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Precession of the equinoxes

The pole stars also called circumpolar constellations in the Northern Hemisphere house the North Star, the brightest star that appears nearest to either celestial pole
at any particular time. Owing to the precession of the equinoxes also known as THE GREAT YEAR, the position of each pole describes a small circle in the sky over a
period of 25,772 years. Each of a succession of stars has thus passed near enough to the north celestial pole to serve as the polestar. At present the polestar
is Polaris ( Ursae Minoris); Thuban ( Draconis) was closest to the North Pole about 2700 bce, and the bright star Vega ( Lyrae) will be the star closest to the pole in
14,000 ce. The location of the northern polestar has made it a convenient object for navigators to use in determining latitude and north-south direction in the Northern
Hemisphere. There is no bright star near the south celestial pole; the present southern polestar, Polaris Australis (also called Octantis), is only of the
5th magnitude and is thus barely visible to the naked eye. All through the ages different culture around the world have observe these stars and have created stories
what we know now as mythology. These observatory such as Nabta Playa in Egypt dating back 8,000 years or Stonehenge in England dating around 11,000 years
where places where ancient man observed the stars and record events.

the ancient ancestors


The ancient ones who watched the stars passed the responsibility on to there children or to specially chosen people, so for
generation families recorded these movements, they became known as the sky people or the sun people. The astronautical
movement of a celestial body (a star) takes 72years to move 1 degree in the sky, to observe a star or constellation move across
the sky will take thousands of years. Imaging it take approx. 26,000yrs for the same star to return back to the same
visible location in the sky from when you first observed it, if that's the case then you would have to wait at
lest another 26,000years to confirm your first observation, that's over 52,000yrs astronomical recording celestial movement!.
Herodotus claimed that chronological observation were made by Egyptian priest during a period of 52,000years and Pandoros
stated that before the time of Menes (the first pharaoh of Egypt) that the reign of the seven Gods (Circumpolar stars) ruled the
world. During this time the Great mother was known to be in the centre of the Great Wheel.

The wheel of dendera

TAWERET
The Temple of Hathor at Dendera was found originally buried in sand. It
includes the first depiction of the northern hemisphere astronomical
representations of the constellations, the zodiac symbols and several
interesting hieroglyphs. The Temple of Hathor, at Dendera was dated
through astronomical information to 1,700 BC, from the 18th Dynasty,
however the temple was moved and rebuilt so correct dates are
imposable. The catacombs that run under the temple now contain the
enigmatic hieroglyphs and inscriptions so often quoted such as the electric
light bulbs depicted with physical snakes inside them. The wheel of
Dendera depicts the Northern Hemisphere constellation and in the centre you
find Taweret the Great mother who had no consult, she gave birth to the
cosmos without a male counterpart. The wheel of Dendera is the dharma
what Buddha spoke of in his discourse on The turning of the great law
wheel knowing this law (The wheel of Dendera)we gain an insight into the
nature of the cosmos which expresses itself within you and throughout the
world. The primordial sense of law and rule descrided by the egyptain was
"em ser en maat," which means the strict accuracy of law is based on
phenomenal repetition; millions of times this is what they explained as the
formula for the eternal, the dharma. So we journey into astrotheology to gain
an insight of the Sages mind.

precession of the Zodiac


When
astrologers
speak about
the Age of
Aquarius
they are
describing a
phenomeno
n that refers
to the
earth's
movement
backward
(or in
"retrograde"
motion) into
the sign of
Aquarius.
As you
know, there
are 11 other
signs of the
zodiac the
earth will
retrograde
in each one.
It will take
the earth
26,000
years to
visit all 12
signs. If you
divide
26,000 by
12 signs,
you will get
roughly
2,166 years
this is
approx.
figure to a
particular
"age". The
"precession
of the
zodiac" that
underlies
this
principal
was explain
ed by the
Greek
astronomer
Hipparchus
of Nicaea
(c. 190 - c.
120 BC). It
is due to a
slight
wobble in
the earth's
rotation.
The
precession
of the
zodiac is a
term that
describes
the
constellatio
n that lies
behind
the Sun at
the vernal
equinox,
which
changes
gradually
over time.
Rather than
negate the
dates of the
Sun signs,
this
precession
adds a
unique tone
of character
to each of
the signs.
The age
before the
Age of
Aquarius
was the Age
of Pisces.
Since the
earth is
moving in
retrograde
motion, we
have just
left the Age
of
Pisces. To
determine
the Age
were in
during the
Vernal
equinox the
constellatio
n that rises
on that day
is the
constellatio
n ruling for
the Age
when it has
passed
it will return
s approx.
26,000yrs
later.

