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What are people are doing for this day?
 

The day — better known as 12/12/12 — is one of “energetic significance.”

 
When all the numbers in the date are added up one by one (1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 2), they equal 11, which is a very powerful number.

“It’s going to an upbeat day of luck, expansion and Joy, even though it’s the dark of the moon,” Ackerman told HuffPost. “But do this with caution: Too much optimism could prompt over-reaching and crazy over extension. The energy will be like The Joker in Batman: Something freaky could pop out of a box when you least expect it.”

To be fair, calendars are man-made constructs which is why some people such as Eric Carlson, a physics professor at Wake Forest University and an admitted numerology skeptic, don’t think any meaning can be given to 12/12/12.

“Although repetitive patterns like 12/12/12 are interesting, they have no more special significance than when your car’s odometer hits 121,212 miles,” he told HuffPost.

Ackerman concedes that calendars are manmade constructs and that this date has little significance to people who follow the Jewish or Chinese calendars.

“All calendars are manmade but based on astronomical cycles,” she said. “But, sometimes, there is a resonance and certain numbered days do coincide with celestial events.”

Whether 12/12/12 turns out to be a day of major numerical significance or just another 24-hour period marked on a piece of paper remains to be seen. However, there are plenty of people who are making the day special in their own way, such as Tom Laurin, a San Diego-based technical editor who is getting married to his longtime love, Vivian at noon, PST.

“Viv’s boss is a divorce lawyer and judge and I told her to make it last 12 minutes,” Laurin told HuffPost.

Fittingly, the couple got engaged last year on 11/11/11, but he doesn’t see much cosmic significance other than, say, numerical alliteration. But he does view the wedding as a direct commentary to the Mayan calendar doomsday fears surrounding Dec. 21, 2012.

“Some people think the world’s going to end, but our life is just beginning,” he said.

One Day on Earth – Film on 12.12.12 from One Day on Earth on Vimeo.

Many cultures use calendars different than the Gregorian Calendar used in the west, but, even so, Kyle Ruddick is working to make 12/12/12 a day of global significance with a project called “One Day On Earth.”

Filmmakers from all over the world will be filming on Dec. 12, 2012, for a documentary he hopes will create “a greater sense of a global community.”

Ruddick did similar one-day shoots on 10/10/10 and 11/11/11 and said he managed to collect 3,000 hours from those shoots that were turned into two separate documentaries, the first of which is being released on 12/12/12.

“To me, 12/12/12 is a ‘blank slate holiday,'” he told HuffPost. “We’re taking advantage of this calendar anomaly.”

If it works as well as in 2010 and 2011, Ruddick said he might consider doing one on November, 12, 2013 — or 11/12/13.

“Problem is, they do the numbers differently in Europe,” he said. “Maybe we could do one on 2/22/22.”

Lots of businesses are offering specials and discounts related to the day, but the most offbeat are:

In Denver, 12/12/12 marks the first annual No Socks to Work Day, where workers forego their socks for the day and donate a new pair of socks to the homeless.

Wisconsin has declared 12/12/12 as “Aaron Rodgers Day” in honor of the Green Bay Packers quarterback, whose number is “12.”
Madame Tussauds’ Hollywood location is giving free admission to customers who are in line between 12 noon and 12:12 p.m. and charging only $12 to for the remainder of the day.

12-clock-istockIN other news …

The number 12 is ubiquitous — it’s the number of months in a year, hours on a clock face and the number of members on a typical court jury.

And today, Dec. 12, 2012, corresponds to the date 12-12-12. At 12:12 p.m., a young Alabama boy named Kiam Moriya turned 12, a unique birthday that has some people speculating that he’s either the so-called “chosen one” or the sign of the apocalypse.

So, what is the source of our society’s obsession with the number 12?

The prominence of the number, particularly in the Western world, stems from the historical influence of the Judeo-Christian tradition, says University of Toronto religion professor David Reed.

The number 12 is mentioned often in the New Testament of the Bible, such as Jesus’ selection of 12 apostles, he said.

That choice was deliberate, with each apostle representing one of the 12 tribes of Israel, said Reed, a professor emeritus of pastoral theology and research.

“[The number’s significance] bleeds into the Western civilization, especially through Europe as Christianity spread from the Mediterranean into Europe and into the West,” he said.

“Our whole culture is influenced by that religious frame of reference.”

In the book of Revelations, there are many references to the number 12, including 12 gates and 12 angels. It’s a significant number in Ancient Greece as well — the Greeks worshipped 12 major gods of Olympus.

Even beyond that sphere, the number 12 is ever-present. From a dozen eggs to the 12 ribs on the average human to the 12 inches that comprise a foot (a height measurement we still use in Canada, despite using the metric system in most other instances).

In other countries, however, such as China, numbers such as 8 have more significance. The digit is so auspicious that when Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, it was held on August 8, 2008 — or 8-8-8 — and started at 8:08 p.m. local time. Couples clamoured to get married on that date, with the hopes of gaining some of its luck.

Shirlee Hall – WOMAN of ACTION says:

rainbowcircledec“TODAY IS THE DAY TO — USE YOUR ROYAL CONSCIOUSNESS WITH DIRECTION AND PURPOSE.
12-12-12 IS ANOTHER POWER WINDOW AVAILABLE TO PREPARE US AND THE PLANET TO RECEIVE POWERFUL VIBRATIONS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE. WE HAVE SPIRITUAL POWER. TAKE THE TIME TO — USE IT.

SUGGESTION: ENVISION THE RAINBOW CIRCLE OF PEACE

ENVISION THE RAINBOW CIRCLE OF PEACE AROUND YOURSELF
ENVISION THE RAINBOW CIRCLE OF PEACE AROUND THE OTHERS IN YOUR LIFE AND ALL OTHERS YOU INTERACT WITH.
ENVISION THE RAINBOW CIRCLE AROUND THE PLANTS AND TREES OF THE EARTH.
ENVISION THE RAINBOW CIRCLE AROUND THE ANIMALS, BEES, INSECTS.
ENVISION THE RAINBOW CIRCLE AROUND THE FISHES OF THE WATER AND BIRDS OF THE AIR.
ENVISION THE RAINBOW CIRCLE AROUND THE WHOLE AND ENTIRE EARTH.

RELEASE THIS IMAGE, IT IS POWERFUL!’

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