Numerology

Spiritual Meaning of Number 9

  • Principle: Ennead
  • Meaning: Spiritual completion, wisdom, karma
  • Element: Fire
  • Color: Red
  • Planet: Mars
  • Astrological House: Ninth house (Sagittarius)
  • Tarot card: The Hermit
  • Letters: I, R

Numerology is the language of the universe. Numbers are not literally numbers but representations of underlying universal laws that govern the universe. Man can never break the divine laws because the rules and orders of the cosmos will never change.

Behind every number are energy, frequency, and vibration. Behind the exoteric understanding of number 9 is the esoteric meaning of number 9. In the outer form, you can see number 9 is manifested differently in various subjects such as planet Saturn in astrology, the Strength in tarot, the Ogdoad, etc.

However, in the inner essence, there is only one spiritual meaning of number 9 because “the clothes may vary but the person is the same.”

In spirituality, number 9 represents 9 months of pregnancy, which is the symbol of completion. Nine also indicates the idea of spiritual perfection as it contains all other numbers. Those born under number 9 energy are spiritually gifted to be humanitarians, idealists, and reformers.

It is important to know WHY number 9 vibration contains such characteristics. In this post, I will explain to you the spiritual characteristics of number 9 based on the “esoteric” laws of the universe.

Table of contents:

  1. Spiritual Principle of Number 9 – Heptad
  2. Number 9 in Astrology
  3. Number 9 Tarot Card
  4. Personality of Number 9
  5. Number 9 Impact on Society
  6. Interesting Math Facts about Number 9

1. Spiritual Principle of Number 9 – Ennead

According to Pythagoras, 9 is the number of “Horizon” because it contains all other numbers before it (1-8). We cannot create a number greater than 9 because after 9 is 10 (1 + 0 = 1), which means things always return to their source (unity).

This is the endless circle of existence as the universe keeps repeating its pattern infinitely (there is no highest number in mathematics).

We have:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8  = 36/9
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45/9

The sum of all numbers before has its root total of 9. Like the heptad, ennead is the symbol of Wisdom and Knowledge as it has learned the lessons of all numbers before it. It is called the number of Initiation for the same reason: the end of one thing is the beginning of other things.

At the end of one cycle is another new cycle. Thus, the spiritual meaning of number 9 represents the law of karma: cause-effect, beginning-end, sow-reap, etc.

Number 9 signifies completion as it is at the end of one cycle. 9 also symbolizes the perfection after the product (8) because it takes 9 months of pregnancy before the baby can be born. In esoteric schools, occultists see the image of number 9 as the generative egg with the stem as the spirit flowing into it.

Take any numbers and subtract them in a reversed position from each other. The remainder, when reduced, will always be 9.

63 - 36 = 27/9
561 - 165 = 396/9

If we invert number 6, we will have number 9. Therefore, number 9 represents the law of duality: good and evil, love and lust, positive and negative. Take a look at the image of number 69. We can refer this figure to the yin and yang principle of the Taoist because that’s how it looks like

In Kabbalistic system, Yesod is the ninth Sephira meaning “foundation”. Its location is in the sexual area of Adam Kadmon at the base of the spine. This location is strongly related to the kundalini force, which is the cosmic fire whose shape looks like 2 intertwined serpents. This is the symbolic serpent in the story of Garden of Eden.

When the kundalini is awakened, it rises up upward through the 33 segments of the spine, opening each chakra of the 7 chakras it encounters. The destination of this cosmic force is the third eye (eye of Horus), where you start to see the unseen and enter the realm of essence. These 7 chakras are the “7 seals of the book” in the bible which cannot be opened until you spiritually evolve.

“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” (Revelation 5:1)

The book is our body is the 7 seals are the 7 chakras. It has been said that through practice, we can reach up to the sixth chakra, which is associated with the awakening of the pineal gland. However, from the 6th chakra to 7th chakra, there is no specific path to reach there except by God’s will.

“In the Kabbalah, all things come from Ain Soph Aur: AIN—three letters meaning “negative existence”; with three more letters, SVP “unlimited wisdom” = six letters; and AUR, another three letters meaning “light.” Together they are 3-6-9, symbolizing all nine Sephiroth in the One Source. This is the genesis of 3, 6, 9 as the Creative Trio” (The Big Book of Numerology).

2. Number 9 in Astrology

In astrology, associated with number 9 is planet Mars, which is the planet of physicality, passion, and drives. Mars can also be related to courage, sexual energy, and desire due to its fiery energy.

The element of number 9 is fire, signifying the spiritual fire the burns all the toxic substances in our body. In esoteric teaching, the fire is the light that enlightens our mind and soul. The kundalini is also called the cosmic fire because it is the fire of spirit that destroys fear, dispels darkness, and banishes ignorance.

Number 9 is related to the ninth house in astrology, which is the house of faith, religion, and self-expression. This house is governed by Sagittarius – astrology sign of independence and strong will. Sagittarius is a sign of wisdom because it doesn’t seek to believe. Rather, it is the seeker of Truth because the truth is eternal and remains unchanged through the progress of time and space.

