What is it with December 21, 2020?
Updated: Dec 15, 2020
It's still not quite the end of the world!
Eight years ago, there was quite a deal of consternation about December 21, 2012. Some suggested it would mark the end of the world: it was the end of the Mayan Calendar, nothing would be the same again; there was both doom and gloom and the odd bit of excitement. That was not quite my take on what that day meant, based on Chaldean numerology. You can read what I wrote then here. Now as December 21, 2020 approaches, once again there is much interest, even excitement about the day. It’s a 21 again, it’s the Summer/Winter Solstice again and it’s the end of a calendar again, this time the Toltec Calendar. Astrologers are saying it also marks an important conjunction that will herald a significant shift in consciousness, as we move deeper into or at least towards the Age of Aquarius. The prospect of a shift in consciousness makes sense as a precursor to any new year, 2021 being no exception in that regard; more about that in a few weeks. But it is very unlikely to spell the end of the world — again! That said, what does this December 21 mark? What might it portend, from a numerological point of view?
There are three aspects to consider.
One is the number of the day: 21, which is pictured as The Universe, and also known as The Crown of the Magi — translated in the modern context as the apex of spiritual wisdom. Quite the prize is the 21. You know this is big territory. It promises success and guarantees advancement and elevation. After a long struggle, it indicates victory over all odds and all opposition, for the Crown is gained only after a lengthy initiation, with many tests of determination. This day holds a most fortunate vibration, a number of reward for having endured. So, it's exceedingly promising. This is the in-your-face karma of the day. As it reduces to 3 (2+1=3), expect the elevation and advancement to be widespread, both in scope and reach, in what it affects and whom. The 3 also suggests that it will potentially leave no (or very few) stones unturned. If there is an aspect of life ripe for challenge, this is a good starting point.
The second aspect is the underlying or subtle energy of the day, which is the number 10, so found by adding 21 (2+1=3), 12 (1+2=3) and 2020 (2+0+2+0=4) to give us 3+3+4=10. This is the less obvious, hidden-from-view karma of the day.
The number 10, The Wheel of Fortune, is a number of rise and fall, according to choice, entirely a matter of the action we take. It can arouse, and bring to the surface, great extremes of love or hate, respect or fear. There is no middle ground between honour and dishonour. No shades of grey. The number 10 is the symbol of Love and Light, which creates all that can be imagined, and also contains the code:
“Image it — and it shall be. Ordain it — and it will materialise.”
There is ample power to manifest whatever we can imagine, but it must be used with wisdom, since the power for absolute creation contains the polarity power for absolute destruction. Self-discipline and infinite compassion must accompany the gift of the former to avoid the tragedy of the latter. Discipline must precede Dominion. Unfortunately, as a society, we can fail to realise our true potential, to sell ourselves short, to not believe in our capacity, and consequently harbour deep-seated feelings of frustration. We can feel unfulfilled, and we end up behaving in a somewhat proud and arrogant manner in order to mask what are unnecessary feelings of inferiority.
So, December 21, 2020 — as was the case in 2012 — represents victory after a long and testing struggle. However, I suggest the pathway to that victory requires us to show we can stand in our power, that we can freely acknowledge our capacity to manifest, that we can create without fear, that we are good enough and see ourselves as such, and that we do indeed deserve to be successful.
And the third aspect relates, as ever to this remarkable year: 2020, the Year of the Grand Awakening, the Year of the Rollercoaster, the Year of Expect-the-Unexpected. The 4 of the 2020 is hard to pin down, as I've been writing about often in the blog. No doubt, if this year is any guide, expect to be surprised. What is the Crown of the Magi (the Wise) right now? What is the prize? Could it be to do with 'corona', which is Latin for ‘crown’? And if it is about stepping into power, what might that entail? Could that at least be about the fate of the most powerful nation on Earth? And by extension, the rest of us? If a powerful nation, especially one in crisis, sneezes . . .