Astrotheology
This time coincides with the age of Christ and Christianity, pisces is considered the last sign of the zodiac, a compendium of all the signs that came before it, from
Aries to Aquarius. Pisces is the sign known for universal love, compassion, self-sacrifice, altruism, creativity, intuition and deep spirituality. Pisces know the truth of the
universe but can't quite say why they know it. It doesn't matter, for Pisces know that "truth" is always in flux. To Pisces, what is in the human heart is true, for it is true
to the soul. Pisces is an introspective sign. This Piscean mindset has been the way humanity has approached the world since we evolved and has colored everything
that we have encountered during that period.
Early Christians used the symbol of the fish (symbol of Pisces) as a secret symbol of their faith. The emphasis on washing of the feet as a ritual signifying purification
of the spirit ties into Pisces symbolism as well, for Pisces rules the feet. Pisces "carry" the cares of others and often have sore feet. Christ spoke of his role as servant
to his flock, which is also a very Pisces notion. Pisces says, "I believe," whereas Aquarius, the age we are in now, says, "Prove it to me scientifically." Christ's mother
Mary embodied all the qualities represented by the Pisces polarity of Virgo, namely, modesty, commitment to service, and acceptance of what must not be changed. In
Pisces, there is a strong need for seclusion, and Christianity puts value on retreats, convents, cloisters or spiritual pilgrimages. Aquarius puts emphasis on group
activities and community, thus we have the Internet and the eye of the global village which we call television. Aquarius is a very social sign. Pisces is something of a
"psychic sponge." Pisces like people too, but need regular time to themselves to rinse away the everyday cares they have absorbed.

The Dawning Of The Age Of Aquarius


The total eclipse of the Sun that occurred in August 1999 was significant because it helped to get the world ready to launch into the main time of the Age of Aquarius.
That eclipse occurred in the constellation of Leo, a sign that we call the "polarity" of Aquarius. This is because Leo exists at the opposite end of the spectrum from
Aquarius, exactly 6 months away. That means the August eclipse was especially powerful and able to contrast, clarify and highlight classic Aquarius qualities. Not all
eclipses are created equal. Some are more powerful than others and this one was considered to be very intense. In a way it was the mother of all solar eclipses.
Because this eclipse also fell on a new moon, it pointed to the end of one way of life and a fresh beginning of this new era. Every sign has a ruling planet
and Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius. Appropriately enough, Uranus has been moving through its home base of Aquarius, a process that takes seven years. This
exciting planet of exploration and experimentation won't be back to the constellation of Aquarius for 84 years.Neptune is a planet that dissolves or purifies all that it
touches, by rinsing in its waters, gently and yet consistently. Neptune is also moving us into an Aquarius state of mind. Neptune left Aquarius 2012, and will not be
back until 2175! All these elements point to the probability that the Age of Aquarius has been established. In case you are curious, the very first age mankind
experienced was the not determined through the zodiac but the pole stars and the constellation of the "the thigh" now called the Great bear is known as the primordial
birthplace of the Northern Hemisphere.

The lesser great year


During the course of a year the Earth completes one orbit around the Sun. To us on Earth we see this as the Sun moving against the background of stars through the
year, along an imaginary line which we call the ecliptic. This defines the plane in which the Earth and most of the other planets orbit around the Sun. The directions to
the north and south ecliptic poles are at right angles to this. The Zodiac is the band of constellations running along the ecliptic. The Earth's orbit around the Sun takes
365.25 days. The Earth's axis of rotation, tilted at 23.5 degrees to the line of the poles of the ecliptic, gives us the directions to the north and south celestial poles.
The bright star Polaris is currently showing us the direction of the north celestial pole. Like a spinning top this axis is precessing around the ecliptic pole with a period
of 26,000 years.

The celestial equator is the projection of the Earth's equator onto the sky. As the Sun moves in its apparent track along the ecliptic it is for half the year seen to be
above the equator heading towards the summer solstice (northern summer) and half the year below the equator towards winter solstices (northern winter). The Sun
will therefore appear to cross the equator twice in a year. Solstices means to stand still and during this time when the days are at there longest are days of light
until summer solstices when the long day takes place in June. During the shortest days as we head toward winter solstices the dark takes over and there is a longing
for the light. At the times when the Sun is crossing the celestial equator day and night are of nearly equal length at all latitudes and so we call these dates the
equinoxes equal night. In March, as the Sun is moving northwards along the ecliptic, this is called the vernal equinox and in September as the Sun is moving
southwards we refer to it as the autumnal equinox. The equinoxes are also the points on the celestial sphere where the ecliptic and equator cross and the vernal
equinox is used as the zero point in measuring star co-ordinates. Vernal equinox therefore is used to determine the Age or the constellation ruling for the 2,166yrs and
the Age returns approx. 26,000yrs later.

