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Predictions for 2016: Year of the Monkey

Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.

Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, and has its roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications.

Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, and some – such as the Indians, Chinese, and Maya – developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations.

Western astrology, one of the oldest astrological systems still in use, can trace its roots to the 17th century BCE Mesopotamia, from which it spread to Ancient Greece, Rome, the Arab world and eventually Central and Western Europe.

Astrology in its broadest sense means that we are searching for meaning in the night sky.

Many cultures through out time in different parts of the world have developed ellaborate systems to make predictions. Often Astrologers make adaptations to styalize their technique to optimize and specify their predictions independently.

2016 in the Chinese zodiac is the year of the red monkey.

2016 will be fast paced and large swings of the pendelum of emotions and events unfolding, much as the monkey swings fast and
all around in the forest.

Expect greatness, destruction, even chaos and profound events to unfold, seeming at the time to be unexpected.

For my personal predictions, I look for major or unique celestial events in the sky, particularly in the begining of the year.

I also look for an “indicator” that may point to different celestial bodies or groups and research the meanings in greek, latin, arabic and other sources as well as looking into the root words and tracing their etymology while combining esoterical knowledge used in the Ancient Mystery system.

The first comet of 2016 is C2013 US10 also known as Comet Catalina will be crossing the night sky in January, emitting a greenish hue that will be visable in the early morning sky to the east. Comet Catalina is named for the Observatory that discovered it in 2013.

Comet Catalina takes an interesting journey through the night sky crossing many constelations and pointing to certain celestial bodies painting an intriguing picture that tells a story.

Firstly the name Catalina is a Spanish Feminie name that is rooted from greek as Katerina. When we break down the name as “Cata” and “Lina” this is when the name forms a insightful meaning.
Cata in Greek means Bad, down or fall. Lina in Greek refers to an olive wreath or crown worn by the hero. Modernly it is used as a symbol for peace.

Combining the meaning of these words an erie message reveals itself as “Down fall of the Hero or Peace.”

On the Comets tail, an interesting phenonemon is occuring, 3 magnetic storms are caught in Catalina’s tail, trailing along behind. These magnetic storms are similar to the geomagnetic storms that are found on earth and are caused by solar wind from the sun.

Using the Ancient Mystery system, the number 3 is of special signifance. 3 is a masculine number, and often represents completion. 3 can also indicate a child, or offspring. In the material sense it means product and final result.
Comet Catalina is headed North and visible in the East from Earths perspective.

East is associated with the orientation point, portrayed as first light, origins, birth and ressurection.

The first constelation Catalina will encounter in the New Year is Bootes, this constellations recognition dates back to ancient Mesopotamia where it was recognized as the god Enlil who was the leader of the Babylonian pantheon and special patron of farmers.

In greek Bootes is refered to as the Plowman, herdsman or a hunter.In ancient times special signifigance was assigned to farmers and hunters as they were crutial for survival.

Catalina will pass directly over the 4th brightest star in the night sky called Arcturus.

In Greek it is known as the Guardian or the watcher, as it watches the constellation Ursa Major also known as the Great Bear.

In Ancient Rome, the star’s celestial activity was supposed to portend tempestuous weather.
The next constellation on Catalinas journey is over Canes Venatici in Latin, thought to be the two hunting dogs of Bootes. Canes Venatici in many cultures in a broad sense, relates to the Ideal conditions of the Pursuit, also recognizing the Joy of the chase. The Romans attributed the meaning of Canes Venatici as political endeveors.

Directly after Canes Venatici is Ursa Major, also know as the big dipper, that Catalina will pass just touching the tip of the handle or the tail of the bear.

The constellation of Ursa Major has been seen as a bear by many distinct civilizations. This may stem from a common oral tradition stretching back more than 13,000 years.

The Great Bear is seen in many cultures as a threat, interestingly Russia is also known or symbolized as a Great Bear.

The stars that make up Ursa Major have arabic names. In Arabic tradition according to which the constellation is actually a funeral procession in which the four stars of the dipper form the bier, kubra, and the three stars of the handle are mourners following the coffin banat na’ash al kubra. The nightly slow and solemn movement of the constellation around the pole may have contributed to this association.

Comet Catalina will directly pass over the star Alkaid which is the last mourner following the funeral. An alternative meaning in Arabic tradition is to ‘Bare Witness’. As one is present to confirm a death at a funeral.

The next to pass for Catalina is the constellation Draco. Its name is Latin for dragon. Dragons in Greek mythology that may have inspired the constellation’s name include Ladon, the dragon who guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides.

Sometimes, Draco is represented as the demon son of Gaia, Typhon. Who was the most fearsome monster of Greek mythology. His mother Gaia often represents the Earth.

China is symbolized as a Dragon, but has an opposite meaning. The Dragon in ancient chinese mythology is seen as Power, and wisdom. In chinese astrology this constellation is viewed as a serpent, meaning to see clearly.

The last constellation that Catalina will pass before fading from Earths view at the end of January 2016 is Camelopardalis.

Camelopardalis is the romaminization of the greek word meaning a camel with leopard spots, or a giraffe.
In ancient times, Giraffes were often given to kingdoms as gifts, they were seen as rare and unique, due to their distinct long necks.

The constellation was introduced and named in 1612 (or 1613) by Petrus Plancius. This constellation has no ancient meaning, but as a Metaphorical classifier, due to features, behavior, or environment of an animal, a specific meaning can be attached.

Due to the animals long neck, many civilizations that saw the animal were amazed by this feature.
Thinking upon the griaffe’s perspective, on can gather that the Giraffe has a grand view of his environment.

An obscure reference was attached to the giraffe in ancient times as To foresee or foretell, in other words, is to see as a giraffe does. It is the animal’s acute eyesight, in fact, that allows the giraffe to communicate visually from a distance greater than permitted by sound or scent (and indeed greater than any other mammal) and gives the giraffe its lofty dignity.

To transcribe and condense Comet catalinas journey in 2016, through ancient etymology, a story emerges.

The Fall of the hero or the Fall of Peace with warnings of 3 following behind, one cycle is completing and another one begins, firstly affected is the harvest or harvestor with a turbelent storm, through the pursuits of Nations endeveors, who will bare witness and clearly see a destructive force for some, others as an oppertunity. This storm will be long comming, taking its toll to pass and be forseen by few.

It is my enterpratation that a powerful nation or a nation alliance will begin to fail, or cannot hold the peace any longer.

First effecting world economies, a powerful storm brews of Nations taking action, eigther seeking correction, retribution or exploitation.

Three events or a third major event of destruction will occur and all will bare witness and see the truth.

This was forwarned for some time now by few.

Three major terrorist attacks may take place in the western world,

the United States is in a weakend state of descent and failure,

NATO may disolve or be rendered powerless, effecting the economies of many Nations.

The storm of military action on nations will increase and chaos will grow, through these actions opinions may change as the truth of nations agendas is revealed…. New alliances may form and create a new order…… and World War 3 is realized.

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About Cynthia Schnepp (861 Articles)
YouTube Personality 'ShantiUniverse', Chief Editor & Columnist of From San Antonio Texas has lived in New York, England, and Las Vegas.