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The Eclipse, the Apocalypse & the Book of Revelation

13008335_sCW asks: “Do you know anything about the predictions surrounding this date [September 23]? Are they credible?”

Looking into this question produced some very interesting reading (to say the least).

For those who have not yet been exposed to these theories, September 23 is the date when several celestial events will culminate which some say will mark the beginning of the end for this planet. And it all began with yesterday's eclipse.

David Meade, author of Planet X - the 2017 Arrival, explained to The Telegraph that the eclipse started in Lincoln Beach, Oregon – the 33rd state – and ended on the 33rd degree of Charleston, South Carolina.

"Such a solar eclipse has not occurred since 1918, which is 99 years – or 33 times three," Meade said.

Thirty-three days later, the stars will once again fall into a rare alignment which is described in the book of Revelation and will signal the end of the world. Revelation 12 states that there will be a “great sign” in the sky, “a woman clothed with the sun, with the Moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” who will “give birth.”

As Meade explains, “the Moon will appear at the feet of the constellation Virgo (a virgin woman). At the head of Virgo there will be 12 stars, the nine stars of Leo and the planets Mercury, Venus and Mars. Virgo will then appear to give birth to Jupiter, apparently signaling the beginning of the end for us all.”

At the same time that this is happening, Meade, who is referred to as a “Christian numerologist” (numerology is an occult-art), told the Express that a huge planet known as Nibiru or Planet X, which orbits the Sun every 3,600 years (not according to astronomers, but according to ancient Babylonians and Sumerians), will appear on the horizon and begin a month-long collision course with planet earth, which will be destroyed in late September of 2017 (or October, depending on what news story you read).

Is any of this true?

Our first clue comes from a blog posted earlier this year on The Catholic Astronomer, the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s blog.

“The sun is in Virgo every September,” the blog states. “Second, in one month the moon goes through its cycle of phases, and travels the entirety of the ecliptic, and thus passes through every constellation of the zodiac—all owed to the period of the moon’s orbit being one month. Therefore, there is always a day or two every year when the sun is in Virgo and the moon is just to the east of Virgo (just past the 'feet'). So, the celestial ‘woman clothed with the sun with the moon at her feet’ is as common in September as is the U.S.’s Labor Day.”

As for the crown of twelve stars which is allegedly to be comprised of three planets and the nine stars of Leo, there are actually many more than just nine stars in Leo. “Those nine are just brighter ones that are often depicted as comprising the general outline or shape of the constellation. But in fact there are scads of stars in Leo and surrounding the ‘head’ of Virgo.”

In fact, some depictions of Leo show 10 stars which would then give Virgo a crown of 13 stars rather than the required 12.

While it is somewhat unusual that multiple planets will be in Virgo’s head while Jupiter is in Virgo’s center and the moon is at Virgo’s feet, it’s not that unusual.

“The period of Jupiter’s orbit is a little less than twelve years, and therefore Jupiter will be in Virgo (with the sun there, too, and the moon at the feet) once every eleven or twelve years,” the blog states.

“ . . . [W]hile various Internet sources speak of the specific celestial arrangement here as being ‘unique in human history’ or ‘once in 7000 years’, in fact it is not unique to September 23, 2017. This basic arrangement happened before—in September 1827, in September 1483, in September 1293, and in September 1056.”

And this is just in the last 1,000 years. No doubt a further search would come up with other examples that occurred in the same time period.

But what about Nibiru? Is there such a planet?

NASA says maybe. In the scientific world, this hypothetical planet is referred to as Planet X or Planet 9 which exists deep inside the solar system. It is said to have a mass of about 10 times that of Earth and an orbit about 20 times further from the sun than Neptune. This means it would take anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 Earth years to make one full orbit around the sun.

If Nibiru was headed for an encounter with the Earth, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least a decade and if it was close enough to be within striking distance in the next 30 days, a planet of that size would be visible to the naked eye by now.

In other words, Nibiru, if it does exist, poses no risk to the planet.

The agency goes on to point out that this same catastrophic earth strike was initially predicted for May 2003 but, when nothing happened, it was moved to December 2012 and linked to one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar.

"Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax,” NASA reports. “There is no factual basis for these claims."

In other words, when you wake up on September 23 and discover that the planet is still around, thank God for the blessing of just another ordinary day.