CETUS – The Whale Constellation
The WHALES came front and center for me again on Easter weekend. I was celebrating at my father-in-law’s house, on the North Shore. We had walked over to the fish market to get some for Easter dinner and were talking to the owner about lobster meat prices. They were exorbitantly high, and we got to talking about it, and she said that lobster boats were mostly grounded now. Only one could go out per day. As they were prohibited because of the whales.
Of course that piqued my interest, as whales have long been a steady shamanic presence in my world. I embarked on a renewed line of whale research, and the restrictions are to protect the endangered Right Whale. If you follow my Facebook page, I did a bunch of Right Whale posts that week, as I was researching. There are less than 400 of these whales left on earth, and the coast of new England and Canada is their spring early summer spot, after their southern migration to breeding grounds off the southern Carolina coast. They are in the Boston Harbor, and off the shores of Cape Cod this time of year, as they head North to Bay of Fundy for the summer. The Right Whales are special to me, and I even saw one from the shore of Wellfleet last summer, and many on a whale watch years ago. The ocean researchers are so familiar with them, they have many of them named, by identifying patterns of barnacle growth on their backs, and seeing the same whales year after year.
Then, as it goes, I was seeing WHALE WHALE WHALE stuff everywhere! It was like the whale song was calling to me, to re-awaken something in my soul.
Working as a “Galactic Shaman” – when an animal speaks to my soul like this, I often extend my research up into the stars and sky. Well, wouldn’t you know, the Sun is passing along the back of Cetus, the Whale Constellation right now!!!
Have you heard of Cetus? It is not a super “popular” constellation, so you are in good company if you have not. CETUS, the Whale, also referend to as sea monster or sea serpent, and is also known as the Dragon Fish! Dragon Fish and Whale Constellation?? Ok, now you REALLY have my attention! ;-). One of the known Right Whales off our coast here is even named Dragon! Sadly, she is entangled in fishing gear and in poor health (see source article below for more).
Another thing of note in this constellation is Cetus A/Messier 77. A barred spiral galaxy, like our Milky Way. Of major “note” Cetus A has an active galactic nucleus (AGN), and is a strong source of radio emissions. Not all galaxies do this, so this one is “broadcasting”. A galaxy that is “turned on” and broadcasting from its center, emits a huge jet that travel deep and far into intergalactic space. If we (earth) are facing this jet, we are on the receiving end of the signal, and then these AGN are called radio galaxies, quasars or blazars.
There is a strong link here, the emitting active galaxies and the whale song. Even portrayed and coded for us in the Star Trek movie, The Voyage Home.
Maybe the whales, in addition to all they do for us here on earth, are singing and communicating with distant galaxies.
Whales awaken for us our own ability to “sing our soul song”. The broadcast our signals HOME – to our star systems of origin.
Thank you whales, we LOVE you so!!!!
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