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by Karen Winkelman Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tree branch and stacked stones with the words "Cultivate Patience, the 2 vibration of November"When my guides told me the primary theme for this November, I laughed and shook my head.

There was probably an eye roll or two involved as well.

Cultivate Patience


Much of the world feels like it is walking a tightrope.

Tempers are flaring.

People are cracking under stress and strain.

Weird shit is going down on a daily basis.

Nature is having a hissy fit at us humans.

And many people I come into contact with are in some sort of spin cycle.

Cultivate Patience?!

Um, ok. We’ll give that a go…


Depending on where you are in your own


and in dealing with your inner world

(i.e., acknowledging, accepting and clearing up some of that the shadow shit),

and how well you’ve been working (or not working) through the months of this new 9-year cycle that began in January 2017,

can make all the difference in this “Cultivate Patience” month.


A quick flashback to my post in October (was it really only a month ago?!?!)… October’s 1-vibrational energy was inviting you to reconnect with who you really are and what you really want to create in your life.

It also put you on notice that it is time for you to take Aligned Action.

  • How did you do?

  • Did you take some baby steps out of your comfort zone?

  • Or maybe you gathered the courage to leap forward to meet your Destiny head on.

  • If you did, great!

  • If not, you have 2 more months in 2017s 1 vibrational energy to forge ahead.


Enter the 2 Vibe

Now, pause and take a nice deep breath… because November ushers in a preview of the energy you’ll get to play with all next year!

The potentially “softer” energy of the 2-vibration.

Yep… 2018 will be a 2-vibe year.


According to numerology, the number 2 is about

Patience, confidence, creativity, peace,

Balance, collaboration, partnerships, relationships,

Compromise, cooperation, diplomacy, creating win-win scenarios,

Vision, justice, different perspectives, and duality.


In addition to the 2 vibration, November also brings the vibrational energy of the Master Number 11 to the table, since November is the 11th month of the year.

The 11 provides a subtle creative and visionary energy to the mix, dancing with the 1 vibration of 2017 and the 2 vibration for the month.  

So pay attention to your dreams and intuitive inspirations this month. They may hold wonderful clues and possibilities for you as you wind down your time working with the themes of the 1 vibration this year.

Next year will be an interesting mix of inner and outer work.


The Gift of November’s 2 Vibration

Back to my conversation with my Guides just before writing this post.

They told me that this November the primary themes to focus on are: Patience, Confidence and Creativity.

As I mentioned at the top, when I heard the words “Cultivate Patience” I had a laugh out loud moment.

Oh yeah, this is going to go over like a lead balloon!

Yet, that is the primary message: Cultivate Patience

In fact, it felt like it was an urgent plea

Cultivate Patience

Perhaps even a necessary survival tactic for the years ahead…

Cultivate Patience


What does cultivate patience mean?

To me it means that you...

Consciously work on improving your ability to be patient.

Nurture the tiny seed of patience within.

Ask for Spiritual help in encouraging the development of patience.

Tend to your patience as you would a beloved garden.

Surrender to the concept of Divine Timing.

Be patient with yourself!

Yeah... especially that last one!

When you can be patient with yourself, it is so much easier to be patient with others.



Patience will be a necessary skill for you to master whatever comes your way and in everything you do and desire to manifest.

This is quite a challenge in our instant gratification world.

We want what we want and we want it NOW. Dammit!

But NOW might be the wrong time for a multitude of reasons.


You might not handle it well if you got it now.

Or you might think you want “A” but really, deep inside, you want “B”. If you got “A” you might get frustrated or disappointed or give up on your dreams.

Sometimes you need to grow into something before you can master having it.

And sometimes you have to let go of something before this other thing can come into your life.


There is a saying I really like “You can’t push a river.”

And another one I heard a very long time ago:

“You can’t push a rope uphill.”

Stripped down to basics, this means going with the flow.

Patience surfs with the flow of what is.

Impatience fights the tide and causes stress.


Patience understands there might be a valid reason for the delay, and trusts in the Divine Plan.

Impatience is attached to a specific outcome and timing, and is coming from ego.


I love reframes and offering different perspectives (which is another aspect of the 2 vibration, btw).

Reframes and different perspectives help me, and they help my clients, so they might help you too!

Here are some reframes for you think about that might yield a new perspective for you regarding patience/lack of patience.

Each one deals with a common life situation where your impatience might flare up, and offers another way to look at it.

  • What if the person who is taking too long to wait on you at the store, or delaying you in some other way, is really the Divine slowing you down so that you avoid an accident on the road you usually take?


  • What if the person who is annoying you because they can’t seem to understand what you are saying, requesting, wanting or needing is actually being a beautiful mirror for you in how clearly you are communicating in general… or even how you are not hearing your own guidance that could actually help you avoid situations that frustrate you?


