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Numbers Symbolics

0 - ZERO - This number represents the elementary numeric stage that has no value but signifies the absence of any numerical quality. In zodiac, the zero represents the circle that indicates revolution.This number is the symbol of periodical recoveries through the cycles that are presented in the visualshape of the number - 0.

1 - ONE - This number is the symbol of the Homo sapiens, the only being capable of complex rational thinking and developed communication on Earth. This number is the beginning and ending, the cosmic and ontological center. Moreover, this number has a mystical meaning as well. It symbolizes the Sun. It is the symbol of the human being and spiritual revelation of man.

It represents the unity through cohesion, action and reaction, cause and effect, the interior and exterior. It points to the absolute unity - God.


These people are stable, creative, inventive, ambitious, independent, authoritarian and enthusiastic. They are decisive, zealous, dynamic, pedantic, original, strong, persistent, disciplined, sociable, practical, serious, generous, clever and pleasant.

If they experience negative periods in life, they may become irritating, rough, stubborn, garrulous, unhappy, melancholic, intolerant, proud, arrogant, egocentric, vain, critical and profligate.

2 - TWO - This number symbolizes opposition and conflicts. It is the number that involves threats. In ancient times, this number pointed to the Mother and represented the female principle. It represents reciprocity, negation and division like in the following examples: black - white, male - female, material - spiritual, etc.

Number 2 is the symbol of creative development, the sign of embryo. It also symbolizes dialectic, struggle, movement and effort. According to Hegelian theory of dialectic, two apparently opposed ideas, the thesis and antithesis, become combined in a unified whole, the synthesis. Number 2 is the symbol of antagonism that can result in love, destruction or production. In fact, all people possess a kind of dualism within themselves like life and death, good and evil. All things involve positive (daily) and negative (nightly) aspects, such as left and right, above and below, and so on. This dualism can also be perceived in nature, for instance day and night, north and south, east and west, etc. Dualism does not only imply antagonism. It also signifies power and wisdom, reason and intuition.


These people are very emotional and gentle, full of love and care for their environment, ready to help others. They are righteous and kind, shy and pleasant, imaginative and tolerant. They are socially active and dynamic, tough, skilful and slightly ambitious.

If they go through negative periods in life, they may become indecisive, solitary, nervous, aggressive, suspicious, worried, melancholic, depressive, bad-tempered, hysteric and manipulative.

3 - THREE - This is the fundamental number. Number 3 points to the intellectual and spiritual order, the divine qualities in cosmos and people. It is the synthesis of number 1 and 2, the unity of Heaven and Earth. It also represents the three aspects of human life: material, rational and spiritual. There are three basic elements in alchemy: sulphur, salt and quicksilver. Moreover, there are three phases in the development of all elements: evolution, culmination and involution. In religion of ancient Iran, number 3 involves a sort of holiness in the sense of a good thought, a good word and a good act. The opposite of this includes a bad thought, a bad word and a bad act. In Chinese culture, number 3 is a perfect and complete entity. In Hinduism, God appears in three aspects: Brahma - the creator, Vishnu - the preserver and Shiva - the destroyer. The holy mantra Omincludes three letters, i.e. AUM, signifying three different states of development. In Christianity, this number symbolizes the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. According to Kabbalah, a body of mystical Jewish teachings, all features exist in three different states that compose one unique thing. Every activity has three different states: the subject of acting, the activity and the consequence that is the object of the performed action.


If these people experience positive periods in life, they become optimistic, creative, curious, communicative, carefree, spirited, good-natured, helpful, confidential and sociable. They may also be naive and proud, with a tendency to exaggerate and give promises easily. Contrary to this, these people are known to be nervous, violent, cheerless, downhearted, idle, insecure, wicked, lonely, jealous, impulsive, egoistic, bad-tempered, childish, indecisive, but also too critical andhedonistic.

4 - FOUR - Symbolically number 4 represents the cross and quadrant. It points to something strong, perceptible and material that we can recognize on our own. Since it is related to the cross, number 4 signifies integrity and plentifulness. There are four basic elements (water, earth, wind and fire), four phases of the Moon, four seasons, and four directions (north, south, east and west). According to the theory of Pythagoras (582 - 500 BC), a Greek philosopher and mathematician, number 4 symbolizes a decade that is the sum of the first four cardinal numbers (1+2+3+4=10). In the last book of the New Testament, number 4 symbolizes four riders of the Apocalypse (war, civil strife, hunger and death). Tetrad, a cardinal number representing the sum of 1 and 3, is seen as the symbol of the unified world.


People with number 4 are active, hard-working, systematic, diligent, careful, objective, firm, introverted, serious, inflexible, patient, reserved, thoughtful, sensible, analytic, calm, orderly and loyal.

Contrary to this, people with number 4 are known to be melancholic, rigid, unscrupulous, stern, unfriendly, masochistic, distrustful, aggressive, revengeful and irritating.

5 - FIVE - Number 5 is the sum of the first even number 2 and the first odd number 3 and this symbolizes the union of heavenly and worldly aspects. It is the central number of the first nine numbers and the Pythagoreans called it "the wedding number" because it possesses balance and accord. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), Florentine artist, celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist, points to number 5 as the symbol of a man inscribed in a circle and a square with stretched arms and legs in his famous illustration Vitruvian Man. If number 4 symbolizes Earth, the man is a cross on the Earth. There are five senses enabling the man to perceive the material world: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell.

