Number 3,6,9 Numerology Mandala: Hand painted by Rosalind Pape.
On the 9th of September we reach an auspicious date, the 9th day of the 9th month of a 9 year, giving us the figure of 999. Triplicate numbers catch our eye, we make a note of it when we see them and look for meaning, and looking at numbers from the right-brain perspective, looking for the patterns and connections and energy characteristics through Numerology, and our emotional reaction to them, gives us great insight.
When we see a number tripled, there are three clear messages we need to decipher: the meaning of the number, and the meaning of the trinity, and the sum total of that number, all speak together about a certain synchronistic message that our subconscious, or higher-self needs our conscious mind to hear. And then on a deeper level, we can examine the meaning of synchronicity too, as these numbers look for us before we start to look for them!
THE MEANING OF 9:
So let’s start with 9, what does 9 mean? Let’s start at the end! 9 is the last of the single digits, and so naturally being the final vibration in a sequence, it represents endings and completion, and attainment, too, having reached the pinnacle of the single digit vibrations, which are considered vibrational archetypes, numbers to which we reduce larger numbers to extract the “root-essence” of that vibration.
Number 9 Numerology Mandala: Hand-painted by Rosalind Pape.
We place the 9 up on high, the 9 has climbed the mountain of vibration, there are 9 steps to the top of the Mayan pyramids, where initiates worshipped the Sun God, and naturally, the Sun is a symbol of the number 9, and it’s ability to shine its warmth and light on humanity. For this reason amongst others, 9 is known as the Humanitarian vibration.
So 9 represents cycles of time and experience that have reached their completion and maturity, and as we are in a 9 year (2+0+1+6 = 9), this year has been one of endings and conclusions, and as we reach the 9th month too, this theme is further amplified. During September, cycles of influence and experience that have been working with us for some time are now wrapping up and urging us to assess what has come to pass, AND to let go of those cycles to pave the way for the new ones emerging. This is certainly reflected in the astrological transits/relationships that are ending in September too: we have the LAST perfect Square between Saturn and Neptune in September, which is all about conclusion and resolution, and this was amplified by the New Moon Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees VIRGO on the 1st September. Yes. REALLY!! And not only that, the big cycle that ends on the 9.9.9. portal is that Jupiter moves from Virgo into Libra on And guess what? The name Jupiter adds up to 36/9!!!
With 9, and with the cycles of time governed by the Sun, these cycles never stop turning, as soon as one has completed itself, another, new cycle of awareness grows from the Gnomonic spiral that the energy of the 9 creates. You can see the spiraling growth and evolution in the actual symbol of the 9 itself: We can see that the 6 and the 9 are the same symbol, just flipped vertically. The 9 is a spiral that moves out from the centre, which expresses the energy of evolution and expansion, while the 6 is a spiral that curves inwards, symbolising involution and fertility.
The main intention of 9’s vibration is to promote natural evolution. Evolution is a process of moving through experiences, learning from them, and then letting them go so that you can move ahead to further experiences. Knowledge becomes wisdom over time, this is the gift of the 9. Notice how similar the words REVOLVE and EVOLVE are, suggesting that to evolve we must revolve around a cycle of expanding awareness which is in fact, a spiral. And of course, the word LOVE appears in both words. So to evolve we must revolve love, move it, give it out freely with no conditions at all, attached. This generates a spiral of expansion that increases energy. The spiral and the energy of the 9 is the form and function of EVOLUTION.
And guess what again? The word EVOLVE adds up to 27/9, and the date vibration of 9.9.9. adds up to 27/9 too! AND the word REVOLVE adds up to 36/9! And 36/9 is at the core of the magic of the triplicate numbers we keep seeing, as we shall see! By studying Numerology we are witness to this unifying field of divine, cosmic intelligence, weaving its way through our daily experience of life!