The equinoxes occur on different days each year as the Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to go around the Sun; it the 000.25 days or 1/4 of a day. This is the
reason we have a leap year every 4 years, to add another day to our calendar so that there is not a gradual drift of date through the seasons. For the same reason the
precise time of the equinoxes are not the same each year, and generally will occur about 6 hours later each year, with a jump of a day (backwards) on leap years for
the lost of time.
Sirius mystery
Orion the Hunter is a sure sign that winter is near this heavenly cosmic giant rises horizontally, on his side,
and is easy to spot. Look for his illustrious starlit belt. It is marked by three equally spaced bright stars
lined up in a row. This famed Hunter's belt always guides you in imagining his hourglass physical form
and always helps you discover several well-known heavenly bodies. During the end of November
within the first two weeks of every December you can see Orion emerge above the eastern horizon. This
fact does not change over thousands of years Orion and Sirius simply are never in the Eastern sky during
sunrise on December 25th. Orion along with Sirius is in the southwest sky if you are in the Northern
Hemisphere or the northwestern sky if you are in the Southern Hemisphere. On December 25th of any
year, Orion and Sirius are not in the sky until after sunset.

The importance of Orion and Sirius is the winter solstice so on the December 24th the three brightest stars in
Orions belt align. These three bright stars in Orions belt are called today what they were called in ancient
times "the three kings." And the three kings and the brightest star Sirius all point to the place of the sunrise on
December 25th. This is why the 3 kings follow the star in the east in order to locate the sunrise: the birth of the
sun. There is another very interesting phenomenon that occurs around December 25th or the winter solstice.
From the summer solstice to the winter solstice the days become shorter and colder, and from the perspective
of the northern hemisphere, the sun appears to move south and get smaller and more scarce. The shortening of
the days and the expiration of the crops, when approaching the winter solstice, symbolize the process of death
to the ancients. It was the death of the sun, and by December 22nd, the suns demise was fully realized for the
sun, having moved south continually for 6 months, makes it to its lowest point in the sky. Here, a curious thing
occurs. The sun stops moving south at least perceivably for 3 days and during this 3-day pause, the sun resides
in the vicinity of the Southern Cross, or Crux constellation. And after this time, on December 25th, the sun
moves 1 degree this time north, foreshadowing longer days, warmth, and spring. And thus it was said: "The
sun died on the cross, was dead for 3 days, only to be resurrected or born again."

lunar cycle
The term "moon cycle" (or "lunar cycle") refers to the moon's continuous
orbit around the earth. As the moon orbits the earth, its appearance (the
"phase") changes and thus gives us an indication of the moon's progress in
the cycle (the "age").The sun always illuminates exactly one-half of the
moon, but we see it at different angles as it rotates around the earth. With
the naked eye, we can see only the part of the moon that the sun is
illuminating. For instance, a crescent moon is what we call the moon when
we see only a small portion of its illuminated surface. We give the parts of
the moon cycle different names, according to how the moon appears to us.
In order of appearance:

1. New (also called the Dark Moon) - not visible

2. Waxing Crescent

3. First Quarter - commonly called a "half moon"

4. Waxing Gibbous

5. Full - we can see the entire illuminated portion of the moon

6. Waning Gibbous

7. Third Quarter - another "half moon", but the illuminated part is


opposite of the First Quarter

8. Waning Crescent

9. New - back to the beginning

This complete lunar cycle (New Moon to New Moon) is also called a "lunation".
During this time the moon will completely circle the earth.
Sunlight coming from left side towards the right
The lunar effect
The moon cycle can affect the way we feel about things. In particular, when the moon is full or new, both males and females can experience dramatic changes in their
mood and behavior. When the moon is full, stress becomes a major factor and people become more sensitive to details. An overload of work will add to the frustration
and people will deal with their own needs rather than paying attention to others' needs. Often, a lack of assertiveness will be obvious. A new moon brings with it the
sense of calmness. In this moon cycle, people's emotions get back to normal, their determination will return with the feeling that anything can be accomplished, and
there will be more energy and acceptance of other other's ideas. The Moon's gravitational forces are strong enough to disrupt the balance of all water on earth by
accelerating the water towards the Moon. This causes the water to 'bulge.' As the Moon orbits our planet and as the Earth rotates, the bulge also moves. The areas of
the Earth where the bulging occurs experience high tide, and the other areas are subject to a low tide. The moon is full every month and women menstruate monthly
so a women's menstrual cycles actually vary in length and timing but the average being about every 28 days, while the lunar cycle is quite set at 29.5 days, as the
human body is about 75 percent water, the moon and the sun combine effect to create tides in Earth's oceans and effectively lifting the ocean away from the planet
has the same effect on all life on earth.