Number 5 symbolizes man's biological and spiritual development as well as his existence. Numbers divisible by 5 signify individuality and existence. This number is the symbol of the Universe, of orderand perfection, and finally, the symbol of divine power.


These people are joyful, good-looking, analytic, pleasant, dynamic, unpredictable, eloquent, hasty, flexible, independent, relaxed, amusing, creative, communicative, ambitious, sociable, flirtatious, naturalistic and scientific.

If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become problematic, irritating, aggressive, bad-tempered, deceitful, discontented, rough, vulgar, immoral, and profligate. They may even run away from home, start stealing, give futile promises, be always late and often change their love partners.

6 - SIX - Compared to number 5, number 6 is seen as macro cosmos against micro cosmos, the whole against the individual, the universal man against the particular man. In Masonic symbolism, number six signifies growth on spiritual level.


These people are joyful, amusing, charming, undemanding, warm, positive, hearty, loyal to their family, artistic, calm, tidy, a bit slow, attractive, sensual, responsible, helpful, unselfish, sentimental, and generous.

If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become uninterested, lazy, neglectful, hedonistic, immoral, nervous, naive, dependent, anxious, passive, malicious.

7 - SEVEN - There are seven days in a week, seven levels of development, seventh heaven, seven angels in the hierarchy, seven rose petals, and so on. Number 7 appears 77 times in the Old Testament. It symbolizes energy and moral principles. In the Egyptian religion, this number symbolized the eternal life. It points to the whole cycle, a dynamic perfection. Each phase of the Moon lasts for seven days and after four such phases the lunar cycle is complete (7 x 4 = 28). The sum of first seven numbers (1 + 2 + 3+ 4+ 5 + 6 + 7 = 28) is the very number of the complete lunar cycle, 28.

The sum of number 4, the symbol of four sides of the Earth, and number 3, the symbol of heaven, is number seven that represents the whole Universe in motion. Moreover, the sum of three theological principles of goodness (faith, hope and mercy) and four basic principles of virtuousness (care, temperance, righteousness and willpower) is number seven that is a symbol of a completely moral life. There are the seven deadly sins. Also, there are seven colors of a rainbow and seven notes in the diatonic scale that is based on the musical scale consisting of five tones and two semitones, i.e. a major and minor scale. Hippocrates (460 - 377 BC), greatest physician of antiquity regarded as the father of medicine, says that number seven "keeps together all existing things with his secret power and it has effect on planets". This number is the symbol of motion and transformation and all numerologists call it the magical number.


These people are independent, intelligent, obstinate, contemplative, unpredictable, reserved and skillful.

If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become rebellious, suspicious, obsessive, annoyed, irritating, spiteful, aggressive, gossipy, self-centered, intolerant, impulsive, nervous, lonely, and critical and the ones who give false promises and hopes.

8 - EIGHT - Number 8 is the number of cosmic balance. There are eight carriers of the heavenly thrones. It symbolizes octagon, polygon with eight sides, the geometric figure that mediates between square and circle, between Earth and Heaven. In the Pythagorean theories, this number is the sign of justice and balance.

In Christianity, number eight symbolizes resurrection of Jesus Christ. After six days of creation and one day of rest comes the eighth day. There are seven parts in the Old Testament and the eighth part is in the New Testament, symbolizing the new beginning. The eighth day represents the periodic revival and change.


These people are unusual, calm, untied, relaxed, pensive, easy going, resilient, flexible, competitive,imaginative, flirtatious, helpful and carefree.

If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become uninterested, unwilling, dependent, unfocused, shy, gossipy, solitary, thoughtful, arrogant, aggressive, dawdling, dispirited, critical, deceitful, self-pitying and promiscuous.

9 - NINE - The symbol of the world is the triangle with the three points: Heaven, Earth and Hell. Number nine symbolizes the whole that includes three worlds. The picture of the snake called Urobor who is eating its own tail symbolizes the revival and is very similar graphically to number 9. In the Indian mythology, there are nine successive incarnations of Vishnu, the divinity that represents sacrifice for the sake of the people. According to the Gospel, a book of the Bible with the set of four parts by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Jesus Christ was crucified at three o'clock, his agony started at six and he died at nine o'clock. This number is the symbol of the last phase of a voyage, the final bliss, the discovery of the whole through unifying love.

Masonry make from nine timelessness number which means "human immortality". In their symbolism, number nine write growth down, to materialistic level. On human level nine is number of months which is needed to develop fetus although after seven months he is fully formated, but multiplication this two numbers (7 x 9) gives number 63, which represent average length of human life. 9's is only number which multiply by any number always reproduce himself (9 x 2 = 18, 1 + 8 = 9...).

Number nine like the last number in the range signifies the beginning and the end, a transition to a new level. It symbolizes the end of the road, the finish of the cycle.


These people are wise, humane, communicative, courageous, helpful, sensible, sentimental, unselfish,intelligent, pleasant, impulsive, competitive, unpredictable, dynamic, and diligent.

If they go through negative experiences in life, they may become vindictive, aggressive, obstinate, irritating, rash, stubborn, unstable, jealous, arrogant, nervous, neglectful and problematic.

Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 0 to 9
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 10 to 19
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 20 to 29
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 30 to 39
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 40 to 49
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 50 to 59
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 60 to 69
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 70 to 79
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 80 to 89
Numbers Symbolics: Numbers from 90 to 100

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