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Movie Review – Frequencies

What if physics determined the laws of attraction? In a parallel world where human frequencies determine luck, love, and destiny, Zak, a young college student, must overcome science in order to love Marie, who emits a different frequency than his own. In an attempt to make their love a reality, Zak experiments on the laws of nature, putting in danger the cosmic equilibrium of fate and everything he holds dear. This unique and experimental drama blends science fiction and romance to create a futuristic tale where love, science, and fate collide. (c) FilmBuff

Zak is low frequency and out of sync with society and nature as defined by the movie.  Marie is a high frequency person and detached from emotions.  For her, everything works out effortlessly.  For Zak, he has to watch his back and always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  When Zak is in the presence of Marie, within one minute, an event is triggered which places him in danger.  It is Nature’s way of weeding him out.  But he loves Marie and is determined to find a way to be with her.

His solution is interesting.  With a friend, they come up with an algorithm which provides Zak with 3 words to say at appropriate times, as determined by their app, in order to dampen the effect of nature trying to eliminate him around Marie.  He just needs to speak a word when the app beeps and energies are calmed.

Also, Marie would like to feel emotion.  When Zak makes physical contact with Marie, their energies adjust to a balance – hers lowers and his raises.  She begins to feel and he is more in sync with life energies.  

The words the app creates are based on the idea that they are sound frequencies which also have a meaning.  This effects the person he is interacting with at a subliminal level.  That the person believes it has an effect or is unaware of the word being spoken enable it to work.  

These ideas are based on actual behaviors of the reality we are immersed in.  The qualities of our reality that are relevant and portrayed in this movie are,

The unaware are easily manipulated and programmable.  

All but a few characters in the movie are unaware of how their reality works.  They measure frequency, but refer to it like we refer to IQ.  They respond to spoken words, specific words meant to alter their frequency, as if they were robots.  The movie mentions a secret book that lists code words and their effects.  These words, when spoken, are obeyed by the people without resistance.  Only music can neutralize the effects because it speaks to the soul.  This plays out the idea that most people are living in their egos, the programmable, easily manipulated identities tied to their physical body.  Those living with honest expression of themselves, baring their soul, are not as susceptible to programming.  Zak is representative of this type of person.

Some are aware and playing with the unaware

One family, plus the government, has passed along, through the generations, information about the codes and how to neutralize them.   These people are aware of how susceptible people are to manipulation and realize most are walking around in an unaware state.  They know the history of the codes and how they have been used to manipulate the masses throughout time.  This plays on the idea that in our society, most of us are unaware of the nature of reality and there are empowered groups that manipulate based on their knowledge of how things work.

Zak is out of sync with the rest

Society shuns him and nature tries to eliminate him.  He thinks differently because he is not included with the rest and lives a more challenging existence.  He is also obsessed with finding a way to be with Marie by raising his frequency. My take on his role is that he is the outsider, the system buster meant to break the pattern of society so that people can become more aware.

Marie is like an observer

Marie is detached from her body, placing her more in observation mode without expressing emotions.  It’s as if her consciousness is not fully paying attention to her physical incarnation.  She is only lightly participating in life, and is in sync because she just goes with it, she doesn’t second guess or worry.  It takes the physical attention of Zak, soul to soul, for her to be interested enough in her experience to put more of her attention on it.  Then more of her consciousness is present in her body and she feels emotion.

People feel Zak’s presence as discomfort

He doesn’t fit in and is out of harmony with the sync of life and the rest of society.  He is in the wrong place at the wrong time and shunned by people.  He seems to represent living honestly, expressing his true self, less ego based.  Since he is less focussed on an ego, he is less susceptible to the programming and so out of sync.  This programming would be the imperceptible, subconscious based programming of the portion of the mind tied to the ego.  As an outsider expressing his true self, he isn’t following the same behaviors and attitudes projected by the ego.  This is felt as awkwardness by others because he makes them feel uncomfortable.  Egos like to interact with egos.

