Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini Part One

Today is more than just a New Moon and Annular Eclipse in mutable Gemini, which in itself is significant. Today marks the start of a new way of thinking and mendacity. Actually we are now in the middle of a battle for consensus reality on the Internet or what it was formerly known the Darpa Net. For many this is time of revisiting the battle for war and peace that drove the the mid-sixties when Uranus-Pluto where together in Virgo. Today at the Nato Summit we seem to be having a replay of the drama that occurred at the democratic convention in 1968 as Uranus-Pluto in cardinal signs are heading toward their first waxing square on June 24th: Police, protesters clash outside NATO summit This is a time of manic, hysterical and wild awakenings for the inhabitants of this planet as the earth herself is not holding back. Looking back on yesterday, May 19th and a powerful but shocking opposition of the Sun in the last degree/minutes of Taurus (the Anaretic Degree or Karmic Degree) Opposing Juno..not to mention a Jupiter opposition which is building, the earth accelerated her activities. In other words early in the morning of May 20th in Northern Italy (Bologna, Italy) at 4:03:52 local time sesimic shockwaves .
Strong earthquake strikes near Bologna in Italy upgraded to Magnitude 6.0 As you can see from this picture, buildings crumbled under this series of quakes.
May 20th. first @ 8:16 AM the Sun changed signs from more inflexible fixed Taurus a sign of the epicurean and sensualist into a more intellectual, literary and curious Gemini. Gemini is the sign of quicksilver, superficiality and cynicism where constant motion and activity is favored Then @ 4:47 PM the New Moon in Gemini begins on the West Coast of the USA. and the eclipse starting around 5:30 PM on Sunday May 20th. New Moon's are times of visions and new ways of looking at things and with Gemini this will mean communication, education and data collecting. Newer agendas and inspiration mix with passions since Mars in Virgo is applying to a square with Venus now retro in the sign of the twins. There is a strong push for new initiatives to take us into the future. After the eclipse we have a rather confusing and strange Lunar square to Neptune in Pisces @ 10:23 PM Religions overtones, institutional dramas in prisons and hospital along with artistic/entertainment celebrities and their endeavors will continue to make the news along with scandalous happenings. This is a time to stay grounded in reality! In fact this aspect translates the light from the upcoming Sun-Neptune square on May 23rd. In fact with the Sun-Neptune in hard aspect expect more resignations, scandals, and other uncertain conditions to make this a difficult time to make accurate predictions. Sunday May 20th. begins the "eclipse season" with the first of four eclipses for 2012: First an Annular Solar Eclipse @ 4:47 PM PDT. Then on June 4, 2012 right before the Venus Transit on 6-6-2012, a Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Sagittarius @ 4:12 AM PDT. On the Partial Lunar Eclipse the Moon will be in the sign of the archer-Sagittarius @ 14 degrees 14 minutes. The Sabian Symbol being the "ground hog looking for his shadow."

At the time of today's eclipse the Sun and Moon meet Alcyone - "The Central One" and the central or main star, the largest star of the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. Alcyone which is one of the most mystical fixed stars has been considered to have a mixed blessing. As you know the Pleiades have had deep connection with many cultures living on the earth into the present. when conjunct the Sun or Moon Alycyone has been connected to extreme weather activities including major floods and also fires. Alcyone is said to bring honor and glory along with new politcal undertakings but also throat ailments, blindness, bad eyes, injuries to the face, sickness, disgrace, wounds, stabs even imprisonment. Today's New Moon occurs @ 0 Gemini 20 degrees with a Sabian Symbol seemingly more suited to Pisces "A glass-bottomed boat drifts over under-sea wonders." There will be a connection to the ocean during this eclipse especially with the Sun-Moon square Neptune in Pisces. Many supposed prophets are predicting a literal tsunami and news of oceanic disasters. I say look beyond those changes even if they occur and consider a renewal of the earth's vast seas and resources.

Visibility for the eclipse : The annular phase will be visible from the Chinese coast, northern Taiwan, the south of Japan, and the western part of the United States and Canada. Guangzhou, Taipei, Tokyo and Albuquerque will be on the central path. Its maximum will occur in the North Pacific, south of the Aleutian islands for 5 min and 46.3 s, and finish in the western United States. The animation below demonstrates the eclipse action over Albuquerque, New Mexico

The chart set for 5:47 PM MDT in Albuquerque, New Mexico has Scorpio rising just like others on the West Coast. Scorpio rising continues to put emphasis on Mars (action) and Pluto (transformation-debt and death). Mars@ 10 degrees Virgo is in the angular 11th house of groups and associations forming a Grand Earth Trine with Pluto in the 3rd. and Vesta (dedication) in Taurus and located at another angle in the 7th. A major event will definitely occur in this New Mexico region by the Summer Solstice on June 20th. The Heliacal Rising Star for the Eclipse crossing Albuquerque is Al Rescha or Al Risha a star found in the the Knot of the Cord in the Constellation Pisces. This star which is also rising over San Francisco, Chicago and New York symbolizes a person who an bring ideas and/or people together. The Heliacal Setting Star for the Eclipse crossing Albuquerque city is Zubenelschemali,
Zubenelschemali is a pale emerald star marking the Northern Scale of Libra and relates to both positive and negative social reform.
Today's eclipse begins at 5:30 pm PDT and lasts for two hours. Around 6:30 pm PDT, the afternoon sun will become a luminous ring in places such as Medford, Oregon; Chico, California; Reno, Nevada; St. George, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lubbock, Texas. Outside the narrow center line, the eclipse will be partial. Observers almost everywhere west of the Mississippi will see a crescent-shaped sun as the Moon passes by off-center.
Part Two will Follow