Some of you may recall a posting I wrote a while back on what does number 11 mean?
I know many see this number and wonder why?
Recently, I quit seeing number 11, and that bothered me more than seeing it all the time. I felt like my friend had abandoned me. During those months, my digital alarm clock flashed bright red numbers that didn’t belong: a 3, 4, 5, 6 etc. “Maybe next time,” I whispered to myself, and quickly shut my eyes.
Then something new and strange happened. I started seeing number 1.
Every peek at the microwave clock, the oven clock, or in my car, I would see: 4:01, 2:21, 7:31, etc.
I found this explanation for # 1 which suits me just fine.
“The number 1 is connected with new starts, independence,
new opportunity, inspiration, originality, standing alone,
concentration, leadership, determination, self-employment,
courage and isolation.
Balanced 1 energy: initiative, energetic, persistent, creative,
confident, ambitious, self-reliant, dynamic, bold,
forward looking, assertive.”
A few days later, my beloved 11 came back to visit. Yes, even the the bunch of bananas I bought had # 4011. What are they telling me?
The house my husband and I made an offer on in Naples, Florida has the zip code, 34110, the house is number 83, so 8+3=11. Perhaps good news about our offer will arrive on December 11th. At least I’m hoping, and that’s all that I read into number 11. HOPE for things to go well. It seems strange that 9/11 was all related to a horrific terrorist attack, yet so many of us, think of 11 as a lucky number.
So my clock is showing me 9:01, time for me to sign off.
Do you see the same number frequently? Please share.
I don't see the same number but I get numbers confused easily, especially 6 and 9 and 2 and 5. There are probably others, but I really get those numbers confused all the time 🙂
I've never paid too much attention to numbers, but I am amazed at how frequently they are in our lives! The comparisons that can be made are also quite interesting (numbers – math – music – art – language). I can't remember someone's phone number from five minutes ago, but I can remember the phone number of my Princess phone in high school!
Good luck with the house! By the way, in Feng Shui, the number four in an address (not zip code) can mean bad luck. We learned alot trying to sell our house in a largely Asian populated area.
Interesting post! Thanks!
Elizabeth Bradley says
My husband quite often sees the number 11. I hate clocks and try not to look at them too often. I have always had an affinity for the number seven for some reason. Good luck, hope the house goes through for you.
I go through phases with numbers, sometimes I do notice the same numbers for a month straight, and then I don't. It's an eerily thing.
Sonia, I was born on 7/7/47 at 11:07, so the 7s & 11s hold significance for me. I do often wake up in the night to the exact same time on my clock, but I think that is probably more biological than metaphysical.
Robert the Skeptic says
A while back I blogged about similar misconceptions we have regarding numbers.
The numbers are not random; in fact, time displayed on your clock is the definition of regularity. The numbers come around in defined orderly procession; what changes, what is actually random, is our perception of them. The human brain has evolved over millions of years to seek patterns in the things which we observe; often it does this completely automatically without our even being conscious of it. We are not naturally objective creatures, we have to work on being objective; it takes effort.
The glitz of Las Vegas was built by people who don't understand probability and believe that certain numbers have mystical powers.
Consider this: there are almost 7 billion people in the world. If an event is so unusual that it only can happen one time in a million, that one-in-a-million event happens to 7,000 people in the world every day.
Now, it's 11:43 and I must go to bed.
You've made an offer on a house – how exciting! I guess that means you guys want to move to Naples, Florida?!
As for seeing numbers – no, I don't see them … I don't look at the clock that often and when I do I don't remember the last digits!
Gramma Ann says
I never pay attention to numbers, unless, of course it is the numbers of dollars in my wallet. haha Sorry, my computer made me do that.
That sounds like mild dsylexia. I get 9 an P confused sometimes when I write.
I'm interested in what you said about numbers in math, music, art etc.
What does your husband say about the number 11?
Perhaps the numbers thing should be in one of your crime novels.
I'm envious. I wish my birthday was as easy to remember as yours. It would be fun to be born on 11/11/11.
Yes, at some point we would like to move to Naples. I'm not sure when.
I love the logic that most men point out. Just like my husband. I also enjoy reading your blog.
I love your sense of humor.
Phivos Nicolaides says
Hi Sonia. I vote for the bunch of bananas with # 4011!!! Best regards. Philip
I have been researching numbers and what they mean, too! My daughter got me into it and now I'm fascinated. My birthday is 11/22 – which is two "master" numbers – hers is 1/22. When you google this you find a ton of information.
Thanks for the nice comment on my loss of Roxy post. It was very appreciated.
Three years ago, for a month or two, I kept happening on 'special numbers' (as I call them) on my clock. 23:23, for example, or 12:21, or 12:34. It got more and more freaky (even my friends started noticing that it happened to me), until one day it stopped. The next day, a war broke out in the country I was living in (Lebanon).
You can imagine I panicked when I started seeing those numbers again a few months ago… but luckily it passed and no war so far! 🙂
Sonia, I've been doing the 11 thing for a long time, too! Usually when I glance at the clock, the time will say 7:11, 12:11…weird.
I was born in '47…
My son was born the 11 month on the 22nd day–22-11=11!
Spooky weird, Sonia.
[Da-da-da-da…Twilight Zone Time]