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Destiny Number 9

Your destiny is to achieve a higher state of consciousness and teach others how to achieve theirs!

Destiny Number 9

Destiny Number 9 is the number of the leader. You are also an extremely generous soul. Your mission is a humanitarian one. Yours is a spiritual path and you’re here to love unconditionally, however that may manifest in your life. You’re often a hopeless romantic at heart and can set yourself up for disappointment when people don’t measure up to your ideals. You’re at your optimal when you’re tapping into your creativity, sensitivity, and selflessness.

You are attracted to a cause or movement who purpose is to make a better world. You are extremely idealistic, sometimes to the point of being naïve about people or methods. You have great compassion, and seek to create a more humane society. You are drawn to those who suffer physically or at the hands of injustice. You are the righter of wrongs. Your deeper intention is to transform the world.

You are always willing to give parts of yourself away to help others, although unlike the equally self-sacrificing 6, you would never think to consider this an impingement on your time, because you don’t feel obligated. You give away yourself only to the extent that you are comfortable with, and naturally know when to stop, or take some time for self-care. This is a very positive thing and ensures that you keep going in the long run.

Like Life Paths 3 and 5, you occasionally become scattered, trying to fling your energy in too many directions at once. Unlike those other two numbers, however, you don’t do this because you are easily bored (you rarely give up on something once you’ve started it), but instead, because you are so easily excited and intrigued.

It is very important that you choose a path in life that takes advantage of your giving, humanitarian spirit, and not one that focusses on materialism. Although there will probably be times when you wish your finances were a little more stable, you will not be happy with yourself if you choose to do something “for the money.”

Destiny number 9 is so inexorably tied to humanitarian purposes and doing good in the world that any 9 will be disappointed if they find work that doesn’t contribute to this. With that said, every 9 will also have different visions of what constitutes doing good in the world. Some choose to dedicate their times to initiatives like the Peace Corps, others will choose careers that have strong benefits for others like medicine, and still others will pursue art and culture as a way of bettering society.

No matter which type of 9 you are, you must find work that is fulfilling to you, on the basis of improving the world.

Once you have found this kind of work, you can dedicate yourself to it fully, and will quickly become noticed by others in the field. Since you have such a classy and composed demeanor, and a good leadership style, people in your field will quickly start coming to you for advice, making you a great influence on the path it’s taking.

Your natural confidence and humanitarianism are a great combination for careers such as medicine, public defense advocacy, management of non-profit or charity organizations, or any type of bureaucratic work, where you will do your best to change structures for the better from the inside.

This combination also makes you an excellent partner, as people are so naturally drawn to you. You can be a bit aloof at times, and keep your partners guessing about what exactly you want, but if you’re willing to open up to someone, you are certain to have a tender and lasting relationship with them.

If you are a 9, relationships happen on your terms, and your terms alone. Sometimes, this is because the struggles that 9s are unfortunately fated to face have given them bitter experiences surrounding romance. Time is the best healer here, and with time, you will realize that those experiences were only a tiny part of your life, and that they need not poison your future.

Other times, 9s are simply more focused on other things besides relationships. This is especially true of those 9s who are passionately called to their work. The strong sense of ethical commitment to your work can blind you completely to relationships with others.

No matter what the circumstances, you will not enter a relationship until you are ready.

9s frequently become so committed to their work that they are not interested in pursuing romances, but generally 9s do not have difficulty balancing their work with friendships or self-care. You have a good work-life balance, and are able to step away from difficult situations in the workplace when it is demanded.

Because you are so passionate about your work, your greatest challenge in working comes when you encounter people who are in your field, but who don’t actually seem to care about bettering the world. This is especially hurtful to 9s who go into highly popular fields like medicine or law, which have the potential to be used to harm as well as to help, and into which people go for thousands of different reasons. It breaks your heart to see people who are only in it for the money, when you feel so strongly that the money is only deserved if you help others.

You must not allow this to get to you, although sometimes it will be very attempting to fold under the weight of all those other apathetic people. Keep your eyes focused on your goal and don’t let other people with different (even utterly conflicting) goals keep you away from it.

9s should also make an effort to find work that allows them to travel – sometimes your job will keep you tied in one place, which is a bit unfortunate, because 9s are great travelers and love to see the world. Try to take a couple of weeks off for a crazy backpacking trip or a stay in a city you’ve never been to, at least once every couple of years! It’ll expand your horizons and keep things fresh for you.

In numerology 9 is the number of completion. This is why you’re so unusually good at completing what you start, but it also symbolizes that you will have to overcome many struggles in life. Sometimes it seems like the world is against you, but trust: it feels that way because you truly do have the strength to overcome those struggles.

You are willing to sacrifice in order to advance your cause. This seems to be the theme in your life. From time to time, you find yourself involved in a project whose very life depends upon your willingness to sacrifice something that related directly to your ego. You are a visionary with the ability to influence and direct the masses.

Beware that others may find that you’re ideas are a little on the cuckoo-side! This Destiny number is a powerful one demanding that you learn to transform and heal (both yourself and others) while letting go of the past freely and without bitterness.