But back to LOVE. It’s what makes the world go round, and unconditional love is embodied in the 9’s sense of idealism and empathy: 9 is a perfectionist because it is at the top of the range in the single digit series. So it strives to live the perfect life, defined by its high ideals. The highest ideal of all is Unconditional Love, which is the foundation stone of all the teachings of light. All these teachings revolve around the cyclical/spiral energy of unconditional love, which evolves life in all dimensions. The symbol of 9 is often referred to as the “Lamp of Hermes”, the vibration that can enlighten humanity through its wisdom and loving empathy. The 9, then, symbolizes reflected light, and we can look to the 9th card in the Tarot to elaborate upon this symbolism further. (The Tarot as a divinatory tool, originated as a way of interpreting the energy of the number vibrations).
The 9th card in the Tarot is The HERMIT. The Hermit is standing on top of a mountain, holding out a lamp of reflected ageless wisdom to the rest of humanity. S/he has attained, and evolved through the cycles of growth that 9 completes. The Hermit has detached from the pettiness and density of the material plane by focusing on the task and goals s/he has set and by looking at all obstacles as opportunities for growth, experience, and ultimately wisdom.
The key symbolism of the Hermit is the “Lamp of Hermes” that she holds out. If you look closely, you will notice that the symbol of 9 is actually a lamp with a handle, a container of light that enlightens and illuminates darkness and ignorance. The Hermit knows that knowledge is worthless and meaningless if it is isn’t shared. True wisdom, and true fulfillment is achieved by giving out and reflecting your knowledge, and watching it enlighten others. The Hermit can also be seen as Virgo, the Virgin, the Nun of Numbers who has retreated from outer distractions to climb the mountains of the mind, and of course we enter into Virgo in the zodiacal cycle in September, and with a Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo!
The Hermit can be portrayed as a wise old woman or man, the key theme being one of learned wisdom. But the negative aspect of age can be expressed by rigid stubbornness and an unwillingness to accept or entertain new ideas and perspectives of life. The Hermit is really our timeless inner teacher, the aspect of ourselves that records everything we have learned throughout our many lifetimes. A true teacher never stops learning and is always open to being questioned and offered a fresh perspective on life, and this is the attitude that the 9 as the Hermit, urges us to take on board.
THE GEOMETRY OF 9:
So now to look at the deeper symbolism of the 9, and the power of 3, the “Holy Trinity” as we approach the triplicate number date of 9.9.9. And this is where the power of images carry more understanding than the power of words! Geometrically speaking, the 9-sided polygon or star is created from 3 interlocking equilateral triangles, and here we can literally SEE that 9 is 3 x 3, the power of the trinity multiplied by itself:
Number 9 Numerology Mandala: Hand-painted by Rosalind Pape.
So when we see a number tripled, it carries the energy of the Trinity and the triangle through it, and the energy of the Triangle is at the core of all creation. It is the Prism of Light through which all forms reflect, and therefore, exist:
The most profound way to understand the energy of number and vibration is through the visual symbols and forms that the geometric expression of numbers create. What makes the trinity holy is that three-ness points to the fact that the Universe is much greater than the sum of its parts and no-where is this more apparent than in the sacred geometrical form known to the alchemists as the Vesica Piscis, the image constructed from two over-lapping circles that show what happens when 1+1 join:
In sacred geometry, the number 1, or ONE is represented as a circle. And let’s not forget that the circle has 360 degrees (3 + 6 = 9!). Here we can see two circles intersecting each other through their centres, and when this happens, 1+1 = 3, not 2! The Vesica Piscis is the oval shape created from the overlap of two circles, and it is here that we find the REAL holy trinity, the three sacred ratios that give us the blueprints for triangles, squares and pentagons. Pictured in the diagram is the ratio expressed by the square root of 3 which creates the blueprint for triangles to appear. Light, fire and creativity are released through this geometric pattern and you can see how the nature of these divisions of unity create a holographic expansion of form. Start counting the triangles in the diagram above and you will see how the process of multiplication through the energy of Triangulation creates exponential growth!
The square root of 3 is known as the Foundation of Light cross. The trinity is the fundamental blueprint for manifest creation, and shows how we are all patterned (or even patented!) from light, and that the nature of light is to grow and expand as the universe suggests. To meditate on the trinity through the image of the Vesica Piscis, is to understand and experience the origin of that light within you. It balances your polarities and takes them beyond the bi-polar see-saw into harmony.
