Featured Image: Jason and the Argonauts by William Russell Flint
Jason, Medea and the Twins of Gemini Charts: In the beginning I was drawn to Dante Alighieri because of his unusual name and the fact he had spent his remaining years in Ravenna, Italy. Ravenna is where Byron spent time during his self-exile. Ravenna then lead me to Rome and the city’s founding twins Remus and Romulus.
Lord Byron wrote to friend Douglas Kinnaird from Ravenna, Italy: “They have taken it up in their heads that I am popular which no one was ever in Italy but an opera singer or will be till the resurrection of Romulus.” Page 188, The Selected Letters of Lord Byron, edited by Jacques Barzun, Grosset’s Universal Library 1953.
I am in the book just now and what makes me think I am on the right path even more is the fact that the letter is dated as such, “Ravenna, 9th 22nd, 1820”
In Rome, Italy every (Ides) full moon and Nundinae (every ninth day) a lamb, ram and ox were sacrificed in reverence to the Roman god Jupiter (equivalent to Greek god Zeus). Jupiter’s temple is located on the Capitoline Hill; the coordinates of the Capitoline Hill hold the numbers 1247, triggers to keep going. Nundinae was also when the market would open for shopping. (Romeflw.yolasite.com/belief-systems.php and Quizlet.com)
Nundinae, the ninth day stuck in my mind as did all the triggers and correlations such as with George Smith an Assyriologist who translated the Flood Tablet in Nineveh. He was born March 25, 1840 and died August 19, 1876 at the age of 36. In a personal connection on March 25, 1988 my sister, an earth Dragon and George Gordon Byron died at the age of 36 as well.
It reminded me then and now of a street in Lively, Ontario where we moved in 1993. The street name is Ninth Avenue, my step-grandparents once lived on that street and on every corner of intersecting streets the signs say “Ninth Avenue” until you get to the corner of Eleventh and “Nineth.”
A few weeks ago I was sitting in my sister’s living room staring intently at the giant calendar on the wall. The months were spelled out in order as such:
I then began thinking of the number of letters in each word and looking at the way each word was spelled. March and April both have 5 letters, June and July have 4 letters each and November and December each have 8 letters. From this, I deemed March and April twins and the same for June and July.
Research of the Greek gods led me to Zeus, Hades, Persephone, Charon, Mars and Jason. Jason manned the ship and crew called the Argonauts, the crew included the immortalized twins of Gemini, Castor and Pollux. In connection I was born on June 11th under the sign of Gemini.
Thinking of my sister’s calendar on the wall and the way I’ve been letting my mind flow and run where it wants untethered I began playing with the words and numbers within the words. I began to see patterns with words which spurred me on, such as within the first letters of each month is spelled the name of my first J, JFMAMJJASOND.
When I began the chart, “Jason and the Twins: Medea Avenges” it began with just the first letters written out as shown below. The avenging is Medea’s repenting as she used her magical ways to resurrect Jason and his seeds; the children she slaughtered with the woman Jason left her for.
I know better than I used to about jealousy, vengeance, guilt, repenting, and regretting and I refuse to imagine what kind of woman could kill her children. What I can do, is imagine her pain, regret, and eternal heartache….and as a creature of supernatural belief and origins I believe she cast a spell, one from the heart of her hearts to last all the ages until that long day when she steps in front of them asking for forgiveness but in another life, in the now, for that was then.
In the “chart” below the rows can be read going down beginning with a countdown starting with 3 zeroes, in honour of the Madrid Codex of the Mayan Water Gods. Coincidently the Mayan creation story begins with two reincarnating brothers who were also twins. In line with each number are the months with a countdown beginning with 2 zeroes, the number of letters in each word and a final countdown with no zeroes, basic numeric order.
January 0 0 7 1
February 0 0 8 2
March 0 1 5 3 > Indicating “twins” as they share the same number of letters.
April 1 2 5 4 >
May 2 3 3 5
June 3 4 4 6 >
July 4 5 4 7 >
August 5 6 7 8
September 6 7 9 9
From the beginning of this research the number 79 always bring to mind Pompeii, an ancient Roman city buried in the year 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Some of the most notable eruptions of Mount Vesuvius have been during years of the Monkey as in the year 79, 1872 and 1944. Also in personal correlation, my grandfather who was born in April of 1913, Year of the Water Ox and died at the age of 79 in the Year of the Water Monkey and my grandmother, his wife, was born in 1920 Year of the Metal Monkey.
I recently took out September of the chart I was working on, though Nundinae brings to mind the word nine, September also has an “ember” at the end and September triggers the French word 7 and is the 9th month in line. I have been thinking of timelines and knew there was a way to build one using everything I know, knew and was about to learn so I began the Jason and Medea charts.
