**I've broken my cardinal rule of 500 words or less. This is close to 1,000 words (2 articles in one). In my defense, I did so because, as it is, I have to split this in parts.
Moses wrote: “And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as SIGNS to mark SEASONS and days and years” (Genesis 1:14).
Do you get that? “Lights” are for signs. The word for “signs” is the Hebrew owth, and means “signal; beacon; omen; evidence.” The word for “seasons” is the Hebrew moadim, and means “divine appointments.” Pay attention. Something's about to change!
The blood moon tetrad (picture above) is a NASA term for 4 consecutive blood moon total lunar eclipses. The blood moon tetrad is rare, but what makes this current tetrad remarkable is that each and every one of these celestial events falls on a Jewish Holy Day (God’s Biblical calendar), and is only the 8th blood moon tetrad of its kind in over 2,000 years. (The number 8 means “new beginnings.”)
November 3, 2013 kicked off this string of heavenly signs with a highly unusual, rare hybrid solar eclipse. Only a little over 560 (5%) hybrid eclipses have happened over the last 5,000 years. November 3, 2013 was the Jewish Feast Day Rosh Chodesh Kislev which celebrates women by giving them time off from cleaning, cooking, and the like. God awarded women this small vacation because they refused to give up their earrings to the men who were fashioning the golden calf.
Comet ISON was discovered at the edge of the solar system in 2012 and was touted as the “Comet of The Century” (though it never lived up to its name). Remarkably, ISON entered perihelion (the sun’s orbit) on November 28, 2013, which was both Thanksgiving Day and Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights. This was the first time since 1888 the 2 holidays fell on the same day. The next time will be in over 79,000 years.
Comet Lovejoy 2013, dubbed the “Christmas Comet,” reached perihelion on Christmas Day, 2013.
The first two blood moons occurred on April 15, 2014 and October 8, 2014. This year, 2015, we are about to witness a total solar eclipse, two more blood moons, and a partial solar eclipse.
This upcoming total solar eclipse will occur at the North Pole for 2 minutes (2 meaning “division; witness”) on the Jewish date Adar 29/Nissan 1, the feast of Rosh Chodesh Nissan (March 20, 2015). This date marks both the end and the beginning of the Jewish religious calendar. On the western calendar, this date marks the Vernal Equinox.
Equinox means “equal night” and means the sun will rise exactly in the east and set exactly in the west. The tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, meaning its axis neither points to nor away from the Sun.
A total solar eclipse occurring at the North Pole on the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar year has never, ever occurred in human history.
A partial solar eclipse will occur on the Jewish civil new year of Rosh Hashanah (September 13, 2015). Solar eclipses are not uncommon. It’s not unusual to experience 2 per year; however, four solar eclipses falling 14 and/or 15 days before and/or after each of the 4 red blood moons is rather interesting.
September 13, 2015 also marks the end of a Jewish Shemitah year which began on Rosh Hashanah, September 25-26, 2014. A Shemita year occurs every 7 years. It means "to release; shake; rise; fall." The beginning of the Shemitah year foreshadows what is to come. Shemitah years are progressive, meaning the end is a culmination or progression of what is foreshadowed in the beginning.
On or near Rosh Hashanah 2014, the U.S. Stock Market went through inexplicable shaking, rising and falling. Its greatest fall during that time was on Sept. 25, 2014. On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, 19 US states redefined the definition of marriage. Days after, when the Supreme Court refused to take up the Defense of Marriage Act, 32 states joined in. By December of 2014, 36 US states redefined the definition of marriage.
The first case of Ebola in the U.S. manifested on 9/25/14. The New World Trade Tower opened on 9/25/14 (not dedicated yet). A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the areas of Willow, Wasilla, Anchorage and surrounding areas in Alaska on 9/25/14. China overtook the US economically and Russia overtook the US militarily within weeks of Rosh Hashanah.
And ... the culmination of all things? September 13, 2015, Rosh Hashanah (Elul 29), is the end of not only this current Shemitah Year, but the end of the 7th Shemita Year (the 49th year). There will be a partial solar eclipse on this date.
What's the big deal, you say? The top 5 U.S. Stock Market crashes happened on Rosh Hashanah (Elul 29) on the last day of the 7th year (Shemitah year). Check it out for yourself: 1973, 1980, 1987, 2001, 2008 (all Shemitah years). The last 2 crashes, 2001 and 2008, were the greatest crashes in U.S. history. In 2001, on Rosh Hashanah (Elul 29), the stock market crashed 7%. In 2208, on Rosh Hashanah (Elul 29), the stock market crashed 777.7 points (7%).
Interestingly, the stock market is not open on Rosh Hashanah (Elul 29 or September 13, 2015) because that is a Sunday. It will close on Friday, September 11, 2015.
Life is rapidly changing. What, you ask, does all this mean, and what's next? Next time. (I'll give you some really great sources, as well.)