Pondering 12.12.12 What does it mean?

Pondering 12.12.12 What does it mean?

Pondering 12.12.12 What does it mean? Some believe it’s a lucky day, a day to gamble or get Married on 12.12.12married (both gambling in their own right), some just enjoy the uniqueness of the consecutive number pattern and others have superstitious beliefs.

It is definitely a once in a lifetime date, the next repeating date following 12/12/12 is 1/1/2101 a mere 89 years away, I don’t anticipate seeing that date, I’ll leave that for the grandchildren who I hope are in my future, will there be 12?

The number 12, twelve, comes from  “twalif “ or “twelf” meaning two left over from ten. The number 12 is often used in units of trade in retail situations, twelve dozen is known as a gross or 144 items, a great gross is a dozen gross or 1728 and a small gross is ten dozen or 120 items.

Twelve represents a wide gamut of things let’s see if I can list 12:

  1. The twelve disciples
  2. Twelve tribes in Israel, which was the result of Jacob having 12 sons
  3. A Dozen of anything: eggs, donuts, rozes
  4. 12 people have set foot on the moon
  5. 12 Days of Christmas with 12 Drummers Drumming
  6. Movies: The Dirty Dozen or Cheaper by the Dozen
  7. 12 The number one QB jersey number in the NFL, would you like 12?  Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw,  Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, John Brodie, Doug Williams, Bob Griese, Randall Cunningham, Ken Stabler, Roger Staubach and Jim Kelly
  8. Twelve years old, the end of childhood
  9. Seeing or thinking the number 12 over and over means that “Your angels are trying to give you a message” according to Dr. Doreen Virtue
  10. 12 Months is a calendar year
  11. MD Route 12 is a highway on the Eastern Shore
  12. Twelve years in primary education

Since 12 is also seen as 3 in numerology, here are three of my fellow rainers words of Gambeling on 12.12.12wisdom on 12.12/12:  Conrad Allen says “a number oddity...” , Brian Rugg is “showing 12 properties” and Allan Harris shares how “twelve is everywhere”.

As a side, real estate note, Maryland has 104 active  listings with the house number 12, 14 active listings with the house number 1212 and no active listings with the number 121212.

I hope the twelfth day of the twelfth month in the year twenty twelve brings you joy, celebration, prosperity in wisdom and wealth. There are many troubling issues in our world today, more than a great gross, those which are beyond our control are better left to a higher power.

So  what do you believe is the meaning in 12.12.12?

Pondering 12.12.12 What does it mean?

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDiane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365 • December 12 2012 11:15AM


we just saw 12;12 on 12/12/2012!! guess that wont happen again in my lifetime

Posted by Bret & Meredith Amon, Real Estate Breckenridge,Keystone,Silverthorne CO (LIV| Sotheby's I R) about 5 years ago

I'm thinking it has such a nice ring to it that I'm assuming a good luck kind of day (waking up to sunshine after days and days of clouds certainly helped with that conclusion!).  So happy 12/12/12 to you!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) about 5 years ago

Since I'm finding today unlucky, perhaps doing something involving a dozen, like buying a dozen donuts on 12/12/12 might turn it around.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 5 years ago

Hi Diane, 12/12/12 turned out to be a pretty awesome day. I went to closing - with our Maryland Mortgage Mama - and the number 12 is the buyers lucky number. No doubt!

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) about 5 years ago

Hello Diane: It looks like there were plenty of 12's happening around the industry an life. I especially like getting married being its own gamble.  True that!

Posted by Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est (Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200) about 5 years ago

Bret ~ Right, more 12's.

Nancy ~ That's the kind of attitude I like!

Chris Ann ~ I'm sorry to hear your 12.12.12 was rotten, donuts are a good idea. Sharing them may rrighten your day even more.

Andrea ~ A closing with Mortgage Mama, sounds like a happy gathering of lucky people. Congrats!

Brian ~ 12 is a fun number. : )

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) about 5 years ago