Destiny Islands the place where the sun set or descended into the darkness. Notice how one shows you the sun very bright and shiny while the other shows you the sun as it sets. rikus "changing" if you pay attention, was happening at twilight. the next time we get a destiny islands cut scene, its also at twilight and we here that "riku" is changing as the sun is setting. "you know, rikus changed" the next cut scene we see is actually at the darkness of night time. the time of the death of the sun where the moon touches the light of the sun and becomes the ruler or master or the light of the world. About Riku being the rightful owner of the Keyblade - why is it that Sora had the Keyblade first? Nomura: That part is also a bit vague. In the Destiny Islands when Riku is swallowed by the darkness, there's a sparkle of light, and next comes the scene where Sora first gets the Keyblade, right? In my setting, the darkness wrapping itself around those two is the darkness of Riku's heart. At the moment when Sora enters that darkness, the light you can see is the light of the heart. Sora, trying to help Riku, struggling in the darkness, touches that light and temporarily the Keyblade goes to Sora so you see, the darkness that is swallowing riku is the setting of the sun and the light that sora touches is the light that that moon touches when the sun sets when the moon REflects the suns re's or rays don't believe me? see they show you the night time with the light of the moon in the shape of a heart why do you think the months in the autumn all end with EMBER? SEPTEMBER, October, November, December The -ber in four Latin month names is probably from -bris, an adjectival suffix. Tucker thinks that the first five months were named for their positions in the agricultural cycle, and "after the gathering in of the crops, the months were merely numbered." http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=December&allowed_in_frame=0 the colors of the struggle competition red, blue green and yellow. the colors of autumn. red green and yellow the colors of the autumn leaves and of of course blue of the sky. when you beat riku in the race on destiny islands you get a "pretty stone" its description is "a beautiful stone that glistens in the sun. just like ven get from defeating setzer red vs blue the champion SETzer like the setting sun notice the resemblance to riku. 358/2 or 358+2 = 360 as in 360 degrees of a circle. like the circle of the zodiac wheel which rotates on an AXEL. roxas is the 13th member in the organization 13 is the number of death or the setting of the sun. If you divide 358 by 2 then you get 179. 179 is one short of 180. 180 is half of a circle representing the division of the annual year. Xion represents the X or the cross of the zodiac wheel. this is why she appears as both a male and a female in one. just as in one day there is day and night and in one year there is summer and winter. Xion represents the division of the annual year from summer the rising of the sun to winter its setting. Twilight town is a world where the sun never sets and it is stuck in eternal evening time. when the sun set's the sky will sometimes turn purple because Red light from the Sun (when low in the sky) is reflected off small particles. in the upper atmosphere. In the right conditions the red can mix with the generally blue color of the sky, giving a purple color to parts of the sky and clouds. 7 is a number representing division of the sun's cycle. there are seven days in a week and the 7th day is SUNday. this is the meaning behind the 7 wonders. they represent the division of time between day and night. 7 represents the division of the zodiac wheel. the division of one season to the next. starting at Aries, the first sign. if you count seven spaces in either direction you will arrive at libra. you can see that this equally divides the zodiac wheel. if you start from libra and count back to Aries then again there are 7 spaces the 7 princesses of heart are actually Sun sacrifices for the rebirth of the sun in spring time from the cold death of winter. the purple train is about the cycle or procession of the sun. it represents the sun that has set. one train is orange and represents the sun while the purple one represents the moon. they are roxas and sora respectively. from the first game sora has been associated with the moon Ansem's name is an anagram for mensa meaning table. the table of the zodiac wheel that is divided between summer and winter. this is why we see ansem sitting in the room with the broken table. notice you can see the 360 degree circles lying ontop of the broken table. its an allusion to the table of the zodiac wheel that is divided every year between the season. in order to form the X blade two equal forces of light and dark must clash this is the clash of the seasons which forms the cross of the zodiac wheel in unchained x we all get the keyblade starlight. the keyblade graveyard, is the starlight graveyard. it is the death of the sun between the hot and cold or the spring and autumn equinox's 6 houses are the cold months and 6 are the warmer months. the house of Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 180 210th degree of the zodiac. it divides the annual year between summer and winter. Element: Air Ruling planet: Venus Symbol: Scales it begins the autumn equinox Libra is the sign of justice. interesting that ventus is divided into one being of pure light and one of pure darkness. he also encounters captain justice in vens room in the land of departure the libra scales can be seen sitting on vens dresser you can see them in the picture below in the upper left hand corner after the Autumn equinox the days