Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Stars in the Heavens: The Big Dipper

Photo taken of the Big Dipper at dawn above Mount Olympus on October 21, 2010

"And it is given unto thee to know the set time
of all the stars that are set to give light,
until thou come near unto the throne of God. "
Abraham 3: 10

Just a couple of interesting things about the big dipper. It appears on the outside of the LDS temple. I am hoping to take a picture of this and post it later this week. Also there is a relationship between the big and small dipper. The small dipper is always inverted of the big dipper. It is as if the big dipper is pouring into the little dipper and/or vice versa. It is the the giving and receiving principles. In order to receive you must give. It is also from the big dipper that you can find the North Star which is also the end of the handle of the little dipper or polaris. The lip of the Big dipper points almost directly to the polaris. It is exactly the 5 lengths of that space of the two stars that make the lip and point to the direction.

Here are the notes for the song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. There is a reason why we like the song and it resonates within us. It is chiastic:

C-C-G-G-A-A-G, F-F-E-E-D-D-C,
C-C-G-G-A-A-G, F-F-E-E-D-D-C

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