Guest article by Jennifer Sands
While the number four is rather disciplined and practical, the number five leans more towards recklessness and is multifaceted in nature.
How Do We Know that You Are the Number Five?
Your openness in speech and expression gives you away, for you are always on the lookout for new experiences. There is that hunger to test new ideas and seek new adventures. Change is always welcome, for it affords you a sense of freedom. Life, for you, is all about pushing it to its limits. Naturally, you act without thinking at times.
Contradictorily, you can also indulge in clear and critical thinking when there is a need, for you are blessed with great intellect and analytical skills. Only, do not magnify issues out of proportion by pondering on them for too long; the significance of the situation gets totally lost as a result. The number five loves to be of service to others, and is very protective by nature. In comparison to many others, you exhibit heightened sensual awareness, and your five senses are closely linked with your overall physical and mental health. Thus, your decisions are capable of bringing about radical changes.
Beliefs Associated with the Number Five
The colors of the number five are aesthetically very appealing—turquoise and sky blue. The anemone flower is unique because of its lovely whorls of leaves and charming flowers. As for gemstones, it is to be expected that they can be only aquamarine and turquoise, and nothing else.
The number five is not without its superstitions, however. If you are convinced that the four-leafed clover is lucky for you, think again; the five-leafed one is even luckier! If you have this deep desire to be famous, dream and dream of the number five. Gamblers believe that carrying a talisman depicting five fingers can ward off bad luck and misfortune. This talisman is named the Lucky Hand. Keep away evil by wearing or carrying a five-pointed star. On the negative side, fusion of five cookies can result in a funeral.
Cultural Beliefs about the Number Five
For the Indian Sikhs, the numeral refers to the five sacred objects that are worn by all males. Followers of the Wicca religion state that their religion is symbolized by a star-shaped pentagram. These worshippers of several Gods view the star as the head and four limbs of a person. Even Ancient Pythagoras indicated that the number five was the symbol of marriage, since it was the sum of the female and male elements in nature.
To the Scandinavians, the number five was associated with the Norse God of war and thunderbolts, Thor. The Romans also linked this numeral with their God of war, Mars. For the Babylonians, it was their God of wisdom, Ishtar; The Greek God of wine and celebration, Dionysus, was also a number five.
The Chinese revere the number five as their divination oracle, represented as it is by five elements. This oracle is the Pa’Kua and the I Ching; it can divine the five elements as mentioned in Feng Shui—fire, air, metal, earth and water.
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