New Millennium: May 5, 2000Birth of the Age of Aquarius, May 5, 2000: According to astronomy and astrology experts its was ushered by of one of the most exciting, powerful, and transformative celestial events of our millennium.
Shri Mataji opens the Sahasrara (Kingdom of God) May 5 1970
"The Pueblos are Native American peoples who live in stone or clay homes in central New Mexico and northeast Arizona. The term includes the Navajo, Hano, Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, and Laguna peoples, who are all said to have descended from the Anasazi, who lived over a thousand years ago.
The son of a Pueblo shaman, Speaking Wind from northern New Mexico has said that the Fifth World will start in December 2012. This conforms to Hopi prophecies, even though some have put the transition at 2011.
As I said, the final cleansing of Earth began in June 1998. In September 1998, the five brothers (planets) aligned themselves to usher in the cleansing energies of Earth. The chaos everyone has been anticipating, or the tearing away of the illusion and the lie, will begin between January and April 1999 and will continue to escalate until the nine brothers (planets) align themselves on the 5th May 2000. From that date, until the last day of the Fourth World, December 22, 2012, a date taken from our star calendars, everything living will undergo a purge. If mankind will not willingly let go of the illusion, and the lie, it will be stripped away. And we have only begun to feel the effect, since June 1998. The 23rd day of December 2012 is the first day of the Fifth World."
Beyond 2012: Catastrophe Or Awakening?: A Complete Guide to End-Of-Time
Geoff Stray, John Major Jenkins, Bear & Company (May 21, 2009) p. 34
"THE MILLENNIUM IS COMING!
Cosmic Disaster in 2000 or Another Failed Prophecy?
By John Mosley
Planetary Alignments in 2000
In contrast to the "Jupiter Effect" and Nostradamus' 1988 prediction of doom — where there were no planetary alignments — in May 2000 there is a nice series of alignments. They were first pointed out by Jean Meeus in 1961 and they figure into Charles Berlitz's 1981 book Doomsday 1999 A.D. Astrologers and other doomsayers know of these alignments, which are common knowledge among people who keep track of such things. There is even a discussion board in the Astronomy section of America Online devoted just to this topic. With sky simulation programs on everyone's personal computer, the cat is out of the bag. Here is a narrative description of what will happen astronomically in 2000.
The year begins with the planets dispersed over 160° of sky and all but Mercury visible. Venus is prominent in the morning sky while Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are in the evening sky. Mercury moves to the evening sky and becomes visible early in February. All planets are then moving eastward (none are in retrograde) and their spread is decreasing. On February 28 their span has decreased to 90°. A few days later Mercury swings back to the morning sky.
The first conjunction of many occurs when Venus passes Mercury on March 15, and the two inner planets are 2.1° apart at their closest at 22:44 UT, or Universal Time. (Times here are of closest approach, not conjunction in Right Ascension or ecliptic longitude, and are computed by the Voyager II program for the Macintosh. Times are accurate to within a few minutes.) At the same time Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars span 20° in the evening sky. These three outer planets continue to converge (Mars is overtaking Jupiter which in turn is overtaking Saturn), and on April 6 Mars passes Jupiter (they are 1.0° apart at 6:24 UT) with Saturn 6° to the east. This conjunction happens while Mars and Jupiter are 30° from the sun and it is easily visible. The prettiest evening sight of the suite of planetary groupings comes at about 7 p.m. local time on Saturday night, April 6, (for middle latitudes in the United States), when the thin crescent moon is near Saturn and the moon and four planets fit within a circle about 9° in diameter. Daylight Saving Time begins the following morning in the United States.
A week later Mars is roughly midway between Jupiter and Saturn and the three planets fit within a circle 5° in diameter. Mars is closest to Saturn (2.2°) at 14:24 UT on April 15. Mars then leaves Saturn and Jupiter behind and the three planets slowly become strung out in line.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Venus have been approaching superior conjunction and their separation with the sun (and with the other planets) has been decreasing. On April 20 the five planets (and sun) span 39°, with Venus and Mercury in the morning sky and Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in the evening. Weather permitting, the five planets should be visible, although not simultaneously, to people with binoculars and clear eastern and western horizons.
