Well, I’d love to be able to argue with this perspective:
The January 4 partial Solar Eclipse is only the 11th of 72 eclipses in its series (which goes by the name “Saros 151“). Partial eclipses occur when an eclipse series is growing, and when it is fading; total eclipses occur in the middle of a series. This series is still growing. The initial eclipse in this series was August 14, 1776, a coupla weeks after the American colonies ratified the Declaration of Independence, and a coupla weeks before the first battle of the American “Revolution,” when the British routed George Washington’s army in Brooklyn. Celente’s from the Bronx, on the other side of the East River.
The January 4 eclipse is at 14 Capricorn, “An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture.” We’ll dissect the chart this weekend, but in the interim, we can see that there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye at first glance. The Solstice Eclipse was 48th in its series (Saros 125), deep into the total center of its series, but several eclipses past its culmination, which occurred in August 1812. Oh my, 1812 – Napoleon was getting his comeuppance in Moscow and Madrid, not to mention a war between the US and Canada. Saros 125 began in 1163. The Christians and the Muslims and the Egyptians were taking turns “ruling” Egypt in 1163, including a very short resurrection of a very long-forgotten culture. 1163 is the year that the Catholics declared the Cathars heretical and ordered them all put to death.
Sounds kinda bleak, but remember we’re talking about HisStory, and he loves to play with guns. HerStory would tell a different tale, if he hadn’t burned it at the stake. The Solstice Eclipse fell into the 30th degree of Gemini, or A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds., but that version sounds more like HisStory too. Hmmm, Napoleon, the Crusades, the Cathars, the War of Independence, Fascism, and Bathing Beauties – lotsa tales of subjugation and rebellion.
G. Clemente refers to the (Northern) Winter Solstice of 2012 as the end of the Calendar, but in Calleman’s version, it’s October 2011. If Clemente’s predictions leave you feeling subjugated, listen again to the first few minutes – Trend #1 is Awakening. Now, in the astrology I’ve been practicing for the last forty years (which is of course only one perspective out of many), 2012 is primarily about one event – the Fourth-Harmonic meeting of Uranus and Pluto in June 2012, which we’ve been referring to as “the 60s become permanent.” Rudhyar’s thesis is that an Energy which is born at a Conjunction, becomes irresistible when it reaches its waxing Fourth Harmonic.
Pluto and Uranus are both planets that have their theater of operation in the Unconscious, and the impetus they encourage is a compulsion toward integrity. When you interpret that intellectually, rather than holistically, it looks like ideological consistency – the root of polarization. Throw Emotion into the mix as a servant of Intellect, and you get the kind of “revolution” that Clemente suggests. But it’s not the only option. All we really need is a dose of Both/And, and we can both have and express whatever feelings and thoughts we like. Gosh, we might even respond to one another with Curiosity! Add a little compassion, and we could even graduate to Win-Win, perish the thought!
There was a whole buncha polarization in the 60s, as folks believed they were struggling over Vietnam. You can see Awakening operating already – Vietnam was about Colonialism disguised as Patriotism. Now it’s obvious that we’ve been Colonized by Wall Street, and the patina of Patriotism that covers Homeland Security is rapidly losing its sheen. In the 60s it was “Don’t trust anyone over 30” – because most folks over 30 had a mortgage and kids, and were so unwilling to risk losing their hard-earned property that they couldn’t even consider the possibility that it was Colonialism operating in Vietnam. It had to be a holy war against “those who want to destroy our freedom (that is, property)” – pinko Commies then, Ragheads today.
While Clemente thinks it’s the Youth who see through the smoke today, there are lotsa folks over 30 whose mortgages have been raided by Banksters, who have a pretty clear picture of what’s going on. The 60s ended in May 1970. After Kent State, everyone on “both sides” was so stunned that the only option seemed to be to dial down the rhetoric and seek some kind of reconciliation. Sure, the result was that the Urge (Pluto) to Freedom (Uranus) was co-opted by the Capitalist/Colonialist mainstream, but that sort of betrayal is less likely in this era, because we’re dealing with the Fourth Harmonic, not the First.
After the First Harmonic (Conjunction), the Energy goes underground. So while it appeared that the Urge to Freedom was co-opted by Commercialism, the Energy was simply going underground to grow strong roots. After the waxing Fourth Harmonic, the Energy clears the ground and sends up strong shoots. While it looks bleak from the outside, from the inside it looks liberating, because the Urge to Freedom becomes a primary operating Energy in everyone’s unconscious processes.
We do need the Both/And of tolerance and, eventually, understanding. If you want to get an early start on the Post-Calendric World, start Listening. Hear and inquire. A simple, honest, non-threatening “Why do you think that?” or “Are you willing to say more about those feelings?” could trigger someone to be a little more open and investigative with their own internal processes, to Awaken just a little.