About those eclipses
a message from Allison Rae
Don’t you love how life gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it?
For weeks now, people have been asking me about the eclipse series coming up in June and July, and I just haven’t been able to find the words to describe my sense of what’s coming.
This morning I got in the car to drive into town (yeah, I know…if only I could peddle a bicycle in 40 mph winds). I popped a CD into the player and the answer came.
Jack Johnson captures the essence of the upcoming major eclipse season of 2011 in one sweet, catchy little tune called “Breakdown.” When I found the YouTube video, I was ecstatic to find he also used the surfing theme. That’s exactly how we’ve been describing the energies of this year since late 2010 (links below).
If you thought the eclipses a year ago were wild, you might want to double up on meditation and yoga classes, and maybe do a quick cleanse to get ready for this line-up.
What eclipses, you say?
Eclipses are special alignments of the Earth, Sun and Moon that happen every six months, in pairs or triads. During an eclipse, a shadow crosses over the face of the Sun or Moon. There’s a trio coming up soon: A partial solar eclipse on June 1, a total lunar eclipse on June 15 and another partial solar eclipse on July 1.
Eclipses happen in six-month and 19-year cycles, so issues are likely to resurface that you were dealing with in those time frames. This series also echoes a pair of eclipses a year ago as the Grand Cardinal Cross is reactivated this year.
June 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse (new moon in Gemini) visible in northern latitudes, including parts of Asia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland and Scandinavia
June 15, 2011 – Total Lunar Eclipse (second of three in just one year!) on the full moon in Sagittarius-Gemini, visible in Australia, Japan, Asia, India, Africa, Europe and South America
July 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse (new moon in Cancer) visible from a small part of the ocean between Antarctica and southern Africa
Whether you can see them or not, you’ll feel the effects of these potent alignments. The June 15 lunar eclipse aligns with Galactic Center, and the July 1 new moon solar eclipse forms a volatile Grand Cardinal Cross conjunct the great star Sirius. The June Solstice falls in the middle of all that.
Unlike the Grand Cardinal Cross alignments last summer or the total lunar eclipse on the Solstice last December, this is the first and only eclipse series that will happen during the final underworld of the Mayan calendar (as interpreted by Carl Johan Calleman).
During this Mayan Ninth Wave, the evolution of consciousness speeds up by a factor of 20 from the previous underworld (1999-2011). According to Carl’s interpretation, the amount of change we experienced from June 1999 through March 9 of this year is happening in less than eight months – from March 9 through October 28, 2011. That’s a head-spinning rate of change compared to anything we’re used to.
Since the Ninth Wave began on March 9, a revolution has swept through the Middle East, a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan, humanity now faces the worst nuclear disaster in history, and economies are shuddering the world over. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that happened as the Grand Cardinal Crosses were forming in the heavens last year continues to plague us.
We’ve reached a precipice. Individually and collectively, change is mandatory. This summer (or winter, if you’re in the southern hemisphere), we have a rare opportunity to participate in shifting the trajectory of life on Earth in alignment with evolutionary forces.
Since ancient times, eclipses have been associated with sudden, abrupt changes. We feel the effects of shifting electromagnetic frequencies beginning two to three weeks in advance, and continuing for several weeks following these special planetary alignments. That means things feel unstable, shaky, volatile.
Because of the specific ways the eclipse configurations line up in this series, changes will be sudden, forceful and highly transformative. There’s enormous potential in that. Not every moment will be comfortable or joyful, but ultimately the process will pay off.
Are there things in your life that you know need to change? Have you been yearning to release addictions and get healthy? Are you itching to turn your life around, maybe switch careers, end a relationship, relocate, transform your body, get more sustainable? Eclipses break up longstanding energy patterns. So now’s the perfect time.
We’re in the electromagnetic wobble of the eclipses now, and the Gemini solar eclipse is next week. The period continues through mid-July, two weeks after the final eclipse. That’s the window of opportunity. With the support of a loving universe, life on earth will never be the same.
As Jack Johnson says, “I need this here old train to break down.” When it does, we get to do things differently. It’s about time.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore the energies of the eclipses and highlight the opportunity we have for transforming our lives and our world through this unprecedented gateway.
Copyright 2011 Allison Rae
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