Revelation13.net: More on comets: Comets Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, and the comet collision with Jupiter -- an Astrology, Bible Prophecy, and New Age Analysis
Here we will consider some of the recent spectacular celestial events: Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997, Comet Hyakutake in 1996, and the comet collision with Jupiter in 1994.
Comet Hale-Bopp was a spectacular comet that was seen in the Northern Hemisphere during March and April 1997. I believe that Comet Hale-Bopp was a
celestial messenger, and to understand the message we will consider the circumstances of its discovery, because this is a clue to its meaning.
Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered simultaneously by Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, on July 23, 1995. An unusual coincidence is that the
two locations of discovery on the same day are both at the same exact
Cloudcroft, New Mexico 32.96 N 105.75 W
Stanfield, Arizona 32.88 N 111.96 W
The midpoint between these 2 locations, at 108.85 W, 32.92 N, is near the town of Lordsburg, New Mexico. Lordsburg-- a name implying a divine message.
Lordsburg is located in the Pyramid Valley, bringing to mind the Bible's old testament. Lordsburg has geothermal resources, hot water underground, an unusual
natural resource. Also note the midpoint is near the "cross" at 109 degrees, the cross formed by the borders of four states.
To interpret the longitude number for Lordsburg, we will convert it to a Biblical passage number in the Psalms. Corresponding to 108 W is Psalm 108:4,5, (King
"For thy mercy is great above the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;"
This Biblical passage is certainly appropriate for a comet. And the borders between New Mexico, Arizona, and the neighboring states of Colorado and Utah form a cross, representing Christ.
It is also interesting that in the middle between Arizona and New Mexico is Route 666; this highway is in New Mexico to the South, and Arizona to the North. 666,
of course, is mentioned in the Bible's Book of Revelation as the number of the Antichrist, and is generally a number associated with the occult. Also, I believe the
two states where the comet was discovered symbolically represent this comet's message. So we will consider Arizona and New Mexico, both are relatively low
population states of desert and mountains, and the two states are similar in size and shape.
We will now consider the astrology of these two states. The astrological sign of Arizona is determined by it's birthdate. This would be February 14, 1912,
Valentine's Day, when Arizona became a state; this date classifies Arizona as an Aquarius. Since Sedona, Arizona is this country's New Age and Aquarian center,
Arizona being an Aquarius is appropriate, since Aquarius is the sign most associated with New Age ideas. The most significant astrological event near Arizona's
birthdate would be Uranus's entry into Aquarius, a few days before on January 30, 1912. This also is consistent with the New Age association of Sedona-- of all the
planets, Uranus is most associated with New Age ideas. Uranus entering into Aquarius, in the sign of Aquarius, appears to be an astrological prophecy on this state's
future, and Valentine's day emphasizes the "heart" and "love" associations of the New Age movement.
The astrological sign of New Mexico, however, is Capricorn, having become a state a few weeks before before Arizona on Jan. 6, 1912. This state may represent
traditional Christianity, and the comet having been discovered in the two states represents two aspects of the movement the comet represents: a combining of the
New Age movement (represented by a gathering of planets in Aquarius in February 1997), and the part of Christianity that expects return of Christ soon as
described in Revelation. New Agers believing the world is now entering a New Age, is not so different from millions of Christians who believe Christ will soon return
to begin a thousand year Millennium. The comet may indicate the entry of the world into a New Age will accelerate soon.
The Acts of Thomas, is an Apocryphal Book-- an early Christian book that is not part of the Bible. It refers to Christ's disciple Thomas as the twin brother of Christ.
It is true that "Thomas" actually means "twin". Manicheism, an offshoot Christian sect that had a large following around 200 AD, used The Acts of Thomas as one of
its sacred books. Legend has it that Thomas ended up in India, giving him sort of a New Age association. So it seems appropriate that the Hale-Bopp discoverer in
Arizona is named Thomas, and that the comet had two discoverers.
Let us consider some other things about the day of discovery of this comet, July 23, 1995. In terms of Christian associations, the day before, July 22, is of interest.
