For some strange reason we are intrigued with choosing wedding dates that are quirky, have graphic appeal, or are lucky numbers. Every year the date where the day, month, and year are identical (07/07/07, 08/08/-8) is very popular on the wedding calendar, regardless of the day of the week that it falls on. This year 09/09/09 falls on a Wednesday, but that hasn’t deterred couples who are determined to get married on this date for reasons of their own. Venues are getting snapped up at a great clip for a Wednesday.
Is there any basis for the fascination with the number 9 and the date 09/09/09? Decide for yourself.
- The Chinese consider 09/09/09 a lucky date because when the number 9 is spoken in Mandarin it sounds like the word everlasting.
- In numerology the symbolism of the number 999 is truth and justice.
- The Hebrews referred to 9 as the symbol of immutable truth.
- The Ennead, a nine pointed star found in Egyptian, Celtic, Greek and Christian myths, is an ancient and sacred symbol that comprises three trinities.
- 9 is the magic number of the Maya.
- In ancient Greece, 9 was the number of the Muses, patron goddesses of the arts.
- The number 9 traditionally represents many Great Goddess including Devi, Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Artemis, and Venus.
- 9 is the Triple Triad representing completion, fulfillment, and attainment.
- 9 is seen as an incorruptible number.
- Buddhist tradition holds 9 to be the supreme spiritual power and a celestial number.
- Celtic legend symbolizes nine as a highly significant number.
- In Kabbalism 9 symbolizes foundation.
- According to Pythagorean theory 9 is the limit of all numbers.
Are you going to join the legions of couples planning to get married on 09/09/09? If so, contact the Toronto Wedding Chapel today to book your 09/09/09 wedding as soon as possible, while some availability remains.