Unbelievable endings and fabulous beginnings: Lunar Eclipse 2012

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Gemini

November 28, 2012

By Maharani Rutan©

On November 28, 2012 at 9:33am EST, 6:33 am PT we will have a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse as well as the full moon in Gemini at 6 degrees depending upon the orb. The moon will grace at the same time. This eclipse is the 5th eclipse in series that began December 21, 2010 (read about it here), June 1, 2011 (read about it here), and December 10, 2011 (read about it here) and May 20, 2012 (read about it here).  This is second series of the Total Lunar Eclipse in Gemini.  Though the degrees vary by 7 to 16 degrees in exact position, the effects will be very similar to the one felt on June 1, 2011.

The visibility will be mostly in western Canada and limited in the United States.  However, to see this eclipse in full it is best to see it in Alaska, Australia or East Asia and it will last for approximately 1.5 hours.

The skies will capture this moon and it is known as the pure White moon; this is because the sky is pure black and the illumination brightens the sky.


This Lunar Eclipse and Full moon will impact people with mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgos), whom will have incomprehensibility in sorting out their view of themselves and to the sentiments they feel.  Failing to distinguish that something or someone is not what it or they appear and it is not as passionately connected as they had anticipated.

During the eclipse the sun and the moon will have a vital role in areas of communication that is being brought by this eclipse.  It is time to use the signs from the universe to redo something that is ended and start to build something new. Often times it means planning until there is total exhaustion and finally making a rational decision.

Many people will transform their plans of the future by taking the time to look at all the things that have not met their desires to bring about new goals.  Especially to look at what has held them back for so long from having their sublime bliss. Since the eclipse falls in ruler of Sagittarius/Gemini we are seeking the truth through reflection.  However, Mercury is still retrograde and therefore you need to know what you what you are saying and be kind always.  Read more about it here.

This eclipse brings astonishing scenarios to the surface such as how we are to others, how we act toward others, and if our actions are in the best interests of 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 dependability.

Eclipses always come in pairs – keeping in mind for everything that ends, there is always a new beginning. This is the last Gemini eclipse of 2012 and there will not be another. However, Sagittarius has one more eclipse in May 2013 , and the duo is finished which brings together the Scorpio/ Taurus eclipses beginning November 13, 2012 and continuing for the next year and a half (read about the beginning eclipse here). 

Mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgos) or those who have mutable signs in their charts will be gripped to do things that hinder with their emotional gratification or chasing after their desires while wasting their talents and skills trying to balance a war between their hunger and their desire.

According to Vedic astrology, during this eclipse Rahu (Confusion) and Ketu (Anger) are triggered to aspect the sun. Therefore, many unexpected and sad events are possible all around the world.  Gemini’s are also the rulers of reservations and thus causing situations to be a bit out of control. However, Rahu’s placement (Jupiter) will make things a slight bit tolerable.

When I look back at the events of December 21, 2010 I began a wonderful journey of work in area of education; work was over bearing, lectures and communication was very tiresome, and I worked very hard to gain a permanent position by putting hours of work, which was uncompensated for, just to please my supervisor only to find out in June they hire an additional full time person giving them full benefits while I continued to be paid on hourly basis with little benefits. Eventually, I finally did get hired full time only to find out again I had to take time off for medical reasons and conflicts again occurred at work through discriminative communications. Months before the May eclipse it was decided that the business would close down which would again mean what began in December is coming to a real end November 28, 2012 and it was very clear that would be the day.  Read about December 2010 eclipse here

This eclipse is geared toward education, learning, communication and seeking the authenticity.  The path that was unseen was not discovered until May 2012 eclipse.  The eclipses were all about starting something groundbreaking when the old was getting dull. It was also about discovering the depths of relationships which were psychologically, physically and spiritually exhausting while serving others and finding a center.  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 then that is what the eclipses did. Read about the May 2012 eclipse here .

