There is so much speculation building up as we are getting closer and closer to the date December 21, 2012. It is the date that is predicted to be the end of days. Rumors have begun to spread around the globe that the elite are now building cities underground, where they can hide for survival on that day. The media has also now began jumping on the bandwagon as we are now seeing so many documentaries coming out on TV regarding this controversial issue as well as articles on print media and doomsday websites on the Internet. So where did this all begin?
This so-called doomsday date December 21, 2012 actually comes to us from the Mayan calendar. The Mayan civilization, a civilization that ceased on earth centuries ago, was made up people who were very skilled mathematicians and astronomers. They keenly observed the movement of the planets and the stars because their livelihood depended on the precise mapping of the movements of these celestial bodies. The Mayan long count calendar is a product of these accurate astronomical observations made by these people centuries ago. What’s controversial is that their very accurate calendar ends precisely on December 21, 2012. Because of this, people around the globe have started to inquire and speculate as to why the Mayans ended their calendar on that specific date. Is it a prediction that the world will come to an end on that day?
Also, there is further significance to the date December 21st because it falls exactly on the equinox that marks the beginning of winter, or the winter solstice. NASA also projects that there will be a galactic alignment of the earth and the sun to the center of the Milky Way galaxy, which is a very, very rare occurrence. On an astrological note, the date gains further impact as it is the date where we leave the Age of Pisces to shift to the Age of Aquarius. If this date is really a very significant date to humanity, the question is how are Filipinos preparing for this?
Nobody has ever come out to the general public to speak about this very controversial issue perhaps out of fear of ridicule. Due to this most Filipinos are still in dark as regards this very hot topic.