  • What if your impatience at someone who is not handling a task or situation (at work or at home) the way you want them to, is really about your own feeling of inadequacy?

    • Perhaps you had a parent or teacher that rode your ass as a kid, telling you that your work was done wrong and conditioned you to believe you need to be perfect or you need to be right in order to be good, loved or worthy.

    • That hurt kid is still inside of you reacting to others and projecting your own issues onto them.


  • What if everything that happens outside of you that ignites your impatience is actually of a reflection for the lack of patience you have for yourself?

    • Perhaps you are judging yourself too harshly.
    • Practice patience and kindness then!


Patience is a great teacher.

I invite you to allow patience to teach you, with love and compassion.

And another very practical reason to Cultivate Patience is we will experience a Mercury Retrograde during the December shopping and Holiday season!

Mercury will be in Retrograde from December 2nd  to the 22nd –  

and the shadow of the retrograde will kick in a week to 10 days before and will be felt for a week to 10 days after.


The other major themes this month are

Confidence and Creativity

Creativity energy is heightened this month...

Creative energy amps up with November’s 2 and 11 vibrational influences combined with 2017’s 1 vibration.

Creativity can mean writing or artistic expression of some kind;

Creativity can also be creative problem solving, or creative organizing, or creative relationships, creative collaborations, and so on.


Confidence is helpful in going for what you want...

Yet here’s the curious thing about confidence… you develop confidence in the act or process of doing and being.

You don’t get confidence and then go out and do it (whatever “it” is).

You take a step, an action, or make a decision and in the process of doing so you begin building your confidence.

Each step along the way builds more confidence… unless you are one of those people who undermines yourself and doesn’t recognize or appreciate your successes and accomplishments along the way. But that’s a whole other topic!

Just putting one foot in front of the next as you set out on your journey into the unknown, builds your confidence.

You might have muster some courage and recommit to your path every so often.

Another curious thing is you don’t realize that you gained confidence along the way until you’ve come out the other side.


If you are interested in exploring the positive qualities of the 2 and 11 vibrations, they include:

Number 2:

Patient, tolerant, cooperative, peaceful, quiet, agreeable, reliable, considerate, understanding, sympathetic, diplomatic, charming, friendly, graceful, duality, polarity, choice, self-sufficient, efficient, forgiving, empathy, partnership, collaboration, balance, reception, reflection, passive, nurturing, feeling (some of these work well in supporting the 1 vibration of 2017, others might get in the way of you fully embracing your true self and going for what you want in life)

Number 11:

Intuition, idealism, wisdom, insight, invention, leadership, visionary, teaching, speaking, writing, fairness, and justice (all these work hand-in-hand with the 1 vibration of 2017, boosting the energy to help you get clear and stand in your true identity)


The Shadow Side of the 2

The shadow often helps you to know yourself better, so you can heal old wounds and release old conditioning and beliefs.

Here are some ways the shadows of 2 and 11 show up:

  • Impatience, confrontation, frustration and resentment

  • Wishy-washy, indecisiveness, indifference, non-committal

  • Oversensitivity, overemotional, unbalanced, listless

  • Clingy, needy, codependent, keeping the peace at all costs, over-giving, servitude

  • Insensitivity, judgmental, uninterested, distant, denial, delusion

Just be aware when these elements show up. Then be willing to look at what they are trying to show you.

  • What beliefs do you have about who you are and how you deserve to be treated? Know these are not truth.

  • What can you do instead to make small (or large) changes to let these go?

  • What positive things can you begin to replace these with?

Ask Angels and your guides to assist you in understanding and moving through this.


Bottom Line

The major themes This November are Cultivate Patience, Creatively Express Yourself, and Build Your Confidence.

Mercury will go retrograde on December 2nd, so back up your computers! Be patient and flexible regarding your travel, communications, and schedule.

I invite you to practice gratitude each day, especially around the things that are pissing you off and making you feel impatient! See how a gratitude practice shifts things for you.

Here’s to rocking your confidence, creativity and patience this month! All essential components of building a better relationship with yourself. (This is also an integral part of 2017's theme of self-mastery and deciding who you are and what you really want.)

BTW, if you’d like to know more about your personal numerology… or if you are finding it difficult to navigate the energies on the planet right now, I invite you to contact me and see how I can assist you.

Create a patient and enjoyable month. And Happy Thanksgiving to those in the USA!

My love, appreciation and deep gratitude for you,


I invite you to like and share my posts if you feel guided to! Thanks in advance laugh

PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts... you can share in the comments area below!

Note: Parts of this blog post appeared on my monthly numerology post on Sunny Dawn Johnston's website.

Posted by Karen Winkelman on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM
Categories: Numerology, Gratitude, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Awareness, Empowerment, Transformation
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