777; Why is Number Seven Lucky?

The Lucky number seven is often associated with gambling. But where did the Lucky Number seven come from? The number seven is not Lucky in all cultures, for instance in Chinese the number seven is not Lucky at all and is sometimes considered unlucky. This is why Boeing Aircraft Co. did not sell a lot of 777s to the Chinese.

After all the last thing you would want to do is get into an unlucky aircraft right? An interesting point would be that according to the NTSB the Boeing 777 has a perfect safety record believe it or not. Maybe he really is lucky and maybe that is a reason to fly it? But superstition and numerology aside why is 777 considered so lucky in the Western World?

There are web sites such as 777.com and you guessed it; it is an online gambling web site, that makes sense right? Lady Luck is considered 777 and most casino slot machines payout on 777. In the Bible Joshua marched his army around the city walls for seven days and he was accompanied by seven priests carrying seven trumpets. On the seventh day they circled Jericho seven times and shouted, then the walls fell down. Some believe that the wall could be said to represent lies, injustice and agree. And therefore a life without it is lucky. Interesting that a biblical connotation would turn into a symbol for gambling.

Nevertheless, in Western societies we think of 777 as lucky. Many believe that 777 symbolizes health, a clear conscience and connection between body and soul; clarity if you will. Perhaps it does, perhaps the Chinese are right and the number is no more lucky than any other number and actually not as good. Nevertheless today we think of 777 as lucky. Numbers and numerology are fascinating and the myths and legends behind them even more so. Please consider this in 2006 and good luck!