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Hi everyone, as you know from my last newsletter (http://ow.ly/kvztG) we are in the middle of a Tri-eclipse portal which spans April 25 – May 25, 2013. The bookend eclipses are minor lunar eclipses which serve as subtle doorways in and out of the portal. But the central eclipse – coming up this Thursday and Friday May 9 and 10 – is an Annular Solar Eclipse and is very powerful both in its visual quality and its effects.
In a Total Solar Eclipse, the moon blots out the sun completely. An Annular Solar Eclipse is similar to a Total Eclipse, but the Moon is further away from the Earth so the disk of the Moon isn’t quite big enough to fully cover the disk of the Sun. This creates the mesmerizing “Ring of Fire” effect, a sight sought by eclipse chasers the world over: a dark Moon completely surrounded by the brilliant light of the distant Sun.
Those in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands will be able to see the coveted Ring of Fire during this eclipse. In it’s totality, the moon will obscure 95% of the sun’s disk. A partial eclipse will be seen in a much broader path, which includes Australia, Indonesia, Oceania and much of the central Pacific Ocean.
If you are in the pathway of this eclipse (as described throughout this newsletter), go to this link to find out the time of visibility in your area (weather permitting of course) http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2013-may-10. Hawaii will be the only state in the United States to see this eclipse. The city of Hilo will see a 36% obscuration. The partial eclipse in Hilo begins at 2:27pm local time with maximum occurring at 3:53pm. The eclipse will end at 5:05pm for the people living in Hilo.
The Ring of Fire looks like a portal to another realm. It looks like a hoop that you could jump through. The energetic qualities of this (or any) eclipse show where opportunities for initiation into higher consciousness and deeper compassion might occur. We will explore the nature of our opportunities in this newsletter.
The closing eclipse in this Tri-eclipse portal is on May 25, 2013. Although completely indiscernible to the naked eye, it is juiced up by the power of the 3rd historic Uranus-Pluto square which occurs on May 20. There will be more info on this event in a forthcoming newsletter. Suffice it to say, May is an intense month!
Note: this newsletter is reallllly long. Normally I would divide it in several parts, but I don’t have the energy/time to do that right now. I’ve been working on the content of this newsletter for some time and just decided to send it in it’s entirety in one fell swoop, due to time sensitivity. I.e. this is a very, very powerful eclipse and I want to get the info out to as many people as possible before the event. Due to it’s length, this newsletter will most likely be easier to digest if you print it out- if you are so inclined you can do that. If you want to skim it, notice that I’ve made some suggestions for possible meditation focus in various areas that are beneficial no matter where you are on the day of the eclipse.
Blessings to all!
Today the Sun is located at the degree of one of my favorite Sabian symbols: an old owl up in a tree. We certainly know how to handle today’s energy! Even if the Sun weren’t located at this degree, the mission today would be to be the wise owl up in a tree because the energy is building in intensity in advance of tomorrow. Since we know the mission for today, I will talk about tomorrow’s energy now so that wise owls in earlier time zones will have foreknowledge and advance preparation. There is a lot going on tomorrow (but it will begin entering today):
The themes will be rejection/acceptance/approval. This energy will be strongest for those with the Black Moon in Gemini. [See appendix of my book on the Black Moon on the Books tab if you don't know which sign your natal Black Moon is located in. (The book is free).] The Black Moon is conjunct Jupiter in Gemini right now. Continue reading
Can you maintain light while immersed in darkness? This is what total solar eclipses (like the one yesterday, photographed here by L. Jean-Marc and posted on spaceweather.com) and the month that follows them ask of us.
Yesterday I faced a person who has intended the darkest, most destructive harm to me than any person in my entire life (and I’ve had a couple of these people in my years). I wasn’t too caught off guard by this because anytime I write about the dark side’s intentions with the energy, the dark side always finds me that day. But the degree of darkness will take me some time to process. How did I maintain light while faced with this shocker? I knew the potential for darkness to be activated – which is the reason I write about the “negative” polarity of the energy. Knowledge is power and we are wise old owls indeed!
