|By Clyde Lewis
"The stars in the head of Aries possess an influence similar in its effect to that of Mars and Saturn; those in the mouth act similarly to Mercury and to some degree Saturn; those in the hind foot, to Mars and those in the tail to Venus".- - Ptolemy
As always my mind is thinking about the spiritual aspects of spring and what the holidays of the season represent for the earth and itís inhabitants. Many look to the spring as a time of rebirth and beauty.
I looked out the window of the studio one morning and I shared a moment with a beautiful friend of mine Bethany. There on the trees were white blossoms. The morning sun had not yet risen and the white on the trees looked like a dusting of new fallen snow.
We both stood in the window and both stopped silent. It was a work of art taken from the palette of the master. We both smiled at each other and realized that there was some magic to it all. We realized that sometimes nature can play tricks with your eyes. We saw snow and then we saw blossoms.
The death of winter and the promise of rebirth in the spring.
All on a tree which represents all that is living, all that is wisdom, all that is consistent.
All things must change. All things transform. The promise is the enduring beauty of life.
The spring has always meant a time for change.
Anciently it was a time for sacrifice.
It was in Shakespeareís great play Julius Caesar that the soothsayer warned him to "beware the Ides of March." In Roman times the expression "Ides of March" was just a way to say March 15th.
At that time the date that marks a dark foreboding meant nothing to the Romans or even to the people of Shakespeareís time.
It has been charged and powered all this time to be a date of foreboding, or a time of portents that open up for tragedy.
The Roman calendar organized its months around three days, each of which served as a reference point for counting the other days. There were the Kalends representing the first day of the month, then came the Nones which was the 7th day in March, May, July, and October. The Nones fell on the 5th in the other months of the year.
The Ides of course represented the15th day of March, as well as May, July, and October. The Ides would fall on the 13th in the other months.
The remaining, unnamed days of the month were identified by counting backwards from the Kalends, Nones, or the Ides.
For example, the date that was mentioned in the article Trinity: When Your number is up was March 3.
We gave it a lot of significance for many reasons.
March Third would calculate as 5 Nones or 5 days before the Nones. Keep in mind that the Romans would also count the 7th as a day also.
We had mentioned that the three sets of three when added gave nine.
The word "None" comes from the Latin "nona" meaning ninth or the ninth hour. The hour Jesus Christ died on the cross. Incidentally the time of his death was 3 P.M. His age at the time of death was 33.
"None" once again means an end. "None" meaning absence. "None" being the end.
We figured that March third would signify the end of one battle and the beginning of a new. In ancient times it would be the end of old business paving the way for the new.
The end of the Old order and the beginnings of the New Order.
While we speculated that it would be a perfect day for an attack because of the new moon and the power of the tri-numeric three, the attack did not happen. To those who are critical I bed to remind you that we speculated as a likely date and that the power of such a number signature was insurmountable.
There were a few critics in the forum and elsewhere that stated that we gave the date a dark significance when in reality we gave it a significance that could be best described as a window of opportunity.
All things pertaining to number signatures are all up for scrutiny depending on your point of view.
On March 3rd, 2003 there were some significant turns with regard to the war and with regard to the end, "None, nona, or nine."
Newspapers reported in the United Kingdom that allied jets were bombing the No Fly Zone, located in the 33rd parallel. British and American aircraft struck five military targets on March 3rd. There were many who were questioning whether or not these were illegal activities. Meanwhile religious groups saw the time as a time of prayer and fasting. This again is symbolism of the "None" or the ninth hour, a possible 333 coincidence.
According to an ancient Greek and Roman custom, the day was, like the night, divided into four parts, each consisting of three hours. As the last hour of each division gave its name to the respective quarter of the day, the third division from 12 to about 3 was called the "None, nonus, nona, or ninth."
This division of the day was also practiced among the Jews, from whom the Church borrowed it.
The Apostles were taught to pray three times a day times three.
Terce Sext and None.
Three, Six, and Nine.
The Acts of the Apostles speak of this practice using these quotes:
"Now Peter and John went up into the temple at the ninth hour of prayer"
"And Cornelius said: Four days ago, unto this hour, I was praying in my house, at the ninth hour, and behold a man stood before me"
"Peter went up to the higher parts of the house to pray, about the sixth hour"
The World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado called to action a national day of prayer at 3:33 PM on March 3rd, 2003. On the same day The Pope had asked President Bush to reconsider his position on Iraq.