July 22 is the Day of Mary Magdalen on the Catholic calendar. Mary Magdalen is a woman mentioned in the Bible as one of the followers of Christ. But there is a
controversial school of thought concerning Mary Magdalen, that is discussed in the book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" (by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry
Lincoln, first published in 1982), that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalen. According to this theory, Mary Magdalen escaped to Southern France, along
with her children. The descendants of her children became Kings of Southern France, the Merovingian kings. Supposedly the descendants of Jesus Christ have been
carefully traced to this day by a secret society in Europe, and supposedly there is a plan to one day have one of these individuals with the "Blood of Christ" rule over
a united Europe. In another version of this story, the Antichrist would be a descendant of this Bloodline of Christ. So, this would be the connection of the Day of
Mary Magdalen to the Antichrist. Think of it this way: if Mary Magdalen gave birth to the Antichrist, through her descendants, then it would make sense that the
comet signifying the coming of the Antichrist would be "born" by being discovered close to her day, July 22.
The other interesting thing about July 23: this is one year after the Jupiter comet collision. Also, 3 days later, July 26, 1995, was a significant day for New Agers
because Jose Arguelles, New Age authority on the Mayan Culture, declared that day to be the "gate in time", "White Electric Wizard". Supposedly that day would
begin a transformative process for the world.
There were some unusual events in the news at that time, that would go along with this idea:
(1) On July 22, a guilty verdict in the "Mom from Hell" murder case in Union, South Carolina. The jury found a woman guilty of drowning her two sons. One news
story referred to her as the "Anti-Mother".
(2) August 1995 was a "Double August" on the Chinese calendar. A Double August occurs every 19 years and is associated with disaster. Another "dark side"
connection to that time period.
How about when the comet reached peak brightness in March 1997? There were some interesting astrological alignments near that time: a Jupiter-Neptune
conjunction in January 1997, a Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in February, and a grouping of planets in Aquarius in February: the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and
Uranus. Jupiter in particular is important here, because Jupiter is the planetary equivalent of the Antichrist-- Revelation says he will bring fire down from heaven,
which sounds like Jupiter or Thor with their thunderbolts.
Now let us look at some other recent news events, to see if these relate somehow to the comet. On the day the comet was discovered, there was the conviction of
Susan Smith in the Union, South Carolina murder case. She allegedly drowned her two sons (again, two-- although they were not twins) by sending them into a lake
in her car. Later, others drowned in this lake, when a vehicle accidently went into the lake in August 1996. So how could these events relate to the comet? The word
"Union" means "one". Look for other places in the news where "Uni" or "Union" appears; another one would be the Unibomber. In Revelation 1:11, 1:18, there are
words that Christ tells to the author of Revelation, John:
"I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.... I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of
In Greek, the language of Revelation, each letter corresponds to a number, so a word in Greek can be assigned a number by adding these numbers. In this way,
Alpha is 1, and Omega is 800, and Jesus totals 888 (which is interesting because a similar number, 666, is given an evil association in Revelation). So, "Union", and
"Uni", we can associate with Alpha. So how about Omega (800)? Maybe that is TWA flight 800, which crashed off Long Island in July 1996. Oddly, the lake in Union, South
Carolina is John D. Long lake, so the word "Long" is associated with both events. Also, it is interesting that the time interval between the date the two boys drowned
(October 25, 1994) and the date Comet Hale-Bopp was closest to the sun (April 1, 1997) is exactly 888 days-- and 888 corresponds to "Jesus" in Greek. Also
had just come from Greece, before taking off from New York and exploding in the air. Maybe part of this pattern relates to the two states,
South Carolina, a Southern State, the first to leave the Union in the Civil War, and New York, a Northern State. The "Alpha and Omega" statement appears again in
Revelation 22, when Christ returns, and it also speaks of a "New Jerusalem". I wonder if that could be New York City, where the United Nations is located.
If Comet Hale-Bopp is a celestial messenger, then did anything of religious significance occur at the time it peaked in brightness? Before Hale-Bopp peaked, there
was a gathering of planets in the sign of Aquarius; this emphasizes the Aquarian influence I mentioned relative to its discovery. Was there an event of religious
significance near the time of approach of this comet? Yes, there was-- a red heifer (cow) was born in the fall of 1996 in Israel, something that has not happened
since Biblical times. The ashes of a red heifer are to be used in a purification rite to allow the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem (refer to Biblical passage Numbers
19:2: "Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish..."). The birth of this cow now (its parents are not red) is
nothing less then an event of great hope in Israel, and may imply the Messiah will come soon, and it is now time to think about rebuilding the temple (there is a
complication-- a Moslem holy site, the Dome of the Rock, is now on the temple mount). It is also interesting that Comet Hale-Bopp was closest to earth on March
23 on Palm Sunday which was also the day of Purim, a Jewish holiday of happy celebration, when there was also a lunar eclipse; and the comet was closest to the
sun near Easter. And on April 11, 1997, there was a fire in the Cathedral housing the Shroud of Turin, the cloth which some believe is the burial cloth of Christ .
