Holy and Unholy Numbers

Written by Sam Stevens

Many of our great religions hold that numbers contain hidden meanings that in turn holdrepparttar mysteries ofrepparttar 122081 universe and God within them. Ancient Hebrew mystics referred to this as Gematria. The number 1 is also associated with Aphrodite,repparttar 122082 Greek Goddess of Love; Apollo,repparttar 122083 Greek God of Beauty and Truth; Diana,repparttar 122084 Roman Goddess ofrepparttar 122085 Hunt; Vesta,repparttar 122086 Roman Hearth Goddess; Freya,repparttar 122087 Norse Goddess of Fertility, andrepparttar 122088 Chinese God Pangu. The number 1 is associated withrepparttar 122089 colors red, crimson, scarlet and cherry. Gemstones associated withrepparttar 122090 number 1 are ruby and garnet. Flowers associated withrepparttar 122091 number are red roses and red carnations. Common superstitions aboutrepparttar 122092 number one are: •Break one egg and you will break a leg •If you dream aboutrepparttar 122093 number 1 you have received a direct message from God. The Number 2 Inrepparttar 122094 Tarot deck,repparttar 122095 number two represents duality, choices, decisions and partnerships. The Chinese believe that it representsrepparttar 122096 polar forces of Yin (the receptive, constrictive female energy) and Yang (the creative expansive male energy.) The number 2 is also associated withrepparttar 122097 Ceres,repparttar 122098 Greek Goddess ofrepparttar 122099 Grain from whose name we haverepparttar 122100 word Cereal; Friggarepparttar 122101 Norse Goddess of Hospitality and Wife of Odin; Freya,repparttar 122102 Norse Goddess of Fertility and Venus,repparttar 122103 Roman Goddess of Love. Superstitions aboutrepparttar 122104 number two are: •If two shoots grow fromrepparttar 122105 root of a single cabbage, you will have good luck. •Two people should never pour tea fromrepparttar 122106 same pot. •Finding an egg with two yolks means there will be a death inrepparttar 122107 family. •It is unlucky to get married January 2nd and September 2nd. The Number 3 Christians interpretrepparttar 122108 number 3 as representingrepparttar 122109 Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The number 3 is associated with Cronos,repparttar 122110 Greek Titan who fatheredrepparttar 122111 Olympians; Hecate,repparttar 122112 Queen ofrepparttar 122113 Witches and Goddess ofrepparttar 122114 Crossroads; Pluto,repparttar 122115 Roman God of Death; Saturnrepparttar 122116 Roman equivalent of Cronos and Tyr,repparttar 122117 Norse God of Battle and Strength. Some superstitions aboutrepparttar 122118 number three include: •If a cat washes his ears three times you can expect a visitor. •A three-legged dog brings luck. •Try anything a third time and it will succeed. The Number 4 Forrepparttar 122119 ancient Hebrews,repparttar 122120 number 4 was considered to be especially significant. This connects to a mystical understanding of YHVH,repparttar 122121 four-letter name of God, which was traditionally never written down. Deities associated withrepparttar 122122 number four arerepparttar 122123 fatherly Gods such asrepparttar 122124 Roman God Jupiter,repparttar 122125 Norse God Odin andrepparttar 122126 Greek God Zeus. Some superstitions aboutrepparttar 122127 number 4 include: •A four-leaf clover brings luck. •Keepingrepparttar 122128 four aces of an ordinary playing deck on your person is thought to bring power (spades), wealth (diamonds), love (hearts) and popularity (clubs). •Finding four colors in one pansy petal bodes health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. •If you wash your hair onrepparttar 122129 4th day ofrepparttar 122130 month you will go gray early. •If you dream aboutrepparttar 122131 number 4, you will soon be handed a lucky opportunity. The Number 5 Pythagoras believed that 5 represented man in perfect balance withrepparttar 122132 universe and containingrepparttar 122133 sum ofrepparttar 122134 male and female elements. In Wiccan circles, five can be found inrepparttar 122135 star shaped pentagram that symbolizesrepparttar 122136 four elements of earth, air, fire, and water surmounted or united by spirit. Deities associated withrepparttar 122137 number 5 include Dionysus,repparttar 122138 Greek God of Wine and Ecstatic Revelation; Ishtar,repparttar 122139 Babylonian Goddess of Love, Sex and War; Marsrepparttar 122140 Roman God of War and Thorrepparttar 122141 Norse God of Thunder. The colors sky blue and turquoise symbolizerepparttar 122142 number 5. The gemstones associated with 5 are turquoise and aquamarine. The flower associated with 5 isrepparttar 122143 anemone. Some common superstitions aboutrepparttar 122144 number five are: •A five-leafed clover is even luckier than a four leafed one. •If you wax your hair onrepparttar 122145 fifth day ofrepparttar 122146 month you will go bald. •It is unlucky to get married on November 5th. The Number 6 For Christians, Jews and Moslems,repparttar 122147 number 6 representsrepparttar 122148 day that man was created. Mathematicians revererepparttar 122149 number 6 because it isrepparttar 122150 first perfect number. The number 6 is symbolizedrepparttar 122151 colors deep blue, navy and royal blue. Gemstones associated with 6 are sapphire and lapis lazuli. Flowers that symbolizerepparttar 122152 number are thistles and bluebells. Some common superstitions aboutrepparttar 122153 number six are: •It is unlucky to purposely turnrepparttar 122154 number six upside down in jest as it means your projects will not be completed. •If you find a rose with six petals it means you will be lucky in love. •If you find a pansy petal with six colors in it, it means you will receive an unexpected visitor. •A talisman withrepparttar 122155 number 6 worn on it means you will be protected against hurricanes and tornados. •It is unlucky to get married October 6th or November 6th. •If you dream aboutrepparttar 122156 number 6 you will soon have sex. The Number 7 The number 7 is equally sacred amongst Islamic, Christian and Jewish religions. According to Jewish and Christian mythologies it took six days to createrepparttar 122157 world withrepparttar 122158 seventh day beingrepparttar 122159 holiest day - a day of rest. The Bible, Zohar and other religious texts also recommend that fields were to be left fallow every seventh year as means of allowingrepparttar 122160 earth to regenerate itself. Some Christians believerepparttar 122161 number 7 representsrepparttar 122162 seven levels of hell. It is Hebrew tradition to mourn, or sit Shivah, for a period of 7 days. Deities associated withrepparttar 122163 number 7 include Frigga; Minerva,repparttar 122164 Roman Goddess of Intelligence and Wisdom and Mithrasrepparttar 122165 Sun God in Zoroastrian lore. The number 7 is associated withrepparttar 122166 colors violet, purple and plum. 7's gemstone is amethyst. Flowers associated with 7 are irises and deep purple roses. Some common superstitions aboutrepparttar 122167 number 7 are: •If your date of birth can be reduced to a single number that can be divided by seven then you will have a particularly lucky life. •Shattering a mirror brings 7 years of bad luck. •If you sing before 7 am then you will cry before 11 am. •Wrapping her husband's belt 7 times around a tree causes a woman to become fertile. •The seventh child of a seventh child is said to have psychic powers. •If you wash your hair onrepparttar 122168 7th day ofrepparttar 122169 month you will have trouble withrepparttar 122170 law. •It is unlucky to get married April 7th or December 7th. •If you dream aboutrepparttar 122171 number 7, you will soon meet a soul mate. The Number 8 The ancient Greeks associatedrepparttar 122172 number 8 with unhappiness and imperfection. The psychologist Carl Jung equatedrepparttar 122173 number withrepparttar 122174 secret and dark movements ofrepparttar 122175 subconscious that constantly folds into itself like a snake eating its tail.

