Late Night Thoughts on Planetary Alignments

giza_alignmentPhoto credit: Charles Marcello

Let’s not forget the a-pocky-clips is near, highlighted by the above photo where the planets of Mercury, Venus, and Saturn line up over the pyramids of Giza on December 3, 2012.

This photo went viral months ago, of course, and is old news. Scientists have dissected it by now, revealing that said alignment of the planets, which indeed will occur, won’t look like this. The planets will align in a more vertical direction. Plus, this would never happen quite this way because the pyramids in the photo are backwards. I would think these little details would be fine tuned to properly pull off a stunt like this. But actually, that’s impossible, too, since this whole thing can’t really happen this way. I admit it’s a catchy photo. Charles Marcello created the photo, by the way, using an astronomy software program called Starry Night Pro.

And, another thing….

6+6+6=18   (Very good)

and, so it follows…

18+3=21 (Correct again!)

When these planets line up today (December 3rd)  it will be exactly 18 days away from December 21, 2012, the day that marks the end of the Mayan calendar. So, you see, this is significant.

I have grappled with the mysteries of life my entire existence, my purpose for this blog in fact, and this much I know. The end of the world, or even some catastrophic event, will not be something we can pencil in on our calendars. How do I know this? Because, dear reader, life doesn’t happen this way. It just doesn’t. Ask any woman who has tried to have a birth plan for her child? Did that work out? It usually doesn’t. You see my point?

Having this kind of insight into the end of the world, or even a new beginning, would indicate that we can somehow predict the inner workings of the Universe. The Universe!

So, admit it. When the 2,000 millennium bug did NOT happen, did you not feel a little let down? It’s easy to understand why we may crave an earth-shattering moment, or even a mere glimpse of something spectacular. This beats our daily life of work, bills, and laundry. If the apocalypse happened or the Rapture, or Armageddon, or what have you, well, you would have to forfeit control of your life. That’s right. You can just throw your problems out the window. Oh, you’ll have problems, but other problems, problems that belong to the apocalypse or new beginning, or whatever it may be. We would all be in dire straits together.

I’m familiar with this line of thinking because I used to think about the end of the world. When? How? That, and moving to Michigan. My life would be perfect and magical if only I could move to Michigan. They have those lakes, do they not? People there would be super nice. And fresh air, not like the smog of Southern California. I was about twelve years old, I believe, when I fantasized about this.

Now, I’m certain of this. On December 22nd, I will probably wake up in my bed, as I always do on this day, and think about the Christmas shopping that I have yet to do.

Of course, there’s always the zombie apocalypse. According to my family, they’re going to leave me behind because I will slow them down. I think they’ve been watching too many movies. Anyway, that’s fine with me, so long as I have a good book to read.

What about you? Do you have any special end of the world plans? So you know, I plan to be right here.

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55 thoughts on “Late Night Thoughts on Planetary Alignments

  1. Nice photo and piece. The interesting alignment is the pattern the three pyramids create – which mimics line of the three stars of Orion’s belt. Almost in a straight line, but a bit off. Also the three pyramids point to the Nile just as the three stars of Orion’s belt point toward the long river of the Milky Way. One of the shafts of the Great chamber points directly at Orion on the first of spring or is it the winter solstice, and the religious significance of the pyramid relates to Orion it seems. I don’t think we need to worry about the end of the world this winter. I think the pyramids will still be with us next spring, God willing, and for many years afterward.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen. You know much about this. Thanks for all the info. I think I should have mentioned something about Orion and the fact that this truly is an amazing event. I’m just a tad skeptical about it causing a cataclysmic event. I think there may be disappointed people who want something to happen. I’m guessing it will be life as usual. I will say I’m enjoying all the flying comets or shooting stars, or whatever they are, on WordPress. Do you see them? Thanks for your great comments.

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      1. Of course we’ll need to touch base on dec 22, but a person just has to be logical, look for tangible evidence, not be a dummy about things. See ya Dec 22! The mathematics behind the Great Pyramid is a fascinating subject. I got into it a bit following the history of phi, the golden proportion – which was already known back then and used to build the pyramid apparently.

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  2. I think the attraction of apocalyptic scenarios is that they cut through a lot of what we see as the clutter of modern life and get down to the primal basics of life. All the Starbucks and tax rates and scheduled oil changes, and TPS reports are swept away and it’s just us and nature again. I do think the world will end at some point, but I don’t have any way of predicting when and I don’t think it will be this year 🙂 Honestly, I don’t think about the end of the world much, although I do like post-apocalyptic fiction, like my Aftermath stories. Are you doing anything special on the 21st? It’s a Friday, so I’m teaching my hard classes that day. Not much fun, but it’s not the end of the world. 🙂

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    1. I, too, am strangely attracted to the dark, post-apocalyptic tale, but I don’t necessarily want to live in it. I just don’t think it’s something we will ever be able to plan for. I think you’re absolutely right in that it’s about getting to primal basics of life and survival. Of course, many people do that everyday! I won’t be doing anything special…maybe I’ll watch a post-apocalyptic movie!! You should have and “end of the world” party in your class 🙂

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      1. I don’t think anyone would like to live in that kind of situation, even if they think they do. Even besides the dying and disease, most people would regret it after realizing there was no Internet or toilet paper.

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    1. Thanks! I think for whatever reason people are attracted to the idea of surviving the apocalypse or surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. But lately, I haven’t really thought about much of it! I can just watch movies about it now and get my fill.

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  3. I love this post. I must admit, I’m a bit of a dooms day girl. When I say “dooms day” I don’t mean the end of life as we know it, just something along the lines of major catastrophe. Haha! I have a MEGA food storage in my basement, I can even grind my own wheat. I can survive for at least a couple years on my own. But then I ask myself, “what’s so great about surviving?” I actually think I’d rather just vanish with everyone else. LOL!

