The Annular Eclipse

The Annular Eclipse occurs when the path of the sun and moon line up during a full moon but the moon is not as close to the earth and does not completely cover the sun.

Once again, we are reminded about the wonder and beauty of nature here on earth. On May 20th, 2012 there will be an partial eclipse that takes place at the same time that the sun moves into the zodiac sign of Gemini.
Every 29 1/2 days we have a new moon. When we use the term “New Moon” we are only pointing out that it is at the beginning of its monthly cycle. When the moon is “new,” it rises and sets at the same time as the sun, so we cannot see it from the surface of the earth.

In Astrolosophy, the 360º path of the sun seen from the earth is called the Ecliptic. While there are more than 88 Constellations in the sky, Astrolosophy only deals with the 12 zodiac signs on the path of the sun. When you look at the word ecliptic, you can see the root of the word eclipse. The Moon, like the sun, has its on path around the earth. Sometimes the moon is 0-5º above the plane of the earth, and sometimes the moon is 0-5º below the plane of the earth.

Why is this important you ask?
When the sun’s path crosses with the moon’s path at 0º during a new moon, we have an eclipse.

Technically it is the Moon’s shadow,  the “umbra,” that is eclipsing the light from the sun. The path of the sun and the moon crossing during the new moon have to happen for any solar eclipse to take place on earth.

 

The eclipse will take place at 5:15 PM PDT for us California residents in the USA or 00:15 AM GMT/Universal Time. The Eclipse will reach its peak at 6:32 PM or 1:32 AM GMT/Universal Time. This will not be a total solar eclipse. This is an annular eclipse. Most people will see it as a partial eclipse unless they live in the annular zone.

Annular Diagram

Annular Diagram

What is the difference between a Total Solar Eclipse and an Annular Eclipse?
Since the moon is not at perigee (as close to the earth as possible), it does not completely blot out the sun, you can still see about 10% of the sun’s disc forming a ring underneath the moon.
The Sun is roughly 400 times bigger than the moon, but since the moon is 400 times closer to the earth, it blocks out more than 90% of the sun’s surface. We can fit millions of  moons inside of the relatively small local star knows as “the sun.”

Eclipse of the East Bay

Eclipse of the East Bay: Go to Chico or Redding California if you actually want to see the full Annular Eclipse!

This new moon and eclipse happens right as we transition (ingress) from Taurus into Gemini, so we are dealing with three powerful releases of energy.

  • The transition of the zodiac signs (Taurus to Gemini)
  • The metaphysical impact of the new moon (The Cycle Begins Again)
  • The intense metaphysical effect of an eclipse (Sewing New Seeds on A Cosmic Scale)

The Transition

The transition from slow moving, predictable, earthy, and fixed Taurus to the nimble,  dynamic, unpredictably airy and mutable sign of Gemini is not always easy. Mercury ruled Gemini makes it look and feel easy by charging the air with creativity, desire for higher minded communications and pushes for “quick-silver” innovations to ward off the galactic enemy of Gemini, BOREDOM.

The mutable quality that Gemini represents, ends the Spring quadrant in the Northern Hemisphere by closing the circuit between the “Initiating” force of Cardinal Aries and the “stabilizing” force of Fixed Taurus by creating a Mutable space for them to co-exist for the procreation of the  next seasonal cycle.  The Spring cycle spirals through the last portion of mutable Gemini and knocks on the door of  the solstice, ruled by Cardinal Cancer.  The powerful moon deity passes the torch on to the next sign, and the cycle continues throughout the remaining signs on the zodiac ecliptic.

May 20, 2012 – May 31, 2012 at Noon

The first decan of Gemini (The first 10 days, think decimal or decade, the dec refers to portions of ten) is ruled by Mercury and will emphasize communications, creativity, traveling and commerce.

May 31, 2012 at Noon – June 10

The second decan is ruled by the next Air sign of the zodiac, Libra with its cardinal quality and Venusian influence. Venus is currently in retrograde, but she will be transiting in front of the sun starting June 5th. This period will emphasize rebirth in:  justice, love, ethics and the re-evaluation on all things concerning love, affection, beauty and partnerships of ANY KIND.

June 10, 2012 – June 21st 2012.

The third decan is ruled by the last Air sign of the Zodiac, Aquarius and its influencing planet Uranus and its fixed quality. Many  think that Aquarius is a water sign because they are the “water bearer,” but they are in fact an intellectual Air sign, and they influence this last 10 day cycle of Gemini with their high ideals for humanity in a cool detached manner. The Aquarian influence can increase Gemini’s eccentric effect on all of us. This can mean moments when people simply, “don’t get it,” or moments of sheer genius that most mortals on earth just can’t comprehend.

New Moon Cycle 

This is the beginning of our monthly biorhythm cycle. The Moon rises in conjunction with the sun, but within three and a half days, the moon pulls about 45 degrees ahead of the sun. This is a great time of renewal. A time to write down what you wish to accomplish in the month ahead. This is a great opportunity to spend time with siblings and family or friends that are like siblings.

Solar Eclipse

DualityA solar eclipse is considered a new beginning or, “seeding” because they always occur during a new moon. Playfulness and  networking will take center stage along with love. The Gemini twins Roman Numeral II stands for the pillars of knowledge, but the twins in the Tarot are known as “The Lovers.” This is crucial, because this is the point when consciousness, sovereignty and free will evolve the spirit towards taking complete control of their own destiny (The Chariot).

