The importance and significance of numbers and dates?

Today is 8th September 2010, as my mother would say, “all day”.  Probably more distinctive as 08/09/10, though if you’re American this date of this year happened last month.  Since the 1st February 2003 in Europe we’ve had a 11 year opportunity for a day each year with a date that has a consecutive serious of numbers until 11th December 2013. (In the US they get 12 as they started with the second of January 2003, 01/02/03 and will finish with 13 December 2014 or 12/13/14.)  There also continue to be other date number sequences, for example the first of February 2034 which is 01/02/34.

Apart from the pleasing appearance of the natural sequence showing an order is there any other relevance?   I don’t think so.  Some Numerologists think that it is the sum of the dates which is more important, one example being here who says there is a spiritual meaning to numbers and that the sum of the date produces a single number which can be used to predict the future.  For today the prediction is equal to 08+09+2+0+1+0 = 20 =2+0= 2 giving the answer:

“Two: The symbolic meaning of number Two is kindness, balance, tact, equalization, and duality. The number Two reflects a quiet power of judgment, and the need for planning. Two beckons us to choose. The spiritual meaning of number Two also deals with exchanges made with others, partnerships (both in harmony and rivalry), and communication. Two urges us out of our indecision, calls us to unite with like-minds, and like-ideals. Two asks us to exert our natural flow of judgment to do what is best for our souls.”

Well, you pay your money and take your choice but its not my cup of coffee.  Here and here are other sites on the same topic.

Something I have found significant came from teaching the date in English and the contrast between British and American English.  I usually explain the difference in the date systems by reference to 9/11.  We all know the importance(wiki) of 11th September 2001 in America, as I believe  and unless I am corrected, the first and most major attack upon American civilians upon American soil.  Few people remember the importance of 9/11 for the people of Europe.  The 9th November 1989 (wiki) (here & here) saw the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of of the artificial division of Europe, the continent becoming whole again and freedom, human rights and the rule of law being a norm for all the people of my continent.  So 9/11 same numbers but important in different ways for different days in the American and European date system.  Is this meaning for the same date mean it is important in some way as a date?  I don’t think so, the importance for me is what happened on the date, which is what makes 11/9 important as well as 9/11.

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4 Responses to “The importance and significance of numbers and dates?”

  1. janestheone Says:

    er – 11th September 2001?

  2. theflashingblade Says:

    Thanks, corrected from 9th September to 11th September, too many 9s & 11s in one post not to get something wrong.

  3. browsing through Says:

    Pearl Harbor would have been the first attack on American soil.

    • the Flashing Blade Says:

      Yes, thanks for reminding me. Don’t know what I could have been thinking to have put that.

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