3. Number 9 Tarot Card

The Hermit Tarot
The Hermit

In the Major Arcana, number 9 symbolizes the Hermit – the ninth card of the Tarot deck. The Hermit represents intuition, retrospection, and self-searching. If it is in a reversed position, it means loneliness, rejection, and withdrawal.

The Hermit stands on the top of a mountain holding a lantern with a six-pointed star inside. Right hands mean possession. Thus, he is the one being endowed with the power of knowledge and wisdom. He also holds a rod in his left hand, representing the discipline, power, and authority over his lower nature.

The 6-pointed star is sometimes known as the Seal of Solomon, symbolizing the concept of karma, harmony, and wisdom. The mountain he is standing upon indicates completion, development, and success. The snow-capped range also signifies the Hermit’s spiritual mastery, accomplishment, and growth, which are the characteristics of number 9 itself.

Thus, the spiritual meaning of number 9 is closely related to the end of a spiritual cycle which opens a door to higher realms. 9 is the number of “knowing thyself”, meaning that our true self is essentially hidden from within our body. We are not the body, but we are the spirit dwelling inside the body. That is, we are not human beings learning about spirituality, but we are spiritual beings who are on a human journey to find out who we truly are.

4. Personality of Number 9

With the vibration of number 9, you are a very old soul who are here on this earth to save others. As 9 is the symbol of wisdom, you are wise, knowledgeable, and rich in experiences. You will be tested with hardship and difficulty as 9 is the end of a cycle. If you pass the test, your life will be enlightened and another life begins.

You are here to help people. Containing number 9 energy, you have a passionate, nurturing, charitable and selfless personality. Thus, your tendency towards becoming a humanitarian, a philanthropist, or a person who loves giving things to others is very high.

Through the power of emotions, you understand people from all walks of life. The karmic lesson of people under 9 vibration involves the universal well-being of humanity. Your great compassionate personality enables you to forgive and have a high tolerance towards others.

When the 9 energy is well-balanced, you are honest, trustworthy, helpful, and sensitive. If reserved, then you will be dishonest, manipulative, and tyrannical.

You are aware of subtle and small things around you. You are blessed with the power to penetrate deeply into other’s souls to see who they are or to understand the root of a matter.

However, if your 9 energy is out of balance, you may suffer from frustration, arrogance, possessiveness, and ignorance.

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5. Number 9 Impact on Society

As 9 is a cosmic number, it is concerned with the welfare of the society as a whole. This could include the areas of religion, environment, science, animal, art, medical fields, etc.

Under number 9 influence, this could be a period of selfless giving, charity, and philanthropy. Usually, number 9 events will be related to the pass because it is a karmic number. What we sow in the previous cycle becomes what we reap in this cycle. Simultaneously, what we reap in this cycle is the seed for what we shall gain in the next cycle.

Therefore, to understand the impact of number 9 on the society, we need to look at a bigger picture of the past, present, and future.

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6. Interesting Math Facts about Number 9

Number 9 Basic Math Calculations

When we add 9 to a number, it returns to the number:

9 + 3 = 12 -> 1 + 2 = 3

9 + 4 = 13 -> 1 + 3 = 4

9 + 7 = 16 -> 1 + 6 = 7

When we multiply 9 by a number, it returns to itself:

9 x 2 = 18/9

9 x 3 = 27/9

9 x 4 = 36/9

9-pointed Star Polygon

 1×8+1 = 9

12×8+2 = 98

123×8+3 = 987

1234×8+4 = 9876

12,345×8+5 = 98,765

123,456×8+6 = 987,654

1,234,567×8+7 = 9,876,543

12,345,678×8+8 = 98,765,432

123,456,789×8+9 = 987,654,321

1,234,567,890×8+90 = 9,876,543,210

(start of a new cycle)

12,345,678,901×8+901 = 98,765,432,109

123,456,789,012×8+9,002 = 987,654,321,098

1,234,567,890,123×8+90,003 = 9,876,543,210,987

12,345,678,901,234×8+900,004 = 98,765,432,109,876

Number 9 and 1

1×9+2 = 11 

12×9+3 = 111

123×9+4 = 1,111

1234×9+5 = 11,111

12,345×9+6 = 111,111

123,456×9+7 = 1,111,111

1,234,567×9+8 = 11,111,111

12,345,678×9+9 = 111,111,111 

123,456,789×9+10 = 1,111,111,111

1,234,567,900×9+11 = 11,111,111,111

Number 9 and 8

9×9+(9–2) = 88

98×9+(9–3) = 888           

987×9+(9–4) = 8,888 

9,876×9+(9–5) = 88,888

98,765×9+(9–6) = 888,888

987,654×9+(9–7) = 8,888,888

9,876,543×9+(9–8) = 88,888,888

98,765,432×9+(9–9) = 888,888,888

Number 9 and its Math Sequence

987,654,321×09 = 08,888,888,889

987,654,321×18 = 17,777,777,778

987,654,321×27 = 26,666,666,667

987,654,321×36 = 35,555,555,556

987,654,321×45 = 44,444,444,445

987,654,321×54 = 53,333,333,334

987,654,321×63 = 62,222,222,223

987,654,321×72 = 71,111,111,112

987,654,321×81 = 80,000,000,001.

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