Today is the eve of the first day of winter, also known as Winter Solstice and it is a very sacred day of the year. Winter Solstice is revered and celebrated around the world and is still celebrated in deeply meaningful ways in many cultures. Even though Christmas is almost here and takes up a lot of our time and energy, the Winter Solstice is a special moment in the annual cycles of the year connecting us to the cycles of the earth. Today we stop for a moment and remind ourselves and others of what today is. It’s as if we are making sure that the cycle of life continues. Winter Solstice is about connecting at a deep level of ritual and rituals are a way that we are able to maintain harmony with the natural world. Rituals remind us of our existence and connection to why we are here on earth.
One ritual to consider during the Winter Solstice is numerology because it’s about the numbers which vibrate to different levels of energy that connect us to Mother Earth. We feel these vibrations and the vibrations of the earth change from day to day, month to month and year to year. Vibrations can even change like the wind and be different in a second. The point is that it is how you fare during a vibration on any given day, month or year.
This year December 21, 2013 has triple 3’s in the date 3’s (1 + 2 = 3) and 2 + 1 = 3) and then the whole date (1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 3) = 12 which reduces to 3 and this amplifies the 3 vibration.
The number 3 is the number of versatility and many people believe that “things happen in threes.” In the New Testament, 3 symbolizes the Trinity or the three dimensions. So in a larger sense, the 3 stands for multiplication and growth. So this year during Winter solstice over the next few weeks, we can expect to feel the influence of personal growth and individual and collective self-expression. This could mean a marriage, the birth of a child, or the birth of some creative endeavor. The number 3 is the number of imagination and expression. Whatever you want to expand in your life at this time – socially or personally, use the influence of the number 3 to your advantage during the Winter Solstice. Three’s draw people to them like a magnet – they are creative, imaginative and expressive. Be careful not to spread yourself too thin or too extravagant as 3s have a tendency to do. Time to focus rather than scatter your juicy energy.
Many blessings for a wonderful and joyful Winter Solstice. Enjoy the experience and the ritual.
“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth
to a verdant future beyond imagination,
a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable,
like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon,
bursting forth into unexpected glory”.
~ Gary Zukav