The Real Cosmological Significance of December 23rd 2012
There's a lot of buzz about 2012, but is there any real substance to it?
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.
The earth will not be destroyed on Dec, 21 or 23 of 2012. Only a new cycle of time will commence
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