Words are frequencies attached to definitions

They need belief for them to work.  They are the programming language and are constantly used within society to subconsciously program people.  The words set to music or tone are more effective.  All words have context to beliefs or definitions that influence the way people behave.  People respond without thinking to concepts  and words if spoken the right way.

Music speaks to the soul

Listening to music pulls attention away from body, so the programming is rendered neutral.  When people are moved emotionally by music, they have been touched by it at the soul level.  Their attention and state of being is more of a match to their true self.  When attention is taken off of their ego selves (their labeled identities), they are not reacting mindlessly, thereby decreasing susceptibility to programming.

The movie is a great consciousness themed movie and explores the concepts in a relevant way.  I recommend it.

We Are Not Love, We Are In Serious Need of Love


We are our souls, ourselves.  We are consciousness, minds. What we think becomes our expression.  We express our thoughts through our actions and behavior.  Look around the world.  Our actions and behaviors are not propagating love, so how can we BE love?  What is love?  It isn’t something you can explain easily.  ‘It’s the way I feel’, some might say.  But what creates that feeling?  ‘It’s the way I express’, other might say.  But what are you expressing?  Are you paying attention to your chest in order to feel something in your heart?  Is it just a feeling in the center of your body?  Why does it come and go so easily?

Most people begin life with the love of their parents to guide them.  But relationships with parent are tumultuous.  There are usually intense feelings within family dynamics.  Yet the emotional bond of ‘love’ seems to always be there, like an underlying current through the good time and bad.  But does it feel like love?  It seems to be a sense of caring, maybe obligation.  Or maybe something more because the parents brought a new life into the world, and that new life taught them selflessness, sacrifice, encouragement, and even courage.  Children teach parents a lot about love.

Through all the ups, maybe mostly downs in family dramas, people go their own ways, and love seems to be irrelevant.  But when one of your own is lying on their deathbed, you are compelled to be at their side.  And the feeling you want to convey is usually, ‘I love you’, take that with you to heaven, where I know you deserve to go.  And there may even be a sincere desire to see them in Heaven someday.  Of course there are exceptions in extremely abusive situations.  These situations usually involve the total lack of self love and the inability to express love to another.  For most families, there is some expression of love, some giving of it.  You can tell by the hurt that goes along with it sometimes.

So what is this ‘love’ that we are sharing?  It seems to be an idea or concept for how we treat eachother.  It’s not just one single thing, an emotion or feeling.  We feel a uplifted when we receive love.  We are uplifted because of the way we are being treated.  So we can say love is given as the expression of attitude and the way we treat others.  When we love, we express respect, admiration, gratitude, humor and an overall acceptance of the person we are interacting with.  Judgement is conspicuously absent.  This is why the child-parent bond, while seeming to be not that loving, in the end brings out the emotion we often associate with love.  That ‘I don’t want to lose you’ type of hurt.  Parents and children have a lot of soul-soul, heart to heart interactions.  True interactions where one person is actually seeing into the heart of another and accepting them to one degree or another.  This is hard to find in ‘the real’ world, in a society filled with judgement.

Parents are the home base.  The place to return to when you feel unloved.  A place to recharge a sense of self-worth.  But usually the kids are looking for this from the parents, not so much giving it back.  Thus the parents learn selflessness and sacrifice from the children because they are worth it.  Grown children grow tired of judgement, return to the parents for a recharge of acceptance, no matter how small, usually while judging the adequacy of the parents parenting.  So love is complicated.

People are filled with expectations and judgements.  It’s hard to express love to another when judgement stands in the way.  If we were love, if our souls were made of love and we ‘are’ it, then we are fighting our very nature to not express it.  But most are perfectly happy not to be expressing it.  This would require them to express respect, understanding, patience, non-judgement, etc.  This actually takes effort.  It does not come naturally.  Almost as if we have to go against our nature in order to discipline ourselves to do this.

