Rites of Passage – The Galactic Eclipse
What if the Galactic Alignment already happened, would you feel differently about your life and purpose here on earth at this time? Well here is a repost of articles and information on the Galactic Alignment that already occurred during the Winter Solstice of 2010, evidently the event that “2012” is really pointing to. Of course December 21st, 2012 will be just as amazing with all the collective consciousness and prayers being galvanized to bring humanity closer to the realization that Heaven on Earth is already here, now, being born before our very eyes! Below is the 12/21/2010 astrological chart, in sidereal for the vedic references. And I have bolded relevant sections from the articles so you can skim.
~ Blessings in Eternity, Gabriel
by Sam Sadasiva Geppi on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:36am
The upcoming Lunar eclipse will occur at 1:33am EST through 5:01 a.m. EST on December 21, 2010. The light of the Sun falling on the Moon will be eclipsed by the Earth at about 5° of Gemini (Sidereal Zodiac), in the Nakshatra of Mrigashira, ruled by the deity Soma, maker of the nectar of bliss and immortality. The quest for Soma is what compelled the eclipses in the first place, so this is a great opportunity to visit the powerful story of the lunar nodes and how the eclipses came to be.
The Story of Eclipses
Back before the world was formed, the demi-gods and demons engaged in a fierce battle over who would control the immortal nectar at the bottom of the milk ocean (the Milky Way Galaxy – the cosmic mind). After a struggle, they realized both armies were too weak to extract the nectar. So they joined forces, agreeing to share the yield. One of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Kurma the tortoise, went to the bottom of the milk ocean and used his back to support a giant pivot. Then they churned and churned, like you would churn butter. Eventually they managed to get a small pot of nectar.
It had been agreed that both the demi-gods and demons would get some of the nectar, but Lord Vishnu did not want the demons to be immortal so he tricked them. He took the form of the most beautiful and enchanting woman – called “Mohini” (“Moha” means “to delude”) to distribute the nectar. In this seductive form Vishnu managed to keep the demons at bay while only giving the nectar to the demi-gods, which included the Sun, Moon and other forces (Fire, Wind, etc)
One of the demons was intelligent and saw through Lord Vishnu’s scheme and managed to take a drink of the nectar himself (yes, this was a very smart demon!). At that moment the Sun and Moon informed Lord Vishnu, who threw his discus at the demon, and his head was cut off – but not after some of the nectar went down his throat. This demon was immortal, but with the head severed from its body.
The head of that demon is Rahu (the North node) and the body without the head is Ketu (the South node). These two points in space chase the Sun and Moon around the zodiac looking to swallow them and obliterate their power. For a few hours per year they manage to take a bite of the luminaries when we have eclipses. Yet, the nodes are always in the sky as subconscious forces, shadow influences.
Astronomically, the story is very poignant and explains a lot about the nature of the nodes and the astronomy behind the astrology. The discus of Lord Vishnu is the ecliptic, the path of the planets around the sun. As it says in the Vedic astrology texts “Lord Vishnu has incarnated as the nine planets to restore righteousness, destroy the demons and bestow the karmas (actions needed to grow and learn) on the living beings”. Quite literally the nodes are cut in half by the ecliptic and they move backwards through the zodiac. The nodes show the intersecting path of the Sun, moon and Earth. In many ways, the nodes of Rahu and Ketu show what happens when spirit takes form on Earth, in the world of karma.
Here is Where This Eclipse Gets Really Interesting
This eclipse is happening with the Sun Moon and Earth all lined up with the plane of the Milky Way galaxy. Just like in the story, the forces of light and darkness are aligned in the same plane, which always happens in eclipses. But now the forces of light and dark are not just aligned in the ecliptic plane, they are also aligned with the Galactic plane!, .. the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy (the milk ocean and the source of the immortal nectar). Having an eclipse with Sun, Moon and Earth all lined up with each other AND in the Galactic plane is an incredibly rare and powerful phenomena.
Plus it is happening just hours before the Sun changes direction, the winter solstice. You can see a video I made about that here: http://samgeppi.com/evp/index.php?seed=1221eclipse
Rahu, the Sun and retrograde Mercury will all be in the Nakshatra of Mula, in Sagittarius. Mula literally means “root”. When we look at the Sun that day we are looking directly back into the center of our galaxy.
The Moon, as was said will be in the Nakshatra of Mrigashira, which exists completely opposite the Galactic core, but also on the Galactic plane. When we look at the moon that night we are looking directly away from the center of our galaxy. As was said, the ruler of the Nakshatra Mrigashira, is Soma, the God of the divine nectar himself, which started the entire eclipse / churning process in the first place.
This Goes Even Deeper – Connecting to the “Celestial Chakras”
In Yoga and Tantric practices the energy centers in our subtle body are places of intention through which consciousness evolves, called the “Chakras”. There are seven of these energy centers. The first one is called the “Muladhara Chakra”.
Knowledge of this chakra gives sacred knowledge of the element of Earth, which allows us to transcend our fixation on the notion that “I am the body”. “Muladhara” has as its root the same word as the Nakshatra “Mula”, which as was said, is the root of our power, the Galactic core – and the Nakshatra where the Sun, Rahu and retro Mercury will be during the eclipise. The word “Mula” means “root” as in “root chakra” (this term even used in the West to describe the first chakra).
