The symbolic meaning of zero primarily relates to potential. It is the starting point from which all other numbers follow. The same principle can be applied to life; every reality you experience is the result of conscious activity.
Starting from the moment you have the initial thought or occurrence, energy is present. The Law of Thermodynamics determines that energy does not die, it transmutes.
Given thoughts are energy, it stands to reason that thoughts must become things.
“Everyone of our thoughts, good or bad, becomes concrete, materialises, and becomes in short, a reality. We are what we make ourselves and now what circumstances make us.” ~ Emile Coue
In esoteric symbolism, the zero, or the circle, is used to identify the point at which the potential of energy originates from. To the ancient traditions of the Kabbalah, the zero-point is called Ain Soph. In Hindu traditions, it is known as Brahman which in return is symbolised by the Aum (Om) symbol, the “sound of creation”.
In various iconography around the world, the zero-point has been illustrated as a womb, egg or seed – 0. All life comes from a womb, egg or seed, just as your life is born from consciousness.
The question you should be asking yourself is whether you are transforming energy from a lower state of conscious or a higher state.
How well do you know your own mind?
What did Zero mean to Ancient Civilisations?
Ancient cultures assigned the zero to mean the completion of a cycle. They said energy comes from nothingness and returns to its source whereupon it evolves into its next state.
The deeper, esoteric meaning of zero denotes the evolution of your conscious awareness. From a state of potential, you can achieve great things, mediocre experiences, “bad luck” or a complete disaster.
This idea of nothingness became known as the “God-Force,” the spirit of life that is everywhere and in everything.
From a scientific perspective, energy is everywhere and in everything. Moreover, energy appears to be guided by a higher intelligence. In my opinion, this intelligence is the “God-Force.”
“There is One Existence, a Life, a Consciousness unlimited, intelligent, and universal. This Existence is everything – everything without exception; in it, everything has being, not only actualities – a universe that is – but also possibilities – all universes that may be. This Existence contains all; all services from it, all returns to it.” ~ Annie Besant, Giordano Bruno
Just as the ancients revealed spirit returns to its source, psychology finds that thoughts and ideas come from the subconscious and create habitual programs.
When we consistently perform the same actions, we transform the same energy and experience the same reality.
“If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You’ll Always Get What You’ve Always Got.” ~ Henry Ford
Esoteric Meaning of the Zero
In the Tarot deck, the very first card is The Fool. This card is assigned the number zero.
The Fool implies the individual is about to embark on a new journey, stepping out into the unknown. It is the point of true beginnings, the start of the path you take to reach your final goal.
As you can see from the image, the Fool is perilously close to the edge of a ravine and appears as though he will step off because he is not paying attention to himself or his surroundings.
In other words, he is not connected in the outer-world because he is not connected to his inner-world.
This is the fine line between success and failure. You have the option to expand your conscious awareness or remain in base consciousness and transform the same energies.
The key point here is that expanding conscious awareness will deliver more successes than failures.
Ancient philosophies reveal the circular pattern of the zero represents evolution and completion.
In the modern numerological system, once the numbers 1 to 9 is exhausted, we revert to 10 which is the 1 and 0 together, showing that as one cycle of life ends another begins.
Zero, therefore, is a triumph of learning, dropping the ego and becoming free of limitations in the material world.
Otherwise, it means you are starting a new cycle of life at the end of which you will probably have made the same mistakes and experience the same reality.
When you notice the repetition of zero in your life, pay attention to your thoughts around the time you see ones, two and threes appear. Because they will appear – and they have a message especially for you.