For some, 12/12/12 is just an interesting date to write on their checks. For others, the triple digits symbolize something more, and many who consider the date sacred are choosing to spend today in Mount Shasta.

For some, 12/12/12 is just an interesting date to write on their checks. For others, the triple digits symbolize something more, and many who consider the date sacred are choosing to spend today in Mount Shasta.

While local hotels report an increase in bookings over the next two weeks, they’re not yet completely full. Brian Linsley, manager of the Tree House and Michelle Smith, manger of the Cold Creek Inn, said they are not totally booked yet, but blame some of that on a lack of snow for skiers.

Ashalyn, owner of Shasta Vortex Adventures, called Mt. Shasta a “power spot,” and said people tend to come to places of energy to “raise their vibrational frequency” for special occasions like 12/12. Also important is next Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, which many consider to be the dawning of the Golden Age – or the end of the world according to Mayan prophecy, depending on the theories you subscribe to.

“The three numbers in a row are powerful,” said Ashalyn. “To me, every day is a special day, but we humans need special occasions to bring us together and help us work as one.”

Troika St. Germain said she has 65 people coming to a special 12/12/12 retreat that began on Tuesday and will run through Saturday, Dec. 15. Attendees represent six of the world’s seven continents, a first for one of her workshops.

Though she’s looking forward to 12/21 as “the apex,” St. Germain considers 12/12 to be even more special.

“This (12/12) event is the grand finale and culmination of four years of triple-digit activations and preparation for the 26,000 year shift of the ages.” said St. Germain. “This is the big one we have all been waiting for, for our entire lives.”

The triple digit date won’t be repeated until next century, St. Germain noted. She called the triple digit dates “star gates,” a special event in sacred numerology, when the veil thins between worlds, making it easier for a person to meditate in higher dimensions.

St. Germain explained that Mt. Shasta has always been considered a sacred mountain and is special for many cultures around the world. It makes the list of seven sacred mountains for many cultures and religions, St. Germain added.

“In my opinion, Mt. Shasta is a huge crystal that broadcasts energy like a big radio tower around the globe... Many cultures, including some Native American cultures, feel Mt. Shasta is the entry point of the energy of the creator.”

Mt. Shasta, St. Germain said, is the first place that receives the most pure form of energy from the creator, making it a special place in the hearts of many.

Harmonic Convergence

Dr. Amore Vera Aida, who moved to Mount Shasta last year so she could be here for 12/21, explained the importance of the upcoming “shift of consciousness” and said the Harmonic Convergence 25 years ago was the beginning of something special. On August 17 and 18, 1987, thousands of people swarmed to Mt. Shasta to meditate.

The Harmonic Convergence involved several important events, including a “very rare” astrological configuration. The convergence of the moon, sun, and six of the eight planets in a “trine,” said Aida.

“This ‘trine,’ as it is called, symbolizes a perfect equilibrium, and has a most auspicious meaning,” Aida said.

The trine was also an astrological sign that was signaling the beginning of a new era, according to Aida. The Era of Aquarius symbolizes freedom, creativity, openness and innovation – the Golden Era.

Aida believes that 12/21 is not the end of the world, but instead the beginning of this

Golden Era, when the “light of consciousness” will reveal dormant potential in us all.

St. Germain said over the past 25 years, we’ve been gradually getting closer to the 12/21 apex, and 12/12 is an important precursor to that auspicious date.

Though 12/21 is the first day of the Golden Age, St. Germain said people will not wake up in a new world. Instead, it will take time for us to “make the world what we want it to be.” Eventually, advances will be made in all areas, including education, health, government and business models.