The Annular Solar eclipse
New Moon in Taurus
April 28/29, 2014
As we move away from what could have been and should have been the heavens above give us a new start. We must prepare to understand that in 2014 -2015 we will have three total lunar eclipses. The celestial energy would never allow humans to not be able to breathe uneasy, therefore every storm gives us some guidelines or precautions, but it is up to us to embrace or avoid them.
The eclipses always come in pairs; when there is darkness there is light and when there is light there is darkness, and again history is repeating itself from October 2004. As we have moved past, or are at least trying to move away from the Total Lunar eclipse, red moon eclipse, or rose moon eclipse, whichever the name seems right (read about it here), we are moving into the light. Along with the new moon in Taurus, the beautiful celestial skies will open up for our first solar eclipse for 2014. No, it is not a total solar eclipse, it does not have grandeur, and some will not even see it. I believe the polar bears on Antarctica may see it, if there any bears there. There will be one country that may see some of this, such as Australia, but it is not as grand as the one we have already seen.
Even though it is not a spectacularly visible event like the one we had on the 15th/16th of April, it is just as important to our charts, visions and our world view. Therefore, every eclipse should be referred to as a magnificent evolution to the human psyche or evolution to our own spiritual transformation.
Vedic history used to claim that spiritual people (Pundits) who were Vedic astrologers, readers, psychics, and priests often used to be decapitated for not warning the people of their town of upcoming eclipses. As these were times, and often still are, to view the eclipses as dreadful events that impact every aspect of a human’s life. Even though many people don’t feel the impact in an instant, often these transformational changes happen gradually through the course of 6 to 8 months from the first eclipse to the next.
Eclipses can often bring political, economic and personal changes in one life. More often than not we have to look at every eclipse as the match that lights a fire but it does not mean the fire will continue burning. Often, we may have to light it again and again until the fire is steady and it warms us or something that needs to come to a comfortable level.
Vedic view and culture, unlike the western, often relies their predictions on the moon sign of the person while western practitioners rely on the sun sign of the person. Therefore, the April 28 eclipse is 14 degrees in Aries in the Vedic view and is at 8 degrees in Taurus according to Western. For the purposes of this information however, I will focus most of my points according to Western and abstract the Vedic viewpoints so that the best of both worlds combined can bring a broader spectrum to the ongoing changes and bring forth diversity to unite the message of both worlds.
The Annular Solar eclipse will begin its motion at 11:04 PST on the 28th of April and the moon will void the sky with a new moon at 11:14 PST which means that within 10 minutes we will have a solar eclipse. Retrospectively, at 2:04 am EST (Eclipse) & 2:14 am EST, the New moon in Taurus will occur on the 29th.
The new moon will be entering Taurus at 8 degrees depending upon the orb on April 29, 2014. We did have a similar event that brought vital changes to our lives, as history always repeats itself, to propel us to make the changes so that we do not keep repeating the same mistakes. In my last article on the total lunar eclipse (read about it here), I had mentioned that a similar event took place on October 14 & October 28, 2004 retrospectively, but eclipses were reversed. Therefore, when we learn to walk we normally crawl first, then we take baby steps but it is often harder to walk backwards because we are afraid we are going to hit something. Now that we have crawled and walked, we are going to walk backwards. But remember, we were taught to run as well so the lesson is now being repeated to see if we remember all the steps without thinking twice.
Scientifically, during the lunar eclipse, the earth’s shadow falls directly on the moon so it seems as though it is covered. Conversely, during the solar eclipse it is reversed where the moon now blocks the sun. The time during a solar eclipse is like a sandwich: imagine for a minute that the Earth and the Sun are the two pieces of bread and moon is the meat. Therefore, looking sideways, if the meat is large you can see it; the same things happen in the cosmos. Always remember, the solar eclipse only happens when there is a new moon. The last annular eclipse occurred around the same time last year May 08/09, 2013 which was a total solar eclipse. This eclipse is considered Annular, meaning that the meat in the sandwich is too small to see if it is just two pieces of bread or something is in it, therefore the moon was too small to cover the sun completely and its very far away from the earth to cast a shadow that a human eye can see without a telescope. This happens so fast that it can last as long as 12 minutes or it’s over in seconds.
