Changing Zodiac Signs
The Serpent Bearer, Ophiuchus,
and Return of The Great Goddess

by Michaeleen OSullivan
artwork by Todd Carter
except images credited elsewhere
UPfirst.com: April 2011

Table of Contents


NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams, on January 13, 2011, reported "news on the web that the zodiac signs have shifted thanks to comments made by a Minnesota astronomer who was simply explaining an old science called precision [sic], the gradual change in the earth's alignment over thousands of years.  It's big news in the world of astrology, because apparently the 12 horoscope signs have changed because the earth's position in relation to the sun has changed, and they've added an unpronounceable 13th sign."


Minnesota's StarTribune announced the current precessional spark--created by astronomy professor and Board Member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society Parke Kunkle--that caused an internet and national news media rattle.  Much of the ensuing internet discussion focused on explaining the difference between astronomy and astrology.  The relation of astronomical constellations to the two zodiacs of astrology--the sidereal or star zodiac and the tropical or sun zodiac--has been a topic of much discussion in the past few days.


On January 14, 2011, Star Tribune explained the essence of the current rebirth of the ongoing star story:

By the reckoning of Kunkle and other astronomers, astrologers are not only a month off in their zodiac signs, but they are neglecting a 13th constellation, Ophiuchus (Ooh-FEE-yew-kus) the Serpent Bearer, for those born from Nov. 30 to Dec. 17.

According to myth, Ophiuchus became a healer when he killed a snake and another appeared with an herb in his mouth that revived the dead one.

“The sun has been going through Ophiuchus for thousands of years,” said Kunkle.


Star Tribune further explained:

...Kunkle affirmed that since the Babylonian zodiac periods were established millennia ago, the moon’s gravitational pull has made the Earth “wobble” around its axis in a process called precession. That has created about a one-month bump in the stars’ alignment, meaning that “when [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” said Kunkle, who teaches astronomy courses at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.


Largely the ensuing array of internet and national news stories downgraded the "unpronounceable new sign" and repeated the same main theme: that the proposed change in horoscope signs represents really nothing new at all.  The standard "nothing new" explanation goes something like this:

The "new" sign—which was originally discarded by the Babylonians, who wanted just 12 signs per year—is associated with healing, enlightenment, medicine, and higher education, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligence. But some astrologers say people don't need to worry about their star sign having shifted: Most Western astrologers adhere to the tropical zodiac, a system fixed to seasons, rather than the constellation-based system the Babylonians came up with, reports CNN.
(Zodiac Gets a 13th Sign, Newser.com, Jan. 14, 2011).

An astronomy site named Journey to the Stars, in a January 15, 2011, post entitled, Ophiuchus, A New Zodiac Sign???, shares surprise at all of the current chatter:

I was just overwhelmed to see how this news about the “new zodiac sign” - which was supposedly not news anymore especially to astronomy buffs – spread like wildfire all over local television and the Internet. Below are some of the links I found which contained the topic.

Yahoo News: Earth’s rotation causes new zodiac sign assignments

Yahoo News: Horoscope Hang-Up: Earth Rotation Changes Zodiac Signs

ABS-CBN News: What’s your sign? Double-check ‘new’ zodiac before answering

A Pakistan Times: New Zodiac Signs 2011

CBS News: Zodiac: What’s Your New Sign?

NewsTubeNew Zodiac sign dates: Don’t switch horoscopes yet

A Masculine Representation of
The Serpent Bearer
Journey to the Stars


Even Parke Kunkle, according to the January 14 Star Tribune story, calls the current media coverage "an exhausting hoot."  In the news source closest to my home town reporting on the topic, Nikki Younk of The Daily News in Iron Mountain, Michigan, informed her readers in her article "The age of Ophiuchus": "Guess what? This isn't news, people. It's simply a distinction between astrology and astronomy" (January 17, 2011).




The purpose of this book is to explore ancient myth and current science in relation to precession and to show that something extraordinarily newsworthy is going on.  This book will illuminate the importance of the "new 13th sign" of the zodiac and help restore true understanding about Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.  The current re-emergence of the Serpent Bearer, the ancient Snake Goddess from time before history, is the return of The Great Goddess and the awakening of feminine consciousness.  She is returning now because Earth is aligning with the center of her home galaxy, and Great Goddess is heralding an occurrence--the beginning of the ascending precessional cycle-- which begins only once every 26,000 years.