The reason for the constraint required of our impulsive nature lies in the deeply buried sense of self-hatred, or lack of self-love present in all who don’t feel naturally inclined to express lovingly to all people they encounter.  So discipline is necessary.  Always disciplining oneself to focus on the positive, always looking for things to be grateful for.  Effort, effort, effort.  And it will always be effort until that uncomfortable sensation that makes it difficult to be alone and happy, is adderessed.  Even ones’ parents can’t make that go away.  You can love your parents, but not really express it until you love yourself. So the sensation of longing or hurt is often associated with love for another.  ‘I do love you, but can’t really joyfully express it and I don’t understand why.’

We are in need of love.  And we look for it in everything external to ourselves.  Parents are supposed to be an eternal fountain of unconditional love received, but not returned, friends to make us happy, pets to bring us joy, entertainment to distract us.  We look for love in all the wrong places.  Our goal should really be to be able to express it naturally with no effort.  The thing keeping us from that goal is ourselves.  We need to look at ourselves, all of it, and find the reason for the lack of love of self that is keeping us from treating eachother with respect and all the other attributes that come with expressing love.

The human story seems to be about the quest for love.  It’s a love story that is a tragedy played over and over again.  Repeated through lifetimes of interpersonal dynamics.  We have lived lifetimes together as a human family, looking for ways to love eachother when we don’t really love ourselves.  We need to stop all interactions, ideally, until we get our heads in order.  Until we understand ourselves, because this lack of understanding of ourselves is creating hurt for others.  We can put expressions on our faces and fake an attitude, but our conscious being does read the true expression of energy, thought, and it’s registered, noted within our subconscious as we consciously play the pretend game.  This creates buried hurt or resentment.  And the cycle continues.

Honesty really is the best policy because it doesn’t hurt.  It feels good.  The subconscious recognizes true, meaningful interaction and both people benefit.  If all could be absolutely honest, even if it is the expression of a negative emotion, it would benefit both.  This means, even if you do not like the person, let them know.  Because if you pretend not to in order to feel like a more loving person, our consciousness recognizes the lie.  You recognize you betraying yourself and feel diminished, the other recognizes the lie and disrespect.  So use the code of honor on the battlefield.  You can be enemies, but also respect eachother.  This feels good.  Try it.

Why do we think we are ‘love’ or loving beings?  Maybe it is because we are the energy of consciousness.  We are minds that are looking at physical energy and playing with it by thinking up stories with our minds.  Our thoughts create vibrations within the physicality of space.  When our thoughts consist of positive concepts about the other person and are truly accepting of them, as in no judgement, then the vibrations of the physical energy by the one thinking this way feels good.  They are not sensed or felt as resistance.  It feels expansive, like you can breathe easily and fully express yourself without holding back.  If you love yourself, you feel the joy of expressing yourself in another’s company.  This results in the feeling of physical energy around you as it resonates with your joy of expression.  You feel elation, happiness, joy and the other person feels it as well because they are in acceptance of your self expression.  You can harmonize together and enhance the effect.  This is the unhindered expression of oneself when they love themself.  Otherwise, you hold back and never get there.  It takes the energy of non-judgement to open up.  Usually parents offer that, but still with some level of expectation and judgement.

To truly open up, a good investment of time is spent in isolation, breaking through all of the self judgement that creeps up and discovering all of the buried beliefs that keep you from the joy of expressing yourself.  When expressing yourself in joy, we all benefit and receive love as given by your love of self expressing as love of life.  In the busy, distracting, modern world, it is hard to commit to ourselves in this way.  The concept of mindfulness is working its way into the human psyche as an expression, or manifestation of the desire of humanity to move out of our cycle of dysfunctional interaction and into a more responsible loving one.  We want to fix this and it is showing.  The temptation will be to treat it as a fad, a popular thing to do.  Not all people are aligned with the desire to break the cycle, but enough are to bring these concepts into mainstream.  If you find yourself drawn to it, you are sensing within you a deeply held desire to learn what you need to learn to be the expression of self love.  To understand your nature and to be able to be happy.  Don’t let yourself down.  Treat yourself lovingly, with utmost respect and listen to yourself.  These deeply held impulses are of the utmost importance to understand and you have to stand up for yourself.  No perceived ‘responsibility’ is more important than listening to yourself and using this lifetime for what you wanted to.  You aren’t alone, and like all difficult habit breaking endeavors, there are support groups to network with.  Modern society is very distracting, but just keep in mind that you are worth the investment.

