The summer months of 1998 offer a unique spiritual opportunity. It is unlike any that has been offered to humanity on the Earth until now. Between 1998 and the year 2012, the Earth will be shifting into its next stage of planetary evolution. The whole of humanity will be shifting along with the Earth. Whether individual humans will be conscious of what is happening during the next 13-14 years is still an open question. Many people, if not most of humanity, may not be fully aware of what is happening. Is human understanding and participation required for the Earth to evolve? Probably not as much as we would like to believe.
Edgar Cayce, "the sleeping prophet," spoke suggestively of 1998 being the year when the Hall of Records, hidden beneath the Sphinx in Egypt, would be rediscovered and opened. This "opening" in 1998 was also associated with the imminent 'Second Coming' of Christ. The records were pposedly "sealed" around 10,500 BCE. This was during the astrological Age of Leo the Lion. In recent years, the connection between the constellation of the Lion in the sky and the Sphinx on Earth has become rather popular. "As above, so below ..."
What is a Pole Shift, Really?
What also occurred at that time, 12,500 years ago, was a pole shift. This was not a shifting of the Earth's magnetic field as popularized by modern doomsday advocates, but rather an astronomical
and also astrological pole shift. The Earth has a peculiar gyrating motion that creates a nearly 26,000-year cycle. During this cycle, the position of the Sun, at the moment of the vernal (spring) equinox, appears to shift through the thirteen constellations of the zodiac, spending approximately 2000 years in each one. Around 10,500 BCE, the Sun, at vernal equinox, was entering the constellation of Leo the Lion (Age of Leo). Presently this "age" marker is in the constellation of Pisces the Fish (Age of Pisces) and moving toward Aquarius the Water Bearer (Age of Aquarius).
In addition to the movement of the equinox, the poles of the Earth also appear to move through different constellations of stars. Imagine the Earth's north pole as a crown chakra. The stars directly above this opening would be suggestive of the Earth's "spiritual connection". At the start of the last Age of Leo, around 10,500 BCE, the north pole of the Earth was "shifting" into a new constellation of stars, the one we now call Hercules. It was a pole shift, folks. A major test for the legendary Hercules was battling a lion, whose skin he is often seen wearing. The myths reflect what is appening in the sky. Now let's return to the present time.
Between 1998 and 2001, the Earth, at the time of the equinoxes and solstices, will be aligned with the Milky Way Galaxy in which we live. This only occurs once every 6500 years or so. At the autumn equinox this year on September 22-23, the Earth will begin this Galactic Alignment and galactic initiation. The autumn equinox will align with the north pole of our Galaxy. In the sky, the position of the North Galactic Pole is found just behind and above the constellation of the Lion. The Lion is in a guardian position. It is the archetypal protector for this galactic chakra or gateway. Visualize our Galaxy with an open crown chakra. This is where galactic energies move in and out. This also suggests intergalactic travel. It is only during Galactic Alignment that the Earth can receive these galactic frequencies and become involved in intragalactic activities. How much does this involve us humans?
Between the Paws of the Sphinx
Just after the lunar eclipse on August 8, 1998, the Sun moves into the constellation of the Lion. On August 21-22, a solar eclipse takes place immediately in front of the star Regulus, the "Lion's Heart". This corresponds to the "doorway" between the paws of the Sphinx. Edgar Cayce cryptically spoke, "the line of shadow falls between the paws of the Sphinx ..." while referring to the entrance to the Hall of Records. During this eclipse, a shadow will cover the Sun between the paws of the Lion/Sphinx. What is unique and special about this particular solar eclipse is that it occurs near the time of Galactic Alignment. The last Galactic Alignment, when an equinox aligned with this galactic pole was just prior to the last Age of the Lion and the "sealing" of the Hall of Records. The true history of humanity is supposedly contained amongst these records. Maybe the only time that we can reconnect with our true ancestors, who are probably intergalactic travelers, is during a Galactic Alignment.
The archetypal Lion is the guardian of the galactic pole and also the entrance to the Hall of Records below the Sphinx. This archetypal being has been called by the names of Jah, in the masculine and Sekmet, in the feminine. The brightest star in the Lion's constellation is called Regulus and is the key to the Lion's mysteries. This star is the only bright star that lies along the path of the Sun as the Sun appears to move through the zodiac. There is an intimate relationship between the Lion and the Sun.
In Galactic Astrology, the Sun represents a center of consciousness, usually self-consciousness and ego-consciousness. It is the place we identify with as "I" or "me". The stars and constellations represent the dimensions of the soul and spirit. The stars are out all the time, yet we cannot see them during the day because the Sun is too bright. In a similar way, the archetypal dimensions of the soul and spirit cannot be seen when the light of the ego or self-consciousness is too bright. The stars
appear when the Sun goes down. Multidimensional realities appear when the ego is transcended. During solar eclipses, the Sun (and ego) are temporarily blocked out. The stars can actually be seen during the day at the moment of a total solar eclipse.
The archetypal Lion is the "ruler of the heart" for each individual. Often this archetype is projected onto a celebrity, such as a member of a royal family, a rock star, or a movie star. Integrating this for yourself involves being open to the Lion and being willing to experience your heart as the ruler; in other words, always doing what you truly want and acting out of love rather than fear.
