Number Nine

December 27, 2010 Comments Off on Number Nine


Identity of the Number Nine (9). Nine (9) is the highest digit in the numbering system. Mathematically, any multiples of nine will be equal to nine when reduced to a single digit. The essence of nine lies in its own mystery in that it indicates that this is the limit of the universe. Once this limit is reached, however, the nine (9) spills over into the zero (0) to become what it was before. Thus, like the electromagnetic waves that end one cycle only to immediately begin a new one, the nine begins again as a zero once it attains the limit of the universe. Note as well that any number when added to nine will give the original number. For example the number 23 when added to 9 will result in the sum of 32. The first number 23 reduced to a single digit is (2 + 3 = 5) and the resultant number 32 is (3 + 2 = 5) as well.

Due to its position as the highest of all digits, nine thinks that it is closest to God. Thus we see 9 and multiples of 9 occurring frequently in the Vedic scriptures. There are 18 (1 + 8 = 9) chapters in the Bhagavad Gita; a normal person takes 21,600 (2 + 1 + 6 = 9) breaths in day; there are 792,000 (7 + 9 + 2 = 18. 1 + 8 = 9) nadis or energy centres in the human body; the Vedic hymns are written in metres of 9. However, like the odometer on a car, when the highest level of nine (9) is reached, it rolls over to zero (0) to begin its cycle all over again. Because of this proximity or closeness to zero (0), the number nine is also farthest from God. Thus nine acts with confusion in its normal state because it does not know if it belongs to God or to Yama (God of Death). If it is well grounded and follows the sattvic path (path of goodness) consistently, nine can achieve the highest level of spirituality. If it follows the tamasic path (path of ignorance and darkness), nine can end up in the deepest levels of Patal (Hell). It is because of this multiplicity of behaviour that confusion reigns in our true understanding of this number. We encourage all teachers of Hinduism not to restrict their teachings to just one aspect of this number or else we will only add to the state of confusion. Rather we must teach about the sattvic aspect as well as the tamasic aspect of the nine and allow the experiences of our readers and listeners to reflect the truth.

The Sankalpa and its Significance on a Number Nine House Location

During a Puja, we divide the universe into smaller and smaller units until we arrive at the specific address at which the Puja is being conducted. In this same way, the earth is divided and sectioned into tiny units which become our house lot numbers. Just as each grain of rice that ends up on your plate at dinner time had your name imprinted upon it from the time it was growing, through the time that it was harvested, hulled, bagged and shipped to finally end up in your neighbourhood store for you to buy, in that same way, each plot of earth attracts a particular individual to its location. This attraction is karmic. Just as a number nine person gets a ‘chance’ to be born as a number nine, so too do certain plots of earth get a ‘chance’ to attain the lot number nine.

There is a ‘Cosmic Will’ that governs the allocation and each of us end up at that particular location with that particular lot number because of this Divine Will. Like the number nine individual who is confused about his identity and his relationship to God or to Yamaraj, so too is a number nine location ‘confused’ about its state of calmness or explosiveness. If the householder follows the satvic path and attains a high degree of spirituality, the location can be very calm and peaceful. Thus number nine locations are good for temples or other places of worship. On the other hand, if the householder follows the rajasic and tamasic paths, the location will constantly erupt with fights and quarrels from the people who live there. The householder will face financial hardships, difficulty with children, problems with health and a general state of unhappiness with life. This outcome is much more common amongst householders in number nine locations because the number nine locations attract a particular person in order to allow them to experience the suffering and losses that they have to face. In other words, this is their payback for the karmic deeds they had committed some time before.

In this age of Kaliyuga, people are more prone to be materialistic and seem to be less devoted to God. Thus in many families, there is a preponderance of rajasic and tamasic behaviours and perhaps only small portions of satvic behaviour. Once alcoholism, butchering of animals, drugs, violence, rudeness, arrogance, boastfulness, become predominant in a number nine location, the family begins to suffer. Job problems, business failures, financial losses, wayward children, sewer problems, house repairs, medical problems, and car accidents are some of the common distress symptoms that will begin to surface. All of this will happen amidst frequent quarrels in the home and life will continue in a state of constant tension and unhappiness. If this goes on for any extended period of time, the family will self-destruct and they will finally be forced to sell the property. Careful observation of the real estate market will reveal that a high percentage of number nine properties go on sale. Often times if the circumstances are known, it can be shown that the seller is in some form of distress.

Solution to the Mysteries of the Number Nine (9) Location

We tend to enjoy or suffer because of our actions or karmic deeds. However, within this karmic framework, we are still able to exercise our Free Will. Thus when we see that our life is not going as well as it should; when we see that event after event increases our misery and suffering, we come to realize that we have to do something. If we choose the wrong path, the result will be family breakups. If we choose the right path, we will find that by some strange coincidence, we will soon come into contact with a holy person or someone connected with a holy person. This is the signal that a new beginning is near. This is the message that the universe is offering you salvation from your sufferings. But many miss the cue and do not take up the offer to visit the holy person. In such cases, their suffering goes on and they are forced to wait for an extended period of time until the universe opens up another rescue operation for them again. This time their belief will be stronger and the holy person can begin the cleansing process for the family. Depending on the specific circumstances, this cleansing may take the form of:

Earth (Dharti Mata) Puja Planets (Nav Graha) Puja Ancestors (Pitri) Puja

Removal of spirits and negative energies from the home Cleansing (ayurvedic) bath for the homeowne.

More and source: Life Code Series by Swami Ramcharran

Nine (9) Nine is composed of the all-powerful 3×3.It is the Triple Triad – Completion; fulfillment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number – the Earthly Paradise.It is the number of the circumference, its division into 90 degrees and into 360 for the entire circumference.Nine is symbolized by the two triangles which are a symbol of male, fire, mountain and female, water, cave principles.