He rejected it.
The writers of the Middle Ages found other mystical explanations of the Hour of None. Some people believed that at the Sunís setting on the day of None a man's spirit tends to lower and is more open to temptation. It is believed demons try to recruit him into their fold. Anciently the days and hours of None were used in prayerful thankfulness to God for the blood sacrifice and atonement of Jesus Christ.
It was on March 2nd, 2003 that known Astrologer Dena DeCastro appeared on Ground Zero and unveiled to us that March 3rd, 2003 would be a day of a portent. She stated that the day of March 3rd or the 5 days before the "Nones" would be the day that a major decision would basically solidify the resolve for war and sacrifice.
She stated that major changes would take place leading to the announcement of the war with Iraq arriving in the time of Aries. We talked together of the great significance in numbers and names of the month, dates, times, and moon phases.
There was no doubt in her mind that March, the month named after the God of war would be the month of war. She reported that the planets and all things were aligning and as we pass through Aries we begin to see bloodshed and human life sacrificed as it was done anciently to the Gods in primitive religions.
The dates we gave were likely for war, and while we stated that these dates arenít psychic predictions there were some skeptics who felt that we were pinpointing exacts.
De Castro said that Astrology was far from science but it can give you a rough idea of when war may happen.
Each time we threw out a date we edged closer to war and it seemed that on the dates and times mentioned it was almost a surety that war was going to happen. We calculated our threes, and our nines and it seemed that the circles continued to criss cross and we were coming close without an exact hit.
President Bush levied a due date to Saddam Hussein to comply with disarmament by March 17th. On March 17th he gave another ultimatum telling Hussein and his sons to get out of Iraq within 48 hours or face military action.
This was significant as reporters were saying that the battle would begin on the 18th of March.
The numbers were all there but the numbers were only pointing to possible windows. The real secret was the astrological moment when we pass through the sign of Aries the ram.
It seems to be the mystical Rubicon that always needs to be satisfied where a blood sacrifice is made to appease the Godís.
"War has no certainty, except the certainty of sacrifice." ĖGeorge W. Bush Speech March 17th, 2003
When President Bush said this it was a chilling reminder of what the Rubicon of Aries is. Speaking as he did on March 17th I was wondering if he knew of the month of NISAN in the Jewish Calendar and itís history?
In Ancient Egypt during the time of the great Exodus of the Hebrews the inhabitants would rely heavily on the Zodiac. The constellation Aries was considered to be its guiding force. Aries was represented by the Lamb or the Ram. Egyptians believed that all first-born were guided by Aries because it is the firstborn of the constellations, it is also the first and foremost sign of the Zodiac.
It has been tradition that in the time of NISAN and Aries that the God of Israel would show his power by commanding the Israelites to kill the earthly sign of Egypt's god the lamb or ram. During the Passover God Ordered that all first born be killed as well in the time of Aries. The first born would be killed who were under the influence of Aries-- all who were under the influence of the Ram.
We read in the Book of Exodus that in month of NISAN when the full moon of Aries was about to appear in the heavens the righteous would be warned and the infidels would be given the warning that death would be at their doorstep.
The blood sacrifice would occur. The first born would die.
The apex of Aries power begins upon the full moon.
The date of Bushís Ultimatum happened on the full moon. His 48-hour time limit will put the armies in full attack mode directly in line with Aries.
Our Astrologer Dena DeCastro actually spoke of several dates of opportunity and while they have passed away with debatable outcomes she mentioned the perfect opening from the 18 until the 20th of March. The 20th of March is the first day the sun moves into Aries at 5:00 PM PST.
Anciently the Sacrifice was watched and monitored before the kill. Then at between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. they were to slay the lamb, and sprinkle its blood on their doors and entryways in full view of the Egyptians.
This is not the only time in history where we hear about the killing of the lamb and the shedding of blood at the time of Aries.
In the book of Genesis we have been told the story of Abraham. Abraham was going to murder his only son. He was going to offer him to God as a ritual sacrifice. While we have been taught that this is a test of faith it would be considered a horror story today.
God told Abraham to offer up Isaac as a sacrifice. In obedience Abraham took his son laid him upon the altar ready to be murdered for God. God comes down and tells Abraham not to harm Isaac. Abraham looks over and sees a Ram stuck in a thicket. He then takes the Ram and kills it and sprinkles its blood upon the altar.