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    1. Lisa, now I know where to go when the apocalypse is here! Oh, thanks for telling me. I used to think about the big earthquake a lot living in California, but I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. Faults, schmalts…I’m impressed you grind your own wheat! I do like watching all the post-apocalyptic movies though. They’re dark and exciting. Like you, maybe I’d rather not survive one.

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  4. The little red hen and chicken little got together and decided people aren’t worth the effort. They’re moving to a space station. It’s a lot like Michigan I hear.
    Amy, I was laughing and that is a gift from you to me. Birth plan, Ha. Zombie Apocalypse, Ha. Although the birth scene on Walking Dead show coulda messed me up, Ha.
    Welcome back from the NAnananabooboo-athon.
    Love,
    Shalagh

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    1. Hi Shalagh, your comments are a gift from you to me. Ha ha! Everything is a crap shoot, I think. The older I get, the less faith I have in planning of any sort. I think I will celebrate Dec 21 or 22nd, doesn’t matter, with a post-apocalyptic movie! That sounds fun. Thanks.
      Love, Amy

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  5. Looking forward to the 21st, myself. No need to save up anything–it’s the END!–not the beginning of the end : )
    I’m hoping that all of the people that are afraid of the world ending will be much better people when they wake up on the 22nd due to all of the “I promise…if…” statements they make ahead of time.

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    1. You know, Ly, that’s right…you should write them all down now. You know, get it in writing. I hope it’s not the END end. But truly if it were the END end, there’s nothing we could do. No amount of planning or worrying would make any bit of difference! So, we can live on peacefully now.

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  6. I read a great piece about the deconstruction of this particular alignment about ten minutes before I spotted your post here – is that coincidence or convergence …. I’m never quite sure which it should be (if anything), although the conspiracy theorist in me would love it to be both (bizarrely!).

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    1. How funny, Linda. You were destined to read my blog today whether by convergence, definitely, or coincidence, and how could we dispute that! Yes, both!I would love the planets above the pyramids though.Oh, shucks! A guess a fake picture will have to do!

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  7. No special plans here. But like you, I feel the apocalypse is a good reason to let things go a bit, so I’ll be joining you in reading a good book. I’ll throw in a bunch of ice cream and chocolate as well, since there will be no need for concern of such trifle things as calories.

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    1. Now that I could pencil in on my calendar! Sounds like a great plan to me. I think I will take in a post-apocalyptic movie as well. And, hang around in sweats. Let’s not forget that. Let’s be comfortable for our last day on earth!

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  8. Well, December 22 is on a Saturday, so I will either be getting super hammered the night before so I sleep all day, or I am going to wake up super early and just day drink the whole time… you know just in case. So I won’t be as scared. But honestly, the world isn’t going to end so I will probably be scrambling around to get home for the holiday.

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    1. Hi, cutie! I’m just gonna call you that from now on…Don’t be scared. I bet there will be a big party on Dec 21st, somewhere! Like you, I will probably be scrambling with traveling plans. I’m sure Jack would love to hang out on you and your stuff. Was that Jack in the Vlog?

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      1. I can only hope Amy! Yes, that sure was Jack in the Vlog. I am sure before the apocalypse he will find a way to swing from my light fixtures. You know, as one last stunt.

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  9. At first I was thinking I should buy a new outfit for the Apocalypse—just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean you can’t look your best. But then I thought about how it probably doesn’t make any sense to do that, I should probably just wear sweats so I can be comfortable before I die. Aside from that, I have no real plans.

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    1. Hi Weebs. I think sweat pants is the way to go! Best to be comfortable for the end of the world. I think we’re going to watch post-apocalyptic movies. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate. Sounds fun to me. I’m pretty easy to please.

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  10. I’m more worried about zombies than I am the end of the world. I’ll blame that on watching The Walking Dead. I do like Madame W’s idea of wearing sweats- either fleeing zombies or heading to the after-life, I agree we should be comfy. I think I’ll go sharpen my samurai swords… Just in case. 🙂

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    1. Wow, samurai swords! Oh, it sounds like you’re ready. My family is forever talking about the zombie apocalypse. It couldn’t come soon enough for them. What?! I agree, it’s best to be comfy. This is a good plan to wear sweats. See, now we have a plan.

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      1. it is a bit of a downer, but it’s very engrossing and a wonderful story about a father protecting his son. as usual, the movie wasn’t as good as the book, but it was still very good.

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  11. Unfortunately the Spanish destroyed most of the Mayan texts so we’ll never know if they had a thousand of these with different dates for the apocalypse. I’m planning a big trip on December 21 so I hope I get to my destination safety! 😀

    PS – I wrote an entire novel about this – The Everything Theory 😉

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  12. You know the crazy guy who discovered this convergence stated a thousand times if he said it once nothing was going to happen on December 3 or December 21 2012. Since he wrote that blog he has since created more blogs revealing never before seen knowledge, within our current cycle, hidden within the pyramids at Giza. To which this person clearly states he did not add this information to his 2012 blog because he knew unstable people would use that information to cause more fear. With that being stated it is perfectly clear the author of this blog never read the original “2012 and the pyramids at giza” blog. because if she had I’m pretty sure her pencil in statement was in perfect agreement with my own stated concerns and rejection of a predicted doomsday.

    The original blog”

    http://blog.world-mysteries.com/mystic-places/secrets-of-the-giza-pyramids-part-3/comment-page-1/

    And my most recent blog.

    blog.world-mysteries.com/mystic-places/secrets-of-the-giza-pyramids-part-3/

    –Charles Marcello

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