Not to alarm anyone, but you might want to start stocking up on canned peas again.
Do you remember all the weird things people were linking to the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse? Well, believe it or not, there was one major conspiracy I missed. A pretty big one, too. Luckily, there’s still time to talk about it before the world ends.
Is Nibiru On Its Way?
In about 22 days, Nibiru will collide with Earth.
That’s the claim of more than a few Planet X – or Nibiru – conspiracy theorists out there, who believe the hidden rogue planet will careen into Earth without warning on September 23, 2017.
According to The Telegraph, they claim the total solar eclipse, which blotted out a path of darkness through the central United States last month, was but a brief herald of things to come.
A major proponent of this theory is David Meade, who references certain bible passages and has referred to the solar eclipse as a “harbinger.” Of what? Well, more specifically, he highlights Isaiah 13:9-10:
“See, the day of the Lord is coming — a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger — to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.”
He also references various “coincidences” that involve the number 33, what he calls the “33 Convergence.”
For example, during the eclipse, we also experienced what’s known as a “black moon.” According to Time and Date, there are several types of black moons, but in this case, last month’s black moon was the third new moon in a season of four new moons – which happen roughly once every 33 months. Each season usually only has three new moons, so this is pretty rare. Think of it as the opposite of a blue moon (which are full moons).
The eclipse also began in Oregon, the 33rd state, and ended “on the 33rd degree of Charleston, South Carolina.”
Meade believes that, 33 days after the eclipse, the apocalypse will begin. It may also tie into another theory, called the Revelation 12 Sign, which will allegedly happen as follows:
The moon will appear beneath the constellation Virgo, while twelve stars will appear at its “head.”
Virgo is latin for virgin, and the constellation symbolizes a woman – typically a goddess across many cultures. Right this very moment, Jupiter is traversing Virgo in such a way that the constellation will, later this month, appear to “give birth” to the planet. With all of this in mind, the theory points to the Apocalypse of John, Revelation 12:
“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to earth.”
What’s more, according to Wikipedia, the “apparent retrograde of Jupiter in the womb of Virgo was preceded by C/2017 E1…which is being called the Conception Comet.”
At any rate, one thing will lead to another, Nibiru will collide with Earth, and the stars will align, putting the full Revelation 12 Sign into motion. Fasten your seatbelts.
There are, of course, reasons to be skeptical.
Critics of this particular apocalypse theory are quick to point out that many of these things happen with at least some regularity over time. Jupiter’s traversal through Virgo’s “womb,” for example, appears to happen roughly every 12 years. Black moons, as we covered, every 33 months. Solar eclipses – quite often actually, depending on your point of view here on Earth.
Is there something to these “coincidences,” though? Will the world end on September 23, 2017? Will Nibiru have anything to do with it?
Not too long, now – I guess we can just wait and see!