Therefore, the new moon and the eclipse are in 10 minutes of each other. This does not mean we won’t feel it, it just means we won’t see it and those that do, according to the Vedic Culture, must go into mediation and ask for forgiveness and in the western culture wear protection. So why meditation? This is because Vedic culture believes that everything which happens in the cosmos is a gift of God and there are certain things that are not meant for humans to consume, view, or even touch because it is sacred.
It’s been known that in the Vedic culture those that have seen it often start feeling tingling in their skin like there are insects in their bodies and have to shower and meditate (wise or a myth? Something I won’t question). But always, an eclipse is idealized in both cultures as an omen because it brings change and change is difficult for humans. But change is NOT bad at all to a Vedic reader. Change means we are becoming more God like.
An eclipse often brings eye opening events that were dismissed or ignored but no longer can be. Eclipses also bring blessings to learn from but to a Vedic Reader it is the most auspicious event of any. There is big difference between Vedic readers, and astrologers. Astrologers use science and mathematics to predict events whereas Vedic readers use energy and vision to bring meditative factors for preventions and intervention.
As I write this blog I have not dove into the Grand Cardinal Cross. Many say “it is s a wait and see type of energy” but why the scare? This is a subject for Astrologers and many mediums to discover. I truly feel that there is nothing we cannot handle, but one thing is for sure; major events such as these, especially a cardinal cross, will only bring forth important lessons and room for growth. Vedic culture, however, does not recognize the grand cardinal cross as a major event because of the Ayanamsa. As I have stated, Astrology is based on scientific measurements combined with astronomy in the Western Culture whereas, in the Vedic culture there is a similar theme which also incorporates numerology.
Therefore, the Vedic views are based upon Ayamasa which is defined as a variance between the tropical, Sayana, or sidereal zodiac. For me, this is even too complicated as I am not a scientist or an astrologer. The only understanding which really makes any sense is the scientific methods in how predictions are made in an astrological way. Additionally, the predictions between western and Vedic is that Vedic has 24 years behind western alignment because it is based on the moon sign of a person rather than sun. And these squares have been colliding with each other 3-5 degrees since summer of 2012 in the Vedic view. Therefore, the best way to view the Grand Cardinal Cross is to historically note what occurs between April 20 through 24, 2014. Take a lot of notes, actually, I invite you to keep a journal of all the events small or large during those times and try to recall similarities of the past and do something new and different.
The new moon, especially paired with the solar eclipse, wakes us up and opens our eyes to new innovation, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. It is not the time to try to work through relationship issues. Vedic culture brings forth a very volatile energy not to resist. It is time to walk away from things that serve absolutely no purpose and bring that garbage out of the closet; look at it, discard it, and realize that it is now time to buy new in replacement.
Solar eclipses bring light to our path where there was darkness and begin our own spiritual personal development with a new moon’s company. During a solar eclipse make a personal commitment to yourself to keep the promises that bring you closer to the Devine. This could mean something as simple as making solid plans, creating spiritual events and inviting friends, or creating a challenge for you to be closer to nature and slowing down. The energy can be so intense that all of a sudden the life that was once in synchronicity seems too fast to handle, however, we learn to set priorities. There is no reason to fall, rather, deadlines can be met in an intellectual manner and being in a crisis mode is not going to make things go any faster.
This however, is a beautiful new moon with blessings of the solar energy; New moon is influential in many ways. Frequently, it is a time of optimism and desires; hence it is also a time to assess if your desires are collectively possible. Examining the values of wants, making sure they have no bias and selfness and if so, they will be granted. At the same time, there is a high chance that there will be misunderstanding between ones wishes and hungers. Understanding the needs will always take priority over the wants through this new moon.
The effects of this eclipse and the moon can be felt as early as 5 days before (April 23, 2014). The awkwardness of the energy of the eclipse will be felt by everyone; however, the intensity of the eclipse depends upon the house that the eclipse falls in your astrological chart. Every eclipse has a momentous demeanor on uprising in our lives for at least 6 months; therefore, early born fixed signs or those that have influential planets at early degrees will be affect especially (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). But also those that have planets in fixed signs will also be affected. To find out where your planets are you may consult your astrologer for further details or you can speak to my recommended astrologers here.
