Welcome to your monthly numerology report! Numerology is the study of numbers and the specific vibrational frequencies that they send out into the Universe. Numerologists study how these numbers manifest into our lives and how they are felt on both a personal and global level. Today we are going to look at some global number vibrations; these numbers will give us insight into what sort of vibrations will be at play in the month of December and help us all to better prepare ourselves for the month ahead.
December is always subtly vibrating to the number 12 because, for those of us who adhere to the Judeo-Christian calendar, it is the 12th month of the year. Later on we will look at the specific vibration of December 2018, but first I'll explain how December in general is felt and expressed.
The number 12 is all about seeing things as they truly are and not how we want them to be. Maybe this is played out in our day dreams about the perfect holiday get together, seeing things like a happy holiday song when in reality it's more like one of those hauntingly sad Elvis Christmas songs. Meditation and going inside oneself is suggested when living through a 12 month because it is a time when we are forced to relive the past, especially past traumas. We all have pain and sorrow written into our bones, we all see things differently, but ultimately we are the narrators of our own stories. December is a good time to contemplate how you've written the story of your life. Every December ask yourself, have I learned from my past or am I running away from it?
December 2018 specifically vibrates to the number 23/5. In the type of numerology I use we look at both the base number (5) and the original product (23) to gain deeper insights into the vibration.
This is a month when travel is guaranteed to happen, which is no surprise seeing as most of us will have to travel to see family and loved ones over the holidays. If you don't intend to go back home for Hannukah, then I suggest that you plan a trip anyway since travel is inherent under this vibration. You may even be called to travel rather unexpectedly! Despite the Mercury retrograde we will all be working through, safe forces around travel are surrounding us during the month of December 2018.
Engagements are also likely to happen under a 23/5 vibration, so if you've been dropping hints to your significant other now may be the time to see them come to fruition. Quick, and possibly life changing, decisions also happen under this vibration and I can see this coming into play here in our love lives. December 2018 asks us to boldly make the decision, you can always clean up the mess afterwards if need be.
Advice from a superior, elder, or mentor will come to us. Make sure you are paying attention to the words of those who have been living in this world longer than you, life grants wisdom. There is also inheritance here under 23/5. We all know that gifts are prevalent in December but more will be bestowed upon you, and not in the traditional way. Pay attention to how things come into your life.
Lastly, communication can lead to quarrels under this vibration. It will do you well to remain positive and to think before you speak, that is unless grandma is saying something racist then by all means speak away. Be truthful and helpful this month in order to avoid unnecessary arguments with loved ones, they will appreciate honesty but they need it to be served with sugar at this time.
Let's get specific and talk about the certain vibrations of some important days this month...
Hannukah begins on December 2nd this year which is a 25/7 vibration. The base number 7 is all about partnerships, communion with a higher power, truths we learn in solitude, and mysticism. This is a day when trials and difficulties seem to plague us all. Nothing is going to be handed to you today without putting the effort in first. Keep your eyes on the prize, whatever that may be today. Because your mental world is full of energy you'll need to make sure that you use this in your favor. What you think about will manifest. Hasty actions will have repercussions, conflicts will likely result. Travel with caution, pay attention to the details especially if you are signing any important documents. Annoying health conditions flare up.
Hannukah ends on December 20th and so it vibrates to the number 33/6. The base number 6 is all about selfless acts, care giving, and health. This is a master number though, so the ideals of the number 6 take on a more holy or divine presence. Acts of service are rewarded with greater benefits because they will require more from you. An older family member or friend may need you help and will likely need a shoulder to cry on or vent to. Save up your energy for the moments that matter today, people will need your help and guidance so burn out is possible. This is a vibration where you might find a new life path, don't be afraid of this.
Christmas is on the 25th meaning that this year it vibrates to the number 48/3. The number 3 is all about entertainment, humor, socializing, and curiosity, all good omens for this holiday. This is a time when we're all going to be feeling generous and lovey towards the people in our lives, thank goddess! There is potential for making a new friend or bonding with a family member today. Love and travel are both inherent in this number, which is very appropriate. Life feels more important on this day, and yet the material world leaves us feeling dissatisfied. Many of us will be left looking for more in life than a new pair of socks. Explore your soul's deep desire if you can get the chance this day.
New Years Eve vibrates to the number 54/9. The number 9 is all about completion, high ideals, education, politics, and expansion. This is a day when imaginations run wild but in this dreamy haze something of truth will be revealed to you. In my experience, any truths shared on NYE usually end up with a lot of drunken tears, so be careful out there. Try to move from a place of logic when unexpected things happen, and they will happen! This new news will demand your energy and attention, logic will help you navigate these waters! If you react to things emotionally you will pay for the repercussions of your actions. Honestly this is giving me NYE flashbacks in the worst way. There is also potential for bodily harm under this vibration so rest, eat a salad, and stay indoors, people!!
The new moon in Sagittarius happens on the 6th, so it vibrates to the number 29/11. Much like a new moon, new opportunities arise under this vibration! Keep your eyes peeled or even create your own opportunities today. A partnership will present itself, be open to it. You're going to struggle making decisions on this day, so spend some time meditating and connecting back to your intuition. Do something practical with your talents, get your hands dirty. A friend will pay you an unlikely compliment.
The full moon in Cancer is on the 22nd so it vibrates to the number 45/9. You're going to gain something today but it is not exactly what you had wanted or expected. You're also going to lose something but don't get maudlin about it, much like the past, it is something that you need to release. Under this full moon energy you've got a lot to release actually, so reevaluate where you are putting your energy and make sure that its going towards something worthwhile. An old friend is likely to show up today but keep your expectations low, expectations steal joy.
