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Guided by the stars has always been an integral part of the human condition. In the ‘ancient’ world, Astronomy and Astrology were considered the same discipline, and these two terms were used interchangeably until the 17th Century. Rulers, Priests, the political elite, and sometimes even the ‘man on the street’ all hired the services of ‘sky-watchers’, to observe and catalogue the movements of the Sun, Moon, and the visible planets. They then produced ‘celestial’ maps based on the Sun’s ‘apparent’ journey across the sky. In fact, Astrology was a central feature of both the Greek and Roman culture(s), with such knowledge and practice (not to mention the inherent ‘worldview’ such sight reveals), being essential in order to have an understanding of science, religion, and politics. Such practices were not consigned merely to these cultures, all have practiced a form of Astrology. From the highly complex Mesopotamian Astrology (which was incorporated into the Greek world, along with Egyptian temple culture), to the Indian (Hindu) Vedic Astrology, Arabic Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Mayan Astrology, and the astrological practices of (American) Indian’s, the multiple tribes across Africa, the Aboriginal’s, and many other (now) lost cultures.

Remnants of these diverse ancient practices survive to this day (although by far not all of them). At its ‘core’, Astrology assumes an intrinsic link between the ‘Earth’ and the ‘Sky’ in which all ‘existence’ is interconnected. The practice of charting the ‘path’ of the sun across the sky became known as the ‘ecliptic’, with the sky extending both above, and below, an imaginary line called the ‘zodiac’. As the sun followed the ecliptic over the course of the year it would traverse through ‘thirteen’ constellations (of which 12 would form the zodiac signs we know today). The common term ‘horoscope’ was originally used to refer to a diagram that an Astrologer would draw (what we now call a ‘natal chart’), which would define the position of each of the planets and the signs of the zodiac at any given time and place.

Ordering the ‘firmament’ accurately required detailed charts and highly complex mathematical formulas, which would prove particularly burdensome and time consuming. And so, at some point around 400 A.D., a device was invented that would change the world forever. That device was the ‘Astrolabe’, what could conceivably be considered as one of the very first computers. The use of an astrolabe enabled anyone with some working knowledge of mathematics and astronomy to calculate the position of the ‘celestial’ objects (including their altitude), the time of the year, current latitude, and much more. Astrologers would find this tool indispensable, whilst sailors found it to be a very handy navigation tool at sea. In fact, when an astrolabe was utilised with geographical maps it became the ‘slide rule’ of choice throughout much of our history here on Earth. The back of a typical astrolabe usually contained both zodiac and calendar scales, which when utilised together by a well-trained Astrologer provided the means to make highly accurate predictions, as well as determine which of the constellations were visible at certain times of the year, and where to look for them. However, one of the most important functions of the astrolabe was its ability to tell the time of day or night (during the day the calculations were based on the altitude of the sun, whilst at night the altitude of a visible star was utilised).

Until the invention of the astrolabe, the Egyptian ‘Merkhet’ (and a radical improvement on the sundial), was one of the most common (and oldest known, at least to today’s ‘minds’) astronomical instrument(s). Developed around 600 B.C.E., it utilised a string with a weight on it (much like the builders plumb line which is still in use today) to obtain a true vertical line. A rib of a palm leaf stripped of all its fronds and split at one end (providing a thin slit for a skilled Astronomer to sight through), was then placed in front of the plumb line. Working in pairs, two merkhet would be used to establish a North-South direction, by lining them up one behind the other with a ‘Pole Star’. Viewing the plumb lines through the sight made sure the two merkhet’s (and each sight) were in a straight line with the Pole Star. This would then allow the measurement of ‘night’ events (by using such with a ‘water clock’ – a clever device which provided a steady flow of water into a container which had measurements marked upon it, thus marking the passage of time). When certain stars crossed the vertical plumb line (known as the ‘transit line’), these movement ‘events’ would then be recorded by drawing ‘night lines’ on a sundial. All in all, although a highly ingenious and surprisingly accurate method, this was also time consuming, and a delicate process which could only be used at night – unlike the astrolabe.