Taurus moon allows ample influence to commit to personal aims, which will revolve themselves around security and serenity. The enthusiasm is enough to make accurate spur-of-the-moment assessments while following your awareness. This is a time to act from the heart without bias and selfness. Trusting the process will give the result that is needed to live for the moment; to be the unique energy that belongs with the stars and heaven.
The eclipse does not have to be disruptive as many will claim; eclipses can bring advancements in one’s life allowing personal inventory to make improvements to immovability. It is a time for development; gasp facts, acquire information of the spiritual, and get wise information from people. Let your breath out for the importance of sustainability and stability. If your job or work was done with hard labor and precision then definitely the heavens will support you, however, if it was revolving around just getting by then the angle of the eclipse will show you the direction you’re lacking to be successful.
This eclipse will be unique in its own way. It is a fresh start for many while for others it is an eye opener. Please note, I am not an astrologer and these are general tendencies that will affect world views and perceptions of many depending upon how well it is handled. The general tendencies will be chronologically listed by the sign which it will affect. Both Lunar and Solar eclipse predictions should be combined to make a map of what is to occur in one’s life over the next 6 months, including cautions. Remember that the lunar ends by our action and solar begins with our reaction. Since the new moon is in Taurus we will begin with Taurus.
However, before I elaborate on the general tendencies remember that Vedic reading is not a scientific study or based upon calculation; it is based upon metaphysical tendencies beyond the prediction of astrology. As you will notice in the general tendencies you will see the western astrological sign (Zodiac Sun sign) which is based on the position of the sun at the time of birth. This includes physical, personality, state of thinking, and other characteristics. These charts are created scientifically on a circular path and move 30 degrees in segments as it defines a person. I call this the Lion Kings song “circle of life” because each sign represents an animal of a species, except for a Gemini (this one has no real artifact associated with it) maybe because Gemini’s continue to evolve … perhaps and perhaps not. This is not, again, something that I am an expert in but I explain it as I have been taught.
Whereas, the Vedic Culture (mostly Hindu practitioners) calls astrological signs Rashi, and the Rashi is based upon the orbit of moon. Unlike western astrology, it builds the characteristics of a person based on orbital sun. Vedic astrology makes the moon its preference. It even goes as far as naming the children by various symbols of their Rashi. Many Hindu are so involved in areas of Vedic astrology that they base the time and day of their marriage, businesses and even names of their children based on the convictions of Vedic astrology. Nevertheless, whether it is a zodiac or rashi ,their sciences do believe that the planets movement and the persons birth does have an effect on what a person will do and they are 30 degrees in segments. Not only is each house represented by a specific sign and both ideologies agree that the first house is the self and it belongs to Aries; only the name has changed to Mesha (Vedic Rashi).
Both Vedic and western astrology is very unique, scientifically driven, and to understand them it involves deep study and practice. Often Vedic astrologers are also called Pandits (Priest) and I feel that Astrologers should also be called a similar name such as a (Guide). The only difference is that Pandits can perform certain Hindu rituals and understand which deity, stone, and mantras should be incorporated in one’s life to lessen the pain. Whereas, western astrologers can do this also but have to be very careful due to so many religious beliefs. Timing is extremely crucial to both practitioners. Thus I have included both Rashi and Zodia signs because I do believe the best of both worlds is to embrace diversity and unification.
Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi): You are most definitely a go getter and often times as stubborn as Aries but this eclipse will be a deep cleansing or a deep awakening. Often times when it is a new moon, and a solar eclipse, it usually awakens us to new possibilities; especially for you. It is all about you and your journey through life and how you will define yourself again and recreate. You will really be concentrating on what your goals are, what you are capable of doing, and how you will contribute to your own world which is called life. This deep journey could take you back to where you came from, how you grew up, and how you had to grow up. It is now time to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself how you are being viewed by your approach to life and how it affects others by the way of your character and capabilities. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine both predictions to guide your change for the next 6 months. Therefore, how you relate to others in areas of communication and action will be the key to your success.
Leo (Simha Rashi): Home has always been your heart; your mother is dear to you, as well as your family. But you are now growing up and it’s moving so fast with some people are leaving your life while others are staying. This solar eclipse looks at you, where you are in society, and who you are becoming. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to speak on behalf of the community or a cause. This eclipse also looks at where are working and what kind of career you want to pursue. It is all about your social status and how you fit into certain groups, but perhaps your father may play a larger role in your life this time around than ever before. But it is where Shani is, where difficult lessons and hard work brings you rewards. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Therefore, whatever you did in haste was your lesson in last eclipse and how will you do it different in you social status is your lesson this eclipse.
