The Meaning of Angel Number 1717 – Bringing Together The Spiritual And Material Worlds
As human beings, we live in a physical, material world. Most people seem content to live their lives exclusively in this world, and why not? It’s a beautiful place.
We can walk in forests, swim in seas, eat and drink fine foods and wines, reach out and touch loved ones, be moved by sunsets beyond compare, listen to inspiring music and the sound of birdsong, and enjoy the smell of newly mown grass or freshly baked bread.
But there are other worlds out there. There are spiritual and mystical dimensions all just waiting to be discovered.
Ironically, certain aspects of our material world can be of great use when we are exploring these new spiritual worlds.
1717 has a number of different meanings, but one of the main messages concerns the bringing together of the inner, spiritual realm and the outer, material world.
1717 – The meaning of 1 and 7
The number 1 has a selfish, egotistical, stubborn and ruthless side to it. Are all those traits negative? Yes and no is the answer!
In certain circumstances, those characteristics are precisely what is needed to get a task over the line, or to make something happen.
In other words, a negative can actually be a positive.
What’s more, 1 also has several inherently positive qualities to it too: focus, concentration, drive and being proactive. It can also presage creativity, a fresh start, or a new beginning.
Lucky number 7 shares a number of characteristics that match and complement the 1.
7 can be purposeful and orderly, with an organized streak that wants to get the job done. 7 and 1 both love exploring and are open to new ideas.
However, there are some notable differences:
7 is more inclusive and people-centric, less interested in material things, and above all, much more connected to the spiritual and mystical realms.
From a material versus spiritual perspective, the 7 and 1 are literally worlds apart, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
7 can learn from 1 about the importance of focus and perseverance in the spiritual world.
And 1 can learn from 7 about the benefits of inclusiveness and mindfulness in the material world.
The primary number of 1717 is 7 (1+7+1+7= 16, 1+6=7).
The triple presence of the 7 here marks it out as a number of added influence. Like three 7’s on a Las Vegas slot machine, that’s an indicator of great good fortune.
Maybe you’re about to hit the jackpot … but only if you seize the day.
What Is the Significance of Angel Number 1717?
With the number 1717, the angels are telling us to use our conscious, thinking minds (1) to explore our spiritual side (7).
This message is so important that it’s repeated, and is emphasized by the third 7 in the primary number.
The angels are telling you to use your inherent wisdom, knowledge and intuition to transform both yourself and the world around you.
But they are also saying that in order to do so, you need to work at it!
The 17 is repeated, which may indicate that you are being given a second chance. Together with its primary number 7, 1717 indicates double the work but treble the luck!
With all your ducks set so auspiciously in a row, it’s now vital that you take the initiative.
Instead of relying too much on other people, the onus is absolutely on you to make things happen.
Others may offer you well-intentioned advice, but you should be brave enough to ignore it, and follow your own heart.
If there are setbacks, know that you have the inner strength, courage and drive to pick yourself up and go again.
A Solo Voyage To Start
The repeated 1’s may also indicate that whatever new challenge, start or experience you are about to embark upon, it is a journey that you must take on your own.
That said, from a spiritual perspective, we are never alone.
We are always accompanied by our guardian angels, spirit guides, power animals and the divine spirit, even though at times we may convince ourselves that they are not present.
Whatever is created, must be created by you.
Once you have taken those first steps, once the wheels are in motion, then there is space for other people to help or to be part of the new creation, but that first step must be an independent, autonomous action made by you.
You may not be used to being so decisive, but there is a plus side, in fact two plus sides as indicated by the two 17’s.
First there is the quiet yet great satisfaction that comes from making a decision and putting your plans into action.
And second, only you, and no-one else, know your heart’s true desire, so you can be sure that you are doing exactly what you want!
The Paradox At The Heart Of 1717
There is a central paradox at the heart of 1717.
Although those 1’s underline the importance of doing things alone, the presence of the two 17’s literally means there’s a double meaning here.
One way to express the duality of this paradox is through the words “together alone.”
On a spiritual journey, you are alone but you always have divine spirits with you.
But the presence of the second 17 may also be a sign that once you start your journey, you will meet a kindred spirit who is the same as you.
What an inspiring and exciting prospect! – but again with the message that you will miss out on this enriching experience if you fail to act now.
The same is true at a more practical level.
Depending on what your new venture is, you may find a new lover, a new business partner, or a new area in which to live: the possibilities are endless.
What Are The Messages of 1717 Numerology?
As well as the spiritual messages of 1717, there are also more practical, worldly meanings.
One of them is the importance of trusting yourself more, and going with what you feel is right.