In ancient myth, The Great Goddess, who represents connection between Earth (consciousness) and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy (higher consciousness), actually creates the new world of the ascending precessional cycle through cosmic union with the sun during the extraordinary galactic alignment.  Once the exact "great" galactic alignment is complete, the "new" Earth begins an ascending pattern.  In ancient myth, Earth (and therefore consciousness) enters into cosmic Heaven (higher consciousness).  The Serpent Bearer is The Queen of Heaven.  She presides over the new upper world of the ascending rotation of Earth's precessional cycle.

The Serpent Bearer and Precession

On my illuminated celestial globe, which displays zodiac characters, I find Ophiuchus, The Serpent Bearer, depicted as male.  Her left leg stretches through the thickest bulge of the center of the Milky Way.  The ecliptic (the apparent path of the sun through the zodiac) crosses through Her prominent left leg.  She has two serpents wrapped around her.  She looks very large and mighty.


To the naked eye, The Serpent Bearer looks like a large house in the southern sky when viewed from the northern hemisphere during the summer.  "[The Serpent Bearer] is located between Aquila, Serpens and Hercules, northwest of the center of the Milky Way. The southern part lies between Scorpius to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is best visible in the northern summer and located opposite Orion in the sky" (Ophiuchus, Wikipedia).

The constellation Ophiuchus, The Serpent Bearer,
as it can be seen by naked eye

© T. Credner & S. Kohle, AlltheSky.com



The Serpent Bearer constellation is situated between the Serpens constellation, which "is unique among the modern constellations in being split into two non-contiguous parts, Serpens Caput (Serpent's Head) to the west and Serpens Cauda (Serpent's Tail) to the east" (Serpens, Wikipedia).

Serpens, Wikipedia

Ophiuchus, Wikipedia


The Serpent Bearer constellation has two lines or legs coming out of it from the bottom.  These "legs" cross into the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy.  The left line or leg is not drawn into the Wikipedia illustration of Ophiuchus above; however, on my celestial globe, a left line or leg is drawn to just above the tail of the constellation of Scorpius.  The left leg of the Serpent Bearer, in artistic representations, crosses into the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.  In Egyptian art, the prominent left leg symbolizes union with the sacred feminine (Carmen Boulter, The Empowered Human, The Pyramid Code; Egyptian Book of the Dead: 1960).


In astrology, The Serpent Bearer is the central figure in an ancient story brought to life using mostly animal characters (zodiac means "circle of little animals").  The story teaches about the nature of life on Earth and in the cosmos.  This ancient story teaches, among other important concepts:  As above, so below.


The appearance now of the "new" 13th sign is being explained by news media and internet entertainment as a product of precession.  BreakingOpenTheHead.com explains: "About 2000 years ago, the Sun would travel from the star constellations Scorpius and then directly into Sagittarius, but due to the constant motion of the cosmos, the Sun now spends a few days in the star constellation Ophiuchus before entering Sagittarius from Scorpius, hence the birth of the 13th sign of the Zodiac, Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder." 


Does The Serpent Bearer perform a special function in relation to an ancient story about precession?  Does The Serpent Bearer perform a once-every-26,000-year function?  Why was she just "born" now, even though She is the most dominant constellation of the zodiac, situated right along the ecliptic with Her left leg crossing into the center of the galaxy?  In the article, Star Lore of the Constellations: Ophiuchus, The Serpent Bearer at  Skyscript.co.uk, Deborah Houlding writes: "Ophiuchus and Serpens together present a large, obscure area close to the ecliptic between Sagittarius and Scorpio."


Why is this "large, obscure area"--the 13th sign--so important to astrology? To understand the answer to this question, we must study the science of astronomy. In astronomy, the science of precession involves measuring the appearance of the sun through the sky in relation to the fixed stars over time as seen from observation at a fixed point and time on Earth.  Precession measures the movement of the earth's vernal axis (the line of intersection between Earth's equatorial plane and the ecliptic plane--or moving axis) in relation to the movement of the galactic or celestial axis (the current north pole--or fixed axis), as defined by the mapping of the stars.