Scorpio (Vrishchika Rashi): Often times you are such mysteries that no one can figure you out. Not to worry, this solar eclipse also brings its presence in your world. Perhaps this eclipse may be difficult for you since it looks at cooperative partnerships as a whole. Collaboration, cooperation, and partnerships in work, love, and fully collaborated creativity is the matter of success for you. It will question how you will define yourself as member of a larger society. Partnerships have very different forms between marriages, business, agreements, and even groups at times. This eclipse questions the partnership as every tension teaches us a very important lesson of the dark side. At its worst your friend could turn into your enemy and your enemy into your friend but on a larger scale. It all depends upon how the difficulty and collaboration is implemented. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Therefore, choosing to be alone and having some quiet time or spending time with a partner may be difficult to balance because both may be important to you during this eclipse
Aquarius (Kumbha Rashi): My dearest Aquarius did you all of a sudden go to, or make a planned visit to, the hospital? Well perhaps it was Gods way of letting you know you need some time down time. This eclipse has something in store just for you. You are now going to be looking at where you call home. You are about to lay down deep roots and find a place you call home and you will say to yourself it is home. It is now time to get grounded physically, psychologically, and spiritually, making your home a sanctuary of a lifetime. You will be looking all around you and will see what is real and how you will be with people or this home in your life. This eclipse will be where a mother figure will play an important role in your life and you may nurture or be nurtured. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months.) Therefore, remember that I told you not to go China and make sure you come home? Now you are home … and you may have to make a decision whether you want to go off in your la la land or be home where you belong.
Aries (Mesha Rashi): This eclipse will trigger how you make your money and what you have. It’s about your personal finances and creating financial stability to be able to look at what defines you. But it will also question the way you make your money; does it really give you the notion that it will result in the recognition or love you need? Can you really buy love? Old debt will be part of the issue here. Questions will be raised on whether you’re budgeting your money or are you investing well enough for your future. Perhaps you will get a better job where you make a lot of money or you may have to give up your job or will be forced to leave; either way it will set you free. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Perhaps the two eclipses are trying to tell you to control yourself through habits and in the way you make your money. If it is not done with kindness of humanity or there is some manipulation involved it may not work. Make self-sacrifices to earn a living which is helpful to humanity.
Capricorn (Makra Rashi): This eclipse sits in the matters of the heart. It’s about hopes and things that fulfill our pleasure. It’s a childlike eclipse, it will bring you back to what you felt that was creative, and it is also about our children or children in general. This risk here is risk, which is life; listen to your gut with the greatest hope and healing. This eclipse is all about the family, how we see ourselves within our family, and what risks are we taking for the purpose of our family. Life is about not just telling people you love them but showing them. Life is also not just about a new venture but knowing that new venture will turn out right. It’s about taking action for family and foundation. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Perhaps this eclipse has you wondering if you are repeating the same mistake as your parents did when you were a child or that you want more for your family than you had. But to what extent? This is most definitely for you to figure out.
Cancer (Karka Rashi): Your friends are dear to you but are they worthy of your love, or is it that you don’t have the same common ground anymore? This eclipse will question every friend you have and if these friendships have been spiritual. Not only is it about your friendship, but it is about where you are headed (destiny). This eclipse triggers faith, visions, desires, achievements, but most of all questions; if you have time to do everything you need to do to show love. But if the love is not returned to you then why do you stick around? It is not the type of friends but the type of love you give also. It is what defines you and what will you do to improve to give to people selflessly and to what extent? Most of all, this eclipse focuses on hard work, along with the confusion and chaos that it brings. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Between both of the eclipses do not be surprised that you are no longer happy where you live or no longer happy with your friends and that you want to do things out of self-sacrifices so much so that you lose yourself. You won’t lose yourself, however, if you are doing it for humanity purposes. It will also question how your friendships affect your family life. Friendships may be lost but new spirituality and new spiritual friends will come.
