Independence Eclipsed

Eclipse Season Finale: July 4 Full Moon Eclipse Astrology - Crystal B.  Astrology
Barry Frank

Dear friends, if you go out at around 10 pm on the 4th of July, & gaze at Bella Luna & if you are observant, you will notice something strange happening on the moon – a partial penumbral eclipse – the last of 3 eclipses of this eclipse season.

July 2020: Welcome Jupiter & Saturn - Sky & Telescope - Sky & Telescope

This July full moon – the Thunder / Buck Moon will shine on the sky’s dome among the stars of Sagittarius, near Jupiter, whose 12 year cycle gives us insights into the dimension of space, & Saturn – god of Time. These Beings of Space & Time are now at their best. Later this month, Earth will pass between each of these worlds & the Sun, so that both Jupiter & Saturn reach their oppositions, Jupiter on July 13-14 & Saturn on July 20.

疫情日记1】我不在风暴中心- Matters
Sea of Time & Space – William Blake

A lunar eclipse can only happen at full moon, but more often than not the full moon swings above or below the Earth’s shadow. Astronomers say the moon is full when it’s precisely 180 degrees opposite the Sun. Since this kind of eclipse is very subtle, we will have to apply our imaginative cognition to call up the cosmic mysteries available – a means of slipping thru Time & Space to gather deep insights from the starry script –unveiling the secrets of the Beings of the stars. Not only can you be a witness to these mysteries you can   be part of the conversation inscribing into the realm of the Stars, not only your own personal hopes & dreams, but taking up if you will, the responsibility of holding the light for all of humanity during this obscure Summer-time eclipse.

Independence Day Painting by Clare Radigan | Saatchi Art
Clare Radigan

How interesting that it should come on July 4th! Can we hold the true values of Independence Day during this darkening? Can we envision an Interdependence during this current pandemonium, that brings the countenance of humanity together in the light of Freedom & Love…???  

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J. Buie

From almost everywhere worldwide, the moon will appear plenty full to the eye on the nights of July 4-6. That’s because, for several days around full moon, the moon remains more or less opposite the Sun, & appears in Earth’s sky for most hours of the night. The ancient mystery schools celebrated the Full Moon for 3 days, starting on the Eve – which is TONIGHT.

Voracious dawn Painting by Hans Wallner | Saatchi Art
Hans Wallner

Look for Bella Luna to appear low in your eastern sky around sunset. She will climb highest up for the night around midnight & will shine low in your western sky at dawn. In other words, look for the Moon to light up the sky from dusk till dawn.

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Ben Libber

In North America, we call the July Full Moon the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon. At this time of year, buck deer begin to grow velvety antlers, while farmers are working to put hay in their barns, & trying to avoid the summer season’s frequent thunder showers.

hay moon | Journeying to the Goddess
Bobby Fanterling

Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Chicago

Begins: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

Maximum: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm -0.644 Magnitude

Ends: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 12:52 am

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

renaissance-art: Giulio Romano c. 1532-1534 The Assembly of Gods Around  Jupiter's Throne Sala dei Giganti | Renaissance art, Classic art, Art
Guilio Romano

I think my thought.

And, I am a thought; thought by the Hierarchies of the cosmos.

My eternal being consists in this: That the thought of the Hierarchies is eternal. And when I have been thought out by one sphere of the Hierarchies, then I am passed on—just like the thought of the teacher is passed on to the pupil—from one Being to another, in order that each choir of angels may ponder me in my eternal, true nature.

And so it is; that I feel myself within the thought-world of the Cosmos.

May I make of myself a fit food for the gods – That I may add to the body of Anthroposophia, working consciously with Michael & The Christ in me…



Looking at the past to see the present, co-creating the future:

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


Study Theology, Even If You Don't Believe in God - The Atlantic

Those who work with the Original indications in the Calendar of the Soul know that Rudolf Steiner lists the birth & death days, as well as other significant occurrences of various individualities, along with the dates in the calendar.  He said of this: “What is presented here can be useful to those who wish to follow the path of mankind’s spiritual development” ~Rudolf Steiner

Cornelius the Centurion | For All the Saints
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout

 Deathday of Cornelius – a Roman centurion who is considered to be the first Gentile to convert to the faith. Cornelius receives a vision in which an angel who instructs Cornelius to send the men of his household to Joppa, where they will find Simon Peter. The conversion of Cornelius comes after a separate vision given to Simon Peter (Acts 10:10–16) himself. In the vision, Simon Peter sees all manner of beasts & birds being lowered from Heaven. A voice commands Simon Peter to eat. When he objects to eating unclean animals, the voice tells him not to call unclean that which God has cleansed. When Cornelius’ men arrive, Simon Peter understands that through this vision the Lord commanded the Apostle to preach the Word of God to the Gentiles.

