Solar Cycles and the Samhain Season


Today is Day 94 of the Dreamspell solar year. As covered  previously, this is the same day of the year on which, two years ago, the largest sunspot of the current Solar Cycle 24, AR2192, took the form of a “Giant Skull” and released an X2-class flare, marking the culmination of its activity before disappearing onto the far side of the Sun. It was also the same day that the large and potentially hazardous Asteroid UR116 was discovered (Don’t Panic!— we should have at least a few more decades before impact becomes likely). As covered in the 10 Wizard PAN report, this was linked synchronically to the momentous arrivals of Spacecraft Dawn to the dwarf planet Ceres (130 days later), and of Spacecraft New Horizons to the dwarf planets Pluto and Charon (260 days later). It’s also worth mentioning that while AR2192 culminated and subsided on Day 94, it’s X-class activity began 8 days earlier on kin 94. (94 = 47 x 2)


Bringing our attention back to the 11 Wizard year (see yesterday’s post), just a couple moons after the incredible Mars approach, the Sun became so powerfully activated with solar storms it’s almost unbelievable. The solar activity lasted throughout a good portion of Moon 4 of the 11 Wizard year, but was most concentrated from around Day 95 to Day 102 (Moon 4 day 11-18) when it began shattering previous records. The flares were so immense it took months for scientists to get an accurate gauge on their magnitudes, but eventually it was determined that the last and largest flare of the sequence, which was released on Day 102, had a staggering magnitude of X45, more than double that of the previous record holders.


11 Wizard year solar activity

This sequence of solar activity is known as the Halloween Solar Storm of 2003. Note that this took place almost exactly 11 years, or one sunspot cycle (one half of a full solar cycle) before the X-class activity of AR2192:kin-94-oracle

11 Wizard year:
Day 95, kin 248 – Solar Storm intensification
Day 102, kin 255 – Solar Storm culmination

+ 11 years =

9 Moon year:
Day 86, kin 94 – AR2192 intensification
Day 94, kin 102 – AR2192 culmination

Also note that the AR2192 intensification, when X-class activity began, was the solar return of The Great One’s emanation, and was also the same day Comet Siding Spring enveloped Mars with its coma.


9 Moon year:
Day 86, kin 94 = The Great One’s solar return, Siding Spring Mars encounter, AR2192 intensification

Both of these incredible bouts of solar activity coincided closely with the seasonal cross-quarter holy day known to the Celts as Samhain, observed more commonly in the modern era as Halloween / All Saints Day / All Souls Day / Day of the Dead. This cross-quarter point was also observed by the Maya, and it is no accident that the Ux Lut K’uh emanations took place at this same time of year, from Day 86-104. Actually, the “Day of the Dead” is still observed in a traditional manner by indigenous Maya people in Momostenango to this day, who claim that it precedes the introduction of Christianity; and Michael Grofe suggests in his landmark dissertation (p.125) that the Jack-o-lanterns of Halloween actually have their origin (or one of their origins) in precolumbian Mesoamerica. We can see this echoed in the Popol Vuh when Hun Hunahpu has his head confused with a calabash gourd. Furthermore, we can see the head of The Great One depicted as an incense burner in the form of a supernatural skull on Pakal’s famous sarcophagus lid. All in all this adds up to some very strong connections of the gourd to the supernatural skull to the incense burner that suggest the modern Jack-o-lantern custom is not so modern afterall. (See the 9 Moon PAN report for much more detail.)



(Jack-o-lantern image source:

This is all the more intriguing being that, as mentioned, the culmination of AR2192’s X-class activity took place while the sunspot appeared to be in the form of a “Giant Skull”.

Going back to the 11 Wizard year, we’ve noted here and in yesterday’s post the following key events that took place that year: The completion of the main body of the Pyramid Hologram with Stone 1320, the incredibly close Mars approach, the record-shattering solar activity, and the Venus Transit. Some of you may also recall the world-wide observance, just four days following the release of the X45-class flare, of something known as the “Harmonic Concordance“.

The Harmonic Concordance, first identified five years earlier during the 6 Moon year, took place from Moon 4 day 22-23 of the 11 Wizard year, and included the following events: A full lunar eclipse, a grand sextile astrological alignment (if you include the dwarf planet Chiron), and the occurrence of Dreamspell kin 259-260, precisely 260 days before the beginning of the follwing (12 Storm) Dreamspell year. The full lunar eclipse is even more noteworthy being that, as I hope at least some of my readers are aware by now, this same time of year corresponds to the base of the lunar almanacs in the Dresden and Paris Codicies. (Specifically, the beginning of the 13-Moon count of the Paris almanac, which takes the same base as the Dresden eclipse table, corresponds to the window from Moon 4 day 17-24 (Day 101-108) or so.

Adding on to the incredible connections Gar 34 has drawn to this same year and his own personal experience, this happened to be the same year during which, after having travelled to Mesoamerica for the first time and reading Earth Ascending the previous year, I read Jose’s books The Mayan Factor, Surfers of the Zuvuya, and Time and the Technosphere, all for the first time, and began tracking the daily Dreamspell count. Perhaps one day more stories will be told about all this.

In conclusion, note that the X45-class flare on Moon 4 day 18 was Dreamspell kin 255 (see the previous post “Radiant Spica, The Red Books, and Visions of The Flood“), while the thirteenth anniversary of the event, coming up on Moon 4 day 18 of the current 11 Storm year, will be Dreamspell kin 60, equivalent to the 8 Ajaw sign of Pakal.