The Real Cosmological Significance of December 23rd 2012

There's a lot of buzz about 2012, but is there any real substance to it?

Typical of ideas about 2012, there is an emphasis on massive destruction.
Typical of ideas about 2012, there is an emphasis on massive destruction.

The Real Cosmological Significance of December 23rd, 2012

To understand what the buzz about December 21st to 23rd, 2012 is about, we have to examine the relationship of the sun, the earth, the galactic core and the orientation of the ecliptic to the galactic equator. At this moment in cosmic history, the ecliptic defined by the earth's orbit around the sun is oriented so that the orbital plane lines up to the galactic center with Sagittarius alpha on one side and Gemini on the opposite. This ecliptic plane is tilted by about 55 degrees to the galactic equator. For an indeterminate period of history, this orientation has been in existence and we have no accurate way of determining when it began or when it will end. The galaxy as a whole, takes a long time to complete a single revolution. Some suggest that this period is about 250 million years. Most of the time, the ecliptic does not line up with the galactic center. In the meantime, the solar system bobs back and forth through the galactic equatorial plane in a cycle measuring some 52 million years.


Take into consideration that the Earth has a wobble called the precessional wobble, that takes some 25,800 years to complete. This defines the so called zodiacal ages. Currently, the spring equinox lands at about 5 degrees Pisces (epoch 2010, what is called 0 Aries tropically) according to the sidereal alignment as defined in the US naval ephemeris. This means that the winter solstice is actually 5 degrees Sagittarius and not 0 degrees Capricorn. We are told that the winter solstice will line up to the galactic center on Dec. 21st to 23rd, 2012, which is in Sagittarius A. Sagittarius A is not at 5 degrees Sagittarius, but elsewhere, closer to 30 degrees Sagittarius, unless we talk about tropical Sagittarius, which would put it at 30 degrees, just as the sun enters Capricorn. Christmas in our thinking is celebrated as the sun enters tropical Capricorn. As the north pole of the earth leans toward Cancer; it means that the southern hemisphere iss the region pointing toward the galactic center (approximately). When we talk about the real cosmos and the sidereal cosmos, then the predicted lineup that most people refer to will not actually happen on December 21st or 23rd, 2012. If we take the long view, the event actually occurred celestially in the time of the Romans and Jesus Christ, when the sidereal and tropical zodiacs lined up and were one. Since then, the west held on to a static zodiac, while the real one shifted due to precession. The Hindus kept plotting according to the sidereal zodiac that moved through time. When west met east, the Hindus had to add a conversion to the sidereal to translate to the fixed tropical zodiac, called by them, the ayanamsha calculation. Depending on who you follow, this calculation is set variously from 19 to 25 degrees. No matter which one we take, the great alignment of Dec. 21st to 23rd, 2012 as described in many prophetic system will not occur as this has already occurred over 2,000 years ago.


Though there are many troubling signs lining up for the epoch of 2012 and many prophecies from around the world seem to indicate that this is an important transition or cataclysmic, prophecies have been made and failed in the past. We already mentioned 1962. But there were end of the world fears in other years, notably in 1000 AD, 1666, 1844, 1914, 1989 and 2000. All of these came and went and though there were regional disasters in many of them like the London fire and plague, the European revolts, WWI, the collapse of the USSR and the turn into the 21st century, we are still here to talk about it. The message of 2012 more than anything else appears to be a warning of the consequence of ecological ruin due to our own greed. 2012 will come and go and people will likely heave a sigh of relief by boxing day 2012. This does not negate earth shattering catastrophes, before, during or after that time. It is likely that business will continue much as it has before, except for the risk that comes of our own misdeeds. There are, however, markers that have been all but totally ignored.


The great and abandoned Giza plateau of Egypt is testament to humanities obsession with events celestial. The pyramids viewed from the air, map out an almost exact duplicate of the principle stars of the constellation of Orion. Furthermore, the great pyramid in its day marked the passage of Sirius and alpha Draconis. The descending passage was completed when alpha Draconis was visible at the lower end and looking up and directly north to the star. In the year 2004, Polaris was visible from the bottom of the descending passage. The intervening time of 4,144 years between the two alignments is recapitulated in the number of pyramid inches from the outer casing surface, now stripped away, to the bottom of the descending passage where it angles to the level. This single correlation marks the measure used in all the other pyramid structures, which signify other Earth, sun and sky relationships. In this case, a pyramid inch is a metaphor for one year as a result of this finding. In other instances, such as in exterior measurements, the inches are metaphors for feet and miles. The Giza plateau is one of the more astounding constructions of ancient people. It cannot be duplicated today, even with our technological might. This marks a real event, so we have to look to 2004, which is now history to see what really transpired.

