The number NINE universally is about longevity. It is auspicious in the West and in the East. It is a Yang number and the Metal element (wealth and practicality). It is also considered the humanitarian number, having the courage and determination to help others. And most importantly NINE signals the end of a cycle, a time to get ready for something new.
NINE can be seen as the reverse of the SIX and where SIX was focused on nurturing the child, NINE is taking care of the world. The NINE can be drawn starting from the top of the loop, in a sense looping and catching energy from heaven and then bringing it down to earth. We are taking all the ideas and beliefs that we have collected and deciding what really has value in our lives and then discarding what is not useful and focusing on just what we need as we end on a single stroke to the bottom. In the NINE drawn starting with the bottom of the loop and continuing around like a spiral we have more of a continuation energy rather than an ending. The spiral could keep going around and around. This could make it difficult to let go of what is no longer serving it’s purpose. Too much NINE energy can be intolerant and wish to avoid all new information. It can be capable of both deception and self-deception.