The 2 that are 3: Vesica Piscis: Hand-painted by Rosalind Pape.
Number 3 Numerology Mandala: Hand-painted by Rosalind Pape.
The triangle is called the Mother in India, because it is the form through which the transcendent powers of Unity and its initial division into Polarity must pass before it manifests the surface of form. In this sense 3, the Trinity and the Triangle form the principle of creation that can then go forth and manifest all the tangible forms in the Universe.
The 3rd card in the Tarot is the Empress. The Empress is the Mother Goddess, the theme of birth and creativity is naturally reflected in the Tarot symbolism, too. The Goddess represents the abundant flourishing of Nature, and also reflects the 3-fold cyclicity of life, death and rebirth. The Empress is sitting on a cubic stone, with 12 stars above her head. Ripe corn and an abundant harvest is in evidence all around, with a waterfall or flowing river pictured behind her.
Next to her leans her shield, heart-shaped and with the symbol of the Goddess and Venus upon it. The Empress as a figurehead has the ultimate authority over an empire, which in her case, is the natural world of manifest creation. She is often depicted as pregnant, a clear symbol of fecundity and abundance. The cubic stone indicates that her awesome creativity must be channeled through the realm of the material realm, the earth. The square and the cube are the symbols of earth and manifestation.
The triangle forms the shape of the Pyramid, and the word Pyre means FIRE. The Ancients knew that the triangle contained the secret to light and fire, and therefore the triangle and the pyramid are the symbols for the element of Fire. The triangle is also used to symbolize Spirit, the eternal flame. We talk about the creative fire within, that when expressed outwards, spreads warmth and light and inspiration.
So looking at 999, the power of 9 tripled through the trinity, we see that it emits the most powerful expression of Love and Light possible, the divine essence of love and light itself! When you see 999, or when we have a 9.9.9 date (and there won’t be another one for another, yes, you’ve guessed it, 9 years!), all of the themes just discussed need to be taken into account, such is the richness of the symbolism of the language of vibration!
TRIPLE NUMBERS AND THE MAGIC OF 3,6,9!
Now when we move through multiples of 3, we go from 3, to 2 x 3, 6, to 3 x 3, 9, so we have the succession of 3’s multiplying energy as 3,6,9, and this is another group of numbers that our mass-consciousness has been made increasingly aware of in the last couple of years, thanks in a big way to this quote:
“If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.”- Nikola Tesla
Tesla was fascinated, or indeed “obsessed” with the power of the 3 and the Triangle and its relationship to the creation of Light and Electricity, and the nature of Number 9 and its cyclic properties, and how all numbers feed back into 9. There are many amazing articles, blogs and videos describing this and the realm of “true” qualitative Mathematics known as “Vortex-Based Mathematics”, all mind-blowing and too many to mention here. As the impetus for this blog was to talk about the auspiciousness of the triple date of 999, I wanted to focus on just one aspect of the amazing power of 9’s cycles and its relationship to the triplicate single-digit number series, and it’s relationship to the 3,6,9 progression, and the table below illustrates this:
As you can see, the Triple numbers add up to 3,6,9, 3,6,9, 3,6,9! I started and finished my 3,6,9 Numerology Mandala on 36/9 vibration days, and my aim was to show via the right-brain, female/receptive perspective, (in other words, through imagery and symbolism and our emotive response to that) the awesome vibratory power of Light, creation, and its ability to shine and manifest beyond all limitations:
3 is the TRIANGLE, expressing Fire, Light, Expansion, and the expansion is achieved through the geometric progression of Triangulation. The 3 is the Goddess, the Membrane of Creation, the birth canal through which all other forms in the Universe flow, through the blueprint of LIGHT. 3 in the Tarot is The Empress.
6 is the DOUBLE TRIANGLE, the REFLECTION and INTEGRATION of POLARITIES, the Star Tetrahedron, As Above, So Below, Light and Dark, Polarity, a return to the Vesica Piscis, but this time , manifested. Balance. The Middle Way. 6 in the Tarot is The Lovers. 9 is 3 x 3, the TRIPLE TRIANGLE, the Light multiplied by itself, infinite reflection, the FRACTAL, HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE, this is why everything adds up to 9, 9 is all and nothing, the seed and the fruit, the Spiral of Evolution.