The Serpent Bearer is being announced now because She is, of course, an original constellation of the star zodiac, and She is simply too large and essential to be ignored (hidden) astronomically and astrologically when explaining precession and this current and sacred time of connection between the Sun, the Earth, and the center of our home Milky Way Galaxy.


In astrology, the setting for the story designed to allow its characters to act out the ancient knowledge of precession is the sidereal or star zodiac (the fixed stars).  The sidereal year is defined "to be the time it takes the earth to return to the same point in its orbit, relative to the fixed stars" (Precession, University of Michigan Astronomy Department).


Each sidereal year or precessional year measures approximately 26,000 years of ascending and descending, or spiraling, pattern in Earth's rotation.  This rotation can also be explained as Earth's cosmic wobble or as our entire solar system's cosmic wobble.


The Great Emergence blogspot posted this explanation about precession:

Currently, and for the last 30 years at least, on the same day the Sun is changing direction in the sky, it also appears to pass through the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Our solar system sits out on the edge of a spiral arm in the Milky Way, and two times per year the Earth’s orbit around the sun creates these “Galactic alignments,” when the Earth is very near the plane of the Galaxy and the Sun appears to move through it.

...Now, based on the precession of the equinoxes, the Sun appears to pass through the Galactic plane at nearly the exact moment it is also changing direction in the sky, as mentioned above. This only happens once every 25,600 years when we “cross over to the other side of the galaxy,” what will happen on the supposed date of December 21, 2012.


John Major Jenkins, in Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, describes this galactic "cross over" time as "when the solstice meridian transitions to the other side [of the galactic equator]" (p. 328).  This galactic "cross over" time of the precessional cycle is represented in the ancient zodiac within the figure of The Serpent Bearer.


During earth's approximately 26,000-year cycle of precession, the constellations of the sidereal zodiac appear to slip backward in the sky from the celestial pole (the current north pole) by 1 degree every 72 years.  In other words, the celestial pole appears to precess, or move forward.  According to ancient Indian texts, the constellations "fall back roundabout" (Ayanamsha vs. Precession: New Light on Ancient Wisdom)


In ancient myth, The Serpent Bearer, currently named Ophiuchus, represents the "Alpha and Omega," or the unity point, marking the ending and the beginning--or "cross over" point--of the precessional cycle.  Another name for the "new" sign, The Serpent Bearer, is The Great Goddess.

The Great Goddess and The Serpent Bearer


In time before ancient history, we find widespread worldwide Great Goddess carvings, figurines, and representations.  These have largely been dismissed by male historians as bizarre effigies, unrecognizable shapes, ancient aliens, and fertility cult images.  Yet, clearly and obviously, these Great Goddess depictions are ancient representations explaining the Sacred Cosmology of Precession.  The Great Goddess, in some of her earliest forms, with large breasts, bulging middle, and absent feet, represents the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Great Goddess of Laussel, Europe
C. 20,000 B.C.E.
The Heart of the Goddess


In ancient depictions, the Goddess holds two serpents.

Minoan Snake Goddess
from Knossos, Crete
c. 1600 BCE
(Archeological Museum, Herakleion)
from the web site Minoan Snake Goddess


Often in ancient artistic representations, the Spiral Serpent wraps around The Great Goddess. 

A motif of snake goddess. Carving on volcanic rock at the Kailash Temple,
Ellora, India. Photo Pratheepps/Wikipedia
at bloganavazquez.com


The Spiral Serpent represents the spiral movement of Earth’s precessional rotation.  The Great Goddess with her Spiral Serpent represents Earth's connection to, and alignment with, the dark rift or sacred river or center bulge of our Milky Way Galaxy.  In other words, The Great Goddess/Serpent Bearer represents our connection to our womb of being.  Great Goddess cosmology answers two eternal questions posed by human consciousness:  Who am I? and Where do I come from?  The answers, according to Great Goddess cosmology:  You are creator (consciousness), and you are within and connected to a larger creator (higher consciousness) at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.  Even more simply put: I Am that I Am and We Are One.


