Synchronicity, Numerology and a Tempest in a Teapot

Synchronicity is amazing, isn’t it? Feathers appearing before me on my path, random shiny pennies found while on a walk, I feel surrounded by the energy of the universe. I love when I look at the time and see master numbers appear. 11:11 is common, but anything with 11 or 22 is significant. Of course 10:13:57 is awesome because it’s my birthday. I’ve only seen that twice since I’ve been paying attention. And I don’t think waiting for the numbers to appear by watching the seconds tick by counts. It’s the glancing up and seeing it as it appears that creates the synchronicity.

Numerology involves reduction. My birthday, for example, reduces to 9. This happens by adding up the numbers until you can’t anymore. 10 becomes 1; 13 becomes 4; and, 1957 becomes 22. From there, 1 + 4 + 22 = 27. And lastly, adding 2 to 7 reduces to 9, representing my life’s path or destiny. Nine is the number of completion and indicates a sensitive, psychic person with a humanitarian focus. Interesting that I’m both a witch and an empath.

When I’m looking at the number 13, I tend to leave it as it is. It can reduce to 4, symbolizing Gaia energy, structure and foundation, but it’s interesting on its own. It’s karmic and reminds me of the rune, Hagalaz. The ninth rune of the Elder Futhark, Hagalaz is the rune of destruction before transformation. Thirteen represents both dragon energy as well as the Blessed Virgin, an ancestor of mine. To a witch, thirteen also represents the number of moons in a year.

Never a bad day for a witch, Friday the 13th is filled with possibility and magick. Had I been born on Friday instead of Sunday, my synchronicity with thirteen would be complete. But Sunday has significance as well. From Llewellyn’s 2105 Magical Almanac:

Sunday (Sun): Healing, spirituality, success, strength, and protection.¹

And from Wikipedia

Sunday, being the day of the Sun, as the name of the first day of the week, is derived from Egyptian astrology, where the seven planets, known in English as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon, each had an hour of the day assigned to them, and the planet which was regent during the first hour of any day of the week gave its name to that day. During the 1st and 2nd century, the week of seven days was introduced into Rome from Egypt, and the Roman names of the planets were given to each successive day.

So while it may not be as interesting as Friday the 13th, Sunday is right in line with my life’s destiny. On a sadder note, on Friday, 13 October 1307, my 21st great grand uncle, King Philippe IV of France, ordered hundreds of Knights Templar³ (some of whom are also ancestors) executed, some by burning. He’s not the only destructive character in my ancestry. Plantagenet history is a veritable tempest in a teapot. Henry V (a cousin) accused Joan of Navarre, the Dowager Queen, (another cousin) of trying to poison him with witchcraft. She was convicted in 1419 and spent four years in prison. She survived and lived in Nottingham Castle until her death (4). Lady Janet Douglas, my 14th great grandmother wasn’t as lucky. She was burned to death for witchcraft by my 15th great uncle, James V, King of Scotland, during the North Berwick witch burnings.

Like I said, my family is a tempest in a teapot.

~Blessed Be

References:

  1. Llewellyn (2014–07–01). Llewellyn’s 2015 Magical Almanac: Practical Magic for Everyday Living (Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac) (Kindle Location 2059). Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.. Kindle Edition.
  2. Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday
  3. Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar
  4. Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Navarre,_Queen_of_England

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Originally published at www.imsteppingaside.com on November 28, 2015.