The Meaning of Number 7
In Numerology, numbers are said to have a vibrational essence. What does that mean?
Whether you are looking at esoteric systems of knowledge or modern science, it is understood that matter and reality are made up primarily of energy.
This energy gives rise to all things, from the largest astronomical bodies, to the smallest single celled organisms.
Energy is also fundamental to information as well, and even power our thoughts. When the Universe expresses itself it often does so in terms of numerical values.
By learning more about the numerological meaning of the numbers that occur in our experience, we can find the hidden meaning and purpose that informs our seemingly random lives.
Numerological Meaning of Number 7
The number 7 is the number of the spirit. Anyone who is heavily influenced by the energy of this card will be introspective and able to access their inner wisdom to a greater extent than those who are fixated on material concerns.
While people who are aligned with the vibrational essence of 7 tend to be spiritual or attracted to the spiritual aspects of experience, they also tend to be analytical and perceptive.
These qualities make them likely to excel in academic areas that are often seen to be at odds with spirituality, like mathematics and science.
In terms of a career, if someone who is aligned with the 7 essence is not in a position of spiritual authority, it is likely that they will be an academic engaged in literary or scientific studies.
The Symbolic Meaning of Number 7
The number 7 is actually a number of great duality, especially when it is thought of in terms of the other root numbers that make it up. 7 is a prime number, so when we break it down we generally do it by adding 3 and 4.
The number three is associated with unbridled creativity and spirit. The number 4 is associated with pragmatism and practicality, especially in regard to completing work and getting things done in the material world.
The number 7 can be thought of as a combination of those two attitudes. People who are aligned with the 7 energy are hard workers like fours, but not in the world of business and economics.
Instead, sevens do hard work in the world of ideas and mental activity.
The Major Arcana Tarot card that is associated with number 7 is The Chariot. When The Chariot appears in a Tarot reading it usually is read to indicate a victory of some kind.
This has given the number 7 the reputation of being a ‘lucky number.’ The Chariot is associate with the Greek god Apollo who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky every day.
The Number 7 and the Spiritual Quest
The number 7 is the number of the spiritual quest. Even if the person who resonates with the number 7 is in a secular profession, they will pursue their goals with an energy and determination that is nothing short of zealotry.
This idea of a spiritual quest being associated with number 7 goes way back in history to the middle ages and the story of the Holy Grail. As previously noted, the number 7 is usually broken down to 3 and 4.
Number 3 is not only the number of creativity but also the number of the Holy Trinity and Three Graces who are the root of the 9 Muses who carry creative inspiration of the music of the spheres from Apollo’s Lyre to our Earth-bound reality.
Number 4 is the number most associated with materiality. It is said to be the Earth number.
The number 7 represents the combining of these two vibrational essences of spiritual inspiration with its root in the Trinity, and the material world that is grounded on 4 essence like a firm foundation, coming finally into material form.
In Wolfram Von Eschenbach’s Parzival, the most authoritative version of the Holy Grail story, the Grail was said to have been brought to the Earth between the two parties of warring angels by the neutral angels.
In this way, the Grail represents a fully authentic life that traverses a middle path or the middle way like that of the Buddha, the Tao and Yoga as well.
Karma and the Meaning of Number 7
When the number 7 appears as your life path, you have a been put on the earth to fulfill a special mission or quest. Like Parzival, who finds the Grail Castle and heals the Fisher King, you are uniquely suited to your task.
It is something that only you can do. And it is not necessarily to be found in your career but may be part of your religious or domestic life.
When number 7 appears as karmic challenges in your life path, it can manifest in a number of ways. In a previous life, you may have failed to understand the full importance of the spirit.
When you are born with 7 as your life path or soul urge number, it may give you a driving desire for spiritual wisdom and knowledge.
The 7 vibration is the first of what is known as the high vibrational numbers. It is no longer earth bound and has a life that is not always limited to material concerns. Often, these high vibrations take some time for people to become attuned to.
People do not always understand their 7 vibration until they are in adulthood or even middle age.
If you have entered middle age and have found yourself at a crossroads, staring down a seemingly lonely spiritual path, realize that you will be supported on this path all the way along. I
n fact, fate has been guiding you to this moment for many years, perhaps for lifetimes. Learn to trust your inner wisdom and live from the higher guidance that is available to you through meditation and other spiritual work.