Twelfth Night - the twelve days of Christmas, the legend says it took that long for the three Magi to make their way to see the nativity. And, through the machinations of the calendar from Julian to Gregorian, some folks still reckon the Christ-Mass on yesterday.
Whatever the tradition, it signals the end of the journey, the culmination of the celebration and the 'awakening' or 'manifestation' - for after any journey, we are never arrived the same, but rather, quite changed. Some would say the dreamer awakens.
I'm always more interested in the energetic symbolism, and how that manifests in our day to day. So, yes, this is a potent time. A time for consideration and reflection - and to wake up and make something happen.
That's what I'm waking up to, that's where the energy of manifestation is going to - to not just repeating the story and the patterns and taking the spiritual bypass of 'everything happens for a reason' and 'this, too, shall pass', and the whole 'light and love' aspect...
I'm gonna resolve to work on the 'this keeps happening because I keep creating the space for it' and 'this, too, shall I include, so I don't come back again', and 'shadow and shine, for darkness is the stage on which the light can dance'.
Hope it works for you, I'm not right for all, nor am I all right, I'm just saying what I feel and know, and giving thanks and praise!