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On Comet  

by on Saturday, 8 September 2007No Comment | 1,561 views

The appearance comet is not just an ordinary astrological phenomenon to the Balinese; it is an omen, a prophecy of what will happen in the future. Most of the Balinese believe that the appearance of a comet means the world was going to get “very hot, or bad”. A comet was reported in September 1965, at the time of Gestapu, the abortive Indonesian coup which claimed the life of more than 50.000 Balinese. Another was reported at the time of the death of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno.

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The comet is called Bintang Kukus by the Balinese; “bintang” means “star” and “kukus” means “to steam rice”, steaming rice in traditional way will much smoke. The bintang kukus means smoking stars. Balinese believed that when comets (bintang kukus) appear they portend either something very good or very bad in the world based on their position in the sky, of course from Balinese point of view.

Here is the meanings of comet appearance in various positions

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the east foretells that there will be plenty food but many storms will occur and the government will face many problems.

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the southeast signifies that there will be a shortage of rain, crops failure, plague, famine, unrest, misunderstanding and enmity is everywhere leads to a war.

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the south portends that there will be plenty of rain, big harvest, plenty of food, but most of the people will feel sad most of the time.

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the southwest indicates that there will be too much rain, floods, plenty of food but many animals will die because of plague.

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the west tells that people will be happy; crops produce big harvest, plenty of food and clothes.

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the northwest forecasts that people will be happy but the leaders of the countries will fight for greater power creating war everywhere and at the end leads to the misery.

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the north signifies that there will be a commotion; leaders of the countries will face much troubles, shortage of rain, shortage of food, misery is everywhere.

The comet (bintang kukus) which appears in the northeast forecasts a great chaos, wars, plenty of harvest but the food is expensive, and people are in misery.

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