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by Karen Winkelman Friday, December 1, 2017

Woman relaxing in tub, candles around her. The words: Nurture Yourself; December's 3 VibrationIt has been a wild ride this year. Nerves are frazzled. People are stressed and angry and confused.

Is there anyone on this beautiful planet that doesn’t need some self-nurturing at this time?

Enter December 2017 and the 3 vibration to help you take stock, take care and slow the crazy pace down… if you are willing to show up for yourself!

2017 is winding to a close. Only a few weeks remain to this year. In many ways, it feels like this year rushed by at an alarming speed.

Blink and another day, week, month has evaporated. Have you felt this way too?

Soon we’ll be saying goodbye to 2017’s 1 vibration that was coaxing you to be who you really are and decide what you really want and take some steps in that direction.  

In January we shift from the inward focused 1 vibration to the inward / outward focus of the 2 vibration for all of 2018.

You got the preview of this energy in November.

  • How did it feel?

  • Did you allow yourself to “go with the flow” and cultivate patience?

  • Did you make time to express your creative side?

  • Did you play with ways to increase your confidence… and perhaps your courage?

  • Were you able to establish a gratitude practice of some kind?

  • Were you able to see things from a different perspective?


Yes, the energy and events this year have been stressful for many, catastrophic for some.

I feel you.

And I send each and every one of reading this a blanket of love to wrap around you and bring you some comfort.

As I type this month’s numerology/energy report, the Angels tell me to tell you that you are loved more that you know, more than you believe possible.

You are loved.

May you take some comfort in hearing that you are, indeed, LOVED.

Close your eyes for a moment...

and imagine hearing the most magical angelic music singing you a song of love:

“I love you, we love you, you are loved, you are love…”

Allow that vibration of unconditional love and acceptance to fill your heart.

Drink in this soul song.

This is the truth.

Not what you hear on the news or from your negative mind chatter or from whatever anyone else has ever said to you.

You are love.

You are loved.

And although I may not know you in your physical form, know that I too love you.


This message of love brings me to the theme for December… Nurture Yourself!

You’ve been through one heck of a year. Nurture Yourself.

No matter how busy your life is, make some time to Nurture Yourself.

Nurturing is part of the 3 vibration for December.


According to Numerology, December is a 3 vibration month,

with the 12 vibration undercurrent.

The 3 is a very social and expressive number.  Some other elements of the 3 vibration are:

  • Self-Nurturing, Pampering, Sensuality, Being Physical

  • Joy, Fun, Pleasure, Enjoyment

  • Self-Expression, Communication, Artistic Expression, Creativity

  • Social, Friendly, Outgoing, Cheerful

  • Sensitivity, Sympathetic, Trinity, Integration

  • Enthusiasm, Beauty, Romance, and Passion

Since December is the 12th month of the year, the subtle influence of the 12 vibration colors the way the 3 vibration may show up.

The 12 can mute the 3’s passionate expression. 

That doesn’t mean it will put a damper on your month though.

Think of it as a more mature expression of passion and creativity rather than the wild abandon of youth.

The major aspects of the 12 vibration are Intellectual and Spiritual Learning, Wisdom, Integrity, and Surrender to a higher power.

So while the 3 vibration wants to go out and have fun, the 12 vibration reminds you to learn and gain wisdom from your past experiences.

Strike a healthy balance between social activities and self-care.

Stop doing things to the point of exhaustion.

Ask for help.

Give… and Receive!


My Guides tell me this month the focus is on Nurturing Yourself.

Yes, practicing Self-Care!

December is a busy month with all the Holiday activities and the natural cycle of winding down the year, personally and professionally.

It is so easy to overload your schedule and have no time for you.

If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, it is time to have compassion for yourself and allow some much needed self-care, nurturing and pampering into your life.


You might be quite accomplished at nurturing others.

You might even be an “over-giver”.

Now it’s time to turn the tables, no matter how weird or uncomfortable that feels.

Shift the focus to giving to you, nurturing you, filling your well.


Here are some things to think about and maybe journal about… then take some action on!

