Revolutionary Change: Solar Eclipse May 20 2012

Annular Solar Eclipse 

New Moon in Gemini

May 20, 2012

By Maharani Rutan ©

Abstract by Leslie Hale & Lee Stillwaters

On May 20, 2012, a beautiful ring will appear in our skies with the Annular Solar Eclipse in Gemini. The new moon will create a beginning and solar eclipse will heighten the effect.  This wonderful symphony will occur at approximately 07:47am EST and 3:47 am PST.   The eclipse will occur in 0 degrees Gemini.  It will be an amazing reset button for many.

The stunning part of the Annular Solar Eclipse happens when both planets the sun and the moon are in lined at the exact position. The line of the planets will cause a ring due to the placement and the size of the moon which will appear as a fire in the sky.  Even though the moon will enter our skies while the sun raises, those in the United States will not see it until the early afternoon in the United States.  This type of eclipse has not happened for 18 years in the United States and another like this will not occur until October 14, 2013.  The eclipse will begin its journey in Southeast China and continues its journey from California to Northern western Texas at 8:39 pm.

This is the third series of eclipses that have affected mutable signs since December 2010 read about it here.  Those that will have direct impact from this eclipse will be those that have planets at 25 to 30 degrees in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius and those that have early planets in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).

The May 20th Solar Eclipse in Gemini takes place on the same day as the Sun enters Gemini.  The timing of the Solar Eclipse takes place in the very 1st degree of the mutable sign of Gemini, so those born on or near May 20th, September 20th, November 20th, and February 20th are likely to experience the effects of the eclipse more significantly.  Solar Eclipses represent new beginnings, so those born with planets or house cusps in the first 5 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, or Sagittarius are more likely to begin new projects, opportunities, and pursuits in their lives. “ Lee Stillwaters

“Those most affected by this eclipse will be Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces, or others who have a personal planet in their natal chart the eclipse is hitting.” Leslie Hale 

The effects of this eclipse can be felt as early as 5 days before (May 15, 2011). The discomfort 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 significant bearing on revolution in our lives for at least 6 months; therefore, early born Gemini’s as well as those that have primary planets in Gemini may feel this effect more so than ever as well as late mutable signs.

This eclipse does not single out Gemini’s or just mutable signs, it will affect many especially those that are in relationships that are poisonous in nature.  Every eclipse is relationship oriented whether it is romantic, family, business or associates it has no bearing.  I would suggest a consult Leslie Hale to see how this eclipse will affect your interpersonal relationships in general and set up a 6 month in-depth reading with me.


There are a total of three 6 months in-depth reading since each eclipse is unique in its own prospective.  I especially emphasize mutable signs (Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius’s) as well as Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Pisces).  However, celestial transformation will not narrow to having a sun sign in the signs mentioned above, if you chart has the sun, the moon, or any houses in the above mentioned sign there will be definite transformation.  What is yet to be determined is the journey which one will be on this is why I suggest a paired reading with an Astrologer.

“The first eclipse of the summer occurs on May 20, at 0 degrees of Gemini. It is a solar eclipse, and Gemini is the natural ruler of the third house of communications and rules speech, travel, and younger people, making these areas our focus. The eclipse squares Neptune, creating a potential for deceptive communication and situations, or lack of clarity in events, as well as water related weather events.” Leslie Hale.

To be able to understand how we are affected by the planets, a glimpse of Astrology 101 may be necessary. For example this eclipse will affect my 12th house.  The 12th house in astrology focuses on looking at the past to build a foundation for the future. When a person has Gemini in the 12th house this often represents solitude. When true ideas arrive when we are alone and the difficulty begins when we are misunderstood. The 12th house also represents family and difficulties with family members or association of the family.  Often related to siblings or relatives, even debt of karma owed to family members.  Those that have Gemini in the 12th house operate on intuitive impulses rather than thinking things through.  They are highly psychic and flow with creativity where the public and public speaking becomes a president in their lives. The 12th house is also where Neptune tends to reside which is the most misunderstood house this means that most people with Gemini in their 12th house naturally feel alone and vulnerable. To be able to understand the affects of this eclipse I would suggest you make an private appointment with my recommended astrologers here. Or go to my page where you can find a list of Astrologers for you to choose from.

“Eclipses often have a long life and the energy of an eclipse can last for months, sometimes years to come.  Eclipses are like guideposts and by looking at where the eclipses fall in your chart astrologers can get an idea of what the focus in your life will be over the year to come.Leslie Hale

 In ancient times eclipses were considered as omens and difficulties during the time of the eclipse and often in the current time it is as equally thought of.  Eclipses usually trigger major devastation such as negative weather patterns which could be such things as floods, earthquakes, and snow storms.  Often it is seen as irritable time for even humans the energy could create unrest politically, financially and even emotionally. The solar eclipse is an eye opener or a nudge as I had mentioned to realize that world we once knew is changing, either we change with it fight it.