In time before history, Ophiuchus, The Serpent Bearer, was known as The Great Goddess, Astarte, Istar/Ishtar ("I star"), Isis, Hathor, Hera, The Snake Goddess, Morrigan, Brigit, Inanna, Diana, and by many other female names (Merlin Stone, When God Was a Woman, 1976; Marija Gimbutas, The Language of the Goddess , 1989).


We also know Her today in some modern world religions as Mary, The Queen of Heaven.

The Hebrew title (מלכת השמים) Malkuth haShamayim appears in the Book of Matthew and Jewish apocryphal writings as βασιλεια των ορανων ("The Kingdom of Heaven") which may also be read either as "the Queen of Heaven" or the "Kingdom of Heaven" (Queen of Heaven, Wikipedia).


The Serpent Bearer and The Tarot


The 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot represent 22 goddesses or archetypes of the ancient world, according to Carmen Boulter in Angels and Archetypes: An Evolutionary Map of Feminine Consciousness.


The Serpent Bearer card of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck is The World, card XXI of The Major Arcana.  The figure in The World card is described by Zsuzsanna Budapest in Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, Volume 1, as "...the Goddess Diana in the green circle of life" (p. 126). 


 The Goddess Diana is clearly Ophiuchus, The Serpent Bearer.

A Feminine Representation of Ophiuchus,
The Serpent Bearer
The World
card of the
Rider-Waite Tarot deck


The World card of The Tarot shows The Great Goddess wrapped within a Spiral Garment (or Serpent or River) floating within the oblong-shaped garland of life.  She holds two wands or scrolls, which represent the serpents and Earth's spiral movement.  This same imagery is represented by the ancient Minoan Snake Goddess rattling her two snakes.


The garland of life surrounding The Goddess is the diagram of the precessional cycle.  There are four images outside the garland/diagram--angel, eagle, bull, and lion[ess]--one in each corner of the card.  Each of these corner images represents "the four fixed directions of the Holy Cross: Scorpio as eagle, Taurus the Bull, Aquarius the man, and Leo the lion," according to Susan Seymour Hedke's patriarchal imagery in The Galactic Center and 2012


The corner images in The World Tarot card represent the precessional pole stars Polaris, Thuban, Lyra, and Deneb. The World image illustrates the science of precession with its four pole stars and its central figure, The Great Goddess, at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Holy Precessional Cross


The Holy Cross marks the defining points of the precessional cycle.  The concept of The Holy Cross is described by Nick Anthony Fiorenza on his web site, Sidereal Astrology: The Tropical and Sidereal Zodiaks & The Cycle of Earth's Precessional Cross:

The changing relationship between these two axes (the moving vernal axis and the fixed galactic axis) creates the "Cycle of Earth's Precessional Cross." As the vernal point (VP) moves around the ecliptic, it changes its geometric relationship to the fixed galactic equatorial node (GEN). The vernal point currently resides at the 3/4 point (270°) in its cycle, making the vernal axis exactly perpendicular to the galactic axis, thus creating a perfect cross in the ecliptic--the Erect Holy Cross. This exact precessional cross occurred in July of 1998. I generally round this date to 2000 A.D. to simplify discussion.


According to Fiorenza, the Precessional Holy Cross represents a time of evolutionary transition:

I suggest the Cycle of Earth's Precessional Cross is the timepiece that drives the "Evolutionary Cycle of the Soul" collective on Earth--revealing the unfoldment of human consciousness. We are just emerging from the last 12,000 years of temporal darkness, which began at the last (90°) erect cross (about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago), the time of separation from unified awareness--the time of the "Biblical Flood." The erect precessional cross occurring now (~2,000 A.D.) marks the time in our Great World Cycle where a re-unification in consciousness begins.

...This event is far more significant than the changing of an astrological age...


The Holy Cross defines the four fixed galactic directions in the science of precession.  We are currently in the Erect Holy Cross position, the time of the ending and beginning of the eternal cosmic precessional cycle.  In Sacred Cosmology, this union of Earth, Sun, and Milky Way Galaxy conceives the new world.  The Serpent Bearer or Great Goddess represents union of the Earth and Sun (and therefore of consciousness) with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy (higher consciousness).  This union brings forth the new world, or Heaven.

