When astronomer Robert McNaught of Australia first spotted the Comet which now bears his name on August 7, 2006, the comet was in the constellation HERCULES and approaching constellation SCUTUM, just off the tail of AQUILA, the Eagle.
My esteemd colleague, Twilight, has asked about the correlation between Comet McNaught and the storms in midwestern US now spread from Texas to the northeast...in a word, yes. AQUILA the Eagle is also called the storm bird and rises in winter bringing along icy storms.
The Comet is now fading from view in the Northern Hemisphere since it has rounded the Sun, but photos are expected from SOHO...keep your eye peeled at SOHO's website if you wish.
SCUTUM, the shield , commemorates King of Poland John Sobieski's victory against the Turks in 1683. But it really gets interesting when you consider AQUILA and HERCULES, the Kneeler...one of the oldest constellations...with the tip of his left foot near the head of the celestial Dragon.
All this relates to the mythological Twelve Labors of Hercules and to AQUILA as part of the 3 birds and an arrow group, one of which is Cynus, the Swan--a very hostile and aggressive bird.
AQUILA (Latin: eagle, or vulture) has an alpha star, Altair, keywords: boldness and determination. AQUILA relates to the Stymphalian Birds--Hercules' Labor 6.
Plus, there was a vicious bird from the Arabian desert, the Stymphalian, which was known to be equal to lions or leopards in fierceness. Perhaps they're still hanging about...in Iraq, eh?
As you know, the Stymphalian Birds were known to be man-eaters, and Hercules was given the Labor of driving away an enormous flock of them from a lake deep in the woods near the town of Stymphalos. The goddess Athena appeared and gave Hercules a pair of bronze krotala, or castenets, to create a huge ruckus so that Hercules could shoot them with his arrows (or some say, a slingshot) as they flew away. Good deal.
These krotala were made by the immortal craftsman, Hephaistos, in his forge (the Pentagon?)
By now you know I'm thinking of the recent US raid of Arbil and the 5 Iranian "diplomats" who were arrested--or as they say, kidnapped. And the US symbol of the Eagle is obvious.
Now when Athena appeared to Hercules, she told him the birds were hiding in the trees around the lake because they were afraid of him. Well, they should've been.
But here's where it gets sticky--a few escaped (history repeats?!?) and sought refuge on the isle of ARES (god of war, of course) in the Black Sea.
I spent much of the past weekend nosing into the Black Sea region with its resorts, spas, and islands, and some interesting possibilities have surfaced.
Time is short so I'll list a few of them:
Snake Island, Cholchis, Istanbul, Costanta, and any of the resort towns around the basin we call the Black Sea...Romania and Bulgaria, the Ukraine, and Georgia...the Black Sea is connected to the Mediterraean Sea bwo the Turkish Straits system (TSS) in the southwest--which includes the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits and the Sea of Marmara.
The Black Sea is connected also to the Sea of Azov in the northeast bwo the Kerch straits.
But Colchis is where the sacred grove of Ares was located...where Areetes hung the Golden Fleece on a tree bough until Jason and the Argonauts scored it. Colchis was also the land where the mythological Prometheus was punished by having his liver eaten by an EAGLE because he revealed the secret of fire to humankind.
The Amazons were said to be of SCYTHIAN origin from Colchis--and classically SCYTHIA was in southern Russia, eastern Ukraine, the north Caucasus area, including Azerbaijan, Georgia, the lower Danube region, and Bulgaria, aka Scythia Minor.
The reason I capitalize SCYTHIA here is because of the current Saturnian Scythe formed above our noggins with Saturn in Leo as the isolated handle...an isolated leader which I and others relate to George Bush.
And then there's Snake Island...to be cont'd...
tags: Comet McNaught Constellation Aquila Political Astrology
Constellation and Mythology info from Fixed Stars, Bernadette Brady, and from Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable....Amazon.com...Amazon!