The Number 6

The Number “6”

(Number of  equilibrium and symmetry;

God’s Creation & Imperfection – Man & Sin )


Meaning and Symbolism

  • Represent the imperfection, the sin, the Evil, according to the Bible. But it is also the number of the test, the work and the servitude in the Hebraic law, which ordered to work during six days, to sow the earth during six years and that a slave serves his master during six years.
  • Number of the “man-animal”, the man “with a tail”, still having his passions, being nonconscious of his divinity. But it is also considered as being quite simply the number of the man because it is the sixth day that God created the human couple (Gn 1,26).
  • The number 6 is the building block of this entire reality. In organic chemistry the number 6 is the design of a perfect structure and maximum stability. This is also why the Freemasons and Christians center around the “CORNERSTONE” or the “CUBE”

In the Bible


  • The six days taken by God to create the creation, according to the Bible and the Koran. (Gn 2,2; Koran 10,9 and 32,3)
  • The six years taken by Joshua to conquer all the country of Canaan.
  • The catch of Jericho by Joshua was done in six days. (Jos 6, 11-14)
  • The six degrees that had the throne of Solomon (1 K 10,19) and the six nations which provided him wives or concubines: Egyptians, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, Hittites (1 K 11,1).
  • In the war led at Gath against Philistines, a warrior of big size had six fingers to each hand and at each foot. (2 S 21,20; 1 Ch 20,6)
  • The width of the gold statue that the king Nebuchadnezzar made build had six cubits. (Dn 3, 1)
  • It is to chapter 6 of the Genesis that God announces the Flood. And in 6,6 we read: “YHWH regretted having made human being on earth and was grieved at heart”.
  • The six jars in which the water was transformed into wine by Jesus at the wedding of Cana. (Jn 2,6)
  • In Revelation chapter 13, the sentence “it was allowed to do”, by referencing to Satan, is repeated 6 times. The word paradise is used 6 times in the Bible (3 times in the OT and 3 times in the NT).
  • Jesus was six years old when he entered to the Carmelite School. It is generally at this age that a child begins to make the distinction between the good and the evil, so it renders him consequently responsible of his acts.


  • The number 6 is used 202 times in the Bible.

Other Religions

  • In Judaism:
    • Six points on a Star of David
    • Six orders of the Mishnah
    • Six symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate
    • God took six days to create the world in the Old Testament Book of Genesis; humankind was created on day 6. In the City of God, Augustine of Hippo suggested (book 11, chapter 30) that God’s creation of the world took six days because 6 is a perfect number.
    • The Jewish holiday of Shavuot starts on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan
    • Seraphs have six wings.
  • In Islam:
    • There are Six articles of belief
    • Fasting six days of Shawwal, together with the month of Ramadan, is equivalent to fasting the whole year
    • The number 6 is used seven times in the Koran. (Koran VII,52; X,3; XI,9; XXV,60; XXXII,3; L,37 and LVII,4)
  • In Hindu theology, a trasarenu is the combination of six celestial paramānus (atoms).
  • In Taoism:
    • Six Lines of a Hexagram
    • Six Ministries of Huang Di
  • The six couples of gods who govern the twelve signs of the zodiac.
  • The six guardian angels of the six symbolic directions of the universe who were in relation with the girls of Seth, according to the Book of Enoch.
  • The six petals of the Swadhistana Chakra located above the genital organs.
  • The six means of perfection or transcendent virtues at the Buddhist: the patience, the charity, the energy, the wisdom or the science, the contemplation or the charity, the virtue or the purity.
  • In India, in the Laws of “Manou”, it is mentioned that there are six seasons, named “ritous”, in the year. Just as the Chinese, at the time of “Fo-Hi”, divided the year into six seasons of two months.
  • Cabalists see in the first word of the Genesis, “Beraeschith”, not the translation of “In the beginning” but the senses of “He created by six”.
  • The ancient Dravidian people in the south of India had noticed that a good seed, in their country and under the sun, germinated at the end of seven days, or multiple of seven days, became a nourishing vegetable or a beautiful tree having good fruits. A bad seed germinated in six days or six days multiple. It had thorns and bad fruits. Consequently, the number six was considered for them as harmful.
  • Other representation of the 6: the cube with its 6 surfaces which, developed, form the Latin cross. The Heavenly Jerusalem is cubic; the cross, which never appears in the Revelation, is perhaps designated like this.
  • Other representation of the 6: the cube with its 6 surfaces which, developed, form the Latin cross. The Heavenly Jerusalem is cubic; the cross, which never appears in the Revelation, is perhaps designated like this.