Alpha and Omega in the Book of Revelation


Is the Serpent Bearer/Great Goddess also the “Alpha and Omega” of the Book of Revelation in The Bible?  “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end…Having the glory of God; and her light [italics mine] was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal….”  (Revelation 21:6 and 21:11).  "Alpha and Omega" in The Bible represent eternal unity, the union of the bridegroom and the bride--or the union of our earth (consciousness) and her home galaxy (higher consciousness)--in a story about the stars ("clear as crystal") and precession.


Susan Seymour Hedke in The Galactic Center and 2012 agrees the Book of Revelation is a story inspired by precession:  "This grand cross of heavenly bodies [the precessional holy cross] forms on the angles that mark the four fixed directions. This was known by ancient peoples to signify an apocalyptic period. This Holy Cross is what John the Divine saw as the Apocalypse begins: “I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth...“ Revelation [ii] 7:1." 


The Serpent Bearer returns now to help consciousness cross over to Her side of the galaxy.  She is The Great Goddess, the Alpha and Omega of the world, and now is the time of cosmic unity.  Marija Gimbutas in The Language of the Goddess  explains: The Great Goddess in prehistory was "a cosmogonic figure, the universal fruitful source" (p. xvi), the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega.

Maya Long Count Calendar and Precession


The Mayan Long Count calendar, according to John Major Jenkins, in Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, marks December 21, 2012, as this Omega/Alpha, or ending and beginning, date of precession.  According to Jenkins, the Mayan Long Count calendar teaches about precession and contains a central figure of "The Great Mother, who was the Milky Way" (p.323).   Jenkins "decodes" ancient Mayan artifacts and structures and asserts that we are currently in the ending/beginning time of the great precessional year. 


Jenkins further explains, "The Maya believed that the 26,000-year Great Year of precession is a spiritual gestation period for humanity, and that the 2012 alignment will catalyze the birth of what has been growing on this planet for 26,000 years.  For the Maya, Father Sun's movement into union with Cosmic Mother's heart also signified the insemination, or seeding, of what will come to fruition in 26,000 years" (p. 330).


In The Mayan Calendar and Transformation of Consciousness, Carl Johan Calleman reveals the Mayan Calendar Alpha/Omega date to be October 28, 2011 (13 Ahau) (p. 78).  According to Calleman, "to wait around to see what will happen in the year 2012 is to totally miss the point.  It will simply not be possible not to be enlightened after October 28, 2011, or at least not from a certain time afterward when the new reality has definitely manifested" (p. 218).


Dates for the “Alpha and Omega” of the Great Precessional Year have been proposed by many, including modern scientists.  NASA puts the "approach" year at 2017 (Geodetic Precession).

Hopi Indian Predictions and White Buffalo Calf Woman


"The Lakotah Prophecies are called the Prophecy of the White Buffalo Calf Woman," according to the web site article Hopi Indian Predictions at 2012predictions.org.  The prophecies described at this site predict a time of great change when the White Buffalo Calf Woman returns.  The story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman is about a woman and her people journeying into a new land. The Woman encounters two young males. One male thinks he will have his way with her. The other male thinks respectfully of her. She turns the first male to bones. She instructs the other to go and prepare his people for her coming. The White Buffalo Calf Woman brings a sacred bundle and she imparts sacred teachings to the people. When she leaves, she appears to the people to look like a white buffalo calf who rolls over four times, changing color each time to represent the different colors of the peoples of the world. She promises the people she will return.


Is the White Buffalo Calf Woman another name for The Serpent Bearer? The Great Goddess?  Did she represent a Great Goddess coalition in exile from Egypt? Perhaps Nefertiti and her people after the destruction of Amarna? Or perhaps the exiled Vashti, wife of king Ahasuerus, (Esther 1:19): “That Vashti come no more before king Asasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.”


The origins of the White Buffalo Calf Woman remain a topic to be explored further. In the meantime, a "Hopi Message from Elders" at Heart Song Peace Village sings now is the time for the "great purification."


