Numbers play such a huge role in all our lives, and in society as a whole. Think about it, money, business, computers, they all require numbers in order to thrive and grow. It’s important to look at the role numbers play in all our lives, and how they help shape the fabric of modern society. Numbers have been in existence for many hundreds or thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that lucky numbers have been around for some time as well.
It’s interesting to think that we have lucky numbers throughout many different cultures these days. Superstitions are a big thing, and many of us buy into this with our lucky number, when we might otherwise find it silly. Lucky numbers are common concepts in sport and gambling but have become much more mainstream over the past few decades.
Indeed, there are certain cultures in which lucky numbers are of paramount importance. For example, in China, they are very superstitious about numbers, so much so that lives and business models are built around numbers. In fact, it is thought that numbers can contain magical powers and that the right ones can bestow good fortune and happiness upon the recipient. Sounds a little hokey to us, but we live in a different culture!
Anyway, this fascination with numbers having lucky and unlucky properties stems from the history of numerology. The history of lucky numbers is difficult to pinpoint exactly because it varies culturally, but, there are certain cultures in which it is easier to understand. For instance, in Chinese, numbers that are construed as being lucky generally link to the fact that they sound similar in pronunciation to positive sounding words. A good example of this is the number 8, which is considered incredibly lucky. This is due to the fact that, when pronounced, it sounds very similar to the Chinese word for prosperity.
But, there are other cultural and historical reasons that differ from this. For example, certain numbers, like 7, have biblical connotations and are thought to be lucky because of their link to scripture. God created the Earth in 7 days; the 7 ‘I Am’s’; 7 miracles, etc.
It’s important to remember that, no matter how many numbers out there are thought to be lucky, superstition will not bring you luck on the gambling table. Make sure you don’t put all your eggs in one basket and start betting big money because you think you have your lucky number on your side. Happy coincidences do not equate to lucky numbers – numbers are logical, there’s no magic here.