What is the meaning of the Number 7?

the meaning of the number 7

Since the dawn of time, the number 7 has had a special place in most civilizations. As a magical number, the number 7 fascinates and intrigues. Why? What does the number 7 mean? Let’s discover here the symbolism of this sacred number.

Number 7, symbolic number

Every day, we come across the number seven. We even sometimes don't realize it but it is part of our everyday life: the 7 days of the week or the 7 colors of the rainbow.
This number is also a particularly strong symbol. In many cultures, it is considered beneficial and protective. Its mystical aspect opened the door to many beliefs and superstitions. Often considered a sacred number, the number 7 bears within it something spiritual, eternal.

Number Seven in numerology

The study of numbers is a pretty complex field. We've already had the opportunity to broach the subject in an article dedicated to it, in which the meaning of the number 7 appears. In numerology, this number is a sacred one that refers to wisdom.

Number 7 in astrology

In the universe of the stars, the number 7 has a preponderant place too. Indeed, it corresponds to the number of planets and to the metals that are commonly linked to them, namely:

  1. Mars and iron
  2. Venus and copper
  3. Saturn and lead
  4. Jupiter and tin
  5. Mercury and mercury
  6. The Moon and silver
  7. The Sun and gold


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Number 7 in religious beliefs

This mystical number can be found in many sacred books such as the Bible, the Torah or the Kabbalah. Here are a few examples:

  • The 7 capital sins and the 7 catholic Sacraments
  • The 7 days resulting in the Creation of the World mentioned in the Bible
  • The 7 chakras in Hinduism

That is why the number seven is also associated with divine perfection.

Number seven as civilizations progressed

As far back as Ancient Egypt, many – notably religious – edifices were built respecting the proportions linked to the following numbers:

  • Number 3: symbol of equilibrium and trinity, which confers on it a spiritual and even divine character.
  • Number 4: symbol of the material and terrestrial world.
  • Number 7, which is the result of the sum of the other two numbers, finds a place between the two worlds, the world of life and the world of death. It refers to completeness and the aspect of things well done.

In parallel, this number brings to mind the 7 Wonders of the World, among which are found:

  1. The Colossus of Rhodes
  2. The Lighthouse of Alexandria
  3. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  4. The Great Pyramid of Giza
  5. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  6. The Temple of Artemis
  7. The Statute of Zeus at Olympia

This number is part of our imaginary world, notably due to its magical side. Several tales refer to the famous number 7, like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, or the Seven-League Boots in Tom Thumb.

The Superstition of the number 7

Fascination is often close to superstition. Consequently, the number 7 is linked to many beliefs. For instance, breaking a mirror predicts 7 years of bad luck. But, most of the time, the number 7 is seen as a positive sign in superstitions.
Some consider it a lucky-charm number, one they play at the lottery as a lucky number. By the way, don’t we talk about “Seventh Heaven” when we experience great joy and satisfaction?
The number Seven can also be found in many magical rituals due to its beneficial charge.

Seeing the number 7 everywhere

If you see it in a dream or a vision, this is the sign of success, even of triumph. You can consider that your free will is operating and that it is time for you to forge ahead, and “ascend” to perfection through knowledge and wisdom.
Indeed, the number 7 represents spiritual maturity acquired after a learning cycle. It is also the constructive and continuous development of your personality. Therefore, on the spiritual level, it is as beneficial as the number five.


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