  • The energy beverage “Monster” has 3 claw marks as its logo. However, these marks are actually the number 6 in the Hebrew alphebet. The meaning in the logo then revealing the number 666 for the mark of the name of the beverage which is “Monster” or “The Beast” 
  • A standard guitar has six strings
  • Most woodwind instruments have six basic holes or keys (e.g., bassoon, clarinet, pennywhistle, saxophone); these holes or keys are usually not given numbers or letters in the fingering charts
  • There are six whole tones in an octave.
  • There are six semitones in a tritone.
  • Six geese a-laying” were given as a present on the sixth day in the popular Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.
  • In the ancient Roman calendar, Sextilis was the sixth month. After the Julian reform, June became the sixth month and Sextilis was renamed August
  • Sextidi was the sixth day of the decade in the French Revolutionary calendar
  • The number of sides on a cube, hence the highest number on a standard die
  • The six-sided tiles on a hex grid are used in many tabletop and board games.
  • The highest number on one end of a standard domino
  • The name of the smallest group of Cub Scouts and Guiding’s equivalent Brownies, traditionally consisting of six people and is led by a “sixer”.
  • A coffin is traditionally buried six feet under the ground; thus, the phrase “six feet under” means that a person (or thing, or concept) is dead
  • There are said to be no more than six degrees of separation between any two people on Earth.
  • In Western astrology, Virgo is the 6th astrological sign of the Zodiac
  • Six human physical needs: breathe, urination, defecation, water, food, and sex[
  • The Six Dynasties form part of Chinese history
  • 6 is a lucky number in Chinese culture.
  • The Birmingham Six were a British miscarriage of justice, held in prison for 16 years.
  • “Six” is used as an informal slang term for the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6
  • Six pack is a common form of packaging for six bottles or cans of drink (especially beer), and by extension, other assemblages of six items.
  • The fundamental flight instruments lumped together on a cockpit display are often called the Basic Six or six-pack.
  • The number of dots in a Braille cell.
    • See also Six degrees (disambiguation).
  • Extrasensory perception is sometimes called the “sixth sense”.
  • Six Flags is an American company running amusement parks and theme parks in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
  • In the U.S. Army “Six” as part of a radio call sign is used by the commanding officer of a unit, while subordinate platoon leaders usually go by “One”. (For a similar example see also: Rainbow Six.)
  • The hexagon is formed by six equilateral triangles which are writable in the circle. The six is then connected to the circle, or to the notion of cycle. The great cycles of the universe are multiple of six.
  • The number 6 is sometimes called the perfection of the parts because, multiplied by itself, it always reappears at the place of the unit: 6, 36, 216, etc.

In the Human Body

  • A polydactyl is a person with more than 5 fingers or toes. Usually 6.


  • The cells of a beehive are 6-sided.
  • Insects have six legs.
  • Six kingdoms in the taxonomic rank below domain (biology); Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Archaea/Archaeabacteria, and Bacteria/Eubacteria. See Kingdom (biology).
  • The six elements most common in biomolecules are called the CHNOPS elements; the letters stand for the chemical abbreviations of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur. See CHON.
A molecule of benzene has a ring of six carbon and six hydrogen atoms.
  • A benzene molecule has a ring of six carbon atoms.
  • 6 is the atomic number of carbon. The hardest known substance in nature. Consisting of 6 protons, 6 neutrons, and 6 electrons.
  • The sixfold symmetry of snowflakes arises from the hexagonal crystal structure of ordinary ice.
  • A hexamer is an oligomer made of six subunits.
  • There are six tastes in traditional Indian Medicine called Ayurveda: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. These tastes are used to suggest a diet based on the symptoms of the body.
  • Phase 6 is one of six pandemic influenza phases.

