The 9 Destiny Path
...the path of LETTING GO
"The best and most beautiful things in the
world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart."
9 is a path of insight, generosity, emotion, compassion,
global awareness, interpretation, diversity and strength. 9 contains a
little bit of all the other numbers, as well as many unique
characteristics of its own. Its influence makes you versatile and
To better understand 9s uncommon universal effect, add together the
numbers from 1 to 8. (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8). The answer is 36.
Add the 3 and 6 together, and you have 9. Add 9 to 9 and you have 18.
Add the 1 and 8 together, and you're back to 9.
Another mathematical wonder is that when you multiply 9 by 9, the answer
is 81. And, of course, 8 + 1 = 9. Look what happens when you multiply 9
ones by 9 ones. (111,111,111 x 111,111,111). The result is an
astonishing 12,345,678,987,654,321 which, when added together = 81 = 9.
This is the only number that works in such mysterious ways and, just as
9 contains the energies of all the other numbers, you, yourself, can be
all things to all people, adaptable in a wide variety of environments
and situations. You can be quite a mystery, too.
The shape of the number 9 forms the basis of a spiral
which reflects the combined motion of creativity and evolvement. Those
born on the 9 path have great potential for creative thinking, artistic
output, as well as rapid evolution of the mind, the emotions and/or the
body. 9 enables you to live a life full of love, accomplishment, and
personal satisfaction. But, first, you must accept that feelings are
what you came into this life to express and understand. The 9 Destiny
Path is, indeed, an emotional one.
9 is the most complicated of all the numbers and the most difficult to
live with or make sense of and, until you understand its evolutionary
purpose, life can seem like an eternal roller coaster. Trauma after
trauma may be experienced until you finally accept that emotion is what
you are here to learn about.
When 9s true nature is denied or exaggerated, you can hurt people by
taking their love for granted and trying to control their lives. You may
have a desire to give, but will give to the wrong people for the wrong
reasons, one of which is guilt. Some 9s are adept at making others feel
guilty, using their misfortunes as an excuse to take rather than give.
Global awareness may also exist, but from a fearful, bigoted and
non-accepting point of view. Insight may come, but is then rejected.
Compassion is viewed as weakness as it means having to let down one's
guard and actually feel something. Emotions are expressed but held on to
instead of being released. The courage that is typical of those on the 9
Destiny Path is then expressed through misplaced anger instead of
self-acceptance and fairness.
9s can never be happy when their destiny energy is exaggerated or denied
because this imbalance tells you that happiness does not exist. You then
resent others who are experiencing happiness. When the 9 energy is
experienced in this way, it is bitter, to say the least. Fortunately,
most 9s do not stay in this dark and lonely place for long.
The 9 mind evolves in ways that others may not experience. This enables
you to feel your feelings in their most profound and diverse forms. You
often have to travel in what seems like the wrong direction - backwards
- in order to go forward. 9 is so complex that you cannot help but
become involved in the metaphysics of life. You have an insatiable
appetite for the spiritual and psychological.
A basic understanding of reincarnation is desirable because this
lifetime is likely to be your last. If that sounds a little ominous, you
should know that all 9s are very old souls who have lived many
lifetimes. Haven't you ever wondered why nothing really shocks you? It
is because you have seen and done it all before. You have existed in
every form, color, race, creed, and gender. You have traveled every walk
of life. Of course, that does not mean that you have learned all you
need to learn, and your experiences in this lifetime will make that
clear. Be prepared to let go of previous beliefs so that you can learn
Deep down, you know you are here to conclude unresolved issues of the
past so that you can move on to a higher existence. But what you may
forget is that you must live this life fully, finish everything you
start, tie up all the loose ends and gain experience from past and
present mistakes. All of this can seem like a daunting task. Or, in a
different light, it can be an exciting and fulfilling adventure. You may
become frustrated by the demands that life appears to place on you,
until you realize that you simply don't assert yourself as fully as you
Your live-and-let-live attitude is a beautiful part of who you are, but
it can also backfire on you. To counteract this, you must develop a deep
self respect for and be comfortable in your role of 'giver'. When this
is achieved, you will have no problem saying 'no' when necessary. You
will understand that nobody owes you a thing, and that there is no one
to whom you are obligated, either. Then you will be able to move away
from the guilt that often plagues the 9 who does not know what it means
to be a 9, and you will understand just how beautiful the act of
selfless giving actually is. Just remember that you cannot give what you
have not got. And you cannot keep giving without replenishing your
stock, whether it be energy or material things. Aim for quality rather
You are probably aware of how versatile you are. There is very little to
which you cannot relate and you probably know a little bit about
everything. However, while your versatility is a great asset, it can
create problems with regard to your sense of identity, making a living
and establishing a secure base for yourself. Therefore, it is necessary
to specialize in something in which you are passionately interested.
