Happy Winter Solstice and #EndoftheWorld !! I have a feeling we will all still be here tomorrow lol 🙂
The date December 21, 2012 AD (188.8.131.52.0 in the Long Count), represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree. This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.
In astronomy, the winter solstice is the moment when the earth is at a point in its orbit where one hemisphere is most inclined away from the sun. This causes the sun to appear at its farthest below the celestial equator when viewed from earth. Solstice is a Latin borrowing and means “sun stand”, referring to the appearance that the sun’s noontime elevation change stops its progress, either northerly or southerly. The day of the winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
In any case, most likely, we will all be here tomorrow to celebrate the holidays and beyond. And I’m not ready for the #EndoftheWorld yet !!!
So,have a wonderful Winter Solstice, and in the meantime; enjoy this blend recipe from Aura Cacia;
The word solstice means “sun sitting still” and refers to the peak of the cycle of diminishing
day length that occurs at winter. The sun seems to pause on this special day before the days
gradually begin to grow longer and brighter.Take a cue from the sun, and pause during this hectic season to meditate on peace and goodwill with this aromatherapy recipe from Aura Cacia®.
Winter Solstice Meditation Blend
3 drops Frankincense essential oil
3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops Tangerine essential oil
Will you make this beautiful essential oil blend? …What are you planning for today?
And remember…it is the last repeating-number date of the century, and just possibly holds a bit of magic according to many…
At 12 mins,12 secs after 12 o’ clock on Dec 12th, the time will be 12:12:12,12/12/12 & 12 days before Christmas!
At least that seems to be the thinking of people the world over who have circled the date on their calendars, to walk down the aisle, go to a Bruce Springsteen-Bon Jovi benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York or meditate with the masses for world peace in Auckland, New Zealand.
Concert for Sandy Relief, taking place at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. The lineup is truly star-studded — from Clapton to McCartney via the Stones, the Who and the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. It’ll be streaming live on nearly 30 websites, including YouTube, MTV.com and Hulu. There are worse ways to spend an evening, and it’s for a good cause.
(Appropriately for such an event, some wags on social media are calling 12/12/12 “National Soundcheck Day.” That is: “one, two. One, two. One, two.”)
Meanwhile, the collaborative film project One Day on Earth is filming again, following on from its successful 10.10.10 and 11.11.11 events. The creators will take any video you care to upload to the site and edit it into a movie showing life around the globe. (To get an idea of what that looks like, check out the similarly excellent Ridley Scott-produced documentary “Life in a Day” on Netflix streaming.)
If you’re in the mood to get hitched, and you’re anywhere near Fort Myers Beach in Florida, you’re in luck. There you will find an event called “Weddings in Paradise,” which The American Academy of Wedding Professionals apparently dubbed the “wedding event of the century.”
Couples can get married for $250 a head, or $500 each if you want to do it on the stroke of 12:12 p.m. The organizers are at pains to point out that it isn’t a Moonie-style mass wedding; every marriage will be conducted individually. That said, the event is expected to break a world record for most marriages in a single day. If you don’t want to go the whole hog, there’s also a Chinese-style mass lantern release at sunset that should at least make for a great Instagram shot.
The number certainly holds significance in human existence through the millennia, a fact of which there is indisputable evidence:
Apart from there being 12 hours of day and night, and 12 months in the year in the Roman calendar, there 12 signs of the Zodiac, 12 Apostles, 12 days of Christmas, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 old testament prophets… you get the idea.
Some say the day symbolizes love, others completeness or fulfillment.
Here are some ways the day is celebrated, dreaded or otherwise acknowledged.
A much-cited survey conducted by US-based David’s Bridal estimated that around 7,500 brides would be getting hitched in America today — a 1,446 percent increase from 12/12/11.
The New York Times wrote that many couples considered it lucky to get married on repetitive dates, with 07-07-07, 10-10-10 and 11-11-11 each breaking Las Vegas records.
Unsurprisingly, many of those interviewed about their wedding plans by media outlets said it was an easy date to remember, thus lowering the risk that one member of the couple will forget anniversaries.
For example, a county clerk’s office in Los Angeles was expanding hours to allow people to apply online for licenses ahead of time; while in Seattle, many same-sex couples opted to say “I do” on 12-12-12 instead of 12-9-12, the first chance they were legally allowed to be married.
However, many doomsdayers believe the date 12/12/12 heralds the end of the world, mainly owing to an interpretation of the Mayan calendar.
More pedantic believers in the end-of-the-world, meantime, are convinced that the actual doomsday is on 12/21/12, when the Mayan calendar is set to end.
The number 12 brings harmony to the yin and yang of Chinese numerology: The number 1 is a yang number ruled by the sun, while 2 is a yin number ruled by the moon, RT wrote.
CNN cited numerology experts as saying 12 — considered a “three” number because the digits add up to three — corresponds with the largest planet, Jupiter (to the sun’s No. 1 and the moon’s No. 2), which means wealth.
“If you’re in a business of trading money, or the buying and selling of anything, tomorrow is a good day to make investments,” Jumaani said Tuesday. “If you want to buy something — property, if you want to buy gold — it’d be a good day.”
(In case you’re wondering, the No. 1 planet is the sun, and the No. 2 planet is the moon.)
Meanwhile, Alabama teen Kiam Moriya will celebrate his 12th birthday on December 12, 2012 at 12.12pm and been written about in media from London to Sydney.
2012 is finally here, and as so many of us do this time of year… making resolutions for ourselves and families isn’t always the easiest thing to stick to. We may have the best of intentions, and start out with a bang, but so many give up or don’t give ourselves the chance to make them work. And some don’t even make an attempt thinking they’ll never stick to it anyway, so why bother.
But this year is different. …especially since there are so many big prophecies and talk that 2012 will be a deusey of a year…. maybe even the end of life as we know it…let’s make our best efforts to take all of our aspirations and wishes and put them on the front burners. All of those dreams you’ve stashed away in the back of your minds and hearts are dying to be released and realized. Give them a chance!
With such a tumultuous world surrounding us, changes are about the only thing that are certain, and so many of us are lost and feeling a bit hopeless; that we will never find our purpose in life, or whatever we may be searching for. It seems everyone I run into these days has been through major life changes with their lives being turned upside down. Some see it as good, and others as a horrible thing, but either way, change is inevitable. So we might as well embrace the changes with an attitude of positivity… that these things are happening for reasons unknown to us but are part of our ultimate destiny.
My hopes for this year are simply that everyone finds what they are looking for. …whatever that may be.