The Number 47 and the Symbolism of the Great Year

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In this article, I’ll focus on some of the gematria and numerology behind the astronomical process known as the precession of the equinoxes and its relationship to the Great Year.

From the Wikipedia article of the Great Year. The 47 degrees on the diagram gives us an important clue.

The concept was around even before Plato wrote about in Timaeus in the 4th century BC. Although, his conclusions about how the planets and the Earth’s axis realign perfectly every 36,000 years were scientifically wrong, Plato’s mystical notions about the He Astrologically, the dawning Age of Aquarius could be compared to a month in a calendar known as the Great Year. The Great Year covers about 25,920 Earth years, and the months are based on the signs of the Zodiac. These months like the The Age of Pisces that we’re transitioning out of and the Age of Aquarius that we’re heading into are about 2,160 years long.

The excerpt from the book Hamlet’s Mill which gives us a glimmering of the importance the Great Year had for the ancient world. Here we’ll see the cultural blueprint for Western civilization take shape in the heavens, with the advent of the Age of Pisces.

The author, Giorgio De Santillana, tells us that during the transition period from the Age of Aries to the Age of Pisces, the elite of the Roman Empire left behind the overt paganism of the Archaic and Classical eras to adopt the new religion, Christianity. This shows us that the Roman priesthood and their political allies among the wealthy and powerful may have made this pivotal change consciously and in concert with the cycle of the Great Year

This possibility of is born out by history, numerology and gematria, discussed below.

The process behind these enormous time frames is known as the precession of the equinoxes, which is caused by the wobble in the Earth’s rotation. If you think of the Earth’s axis as a spinning top that wobbles under the forces of momentum and gravity, then one can easily visualize it.

The diagram above illustrates the wobbling of the Earth as it spins around and orbits the sun. The force of the Moon’s gravity pulls the Earth’s axis off center by 23.5 degrees, which creates the wobbling effect of precession. As the orbit and spin of the Earth run clockwise, precession pulls the Earth’s wobble in a counter clockwise direction. It takes approximately 25,920 years for the wobbling effect to come around full circle. In that time, the Earth’s axis spins a total of 47 degrees.

As can be seen in the chart above, the angle of the 47-degree Masonic compass matches with the path of the Earth’s axis during precession. If one thinks of the Great Year and its ages or eons as chapters in a grand story that spans thousands of years, precession of the equinoxes can be seen as the blueprint of the Grand Conspiracy, The gematria below provides us with a starting point.

The word eon comes from the Greek word for the long periods of time such as the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. The word “Eon” also has gematria of 47, just as the word “Time.”

As the path of the Earth’s axis makes its 47-degree path over 25,930 years, the Earth’s polestar changes in conjunction with this process. The star Polaris is presently the Earth’s polestar.

A time lapse photo of the Northern sky at night. The star Polaris remains motionless
at the center of the spinning stars.

The word “polestar” has 47 gematria which ties in with the fact that Polaris is at the end of the Little Dipper, more officially known as Ursa Minor. “Ursa Minor” also has gematria of 47.

Having a polestar to navigate by was often essential for ancient mariners to find due north while at sea. So, there’s a definite connection when we see that the word “navigate” also has 47 gematria.

The idea of different eons of human history coinciding with the motions of the heavens, and their influence over the rise and fall of civilizations, helps us to see that precession and conspiracy have much in common. For starters, the words “precession” and “conspiracy” have identical gematria in all four of the base ciphers. In the next article, I’m going to continue in showing how the Age of Aquarius fits into the grand conspiracy symbolized by the precession of the equinoxes.

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