Look back and see how profession, money and relationships transformed you? What choices did you make? Did you learn from them or are you at the same place doing the same thing that you were doing during 2001 to now? Are you going to school? Are you teaching someone? Or are you being taught? These are all questions being asked of you.

This eclipse falls in areas of communications; whether it is news about your next door neighbor, your ex or global events it will most insubordinate get your interest.  Everyone will be conversing and it may even feel like you have information overload.  Sagittarius also rules learning, teaching and travel.  But it could also mean publishing and writing and it is about upgrading already learned skills. However, it can be quite negative for people who are born within 5 days before or after November 28, 2012. Issues may be brought to the surface but don’t forget that we will all be affected one way or another since it’s hard not to have at least one mutable sign in your chart.  At the same order the eclipse urges you to expand your work or go on a vacation. Having this during retrograde, however, 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 auscultation 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 or a 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 auscultation, the Moon’s supportive light is temporary and we may experience a crisis of need where 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 principally relationship oriented – and our relations with others can be disconnected, defied, or suddenly repaired together as the shock calls one to action. This eclipse centers on the home and family.  We may be deeply concerned 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 oppression 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 prophetic soul to wake and drift in kingdom beyond the persuasive, the lucid, and the solar daytime self… It is time to travel in the dream time, 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. Keep a dream diary, and open to moon whisper… Work with premonition; don’t be in a rush and embrace forms of magic that let the mind float free… It is time to be outrageous 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 articulate.  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.  Academic pursuits and mind games may become more inclined to rationalize emotions.  An extemporaneous language may hastily express things that are only true for the moment.

There is a need to determinedly express your feelings. People are hasty to arrive at a rational solution for any emotional problem – and will jump right in to provide a helpful opinion. The feelings may switch on and off. There are diverse aspects of a situation, therefore, bend and adjust to others. This could make people appear inconsistent or two-sided, but it is really the sign of an open mind. The need is to nurture others by staying in friendly communication. There is also a need to relate to your mother as a friend and keep in regular contact.

The Gemini moon stimulates your imagination. Stimulating ideas appear continually, like doors opening up to reveal other doors. Now is the time to make contacts, 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 elasticity. People may feel very loquacious and inquisitive. Caution needs to be taken to avoid saying something in haste that will be regretted later.

Allow the heavy encumbrances of the past months to drop away. You should swim like a light being and an angel in 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 changed 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 December 13, 2012.

The 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 predispositions, and highly recommend that you make an appointment with Leslie Hale 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 translate 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 month personal in-depth readings starting the 28th.  These will be encompassing areas of life that may not be touched upon by an Astrologer.  Together you can amplify the best of both worlds and create an intended path of your choice.

Additionally, please note that I am not an Astrologer, nor claim to be one, and the conditions of this information are 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. Vedic reading also embraces the concept that for every action there is a reaction.  Until we know what action are going to be touching our lives we have no idea how react to them when it happens.  Vedic readings predetermines the actions so that your actions or reaction can be reactive sustainable rather than over-reactive and unmanageable.

Wishing a safe journey through the passages of lunar eclipse. Have a blessed a wonderful holiday season. Always remember that holidays are not about what you give, but rather, it is the significance behind the season.




Regression, Revolution, Regeneration: Total Solar Eclipse: November 2012

Total Solar Eclipse

New Moon in Scorpio

November 13, 2012

By Maharani Rutan©

On November 13, 2012 at approximately 5:17 pm EST and 2:17 PST we will have a Total Solar Eclipse of the sun in Scorpio at about 21 degrees.

This gorgeous Eclipse will not be visible to many of us unless you are in Australia, New Zealand, South America or Antarctica. Though we can compare the visual effects of the eclipse with many we already know where the sun totally covers the moon and it only happens when there is a full moon, the eclipse energy will be unique for sure.  The energy of this eclipse is the one felt in the autumn and fall of 1983/1984.

