As I shuffled the cards today, I realized that today's date is 1/11/11. Knowing that some of the roots of tarot cards' meanings come from numerology, I thought it would be interesting to look into the meaning of ONES and ELEVENS.
According to The Skeptic's Dictionary, "Numerology is the study of the occult meanings of numbers and their influence on human life."
Wikipedia explains, "Numerology is any of many systems, traditions or beliefs in a mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things."
Each number is associated with certain traits and energies. Wikipedia lists these as:
- Individual. Aggressor. Yang.
- Balance. Union. Receptive. Yin.
- Communication/interaction. Neutrality.
- Action. Restlessness.
- Reaction/flux. Responsibility.
- Highest level of change.
According to Tarot: Plain and Simple, by Anthony Louis, Aces in the deck symbolize, "Seeds, new beginnings, the creative principle. The start of anything...New projects or ventures. Fresh ideas. New challenges, Initiation...Innovation. Inspiration. Vitality. Potential. Leadership..." (page 121)
Louis continues, "One is a number of the start of a cycle, of singularity, initiation, fresh action, originality, progress, ambition, courage, exciting change, new beginnings, planting seeds, the start of an enterprise, having babies, new ventures, inner strength, etc..." (page 308)
You get the idea. Ones symbolize the start of something new. Then spread this across the meaning of each of the suits, and you can see how this impacts several if not all areas of your life:
- Wands (energy, creativity and action) (Ace of Wands)
- Swords (mental energy, intellect, thoughts and conflict)
- Cups (emotions and feelings) (Ace of Cups)
- Pentacles (resources, earthly, materialistic, business)
Another number is prevalent today, and that is the number 11. According to Louis, "Eleven is a master number symbolizing insight, spiritual understanding, inspiration, awareness, revelation, illumination, intuition, creativity, idealism, teaching, wisdom, compassion and enlightenment. In numerology 11 reduces to 1 + 1 = 2., and master number 11 is a higher octave of two." (page 312)
"Two is a number of balance, choice, harmony, moderation, pairs of opposites, duality, polarity, partnership, friendship, relationships, etc..." (page 309).
For me today's date, 1/11/11, is full of new beginnings, trying new things, adventure, initiating new projects, and sharing my growth and insights with someone close to me, my husband, Tom. This year promises to be one of change and growth for us, and the energy of today not only enhances that intuitive feeling, but helps me to know that I am Divinely supported and blessed as we move through these changes together.
With these insights, what does the date 1/11/11 mean for you?