Otherwise, you cannot help but suffer the pains of feeling unfulfilled.
Self-fulfillment, usually through creativity and helping others, is one
of the beautiful gifts that 9 offers.
Your life tends to create circumstances to which you must constantly
adapt. This makes it difficult for you to focus on one thing at a time.
You may spread yourself too thin, unable to concentrate long enough to
gain the necessary experience or expertise. You may find yourself
bouncing from one thing to another without actually completing anything,
unaware that completion is what's needed.
You may already be doing pretty well in life, but there is no telling
just how much you can accomplish with focus. It is always lack of
concentration which prevents 9s from seeing their higher potential. It
is up to you to recognize your specialty, (your passion), and give it
the focus it deserves.
Your life is often cluttered with useless projects, people, possessions,
and you have a tendency to waste your time, energy, opportunities and
resources on unimportant matters. You may have to occasionally stand
back from the ongoing dramas of your life and assess any situations or
relationships that need to be weeded out and ended.
In order to find the truth, you will have to begin at the beginning and
go back to the very source - the origins of the matter - back to the
past to release yourself from unexpressed emotions which are holding you
there. Recognize where you are torturing yourself emotionally over
matters you can do absolutely nothing about. When you realize that this
is what you so often do to yourself, it will be easier to accept the
past and move on to a more comfortable reality.
Ultimately, you are learning how to let go. This can be a painful
process until you understand its necessity. You may question how it is
possible to be the loving and generous person you know you are when you
may have to hurt yourself or others in the process of letting go. The
life of a 9 is never simple. Very often, the people you think you may
hurt actually need to be released so that their lives can unfold in a
way that is natural for them. For you, partings are such sorrowful and
frightening occasions, only to find, in retrospect, that it was the best
thing for all concerned.
On the other hand, by developing a greater tolerance for the
individuality of others, the need to end certain relationships need
never arise. You must learn to accept the diversity of humanity and
enjoy the richness of loving relationships in which common goals take
the place of ego. It is hard for those who love you to share you with
the world, as they must often do. The least you can do is to allow them
to be who they are rather than who you want them to be. You can be
frustrated with those who do not live up to your high ideals, but your
disappointment is actually with your own intolerance. You may think that
tolerance is one of your greater attributes, but this is a
misunderstanding since we only tolerate that which we do not like.
Acceptance is the key. That means that you must stop judging yourself,
9 is the number of giving, and the most precious gift you can bestow on
anyone is your acceptance of them just as they are. This in no way
implies lowering your standards or putting up with ongoing adverse
behavior. You must stay true to yourself and your principles. But your
vision is a unique one and you cannot always expect others to see life
as you see it. If you try to control other people, or if you are overly
possessive, irresponsible, unemotional, or destructive, the 9 energy
will work against you dramatically.
You are likely to experience at least one major trauma, illness, loss,
accident, scandal or some other dramatic event which changes the entire
course of your life. In retrospect, such painful events often turn out
to be significant turning points which open you up to your emotional
powers which, in turn, set you on a more meaningful path. When you
express your emotions, life will provide you with many unusual and
profound understandings and experiences. As your experience grows, you
will become a philosopher of sorts, and you will want to share your
insight with others.
There is nothing you cannot handle. You have had to face fear so often
that you instinctively understand its purpose. The more you face your
fears head-on, the more you will know what really does need to be feared
and what does not. This makes you courageous, intelligent, and
compassionate. You may have to work hard at building this level of
confidence. When you do, you will experience a massive shift of
consciousness. Your emotions will become your power instead of your
weakness, and you will develop a much deeper appreciation of your
purpose as a human being.