The Energy of Cannibalism on Earth

Cannibalism (from Caníbales, the Spanish name for the Caribs,[1] a West Indies tribe that formerly practiced cannibalism)[2] is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. It is also called anthropophagy. A person who practices cannibalism is called a cannibal. The expression “cannibalism” has been extended into zoology to mean one individual of a species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food, including sexual cannibalism.

Physical matter is energy.  E=mc^2.  Consuming physical matter is equivalent to the consumption of energy.  Energy is consumed because it is not being produced by the one consuming.  There is a need for energy or the organism dies.  Cannibalism is a definition which applies to the same species consuming itself.  Consciousness is all one species.  The Earth energetic system is rife with the energy of cannibalism.

Each consciousness should be the source of its own energy.  They are not when the energy is blocked.  The energy is blocked by the consciousness itself.  Beliefs are an obstruction.  When beliefs/thought energy is removed, the energy flows.  The consciousness, human in this case, acquires beliefs passively or consciously,  these beliefs, if not consciously examined, taking a look at the effect it has on the well being of self and others, will be forgotten and fade into the murky depths of the subconscious mind.

Subconscious refers to that part of the mind we are not paying attention to.  The beliefs that faded are still the active programs affecting our actions, behavior and emotions.  Unrecognized habits and patterns of interaction result from these hidden beliefs.  Each belief has a resonance.  We are buffered from the feeling sense of the vibrational quality of the belief by the human body.  However, the human body expresses our innermost nature by its posture and expression.  Observe yourself.

These beliefs block our energy.  This blocks the source of our well-being.  We then have a need.  We fill this need by feeding off the energy of other people, places, things and animals.  Pets are sources of energy.  Any attachment is a source of energy.  What you cannot walk away from is an attachment.

Our emotional dramas with other people are due to our need to feed.  Every interaction tells us about our need.  This energy has become part of the Earth system as seen in the environment and wildlife.  It is due to energy blockage – beliefs.  We are not love or expressing it naturally, in a not forced way unless all of our energy is unblocked.

These beliefs are accumulated throughout lifetimes of experiences.  We have beliefs in our subconscious unrecognized because they are from a previous life when we were ‘someone else’.  So we wouldn’t recognize it as relevant to this life.  A ‘lifetime’ in human terms is the reset into forgetting in order to start anew.  We are the same person, the same consciousness, the same soul who has experienced many lives in human form.  This is all one life for the consciousness (us), perceived as many because the form changes.  One could say our form changes because our energy keeps killing it.

We are cannibalizing eachother.  This hurts ourselves and all others.  This cannibalization plays out in society and families.  Parents need children, corporations need consumers and consumers desperately need entertainment.  A person feeds off of another through interactions that produce emotion.  The emotional. Reaction is their food.  It helps feed the energy patterns within their belief systems that are held in place (this takes mental effort).  If they don’t feed, if isolated, they have to face themselves, the thoughts that pop up.  They are then forced through their own desperate desire to feel better, to begin to eliminate beliefs causing them pain.  Without this isolation or will to stop feeding, the person uses someone else or thing to fulfill the desperate desire to feel better.

Life is not supposed to be about suffering or learning through suffering.  We, humanity, are suffering because of our self-neglect.  We are not taking responsibility for ourselves and the impact we are having on life itself.  Because of the mis-management of our own minds.  This takes will-power because this world is filled with feel good distractions.  Lives go by like watching a re-run unless some extreme experience causes us to take a look at ourselves.  What other sentient beings are going to want to interact with consciousness that feeds off of other consciousness?   We are fascinated with emotions and the physical feeling of them.  We feel ourselves and we can only do this because we are using physical matter within the physical universe to do it.  Otherwise, in our true state, we are ‘formless’, consciousness that exists in a reality similar to the dream state. ‘Intangible’.