“Mercury conjuncts Jupiter, an overall positive transit but things may be blown out of proportion. Astrologer Celeste Teal calls this eclipse, “Property Agreements,” and writes, “For the USA, a treaty may be involved. Visiting ambassadors. There are troubling uncertainties, and unsettling times. An underestimation of efforts risks failure. Mars overhead shows quarrels and conflicts, warlike themes and/or military involvement.  Mercury shows complicated situations and communication obstacles over high cost matters: prosperous potential. Concerns: finance and material. Crime rate changes, railway or mechanical accidents.  Risky speculation.”Leslie Hale.

The eclipse in early Gemini is definitely geared towards development through confidence and strives; there is a need to ask our selves what have we done to get where we need to go? And what more is needed to get where we want to go? It is time to gather material, form a plan, and make choices.  Because the evidence to form plans in our lives are so scattered the tendency to be frustrated could make it difficult to make choices.  This is very similar to the eclipse felt also in December 2010.  Read about it here.

The eclipses do not have to all be destructive; eclipses can bring new social position, and a need to take inventory to make enhancements to stability.  It is a time for maturity, inhale information and acquire knowledge of the spiritual and knowledgeable information and people.  And exhale the importance of sustainability and stability.  If in a career there was a great deal of effort and hard work than definitely the heavens will promote you, however, if it was revolving around just getting by then the angle of the eclipse will show you the direction your lacking.

Solar energy is peripheral, shielding, apologetic, active – and echoed and expressed from within our life force. This eclipse is particularly objective and purpose oriented – and our ideals and resolve can be enhanced and intensified. We begin to deeply consider our contributions in the world, and the full expression of our humanity.

This 6-month period is a time to focus on career status, social status and endeavors. This particular Eclipse chart places a huge planetary emphasis in one area of the Zodiac Gemini; however, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius are highly emphasized guarding against out-of-control patriotism, misunderstandings and over-sensitivity about boundaries. Tiny details can over-run long-term goals.

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. 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.

What do you want to create in your life? What vision do you wish to manifest? The new begins a new cycle.  It is the seed of the beginning lunar cycle.  The chart of the New Moon is the key to influences in the coming lunar month.  The New Moon is an asking (invocative) time, and a time to formulate what our needs are according to the opportunities available (through Gemini this month).

The moon in Gemini is the sign of the Twins, on one side is the physical aspect of your life and on the other is you’re emotional.  Study, Trim, Acquire, Gather, and most of all communicate.  Open your self up for the most powerful conversations; get together with groups, brainstorm.  After all the information is collected make a new beginning, but be sure to bounce ideas back and forth with people.


Gemini’s are quite impulsive, bright, imaginative, resourceful, inventive, visionary and deadly in their creative power.   Gemini’s are known for the astuteness and it’s the most analytical signs but they are strangely corky and impersonal at times. Sometimes the energy is such a nuisance its best to ignore it at times. Their famous question is “but why?” when sometimes there are no answers.

The energy between the moon and eclipse may cause need to continually express feelings. Arriving to 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 again and off again. 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.

No matter how it is analyzed. The new moon focuses upon action.  Take this time and relax because we are in for a bumpy ride.  There will be 2 eclipses this summer.  Both in mutable signs. Therefore, this is just a beginning of a bumpy ride. But it does not have to be.


The Gemini moon stimulates 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 flexibility. People may feel very loquacious and inquisitive. This is a time to pursue academic 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.

The eclipse can be a very difficult time even when things are perfect.  Appreciate the gifts that have been bestowed upon you by the cosmos.  Namaste the name of the sun embrace the difficulties and ask for forgiveness when frustrations have over come humility.


The Sanskrit mantras can be difficult to pronounce but it is a powerful source of energy on levels of sounds through us and the creator.  For the Solar Eclipse it is suggested that mantra of Surya be chanted every morning and every night for the entire transit (6 months).

Om Surya Namaha


(OmSurya Namaha)

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”.

Since, moon in Gemini- gracious, sharp, conscious, coherent, and changeable. The Airy Gemini Moon gives our heart wings of happiness… sociable chats, sociable visits, neighborhood interest and a bit of change-your-fickleness.

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:

OmVeshnu Namaha

(OM Vesh nu Na Ma Ha)

Remember the 12 aspirations.  Don’t forget to cross the ones you have already accomplished and make new ones. Don’t forget to manifest matters concerning materialistic 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.  If you should have any other questions regarding the new moon please feel free to contact me or the Solar Eclipse, please feel to contact me.     