  • What does self-nurturing look like for you?
  • What does it mean to nurture yourself?
  • Is self-nurturing selfish? If so, why?
  • What does it feel like to be pampered?
  • What things feel like pampering to you? (this is different for many people, btw)
    • Massage
    • Foot rub
    • Someone preparing your meals
    • Long naps
    • A special deluxe night out
    • A soak in a tub
    • Someone cleaning your house for you
    • Other things, like... (fill in the blank on your ideal pampering)
  • What do you need to feel nurtured?
    • More rest
    • Being appreciated
    • Someone helping you without you needing to ask
    • Time off
    • Quiet time off by yourself
    • Time in nature
    • A vacation
    • Spa day
    • Being heard
    • Feeling understood
    • Chocolate
    • Comfort foods
    • Permission to do what you want without feeling you should do something else
    • Permission to do nothing, just be
    • Stronger boundaries (or boundaries in general!)
    • Lighten up and play more
    • Relaxation
    • More fun
    • Creative expression of some kind
    • Fill in your top needs if they aren’t on this list…


Give yourself what you need –

physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Now on to the Shadow of the 3 and the 12 Vibrations… 

Here are some common ways the shadow of 3 and the 12 vibrations may appear in your life: 

  • Acting in a superficial, egotistical, critical, self-centered, or manipulative way is a shadow effect of the 3, especially in a 1 vibration year.


  • Vanity, superficiality, laziness and fickleness are other ways the shadow of the 3 acts out.


  • Indecision, self-sacrifice, mental spin, anxiety, and emotional stress are the most common ways the shadow of the 12 appears.


  • And since we are in the holiday season, there may be more of a tendency toward Over-Doing, Over-Indulging, and Over-Giving.


When you find yourself in the Shadowland, PAUSE, put your hand on your heart and take three deep cleansing breaths. Then do one or more of the following:

  • do something that feeds your spirit
  • create something
  • laugh
  • color
  • dance and sing
  • express yourself in an honest way
  • give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you are feeling and sit with it (it will usually move through)

This is a good opportunity for you to take a look within to uncover why you felt the need to do whatever it was you were doing.

Were you…

  • stuffing emotions,

  • not speaking up or saying what you really felt,

  • denying yourself,

  • feeling ignored or invisible,

  • feeling unloved or unappreciated,

  • feeling put-out or put-upon,

  • trying to be liked/approved of,

  • putting everything and everyone else before you

To make any changes and shift that drama, you need to become aware of what was really going on inside you.

Now that you know, you can make conscious decisions to choose differently the next time.


Cosmic-Enforced Slowdown this Month

Mercury, the Winged Messenger, will be in retrograde pretty much all month long.

Use this slowdown period to slow the heck down!

Nurture yourself.

Lighten your load.

Mercury Retrograde Alert

Mercury will be retrograde from December 2nd to the 22nd.

And the shadow-effect will carry this influence to the end of the month.

Keep this in mind when doing your holiday shopping or making any kind of plans. Mercury Retrograde Gremlins are real and they do show up.

If you’ve you cultivated a sprinkling of patience last month, as the 2 vibe was suggesting you do, it will serve you well this month.

Be flexible! Things may change in a blink.

So take extra care with your communications, schedule and tech gear.

Because Mercury Retrograde is a “slowing down” period, this is a most excellent time to chill… and practice some radical self-care and self-nurturing!

You can read a bit more about this Mercury Retrograde in my following post


I invite you to commit to taking one small step each day to nurture yourself this month… and then create a new healthy habit out of this.

And I'll be over here cheering you on...  wink

May whatever holidays you celebrate be happy, healthy and fill your heart with joy, love and laughter.  May the Spirit of the Season bring you Peace.

My love, appreciation and deep gratitude for you,


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

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

PPS. If you'd like to know your personal numerology forecast for 2018 or if you'd like some support with whatever stressors you are dealing with, I'd love to work with you if we're a fit. You can contact me here

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

Posted by Karen Winkelman on Friday, December 1, 2017 5:02 PM
Categories: Numerology, Healing, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Awareness, Empowerment
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