"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who survive but those who can best manage change."
Nine symbolizes Yang, the male force and principle. Ancient Chinese categorized numbers into Yang numbers and Yin numbers. Odd numbers signify Yang, while even numbers represent Yin, and nine is the largest Yang number. Thus nine stands for the Ultimate, the Sacred and the Omnipotent principle of Tao, the Universal Way.
The Powers of the Nine Dragons are as follows:
1. Pu-Lao 蒲牢 alerts and protects much before you notice the danger
2. Gong-Fu 蚣蝮 creates powerful Yang energy
3. Tao-Tie 饕餮 attracts the luck of knowledge, wisdom and education
4. Bi-Xie 贔屓 brings support, backing and encouragement
5. Jiao-Tu 椒図 guards temples and other holy places
6. Chi-Wen 螭吻 symbolizes the power of Water over Fire
7. Suan-Ni 狻猊 protects from betrayal, deceit and losses
8. Ya-Zi 睚眦 protects from physical harm
9. Bi-An 狴犴 protects against litigations, controversy and disputes