One is the number of essence. It is the symbol of identity, of
equality, of existence, of conservation and of general harmony.
Being without parts, a single unit announces order, peace and
tranquility, which are founded on a unity of sentiments;
consequently, one is a good principle. One represents new
beginnings, new happenings, new potentials, self-completeness,
beginnings, creativity, the individual and the positive.
The number two is the origin of contrasts, it is the symbol of
diversity, of inequality, of division and of separation. Two is an
evil principle, a number of bad omens, characterizing disorder,
confusion and change. Two represents balances, a balance of
energy, gentleness, nature, imagination, romance, couples and
Three is the first unequal; it is the number containing the most
sublime mysteries, for everything is composed of three substances.
It represents divinity, the soul of the world, the spirit of man.
It is meditation, atonement, completeness--beginning, middle and
end. Three represents creativity, activity, results, ambition,
control and authority over others and moving forward.
Four, the first mathematical power, is also one of the chief
elements. It represents the generating virtue, from which come all
combinations; it is the perfect of numbers; it is the root of all
things. This number gives the human soul its eternal nature. Four
represents foundation, building, structure, stability, rest and
The number five has a peculiar force in sacred explanations: it is
everything; it stops the power of poisons, and renders evil
spirits powerless. Five represents action, energy, conflict,
opposition, versatility, communication and impulsiveness.
Six is a fortunate number, the number of luck and chance. It
derives its merit from the first sculptors having divided the face
into six portions. Six represents kindness, luxury, love,
friendship, money, art, affection and health.
Seven is a number very powerful for good or for evil. It is the
number of the entire cosmos. Seven especially belongs to sacred
things. Seven represents spirituality, mysticism, imagination,
psychic power, secrets, travel, change, intuition and
The number eight is the first cube, that is to say, squared in all
senses, as a die, proceeding from its base two, an even number.
Eight represents strength, perfection, karma, stability,
intensity, strength, loneliness, hidden feelings, secrets,
institutions, hospitals, health and long term illnesses.
The square of three being nine, nine is regarded as the extent to
which numbers would go with all others being embraced and
revolving within it. Ten but recommences a fresh series capable of
infinite expansion. Nine is regarded as sacred and represents
fruition, accomplishment, courage, completion, high spirituality
and is a good number to incorporate in all spells.