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.

 

Namaste

Maharani

Silence is a virtue: Mercury Retrograde Summer 2012

Mercury Retrograde

Ghost Period: June 27 through July 13, 2012

Retrograde Period: July 14 through August 08, 2012

Stationing Direct: August 08 through August 21, 2012

By Maharani Rutan

On June 27, 2012 Mercury begins to move backwards … sending communications, missed appointments, mail and the www into a general snarlup! This awkward period lasts for three weeks or so, until August 08, 2012.  It finally straightens out on August 21, 2012, bringing things back to normal.

Often time’s mercury retrograde can be viewed as streaming communications going haywire.  To better understand this period we must think of it like fiber optics in the water; before it can be placed in the water, the ground must be cleared away and this clearing away period begins June 27, 2012 through July 13, 2012.  From July 14, 2012 through August 08, 2012 the communication and miscommunications begin to malfunction. Through severe reflections and adjustments streaming communications begin to straighten up August 09, 2012 through August 21, 2012.  These adjustments are an absolute necessity for humans where reflection and learned lessons can be a time of new beginnings or close the doors for good.

When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s decisions are more reflective and we tend to think about issues and concerns that relate to the sign involved. With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, people with this sign prominent in their charts will be particularly prone to such contemplation. There is little choice but to reconsider our individual views and attitudes about who we are and where we are going.

There is, however, an opportunity to develop insight into our own self-image. When mercury is retrograding in the sign of Cancer it creates a mental and emotional mystification with memory lapses.  People will love to appreciate flattery yet easily take offence when it is given.  The big lure will be to over do something to pay off for emotional instabilities so please watch yourself.

Love affairs will be fickle and unpredictable due to ego-centric attitudes.  All areas of communication are hyperbolic, especially in any theatrical or leadership-oriented activity, or matters of state, or to do with children, romance and creativity in general. Documents can go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often.

Mercury in Cancer often allows reflection of the past and conversations of many months in the past.  Often time’s people may seem defensive or overly affectionate.  Avoiding arguments is best, especially not to provoke arguments – its best to step away from people.

Be sure to speak to my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale and find out how mercury retrograde will affect you.

A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional concept ascends in the illusory planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this visual misconception.  Retrograde periods, although often problematic for many of us, are not particularly uncommon. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon. Mercury, much like the winged messenger of the gods, comes in on feather-light wings and commands us to speak.

Communication, intellect and awareness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are rationality and cerebral, our manner of rational, and how we create and express our thought processes. A mercurial nature brings to mind agitation and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, possibilities, opinions, reasoning and the ability to rationalize things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing! This Planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a corporal and spiritual level.

Mercury’s energy is both dexterous and perceptive. Mercury is about short trips: a visit to a neighbor or a friend across town, the workaday commute, and a weekend getaway. Siblings and transportation in general, are also within Mercury’s realm. Speaking, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This Planet implores us to express ourselves often — and well.

Because Mercury rules communication and transportation, these two areas are most influenced during a Mercury Retrograde. Conversations might be more problematic, as crossed signals and unclear meanings confuse normally straightforward discussions. Still, with a little attentiveness and consideration, you’ll get your point across. Similarly, be prepared with a back-up plan when you’re traveling. If your flight gets canceled or your car won’t start, remain calm and make the best of it. Who knows — you might not have met that fascinating new person in the airport lobby or bus stop if you had taken your flight or driven to work…

Remember, we can use this powerful energy in positive ways. Use this time to do activities that start with “re”: renew, repair, review, renegotiate, and research…

In general, Mercury rules intelligence and awareness, dispensation and disseminating information.  All means of communication, commerce and transportation. By delay, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who work with their minds or their wits: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves.  Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misunderstandings; flawed, disrupted, or delayed communications, negotiations and   trade; glitches and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or awry.

Artistic tendencies including crafts, music, art or design tend to be blocked by circumstances beyond one’s control. Legal matters will proceed slowly and unforeseen obstacles tend to emerge. Mercury retrograde tends to lack depth of sensitivity and has no patience for detailed analysis. All areas of communication are affected. Methods and motivation for learning, communication and transportation are subject to difficulties under this aspect. It brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds.

The good things to do when Mercury is retrograde: meditate, contemplate, edit the book/poem/song/essay you’ve been writing, clean house, talk to your pet, listen to music, paint, and catch up on sleep!  Since, mercury is a very slow moving planet and it effect almost all planetary signs, it is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through the wick.  Anoint the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant the psalm 70 every single night.  This period will last for 3 weeks and it will be hard on all of us.  This will allow friendly communications as well as understandings in situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until August 21, 2012

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 I have chosen two mantras for you during this mercury retrograde:

“Om Budhaya Namaha”

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

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

 

This mantra is used to achieve mental clarity, to avoid and overcome misunderstandings and keep friendly communications flowing. Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a physic or a tarot reader.  In my opinion an in depth reading should be done every moon cycle.

May the retrograde move you and bring to you wisdom and serenity.

 

Namaste

Maharani