The Significance of 11.11.11 and 12.12.12
11.11.11 – What special meaning this date held this year. In Cancun and La Riviera Maya an estimated 2500 weddings were performed. An absolute record. Apart from showing off with a really cool anniversary date and sharing it with some special birthday “kids” like Demi Moore and Leonardo DeCaprio, this date actually had a higher meaning.
Couples worldwide have long hitched their marital fortunes to special dates, signing their nuptials on ones that bear the same number for the month, day and year. Wedding industry experts believe it’s a combination of superstition and meaning that make them so desirable. For the Chinese 08.08.08 was the ultimate date of tying the knot (it doesn’t get luckier than the number eight – translated and correctly pronounced it means “fortune”). .
According to numerology, each number holds a unique vibration with associated traits attached to it. One and two symbolize masculine and feminine energy, respectively, with one deemed as “the creator.” When repeated, one becomes 11, which is considered the Master Number, representing rebirth and, you guessed it, new beginnings.
In terms of astrology, we are currently transitioning into the 11th house of the zodiac—the age of the Aquarius. Progressive and intuitive, the sign rules technology, humanitarianism, philanthropy, nonconformity and idealism. According to astrological predictions, a wealth of new information will dominate the coming months.
We actually had to turn down weddings on that day (ha, I wish we could say that more often) as we did not have sufficient manpower. Vendors, like florists, décor companies, photographer, were working on overdrive, days without sleep getting ready for the big occasion. One of our florists’s had 25 weddings, one of which was ours. They arrived on time and had the church decorated 45 minutes prior to ceremony begin. Kudos!
Surprisingly I have not seen the “madness” about the date yet. Apart from being the last time a day, a month and a year will be the same number across the board until the next century, extremists are predicting the end of the world, which would coincide with the end of the Mayan Calendar marking a 5,126-year era. But no one here believes the world is ending. Instead, it’s a positive and uplifting time. A time of renewal, that is what the Mayan culture is all about. A new era is starting and what better way than to start a new life together! So make sure that you secure your 12.12.12 wedding date.