For the past 36 years of working in the field of metaphysics and parapsychology, I have been able to observe some uncanny esoteric patterns to various life events.
As a scientific mind, I am not given to just believing in something unless I see some evidence of truth therein.
My work has involved looking at the accuracy of astrology, be it in terms of character analysis of individuals or the significance and effects of transiting planets to their natal charts and thus progression of them, in order to ascertain future life trends etc.
It would be true to say that in most future transits charts, there is evidence of repetition of various planetary sequences, which show a potential for history to repeat itself, suffice to say that transits merely speak of or augur the 'potential' for something to occur as opposed to the certainty that various life events will occur on account of the sequential progression of transiting planets.
But one strange thing has become evident to me which seems to ring true in having some bearing or significance on major traumatic events................
In numerology (which I must say I am very open minded about), the number 9 is known as the number of strife.
It is no surprise therefore that somewhere in every traumatic event you will find that the number nine, more often than not will have some significance.
The most poignant of all major traumatic events in modern history is that of '9/11'.
According to Wikipedia:
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11 .............
In this event the date was significant to 9 as it occurred of course on the 11th day of the 9th month. (9).
19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked 4 commercial passenger jet airliners. (19 = 9 comes up again).
The second plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Centre at 9.03am (9 comes up yet again!).
The south tower fell at approximately 9.59am (9 occurs twice here).
There were a total of 2,996 deaths to include the 19 hijackers. (9 comes up twice again and includes 19 = 9 again).
United Airlines Flight 93 was one of the planes hijacked on 9/11. (9 comes up again!).
I dare say that if you delve further into this tragic event you will unearth more occurrences of the number 9.
Oddly enough if you are in an emergency in the USA you are told to call 911 whilst if you are in an emergency in the UK you are told to call 999! (9 is again spookily significant!).
But look also at every plane which has crashed, and every derailed train disaster, or major motorway accident or murders and assassinations of famous people like world leaders or celebrities, 9 will figure in the equation someplace........
A crashed plane may have had the number 9 in its flight number or plane number, perhaps the death toll was 99 or the plane took flight at 9.09am or had only 9 survivors.
John F Kennedy was born on 29th May 1917. He met a tragic end on November 22nd 1963 at 1pm but in UTC time = 1900 hours!
Marilyn Munroe was age 36 when she died (3+6=9)! She met a tragic death. 4.5mg of Nembutal was found in her system (4+5=9!).
was born on 9th October 1940 he met a tragic death at 11.07pm.
Airplane disaster: 29/09/1959 Buffalo, Texas, USA Lockheed Electra 188A Braniff Structural Failure 34 dead
Airplane disaster: 14/09/1979 Sarroch, Italy DC-9-32 Aerotransporti Hit a Mountain 31 dead
Airplane disaster: 09/11/1999 Uruapan, Mexico DC-9 TAESA Crashed after take-off 18 (1=8=9!).
Airplane disaster: 13/11/1995 Kaduna, Nigeria 737-2F9 Nigeran Airways On landing 9 dead
Airplane disaster: 19/12/1979 Cerro Toledo, Colombia DC-4 Satena Hit a Mountain 19 dead
The world's deadliest mid-air collision was the 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision involving Saudi Arabian Flight 763 (SVA763) and Air Kazakhstan Flight 1907 (KZK1907) (9 in the flight number) over Haryana in India. All 349 people on board both flights were killed. (9 again significant in the number of fatalities). Area Coordinates: 28.6°N 76.2739°E (=9 in the co-ordinates as well)
In 1589 Jaques Clement killed King Henry III of France.
World war 2 commenced in 1939! (9 again!).
The Waco Siege ended violently on 19th April 1993. (9 again!).who headed the siege was born on August 17th 1959. (Yet another 9!).
29 people died in the Omagh bombing in Ireland on 15th August 1998. (9 again!).
The Vietnam War commenced in 1959 and ended in 1975 with a minimum estimated death toll of 2,495 people. (more 9's of significance!).
