The winter solstice usually falls on December 21st of any given year, it is a day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun is at its lowest elevation in the sky and since ancient times the winter solstice has been seen as a significant event for many cultures. Celebrated with festivals and rituals, it marked the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun. The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. Cultures built monuments to recognize this special celestial day, such as at Stonehenge and within the pyramids of the Maya. The term ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin word ‘solstitium’, meaning ‘Sun standing still’. On this day the Sun seems to stand still before daylight lengthens again.
In recognition of the Winter Solstice tomorrow I’d like to share with you certain aspects of Canada’s Parliament Buildings that I discovered that seem to have been designed to honour this event. In 1859, The Legislative Assembly in Ottawa voted for the construction of a House of Parliament and the winning bid was made by Thomas Fuller. The cornerstone was laid under the rituals of the Order of Freemasonry by the future King, Albert Edward, who later became Grand Master of the Convent General of the Knights Templar.
It is my belief that certain solstice secrets were built into the Parliament Buildings and surrounding area that can be seen by studying certain aspects on the Solstices using the app “Sun Surveyor” that maps out the position of the sun on specific days.
Parliament is in alignment with the sunset axis on Solstice day. The overall layout of the Parliament Buildings is aligned east-west along the axis of the setting sun on the Winter Solstice.
Second, the downtown core of Ottawa is laid out in alignment with the Winter Solstice. Wellington, Sparks & east-west streets all align with the setting sun on Winter Solstice. You can stand & watch the sunset down each street. This is why the sun is in your eyes driving west.
Third, & most interesting of all, is that the Library Of Parliament which was designed to resemble a Templar church, has a statue of the Queen at its centre. The Queen faces the entrance doorway where at noon, on the Winter Solstice, she watches the sun exactly above it. Note the special “runway” from the statue on the floor and also the bizarre geometric patterns built into the wood floor.
Call it coincidence, or call it a very specific and concerted esoteric effort to honour the Solstice event through the structures of the Parliament Buildings and the surrounding area.
Andrew King, December 2019
Very cool! Someone put a lot of thought into all this.
Andrew Merry Christmas to you and your family.