Isis and Osiris of Ancient Egypt and Precession


One Egyptian name for The Queen of Heaven is Isis.  Isis and her opposite, Osiris, embody precessional Sacred Cosmology. In an article tracing the change from Isis to Asclepius to Ophiuchus, we read:

But most compelling to declaring Ophiuchus Isis is Ophiuchus' position in the sky.  Ophiuchus is the true astronomical opposite of Orion, as she is the constellation closest to being 180º away from him. So saying, in myth the opposite of Osiris/Orion -- God of the Dead -- was none other than Isis, Goddess of Healing (or the Living). Thus, astronomically, as well as mythologically, Isis is certainly Ophiuchus (The Circadian Zodiac: Ophiuchus).


Through Isis and Osiris, are our ancient teachers illustrating a story about natural hormonal transformation on a cosmic level?  In the Goddess culture, does the Isis/Osiris cosmology describe a natural hormonal shift (and brain hemispheric shift?) from masculine emphasis to feminine emphasis due to the natural forces of precession? Perhaps gravity changes and we all feel lighter and our hormones become in better balance.

Isis and Osiris portray an ancient understanding about balance and about connection to cosmic laws. They serve to illuminate a major principle of Sacred Cosmology: As above, so below.

Yin and Yang of Ancient China and Cosmic Shifts


The Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) principles of ancient China also illustrate balancing of cosmic hormonal shifts.  The two opposites "do not merely replace each other but actually become each other" (Yin and Yang and the I Ching). Yin and Yang illustrate the concept that earthly beings become more strongly influenced by feminine principle during the first half of the Great Precessional Year and by masculine principle during the second half.


Yin and Yang, Alpha and Omega, Isis and Osiris, The Great Goddess and Orion, and many other ancient constructs all tell the same story about balancing cosmic hormonal shifts within the framework of Sacred Cosmology.  All ancient cultures appear to be teaching the same story about cosmic and inevitable transformation.


Is the end of the world near?


Does our current Alpha/Omega point in Earth's 26,000-year cosmic Yin/Yang cycle signify the end of the world is near?  Ancient voices through symbols are heralding enormous circumstances.  Great Goddess symbolism is re-emerging and retelling Her story about birth, death, and rebirth.  We are currently living in a time of galactic union.  Sacred Cosmology teaches us The Great Goddess is the Queen of Heaven, and Heaven contains the Golden Age of the cosmic cycle.  Heaven is reached once The Goddess is able--through sacred union with the cosmos--to conceive the new world and cross into it as its rightful Queen.  During this current time, and only at this specific time within a 26,000-year cycle, the old world passes away and the new world is reborn.


The Hopi Elders advise us to celebrate during this time of transformation. A soothing video at Heart Song Peace Village reminds us: Think about what you do, don't take yourself seriously, laugh, think about where you live, know your relationships, know your water, know your garden, know your community, do not fear death, go with the flow, keep your head up, and banish the word struggle from your vocabulary (A Message from Hopi Elders, Heart Song Peace Village).

Conclusion - Our Connection with All of Creation

Ancient and current evidence points to now as a time of extraordinary transformation on Earth due to the cosmic cycle explained by the Sacred Cosmology of Precession.  Artifacts, structures, myths, and sciences left behind by our ancient ancestors teach us that the old world passes away and a new world is reborn at the time of the Precessional Holy Cross.  Last week an astronomer announced the redefinition of astrology signs and reintroduced The Serpent Bearer to help accommodate this important transformation into a new world.


This isn't the first time this astrological realignment has been suggested in current time; in fact, a very similar article appears at Live Science dated October 23, 2007, and many others are available online and in astronomy books.  What is new right now is that the story spread and grew the way it did, and that The Serpent Bearer was announced by national news media, albeit as "the unpronounceable."  The current media and internet rattle about the return of The Serpent Bearer, who is The Great Goddess, heralds the crossing over to a new world age.  The name of The Serpent Bearer, which is The Great Goddess, is now again pronounced.