On April 28 at 14:56 UT Mercury passes 0.3° from Venus, but the two are less than 12° from the sun. The five planets and sun now span 30°.
The moon joins the five planets a few days later, and it remains between Venus, which is the westernmost planet, and Mars, which is the easternmost, from 9:37 UT on May 3 until 8:08 UT on May 5 as measured in ecliptic longitude and as determined by Meeus. The moon is new at 4:12 UT on May 4. Because Venus is moving eastward faster than Mars, the grouping of the five planets plus moon and sun continues to compress during the time it takes the moon to move eastward and reach the longitude of Mars. All seven classical solar system bodies span their smallest geocentric arc in ecliptic longitude — 25° 53' — at 8:08 UT on May 5, as determined by Meeus. This moment is the focus of the book 5/5/2000 and is the culmination of the celestial massings. The sun is near the center of the massing, so all that will be visible will be Mars and the crescent moon, both 16° east of the sun in the evening sky, and perhaps Venus, 10° west of the sun in the morning sky.” 1
"Unique planetary alignment marks New Millennium
TIME magazine published in its first issue of the new Millennium the fact that on May 5th, 2000 the planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn will be perfectly aligned with the Sun, Moon and Earth. The last time this happened was 6,000 years ago.
Interestingly enough, this signifies no less than a cosmic string of all the seven chakras aligned with Earth: it is known that Mars symbolizes the Mooladhara (1st chakra), Mercury is the Swadisthan (2nd chakra), Jupiter is the Nabhi (3rd chakra), Venus is the heart (4th chakra), Saturn is the Vishuddhi (5th chakra), the Sun is the Agya (6th chakra) and the Moon corresponds to the Sahasrara (the last and 7th chakra).
Another remarkable fact is that the day of May 5th, 1970, which is precisely 30 years ago from the above mentioned date, marks a memorable event in the history of human spirituality: it is the day when the Sahasrara chakra was opened on the universal level, clearing the path for the divine motherly energy within us (Kundalini) to rise and give us our second birth (Self Realization, moksha, satori, enlightenment). That was the moment that marked the birth of Sahaja Yoga as we know it today - spontaneous, effortless Self Realization that can be achieved by all human beings, on a mass level.
The 6,000 year period since the last alignment of the seven planets is also interesting. The old traditions of India divide history in four Yugas, or eras, which keep repeating as a cycle. The first one is Satya Yuga, the golden age of Truth when righteousness and the joy of the Spirit prevail. It is the longest Yuga, followed by Dwapara Yuga which is a bit shorter, and when Dharma (righteousness) starts to decline. The decline continues in the third, even shorter, Treta Yuga, and reaches a climax in the troubled times of Kali Yuga, the dark ages, which are marked by confusion and all the signs of crisis of our modern times. But Kali Yuga contains also the seed of redemption - the ardent thirst of human beings for Truth, which manifests towards the end of this shortest and most tumultuous era, leading again into the golden age of Satya Yuga. Kali Yuga is supposed to last around 6,000 years. Does this unique alignment of planets mark the beginning and ending of Kali Yuga, and if we are indeed on the way to Satya Yuga, what are the signs ?
Several ancient texts and prophecies point to the Golden Age being attained not through social or economical reforms, but rather through a transformation in human awareness which would soar to a Divine realm, the Kingdom of Heavens. Also, what is intriguing is the faint echo from the past which informs us of a hitherto unsuspected phenomenon, namely the coming of a feminine spiritual personality, a Mother, who will facilitate a collective rebirth. Here are some selected references which allude to this happening:
In a book published in 1887 titled The Mystery of the Ages by Marie, Countess of Caithness (Page 316-317) the following prediction appears: "It was generally considered, at the turn of the next century, that the next Divine incarnation was about to come to earth and would be female, the advent of Divine Wisdom, or Theo-Sophia, and that the present age would be the age of making known all that which has been kept secret from the beginning."
