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The Chinese, who recorded the appearances of comets as early as 613 B.C., thought that the glowing specters were celestial brooms wielded by the gods to sweep the heavens free of evil, which then fell to earth, bringing wars, floods, droughts and other disasters.
Comets have borne that stigma ever since. Aristotle thought the night visitors were earthly "exhalations" that rose into the atmosphere and were ignited in fiery upper regions, causing drought and high winds on earth. On its pass in A.D. 66, Halley's, in the words of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, "hung like a sword in the sky" and presaged the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Halley's return in 451 was thought to portend the defeat of Attila the Hun's armies at Chalons by Flavius Aetius.
...located in the constellation of Perseus. The name is taken from Ra's al Ghul - The Demon's Head but is also known as Caput Algol and Caput Medusae. It was known as Lillith to the Hebrews after the nocturnal vampire said to be Adam's wife. To the Chinese it is known as Tseih She or piled up corpses- it's not looking too good so far is it?
The Horror-Scope of Algol, written by Nick Kollerstrom in 2005. In this Nick points out that on April 11th 1996 Comet Hyakutake passed over the dreaded 25/26 Taurus Algol point swiftly followed by Comet Hale-Bopp the following year. Both of these events coincided with rising tensions in the Middle East and various untoward events on Earth.
In offering this information I seek to remind people that the current atmosphere of negativity that is swirling around us is often driven by people's tendency to look for the cup being half empty instead of half full. There is no denying that our World seems to be in a precarious state with wars, famine, disease and the latest threat of global warming. However all these things are part of the great cycles of evolvement and it may be prudent to keep perspective. The coming Jupiter/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius, the sign of Faith, coincides with one of the dates that Comet Holmes is expected to reach Algol, Dec 11th 2007. This could indeed speak of calamity and strife arising from despotic leaders in the name of religion or even global/galactic horrors. However, this stupendous comet and these aspects could also herald the birth of a new way of thinking and being. An illumination of spiritual consciousness that is leading us into a wonderful new era under the guidance of some very wise men or women.
If you gaze at the image [of Holmes] can you really see this dazzling vision as a harbinger of evil?
Originally posted by kingsnake
It's the gas explosion cloud that's bigger than the sun. Not the comet nucleus.
[edit on 18-11-2007 by kingsnake]
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Or it could just be a lump of ice.
This comet has been making the same orbit for possibly millions of years, and makes the same conjunctions every seven years. It's not predicting anything except that it'll be back again in seven years.
What could Comet Holmes be all about? Comet Holmes is in the constellation of Perseus, where we also find Algol, the much-maligned Star which many believe is actually associated with feminine power. Algol represents Medusa, whose name in Sanskrit means "feminine wisdom". Together, Algol and Medusa are surely the most misunderstood of all Stars and Goddesses.
And where was Comet Holmes on the day it was discovered? 26 Taurus. Exactly where Algol is today. Just like Ceres, representing The Cosmic Mother was exactly conjunct Algol the day it was discovered.
What a co-incidence! OR NOT!!!
Medusa, originally a beautiful young woman whose crowning glory was her magnificent long hair, was desired and courted by many suitors. Yet before she could be betrothed to a husband, Poseidon (Neptune) found her worshipping in the temple of Athena (Minerva) and ravished her. Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated, and punished Medusa by turning her beautiful tresses into snakes and giving her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone.
Historically, before ancient Greece, Medusa was worshipped by the Libyan Amazons as a Serpent -Goddess, and associated with the destroyer aspect Anath (also known as Athene) of the Triple Goddess in North Africa and Crete. The name Medusa (Medha in Sanscrit, Metis in Greek and Maat in Egyptian) means "sovereign female wisdom." This online Medusa paper discusses the Libyan and Near Eastern conceptions of Medusa.
Some scholars believe that the Greek and Roman Medusa myth, as told by Ovid, expresses the vanquishing of the great goddess religions as the male gods Zeus/Jupiter and Poseidon/Neptune gained power. Others view it as expressive of the subjugation of women's bodies and enslavement of their spirit by a violent and oppressive male-oriented culture, which viewed Medusa's life-giving, creative, primal energy as threatening.
Vivian Robson (1923) gives [Algol] the nature of Saturn and Jupiter and says it causes misfortune, mob violence, decapitation, electrocution, causes death to the native or others and if with Mars in Gemini or Pisces the hands and feet will be cut off. Not surprisingly then it is considered the most evil star in the heavens.