Dec 132012

Time and dates are interesting concepts. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that standardised time even existed. Up until then time was a natural phenomenon. The sun rose in the morning at the start of the day and went down at night. The winter day was shorter than summer, when more time was needed for harvesting.

Mechanical clocks were in use, of course, but their accuracy was in question unless they were kept stable. This meant that measuring time on a boat was impossible, and so it was not possible to determine a boat’s actually position. Then, the rotating gimble was invented which allowed exact positions to be calculated. This in turn allowed accurate maps to be made. By the late 1700 the first railway timetable was drawn up and the British Parliament passed a law standardising Greenwich Mean Time.

As we come to the end of 2012 Gregorian calendar, time and date has less validity because of globalisation and the ability of technology to communicate across the planet at any time. The upshot of this is that ideas based on numbers, such as 12-12-2012 are only valid to those that use this calendar. These are man-made configurations. Time is a measure of cycles. A day is the passage of sunrise to sunrise the following day, ie the cycle of the rotation of the Earth. A month is the rotation of the moon around the Earth. A year is the rotation of the Earth around the Sun and so on. Then man manipulated these cycles to fit with a mechanical and equal measures.

The point is that the natural measure of time is the movement of the planets, and these planetary rotations are not equal but effect one another. From this we discover that at the end of any “Long Count” there has to be a planetary configuration. With this in mind 12-12-2012 is less relevant that 13-12-2012 because this day has the last new moon (conjunction of Sun and Moon) of the year. What this new moon bring forth finds its fulfilment at the full moon on 28th December at the beginning of the “three days of darkness”. These are not likely to be physically dark, unless the transition period incorporates a collapse in the electrical grids that connect most of the world. That can easily be put out of action by an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) whether solar or man-made.

Watch my talk on the astrology of the “days of darkness”.