Sunday - 11 July 2010
The Total Eclipse of the Sun
When a Total Solar Eclipse occurs on a NEW Moon a very special energy oftransformation occurs. On July 11 this will take place.Are you ready ? Take time for this day, and utilize its very extraordinary potentials for the positive. Keep your energy intact, and do not allow emotions to fray, and indeed the temptation to become anxious or over react will be there!
Now, aTotal Solar Eclipse on a new moon is quite rare. All solar eclipses occur when the Moon is directly between the Sun and Earth....that is, they are aligned near the ecliptic (the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun and the apparent annual path of the sun). But to have a 'Total Eclipse' on a New Moon is far less frequent....and very special.
The moon's orbit is inclined by 5 degrees to the ecliptic; the two points where they intersect are called the Moon's Nodes, identified as the ascending node (North) and the descending node (South). Eclipses occur during two periods each year when the apparent motion of the Sun meets up with the nodes. The closer the Moon is to the center of the line between the Sun and Earth, the more total the eclipse.
During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely obscures the Sun over a relatively narrow band across the Earth's surface, its shadow racing generally eastward.
Non-total eclipses include the annular, when the Moon is farther from the Earth and appears smaller, so the Moon does not completely block the Sun but leaves a ring around the rim; and the partial, when the Moon is slightly off center, blocking only a portion of the Sun.
The fourth type of solar eclipse is the hybrid, also known as an annular/total. Just over 5% of solar eclipses fall in this category, making the hybrid eclipse something of a rarity.
The solar eclipse on July 11 is a total eclipse, which crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands), Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and several isolated atolls. The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America. Easter Island will be the anchor for an incredible energy on the Solstice, and this will be transmitted to all powernodes on the planet.
The Amazing Astrology
The July 11 Total Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with an extremely tremendous impact. The Sun that gives us life and lights our path is joined briefly with the dark and mysterious qualities of the Moon. The Moon blocks the light of the Sun. In this moment of perceived darkness, spirituality and the psyche combine anew, beginning another cycle in the spiral of our personal development. Great openings and greatclosures can occur...great advancement or untoward downward spiral. It is up to YOU! This Eclipse is extremely meaningful.Don't ignore it!
The last time there was a solar eclipse at this same degree of Cancer was in 1991; the next one will be in 2029. Think back to the personal themes in your life during the summer of 1991 and review the progress of your personal growth over the last 19 years. 1991 was a year of very significant transition on the Earth.
All eclipses indicate change; solar eclipses signify beginnings and usually manifest as events in the outer world. At solar eclipses we: begin something completely new, make promises to ourselves, commit, announce, present ourselves, show up, make plans, select events, make decisions, rise to the challenge, make an effort, change, mature, take on greater challenges, travel at a faster pace, feel restless, feel pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions, experience a crisis and feel excited.
There are two kinds of solar eclipses. North nodal eclipses have a personal orientation and symbolize personal identity, ego and the physical body. South nodal eclipses are other-oriented and symbolize a spouse or significant other, relationships and new perspectives based on interaction with others.
This is a south nodal eclipse, suggesting that we are being called to use previously learned skills and talents in new ways and that the opportunities to do so will come through our relationships.
This solar eclipse takes place with the Sun and Moon in Cancer. The tarot card associated with the sign of Cancer is Tarot Key #7-The Chariot. The Chariot teaches us the defining quality of self thru speech; how self-talk, inner intent and outward expression must align to create our reality. Universal forces provide protection while tenacity assures victory and triumph. Ruled by the Moon, it represents the cyclic aspect of change and is associated with psychic receptivity. Confer with Spirit, with your Divine Selfand Guidance during the Solar ERclipse of July 11th, and you will have an opportunity for vast change toward the positive, if you act on the enegyof inner heart. To ignore this powerful date, is a sad step backward.
Chart of the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse:
The Sun and the Moon have a sextile aspect from Mars suggesting that there is an opportunity for beginning positive action in support of the principles embodied by the symbolism of the New Moon. Mercury in a closing semi-square configuration to Mars indicates that some aspect of thought or communication must occur, and Jupiter square Pluto denotes the challenge involved in transforming philosophies.