Cultural References Buddhist tradition holds nine to be the supreme spiritual power, and a celestial number.

Celtic legend symbolizes nine as a highly significant number. It is a central number with the eight directions with the center making nine. The Triple Goddesses are thrice three. There are nine Celtic maidens and nine white stones that symbolize the nine virgins attendant on Bridgit. Nine is connected with the Beltane Fire rites which are attended by 81( 8+ 1= 9) men, nine at a time.

Chinese: Nine is a celestial power. It is 3×3 being the most auspicious of all the numbers. Nine also signifies the eight directions with the center as the ninth point known as the Hall of Light. There are nine great social laws and classes of officials. In land divisions for Feng Shui there are eight exterior squares for cultivation of the land by holders and the central, and ninth, square is a “god’s acre”, dedicated to Shang-ti, the supreme ruler. It is also known as the Emperor’s Field, giving homage and respect denoting the position of heavenly power.

Christian: Nine is one of the numbers that appears scantly in Christian symbolism. There are the triple triads of choirs of angels and nine spheres and nine rings around hell.

Egyptian mythology nine represents The Ennead.

Graeco-Roman: There are nine Gods and later nine muses.

Hebrew: Nine is pure intelligence ( eight was perfect intellingence ). Also represents truth, since it reproduces itself when multiplied.

Kabbalism nine symbolizes foundation.

Hindu: Nine is the number of Agni, fire. The square of the nine forms the mandala of eighty-one squares and leads to, and encloses the Universe.

Mayan: There are nine underworlds each ruled by a God. We find this reference to “nine underworlds” present in many cultures and beliefs.

Pythagorean: The nine is the limit of all numbers, all others existing and coming from the same. ie: 0 to 9 is all one needs to make up an infinite amount of numbers.

Scandinavian: Odin/Woden hung for nine days and nights on the Yggdrasil to win the secrets of wisdom for humankind. Skeldi, the northern Persephone, the goddess of snow, lives in her mountain for three months and by Niord’s sea for nine months. Nine is the sacred number in Scandinavian-Teutonic symbolism.

Source: Crystalinks

“The number nine has been endowed with a special significance in many different spiritual and religious traditions.

Nine was the number of muses in Greek mythology.

Nine were the number of worlds in the Scandinavian.

Nine was the number of doors to the holiest part of the temple in Jerusalem andthe month of Ramadan is the Ninth in the Muslim calendar.

Moreover, the counting system used by most of the world today includes nine numbers and so the relevance of this number is much ingrained in us.

Also, in the Mayan tradition the number Nine plays a predominating role. The only existing inscription from ancient times that discusses the meaning of the Mayan calendar “end date” for instance speaks of Nine “deities” that will descend then as its crucial event.”

Source: Carl Johan Calleman


[1] The number nine is dedicated to the Muses, by the help of the order of the Celestiall Spheres, and divine spirits: Hence there are nine movable Spheres, and according to those there are nine Muses, viz. Calliope, Urania, Polymnia, Terpsichore, Clio, Melpomene, Erato, Euterpe, Thalia, which nine Muses indeed are appropriated to the nine Spheres, so that the first resembles the supreme Sphere, which they call Primum mobile, and so descending by degrees, according to the written order, unto the last, which resembles the Sphere of the Moon, so, viz. Calliope is appropriated to the Primum mobile; Urania to the Starry Heaven, Polymnia to Saturn, Terpsichore, to Jupiter, Cleo to Mars, Melpomene to the Sun, Erato to Venus, Euterpe to Mercury, Thalia to the Moon.

[2] There are also nine orders of blessed Angels, viz. Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Vertues, Principallities, Archangels, Angels, which Ezekiel figures out of nine Stones, which are the Saphir, Emrald [sapphire, emerald], Carbuncle, Berill [beryl], Onyx, Chrysolite, Jasper, Topaze, Sardis:

[3] This number hath also a great, and Occult mysterie of the Cross: For the ninth hour our Lord Jesus Christ breathed out his Spirit.

[4] And in nine dayes the Ancients buryed [buried] their dead,

[5] and in so many yeers [years] they say Minea received Laws from Jupiter in a Cave; whence this number was most especially taken notice of by Homer, when Laws were to be given, or answers were to be given, or the sword was like to rage.

[6] The Astrologers also take notice of the number nine in the Ages of men, no otherwise then they do of seven, which they call Climactericall years, which are eminent for some remarkable change.

[7] Yet sometimes it signifies imperfectness, and incompleatness, because it doth not attain to the perfection of the number ten, but is less by one, without which it is deficient, as Austin [Augustine] interprets it out of the ten Leapers [leper]: Neither is the longitude of nine Cubits of Og King of Basan, who is a type of the divel [Devil], without a mysterie [mystery].

Source- Heinrich Agrippa Esoteric Archives

Of all the single digit numbers, nine (9) may be the most profound. Composed of three trinities (3 times 3 equals 9), nine represents the principles of the sacred Triad taken to their utmost expression. The Chaldeans believed 9 to be sacred, and kept it apart in their numerology from the other numbers. Nine has been and in some cases still is considered thrice sacred and represents perfection, balance, order – in effect, the supreme superlative.Source

تسعة [Arabic]  Negen [Dutch] ९ Nav [Sanskrit] Naw [Hindi] Nove [Italian,Portuguese] Девет Devet [Bulgarian] Yhdeksän [Finnish]  Nouă  [Romanian]  九Jiǔ [Chinese]

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