9 in the Tarot is The Hermit, shining reflecting light to all. Quite simply, it’s the creation, reflection, and fractal mirroring of light that is enabled through this vibrational GEOMETRIC progression, and it shows us how the Universe is created through a hall of triangulated mirrors.
The secret? We are all Light beings, reflecting consciousness to itself! We are the universe creating itself and it is through the mirror of light we can see ourselves, the unified matrix of creation. Seeing these number patterns is spirit re-minding us of this as we pass through the days, going through our mundane activities. This is how the Universe expands, how it enlightens itself through conscious awareness. The light source has to be reflected to be seen, to exist, to expand, to become conscious.
This is what my 3,6,9 mandala depicts, and you will see the outer layer glitters with reflective complexity: what started quite simply as Light, the trinity, 3, at the centre has expanded, reflected to the 6, the double triangle, As Above, So Below, enabling polarised reproductivity, and then the 3 multiplies itself by itself, 3 x 3 to reach the 9, the pinnacle of creative achievement, as represented by the final single digit, and the Hermit Tarot card, depicted at the top of a mountain.
3, 6, 9 Numerology Mandala: hand-painted by Rosalind Pape.
So when you see one of these triple numbers, it’s meaning embeds all this wisdom of Light too, as well as the particular meanings of the compound numbers as we move up the table. In the coming weeks, I will post blogs about each of these triplicate single-digit series numbers, and give a detailed examination of what they mean, but here in the first of the series, we concentrate on 9.9.9 in celebration of that date, and we see that it adds up to 27/9:
9.9.9. = 27/9:
I write a Daily Vibe report for each day, on the day, in the spirit of the NOW moment, and will post a full report on the 9th of September for the day’s date vibration of 27/9, but for now we can focus on two key aspects of the 27/9 vibration: We also have the 7 and 9 working together on that day, and both 7 and 9 govern cycles of time and therefore evolution. The 7 is aligned with the Moon, and the 7 day a week, 4 weeks a month time cycles, with the lunar phases evolving over a 28 day period. The moon represents the feminine, receptive side of our natures.
The 9 is aligned with the Sun, and the larger cycles of time that govern the changing seasons and the Solar year. The Sun in that sense represents the male, expressive side of our natures. So, with 27/9, we have a balance (2, and the image of the Vesica Piscis, where we get 3 from!) between the Moon (7) and the Sun (9), and so we have a grand opportunity to strike and maintain a balance between our receptive ability and our expressive ability. A balance of the mind, between the Left Brain and the Right Brain, where ENLIGHTENMENT happens!
And amazingly, the 27th card in the Tarot is the Ace of Wands, and represents the element of FIRE, (Light), and all fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, are grouped under this card. The wand represents divine intent, the first thought-form that moved out from the void and began the process of reflection/materialisation. Inspiration, initiation, and crystal-clear intuition are the energies offered to us on this date, and we can go forth with absolute confidence today, the time to act is now! So quite literally, on the 9.9.9. portal, we leave the old cycle behind and are initiated into a NEW way of thinking, feeling and willing, and we step into the expansive consciousness that Jupiter moving into Libra on that date also offers us. And when we enter October as the 10th month (10 = 1 + 0 = 1), those new beginnings really start to emerge as a sneak preview of the exciting 10/1 year to come that is 2017!
The expressive fire power comes through strongly with 27/9, and you will be compelled to share your visions with the rest of us. In fact presenting your work is a great idea under the 27/9, showing any kind of creative enterprise will be well rewarded. Shining your light on the 9th of September will reflect back to you warmth, success and abundance.
I hope that sharing my insights with you here enables an exponential reflection of LIGHT in you too, Go forth and SHINE your UNIQUE LIGHT and EN-JOY yourselves! And if this resonates with you, please SHARE and spread the LIGHT too!
” The Lamps are different, but the LIGHT is the same.” Rumi
And the last word goes to: SYNCHRONICITY!!
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