The following article appeared in the January 23 issue of the Spirit of Ma'at, shortly after John Mirehiel had called Drunvalo and discussed the Harmonic Concordance with him (for more about this, see Drunvalo's editorial in the membership section). We are reprinting it now as a free article in consideration of the importance that Drunvalo attaches to this upcoming astrological event.
On August 28, 1998, John Mirehiel (pronounced Ma-RAY-he-el) author, astrologer, teacher, and relationship counselor first identified a still-to-come moment of great astrological potential. While he was surfing the future, using a sophisticated software program that displayed planetary positions around a horoscope wheel, his attention was drawn to the patterns forming in early November of 2003.
As he watched the shifting planets, they began to align themselves in a planetary pattern known to astrologers as The Grand Sextile, thought to be highly beneficial when it appears in the chart of an individual (Drunvalo would call it a "star tetrahedron"). In this instance, however, the horoscope Mirehiel was seeing was not one for an individual, but rather it was a global one, for Mother Earth herself. It was a unique astrological chart, representing a moment in time during which we can change the world we see, and ourselves, if we so choose. It has been called the Harmonic Concordance of 2003.
The crop circle above was first reported on July 18, 2002. The photograph is by Colin Andrews (© 2002), who called the circle "startlingly beautiful," and said that it simply "appeared." Mirehiel has unofficially dubbed it the "Harmonic Concordance Crop Circle."
The context in which the Harmonic Concordance information is presented happens to arrive in the language of western, geocentric, tropical astrology. The chart for that moment is rife with astrological details encoded in this specific date. The metaphors to which those details refer describe a moment in which a great shift in conscious awareness may well take place. It is very interesting to note, however, that this year (2003) and this day (November 8), if not this exact clock moment, have clearly been anticipated within the framework of other traditions as well.
The Shifting World of 2003
In the years since the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, José Argüelles and his wife, Lloydine, have been campaigning for a calendar reform that would place us on a Thirteen-Moon Calendar, to complete the necessary realignment of humanity to the cycles naturally experienced by the Earth. They believe that this is necessary if we are to avoid crashing into "the wall" of the 2012 necrosphere. Interestingly, they tell me that on November 8, 2003, we will have exactly one galactic spin cycle left (as reckoned in the Mayan Calendar) to complete the realignment of humanity to the cycles naturally experienced by Mother Earth.
But noted Psychic Silvia Browne has said the 2012 date itself is erroneous; that confusion arising over western calendar systems has led to our belief that 2012 represents the last noted year of the Mayan Great Calendar when, according to her guides, 2003 is the correct corresponding Gregorian year.
Yet another commentator, posting on the "Troubled Times" website, says that the "significant event" calendar date line, supposedly encoded into the architecture of the Great Pyramid, terminates abruptly at the end of the year 2003. Even some Christian ministers claim that the prophecies of Daniel predict that the "End Times" will arrive in 2003.
Peruvian shamans of the Q'ero line (a lineage shared by both the Inca and the Apaches), descendants of those who fled into the high Andes to escape the Spanish conquistadors, have told shaman-psychologist Dr. Alberto Villoldo about the occurrence of an important event in the late fall of 2003. At that time, which they say will mark the end of the current, and final, "Pachakuti" (a period of cleansing, when everything is turned upside down), it is said that a tear, or hole in the fabric of time will appear, and that those who have prepared for it will be able to walk through it and into their luminous bodies.
Another author, "time researcher" Preston Nichols, who has studied time and consciousness as they are shaped by frequencies and magnetic fields, has pinpointed 2003 as the significant year at the other end of the "time wormhole" that was first opened by the Philadelphia Experiment in 1943.
And Starr Fuentes, master healer and teacher in the "curandera" tradition, who works with similar metaphors of frequencies as the causal factors behind physical manifestation, says that she was alerted to the importance of November 8, 2003, by her own teacher in 1964.
The affirmations and confirmations of the importance of this time by these and other well-known seers, mystics, psychics, and researchers, as well as those of many private individuals, clearly indicate the power of the Harmonic Concordance Moment to stand at the hub of a wide variety of converging timelines.
