Lunar Eclipse 2010
Full Moon in Gemini
On December 21, 2010 at 3:17 am EST, 12:17am PT we will have a Total Lunar Eclipse as well as the Winter Solstice at 7:04am EST, 4:40am with the full moon in Gemini at 29 degrees. For the first time in a long time the visibility will be prominent in eastern Asia, Australia, northwestern Europe, Africa and all of America.
People with mutable signs(Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgos), will have difficulties unscrambling their self-image from their emotions, failing to recognize that someone or something is not what it appear and it is all a self image or a mirage rather than a emotional commitment. During the eclipse the sun and the moon will play a significant role in the messages which are being delivered by this eclipse. It is time to use these messages to make over something that is ended and start to build something new. Often times it means to continuously think over things until you are totally exhausted and finally make that choice with coherent thinking.
Many people will change their plans of the future by taking the time to look at all the things that have not worked in their lives to reach new goals. Especially to look at what has held them back for so long to obtain their sublime bliss. Since the eclipse falls in ruler of Sagittarius/ Gemini we are seeking the truth through contemplation. However, there needs to be consideration made that the eclipse is also in squaring Jupiter (Luck and expansion) and Uranus (change) the theme could bring some unexpected adjustment without warning and with it will come a new way of thinking which will be encompassed by compassion and spirituality.
This eclipse brings extraordinary prospects to bring to surface how we are with one another and questioning if our acts or reactions have met the higher good for all. The eclipse energy brings Jupiter to focus where we bring spirituality into our lives and really clean up our act. With Sagittarius also in the mix we are looking for the truth and seeking stability.
Eclipses always come in pairs-keeping in mind for everything that ends there are always a new beginning. This is the first series of eclipses which will capture the heart and soul of Sagittarius and Gemini’s. During this time something could very well end and plan begin anew and may manifest for the partial solar eclipse on June 01, 2011.
Mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgos) or those who have mutable signs in their charts will be obsessed to do things that interfere with our emotional satisfaction or chasing after their desires while wasting their talents and skills trying to balance a war between their emotions and their ambitions.
This eclipse will also re-stimulate to some degree the issues were raised during the solar eclipse in 2001. According to Vedic astrology during this eclipse it triggers Rahu (Confusion) and Ketu (Anger) to aspect the sun. Therefore, many unforeseen and sad events are possible all around the world. Gemini’s are also the rulers of worries and thus causing situations to be a bit out of control. However, Rahu’s placement (Jupiter) will make things slight bit tolerable. If you would like to refer back to when this kind of energy may have felt like look back at January 09, 2001, November 2003, April 2004 if you can remember that far back.
I can recall in January 2001, I woke up from illusionary relationship and accepted that I must move my self to a higher calling which is to re-examine what I was doing and where I was going. I tapped into my energy source of my own psyche which I was so afraid of for so long and opened the doors of the unexpected and not to fear the unknown. While letting go of people who are no longer beneficial to me. I began to share my gifts which have been given to me through higher calling that I had thrown away for 9 years previous. Dismissing everything that was righteous to escape into the unknown which I called vacuum years later. I decided to go back to school leaving behind a very profitable career to reach for my dream instead of living in a dream of others.
Since this eclipse is geared toward, learning, educational, communication and seeking the truth. That was path which was unseen at the time of the eclipse but was not discovered much later on. In 2003, I again changed my major in college during the eclipse and changed it again in 2004 eclipse. The eclipses were all about starting something new when the old was getting boring. It was also about exploring the depths of relationships which were mentally, physically and spiritually exhausting me while serving others and finding a median. Whatever, I grasped during the eclipses I was always led to leave things that were never useful and spiritual. If it meant I left friends and relationships to have a higher calling than that is what the eclipses did. Look back and see how career, money and relationships transformed you? And are you prepared to do it again? If you are are you learned? Or will you do something with pride and knowledge or will you repeate the same mistakes?
This eclipse falls in areas of communications whether it is news about your next door neighbor, your ex or global events it will most defiantly get your attention. Everyone will be talking it may even feel like you have information overload. Sagittarius also rules learning, teaching and travel. But it could also mean publishing and writing it is about upgrading already learned skills however, it can be quite negative people who are born within 5 days before and after December 21st may be affected by this eclipse which may bring some issues to the surface. But don’t forget we will all be affected one way or another since its hard not to have at least one mutable sign in your chart. At the same instance the eclipse urges you to expand your work or go on a vacation. But having this during retrograde may impose some problems.
When a lunar eclipse occurs, the earth is passing between the Sun and the Moon, creating a Full Moon as we experience every month – but in this case, the alignment is perfect – the occultation of the Moon complete. The intensity of the Full Moon is great, yet she is totally covered for about an hour by the earth’s shadow. You might even see violet, orange and possible blue moon. The Sun and Moon are occupying opposite Astrological signs, therefore emphasizing the particular polarity inherent in those signs. During the period of occultation, the Moon’s supportive light is temporarily we may experience a crisis of need, and the particular sort of lack depends universally upon the astrological sign in which the eclipse occurs, and personally upon the natal astrological house (realm of influence), as well as the major aspects made to natal planets.
