Friday, December 26, 2014

The Symbolism behind Numbers #Wild Hunt #research #numerology

I've been doing some research for my newest WIP, Hunter Sacrificed, a Wild Hunt novella, and I thought I'd share some of what I found on the symbolism behind numbers.
Most people have a favorite number or what they consider a lucky number. For me, it’s the number three. I’ve owned three houses, have three kids, married my third serious boyfriend and made three sputtered attempts at writing before I finished my first novel.
I also have a fascination with the number five. Without realizing it, I gave each of my children and pets a five letter name. My husband and I also have five-letter names. Subconsciously, I must’ve have made the connection and wanted to continue the trend. Or is there a deeper meaning? I don’t know, but I’m likely to continue the trend with any future pets.

Here's a little of what I discovered...

Numbers carry a symbolic meaning in the Bible and mythology, which I LOVE. ;-)

1 — stands for unity
2 — separation (two halves of the whole); the yin-yang, so to speak
3 — the Godhead
4 — Earth
5 — grace, forgiveness or healing
6 — man or beast
666 — Satan
7 — perfection (and a lucky number to many)
8 — new beginnings
9 — finality. This number is also one of magic and the importance of it touches many branches of mythology and religion. The nine layers of Hell is just one example.
27— a magical number as it's 3 times 9. It's also considered a year of transition.

So, what’s your favorite number and why?


Author Bio
A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.
She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.

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