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This Day Goes To Eleven

Hello and welcome to 11/11/11. Here are Some Fun facts about Today’s very signifant date!

According to numerology, each number holds a unique vibration with associated traits attached to it. One and two symbolize masculine and feminine energy, respectively, with one deemed as “the creator.” When repeated, one becomes 11, which is considered the Master Number, representing rebirth and, you guessed it, new beginnings.

When broken down into separate digits (1+1=2), the number 11 resonates with the number two and, therefore, takes on additional attributes. Today is plush for matters of the heart, since 11 is commonly associated with intuition, inspiration, compassion, and tolerance, while two, the number associated with feminine energy, embodies union and partnership.

Today may be an extra lucky day to gamble, given how many games include 11 in favorable ways. Eleven is a very desirable hand in Blackjack, causing players to double down and increase their potential winnings. In Craps, 11 is just as good as the favorable seven on an initial roll. Eleven is reportedly a popular lotto number as well—no doubt because of all its vibrating power

With the presence of three 11s in the date, feminine energy is strongly at play—promoting awareness, cooperation and healing on a global scale. Today, a movement called Global Pause for Peace is asking spiritual communities around the world to gather in ritual, prayer and meditation to harness today’s harmonious energy and raise the global vibration.

Today is also Armistice Day (Veteran’s Day in the US), marking the end of World War I, when Germany and the Allied nations called for resolution on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Some hotels and resorts in the U.S. are using today’s special date to pay homage to men and women who’ve served in the military, with special discounts and donations to the USO.

In terms of astrology, we are currently transitioning into the 11th house of the zodiac—the age of the Aquarius. Progressive and intuitive, the sign rules technology, humanitarianism, philanthropy, nonconformity and idealism. According to astrological predictions, a wealth of new information will dominate the coming months.

You may have to be a mathematician to get excited by the numerical tricks that 11—which is the sixth prime number—can perform: When multiplied by itself, the number 11 equals a palindrome every time—from 11 x 11 (which equals 121) to 1,111,111 x 1,111,111 (which equals a pleasing 1,234,567,654,321) and beyond.

Couples worldwide have long hitched their marital fortunes to special dates, signing their nuptials on ones that bear the same number for the month, day and year. Wedding industry experts believe it’s a combination of superstition and meaning that make them so desirable, but many couples simply want an unforgettable anniversary date. According to David’s Bridal, 57,000 ceremonies will take place today, surpassing the 39,000 weddings that commenced last year on 10/10/10.

It’s also officially Nigel Tufnel Day! Eleven, Man!

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Yoko Ono Presents "Uncursed"

An installation of doors and figurative transparent sculptures form the nucleus of multi-media artist Yoko Ono’s second solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong, Uncursed.

Yoko Ono says:

“When we were children, we learnt at our elementary school how the warrior, Shikanosuke Yamanaka, vowed to endure seven misfortunes and eight sufferings, thereby giving all the negative things to him that would have been given to the people of his city. I was so impressed with his selfless devotion to people; I wanted to be like him when I grew up. Then I realized that so many challenging situations were given to me in life. Much later, I wondered if it would not be better to ask for seven good fortunes and eight treasures….which I promptly did. It changed my life.

In my recent exhibition, The Road Of Hope in Hiroshima, the city of the only country which suffered a nuclear disaster twice in the same century, I offered blessings to the people of Hiroshima and prayed that they would be given seven good fortunes and eight treasures.”

Ono now envisions these same blessings for New York as a reminder of our global connectedness and the universality of human experience. “These are the doors that we opened and closed to go through life,” the artist explains. “There were many doors that blocked us. But we opened them, and we went through. This is the journey to uncurse yourself.”

Uncursed will run through December 10, 2011 at Galerie LeLong, located at 528 West 26th Street, New York NY 10001. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.