We are abusing physical matter in this way.  Our bodies are physical matter – they are living beings themselves we are communing with.  Our negative consciousness belief systems result in abuse of the body, abuse of the animals, abuse of Earth.   If we treat our bodies as if we are communing with God through them, with the gift of sensation and emotion, we will be in a more considerate place.

There seems to be a concerted effort to help mankind as expressed through channelling, spiritual masters and incarnated beings bringing in a fresh, new perspective – what you are doing is hurting you.  This help is a response to the suffering of humanity and calls for help through prayer.  Let’s help eachother to help ourselves.  Be mindful of your thoughts, actions and expressions.  Be considerate of others.  Take a look at what you are doing.  Are you feeding?

Meditation With Art


Gaze at a piece of artwork or photo and feel what comes up with body, emotion and thought.  This is telling you about yourself, beliefs you have.  For instance, a painting of a forest may bring up feelings of claustrophobia.  This tells you that you may have a fear of wilderness, forests, you may feel trapped.  But only you can determine what it is.  If you feel euphoric, then it is showing you something you love and it’s not necessarily the picture you’re looking at. It’s some concept you are perceiving that has been triggered by the painting.  This is a fun exercise to do with absolutely anything in life, including other people.

The beautiful artwork used in this example is from Alison Jardine.


Our Relationship With Our Bodies

Ideas on our relationship to our bodies, taken from ‘A Course In Miracles’.

T- 19.IV.B.14. Why should the body be anything to you? Certainly what it is made of is not precious. And just as certainly it has no feeling. It transmits to you the feelings that you want. Like any communication medium the body receives and sends the messages that it is given. It has no feeling for them. All of the feeling with which they are invested is given by the sender and the receiver. The ego and the Holy Spirit both recognize this, and both also recognize that here the sender and receiver are the same. The Holy Spirit tells you this with joy. The ego hides it, for it would keep you unaware of it. Who would send messages of hatred and attack if he but understood he sends them to himself? Who would accuse, make guilty and condemn himself?


We are the energy of consciousness interacting with the physical universe.  Our interaction with physical energy produces an energy field around us that we call our body.  It is the attention of our conscious energy that warps physicality into resonance with our thoughts and feelings.  When we pull our attention away from the physical energy of the universe, we change perspective back to formlessness.  This formlessness, our existence outside of the physical is what we refer to as ‘Heaven’.  The experience ther resembles the type of experience we have in the formless dream state.

So our bodies are fields of physical energy created by our own thoughts.  Anything we feel, we feel within our bodies.  Another body can feel a certain way and effect the way our body feels if we resonate with it.  So someone can project the energy of anger, which we can feel, but the anger is theirs.  They feel it in their own body.  If we choose to resonate with it, we can feel it in our body.  If we choose not to resonate with it, then we sense their anger with our body, but do not feel it as our own.  Essentially, we decide not to join them in acting out anger.

So it appears to the person that he is sending out anger, but he is also receiving the feeling within his own body.  He is sending out his thoughts which produce anger in his own body.  This is how the sender and receiver are the same.  This is also how emotions can be transmitted to people if people decide to resonate with it – their bodies feel it, they put attention to it, recognize it as anger, decide they are angry, then make up a reason why – ‘that person yelling at me just made me angry’.

T- 19.IV.B.15. The ego’s messages are always sent away from you, in the belief that for your message of attack and guilt will someone other than yourself suffer. And even if you suffer, yet someone else will suffer more. The great deceiver recognizes that this is not so, but as the “enemy” of peace, it urges you to send out all your messages of hate and free yourself. And to convince you this is possible, it bids the body search for pain in attack upon another, calling it pleasure and offering it to you as freedom from attack.


In the transmission of anger, someone can see themselves as under attack as another expresses anger.  We are always sending our energy out when we are expressing.  Because we have bodies, physical energy around us, we can hurt eachother’s bodies.  These bodies are effected by the frequencies of resonance with emotions.  Negative emotions are negative because we hurt ourselves when feeling and expressing them.  The physical oscillations hurt the body and cause chaos in the biological systems of others as well, if they take on that resonant frequency within their own bodies.

