The Number 9 is symbolized by a 9-pointed star. In geometry, the nine-pointed star is sometimes called a nonagram. The Hebrews referred to nine as the symbol of immutable Truth. The Ennead, or nine pointed star, is an ancient and sacred symbol. It comprises three trinities. The Egyptian, Celtic, Greek and Christian myths all have an ennead of nine gods and goddesses, representing the entire archetypal range of principles.
We are all familiar with the number 9 through the phrases “A stitch in time saves nine”, and “cats have nine lives”. Interestingly, as the highest single-digit number, 9 symbolizes completeness in many religions, and it reveals a mirror symmetry among numbers: if any number is multiplied by nine the resulting digits always add to nine: 2 x 9 = 18; 3 x 9 = 27, 4 x 9 = 36 and so on.
For the Archetype Number 9, when you are centered and aligned, you:
- Have a strong and consistent drive to contribute to the wellbeing of others
- Adore and celebrate the beauty of the human spirit
- Are deeply motivated to contribute to the creation of a better world however you can
- Know that when you contribute to one person, the blessing of this healing interaction ripples out through the field of our interconnectivity to into the fabric of the whole
- Love to celebrate everything, especially completions.
- Accept that death is not separate from life and that it is just as important to acknowledge loss as it to celebrate the endings that come with accomplishments
- Are often called to transformative justice work
- Understand the power of truth and reconciliation processes for restoring harmony in relationships
- Have the capacity to give and forgive unconditionally
- Embody the spirit of generosity and prosperity consciousness of the heart
- Trust that what goes around comes around
- Have great tolerance and celebrate diversity
- Respect and honour the vast spectrum of human emotions including the more uncomfortable emotions such as fear, anger, or grief, in others and myself
- Adore all expressions of awareness of shared humanity and any effort by any individual or group that recognises the truth of our interconnectivity
- Have the capacity for deep emotional presence and awareness and can easily emphasise with others in a way that is healing
When stressed, triggered, in need of healing or additional leadership skills, you may:
- Have more compassion and love for others than you do for myself
- Over-empathise with others and traumatic world events in a way that pulls you out of your own center and ability to contribute, leading to feelings of fear and hopelessness
- Go way too far from self-awareness and care, and can become a martyr
- Not like endings. You may hold on to people, places, and things
- Refuse to forgive or have trouble forgiving fully and freely
- Avoid feeling the depth of your grief when experiencing loss
- Feel purposeless when you only focus on yourself
- Not want to know about the suffering of others and shut yourself down to awareness of tragic or troubling global situations and issues
- Be intolerant of those who are intolerant
- Be highly emotional and sometimes struggle with mood swings
- Not trust humanity and wish you could separate myself from the whole
Example of the Humanitarian Healer
Oprah’s heart is as big as the world! She emanates the essence of the Humanitarian Healer through her many mediums of creative expression, including her philanthropic efforts over the years. She is on a mission to bring public awareness to individuals, communities, and world situations in need of healing and we love her for it! In 2004, Winfrey became the first black person to rank among the 50 most generous Americans and she remained among the top 50 until 2010. By 2012 she had given away about $400 million to educational causes. As of 2012, Winfrey had also given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Winfrey was the recipient of the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at 2002 Emmy Awards for services to television and film.
To celebrate two decades on national TV, and to thank her employees for their hard work, Winfrey took her staff and their families (1065 people in total) on vacation to Hawaii in the summer of 2006.
In 2013, Winfrey donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom later that same year.
Popular examples of Life Purpose Archetype Number 9
- Preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British ruled India Mahatma Gandhi
- Author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer Jack Canfield
- Architect, interior designer, writer, educator Frank Lloyd Wright
- Stand up comedian, actor Robin Williams
- New Thought Minister, author, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center Michael Beckwith
- Singer/songwriter, considered one of the most influential musicians of all time Bob Marley
- Singer, actress, producer Whitney Houston
- Duchess of Cornwall, patron of and involved in multiple charities Camilla Parker Bowes
- Comedian, actor, singer, writer George Burns
- Businessman known for building McDonald’s into the most successful fast food operation in the world Ray Croc
- Economist, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan
- Aviator, author, inventor, explorer, environmental activist Charles Lindburgh
- Singer/songwriter, regarded as one of the most influential rock guitarists in the history of popular music Jimi Hendrix
Famous Sayings that Exhibit Life Purpose Archetype Number 9:
You are a Humanitarian Healer
- “The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.” – Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)
- “To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean; To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm; To work in the service of life and living; In search of the answers to the questions unknown; To be part of the movement and part of the growing; Part of beginning to understand…” – John Denver (Calypso)
- “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.
- “Anybody who succeeds is helping people. The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a hurt and heal it; find a problem and solve it.” – Robert Schuler
- “If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm.” – Stephen Covey
- “The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because they do not live of, or for, themselves.” ― Lao Tzu, (Tao Te Ching)
The Life Purpose of the Humanitarian Healer is an energy that you came here to be. Like a radio station, you broadcast the energy of your Life Purpose 24-7, just because you exist. The expression of each Life Purpose Archetype will constantly evolve and influence your choices each day throughout your lifetime.