The comet known as Ison is beginning to take the attention of many, a bright cold ball made up of dust and space debris such as formed our solar system so long ago, now hurtling at speed towards our sun.
This is Ison's first visit to our immediate cosmic world, and it is claimed by some that he will be the brightest comet seen from Earth since the comet which was known as the Star of Bethlehem hung over the place where Jesus was born, brighter than Venus, or even a full moon. While scientists question how true this is, there is no doubt that Ison is a very special comet, likely to be visible by night and day in the weeks before and after the year turns.
[caption id="attachment_2213" align="alignright" width="150"] Great Comet of 1843[/caption]
Comets in themselves are not so uncommon, with 4000 or more in orbit at any one time, but their light, their fiery, gassy explosions, their distinctive tail and sometimes wings and their irregular passage through the vastness of space always has made them objects of awe and sometimes fear: great comets appeared at times of significance, not just at the birth of Jesus but in 1066, when British civilisation was changed forever after one famous battle; at the time of the Exodus; when Noah was building his ark ahead of the great flood; at the assassination of Julius Caesar and even before the Black Death. It is not surprising that these dragons of the sky have gained the reputation of being harbingers of death, or great change.
Ison is with us now, and he will be our cosmic companion until the end of January unless he is destroyed by the heat of the sun. It is no coincidence that many places have been hit by wild weather since Ison's arrival in the Earth's atmosphere, and there is no doubt he will leave his mark perhaps dramatically. He is the change-maker, shaking up the status quo ruthlessly, and when his work is done, he will leave.
In this period of transition, as we shift dimensionally and vibrationally into our place of destiny; as Gaia earns, at last, the right to sacred recognition; as the purpose for our existence since human life began, is fulfilled; as slowly but assuredly we merge into the new consciousness; how could it not be that great signs in the sky would not appear as messengers from the gods and presagers of these great events? They are influencers too, and Comet Ison is one of many visitors, seen and unseen, which have and will be part of the preparations for and culmination of this stage of the Plan of God.
If you see Ison, the brilliant light-being with a black heart, give thanks: he may bring discomfort as part of his work as change-maker, but to know he is here means all is well, and that we are on our way.