What It Means When Angel Number 999 Enters Your Life

People love to look for signs from the heavens because they give us a sense of validation, purpose, and/or comfort. One concept gaining traction in spiritual circles is so-called "angel numbers," which present as repeating numbers (for example, 222, 444, 999, 11:11). These numbers are said to be communications from angel guides. Numerologist Linda Berry told Reader's Digest that angel numbers are "either used to get our attention, remind us of something important in our lives, or confirm something that we've been curious about."

However, angel numbers can also show up as numbers in a pattern or in some meaningful way, such as 123, which indicates growth or harmony. Or, there's the angel number that presents as a person's birthday. So, if you were born on December 6, it's important to note when you start seeing 126 (or 612 if you live in an area where the day is commonly listed before the month). "Seeing your birthday numbers is a sign of completion. Your spiritual alignment is moving you towards a lifetime of achievement, moving past karmic debt and towards a sense of wholeness," explains Rose, an intuitive coach with Crystal Clear Intuition. The appearance of birthday angel numbers often happens when a person is about to achieve a major goal, such as completing a degree program.

Angel numbers show up in our lives in many different ways, one of them being the sequence 999. So, let's dive into the meaning of this one.

The meaning of angel number 999

People in certain parts of the world, such as the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Bahrain are going to see the sequence 999 more than folks in other areas. That's because it's the emergency phone number in those areas (as 911 is in the U.S.). So, don't read too much into those signs because they have to be plastered everywhere for the public good. 

That said, if 999 shows up on a receipt, license plate, or price tag, it's worth exploring its meaning as it relates to your life. When repeating 9s show up, it's not that different from birthday angel numbers. "This number means that the cycle of what you have been doing is reaching completion," psychic medium Megan Michaela Firester told Well + Good, adding that being at or near the conclusion of goals means it's time to start focusing on new ones.  

However, there's always room for interpretation where anything spiritual is concerned, so it's not unusual for angel numbers to have multiple meanings. If this explanation doesn't jive with your current life experience, consider this one from numerologist Novalee Wilder, who told Well + Good about repeating 9s: "Look at boundaries, anger, temptation, and material things. Nines signify endings and sometimes that means being woken up to some harsh truth or injustice."

Do this when you see angel numbers

Angel numbers are based on numerology, created by the philosopher Pythagoras millennia ago. The concept only gained mainstream popularity in the early aughts when a woman named Doreen Virtue created the term, although it's safe to say that numerology buffs have been paying attention to repeating and significant numbers for hundreds of years.

Nothing terrible will happen if a person ignores angel numbers other than potentially losing out on whatever the angels are trying to communicate. However, there is a lot of opportunity for goodness whenever people practice spiritual habits like gratitude, mindfulness, and intuition, which are all intimately connected with angel numbers, per certified life coach and angel medium Neil Bakshi. This is best done from a place of hope and positivity. "It may sound obvious, but when you see these signs and symbolism from the spiritual world, think about what you do want to happen, not what you don't want to happen or are avoiding happening to you," Bakshi writes. 

If you don't want to miss out on angel guidance but are caught up in the general chaos of life, consider making a quick note whenever angel numbers appear. Either carry around a small journal and jot down the numbers and circumstances, or use the notes app on your phone to keep track. This will also make it easier to spot patterns and specific numbers that might otherwise go unprocessed.