Why Does the EU Flag Have 12 Stars?

EU-flagSometimes we need to dig around the roots to find what kind of tree is growing. The EU flag so proudly and prominently displayed everywhere is a puzzle to some. What does it signify? Why is it blue? Why are there twelve stars? What is its origin?

Going to the official EU site won’t help you! They kind of admit with a noncommittal shrug that they don’t really know. They come up with a lame excuse about unity: “The 12 stars in a circle symbolise the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.” Uh-huh. OOOkaay!

Official History

One of the earliest attempts at European integration was called the European Council. As an organization, it made few policy contributions, but in 1955, they came up with a design for a flag that all member states could agree upon. This task proved so arduous that even after the European Council was absorbed by the predecessor to the European Union, members decided to keep the original design.

On May 29, 1986, the 12-starred flag was relaunched as the flag of Europe. [Source]

In this video, journalist Michael Hobbes explains the process of coming up with the seemingly simple design. It’s brief, instructional and watchable, but some of his explanations depend on the official explanation not the real one, and some of his comments are without any foundation at all. Like, the colour blue was chosen because every other colour was taken. (huh?) Watch it anyway, it’s fun.

Ten Horns?

It used to be suggested that the founding nations of the EU were twelve, but that doesn’t hold water either. There has never been a core membership of just twelve.

“When European countries started to cooperate economically in 1951, only Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands participated. Over time, more and more countries decided to join. The union reached its current size of 28 member countries with the accession of Croatia on 1 July 2013”. [Source]

I remember when, briefly, the EU membership hit the magic number of ten, so that it could be called the ten-headed Beast Empire of Revelation. Sadly that theory sank without trace in later years. It retained some validity as the membership of just the Western European Alliance (or the Brussels Treaty Powers) – a 10-nation military alliance that appeared in Europe in 1995. Those ten nations were members of both NATO and the European Union, bound by a mutual defense obligation under Article Five of the modified Brussels Treaty.

Yet even that came to an end in 2010 when their powers were transferred to the larger EU. [Source]

So what’s going on?

Even though the EU will always consist of more nations than twelve, the EU commission has declared that the flag will never be changed. There must therefore be some deeper significance that they are a little bit more wary of revealing.

virgin-mary-crownAs Christians may already have perceived, the twelve stars are actually a symbolic representation of Mary!

Going to the source, a Roman Catholic website called “Vatican insider”  tells us that the men who commissioned and designed the flag, deliberately chose blue as the colour of Mary and the twelve stars as a reference to the Woman of Revelation, whom Rome believes is the Virgin Mary.

Looking around the Net you can see thousands of examples of Mary in blue and white with 12 stars around her head.

The website tells us the story of the flag’s origin:

Our Lady of Fatima comes to Strasbourg.

The twelve stars on the EU flag are a homage to her…the arrival of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Strasbourg is a unique event. Few people know that the symbol of unified Europe has exquisitely Marian origins, as the European Union’s official flag proves with its twelve stars and the Virgin Mary’s blue and white colours. A competition was held in order to choose the flag and French Catholic designer Arsène Heitz won. The meaning of the flag’s symbolism can be found in an image of Marian devotion which appears in the twelfth chapter of the Book of Revelation: The a huge sign became visible in the sky – the figure of a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars upon her head. The President of the competition commission was Belgian Jew who had converted to Catholicism and was acutely sensitive to the biblical symbolism of the number 12. In ancient symbology, this number stood for completeness and perfection: the 12 tribes of Israel, the 12 months of the year, the 12 Apostles, the 12 Tables of Roman Law. Heitz was inspired by the Miraculous Medal he wore around his neck: a medal named after apparition of the Virgin Mary to St Catherine Laboure in 1830. It was the Virgin Mary who told the nun to have twelve stars struck on the medal, in representation of the stars on the crown worn by the woman in the Book of Revelation. Saint Bernadette Soubirous also had a necklace made of tin and string around her neck when the Virgin Mary appeared to her on 11 February 1858, dressed in white and blue. Arsène Heitz did not reveal the symbol’s biblical origin (he only did so later on), but claimed the number twelve was meant to symbolise ancient wisdom, a ‘symbol of completeness’. This interpretation stuck and the number was confirmed in the constitutional treaty.

