Friday, December 21, 2012
today is the end of the Mayan Calender
A MAJOR LUNAR STANDSTILL happens approximately every eighteen and a half years (roughly a metonic cycle) and minor lunar standstills happen every 9.3 years. Our... ancestors knew them to be times of great energy release, when exceptional weather and tides happened, flooding in particular. From an astrological point of view it showed times of great awakening and tremendous personal transformation. As the Moon experiences the very extreme of heights and depths of latitude during this period our dreams take off. The path of the Sun is called the ecliptic and the Sun never deviates from this path. The Moon in its cycle swings 5º north or south of the apparent path of the sun. This swing creates extremities giving the Moon a most southerly and northerly standstill point. When the Moon is at its most southerly standstill, at extreme latitudes north, it rises and only just skims the horizon. The ancients considered the “Lunar standstill” to be so important that stone circles were built in their honour, particularly at the very northern limits of the land where the phenomenon was more remarkable because there the Moon appeared to touch the Earth. Such a place is the ancient stone circle of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis in North West Scotland. It was built specifically to celebrate the Lunar Standstill. The low Moon hovered directly on the top of their temple. Callanish is older than Stonehenge and may even predate the Pyramids. The Túatha Dé Danann came from the Northern Islands of the World.