We journey into the second day of the activation point/vision quest under the continued influences of an interplanetary shock wave (electromagnetic force) that brings transformative realizations that move our focus from our baser instincts toward more enhanced spiritual perception. It includes a process of coming to terms with ourselves and recognizing our unique talents (which makes up our individual design on Gaia/Sophia’s canvas). Hidden or under-utilized talents are shown. The astrological aspects of yesterday’s New Moon included the energy of raw sexual power – power that is being transmuted into spiritual awareness today.
Our focus has been on the sky and the blocking of the Sun, but today it is time to get back down to Earth and remind ourselves of the beauty and wonder of the natural world. (The V-formation of the Canadian geese land for a breather.) Remember that the childlike imagination is empowering this month’s vision quest. What brought you joy as a child? Bring it back today.
On November 13th, 2012, a Total Solar Eclipse will occur in the House of Scorpio effecting a grand bifurcation and transmutation of all things upon the Earth. Beginning with and beyond this event positive, obvious, and powerful life transformations of all magnitudes will manifest brilliantly within our lives. The eclipse will provide the cosmic ignition to Saturn, setting its young transit in Scorpio ablaze, and it will have a crippling effect upon those who have attempted to subvert humanity’s predestined evolution. A vibrational divide will commence which will separate lower vibrational beings from their higher counterparts, to include, and especially in the physical sense. With rebirth being a potent theme, look for life to become far more profound beyond the shadow of this Scorpio solar eclipse!
Expect the following types of Scorpio solar eclipse synchronicities: supernatural psychic activations, literal and metaphorical deaths, total transformations of material circumstances, great transferences of power, investigations that shock and cause outcry, necessary and favorable conversions of resources, the relentless exposure of evil, crime, and secrecy, the purging of corruption, medical traumas and the sudden awareness of disease, sacred and paradigm ending revelations, sudden appropriations of wealth, great disruptions to secret societies, the breaking of entanglements, the deepening of spiritual devotion, breakthroughs in psychotherapy, the enforcement of accountability, public shamings, and revivals of health.
As a rule, all eclipses sync with divinely ordained experiences, the most powerful type being the total solar eclipse. When an eclipse occurs currents of fate ripple throughout our lives. It is important to know this because there are times in life where God shows His hand. Eclipses qualify to be included among these times. The nature of one’s eclipse experience will always reflect their Light Quotient, which is the composite of one’s mental, spiritual, and physical vibrations. Eclipses are designed to quantum leap our lives and they have been heralded throughout history as omens of radical change – and rightly so! By referencing one’s own horoscope, which is in fact a sacred document, one can very easily determine where an eclipse will have the greatest impact on their lives. Their effects needn’t be secret.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 13th November, at 10.30pm GMT, there is a total solar eclipse (visible only in parts of Northern Australia) and this is a significant moment astrologically. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly across the face of the Sun. It is one of the synchronicity ‘miracles’ of our geocentric perception that the Moon and Sun just happen to be appear exactly the same size in our sky, despite being vastly different in their actual size. In an astrological chart, one can identify a solar eclipse when the new moon is conjunct with the north or south node within a few degrees. This typically happens twice a year. In May we had an eclipse with Sun and Moon conjunct the south node, and now they are conjunct the north node at 21 degrees of Scorpio.
Eclipses carry a powerful energetic imprint at a collective level and can be especially impactful at a personal level if they contact planets or angles in a person’s birth chart. They focus energy and bring issues to a head. They can be catalytic and accelerate change. So anyone born with planets (especially Sun, Moon, personal planets or angles) between, say 18-24 degrees of Scorpio will be particularly sensitized by this eclipse. Also, if you have planets at 18-24 degrees of the other fixed signs: Taurus, Leo or Aquarius, then the energy of this eclipse will be strong, and potentially challenging, even transformational. If you have planets at these degrees in the other water signs, Cancer or Pisces, then the energy is likely to be more harmonious, or at least easier to integrate. Continue reading
The remaining energies of 2012 will be extremely powerful. It is important to maintain your balance. Myriad complex energies are bombarding the Earth and humanity are feeling the effects. These are taking place with Divine purpose, and although it is a period of great intensity, it is requisite and in that sense is very benevolent, quite necessary for the Ascension.