If a person hates someone, they feel a sensation within their body.  They can choose to hurt someone else by putting their attention on them and physically assaulting them or psychologically messing with them.  The one assaulting is putting attention on this hate energy and increasing it, keeping it resonating.  In this way, they are hurting themselves. Their intent in hurting another is to express the feeling to the other, thinking this will release it from them, or else help them feel better.  It only makes it worse because extra feelings, such as guilt, are added in.

If you focus on a feeling within the body, which can feel like a knot of energy, or a burning sensation, thoughts will come to mind related to,that emotion.  So let yourself feel the emotion and observe your thoughts.  This will help you understand the belief behind the emotion and help to clear it..


A poem about beliefs inspired by the recent tragedies.

Karen Wilson_ Awaken

This is a poem by my partner Rohan fromAwaken Meditation Retreats

This poem was written as a reflection of how our beliefs are formed and the irony  that  they are learned,they are not a representation of our true self.Yet people will fight, argue and even kill those who oppose their beliefs.Inspired by the Lindt bombing in Australia but particularly poignant in the wake of the Charlie tragedy in France.

This irony of life is brief

opinions stem from our belief

beliefs come from our thoughts in turn

our thoughts again from what we learn

a tiny child, these thoughts begin

environment, culture , kin

bones grow thick and bodies long

thoughts too, grow big and strong

what a feeling, being right

that sudden rush, ego’s delight.

beliefs now ours to argue, blame

our children learn to do the same


But to the mirror, blame behold!

These thoughts of ours, another sold

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Twelve plus One

Some notes on the number 12 plus one.

Many wisdom traditions teach that the wholeness of the soul is embodies by a matrix of consciousness compromising an integrated 12 into 13 harmonic of fundamental energies.  Such teachings rely on the use of symboll and metaphor to depict this understanding.  And so throughout the archetypal language of myth, in the journey of the solar – or soular – hero, the inner pilgrimage to wholeness, we repeatedly encounter these archetypal numbers.  Twelve companion deities surrounded Osiris, the ancient Egyptian God of regeneration.  Twelve followers accompanied the archetypal hero Odysseus, whose long journey home after the Trojan War was recounted by Homer.  Hercules the Greek hero undertook 12 labours to complete his mission and obtain freedom.  And Jesus whose birth we celebrate at the winter solstice – the rebirth of the sun – had 12 disciples.

This interweaving of 12 around one is reflected in the astronomical and astrological cycles of the Zodiac and the cosmic dance of the Sun, Moon, and Earth.  Each year the sun completes a cycle against the background of the 12 constellations of the zodiac.  And each year the Moon, as it circles the Earth, traces out 12 sidereal months as measured against the stellar background and 13 full moons or lunations.

The same harmonic is embedded within the musical notes of the chromatic scale, where, as we have seen, the 13th note both completes an octave – by doubling the frequency of the first note – and begins the next.  To the initiated musicians of Ancient Greece, the innate geometrical relationships embodied by the chromatic scale reflected cosmic principles of evolution and the embodiment of unity consciousness.

The ancient geometers depicted Spirit as a perfect sphere.  To them the embodiment of spirit in matter was further revealed by the greatest number of spheres able to be packed around a central sphere of the same size, being 12 around one.

It was these intuitive insights which reconciled so many ancient cultures in a common perception. –books.google.com

Twelve disciples plus Jesus

Each of the twelve [disciples] represented qualities of personality that belong to one individual, and Christ as you know him represented an individual earthly personality – the inner self – and twelve main characteristics connected with the egotistical self.  As Christ was surrounded by the disciples, so the inner self is surrounded by these physically oriented characteristics, each drawn outward toward daily reality on the one hand, and yet orbiting the inner self.
Seth Speaks, pg 205

Jesus is the Sun and the disciples represent the 12 basic patterns of human personality as revealed in the Zodiac.  This also applies to the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 Angels.  Each disciple represents a character trait, such as Will, that when combined, produce the whole, Jesus. Character traits can be thought of as a belief in self pertaining to a particular trait.