Never content with what they have, man always tends to tinker with things (the astrolabe was already a giant leap from the sundial/water cloak and merkhet). And so, it did not take long before man took the astrolabe and decided to combine it with the mechanical clock in order to produce an ‘astronomical clock’. The journey towards fully functioning mechanical astrolabes took some time (with the Chinese unsurprisingly leading the way – at first), until eventually complex astrological clocks replaced the astrolabe in the early 1400’s. These managed to ‘fix’ some of the problems inherent in early methods. You see, it is relatively easy to find due south from the sun at midday, but at night, man had to deduce that there was a ‘fixed’ point in the heavens around which all the stars would rotate once every day. This is where we find the ‘Pole Star’ (which is currently within the ‘Little Bear’ or ‘Ursa Minor’ constellation), by measuring the distance of the two stars at the ends of the constellation Ursa Major (the ‘Great Bear’), which are known as the ‘pointers’, man was able to identify ‘Polaris’. This is the ‘celestial’ pole; however, this pole was different for the Egyptians than it is for us today due to the phenomenon that is ‘precession’. Until roughly 1,900 B.C.E the celestial pole was ‘Thuban’ a star in the ‘tail’ of the constellation ‘Draco’. Now, Polaris is the last star in constellation Ursa Minor.

Dating some 32,500 years old, the oldest image of a recorded star pattern is contained on a piece of mammoth tusk and bears an image of the constellation ‘Orion’. To the Egyptians and to the Phoenicians, Orion was the ‘Sun God’, to the ancient Arabs he was the ‘Strong One’, and in parts of Africa his belt and sword were known as ‘three dogs chasing three pigs’. One of the earliest ‘star maps’ that survived from the Egyptians (which is about 3,500 years old – according to today’s archaeologists and scientists), depicts a rare conjunction of the planets Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter, all within the constellation of Orion. This constellation was very prevalent throughout our recorded history, and when we view such in conjunction with the surviving records from Babylonian observations of the heavens, and the ancient Greek and Roman records (not to mention the extensive Chinese and Arabic astrological records), one can clearly see the problem of ‘precession’ in play. Precession is due to the gradual circular movement of the Earth’s rotational axis in respect to the ‘fixed stars’. This circular movement produces a slow ‘wobble’ effect, that is gradually altering the length of a year (hence why we have ‘leap’ years). The Earth’s axis completes a circuit about once every 26,000 years, which means that the positions of the stars also complete a cycle in the same time period. However ‘minor’ these small accumulating changes are, one day (as we have many times in the past) we will have to adopt a new calendar.

The Medieval Astronomical Clock (known as the Orloj) on the Old Town Hall in Prague, which was installed in 1410, and is the third oldest astronomical clock in the world, and the oldest that is still in full working operation. Source: Pinterest

Every few years, an article or some news story appears that tells us of how the zodiac signs have been changing their position in the sky over the centuries. Well, in truth, the zodiac ‘constellations’ are still exactly where they have always been. The only thing that has changed, or more accurately ‘shifted’, is the Earth’s axis. So, one could agree with them, that the signs really do ‘appear’ at slightly different times of the year than they used to. However, our current ‘western’ astrology has never really been about the actual constellations. The zodiac signs (and their inherent qualities) are not linked to the physical location of the stars. Astrologers simply use those stars as convenient ‘markers’ for the segments of the ecliptic, which are named after the constellations that the ancient Astrologer’s viewed ‘behind’ them. Astrology is all about ‘time’ and ‘geometry’, not the actual stars (even though it is considered to be the ‘art’ or should that be the ‘science’ of star gazing).

Despite the way we measure these ‘segments’ of the ecliptic, the Sun does not take ‘exactly’ one month to transit across each of the 12 ‘astronomical’ constellations that we associate with the zodiac signs. These constellations are entire ‘areas’ of the night sky, they are like giant interlocking pieces of some grand cosmic puzzle, ‘everything’ in the sky can be considered to be part of a constellation. For example, the constellation ‘Virgo’ is the second largest of all 88 known constellations (by area), and it takes the Sun more than six weeks to completely cross that area of the sky. In contrast, the passage of the Sun along the ecliptic only ‘dips’ into the very northern edge of the constellation ‘Scorpio’, and thus its transit only takes eight days. Neither of these passages along the ecliptic are exactly one month, by any calculation.