This eclipse is predominantly relationship oriented – and our associations with others can be severed, challenged, or suddenly welded together as the shock calls one to action. This eclipse centers on the home and family. We may be deeply considered about our feelings and needs within the context of the house, sign and planetary aspects affected. To fully appreciate the potential in the lunar eclipse, we must explore both houses and signs that are brought into play. Where the Moon (Gemini-communication and fickle-mindedness) is – we can confront our demons, old habits and fears, and where the Sun (Sagittarius-truth and learning) is we may find the means to embrace a release from whatever bondage we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are opportunities for deeper understanding, and finding a balance in our lives.
Mystery of mysteries, the Moon calls to the visionary soul to wake and drift in kingdom beyond the rational, the lucid, and the solar daytime self… It is time to travel in the dreamtime, listening to your sixth sense, seeking answers in ancient memories deep within your unconscious… Release your hold on the mundane now; don’t try to have it all make sense? Keep a dream diary, and open to moon whisper… Work with divination; don’t be in a hurry and embrace forms of magic that let the mind float free… It is time to be a lunatic, and worship the ever-changing beauty of the night…
While the moon is in the dualistic sign Gemini, people may never make up their minds. With the Gemini ease of seeing both sides of everything we feel more flexible, unpredictable and garrulous. It is a good time to write, take care of tasks that resemble mathematical puzzles, make speeches, or just let ideas fly through the clouds. Intellectual pursuits and mind games may become more inclined to rationalize emotions. A spontaneous tongue may hastily express things that are only true for the moment.
You have a need to continually express your feelings. You are quick to arrive at a logical solution for any emotional problem – and will jump right in to provide a helpful opinion. Your feelings may switch on you. You see the various aspects of a situation, and bend and adjust to others. This could make you appear fickle or two-sided, but it is really the sign of an open mind. You nurture others by staying in friendly communication. You need to relate to your mother as a friend and keep in regular contact.
The Gemini moon stimulates your curiosity. Interesting ideas appear constantly, like doors opening up to reveal other doors. Now is the time to make connections, perhaps via e-mail or telephone. Explore your garden, learn from it, but don’t plant.
The Moon in Gemini also brings time of communication and versatility. People may feel very talkative and curious. This is a time to pursue intellectual interests and to take care of communications both verbal and written. Like the Twins that symbolize Gemini, people may be able to see both sides of a problem, but they may also be fickle and restless, unable to make up their minds. Caution needs to be taken to avoid saying something in haste that will be regretted later.
Allow the heavy burdens of the past months to drop away. You should swim like a light being and an angel of the heavens, in the harmonious seas of bliss and peace. I strongly suggest taking your aspirations that you have made last month and cross them out one by one. Remember never beg for your aspirations.
It is my suggestion to bring out those aspiration papers again and cross off the ones you have already have changes and make new ones. Also I suggest to purchase a Yellow candle carve your name on it and anoint it with sandalwood or frankincense oil and chant the following chant: “”I ask to find the inner light of my creativity” I wish for the universe to help me achieve the recognition that I desire.” “I pray that I may find the strength to take chances with my creativity.” Along with Psalm 7 every night until the next new moon phase this will be January 3, 2011.
Since, moon in Gemini tends to be Friendly, Witty, Aware, Rational, and Flighty. The Airy Gemini Moon gives our heart wings of delight… friendly chats, neighborly visits, community interest and a bit of change-your-mindedness.
You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding a satisfying relationships and success, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy the mantra for Gemini moon is:
Om Veshnu Namaha
(OM Vesh nu Na Ma Ha)
This Siddha mantra uses the universal elements that govern each charka: Earth, Water, Fire and Air.
For the lunar eclipse
Om Chandrakia Namaha
(Om Chan dra Kia Nam aha)
The intention of this mantra is to call upon the God of protection and harmony to give you internal and external peace without uncertainties.
Please note these are general tendencies, and highly recommend that you make an appointment with Lee Stillwaters to find out how this eclipse will affect you. Most of the time Astrology is a guide to what is coming in the future and Astrologers are able to give you a glimpse of what you can expect. At the same time Vedic readings are also quite important because it uses the aspects of the sun, moon, karma, dharma, destiny and spiritual inclinations to predetermine what is about to come so that you can modify your life to have the most benefits from the eclipse.
I will be offering 6 months personal in-depth reading starting the 22nd. Which will be encompassing areas of life that may not be touched upon by an Astrologer and Astrologer will touch upon areas which I am not able to uncover. Together you can amplify the best of both worlds and create a destined path of your choice.
Additionally please note I am not a Astrologer nor claim to be one and the conditions of this information is completely general so that you can get a basic notion of what you can expect. Vedic reading encompasses a basic notion of how we live in the physical world and how we can change our destiny to be written in pencil never a pen.
Wishing a safe journey through the lunar eclipse and a wonderful holiday season.