During the ascent of this new age, which will last for approximately 13,000 years (one-half of the precessional cycle), feminine principles resonate in harmony with male principles, according to Sacred Cosmology.  The emergence of The Great Goddess/The Serpent Bearer/The Queen of Heaven represents a cosmic return to the "gyIanic, nonviolent, earth-centered culture" enjoyed by our ancient ancestors in the golden years of time (Heaven) before history (Gimbutas, The Language of the Goddess, p. xxi).


Riane Eisler in her book The Chalice and the Blade (1987) proposes the term gyIany (gy- from "woman," an- from andros, "man," and the letter I between the two standing for the linking of both halves of humanity) for the social structure where both sexes were equal (Gimbutas, The Language of The Goddess, p. xx).


In the final chapter "Breakthrough in Evolution: Toward a Partnership Future," of The Chalice and The Blade, Eisler envisions the gyIanic world:

In this world, children will not be taught epics about men who are honored for being violent or fairy tales about children who are lost in frightful woods where women are malevolent witches.  They are good; men are peaceful; and the power of creativity and love--symbolized by the sacred Chalice, the holy vessel of life--is the governing principle (p. 203).


The appearance of The Great Goddess heralds the end of the world as we know it, for a new heavenly gyIanic world is reborn.  The new heavenly circumstances will help all earthly awareness expand consciousness and connect with higher consciousness.  This heavenly grace will lead to a new, more balanced, nurturing culture. 


We will learn to understand our place in the sacred cycle of life.  We will feel our connection with each other, all of humanity, male and female, and with all other beings sharing this earth--the trees and mountains, the birds and bees, the animals, the fish and the seas, the plants, and every blade of grass.  We will feel our oneness with the earth, the stars, the center of the galaxy, the universe, and all of creation.

Do you need to change your zodiac sign?


Does the "new" ancient zodiac sign of the Serpent Bearer/The Great Goddess/Ophiuchus contain a special message about a cosmic era change on earth?  Does She represent a monumental "adjust forward" function meant to be celebrated every 26,000 years? (John Major Jenkins, Maya Cosmogenesis, 2012, page 84).  Are you walking around in the wrong cosmic reference if you don't change your zodiac sign?  Does the zodiac sign change only apply if you were born after a certain year?  Does whether or not you change your zodiac sign matter at all?


According to our ancient teachers of Sacred Cosmology, we will ALL feel the change in our cosmos, whether we know what is happening or not.  Sacred Cosmology reminds us again and again: As above, so below.


This is a sacred time when it becomes easy to recognize and celebrate an extraordinary transformation on Mother Earth.  Ancient wisdom heralds monumental change during the time of the rebirth of The Great Goddess and the rising of the sacred cosmic dawn. The Tree of Life is open to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy! Free for ALL who have ears to hear and eyes to see.


The "new" current zodiac signs from livescience.com:

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16

Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11

Pisces: March 11-April 18

Aries: April 18-May 13

Taurus: May 13-June 21

Gemini: June 21-July 20

Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10

Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16

Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30

Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23

Scorpio: Nov. 23-29

[The Serpent Bearer, The Great Goddess, The Great Mother,
White Buffalo Calf Woman, Isis, The Queen of Heaven]
Nov. 29-Dec. 17

Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20



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Source: Dr. Pallathadka Keshava Bhat

The so-called "precession of the equinoxes"

The academic explanation is that the Earth wobbles one revolution on its axis approximately every 26,000 years. The Vortex Sun Model explains that the entire Solar System moves in a vortical trajectory like a snake moving in 3 dimensions instead of a flat plane. As the Solar Snake moves either above or below the Galactic Ecliptic during the same time period stated above, it produces the illusion that the polar axis of our planet is wobbling if viewed only from an Earth bound perspective. When seen from outside the Solar System the Solar Snake is creating the so-called wobble due to its vortical trajectory above and below the Galactic Ecliptic. A powerful mind can mentally image these processes and a space craft is not needed in order to gain this perspective. The Maya, Inca, Egyptians, Indians, Indonesians, Native Americans etc.. all knew this and represented the Solar Force as Serpents or twin opposing serpents (twin opposing vortices).

It should be called the "Precession of the Ages of the Zodiac". It is the effect of our entire Solar system in its serpent like, spiraling vortex trajectory below the apparently stationary Zodiac.

Source: http://www.feandft.com/dr.bhat.htm

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