Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Love Divine

There is a point beyond time and space where creation begins. A place of complete stillness, peace, serenity. Love. On the energy of today's Total Solar Eclipse, go there.

A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the Sun’s light from the Earth. In a Total Solar Eclipse, the sky appears to darken. Moments of darkness during the day call our attention to the inner realms, the Void, womb of creation. This is a powerful new beginning. Eclipses clear out the debris in our lives and bring us into alignment with the cosmos.

In Cancer, this New Moon Solar Eclipse drives us deep within to explore the roots of our feelings. This is an opportunity to break through longstanding emotional patterns that block the fullest manifestation of our Divine Essence. Cancer rules the 4th house, which has to do with homes and nurturing. So many are being displaced from their homes these days. We open to the realization that our physical home is merely one representation of the Spirit that sustains us. Great Mother, the Earth, provides in myriad ways.

While the July 21/22 New Moon Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in Asia and the South Pacific, the effects will be felt worldwide. In general, the path of an eclipse (where it’s visible) will be the geographical areas where the most widespread and sudden changes will take place. Where the eclipse falls astrologically in your chart will determine the areas in your life that will be most affected by this celestial house cleaning.

The July 21/22 Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in parts of India, Nepal, China and the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible in a broader path covering most of southeast Asia and northeastern Oceania. The path of totality cuts through the homelands of some of the most ancient and relevant spiritual teachings on Earth, including Hinduism, the Vedas, Taosim, and the I Ching. Tibetan Buddhism is rooted in Hinduism. Watch for the essence of these traditions to enter mainstream conscious awareness.

In July and August, there are three eclipses – two in Capricorn/Cancer and another in Aquarius/Leo. This series is designed to open the heart as we refine our values and priorities in alignment with the Aquarian ideals of humanitarianism and service.

The only total eclipse of the year happens in Cancer, the sign that most fully embodies the energy of Divine Mother, and continues as the Sun enters Leo. This will be a moment of intense transformation for humanity, an invitation to open to the embrace of the cosmos at this critical time in Earth’s history.

The New Moon on July 22 is the second New Moon in the sign of Cancer this year. In the last degree of Cancer, it's time to wrap up the old and begin the new. Eclipses happen in 6-month and 19-year cycles. What's coming to completion in your life within these time frames? What are you beginning that's new? Eclipses break up energy patterns, freeing us to create anew.

The eclipse period - as the Moon passes over the face of the Sun - lasts several hours. The moment of the New Moon - when the Sun and Moon meet exactly - is the time of greatest eclipse: 7:35 PM Pacific July 21; 10:35 PM Eastern July 21; 2:35 AM GMT July 22.

You can convert to your time zone here:

Ritual is appropriate throughout this period. Eclipses are points of balance and illumination. In Buddhist tradition, they are holy days reserved for prayer, reflection and meditation on behalf of the collective. Our thoughts are amplified exponentially through these portals created by the alignment of Sun, Earth and Moon. With the energy of the Solar Eclipse, we're planting the seeds of something new that will culminate over the next six months and 19 years. Create with intent.

Eclipses aren't the only astrological news this summer. There's also a triple conjunction of Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron and explosive alignments of Uranus, Saturn and Pluto. All of this happens as we make our way through the 2012 Gateway, the time when our Sun aligns with the Galactic Equator. We explore the astrological context of the eclipses in my book, Cosmic Time, and in my 2009-2012 Astro Preview. You'll receive a complimentary copy of the preview report when you order the book or make a donation to support my ezine and blog updates. Click here for details.

You can watch animations showing the path of the Total Solar Eclipse here:

Read more about the summer eclipse series - including tips for navigating the eclipse energies - in my previous blog posts below and in my ezine:

More specifics about the eclipses:

This truly is the Summer of Love. The heavens are conspiring to open the hearts of humanity, healing the wounds of many lifetimes. These celestial energies can help us transform our lives in miraculous ways as we align and flow with the changes. My work with individuals in my Astro-Shamanism pratice is especially potent during eclipse periods. Click here for details. Please be in touch if you'd like to schedule a personal session at this special time.


