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Numerology-The Number 7

Updated on January 8, 2022
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What is it About Seven?

Seven, the heptad, has always been a number of mystery and important to the religious and mystics alike. What is it about the number seven that is so important? Is it a primal number of creation? Many religions and mythologies have found the number seven to be significant. This article will shed some light on religious and mystic traditions both ancient and modern. Found in days of the week, the classical planets, Hermeticism, alchemy, numerology, religious texts, and more. Here are sevens from all around the world.


7 in Numerology

In numerology, the number seven denotes the seeking of hidden truths, and mysteries. The number seven is about wisdom, and finding wisdom within and without.

It represents the poet, the philosopher, and the mystic. This is the seeker and the dreamer. This is representative of the right hemisphere of the brain, intuition as opposed to logic.

The Octave

The octave is really about the number seven, with the eighth being the next stage in development. Thus the number seven and the octave are really about growth. The eighth is a reflection of the first, the principle behind all growth.

In ancient Egypt, the Neteru were not really gods, they were principles. The personified laws of nature. The Neter (male energy principle) and Netert (female energy principle) go through a cycle of birth>growth>death>rebirth. Seven was considered the number of completion and perfection.

There are seven named musical notes:

Do

Re

Mi

Fa

Sol

La

Ti


7 in Alchemy

There were seven stages in alchemy, which I have gone over in other articles. The stages are:

Calcination

Dissolution

Separation

Conjunction

Fermentation

Distillation

Coagulation

The 7 Chakras

There are seven main chakras in Hinduism, although there are some sources that give different numbers of chakras, such as nine. The main chakras are:

Muladhara (root)

Svadhishthana (sacral)

Manipura (solar plexus)

Anahata (heart)

Vishuddh (throat)

Ajna (forehead)

Sahasrara (crown)

Saint Teresa's Mansions

The Christian mystic and Carmelite nun, Saint Teresa of Avila, had visions, or religious experiences, which she wrote down in her book "The Interior Castle".

The "Interior Castle" describes what she terms "mansions", or states of consciousness. Each state of consciousness is one stage closer to God. There are seven of these mansions.

The journey through the mansions ends with the union with God.


The Rainbow

The seven colors of the rainbow were denoted by Newton, as he believed seven to be an important, even cosmic number. The colors are:

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

The seven colors are associated with each chakra in turn, with red being associated with the root chakra, and on up.

The 7 in Hermeticism

In the Kybalion, there are seven principles. They are:

Mentalism

Correspondence

Vibration

Polarity

Rhythm

Cause and Effect

Gender

7 in the Bible

There are numerous sevens in the Bible, especially in Revelation. Beginning with the seven days of creation (the seventh day is a rest day). A few of the sevens in the Bible:

Passover feast lasts 7 days

The Menora has 7 stalks

7 seals

7 vials

7 pillars of wisdom

I would keep going, but there are hundreds of instances of the number seven in the Bible. It would be annoying to go on, and many websites already list the sevens in the Bible.

There is only one seven in the Bible I wish to address at this point. In Revelation 1:16 "and he had in his right hand seven stars..." I believe this to be referring to the seven stars of Ursa Major. I think it denotes the coming of the new age, the Age of Aquarius. I have had dreams and visions depicting this.


The 7 Planets

In the past, before modern telescopes, there were considered seven "planets", or luminaries in the sky. These "planets" are:

The Sun

The Moon

Mercury

Venus

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn


Days of the Week

The days of the week are named after gods/planets, and here are their correspondences:

Sunday-The Sun

Monday-The Moon

Tuesday-Tiw-Mars

Wednesday-Woden-Mercury

Thursday-Thor-Jupiter

Friday-Frige-Venus

Saturday-Saturn

More Sevens...

Of course, there are also the seven wonders of the ancient world:

The Great Pyramid

The Hanging Gardens

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Lighthouse at Alexandria

Statue of Zeus

Temple of Artemis

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus


Then there are the seven continents, the seven seas, seven deadly sins, seven heavens, seven metals of antiquity, and the list goes on.....


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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