Here’s a picture of what we spoke about earlier…
I’m told that, assuming we don’t have a lot of volcanic eruptions or World-class forest fires today, the upper atmosphere is fairly clear, so the Eclipsed Moon should be “bright orange” rather than the “blood red” that’s been advertised. Of course we’re scheduled to get cloudy before then here. If you have that problem there’s a “live broadcast” scheduled at
If it’s anything like the live “Coca Cola” webcast of the Transit of Venus a few years back, it will be unwatchable. But we can hope for the best.
Meanwhile, my friend Elizabeth has inspired me to look up some of the Stars that are involved in the Eclipse, and it’s a very fruitful pursuit…
The Star Spica will be behind the Eclipsed Moon, and Spica is the sheaf of Wheat that the Virgin Goddess holds in her hand in the constellation Virgo – so Spica is often seen as a Gift of Abundance. When the constellation was named, “Virgin” meant an independent woman who loved whomever she pleased – a symbol of fertility rather than reticence. To have Ceres, the Goddess of Grain, standing in front of Spica as well is remarkable. An excellent omen.
On the other hand, Sedna is approaching the Star Capulus. Capulus is often seen as masculine Kundalini, a balance to the “terrible” feminine passion of Algol. So we could see further rape of the Sea and her denizens. Or we could see focused plan-execute Attention given to the plight of the Seas. Or both, perhaps the one motivating the other. After Capulus, Sedna visits Algol, though she won’t get there till 2017. The next several years promise to be very intense.
The Star Procyon Squares the Chariklo-Quaoar-Galactic Center complex. Procyon is associated with short-lived events, since it’s a herald for the brighter star Sirius. Will the Galactic Gifts that Chariklo bears be short-lived?
The Star Arcturus also stands behind the Eclipsed Moon. Bernadette Brady says, more or less…
“A strong Arcturus in a chart will indicate a pathfinder, a person who needs to create a better way of life or a new way of doing something. There will also be a strong sense of leading others onto this new path.“
(I’ve adapted it a bit to fit the situation; the original quote is on p.79 of Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars.) Maybe the Arcturians will lead our potential intervention from off-planet. That would very much fit with Uranus Squaring Pluto. And don’t think for a minute that there aren’t plenty of Arcturians here already.
All in all, given that the rise of Kundalini can be an unpleasant experience while it’s happening (ie, short-lived, perhaps – Procyon does Trine Sedna) but an extraordinarily rewarding experience after the fact, I think these indications bode well for the Planet. With Eris and Juno behind the Sun we’re very much due to discover Unconscious Contents muscling their way into Consciousness, and that’s usually temporarily upsetting. But it’s very clear that this is precisely what Humanity needs for motivation to reorient itself from petty Competition for table scraps to wholesale Cooperation on the many issues we face that have Life-and-Death, Extinction-or-Bust consequences for many species, including our own.