Journeying through the Cosmic Clock, introduction to the Kabbalistic scheme of time, relationship between week and Sabbath, exile and redemption, time and beyond time
Comet ISON was discovered on September 21, 2012 in images taken by Russian astronomers Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski of the constellation Cancer. September 21, 2012 was 5 Tishrei 5773, the fifth day of the new year of 5773, halfway between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. 5773 is the year when ISON has been visible to NASA telescopes, and beginning in August 2013 (Elul, the last month of 5773) to amateur astrologers directing their telescopes to the heavens across the globe.
Thus from its inception ISON hints at a message that traverses the 5773 – 5774 transition, which is also the 2012-2013-2014 transition, beginning at the winter solstice in 2012 and through the winter solstice of 2013, as we continue to receive energetic pulses and upgrades from the galactic center to advance us into a new era.
For much of 5773 / 2013 ISON has been traveling through astronomical Gemini, making a loop through the constellation from earth’s perspective. On June 13, NASA’s Spitzer telescope took these photos of ISON:
On July 15 (Erev Tisha B’Av), ISON was in conjunction with the Sun, just 8 degrees north of our prime luminary. On August 1st ISON moved into Cancer but due to its proximity to the sun has been hidden from view.
On August 11, ISON began rising above the northeast-east horizon at dawn.
On August 12 (6 Elul), amateur astronomer Bruce Gary of Arizona snapped a picture of ISON:
Beginning Aug. 21, ISON will be 6 degrees above the east-northeast horizon at twilight and potentially visible through a telescope. Stay tuned for more pictures!
On October 1st, ISON will come within its closest distance of Mars and may be visible through Curiosity. Mars and ISON will then move together through the sky eastward through Leo. In mid-October, ISON and Mars will be conjunct royal star Regulus. Beginning in late October, ISON is likely to be visible through binoculars or even to the naked eye.
On November 17, the day before the 19th of Kislev, and the arrival of the new revelation of the secret dimension of Torah for the year 5774, ISON flies by the super-bright stars Spica and Acturus in Virgo.
On November 24, ISON conjoins Saturn and the star Zubenelgenubi of Libra. According to Nick Anthony Fiorenza of Lunar Planner:
This is another primary event adding to the story line of ISON’s messianic journey. Synchronistically, this star marks Saturn’s exalted location in the ecliptic. It is curious timing for ISON and Saturn to conjoin here! Zubenel-genubi is the southern star of the scales of Libra, also the southern claw of the Scorpion. Its theme is about Karmic Responsibility / patterns of the past.
On November 27, ISON conjoins Dschuba (marked below by Delta), the middle star of Scorpio’s tail, a day before it turns around the sun.
Thus just before reaching Perihilion on Chanukah, ISON crosses the Scorpion’s tail.
“Three things come when one least expects it: the Messiah, a found article and a scorpion.” – Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 97a
ISON then heads for the 13th sign of the zodiac, the gateway between Scorpio and Sagittarius, Ophiuchus. On November 28, the first day of Chanukah, ISON reachest its closest approach of the sun at only 0.012 AU. The icy comet will be saturated in the sun’s heat and energy before making its closest approach to earth on its way back from the sun.
On Dec. 26 (23 Tevet), ISON makes its closest approach to Earth at 0.43 AU, about half the distance between the earth and the sun. The earth will past through the comet’s trail of cosmic dust in mid-January.
ISON is the Chanukah comet, bringing us light from a distant past:
The holiday of Hanukah is all about Light. In its essence it connects us to the concealed light of Creation – Or HaGanuz.
The first light of Creation included within it the ability to see beyond time and space. We learn from the sages and the Zohar that God decided to reduce this light in order to limit its use because if people were to have access to the higher light, they might have used it for negative purposes.
In every generation there are 36 righteous people that are special channels for the light of Creation to feed and sustain the world. The opportunity we have to come closer to this light is when we light the Chanukah candles.
