Symbolic Meaning of Clock Faces & Seeing the Same Time Repeatedly



This post is in response to a question from a reader who kept seeing the same time on the clock, and she also wanted to know the symbolic meaing of clock faces

Dear Clock Watcher:

Part of the beauty in number meanings is that they exude vibrations that match up with our own.  Meaning – numbers are like tuning forks….they slow down or speed up according to the level of our attention (the frequency or vibration of our thought).

The fact that the majority of the time when you look at a clock (a symbolic representation of framework, or structure both in dream & lucid symbolism) and you see consecutive like numbers tells us that you have a knack for order – organization – detail – and a need for structure.

Consecutive like numbers that show up repeatedly in our lives in the form of time, usually indicates our need or tendancy to have everything in our lives put neatly into place or a need for control and stability in our lives.

This occurance is typically a message that we either need more order & structure in our lives or things are lining up for us very nicely – we are in a perfect place of congruency & we should enjoy it while we can because this kind of stasis is a gift!

Symbolic Meaning of Black Cats (Three of Them)



A follower of my work wrote in telling me she witnessed three black cats sitting at her doorstep three days in a row.  She asked what the symbolic meaning of black cats (specifically, these three) could be, to which I respond:

Dear Cat Whisperer: 

Unanimously, the symbolic meaning of cats is that of protection and guardianship.

Stoic, silent and mysterious, cats fit the bill of for being expert guardians of homes and people.  They are also master secret keepers, and are a symbol of esoteric (hidden) knowledge.

As a Celtic animal symbol, the cat was honorably regarded as the guardian of the Otherworld, and served as a gatekeeper to the other realm of existence. 

Black cats double in their mystery, and protection powers.

The number three is highly promising – it is a number that deals with creativity, new ideas, new partnerships, and new business ventures.

The fact that you have seen three black cats on your stoop is a very auspicious sign.  It may mean you will be forming a new business relationship, or that you are coming into a position in which you will become more stable.

The appearance of these cats is also very promising because it tells me that you and your family are protected against energy that may thwart you from launching new ideas.  You all are guarded against trivial, bothersome set-backs.

Native American Symbolism for Seer

I got an email from a gentleman who was working on a tattoo and wanted a Native American symbol for seer, to which I respond:

Dear Marks Alot: 

There are a few symbolic elements you can incorporate into your clients tattoo to represent the Native American concept of “seer.”

Most plains tribes consider the Lynx & the Crow to be immaculate “seers.” They consider these creatures to be highly intuitive, and keeper of secrets.

It is believed that Higher Authorities within the tribe such as Medicine Men, or the Grandmother figure were able to speak to these creatures. 

The Lynx and Crow would only speak to those who were open and wise enough to receive their messages.  Further, it was said that these creatures would give messages to these specially developed tribe members – messages dealing with future events, and status of people among theirs and other tribes.

Another option are tracks.  Plains tribes placed enormous value on one who could “read sign.”  Accurately reading tracks was not just for hunters of the tribe (common misinformation).  Rather, those who could read the signs of tracks as well as the rhythm of the trees, the ways of the sun, moon, stars and seasons…members who could literally read the tracks of the Mother were viewed as true “seers” among the tribe.  

Photo by Hashmil on Flickr.

Symbolic Meaning of Number 911

I get many emails from people telling me they see the number 911 in their lives – and what does it mean?  I provide a short answer on the symbolic meaning of number 911:

Nine’s deal with attainment, satisfaction, accomplishment, and our success to achieve an influence on our circumstances. The spiritual meaning of number Nine deals with intellectual or dominant power, inventiveness, influence & control over situations and things.

One’s deal with with strong will, positivity, pure energy as well as new beginnings, and innocence. One’s represent action in both physical and mental realms.

In the case 911, we can double the meaning of the One as it is duplicated here.

So to tell the symbol story of 911, we may deduce that this number meaning as a whole deals with starting out in a new direction the hope of obtaining accomplishment, release, satisfaction or even creative expression.

This number meaning sequence also tells us that the observer (of this number) is powerfully intent on getting on a different track in life or wanting to making a bold move in a different more challenging direction with a goal of becoming recognized for his/her own true meaning.

As a whole (visually), we can see that the 9 is an invention or evolution between the doorway of the number Eleven.  We can see this when we look at the number sequence as a whole image….looking at the 911 we see the nine curling out of an expanding spiral of creation….entering (from an unexpected clockwise direction) through the gateway of infinite possibilities (the two ones side-by-side representing the door way).

Personally, when I see elevens I know I am walking through a door of change – I need to prepare myself to expect a change coming.  Adding the 9 prefix aludes the change will be sweeping, dominant and will have a tendency to control my mind if I am not careful & aware of what is happening amidst the change.

A special note, elevens are very powerful, and I’ve written a whole page about them on my website: Spiritual Meaning of Number Eleven    I also have good information on all the primary number on my Spiritual Meaning of Numbers page

You may also be interested in my symbolic meaning of number nine essay here.

Native American Symbol for Sister

Shown left is an adaptation for the Native American symbol for sister (plains Indian).

The X with a small circle is a represents woman-ness, female power, fertility, and compassion.

Side-by-side, these symbols represent two women bonded in a relationship of the soul – sisters.

Should one female symbol be above the other – this would be a symbol for mother or a representation of a grandmother relationship.

The positioning of side-by-side is very important as it indicates a union, bond, equality – a sharing in the journey of blood.

The circle around the two female symbols signifies family – family ties, family blood, clan closeness & protection.  The circle that never breaks – it holds that which can never be broken – the bond of souls, the bond of blood between this female relationship.

Symbolic Meaning of Frogs

Symbolic meaning of the frog deals with:

  • Creativity
  • Fertility
  • Luck
  • Cleansing
  • Intuition
  • Transformation

Due to the fascinating transitions the Frog goes through in its life, it is a symbol of metamorphosis. Furthermore, the Frog’s dual time spent on land and water represents duality of the soul. The Frog also symbolizes creativity and forward thinking.

Frog Animal Totems Facilitate:

  • Patience in undergoing life transitions, clarity of thought during transition
  • Embracing of personal transformation, welcoming internal morphing
  • Jump into creative thought, and leap out of habitual thinking patterns
  • Acceptance of our diversity and celebration of our opposite poles found in personality and lifestyle

More information on the symbolic meaning of frogs along with its Celtic, Asian and European meanings in cultural history can be found here.