Earth Day, Decoded

Earth Day, Decoded

Numerology delves into the energy of this environmental holiday

Every year on April 22, groups and individuals all over the world gather to honor their home planet while bringing awareness to environmental issues that impact the global population. We make a big deal of Earth Day in the U.S., but just how important is this holiday worldwide? And what kind of message does this eco-oriented day send out to the universe? A quick look at the numbers behind the name gives us insight into the importance of Earth Day.

In Numerology, every name has a vibration; it doesn't matter whether the name belongs to a person, a business, a place or a specific day. Here, we look at Earth Day's three main numbers -- its Dominant Impression number, its Vowel Vibration number and its Base Vibration number.

Earth Day was first marked in 1969, the brainchild of environmental and peace activist John McConnell. McConnell felt that the earth was being taken for granted and, as the story goes, was deeply touched by a photo of Earth taken from space. With this image in mind he created an Earth flag, then attended a gathering at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to suggest the holiday. He felt there should be at least one day a year when all "earthlings" paused to look at the beauty and the resources around them. McConnell was also concerned by the lack of environmental awareness worldwide.

Dominant Impression number

With this history, it's no surprise that the name "Earth Day" has a Dominant Impression number of 1. In Numerology, 1 is the number of progress -- it promotes independence and leadership. Consider how strange the concept of Earth Day must have sounded at first! And yet it's still celebrated, over 40 years later. That's because 1 is a highly-charged number with staying power and the ability to affect change. Whether it's related to a day or person, 1 shows a driven, pioneering spirit.

In 1970, Earth Day was made even more official and was permanently placed on April 22. This hints at yet another "1" quality: staying power! 1 also makes Earth Day's general reputation a little aggressive: it is a day when people look long and hard at their shortcomings when it comes to the environment. It's also a day to create plans of action and to resolve to live better lifestyles.

Vowel Vibration number

The Vowel Vibration number of this truly unique holiday enhances how the name strikes people when they hear it. With a Vowel Vibration of 7, "Earth Day" has a serious undertone, because it isn't simply a day to look in wonder at the beauty of the world, but to do some actual soul-searching. 7 promotes the idea of research and problem-solving on a grand scale. 7 is also the number of wisdom and revelation, so it's no surprise that this is a day when people choose to examine how their habits and choices impact their surroundings and future generations.

Base Vibration number

Finally, "Earth Day's" Base Vibration number -- the number that reverberates throughout the holiday's name -- is 3, one of the most charming numbers in the field of Numerology. It is the number of life and optimism. If you've ever been to an Earth Day festival, you may have noticed that the majority of celebrants aren't negative, but excited about the possibilities of a new, improved Earth. That's because 3 is an incredibly inspiring number, encouraging people to visualize the best-case scenario -- and run after it.

It may sound like an overly simple name, but "Earth Day" is a perfect choice (Numerologically speaking) for that sunny day in April when we look at how we can all live a bit greener.

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