Aquarius: The Next Age!

Aquarius: The Next Stage of Human Development! In Greek mythology Aquarius is known as Ganymede, a mortal so handsome he was chosen by the gods to be their cup-bearer. This young man ascended to the heavens and learned duality represented by the two wavy lines that represent the Zodiac sign. One wave is positive and the other is negative. Ganymede represents the potential intelligence & physical beauty of the human race.

Zero degrees in Gemini inspires us to ask ourselves:

  • HOW DO WE CONNECT AND SEE THINGS FROM MULTIPLE VIEW POINTS?
  • What are our subconscious thoughts versus our conscious thoughts?
  • Where does material/spiritual reality begin and corporeal reality end?

This is great time to reconnect with your body before summer because Mercury is the patron of the gymnasium. This can be an extraordinary opportunity to improve communications in all of your relationships and partnerships including with the self. Consider  the benefits of how to improve on: how we identify with each other, give one another space to live, make mistakes, and grow outside of judgement.

Pay special attention to your senses. In this “Age of Aquarius,”  you may find that almost everyone around you is getting re-aquainted with thier instincts/intuition and recognizing that our five senses is just the beginning of what we are capable of detecting.

Libra Goddess, Also known as Taurus Venus, Ixchel, ISIS, Pele, Sekhmet, OSHUN, Ma'at

Libra Goddess, Also known as Taurus Venus, Ixchel, ISIS, Pele, Sekhmet, OSHUN, Ma’at

Libra in Saturn (retrograde) is moving to oppose Uranus in Aries. Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Libra is the Karmic/spiritual equivalent to Newton’s physical law applied through the filter of ethics and virtue of the human race. Those who have pushed others out in our society will feel/experience the “Karmic” harmonic start. So those who pushed people out of jobs, schools, churches, clubs, families or any place where fellowship and unity can be experienced, prepare for the pendulum to swing back and demand balance. For those that have been excluded, look for doors to open for you or learn to pick locks. There will be an alignment of the sun, the moon and the Pleiades star system.

 

While Venus is in retrograde, she will begin the Sisyphean task of lovingly untangling all of the cruelty and injustice that is happening on earth with dedication and perseverance. On June 5th her planet will transit the sun emphasizing the powerful warrior spirit attributed to Ixchel (Venus) of the Mayan pantheon of Central America.

 

 Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: Since this eclipse occurs at zero degrees Gemini, this will be an amazing time period for air signs that choose to emphasize their unique qualities and simply be themselves. You will be more open and receptive to positive opportunities both in your communities and in business. Home is the place to be. Be personal and personable right now, don’t be afraid to show courage and let people in.

Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: You will be receiving some good news and opportunities in the coming weeks. Your career moves forward at this time and money from an unexpected source shows up. Make sure you follow all desires for traveling in and around your home so that the chi of your good fortune has an opportunity to shine down on you.

Leo, Sagittarius and Aries: Keep those fiery emotions and impulses in check if you want to keep the political/social standing you have earned in your community. Now is the time for you to be the fiery action hero you were born to be and socialize, socialize, socialize. Your charm and ambitious nature is infectious. You may find a new love on the horizon or take some steps forward in a current relationship. Don’t forget Venus is in retrograde so be mindful of your words to partners and associates.

Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus: There is an opportunity for all earth signs to jump on the momentum of the 10th house. Capricorn’s Saturn influenced house carries the new moon energy from the winter that can help you. So Map out your ambitions, put on your mountain climbing casuals and dismiss the relaxed earthy approach until further notice. The year of the Dragon demands diligence. Your efforts will be aptly rewarded, especially regarding new projects or traveling.

The Galactic Tone of the Mayan Calendar for the eclipse will be 10 and the day sign for May 20th is Serpent (Kan or Chiccan).

Serpent

Serpent: Rules power and charm as well as emotional upheaval. This solar eclipse will activate: intelligence, adaptability, instinct/intuition and strong will.

Quetzacoatl

Ixchel as the messenger of Quetzacoatl/Kukulcan

The frequency for this day is about lining up your thoughts with manifestation. On this day, thought into manifestation strength is supposed to be 10 times the norm. So do yourself a favor and be as positive as possible. Start a snowball of positivity for yourself and your community. The serpent energy also represents intense and dramatic frequencies for manifestation through intuitive vision. This intuitive vision helps us to connect earthly desires to heavenly aspirations. The power and heart of Serpent will influence Saturn in Libra and Uranus in Aries to re-align truth with authority. This alignment will contribute to building the momentum that is needed for the avalanche of change and justice that the disenfranchised weep for. Justice and equality will be demanded by an earth that is waking up to inevitability of symbiosis for all of earth’s inhabitants. If you listen closely you can hear this year’s Dragon doing his dance of temperance with the opposing properties of fire and water. The keys to success: adaptability,  fluidity and perseverance the hallmark of the Mutable Gemini twins.
As the sun lines up with the plane of the galaxy and people consider doomsday scenarios, shifts in consciousness, return of ascended masters (Quetzalcoatl/Kukulcan/Jesus/Oshun) or DNA activation, remember to be present in your living by taking as many cleansing breaths as you can to stay in balance. The excitement of 2012 is centered around the theory that our galaxy turns once on its axis each 25, 920 years and when the stars across multiple solar systems line up, good things are supposed to happen, just remember that no one has been around long enough to give us a full report of the truth so please enjoy the moment without dread, invest your time building a better future for your whole family on earth.

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