What’s In A Number and Name?
This weekend I saw several posts on social media talking about today’s full moon and the message behind the moon falling on 2-22 (222). These posts discuss the message of the date in terms of Angel Numerology by Doreen Virtue. Sharing the message that the date indicates:
“Trust that everything is working out exactly as it’s supposed to, with Divine blessings for everyone involved. Let go and have faith.”
I’ll be quite honest, I’ve always had an issue with this method of numerology, because it doesn’t focus on the uniqueness of numbers. Which is very important when you’re talking about a date in numerology. Every year has a 2-22 (222), whither or not it has a full moon or not. So the message is the same every year on this date. But what about the this specific date for February 22, 2016?
In most systems of looking at numbers, dates are looked at by their full designation. 2-22-2016 or February 22, 2016, which puts the number in its own meaningful classification and makes the date unique.
In the system I’m most familiar with, Shamanistic Numerology, there are two designations for numbers. Prime numbers are those numbers that are specific to you, your birthday, social security number, maybe even a student id number that stayed with you through your childhood or other numbers that will stick with you throughout your lifetime. Sub-Prime numbers are numbers associated with you that change over time. Your phone number, an employee number, drivers license number and other things like that.
A date like today, falls into the category of Sub-Prime, because it only comes around once and quickly changes to the next day in the scheme of your lifetime. There are two ways to look at the date, through the numerical view 07/14/2014 would be the official way to view the date. And the alphanumeric view July 14, 2014. The numerical number represents the spiritual aspect of the day. And the alphanumeric version represents the aspects of physical life.
When I’m looking at the date, I focus on the spiritual aspect because it’s the underlying message that impacts both the spiritual world and the physical life. There’s no real reason behind this, it’s simply my preference.
From a Shamanistic Numerology standpoint, today’s number is a Sub-Prime number and its message calculated as follows:
Today’s Full Moon Number is 6
Six – The number of family or community, coming together in harmony, working together and being in balance together as a whole.
- This number is associated with Venus.
- This number is associated with the Alder Tree.
- This number is associated with the Red Hawk.
- It represents Divine Harmony.
- Positive Direction: This is the number of family, compassion, caring, diplomacy and children. Those with 6 in their life tend to be great parents, supportive and respectful to family and friends. They honor their elders and enjoy their children.
- Negative Direction: Six can also be the number of indifference and argument. It can exhibit dissatisfaction through defiance and disrespect. It can fall into moments of being controlling in order to “make” things happen their way. Which never lasts for the long-term.
Add this message to the energy of a full moon and you can design a great way to observe or work with the phase of today’s moon.
The Full Moon is best used for banishing unwanted influences in your life. Think of it as ‘shining a light’ on issues or challenges. It can also be a good time for creating protection magik and performing divination. You can use this time for releasing old patterns or issues, and open the door for healing by giving energy to positive patterns you’ll put in place. Full Moon magik can be conjured during the 3 days prior to the rise of the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon and during the 3 days after.
Full Moon Names
The other thing I noticed this weekend is the promotion of this February’s Full Moon as the Snow Moon. Many sites are sharing information from the Old Farmer’s Almanac‘s list of names. I love the Farmer’s Almanac,but their list indicates the names are derived from Native American perspectives. That’s not entirely accurate. Not all Native nations share the same perspective and therefore they don’t identify the same names for full moons.
A February Full Moon is also known:
- To the Celts as the “Moon of Ice”
- The Algonquin Nation call it the “Full Snow Moon”
- The Cherokee Nation know it as the “Bony Moon”
- The Choctaw Nation name it as the “Little Famine Moon”
- The pagan tradition of Wicca identify it as the “Quickening Moon”
Where you’re from in the world or the culture you identify with will probably have their own take on the list of names for each full moon of the year. This is only a short list utilized here in the U.S. And there are more, not only here, but around the world. So if it’s not cold and snowing in February where you are, do a little research and see if you can find how the indigenous people in your area identified each full moon. If it feels right to you, use that list for your Full Moon Name correspondence.
- Shamanistic Numerology
- The Bare Minimum Basics of Numerology
- The Full Moon By Name
- The Correspondence Of This and That – The Meaning Behind Correspondence Lists
- Working With The Full Moon – on PagansPath.com
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