Which brings us to the overlooked constellation, ‘Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer’ (which the Sun spends 18 days between November and December travelling through). Our astrological zodiac makes no reference to this Ophiuchus, but some Astrologers who utilise a ‘sidereal’ zodiac do. This is because modern astrology is largely based on the observations, and the charts of our old friend Ptolemy. He noted that the zodiac should ‘begin’ where the Sun is located at the Spring Equinox (hence why the dates utilised for the beginning and ending of each zodiac sign fluctuate slightly each year). Ptolemy’s system divided the ecliptic into ‘seasonal’ signs, each a 30 degree segment structured around the four celestial points: the March equinox, the June ‘summer’ solstice, the September equinox, and the December ‘winter’ solstice. Each season has a beginning, middle, and an end, resulting in the 12 zodiac ‘signs’.

In western astrology we consider only a person’s date and place of birth in order to produce a ‘solar’ horoscope, which is based on the ‘tropical’ zodiac, whereas Vedic astrological principles are based on ‘lunar’ movements. As a result, Hindu Astrologers utilise the ‘sidereal’ zodiac, which is based on the actual positions of the constellations (as a result the dates for this zodiac do not shift). The tropical zodiac has the Earth as the ‘centre’ around which all of the celestial bodies revolve (much like man used to think – that Earth is the centre of the universe). This was based on the principle that the Sun returns to the same point, the ‘vernal equinox’, upon the completion of its circle around Earth. The vernal equinox is the ‘celestial’ event when the Sun is over the equator (usually occurring on 22 March each year), and thus both day and night are of an equal length. According to our astrology, this is the point of time that dictates the first sign of the zodiac progression – Aries.

Therefore, in reference to the ‘fixed’ stars, the vernal equinox moves in a westerly direction (which is opposite to the yearly motion of the Sun), at a rate of roughly 50.26 seconds of ‘arc’ each year. This is known as the ‘precession of the equinoxes’ (or in the Hindu Vedic Astrological terms – Ayanamsa). Vedic astrology also considers this movement in the Earth’s position, and thus the vernal equinox has shifted within the sidereal zodiac as well (by roughly 25 degrees westerly from the zero-degree vernal equinox of our system). Due to this phenomenon, Aries keeps drifting further away (in our astrology), from the Aries point in Vedic astrology. This ‘drift’ is at a rate of one degree every 72 years, which has unsurprisingly elevated Aries almost 25 degrees over the past 2000 years. In fact the last time when Aries was in the same place (that is – on the same ‘plane’) in both astrological systems was approximately 285 A.D. Now, the reader of this story may be asking – so what? Vedic astrology is based on the Moon, not the Sun, so why compare them? Well, the point is, when it is compared to western astrology, Vedic astrology relies on more accurate astronomical principles. That system is more precise (and hence more reliable), than our western system of astrology because it takes account of the planet transits (and influences) in ‘real’ time.

Here on Earth, time has now become artificial, it is removed from the actual cycles, even when we discuss astrology. So (returning to the start of this story), as a result, ‘Sun’ time is different from our ‘Clock’ time. Sun time is based on the principle that the Sun reaches its highest point (the ‘meridian’), in the middle of the day, and therefore on the following day (at its highest point), the Sun will have completed a full cycle. However, the time between the Sun reaching successive meridians is in fact different from the clock time we all live by. According to clock time (in this case, the time in the northern hemisphere), between the months of May and August, the length of the day is close to 24 hours, but in late October the days are about 15 minutes shorter, whilst during the middle of February the days are about 14 minutes longer. But for ‘modern’ man, it is important (or should that be convenient) to have a constant clock time of ‘24 hours’. This variation in ‘time’ has been called the ‘Equation of Time’, and it shows the relationship between Sun time and clock time. This variation has two causes; the plane of Earth’s equator is inclined to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, and the orbit of the Earth around the Sun is an ‘ellipse’, not a circle. As can be seen, we are living in a ‘man-made’ time. For the sake of convenience, man has stopped following ‘real’ time and created something else entirely.

In this ‘modern’ technological world, how we understand time today is largely based on looking at a ‘watch’ (even if that watch is an astronomical clock). Our watches these days are often synchronized with our mobile phones (which are all synchronized via the mobile phone network with an ‘atomic’ clock, usually based on the world’s reference clock on Observatory Hill, Greenwich, East London). As a result, the ‘time’ observed from our watches and mobile devices is accurate enough to not be ‘off’ by more than a second, and this will hold true over the span of millions of lifetimes. Neither the Earth’s rotation, nor it’s revolution around the Sun is considered accurate enough anymore to be used as a ‘timekeeping’ standard. Instead of following the laws of nature (and the cosmos), man has now created a fictitious, figment ‘time’. This is further evidenced by our use of ‘Daylight Saving Time’ (which was introduced in 1884 after a conference in Washington DC, so as to enable communication and travel between different points on the Earth, each of which have different Sun times). Use of such provides ‘structure’ to man’s time here on Earth, by trying to control (or should that be override) man’s ‘body’ clock, what we call the ‘circadian’ clock. The result of which could be having a major health impact on our lives (particularly on our sleep), because we are forced to live ‘out-of-time’.

