Get ready folks – Today’s New Moon, ignites the sequence that leads to the Great American Solar Eclipse on the next New Moon August 21st 2017 – Both Sun & Moon are in Leo the Lion. And tomorrow Mercury, cozying up to Regulus -the hear-star of Leo, begins His pre-shadow phase moving toward retrograde, which hits stationary on August 12th & extends until Sept 19th 2017.
The Messenger of the gods retraces His steps in order to gather up our past thoughts, words & deeds – giving us a chance to consciously work with the Archangel of Summer Uriel & the spirit of John the Baptist, for a ‘Metanoia’ – a transformative change of heart.
Mercury is the only planet that was invoked by Rudolf Steiner at the laying of the Foundation Stone, in the 1st Goetheanum. When the Johannesbau became a burnt offering to the gods, the Foundation Stone was laid as a Meditation into our hearts at the Christmas Conference.
Mercury the messenger of the gods is seeking now to gather up the best of what lives in human hearts to carry our speaking sun-ward through the shadow – From light through darkness into new light.
This is a clarion call dear friends – May human beings hear it.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1967 – Detroit Riots: In Detroit, also known as the 12th Street riot. It began in the early morning hours of Sunday July 23, 1967. The precipitating event was a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar then known as a blind pig, just north of the corner of 12th Street (today Rosa Parks Boulevard) & Clairmount Avenue on the city’s Near West Side. Police confrontations with patrons & observers on the street evolved into one of the deadliest & most destructive riots in the history of the United States, lasting five days.
Governor George W. Romney ordered the Michigan Army National Guard into Detroit, & President Lyndon B. Johnson sent in both the 82nd & 101st Airborne Divisions. The result was 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, & more than 2,000 buildings destroyed.
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~I travel inwardly
I gather berries that have fallen
Fully ripened to the ground
& swing the scythe under hot blue skies…
What is remembered, lives...
The eclipse will be one of two New Moons in the heart of Leo. The first one today will open the eclipse portal, occurring at 0 degrees Leo 44 minutes = the 1st degree of Leo. And the second one, the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on 21 August 2017, will be in the last degree of Leo. So the entire sign of Leo is engulfed in this event.
In 1979 there was a total solar eclipse visible from only a portion of the northwestern region of America. In 1918 there was a Total Solar Eclipse visible across the lower 48 states. The total solar eclipse of 13 June 1257 covered the entire USA, but it also swept across the ocean & the Hawaiian Islands.
The same thing happened with the otherwise-All-American eclipses of 4/13/804 and 1/26/529, which just barely nicked Newfoundland.
You have to go all the way back to 29 July of the year 436 to find an eclipse that hit ONLY what would become mainland America, like this next one!
We will continue to explore the spiritual significance of the Solar eclipse.
To read the Article in Das Goetheanum
Click to read the PDF of the Pageant: From Light Thru Darkness into New Light’ – A ‘New World Drama’ for the ‘Great American Eclipse’
For a List of possible activities to do around the Solar Eclipse
To join the CRC for the Speaking from Soul to Soul with the Solar Eclipse At the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse, St. Louis, Missouri August 19, 5 PM CST through August 21, 5pm CST click here to register
Tomorrow, we look into what it might mean to have Mercury in retrograde at the same time.