Knight John of Jerusalem (11th century) describes in his Book of Prophecies the Mother and the coming millennium: "She will be a great Master of the future times..... She will be the Mother of the Millennium that comes after the Millennium.... After the days of the devil She will make the softness of a Mother flow." "The millennium that comes after this millennium will change into a light time. People will love and share and dream, and dreams will come true. [...] People will be one big body of which every person is a tiny part. Together they'll be te heart and they'll speak one language. [...] Men will have reached heaven... Men will know the Spirit of all things... People will receive a second birth and the Spirit will come into them."
One of the oldest books in Indian astrology, Nadigrantha, compiled and translated by Shantaram Athvale, includes an interesting description of the times around the year 2000 in its chapter Kak Nadi written by Kakayyar Bhujander who was a great astrologer and seeker who lived nearly 2000 years ago. An interesting reference is also made to the year 1970, which is the year Sahaja Yoga was born. Note: by Kruta Yuga the author refers to the short transition period between Kali Yuga and Satya Yuga.
"While Jupiter is in Pisces a great Yogi will incarnate on the Earth. By 1970 it will have become quite evident to many people that a new era will have started. Kali Yuga will end and Kruta Yuga will start. The axis of the Earth will depress and the Earth's orbit will come closer and closer to the Sun. Human life will undergo a complete revolution. A great Yogi will incarnate at this time. This Yogi will be the incarnation of Parabrahma and will have all the divine powers.
Until this time a yogi or devotee could achieve the bliss of Moksha and find the ultimate meaning of his live only by following the path of devotion, knowledge and Pantanjali Yoga. But he would have to go through severe penance in order to awaken the sleeping powers of various chakras of his body and finally enlighten the Kundalini Power.
By the new method of yoga devised by the great Yogi, human beings will be able to attain the joy of Moksha (Self Realization) within one lifetime. It would no longer be necessary to sacrifice one's body or to die in order to achieve Moksha. The Brahmananda which so far only great saints had been able to experience and then only by entering into the Samadhi state at the point of death, due to his new type of yoga could be achieved by ordinary human beings without entering Samadhi state while dying.
In the beginning it would be possible for one person in crores to attain this Yoga and Moksha. However, after some time the whole human race with the help of this Yoga will be able to defeat itself. People won't have to worry about food, shelter or clothing. While living ordinary lives people will achieve Yoga - Union with God. There will be no necessity for hospitals as there will be no diseases.
In the beginning the great Yogi will be able to heal diseases with a mere touch. Old age with its destruction of the body will not exist and people will possess heavenly bodies. The whole of humanity will understand the importace of prayer and all the nations will unite together.
Due to new scientific discoveries science and religions would become one. With the help of the science the existence of God and the Soul could be proved. The veil of ignorance and Maya would be drawn aside and Brahmananda, Moksha which could previously only be attained by yogis as a result of very hard work and severe penance would become easily available to many human beings."
C.S Lewis (1898-1963) describes the sublime times when humanity will reach an enlightened state of awareness in his book "The Great Divorce": "If I could remember their singing and write down the notes, no man who read that score would ever grow sick or old. Between them went musicians: and after this a lady in whose honour this was being done. [...] Every young man or boy that met her became her son... Every girl that met her became her daughter. [...] There are those that steal other peoples children. But her motherhood was of a different kind. Those on whom it fell went back to their natural parents loving them more. In her they became themselves. And now the abundance of life she has in Christ from the Father flows over into them." He goes on to say "Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things in the universe to life."
And what is the feminine principle, the Greek Sophia, the Jewish Shekina, the Chinese Tao, the Christian Holy Ghost, and the Muslim Ruah ? It is the motherly power which exists at the universal level, which we can call as Mother Nature, which makes all living beings grow and does all living work, and which is also reflected with us human beings as the Kundalini energy at the base of the spine. Today, through the advent of Sahaja Yoga, this energy can be felt on our central nervous system, through an ancient secret phenomenon which is now possible effortlessly and en-masse: Self Realization. After this happening, which is the awakening of the Kundalini along the central channel, emerging at the top of the head, one can feel the cool breeze of this All-Pervading Power of Divine Love in the palms and above the head. This is only the beginning, a new dimension that opens to our awareness. It is not a relative dimension, conditioned by the mind, but an absolute one, that allows us to perceive the subtle reality on our palms and fingertips.