Now, it is unfortunately clear that man has manipulated, and re-constructed ‘time’, both in terms of the motion of time (as we experience it), as much as the astrological time in which we live. It is worth pointing out that this is still not uniform across the Earth. Just as there are different time ‘zones’, there remain different calendar systems. There is the most widely used ‘Gregorian’ calendar (which was instituted as a revision of the old ‘Julien’ one, by Pope Gregory XIII in 1592); the traditional ‘Chinese’ calendar, which is a lunar rather than a solar calendar, and is still utilised for governing the dates of the important holidays, and for Chinese Astrology; the ‘Hebrew’ (Jewish) calendar, which like the Chinese is also based on lunar movements, each month commencing with the New Moon (making it a much closer alignment with astrological ‘time’ than the Gregorian calendar); the Islamic (Hijri) calendar, which is also lunar based, although unlike both the Chinese and Hebrew calendars, does not utilise leap months or leap days to account for the difference in the length of a solar year. Resulting in the ‘months’ not occurring within the same seasons each time, as they slowly retrogress through the year, taking ‘thirty-two and a half’ years to reoccur at exactly the same seasonal time; and the ‘Persian’ (Solar Hijri) calendar, which is actually the world’s most accurate calendar system, with each year commencing on ‘midnight’ of the vernal equinox in Iran. The Persian version is the official calendar in Iran and Afghanistan, whilst the Islamic version is primarily used for religious purposes. Regardless of the calendar, the different astrological systems used around the world all utilise 12 zodiac signs.

Mayan Astrology is the only known astrological system that is understood to not conform to 12 zodiac signs like all of the others. This ancient system is structured on calculations (undertaken on a yearly basis), that divide each year into ‘twenty’ equal time periods. The principles that underpin it are based on the ‘Tzolkin’, which was the Mayan Astro Calendar. This Calendar consists of 20-day signs (much like our zodiac signs, and the Chinese animal signs), and 13 ‘Galactic’ numbers (which are similar to ‘numerology’ practices we know today. These galactic ‘tones’ add to the day signs, and they inform the purpose, and life path a person is destined to follow). When calculated together, they form a 260 day Mayan Astrological ‘year’. This system also does not conform to the ‘elements’ we see in our modern Astrology, instead they associated day signs with ‘sides’ (directions) of the world – North, South, East, and West. Mayans also used to divide the Tzolkin into groups of ‘nine’ days. Each of those was then associated with a certain ‘Lord of the Night’, which was to represent the subconscious mind (our fears, hidden urges, and desires – and other ‘things’). They are therefore associated with the raw, instinctive, and animalistic nature that is inside of us all (what we commonly call the ‘Id’).

Although similar to the astrological systems utilised around the world today, Mayan Astrology was largely unknown to ‘modern’ man, until the predictions surrounding the ‘end of the world’ went mainstream in the run-up towards the year 2012. Researchers and Archaeologists noted that the Mayan ‘Long Count’ calendar was coming to its completion in the December of that year (it should be noted however that they got their calculations slightly wrong), and for a brief period of time there was panic, until the date passed, and ‘apparently’ nothing happened. However, despite there being no cataclysmic event, what was discerned from the archaeological site in Guatemala confirmed what other ancient Astrologers had already known and recorded. The ‘precession of the equinoxes’, and the Earth’s completion of a full circuit in relation to the fixed stars, every 26,000 years. This relative movement signifies the passing of the ‘Ages’, with each lasting approximately 2,160 years (as was mentioned above, each zodiac sign on the ecliptic has a 30 degree arc, and the ‘drift’ rate is one degree every 72 years, thus 72 x 30 = 2,160). Whilst ‘modern’ scientists believe our Sun to have a solid core with outer gaseous edges, the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, as well as the Hopi Indians all believed that what they termed as the ‘Grand or Great Central Sun’ is actually a ‘portal’ that redirects energy from the galactic centre (the ‘core’). With their advanced knowledge of astronomy and astrology these ancient cultures also noted the perfect alignment of the Sun and Earth every 26,000 years. The Hindu’s divided this cycle into four ‘Yugas’: Kali, Dvapara, Treta and Saatya, meanwhile the ancient Greeks divided it into four Ages: Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold. 