Libra (Tula Rashi): This eclipse really triggers you; it’s about deaths and rebirth. It could mean one part of a relationship may end to create newer and greater ones, a career change, or a rebirth of a maximum kind. It is also about support of all kinds. Joint resources and budgeting are a part of this change. If support does not change we don’t evolve as people. Through this transformation there is a deeper question of the soul and past lives. Evolution occurs in the areas of healing, interaction, state of mind, changes, and secrets. These are all a part of our relationships. It is about being dead honest and being that effective and responsible person who brings richness to groups, humanity and even a company. But most of all, how we are in society and our conviction will set the ground work for stability. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. The last eclipse asked you the question who are you, and now it is telling you what you are becoming. Are you going through a transformation and perhaps you are being reborn? Either way, this is a transformation of a spiritual kind. It allows us to be more in touch with humanity, more so than ever and it’s time for great changes.
***Note*** I am considered as a Tula Rashi only because I was born on a new moon on the 24th day of October which brings in the UTC time of being born on the 23rd of October. Therefore, I’m not as much of a Scorpio (4 planets in Scorpio) in the Western culture but in the Vedic Tula. Often, when a person is born on the new moon, or a full moon, it greatly affects their personality and character. Therefore, being very careful not to assume but to stick only to one type of astrology, or bring mixture, and thus creating a more diversified look into the vision of unification ***
The new moon and the eclipse will bring the mixture of what is practical and spiritual while what is known will encourage self-consciousness to make life much easier. The focus to accumulate, develop, and increase personal and material issues will be welcomed with great rewards at this time. These are generalized tendencies for those who continue to evolve three times a year, especially during mercury retrograde when it enhances their flexibility and ever changing direction of thoughts, actions, and reaction. This is why they are called mutable signs (Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius).
Pisces (Meena Rashi): Eclipses and moons always seem to escalate in the house of Pisces; this is not news. But this is a teaching and learning eclipse for you, my dear Pisces. It is how you talk to people and how effective you are, using what you know and doing it with love. Research, listening, learning, educating, and communication are the name of the game. It is not what you are saying, it is how you are saying it that will make or break your point and determine if it is clear and embraced. To maximize this eclipse, gather your intuition and your knowledge to make powerful points of an action plan for the relationship that you hold so dear to your heart. Make sure your communication and work is oriented around objectivity, not subjectivity. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Both of the eclipses question how you make your money, save your money, and how your communication affects your productivity and profitability.
Virgo (Kanya Rashi): The eclipse is perfectly in sync to where you want to be if it means learning something new. This eclipse is asking you to learn things, comprehend what you learn, and remember. It is a time, or ship, which is sailing into areas of discovery, knowledge, ideals, and ethics. There may even be enough energy left over to understand spirituality. Make sure that your thoughts, ideas, expansion of learning, and knowledge is based on possibilities and is not made through hunger and ruthless ambition or greed. You should demonstrate the purpose of your study through productivity, interaction, and learning other cultures. How we speak and interact with others will set the stage for the future relationships. This is really good for aspects but it is all about the truth and luck. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Between the two eclipses you may be questioning money matters and how to get ahead, or make more, and what you need to do to get where you want to go. Partnership and new cultural diversity is an important factor of your transformation in this eclipse. Embrace the knowledge and be careful because while you making good money, your focus may still be on money. Stay focused without greed.
Gemini (Mithuna Rashi): Even though you may not understand the nature of this eclipse it surely will bring some major revelation to you. Everything you do is a factor of Karma and how one deals with difficult and positive karma; making sense out of it determinedly or passively. It will most likely give the answers to why you were born and how you are maturing through the things that have been molding you, but it is also difficult. Often we begin to find our answers through charitable work to learn about how we transcended. It is about learning the karmic lessons of forgiving people, bringing some difficult closures in a most spiritual way for your own growth. However, be careful that you do not spend time in hospitals and find an enemy which you never thought you have; it is about feeling restricted. Because of this karma there may be a tendency that you are taking a spiritual path through luck and confusion. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. Your gift is being a twin, therefore, one minute you are a flower and the next time you are a cactus. So for all the fun you had, the universe shows you how to appreciate it because things may become a little difficult so you appreciate your freedom and learn from it; both as a spiritual journey of bliss and restriction.
