People planned to get married today. Movie execs planned movie premieres for today. Apple is holding their annual September music event today in San Francisco to take advantage of this rare Calendarial event. So what makes 09/09/09 so special?
Florida – there is a county clerk’s office down in Florida offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99 Smart brides who know their husbands will forget their anniversary have lined up to catch this special date. After all, even the most absent minded hubby should be able to remember 9/9/9!
There is a new animated featured titled “9” about the apocolypse which Focus Features is releasing today. The movie is about a rag doll in a post-apocalyptic world where there ar eno humans. Enormous and terrible machines roam the land, looking to bring all living creatures remaining to extinction. The film features the voice talents of Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Crispin glover, Jennifer Connelly and several other luminaries of Hollywood and promises to be an amazing film.
One of the most popular video games in recent history, “Rock Band” is releasing “The Beatles:Rock Band” today. This release of the hugely popular game will feature 45 beatles tunes with individual instrumental parts and animation sequences that are sure to thrill Beatles fans the world over. The 09/09/09 release is sure to draw even more attention to what has proven to be a highly anticipated game release.
The synchronicity of the date looks good on promotional materials and this is not lost on advertising and marketing execs all over the world, looking to take advantage of it. Last year we had 8/8/2008 so we won’t see another date like this until January 1st, 2011 when the data will be 1/1/11 and November 11th, 2011 when the date will be 11/11/11!
Now will be a huge wedding and marketing dates to be sure!
Technically, there is no special significance to symmetrical dates but some numerologists believe that there are some special meanings to specific numbers like the number 9. For many cultures, the number 9 is a lucky number which makes September 9 a particularly lucky date although others might see more ominous portents in such numbers.
The number 9 in numerological terms has special significance in that it is the number of balance, harmony and perfection. Just the right date for a wedding, don’t you think?
So what else is significant about the the number 9?
9 is the product of 3 x 3 which connotes a balanced mind, body and spirit.
There are 9 planets in our solar system.
It takes 9 months for a child to be brought into the world.
In the Christian religions, the heirarchy of Angels contains 9 choruses.
Buddhists believe the heavens are divided into nine celestial levels
Both the Egyptian and Greek cultures felt the number 9 held a special spiritual meaning.
Mathmeticians may recall that Pythagoras posited that the number 9 had many unique properties. for example, we learn in grade school that if you multiply any number by 9, the 2 digit number that results, when added together, will equal 9! For example, 9 x 3 = 27 and 2 + 7 equals 9! If you multiply by any 2, 3 or even 4 digit number, it will also break down to 9. So if you multiply 9 x 62 for example, the result is 558. 5+5+8 = 18 and 1+8 = 9! Amazing huh!
September 9th is also the 252nd day of the year. 2+5+2 = 9!!!
So enjoy your very special day today and if anything of significance happens to you today. I am sure it will be a date that you’ll never forget.