Another way Comet Hale-Bopp may be linked to Biblical events: this comet's previous passage by earth is calculated to be around 2213 B.C. This is near the time
that Abraham was born (near 2166 B.C., the exact date is not known). Abraham is considered to be the father of the nation of Israel. And Comet Hale-Bopp had 2
tails-- a white and a blue tail. White and blue are the colors on the flag of Israel.
Comet Hyakutake was discovered in January 1996 by a Japanese amateur astronomer. What is interesting about this comet, is that just before it became visible, in
February 1996, it was announced that Buddha's birthplace was discovered. And it was discovered by a Japanese amateur astronomer, Japan being 50% Buddhist.
So we can give this comet a connection to Buddhism, similar to the way we connected Comet Hale-Bopp to Christianity and the New Age movement, because of
its 2 discovers, and the Shroud fire at the time when Comet Hale-Bopp was at peak brightness.
Comet Hyakutake crossed through the Constellation Draco the Dragon, and the Dragon is an important symbol in Japanese mythology. Also, Comet Hyakutake's
closest approach to earth was on March 25, which is the Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Catholic Calendar, which commemorates the day
when the Archangel Gabriel informed Mary that she was to be the Mother of Christ. And on April 3, this comet was visible during a lunar eclipse, which interestingly
occurs between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. This lunar eclipse gives a "dark side" association to the 1996 Easter period.
When this comet passed near the constellation Virgo (the actual constellation, rather than the astrology sign),
Mad Cow Disease appearing in people was announced
to the world. This brain disease is believed to have been caused by people in England eating beef from cattle infected with this brain-destroying illness; the illness has
now appeared in a few cases in people in England. The Egyptian version of Virgo, Isis, depicted with cow's horns. And Europa, the symbol of Europe, could also
be considered a version of Virgo the Virgin. Europa rides a Bull-- this image is similar to the 17th chapter of the Bible's Book of Revelation, where a woman named
Babylon rides a beast. The woman is holding a cup in her hand. Also, according to Revelation, the woman sits on a city with seven hills, which is Rome-- again implying she is Europe.
Did a Sequence of World Events begin with Comet Hyakutake in 1996?
An important sequence of events seem to have begun in early 1996, when Comet Hyakutake appeared. And on February 5, 1996, newspapers announced that Buddha's birthplace had been found in Nepal. The significant astrological event at that time: Chiron (an asteroid, associated by astrologers with health issues) was at perihelion, closest approach to the sun, on February 14, 1996. And in 1997 there was another bright comet, Hale-Bopp.
Let us consider an astrological alignment of planets from 34 years before, to help us understand these events. On February 5, 1962, there was a very significant astrological event: a close grouping of seven planets in the sign of Aquarius, grouped within 17 degrees, at the same time as a solar eclipse. Related to that date is a prophecy of the psychic Jean Dixon, described in the book "A Gift of Prophecy" by Ruth Montgomery, published in 1965 by Bantam Books. Jean Dixon was a popular psychic in the 1960s and 1970s; you could still find her predictions in the tabloids in recent years. She had a vision that on February 5, 1962, a child was born in the Middle East, who would transform the world by year 2000, creating a unifying world religion, and bringing world peace. She saw a cross growing above this man, until it covered the whole earth. This child was a descendant of the very beautiful Egyptian
Queen Nefertiti and her Pharoah husband Amenhotep IV, or Akhenaten, an "enlightened" pharoah, who created a monotheistic sun-worship religion, which was quite a change from Egypt's polytheistic religion before his time. This religion was a predecessor to the later monotheistic religions that we have today. This monotheistic sun-worship religion was discarded after this Pharoah's death, however.
To understand this Jean Dixon vision, we should again consider the Christian mythology of the Antichrist. The Antichrist and his ally the False Prophet dominate the world for several years, bringing world peace. This ends at the Battle of Armageddon, when the returned Christ defeats their armies. This begins a thousand year Millenium period of peace and prosperity on earth.
