Numbers play an important role in our lives. Though most of us are adopting base-10 mathematics nowadays, base-12 still remains very relevant. The number 12 is significant for many reasons. Date and time seem to revolve around the sacred number 12. A year comprises twelve months. Correspondingly there are 12 zodiac signs and 12 horoscope signs. Even the face of our clock is divided into 12 hours and a day is actually a multiple of 12 hours. With regard to geometry, a full circle is divided into 360 degrees which again is a product of 12. In the ancient Chinese method of healing-acupuncture, 12 main meridians (energy channels) have been identified in a human body. Even in religious text, 12 and its product of 144 hold special meanings.
The matter becomes even more interesting if one were to believe in revelations by metaphysical sources. Apparently our double helix DNAs comprise 12 layers and the total number of dimensions we have are 12 as well . The commonly known 7 chakras (spinning wheel of energy) within each person are also said to be upshifting to a total of 12 chakras. Many esoteric sources concur we live in a base-12 existence and this goes as far back as the Atlantean times.
On a trivial note, 1 and 2 are the only two ascending numbers (out of 0 to 9) when added produce the subsequent number i.e. 3. Last but not least the number 1 represents the unity of consciousness on the Other Side (i.e. where we are considered One) whereas 2 represents the duality of the Earth over here – the Yin and Yang of life.
And this brings about the ultimate question… is life truly random as some scientists argue or is there a grand design behind our existence, which revolves around numbers?