symbolism

  • Fresh Ploughed Fields – Today’s Symbol

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    Freshly ploughed fields are always a symbol of potential and possibility. In late fall, when the farmers have tilled the remnants of harvested plants back into the soil in order to fertilize them for next year’s crops, we can see that these fields are being nourished and prepared for a rest before seeds are planted again.

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  • What Do Yellow Roses Mean?

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    What does it mean when you see a YELLOW ROSE?

    I am a big fan of roses, especially those that aren’t just plain old red. Of course, I love a good red rose, too, but my favorites are yellow, orange, and the kind that fade from yellow to pink – my absolute favorites.

    So, what does it mean when you run across a yellow rose?

    Yellow roses generally represent happiness and friendship. Yellow is an optimistic, joyful, warm color. Roses are a gift – so this would represent a gift of friendship or optimism in your life!

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  • What Do Repetitive Numbers Mean?

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    What does it mean when you see repetitive numbers, like 111, 444, 888, etc.

    I’ve seen many people ask about the meaning of repetitive numbers.  I’ll write a little bit about how to interpret repetitive numbers you see as signs from the Universe because I like to help people to learn to interpret the signs from the Universe for themselves.

    In order to understand the nature of the message being sent, a person should understand the basic numerology behind the numbers 0-10. Generally speaking, the meaning of repetitive numbers would have something to do with the meaning of the base number (for example, the number 222’s base number would be 2). There are additionally special meanings for certain repetitive sequences that I’ll also explain.

    Please note that personal experience with and meanings for numbers and number sequences would trump any “classic” meaning for the numbers. Also, remember that people from different backgrounds and cultures do have different associations for numbers than the standard Western meanings. For example, the number 444, which is an angelic number in Western culture is actually a bad omen in Japan. When interpreting number signs in your life, use the meanings that you feel make the most sense to you.

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    0 is usually a number that refers to nothing or everything! So, there is endless potential in the number 0, but not much action or motion. The plan is still being formed and has yet to be acted upon. You are being called to jump in the direction of your dreams so that you can make something of them.

    1 is individual or the start/beginning of something. It is that moment when Spirit meets matter and starts the chain reaction of motion, movement, inertia.

    2 is a number associated with pairs (of course), partnerships, and duality. There is a sense of choice in a 2, and it can also mean a period of gestation or something that is hidden from plain sight.

    3 is something of a stable number. It can relate to female energy (especially in tarot, where it represents the Empress in the Major Arcana) and also the expression of an idea or theme. Three can be a party, but it can also be a (love) triangle. It is the number that can be related to nurturing as well.

    4 is a very stable number. In tarot, it is associated with the Emperor, who expresses a definite, “male” energy – organization, power, assertiveness, authority.

    5s always seem to be a little chaotic to me. It is that mid-point between starting and completing a project, where a person can falter in ambition to keep going. It can also represent loss of faith, or needing to keep your focus on the positive things in life.

    6 gets a bad rap sometimes, as the number 666 is often associated with the Devil. It CAN indicate an imbalance or egoist force – and it can also be a reminder to pay attention to your material/physical needs in life. Conversely, it can mean that one is too focused on the material and financial and needs to bring his/her thoughts back to a more balanced and well-rounded state. Interestingly enough, 6 can also be associated with love (like the Lovers card from the Tarot).

    7s are lucky to many! We all know the lucky 777 – and it is a number that can be associated with hard work paying off, coming to your own in the world, and really taking hold of and responsibility for your own life.

    8 is an infinity sign sideways if you didn’t notice that already! It can indicate a level of success, wealth, and abundance in life. It also has to do with cycles and recognizing their place in life.

    9 is nearly complete – isn’t it? It can also be a lucky number or one that represents achievement in all forms. Sometimes 9 can be a lonely number, though.

    10 signifies the completion of one phase in life and the beginning of a new one. Imagine the numbers 1 and 0 being represented at the same time; that is the number 10 for you!

     

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    Special Repetitive Numbers

    1111 is a very well-known number in many circles and is considered to be a very lucky and sacred number. Aside from the fact that you have that inertia that moves something from thought to reality, the number 1111 can be the tap on the shoulder from the Universe to start paying attention to synchronicities, coincidences, and any signs that come your way. It is also a number that refers to HUGE potential for bringing your dreams to reality.

    222 is kind of like the Yin-Yang of number combinations, meaning there is good in bad and bad in good. Remember that. Duality is a part of life, as are partnerships and finding your own place in the world. You can be a separate and distinct being while being a part of a team, AND sometimes you have to see the silver lining in order to really appreciate the rain clouds that might have been hanging over you.

