About this time every year there is an alignment of the Sun and Moon in their respective Celestial Gates. This year, it's going to have what is probably the most potent alignment on the 17th, at the full moon, but the alignment may perhaps be given special attention within the span of a day or so either side of it.
Today is Friday the 13th, which is celebrated as a high Satanic day by some covens. The Winter Solstice is coming on the 21st, which is always a ritual day for practicing Pagans and witches as the Sun crosses the Galactic Plane on the “shortest day” of the year. Every full moon is also celebrated with ceremonial ritual, but given the late hour, and being in what has been announced and confirmed as a Final Countdown season with brief delay, I believe this particular celestial gate alignment is probably considered as a very propitious opportunity for ceremonial ritual. How the spiritual activity might manifest in the physical I cannot say because I have no further insight at present. Pray as led.
The path of the sun intersects the galactic plane that is associated with the Milky Way at two points. These are the celestial gates, with the Golden Gate between Scorpio and Sagittarius and the Silver Gate between Taurus and Gemini.
This year, the sun travels through the wide visual band of the Milky Way between about 11/29/13 to 1/8/14, crossing the center of the Galactic Plane on the 21st (Winter Solstice, at 17:11 UTC).
While the sun is solidly in the Golden Gate, the Moon crosses through the Silver Gate. Here's a sequence of the Moon crossing through the visual band of the Milky Way on the 17th, 18th and 19th.
The exact accounting of the full moon is on the 17th at 11:29 AM, Jerusalem, but it won't be visible then in Jerusalem because moonrise is not until 16:56, almost 5 pm.
Two hours later the Moon crosses the center of the Galactic Plane.
Here are a couple more views at the date and time indicated.
With regard to Nelson Mandela's death and burial, this video may be of interest. (Thanks Brendan!)
I Saw Angels Decending From Heaven
There's also the matter of a prophecy by Van Rensburg (Thanks Phil for reminding me!) that is of great interest.