TONIGHT February 1st 2023: Green Comet Passes Earth

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TONIGHT February 1st 2023: Green Comet Passes Earth

Alright guys, something really weird is happening the last months and certainly all can feel that. After many months of Retrograde planet and eclipses we live a time of ALL Direct Planets. Now. Something else joins this cosmic event. Tonight, a green comet passes earth after 50.000 years.

Symbolism of the Green Comet

The green comet has long been a symbol of hope and new beginnings in many cultures. It is believed to represent re-birth, renewal, fresh perspective and opportunity for growth. In some tribes it was seen as an omen that signaled something big was about to happen – a change or transformation was imminent. In astrology the green comet might be associated with unexpected luck and abundance or sudden shifts in fortune, depending on its exact placement in the sky at any given moment.

Comet. A Cosmic Deja-vous?

This green comet was discovered by astronomers in March 2022 at the Zwicky Transient Facility in California. As this amazing celestial body is thought to have come from the Oort cloud – a collection of icy bodies, we now a little of its origin.

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Where to look at?

First of all, you will get a better view if you can get your hands on a pair of binoculars or -even better- a telescope.

On Wednesday night, after midnight, go to somewhere really dark – away from the bright lights of a city at night – and look for a smear in the sky. It will move a significant distance across the sky from night to night as it makes its way towards the constellation of Taurus over the coming weeks.

Great Comet of 1844

Harbingers of Change & Divine Wrath

Inca and Aztec priests and wizards the appearances of comets were seen as potent divine wrath striking back. A coment appeared as “a fire that burned in the night sky every night” 10 years before the arrival of Hernán Cortes and the other Spanish conquistadors, marking the end of their civilisation.​

Aztec First Omen

It’s true that Comets have a very long history, usually as omens and harbingers of change, which are commonly translated as bad news. The death of Julius Caesar was marked by a comet. Although this was a very significant event it as also perceived by Romans as a sign of his divinity. Moreover, Napoleon associated the appearances of comets with some of his strategic victories.

“When beggars die there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” Julius Caesar (II, ii, 30-31)

It just one sentence, William Shakespeare sums up what ancients feared from this omen. A cosmic wrath to outbalance the Realm of the living.

Dark Ages and Ill Omens

Pope Callixtus III excommunicated Halley’s Comet in 1456 as an “instrument of the devil” associating its appearance with the Christian defenders of Belgrade from the besieging armies of the islamic Ottoman Empire.

Some believed that comets appeared as divine omens of Witches dark plans to overthrow the Inquisition’s authority. They thought Witches tried to align with the Comet’s magical powers to bring plague and diseases to the world.

Even later things didn’t seem to change a lot. Thomas Hartman in 1606 wrote the Kometspiegel (aka Comet Mirror) which is a pretty intense topic of what European tribes believed about comets. As you can guess, they were clearly omens of ill events. In Kometspiegel we read that:

“All comets indeed give evidence / of a lot of bad luck, affliction, peril and danger / and a comet never appears / to be cares without evil meaning / in general eight kinds of affliction occur / when a comet burns in the air:

Much fever, illness, pestilence and death,
Difficult times, shortages and famine,
Great heat, droughts and infertility,
War, rapine, fires, murder, riots, envy, hatred and strife,
Frost, cold, storms, weather and lack of water,
Great increase in people going into decline and death,
Conflagrations and earthquakes in many places,
Great changes in government.
But for us to do penance from the heart, God afflicts us with disasters and pains.”

Let’s hope Comet Neowise will bring bright blessings in the World!

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