Noted above was that the ‘Pole Star’, which the North-South axis of Earth points to changes over time. This is because our ‘Solar System’ is not fixed, it travels through ‘space’. Its place within the ‘galaxy’ is relatively close to the ‘Galactic Centre’ (interestingly, the latest scientific research places our solar system at ‘about’ 26,000 light years from the centre of the galaxy, with the ‘width’ of the galaxy being about 100,000 light years). Our solar system is resting upon a ‘spiral’ arm that undertakes a similar ‘periodic’ movement in relation to the centre of the galaxy, which also lasts 26,000 years. Now, if you can imagine a vertical movement of our solar system from a ‘northern’ point in relation to this galactic centre, to a ‘southern’ point, where our solar system crosses the middle galactic ‘level’ twice every 26,000 years (so once every 13,000 years), we can perceive that the ‘wobble’ of the Earth’s axis is actually the result of (mirror and component of), a larger-scale movement of our solar system in relation to the galactic centre. Furthermore, it appears that whenever we cross this level of the galactic centre (every 13,000 years), the North-South axis of the earth is completely stationary, and no longer ‘wobbling’, as Earth aligns with the galactic equator.

A modern reproduction/version of a Mayan ‘tzolkin’ astro calendar. Source: Pinterest

Most people today pay little attention to what Astrologers and Astronomers say, beyond the tabloid ‘horoscopes’, sensationalist news stories of another Elon Musk rocket into space that has blown up on launch, or some pretty pictures emanating from NASA showing the Earth or the ‘Universe’. They pay even less notice of ‘time’, beyond what the clock currently displays, what they may have planned for later that day, next week, or next year, and what passes as ‘history’ (for want of a better word) that they learnt in school (and have often completely forgotten about). Their understanding of the shifting of the ages has been reduced to museum exhibits of ‘people’ from the ‘Bronze’ Age, the ‘Iron’ Age, or even the ‘Stone’ Age. They rarely dig deeper, to find out what caused these ‘times’ to change (instead relying on the ‘word’, and opinion of historians and archaeologists). Likewise, despite worldwide coverage, and plenty of in-depth accountings of Mayan culture, and ‘prophesies’ surrounding 2012, the ‘fad’ passed, and now we find ourselves a little over a decade later having (by and large) completely forgotten about what was shared. Such seems to be another fundamental condition of man – ‘forgetfulness’. Despite countless cultures throughout recorded (let alone unrecorded) ‘time’, having spent inordinate effort to observe, catalogue, and chart the relationship between the Earth and the Sky. Most people never stop, and ask the question – Why? What was so very important that the Mayans, the Egyptians, the Hindu’s and the Greeks (and even the Vatican today), would be inspired to take the time to monitor, and even shape their entire cultures around (or should that be – towards)?

Astrology has become detached from astronomy. Much like our notion, and understanding of ‘history’ has become detached from reality. Since the division into astronomy being viewed as a ‘science’, and astrology being a ‘spiritualist pursuit’ (or total rubbish, if you are to believe a scientist), man has lost an essential understanding about ‘himself’, this Earth, and the ‘cosmos’. Therefore, the precession of the equinoxes, and the shifting of the ages, are these days only understood by the few ‘enlightened’ ones. The dawning of the ‘Age of Aquarius’ is occurring all around us right now, in this ‘time’ (it isn’t just a song by ‘The 5th Dimension’). Although astrology has undergone something of a revival of late, it is important to remember ‘exactly’ what astrology is about, what astrology is ‘for’. Unlike astronomy (which deals solely with the positions and the movements of the ‘stars’), astrology has never really been about ‘star gazing’, it is more of a ‘system’ designed to understand, and develop ourselves (our ‘soul’ consciousness and this ‘Earth’). Whilst the exact date of the dawning of the next age remains contentious (at least for those who do not prescribe to ancient astrology and prophecies), ‘science’ is now seeking to provide ‘evidence’ to demonstrate and to measure the ‘changes’ of which ‘spirituality’ has always spoken about.

