Thursday, February 19, 2009

Astro Weather February 2009

Comet Lulin
When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. ~ Shakespeare, Julius Caesar II

Historically astrologers have described comets as evil omens, heralding cataclysmic events, sudden political upheaval, and even the death of kings. An astronomer would define the intermittent appearance of this phenomenon as a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit. The word comet stems from the Latin cometes meaning long-haired, describing the characteristic tail of a comet that develops the closer it gets to the Sun.

So why would the ancients attribute the sudden appearance of a hairy ball of light with doom and gloom. Well history is filled with accounts of the observation of comets that occurred simultaneously with all sorts of upheavals, as well as births of kings and leaders. Any unusual light body would have been interpreted as a message from the heavens, and of course kings were seen as the expression of God on earth.

For the past month astronomers have been observing Comet Lulin, named after the Lu-lin Observatory in Taiwan where it was was jointly discovered by Asian astronomers in July of 2007. Comet Lulin will be closest to Earth on Feb. 24, under the dark skies of a new moon in Aquarius opposite the fixed Royal star Regulus in the constellation Leo. And it will transit within 2-3 degrees of a retrograding Saturn in Leo in exchange with the Sun in Aquarius. To the ancient astrologers of Persia, Regulus was called the Watcher of the North. It is a star of Kings with a rich mythology that gives success, but with the price of revenge or a fall from grace. As Saturn is in a mutual exchange with the Sun, the significator of kings and rulers, the transit of this comet through the same stellar fields does seem to portend a scandal or fall from power.

In addition, this comet is a little different. While all the planets and most of the other objects in the solar system circle the sun in a counterclockwise direction, Lulin's orbit is clockwise and thus appears to be traveling backwards through the constellations. One headline caught my eye: Here comes Comet Lulin, a backward-flying lulu passing Earth only once, at its closest Monday. For fans of the 12th Planet Theory of Zecharia Sitchin , this unusual orbit and the word 'Lulu' is significant.

According to his theories of Sumerian cosmology, Nibiru was the twelfth member in the solar system family of planets. Like this comet it has an unusual orbit that may be perpendicular to the ecliptic. Perhaps millions of years ago Niburu had a catastrophic collision with the planet Tiamat, which was located between Mars and Jupiter. The rubble formed the planet Earth, the asteroid belt and comets. Niburu was the home of a powerful alien race called the Anunnaki of Sumerian mythology, who, Sitchin claims, survived and later came to Earth and created a colony in the Mideast. Sitchin suggests they subsequently genetically engineered our species, originally as slave animals to work in their gold mines, by crossing their genes with those of Homo erectus.

Two of the colonials, Enki and Ninki created a being called LU.LU. by mixing the Life Essence of animals with the Life Essence of the gods. This LU.LU. (which means mixed), would go on to receive more god-like attributes as a result of Enki's creator-ambitions, and subsequently humans were created.

Ninki, the Lady of Life carried the first “mixed worker” to term and gave birth to the LU.LU. Later, fourteen “birth goddesses” (female Anunnaki) were used to produce additional workers. This solution was only a moderate success in that the Lulu was a hybrid and incapable of procreation. In addition, the “birth goddesses” had become weary of continually being pregnant. Eventually, Enki and Ninki were able to modify the genetic structure of the Lulu in order for it to be able to produce itself. They thus created the “Adama” (for all you Battlestar Galactica fans).

This name association of the Lulin comet with the LU.LU comes at a time when the news is full of stories about fireballs, satellite collisions, and UFO sitings. We also have a 'mixed race' leader who will be making his first Presidential address on the night that Comet Lulin is closest to the earth, transiting near the "Watcher of the North" and Persian star of kings. Wonder what will be revealed? Is Obama a "rebellious" lulu and "servant" of the people as he professes? I'd also keep an eye on Persian kings, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

New Moon Tuesday February 24, 2009, 5:36 pm pdt
The Presidential address will occur just three hours after Tuesday's new moon in Aquarius. It falls in the nakshatra Shatabishak which is known as the "veiling" star. It is secretive in nature and wants to keep certain aspects of self hidden from view. But Shatabishak also means "the one hundred physicians". Shatabishak usually brings a healing crisis that leads to revitalization: ie it may take a lot of work to heal our economy, but there is a promise of restoration.

PS Another intriguing ritual timed with this event is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. . . the last feast day before the 40 day fast. Interesting synchronicity.