In truth what is occurring in your present is the continuation of the cleansing, the removal of imbalance. It is the upshift, and all forces of the planet, all elements, earth, wind, fire and water are an essential part of it. And so it is also Cosmic celestial energies that move them.
The influx of the Divine Feminine Energies are flowing into the Earth at this time as well, and assisting in the release of what must be purified. The Feminine influx begins maximum flow with the Solar Eclipse and continues at optimal current through the November 28 Lunar Eclipse.
This is incurred to bring the balance prior to the Ascension of the 12-12-12. It is an important phase; a era completes and begats a new phase … one of balance. A balance that benefits the Earth, and in kind humanity.
Indeed planetary balance then influences each living soul to find equilibrium within.
Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse and New Moon comes at an interesting point of time, emphasizing the sign of Scorpio as well as Pluto, Scorpio‘s modern ruler. Also featured is Chiron, the Wounded Healer. An eclipse is in any case a more powerful than usual lunation, and coming at this time of the year, and inScorpio, reminds us of the principle of transformation and the necessity for spiritual evolution. Mercury, now retrograde and moving backward into Scorpio by late Tuesday evening, fosters a thoughtful mood in which we might be able to fruitfully reflect on our changing circumstances.
At the time of the eclipse, the Moon parallels Pluto, while Saturn is sextile, and also makes an almost perfect trine to Chiron in early Pisces. Uranus is semi-sextile to Chiron within a fraction of a minute of a degree while Venus to Chiron makes a perfect quincunx aspect as well. Chiron, the archetype of Wounded Healer, reveals to us the places inside where we are reactive as a result of earlier undigested trauma, and where we may yet heal. That the painful places within us are activated is, perhaps, a natural consequence of the rapidity of change that we as a society are now facing. The prominence of Chiron also suggests our collective trepidation regarding the future. As one example of the ills that beset us, the storm that recently ravaged the East Coast has forced recognition that climate change is realer than even the most pessimistic assessments, and that the time is indeed getting very short to begin to deal with it.
The role of Ophiuchus during the Total Solar Eclipse of 13 November 2012 is conspicuous by the constellation’s absence from the Sacred Circle at Stonehenge — our default location for charting such events — for the second Eclipse in a row.
Also significant about this Eclipse is last week’s change in Mercury’s direction of travel. Mercury turned retrograde in Constellation Scorpius on November 06, 2012. He was in alignment with the stars of Ophiuchus’s serpent-holding hand (Yed Prior and Yed Posterior) at the time. The phrase “hands-on” comes to mind. Also “hold” (direct) and “release” (retrograde).
Mercury as you may know has been acting as the planetary intelligence speaking for Ophiuchus in its capacity as a Zodiac constellation that is not a Zodiac Sign although it does satisfy the requirement of containing stars on both sides of the Ecliptic Plane.1
The Mercury retrograde in Scorpius is not only giving us pause to review and reconsider how we feel about the Scorpion/Serpent issue (discussion and links below) but also what we think of the Ophiuchus/13th Zodiac Sign issue.
Who among us wants to break up the Sacred Geometry of the 12 Signs? Anybody? (Not me, you may be surprised to know.) But we can debate this issue later.
For the present, as we revisit questions of Universal significance to the New Age during the Mercury retrograde cycle, Apollo class Asteroid Hermes also transits Constellation Scorpius but in direct motion. Thus stability and connectivity is maintained between Scorpius, Serpens and Ophiuchus while the planetary intelligence for Constellation Ophiuchus is compelled to enter a retrograde period at a critical time in its Constellation Scorpius transit. Hermes picks up the slack.
Hello beautiful friend, What an honor it is for me to reconnect with you again. We have a great deal to catch up on, so let’s get right to it!
During October, the Sun became moderately active again, emitting solar waves that created geomagnetic storms in our Earth’s magnetosphere. For those living in the higher parts of the Northern Hemisphere, you had the opportunity to witness a stunning array of Auroras that lit up the night skies.
