The Witching Hour. The past few days I have been waking up around 3:30am. It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed and I’m not waking up because I have to pee. I have not awakened from any bad dreams or nightmares and I am not feeling alarmed or frightened. Indeed. I feel that I’ve slept the night through and that it’s my normal time to get out of bed. Then I look at the clock and realize I’ve got many more hours before getting up, but I cannot go back to sleep. I’m wide awake and thoughts are hurtling towards me like an oncoming train. The last time this happened was back in April of 2020.
In the Western Christian tradition, the hour between 3 and 4 a.m. was considered a period of peak supernatural activity…Nonetheless, there is psychological literature suggesting that apparitional experiences and sensed presences are most common between the hours of 2 and 4 a.m., corresponding with a 3 a.m. peak in the amount of melatonin in the body.
Some think that witches and psychics are more powerful at this time of night; while others believe it is the time of night when the barrier between worlds is thinnest and ghosts and spirits can cross over into the land of the living.
Is there a spiritual significance to waking up during the Witching Hour? You bet.
1. A sign of awakening
Being bright eyed from 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. could mean that your consciousness is “waking up.” You’re developing greater self-awareness in a world that’s so desperately lacking in this area. When you’re in the midst of an awakening, your realignment is shifting back to your natural state of being. The result? You’re physically waking up at a time when the veil between these two dimensions is most permeable.
2. Your Spirit Guides & Angels are sending you messages
During this window, there’s less noise and interruption. Usage of electronics is lower, so there’s less exposure to those frequencies. Your personal vibrational state is very calm and at ease. This makes it so much easier to be sensitive to the subtle energies of the spirit world. And it also makes it easier for the celestial realm to reach out and give you a ring. Your Spirit Guides and Angels may be trying to establish a spiritual connection to send a message, give higher guidance, assist you with your inner soul work or help you expand your consciousness.
3. A call to manifest and co-create
Between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., the world is still…still. Your mind is free of distraction. And, at this time, the Universe may be calling you to uplevel your manifesting game.
The Power of Three
When more than a single Number 3 card appears in your reading, those themes will soon be a major current in your life. In Tarot, threes signify a unifying force and are characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. In numerology three represents the upright triangle. Associated with Jupiter, three symbolizes manifestation through creative actions and processes.
Nothing happens until something moves.
– Albert Einstein
The 3 of Scepters (Wands) is ruled by the Sun in Aries and is a Kindred Spirit to the Queen of Wands. Also known as the Lord of Established Strength and Virtue, the 3 of Scepters represents vision, creativity, new beginnings, exploration, awakenings, integrity/honesty/honor, centeredness, and extreme confidence. Its energy relates to one’s personal calling or talent. You are connected with the cosmic flow; accept your destiny with dignity, grace, and everlasting Hope. Make preparations for a journey towards new horizons and awakenings to places you’ve only dreamed of. The 3 of Scepters symbolizes one’s powerful nature.
Mars (energy and drive) in Capricorn (focus and success) rules the 3 of Skulls (Pentacles). Known as the Lord of Material Works it symbolizes hard work, creative powers, mastering new challenges or skills, integration, the physical act of creation, manifestation, and collaboration. When this card shows up the Universe is saying you are on the right track. You are building a solid foundation toward long-term success and stability. Make sure you are putting in time and effort on something you feel strongly about. Additionally, each of us has unique talents and skills. The 3 of Pentacles shines a spotlight on these gifts as they relate to the world as a whole.
“The Hindu concept of Indra’s Net is also evident here, teaching us that every person, being, and atom in the Universe is revealed to [the Vampyress].” 
 Daniels, Ian (2010). Phantasmagoria. Llewellyn Publications. p. 271.