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by Karen M. Winkelman Sunday, December 14, 2014

Girl Laughing, words December, 3 & Lighten upLighten Up! EnJOY yourself!

December is a 3 vibration... And the 3 is all about Self-Expression, Sensitivity, Enjoyment, Joy, Nurturing, Social Activity, Fun, Pleasure, and being Enthusiastic and Passionate.

As the 12th month of the year, December influences the 3 vibration with undertones of the number 12.

The 12 adds in elements of education, being both a teacher & student, indecision, and sacrifice.

The 3 vibration of December wants to play and socialize and have a good time. The 12 undercurrent wants you learn from the past.

December is a blend of self-nurturing and social activity. Sometimes socializing might be an act of self-nurturing; sometimes it is stress-inducing.

Yes, go out and enjoy yourself, yet only take on those social engagements that feel light to you. Don’t pack your schedule so tightly that there is no breathing room.

If you’re not making time for you, you may be falling into the self-sacrificing aspect of the 12 vibration. So be aware of how you feel when accepting, scheduling or participating in social activities.

It’s great to say Yes…

and sometimes (or a lot of times) it is more important to say No.

Saying no to something else is saying yes to you.

Got it?!


There’s a little push-me-pull-you energy at play this month between the social butterfly joy loving 3 vibration and the practical 12 vibration.

While the 3 wants you to nurture yourself and have fun, the 12 is prodding you to look within for the answers and solutions.

When you allow the ego to be sacrificed to Spirit…

which is really surrendering to the will of the Divine

you will easily receive the wisdom and answers you seek.

If you haven’t already seen it, here is my update video on the energy of December to help you embrace and make the most of this vibrant month. (and if you enjoy my video, I invite you to share it. Thanks in advance!)  

Joy – Joy – Joy

The 3 is also the number of self-expression and joy. Passion, pleasure and playfulness are also part of the 3 vibration. And the 3 is full of creative energy as well.

Let joy be your guide. If you are faced with making a decision on something, choose the one that feel more joyful or “lighter.” 

Self-expression is so important this month… speak honestly and with kindness… as your words (either spoken or written), can work for you – or can work against you depending on how you choose to express yourself.

Be open to expressing yourself honestly rather than bottling it up and pretending everything is fine if it isn’t.

Whether you are going about your normal day, shopping for holiday gifts, decorating your house, or engaging in social activities… let joy be your guide.

Does this bring you joy? If so, great… if no, then why are you doing it?

Now a bit about the shadow aspects of the 3 vibration and the 12 vibration...

The Light Side of the 3 VibrationShadowside of the 3 vibrationSome of the shadow aspects of the 3 are superficiality, vanity, fickleness, critical, manipulative, and self-indulgence.

Some shadow aspects of the 12 are indecision and sacrifice.


If the shadow side of the 3 or the self-sacrificing and indecisive aspects of the 12 show up in your life, one way you can switch it is by doing or remembering something that brings you joy.

Joy will raise your vibration and shift you out of the funk.


Overdoing and Overgiving

Most of December we’re in the Fire sign Sagittarius. Combined with the 3 vibration, you might feel like you have to be busy all the time, a bundle of activity, flitting from one thing to the next, and perhaps a bit self-indulgent.

You may want to do and buy things that you know are really not in your best interest. With the holiday season you may overdo it!

So be sure to take some down time to relax.

Also, Sagittarius can be impulsive. Be aware of this when planning or shopping for the holidays.  

We move into the Earth sign Capricorn on December 22nd, which shifts the mood from bubbly activity to a more practical and grounded approach to things.

Make Magic Happen

The Winter Solstice is on December 21st and to add some more magic to the mix, there is also New Moon that day.

This is a time for joyful creation and planning what you’d like to bring forth in the New Year. (And if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, you are celebrating Summer Solstice)

Questions to ask yourself and journal about this month:

  • Are you expressing yourself honestly?
  • Where are you feeling stressed or anxious?
  • What are you worried about?
  • Are you allowing time in your schedule for you to relax and nurture yourself?
  • How can you bring more joy into your life?
  • How can you include more fun in your day?
  • How can you express yourself creatively?
  • Where do you think or feel you need to sacrifice?
  • What do you think you need to give up to get what you want?
  • What can you do each week to pamper yourself?
  • What do you want to learn?
  • What do you wish to teach?
  • What lessons previously learned have you forgotten?

Bottom Line

Have fun this month. girl with hula hoop & words "let Joy Be Your Guide"

Express yourself honestly.

Do things to nurture your body, mind and spirit.

Do things that make you feel joyful.

And notice where you feel obligated or responsible.

When in doubt, go and do something that feeds your spirit!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with joy and abundance.

Love & blessings,


PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences on dealing with the energy of December... how can you let more joy in and enjoy your life more? You can share in the comments area below!

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(some elements of the graphics are courtesy of Microsoft Corporation... thank you!)

Posted by Karen M. Winkelman on Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:21 PM
Categories: Numerology, Healing, Self-Care, Energy, Self-Awareness, Empowerment
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