Numbers can have a personal or symbolic significance. For instance, we may have had three children, so the number three in a dream about children could be connected with our feelings or fears about them – but three has generally been seen as the troublesome triangle in love, or the child, mother, father threesome. So a number may refer to a particular year of one’s life; the number of a house; the months or years that have passed since an important event; your family group – or have a general significance such as indicated in language – i.e. three’s a crowd; seventh heaven; nine days wonder, etc.

But here is an indication of what dream numbers mean. A man was hypnotised and told to dream of the numbers 65398801. Under hypnosis he told his dream and his associations. A man smokes a pipe (shaped like a 6) with a star on it (5 pointed star). He breaks the pipe in half (half of 6 is 3) and turns it up to become a golf club (6 becomes 9). He speaks of two impressions of infinity and twice draws the infinity sign 01 (vertically 88). He says: “the whole thing is nothing (0). There’s nothing except one thing, which is unity (1).

one One-self. One is also the first emanation from 0 or the void, therefore a beginning, the first, unity or being alone and independence. Just one left: Near the end.

I believe that human conceptions arose from direct life experience. For instance, when early humans saw a living creature emerge from a woman’s vagina it was an awesome experience. At the time they did not put the male sex act together with the birth of a living creature. The hole which a child emerges from was simply that – a dark hole, a nothingness. That over ages became the void, the emptiness that everything came out of.

Example: The first experience was looking at a green wall and seeing the huge moving mandala. At the centre of it was emptiness. Out of this nothingness poured forms of living creatures, all moving and dancing out from the centre in time with each other – though making different movements. These emerging, dancing forms went out to a periphery – the edge of the circle – then they danced back to the centre and merged back into the nothingness.

So, the number one is a sign of enormous creation, of coming into being as a human, our birth and entrance into life, a start. In a sense it is the darkness we emerged from, the darkness many people are afraid of. So, it is interesting if you look at a diagram of the stages of the Big Bang, for science says it took seven stages to bring us to where we are – so similar to the seven days of creation. Also, there was no light in the emerging universe despite its immense heat. Then after 300,00 years suddenly there is light – so similar to Let there be Light. So, the number zero still represents the great dark.

“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male shall not be male, and the female shall not be female: . . . then you will enter [the kingdom].” Quoted from ‘The Gnostic Apostle Thomas’
Idioms: It’s all one to me; one up; at one with; one and only; one off.

two Duality; relationship, indecision or making a decision; balance; male and female; two sides to an argument – or a way of comparing; opposition; the opposites such as light and darkness, harmony or conflict; parents and reproductive possibility.

Duality includes almost everything in life. For we exist strung between enormous duality – sleep and waking, male and female, pain and pleasure, light and darkness, life and death, and death and resurrection, war and peace, matter and anti-matter, negative and positive, the void and bodily existence. To be whole we need to accept and meet these opposites. In the pursuit of love, we need to recognise that we must integrate the other gender to become whole.

Chased by or fighting with two people: Two against one feeling, as may have happened with child and parents; feeling odds are against one.

Idioms: Put two and two together; two’s company; two timer; in two minds.

three Triangle; mother father child; synthesis; creativity – the child springing from the two opposites – therefore sometimes represents the solution to opposition.

It is a number representing the Holy Trinity, it is also the number of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity – the life force that moves us. Furthermore, the number 3 being associated to the triangle by its geometrical form, the Holy Spirit is also linked to the triangle and with reason: the clairvoyant Ann-Catherine Emmerick perceived the Holy Spirit as the Eye of God in the center of a triangle.

Number of the man because this one is composed of a body, a soul and a spirit. According to the Book of rites (Li-ji) the man, intermediary between the sky and the earth, also corresponds to the number three. A perfect number according to Chinese. Also a favourable number associated to the childbirth and to the birth. A sacred number of the woman in the Mayas.

Confronting three people, or out with two others: Facing collective will of others; non sexual friendship.
Idioms: Three’s a crowd.

four Physicality; the earth; stability and strength; the home or house; reality; down to earth – yet at the same time the spiritual within the physical; the four sides to human nature – sensation, feeling, thought, intuition; earth, air fire and water.
Four or more people: Feelings about meeting group decisions and feelings; someone’s opinion or will backed by others; supportive feelings.

Idioms: Four square; on all fours; four letter word.
five The human body; human consciousness in the body; the hand; sometimes called the number of marriage because it unites all the previous numbers – 1+4 and 2+3; the five senses.

six The symbol of this is the double triangle, or circle divided in six. It represents symmetry, unity of spirit and body, the visible and invisible. It is the harmonious relationship between man and God, spirit and body, the eternal and the transitory. Its sign is Virgo that expresses as craftsman or critic. It is a sign of service and rules the intestines. The sixth house rules health. It may also be word play for sex.
Idioms: Sixes and sevens; six of the best; hit for six.

seven Cycles of life – 7,14, 21 etc.; a week; spiritual meanings – seven candles, seven churches, seven chakras, seven colours, seven notes in music – so represents human wholeness.
The seven knots on the rope Mohammed saw hanging from heaven, which probably means there are seven levels of experience we need to experience to be able to enter heaven. These obviously also relate to the seven chakras and seven candles and seven churches. See Every 7 Years You Change; Dimensions of Human Experience; Chakras; Kundalini; Energy Sex and Dreams
Idioms: Seventh heaven.

eight Death and resurrection; infinity; old fonts and baptisteries are octagonal because of the association with regeneration.

nine The fact that all numbers rise in series of nines and then begin again, and that babies are born in the ninth month, lends itself to nine symbolising the completion of a process, or stage of growth. There are also, in some mythologies and religions, nine orders of angels or forces. At the ninth hour, the veil is rent between spirit and matter. The astrological sign is Sagittarius, the sage or counsellor. It rules the thighs, and the ninth house rules travel and dreams.

