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ZERO: Zero represents the unmanifest void. It is the ineffable vastness of space that is infinite and timeless. Its symbol is the circle, the perfect mandala.
ONE: One is the number that initiates action. It may represent the source of life or oneness of all creation. Its associated shape is a point.
TWO: Two represents diversity. It is the number of duality and divine symmetry. It represents the union of opposites such as male and female, mother father, yin and yang or heaven and earth.
THREE: Considered by the ancient Greeks to be the perfect number, three represents the union of body mind and spirit. Its shape is the triangle, which may represent the creative force. Three can also symbolise the Holy Trinity.
FOUR: Symbolised by the square, four is the number of stability and harmony. It may also relate to the four seasons, the four elements, and Jung's four mental functions of thought, feeling, sense and intuition.
FIVE: Five represents the link between the heavens and the earth. Its symbol is the five-pointed pentagram.
SIX: Six symbolises inner harmony and perfection. It may be represented by a hexagram or the six pointed Star of David
SEVEN: Seven is the symbol of completeness-an idea originating from the belief that the world was created in seven days. It was believed that the soul renewed itself every seven years and hence the belief that to break a mirror will bring seven years bad luck, as mirrors are a reflection of the soul.
EIGHT: The Chinese believe that eight is very lucky and brings great good fortune. It can represent regeneration and new beginnings.
NINE: In India, this is the number of God and the yogi who will leave the wheel of birth and death. In the West, it is also considered to be the number of eternity.
TEN: As there are Ten Commandments the number ten was considered the number of the law