Spiritual Meaning of Twelve


Number 12.
The number 12 is strongly associated with the heavens—the 12 months, the 12 signs of the zodiac, and the 12 stations of the Moon and of the Sun. The ancients recognized 12 main northern stars and 12 main southern stars. There are 24 = 2 x 12 hours in the day, of which 12 are daytime and the other 12 nighttime. The number 12 is the product of the sacred and the secular (3 x 4); it is the sum of the numbers of life and good fortune (5 + 7). It thus incorporates many distinct virtues. In Christianity it is the number of Christ’s disciples, and it occurs many other times in the Bible—for example, the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Several cultures have used numbers based on 12 (duodecimal); the 12 inches in a foot are one familiar relic of such a system.

12:12 references the digital code for the illusion of time.

2012 Mayan Calendar

12 Around 1 to create a matrix or consciousness programs of reality.

12=3 = third dimension = 3D.

12:12=3+3=6=Star of David – Merkabah – Kabbalah – Tree of Life – blueprint for the architecture of our reality.

Reality is created by 12 a source. (Triggered by a tone – the source divides into 12 pyramids which spiral around the source creating a multi-dimensional grid or matrix. This is the source of energy which creates everything our soul experiences in many levels of grid realities. This all occurs simultaneously – though 12 is a measure of time – the calendar months – clocks – astrology – etc.

The Duocad is a complete cycle; cosmic order. The 3×4 is both the spiritual and temporal order–the esoteric and the exoteric. There are twelve signs in the standard Zodiac and twelve months in our year. Twelve hours of the day and night.

12:12 is 3+3=6=Star of David Frequency, also linked with the Kabbalah, Flower of Life, Merkabah, Spiraling Consciousness, Sacred Geometry

12:12 is not a date or time. It is a designation or destination. It is the reunion of our Twins Souls above and below – all aspect of our soul rejoining – Twin Strand DNA merging at Zero Point Merge – and a pole shift of consciousness. 12/12 is sometimes viewed as a date based on the Mayan Calendar Prophecy which in itself is not aligned with the Julian calendar. Some believe that we will reach the end of linear time and movement into a Golden Age, the Alchemy of Consciousness, on that date.

12 is a higher octave of the number three and is an indicator of great understanding and wisdom. Much of its knowledge is gleaned from life experiences which enable a sense of calm to prevail in even the most turbulent of situations. Twelve is significant in ancient man’s life because there were twelve tribes in Israel, twelve disciples followed Jesus, there are twelve astrological signs in the zodiac, there are twelve months in the year, and our modern clock is divided into two groups of twelve hours. It is considered to be the ancient number of completion as it signals the end of childhood and the beginning stages of adulthood. Additionally, the ancient numbering and measuring systems are based on this number, as evidenced by terms such as a dozen (12), a gross (12 times 12), a shilling (12 pence) and a foot (12 inches). Negatively, twelve can suffer from a form of depression brought about by a feeling of resignation that lifeΉs events have transpired in such a way. (There are also 12 countries using the euro as of December 2004.)

Cultural References

There are twelve fruits of the Cosmic Tree. It is said that there are twelve days of return to chaos at the Winter Solstice, when the dead return celebrated in the Saturnalia in Rome. There are twelve days of Yuletide and Christmas; these celebrations are also found in Vedic, Chinese, Pagan and European symbolism. The days are said to forecast the meteorological pattern of the twelve months of the coming year.

Buddhist: There are twelve members of the council of the Dalai Lama.

Celtic: There were twelve paladins or peers of Charlemagne and twelve knights of the Round Table at King Arthur’s court.

Chinese: There are twelve Terrestrial Branches:

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These are the Beasts of the Constellations and are under the six branches of the Year Tree; there are six wild,—Yin and six domestic—Yang animals represented.

Christian: There are twelve Fruits of the Spirit; Tribes of Israel and there are twelve Apostles. There are twelve gates and foundation stones of the Holy City. There are twelve days of Christmas.

Revelation: Twelve indicates God working in the world through man as in the twelve tribes of Israel and twelve apostles. The woman of 12:1 with a crown of twelve stars on her head represents the Old Testament people of God who bring forth the Messiah (cf. Gen 37:9). We have the new Jerusalem with twelve gates and on the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel (21:12). The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb (21:14). Both these indicate that the New Jerusalem has saints from both the old and new testaments. Also associated with the New Jerusalem are the numbers 144 and 12,000 which are multiples of twelve. 1,260 days, 42 months, time, times and half a time, three and a half days. These numbers are either three and a half years or three and a half days or in other words a half week (of years). When these periods are used in Revelation they indicate either persecution or protection.

It may also reference third dimension.

Graeco-Roman: Herodotus says there are twelve gods and goddesses of Olympus. Hesiod mentions there were twelve Titans. Twelve is also the number of the Tables of the Law and the days and nights is Saturnalia.

Hebrew: There are twelve fruits of the Tree of Life and twelve gates of the Heavenly City. There are twelve loaves of the Table of the Temple, which represented the months of the year. Aaron had twelve precious stones in his breastplate. There were twelve sons of Jacob.

Hermetic: There are twelve months of the year and there were twelve torments.

Islamic: Twelve descendants of Ali, the Imams or directors rule the twelve ours of the day.

Zodiac has six northern (wet) and six southern (dry) signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius are fire, hot and dry, East. Taurus, Virgo, Capricorns are earth, cold, dry, South. Gemini, Libra, Aquarius are air, hot, wet, West. Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces are water, cold, wet, North.

Mithraic: Mithra had twelve disciples.

Sumero-Semitic: There are twelve days of duel between Chaos and Cosmos.