Saros 134

20 January 2019 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Tonight is the first lunar eclipse in 2019, with 6 more to follow: 3 solar & 3 lunar. Lunar eclipses occur at Full Moon when the Sun is in opposition, so that the Earth passes directly between them causing the Earth’s shadow to pass across the Moon. This eclipse will occur with the Moon in the stars of Cancer the Crab, & the Sun opposite in the fixed stars of Capricorn the Sea Goat. This Full Moon is also called a “supermoon” because it is at perigee, that point which brings it closest to the Earth, making it appear larger than normal.

Every eclipse has a life span which is about 70 years much like human life.  This is called the Saros cycle & this lunar eclipse is Saros 134 with a “life span” of 72 eclipses, with one eclipse every 18 years. This is the 27th eclipse in its biography.  Saros 134 was “born”  on April 1, 1550 & will pass away on May 29, 2830. So you can see that we are looking at a long life span over history.  A thorough study of these eclipse beings in relation to historical events would be interesting.  We could ask, what happened in 1550 at this eclipse birth?  How did it unfold over history?

This is the Full Moon that follows the New Moon which occurred at Epiphany on January 6th, when we celebrated the incarnation of the Sun Spirit into Jesus of Nazareth at the Baptism of John.  This new birth into the Earth began the reunion of humanity with its true purpose: to freely serve the impulse of love that will transform our Earth.  So at this Full Moon we can activate in us that which was born at Epiphany, an entirely new Sun impulse in the Earth. In this way we counter-act the “shadow” that blocks the cosmic Sun at Full Moon with our answer to this shadow force. 

~from Johnathan Hilton of the Astrosophy Center

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

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Riddle Of the Day (ROD)

Closer than your breath & older than death…
It dreams like a mountain, laughs like a river,
Prays like the sun, & sings the way animals think…
Plus, it’s always as fresh as the beginning of time…
What is it?

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Thoughts for Today (TOT)

The poet says the universe is composed of stories, not atoms. The musician declares that the universe is made of music, not matter. And some believe that if we habitually expose ourselves to toxic stories & only electronic sound, we could wind up living in the wrong universe, where it’s impossible to become the human genius we were born to be.

That’s why I implore you to nourish yourself with delicious, nutritious tales & living tunes that inspire you to exercise willpower for the highest good. Wean yourself from stories that have a reductive plot line fueled primarily by painful proceedings. More importantly, celebrate the luminous mysteries that have shaped your life story: the meandering fascinations that didn’t lead to tidy conclusions, the wobbly joys that fed your soul but didn’t do a thing to serve your false ego’s ambitions, the adventures whose success revolved around brain-teasing breakthroughs instead of exhausting triumphs over others, or a rehashing of suffering…Banish the “shadow” with peaceful purpose & simple joy. ~hag