Once this initial experience of Self Realization takes place, it can be strengthened by regular Sahaja Yoga meditation, through which our spiritual growth takes place." 2
"The solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 cut across Europe, Middle East and South East Asia which constitute for around one third of the human population on Earth. Thanks to the awareness and hype generated by the media it became the most watched Solar Eclipse in recorded history.
Even as this piece is in the process of being written this eclipse has already brought about significant earthquakes in countries like Turkey and Taiwan which lie either perfectly on the line of totality or in areas which experienced partial eclipse. It is important to note that this eclipse followed a lunar eclipse which took place a fortnight earlier on 28th July '99. The lunar eclipse took place in the sign of Capricorn ( Dhanishtha nakshatra; around 11 degrees of Capricorn) while the solar eclipse took place with the constellation of Cancer ( Shravana nakshatra; around 23 degrees of Cancer ) in the background.
So the Cancer/Capricorn axis was influenced by these eclipses. As most astrologers are aware Cancer is the sign governing the masses and mass consciousness. Capricorn is the sign governing organization and concrete material manifestation on all levels. This is the reason why the recent earthquakes resulted in destruction of man made structures (capricorn) causing homelessness and pain to the masses (cancer).
I consider this to be just a minor tragedy as compared to the things to follow. The period from now up till the Grand conjunction of 5 May 2000 and Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of 28 May 2000 is a very tumultuous period for humanity as a whole and large scale events through the signification's of cancer/Capricorn axis are bound to bring about major changes.
Since our present civilization attributes its advancement to organized structures in the social, political and economic realms, it are these very structures which are at great risk due to the sign of Capricorn being involved in these eclipses. This eclipse gains more strength as majority of the planetary bodies form a Grand Cross in the moveable signs ( Aries, cancer, Libra and Capricorn) at the time of the solar eclipse:—Jupiter , Saturn-Aries Sun, Moon, Rahu-Cancer Mars-Libra Ketu, Uranus, Neptune-Capricorn The Saturn-Mars opposition as is common knowledge in Vedic astrology helps to bring about a war-like situation as the hidden agendas of various nations come out in the open precipitating a conflict. This fact that Mars has been overstaying in Libra in opposition to Saturn in Aries lends more destructive power to this configuration.
An analysis of the planetary positions around the starting of World War 2 reveals that Mars overstayed in Capricorn squaring Saturn in Aries. Also Rahu and Ketu, the moons nodes, were positioned in Libra and Aries respectively around the beginning of World War 2 in sept 1939. This means they were both squaring Mars and Ketu was conjoined with Saturn while Rahu was placed in its opposition. Well this time Rahu and Ketu are squaring both Mars and Saturn.
So it is not hard to see the similarities between the planetary configurations between Sept 1939 and august 1999 especially the fact that moveable signs are involved in the planetary configuration on both occasions. Also Mars would be transiting through its exaltation sign Capricorn in the coming December. From this position it will be affecting the eclipse point as well as have an exchange by houses as well as aspect with Saturn. It will also be conjunct Ketu, Uranus and Neptune. The explosive potential of this arrangement would be quite obvious to any astrologer, Vedic or Western.
Interestingly this is the time when the changeover to the new millennium would be taking place and deadlines like the Y2K would be encountered. Moveable signs are known to give quick and tangible results. This eclipse will thus be able to show its full affects on humanity within six months to a year of its happening. . . .
The presence of Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn is also a very important factor. The disruptive influence of these outer planets is exaggerated by their conjunction with Ketu and aspect from Saturn. Neptune, the lord of the 'heavenly waters', is the planet governing dissolution in its totality. Its presence in the concrete earthy sign of Capricorn does not augur well for stability of the very structures upon which our civilization stands.
