As our week ten celebration continues over at The Ravens Crossing (TRC), I started to wonder just what do numerologists think about the significance of the number ten. In my last post, which was also my 110th post, I mentioned not knowing what 10 might mean symbolically, but in the age of internet while I am still able to find pretty much anything at my fingertips, there is no excuse for now knowing. So, while researching Hammerhead Sharks for a new story I am working on, I took a little side trip and found some pretty cool explanations to the possible symbolic power of the number ten. Here are a few of my favs:
For Pythagoras, 10 was the symbol of the universe and it also expressed the whole of human knowledge.
Sum of 5 + 5, the number 10 represents the two opposite current directions of the conscience: involution and evolution.
According to H.- P. Blavatsky, the 1 followed by 0 indicates the column and the circle, meaning the principle of the female and male, and this symbol would refer to the Androgyne nature and also to Jehovah, being at the same time male and female.
The zero in the form of a circle is a symbol of unit, completing then the meaning of the number 1 to show that the number 10 contains all preceding numbers as a whole contains its parts. The number ten is regarded as the most perfect of numbers, because it contains the Unit that did it all, and the zero, symbol of the matter and the Chaos, of which all came out; it then includes the beginning and the end, the power and the force, the life and the nothing
Yep, so ten seems like a pretty cool and powerful place to be. Today, Sharon & Alex share their week 10 triumph over at TRC. We have also joined a blog hop, which means another chance for you to win an Amazon gift certificate if you make the jump and comment on a story. Happy week 10!