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The Meaning of Number 9
Numerology is the study of how the numbers that appear in our experience contribute to and to a certain degree determine the personality traits and attitudes that shape the events in our lives.
This is because each number has its own distinct character or personality that resonates throughout the universe in the form of energy or a vibrational essence that has the power to influence events at the spiritual level.
The study of Numerology can provide you with answers to some of the most fundamental questions in life.
By exploring the meanings of the numbers that inform our experience it is possible to obtain special insights into the larger meaning and purpose that is operative in our lives.
The Meaning of Number 9
The number nine is the last of the root numbers, or cardinal numbers as they are called in mathematics, and it has the highest vibrational frequency of any number not including the master numbers (11, 22, 33).
This high frequency vibration gives the number nine some unique and amazing characteristics. One is the special property of number 9 to retain its vibrational energy regardless of multiplication.
The vibrations associated most numbers diminish when multiplied, but that it not the case with number 9.
If you multiply the number 9 by any number no matter how large, you will end up with a number that reduces back to the number to 9 again. For example:
2 X 9 = 18, 1 + 8 = 9
4 X 9 = 36, 3 + 6 = 9
6 X 9 = 54, 5 + 4 = 9
9 X 9 = 81, 8 + 1 = 9
9 X 10 = 90, 9 + 0 = 9
20 X 9 = 180, 1 + 8 + 0= 9
Any number multiplied by 9 will always reduce to 9, no matter how large.
The vibrational essence of most root numbers is diminished when multiplied, but the number 9 has a universal quality that shines through no matter what number it is multiplied by. This pattern actually persists no matter how high you go.
This is symbolic of our inner wisdom which is present in all human hearts but must be uncovered anew in every human life. That is the task of those influenced by the special energy of number 9.
The Symbolic Meaning of Number 9
The Number 9 is associated with the Major Arcana Tarot card called The Hermit. As the name suggests, The Hermit is always going off alone in search of spiritual wisdom.
The number 9, however, is not the number of a dreamer.
When your life path or soul urge number is 9, you are not merely a dreamer but command high frequency energies that can get things done in a highly effective manner.
Unlike those with the energy of 8, however, who are also highly effective, nines are more likely to do things that are connected to uncovering their inner wisdom than they are to produce merely material outcomes that produce monetary gain.
The number 9 is also associated with ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius the visionary sign, making the energy of number 9 a universal or global phenomenon.
In this way, those whose life paths resonate with the energy of number 9 will find themselves seeking to serve all of humanity.
The Deep Duality of Number 9
The impulse of The Hermit is to go out into the wilderness, like Christ or the Buddha did, and learn deep spiritual lessons about the nature of reality. Some get lost in the woods and never quite serve humanity.
So how can we reconcile this idea of a hermitage with a calling to serve all of humanity?
Like the great enlightened masters of the past, people who are subject to the energy of the number 9 will also feel a calling to teach others the spiritual lessons that they have learned going out on their own, up the sacred mountain as Moses did, out into the desert like Christ did, or deep into the forest as the Buddha did.
The Life of 9
The life path of a those who are informed by the essence of the number 9 can be highly emotional. This is especially true in childhood. Most children are not emotionally developed enough to deal with the consequences of high frequency energy descending upon them. In this way, high spiritual realization often takes the form of emotional disturbance.
By the time adulthood comes, it has become clearer that a nine’s special spiritual purpose is emerging in the field of activity. Whether or not they fulfill that purpose will depend on a number of factors, including the other numbers operative in their individual numerological chart.
Karma, Calling and the Number 9
The number 9 is not a highly charged number in terms of karmic lessons, like we saw with number 6. Instead, 9 energy appears to be the result of a spiritual development process that may have been going on for many lifetimes.
It is the culminating energy of lifetimes of spiritual questing.
However, even if 9 is not your life path number, it can still serve to influence your life in a number of ways.
If you begin to see the number 9 appearing in your experience in the form of times, money amounts, distances or dates it may indicate that whatever you are involved with at the time has a much more spiritual significance than you may have thought.
Those who live from this intense spiritual energy are usually not satisfied with an ordinary profession unless it serves larger spiritual aims.
However, they may feel particularly attracted to teaching, creative writing and humanitarian work.
The energy of number 9 wants to unite all of humanity.
However, the inability of others to understand this may actually infuriate those who lead a life steeped in this energy.
The main challenge for nines, therefore, is to always view others with affection and deep human understanding.