Uranus, the lord of electric force with in the cosmos, is the planet which as is common knowledge in western astrology was responsible for the democratic revolutions in France and America in the late eighteenth century. It stands for completely revolutionizing the sphere under its influence which presently is the sign of Capricorn. Interestingly Uranus is also the planet responsible for the advent of computers in every facet of our lives on a global scale.
What the communication revolution heralded by the world wide web along with the computerization of global economic structures would lead to remains to be seen as we enter the 21st century?!
Uranus is a planet which when acting in its destructive aspect causes collapse on an individual or a collective level by accelerating everything to a degree where all control is lost and the obvious result ensues — crash! A perfect example of this acceleration is 'money', the life blood of our civilization; it is now traveling at the speed of light and is becoming more and more virtual with each passing day.
The combined influence of these two planets, whose power to affect human affairs on Earth has been increasing steadily since they were rediscovered in modern times, is bound to be the crucial factor. Jupiter, the great benefic and the planet of law as per Vedic astrology is also supporting the above mentioned planetary alignments through its transit in Aries in conjunction with Saturn.
As per vedic astrology the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn the two major planets is always significant in affecting human affairs on earth but we would not go into detailed analysis o the coming conjunction in May 2000 as that would require another article with a different approach.
What exactly nature has in store for humanity in the next millennium can not be accessed with certainty right now but the initial portents just after the eclipse are not very encouraging — major earth quakes in Turkey and Taiwan accompanied by minor ones in Greece, Japan and California; Russian invasion of Chechnya; thousands homeless in Kosovo; violence and human rights abuse in East Timor; floods in Mexico, Indian subcontinent and China; military takeover in Pakistan; rapid rise of Islamic fundamentalism with calls of Jihad coming out with frightening regularity; increased hurricane and cyclonic activity along the American east coast; political instability in majority of the democracies; world population touching the six billion mark officially; the effects of widespread pollution of the environment beginning to show up on a worldwide scale with changing weather patterns and increase in pollution related diseases... the list goes on.
Even though the picture for the 21st century does not appear that rosy astrologically or factually as of now we must keep in mind that whatever will happen will happen for the ultimate benefit of us all."3
QUOTES OF SHRI MATAJI
"These are the times described in the Holy Bible as the Last Judgment and in the Koran as Qiyamah, the Resurrection Time. Astrologically it is also called the Age of Aquarius, the time of rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"This Kundalini is the one which is called as the Kumbha — in Sanskrit language means the Aquarius.
We call it as Aquarius, as one of the Signs, and is the same as Khumba in Sanskrit language. So it is the Age of Aquarius, is the Age of the Kundalini. . . which will nourish, which is the Mother within you, which will rise, will give you the completeness of it. And which will connect you with your Spirit which ultimately gives you the enlightenment by which you become Collectively Conscious."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"The finde siécle: the ending of any century invariably brings with it a rash of Doomsday prophecies, confusion, hysteria and the whole set of apocalyptic and new age prophecies. The end of this century, however, is also the end of the magical seventh millennium, the last thousand years of our known history. This raises the tension and expectation even higher. Astrologically we are at the changeover point from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, and in terms of the clairvoyants, this also marks the five hundred year psychic cycle, when there is supposedly a marked change of consciousness planet-wide...
The solar system also has its own cycle in which five planets align with Earth, on the other side of the sun, to play a tug of war with the planet. This is due on May 5th in the year 2000 and no one knows what catastrophes could happen when the new gravitational forces act upon the already delicately balanced rotational axis of planet Earth."
Yatri, Unknown Man
""Birth of the Age of Aquarius, May 5, 2000
The night of May 4, 2000, was the eve of one of the most exciting, powerful, and transformative celestial events of our millennium according to astronomy and astrology experts. It began with the darkest night in living memory... no moon or planet lit up the sky as the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were hidden from human eyes behind the Sun. The next morning, May 5th, at 8:08 a.m. Universal Time, the longitudinal span of these five planets, Sun and Moon collimated within a geocentric (Earth-centered) sector of 27 degrees of the Constellation of Taurus in our Milky Way galaxy, forming a “Grand Planetary Alignment.” Synchronistically, the planets on this date were also in alignment with the great central Sun of the Pleiades cluster, plus the current eleven-year sunspot cycle was be at its peak. Many cultures, including the Mayans and Hopi, have a prophecy predicting the May 5th Grand Planetary Alignment and this time, "the birth of the New Age of Enlightenment" - The Age of Aquarius."