Detailed scientific evidence of the Earth’s ‘electromagnetic’ shift now confirms that the North and South poles of the Sun are disappearing, and they are transforming it into a single ‘homogenous field’. Which is causing a dramatic increase in the number of solar flares and the resultant magnetic tidal waves that are hitting the Earth (along with an increase in both the number, and the severity of seismic activity). This is regularly reported in scientific papers (if not via the TV). Further scientific evidence includes the unprecedented ‘Ice Cap’ changes, the changing migratory patterns of birds, fish, dolphins and whales, the multiple (and increasing) ‘wobbles’, and the effect of such, including the recent requirement to recalibrate aeronautical maps for navigation due to a change in ‘magnetic’ North, a decrease in the speed of rotation of the Earth (as well as the orbit of the Moon around the Earth), as Earth’s gravity field moves towards ‘zero’. Although these ‘phenomena’ are often attributed to ‘climate change’ today, just maybe something long known by ‘ancient’ Astrologers is actually occurring. Something that has occurred many times before.

Each 26,000-year cycle of the equinoxes should be viewed as more than just a transition of ‘time’, more than just the completion of some astronomical phenomena. Astrology teaches (for those that actually take the time to look and listen), the ‘science’ of the development of our consciousness, the ‘art’ of realisation, and the evolution of ‘Man’ and ‘Earth’. Something that is so much more than the purely physical, material view of the ‘cosmos’ which modern astronomy has become. By being ‘grounded’ in the mire of the man-made ‘time’ we all currently find ourselves having to live within, we have lost touch with something important, and innate within ourselves. The alignment of our Sun and Earth with the centre of our galaxy is now resulting in a greater amount of ‘Light’ reaching us, and with this light comes an ‘awakening’.

Those people in ‘high’ positions of power (many of whom are Shaman’s or Magicians who still follow the ancient practices or are High Priests and Priestesses who have been ‘initiated’ into the ancient mysteries, and thus have access to the documented records of specific periods, including those of Atlantis, Lemuria, Egypt and the Mayan civilisations), are acutely aware of what is occurring right now, as it was encoded in the ancient texts. In fact, entire organisations and secret societies throughout ‘time’ here on Earth, have translated (and then made available, or not in some cases) this information for ‘Man’ to utilise in order to facilitate an ‘awakening’ of our consciousness, and bring about the next development of this ‘Earth’. Over the course of this (and prior) cycles there have been opportunities for us to undertake this essential ‘work’, that have been missed. ‘We’ failed to fully understand and/or take action on the information given to man (although it should be noted that in many cases, we were prevented from doing so). Now, we are entering an ‘optimal’ alignment for another go, as man moves into the next ‘Age’. The ‘ancient’, advanced civilisations are assisting us today, many souls have ‘incarnated’ into an ‘Earthly’ form specifically to aid us now, so mankind must ensure that we do not miss this opportunity.

Source: Pinterest

Inside the ‘science’ of astrology are found the ‘secrets’ of consciousness development (the sharing of which is one of the primary ‘purposes’ of this Sacred Sequencing Substack page). The word astrology literally means ‘the study of the Astral’. The planets of our solar system represent the ‘stages’ of man’s consciousness development (as much as they are ‘physical’ objects), with each stage having its own musical notes, associated colours, vibrations, and attributes (some of which need to be cultivated, whilst others need to be weeded out). Our ‘soul’ simultaneously experiences itself on the ‘material’ dimension (here on ‘Earth’) through our physical body and on the ‘astral’ dimension through our astral ‘dream body’. Have you ever had a dream that seemed to be far too real? Such ‘dreams’ may be your awareness of events occurring on alternate planes of ‘existence’. And just like man now lives ‘outside’ of real time, we also pay little heed to our dreams these days.

Man’s waking life is deeply shaped by our dreams (which seem to be within a completely different world, outside of ‘time’), be that the residual memories of a nightmare that haunts us whilst we are awake, or when an artist, poet, or writer is searching through the ‘subconscious’ images of a dream for some hidden meaning. A ‘soul’ who denies their dreams is trapped by the confines of this harsh ‘material’ reality we are all ‘limited’ within, subject to a world as it is envisioned, controlled and created by others. This is the state that man finds himself within today. Buffeted along by seemingly ‘unreal’ events and circumstances, that have shaped the ‘experience’ of our reality. Because we have been ‘trained’ over the centuries to live in an artificial man-made ‘time’, to believe in false histories, and fabricated ‘science’, most people today have therefore lost the necessary connection with themselves (as well as this Earth and the Cosmos), and with it the knowledge, and the understanding of where we came from, and more importantly, where we are going.

