by Nick Owens, Agent 37 On 4 April 2011 at 1:37pm UTC, Neptune ingressed into Pisces. It will remain in Pisces until 5 August 2011, when it returns in retrograde motion to Aquarius, only to re-enter Pisces on 3 February 2012. Thereafter it will not exit Pisces until 2025. Coming so close after the ingress […]
by Olga Morales, Agent 33
“Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn her Seven Pillars”
In 2012, two magnificent eclipses will shadow our Earth, one in May across Hong Kong, Tokyo, and across the Pacific Ocean into the western United States; and the other in November directly over Cairns, Australia. Astrologically, they both connect with very significant stars to which the ancients gave much spiritual credence. These two eclipses both precede the end of the Mayan Calendar that is said to end on 21 December 2012 and, according to John Major Jenkins, an alignment of the Solstice Sun with the Milky Way culminates a World Age.1
Eclipses come and go without much interest for many, however the Hermetic astrologers of the mystery schools of Egypt and Greece knew that an eclipse created a tunnel to higher realms where they could communicate directly with the star gods and access their sacred wisdom. They were a cosmic thoroughfare and stellar gateway. Scientific tests have shown that during an eclipse, electromagnetic fields increase in magnitude significantly, especially near sacred sites. What could it mean for us?
On 20 May 2012 a solar eclipse will occur, one that I believe underlines why 2012 is so cosmically significant. The Sun and Moon (the New Moon) will be exactly conjunct Alcyone, the central star of the Pleiades, in the constellation Taurus. The Pleiadian star system has been one of the most revered cosmic objects in history, poetry and mythology across all cultures. According to these cultural traditions, the seven visible stars of the Pleiades have been referred to by many names, such as the Seven Sisters, Krittika, Kimah, Flock of Doves, Hens, Virgins of Spring, Sailor’s Stars and the seven Atlantic Sisters. The Pleiades were known as Seven Sisters by indigenous people in North Ameica, Siberia and Australia and this common heritage means they were described more than 40,000 years ago.2
The Pleiades seem to be among the first stars mentioned in astronomical literature, appearing in the Chinese annals of 2357 BCE with Alcyone, the lucida or brightest star, then being near the vernal equinox. Their beginning of the year gave rise to the title ‘The Great Year of the Pleiades’ for the cycle of precession of about 25,900 years.3
Professor Charles Piazzi Smyth, in the late 19th century, suggested that that the seven chambers of the Great Pyramid of Giza commemorate these seven stars.4 There is a wonderful corresponding fact, that in the epoch of the Great Pyramids’ completion, at midnight on the autumnal equinox the Pleiades were distributed over the meridian of this pyramid, with Alcyone precisely on the line.5
What if the Great Pyramid was actually built (started 2336 BCE and completed by 2170 BCE) in honor of the Pleiades, when they rose at the vernal equinox, as suggested by Siess? According to Albert Churchward, the name of the Great Pyramid was ‘Khuti,’ which denoted the seven Lights, or Glorious Ones. Egyptian texts allude to the Pleiades’ archaic significance as Krittitas, judges of men, assigning them also to seven planetary spheres as the seven Hathors. The dead had to speak the names of these Goddesses to pass their ‘critical’ examination and enter paradise.6
I believe this is the source of the Judgement of the Dead linked with the month of November, when the Pleiades are high in the night sky. In the Halls of Amenti, Maat and Thoth weighed the souls of the dead against the feather of truth as did Archangel Michael on the day of judgement, All Soul’s Day, 2nd November. The ancient Celtic civilisation gathered to celebrate the festival of death, ‘Samhain,’ during the dark night of October 31st and at midnight, a time of death to the old year and birth to the new, it was the Celtic New Year. November is the month of the dead and Scorpio and ruling planet Pluto are all connected with death and rebirth. The Persians called November Mordad, or ‘Angel of Death.’ I often wonder how the zodiac signs acquired their symbolism, for example why Scorpio, the eighth house and ruler Pluto are all linked to death and rebirth. What I have found through my research into The Pleiades, might be the answer. It has been recorded in the Babylonian Talmud that the flood of biblical Noah was the result of two stars falling from Khima (the Pleiades) towards Earth. Could this correspond with the legend of the lost Pleiad? Was this the sinking of Atlantis and the end of the Golden Age and thus we still mourn the dead in November? I discovered some very supportive evidence in the book When the Earth Nearly Died by Allen and Delair. They argue that the world experienced total catastrophe in 9500 BCE when a supernova in the constellation Vela exploded and the Earth’s axis subsequently tilted to 23½ degrees and the Age of Darkness took hold. What I found in the book was this: ‘Chinese traditions similarly tell how, during the time of the legendary emperor Ya-hou, a brilliant star issued from the constellation of Yin, prior to a tremendous global upheaval.’7
I searched my Chinese Astrology book and found the Yin Star to correspond with β Scorpii (Graffias, a triple star situated in the head of the Scorpion) and connected with plenty of water (flood). The symbol of Yin and Yang thus represents Scorpio (Yin) and its opposite sign Taurus (Yang). Remember that in November, the Sun is in Scorpio but at night the Pleiades are high in the sky, in Taurus. Thus, does the symbolism of the constellations, zodiac signs and planets reflect actual historical events? Many ancient traditions state that Alcyone was the central spiritual Sun that emits creative light, that which sends great teachers of light into the world. It was believed to be the centre of the Universe around which our own solar system revolves but this idea is not supported by our current astronomers although in the 1850’s it was well accepted. Science has at last discovered that the Sun is not a dead centre, with planets and comets wheeling around it but the Sun itself remaining stationary. It is now ascertained that the Sun is also in motion, around some other and vastly mightier centre. Astronomers are not fully agreed as to what or where that centre is. Some, however, believe that they have found the direction of it to be the Pleiades, and particularly Alcyone. To the distinguished astronomer Prof. J.H. Maedler belongs the honour of having made this discovery. Alcyone, then, as far as science can perceive, would seem to be the ‘midnight throne’ in which the whole system of gravitation has a central seat, and from which the Almighty governs his universe.8
An astronomer will tell you this is complete rubbish but I want to go back to the ancient traditions. Alcyone was called Al Wasat, the Central One by the Arabs, and Temennu, the Foundation Stone by the Babylonians. The next quotation I found in a wonderful book on ancient constellations called the Mazzaroth: ‘Wasat, an Arabic name of Alcyone, transmitted by Ulugh Beigh from early Arabian astronomy, is the centre. It thus testifies, like that of Alcyone, to the knowledge of the first astronomers of the long lost but lately removed fact, that in this group is the centre of the revolving, contains the same reference, if explained by its primitive roots. The ancient name Alcyone, now so celebrated in the annals of science, is evidently of Oriental origin, having the Arabic and old Hebrew article Al, prefixed to its root Cyon, centre. Its meaning, centre, foundation, anticipates one of the greatest achievements of modern astronomy, the discovery that to this point, this centre, gravitates the whole magnificent arrangement of the stars called the Galaxy, to which our sun belongs.’9
Does Cyon not sound like Sion/Zion – the heavenly city of God? ‘Glorious things of Thee are spoken, Zion city of our God.’ (Psalm 87). The Hebrews believed it to be the City of David – the City of the Lord – the City of Foundation. I found an intriguing article by Ken Raines on the Internet called ‘Jehovah: Ancient Astronaut from the Pleiades?’10
