Eclipse 1531 AD

This solar eclipse was likely seen by the Aztecs. It is very interesting to think that 9 months later Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego on December 9 , 1531. In the darkness and terror of solar eclipse to ancient people, God was preparing to enter the world in a physical manifestation. Note today near the epicenter of this solar eclipse is the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe outside of Silver City, New Mexico.

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2000 years ago the cross was a Roman symbol of death and terror. Jesus Christ transformed this symbol into a universal sign of God's love, hope and resurrection. Solar eclipse events are recorded in Roman mythology during the conception of Romulus and Remus by the war god Mars and during the foundation of the city of Rome. The solar eclipse to the Romans was a sign from their gods that war was upon the Earth. The solar eclipse symbol of the star/pellet within the crescent on Roman coins and legionary standards was also a sign of their god's approval of Roman domination over conquered lands. Fifteen hundred years later, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Icon was presented to the New World as an inverted Roman Legionary Standard. Jesus Christ changed these symbols of Roman domination and slavery into an everlasting sign of God's love and compassion.