By Elizabeth Summers
Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, deeper issues present themselves in the month of December. On a mundane level, we may be forced to examine our values… “Hey, what’s important here? Who’s important here?” as we go shopping for that perfect gift. The question becomes … on what value system are you basing your choices?
December is the twelfth month of the calendar year, and this Number adds down to the Number Three. In Tarot Card interpretation, this is The Empress, and that girl loves to shop! She is the Mother energy that brings in nurturing, abundance, expressions of tenderness, and a focus about working with children. All this energy is so perfect for the Christmas season. A feeling of extravagance and feeling rich illuminates her world.
In Astrology, big daddy Jupiter brings this abundance along also with this vibration. Currently traveling through the sign of Libra, all of us will find sources and resources to bring abundance into our lives.
The question still becomes what are your values? Focusing more on the Number Twelve of December, we find ourselves revisiting this question. In Tarot, the Twelfth card is The Hanged Man who is hanging upside down by one leg on a crossbeam, and one just knows he is thinking to himself “how on earth did I get myself into this situation?” More deeply, The Hanged Man energy is about attitude adjustment through reversals of situations in one’s life, often brought about by significant emotional situations about one’s personal value system.
As an Esoteric Numerologer studying the ancient viewpoints surrounding Numbers since 1988, it has been found that the Number Twelve represents completion of a full cycle of experiences. The spiritual leaders of old often had to advise their followers to exhibit “a reversal of conduct, requiring different evolving lifestyles for their spiritual growth.”
As a Life Path Number, arrived at by adding the month, day, and year of birth together, a soul who has chosen this journey has brought significant past life experiences into this current incarnation.
Author Faith Javane, in her book MASTER NUMBERS: Cycles of Divine Order offers this explanation: “When individuals enter an incarnation as Number Twelves, they have already had a full cycle of experiences, and learned of the possibility of regeneration toward a higher consciousness. They belong to the group of developed souls who have accumulated unusual inner strength through many and varied experiences from many lifetimes in the flesh. However, these people still may be hindered by old habits that need to be changed. Therefore, the soul attracts that which it needs as a learning experience. A reversal of negative thoughts can bring about positive effects, and aid in achieving ideal goals or aspirations. If challenged, the Number Twelve person’s initial response might be “why me?” Instead, they should think “why not me?”
When it comes to prosperity, Twelves usually blame their ill luck on others, rather than on their own selfish thinking. In that case, the Law of Reversal would correct the “situation” … an attitude adjustment about their values and self-worth.
For the last couple of years, as Saturn was moving through Sagittarius, now has been a time to finally face anything we might be running from, and to be wholly transformed by the experience. Thus, once again, The Hanged Man, and the Number Twelve bring the “turnabout” energy into play, especially in December.
As we all do our work in spiritual development, the justice of the Universe steps in with the higher vibration of the Number Three, and that is the World Card in ancient Tarot. This Number Twenty-One adding to the happy energy of the Three, brings a sense of accomplishment, fulfillment, and involvement. NOW it’s party time!
By resetting our “values thermostat,” we can better bring all the parts of our lives together, achieve dynamic balance, and work in unison with our fellow people. This growth of spirit helps us to realize our goals, achieve our heart’s desires, see dreams come true, and step into a life experience of flourishing and prosperity.
In this season of giving, give of yourself. Use your gifts and talents to bring “heart energy” to others. Share what you have, render service, feel engaged, be active, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with this value of personal satisfaction.
Perhaps the late Bertrand Russell V. Delong put it best… “The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real estate, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.”
To all those folks kind enough to read my column, know that I send you God’s White Light, his Peace, and his Harmony, and know I wish you all good things always.
Spiritually guiding clients since 1988, Elizabeth Summers provides practical information by combining Numerology, Astrology, and Tarot interpretations in her personal readings. For a private Numerology reading with Elizabeth Summers, logon to: elizabethsummers.com/numerologyreadings.html.