Choosing, Cleansing and Charging Crystals

Written by Sam Stevens

I have written a lot of articles about gemstones, rocks and crystals for this site that describe which ones are best for prosperity, love and protection. If you look back inrepparttar archives here, you will find lots of information about gemstones, crystals and semi-precious stones and their magical purposes. This article teaches you how to make optimum use of these natural allies ofrepparttar 105662 spirit.

First of all, when you go to a new age or gem store, you will usually find baskets or drawers filled with various kinds of gems. Tumbled stones are usuallyrepparttar 105663 cheapest and feature lumpy rounded surfaces. Points are gems that have been cut so that they resemble a geometric shape or a small tower. The most important thing is to pick uprepparttar 105664 stone and see if it feels right in your hand. One stone might feel somehow "better" than another. The process of feeling energy from an object by holding it is called "psychometry." It is very common to set foot in such shops and then step out again holding a bag full of stones that are quite different thanrepparttar 105665 ones you originally intended to purchase. Don't worry, as this is quite common. Many of us make decisions about which stone we need to heal by reading a diagnostic description and then feel a certain rock or crystal "call out to us" inrepparttar 105666 store. Half ofrepparttar 105667 time that isrepparttar 105668 remedy forrepparttar 105669 situation that you really need. For instance if you set out to buy Chinese Jade for money drawing, but instead walk out with a nice big hunk of Rose Quartz (which is more for emotional healing),repparttar 105670 fact that you chose this stone might open your way for abundance. It could be thatrepparttar 105671 quartz is a somehow more suitable coin it may soften a "block" you have inside with regards to prosperity. As this is not a pure science, you are well advised in this situation to follow your gut instincts and have faith inrepparttar 105672 universe. If you find yourself attracted to a certain color of stone, pay attention as well, as it may reflect a color that is missing in your aura. For instance, an attraction to red or pink stone might represent a desire for more love and security in your life whereas an attraction to a purple stone might mean you are ready to advance onrepparttar 105673 spiritual path. Once you have your stones, it is important to cleanse them of any energy they may have picked up inrepparttar 105674 past. Crystals are little storehouses that can collect various forms of energy and they may have been touched, handled or meditated upon before you bought them. Quartz crystals, in particular, can just pick up vibes from an environment. There are four main methods of clearing crystals. The Solar Method: Perhapsrepparttar 105675 easiest and quickest method for clearing stones, especially crystals, is simply to place them outside in direct sun for one full day.

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