Luckily Wikipedia has put so much effort into extending the calendrics portion of some pages and I was lead to “ab urbe condita-anno urbis conditae.” It is a Latin phrase meaning “from the founding City (Rome)” on the date 4.21.753 BC.
I had been tipped off by the many discrepancies within the written histories of the world and when I first began counting backwards from the 12th night all those months ago I knew the count was off. The Venerable Bede (673 ~ May 26, 735 in Monkton, England) was the first to widely use the term “A.D. Anno Domini”.
From Wikipedia about Bede: “The earliest known writer to state that the solar year is not exactly 365 and a quarter days long, so that the Gregorian calendar (one leap year every four years) requires some adjusting if the months are not to get out of step with the seasons.”
“The Anno Domini (AD) year numbering was developed by a monk named Dionysius Exiguus in Rome during 525, as a result of his work on calculating the date of Easter.” Within that numbering system the year AD 2016 is 68 BC, a number that when I began these charts a few weeks ago meant little.
From the first Nundinae inspired “month chart” I went to what is presented in the chart Jason and the Twins: Medea’s Avenges. I had seen a pattern with the letters so began lining them up in the chart titled: Jason, The Twins and Medea’s Trail.
Astrologically June is the month beginning with the Twins of Gemini, ending with the Cancer of July and very notable to me as I was born on the 11th of June in 1976, the 163rd day of the Leap Year, in common years June 11th is the 162nd day.
I asked my sister how to say July in French, she replied with Juillet. At that point none of this had anything to do with William Shakespeare other than the word Juillet triggered the word Juliet, as in Juliet from his play Romeo and Juliet.
Lately I have been thinking of Shakespeare as I’ve been hiding in the house with a cold sore, working on these charts and thinking of his words, “you have witchcraft in your lips” and my words I have a “pock on my lips”.
August blew by me with no real importance but September, the ninth month, always makes me think of the French word 7. Since September is the 9th month my thoughts go to the word Nundinae and Rome, and the city’s founding twins Remus and Romulus.
When I began writing out the months I used only the first 9 months, in honour of the nine I hear in Nundinae, thus taking away October, November and December. October makes me think of the octagon which has eight sides. In November I hear the word nova, as in new and December is on ice, a period, point, decimal. At the end of these months is the word, “ember” which makes me think they are all burning, or were…as an ember implies the fire is dying out.
This is where things get a little more twisted and when William Shakespeare and Miles Holmwood, whom I can only find on Wikipedia, come into play. They call Miles Holmwood Norway’s Undead Soldier, born 1684 a leap year of the Wood Rat. He died at the age of 37 in the year 1721 Year of the Metal Ox, a common year, meaning it was not a leap year.
William Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 Year of the Wood Rat and he died on April 23 in the leap year 1616, Year of the Fire Dragon.
I have been researching leap years for a bit now and what years they landed in, as in when the monkey, dragon and rat were leapers (as I call them). Paying always close attention to the moon, the numbers and correlations to words themselves I knew I needed a “new” way to see the numbers, as in a calendar or timeline of some sort.
At the end of May, I was friended on Facebook by some people who I knew right away could help me bring some of this information to light so I began a timeline. At first I sat down on the bed next to my 13 year-old daughter and began with the Year 79 A.D.
When I looked in Wikipedia for the years information it is listed as a common year, luckily Wikipedia shares other calendar information and this is where I learned of the Saka calendar known as the Indian national calendar. Within that calendar a “Chaitra” is a month, in leap years a Chaitra has 31 days and the year begins on March 21. “The months in the first half of the year all have 31 days, to take into account the slower movement of the sun across the ecliptic at this time.” ~Wikipedia.
Years in the Saka Era begin in the year 78 thus making year 79, year 1, this propelled me further and further into the charts.
Chart: Jason, the Twins and Medea’s Trail ~ When I began the first Medea chart, the patterns with Jason’s name and number successions jumped out so I began lining up what you see here. When the name Jason was completely spelled out at 15 I stopped and added one for zero to end at 16. When I began researching the leap years and days 1616 was triggered, as William Shakespeare died, 360 years before my year, 1976.
He wrote “you have witchcraft in your lips” making me think of Medea and the word apocalypse. This correlation was very personal in June when creating this chart as I had a Cold Sore, a pock on my lips. The word does not frighten me. I think like many words and things perhaps the word was misused. Perhaps it was about someone who spoke of the moon’s happenings, eclipses, epochs and such.
A curious note at the left hand bottom of the chart is the numbers 4816. Jumble numbers around as if there’s large earthquake, like the 1556 Shaanxi earthquake and you can get 1684. 1684 was Year of the Wood Rat and according to Wikipedia the year Norway’s Undead Soldier Miles Holmwood was born.