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The 27 Club

Famous musicians numerology pattern

By Liza SpiridonPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 4 min read
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From drug overdose to suicides, the world has lost many amazing musicians over the years. A while back, people started noticing a peculiar similarity among many deceased musicians — they all died at age 27. Close to 50 musicians passed away at the same age, the group became known as The 27 Club.

The 27 Club features a wide array of eclectic musicians. Amy Winehouse was the most recent to join the 27 Club - she passed away at the age of 27 in 2011, joining icons Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

So does this mean the number 27 is unlucky? Not at all! There are many positive traits associated with both numbers - 2 and the 7, as well as the 9 they deduct to. So we must look beyond just the number 27 to see if there’s any real significance. And guess what? There is!

In Numerology, the 1 and the 9 are quite significant because, aside from their individual meanings, combined, they represent two major transitions — 9 represents endings and completions, and 1 is new beginnings.

While letting go and moving forward are considered positive parts of life, transitions are highly charged, and can be too much to handle, at times. When faced with something that’s unknown and makes us feel uncomfortable, many will turn to vices such as drugs and alcohol, seek a way out through suicide, or get involved in reckless behavior that results in a life cut short. So what can the 1 and 9 tell us in relation to The 27 Club?

Life Path Numbers

Your life path number is similar to your sun sign in astrology. Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones were all 1 Life Path numbers, while Kurt Cobain, Kristen Pfaff and Jimi Hendrix were all 9 Life Path numbers. This is quite interesting, but is not considered a linear explanation.

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Pinnacle Cycles

The transition between one Pinnacle cycle to the next can happen generally between the ages 27 and 36. There is only one Life Path number that goes through a Pinnacle cycle transition at 27: the 9 Life Path. This means that Cobain and Hendrix were not only dealing with the uncertainty of shifting annual cycles around age 27, but changing Pinnacle cycles as well.

Period Cycles

The end of a person’s First Period cycle and the beginning of the next happens some time between 25 and 34 years of age. An individual's Life Path number determines when it starts. Out of all the Life Path numbers there are only two that would occur between Period cycles, specifically at age 27: the 1 and the 9 Life Path. Transitioning between the First and Second Period cycles can be a shaky time, since, up until this transition, the First Period cycle is all we’ve known since birth. All of these musicians mentioned experienced this transition at the time of their death.

Personal Years

It won’t come as much of a surprise to hear that these musicians, including Amy Winehouse, also experienced a 1 or 9 Personal Year at the time of their passing. The only exception is Jim Morrison.

Winehouse's Numbers

Amy Winehouse’s numbers slightly differ from the 1 and 9 pattern discussed, but certainly have their own path. Winehouse struggled with alcohol &drug addictions and eating disorders throughout her life. People born on the 14th of any given month, like Amy Winehouse was, often experience lifelong challenges with various vices, known as a 14/5 karmic debt number in numerology. She was not only at the transitioning end of her 9-year Personal Year cycle combined with a new Period cycles (which was starting at age 28), but from birth, Amy was struggling with the shadow side of a 5 Pinnacle cycle — and the 5 just so happens to be the number tied to over-indulgence and addiction. While 5s are flexible and tend to be the best at handling change, when misused, the 5 can cause instability - drugs and alcohol tend to become a coping tendency for trying times.

The 27 Club doesn’t always just mean the number 27 is the issue at hand. Beyond numbers, Numerology is also rooted in the idea of patterns, and we can see that it’s not just the age of these musicians that matters, but that each of them was facing an extensive amount of transition in life. Combine that with the substances, which notoriously surround musicians, and you’ve got a recipe for the inevitable.

Wondering about a musician from The 27 Club? Let me know.

I share more about well known public figures numerology on my YouTube channel and more numerology content.



About the Creator

Liza Spiridon

CA/OR. I have degrees in Psychology, Criminal Sociology, am an RVT and empathic numerologist; I write from the heart, and about the paranormal. When I'm not writing I'm exploring hidden gems and reading about past lives and anomalies.

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