Numerology and the numbers
Number 12 Meaning

The Hanged Man

The digits in the number 12 have the digit sum 3 which resonates with the planet Jupiter.

The balanced aspects, traits and adjectives of the energies given by the number 12 are:
Ambitious, big ideas and plans, always in a state of expansion, inner "rock star" attitude (meaning confidence that doesn't allow anyone or anything to stop it), speaks freely and from the heart, does as it feels, popular, stands up for itself and others, great courage, is admired, audacious, good at strategy, great sense of humor, knowledge is power, a master of knowledge, literary - reads and gains knowledge, greatness, magnificence, majestic heart, embracing, arms extended wide, what is mine is yours, generosity, mi casa es su casa, fatherly, motherly, puts formalisms aside and speaks and acts from the heart, greatness of spirit, offers itself for others, green fingers, everything it touches grows, indomitable spirit, the idea or ideal is the essential, magnanimous being, end of a cycle of perfection.

The imbalanced aspects, traits and adjectives of the energies given by the number 12 are:
Arrogant, egocentric, overanalyzes, drama in relationships, brags too much, takes up too much space, puffed up, misunderstands others and is misunderstood, talks too much and listens too little, feels like a victim of life and other people, has success but loses it again, loss of money and possessions, wants to dominate others, rigid opinions, stubbornness, stupidity, believes in all kinds of conspiracy theories, turns things upside down, inflated ego, believes that others are wrong - when the opposite holds, feels weak, feels like a victim, is held hostage by other peoples plans, unclear and foggy mind, overanalyzes situations, says the wrong things at the wrong moment, funny – but not on purpose, incessant thinking turning things up and down, endless projections.

The number 12 as birth day number

In Chaldean numerology, the day you are born in the month is of particular importance as it profoundly influences your personality. The following explains how this number will affect you if you are born on the 12nd and which themes might be present in your life.

12 gives you strength, power, intellectual capacity, and ability to expand your reach and influence.

Number 12 – The hanged man

The number 12 is a number 3 at its core, so it has all the qualities of the number 3. But 12 also has its qualities that lie on top of the number 3. There is a particular aspect of the compound number 12, which cannot be overlooked.
The tarot card for number 12 is called THE HANGED MAN and shows a man who has been hung upside down in what looks like a kind of public lynching. The man seems quite satisfied, though, and has a halo around his head.

The symbolism is that sometimes you need to turn your view on things 180 degrees to be free from the veil of misunderstanding.

The profound lesson is to let go of the illusions of the mind, to learn to stand by your opinions and to live your dreams free from limitations, and also free from thinking about what others think of you.

Number 12 imbalanced

When the number is imbalanced, you can experience becoming a victim of other people's agendas with no influence over your own life. You can encounter blockages and resistance and risk losing what you have built up – for example, status and money. With 12/3 as fundament vibration, you also need to think twice in issues regarding money, housing, and other material things, as you quickly can become a pawn in other people's plans without being aware of it.

You can also experience that others take you as a hostage without you knowing it. You could be a hostage in a business where others have hidden agendas, in politics where you don't realize that you are being used, or also in love life where your partner is secretly using you to attain a goal that is not in your best interest.

This is one of the aspects of the hanged man – he is held hostage and hanged upon a stake for the public eye to see – but he doesn't realize it. He thinks that everybody else is "upside-down" and has the halo of the martyr around his head. "I'm right, and all the rest of you are wrong," he self righteously believes.

Arrogant and biased

Another unfortunate aspect of number 12 is that you continually think that you have seen through and understood other people's plans, general life situations, and philosophies – when in reality, all you have done is misunderstood everything and created your own mental construction. This can irritate others because you're continually boosting your interpretations of reality as if they were the most profound truths.

People in an imbalanced 12/3 energy wholeheartedly believe that their truth is the only truth.


The opposite also holds. While the number 12 misunderstands the outer world, the world can also misinterpret the number 12's intentions and what it stands for because they cannot see who you are.

There can also be a tendency to "press" systems down onto reality that cannot be explained by the system that you are attempting to use. The system then becomes a mental prison or fog that prevents you from seeing the true nature of things.


The famous numerologist Cheiro from the early 1900s writes:" The symbolism of this number is suffering and anxiety of mind. It is also indicated as" the Sacrifice" or" the Victim" and generally foreshadows one being sacrificed for the plans or intrigues of others. It can also cause illnesses and tears that will grow deeper and deeper over the years."

Biggest emotional issue to greatest liberation

As you can see, the 12 has considerable challenges – especially since the hanged man energy involves the way the mind interprets reality and turns it on its head.

The number 12 has the inherent flaw that it ACTS before THINKING. The number 1, which acts comes before the number 2, so the tendency is to proceed too quickly with whatever one is doing.

The inversion of number 12, the number 21, is a very fortunate number. The number 21 THINKS or REFLECTS before it ACTS (2 comes before 1), giving 21 a tremendous inherent wisdom and success. The key to mastering number 12, therefore, lies a lot in understanding the number 21 and to always think twice before acting.

When number 12 manages to do this, it can tap into the enormous raw power and expansion of the number 3 and become what it was meant to be – a powerful, expansive, and wise presence.

The 12 in balance is:

  • Ambitious, courageous and stands up for him/herself
  • Expansive - full of knowledge, wisdom and strategic sense
  • Free from the illusions of the mind and lives and thinks as it wants
  • A gardener with green fingers who makes everything grow
  • Fatherly/Motherly and generous 'Mi casa es su casa'

The 12 unbalanced is

  • Arrogant and puffed up - insisting on its perception of the world
  • Overthinking and analyzing causing misunderstandings and drama
  • Funny - but not on purpose
  • Held hostage by other peoples plans and feels like a victim
  • A buffoon, saying the wrong things at the wrong moment

12 is under the influence of JUPITER

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system; it is expansive and powerful and has a considerable family of moons around it. It is like a solar system within our solar system.

Jupiter is a patriarch and loves to have family and life around it.

Jupiter is the "loudest" planet. When the satellite Voyager passed Jupiter, all its meters and measurement devices went haywire due to the enormous amounts of electromagnetic noise that Jupiter exudes. Jupiter has a massive field of information around it that extends thousands of kilometers into the surrounding space. These Jupiter traits make the Jupiter person speak loudly, act confidently, love humor, and literally be "jovial" (the word jovial means "Jupiter-like"). The Jupiter person is, in general, an extroverted personality that loves to take up space.

Simultaneously, Jupiter is also full of "gas" and can "puff itself up," making itself appear larger or more substantial than it is.

Jupiter people are optimistic people who like to engage with others. They give a lot and expect a lot in return. Interchange has to be significant and meaningful.

Jupiter demands respect, and Jupiter people are very status aware.

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