will continue to get shorter and shorter until the winter solstice in December, so the Autumn equinox marks the beginning of the death of the sun. this is why when ven and vanitas were divided though they were equal, ven was so weak that he almost died because the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer following the equinox. however on the equinox the day and night are both equl in length this is the very meaning of the equinox. Equinox” comes from the Latin words “equi” meaning “equal” and “nox” meaning “night.” This implies that there will be equal amounts of daylight and darkness Havocs divide is where you fight luxord. lux means light and luxord uses cards as weapons. if you ever played 52 pick up then you know that in a standard card deck there are 52 cards. there are also 52 weeks in a year. this is why they are called Bicycle because its talking about the bicycles of the annual year. why one is blue and the other is red. the annual year is divided every year between the seasons of summer and winter thats why you fight luxord in havocs DIVIDE. look closely at the magic mirror...those are the houses of the zodiac kingdom hearts at is core, like most things is about yin and yang. those coming together of two opposing forces. in fact astrology is actually about alchemy and the balancing of the different zodiac signs, and their elements on your chart. Taurus and scorpio directly oppose each other on the zodiac wheel. in autumn and winter we enter whats known as the ember months. Hurry! Once in September, you know the year is quickly closing in as the ember months (September, October, November and December) seem to fly away. http://m.hospitalitynet.org/news/4078047.html embers are the smoldering remains of a fire. as in a dying fire. (the sun in autumn and winter) this is why xehanort, ansem and xemnas all have yellow and orange eyes because they represent the progression of the ember months. Ministry of Scorpio – The Guardian The Ministry of Scorpio is the work of the spirit and the flesh, guarding the gateway between worlds and of those ready to help those face the consequences of such contact with spirit. http://templeofwitchcraft.org/scorpio/ (not only does ansem have his guardian but he does guard the gateway between worlds in kh1 being the one that opened up all the worlds and is the one seen in his spirit or heartless form at the door in the secret place.) scorpio coincides with the peak of fall. Natures disruptive forces are at work. dead leaves cover the ground merging with the mud from rain, crumbling and decomposing to become earth's rich and fertile humus. in fact, nothing disappears in scorpio, everything that dies changes and is reborn in a new form. Scorpio returns us to the mystery of the caterpillar. the silk worm that encloses itself in darkness. the wealth and power of Scorpio is found in this ability to transform and regenerate. The challenge that this sign offers us is to die to "be more" die to "exceed ourselves" there are four symbols linked to scorpio. the snake and scorpion that slither on the earth and represent the earthly dimension of the sign. the eagle and phonix that fly high in the sky and represent the spiritual dimension. earth and sky matter and spirit and thus death is the bridge that unites them. If in Libra meeting the "other" is a desire and ideal to be achieved, in Scorpio this union becomes real. in fact, dying means breaking down our bodies to join with "another" body and soul. http://www.astrologyonline.eu/Graphic/Learning_Astrology/Zodiac_Signs_libra_scorpio_sagittarius.asp Taurus Element: Terra Ruling planet: Venus Symbol: Bull Taurus is the earth (Terra) bull in the taurean age it was the first zodiac sign. this is why in the prequels you are supposed to start with terra. the harvest time is the time of the dying sun. the time before the death of winter when all the vegetation dies and everything freezes. ven frozen by xehanort the SOLstIce of the sun the etymology is as follows Middle English: from Old French, from Latin solstitium, from sol ‘sun’ + stit- ‘stopped, stationary’ (from the verb sistere ). the time of the harvest is the time of the evening or the even the time of the two faces of truth and lies such as the two face mayor in Halloween town and the two faces of ven and sora soul eater HARVEST TIME! the scythe scythe (n.) Old English siðe, sigði, from Proto-Germanic *segithoz "to cut" (also notice the moon) JUST LIKE the zodiac is cut. WHICH BRING US TO?! CHRONOS! or as he is other wise know, "father time" notice the hour glass in his hands. the black soul eater does the white hair and tan skin remind you of anyone and hmmm wouldn't you say that orange face logo looks a WEEEEEE bit like the "JACK o lantern" of harvest time???! hmm any chance? Rikus soul eater the scythe or sickle of the harvest. KH wiki Some time after arriving at Hollow Bastion and being taken in by Maleficent, Riku learns to summon the Soul Eater, which he uses as his primary weapon. Later, while he is in Traverse Town, he uses it to take out a pair of Soldiers so, the first time riku uses his soul eater is to take out a few soldiers eh? well SOL like the SOL OF THE SOLSTICE is the SUN and the etymology of the word die, is YOU guessed it die (v.) mid-12c., possibly from Old Danish døja or Old Norse deyja "to die, pass away," OR die (n.) early 14c. (as a plural, late 14c. as a singular), from Old French de "die, dice," as in to cut just like the zodiac or the SCYTHE or sickle so a soldier, is a sun sacrifice. one who dies for the sun because you see....riku is Saturn...."the black sun" the harvest God if you look closely at the soul eater you can see clearly the sickle the harvest time.