Eclipses are a natural phenomenon that occurs whenever a celestial object, like the Moon, casts a shadow on another object, in our case, the Earth, as a result of an astrophysical alignment…
[This mardukite necrogate blog is officially excerpted from the Tablet-E series from Liber-L as found in the Year-1 Mardukite Core anthology: NECRONOMICON – THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE edited by Joshua Free.]This shadow always exists from our Moon but is usually cast off into space. The best conditions for experiencing the eclipses is when the Earth is in its farthest position from the Sun (aphelion) and the Moon is the closest possible to the Earth (perigee). The implications of the event of an eclipse have never been fully explored in the New Age, and of course, the lore fragments found in various ancient traditions are not necessarily synchronous. Many of the tablets surrounding this lore from Mesopotamia are largely broken.
It is curious that the ancient systems viewed eclipses as “harbingers of doom” (like comets) and yet others openly invite the energy into their religious rituals. The range of a total eclipse is a relatively narrow path and the phenomenon generally lasts for less than seven minutes. It might seem unlikely to some that these brief events themselves would have held the ancient people in significant states of fear. But lore suggests otherwise…
The occasion of one such eclipse appeared in Greece in May of 585 BCE simultaneously when two armies, the Lydians and Medes, were about to engage in combat. Both sides felt that this event was an omen for them to make peace, which resulted in a treaty. Ancient wizards knew that eclipses were significant magickal events, such is particularly apparent in ancient Mesopotamia.
Anunnaki lore suggests the eclipse is part of a “time-keeping device” of the “Gods.” Traditions involved with their prediction first begin among the ancient Babylonians. Some scholars believe that the ancient wizards tracked eclipses so they could give the common people the illusion that the priests could ritually control such events, having first predicted its timing secretly.
Examination of ancient tablets reveal that the Babylonians possessed knowledge of the “saros cycle,” a concept still used for studying this phenomenon in modern astrophysics. “Saros” is the Babylonian word for “recursive” or “reoccurring,” very close the meaning of “cycle” itself. This cycle is the ancient root for an ancient observation of what many cultures called the Great Year, which also means that Stonehenge is not just a calendar, but one specific to “measuring time by eclipse.” [This cycle has changed slightly since ancient observations, given the changes in both Earth rotational speed and the Earth-Moon relationship. Modern astrophysical calculations are actually adjusted to account for this.]
The Moon has approximately thirteen “synodic months” for every cycle of the Sun. Therefore; the chances of both celestial bodies aligning at points of ecliptic potential will be infrequent, approximately every 18 years plus 10 days according to the Babylonian tablets. [This is remarkably accurate given the amendment by modern astrophysicists as 18 years plus 10.32 days.] The original “saros” of Mesopotamia was actually a 54-year cycle, composed simply of three 18-year observations. [3 x 18 = 54.]
The zodiacal wheel was put into place by the Anunnaki in order to define the ages of reign for each of the Olympian pantheon. Each period consisted of 60-degrees of the full wheel and lasted for 2,160 years [72 x 30]. Some dispute erupted over the fact that by using astronomical observation, the ages are not equal in that the “houses” or domains of the zodiacal constellations are not truly equal parts in space. Constellations vary in size.
The word “zodiac” literally means “wheel of animals,” which refers to a unique plane of star constellations, synchronous with what astrophysicists have called the “Celestial Sphere.” This is derived from an ancient belief that the sky “heavens” (outer universe) is likened to a dome suspended around the Earth Planet. The astrological zodiac used today was handed down in from the lore of “houses” or “zonei” of the Celestial Sphere.
Contemporary Assyriologists and historians have, for the most part, maintained catalogs that preserve the integrity of the combined “lunisolar” system for posterity. Originating as an observed agricultural calendar, the Babylonians eventually equated it to their “Metonic cycle” of 19 years or 235 months. The annual year [SAT.TI] was divided into three seasons: Beginning [Res Satti], Middle [Misil Satti] and Ending [Kit Satti]. Each month [AR.AH] began at the new moon, or as it is stated in some sources, the “new moon crescent”.