Those that will be affected by the Solar Eclipse are Scorpios.  However, fixed signs will also be affected (Leo, Aquarius, and Taurus), including those who have their houses, ascendants or any nodes in the sign of Scorpio charts.


We have been swaying back and forth with the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses for some time; however, this eclipse is quite unusual in a sense that this is Scorpio/Sagittarius eclipse.  Where the sun is entering Sagittarius and the moon is in Scorpio, this may be one of the most powerful eclipses in many areas. Scorpio always wants power and can be very intimidating and luring whereas, Sagittarius drive for truth and justice in areas of politics and law.  This together can be the beginning of a possible rebellion which could bring forth issues that would have been raised as to the results of the election or ballots which were lost or anything that forces people to revolt against results of anything that has to do with law and justice; but will we be happy with knowing the truth? This is yet to be decided.

Solar dynamism is secondary, shielding, self-protective, and vigorous – and reflected and expressed from within our life force. This eclipse is particularly objective and purpose oriented – our ideals and resolve can be enhanced and intensified. Many people for centuries have idealized the Solar Eclipse as a bad premonition which enhances the sounds of nature and which in fact creates phenomenons in the world. Many Indian Scholars, as well as Pundits (Vedic Astrologers), predict these changes will affect everyone’s community, economic, and opinionated sectors.

But the solar eclipse also brings a very auspicious time for Hindus; it is the beginning days of Dwali, known as festival of lights. During the festival of lights many Hindus clean their home almost like spring cleaning for five days and open their doors and windows and let the air into their home to welcome Goddess Luxmi. Devas are lit (handmade votives), meals are prepared, gifts are exchanged and it is as close as one can understand to Christmas.

Because materialism is viewed as distorted power, material goods (ie. money home, etc) are a reward of things that one has done in their past.  So if one lived a life of giving and sacrifices then goddess Luxmi will be rewarding.  On Dwali books are worshiped (ie. check books, bank ledgers etc.) so that business dealings are done in an honest and humble manner.  These are also days of celebrations, dancing, eating and visiting old families and neighbors. It’s a time of love and appreciation for even the smallest of gifts.

The total solar eclipse is in the sign of Scorpio and it will be about regeneration, rebirth and of Phoenix rising. Often it said that within 90 to 180 days, the results of the eclipse will be identified. But with Saturn in Scorpio, which entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and could last any where from 2.5 years to 7years (read about it here), each step is a rebirth, lessons, discipline and focuses which are all the traits of Saturn. Along with the eclipse which is another birth and rebirth, it’s about creating, destroying and creating and destroying.  Ultimately, anything that does not work in someone’s life will go.  Let it go with grace; if not, Pluto (ruling Scorpio) will make sure that it is destroyed.

Scorpio energy will bring shocks; bringing with it the struggle and pain to survive. However, Scorpio energy brings highness to Scorpions.  Scorpios are always known as healers, by brining the truth through philosophies, they are lovers being the most sexual sign of the zodiac. They are mothers who always are protective of their children and home, they are sisters, brothers, teachers who bring enlightens to their students, they are artist who bring vision of a mystery of life, they are your psychics who offer the options to choose between the light or darkens to your life.  They offer profound wisdom to heal others because they have experience the extreme lows, they know what it feels like when justice is not served, they know how to let go and breath, they know one cannot wear out old tires, they know and teach what it is like to reinvent, resurrect, and restructure.

The few days prior to the New Moon, known as the “dark moon”, energies are at their lowest ebb, in grounding for the new cycle to begin. Each New Moon signifies the opportunity to begin a new cycle in your life. Depending on the elemental quality of the sign in which the New Moon falls, energies on variable levels are heightened, be they devout, corporeal, psychological or expressive.  The modality of the sign determines whether the emphasis is on conclusiveness, power or adaptability.

This solar eclipse will bring out portions of therapeutic, compassion, emotions, spoken needs, subconscious and reserve or the quite side of you.

