Today’s date, 12-12-12, marks the final occurrence in many of our lifetimes that there will be a date with the same number reflected in the month, day and year.
Eighty-eight years from now is the next time there will be a date with the same month, day, and year with Jan. 1, 2101 or 01-01-01.
The number 12 is prevalent in society in so many ways, from everyday use from telling time to mathematics with its ease of divisibility.
There are 12 months in a year.
A day consists of 12 times two hours.
A day is separated by 12, as 12 midnight and 12 noon — 12 a.m. is the start of the day and the end of the day and the middle of the entire day, all at once.
The western and Chinese zodiacs are both broken down into 12 zones and signs. There are 12 days of Christmas, 12 apostles, 12 Olympian gods, and 12 Federal Reserve districts.
There are 12 inches in a foot and 12 items in a dozen.
Egyptians came up with the first 12-month calendar. The Mayans developed their calendar 5,126 years ago, which ends in December, the 12th month.
And, of course, 12 minutes and 12 seconds past noon today, our clocks will record the time as 12:12:12 on 12-12-12.
Vicki MacKinnon, who practices numerology, told the Associated Press the study of the occult significance of numbers, today’s date represents two energies merging, including masculine and feminine energies.
MacKinnon, of Calgary, Alberta, author of “Please Take a Number: Numerology for Real Life and Everyday Success,”
said Tuesday that those kinds of energy are good news for couples planning to marry on 12-12-12.
Among them are Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Johnson and Deputy U.S. Marshal Brian Allen. A federal judge in Pittsburgh will marry the couple at 12:12 p.m. as they exchange 12-word vows. But weddings aside, MacKinnon said, her reading of the date shows good fortune can come to anyone who demonstrates good intentions in whatever they do on 12-12-12.
“I just believe that as long as we conduct our lives with the highest intentions for ourselves and others, we can make very good use of the energy (today) for manifestation of what we want to bring into our lives,” MacKinnon said.
To contact Staff Writer Jennifer Terman, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 477-4230. The Associated Press contributed to this report.