Sabian Symbol: 20 Cancer
"Venetian Gondoliers Giving a Serenade"
The symbolic degree of this particular eclipse denotes happiness as an overtone of social integration.
The heightened impact of eclipse energy can be felt by everyone as much as 3 months in advance and has subtle reverberations for as long as 3 years afterwards. Although the energies are most prominent for a week on either side of the eclipse (many feel a heightened sense of anxiety during this period), the influence on events continues. Eclipse periods are extremely active, often associated with meaningful events and public exposure.
The impact of the July 11 Eclipse will have impact lasting three years. Expect to see current themes begin to develop ambitiously on their own at the end of next April, 2011. A full understanding of the impact of this period will take until the end of 2011 to unfold. But it will be great and potent!
USE THIS DAY TO MEDITATE AND MANIFEST...OR NOT ! July 11th is a Rare Opportunity for the Wise
The 9th and 10th Will be Very Tense , Very Heavy...Keep Your Cool!
Coming Home to Your Life ~ The Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010
By : Elizabeth Jones
In this article, I have chosen to write about the Solar Eclipse on July 11th from a personal-spiritual perspective. Please know that there are other vantages from which to view its influence and numerous ways this event will be impacting us globally, economically and politically to name a few. It may also trigger intense weather, hurricanes, earthquakes or other such events. The impacts of the Eclipse will be felt for 30-90 days
The Solar Eclipse on July 11th is occurring in Cancer at 12:41 pm,
which rules home, among other things. And while it rules our physical home, the place where we live, in a Universal sense it also rules the intended home for our own higher consciousness. This higher part of each of us has a very specific agenda in this regard and that is to descend into its home in the physical realm, specifically in our body. I feel this Solar Eclipse will create openings for this occur.
Dane Rudhyar, considered by many to be one of the greatest astrologers of the last century, says the sign of Cancer is where "the abstract word is made flesh...the fulfillment of Spirit that must embody in earth-substance". And that "until the 'I Am' urge of our true spiritual self asserts itself into form (i.e. the body) living is only dreaming."
As I read this, and consider its meaning, I could feel my own higher Self quicken within me as the desire to give this Self a home in my own body seemed to become more real. I saw anew that the fulfillment of Life is the decent of Spirit into Matter. And for each of us this manifests as our Soul presence residing, and finding its home, in our body
Yet another thought:
In order for us to fulfill our purpose, of which a part may well be to assist the Earth in Her own healing, must we first begin the process of healing our own separation from our Soul? What could be more healing, and empowering, than that of welcoming our own Soul into our bodies, and thus into our lives?
Could it be that as we each do this to greater and greater degrees (as I am quite certain it happens in increments) that the Earth will also heal and become whole? It is said that we are One...could we all be a part of her destiny and perhaps even Soul? And that as we each tend to our own Soul-Self becoming at home in our body, thus becoming more whole, that the Earth will as well?
These are big concepts, I know. Maybe even a little wild. Yet these are the thoughts I find myself thinking as we enter the energies of this Solar Eclipse~New Moon in Cancer.Perhaps they trigger something deep within you?
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The Path of the Eclipse
Eclipse Path of July, 2010
A solar eclipse has a narrow path as it moves across the Earth, and astrologers feel that where that path is has significance of its own. (The path is created by the moon's shadow as it races across the Earth, an inspiring image to behold itself.)
Easter Island at Sunset
This eclipse crosses directly over Easter Island. The chances of this are truly astronomical! And while the scope of this article is not to delve into the possible meaning of this, I can't help but revel in the fact that secrets these ancient standing stones hold may be activated in the collective psyche in some way. Perhaps they hold keys to our own origin and even destiny?
The Influence of the Lunar Nodes
All eclipses are aligned with either the North or the South node. The North Node is considered to be where we are heading and the South Node where we have come from. This Eclipse is aligned with, or conjunct, the South Node, representing the past in some way. This suggests that indeed it could be bringing to our awareness, out of our deep memory (Cancer does rule our memories), our ancient past and original purpose.
So is this Eclipse an opening to us consciously remembering our true purpose for being alive at this time? Could it be a call from our ancient past to our present to wake up and remember who we are? Will there be openings during this time allowing greater unification with our Higher Self?
"There are billions of Souls wanting to incarnate at this time.
Your being alive during the next several decades is such a precious gift."
