On Thursday November 23 2017 Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Did you know November is the (US) National Month of Gratitude?
Let’s take a look at the number magic of 2017’s Thanksgiving.
2017 is a 1 year, the beginning of a new cycle and so we are planting seeds. Like we do when we sow seeds, we have to ensure the environment is suitable. Dreams, like seeds, are living beings. How have we prepared the environment to nurture their growth? What attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs do we cocoon the seeds and intentions in? What kind of foundations are we laying this year?
Thanksgiving, a powerful tradition, is yet another doorway to step through with clear and firm intentions for this new cycle. What do you want in your life? Truly?
Whether you are gathering with family and friends this Thursday or not, take this opportunity to drink in the energy of Thanksgiving and gratitude.
Thanksgiving in Numbers
The letters in the word Thanksgiving add up to 6. In numerology, 6 is a feminine energy with the expression of love, justice, equality, balance, and home. This is warm number full of generosity and harmony.
The soul urge of the word (calculated by adding the numeric value of the vowels) is 1, marked by the energy of independence, attainment, and individualism – to draw into life what is desired.
1, a male energy, is an interesting hidden force within Thanksgiving, pointing to the past of this holiday. Human history has been full of ugliness – greed, conquest, subjugation… The negative side of 1 is complete and total selfishness with a need for control that is arrogant, manipulative, and cruel. An abusive bully.
And now? The field of lovelessness as A Course of Miracles is shifting as our perception of love opens.
It is time, in this age of “no secrets”, that we look at how all of us can become one, embodying love and equality for all, as a whole, and not only seeking justice for the one, the one group of people, the one set of beliefs. The number 1 also unity. Where to direct the creative and innovative energy of 1 is up to us.
Looking at all the letters of the word Thanksgiving, we note that the numbers 3 and 6 are missing (though remember the expression itself is 6).
3 is expression and joy of life. Suppressing emotions and being overly critical are some of the challenges of 3. To bring in more of this joy and ease of communication and expression, perhaps include more yellows in the Thanksgiving decorations and menu. (Be mindful of balance as yellow is also a colour of the mental and intellect.) Bring in the outdoors with the fall colours with leaves. Add crystals like amber. Other minerals and gemstones for the number 3 include blue topaz, lapis lazuli, and herkimer diamond.
Another helper to bring more of the 3 energy in is that Thanksgiving is always celebrated on a Thursday, a day ruled by Jupiter which is associated with the number (yep) 3! Thanksgiving this year also falls in the zodiac of Sagittarius – ruled by Jupiter. Step into the groundswell of abundance! “I am bountiful.”
If we look at the word, gratitude, closely related to this celebration, we get another 6 energy.
[Why is gratitude good for us – READ MORE]
Three anagrams of gratitude are trade, duet, and dear.
You create a vibrational trade with anyone you’re grateful for – you’re energetically trading love and joy.
So gratitude is a beautiful duet between you and the universe.
Those who receive your gratitude are a dear to your heart.
Thanksgiving of 2017
This year Thanksgiving falls on November 23.
November 23 2017 = 11 + 23 + 2017 = 44/8
When we add up the number of this date of November 23 2017, we get 44/8. 44 is a master number with the vibrations of both 4 and 8. 4 is order and service and the energy of organization, groundedness, detail-orientedness, and reliability. 8 is status, wealth, and power. If you look at the shape of 8, notice the infinity, “complete and unending abundance without any lack (Doreen Virtue).” 8 is a great balancer, material with non-material/spiritual. A potent reminder that life is not limited to the earth plane and the materialistic realm. We reap what we sow. What will you plant this year?
Master Numbers carry the double-digit number in the spiritual realm and the single-digit number in the material realm. We can choose to celebrate on either level and it is our conscious choice. Thanksgiving, like any family gatherings, can test the best of us, calling us to let go of our beliefs and beliefs in our own limitations. Returning to our childhood home can also trigger dependency, rebellious, traumatic, and other patterns from when we were young.
Dwell in the energy of Thanksgiving, without the baggage, labels, and yes, even history. Heal the wounds and through that we right the wrong. It is believed that when one person in an ancestral lineage and familiar link heals a wound, this shift resonates in both directions. This means we are “time travelling” and changing the future and the past, which is all a loop, a spiral. When we choose forgiveness, unity, harmony, and peace, in small and big acts, in the spoken and unspoken, we are creating real changes inside of us and inside of our lineage, and these reverberate through time and space. Sounds crazy? Try it yourself and see what happens. The felt experience is key.
On Thursday, the waxing moon moves into Aquarius from 12:14pm (PST) and then onto Pisces at the start of Sunday. Anchor the energy of the Aquarius as the humanitarian to choose bigger than ourselves. Focus on the abundance in your life.
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.
1 The Magic Link between Gratitude, Pyramids, and Your Abundance. by Tania Gabrielle. Numerologist
cover photo by Jonathan Pearson
poster photos (from left) by Brooke Lark and Jessica Bristow