Tuesday, January 31, 2017

UPDATED: Some Interesting Traits of the Number 21

Every now and then I take time to zoom in on a particular number and its relationships to cultural symbolism. this time around, the number 21 is figuring in very prominently in the mythic emblems, theology and gematria connected to Saturn.

His nature is dualistic, good and evil, light and dark, to such a degree that even the numbers connected to him have a marked dualism as well. I write about those complexities a little farther down.

I imagine that the simplicity of the following relationships are indicative of the dichotomy one finds in everything connected to this archetype of material existence itself.

For instance, one of the major links between 21 and Saturn is in gematria. The reduced gematria of Saturn is 21.
Saturn = 1+1+2+3+9+5 = 21 (Reduced)

Appropriately enough, the words Moon, blood and cycle also have reduced gematria of 21

Moon = 4+6+6+5 = 21 (Reduced)
Blood = 2+3+6+6+4 = 21 (Reduced)
Cycle = 3+7+3+3+5 = 21 (Reduced)

Thanks to +Dezy for the tip on the relationship between the Moon and Saturn.

"I would add 'Moon' = 21, and Moon does a 28-29.5 day cycle while Saturn does 28-29.5 year cycle"

Returning to Saturn for a moment,  a person is not considered a full adult in the eyes of the law until the age of 21. Since Saturn is the archetype for maturity and restraint, it makes sense that the masons who run the show settled on 21 as the lawful demarcation for the momentous occasion of being able to drink within the bounds of the law.

Lawful = 3+1+5+6+3+3 = 21 (Reduced)

 I'm not sure if something magical happens on the eve of one's 21st birthday, that makes one more of an adult. That usually happens, if it's going to at all, on the eve of one's 26th birthday. At least that's how it is much of the time in America.

There are many other points of convergence with 21 and Saturn that I've highlighted in previous articles. For instance, dice are among the oldest game pieces in human history. Since they're cubes, the numbers on the dice coincide with number of sides on a .When the sides are added up, the result is, 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 21. The cube has always been one of the most prevalent symbols of Saturn. This is also reflected in the gematria of the word, dice, roll and craps, the casino game played with dice.

Dice = 4+9+3+5 = 21 (Reduced)

Roll = 9+6+3+3 = 21 (Reduced)
Craps = 3+9+1+7+1 = 21 (Reduced)

When you write outs the word sevens, it equals 21 in reduced gematria, and 84 in full gematria, both numbers are multiples of seven. 

Sevens = 1+5+4+5+5+1 = 21 (Reduced)
Sevens = 19+5+22+5+14+19 = 84 (Ordinal)

When you write out the word twenty-one, it equals 42 in reduced gematria. 21 + 21 = 42. 

Twenty-one = 2+5+5+5+2+7+6+5+5 = 42 (Reduced)

As stated before, the number 21 has dualistic properties that come through in its gematria and symbolism.
The words live and evil both have the same letters, but completely opposite connotations. To live is to know the goodness of life. The bad we face should  teach us to never do evil to another human being. 

Live = 3+9+4+5 = 21 (Reduced)
Evil = 5+4+9+3 = 21 (Reduced)

Human = 8+3+4+1+5 = 21 (Reduced)

One of the Hebrew names for God is the great I AM THAT I AM. found in  Exodus 3:14. The shortened version I AM also appears in the same verse. When written in Hebrew I AM equals 21.

אֶהְיֶה in Hebrew Gematria = 21 (1+5+10+5)

I'm also pleased to announce that the Carpenter's Key of +MightyMesser has once again demonstrated another level of meaning that the other more well known codes tend to miss. If you click on the Code Theory and Carpenter Key Database links at the top of the page, you'll get the full story and download links for the Chloos app that calculates the Carpenter Key in a snap. 

For instance, in CK code the words twenty-one and the term seven, seven, seven both calculate to 1815 for the final central sum. Thanks to +Sue G m for helping with discovering that information.

The number 12, the reverse of 21 also equals 1815 in CK code. The phrase seven-seven has the sum of 770 in its first bar calculation , as can be seen from the highlights below on the left. I thought that was significant in how the number 322, a number connected to Skull and Bones, also turns up with the CK.