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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Precession Panic

Over the weekend, some of my co-workers and Face Book friends were panicking about a report on The Huffington Post. Some astrologer told them that their astrological signs were all out of order and that Leos are actually Cancers and Aquarians are really Capricorns in disguise.

This link explains, with diagrams, what precession is all about: (

In astronomy, "precession" refers to any of several slow changes in an astronomical body's rotational or orbital parameters, and especially to the Earth's precession of the equinoxes

Axial precession, scientifically termed precession of the equator, is a gravity-induced, slow and continuous change in the orientation of an astronomical body's rotational axis. In particular, it refers to the gradual shift in the orientation of Earth's axis of rotation, which, like a wobbling top, traces out a cone in a cycle of approximately 26,000 years (called a Great or Platonic Year in astrology). The term “precession" typically refers only to this largest secular motion; other changes in the alignment of Earth's axis — nutation and polar motion — are much smaller in magnitude.

Earth's precession was historically called precession of the equinoxes because the equinoxes moved westward along the ecliptic relative to the fixed stars, opposite to the motion of the Sun along the ecliptic. This term is still used in non-technical discussions, that is, when detailed mathematics are absent. Historically, Hipparchus is credited with discovering precession of the equinoxes. The exact dates of his life are not known, but astronomical observations attributed to him by Ptolemy date from 147 BC to 127 BC.

With improvements in the ability to calculate the gravitational force between planets during the first half of the 19th century, it was recognized that the ecliptic itself moved slightly, which was named planetary precession as early as 1863, while the dominant component was named lunisolar precession. Their combination was named general precession instead of precession of the equinoxes. Lunisolar precession is caused by the gravitational forces of the Moon and Sun on Earth's equatorial bulge, causing Earth's axis to move with respect to inertial space. Planetary precession (actually an advance) is due to the small angle between the gravitational force of the other planets on Earth and its orbital plane (the ecliptic), causing the plane of the ecliptic to shift slightly relative to inertial space.

Lunisolar precession is about 500 times larger than planetary precession. In addition to the Moon and Sun, the other planets also cause a small movement of Earth's axis in inertial space, making the contrast in the terms lunisolar versus planetary misleading, so in 2006 the International Astronomical Union recommended that the dominant component be renamed the precession of the equator and the minor component be renamed precession of the ecliptic, but their combination is still named general precession.

Axial precession is the movement of the rotational axis of an astronomical body, whereby the axis slowly traces out a cone. In the case of the Earth, this type of precession is also known as the precession of the equinoxes or precession of the equator. The Earth goes through one such complete precessional cycle in a period of approximately 26,000 years, during which the positions of stars as measured in the equatorial coordinate system will slowly change; the change is actually due to the change of the coordinates. Over this cycle the Earth's north axial pole moves from where it is now, within 1° of Polaris, in a circle around the ecliptic pole, with an angular radius of about 23.5 degrees (or approximately 23 degrees 27 arcminutes [2]). The shift is 1 degree in 72 years, where the angle is taken from the observer, not from the center of the circle.

Aristarchus of Samos (c. 280 BC) is the earliest known astronomer to recognize and assess the precession of the equinoxes at almost 1º per century (which is not far from the actual value for antiquity, 1.38º). The Precession (axial rotation) was later explained by Newtonian physics. Being an oblate spheroid, the Earth has a nonspherical shape, bulging outward at the equator. The gravitational tidal forces of the Moon and Sun apply torque as they attempt to pull the equatorial bulge into the plane of the ecliptic. The portion of the precession due to the combined action of the Sun and the Moon is called lunisolar precession.

The inclination of Earth's orbit, known as the precession of the ecliptic, drifts up and down. Relative to its present orbit this drift has a period of about 70,000 years. Relative to the invariable plane it has a 100,000 year period. The invariable plane represents the angular momentum of the solar system, and is approximately the orbital plane of Jupiter.

What does this all have to do with us and the Man in the Moon? Well, to simplify things, popular astrology invented a conversion formula, called the Tropical Zodiac. They eliminated the 13th constellation, and made all the constellations and equal size, even though they’re not. The sun actually takes a longer time to pass through some constellations than others.