When the moon is in Scorpio, we become more attuned to concealment or secretive influences and our psychic antennas may be activated. This is a time for working to maintain emotional control, and for working on overcoming inner obsession, thoughts or desires. There can be a need for recognizing habits and reactions that keep you locked in power struggles. This New Moon is most favorable for seeking assistance from your divine center and Higher Power to gently release your self from inner negativities. Emotional Power is the focus.

The Moon in Scorpio marks a time of intensified fervor and desire. People may be feeling more self-confident and more challenged, as well as being motivated and resourceful. In general, emotions at both ends of the spectrum are heightened and likely to vary quite a bit throughout this influence. Connections on a deep level could be made with members of the opposite sex with the Moon in Scorpio. Represented by the Scorpion, Scorpio possesses a mysterious and penetrative nature. Feelings of jealousy and revenge may arise, so special caution is needed to avoid confrontations. The Scorpio Moon can be a catalyst for power urges, which can often result in violence or even homicidal impulses.

People often become belligerent, critical, intolerant and temperamental while the Moon is in Scorpio.  There is a marked increase of intensity and a highlighted sensitivity to personal offenses and insults. Remember that Scorpio has a suspicious and secretive nature.  Avoid social complications.  Beware of jealousy and watch out for the Scorpio Sting. Please remember to forgive and forget.  Be cautious interacting with the opposite sex.  However, this could be a good time for intense merging with another on a deep emotional level!

This eclipse will pressure all of us and the light of your own Devine will be the comfort and protection zone.  The eclipse will also question you; What about your home? What about your family? What about your security? You have been wondering about these issues for quite some time.  The solar eclipse forces you to aggressively make that change.  It is about new beginnings, and all of a sudden old issues come to a forefront, forcing you to take a different tactic.  Whereas good people become even better and the worse people become even worse.  One must take the time to cleanse the energy and be easy not to make bold moves.


But not only is the eclipse in Scorpio, Saturn is in Scorpio, but also Mercury is now is Scorpio, Read about it here.  What does all this mean? Well it is nothing really new to Scorpions who continue to resurrect from ashes to ashes dust to dust recreating themselves like a fly on the wall, but they are always noticed, because of their work and ability to hone in on the things that truly matter.

Since, moon in Scorpio represents Headstrong, Willful, Hot-Tempered, Brave, and Energetic it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced.  This new moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a white candle and carve your name through to the wick.  Anoint the candle with lavender oil and sandalwood and chant the psalm 39.

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 satisfying relationships, 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 Scorpio moon is:

“Om Angarakaya Namaha”

(Om Ang-ar-ka-ya Na-ma-ha)


The intention of this mantra is the to keep up in balance from loosing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy.


For the Solar Eclipse is

“Om Eim Saraswatiyei Swaha”

(Om I’M Sah-Rah-Swah-Tee-Yei Swah- Ha)


For Mercury Retrograde is

“Om Budhaya Namaha”

(Om Bood-han-yah Nahm-ah-ha)

“Om and salutations to Buddha, presiding spirit of planet mercury”

This solar eclipse I will be doing 6 months forecast reading on the changes and implications of the situations of your life. Again, please check my schedule before making an appointment; it will save you some frustrations and delays.

Remember that we are still in mercury retrograde and this is not the time get into relationships, sort problems, this is a time for spirituality, family functions and traditions.  It’s a time for meditation and it is a time to say good-bye to old and bring in the new.  Make sure you know exactly what you want because it may not be what the universe has set out for you.

Please remember that there is a another eclipse coming on November 28, 2012 which will once again effect fixed and mutable signs which closes out one phase.


Also remember I am NOT an astrologer of any kind but a  Vedic reader where we incorporate energies inundated with the cosmos to assist our clients to view the road ahead with two forks and help them discover the path of their own delight.

Wishing you a wonderful eclipse and Happy Dwali from my home too yours be blessed.