The number 12 keeps showing up for me lately. So much indeed that I had to look up it’s significance. It’s no coincidence that our trailer is parked in spot #12 and that the new land has some ancient telephone posts that we want to keep. And yes, you’ve guessed it…there is a total of 12 of them. 12 somehow is finding it’s way into most of my days and as always there are no ordinary moments in life.
I almost had to laugh as I learned that the number 12 reflects to the ancient meaning of 12 being the number of perfection. I surely have redesigned over and over the house plans of the structure I hope to build next spring. Considering every detail and making it flow, several drafts were created. In the first one it was a matter of fitting all the essentials. The second draft was concerned with practicality, having enough space, as well as the design to be clever, making use of every nook and cranny. Once that was checked, it was proofed whether it was cool and unique. Whether it would meet that “different” kind of criteria, providing a place and space I would feel at home.
The number 12 is the result of 4×3, 4 elements, 4 corners of the earth and four cardinal points. When these are multiplied the result is 12, the perfect number, the number of God. It is the number of cosmic order. There are 12 months in a year, 12 zodiac signs, 12 Chinese astrology animals (12 years apart) 12 disciples in the New Testament and 12 inches in a foot. It is said that the number 12 is the highest vibration of the 3-dimensional world. It is where the purest masculine energy (represented by the number of one) and the purest female energy (represented by the number two) come together to create all that is and all that will ever be.
But we also find the number 12 in space in time, and time is measured in by two groups of 12 hours. In astrology there are 12 houses in which the planets and the 12 signs travel. In Tarot, the number 12 card is a major arcana card and is the hanged man, a card of letting go, having emotional release and accepting what is.
I find it interesting and by no means am I surprised that this number has surfaced. I relate to it as a number of being on track, about things being perfect as they are and how they must be for the time being. I believe that I am supported by spirit and God and that ultimately everything will be perfect, just how it is meant to be.