SS: this weekend we prepare for the upcoming eclipse with the moon moving into the ongoing priestess mega-comet planetary alignment .. the skymaps show the moon as it moves into the alignment with the planets and the mega-comet starting 27 may through 31 may.

Four Planets Align Near Moon on Memorial Day Weekend 27 May 2011 The unusual month-long convergence of four planets in the pre-dawn sky is nearing an end, as the planets begin separating from each other and going their separate ways. But one final series of meetings is on tap for this Memorial Day weekend. Between Sunday and Tuesday (May 29 and 31), the planets Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Mercury will appear in a grouping with a bonus visitor: the moon. Weather permitting, skywatchers can look low to the east-northeast horizon about a half hour before sunrise and see the four planets arrayed in a line.

The Maya made daytime observations of Venus. Venus had a psychological effect upon the Maya and other Mesoamerican cultures, it has been shown that the Maya were timing some of their wars based on the stationary points of Venus and Jupiter.

SS: following the month long priestess mega-comet planetary alignment in may will culminate into a month-long MEGA-ECLIPSE in june 2011 which will precede the arrival of the incoming ix-chel-sekhmet and the passage of the benu-bird through the delphinus loop .. the first solar eclipse begins in the constellation of taurus near Pleiades and also the priestess mega-comet .. it will occur at the north pole of the earth on 01 june 2011 . see starmap below:

Whereas the Egyptians studied the movements of the Hyades, Orion and its companion star Sirius, the Maya were more interested in the nearby Pleiades star-cluster. They viewed it as the warning rattle of a great cosmic serpent, which seems to have corresponded to the ecliptic. The head of this serpent was the sun and they believed that it was the source of all life on earth.

The moon appears near the earth’s horizon in this photograph of an orbital moonset taken from aboard the International Space Station May 17, 2011. Picture taken May 17, 2011. REUTERS/NASA/Ron Garan/Handout (SCI TECH IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT)