1547) had six wives.

Catherine of AragonDivorced. Mother of future Queen Mary (Bloody Mary)
Anne BoleynBeheaded. Mother of future Queen Elizabeth I.
Jane SeymourDied after childbirth. Mother of future King Edward VI.
Anne of ClevesDivorced 
Catherine HowardBeheaded. First cousin of Anne Boleyn
Catherine ParrSurvived. She died in 1548. Henry VIII was her third husband. She married a fourth time after his death.

Mary Stuart was only six days old when she became Queen of Scotland. She was beheaded under the reign of Elizabeth I. Her son James VI and I succeeded Elizabeth I.

Sami National Day

Sami Flag
The Sami flag

February 6th is the Sami National Day.

The Sami people are the indigenous people of northern Europe, mainly in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

The Six Items of Gleipnir – Norse Mythology

Gleipnir was the name of the super strong leash used to hold the dreadful Fenrir Wolf. The Fenrir Wolf was one the monstrous children of the trickster god Loki. The dwarfs had made this extraordinary leash.

The Fenrir Wolf only agreed to try the leash if Tyr put his hand in his mouth. The wolf bit off the right hand of the god Tyr. Tyr gave his name to Tuesday. Gleipnir consisted of six items:

Tyr and Fenrir - John Bauer

1. The sound of a cat walking

2. The beard of a woman

3. The roots of a mountain

4. The sinews of a bear

5. The breath of a fish

6. The spit of a bird

The Vikings explained that the Gleipnir was the reason these six items no longer existed. The Fenrir Wolf will not break loose from Gleipnir before Ragnarok (the end of the world).

At Ragnarok the Fenrir Wolf will kill the chief god Odin.

Sonnet 6 By William Shakespeare

Number 6 in Judaism

The Star of David – Magen David

The Star of David or as it is called, Magen David, has become a universal symbol of Judaism.

number 6 in Judaism Magen David

It is now the most popular and recognized symbol of Judaism and the Jewish People.

Magen David means the “shield of David”.

There is no proof that the Star of David had anything to do with King David.

The symbol has also been associated with Solomon. Jewish mystics started using the symbol in the sixteenth century. 

In the seventeenth century the Star of David started to appear on synagogues.

The Zionist movement adopted the Star of David as their emblem at the end of the nineteenth century. 

Today we find the Magen David on the flag of Israel.

The Red Magen David is the equivalent to the Red Cross.

It was officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 2006.

 The Passover Seder Plate

The seder meal is celebrated on the first night of the Passover. The word seder means “order”.

During the meal the order in the Haggadah is followed.

Each person may receive the book/pamphlet called the Haggadah. This makes it easy to follow the ritual during the meal.

Haggadah comes from the Hebrew word “to tell”. During the seder meal the story of the Exodus from slavery in Egypt is told.

On the table is a plate with six symbolic items.

These items are pointed to during the meal as they follow the Haggadah and the story of the Exodus from Egypt is told.  

More about the Seder Meal: go to Number 4

The Six Symbolic Items of the Seder Plate:

1. Maror

Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness and hardship the Jews endured as slaves in Egypt.

Many Jews may mix freshly grated horseradish with cooked beets and sugar.

2. Hazeret

Typically romaine lettuce, the roots are bitter tasting.

3. Haroseth

A sweet, brown, pebbly mixture, representing the mortar to build the houses of Egypt.

Some may use chopped nuts, grated apples cinnamon and sweet red wine.

4. Karpas

A vegetable other than herbs. Parsley is common, representing spring.

The vegetable is dipped into salt water. This symbolizes the tears of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt.

5. Zeroa

Roast lamb or goat shank bone, chicken wing or chicken neck.

This symbolizes a lamb that was offered in the Temple of Jerusalem.

6. Beitzah

A hardboiled egg, a reminder of life that transcends death.

Buddhism: Samsara – The Wheel of Life

Samsara or The Wheel of Life is the six spheres of existence that all are trapped in.

Everyone will upon death be reborn in a higher or lower state depending on their karma, good and bad deeds.