Apparently for 62 years, 1891 – 1953, the Watchtower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses) taught that God resided on the star Alcyone in the Pleiades and that from this star he governed the universe. It was also stated that the City of Zion in heaven was Alcyone. Much of this was based on Rev. Joseph Seiss’ book, Miracle in Stone, that he based heavily on Prof. Piazzi Smyth’s Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid. I’m going to add something here, just for a bit of bite. According to David Icke,11 Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Watchtower Society was a high-degree Mason. Why am I going here? Because secret societies keep ancient wisdom behind locked doors. I have a book by Robert Hewitt Brown, a 32-degree Mason called Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy. On page 54 is a picture of a mystic ladder that leads to the seven stars of the Pleiades. He explains: ‘This Masonic emblem, has a direct allusion to the vernal equinox, and thus becomes a beautiful symbol of immortality, reminding us, also, of that starry home beyond the grave to which the soul of man aspires. It was for these reasons that, of all the ‘hosts of heaven’ the Pleiades were selected as an emblem by our ancient brethren.12
Is there a Pleiadian conspiracy? Who wants to keep us in the dark? The Mayans called the Pleiades ‘the granary’ for it was the seedbed of their civilisation and the cosmic star mother who gave her children the codes of light.13
Jose Arguelles describes the beginning of the current Mayan Age from 3113 BCE – 2718BCE, which is said to end in 2012 CE, the Baktun of the Star Planting. For him, the Maya were star-beings, from a starbase, possibly in the Pleiades called Valum Chivim.14
Does this suggest that every 5200 years, the Earth experiences a massive star seeding? This brings me back to the eclipse in May 2012, conjunct Alcyone. Remember the ancients believed an eclipse created a tunnel to their star gods – could a portal open directly to Alcyone? If you believe all the channelled material regarding the Pleiadians, they are returning to aid our planetary ascension into a higher frequency. In Australia, on 14 November 2012, a solar eclipse will shadow across our land, the centreline directly over Cairns. This eclipse will be exactly conjunct the fixed star α Serpentis in zodiacal Scorpio. The serpent is one of the most ancient of symbols denoting wisdom used by high initiates in the mystery schools. ‘Many Gnostic traditions identified the serpent with Jesus. In the Pistis Sophia, Jesus was the serpent who spoke to Eve from the tree of knowledge and the tree of life, which were in the paradise of Adam.’15
Mark Amaru Pinkham in his book The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom, explores the worldwide migration of serpents, some from Mu (Lemuria), and others from Atlantis. They were called Nagas, Naguals, Nacaals, Adders, Djedhi, Amarus, Levites, Lung Dragons and Quetzalcoatls. In ancient Aramaic, Jesus was called a ‘nagger’16 which in the Bible was mistranslated as a carpenter when in actual fact I found the word for carpenter to be ‘nanger.’ Jesus was a nagger – a serpent of wisdom. According to Pinkham, at thirteen years of age, Jesus left Palestine and set off to study the mystery traditions of other branches of Serpents of Wisdom around the globe. His subsequent adventures are currently mentioned within various records, including the travels of ‘Issa’ (Asian name for Jesus) which were discovered in 1887 by the Russian adventurer Nicholas Notavich in a monastery in Ladakh.17
There are many traditions which also state that the Serpents were extra-terrestrials. ‘Some of the Interstellar Serpents on Atlantis came from the Celestial Serpent, the Pleiades. According to Dhyani Ywahoo and the records of Cherokees, these androgynous Serpents are known as the ‘sacred seven,’ and are said to have travelled from the universal seat of Divine Mind, the Pleiades, in order to instil within developing humankind the spark of the individuated mind. Once on the Earth the Pleiadian missionaries mated with the human population and their progeny spread throughout Atlantis.’18
Could this be the source of the Fallen Angels in The Book of Enoch?
