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The number 7 is very busy spiritual number, it pops up in alot of places and in many beliefs. Here are a few:
There are seven days in the week.
There are seven deadly sins, and seven cardinal virtues.
There are seven orders of angels.
There are seven colors in the rainbow.
There are seven pure notes in the diatonic scale.
The number seven represented eternal life to the ancient Egyptians.
Mohammed when in Jerusalem ascended into the seven heavens according to Muslim belief, thus the Dome of the Rock is seperated into seven sections.
The Pythagoreans called seven the Septad, and worthy of veneration, representing the mystic number of man.
The phase of the moon lasts for 28 days, which is 4x7 or 1+2+3+4+5+6+7 =28.
God created the worls in six days, leaving the seventh day for rest, making it a holy day for some faiths.
The Tibetan Buddhism, the souls rests for 49 days after death, 7 x 7.
The Sufis hold the number seven with the seven stages of enlightenment.
The Hindu yantric systems represents the seven chakras of energy.
There are seven alchemical operations as well.
The number seven represents the Chariot card in the tarot.
The Jewish Menorah is a seven branched candelabra.
The Elven star is seven pointed.
There is the ancient folktale of the seven whistlers in northern Europe.
Symbolically numbers have significance in many religions and beliefs, here is a general overview of the number seven.
In dreams the number seven deals with solving problems through personal effort, wisdom, discernment, philosophy, fortitude, depth, and contemplation.
Some negative attributes of the number are morbidness, hypercriticism, lack of action and unsociability. The more esoteric meaning for the number
seven represent cycles of life, magical, spiritual meaning and human wholeness.
Hope that helps!!