    333 is a number that is associated with messages from Ascended Masters, like Buddha, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Ganesha, Moses, etc. These enlightened figures might have certain messages to bring forward for us, like stay the course, you are blessed, break through blockages, practice compassion. If you see the number 333, think of the first God/Goddess/Deity that comes to mind and then find out more about that figure’s message and common associations. For example, Kuan Yin and the Virgin Mary are usually about compassion and miracles. Jesus is about forgiveness and sacrifice. Ganesha breaks through blockages, allowing forward motion. Isis is a figure related to healing, motherhood, and magic.

    444 is, in Western civilization, THE angel number. If you start seeing 444s everywhere, know that you are surrounded by angels!

    555 can either mean CHAOS or money coming your way! LOL! See which one it works out to be in your world.

    666. We all know that there are many people who are revolted by the number, 666, as it is commonly associated with the Devil. Interestingly enough, it can also point to a need to either deal with your addictions/co-dependencies and/or a tendency to put too much emphasis on material/financial things while ignoring emotion, romance, friendship, and spirituality. If you see a 666, take a good look at your motivations and the reasons why you do what you do.

    777 – We all know this is an extremely lucky number. This might have to do with winning at slots – or winning at life. If you start seeing 777 around you, be on the lookout for a windfall of happiness!

    888 is a number that is linked with infinity (turn an 8 on its side and what do you get?)… So, if you see repeating 8s, know that there is an infinite supply of possibilities for you. Don’t allow yourself to get locked into tunnel vision; explore your options.

    999 means you are almost there! Just keep on keeping on, and keep the faith! Things WILL come out the way you’d hoped and intended, but a little bit more time has to pass before you’ll see the final results of all of your hard work and effort.

    1010 – binary code (tee-hee-hee) or a sign that another adventure is on its way. When you couple potential (0) with conception or spirit meeting matter (1), then you know that anything is possible. This is a number that truly illustrates cycle: beginning, end, beginning, end. If you have doors to close or closets to clean, you might see this number frequently.

    Of course, as I mentioned before, personal experience with – along with affinity for – numbers will always add flavor to the meaning of numbers that you see. The important part is to take notice of the numbers and number sequences that present themselves to you frequently – especially when you are dealing with stress or looking for answers. Sometimes clues can be found right in front of you, in the form of what repetitive numbers mean and other signs and symbols.

    Do you have experience with a number or number sequence that you’d like to share? Do you have additional insight or alternative meanings to some of the numbers I’ve talked about? Feel free to leave a comment and share your experience with repetitive numbers.

    With respect and light~
    Sue Ellis-Saller

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  • Pick Your Message! Today’s Symbolic Study: The Christmas Wreath

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    Wreaths, like this holiday wreath, are filled with a variety of different meanings. It is a circle. The basis of the structure contains two different kinds of leaves: holly and evergreen leaves. It has pinecones, ribbons, apples, and a bow! It’s colors are red and green.

    Each one of those components means something different, and each part can be used as a message of sorts.

    So choose one aspect for your message for today!

    Will you find your message in the…

    Circle
    Color (Red or Green)
    Holly
    Evergreen
    Pinecone
    Ribbon
    Bow
    Apples/Ornaments

    Here are some of the meanings:

    CIRCLE – The shape of the wreath represents the idea of cycles (of life), eternity, and unending love. 

    RED – Can represent, in Christian ideology, the sacrifice that Jesus made, giving his life to release us from our sin. It is also a color of passion and love.

    GREEN – Green is a symbol of fertility, abundance, and life. It is also associated with healing and with money. 

    EVERGREEN – It is associated with renewal, the return of better days – even through the darkest days of the year, and eternal life.

    HOLLY – Is said to represent the thorns on the crown of Jesus. Also, because it is a sort of evergreen, it has been used to represent the return of beautiful weather, even in the depths of winter.

    PINECONES – Represent the pineal gland, also connection with the Source of all that is or God, enlightenment, and ascension.

    RIBBON – Is symbolic of tying people together during the holiday seasons (not in a bizarre, masochistic way). This is about the bonds between us and continuing loving relationships through the holiday season.

    APPLES – Can represent the idea that we share food at this time. If you see them as ornaments, then the message might refer to the sacrifices that one makes to be closer to God, as the blood of Jesus was shed in order to sacrifice himself for the salvation of mankind.

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  • Lucky Ladybugs

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    I love ladybugs!

    Today, I was deep in stressed out thought about a business investment I made when I saw a couple of ladybugs crawling around on the wall of my son’s kindergarten. I felt such a feeling of profound relief because I KNOW in my heart that ladybugs are a very blessed and fortunate symbol.

    Here in Austria, ladybugs are one of the symbols of luck and prosperity. There are ladybug charms, candles, statues, stickers, cookies, etc. that people can buy to help to herald in a fortuitous new year.

    According to the site, Spirit Totem Animals:

    The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck  in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled.  Higher goals and new heights are now possible. Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about. 

    That is exactly what I needed to see right now to feel better about the risk I took. Ladybugs, don’t fail me now!

    What are your favorite lucky symbols? Please list yours in the comments below!

     

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