2004 marks a transition form democracy to world wide totalitarianism as a result of the events of September 11th, 2001 that started the war on terror and ended civil rights. With the enactment of the Patriot Act in October 2001 to the end of habeus corpus in October 2006, the trend is clear. There is a major power shift unfolding right now. The world economic focus has been shifted to the east in China and India precisely because the costs are less and the west has been rendered economically impotent. The world government by wealth has turned everything on its head and pitted nation against nation, minority against minority. A move is on to target immigrants around the world and to get them to go home as job hungry people vie for a shrinking portion of the pie in each nation undergoing economic contraction. Opportunists are now flooding to Japan, China and India to cash in. Meanwhile, a close eye is kept on rogue nations like N. Korea, Cuba, Iran and anyone else who does not heel to big brother. The world's people are kept in terror of some as yet unfounded “end of the world”. We have already survived many ends of the world! It is likely that 2012 will pass just like the others. Given what we know about speculation and real events, what can be said is a real challenge will come as a thief in the night without warning and the chances of if occurring in any year are more or less equal.

Talk about the climate being our demise has a lot of substance, but we have been there many times before. 2012 as a focus of a climatic tipping point could well be true, but it is already unfolding and has been for many years. Some tract the change all the way back to 1976 for the current warming trend. Other periods of global climate change in the past are noted for 1646 BCE, 535 AD, the 14th through to the 19th centuries, 1815 AD and 1991AD, the last of which was entirely man made. In each one there was great tragedy, but humanity survived and more or less unchanged. The current climate change is seen as being caused by our own activity. It can be compounded by nature, but we have no schedule for that. Therefore, despite all the hype or 2012, in the end it is just another number and one we are entirely sure of. Disaster will come. Make no mistake on that, but it's the timing we are not clear on as has been proven in the past time and time again In one “documentary” on Nostradamus, we are told that Nostradamus sees nothing past the year 2000. Yet, within the prophecies themselves we read of the year 3726 according to some and this is clearly after 2000. Many people cash in on the “spook” business, which in the end, is business as usual.

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Mara 6 years ago

Great Piece of Info. Thanks


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syzygyastro 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

I saw the movie recently and boy, talk about a disaster movie. I really don't think 2012 will be so destructive. I do expect to see great changes but this will have to do with what is already in process; i.e., global warming, economic collapse and possible fall of the western world and the rise of China-India. Some things we can change and must and others, we're just going to have to adapt to.


Drew 4 years ago

Many good points!


s.b.rajapur 4 years ago

dec23 2012 end of the world.its real?


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syzygyastro 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

Dec. 23rd, 2012 is not the end of the world. According to some interpretations, it is an end of an age and the beginning of a new age. Looking to sky events, I have located that transition for Dec. 21st 2010. We are already starting the new age.


Max 4 years ago

You seem to be a knowledgeable person. In your previous comment, when you say it is the begining of a new age, what exactly do you mean? A new age in what sense?


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syzygyastro 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

The Maya divided the great precessional year into five equal lengths of 5,125 years. The ending of the previous long count and the beginning of the new one for the 5th (new) age occurred on Dec. 21st, 2010 when the full moon was eclipsed in the heart of sky.


zargon 4 years ago

the world will end for a lot of people.!!

OnDecember24th If people are still here,It will be a new age of Christmas shopping road to hell = M25.

You all have been born to live and taxed to death!!


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syzygyastro 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

Sadly; all too true. It will take a lot more than sitting on our laurels to bring the stinking rotting mess to an end. With the economy the way it is, Santa and the elves appear headed for the unemployment line.


rb 4 years ago

Any thoughts on what the new age will be like? For example, there were a number of adjectives that described the age of Aquarius, any to describe the new age for the new Mayan cycle?


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syzygyastro 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

The current order will disappear as also predicted by the Hopi and a new order that is more earth friendly will emerge. There will be natural disasters that occur anyway, but the old order will die if for no other reason than passing sustainability and collapsing from within. Already we see the seeds of the new germinating on the decaying corpse of the current system of things.


ismail 3 years ago

whatever it may be ................if it is the end v shld be ready to accept it and answer our deeds ....................if it is the begining v will be tensed to know the the dooms day again and that time v shld prepare our self to answer our deeds.................................


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syzygyastro 4 months ago from Vancouver, Canada Author

The collapse is no, slow, but incremental and certain. States of emergency exist in France and Turkey. Venezuela's economy is in free-fall with 90 % of the people now unable to afford sufficient food. The US is lurching into full- blown civil war. The Brits are leaving the EU. The South Pacific is a trip-wire for WWIII. Runaway climate chaos is upon all of us. Yup, I'd say we have wandered into unknown territory.

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