The only way to break out of Samsara is by obtaining enlightenment.

Beings in hellHell is divided into a hot hell and a cold hell.The hot hell is for those who committed crimes in the heat of the moment. The cold hell is for those who committed calculating crimes. Both hells are gruesome.    
Hungry GhostsThey have a huge appetite. They have long necks and small mouths.They are constantly starving.
AnimalsThey are ignorant and their behavior is ruled by instinct. The animals only care about basic needs.
AsurasThe rebel gods.They are semi-gods and can be both good and very evil.They are filled with envy and are constantly at war.
Humans They are both good and evil.
DevaThey have godlike powers. They live in a place with extreme luxury and little suffering. Selfish pride may keep them from enlightenment. They too are bound in the Samsara and grow old and die.

24 thoughts on “Number 6”

  1. I love symbolism in all forms! This post was full of interesting facts and meanings that I didn’t know before. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I am Louis Richard Fourie (18 letters – 6+6+6)
    Initials: LRF
    L – 12th letter of the alphabet: 6+6
    R – 18th letter of the alphabet: 6+6+6
    F – 6th letter of the alphabet: 6
    Initial letters’ 6’s add up are 6 sixes

    I was born on the 6th of June 1967 (6/6/67) 666

    I have 6 siblings.

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  4. I think all numbers after 5 like mirror, for instance 6, it is 3×2. Carbon have six atoms. he burned on “fire”, but he were three(something what relate to metals, or life at all, like trees), so it is same 3, but burned. Look at davide star, two triangle, this is mean that mirror of one triangle to second, from the hot treating (sun), awry mirror, all living organism structures is stay on that carbon ties, all our lifes is LIE, mirror. Even pronounce of word can tell us what is that, SIX – when “s” it is metals, begining, and their is burned on “x”….

  5. keep seeing 123 everyday sometimes numerous times per day in total that is six. I know it is a divine gift but struggling to understand its true meaning

  6. I don’t know but the no.6 seem to be with since the day i was born. I am born on the 6th of the 6. My rugby jersey no.6. My 2lst capping no. 866. I am from the 6 unit. I have 6 simblings. Is 6 my perfect number?

  7. Even though I’m a Libra and number 6 is supposedly my “lucky” number, I hate it, it has only negative meaning for me. Mostly because of stupid superstition. I know it’s silly to hate or be scared of any number, but I just can’t help but view number 6 as a negative and bad number. I love number 5 and 7.

    • My friend, believe you me – People will see meanings and wonders in everything they want to. “what you see in life, depends on what you’re looking for” If you drive a Mercedes, then you see lots of Mercedes cars, If you drive a ford, then you see lots of them.
      It all is coincidence. EVERYTHING in life means something and have it’s purpose. If 6 has a negative connotation for you, then that is what it is – for you. Until YOU decide to be in control and not the superstitions and self inflicted connotations.

      Enjoy life on YOUR terms. Not on the tune of someone else’s prediction. we all make create our own heaven – or hell.

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  9. So tell us, why does the Bible insist that six, a mathematically perfect number, is IM-perfect? And why is seven “perfect” when it’s mathematically deficit? The same goes for one, the number of rest days (or Shabat) in the Abrahamic week.
    And weirdest of all, some sources say…that ZERO is a perfect number also.

    • Maybe because GOD thinks on a higher level than us and understand the universe and all the complexities far better than us. Look at history. Sometimes we believe an invention is the bees knees just to find out later it is bad. e.g. Thalidomide. It was supposed to be the wonder drug for pregnant women until the babies were born………

  10. I am floored by the amazing qualities of the number 6! For years I thought it was a dark number. Now I see by more facts and research that it is in fact a great and powerful number. I am still very partial to the numbers 7, 11, and 19 however as they all have deep meaning in my life.

  11. After reading this article, I might change my favorite number and might move to number 6! The only number with minimum negative connotations and maximum positive ones. Completeness, balance, perfectness, luck, all is attached to it. Anybody will just love this number! This number is just so awesome.


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