After the stories of Abraham and Moses there are many other places in the Bible where the righteous are told by the Gods to sacrifice the Ram in order to purify the earth of evil.
In the book of Leviticus it say that if a man in ignorance sinned against the law, atonement could be made through the sacrifice of a ram "without blemish". Does this mean that the leaders of the world believe that the earth must go through the sacrificial rite in order to purify it and protect it from destruction by the Gods?
Does the sacrificial rite of passage need to take place at the time of Aries?
History seems to show that this might be the case:
Jesus Christ was tried and sentenced to death by crucifixion. The date of his death was in the month of NISAN 33 AD. He died at 3 PM or the 9th hour from sunrise. He was also called the Lamb of God unblemished and first born of God.
Throughout history the rubicon of Aries has been crossed and the result has been the shedding of blood.
It was on April 13th, 1861 that the American Civil war began. The death toll at wars end was an estimated 620,000.
In April of 1865 John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in Fordís Theater. The Murder of the president led to the decree of martial law. This created more paranoia and more hate in the country.
America declared war on Germany and the Central Powers on April 6,1917. It was the beginning of World War I. By wars end 50,000 American soldiers had been killed.
On April 1st 1924 Adolf Hitler was convicted of high treason, and sentenced to five years in Landsberg Prison for the attempted coup against the German government. All of his actions led to his rise as Chancellor. His actions brought about one of the bloodiest of conflicts. World War II had estimated casualties totaling 57,000,000.
This included the deaths of Jews that were shipped by the trainloads to concentration camps beginning on March 26th 1942.
Whenever you see a major event where many lives are lost you may want to check the dates.
From the attack on the Mount Carmel compound in Waco Texas, Oklahoma City, Columbine School massacre, and the 39 cult Members of Heavenís gate at Rancho Santa Fe we see a pattern. A pattern where human sacrifice and bloodshed has continued for millennia.
The stories from mythology and the biblical texts also show a pattern. Take for example Greek mythology.
In the Greek myth of Phrixus the Ram appears again. The Ram appears just Phrixus is offered up as a human sacrifice. Athamas had sought to ward off a famine by offering up his son Phrixus. Ino, his second wife, had cleverly convinced the king that unless he would offer up the beloved children of his first wife to Zeus, the famine would be certain and inevitable.
To help ensure that Athamas would fall for her scheme, she then later persuaded some of the peasant woman to parch the wheat of the field, so that in all appearances, it might appear to the king that the crops were failing miserably.
Finally, to further guarantee success, Ino bribed certain messengers, instructing them to pretend to be messengers sent directly by the Oracle at Delphi, pretending to have a special message directly from Apollo himself for the king.
Through a handful of false witnesses, the king became absolutely convinced that his beloved son Phrixus must be sacrificed in an attempt to appease Zeus.
As Athamas was about to sacrifice his son to Zeus, Hercules appeared and took the knife from Athamas hand, thereby attempting to save the life of Phrixus.
During all this confusion, Hermes also sent forth Aries from heaven. This action allowed both Phrixus and his sister Helle to climb upon the back of the ram in an attempt to make their escape. As the ram had ascended into the heavens, his sister Helle lost her grip and sadly plunged to her death.
After he escaped, Phrixus sacrificed this ram in gratitude to Zeus. The Golden Fleece of this great ram was afterwards presented to the king who responded by giving Phrixus his daughter to marry.
Funny how stories keep repeating.
Interesting how sacrificial rites are performed on small scales and grander scales?
Dark fathers sacrificing sons.
Our forefathers began the cult of human sacrifice and somehow were fearful of the Gods. The old tales, mythologies and biblical chronicles are an account of homicide, genocide and war. The ancients believed that a sacrifice to the Gods would keep the earth from a major cataclysm.
And so it continues today.
The first wave of official attacks on Iraq by the United States began on March 20th, 2003. There will be a much stronger and forceful attack as the Sun moves into Aries.
It was no mistake that President Bush told Saddam Hussein and his sons to leave before the attack. It was the warning before the sacrifice of the king. That pattern could very well place the first born son at risk.
This cycle can backfire as well.
A sacrifice of the son, as a father tries to save the world from further cataclysm.
The sacrificial lambs go to the slaughter in a year that the Chinese call the year of the Ram.
A year of the sacrificial rite.
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