# The Number 12: Properties and Meanings

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

**12**=3+4+5.

**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 Solomonâ€™s temple.

The

**twelve**stars surrounding the Virginâ€™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.