Are you seeing repeating 2’s everywhere you look? Is it 2:22 when you look at your watch? When you go to the deli counter and pull the ticket for your number in line is it 2, 22, or 222? Have you seen 222 on a license plate in front of you when you were driving? Does it seem like 222 keeps popping up everywhere? If so, this is probably a message from your angels. Read on to learn the meaning of 222 and possibilities of what your angels are trying to tell you.
Angel Number 222
If 222 or some other number appears to you over and over again, it is most likely an Angel Number. Angel Numbers are messages from your angels using numbers. These numbers have meanings that are usually associated with the principles of numerology. One common form of Angel Number is a 3-digit repeating number, such as 333, 444, or 555. These three-digit repeating numbers usually carry the meaning of the digit that repeats. For example, 333 carries the meaning of the number 3. Thus, 222 incorporates the meaning of the number 2.
There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. – William Barclay
The Number 2
The numbers 0 through 4 tell the story of Creation. They are extremely powerful and contain deep metaphysical wisdom. The number 2 is an important part of this story.
|Cardinal||two hundred twenty-two|
(two hundred twenty-second)
|Factorization||2 × 3 × 37|
We begin with 0, which is nothing, a formless void. In some traditions, it can be considered chaos rather than nothingness. Out of this nothingness or chaos, something appears, which is represented by the number 1. This could be God or the single particle that is said to have started the Big Bang. Where did this One come from? At this point, nobody really knows. In Sacred Geometry, 1 is represented by a point. In astrology, this can be seen in the glyph for the Sun, as the point that is in the middle of the circle.
The next step is that 1 splits into 2, and duality comes into being. This concept is shown in many traditions, and there is a clear account of the formation of duality in the Book of Genesis in the Judeo-Christian written tradition. First God separates the light from the darkness and calls one Day and the other Night and after that, separates the Earth from the Sky. It was only then that the rest of the work of Creation could begin.
There is a reprise of this theme in the second story of Creation with respect to human beings. First God created a single human, Adam, and afterward split this single human into Adam and Eve, using Adam’s rib. There are many debates about the nature of the Fall of Adam and Eve which happened later, but it seems clear that a part of that Fall was learning about duality. They ate the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
The Number 2 and Conflict
With the number 2, conflict is possible. For this reason, 2 is seen as a rather tense number. Yet, conflict is important. Indeed, conflict is a crucial element to story-telling. Imagine a story in which the protagonist is happy every day of her life. One day after another, good things happen to her, and she never faces any hardship or opposition. Such a story would be incredibly dull and boring. In the same way, can you even envision a game in which there was no challenge, where you just got rewards and prizes without having to do anything for them? What would be the point?
Thus, conflict is an essential element of our existence. Without conflict and duality, there would be no story of life.
The Number 2 in Astrology and Tarot
The traditional science of numerology is embedded in many other disciplines, including astrology and Tarot. In astrology, the number 2 is the basis for the opposite sign pairs, Aries/Libra, Taurus/Scorpio, Gemini/Sagittarius, Cancer/Capricorn, Leo/Aquarius, and Virgo/Pisces. These signs tend to have conflict with each other, but they are also each other’s natural partners when it comes to romantic compatibility.
In the Major Arcana of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck, 2 is the number of The High Priestess, Justice, and Judgement. All of these cards incorporate an element of balance between opposing forces.
In the Minor Arcana, the 2 in each of the four suits indicates issues with respect to balance, relationships, and choices.
What Does it Mean to See 222 as an Angel Number?
Now that we have looked at the meaning and metaphysical symbolism of the Number 2, let’s look at what it may mean on a practical level if you see it as an Angel Number and what sort of message it may be. In general, any time you see 222, it has something to do with duality. It is common a message about your relationships, your ideas, and decisions that you need to make. Here are some specific reasons that you may be seeing repeating 2’s.
1) You need balance in your life
One of the reasons that you might be seeing repeating 2’s is that your life is out of balance in some way. Perhaps you have been spending too much time at work, and you have been neglecting your health or your relationships. You may be giving too much to others, and thus, you have no more to give. Your angels are letting you know that you need to restore balance in some way.
If this is the message you are getting with 222, you will be experiencing the effects of imbalance. You may be feeling tired, irritable, or depressed most of the time. Other symptoms of imbalance include being prone to colds and headaches, frequent procrastination, or crying without any known reason. 222 is telling you that the remedy for these problems is to bring your life back into balance.
2) Listen to another’s point of view
Sometimes we can get caught up in our own ideas and beliefs and rigidly hold on to them. We forget that other people have ideas and beliefs as well. While it is good to be able to take a stand when necessary, this can also alienate those who think differently from us. Our tendency to cling to our own opinions can also come from faults such as ignorance, ego, and pride. It is often the case that the less we know about something, the more confident we feel. As we learn more, we gain the wisdom to know what we don’t know.
If you are seeing 222, you may be being asked to step back and consider another person’s perspective or point of view. This is likely to be the case if you are in conflict with a family member or someone else that is close to you. Listening to another’s point of view does not mean that you have to accept it. It is ok to agree to disagree. Many times just listening respectfully will be enough to restore the relationship. Even so, you may find out that you and your loved one actually do agree on more than you thought you did. You may even learn that you were wrong.
3) Take a stand
222 can also have the opposite meaning, and it could be telling you to take a stand and hold firm to your beliefs. You might be letting yourself get talked into things that you know are wrong, or you may be letting others trample on your boundaries.
If 222 can have opposite meanings, how do you know which is the right one? Usually, you will know this from context. Step back and consider how you are feeling inside. Are you feeling angry and self-righteous? Then 222 is probably asking you to consider another person’s viewpoint. Are you feeling confused? Are you listening to something someone is telling you or is asking you to do, and you have a pit in your stomach and a feeling of wrongness? If so, then 222 is probably telling you to stand your ground.
In many cases, Angel Numbers are telling you to do something different than you were planning to do. If you were going in the right direction, your angels would not need to send you messages unless you were becoming hesitant. This is particularly the case with 222, the Angel Number of balance. There is a balance between being open to other people and letting yourself be overly influenced by them.
4) A new relationship is coming into your life
2 is the number of relationships. If you are seeing 222, it may be telling you that you have been alone for too long. It is now time to make room for another. Your angels may be alerting you that someone may be coming into your life in the near future. They may also be letting you know that the person that you are dating or considering dating is “The One.”
Be ready and willing to allow another person into your life, and be prepared for all of the joys and the compromises that come with this.
The number 2 relates to balance and relationships. If you keep seeing repeating 2’s, this is probably a message from your angels asking you to restore balance to your life or your relationships with others. It could also be letting you know that a new relationship will be coming into your life. What do you think? What has been your experience with 222?