Sagittarius (Dhanush Rashi): You work so hard but sometimes you work yourself and get nothing in return. Sometimes you work so much that you get sick both mentally and physically. This eclipse is questioning what affect your work has on you. But more meaningful is the responsibility to see if our work bring personal growth and also if our work is fully being realized. If not, be careful as there may be a crisis of health which could get the best of you; affecting how much you work and how fast you heal in order to return. You are thinking so much about responsibilities, and worrying if you have done everything, that you will not experience the simple things in life such as breathing the air and taking time out for yourself. Sometimes it is ok to take care of ourselves and let others worry for themselves. You may have difficulty expressing yourself to people and may even be afraid, or get worried, that you will say the wrong thing at the wrong time. (Read more about your prediction from the Lunar eclipse here) and combine to guide your change for the next 6 months. The combination of this eclipse is all about what you say and what you don’t, what you have done and what you should have done. Especially, how it affects how people view you; the more you say you may be afraid its misunderstood and more you don’t you may feel you should have. If you keep thinking like this you may make yourself ill.
Certainly the grand cardinal cross is making an impact on many of us, especially Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra) and as I stated it is a wait, watch, and see perception by many. The cardinal cross will create disharmony, confusion, and it carries very heavy responsibilities. Though many of you will not see the effects of all this probably until June 2014, think of this eclipse as leap into potentials of transformation, cosmic truth, spiritual enlightenment and the most unique way of fulfilling self-prophesy. I wish there were words to describe the grand cardinal cross but understand that in the end you will be taught unconditional love and make a quantum leap. So I commend all cardinal signs (Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra) for your strength, love, spirituality, and your equality. Thus, Cardinal signs general tendencies will change you from whom you were to what you are becoming.
Along with the solar eclipse the heightened new moon will bring a new beginning to set out a passage of new projects and endeavors. The energy is just in the right place to bring growth, development and creating a physical world which one calls their own. The restless will for the impulse to take action and begin something new, be it a small change in the way you approach your daily routine, or a whole new path on your journey through life, will dominate. The energy is right for making spur-of-the-moment moves and following your instincts. This is the time to act from your heart and trust. Know that the Cosmos will support you as long as your intentions are true.
These are definitely general tendencies not to be taken as a perfect science or an astrological reading. The energy between the moon and eclipse may cause the need to continually express feelings. We may arrive at a quick logical solution for any emotional problem – and will jump right in to provide a helpful opinion. Emotional feelings are not consistent and often switch between on and off. This could make people appear fickle or two-sided, but is it you or them. Be open-minded. The flip side of this energy may be that the urges of being super friendly in communication and a need to stay in touch with your mother or a female guardian becomes a must.
The mixture of what is concrete, mystical, and what is known will encourage self- consciousness to make life much calmer. The focus to gather and advance while increasing personal and material issues will be welcomed with great rewards at this time. The spectacle of the last full moon and the lunar eclipse, a little before and during, gave many the ground effort needed to express what they feel. The way it was said and how it was said had previously been the attention and now through the full moon there was a need to let it out. Now the new moon ushers the new element. This does not mean that the forcefulness and hostility will continue but whatever was said, or needed to be said, is let out and it is time to learn the consequences of those lessons and move ahead.
The Moon in Taurus ushers in a time of forethought and common sense. There is a feel of purity and constancy. A good time to continue working on, or finish, projects which were started and never surfaced. This type of shaping may cause people to be to be tenacious and unwilling to negotiate. Extra care is needed to avoid self-indulgence and unnecessary worries to secure material belongings.
The eclipse can be a very problematic time even when things are flawless. Appreciate the gifts that have been granted upon you by the cosmos. Namaste the name of the sun, grasp the problems, and ask for understanding when hindrances have astounded, with humility.
A few days prior to the New Moon, known as the DARK MOON, vitalities are at their lowest ebb, laying the groundwork for the new cycle to begin. Each New Moon signifies the prospect to kick off a new cycle in your life. Depending on the fundamental quality of the sign in which the New Moon falls in a chart, energies, on erratic levels, are sensitive, be they holy, impartial, systematic or outgoing. The modality of the sign determines whether the emphasis is on consecutiveness, power, or obedience. I would highly suggest you make an appointment with my recommended Astrologers and discuss how this phase will magnify your new beginnings or endings.