283 – Deathday of Anatolius. Prior to becoming one of the great lights of the Church, he enjoyed considerable prestige at Alexandria, & was credited with a rich knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, physics, rhetoric, dialectic, & astronomy. He was one of the foremost scholars of his day in Aristotelean philosophy.

Deathday of St. Norbert of Xanten, who avoided ordination to the priesthood & even declined an appointment as bishop. One day as he rode to Vreden, a thunderbolt struck him off his horse. After this near-fatal accident, his faith deepened, he renounced his appointment at Court & returned to Xanten to lead a life of penance. St Norbert was a great devotee of the Eucharist & Our Lady.

1035 – William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy

1863 – The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated

1940 –In order to stop the ships from falling into German hands the French fleet is bombarded by the British fleet causing the loss of three battleships, 1,200 sailors die.

1944 –Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration

1988 – United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.

1988 – The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing a connection between Europe & Asia over the Bosphorus.



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Not being able to travel to present my Spiritual Research, I made a little page to share some recorded offerings. Please tune in & freely pass them on…Thanks…xox

As of September 2020 I am ready to bring my Festivals, Lectures & Programs to your community once again! 


August 8-18 ‘Classroom Alive’ Youth Open-Source Learning in Chicago


We’re starting up with Culture in our community – join young people here in Chicago for a 10 day walking journey – Classroom Alive Chicago!

Exploration & experiencial learning all over Chicagoland, starting at at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

for more info. contact Ultra-Violet Archer, or Frank Agrama

Details TBA #ClassroomAliveChicago2020

Thank you for forwarding this flier for any interested young people –

Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

August 20-23, 2020 Questions of Courage Youth Conference at Elderberries

Questions of Courage 2020 in Chicago – August 20-23 Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost and 3Fold Cultural Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

August 20: Check-in, share conversation, build the ground for the journey together.

August 21-22: Travel to Wisconsin Move together towards the land, link up with Farmer John and Haidy Angelic Organics Biodynamic Farm, and also with Dana and Phil Burns at Healing Traditions and Alizur farm. Connect with the land, plants, animals, and one another, through creative explorations and “roughin’ it” type amendments. Sleep under the stars or indoors.

August 23: Return to Chicago Enter back into the metropolitan context, into the social questions of urban life, and close the gathering together at Elderberries, setting the ground for future work out of questions of courage that are present.

Other locations and collaborators are currently in dialogue, and will be updated here.

The gathering is essentially about stepping into the living natural element, step by step, making an integral connection, with one another, ourselves, and the elements that support us here on the Earth…”


Thank you Elderberries for giving us an anchor to build our heartland gathering around!


August 27-30, HOW WE WILL 2020

At Elderberries 3-fold Bio-Dynamic Outpost

for more info. contact Frank Agrama or Dottie Zold

Details TBA Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago -Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

3 thoughts on “Independence Eclipsed

  1. Sorry to bother you with a 2nd postscript to my Soul Calendar ‘comment’ but I see now that you have sent your post for today. Mine referred to the verses ending ‘today’ & beginning ‘tomorrow’. Perhaps you could put ‘Saturday July 4th’ under my name at the bottom.

  2. If you publish what I’d just sent perhaps you could erase ‘Meanwhile’ which I’d forgot to delete; & also cut the line break after ‘begins’.

  3. Last week I gave my Soul Calendar translations of verses 10, 11 & 12. That comment page is now closed, & I’m sorry I’ve left it too late to reply to Diana, who appreciated them & wondered if they could be available. I’m still working towards a publication;
    & a friend might also record me speaking them.
    This is the last day of the Calendar’s ‘1st Movement’, the outbreath from spring to summer, described by Karl Koenig as ‘the Tenor uniting with the spirit through the senses’.
    And when I am in senses’ heights
    the gods’ true Word from spirit fire-worlds
    is flaming in my depths of soul:
    Foreseeing, seek your vision, find your star,
    divine in spirit ground
    the spirit bond with who you are.

    Tomorrow the 2nd Movement’s inbreath from summer to autumn begins
    with ‘the Bass’ imaginative insight to incarnate the spirit’.
    Completely open to the senses
    I lost my own impulse;
    thought’s dream seemed, numbing me,
    to rob me of myself,
    but waking, even now, there comes to me
    in all the senses’ glory cosmic thought.

    From October, in the inbreath from autumn to winter, the verses will be ‘the Soprano’s inspired will for the spirit’s birth’. In next year’s outbreath from Epiphany to Easter
    ‘the Alto’s intuitive love will unite with the new spring world’.
    If anyone wishes I could post the current verse around the beginning of each week.
    Roy Sadler


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