But There’s More – Rulership

We have uncovered one root, but are there more? I believe so. The number 12 in the bible is often associated with divine government, God’s authority, perfection and completeness. There were 12 tribes, 12 apostles, 12 gates of the New Jerusalem and so on.

Around the Throne of God in Heaven there are two circles of 12, that is, 24 elders just as there were 24 human representatives of the entire nation of Israel present in the earthly Temple, presiding over the sacrificial ceremonies. [example source]

So it seems to me that – either deliberately or by an astounding coincidence of mystical importance – the European Union chose to represent itself by a number that denotes RULERSHIP amongst the nations. So it’s not unity they are seeking but dominion.

Circle of Initiates

We see this idea of the council of 12 in almost every mystical and satanic cult. And it becomes 13 when the leader is added in the centre of the circle. 

zodiac-signs-in-circleA coven consists of 12 initiates with the warlock representing their god as the 13th, in the middle of the circle. Thus, behind the more obvious Marian reference is the mystical and symbolic use of the circle of twelve.

There is also the input of astrology, another stone in the bedrock of false religions, where the rulers of the night sky are the 12 signs of the zodiac, also arranged as a circle of stars. (The sun presides as a god in the centre of the 12 signs of the zodiac)

Added to this, from Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry we learn that:

“Twelve being composed of the mystical numbers 7+5 or of 3X4, was a number of considerable value in ancient systems. Thus there were twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve months in the year, twelve Tribes of Israel, twelve stones in the pectoral, and twelve oxen supporting the molten sea in the Temple. There were twelve apostles in the new law, and the New Jerusalem has twelve gates, twelve foundations, is twelve thousand furlongs square, and the number of the sealed is twelve times twelve thousand. Even the Pagans respected this number, for there were in their mythology twelve superior and twelve inferior gods.”

This engraving of a Freemasonry Initiation shows the 12 arranged as a triangle, with the twelfth member (the Master) receiving a fake death and rebirth the centre.

freemasons and master

Assembly of Free Masons for the Initiation of a Master, from ‘The Ceremonies of Religion & Custom’, c.1733 Stapleton Collection

But this idea of rulership goes further. The new-age ‘Council of Light’ is even believed by some to be a manifestation of the ultimate god who is waiting in the wings to guide all mankind into a higher consciousness. (Guess who he might be!)

Council of Twelve

As mentioned above, 12 has been seen as the number of completion and rulership. Occult numerology declares that 12 is the number of rebirth and a new beginning:

“It represents the completed cycle of experience and when an individual reincarnates as the number 12 they have completed a full cycle of experience and learned of the possibility of regeneration toward a higher consciousness”.

How well this ties in with the New Age launched at about the same time as the EU and with the same aim of attaining global supremacy.

Following hard on the heels of that, is the mystical belief in the governing council of 12 – probably based on the 12 Apostles. In the New Age, we are informed that supposed super-wise “ascended masters” who have already achieved full enlightenment have joined to form a Council of Light to rule mankind when the earth shifts to its new dimension of wisdom.

Ascended Masters are believed to be spiritually enlightened beings who in past incarnations were ordinary humans, but who have undergone a series of spiritual transformations originally called initiations. [Source]

Spirit Beings

There is also supposedly a world-ruling Council of Twelve – spirit beings who stand ready to “supervise your shift into consciousness“.

“The council of 12 is the same council that was here 2,000, 4,000, and 6,000 years ago. They are here to supervise your Great Shift in Consciousness. They are the identical particles of light that were here in Master Jesus’ time. … it was necessary for consciousness to be split within 12 beings to hold a resonance for the universe. These 12 beings created the basic building blocks that have allowed worlds to unfold.”