This solar eclipse I will be doing 6 months in-depth reading to prepare us for the finale at the beginning of July when things are set in stone until this fall.

Being a Vedic reader does not make me an Astrologer.  Vedic reading is focused geared towards transformational changes which embarked by actions and reactions.  One ounce of prevention brings solace understanding of the future.

For the best advice I would suggest you make an appointment with Leslie Hale and get a read on the effects of the two eclipses.  After you have had a complete reading on the transitions of the eclipse you may set up an appointment with me to have an in-depth reading done (6 months).  I especially recommend for Gemini’s and Sagittarius to have two readings done, both in May and June especially if you have Gemini in your chart and if you are mutable sign.

I will be accepting appointments for in-depth readings at a reduced price as early as 22 of May to be scheduled for June 03 on wards.


Please contact me prior to making an appointment so that I can be sure the slot for your appointment is available.

Wishing you the best of the transitions through eclipses..




Super moon: Magnificent transformation


Full Moon in Scorpio

May 05, 2012

By Maharani Rutan

Abstracts by Leslie Hale & Lee Stillwaters

On May 05, 2012, at approximately 11:35pm EST and 8:35pm PST we will have the most magnificent sight in the sky.  The skies will shine with the super moon in Scorpio at 16 degrees plus or minus 6 depending upon the orb.

Super moon happens when the moon is almost at 90 degrees from the earth, though no one can really know what it feels like to have a moon so bright and close to the earth.  Some say the worlds disasters happen during the super moon.  Some blame the super moon for the sinking of the Titanic and some say the last time was January 15, 1930 with the minor disturbance of earthquakes.

May’s full moon occurs on May 5, at 11:35 PM EST, at 16 degrees of Scorpio, and it is considered a ‘Supermoon.’. A supermoon is when a full moon makes its closest approach to the earth on it’s elliptical orbit leading to the term coined by Astrologer Richard Nolle 30 years ago. Some astrologers believe supermoons may be associated with increased risks of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.”Leslie Hale

Some scientists predict the shape of the moon like this was on March 19, 2011 and it would repeat again on May 06, 2012.  This means it could be determined that gravitational pull could cause a surge of water which caused the March 11 tsunamis in Japan? According to astrologers, and scientist there are a total of 4 super moons in 2012, which are April 06, 2012, May 06, 2012, June 04, 2012, November 14, 2012 and December 13, 2012. Which means two of these moons happen during a major eclipse period June 04 and November 14.  So does this mean that we will have natural disasters 4 times a year when dealing with water or tides? Personally, I say not.  Sometimes in life everything does not revolve around logic.  Rather a wakeup call from the higher power to appreciate what we have rather than take an advantage of it especially when it comes to the Planet Earth.

However, in the eyes of Vedic readings, this moon will be very significant to Scorpios. Trust me when I say anything goes.  Having 4 planets in Scorpio and the sun, the moon, and Neptune is crazy enough.  But fearing just adds to the negativity, keeping in mind this moon is about rebirth, regeneration and integration.

“This spring’s Wesak Full Moon in Scorpio is a “Super Moon” in close perigee to the Earth. Emotional tides are on the rise, and relationship completions pave the way for new beginnings following the Solar Eclipse in Gemini on May 20th. It’s best to know what we value before wading into the water, as powerful lunar currents stir human emotions and natural phenomena this month” Lee Stillwaters

Pluto rules Scorpios which dominates areas of darkness and light. It is a flare between good and evil.  Scorpios drive on intensity, passion and mystery. Therefore, if any one has the sun or the moon in Scorpio this event will be even more intense than any other. Ask yourself how much you can burn or rather salvage.  From ashes to ashes Phoenix will rise.

Keep in mind that just because a chart does not have a sun in Scorpio does not mean that this moon will not affect you.  As a matter a fact, if there are any planets in Scorpio it will be ignited by this super moon. Do I have your attention now?

For Scorpios and ascendants of Scorpios, you may have misunderstandings with your partner, there is something concealed – it was not really hidden but it was chosen to be overlooked. Whatever you find out it should be of no surprise. But, if you are in a healthy relationship and married it could mean that you have the edge this month, communication with your partner will be warm and close. If you are not married, an engagement or a wedding is in the air for some of you.  What ever it is, romance has no shortage.