Some Astrological Factors
In linear time, the Harmonic Concordance Moment of November 89, 2003, is presently a future astronomical event that will occur at the precise moment when a Total Lunar Eclipse completes an astrologically beneficial configuration known as the Grand Sextile. Like other previously announced, spiritually significant times (most notably the Harmonic Convergence mentioned above), the Harmonic Concordance of 2003 will pull a great many people into a prayerful alignment, at one moment, with a focused intent of a higher spiritual purpose. In this case, the larger purpose is the Ascension of Mother Earth and her awakened inhabitants.
I have been a practicing astrologer and spiritual seeker for more than 30 years. As the discoverer of the chart, I have identified many individual astrological details that are in play at the moment of the Concordance Eclipse. My experience tells me that those factors, when taken all together, confirm a promise of hope, joy, unity, and transformation. Those features (see Astrological Notes), along with the Grand Sextile pattern and the Total Lunar Eclipse, combine to form a detailed picture of why this Concordance moment might indeed be the harbinger of the Shift of Ages so long predicted in so many traditions for our current era.
Nor am I alone in this astrological assessment of the Harmonic Concordance chart. Astrologers of all rank, from the world famous to novice, have seen, been inspired by, written of, and spoken about its enormous potential. The spiritually inclined, in particular, are invariably impressed by the power and purpose expressed in the chart.
The Spiritual Meaning
Although this astrological chart is set for our future, the ultimate perfection of that ascended world exists right now. Many metaphysical and spiritual traditions have long told us that Time is the great illusion; that, in fact, all time "happens" in the simultaneous NOW. If that is so, then this "future" moment of ultimate balance, power, and peace is available to us in the present. As such, it behooves us to claim that moment now.
If we can accept the idea that that perfect world is co-existent with the somewhat different exterior "reality" that most of us see, then we must also accept the possibility that we can change that exterior projection. To acknowledge that we are the ones responsible for the appearance of that projection means that we must begin to understand what immense and limitless creative beings we are. Unfortunately, we often have trouble accepting that thought, even though the avatars and exemplars throughout the ages have told us this is so.
One major block to this realization lies in our persistent belief in solid space and linear time. However, if you can conceive of how it might feel to live as an Ascended Master in an Ascended World, you can step through a hole in time, anytime, and bring that existence back into your daily experience, right then and there, here and now.
The Harmonic Concordance chart portrays a multi-dimensional mandala in sacred geometry, offering a variety of these reminders through symbols that are significant in many different belief systems. It contains, for example, a two-dimensional representation of the 8-pointed star that is called the Merkaba, the symbol that represents the Light Body form as seen by those who can perceive on this level. Practitioners of the Merkaba meditation essentially visualize rolling their light bodies through time, from one present moment into the next. This exercise allows them to stay in an eternally perfect present, while learning how to work with new energetic concepts of time.
Conscious Intent and Change
In The Seth Material, Seth, speaking through the late Jane Roberts, proposes that what he calls "temporal consciousness,'' or time, is essentially a dimension of action. This certainly seems to have been demonstrated by recent mass consciousness experiments on Art Bell's "Coast to Coast" radio show.
The background to these experiments was research conducted by the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Institute, which has placed thirty-two data-recording instruments around the world to pick up changes in the Earth's field. On 9/11, a couple of hours before the first plane struck the World Trade Center, the Princeton group reported, there was a significant perturbation, or change, in this field.
Inspired by this indication that a field of mass consciousness exists which carries some sentience about the outcome of human events, Bell and his guest host, George Noory, issued specific requests to their vast numbers of radio listeners challenging them to act collectively in order to deliberately influence that field of consciousness to achieve a positive outcome.
At the time of this writing, the last such challenge issued was for the audience to visualize a resolution to the Washington "Sniper Crisis," such that the situation would be resolved quickly and no one else would be hurt. The two suspects who are now in custody were arrested in the early morning hours immediately following this show. No one was injured in the capture.
This event is only the last in a long line of "coincidences" of many types that show us that the Concordance message is indeed an open invitation to play in the field of temporal dimension. Why not do so in the most inspired possible manner?
Which is precisely the point. The great promise of this Harmonic Concordance Moment is that its potential may be assessed at any moment.
