The Zodiac and Plato’s Great Year









How old is the Zodiac?

Does the Zodiac record the movement of the Sun through the constellations on a yearly basis, or is it a record of what happens to this planet in its 26,000 year binary dance with the Sirius star system? More to the point, does Aquarius “the water bearer” signify spring rains or a once-every-26,000 year weakening in the Sun accompanied by a huge increase in galactic cosmic rays that brings massive, worldwide floods as are happening even now? I believe it is the latter. For the ancients to have so documented the so-called “precession of the equinoxes”  would require observing this cycle many times, at the very least three, twice to establish the pattern and the third time for confirmation. Three times 26,000 is 78,000 years of close observation.

Is there any proof that mankind is this old?




Previous Axial Tilts and the Zodiac


How did the ancients survive previous axial tilts long enough to observe cyclic destructions and encode their knowledge into the Zodiac. Only astute readers would ask this question. First off, the ice core temperature records suggest that the polar configuration was stable for over 400,000 years, but this does not preclude axial tilts. However, the evidence for all previous axial tilts suggest that they were of a different character, all previous North Poles being more or less at the same latitude. It is my contention that the last axial tilt was spectacular because it was caused by the explosion of Proto-Saturn. The existence of the Zodiac itself suggest that “normal” axial tilts are more survivable.


But there is a more subtle issue at stake here. For the Zodiac to function as a clock would require that it was somehow reset after the last major catastrophe, that is to say the last axial tilt which occurred sometime around 3147 BC and 3106 BC when Proto-Saturn exploded (I defend the use of the word “explode” in _____.) This is the event popularly known as “Noah’s flood.” The level of destruction then was perhaps second only to whatever happened in 9500 BC, so it is highly likely that existing Zodiacs. The oldest surviving one



The Importance of Jovian Math

Gray Stevens was immeasurably close to solving this problem. He knows that the are 15 orbits of Jupiter in one 178.7 year solar cycle.

“Jupiter orbits the Sun exactly 15 times in 178 years…”[7]

But then he attempts to arrive at 144 by using solar years. This doesn’t work. Using either days (178.7 × 365.242 = 65268.7454) or years yields the exact same result.

9,360,000 ÷ 65268.7454 = 143.4070770418087
25626.84466737122 ÷ 178.7 = 143.4070770418087

There is something of a chasm that separates The Mayan Long Count calendar from the Zodiac. On the other side of this chasm, is the number 144 which connects the two systems through the 178.7 year solar cycle. But the chasm cannot be crossed without using Jovian math. This is what apparently stopped Gray Stevens. What is missing? The answer is 2160. We must think as the ancients did.

If the unit of measurement for the entire Mayan Long Count calendar is Jupiter orbits, the question that needs asking is why would one change to days or years? Stated differently, how likely is it that the ancients—looking out at the stars—computed a 187.7 year solar cycle instead one consisting of 15 orbits of Jupiter? The obvious answer is that it is highly unlikely that after designing a calendar based on Jupiter orbits, which they can plainly see in the night sky, that they would then compute a solar cycle based on the movement of the earth around the sun.

Using Jovian math solves the problem. In Jovian math, everything is expressed in Jupiter orbits instead of tropical or sidereal (solar) years. Thus instead of expressing the duration of the Mayan Long Count calendar as 9,360,000 days or 25626.84466737122 years, the number 2160 is used instead. Jovian math is the key that unlocks the mystery of how the Mayan Long Count calendar and the Zodiac are mathematically related.

There are in fact 15 Jupiter orbits in one 178.7 year solar cycle.

178.7 ÷ 11.8618 = 15.06516717530223

Using Jovian math, the problem can now be solved.

2160 ÷ 15 = 144

The importance of this equation to understanding the ancients cannot be understated. For as will be shown in the next section, it directly links the Mayan Long Count calendar and the Zodiac.

12, 30 and 360 (The Zodiac)

The Zodiac is a collection of 12 constellations known since antiquity, each of which is more or less centered on the ecliptic and occupies approximately 30° of that 360° imaginary circle in the night sky. This is a duodecimal system of 12 constellations projected against the background of 12 30° segments of a circle.

If each house of the Zodiac represents 12 178.7 year solar cycles, then there are 12 × 12 = 144 178.7 solar cycles in the Zodiac. This is the same number of 178.7 year solar cycles in Mayan Long Count calendar.

This means each house of the Zodiac represents

9,360,000 ÷ 12 = 780,000 days or
780,000 ÷ 365.242 = 2135.570388947602 years

Now of course the Zodiac equals the Mayan Long Count calendar:

2135.570388947602 × 12 = 25626.84466737122

It is tempting to multiply 178.7 × 12, but we did not get here using the year value of the 178.7 year solar cycle, and using it now would be a mistake for the same reason.

Is 144 178.7 year solar cycles in the Mayan Long Count calendar and the fact that the Zodiac is a duodecimal system sufficient enough to make this leap? If not, the next section does provide sufficient reason.




25920 is a Modern Fiction

The number 2160 is given for the duration of an astrological age in countless articles, webpages, and books, always leading to the conclusion that the Zodiac represents a period of 25,920 years (or 12 x 2160). Yet the number 25,920 is not found in ancient texts, and the current NASA estimate for axial precession is 25,800 years. In short, 25,920 is an modern invention with no significance to the ancients, and there is no scientific reason to believe it has any modern, astronomical significance either.

Here it is interesting to note that the article on Astrological Ages includes the following citation as evidence that the Zodiac represents a period of 25,920 years:

Billy Meier’s Contact Report 9, sentence № 186.

The main page of this website is entitled “The Future Of Mankind” and begins with this paragraph:

“Welcome to the Future Of Mankind, the largest English-language resource for information primarily produced by Billy Meier, contactee of the Plejaren Federation and founder of FIGU.”[5]

FIGU is “a German acronym that stands for Free Community of Interests for the Border and Spiritual Sciences and Ufological Studies.”[6] Sentence № 186 from the above reference is quoted here:

“The origin of this epochal change is in the radiation effect of the huge central sun around which your system circles once in 25,860 years and passes through 12 epochs within the meaning of your astrologer’s Zodiacs.”

Not only is the source of this citation highly questionable, it references the number 25,860, which is substantially different from the number 25,920 it is supposed to support (not a multiple of 2160).



Plato’s Great Year