The Lockerbie bombing in 1988 had 259 people on board when it went down. (another 9!).
martin Luther King who was assasinated, was born on 15th January 1929 (9 again!). He was 39 when he died/was assassinated *another 9!).
Peter Sutcliffe (The Yorkshire Ripper)(UK) killed Josephine Whittaker on 4th April 1979 she was age 19. He also killed Barbara Leach on 2nd September 1979. He committed his first assault in 1969.
At present the UK is buzzing with the forthcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. Naturally most people will wish them well.
But many years ago I heard that there was a curse laid on the late UK Queen Mother, by a foreign Royal, which supposedly would see all in her down line face broken marriages or at the very least marital discord.
So I wonder if 9 will be significant to the failed marriages of the late Queen Mother's down line......
married lady Diana Spencer on 29th July 1981 (9 comes up again!) The marriage of course failed.
was just 8 years old when her parents divorced in 1969. (another 9!).Diana's brother Charles Spencer is the 9th Earl Spencer. (yet another significant 9!).
A 1989 cell phone recording of a conversation between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles revealed that they had shared intimacies, the tabloid newspapers came into possession of this and this lead to the eventual breakdown of the marriage between Prince Charles and Diana, as it forced Prince Charles to publically admit to adultery. (there goes another 9!).
Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles on 9th April 2005 after being seen more publically together from 1999, following the death of Princess Diana. (9's come up again!) and already rumour has it that their marriage is suffering already and that Camilla spends a lot of time at a home she owns in her own right, aside from that she shares with Prince Charles.
Diana's wedding dress was valued at £9,000! (9 comes up again).
Princess Anne married her first husband Captain Mark Phillips on 14th November 1973 but in 1989 announced that she was separating and by 1992 was divorced. (1989 ... there goes another significance relating to the number 9!).
Princess Margaret was 29 years old when she married Anthony Armstrong-Jones she died on 9th February 2002. (9 comes up again!). Princess Margaret's marriage ended in divorce also.
Prince Andrew was born on 19th February 1960 (9 comes up in his birth date!) He married Sarah Fergusson on 23rd July 1986 but then on 19th March 1992 they announced plans to separate (9 comes up again!).
Prince Edward married Sophie Rhys-Jones on 19th June 1999 (9 comes up yet again several times) and their wedding was announced on 6th January 1999. It will be interesting to see how their marriage pans out given the occurrence of yet more 9's in the significant dates. They are seldom in the news and at one time it was rumoured that Prince Edward was gay.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are to be married on 29th April 2011 (9 again ugh!) Kate will be age 29 when they marry (9 again!). Kate was born on 9th January 1982 (9 again!). Prince William was born at 9.03pm (another 9 of significance). I do wish they had not chosen the 29th April to marry! (9 is not a good vibration here!).
The first ever photograph taken of the Queen of England, Elizabeth 11 together with Prince Phillip was in 1939 (there goes another 9!).
who met an ill fated end in a joint suicide pact with his wife Eva was born on 20th April 1989, (another 9!) the Third Reich collapsed on 29th April 1945 (another 9!) and he and his wife committed suicide together on 30th April 1945. He took the surname Hitler at the age of 39! (there goes another 9!).
The Titanic which sunk on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean started to be built on 31st March 1909. (there we go with 9 again!). Her length overall was 882 feet 9 inches (269.1m) (9's again!). The moulded breadth was 92 feet. (9 again!). The height from the water line to the deck was 59 feet. (another 9!). There were 29 boilers fired by 159 coal furnaces (more 9's). There were 9 decks! (spooky, yet another 9!). The liner was laid down on 31st March 1909. (9 again!).
There were 329 people on board in the first class deck and only 199 of these survived = 39.5% were lost. (9's again!)
In the second class only 119 survived out of 285 people (9 comes up again!).
There were 899 crew on board and only 214 survived (another 9!).
Above are only a few notable events in which 9 comes up as being eerily significant, I am sure if you delve into this more you will unearth many more such, uncanny incidences where 9 has some part to play! Sure makes you think doesn't it!