You may find yourself tripping over into the arena of resentment, of intolerance, or gullibility. You may have to deal with enmeshment with your family of origin throughout your life. Your task is to let go of family issues fully and completely. You often feel either resentment toward the family or feel overly responsible for them.

You have broad view of humanity, and you are not shackled with prejudice. You need to be aware that people respond much more favorably to you when you connect with them through being a compassionate active listener rather than a preacher, lecturer, or proselytizer. Understand that you can have an intimidating quality to you, despite your big heart. So be careful about how your frame your discussion so that people don’t feel as though you’re patronizing them.

Often the 9 Destiny number can come off as arrogant or unapproachable. Realize that everyone thinks you have it all (or have it all together) and so you find it difficult to ask for help or support. It’s not only okay to ask for help, it’s very healing for you. Know that your 9 Destiny is a profound journey that offers you multifaceted opportunities to touch the lives of others and heal some of your own deepest wounds. You’re learning how to both give and receive.

The number 9 indicates "completion of a cycle" or a block of learning. The 9 expression suggests you have reached the point at which a breakthrough can occur; during the lifetime you can apply all that you've learned along your evolutionary path and complete a major stage in your development. This is why many geniuses have the 9 expression. You have the ability to synthesize many diverse bits of knowledge into a unified whole. You are charismatic. Despite the cool and distant personality you project, people are attracted to you.

Number 9s have a very strong sense of self, and an even stronger sense of purpose in the world, and will be most fulfilled when they can dedicate themselves to their passion for making the world a better place. This desire for improvement in the world is your greatest source of strength. Don’t underestimate the power it can have in improving you, as well as the world. Humanitarianism brings out the best in you, and prevents you from sliding into a pit of hostility, arrogance, or lack of integrity. Without it, you can become a horribly embittered person who has difficulty seeing the good in the world – completely antithetical to your natural state!

If you haven’t found meaningful work that you feel contributes to the good of the world, go out and find it now! It doesn’t matter at first whether it’s paid, volunteer, even just a hobby – it is something that 9s need in their lives and simply cannot go for long without, without causing serious problems for their own mental health and their relationships with those around them.

Whether this brings you financial security or has you living in a grimy flat in an unfamiliar city; whether it makes people love you or leaves you friendless; whether your working hours are comfortable and relaxing or whether you’re up all night working unpaid overtime, if you’re sufficiently confident that the work you’re doing is in line with your beliefs, you will be satisfied.

Because of the numerology definition of 9 as the number of endings, a serious bad habit that 9s have is ending things when they start to get difficult or shaky. This is because you don’t want things to end without your control. For example, you’d rather break up with your partner than have your partner break up with you, or quit your job rather than be fired.

This is completely understandable, but the problem is that four times out of five, you partner wasn’t going to break up with you, and you weren’t going to be fired from your job! Practice talking things out and trusting that everything’s going to be all right, instead of running at the first sign of trouble.

Use number 9’s meaning as the number of endings as a way to embrace endings rather than a reason to flee from them. Remember the adage, “when one door closes, another opens,” and try to view endings as new beginnings and opportunities, rather than disasters or tragedies.

Also practice thinking of the world in terms of cycles, rather than lines that have beginnings and end. Look for patterns of rebirth in the world around you, and remember that, as a part of the world, you too are being constantly reborn and reinvented.

It may feel at times like an ending is final, but that’s simply not true for you – you have the power to change all endings into new beginnings, and bring about rebirth for yourself and the people around you.

9’s numerology can makes people some of the kindest, most giving souls of any Life Path, but if you lose your way, you can also do more harm to yourself and others than any other number.

Fortunately, you have vast wells of inner strength to keep yourself from going astray. You are incredibly dedicated to your causes, and barring disaster, your sense of morality is unshakable. You are forever dedicated to bringing the greatest happiness to the greatest number of people.

You basic belief in the goodness of humanity is unshakable. This causes you to encourage the best in other people, but occasionally makes you vulnerable to being taken advantage of. You are not a very good judge of character. Your nature is to serve. You are happiest when you feel you are helping to advance the human race.

You have an abundance of artistic talent. Many with your expression number find themselves the arts, especially in literature, painting, and visual and performing arts.

Your compassion and dedication to a cause makes you an incredibly positive influence on those around you. People are inspired by your sense of your place in the world, and will quickly be inclined to help you achieve your goals.

Work on allowing yourself to open up to others. Sometimes it will be difficult, especially if you are in a field that sees people getting hurt frequently, or if you’ve been hurt by people in the past. But in the long run, it will help you more than shutting people out ever could. You will benefit immensely by close friendships and relationships, although you never need to let everyone know all your secrets.

You have a versatility that allows you to succeed in many fields, but all the fields that a 9 can reasonably expect to achieve long-term success in are ones that appeal to your humanitarianism, so don’t try to pin your hopes of success on anything that doesn’t sit one hundred percent well with you from a moral perspective – even if you think that there will be other long-term benefits. You’ll only harm your own spirit in the process.

Knowing the number 9’s meaning can help you develop a lifestyle that focusses on bringing happiness into the world, thus bringing more happiness into your own personal life.


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