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## The Number 12: Properties and Meanings

Prime Factors of**12**=2x2x3.

**12** is an Abundant Number.

**12** is a Pentagonal Number.

**12** is a Centered 11-gonal Number.

**12** can be Partitioned in 77 ways.

**12** can be Partitioned 7 times with each term no larger than 2.

**12** can be Partitioned 19 times with each term no larger than 3.

**12** can be Partitioned 34 times with each term no larger than 4.

**12** can be Partitioned 47 times with each term no larger than 5.

**12** can be Partitioned 58 times with each term no larger than 6.

**12** can be Partitioned 65 times with each term no larger than 7.

**12** can be Partitioned 70 times with each term no larger than 8.

**12** can be Partitioned 73 times with each term no larger than 9.

**12** can be Partitioned 75 times with each term no larger than 10.

**12** can be Partitioned 76 times with each term no larger than 11.

**12** is the total number of parts in all Partitions of 4.

The number of equivalent hyperspheres in 3 dimensions which can touch an equivalent hypersphere without any intersections=**12**.(Kissing Number)

The Cube is a Platonic Solid with **12** Edges.

The Dodecahedron is a Platonic Solid with **12** Faces.

The Icosahedron is a Platonic Solid with **12** Vertices.

A Truncated Tetrahedron is an Archimedean Solid with **12** Vertices.

A Cuboctahedron is an Archimedean Solid with **12** Vertices.

The Chemical Element Magnesium has an atomic number of **12**.

The **12** Star signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagitarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

The **12** simple letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

In Humans: the Heart Chakra (Anahata) has 12 petals. The petals may correspond with **12** vrittis: lustfulness, fraudulence, indecision, repentance, hope, anxiety, longing, impartiality, arrogance, incompetency, discrimination and defiance.

The **12** permutations of the Tetragrammaton, the 4 fold name of God.

The **twelve** 'nidanas' or links of pratitya sammutpada or dependant co-arising.

The **twelve** oxen on the porch of Solomon’s temple.

The **twelve** stars surrounding the Virgin’s head in Rev. **12**:1.

**12** Virtues focused on by William Alan Shirley: Faith, Discipline, Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Patience,
Courage , Forgiveness, Gratitude, Humility, Perseverance, Generosity.

Film: **12** Angry Men.

Film: **Twelve** Monkeys.

Film: The Dirty **Dozen**.

### The Year 12 AD

In the year**12**AD the last Etruscan inscription was carved.

In the year **12** AD Caligula was born.

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