Numbers do a lot of heavy lifting in music: From my accordion songbook, time signatures and fingering.


Lily, 9, listen up: according to my semi-accurate tally, today’s blog is number four hundred fifty!



Thanks! When this benchmark came to my attention I launched into research about this particular number. In reference to anniversaries, one online source calls this a sesquincentenary. Immediately after discovering this dandy polysyllabic word I fell down the research rabbit hole into something equally unknown: angel numbers.

This sounds creepy-cool. What are they, exactly?

Good question, Lily. Here’s what one uncredited online source has to say:

“Angel numbers are repeating number sequences, often used as a guide for spiritual exploration. Ranging in sequences from 000 to 999, each of these has a different energy and meaning. They are the “green lights” toward the path you are taking in any field of your life.”

Do they come from real angels?

Good question, 9. As far as I can tell, angel numbers originated with Pythagoras.


He has something to do with geometry.

Angel numbers are not among the listings in this source. . .

Great recall, Lily! Here’s his very brief bio from yet another uncredited online source:

“Pythagoras, sometimes known as Pythagoras of Samos, was an ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher. Today, many people are familiar with Pythagoras because of the famous Pythagorean Theorem, which is a mathematical formula for finding the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle.”

A² + B² = C²


 You’ll learn about it in junior high. But what does the Pythagorean Theorem have to do with angel numbers?

Apparently Pythagoras was a numerologist as well as a mathematician. According to yet another unidentified source from the internet:

“Numerology (known prior to the 20th century as arithmancy) is the belief in an occult, divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is also the study of the numerical value, via an alphanumeric system, of the letters in words and names.”

Wow, am I ever adding to my vocabulary today!

This is why some people make the connection between Pythagoras and angel numbers. This is what the anonymous internet has to say:

“The Pythagoreans invested specific numbers with mystical properties. The number 1 symbolized unity and the origin of all things, since all other numbers can be created from 1 by adding enough copies of it. For example, 7 = 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1.”

Circling back to Angel Numbers- –

I thought you’d never get there.

Thanks for the snark, Lily, it wouldn’t be Friday without you. And for you, 9, because I’m sure you want to know:

“Angel number 9 sends a strong message from the spiritual realm and your guardian angels. The number 9 is linked to enlightenment, compassion, new adventures, risk-taking, deep emotions, and connections with those we love. It is a number that is rich with positive energy and sure to have an impact on your life path.”


This, too, comes from an uncredited online source. Returning to the number 450, I also learned that under the angel numbers system (from, of all places the “So Synced” personality type dating app):

“The ultimate meaning of the 450 angel number centers around creativity and expression. Your angels are signaling that you should use your creative skills to express yourself and develop your talents. This could be through art, music, writing, or any other form of creativity that brings you joy. 450 is a reminder that you have something unique and special to offer the world. It’s time to start using your gifts in order to make a positive impact.”

Oh! That sounds like us.

Yes! And it only took 450 weekly blogs to find this out.

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