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2012 - Mayan Calendar, Nostradamus, Planetary Alignment

Posted by End Of The World Predictions on December 13, 2012 at 2:30 AM

This blog looks at three December 21, 2012 doomsday ideas.  I'll try and keep it simple otherwise I won't understand what I'm talking about.

1.  What is the Mayan Calendar 2012 doomsday prophecy?


What you need to understand about this is that...

(a) There is no doomsday prophecy on the Mayan calendar.  The Mayan’s long count calendar ends on December 21, 2012 (some think it may actually be Dec. 23) and that’s it.  No prophecy.   Even the Mayan’s don’t believe there is a doomsday prophecy.  More than that, they are quite miffed at those who say there is.   At the most, for the Mayans, the long count calendar is a time for renewal for the whole of the earth.   They see mankind as being a key agent in bringing about that renewal and speak of mankind’s great responsibility to care for the planet it has been gifted with.   

(b) It’s just a calendar. When our calendar ends, we put up a new one. When the Mayan long count Calendar ends, they start a new one.  That's what you do when your calendar comes to an end.  The main difference is that if you’re a Mayan and you put up the first long count calendar, you won’t be putting up the next one:  that’s because the Mayan long count calendar goes for 5,125 years!  


2.  Did Nostradamus predict a 2012 doomsday?


No!  It’s strange that talk of a Nostradamus 2012 doomsday didn’t start until AFTER people came up with the idea the world would end on December 21, 2012 which is when the Mayan calendar ends.  Sounds like some Nostradamus fans trying to cook up an apocalyptic storm for their hero.


Here’s some more interesting info on Nostradamus and 2012.  Apparently, the dates 21.12.12 and 12.21.12 are NOT found in Nostradamus writings?   OOPS!  But there’s more…


Nostradamus was believed to have predicted the earth would end by a comet strike in JULY 1999.  Didn't happen!   It gets worse….


In a letter to his son, Nostradamus spoke of prophecies that went as far into the future as 3786 (3797 according to some experts)?  Um, that’s almost two times 2012.  So, did Nostradamus predict a December 21, 2012 doomsday?  No!  But his fans did.  Just like they did with 9/11; made up by a university student to prove a point.  What was the point?  That Nostradamus’s four line rhyming quatrains could be made to say anything!  


3.  Will planetary alignment cause pole shift or other disasters?


This is different to Galactic Alignment.  Planetary alignment is the idea that all planets will line up on one side of the sun.  Some say that this will created a massive gravitational force causing all kinds of natural disasters on the earth like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic activity etc…


The only problem with this idea of planetary alignment is that ALL the planets in our system will never line up with each other to form a straight line on one side of the Sun, even a line going from one side to the other.   The reason is that the planets have different orbiting cycles around the sun making an alignment like this impossible to happen.   Occasionally a few of the planets (that’s not all but just a few) will get into an uneven kind of of line but this never has and never will cause catastrophes on earth.


 In 2000, Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus were within 50 degrees of each other.   But that’s not a straight line and it’s only four planets.  In June 13, 2010 Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury were on one side of the sun and Venus, Mars, and Saturn were on the other, not in a straight line.  Nothing happened.   And most people would not have even known about the position of these planets at this time.  The idea that some kind of planetary alignment will cause disasters on the earth is simply bad astronomy (astronomy is the study of the stars).   


The fact is that the gravitational pull of these planets is about 30 millionths the gravitational pull of the sun – in other words, nothing worth stressing over!


The Next blog will look at Nibiru, Galactic alignment and Solar Flares

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