Some of your most natural characteristics are those of generosity and
compassion. Others who can sense your need to give may try to take
advantage of you. Therefore, you must learn to give only because you
want to and not because you feel you should. You cannot battle with
guilt. You can only recognize it and move away from it. Remember that
guilt is NOT an emotion, but a wall of judgment which prevents you from
feeling anything at all.
Take a good look at the way you have led your life and you will realize
that you have been giving your whole life, perhaps without even knowing
it. There are so many ways in which to give. Few of them require
sacrifice. You can give as a loving spouse or parent, you can give
kindness and comfort to others, or money and material assistance to
those in need, you can give friendliness, encouragement, opportunity,
emotional support, guidance and counsel; you can give of yourself
through your particular field of work or service, or through your
abundance of creative talent. Yes, you have been giving to this world
all your life.
When you are unfocused, you can be all talk and no action. Who can blame
others for ignoring or stealing your ideas when it is obvious that you
have no intention of putting them to use? You are a natural planner and
dreamer, but you must also take the action which will actualize your
goals. Only through undaunted belief in yourself can you do this.
Because 9 is made up of all the other energies, you must know what the
other energies consist of so that you can incorporate their qualities
into your daily life:
1.INDEPENDENCE: knowing who you are, adapting to change, and leading your
2.RELATION: cooperating with others, patience, tact, careful attention to
detail, and developing intuition.
3.CREATIVITY: communication, friendship, beauty, and happiness.
4.BREAKTHROUGH: knowing that one's work must be what one loves. Dealing with
5.FREEDOM: gaining experience by learning from mistakes. Travel. Coping with
6.RESPONSIBILITY: the ultimate balancing act.
7.WISDOM: inner development, spirituality and knowledge.
8.SATISFACTION: using your powers of manifestation through True
Understanding and Balance.
9.COMPLETION: following your feelings to Free Will.
You can be perceived as many things, ranging from the
nicest person in the world to an angry, self-centered alarmist. What
seems to others as negative behavior is actually quite natural for one
who is experiencing so many different aspects of life as intensely as
you are. Be yourself. Let your feelings take their spontaneous course,
through you and out of you.
You are able to see all sides of a situation and you realize just how
nearsighted others can be. Even though you become frustrated by a world
that is so gullible, your caring nature wants to open people's eyes to
reality. Yes, you are a very intense person. You are here to learn about
life from a broader perspective and then interpret your findings to
others. You must find a way to communicate complex ideas in simple
forms; otherwise your life will feel like one big ongoing struggle to
You can impress others with your versatility and broad knowledge but, in
the end, it is you who must feel satisfied. Success is the result of
different factors being brought together at the right time, in the right
place and by the right people. You feel deeply about a lot of things
which are connected by a common thread. What you want can only be
determined from what you feel, and how deeply you let yourself feel it.
With the firm intent to fulfill a goal, you will notice opportunities
you could not see before. You will learn the progressive nature of
reaching a goal, and resolve to take the steps which will lead you to
it. It is not enough to merely wish for something. It is a matter of
setting your sights on what you desire and then drawing yourself closer
to it, step by step, with patience and determination. As more steps are
taken, new insight accelerates the process. Then, you realize that this
particular goal is only one step in a far greater process and that even
higher goals are attainable. Such is the spiraling evolving nature of
the 9 energy.
9's emphasis on endings means that you cannot progress until each step
is concluded. You may often find yourself having to go back over ground
you thought you'd already covered. But once this lesson is learned,
there is no telling what you can achieve, especially if your goals
involve creativity or humanitarian issues.
You hate to be distracted when your heart is set on something but your
diverse nature often pulls you in different directions. As you take your
time to figure out which way to go, others may see you as lazy or
scattered. But, if you believe in what you're doing, the criticisms of
others will have little effect. You are traveling a very different road
to most other people and you must, therefore, give yourself enough
freedom – enough detachment – to find your way.
Eventually, both you and those around you will see that all those
seemingly unrelated events in your life are actually connected in some
way and represent the link between the unknown and your very purpose in
this lifetime. Try to leave nothing unfinished. Tie up all the loose
ends. Know when you are finished and LET GO. Then move on. What a
perfect journey yours can be when you know how to travel its powerful,
unpredictable, and loving energy.