So, who is this child Jean Dixon saw in her vision? From the description, he could be either the Antichrist, or his ally the False Prophet, or the returned Christ, or one of the Two Witnesses described in Revelation 11. The interesting thing about her prophecy is the vision of a cross above the earth. In the Southern Cross concept, an idea of mine, I consider that the 1987 Supernova
in the Southern Hemisphere began a positive force in the Southern hemisphere by igniting a nearby constellation, the Southern Cross. Similarly, a 1993
supernova in the Great Bear constellation ignited a nearby constellation, Draco the Dragon, creating problems in the Northern Hemisphere, since the dragon is Satan in Biblical imagery. And you seem to see that pattern, after 1987: positive change in the Southern hemisphere, with democracy coming to South America, and positive change in South Africa, while the Northern Hemisphere has had its problems. (Although in the last few years South America has seen problems again, in particular with an evil alliance in South America forming with Venezuela friendly with Cuba and supporting terrorism). So, this Southern Cross idea fits the Jean Dixon idea of a cross forming above the earth.
The time interval between these 2 dates (1962 and 1996), 34 years, is of interest: if we consider the Biblical passage Genesis 3:4, corresponding to number 34 (a technique I like to use to analyze numbers is turn them into Biblical passage numbers), this is an incident in the Biblical Garden of Eden. Eve had been warned by God not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But in passage Genesis 3:4, the serpent encourages Eve to eat from this tree, to open her eyes, and be like God. This would relate to the idea of the Antichrist-- a man who makes himself a God.
Greek, the language of the Bible's New Testament, each letter is also a number. Therefore, each word can be assigned a number, by totalling the letter/numbers when the word is translated into Greek. "Jesus", for example, translates as 888 this way. An interesting pattern exists, where words or phrases with related meanings are multiples of certain numbers. For "dark side" words or phrases, the numbers often tend to be exact or approximate multiples of 276. Also, 666 is the "Number of the Beast", the Antichrist, in Revelation 13. Examples related to 276: "die" corresponds to 276 in Greek, "Satan" is approximately 276x2, etc. And 34 years is only 1.5 days from being an exact multiple of 276 days, so 34 years is sort of a "Satanic cycle".
So, what I am proposing is that February 1996 began a critical time period related to the appearance after year 2000 of this Avatar, the Antichrist. This makes sense of some of these events: the announcement of the discovery of Buddha's birthplace, and the unexpected appearance of two bright new comets. The Antichrist is said to come as an "Angel of Light", like the comet, and is represented as a "star that falls from heaven". Comet Hyakutake crossed through Draco the Dragon, the constellation I said has a Satanic connection, since Satan is the Dragon in Revelation. Also, Comet Hyakutake's closest approach to earth was on March 25, which is the Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Catholic Calendar, which commemorates the day when the Archangel Gabriel informed Mary that she was to be the Mother of Christ. And on April 3, this comet was visible during a lunar eclipse, which interestingly occurs between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. This lunar eclipse gives a "dark side" association to the 1996 Easter period, which again could be connected with the Antichrist.
Considering Chiron, Chiron's Feb. 14, 1996, perihelion agrees with this concept: both Christ and the Antichrist would be healers, like Chiron. Also, Chiron is a Centaur, and the Southern Cross used to be a part of the Centaur constellation.
BSE was announced to the public in March 1996 as Comet Hyakutake passed by the Constellation Virgo (here I am talking about the astronomical Constellation Virgo, rather than the astrological sign Virgo). Isis, the Egyptian version of the female goddess represented by Virgo, had cow's horns on her head (this was the later Egyptian mythological representation of Isis). So this gives Virgo a "cow" connection, so it is interesting that the disease was announced as Comet Hyakutake passed by the Constellation Virgo.
Comet Hale-Bopp passed into the Southern Hemisphere in June 1997, so I would expect that this comet, although becoming dimmer, may increase the positive affect of the Southern Cross on the Southern Hemisphere as it heads toward the South Pole. So I would expect the "Southern Cross" effect of positive change in the Southern Hemisphere, as the Northern Hemisphere increasingly sees problems, to continue.
The 1994 Comet Collision with Jupiter
On June 17, 2 B. C., there was a close conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Venus, where they were seen to actually merge, a very rare astronomical event. This
could have been shortly after the time of birth of Christ, and could account for the Star of Bethlehem. The two brightest planets merging would certainly have been
interpreted as an unusual event by Astrologers of that time, including possibly the Magi, the Three Wise Men, believed to be from Babylon where Astrology was
greatly studied. The light of Jupiter would have been added to the light of Venus, increasing slightly its brightness. Venus is the morning star-- this term is used to
describe Christ in Revelation 22:16. We could also think of Venus, the female Goddess, as Mary; the joining of Jupiter and Venus would represent the birth of
Christ. So, Jupiter was lit up brightly by being seen to merge with Venus in 2 B.C.. 1995 years later, in July 1994, Jupiter was lit up brightly by a comet collision.
