Think about all the six letter words, first there is Christ. Then all the seasons have six letters, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Many relationship words have six letters, father, mother, family and friend.
The sixth constellation is Aquarius, the Water Bearer. He represents Christ as the Good Shepherd and Master Teacher sharing His knowledge in the form of water to His students (the church) represented by a big fish. See John Pratt’s Zodiac article, http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2005/zodiac.html
Lehi took his family out of Jerusalem Six hundred years before Christ. In modern times, there are six steeples on the Salt Lake temple and in the 1990’s President Hinkley introduced his 6 B’s.
There are many sixes in the Hebrew culture. In the Tabernacle you’ll find six branches on the Menorah, the candlestick in the Holy Room. There are six symbolic foods in the Passover meal and six stone jars for wine at the wedding ceremony.
The sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is vav, anciently it was presented as a tent peg and its meaning is nail, stake, hook and connection. It represents the scriptures, bridges and links. We are the vav or link between generations and Christ is our vav between us and God.
The sixth Hebrew Holly Day is Yom Kipper, the Day of Atonement. This celebrates the coming of Christ and the fulfillment of His mission. Christ died on the 6th day of the week. Don’t forget that He was both born and resurrected on April 6th and the church was organized on April 6th.
Respect the number six! Celebration of the birth, the resurrection and the second coming of Christ are huge reasons to fall back in love with six. You will stand for the six with me?
On the sixth day of Christmas My Father gave to me
five things of power,
four family members,
three great desires,
two directions ...
It represented the first five books in the Old Testament, the books of Moses. The Hebrews call these books the Torah. Why are they so important? Because they give us all the stories from the creation through the exodus, plus all the laws and covenants they made and lived.
Five gold rings, little worker, human life, hands, grace are all little things. But the number five also has great power. Production Power, Procreation Power and Priesthood Power. Remember the little things, be grateful for them for they have great Power! Can you see that in your life?
On the fifth day of Christmas My Father gave to me five things of power.
The fourth constellation is Sagittarius, the archer. He is a centaur, half man and half horse, which represents the dual nature of Christ, being half god and half mortal. He is shown in the act of shooting the scorpion, the adversary. This is the task he was completing during his mortal life on earth.
There are many sets of three within the scriptures like the three degrees of glory, another are the offerings found in the Old Testament. They are the SIN offering, BURNT offering and PEACE offering. The sin offering focused on the killing of the sacrifice and the giving up of sin. The burnt offering focused on the burning of the sacrifice and dedicating oneself completely to God. The last offering of peace focused on the giving of the sacrifice (cooked) to others and the sharing of the gospel.
In body language the third finger on the hand is the middle finger, the tallest of them all. This represents the desires of our hearts, our personal mission. The word ‘desire’ means “of God.” Imagine sitting down with God, before you came to earth, and learning about your mission, the desires you would have. You were excited and couldn’t wait to come and fulfill those desires. Now on earth our desires are clouded with beliefs. You ought to spend a lot more time than you ordinarily do in increasing the volume and intensity of your righteous desires. Ask to see them more clearly, seek to obtain them and knock down all the walls to receive them.
The third zodiac constellation is Scorpius, the Scorpion. With the heroes foot on his head it is the representation of evil being overcome by Christ our Judge. This reminds us that we are all in the same battle against evil together. Are you fulfilling your individual mission in not heeding the temptations of the devil?
The third gift from God is your mission. Everyone is given an overall mission and an individual mission. Everyone has the mission to overcome Satan. Individually, you have a mission to fulfill your desires by increasing your faith and sharing your message of hope and spread the love of God everywhere and with everyone.
On the third day of Christmas My Father gave to me,
three great desires.
The pointer finger, the number two, the shape of an eye, shoes, and the scriptures all teaches us about direction and leadership. Which way are you facing? Learn a lesson from the two turtle doves and look to Christ for direction on our individual path.
On the second day of Christmas My Father gave to me two directions.
Between 1558 - 1829 it was against the law for Catholics in England to practice their faith with severe penalties. Thus the song was created as a memory aid for children to remember important doctrines of their faith by hiding true the true meanings within the silly lyrics. The children sang it openly without the authorities knowing the real meaning.
The “true love” of the song is not a suitor but is actually God Himself. The “me” who receives the presents represents every baptized person.(http://noelnoelnoel.com/trad/12days.html)
God giving gifts to his people. This reminded me of the symbols of numbers and wondered if the song and number symbols complimented each other. I found my next project!
My son, Matteo, will be returning from his mission on January 6th, Epiphany! In honor of him and because I love numbers I will share these findings over the next twelve days! If you like history, numbers and/or symbology you will enjoy this journey too! :)
Tresta Neil is a homeschool mother of eight. She was born with curiosity and increases that curiosity through symbology!