In the Standard Model of particle physics, there are six types of quarks and six types of leptons

  • In the Standard Model of particle physics, there are six types of quarks and six types of leptons.
  • In statistical mechanics, the six-vertex model has six possible configurations of arrows at each vertex
  • There are six colors in the RGB color wheel: (primary) red, blue, green, (secondary) cyan, magenta, and yellow. (See Tertiary color)
  • In three-dimensional Euclidean space, there are six unknown support reactions for a statically determinate structure: one force in each of the three dimensions, and one moment through each of three possible orthogonal planes.


Math and Gematria

The significants, or “power” of a number in the occult or religion has everything to do with its mathematical attributes. The number 6 tops the list of “Special” numbers.   

  • 6 is the smallest positive integer which is neither a square number nor a prime number. Six is the second smallest composite number; its proper divisors are 1, 2 and 3.
  • Since six equals the sum of its proper divisors, six is the smallest perfect number, Granville number, and {\displaystyle {\mathcal {S}}}-perfect number.
  • As a perfect number:
  • 6 is related to the Mersenne prime 3, since 21(22 – 1) = 6. (The next perfect number is 28.)
  • 6 is the only even perfect number that is not the sum of successive odd cubes.
  • 6 is the root of the 6-aliquot tree, and is itself the aliquot sum of only one number; the square number, 25.
  • Six is the only number that is both the sum and the product of three consecutive positive numbers.
  • Unrelated to 6 being a perfect number, a Golomb ruler of length 6 is a “perfect ruler”. Six is a congruent number.
  • Six is the first discrete biprime (2 × 3) and the first member of the (2 × q) discrete biprime family.
  • Six is a unitary perfect number, a primary pseudoperfect number, a harmonic divisor number and a superior highly composite number, the last to also be a primorial.
  • There are no Graeco-Latin squares with order 6. If n is a natural number that is not 2 or 6, then there is a Graeco-Latin square with order n.
  • There is not a prime p such that the multiplicative order of 2 modulo p is 6, that is, ordp(2) = 6. By Zsigmondy’s theorem, if n is a natural number that is not 1 or 6, then there is a prime p such that ordp(2) = n. See A112927 for such p.
  • The ring of integer of the sixth cyclotomic field Q6) , which is called Eisenstein integer, has 6 units: ±1, ±ω, ±ω2, where {\displaystyle \omega ={\frac {1}{2}}(-1+i{\sqrt {3}})=e^{2\pi i/3}}.
  • The smallest non-abelian group is the symmetric group S3 which has 3! = 6 elements.
  • S6, with 720 elements, is the only finite symmetric group which has an outer automorphism. This automorphism allows us to construct a number of exceptional mathematical objects such as the S(5,6,12) Steiner system, the projective plane of order 4 and the Hoffman-Singleton graph. A closely related result is the following theorem: 6 is the only natural number n for which there is a construction of n isomorphic objects on an n-set A, invariant under all permutations of A, but not naturally in one-to-one correspondence with the elements of A. This can also be expressed category theoretically: consider the category whose objects are the n element sets and whose arrows are the bijections between the sets. This category has a non-trivial functor to itself only for n = 6.
  • Six similar coins can be arranged around a central coin of the same radius so that each coin makes contact with the central one (and touches both its neighbors without a gap), but seven cannot be so arranged. This makes 6 the answer to the two-dimensional kissing number problem. The densest sphere packing of the plane is obtained by extending this pattern to the hexagonal lattice in which each circle touches just six others.
  • A cube has 6 faces
  • 6 is the largest of the four all-Harshad numbers.
  • A six-sided polygon is a hexagon, one of the three regular polygons capable of tiling the plane. Figurate numbers representing hexagons (including six) are called hexagonal numbers. Because 6 is the product of a power of 2 (namely 21) with nothing but distinct Fermat primes (specifically 3), a regular hexagon is a constructible polygon.
  • Six is also an octahedral number. It is a triangular number and so is its square .
  • There are six basic trigonometric functions.
  • There are six convex regular polytopes in four dimensions.
  • The six exponentials theorem guarantees (given the right conditions on the exponents) the transcendence of at least one of a set of exponentials.
  • All primes above 3 are of the form 6n ± 1 for n ≥ 1.
  • Numerical value of the Hebraic letter Waw, connecting the active to the passive, representing the ratio of Ego with the Not Ego. This letter has the form of a hook, a nail, a link. Charrot sees in this form ” the link or the grapple which binds and tangles up in currents ideas, all the opinions; it is the man who makes himself free by working or slave by the laziness.”


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