Today is 9/9/09, Will I Be Three Times Lucky?Category: Humor
I’m not really a big fan of numerology. But since September 9, 2009 or 9/9/09 won’t happen again in another 1000 years, I’ll play with it.
The number 9 is supposed to be a lucky number, according to the Chinese, The number 9 (九, Pinyin: jiŭ, jyutping: gau), being the greatest of single-digit numbers, was historically associated with the Emperor of China; the Emperor’s robes often had nine dragons, and Chinese mythology held that the dragon has nine children. Moreover, the number 9 is a homophone of the word for “longlasting” (久), and as such is often used in weddings. (from Wikipedia)
The number 999 also happens to coincide with the beginning of a Mayan Sacred Calendar count of 260 days. Here’s an interesting read.
In some countries, they use 999 as their emergency number.
In the Book of Revelations, the number of the beast is given as 666. Fans of doomsday conspiracies insisted that something bad will happen on June 6, 2006 (6/6/06), but did the world end on that day? Heck, nothing significant occurred. If you are a big fan of horror movies, maybe the release of the remake of The Omen on that date thrilled you. Since 666 is considered as a bad number, 999 is its exact opposite and is therefore a good number.
Today is indeed good for Beatles fans as the entire original Beatles catalogue, digitally remastered will be released, giving listeners what the remaining members of “The Fab Four” say is the closest reproduction ever of how their music sounded in the studio. (from CNN)
In a game of Lucky 9, a hand that draws a total of nine or closest to that wins the game.
Because today is 9/9/09 (that’s three nines), does this mean that we will be three times lucky?
Well, I don’t know. After all, I don’t leave my fate to numbers. And there’s still a 10/10/10 to look forward to next year.