“The Council of 12 as known to most people consists of 12 highly advanced Souls. …Yes, Jesus is a member. … The Council has lived many many times. Some names are known and others are not, but the Council remains unchanged until Earth ascends with her people.”

[In the Council of 12}… “there is no division. We are One, we are [collectively] I AM. Any singular representation only serves in relating to others. We have come to establish Christ Consciousness in all people. We are here with you and we offer our love, you have never been alone”. (Source links not provided for obvious reasons)

Layer Upon Layer

flag-handsRemember that the word ‘star’ in the bible sometimes refers to angels or spirit beings. [Job 38:7, Isaiah 14:12 , Revelation 8:11 et al.] So the EU flag displaying a circle of 12 stars has a deeper meaning even than the crown of the Virgin Mary.

The blue background of heaven, the display of 12 in a circle certainly does point to a Marian belief. But it also refers to the Zodiac and the Council of Light. Indeed the many branches spreading out in all directions from the mystical root of this ‘tree’ speak of a new-age spiritual consciousness, esoteric wisdom, a new beginning for the earth, cult mysteries, idolatry, astrology, numerology and above all the desire for rulership!

Just how close the EU has come to realising these ideals we can today assess from its lust for power, its greed, corruption, oppressive activity, and ever-expanding dominion around the world.

12 thoughts on “Why Does the EU Flag Have 12 Stars?

  1. I wonder why you leave out the most obvious explanations of 12: 12 tribes, 12 apostles, 12 months? I’ll answer myself – because these 12s are not negative and threatening.
    When you use the example of a group of 12 with the one in the middle dying and then rising again, the symbolism interprets itself.


  2. If you measure the position of the sunrise and sunset on the summer and winter solstices within a circle and then further extend those divisions to fill the circle, you’ll end up with 12 divisions. This is the origin of this number. This one small understanding can ‘shed light’ on many others.


    • I was looking for an explanation of what you said, but could not find anything. If you could be so nice and tell me more about that or show me the picture where I could see where number 12 is actually embedded in sunrise and sunset positions on the summer and winter solstices I would be grateful. My email: karaczono@gmail.com


      • The difference between summer and winter solstice from their points on the horizon is 31˚.
        360/31=11.61 or rounded up to 12.
        Stone monoliths are only so accurate, of course.
        This geometry is evident literally everywhere in these esoteric materials but people either haven’t realized it or think it’s something else or assume everyone already knows.


  3. Thank you for your insight. I always knew the European Union had a much deeper a d darker meaning. Like the statue outside the European Parliament,, Europe riding Zues, or the woman riding the beast.


    • I was looking for an explanation of what you said, but could not find anything. If you could be so nice and tell me more about that or show me the picture where I could see where number 12 is actually embedded in sunrise and sunset positions on the summer and winter solstices I would be grateful. My email: karaczono@gmail.com


      • The difference between summer and winter solstice from their points on the horizon is 31˚.
        360/31=11.61 or rounded up to 12.
        Stone monoliths are only so accurate, of course.
        This geometry is evident literally everywhere in these esoteric materials but people either haven’t realized it or think it’s something else or assume everyone already knows.


  4. The Seat of Parliament in Strasbourg, the Tower of Babel of the E.U.. It is the Louise Weiss building, a woman much influenced by her Jewish mother, as well as a feminist, global vision union of Europe, and when her father wanted her to have the family life, she wrote in her memoirs the following, ““how could I accept the ordinariness of a family life? What a defeat! …The alternative before me: to devour the planet or devour myself.”” That spirit of Babel where man must become as God and make a name for himself. It perfectly defines the whole E.U. project, and no wonder they named the building after this woman, as you can see in her own ambitions the very same result of the E.U.. Devour the world or devour itself. There is no concord between Christ and the devil. Between those in Christ and those who deny him. The worship of those who deny Jesus and call them chosen and support their defiance against God by building a false Israel, and helping them to raise up control of the world are helping antichrist.

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