Although the recent solar activity wasn’t technically an X-class (which is considered to be the most potent), the effects on our emotional, physical and global bodies most definitely felt like it was. At this point, many of us have come to realize that everything is energy. So with this awareness, we know that when there’s some type of energy shift that occurs (ie: geomagnetic storms, etc…) everything and everyone is affected by it on some level.
How did the solar activity in October affect us? On a global level, the Earth experienced potent purges and movements allowing Her to align into a sacred space that can easily support the rapidly evolving consciousness of the collective. It’s not always butterflies and rainbows, as we’ve seen these past few weeks with the weather patterns and Earth movements, however it is all part of a Divine process that’s ushering us into a higher global state of consciousness. Since we are all interconnected, we as a collective, along with the Earth, are all evolving together.
On a personal level, many of us also experienced a great deal of physical and emotional purging that aligned us into a higher state of being. Yes, many of us are feeling ‘over it’ already, however we will look back in the near future and see that it was all worth it.
The back and forth energies of October have thankfully ended and we are entering the relative calm of November, although two eclipses and several retrograde planets, including Mercury retrograde all month, will contribute to this slower movement. We will have to decide whether it feels stagnant or is a period of well deserved rest before we move into December and then into 2013.
This has not been an easy year but it has been one in which we have had to stay one step ahead of ourselves and we learned the power of choice, intention and alignment. As we set new intentions, anything that was not aligned with them was up for review. What were we going to choose, our new intention and a new alignment or our old ways of being, which also meant relinquishing our new intention? Having fewer options could make the choices easier but in this case, the things we had to choose from often meant big life transformation. And sometimes we chose neither because we weren’t ready, it was just too hard or it wasn’t the right time. As we move into 2013 timing will become increasingly important and we will learn to work within divine timing. This month presents us with learning about divine timing, right purpose, alignment, and integrity.
As we move into November, Mercury retrograde asks us to re-view, re-lease, re-consider and then re-align with what is left over, once we have released everything that is not in alignment with the intention we have for our life. What is that? Start with joy, being happy, feeling fulfilled, being secure. Make room for the Universe to work within your life, create space for the fulfillment of your intention and dreams, and be willing to receive. We’re masters at asking, but we forget that at some point we have to stop asking and be willing to receive (all within divine timing, of course).
We enter the month of Libra on our way to the trials and tribulations of Scorpio in an interesting political and energetic year. The coin is flipped but it is magic of nature filled with illusion. Who, what, when, where, are the questions asked. Libra is always the moth of balancing the SHE within as we celebrate the divine female anchoring her light into the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee.
The flickers of light and power surges have already begun as we get ready for the shift before the shift. The Orionid meteors rush towards earth with hot little breaths of starry information dropping like Easter eggs all over the planet earth. Meteors especially from the, hunter, this year bring greetings from the 3 stars in Orion’s belt, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka as well as Bellatrix. The belt of Orion leads to the Pleiades and to Sirius it is a starry portal. Bellatrix, is the third brightest star in the constellation Orion. The Warrior star-Woman is found at Orion’s left shoulder. She is also known as the Amazon Star, and associated with Sirius C.
Orion is always about the lords of karma, karmic debt of planet, person, place matters not. It is about clearing the way making a new line of defense. Dust storms from the past are coming our way via volcanic debris, stellar remains and cosmic dust, all putting themselves within the direct path of earth.
Everything for the next 77 days points us onto a path that glimmers with anticipation and dreams. Finding out who we really are in truth will be the most magical of experiences as when one finally sees the truth within their matter, all is set free and clear, and no rules are necessary.
No more staying inside the lines of defined space and time. Loving self is truly the key to the kingdom of all that is. The quantum field as defined by the energy signature of self-love seeks a mirror image assuring itself a pleasant outcome. These fields of energy are called Elysian Fields. One can only visit the fields of light for short times for a taste of favorable outcomes, a reminder of what real peace feel like. Real peace comes when one believes so strongly that nothing can erase that truth. The eclipses that end 2012 give to us a telescopic point of internal view, as we see all of our unfinished business reflected around the thanksgiving table. Mercury retro drags us back into memories that need healed from a new perspective. Let go of perceptions that were fogged by the timelines of the past. All injustices are self imposed on some level as a tool for learning.