I just can’t stop listening to this song today, and realized it’s 12-12-12, so I felt the urge to combine this song with a bog entry today.
I thought it’d be fun to write about the significance of the number 12, “digging a little deeper” than what’s been hyped about lately (the whole end of the world thing).
Actually, the number 12 does have tremendous religious and spiritual significance.
Here’s a collection of tidbits from a website I found with a HUGE list of symbolic, scientific and spiritual meanings for the number 12:
- Twelve is the number of what is completed, which forms a whole, a perfect and harmonious unit. In the ancient civilizations, like Oriental and Judaic, it corresponds to the plenitude, the completion and the integrality of a thing. R. Allendy tells that it expresses the idea that the Universe forms a whole, associated with the idea of differentiation – 10 + 2.
- Represent the manifestation of the Trinity to the four corners of the horizon – 3 X 4.
- Symbolize the command and the good, and governs the space and the time, that is to say the operation of the Cosmos, from where its designation of cosmic number.
- Symbol of material and spiritual food, because of the 12 breads which Jesus Christ broke to the Last Supper, Himself being the Bread of Life.
- Number attributed to the government of the world or the cosmos.
- It is the creative capacity, and in some religions, it expresses also the Divine Mother.
- Twelve is the number of the disciples accompanying the great Masters of the history: the 12 apostles of the Christ; the 12 disciples choose by Mahomet to spread his doctrine; the 12 minor flamines beside the Pontiff Maximus; the 12 first companions of St. Francis of Assisi; the 12 disciples of Confucius; the 12 disciples of Mithra; the 12 descendants of Ali; the 12 companions of Odin, with also the 12 goddesses for women; the 12 marshals of Napoleon.
- The twelve animals of the Chinese dances included in the ceremony of the change of year.
- The pure light would be made up, not of 7, but of 12 colors.
- The twelve semitones derived from the seven notes of the scale.
One thing I think is pretty cool is that my own birthday happens to be on the date of “Epiphany,” which is the 12th day of Christmas (wheee!!).
I’ve also been seeing 12:12 a lot this year on the digital clock.
Here’s what I found as a meaning for seeing 12:12:
The point is if you are seeing 12:12 you are being given the “call” to service for the betterment of mankind and earth.
Wow – I sure do like that!
So HAPPY 12-12-12, everybody!! What a great number day to celebrate!!