This New Year's Eve, we were treated to a comet in our skies. Just think: on the first day of a very ominous year, we were greeted with an astronomical messenger.
|I'd rather call this: Comet Tribe-Bringer|
The comet's name? 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova. How romantic. They sure do know how to name them. Designations like that, friends, is what happens when science divorces religion. I'd probably name it Comet Tribe-Bringer, seeing as how the comet comes at a time when the world's populations have democratically opted to revert to tribalism and populist ethno nationalism (none of which I necessarily disfavor).
This particular comet was only visible with binoculars, and it comes around a little over every five years. On this New Year's Eve, if you had a clear sky, you'd see this comet right up near the moon. Also, if you had a telescope that night, you would've had the chance to observe a conjunction: the redness of Mars right next to the blueness of Neptune. A sort of water-meets-fire spectacle.
You know, when it comes to comparing Neptune and Mars, Aleister Crowley once said:
"The influences of these planets are so opposite in nature that not even their strongest and most favorable combination seems productive of much good...
"The conjunction is usually disastrous in the long run, though it may spell temporary success. It is the strength of fanaticism and we find it in Wilhelm II... and also in King Ludwig of Bavaria, the patron of Wagner, a monarch whose tragic history is well known, and in that more terrible apostle of an idea--Robespierre."Yes, I think Comet Tribe-Bringer sounds quite nice when I consider that last paragraph.
But fear not, kiddies! Let us not dwell on the madness of Beatles Album-inspiring black warlocks. The majority of us are, after all, good Catholics. The quotation is but merely for your amusement. I consider the latter with about as much seriousness as I place upon the Nibiru phenomenon.
Though this New Year's comet does seem to me a possible grave foretelling of this year's prospects, I take its coming with a grain of salt. The only conjunction that has my real attention this year is this one:
|The Constellation Virgo, with Jupiter resting in her womb. |