Symbolism Of The Number 9

Maria Flynn
Written by Maria Flynn

Do you see numbers everywhere?  …The same numbers repetitively?  If you see the number 9, then it holds wonderful symoblism for you!!

Studying Doreen Virtue’s books (author of Angel Numbers 101), I learned (and loved) how numbers were a way for Angels to speak to you. Doreen offered a way to interpret the numbers.

The number 9 is an interesting number to me.

Below are some ways 9 shows up:


9 in numerology has a meaning and vibration of its own.  Symbolizing Universal love, Universal Spiritual Laws, Spiritual Awakening and Enlightenment, Service to Mankind, and Humanitarianism. 9 is also a number for lightworkers and those who live and lead in life by positive example. Charity work is priority with a sense of selflessness…and living a purposeful life.

9 is SOUL mission work (you have to do what is your purpose). In other words , can not notdo the work your soul is yearning for you to do.

9 is living with higher perspective, and tapping into your intuition and strength of character.


If you want to experience more strength, leadership and clarity…you can welcome the number 9 by simply putting it around you purposely and with loving intention.  9 Flowers, 9 pencils, a painting with 9 blocks, or 9 birds, or 9 with anything in it.  Use whatever you like.

9 will help you to get comfortable saying, NO.  But, “NO” is for the greatest and highest good.  “NO” is practicing discernment and staying true to your soul’s calling (without distraction).  If this is something you want, call on the number 9.


9 has a vibration that aligns with healers, educators, and those living and being of service on behalf of others.  They are solution-oriented people with a spirit of creativity and inspiration to share with the world.


If you read Doreen Virtue and her Angel interpretation, then you’ll learn quickly that 9 means to stop procrastinating and get to work!!  Multiples of 9s around you is letting you know that a chapter in your life is complete, but that it was an important chapter to complete as it will align with your soul mission.  9 means to take all you’ve learned and use it for the work ahead you are meant to do.  It is all about your life purpose.


This interpretation of 9 is perhaps my favorite way to see and use 9.  In Feng Shui the Bagua Map (the map of your home) is made up of 9 sacred areas.  Nine in Feng Shui is the highest number by way of attainment and accomplishment.  

Nine is also a considered a “lucky” number because its pronunciation in Cantonese is sounds like sufficient.  It’s said the the number 9 can welcome abundance (in all ways in whatever area of life you need it like career, money, food, romance, health, creativity, etc…).  It is also said that the number 9 is synonymous to living a long, healthy and joyous life.

I particularly love this because 9 in the home can be physically achieved with art and through action. Use art and physically place 9 around you but I have also found that 9 and removing items is equally powerful.  

9 for 9 Days Exercise:

To welcome abundance (in any area of life) you also need to think about how to clear the way for it come.  I’ve used this exercise when I want to welcome the qualities of 9 around me.

Remove 9 items from your home (items that clutter, or that hold little to no value to you) for 9 consecutive days. Donate them or throw it away.  If you happen to have a room that is clutter-filled, you can focus on one room if you like (in fact, I recommend focusing on one area of your home that needs it most). But the energy burst after only a few days is amazing…and after 9 days…well, I can only share what I’ve experienced:  enlightening, relief, clarity, creativity, solutions, aha moments, and more.

Worth a try?  For sure!  I highly recommend this exercise and often recommend it to clients who’s results are always good. . 🙂

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Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn is the founder of One Wise Life as well as writer, coach, and creator of ABUNDANCE Bootcamp 3-Week Intensive, an online course designed to help individuals effectively heal, overcome struggle, and experience Spiritual awakening that unfolds self-empowerment creating joyful and ABUNDANT lifestyles. Maria has transformed her own life using the same methods she teaches to overcome obesity and depression to becoming the thought leader she is today using social media and creating a growing fan-base spanning the globe.

Maria has impacted the lives of millions through her online coaching programs and social media presence. With more than 280K Facebook followers and a Facebook LIVE show called, ABUNDANT Lifestyle with Maria Flynn, Maria has created a space for self-love, self-discovery, and self-improvement that answers the inner ache for those wanting more meaning and fulfillment in life and who are tired of suppressing it.

Maria's purpose is to educate individuals to the reality that everyone (no exceptions) is a Sacred Thumbprint of the Universe (an extension and expression of the Universe) and therefore have an innate ability to work with the Universe by integrating their own Spiritual Force supporting the creation of joyful, successful, meaningful, and ABUNDANT lifestyles. Maria's proven that her real and practical approach and system works with clients around the world who've experienced massive breakthroughs.