1 September 2016 – Astro-Weather: Did you feel the New Moon pushing into an annular eclipse of the Sun, crossing central Africa from Gabon to Madagascar, this morning around 4:07am? (see more below) When the moon creates a ring of sunlight during an eclipse instead of completely blocking the solar disk, it’s known as an annular eclipse or “ring of fire” eclipse
This evening the Saturn-Mars-Antares triangle is perfectly isosceles! Check it out at sunset.
“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
International Random Acts of Kindness Day
717 – Siege of Constantinople: The Muslim armada with 1,800 ships, is defeated by the Byzantine navy through the use of Greek fire
1449 – Tumu Crisis: Mongols capture the Emperor of China
1715 – Deathday of King Louis XIV of France, he reigned for 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch
1804 – Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding
1838 – Deathday of William Clark. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, &claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States.
1894 – Over 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, Minnesota.
1897 – The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America
1914 – St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd
1923 – The Great Kantō earthquake devastates Tokyo & Yokohama, killing over 105,000 people
1939 – Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill & disabled people
1951 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 95 relating to Arab–Israeli conflict is adopted
1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published
1969 – A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power
1974 – The SR-71 Blackbird sets (& still holds) the record for flying from New York to London in 1 hour, 54 minutes. A speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour
1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn
1983 –Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter. All 269 on board die, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald
~Opening to the medicine of the venom
September is a powerful month of cosmic alliances, beginning with the Sun, Moon, & Earth aligning for an annular solar eclipse in Virgo. Although the path crosses central Africa & northern Madagascar, it will be felt globally.
We have an opportunity to look into our shadow self to then realign with our highest intentions. We can release at the deepest levels & honor what needs to end while starting out on a new foot.
It’s a dynamic opportunity to speak to the Beings of the celestial spheres, to be vulnerable & open to the truth as it really is within our deepest self. But that’s only a part of the picture…
The eclipse & New Moon cycle in Virgo is colored & highly influenced by Mercury’s retrograde – helping us to really feel into the thought patterns ready to be released that serve an old consciousness.
We take stock of our inner resources, honor our harvest & hone our craft. Its a non-linear time, with potential for great productivity.
Saturn square Neptune is dominant now too. Whenever the outer planets dance they open us to the global picture where social-political lessons can come into focus.
A closing square is about a shift in consciousness – realizing the overview of a cycle, summing up, & re-orienting – beginning to turn away from the old, accepting what is & forgiving what was, while beginning to feel the first influences of the new from the supersensible plane.
Saturn rules the structures enforcing the beliefs we hold. Neptune, on the other hand is a dissolver of boundaries, pointing toward unity, idealism – the best that can be imagined, spiritual unity, the visionary aspect of imagination.
Neptune says we must dream true about welcoming in the highest consciousness we can at this time. Neptune in Pisces is inviting us to look not outside ourselves for truth, meaning & direction, but within.
Saturn in Sagittarius is struggling with the last vestiges of dogma & the disillusionment of beliefs in a purely physical existence cut off from the feminine & Spirit.
Mutable signs ask for growth & being flexible, learning how to adapt to shifting circumstance.
Can you allow yourself a little quality time alone, every day, to fertilize the process instead of fixating on the ‘product’?
With this eclipse triggering the Saturn-Neptune square along with a square to heated Mars, what is dis-eased in our lives, may become apparent.
Soul sickness is evident in our world & has been a challenge to navigate. We have witnessed great suffering & division between cultures & ideals.
Eclipses tend to have a habit of revealing what has been hidden so it feels like this eclipse shatters the last illusion.
But in the midst of all these challenging patterns, there is an opening to use this potent energetic pattern to its tune into the highest frequencies within ourselves, if we align with Virgo’s healing wholeness.
Mercury retrograde, the ruler of this eclipse, invites you to slow down & take your time when considering your options at the moment.
Remember, an eclipse tends to amplify unconscious contents.
This is great for building up our discipline & doing the inner work- not so great for depression, repression, aggression, stuckness & moon-karma – so be awake!
The inner work we do on ourselves is what clears the blockages in our field that prevent us from being the empty chalice that is ready, willing, & able to be filled by Spirit- so focusing on our inner/shadow work, making necessary self- adjustments, & deepening in our integrity, self-honesty & truthfulness with others is a prerequisite to fully accessing all the gifts of this time.
We can also shift the patterns as we wear them out. Then we can breathe into this space with a deeper kind of self-surrender, the kind where we get ourselves back refreshed, relaxed, restored.
From Rudolf Steiner:
“An eclipse of the sun is due to the fact that the moon comes between the sun and the earth, cutting off the rays of the sun.
At the time of a solar eclipse, for instance, something totally different takes place in the part of the earth affected from what is happening when there is no eclipse. When we know that on the one hand the rays of the sun penetrate down to the earth and on the other hand the forces or rays of will stream out to meet the sun. At an eclipse, these forces radiate into the darkness, and there ensues a period of time, short though it may be, in which all that is of the nature of will upon the earth flows out into universal space in an abnormal way. It is different altogether from what takes place when there is no eclipse. Ordinarily, the physical sunlight unites with the radiations of will streaming towards it. When there is an eclipse, the forces of will flow unhindered into cosmic space.
The old initiates knew these things. They saw that at such a moment all the unbridled impulses and instincts of humanity surge out into the cosmos. And they gave their pupils the following explanation. They said: Under normal conditions the evil impulses of will which are sent out into the cosmos by human beings are, as it were, burned up and consumed by the rays of the sun, so that they can injure only man himself, but can do no universal harm. When, however, there is an eclipse of the sun, opportunity is given for the evil which is willed on earth to spread over the cosmos. An eclipse is a physical event behind which there lies a significant spiritual reality.
Eclipses of the sun and moon, recurring as they do in the course of every year, may really be looked upon as “safety-valves.” A safety-valve is there to avert danger, to provide an outlet for something or other — steam, for instance — at the right moment. One of the safety-valves which makes its appearance in the cosmos and to which we give the name of a solar eclipse, serves the purpose of carrying out into space in a Luciferic way, the evil that spreads over the earth, in order that evil may work havoc in a wider, less concentrated sphere. Such are the forces at work, in the cosmos.” ~Human Q’s & Cosmic A.
Together we can call on & co-create with Michael, a shield of light, using the sword to cut thru what does not serve.
See you there
Blessings & Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg