Monday, April 27, 2009


Mars in August, Like to Zohar!!! Or not.

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

By email from a friend, alerting me to the amazing approach of Mars in August of 2009, which aligns with a blood moon statement of the Zohar during Elul...

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for. Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

This comes right from the Zohar that tells us the Geulah will begin with the appearance of the blood moon in Elul!!!

Man that sounds good!'s not true. It's actually from 2003, when Mars did make it's closest approach in 60,000 secular years and appeared 6 times larger than usual for a few nights - which made it still 10 times smaller than the moon.

It gets almost as close about every 17 years.

While I would love for every geulah rumor to be true, it pays to check and not get overly hyped. The geulah hype cycle is damaging to emunah. There's a reason the gedolim of the past have told us to beware calculating the keitz (end of golus).


BrooklynWolf said...

And Mars will *never* appear in our sky as large as a full moon.

Unless, of course, something really huge collides with it, sending it our way... in which case, no one alive today will live out the month anyway.

The Wolf

Yehoshua said...

Dear blogger, this is a hoax.
I am sending you the link to an article from NASA.

It is actually not a new hoax. So beware of what you post.

Yehoshua from Yerushalaim

BrooklynWolf said...


I think you should read the post again. Reb Akiva said in his post that it was not true... in fact, that was the whole point of the post.

The Wolf

Shiloh said...

Akiva, in 2003, what date did that occur?

Neshama said...

For sure it does not sound real, as the process of the Geulah has already begun and is on-going, and we are looking for Moshiach every day.

Maybe this has been circulating since 2003? Read on....

Well, Urban Legends has this: Close Encounter with Mars on August 27. New variant of years-old email hoax repeats outdated claim that during the month of August the orbits of Mars and Earth will bring the two planets closer together than ever before in recorded history.

The oscillating orbits of Mars and Earth did, in fact, bring the two planets closer together on August 27, 2003 than at any other time during the past 50,000 years. Though Mars never actually appeared "as large as the full moon" - not even close - for a few days in 2003 it was indeed the brightest object in the night sky.

josh said...

I was lucky to get access to an amateur telescope when it happened that year. It for sure was not as big as the moon, but through the telescope, you could actually see a clear red ball, not just a fuzzy star.

tony said...

Since Mars is a symbol of war(god of war)could this easily be translated that the world is on the brink
of the final war?

Anonymous said...

the end of gog umagog ? ! mars is war / blood / esau was ruddy / king david was ruddy .

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