This Pleiadian and Atlantean mating was also mentioned by Greek historian Diodorus who claimed that Celoene and Alcyone, two of the seven Pleiadian sisters, had mated with Poseidon, King of Atlantis and their offspring populated Atlantis. The Maya/Aztecs called the Pleiades the ‘tzab’ (rattle) – that of a snake – and every 52 years, in the middle of November, when the Pleiades were directly at the zenith at midnight at Mexican latitude, it was believed that the world would end; it had already been destroyed and re-created four times in the past. The New Fire Ceremony was held once they knew that they were safe for another 52 years. Using my Solar Fire astrology software, I calculated a chart for 14 November 2012 at midnight, at Yucatan in Mexico, and Alcyone is exactly at the zenith. Therefore, the eclipse over Australia coincides with the New Fire Ceremony – the symbolic beginning of the New World. 52 years is a micro-cycle of the greater 5200 years of each of the Mayan world ages, these in turn being a fifth of the Great Cycle of 26,000 years, originally called the Great Year of Pleiades. In 2012, we have reached the end of an Age and thus are at the dawn of a New World.
In esoteric literature, Australia has always been believed to be the land to host a mass spiritual awakening. Australia is said to be a fragment of Lemuria or ‘Mu’ – an ancient motherland of advanced spiritual light beings (nagas) now below the Pacific Ocean. The Australian Aborigines are believed to be direct descendants of the people of Lemuria, much like the Native Americans, Mayans and Incas. Will this eclipse put Australia on the map as the spiritual center of the New Age? See you in Cairns!
1. Jenkins, John Major. Maya Cosmogenesis 2012. Santa Fe: Bear and Co., 1998.
2. Hand Clow, Barbara. Catastrophobia. Vermont: Bear and Co., 2001. pg 101
3. Allen, Richard Hinckley. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning. NY: Dover Pub., 1963. pg 392.
4. Ibid., pg 399
5. Seiss, Joseph A. Miracle in Stone: or the Great Pyramid of Egypt (1877). Reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, USA.
6. Walker, Barbara G. Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. NY: Harper Collins, 1983, pg 803.
7. Allan, D.S and Delair, J.B. When the Earth nearly died. Bath: Gateway Books, 1995. pg 212.
8. See note 5, pg 91.
9. Rolleston, Frances. Mazzaroth. Reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, pg 28.
11. Icke, David. Children of the Matrix. USA: Bridge of Love Publications, 2001, pg 328.
12. Brown, Robert Hewitt. 32 degrees. Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy. Reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, pg 51.
13. Polich Bluestone, Judith. Return of the Children of Light. Vermont: Bear and Co, 2001. Pg 12.
14. Arguelles, Jose. The Mayan Factor. Santa Fe: Bear and Co., 1987, pgs 113-118.
15. See note 6 pg 907.
16. Picknett, Lynn and Prince, Clive. The Templar Revelation. NY: Touchstone, 1997, pg 235.
17. Pinkham, Mark Amaru. The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom. USA: Adventures Unlimited Press, 1997, pg 231.
18. Ibid, pg 24.
Aquarius is represented by two airwaves in motion, symbolising the waters of life being poured from the water bearer’s urn…
A Neptunian experience is to be in this realm, where you either drift, float lost or are swept away. It could be through music, drugs, dancing, inspirational creation, idealism or a spiritual quest.
Capricorn’s glyph represents the sea goat, with the V-shape symbolising its horns and the S-shape its fish tail. The sea goat illustrates human cultural achievement rising from the depths of the cosmic ocean.
Saturn is made of the cross of matter on top of a downward-pointing crescent of receptivity. Together these indicate the importance of heritage and past experience as pathways to maturity, structure and stability.
Pluto is made up of the circle of spirit, half-in and half-out of an upward facing crescent of receptivity on top of the cross of matter. Combined, these elements represent the containment of the individual who is receptive to life’s mysteries and able to ground them into reality.
Jupiter is made up of the crescent of receptivity reaching out from the left of the cross of matter. These symbolise the relationship of soul to the material world, the soul’s desire to free itself from the material realm, broaden life experience yet still sustain physical needs.
Sagittarius is represented by the glyph of the Arrow of the Archer, symbolising aiming for a goal, direction and adventure and the projection of the self into the outer world.
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