On the 11th Day: Terrorism, Uprisings, and Earthquakes. Why 11?



Why has the 11th day recently become so significant?  There are always historic events, but few truly rivet the world’s attention.  One such terrible day was when terrorists flew the airplane Flight 11 into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (1_1 ?) on Sept. 11.  Forever after this terrorism became known as simply 9/11.

Now, in the 11th year of the new century, the 11th day is again taking on uncanny significance.

After the Egyptian uprisings, Hosni Mubarak resigned from the leadership of Egypt on February 11, 2011, changing the future of the Arab world.  The world’s attention was intently focused on events in the Middle East. It felt like the opposite of the 9/11 was taking place.

Then on March 11, a historic earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, followed by nuclear reactor leaks.  Again, the world watched the images of the destruction with shock, dismay and sympathy. 

Perhaps great and terrible events on the 11th day are only coincidence, part of humanity’s natural attempt to find meaning in random events.  Yet, this all has the feel of something important occurring outside of direct human perception.

11th-hourThe symbolism of the number 11 is loaded with dire significance. 11…is one after another one…1, 1.  11 is repetition, something destined to repeat itself.  The term the “11th hour” suggests a time for reckoning.  The number has been considered a corruption of the perfect number ten, as if to add something to perfection makes it imperfect, a symbol of disorder.  Then there is the 11:11 phenomenon, where for some find certain numbers appearing regularly in their personal lives.

The question going forward: will the 11th day continue to have outsized significance?

Some comments to my blog offer insights into the future using the numerology of 11.

From Susan:
The Quake was on 3/10/11 + 9/11/01 = 12/21/12.  The exact date predicted to be the end of days on the Mayan calendar. Fate or Chance?  It is eerie regardless.

From Raj
Check this terrorist attack on Mumbai (India) Dates:
26/11/2008 = 2045
2 + 0 + 4 + 5 = 11

Angel wrote me an email:

My sister and me were talking about this strange date coincidence on your blog site and she brought up the fact that she feels that something might happen on the date of 7/11 after seeing your blog about the strange date coincidence concerning 9/11/2001 and 2/11/2011. When she said 7/11, I immediately recalled a verse from the bible: 

Genesis 7:11, which deals with the story of Noah and the great flood. The verse says “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened”.”

“This is from the New American standard Bible. Different bibles have different ways of saying it but the main point is that this is where the flood begins.”

It is curious how the bible seemed to almost emphasize numerology by stressing the exact day of the flood.  Did Angel and her sister have a personal premonition for our near future?  Are we due for another great event on July 11?  I may not take numerology overly seriously, but I do believe in the power of premonitions.  Premonitions are worth reporting.


CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – A Japan earthquake today and a tsunami warning, later cancelled, struck on the one-month anniversary of the March catastrophe. Today’s Japan earthquake was being reported by local news as a 7.1 magnitude while U.S. officials are reporting it as a magnitude 6.6. Today’s earthquake was located in the same general vicinity as the March quake, off the east of coast of Honshu.


Historic date synchronicity: Egypt 2/11/2011 as the opposite of 9/11/2001



On February 11, 2011 Egypt President Hosni Mubarak resigned from power in Egypt.  This is a truly historic day, and that is not an exaggeration.  Days like this don’t happen very often.  Who predicted such a day would seemingly happen from nowhere?  Nobody foresaw such a monumental event.  I like the idea world-changing events can appear spontaneously.  I don’t think we can understate the significance of 2/11/2011.  It will go down in history with the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

I find it curious the date of this great event:  2/11/2011.  I thought of the last time the 11th day of the month mattered.  That was not a good day, 9/11/2001; the day terrorists struck the United States.  That day resulted in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  It was a completely negative event; no good whatsoever evolved form it.  Negativity compounds like a bad form of interest, creating an unwelcome burden of bad karma.

Egypt’s 02/11/2011 is such a different story, a non-violent overthrow of a 3-decade long dictator.  Now all the world’s dictators are sleeping restlessly.  It is simply incredible.  It almost feels like there is a pendulum trying to restore balance concerning humanity.  When negativity in the world becomes too great, suddenly from nowhere springs a groundswell of the good and the positive.  The people of Egypt have a right to be proud of their accomplishment.

What may be the meaning contained in the numbers of the dates 2/11/2011 and 9/11/2001?   They all share 0, 1, and 2, all good numbers.   Except for the number 9.  Could the number 9 be a bad number?  Numerology thinks so.  A strange coincidence, which is another name for synchronicity.  Do numbers and their randomeness contain a clue to our future?