~Told to me by my Grandfather in the early 1970's
The essence of what I am saying is this...
That the energies of this Solar Eclipse and the other Cardinal influences occurring now are designed to activate our ancient memories so that we can see and know that our true destiny is to be here now, in our bodies, on the Earth at this powerful time of accelerated planetary and Soul evolution.
This activation will decrease our egoic resistance, which will assist us to align our lower will with our higher will, plus bring us the insights needed to move our life in this direction.
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The Great Work to be done on our planet at this time is daunting
if we are not aware of and able to utilize the power and resources our Soul brings us.
We are not doing this alone...to do so is exhausting indeed.
What a privilege to be here, incarnated, at this time. The words of my Grandfather have more meaning to me now than ever. To open to this energy, start by simply being in the awe at the wonder of it all.
On July 11, 1991 there was a solar eclipse in Cancer whose path went directly over the big island of Hawaii and I was fortunate enough to be there. Ever since, I have been an absolute Eclips-oholic. It was an experience I put in the top five most amazing of my life. During the eclipse of last July, I wrote: Solar & Lunar Eclipses ~ Mayhem or Magic?
Here is an except, as the information applies now as well:
How do Eclipses affect us?
There are two Solar Eclipses each year and this one is quite potent for sure. Will there be some calamity whereby the World will hover on the edge of disaster as a direct result of this Eclipse? I'm going to say, No. Is it significant from an Astrological point of view. Yes, quite so. Before we go there, let's look a bit closer at just what a Solar Eclipse is.
During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out the Sun itself, which amazingly reveals the Sun's corona, as in the photo above.
Have you ever considered why this most remarkable of natural events even happens? Let's start with the fact that there are two discs, in our sky, the Sun and the Moon, that appear to be of about equal size. Yet we know they are not of equal size, so what's really going on here?
The Magic of 400
Why Solar Eclipses even occur: The Sun is 400 times further from the Earth than the Moon, AND the Moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun. Hence, they appear to be the same size to us as we gaze upon them in the sky. And so on these bi-annual events called Solar Eclipses, when, during a new moon, the Moon crosses in front of the Sun, it is able to block out the Sun, revealing it's corona. All this because of the 400-400 phenomena. What are the chances? In fact, the Moon is actually falling out of orbit with the Earth (this will take millions of years) and as it does, solar eclipses are becoming of increasingly less duration.
How may the Eclipse influence you?
When the Moon eclipses and blocks out the Sun, our emotions can seem stronger or more active than our higher-functioning self, and that part of us is diminished to some degree, we can feel a little crazy or off center, which can generate feelings of fear and instability. (This is true of both solar and lunar eclipses, but especially true of Lunar when the moon's shadow races across our planet. Again, more on the upcoming lunar eclipse in a couple weeks.)
During this time, it is true that you may feel off and more emotional and sensitive than usual. And this influence is certainly not confined to just the day of the eclipse, and is strongest the two weeks before and after. But why do we feel this way? Because the "normal" balance of our emotional nature (the Moon) and our higher self (the Sun) is thrown off. We are used to them being in a certain relationship to each other, which is most likely "out of alignment", but normal to us nonetheless. We usually walk around with our lower (ego) and higher selves (Soul) not in a state of mutual awareness, or alignment (read part one of this article). And so, during solar eclipses, when they are more aligned than at other times, we feel odd, off, different than usual. Things are more intense and even surreal. But, is this a bad thing? No. Not at all. The trick is to make a conscious effort to adjust to this increased sense of Self as well as our personal Universe.
The Solar Eclipse path will go directly over Easter Island
How to align with these potent energies
If you look at the images of a solar eclipse, such as those on this page, you will notice that the corona is clearly visible, which of course it usually is not. This is, to me, beautiful beyond anything I have ever seen. What is that amazing glow around the Sun? Can you imagine that the Light around the Sun is a representation of the Light around you. As you tune into this Light, you can actually activate or charge your auric field, which can be energizing and bring you clarity, insights and guidance.
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Other significant aspects of this eclipse chart
~There are three prominent quincunxes occurring at the time of the Eclipse.
These aspects can either hide things from our view or reveal what is hidden. Here are some keys to working with this so that you won't be caught off guard: