Is 11-11-11 A Powerful Day Or A Big Crock of Sh*t?
We humans love symmetry and so unusual dates such as 11/11/11 invoke huge interest and endless speculation.
Many people, including myself regularly see 11:11 in unexpected places. As well as on clocks, I see the repeated ones randomly, such as on my car’s mileage, on a receipt or even a friend suggestion from Facebook (very often people who have 111 friends in common).
There’s even a coach in my town who has the number plates 111 LoA (which stands for the Law of Attraction). How cool is that?
There is a world-wide movement of people who believe that 111 or 11:11 is an extremely powerful sign, so of course today is a very special date.
What does it all mean? Is it a symbol for something profound or just some dumb hippie crap?
My favourite astrologer Yasmin Boland says that it’s a reminder for us to come together as a human race. “It’s about unity consciousness and remembering we are all 1″ .
Another astrologer Jon Cainer says “11.11.11 is not so much an astrological phenomenon as a quirk of the calendar but it is definitely a day when we can all embrace change”.
In many countries, 11th November is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives fighting in wars. We come together and stand for a 2 minute silence at 11am and many people get up for a dawn service.
It’s marked with the heart-wrenching poem, For the Fallen, by English poet Laurence Binyon. It has been used in 11th November commemoration services in Australia since 1921:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
On this day, we remember those who have sacrificed their lives. Let’s make this year even more of a reminder.
But what is the significance of the repeated numbers?