A few weeks ago, I wrote a Facebook post about the magic of 9 x Multiplication. The number 9 holds very special meaning for me. It’s my birth day number and my life path number. I am especially drawn to it, as my mother’s birth-day number equals 3 and my father’s equals 6 and as you know; 3+6=9.

I am the fruit of my parents. I am their completion.



To help my son out with his math, I have put up a copy of the whole multiplication tables in the loo. I figure as a fair bit of time is spent sitting on the loo looking at a blank wall, my boy might as well look at something that is constructive right? So up went the poster. As I was sitting there reading the 9 times tables, I realised that no other number multiplies to an end number that reduces down to the number it is times’d/multiplied by. Every single final result can be reduced back down to 9. Any number, no matter how large, multiplied by 9 reduces to 9. Fascinating!

Well, I couldn’t leave it at that, and being a typical 9, I started to look into the various Spiritual, Numerology and Metaphysical meanings of 9 – to see if there was any difference in the meanings between them all.


In Numerology, Number 9 is the symbol of wisdom and initiation and has the qualities of all the numbers 1-8. If you add 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 you get 36. If you add 3+6 you get 9. Number 9 is highly emotional and spiritual, holding the path towards mystical knowledge. (lifescriptdoctor)

Life path number 9 has the vibration of service. The lifetime of a 9 is filled with challenges, all of which act on the aura to increase the vibration of service to all of humankind. 9’s listen to everyone with a caring, gentle attitude and ear. One of their most charming qualities is their ability to take everything just as it is. Sure, they want to right all the wrongs, make things better for people and leave the world in a much better place than when they entered it, but sometimes they find it challenging to take a step back and just allow things to be.

People in a 9’s circle find they are usually honest, sometimes to a fault. Prefering diplomacy, a nine will often answer in cryptic responses.

9’s are often called the Sage, the Wise old man – being patient, kind, compassionate, understanding, aware, intuitive, knowing and of God.

People born under the 9’s influence are incessant seekers of the mystic, having a natural tendency to look within and without (outside of themselves) for answers in this mundane world. Rarely is a nine content with being told, ‘it is so’; these are go getters that must do their own research and search and search and learn and learn.

As a result, 9 symbolises sanctuary, self awareness, ascension and contemplation.

Personality and Traits

9’s use love and inspiration to drive solutions. Although it is often not their personal choice, 9’s find that people usually put them into positions of authority – a position, not every 9 enjoys, but they’ll do it out of a sense of responsibility to the people and the world.

In China, 9 represents the magic and power of the dragon (I am also a Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology)

While the 9 may not see themselves as perfect, their soul is on a journey towards completeness. If they listen to their Higher Self and learn the lessons they came to Earth, and to this body to learn, they will change everything they touch.

Nine’s are brave and not afraid to walk alone, often being referred to as the lone wolf. The going-ons in life as well as the on-going changes in life do not seem to bother them. No matter what happens, they accept this incarnation with uncommon grace and dignity.

A 9 has a deep natural empathy so they do things for the love of the service; to share their knowledge – not for the ego and recognition. 9’s are all about walking the talk and being true to themselves (oh my word yes!! Lead by example!) Honour means a lot to a 9. Honour, respect, loyalty, trust, integrity.

It is not uncommon to find a 9 working in the field of healing, usually alternative healing, as light-workers, teachers, and often times in spiritual arenas. (I’m an Integrative Functional Medicine Naturopath, Minister and Practitioner of Metaphysics and facilitator/Practitioner of Psych-k, so yep, this is true for me!)

Whether it’s Numerology or Metaphysical analysis, all agree that the number 9 is the ‘end of the cycle’. It is the soul who has incarnated to ‘wrap things up’. Oftentimes there are some final, usually hard lessons to learn; lessons in compassion, forgiveness, selflessness, service to others. Nine’s are here to cultivate the final spiritual lessons before moving onto the next level of ascension.


Spiritual Meaning

The Spiritual meaning of 9 is ‘cosmic consciousness’. It is also referred to as the spiritual doorway to awakening the higher self to the alignment of all possibilities.

#9 is all about completion and endings.


All in all, there isn’t a lot of difference between Numerology, Metaphysical and Spiritual meanings of the Number 9. I found a lot of clarification for myself in learning about this number. I hope it’s been enlightening for you as well.

If you are a 9, let me know! Does any of this apply to you?