For more on ISON’s messianic journey, see Lunar Planner. Astrologically, ISON tells a story:
Due to the trajectory of comet ISON through the cosmos with specific reference to the consellations, there appears a story worthy of consideration. Remember that we are told to watch the sky for signs.
From the time Comet ISON first becomes visible to the naked eye it traverses the constellations of Leo, then in November it makes its way into Virgo and into Libra then Scorpius in December. Late December it moves into Serpens, then Hercules and finally Draco before it is no longer visible with an unaided eye.
Putting this together in terms of how the Hebrew Massorah depicts these aspects of the constellations, it reads like a book.
The seed of the woman, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who shall punish the enemy, will redeem His atoning work through conflict with the enemy who assaults mans heel. His mightiness will reign victorious as He bruises His heel casting down the dragon and trodding him under His foot and then rededicating the temple of God.
The possibility that ISON will be visible in the nighttime and possibly daytime sky raises the question whether ISON is the Star of Jacob prophecized by Bilaam in the book of Numbers (thanks to Rabbi David Katz for discussion on this point):
I see it, but not now; I behold it, but not in the near future. A star shall go forth from Jacob, And a staff [shevet] shall arise from Israel
The word staff (shevet) is from the same root as the word ‘tribe’ as in ‘tribes of Israel’ and as the word for comet in modern Hebrew – shavit (שביט).
The Zohar elaborates on the connection between heavenly phenomena and the arrival of the messianic era:
Then the 7th window will open in the entire world, and its star is Kochav Yaakov, and this is the one about which Bilaam said “a star shoots forth from Yaakov,” and this star will be luminous for 40 days and 40 nights. When Melech Hamoshiach will be revealed, and all the people’s of the world will be gathered to him, then the verse will be fulfilled which states [Yeshaya 11:10]: “the root of Yishai, which stands as a banner for peoples, to him shall the nations inquire, and his peace shall be [with] honor.” – Zohar Terumah 172b
Another passage from the Zohar describes a blazing star from the East:
After forty days, when the pillar rises from earth to heaven in the eyes of the whole world and the Messiah has appeared, A STAR WILL RISE UP ON THE EAST, BLAZING IN ALL COLORS, AND SEVEN OTHER STARS WILL SURROUND THAT STAR. And they will wage war on it from all sides, three times a day for seventy days, and all the people in the world will see.
And that star will make war with them with torches of blazing fire, sparkling in every direction, and it will strike them until it swallows them every single night. And at daytime, it lets them out again. They will make the war before the whole world repeatedly for seventy days. After seventy days, that star will be hidden and the Messiah will be hidden for twelve months, the pillar of fire will return as before, the Messiah will be hidden in it, and that pillar will not be seen.
After twelve months, the Messiah will be raised inside that pillar into the firmament, where he will receive strength and the crown of kingship. And when he descends to the earth, that pillar of fire will be seen again as before, in the eyes of the whole world. Afterwards, the Messiah will appear and many nations will gather unto him, and he will make wars throughout the world. At that time, the Creator will awaken all the peoples of the world with His might, the Messiah King will be known throughout the world, and all the kings in the world will awaken and unite to wage war against him.
We watch the heavens with anticipation of the message ISON carries for our sun, our planet and our solar system. ISON’s mysterious origins, trajectory through the zodiac, and potential window of luminosity on earth make the countdown of 5773 and the beginning of 5774 an exciting time for the night sky, which since ancient times has been the inspiration board for prophets and poets aching for redemption.
4:22pm Monday 12/2
New moon at 11 deg Sagittarius @ the Scorpio’s Heart, Antares
Activating the Anatres-Aldebaran axis
Read more here: http://darkstarastrology.com/new-moon-december-2013/
Monday night: 6 Hannukah candles + Rosh Chodesh (First of the lunar month) of Tevet – Capricorn
What is the essence of Hannukah?
When one is first in a state of constricted consciousness, and moves into expanded consciousness, an act of Coupling has taken place, and the lesser state of mind too is joined into the Higher Mind. By its very nature darkness longs to be included in the light. ‘There was evening’–the lesser state of mind, ‘there was morning’, the expanded state. ‘One day’–the two form a single unity.
