For most of us, 9 is just another ordinary number. But is it really so? Is there something more profound to this number than what is usually known by the majority?

Welcome to a short but magical journey of the number 9. Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen, for you are about to discover some of the extraordinary characteristics of the number 9!

Mathematical Mystery

Let’s set the ball rolling with mathematics – a realm where 9 and all other numbers owes their origin. We all know how to multiply, but perhaps, only a few of us have reflected on the magic when any number is multiplied by 9.

For example, let us consider a number 47. When 47 is multiplied by 9, it gives 47x9 = 423. What’s the point? Just add the digits of the products: 4+2+3 = 9! For the purpose of further illustration, let us take a slightly larger number, 572. When we do the simple math, we get 572x9 = 5148, 5+1+4+8 = 18 and 1+8 = 9! You can randomly take any other number, multiply it by 9 and add the digits of the product until it is reduced to a single digit. Rest assured, the resulting digit would be 9. Bingo, for you now have a new trick to surprise and impress your peers!

Sensational History

Weird it may sound, but the myths and stories associated with 9 are eons old and still relevant. There are direct and indirect references to the number in various scriptures that are often considered as the only evidences to have survived the natural wear and tear.

According to scriptures, 9 represents totality or final completion. This is because of the fact that after 9 comes 10, which represents start of something new. The great Mughal emperor Akbar had nine special courtyards called the navaratna. Strange but true, the lunar cycle comprises of nine phases. The sacred Hindu scripture Bhagwad Gita, which has been widely hailed as the complete guide of human life, has 18 chapters. Again, numerous Hindu deities have 108 names. Incidentally, both 18 and 108 are multiples of 9!

Fantastic Football

Coincidence or not, the charisma of 9 pervades the beautiful game of football. The footballers who don the number 9 jersey in their respective clubs or national teams are generally brilliant goal scorers.

Contemporary legends include Ronaldo de Lima, Didier Drogba, Filippo Inzaghi, Andriy Shevchenko, Gabriel Batistuta, Alan Shearer, Robbie Fowler to name a few. These prolific strikers testify the fact that you have to be special to possess the number 9 jersey and vice versa. Goals are what makes the fans cheer, cry and go mad for their heroes. No wonder, strikers with number 9 jersey enjoy the spotlight for a significant time when matches are played.

Nuances of Numerology

9 finds a very special place in numerology, irrespective of whether you are following western or oriental styles. The implications in numerology readings and their interpretations, often made by a psychic reader, are so vast that it is impossible even to convey its essence in a few words.

People whose birth numbers are 9 tend to dedicate their lives for the greater good of this world. They put the necessity of others before their own and devote their time and energy to reach out to those who need them. Nine is particularly linked with spirituality and people associated with this number possess characteristics of a hermit or sage. Also, according to numerology, 9 is wired with artistic flair and scientific genius.

Author's Bio:

Thomas has drawn heavily from the experience of Jeanette Jones – a veteran psychic reader in Brisbane. Jeanette’s ability and fame for providing accurate numerology readings in Brisbane is preceded only by his reputation as a brilliant intuitive reader in Brisbane. Thomas has also participated in spiritual retreats in Brisbane.