Author: Jasmine of Silfren Circle
With shows like Charmed coming back for an updated revival, products like Sephora's (now canceled) witch starter kit being packaged, and tarot decks being sold in huge retailers like Urban Outfitters, it's safe to say that "witch" is the hot trend of 2018. When anything becomes popularized in mainstream media it runs of the risk of becoming "uncool," but witches and witchcraft aren't a trend; this isn't a product being sold by instagram models, this is a spiritual practice that long outdates Christianity, let alone popular media. So, as witches and spiritual practitioners, how do we navigate the waters that lie ahead?
Today I want to talk about the recent Netflix release of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I, like many of you I'm sure, loved the show Sabrina the Teenage Witch, so it's no wonder that it has been brought it back into popular media. The show is based off of the classic Archie Comic where Sabrina has to make an important decision, leave the mortal world forever and become a witch or remain in the mortal world and lose her powers completely. This duality is a central theme and the core of the story. Sabrina walks the line between two worlds carving out her own unique path, and in this modern retelling she is truly a feminist icon. She is a fierce friend with a deep love and understanding of the world, many a young woman can learn from this character. When she is told to sign her soul away to Satan and step into her full powers she dissents, showing that she doesn't have to lose a part of herself to be powerful.
And all that being said, I do believe that this is a well written, acted, and directed show, but my qualm is with the misrepresentation of witchcraft. It seems pretty clear to me that those who wrote, produced and directed the show have no real ties to witchcraft or magick, despite certainly having the budget to have been able to hire a real witch for their opinion or guidance. This was evident the moment I heard the shows characters mispronounce the witches new year, Samhain. This is a trivial misstep, one I could have looked over if the rest of the show's portrayal of witchcraft wasn't so myopic.
Ok, I'll just say it, witchcraft has nothing to do with Satanism. I have a lot of respect for Satanism, but it is a religion and witchcraft is no such thing. I'll say it one more time for the people in the back, witchcraft is not a religion! Every religion uses some semblance of witchcraft. Christians use it in prayer and the blessing of holy water, two examples among thousands of instances of Christian witchcraft, and yet this show focuses on making witchcraft out to be the foil of Christianity, a dark twin of the religion.
Before I continue on my diatribe, lets talk about what witchcraft is if it isn't a religion. Witchcraft is the manipulation of natural energy in order to achieve a goal. It is a practice, and one that works well with religious beliefs, believing in a higher power can strengthen your magick, but religion isn't even necessary to be a witch at all! There are plenty of agnostic and atheist practioners out there in the world owning their power as much as the next witch. And before I move on, witch is a gender non specific title, the term warlocks is the stuff of fiction.
But wait Jasmine, Sabrina is a work of fiction!
I know, but my main issue with the show is that it perpetuates a fictional stereotype that I was hoping we as a community were leaving behind us in this day and age where more and more modern witches are stepping out of the proverbial broom closet. In many ways, the idea of what a witch is has changed over the centuries, we used to be viewed as hunchbacked hags with warts on our noses and curses flying from our lips. But now with more people than ever who are finding their way to the craft, especially younger people, I can't help but feel miffed that we lost this opportunity to properly educate an audience. So while I recognize that this is a work of fiction, I can't help but feel like us witches have been let down again.
Am I'm making too big of a deal out of this? I don't think so, representation is important; there was a golden opportunity to give this community a modern voice and the opportunity wasn't taken. Perhaps I can shoulder some blame for having higher expectations, I thought that since it is so easy to share information in this wonderful day and age that the witches of this show would be portrayed as more than just orgy loving Satan worshipers. As I've said, I'm cool with Satanism and I've got nothing against polyamory and group sex, but its negative portrayal in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is tried and trite.
This hedonistic portrayal of witches is narrow and unexciting but also a vast misrepresentation of what a witch looks like. So you may be wondering what I wanted to see, how I wanted to be represented in mainstream media? That's the thing, there is no one way a witch should be, we are everything. We are a community of vast and varied people, all genders, all religions, all races. We can be cruel and we can be kind. Some of us will gladly hex an ex, others would rather bless everyone except their ex. Witches are wise, but most importantly, a true witch is someone who recognizes the power that lies within them. A real life witch is not someone who would ever believe that power is gained from submission.
At the end of the day, I'm not looking forward to the random people who will accuse me of signing my soul to the devil and worshiping Satan after watching, or even just reading an internet article headline about this popular show. It's an old stereotype that I was hoping would die out sooner as opposed to later. I do believe that more and more people are becoming educated and understanding what it is that we do and why it shouldn't scare anyone. I know the global idea of witches and witchcraft is changing, I was just hopeful that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina would aid us in ending the stigma and not add to the centuries long negative hype.
To be honest, the jury is still out for me and Sabrina. I plan to watch season 2 before I decide how I truly feel about the show, I think it still has potential to be great (I mean, did you see evil Sabrina at the end of season 1? sign me up!) So I'll see you on the blog after season 2 drops to talk about this all over again.
Author: Jasmine of Silfren Circle
Jasmine is a numerologist, intuitive tarot reader, and astrology enthusiast from California. Through her work she seeks to create dialogue around self love, insisting that loving yourself is a defiant act in this day and age. She is also a classically trained dancer and visual artist who has to change her hair color every couple of months!