999 or 666 auspicious or inauspicious?

number nine on the wall with flowers aboveMost common question in numerology is the number or date auspicious or inauspicious? Remember how people made a huge deal out of 07-07-07? And then, a year, a month and a day later, when 08-08-08 was a hullabaloo? The official in China had chosen the Opening Ceremony for Olympic on this very day in China. However, according to date selection it was only an average day.
Today is another special day to Chinese because of the date 09.09.09. It is very significant day to Chinese because of number NINE which sound like “forever lasting”. It bears the meaning for longevity. Many consider this date as auspicious whereas some feel that this date is unlucky as it falls in the ghost month.

999 is auspicious

Pertunity, permanence

The date 09.09.09, which occurs once in a century, is a hot pick with couples getting married this year.

The number nine is pronounced jiu in Mandarin which sounds like and is symbolic of perpetuity and permanence.


The triple-nine date – Sept 9, 2009 – is extra auspicious for Chinese who wish for something everlasting. To many courting couples, it is a chance of a lifetime that is not to be missed.

Last year, the association saw a record number of couples exchanging matrimonial vows on the triple-eight date 08.08.08, which was another auspicious day as eight – paat in Mandarin sounds like and is symbolic of prosperity.

Meanwhile, a renowned Hongkong feng shui master Mak Ling-ling said 09.09.09, which is the 21st day of the seventh lunar month in the lunar calendar, is an auspicious day to get wedded or hold other celebrations. She noted that 9am on on Sept 9 is exceptionally auspicious to exchange marriage vows especially for those born in the years of the Monkey, Ox and Rooster.

Movies, parties, releases

A lot many movies are scheduled on this particular day as the date 09/09/09 is considered to be auspicious. Many weddings, parties are arranged on this date, as this date is for sure to be remembered by one and all. The Beatles are making this occasion by releasing their much anticipated video game, The Beatles : Rock band on this date.

Interesting Facts about 999

Number of breath in

Here are some interesting thoughts, symbolism and ideals, it had been said that the number of breath in take in an hour is 1080 = 9, give it a try.

999 is crisis AND opportunity

In numerology, 999 is the point of transformation, an inverted 666, the moment at which we shift a crisis in the direction of an opportunity. In Taoism, this is known as ‘wei-chi’, a Chinese character which means both ‘crisis’ AND ‘opportunity’.

999 is triple power of 3

It is the Triple Triad

. Triple power of the holiness found in 3.

999 is 252nd day

The addition of the 252nd day is 2+5+2 = 9. Even Adding the date 09/09/09 comes to 9+9+9 = 27 which again equals to 2+7 = 9.

999 is inauspicious

999 or 666

One more interesting fact of this date is that it is also the upside down number of the beast – satan = 666. After all, “999” is just “666” turned upside down. On the other hand, maybe upending that number might negate its effects. Although this type of numerology can be fun.

September – Ghost month

Many Feng Shui experts believe that this date is considered to be very unlucky day and September month is considered to be a month of disaster and calamity. As per the Chinese Lunar calendar this month is considered as the ghost month and is believed that during this month the door of hell is opened and wandering spirits return to the human world to accept offerings from the people.
In some parts of the globe this date is considered auspicious whereas in some parts it’s considered unlucky.

Taoist Spiritual Minister and Feng Shui expert Christopher Co predicts that there will be numerous disasters in Asia during this time, especially in Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines. “These calamities are usually caused by water, fire, and wind,” said the Taoist minister.

“The ghost month is a month when the door of hell is opened and when wandering spirits return to the human world to accept offerings from people,” he said.

Actually this month is not okay for the Chinese, it is the month of the dead. By September 19 it will be okay,” said Chinese businesswoman Angela Kho. Feng Shui expert Co added that during this time, people should avoid buying new houses or setting up businesses. Instead, he advised that they “put their faith in God” and do good things to “gain merit.” He also said that reciting the prayer “om wulun nee wu lun nee hung fa cha” might spare them from bad luck.

Cultural References:


Buddhist tradition holds nine to be the supreme spiritual power, and a celestial number.


Celtic legend symbolizes nine as a highly significant number. It is a central number with the eight directions with the center making nine. The Triple Goddesses are thrice three. There are nine Celtic maidens and nine white stones that symbolize the nine virgins attendant on Bridgit. Nine is connected with the Beltane Fire rites which are attended by 81( 8+ 1= 9) men, nine at a time.


Nine is qa celestial power. It is 3×3 being the most auspicious of all the numbers. Nine also signifies the eight directions with the center as the ninth point known as the Hall of Light. There are nine great social laws and classes of offials. In land divisions for Feng Shui there are eight exterior squares for cultivation of the land by holders and the central, and ninth, square is a “god’s acre”, dedicated to Shang-ti, the supreme ruler. It is also known as the Emperor’s Field, giving homage and respect denoting the position of heavenly power.


Nine is one of the numbers that appears scantly in Christian symbolism. There are the triple triads of choirs of angels and nine spheres and nine rings around hell.


Egyptian mythology nine represents The Ennead (a grouping of nine deities)


There are nine Gods and later nine muses.


Nine is pure intelligence ( eight was perfect intellingence ). Also represents truth, since it reproduces itself when multiplied.


Kabbalism nine symbolizes foundation.


Nine is the number of Agni, fire. The square of the nine forms the mandala of eighty-one squares and leads to, and encloses the Universe.


There are nine underworlds each ruled by a God. We find this reference to “nine underworlds” present in many cultures and beliefs.


The nine is the limit of all numbers, all others existing and coming from the same. ie: 0 to 9 is all one needs to make up an infinite amount of numbers.


Odin/Woden hung for nine days and nights on the Yggdrasil to win the secrets of wisdom for humankind. Skeldi, the northern Persephone, the goddess of snow, lives in her mountain for three months and by Niord’s sea for nine months. Nine is the sacred number in Scandinavian-Teutonic symbolism.

My opinion

I think that 9 is a great number and we shouldn’t turn upside down this number and other things in our lives:)

Have a sunny happy day!



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