Reasons to Visit Sacred Sites #4

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4: Sacred sites are designed for use at equinoxes and solstices and specific dates. They are used to maximize the energies of these times.

Stonehenge still holds many mysteries but we do know the astronomical alignments of this great sacred site. The stones of Stonehenge were set for an exact alignment of the winter and summer solstice sunrises. When the sun rises on the solstice, not only is there an alignment the indicated end of the solar year but also this alignment and rays of the sun activated the site to a higher level of energy.

Chichen Itza Mexico has interesting phenomena on the spring and fall equinoxes. On the afternoon of those days the sun cast a shadow down the side of the pyramid that resembles an undulating snake. A link to the great god Quetzalcoatl? This is only during that particular alignment and not other days.

The temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt is aligned so the sun on Oct 21 and Feb 21, dates that correspond with the Pharaoh’s birthday and coronation, shines through this long temple (over 70 feet) and illuminates the two of the three gods in the Holy of Holies. The god of the underworld, Ptah, is positioned so that he doesn’t get illuminated. How did they ever calculate that? When the temple was moved up the hill before Lake Nasser was flooded in the 1960’s the engineers worked to keep this same alignment.

At the Great Serpent Mound, a 1348 foot long effigy mound in southern Ohio, the head of the serpent is aligned to the summer solstice and the coils of the body point to the solstice and equinox sunrises and sunsets as well as lunar alignments. The tail is aligned to true North.

The knowledge of these stellar, solar and lunar alignments not only act as a calendar but bring powerful energy from the sun, moon or stars allowing the power and wisdom of these alignments more accessible. Like being under a spot light where the heat and light are powerful but move just a few feet and there is just a light on the floor.

Now it is December 2012 and our entire Earth in a special alignment. Not only are we at the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, but our sun rises in the great rift of the Milky Way galaxy. This cosmic alignment that happens only 26.000 years, gives us more access to the power and light of the great central sun of our galaxy.

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