Introduction to Numerology: Number 9
In previous articles, we’ve studied all the digits from 1 - 9 and their influence on different areas of your life. Your date of birth can be reduced to a single digit to reveal aspects of your life and your personality. Your name can convert to numbers. Even the other numbers in your life such as your home address, driver’s license, or work ID number all create a vibration around you that influences. The number 9 is no different. It has a unique frequency and it’s a bit of an enigma. Let’s take a closer look at the last single number in numerology.
What Does 9 Represent?
9 is the ultimate digit. It is the last of the single digits and it brings things to a close. Some think it’s a harbinger of death, but it’s merely a sign of endings. 9 looks like an upside down 6, and it does have some of the same qualities of the 6. The main difference is that 9 takes the compassion and kindness of 6 and lifts it so that it’s universal. The love and appreciation of a 9 is unconditional. Its understanding and acceptance is from the soul.
Characteristics of a 9
A 9 at Work:
You won’t tolerate any injustice. When you see unfairness, you have the urge to correct the situation; never seeking accolades for having done so. You won’t impose yourself on anything or anyone, but you won’t lurk in the shadows when you need to take charge of a situation. You change minds by showing, not by telling.
Even though you may not be a natural-born leader like an 8, you have the potential to be financially successful. Although, it comes through in other pursuits. Wealth and success are not your primary goals. You could be called to the caring path through one of these careers:
- Caregiver for children or the elderly
- Social worker
- Doctor or nurse
- Law enforcement
A 9 in Relationships:
A 9 sees the bigger picture and is one of the least judgemental energies you’ll experience. You innately understand that we’re all one, the human race; even though culture, geography, and social structures try to divide us. You don’t see gender, color, or environment; you see another soul, perhaps even a kindred spirit. You have a tolerance rarely found these days and you will be kind to anyone who shows kindness. You will always act with fairness and truth.
Your partner may feel that even though they’re open with their emotions and love for you, you keep your heart for yourself. It isn’t a question of actual commitment or fidelity on your part, but they never quite know how you really feel about them. It all comes back to a perception of aloofness. You feel so much, always seeking a connection to the universe, rather than just one person or situation. Your partner sometimes feels neglected emotionally.
Challenges for a 9
It’s the intense feeling of interconnectedness that can sometimes make you seem aloof and detached. You see the bigger picture and can’t be bothered with the petty trivialities that many people seem to think are important. You don’t let minutia drag you down and it sometimes comes off as haughtiness. Add to that your natural charm, creativity, and poise; and it’s easy to see why someone not in the same class might think you’re uppity.
At times, you can be perceived as snobbish, egocentric, and vain. You may place yourself above others and treat those who don’t see the bigger picture as inferior. Possibly without even realizing it. If someone has wronged you, then it’s unlikely you will forgive quickly, if at all. You will have to work on becoming more present with people, ensure they feel your love and warmth. You will also need to tone down your tendency to be self-righteous.
You were born to make a difference if 9 is your life path number. You give of yourself freely and unconditionally. You want to improve the world not just for you, but for all your loved ones and even people you have never met. The main trait to keep in check is not to come across as a know-it-all or conceited. You’ll do the most good for others by pursuing your own bliss and leading people by example, not by forcing them to see it your way.
- Past Life Number 9
Your past lives were hard for you. They seemed to bring you disappointment at every turn. You lived in a time when life was harsh and ugly. Death took many through war, disease, or squalor. You were powerless to change things and it was agonizing. You knew that no one was meant to live this way. You’ve left that behind you now and this may be the last incarnation which you’ll have to face those issues. Make a point to celebrate each day of this life with joy, beauty, and love. You’ll never have to face a life of desolation again.
- Heart’s Desire Number 9
You’re not going to be happy unless you’re helping others in some way. This isn’t just a desire, it’s a calling. You’ll be propelled into it. Resisting it will only bring you unhappiness or dissatisfaction. You’re going to make your mark, if not globally, definitely among your loved ones and close social circle. Don’t take your loved ones for granted in your quest to help others, and try not to hold everyone else to your high standards. You’ll only be supported if you do.
- Personality/Expression Number 9
You’re very charismatic and people are drawn to you, yet you might not even realize it or notice when it happens. It’s important to have self-confidence, don’t doubt your abilities, but you mustn’t elevate yourself above others. You’ve got warmth, generosity, and understanding. You’ve got style, grace, and poise; but you are so reserved at times that you come off as being aloof or disinterested.
- Hidden Passion Number 9
You are likely creative, artistic, and driven to help others. If you don’t feel called directly to a path of service, even the poet who captivates a crowd with his words is bringing some kind service and comfort to those who are listening. You’ve got lofty ideas about your life, but it’s possible that you lack the practicality to make them happen. Your life probably seems full of endings and new beginnings. You’re spontaneous and enthusiastic about your interests but may not find your niche until you hit middle age.
- Personal Year Number 9
If you’re in a personal year number 9, then this is a year of endings. Look at this as things coming to a conclusion. Use it as a chance to clear out the baggage and get rid of what’s weighing you down before you enter the next year. Treat it as a new beginning in your nine-year cycle. Not everything that comes to a close has to be a bad thing. Complete projects, tie up loose ends and really think about what you want to carry with you during the next phase of your life.
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