Other references:
In the Revelation: the twelve gates of the celestial City (Rv 21,12); the twelve kinds of precious stone of the celestial City (Rv 21,19-20); the twelve stars of the crown that wears the woman (Rv 12,2); the trees of life, which bear twelve crops of fruit in a year, one in each month (Rv 22,2), the twelve eras that the Earth crosses in 26000 years. At each of the twelve cycles of the humanity would incarnate a rescuer, the twelve works of Hercules, the human cell has twelve biochemical salts, etc.

Twelve chakras plus the whole

Our energy fields are the combined energies of twelve vortex points which can be mapped to the character traits represented by the Zodiac or the disciples.  When energy blocks are removed (beliefs are removed), the energy flows as the whole (Jesus).


Vibrational signatures of twelve chakras


Sacred Geometry, Twelve plus one Solid


Metatron’s Cube (12 circles around 1 center). This can produce the flower of life which also contains the patterns of the chakras.  ‘Drunvalo Melchizedek has called these figures symbols of sacred geometry, asserting that they represent ancient spiritual beliefs, and that they depict fundamental aspects of space and time.’


There are 12 western astrological signs and 12 signs in the Chinese zodiac; 
12 planets ; 
12 ‘jyotirlingas’ in Hindu Shivaism; 
Surya, the Hindu sun god has 12 names and there are 12 petals in the heart chakra or ‘anahata’; 
There were 12 disciples or apostles in Christianity; 
12 Imams in Islam; 
There are 12 tribes of Israel; 
12 principal gods in the ancient Greek pantheon and 12 labours of Hercules;
The Norse god Odin had 12 sons; 
12 knights sat at the legendry King Arthur’s round table and he won 12 great battles against Saxon invaders; 
There are 12 months in the year; 
12 tones(black and white notes) in an octave…the list goes on and on

Why the Constellation of Ophiuchus was Not Included in the Zodiac

New Zodiac Sign Ophiucus?

There has been some controversy over the subject of a new Zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. I’m re-blogging an interesting discussion of this controversy. As a brief introduction to Ophiuchus,

The constellation, Ophiuchus, has been known since ancient times, and is better known as Serpentarius, the Serpent Holder. It is included in the list of 48 constellations described by Ptolemy. Ophiuchus is depicted as a man handling a serpent; his body dividing the large snake into two parts, giving way to the symbol used today as an Asclepius – the medical staff. Astrologers have not included Ophiuchus in the wheel of Astrological signs because the Sun spends only about nineteen days in this 13th sign of the Mazzaroth. Not that there wasn’t a 13th sign in the Heavens, but as far as Astrologers were concerned, the Sun traveled from the constellation ‘Scorpius’ and then proceeded directly into the sign of Sagittarius. In reality, this was not the case. The Sun, for 19 days of the year, travels through the star constellation ‘Ophiuchus’ before entering Sagittarius from Scorpius – see chart below. thus The sign of Ophiuchus is patterned after the original ‘Serpent Holder’, Enki, a Sumerian god.

Mark Lerner

Why the Constellation of Ophiuchus was Not Included in the Zodiac

By Mark Lerner

Back in January of this year, an astronomer and professor in Minnesota (Parke Kunkle*) gave an interview to a reporter at the Star-Tribune newspaper in which he tried to disparage Western Astrology. As has occurred on numerous occasions over the past few hundred years, people with apparently “scientific backgrounds” who have never made a full and fair study of astrology attempt to poke holes in our 12-fold division of zodiacal signs by claiming (a) the Sun-sign dates are now inaccurate and (b) there is a thirteenth constellation in the zodiac – Ophiuchus – that astrologers have ignored.

This article will set the record straight.

*Note: I have viewed a video online – at the Star-Tribune website – showing Parke Kunkle and he clearly believes (erroneously) that astrologers here in America work with 12 zodiacal “constellations” or…

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