Thursday, July 9, 2009


For me, letting go means being free.

This year's six eclipses line up significantly with my astrological blueprint, and all I can do with this much transformational energy is to let it do its thing. The results so far have been amazing.

I'm traveling this summer in the western United States, in parts of North America steeped in the vibrations of freedom and adventure. We had a profound Full Moon ceremony on Monday night on the banks of a creek running through Aspen, Colorado, a small gathering filled with magic, synchronicity and light.

I'm hearing from others who are enjoying similar experiences of expansion and joy. Some are delving into the depths of uncharted emotions and emerging more clear, vibrant and alive. Surely this is a rebirth. Hearts are opening.

There are two more eclipses coming up this summer. The adventure continues with a Total Solar Eclipse on July 21/22, followed by a penumbral Lunar Eclipse on August 5/6. You can read more about these in my previous blog posts below, and in my ezine, Cosmic Time.

Eclipses break up long-standing energy patterns. Last week's Lunar Eclipse and the upcoming Solar Eclipse fall in my birth sign of Cancer, and I'm having the time of my life, shedding old skin, allowing outdated beliefs to shatter, opening to the new, the wondrous, the divine. Something new is emerging... soon, not just yet.

How are you experiencing these energies? Eclipses happen in 6-month and 19-year cycles. What's coming to completion, and beginning, in your life in these time frames? How are you feeling physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? My work with individuals helps you navigate the volatile eclipse season, understand how the planetary alignments and transits affect you personally, and make the most of the energies. The effects are amplified during these times of peak intensity. Please be in touch if you'd like to schedule a session.

This summer is intense, to say the least. Old paradigms are crumbling around and within us. How we choose to respond will have everything to do with what we'll experience through this transition. Attempting to hold on out of fear, insecurity and anger will lead a certain direction. I'm convinced that letting go, learning to trust and spreading our wings will carry us further, and higher, than we ever dreamed possible.

Enjoy the journey.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


The pre-eclipse Full Moon rising over a ridge near Aspen, Colorado, on July 6. Have you ever seen the Moon so glorious as she was that night?

Om Shanti

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Galactic Moon

There's more to Monday night's Full Moon Lunar Eclipse than meets the eye.

As the opening act in a three-part eclipse series in July and August, the July 6/7 Lunar Eclipse will impact the Earth, humanity and dimensions beyond. The Full Moon rising on Monday night will be partially eclipsed in the middle of the night. This is a shallow penumbral lunar eclipse visible in parts of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, Indonesia, and South and Central America.

The eclipse period lasts from 8:32 AM GMT through 10:44 AM GMT on July 7. The Moon crests to full at 9:21 AM GMT. To find out the timing in your area, click on the time zone calculator link below. For many of our readers, the eclipse happens overnight from July 6 to 7, so the most appropriate time for ceremony is Monday night, July 6.

I can't stress enough the importance of meditation or ritual in observance of this important celestial event. While this won't be the most engaging visual display, the energetic significance is immeasurable.

When I sat in meditation last week to prepare for writing my previous post about the upcoming eclipses, I heard repeatedly that this eclipse series is somehow "galactic." My first thought about this was that our Sun is aligned with the Great Star Sirius, and this Sun-Sirius conjunction in Cancer will oppose the Full Moon in Capricorn at the July 6/7 lunar eclipse. Although the Sun-Moon alignment with Sirius has sweeping metaphysical significance and is a guiding celestial presence for us on Earth, this didn't fully explain the word I kept receiving... "galactic." It wasn't until this past weekend that the message became clear, thanks to the divine intelligence of whatever or whoever communicates with us through crop formations.

A new article on the Crop Circle Connector web site illuminates the galactic connection through the mysterious language of crop formations. The article links several recent crop circles that depict the eclipse series in various ways, providing not only a teaching about eclipses but also a cosmic heads-up about a possible solar flare that would impact Earth's electromagnetic field. There's also a link to a recent glyph depicting a bird with codes flowing from its wingtips. The image is stunning.