The Huffington Post chose an interesting time to break the news of something astrologers have known for centuries. All those New Agers who’ve been singing about the Age of Aquarius are either in the dark or want other people to be. We’re entering the Age of Capricorn, as I’ve warned numerous times in this blog.

All the events here on Earth point to it, from an astrological point of few. Everything will be bigger (and colder) in the Age of Capricorn. Big Corporations, Big Government, Big Taxes, Big Trucks, Big Planes. Big Everything. Capricorn is also the sign of Big Tyrants. I’m not talking about friendly little kings soothing their egos – I’m talking about cold-blooded tyrants who don’t care in the least about the little people.

We’re talking about someone who wants complete and total control of the world. Someone who was born six months after Barack Obama. By Tropical astrology standards, this person would have a stellium of planets in Aquarius. But in real time, all those planets are in Capricorn.

Around the time of his birth, people were walking around with cardboard signs announcing: “The End of the World is Coming” or “The End of the World is Here/Near.” And right around that time, the British nuclear disarmament movement came out with its infamous “Peace” sign, what they claim are the semaphore symbols for “N” and “D” – “nuclear disarmament.” But its history goes farther back and is said to be the Teutonic rune for death.

According to The symbol's origin in history proves it to be the visual mystic character for 'Aum' (the split 'Y'). This is the sacred word to the Hindu. Chanting 'Aum' is supposed to help awaken 'the serpent power of Brahma at the base of the human spine. Occultist Albert Pike also identifies this symbol as mystical in his book on Freemasonry Morals and Dogma.

The peace symbol (also called the “broken cross,” “crow's foot,” “witch's foot,” “Nero’s Cross,” (he crucified Peter upside down), “sign of the 'broken Jew,'” and the “symbol of the 'anti-Christ''”) is actually a cross with the arms broken. It also signifies the “gesture of despair,” and the “death of man.'” Encircled as it is in its current form, it represents the end of the world.

The Germanic tribes who used it attributed strange and mystical properties to the sign. Such a rune is said to have been used by black magicians in pagan incantations and condemnations. To this very day, the inverted broken cross--identical to the socialists' peace symbol--is known in Germany as a “todersrune,” or death rune. Not only was it ordered by Hitler's National Socialists that it must appear on German death notices, but it was part of the official inscription prescribed for the gravestones of Nazi officers of the dread SS. The symbol suited Nazi emphasis on pagan mysticism.

With the arms of the cross raised in an upright position, it is a Pythagorean emblem of the course of life, in the form of a rising path with fork roads to Good and Evil.' It also signifies fertility, but with the arms pointing downward, it denotes evil and death.

In fact, the inverted 'Man-rune'--the figure encircled in the common sign which the Communists tell us means “peace”--has for centuries been a favorite sign of Satanists.'

Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, used the peace symbol as the backdrop for his altar.

One former witch makes the following comment about the peace symbol:

“It is an ancient and powerful symbol of Antichrist. During the dark ages it was used in Druid Witchcraft and by Satanists of all sorts during the initiation of a new member to their order. They would draw the magic circle and give the initiate a cross. The initiate would then lift the cross and turn it upside down. He would then renounce Christianity in all three dimensions of time (past, present and future) and break the horizontal pieces downward forming the design of the “Raven's Foot.” This ugly symbol is nothing short of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. For one to wear or display this symbol is to announce either knowingly or unknowingly that you have rejected Christ. Remember, symbolism is a picture language, and a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Now that you know everything you’ve been told about astrology is bunk, here’s some of what you can expect living the Age of Capricorn: fear, authoritarianism, tyranny, rules, regulations, repression, great wealth and great poverty, stagnation, restrictions, monopolies, subordination, servitude, even slavery. In short, everything that is the opposite of Liberty.

Materialism, that bane of Liberals, will be rampant. There will be success – for some who play by the new rules. There will be no place for imagination or creativity, though. Great things will be done – at great cost, in terms of finances and human lives. Anything that is to be done will take a long time to do. The Age of Capricorn marks the Age of the Bureaucrat. This is where bureaucracy reaches its zenith.

You don’t need to read your daily horoscope to realize all this is true; just read the headlines.


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