Earth is entering a new ‘Age’, and as such, so is ‘Man’. Today’s story is an attempt to highlight this ‘shift’ and lay down the foundation for the stories to come. As such, this is an ideal ‘time’ to share one of the opportunities that was mentioned above. Today, it is the 28 April 2023. We are currently a little over a week into the period between eclipses (between the 20 April ‘New Moon Solar Eclipse’, which occurred in the sign of Aries, and the 5 May ‘Full Moon Lunar Eclipse’, which will occur in the sign of Scorpio). The period of time between two ‘pairs’ of eclipses is known to Astrologers as the ‘Eclipse Gateway’, and it is one of the most potent times of the year (when the ‘energy’ of both eclipses creates a bridge between one state of our soul consciousness and the next). Eclipses are considered to be ‘cosmic wild cards’, that are always significant points in ‘time’ for our growth, and awakening. A time of bountiful energy, reconciliation with our dreams, and thus a time for the removal of any ‘blockages’. So, it is an ideal time to become more aware of that which is currently blocking us individually (as well as ‘mankind’ in general) from being able to move forward. It is very important to remember, ‘we’ are the ‘creator’ of our own lives, and this reality in which we live. Over this period, whenever a new thought, or ‘vital’ realisation, even a dream (or a nightmare) occurs, utilise this eclipse inspirational energy to bring the ‘light’ to bear, and shine forth, for a new day.


Reference to the Ecliptic, see: Ecliptic – Astrodienst Astrowiki
Reference to the Astrolabe, and its design, see: Heliometer | instrument | Britannica
Reference to the Merkhet, see: Merkhet – An Ancient Egyptian Timekeeping Instrument – Ancient Pages
Reference to Sundials, see: Sundial | Definition, History, Types, & Facts | Britannica
Reference to Water Clocks, and the evolution of clocks over time, see: clock – Students | Britannica Kids | Homework Help
Reference to Astronomical Clocks, and further information on their development around the world, see: Astronomical clock | History Wiki | Fandom
Reference to the Pole Star, see: Vega | star | Britannica
Reference to the Mammoth Tusk bearing the image of the constellation Orion, see: Is the Ach Valley Tusk-fragment an Ancient Star Map? – (
Reference to Precession, see: Precession and Zodiac – Astrodienst
Reference to the 88 known Constellations, see: Star Constellation – Astrodienst Astrowiki
Reference to Ophiuchus, see: Thirteenth Constellation – Astrodienst Astrowiki, and: Ophiuchus Constellation (the Serpent Bearer): Stars, Myth, Facts… – Constellation Guide (
Reference to Ptolemy, see: Ptolemy – Astrodienst Astrowiki
Reference to Vedic Astrology, see: Vedic Astrology? What It Is and What It’s Not – Astrodienst, and: Vedic Astrology – critically examined – Astrodienst
Reference to the Vernal Equinox, see: Equinox – Astrodienst Astrowiki
Reference to Precession of the Equinoxes, see: Precession of the Equinoxes – Astrodienst Astrowiki
Reference to Ayanamsa, see: Ayanamshas in Sidereal Astrology – Astrodienst
Reference to the Equation of Time, see: What Is the Equation of Time? (
Reference to Daylight Saving Time, and how artificial time zones may be in conflict with our internal ‘biological’ time, see: Frontiers | Daylight Saving Time and Artificial Time Zones – A Battle Between Biological and Social Times (
Reference to different calendar systems around the world, see: Calendar – The early Roman calendar | Britannica
Reference to Mayan Astrology, see: Mayan Astrology – Astrodienst Astrowiki
Reference to the Grand Central Sun, see: The Great Central Sun — The Star Science, and: The Galactic Centre and the Centaurs – Astrodienst (which also has some information on the long promised ‘Centaurs’ in Astrology)
Reference to the Vedic Yugas, see: 4 YUGAS — SATYA, TRETA, DVAPARA AND KALI YUGA (
Reference to the Greek Ages, see: Five Ages of Man in Greek Mythology According to Hesiod (, and: Four ages of Man (Ovid) – Greek Gods, Mythology of Ancient Greece (
Reference to the Age of Aquarius, see: Age of Aquarius – Astrodienst Astrowiki, and: The Dawn of Aquarius – Astrodienst
Reference to Earth’s Electromagnetic shift, see: Earth Magnetic Field | Why Is the Magnetic Field Shifting? (
Reference to the Eclipse Gateway, see: The Eclipse Gateway: The Time Between Eclipses – Forever Conscious
Note: The above video was recorded in 2014, after the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar (the period that got everyone so nervous and over excited). The 5,200 year Mayan cycle aligns with the 26,000 year equinox precession discussed above (do the math’s). Hence maybe why Hesiod and Ovid speak of divergent Ages, they were just looking at time differently.


