Symbols of the number 12 - The search for a December in the year of the Emperor
We are in December, in the month of 12, a number loaded with symbols and meanings ...
From the 12 Apostles, the 12 Gates or the 12 Angels to which Christian doctrine refers, from its mention in Ancient Greece, where 12 Gods were worshiped, from its presence in our daily lives - 12 pairs of ribs make up the human skeleton, and the examples can continue, in this article we will focus on the Hanged Man, the arcane with the number – guess what? 12! - from the Tarot of Marseilles.
Have you ever wondered what you are missing?
December is the month in which the Hanged Man, the archetype of the Sacrifice, in the sense of a sacred act, seeks something - or he seeks you.
Maybe you will resonate with the story of Odin, who sacrificed himself to gain knowledge, and you may wonder what parts of you, symbolic, what constraints, what beliefs, what self-imposed limitations you have to sacrifice to start a clean 2021, to see other perspectives or other ways in achieving the goals you have set for yourself?
Maybe trust is a topic that concerns you, and here the Hanged Man, in its symbolic dimension, invites you to reflect - Do I not trust myself or do I not trust others? Maybe your search for control blocks the very trust we sometimes seek with so much zeal. The great Arcan of reversal of values, the Hanged Man, offers you a clue here as well - can true control be to give up control, to give up expectations as far as others and me are concerned? Maybe December is a good month to practice detachment and release from the seductive attachments to the EGO.
Maybe you are looking to get rid of worries, pressure, all kinds of tasks. Hanging brings with it this symbolic dimension, this idea of liberation by breaking the bond. If we keep resentment, guilt or guilt are we in touch even if we say we are done? For some of you, can forgiveness be a clue? Can I forgive myself or can I forgive them? Whose forgiveness am I looking for? In the spirit of the invitation to detach ourselves from the attachments of the EGO, the Hanged Man sends us another invitation - A good excuse is not about you, a genuine excuse is a first step in learning forgiveness.
In numerology, the number 12 brings with it the opportunity to turn the page, to change course, to pack what is to be packed and to embark on a new journey towards oneself. Consisting of two numbers, 1 and 2, number 12 combines the uniqueness, beginning, totality, perfection, independence and motivation (symbolic values of number 1) of diplomacy, partnerships and situations viewed from both points of view (symbolic values of number 2).
Whatever the search, you may find in the Hanging of the Tarot or in the symbolic value of the number 12 a clue in which the partnership favors independence, and the independence of each gives value to the partnership.