Tuesday, September 08, 2009
9-9-09 The Council of Nine Returns
Here in California, we are still a couple of hours away before 9-9-09 begins. Of course in other timezones/places like DC, Australia or UK this day of supposed significance and superstition has begun. Actually we are nine days away from the next New Moon on Sept. 18th when Mercury @ 29 degrees Virgo will not only conjunct Moon-Sun-Saturn and Pallas but oppose Juno @ 29 Pisces. Wherever we turn the number nine is prominent even with a movie called 9 an animated sci-fi/action film directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton which opens tomorrow. When we jump down the rabbit hole, we start to see more and more references to nine like the Nine Satanic Statements and Nine Satanic Sins.
Whey would they only have nine sins? The good news is that any wished for doom hasn't started in any timezones before PDT. Actually the real weight of this day is not about classical gloom or doom - sure we might have an earthquake, flood or volcano erupt but nothing in line with big time dooom. 9-09-09 with Moon in the sign of the builder TAURUS will be square Venus in LEO sign of the performer which should emotionally charge up events and relationships but not necessary in a malefic, demonic way. Wednesday, the 9th of September will also have Moon square Jupiter for some excesses and truth stretching stories especially with another square to Neptune in the evening.
The ancient Greeks felt that the number nine was consecrated to the Spheres and the Muses. It is the sign of every circumference; because a circle or 360 degrees is equal to nine, that is to say, 3+6+0=9. Nevertheless, the ancients regarded this number with a sort of terror; they considered it a bad presage; as the symbol of versatility, of change, and the emblem of the frailty of human affairs. Who are those ancients? Are they are ancestors?
In Greek mythology, when Prometheus "stole" fire from the gods to mankind, he infuriated Zeus, so to punish Prometheus, Zeus had him chained to a rock and every day an eagle came down and ate his liver. The liver grew back and the eagle returned to do the same to him the next day. To punish mankind, Zeus and eight other deities gathered to form the Council of Nine. The council members were Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon and Zeus.
Together this council created Pandora, and we should know the rest of the story. Yes she was sent as a gift, to Epimetheus. Epimetheus was also given Pandora's Box, and told to never open it. Curiosity got the better of Pandora and she opened the box, releasing all of the misfortunes of Mankind - — leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again.[
— leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again.[
Per Carl Johan Calleman in a recent article: 9.9.9. and the Mayan Calendar
The number nine has been endowed with a special significance in many different spiritual and religious traditions. Nine was the number of muses in Greek mythology and Nine were the number of worlds in the Scandinavian. Nine was the number of doors to the holiest part of the temple in Jerusalem and the month of Ramadan is the Ninth in the Muslim calendar. Moreover, the counting system used by most of the world today includes nine numbers and so the relevance of this number is much ingrained in us. Also, in the Mayan tradition the number Nine plays a predominating role. The only existing inscription from ancient times that discusses the meaning of the Mayan calendar “end date” for instance speaks of Nine “deities” that will descend then as its crucial event. This would in modern wording mean that Nine energies, or Nine cosmic forces would fully manifest then since the ancient Maya would look upon time periods as “deities”. As far as we can tell these “deities”, or cosmic forces, are like evolutionary wave movements, built on top of one another where we are currently riding on the eighth one getting ready to ride on the ninth.
Calleman goes on to say: ... as we approach the Ninth level notice an amazing synchronicity. This is that the upcoming date 9.9.9 (September 9, 2009 in the Gregorian calendar) happens to coincide with the beginning of a Mayan Sacred Calendar count of 260 days. Hence, in this calendar, in use since 3000 years, the modern date 9.9.9 has the energy of Hun Imix, or 1 Alligator (dealing with primal messages and instincts, which happens to be the first of its energetic combinations.
Synchronicities can often be interpreted in different ways, but if they are profound they always deserve our attention. 9.9.9, three Nines in a row, may for instance be seen as symbolic of three sacred calendar rounds of 260 days that will now in three steps lead us to the completion of the Ninth level of evolution which is its highest level. To the best of our knowledge this highest energy state of the universe will be attained on the energy 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.13 13 Ahau (13 and Ahau are symbols of completion in the Mayan calendar) on the Gregorian date October 28, 2011. This highest state does not in any sense mean the end of the world, but only that all the Nine wave movements are then completed. Maybe we can use the metaphor that we are now about to climb the last hard steps of a ladder until we climb on to the roof where we will find a new stability under our feet and a place to rest.
The last crop circle in the UK in August was found on Knighton Hill, nr Wayland Smithy, Oxfordshire and reported 29th August - Here we go again 29 which adds up to 11.
Note that tomorrow's triple 9's relate to Virgo and its ruler Mercury, the messenger and thief. On the Virgo New Moon, Mercury has moved retrograde from Libra into Virgo. The mid winters of 2009 until 2012 are also characterized by a conjunction of the north node with Mercury. On December 26th. Mercury stations retrograde in Capricorn @ 21 degrees adding up to 3 or 1/3 of 9.
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