From these symbols and the theories posted about their meanings, the most important points I can decipher are:

1) Just before the July 6/7 Lunar Eclipse, the Moon is crossing the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy, just as our Sun does each December.

This means the Moon is carrying galactic codes and information as it enters into an eclipse alignment with the Sun. The alignment of the Sun and Moon with the great star Sirius during the eclipse creates an energetic portal that will bring massive transformation on personal, planetary and interdimensional levels, with galactic energies assimilating in the Earth plane.

2) The Earth's electromagnetic field, which protects life on our planet from radiation in space, is changing in a big way. The glyphs seem to contain warnings about solar radiation on July 7 that will affect Earth's electromagnetic field.

There are plenty of other crop formations this summer that are related to this series. You can view the symbols and read articles, interpretations and other comments on the Crop Circle Connector web site. Links to the ones I'm finding especially relevant are posted below.

I don't pretend to understand the many meanings and messages encoded in these mysterious glyphs, and I don't automatically believe how various people interpret them. I see the crop formations as messages from a divine intelligence assisting us on our journey of transformation through the 2012 Gateway. At this point in our evolution, humans can conjecture about their meanings, but it doesn't appear that any one individual or group has cracked the many codes they contain. I've found it's most effective to commune with the symbols directly and allow their energies to seep into the subconscious so we may receive each transmission as it is intended.

What's most relevant now is the exceptional opportunity the current planetary alignments provide for us to connect with the cosmos in a rare and sacred way, allowing higher frequencies of divine love to embed in the Earth plane through us. The Full Moon alignment is at 15 degrees of Capricorn/Cancer. In astrology, the middle degrees of a sign can manifest as the highest expression of a sign's potential. In Capricorn/Cancer, we have the sacred marriage of the Cosmic Father and Mother, the union of Heaven and Earth.

We'll have an eclipse ceremony here in the mountains near Aspen, Colorado, and invite you to join from your location during the hours of the eclipse, or just before, as the Full Moon rises on Monday night. A suggested focus for meditation and ritual at this eclipse would be to open to the vast and mysterious destructive/creative energies at the heart of our galaxy. At the same time, connect with the Sun, the Moon, the Earth and the waters of this precious planet - the streams and rivers, the lakes and seas. Allow the natural energies to bathe us in peace as we make our way through the volatile times ahead.

Click here to read my previous blog post for more information about the planetary alignments this summer, including ideas on how to navigate the eclipse energies.

Over the years, crop formations have alerted us in advance to major celestial events, including the appearance of the Holmes Comet, which burst onto the scene as a bright object in the night sky in October 2007. I highlight the appearance of the "Bluestar," as well as this summer's eclipse series, in my book Cosmic Time and my 2009-2012 Astro Preview.

Here's the Crop Circle Connector article relating a series of recent glyphs that refer to the eclipses and a specific connection between the July 6/7 Lunar Eclipse and an impending electromagnetic disturbance that could greatly affect the Earth: http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/waylandsmithy/articles.html

Read the comments about the recent "jellyfish" glyph and the Earth's electromagnetic field, plus similarities between the jellyfish and the human heart and the mythological symbolism of the jellyfish or "medusa": http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/knolldown/comments.html

Crop formation reported June 27, 2009: A bird with codes flowing from the wingtips. Is it a swallow, or a phoenix ascending into a new form or dimension? Read the comments for ideas about this crop formation's connection with the Mayan calendar and possible electromagnetic disturbances on Earth:

Many thanks to Hilkka Constantin for sending along the notices about these intriguing formations! Crop Circle photos and reports courtesy The Crop Circle Connector web site.

Time Zone Calculator - find out the eclipse timing in your area

Our lives can transform in miraculous ways if we align and flow with these celestial energies. My work with individuals in my Astro-Shamanism pratice is especially potent during eclipse periods. Click here for details. Please be in touch if you'd like to schedule a personal session at this special time.

In Aloha.