Quantum physicists speak of "nonlocal" reality as comprising the basic structural "field" that supports and sustains all life. In this reality, time and space do not exist. This is the place from which we are able to see the Universal Perfection in All That Is; and it is from this vantage point that we can step through the Concordance paradox and into a divine state of existence, right now.
Spirit will respond to any individual up-reach, at any time. This is the symbolism inherent in the interlocking triangles of the Star of David pattern. It is therefore the great paradox of the Concordance Moment that if you wait until November 8, 2003, to experience it, you might well miss it completely!
Astrological Configuration of the Harmonic
Concordance Moment, November 89, 2003
When affording Chiron planetary status, the Moment contains a near perfect Grand Sextile/Star of David
pattern in Earth and Water signs, featuring the six planets that offer the precisely appropriate energies for a planetary shift in consciousness: Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Chiron.
Combining the Earth/Water Grand Sextile and the Total Lunar Eclipse,[†]
research of the 4,000-year span between 1000 BCE and 3000 CE shows only one other date with this configuration, especially when considering the following:
- Mercury changes degree during the eclipse, reinforcing its duality and giving it two Sabian symbols;[‡]
- Uranus is arguably at its most powerful day in its entire 84-plus-year zodiacal cycle on this day (reaching its eighth and final SD at 28 Aquarius 54 on that morning);
- Venus is in a rare triple conjunction with Juno and Vesta (partile within 7' of Vesta), and is conjunct by Declination with Pallas Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom;
- Mars emerges from its shadow and thereby ends its retrograde on this day (it goes retro at 10 Pieces 07 on 7/30 and returns to 10 Pieces 07 on 11/8);
- Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are conspicuous by their absence in the Grand Sextile;
- The Sabian Symbols for the six Grand Sextile planets (Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Chiron), as well as those for Venus, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, all support the specific idea of transformation, both materially and spiritually. Mercury's two symbols are distinctly intellectual in nature.
- Those interested in the Esoteric will find it relevant that both Sirius and the Pleiades make important connections to the chart.
According to Mirehiel, astrologers can look at the moment in one of several ways. It can be ignored, either out of ignorance of the chart itself or by disinterest in any spiritual/metaphysical application of astrology. It can be dismissed as nothing out of the ordinary. It can be viewed as a moment fraught with explosive tension due to its multiple squares and oppositions. Or it can be recognized as a moment of extremes of energy that can create the necessary tornadic flow, in turn causing a shift in dimensional awareness. Those who take this latter view are his preferred audience.
† The periodicity and recurrence of eclipses is governed by the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 6,585.3 days (18 years 11 days 8 hours). It was known to the Chaldeans as a period when lunar eclipses seem to repeat themselves, but the cycle is applicable to solar eclipses as well. The Concordance Moment's Total Lunar Eclipse is in Saros Series 5 New South, which has been referred to by Bernadette Brady as "the best of the Saros Series."
‡ The Sabian Symbols were arrived at through revelation in 1925 by gifted clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler; they are 360 symbols related to modern life, one symbol for each degree of the Zodiacal circle.
John Mirehiel, a 30-year student of spiritual, metaphysical, and astrological ideas, is internationally known as the discoverer of the Harmonic Concordance chart. He is the editor of and a contributor to The Harmonic Concordance: Bridging the Worlds
, soon to be released by the American Federation of Astrologers. He lectures on the Concordance and the Ascension, and practices and teaches with astrology in the High Desert of Southern California.
John's website, Astrosite.com
, has a detailed astrological and metaphysical discussion of the Harmonic Concordance. He can be reached by email at Mirehiel@astrosite.com
- I am frequently asked what relationship November 89, 2003, has to the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. José Argüelles, the well-known interpreter of ancient Mayan texts, called the world's attention to the 1987 event as being exceptionally propitious for the spiritual growth of humankind. The Harmonic Concordance of 2003 also offers us an exceptionally propitious Moment (and one shared throughout every time zone) for the further graduation of humanity as a whole, and for Mother Earth as well. In this sense they share the same lineage.
- The date will be either November 8 or 9, depending on where one is in relation to the International Date Line.
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