From July 16 to 22, 23 pieces from a disintegrated Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter, producing spectacular fireballs at collision. Satan is represented
as a star falling from Heaven in Revelation 9:1, like the comet. Therefore, the Jupiter comet collision have been an omen of the appearance of the Antichrist in
year 2000, as
Russia's President Putin. A celestial event involving Jupiter would herald the Antichrist's appearance, similar to a conjunction involving Jupiter and Venus heralding the birth of
Christ. Both Christ and the Antichrist are described as bringing light to the world-- the increased light of Jupiter would symbolize this light. Note that Jupiter is the
King of the gods in Roman Mythology, which fits the idea of Christ or the Antichrist.
Were there any unusual astrological configurations, near the time of the comet collision with Jupiter? Yes, there was an unusual grouping of planets on August 31,
1994. There was then a Grand Water Trine, a very rare astrology configuration where planets were grouped in the three water signs, forming a triangular pattern.
There was an alignment of 3 planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Mars) in the three water signs Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer, spaced exactly equally apart, all at nine degrees in
these signs. Such trine patterns are considered to be very powerful in astrology, because the energies of the planets are then able to combine.
To consider the importance of this Grand Water Trine pattern, let us consider the prophecies of Nostradamus. Nostradamus was a French Prophet who died in
1566, leaving a book of short cryptic prophecies of the future, divided into chapters called "centuries". These prophecies have been studied since his death,
throughout history, and many believe that many of the prophecies have been fullfilled. The prophecies are often difficult to interpret, and confusing because they are
not grouped by subject or time period. One of the prophecies which is usually interpreted to be about the coming of the Antichrist is Century 1 # 50:
"From the aquatic triplicity there is born
A man who has Thursday as his holy day:
His power and renown grows,
by land and sea, to the East there is a storm brewing."
There is no time period indicated by
Nostradamus for this prophecy, but by its subject matter it usually is connected with the idea of the future great dictator, the
Antichrist, or another in Revelation, the False Prophet, who is mentioned in others off Nostradamus' prophecies. Interpreting this prophecy, the aquatic triplicity could be interpreted as being the Grand Water
Trine, of planets in the three water signs. And note that Thursday is mentioned, and Thursday is "Thor's Day", Thor being the Scandinavian equivalent of the Roman
God Jupiter. So this connects this passage to Jupiter, and the Jupiter Comet collision... Also, it may be assumed that this man starts his own religion, since none of
the world's major religions use Thursday as their day of worship. This, in fact, is exactly what the False Prophet of Revelation 13 is prophesied to do-- begin his own religion.
What could be the significance of August 31, 1994? On August 20, 1994, just 11 days before this, a white buffalo was born, in the U.S., a significant event in terms
of being a fullfillment of native American prophecy. The White Buffalo is prophecied to herald the coming of a native american Messiah who will return to the
American Indians their former lands. Also, on August
31, in history:
--Caligula, the murderous Roman Emperor, was born in 12 AD
--Henry V, the King of England who defeated the French (and was a true "man on horseback" if ever there was one) died in 1422
Also, September 1 is the next day after August 31-- and Revelation 9:1 (corresponding to 9/1) refers to a star falling from the sky to earth-- this is believed to be
Satan, or his son, the Antichrist. And this sounds like a comet, bringing to mind the image of a comet hitting Jupiter. And on August 31, 1994, Yeltsin was in Germany on that day, for the withdrawal of the last Russian soldier from Germany, and note that Putin was stationed in Germany before his rise to power in Russian politics.
The Antichrist is part of an "unholy trinity" consisting of Satan, otherwise known as the devil or the dragon; and his two sons: the first beast, the Antichrist, having 10
horns, and 7 heads; and the second beast, the False Prophet, with 2 horns. This corresponds, in reverse, to the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. It is
explained elsewhere in Revelation that the 10 horns of the Antichrist are the 10 nations of the confederation of ten states that he rules:
Revelation 17:12: "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast".
This sounds like Russia and the Confederation of Independent States, which does consist of slightly more than 10 states. Or this could be the SCO alliance of Russia, China and four Central Asian states, which may be gaining new members soon such as Iran. Also, in Revelation 17:3 the 10-horned
beast is scarlet-colored: Russia, of course, is associated with the color red. Interestingly, Russia is a Scorpio-- born November 7, 1917, and Jupiter (corresponding
to the Antichrist) was in Scorpio on August 31.
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