On Sunday, May 20th 2012 the Sun and the New Moon are in Gemini during the Solar Eclipse! This is the first eclipse visible in the USA in 18 years/ten years until the next one.
What is a solar eclipse and how does this affect me?
A solar eclipse is always at New Moon, and it occurs when the Moon, of perfect size and distance, passes between the Sun and us here on Earth and blocks out the rays of our Sun. Almost every indigenous culture honors and worships the Sun our source of life-light, heat, energy. The very electro-magnetics of our Earth and our bodies are connected to the Sun, so when there is an interruption of that communication flow with an eclipse situation, a brief opportunity for a reset of our entire system is experienced. The past is easily shed; we can step rapidly through to the other side newly unencumbered. A completion and a new beginning simultaneously unfold.
What does Gemini represent?
Gemini is an air sign, mutable and ruled by the messenger planet, Mercury. Together their energies are masculine, mental, objective, quick, perceptive. Gemini wants to communicate, inform, make connections, network. It rules thinking, speaking, writing, listening, your intelligent mind, language, learning and reason. Gemini’s symbol is ‘the Twins’ – duality. Mercury-ruled Gemini rules our perceptions. Our senses bring us information about the world we experience; our perceptions help us organize it. Our perceptions constantly shift, change, adapt. We have a new experience AND SUDDENLY everything changes – our perceptions shift –the invisible that was always present becomes visible.
What does this all mean & what should I do?
It’s a time of new beginning. Energy can shift on a dime. With the right use of intention, we can make good use of this portal for perceptual shift to take place in our old ways of thinking – about our self, our world, the past, the future. Let’s keep in mind that this eclipse at 0º Gemini is aligned with the Pleiades star system that source of ancient wisdom with which many of the most powerful temples on the planet are aligned. (the Pyramids at Giza, Teotihuacán, Tikal, Palenque, Stonehenge, the Parthenon, …have we built anything lately?) Put yourself in a powerful place, get quiet, empty, and centered and avail yourself to some of the most focused energy of the times.
The luminaries, Sun/Moon are turning the spotlight on the issues of how we think and use our minds to keep the old hurts and stories roiling in our heads. This points to our addictions and says, ‘Enough!’ Yes, we may have been through some tough times but we need to forgive and release those experiences. The masculine played an important role in the dance of the patriarchy and it needs now to be healed and brought into balance in all of us. Embracing spiritual practice and focusing one’s creative intelligence (same thing) couldn’t be more important at this time. It’s a time to let go and dream a new dream. Lift your hearts to the Sun on this powerful eclipse and expand your relationship to All That Is.
Posted on Fri, May 18, 2012
by Ms. Dolphina filed under