The rising of the star Sirius, for the area around Stonehenge, also occurs near the time of the solar eclipse on August 21-22, 1998. This area includes sacred sites such as Avebury, Silbury Hill and Glastonbury. This is also where the majority of Crop Circles take place. Remember that England, the location for all of these sites, is symbolizes by a lion. Is there a direct connection between the Sphinx and the sacred sites in southern England?
The rising of the star Sirius occurs on different days for different locations on the Earth. Most of the "seedings" from Sirius occur during July and August every year. Ancient Egyptian culture was very much attuned to the cycles, energy and movement of the star Sirius. During ancient Egyptian times, the stars of the Lion and Sirius both rose together. The rising of Sirius was the event that initiated their New Year. What does the Earth receive from the star Sirius every year?
Imagine that the Earth is a living entity. Similar to how some people need glasses to see better or a radio to receive invisible communications; the Earth has pyramids, stone circles and other temple structures to assist the Earth in receiving certain energies, frequencies and information, much of it coming from the stars. Imagine that these instruments are designed and built for the Earth's planetary evolutionary needs. Imagine that humanity is only a small part of this project and is assisting the Earth in ways that are mostly unconscious. Imagine that the Sphinx, the pyramids, many sacred temples and the Crop Circles are all designed from a level of consciousness beyond the capacity of human understanding.
Keys Under the Sphinx
Underneath the constellation of the Lion in the sky are two constellations that are also keys to the Sphinx mystery. One of these is the constellation called Crater, the Cup. This is represented in myth and legend by the Holy Grail. According to the popular telling of the story, the Holy Grail was brought from Jerusalem to Glastonbury. The other interesting constellation found under the Lion is called Argo Navis the Ship, also sometimes called the Ark. The Holy Grail is an important icon in the Christian tradition as is Noah's Ark in the Bible and also the Ark of the Covenant in the Jewish tradition. One secret tradition suggests that the Ark of the Covenant was brought from Jerusalem to the British Isles by the Knights Templar.
Both the Grail and the Ark are containers; the 'blood of Christ' in the Grail and the two stone tablets in the Ark of the Covenant. Both the Grail and the Ark can be recognized on a deeper level as communication devices. The 'blood' in the Grail suggests a "blood line" or lineage going back in time. Does this go all the way back to our origins, coming from the stars? The Ark was used by "God" to talk to Moses. Was this the being or beings who brought humanity here from the stars? Both the Grail and the Ark can also be related to as symbols for the Earth. The Earth holds us like a cup and transports us through space, like a ship or Ark. Visualize the Earth as a living spaceship traveling with the Sun through galactic space.
Let's imagine the Earth to be like a large bio-computer. When we download a new program or application onto our modern computers, an icon appears on the desktop. What can we better understand when we recognize that the Crop Circles are icons for new programs being "downloaded" into the Earth from Sirius and other stars systems? The new icon or Crop Circle is visually symbolic of the function of the new program. What will happen when these new programs are activated? Maybe the master program that utilizes all of these smaller Crop Circle programs hasn't been downloaded yet. Maybe the download for the new master program is scheduled for the Total Solar Eclipse in August 1999, when the shadow of that eclipse travels through Southern England, Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan and India. What will the Crop Circles in August 1999 be like? Are these new programs needed by the Earth for the Galactic Alignment?
The Great Alignment
The 1998-2001 Galactic Alignment happens during the time period of thirteen equinoxes and solstices, from September 1998 through September 2001. Imagine that the Earth as a planet has been like a solitary bio-computer, only able to access itself, the Sun and some of the other planets in the solar system. A way to view this Galactic Alignment is imagining the Earth being connected to a interstellar, multidimensional Internet; a Galactic Wide Web. It will take thirteen years or so for the Earth to integrate these new programs and this new galactic connection. Imagine the levels of consciousness and information accessible when the Earth goes "galactically" on-line in 2012.
The year 2012 is also marked by the position of the star Regulus, the Heart of the Lion. In 2012, Regulus shifts from the sign of Leo into the sign of Virgo. The star Regulus will be at the meeting place between these two. Remember that the Sphinx is a combination of the Lion and the Virgin!
The solar eclipse on August 21-22, 1998, is preparing the way for the Galactic Alignment and provides an opportunity to open to the rhythm of the Lion's heartbeat. When we do this, we release all fear and surrender to unconditional love. This is a prerequisite to accessing the entrance to the Hall of Records. The Sun will be passing through and underneath the Lion (Sphinx) until the start of Galactic Alignment. This occurs at the moment of the equinox on Sept. 22-23.
For those that find the "entrance" through their hearts and access the "inner" records, this equinox will signal a possible "anointing" through the crown chakra and the beginning of conscious articipation in the Earth's galactic initiation. This is an opportunity for some of us to shift our center from Sun-centered (ego) consciousness to galactic (higher Self) consciousness. For others, life will continue to reflect the illusions created by egocentric consciousness. These people will continue to believe that what is "out there" is something other than a reflection of themselves.
Galactic consciousness is analogous to Christ consciousness. Yeshua ben Yosef (aka Jesus Christ) was of the tribe of Judah, symbolized by the Lion. Those who have chosen the 'Lion's Path of Unconditional Love' will know that there are no teachers or leaders to follow. They will be led by their own hearts and unconditional love. A few may even stop time long enough to receive a gift, the Flower of Life.