Due to the nature of the eclipse, I highly recommend that you clean out the clutter of anything that was not dealt with during the lunar eclipse and finish projects which you began. It could be as small as cleaning out your junk drawer, to organizing your closet. Even minor tasks as cleaning out junk mail in your in box will make a difference; for everything that gets discarded there will be room for something new to come to you.
On the day of the eclipse it is recommended you take a new moon spiritual bath, as well as decorate your home with fresh white and yellow flowers, which will allow positivity and new blessings to your home letting every essence of spirituality into your home.
Along with the lunar eclipse mantras, I also recommend three additional mantras and spiritual work until the next eclipse in October 2014.
Solar energy is marginal, defensive, remorseful, and vigorous – resonated and articulated from within our life force. This eclipse is particularly impartial and purpose oriented, and our ideals and resolve can be enhanced and intensified. We begin to deeply consider our influences in the world, and the full expression of our humanity. Therefore, I also suggest that you purchase a Yellow candle, carve your name on it, smear 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”.
The Sanskrit mantras can be difficult to pronounce but are a powerful source of energy on levels of sounds through us and the creator. For the Solar Eclipse, it is suggested that the mantra of Surya be chanted every morning and every night for the entire transit (6 months).
Om Surya Namaha
(Om Sur-y-a Na-ma-ha)
The moon in Taurus represents a serene, practical, corporeal, lenient, and determined tendency which means the use of everyday senses is the best substitute through this new moon energy. The splendid sparkle of this energy calls for more grounded character and to be tuned into the earth. Through relationships between earth and humans there is a gift of seeking new ways to have more confidence and solidity in our lives between nature and nurture. The new moon energy encourages an emphasis on body, mind and soul renovations.
Remember the 12 desires. Don’t forget to cross the old ones and make new ones. Don’t forget to manifest matters concerning money-oriented things at this time. And most of all, don’t forget to light a white candle that day; carve your name on the candle, anoint the candle with Frankincense oil, and chant Psalm 65 three times.
You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras attaining the desired result is contingent upon the quality of purpose. When it comes to finding a satisfying relationship 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 are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Taurus moon is:
Om Sri shukraya Namaha
(om Shri Shu Kra Ya Nama Ha)
For the practicing Hindus it is advisable to fast during the eclipse. Pooja is highly encouraged during the eclipse time for prayers are heard louder during that time; 3 poojas are recommended, Rahu, Katu and Surya. This mantra is also difficult to pronounce for the non-practitioners. But saying it slowly greatly increases the chances of proper pronunciation
Aum Hreem Hleem Surya Namaha
(A-um Her-eem hel-um –sur-ya-Na-ma-ha)
You will notice that this mantra is similar to the first one but hleem is more pronounced in this mantra and in poojas this will be a great help.
For Western practitioners, the first two rituals would cover all that is needed, along with merging the lunar eclipse recites and recommendations. All these are recommended for the next 6 months, especially for those Cardinal and Fixed signs or those that have cardinal or fixed signs in their charts.
Please note that I am not an Astrologer, but am a Vedic Reader. Our ground work is the blending of vibration into Astrological tendencies, along with Vedic preventive medicine, so that revision and fluctuation occurs with the vision of humbleness and spiritual predisposition rather than forced changes which could sometimes create chaos or breaking in alliance.
For this eclipse I will be recommending all Cardinal signs, as well as those that have Cardinal in their chart, to get their second reading. I also recommend all fixed signs to follow the same. For this solar eclipse I will be doing 6 month forecast readings on the changes and implications of the situations in your life. Again, please check my schedule before making an appointment. If you are already in my existing database you should receive a newsletter on, or before, the 26th to book a reduced rate reading.
If you recently did a relationship reading you may choose to have another done even though it is breaking the 3.5 rule; only because of the grand cross, which affected all kinds of relationships.
However, I am unable to read both 6 month self-readings and relationship readings in the same sitting as it is way too much energy and it must be split into two separate readings.
The offer of a reduced rate will continue until May 02, 2014 so don’t forget to set up your appointment ahead of time. However, due to the vast number of appointments, I am not able to reschedule any appointments that are missed and the slot will be filled immediately for stand by appointments.
Wishing you a wonderful eclipse and may Goddess Luxmi shine upon your soul and spirit.
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