“This moon works best for water and some earth signs. Scorpio is the most intense of signs, so nothing about this moon will be superficial. Scorpio is associated with sex and Mercury sextiles Venus giving this full moon potential for connecting with someone special or a positive time for your social life! Unfortunately, on the same day Mercury opposes Saturn. Oppositions mean the problem generally comes from another individual, so it is through interaction with others or communication with others you may feel limited. The transit is tiring, and will have a greater affect is it is hitting a personal planet in your chart at 23-24 degrees of Libra/Aries.  The transit moves quickly, only a few hours in duration.  My advice is to try and go with the positive!” Leslie Hale

When the Moon is full, the gravitational pull between the Moon on one side of the earth and the Sun on the other has a great affect on our own bodily water levels, as well as the earth’s.  Many may not feel the effects (depending on how powerful the Moon is in your Astrological chart), but there is no doubt that this energy creates an inner pull, fullness – and may help us to connect psychologically with others.

Everything becomes clearer and more intense under the light of the Full Moon – emotions and egos can become quite inflated, and we may have more consciousness and focus on relationships. There is a burst of energy from the light of the moon and perhaps there may even be more vivid dreams that night. Bleeding and hemorrhaging are more likely during a Full Moon, so take care. This is the time to Harvest, Pray and be Thankful, and to work on fertility and prosperity.

Love and Romance go wild under a Full Moon, especially around midnight. In a full moon you may become highly objective, clear minded and aware of your own needs and the needs of others. Traditionally, the early Europeans knew that the full moon was a time for plants and herbs to be harvested and dried as the richness of the first harvest was realized.

In Native Lore, Full Moons are known as the moon of ripening sweet berries. As ripe berries were gathered and used for paints, dyes and as a source of Vitamin C. Health and creativity are emphasized and there is a sense of well-being and drama to this lunation.

The Moon in Scorpio marks a time of powerful passion and desires. People may be feeling more forward and more challenging, as well as being provoked and practical. In general, emotions at both ends of the spectrum are discriminating 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 secretive and penetrative nature. Feelings of jealousy and revenge may arise, so special caution is needed to avoid confrontations. The Scorpio Full Moon can be a catalyst for power urges, which can often result in violence or even homicidal impulses.

Mars is still in Virgo which is the practical side of masculine powers and Pluto shows very strong desires.  People often can become hostile, critical, impatient and changeable 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 assimilation with another on a deep emotional level!

Since the moon in Scorpio represents Headstrong, Willful, Hot-Tempered, Brave, and Energetic, it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced.  This full 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 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 An-ga-ra-ka-ya Na-ma-ha)

This mantra is to call to the lord of peace and removal of any obstacles in your way.

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

With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10.  This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle.  Remember never make the affirmations beginning with “I need”, it must be worded “I will need to be shown how to retain”

Please remember I am NOT an astrologer, rather, a Vedic reader which incorporates Astronomy, Astrology and Vedic tendencies to build the most accurate readings which lead the pathway to change and reliance.

It is my suggestion that prior to getting a reading from me, I would suggest you contact one of my recommend astrologers Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwaters and have them lead you to your conclusion and let me be your guide to avoid pitfalls.

This moon is just the stepping stone for the catalyst change of communication and rebirth.  With Venus about to retrograde May 15 through June 27, 2012, this will be a time for breakup or restructuring intimate relationships. If you are in a strong relationship it will survive however, weak relationship may end under this influence. This month long period will give a wakeup call to see if the relationship needs to change and if so how. During this time also hold on to your money as Venus also rules money and other people’s money which means don’t purchase things that are not affordable.  Lastly, don’t be surprised if an old lover or an ex decides to stop by for a visit. When Venus is retrograde it is also about repayment of past karmas so be very careful with your words.  Since words are irreplaceable.

“May 15th: Venus stations retrograde in Gemini.  The status of relationships can change with little or no notice as Venus shifts into reverse motion in the Mercurial sign of Gemini. Venus will remain retrograde in Gemini through June 27th presenting us with an opportunity to discuss and think through any relationship decisions before taking action.” – Lee Stillwaters

May comes with many punches, twists and turns; look for articles to help you through the roughness and guide you through spiritual awakenings.  Especially for those who have fixed, and air signs in their charts.  The Full moon focuses on great endings and New moons focus on new beginnings however, tied with the solar eclipse, it is more transformative than anything else.  Especially during the eclipse on May 20, 2012, when we are forced to transform something that is not working.  The effect will be felt by early born air signs.

“May 20th:  Sun enters Gemini and New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Gemini.  The annual Gemini cycle begins with a Solar Eclipse in the very first fraction of a degree in the sign of communications.  Those with planets or house cusps in the first five degrees of the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces will experience the greatest effects from today’s Eclipse” Lee Still waters

May this moon be as super as it seems and allow the transformation to take over through spirituality and understanding.