From where do the Chanukah candles derive their power not merely to dispel darkness, but to transmute it into light?
The opposites that form the graceful symmetry of Chanukah are those of darkness and light, or as referred to in the Aramaic idiom of the Zohar — “transforming chashocha (darkness) into nahora (light).”
We can now begin to understand how the Chanukah candles succeed in transforming darkness into light. Reflective symmetry is the result of two inverse elements possessing a hidden reference to each other. By defining themselves in perfect contradistinction to one another, such elements enter into a symmetrical bond which attests to an underlying unity forming their common source. So it is with darkness and light. Just as light itself possesses the potential to blind one with its radiance (thus testifying to the source of “darkness” included within light), so too does darkness hold within it the potential for illumination (the power of the color black to “shine”).
In truth, the hidden light inhering within darkness is infinitely more beautiful than the revealed light which we naturally experience. This is apparent as well from the verse in Ecclesiastes (2:13) which reads: “As the advantage of light over darkness, so is the advantage of wisdom over folly.” Although this is the accepted understanding of the verse, a purely literal reading of the words suggests an alternative interpretation: “As the advantage of light from darkness, so is the advantage of wisdom over folly” — the implication being that the light which emerges from within darkness itself is the true source of wisdom’s superiority.
The hidden light which inheres within darkness must be “sparked” into consciousness if it is to transform the opaque realm of Creation into a translucent expanse of Divine light. Herein lies the secret of redemption, expressed in Kabbalah as the process of redeeming those fragments or “sparks” of Divine light which were scattered throughout the universe when the primordial vessels of light fashioned at the dawn of Creation shattered, descending into the lower realms. Parallel to the cosmic restoration of these Divine sparks, there takes place a process here below whereby the lost souls of Israel are aroused to reembrace their people, their land, and their God.
Journeying through the Cosmic Clock, introduction to the Kabbalistic scheme of time, relationship between week and Sabbath, exile and redemption, time and beyond time
The energies of 5774 are here, and our system is experiencing them whether we can keep up with processing them, or not. It may be necessary to slip into other modes of experiencing reality such as meditation, prayer, ecstatic creative states, etc in order to truly fathom what is occuring to our multidimensional selves. Something that has been brewing and brimming over on the inside is now making its traces and marks on the outside, bafo’al mamash. Three-dimensional reality is on its way to becoming obsolete, but the very raw materials of three-dimensional reality–the sounds, sights, smells and angles, will be the language through which the true awe of Hashem – All That Is – will be communicated for every living being to grasp and worship out of nothing less than innate joy, love and awe of the heart.
We are now halfway between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The inner point of the soul has crowned G-d as King anew, and this assertion is translating and percolating down through our myriad layers of consciousness. By Yom Kippur we the bride (looking in the mirror, she can be either one) will be ready for her groom, ready for the harmonization of energies that will create the seamless continuum between physical and spiritual that will prepare the world for the great revelations that are coming. The delay is only for the sake of the natural process of enlightenment to take place in one additional soul, perhaps in your field of influence, to realize the truth of existence on one’s own before the revelation is so great that it happens instantaneously, with less individual merit. This is because those who have an inkling of what is coming before it comes, will derive that much more joy from the process of being a participant behind the veil of the process of concealment being revealed, which is according to the divine worlds the greatest joy that exists, the reason for which will also be part of the revelation, why things have been hidden, what benefit there is in the process of which we are part. Use this time, certain of what is coming, to prepare yet another feature of your surroundings, to be fit for the arrival of the Bride, for the human world and all the mulitiplicity it contains to be a proper vessel for the highest heights of divine bliss that are about to become manifest in our spheres. We are a part of this process and have been chosen to do so, do not doubt your importance or the great merit of being here now to witness and usher in the age for which the greatest of sages have wept many nights to see pass and to be included in its holy birth, which will please G-d be easy & quick.
