With only hours to go before the people of Scotland vote to remain a part of the United Kingdom – or not – the numbers involved are very interesting indeed. The UK, (including Scotland as of voting day) is in a 9 national year. Voting day is 18 September. This gives us 9-9-9, which happens to be the emergency code for the United Kingdom (just as 911 is the emergency code for the USA).
9 is the number of endings, drama, emergency, and deep emotions. 9 signifies the end of an era. And these qualities are relevant even if Scotland says ‘no’ to independence, because never again will the United Kingdom look at Scotland in quite the same way. Without equality, unity cannot hold.
As we move deeper into the 2000s (2 is the number of unity and equality), we are seeing areas in which ‘established’ unity could possibly fall apart. The United Kingdom, The United States, The United Arab Emirates, to name the most obvious, are not as united as their names imply. The divisions are forged in history and run very deep indeed.
9 brings the past into the present and enables the old to end so that something new can emerge. The Union between Scotland and England goes back to the Jacobite uprising of 1745 – a history worth looking up if we are to better understand how Scotland became part of the UK to begin with, and what is happening to the UK now. Of course, this not only applies to Scotland and the UK – there is popular uprising everywhere.
September 18th is also the 261st day of the year. 2+6+1=9
Everything must change in the course of time, and how this particular change takes shape, we have yet to discover.
Oh ye’ll take the high road, and Ah’ll take the low road, And Ah’ll be in Scotland afore ye, Fir me an’ my true love will never meet again, On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomon’. ~unknown ~ Circa 1745