God Bless and Merry Christmas
Love, Peace and Best Regards,
Joseph Proskauer <JP@...
De: Joseph Proskauer
Data: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 05:43:07 -0500
Assunto: [steiner] Solstice Skies and Cosmic Geometry
Four arcs grace these solstice skies:
An arc of stars to guide the wise;
An arc of planets, for longing hearts
seeking a world beyond the charts;
Above, the Dipper crowns the whole
span of sky and seeking soul
As the rising bow of vibrant hue
heralds light that's born anew.
The Christmas sky is graced with four celestial arcs, each a thing of
harmonious beauty, each easy to spot, and all in exquisite harmony
with one another -- especially right now.
First, an Arc of Stars: four bright ones, with Saturn in their midst,
to the east and north of Orion. Filled with the ideal proportions of
the Golden Mean, this curve is now near perfection. It rises around
8PM, and is visible all night til dawn.
Just as it begins to set, all the naked-eye planets gather aligned
in their ancient sequence -- forming a second, longer arc, its
proportions now remarkably resonant with the first. Best viewing is
around 6AM, from a viewpoint with a clear eastern horizon.
Overhead, the Dipper's curving handle embraces the Arc of Planets
from Mercury to Saturn.
And along the horizon rise the shifting, glowing colors of the
Best wishes for a light-filled season.
Joe and Ellen Proskauer
P. S. Although the harmony between the Arc of Stars and the Arc of
Planets is particularily resonant right now, all four arcs will
continue to be beautiful throughout the twelve days of Christmas and
beyond. For keen viewers, the path of brightening Comet Machholz
forms yet another arc west of Orion, mirroring the Arc of Stars on
the other side.
It would be wonderful to hear of your impressions. For more detailed
descriptions, including star charts and suggestions on ways of
approaching these dynamic gestures, please write us at
When the creator took his compasses
and measured out the sky from star to star,
he plotted intersecting arcs to stress
the meeting grounds where his archangels are.
In heavenly space a line does not divide;
circumference and center coincide.
If I can think this with my finite mind,
participating in the infinite,
the universe is with my heart entwined;
I am of God a little tiny bit;
a constellation shines in every flower;
eternity imbues each mortal hour.
Rex Raab (1914-2004)