I am writing this just a few days before the supposed Mayan Apocalypse on Friday, December 21, 2012. The belief that the "end times" are here is nothing new. This LINK will take you to a page that lists over 200 dates where experts and religious leaders said the end of the world was coming. They all have one thing in common: none of them have worked out as their promoters stated.
And I will hereby fearlessly predict that the so-called Mayan Apocalypse will also turn out to be a dud. Some Mayans in Guatemala are denouncing the way the government is turning this into a "folklore for profit" giant party, with an expected 90,000 money-bringing suckers believers coming for the show. NASA has
The year was 1987. For over 15 years, an unusual astrological alignment had been predicted to begin on August 16–17:
The Sun, Moon, Mars and Venus were in alignment, what astrologers call a conjunction, at the first degree of Virgo
Mercury was at the fourth degree of Virgo, within the "orb of influence" of the four-planet conjunction
Jupiter was in Aries, about 180 degrees from the massive conjunction.
Saturn and Uranus were in Sagittarius, about 90 degrees between both the massive conjunction and Jupiter.
This made what astrologers call a "Grand Trine," one of the most amazing such formations in history, involving eight of astrology's eleven planets (the famous nine plus the