"Humans are children of the cosmos. All our organs correspond to energies fluctuating in the cosmos. According ancient teachings subtle worlds of the cosmos create our individual bodies. Like the Universe, our energetic system consists of seven worlds, and has seven primary bodies (or auric layers) that interact with each other. These bodies consist of the energy of the corresponding universal worlds accordingly, deal with them, and receive the energetic information from them. . . .
The seventh chakra is Sahasrara (the Crown Chakra). It is located on the top of the head. The color is white. It is linked to Absolute body (the conclusion of the development of all seven bodies of a cosmic organism). Sahasrara chakra is a center of psychic energy, and the only chakra that follows its subtle body Absolute in cosmic spheres after death. It is the center of psychic energy of the human organism. Through Sahasrara chakra, we connect to the "Divine Center" "
"The term kundalini is used to describe the divine energy within each person. Kundalini is the energy of life, or the Divine, as it is experienced in the individual. It is the energy that gives us life--the same energy that gives life to the universe.
Kundalini is represented as a “coiled snake” in the chakra at the base of the spine of each human—the serpentine divinity who sleeps within each individual until awakened. As the energy that lies dormant in each person is released it moves up the spine and activates the physic mechanism (chakras or energy/awareness centers). Deeper awareness and consciousness is experienced in the unfolding of and flow between those chakras. It is the rising of the kundalini, piercing and releasing the awareness within each chakra, that cuts through our tensions, blocks, ignorance, and ego. Ultimately, the kundalini moves up through all of the major chakras and rests in the chakra at the top of head, called the sahasrara chakra. This is the sacred space where we become completely aware of our total unity with the Divine."
Kundalini And Shaktipat, www.sacredspaceyogas
"The seventh major chakra is Sahasrara, located on the top of the head. The color is white. Through Sahasrara chakra, we receive universal cosmic energy and energetic information from God or the Divine Center.
Sahasrara represents the highest aspect of the Self as a cosmic organism. It is linked to the Absolute body (the conclusion of the
development of all seven subtle bodies of a cosmic organism), and it relates to the whole being. Sahasrara chakra is a center of psychic energy. The crown chakra is the most purified and evolved energy level in the bio-energy system, a balanced and perfected universal wisdom.
The goal of a human is to improve one’s own karma by living a “good” life, and a healthy Sahasrara chakra regulates human behavior and personal characteristics to live a life in accordance with karmic law. Sahasrara chakra is a center of spirituality, refinement, and magnificence. Through the crown chakra, human spirit connects to Universal Spirit, and the spiritual being moves toward Universal Consciousness—the individual self is fully dissolved here. At the crown chakra level, the cosmic self opens to the Source, unites with cosmic principles, and governs the entire universe within the body. The crown chakra is associated with universal knowledge and spiritual understanding."
"When the Kundalini awakens, tremendous power is unleashed. The resulting expansion of consciousness affects every element of our being, from our biological functions to our personal relationships to our concept of reality to our influence in the world. We are irrevocably changed in ways we could not have imagined and in ways we may never fully comprehend.
For some of us, the risen Kundalini gives us our first or most unmistakable contact with the Spirit. Before my Kundalini rose, I thought the resurgence of Goddess religions were mostly a feminist backlash against millennia of a masculinized God. Now I understand it all quite differently. Kundalini is Shakti, the Great Mother Goddess, the living energy that daily makes her vibrant presence known in my body and my psyche. She is as fierce and powerful as she is mysterious and enticing."
Kundalini Resource Center
REFERENCES1. John Mosley, Cosmic Disaster in 2000 or Another Failed Prophecy?
3. Prashant Trivedi, Astrological Portents
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