Pregnancy; childbirth; the end of a cycle and the start of something new; cycles. Represents creation and life’s rhythm as it develops. Because it is the final simple number it represent absolute things and it is the symbol of the totality of the human being.

There are nine gifts of the spirit mentioned by saint Paul: wisdom, knowledge, faith, gift of healing, to operate miracles, prophecy, distinguishing spirits, to speak in different kinds of tongues and the gift to interpret them.

999 or 912 calls: A desperate attempt to be heard, or a cry for help in a difficult situation or feeling state.
Idioms: Nine days wonder; nine times out of ten; nine to five; cloud nine; nine points of the law.

zero The female; unconscious; the absolute or hidden; completeness. The circle or zero also represents the most profound aspect of human nature and the cosmos, that of the hidden, the invisible within all phenomena. It is the silence or void in which all feeling, thought, sound exist – the space between the notes of music that allows it to be heard. It is the nothingness that essentially allows existence.
ten A new beginning; the male and female together – ten to one.
It can also mean matter in harmony – 4 + 6.

Representing the Creator and the creation, 3 + 7, the Trinity resting in the expressed universe.
For Pythagoras, 10 was the symbol of the universe and it also expressed the whole of human knowledge.
Sum of 5 + 5, the number 10 represents the two opposite current directions of the conscience: involution and evolution.

According to H.- P. Blavatsky, the 1 followed by 0 indicates the column and the circle, meaning the principle of the female and male, and this symbol would refer to the Androgyne nature and also to Jehovah, being at the same time male and female.

The zero in the form of circle is a symbol of unit, completing then the meaning of the number 1 to show that the number 10 contains all preceding numbers as a whole contains its parts.
Represent the first couple, the marriage: 1 = the man, 0 the egg fertilized by the 1.
The number ten is regarded as the most perfect of numbers, because it contains the Unit that did it all, and the zero, symbol of the matter and the Chaos, of which all came out; it then includes in its figure the created and the non-created, the beginning and the end, the power and the force, the life and the nothing.

It represents the straightness in the faith because it is the first number “in extension” (of two digits), just as hundred and thousand, explains Hugues of Saint-Victor.

According to Agrippa, “ten is called the number of all or universal, and the complete number marking the full course of life.” Also he attributes to it a sense of totality, the achievement, the return to the unit after the development of the cycle of the first nine numbers.

Represent the revelation and the Divine Law.

The Mayas, it represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of another. The ten was regarded as being the number of the life and the death.

In China, the cross represents the number 10 – as the totality of the numbers.
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eleven The eleventh hour has represented last minute activity, last desperate efforts. It also represents strength to face and control animal nature or instincts, which gives us liberty from them. It is two on a higher level, or one that has joined with itself and is so doubled the power.

Eleven is the matrix, or mould, within us, that receives and restores form after the pattern we have already created in the past, or on the basis of what we have experienced in the past. The astrological sign is Aquarius, the seeker or scientist. It governs ankles and nervous system, and the eleventh house rules long friendships.

The number 11 is the number 1 twice. So it is one with extra power, so suggests the merging with the original impulse of one added to the spiritual power, imagination, creativity and all that is complementary as an opposite. It is the first number that is itself doubled so is the prime number doubled.
It can represent someone who faces tests but comes out victorious of the tests with the acquired knowledge.

In China it represents the Tao.
twelve A year; time; a full cycle or wholeness as in the Zodiac or twelve disciples.

thirteen This represents the twelve aspects of your psyche under direction of your core. If an aspect of your personality is still unredeemed, then pain and misfortune attend you in some degree. In general the number thirteen can mean the falling away from perfection, a marring of something good. But for Americans it has many other associations, such as –
13 original colonies,
13 signers of the Declaration of Independence,
13 stripes on our flag,
13 steps on the Pyramid, on the dollar bill.
13 letters in the Latin on the dollar bill.
13 letters in “E Pluribus Unum”,
13 stars above the Eagle, on the dollar bill.
13 plumes of feathers on each span of the Eagle’s wing, on the dollar bill.
13 bars on that shield.
13 leaves on the olive branch, on the dollar bill.
13 fruits, and if you look closely, on the dollar bill.
13 arrows.

And for minorities: the 13th Amendment.
thirty three Represent great change, experienced as death and rebirth. So it suggests a new life.

thirty four It is said to represent the realisation or enlightenment.
It also has a profound significance in the astronomical cycles of Mars and Jupiter. In numerology it breaks down to 7 (3+4 = 7).

Wikipedia says – 34 is the ninth distinct semiprime and has four divisors including unity and itself. Its neighbors, 33 and 35, also are distinct semiprimes, having four divisors each, and 34 is the smallest number to be surrounded by numbers with the same number of divisors as it has. It is also in the first cluster of three distinct semiprimes, being within 33, 34, 35; the next such cluster of semiprimes is 85, 86, 87.

Big numbers A lot; impressive; much of oneself involved.
million or billion Beyond the personal; often associated with riches of some sort.


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