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P.S. Regarding current events: The world war narrative is a flipside of the potential for grand and utter transformation that is possible on a moral and spiritual plane inside our own selves and our spheres of influence, unlocked by the key of our true acceptance of the greatness of our mission, in complete bittul or oneness with All That Is, that which enlivens us incessantly through our individuality. When we step into this the war will be no more, there will be no opponents, because all will have returned to Source. Most of what we observe is for our own process, prevent harm where you can, and hear the divine communication in every step. Shana tova, gmar chatima tova, may you be inscribed & sealed in the Book of Life. Life is the beginning of all good things.
4-5 Tishrei/September 8: The first wave of uncovering
Sun Sept 8 (9/8) 1:44pm PST Venus Conjunct Moon @ 27 degrees 13′ Libra -
An initial wave of uncovering in the preparation of the Bride for consummation:
Rabbi Yose said: who is the beautiful virgin who has no eyes, whose body is secret but yet revealed, revealed in the morning and secret during the day, and adorned with jewelry that does not exist?
She is, so to speak, as a beautiful maiden, who hides in the inner chambers of her palace, who has a lover that no one knows but her. Because of the love that he feels, he loiters constantly by door of the girl and wanders restlessly with his eyes. She knows that he is still there near her home, and what does she do? She opens a narrow window in her palace chamber and shows her face to him. The beloved is revived, knowing that the girl has sent a sign of her love, even if only for a moment.
So is the Torah that reveals it innermost secrets only to those who love her; its elusive revealing stirs up the love of its lover. At the beginning, when Torah begins to speak to someone, it gives him allusions. If man understands and acknowledges it, good. Otherwise it sends for him, addresses him as “novice” and then says to his messengers: “Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment. When he comes, the Torah begins to speak, at first from behind the curtain that it unfolds for him around its own words, so that they are in his measure (PSHAT).
Slowly he sees more and more: this is the so-called DRASHAH. After this the Torah begins to talk to him behind a fine cloth fabric, using riddles and parables, namely Aggadah. When at last the man can say he is in confidence with the Torah, then and only then she exposed to him face to face, telling him the secrets of the most inaccessible and mysterious ways, all the answers in her heart since immemorial time (SOD). Then the man is a true follower of the Torah, which may be called “Master of the House” (ba’al habayit) because she has revealed to him all her secrets, without keeping or concealing anything!
Then he realizes that indeed the words of the Torah is unacceptable to add or subtract anything, not even a sign or a character.
(Zohar II 94b-99b)
Everything that G!d created in this world has an aspect of light and an aspect of darkness, just as every day contains both dark and light. First comes the darkness and then the light, and even though they are opposites, together they are considered one complete day, and G!d makes peace between them, as we say, “You fashion light and create darkness, and make peace…
Then “even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you”, and you will understand that even the darkness is an aspect of G!d, and you will return the divinity bound within the darkness to its source in G!d’s infinite light.
It is so in our innermost selves and also in our outer deeds. So if you see some aspect of divinity bound up within your work or some other physical need, then grab hold of it and lift it up to G!d. If you are not sure how to do so, then pray to G!d for help. In this way you will lift up the aspect of divinity called Elohim, the L!RD, the Divine Judge, to that aspect called YHVH, G!d, the Merciful One.
This is the meaning of our verse, you shall know this day… “Knowing” means joining and union (as in “Adam knew his wife”), for we unite the two aspects of existence found in us and in the world, Judgment and Mercy, into one single “day.” This comes about because we have considered within our heart both inclinations, the good and the bad, and from the divinity bound up within nature, called Elohim, the L!RD, you have revealed YHVH, G!d, the Merciful One, in heaven above, for you have effected unity in the divine worlds above, and upon the earth below, in your own life.
It is impossible to maintain this unity at all times, however. After attaining it you must at times return to this world of multiplicity, so that you can once again strive to bring unity. Thus our sages said “prayer accomplishes half” — it can never accomplish all that it aims for, because if it were completely successful then there would be no need to pray again, and then G!d would be bereft of our prayers. This is why “G!d desires the prayers of the righteous”, for they constantly descend to the world of division and lift it up to unity, joining the darkness within themselves and the world with the light that is also within them.
~ Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Meor Einayim (Light of the Eyes), Parshat Vaetchanan (full text & translation)
Reported 8/23 Wiltshire, UK
8/24 (begins 8/23 at sunset) – the 18th of Elul, the birthday of the Ba’al Shem Tov and the author of the Tanya, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Also the day of the revelation of the Ba’al Shem Tov. A day of the start of the revelation of one’s inner godliness. On this day the oppression of the miracle worker and the sacred priestess is in abeyance and a new revelation to the inner sphere that manifests in the outer sphere takes place.
The vitality which Chai Elul imparts to our divine service increases the blessings we will receive in the coming new year, assuring us all of a kesivah vachasimah tovah, with every person inscribed for a good and sweet year. May this include the greatest blessing — the coming of Mashiach, and may this take place in the immediate future. ~ the Rebbe
Also This Shabbat: CME’s & 2nd sun-diving comet!
(via Spaceweather): “Two CMEs are heading for Earth. The plasma clouds were expelled from the sun on August 20-21 by a pair of erupting magnetic filaments. NOAA forecasters expect the CMEs to arrive on August 23-24, possibly sparking geomagnetic storms around the poles.
ANOTHER SUNDIVING COMET: Here we go again. Another comet is diving into the sun, the second one this week…Like the comet that came before it, this one is a member of the Kreutz family. Kreutz sungrazers are fragments from the breakup of a single giant comet many centuries ago. Because of their common parentage, sungrazers often come in clusters.”
3635 Kreutz (1981 WO1) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on November 21, 1981 by L. Kohoutek at the Calar Alto Observatory.
35 & 36 on the cosmic clock!
“Friday” began (sunset) in 1240 CE
NOON on Friday = 1990
12:30 (after which “shops” must be closed before the Sabbath) = 2011
12:35 – New Years Eve 2013/4 (1st of Shvat/Aquarius)
12:36 – Rosh Hashana 5775
35-36 indicates the period from ISON’s approach of earth on Dec 26 through the key year of 5775:
Rosh Hashana of the Jewish year 5775, or September 14-15, 2015. This day will represent 12:36 on the cosmic clock and could speed things up in a big way. Thirty-six is a number laden with symbolism in the Jewish tradition. It signifies the hidden thirty-six righteous individuals who sustain the existence of the world through their supreme righteousness. The word “eleh” in Hebrew is numerically equivalent to 36. Eleh means “these” and is associated with the revelation and presentation of that which has been concealed in mystery or shielded from view. Furthermore every thirty-six minutes on the cosmic clock correspond to a quarter decade of history, and thus this time will mark one-tenth of our way from noon to the onset of the Sabbath.
The sooner we sense the Sabbath, the closer we are to Mashiach
Full moon chart features:
* Sun & mercury in LEO opposite moon in AQUARIUS & nearby neptune in pisces…
*Grand cardinal cross: pluto in capricorn x jupiter in cancer, uranus in aries x newcomer venus in LIBRA
*Grand water trine: saturn & node in scorpio – jupiter in cancer – neptune, chiron in pisces
Grand cardinal cross sets up the stage for a major shift as a result of no other choice ~ the new venus in libra suggests this is about rising to a higher equilibrium
Water trine continues to bring prophecy in through the soul’s portals from distant worlds to lubricate the shift…
Aquarius-leo / solar-lunar opposition catapults us from nostalgia of lost golden ages and the sunburn of matrix rule to bask in the cumulative rays of light shining forth from the new era led by Luna and Aquarius ~ well aspected Pluto in Capricorn suggests systemic change and developments on the global scale as well..
The shift ushered in by the full moon carries through the week and builds towards the grand sextile + grand cross formation on Sunday
This energy is high-powered.. not much left to do now.. the work to receive this energy has been happening all along.. BELIEVE
** must watch** so beautiful ~ the universe pulsates with Life = Hashem
“The sun is like a bridegroom emerging from his chamber; rejoicing like a mighty man running a course.” Psalm 19