Ok I think I can lend a perspective but I'm not sure how into the metaphysical you are.
Myself I used to wake up at 5:17 am, a lot. It doesn't really happen much anymore but I get the occurences of the numbers in different ways.
I'll say that the official report says that I was born at 5:20 am, but I insist 5:17 must be considered the real birth time.
A few years ago I started remembering dreams I had when I was younger. A lot of these dreams I was living out, as it was my first real experience with
anything spiritual/metaphysical, and I realised these dreams were visions of the future. I had these dreams when I was about 12, I'm almost 23 now.
They have come true with 100% accuracy and I'm still waiting to see how others play out.
But around this realisation a few years ago I started to look deeper into the meaning of things, and here I am 3 years later. I meditate every day and
live a monk-like existence.
I forgot to mention I would see 5:17 at moments liked to I guess what you could call destiny. It's kind of like my life's rhythm. Now a-days I
welcome the occurrence.
I would ask if you were born at that time but I'm sure its not important.
Its the same thing with the occurrences of 11. Numerology looks like BS at first glance but once you dig into it and start digging into other
philisophical stuff, it seems to all come together.
The subconscious has different ways of lettings us know things, getting our attention. It can do this through bodily sensations or visions, words in
our mind. People are walking around not knowing what their subconscious is. One has only to read a book about past-life regression therapy or similar
deep hypnotic methods, or meditation to see the marvel that it is.
Paying attention to your subconscious seems to come gradual. There are moments where you think you are wrong and just "imagining" things. But where
does imagination come from? We get some sort of random image or thought we didn't really make an effort to create and it ends up being something
profound like an intuitive message.
In my opinion, it's not the time that matters but the message/intent. The intent here seems to be "Listen up, I am your subconscious and this is an
opportunity for growth, pay attention."
I hope that's of some use to you.