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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The 36 stars of the circle of heaven

The circle of the heavens is divided into three regions each ascribed to one of the primal gods:

1> The heaven of Anu, from the immortal Ziqpu stars at the crown of heaven and the band of stars the surround them. (Celestial)

2> The heaven of Enlil, the band of the stars above the horizon encircling the land of life, the Kakkabanu (constellations) mark the path of becoming. (Terrestrial)

3> The heaven of Enki, the band of stars from the edge of the horizon extending into the underworld. (Chthonic)

The circle of the Kakkabanu are divided into twelve houses each sub divided into three sectors, each sector is marked by the rising of a star, one from each of the three regions on the paths of Anu, Enlil, and Enki.

Thus there are thirty six rising stars along the path of the Kakkabanu, beginning at the Akitu of the gods on the Vernal Equinox, these are there names:

(Arah = Month name: Standard Babylonian = Standard Hebrew = Modern Zodiac)
(Path of Stars: 1= Enki, 2= Anu, 3= Enlil)
(Common Star Name = Sumarian = Akkadian; star = MUL = mul)

Arah 01 Nissanu = Nisan = Aries
1> The Field = ASH.GAN = i-ku
2> Ishtar (Venus) = HE.GAL.A.A = im-shu-ri-an-na nu-ku-shu
3> The Plough = GISH APIN = e-pi-in-nu

Arah 02 Aru = Iyyar = Taurus
1> The Star Cluster = MUL.MUL = la-pu
2> The Old Man = SHU.GI = shi-i-bu
3> Anunitum = A.NU.NI.TUM = an-nu-ni-tu

Arah 03 Simanu = Sivan = Gimini
1> True Shepard of Anu = SIPA ZI.AN.NA = sita-daru
2> The Lion = UR.GU.LA = ur-gu-la
3> The Snake = DINGIR MUSH = zer-ru

Arah 04 Dummuzi = Tammuz = Cancer
1> The Arrow = KAK.SI.SA = shu-ku-du
2> The Twins = MASH.TAB.BA.TUR.TUR = tu-am-mu zeh-ru-tu
3> The King (Saturn) = LUGAL = sha-ar-ru

Arah 05 Abu = Ab = Leo
1> The Bow = PAN = qash-tu
2> The Great Twins = MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL = ra-bu-tu
3> The Wagon = MAR.GID.DA = er-re-qu

Arah 06 Ululu = Elul = Virgo
1> The Kidney = BIR = ka-lu-i-tu
2> The Raven = U.TE.GA.MUSHEN = er-re-bu-u
3> Shupa = SHU.PA = shu-pa

Arah 07 Tishritum = Tishri = Libra
1> Ninmah = NIN.MAH = nin-mah
2> The Scales = ZI.BA.AN.NA = zi-ban-na-tu
3> The Wild Boar = EN.TE.NA.BAR.HUM = ha-ba-az-i-ra-nu

Arah 08 Samna = Marheshvan = Scorpio
1> The Mad Dog = UR.IDIM = uri-dim-mu
2> The Scorpion = GIR.TAB = zu-qa-qi-pu
3> The King = LUGAL = sha-ar-ru

Arah 09 Kishlimu = Kislev = Sagitarius
1> The Fox (Ninurta) = KA.A = she-le-bu
2> The Panther = U.KA.DUH.A = u-ka-du-uh-ha
3> The She-Goat = UZ = en-zu

Arah 10 Tebetu = Tebeth = Capricon
1> Gula = GU.LA = gu-la
2> The Crab = AL.LUL = al-lu-ut-tu
3> The Eagle = TI.MUSHEN = e-ru

Arah 11 Sabatu = Shebat = Aquarius
1> Numushda = NU.MUSH.DA = na-mu-mash-tu
2> The Swallow = SIM.MAH = shin-nu-u-nu-tu
3> The Swine = SHAH = sha-hu

Arah 12 Addaru = Adar = Pices
1> The Fish = KU = nu-nu
2> The King Star (Jupiter) = LUGAL = sha-ar-ru
3> The Fox = KA.A = she-le-bu

Each star rules over ten days (thus called a Decan) giving the 360 degrees of the circle.

For the calendar to syncronize with the standard solar year an extra 13th (intercalation) month was added later, however the oldest calendars did not as this 360 day cycle revolves around the number 6 and 6x10=60 (6x60=360).

Thus each year the fixed cycle is 5 1/4 days (specifically 5.21785714286) off set, resynchronizing every 70 years.

Source: BSL:265 :: The Stars in the Paths of Ea, Anu, and Enlil
(http://wiki.open-magick.org/index.php?title=Index_of_References)

::Pirishti Ilani Rabuti::
This is a secret of the Great Gods
::Anaku Ansharu Shangu u Dubshar Shu Ezida D/Enki D/Anu, D/Enlil::

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