December is always a bustling month, from the standard holidays to the astrological events that seem to stack up quicker than we can mark them on our calendars.
But what if we told you there’s something a little deeper to December as a whole than just a long, accumulating spiritual to-do list? As we know, numerology can tell us quite a bit about the world around us, including the months of the year.
So what about the number 12, and what does it mean for our month ahead? Let’s dive a little deeper and see what December 2021 could be trying to tell us.
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The Spiritual Significance of the Number 12
The number 12 is highly underrated! We give a lot of power to the Master numbers in numerology, 11, 22, 33. We also give number 1 a lot of credit, and soul mate numbers like the number 6 get a lot of love.
But the number 12 is one of the most spiritually significant numbers out there! Think: there are 12 zodiac signs, 12 astrological houses, 12 months of the year, Twelve Apostles, the Twelve Nidanas, and the list goes on and on.
So, what does it mean? Often, it signifies a beginning to end the cycle of completion.
The 12th house is a highly spiritual house in astrology, ruled by illusory Neptune and reigning over themes like intuition and hidden, unconscious knowledge. Everyone has placements of some kind related to the 12th house. Understanding your personal zodiac signs, planets, and placements that connect to it can help you understand how it relates to your personal life.
When the number 12 is activated in your life — as it is during the month of December — know that you are at a crucial stage of your journey—the end. The end of this cycle, and preparation for the next!
So now is not the time to worry about what you did not get done during the last 11 months prior. It’s the time to embrace the energy of the now and release everything that is no longer serving you within your life.
Try our free birth chart calculator to look deeper into your 12th house placements!
The Numerology of Number 12
At its core, the numerology of the number 12 combines the energy of the one and the two.
The number 1 is a number that is all about taking the lead, moving with initiative, and being a creative force. And the number 2 is all about finding balance and seeing each side of every coin that comes your way, as well as channeling some of that inner intuition.
This is the energy that you want to work with when you are working through December.
Yes, you need to think about work, daily life, the holidays, family, love, money, and so much more. But the best way to prepare for next month, and the following year, is to take the lead, harness your intuitive power, and enjoy balance in a way that allows you to see and appreciate both sides of every coin.
How to Work With the Energy of December 2021
Consider that the numbers 2 and 1 make a pretty clear appearance in the year 2021 — so you’ll want to especially make sure you’re aligning with their energy.
But here’s a simple tip to make the most of it if “initiative” and “intuition” are feeling a bit too abstract—December is also a month of compassionate and selfless service to others, and not just because it’s the holidays!
It is this compassionate and selfless service that allows you to find balance and combine that energy of intuitive understanding with taking leadership and initiative for yourself. Sometimes, we’re our own blind spots in how we should proceed with our own goals and actions and get caught up in the little things that hinder us.
But when we give to others, sometimes we carry out the energy of the 12 with more ease.
Plus, remember that you get what you give.
If you’ve been dissatisfied with the rewards you’ve reaped from this past year, setting the tone for the next cycle with a healthy flow of giving and gratitude is the way to go. (Of course, give with good intentions and to causes you actually care about — not just to receive rewards yourself!).
In the 12th month, all of these themes collide. Remember to see both sides of a situation, and not just yours. Be a guiding light and assistance to others. And forget any resolutions you made earlier this year to make way for some new ones.
With all these principles in mind, your December can be a positive, renewing month filled with some of your best intentions!
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Trusting the Power of Twelve
Whether you do or don’t fully resonate with the number 12, we all have a little bit of work to do when it comes to channeling the power of this number (and this month).
And remember: checking up on what your 12th house energy looks like can be a helpful tool too in understanding what the energy of 12 looks like for you if you’re still lost.
Trust is key at the end of the day — trust in others, trust in the Universe, and trust in your own intuition to guide you to the right place. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but know that the light of powerful 12 illuminates the path the whole way through!
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