Since the first of our distant ancestors emerged into human consciousness, we have gazed up at the cosmos and wondered on its mysteries.
For most of history, the sky was the primary way of navigation. But it has always been much more than that.
History is filled with accounts of the arrival of comets and the events that coincided with them.
With the arrival of the comet, we see the effect it has on the lives of the people recording it. In every culture in every corner of the planet, people have always studied the sky for passing comets.
But what has been discovered? What spiritual meaning can be found in the arrival of a comet in the sky?
Death and Destruction
The arrival of a comet is most often associated with death and destruction. Luckily, this is not to be taken literally.
While the comet may foretell the death of someone important, it is far more likely to signify the end of something less tangible.
A better way to describe it would be an ending to something, perhaps a relationship, a job, or even a way of thinking.
It also serves to remind us of the vastness of our universe and to remind us of our own mortality on the physical plane.
The comet’s arrival also signals a period of upheaval, the time after the death of the old things but before the birth of the new.
Our lives may be thrown into a period of limbo, a time where we feel uncertain about our path and reflect on our past mistakes and current shortcomings.
We can become unsure of ourselves where before we had certainty, upsetting the established order in our lives. Perhaps we are faced with decisions that seem too difficult to make, choices that overwhelm us.
It reminds us that we are not infallible, that we should remain humble and in a constant state of self-reflection on our path to spiritual enlightenment.
Finally, the arrival of a comet signals a rebirth within us, new beginnings from which we can begin the next part of our life journey.
We have witnessed the death of old things, ideas and patterns in our lives. We have experienced a period of upheaval, where we are unsure of all the things we were once so certain of, and we have taken time to evaluate the path we were on.
Now is the time to start on a new path with the clarity that is reborn within us, as certainty and self-possession are reignited in our soul.
We must forgive ourselves our past mistakes and accept them as having passed. We must recognise our own shortcomings and decide to address them.
Now we must embark on this new journey, realigned with our soul, towards our true destination.
The comet serves as a reminder that all things are in transit on their own journey. We cannot forget to keep moving forward on our own.