Sometimes we get a feeling that we are going to be lucky, and when that’s the case, it’s essential to make sure we respond positively and proactively.
I used to play golf with a pal who regularly pulled off impossible shots that no-one else could play … or would risk playing.
When asked how he did it, he used to reply, “Bold golfers make their own luck!”
He had the confidence in his ability to play the shot, and he was willing to take the chance … but there was also the fact that he seemed to be extraordinarily lucky too!
Balls would hit off trees and end up on the green, or they would miraculously stop just short of the water.
Whatever the ensuing result, the point is that my pal took the chance, and more often than not, he reaped the rewards.
There’s an element of that same sentiment in 1717: trust in yourself, take a risk, luck is on your side, go for it, and there’s every chance you will succeed.
The double 17 is also significant in another way.
The primary number for 17 is 8 (1+7), so we can interpret 1717 as representing two 8’s side by side.
On occasion, 8 can be a strange number, indicative of sorrow or deep, but misunderstood feelings.
Here, the two 8’s stand next to each other, perfect in their splendid, infinite, seamless and never-ending form … but also perfect in their self-sufficient, self-centred and self-inflicted isolation.
1717 expressed as 88 may be telling you that it’s time to open up a little more to your partner and to express how you truly feel.
Wherever the journey leads you, you may be taking it together.
The More You Practice, The Luckier You Get
Returning to the sporting theme, the famous golfer Gary Player used to say “the more I practice, the luckier I get.”
That is true of virtually every aspect of life, in matters material and spiritual too.
And it’s a fact that in order to fully enjoy all the benefits and blessings of 1717, you will need to do the hard yards.
This is not the time for dilly-dallying.
Everything you need to succeed is in place, but it’s up to you to take the initiative right now.
In practical terms, we could be talking about a new relationship, a new project, a house move, a new job, a new hobby, or a new approach to life.
Perhaps there are things that you have been putting off for ages. If that sounds like you, then no more excuses!
In non-material terms, we are talking about more work on your own spiritual development and enlightenment.
Perhaps that means signing up for a course on numerology or the law of attraction.
Or it might mean a visit to a Shaman for a soul retrieval or for guidance on identifying your power animals.
Maybe it’s simply down to you to meditate on other worlds, and to make contact with your spirit guides and guardian angels.
Practical or spiritual, the message is the same. Stop thinking about doing something, just do it!
1717 Numerology Benefits And Blessings
All those 7’s are indicative of good fortune: your guardian angels are with you!
There’s a fair wind behind you, and a beautiful, calm ocean to explore in front of you. But the 1’s indicate that in order to reach your goals, you will have to work for them.
You’ll still need to steer the boat, change the sails and react to the conditions.
Like the poem Invictus says, you are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul.
Time to hoist the anchor and set sail!
7 Potential Messages Of Number 1717
Message One: It’s OK To Have An Ego
Some people beat themselves up about having an ego.
But in certain scenarios, we need the drive, passion, and focus of the ego.
So remember this: it’s OK to have an ego … it’s just not OK to have an unchecked ego!
Message Two: Trust Your Intuition
Is there a small, insidious voice of doubt in your head that keeps instructing you to over-ride your intuition and ignore your gut feel?
Well then let your heart rule your head for once, and do what feels right, not what you think might be right.
Message Three: Value The Opposite Opinion
Even if you fundamentally disagree with someone, it’s always worth listening to what they have to say.
You can still go with what you think is right, but there are often hidden nuggets of wisdom in the opinions of people who hold opposing views to your own.
Message Four: Plan And Do, Or Do And Plan?
“Plan to fail, if you fail to plan” goes the mantra, and whilst that is true in many cases, sometimes it’s better to go for it, and just do what you have to do.
Go with your heart when you think you need to show more action and less planning.
Message Five: Take Your Time In The Spirit World
It’s a big mistake to assume that the spirit world works in the same way as the physical world.
We see time as linear, whereas in the spirit world, it’s circular, with no beginning and no end.
There’s no need to rush, or worry about the pace of your spiritual development.
Message Six: Stay Focussed In All Matters
In all aspects of your life, try to stay focussed and centered on the things that matter most.
That may mean doing things that don’t come easy, saying no sometimes, and letting go of what no longer serves you.
See things through rather than starting and never completing anything.
Message Seven: It May Be Your Fault If You’re Misunderstood
Don’t assume that others understand how you’re feeling.
If someone asks you how you are and you answer “I’m fine” despite feeling low, they may take your answer at face value.
Be honest with yourself and with others at all times.