  1. If everything is correct, my chart reads: Sun and Moon in Leo, together in the 7th House. Rising sign Capricorn, 12 House. DOB year 1954, Chinese year the Horse. The Lion + the Goat + the Horse = the Unicorn, natural earth born.
    When the head of the baby is first exposed from the birth canal, the program is then downloaded.

    • Thank you for sharing stanzzz, but try not to merge the western and Chinese into a whole, as through that road lies confusion…
      Though I do like the thought of the unicorn charging up to the highest heights then diving down to the lowest depths, all the while pointing that lustrous horn towards the sun.
      Your on the money with the birth canal though, the womb aligns our physical body with the planets, whilst our birth aligns our soul…
      I too am an Earth Horse within the Chinese system (aapected by a Fire Dragon, Wood Tiger, and Metal Hare – as the Rabbit becomes with such an auspice).
      A handy, and I would say informative practice, is to look at both your tropical and sidereal charts together. By analysing both, seeing how they often reinforce each other, helps in the journey to overcome the inherant influences and turn them into mastery.
      For example, my tropical horoscope makes me a Piscean with Aquarius ascendant, whereas sidereally, I am an Aquarian with Capricorn ascendant…
      By understanding such, I have been able to alter my fortune, and reconcile some of the problem positionings within my chart.
      I would highly recommended undertaking this practice for all who truly want to know themselves.
      Thanks stanzzz

    • The beginning of the Golden Aquarian Age starts February 3’rd, 2029. Two months after that, Apophis The Red Meteor will make its first pass, or hit. If it is a hit, the impact will extend across the area on Earth from the Black Sea to the North Sea. If it so be, by this Cosmic Decree, the current operating corrupted system, will be wiped clean and removed, and over the next 8 centuries, a new operating program will by then be perfected and uploaded for the new reborn Earth Humans.

  2. Thank you for publishing this here Jack.
    I would like to add something to the article for your readers…
    One element that didn’t make it into the final edit, nor the reference section, was the difference between the two hemispheres of Earth (particularly when observing the planets).
    Within the article is an assumption that the reader lives in the northern hemisphere, and thus observes the stars and planets, facing south, because the Sun (as well as the culminating degree of the zodiac), are always found in a southerly direction.
    This is because, the planets are mostly found in the southern half of the sky. The astrologer may look to the east or west at times, but never (or very rarely) to the north.
    On the other hand, if you live in the southern hemisphere, the situation is reversed. The sun always culminates in a northerly direction, and the planets are mostly seen in the northern half of the sky. An astrologer will therefore usually face towards north and never towards the south.
    For inhabitants in the southern hemisphere, the sun also rises in the east, but it will move over the sky from the right to the left. The opposite of the direction in the northern hemisphere.
    The zodiac therefore, also runs in reverse direction, namely in a clockwise (as opposed to anti-clockwise) direction and the Zodiac constellations appear to be mirror-inverted.
    This results in horoscopes (natal charts) being drawn differently depending on the hemisphere of the person or place being analysed (or at least, they should – although I don’t believe they often are anymore).
    This problem can be avoided however, if the astrologer lies on the ground, having the head to the north and the feet to the south. Then the perspective would be roughly the same for inhabitants of both hemispheres (not to mention the fact that you get a good view and no stiff neck).
    For births in tropical regions, those that lay between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn (or between the geographic latitudes 23°26S and 23°26N), the situation can be a bit ambiguous and it depends on the hour. The midday sun is found in the northern direction for part of the year, and in the southern direction for the other part. I’ve never tried watching the stars from these latitudes, so would be intrigued to hear of others experienced with such…
    Since the seasons of the year are also opposed to each other (in the two different hemispheres), some astrologers have raised the question of whether the zodiac signs should also be reversed!
    To date, I’ve seen no evidence of this being historically undertaken, but it’s an interesting question that would fundamentally change the horoscopes of people in the southern hemisphere…

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