Opposite that root chakra (at the bottom) is the crown chakra (in the top of the head) where the nectar of immortality lives, the Soma itself – where we are looking to unlock the nectar of immortal bliss in our mind. And as you remember, this is where the Moon will be when the eclipse occurs – in the Nakshatra ruled by Soma.
You must know, the God Soma IS the God of the Moon – the deity who rules the Moon. Meaning, the divine principle of the Moon (Chandra) is that force in you which seeks to merge with the bliss of the soul. You have many forces in you, but your compulsion to experience the bliss of the soul comes from the Moon and was represented mythologically by the God Soma.
The Galactic plane itself, in Vedic cosmology and symbology refers to the ascension and opening of the chakras from the Muladhara (Mula – the Galactic core) to the crown chakra which releases the Soma (Mrigashira). The Nakshatra after Mrigashira is called Ardra – related to Lord Shiva – which takes us beyond anything of this world and what we would refer to as a localized person or creature – including the bliss of Soma.
The eclipse is happening exactly on these points, with the Sun rooted in the Muladhara Chakra and the Moon Full (but eclipsed) in the crown chakra in the abode of Soma, the God of immortal nectar and bliss.
Those unclear on the implications of the Galactic plane / Galactic core in Vedic cosmology need only ponder this.
Meditations, Mantras and Reflections
The story of the Sun, Moon and nodes illustrates how it takes both the forces of light and dark here on earth to get to that pot of immortal nectar in our mind. As much as we have a preference and tendency to see light as “good” and dark as “bad”. There is another way to look at this. The appearance of light leads naturally to an externalizing of consciousness. We open our eyes and want to see the world and move around in it. That includes searching for happiness and completion in the things of the world. The appearance of darkness / the absence of light, brings another option. There is a tendency to go inward, to withdraw the senses from our fascination with the world. Eclipses are times when the two lights of the world are negated, and through our own intention, self-mastery and explosive insights are possible.
In this case, the South Node Is eclipsing the Moon, showing a theme of completion and reliance on our past skills and a certain mastery we overlook in our day-to-day experience. For instance, if you are raised by alcoholic parents you probably developed a lot of skill in being able to manage chaotic situations. Yet, you tend to avoid them like the plague because they bring up painful memories of the past. This is the South node in you. Untangling that deep knot and seeing deeper than that painful surface. The nodes represent the shadow issues and the emotional churning that has us confused.
A Few Questions to Ask Yourself:
1. What are your shadow issues and the hidden skills that develop as a result?
2. Are people and situations showing up right now that are compelling you to complete and untangle some hidden skill and mastery?
The ocean of milk (mind and consciousness) is deep and vast, containing all the secrets of immortal bliss. Both the forces of light and shadow are at play here on earth. Our sacred connection to this process is the Galactic center, (Called the Vishnu Nabi – Navel of Vishnu). It is the source of our Sun (Surya Dev) and the root cause of time in this section of the universe.
This eclipse is an astrological event unlike any other I have seen in recent times, with forces lining up with spiritual potential and power. Considering that Jupiter is established in Pisces, his own sign and Venus is established in Libra, her own sign makes this all the more conducive for enormous breakthroughs and insights.
It’s always tempting to instruct people to say mantras based on certain deities. In this case, mantras for the God Soma could be very important.
“Om Soam Soamaya Namaha”
Also, I personally find the image of Lord Shiva as Ardhanisvara (half man and half woman) to be very important here, as a lunar eclipse is a balancing of masculine and feminine energy. But in reality, any and all mantra work that you do to your Ishta Devata (beloved form of God) will yield an especially sweet fruit. Also spiritual practices such as meditation and energy work either in groups or alone will be powerful.
Of course, satsang – the coming together of spiritual beings for ritual and prayer, magnifies these moments like no other.
– Best Wishes, Sam
The Mrigashira Full Moon & Winter Solstice
by Dr. David Frawley
The Mrigashira Full Moon & Winter Solstice December 21, 2010 is a very powerful and auspicious time for sadhana… time to extract the Soma of Shiva and Shakti…..
Total lunar eclipses are not rare, occurring every year or two, being visible at any particular location only every three years or so. This upcoming total lunar eclipse, however, is special in that it occurs near the time of the winter solstice. This makes it located at the highest point of the sky in the zodiac for the northern hemisphere. Such an exact winter solstice eclipse occurs only every few centuries.
Yet there is an additional special astronomical connection to this event. As the summer solstice currently is occurring near the galactic center in early Sagittarius among the fixed stars, the winter solstice occurs in the galactic anti-center, which is in early Gemini, which means this eclipse will also occur along the galactic axis.
The Moon will be eclipsed at its strongest position in the sky, when its light is at its maximum. In terms of Hindu Tantric Yoga and Vedic astrology, it is an important opportunity to transform lunar energy, which means to transform the mind, heart and emotional nature. It is a special opportunity to connect with the Shakti of the Goddess, who relates to the Moon. The Shakti will be very powerful at this time.
Yet it is an important time to relate to Lord Shiva as well, who also has a lunar energy. The eclipse will occur in the Nakshatra or lunar constellation of Mrigashira, the Antelope’s Head, which is ruled by Soma, the mystic nectar of immortality, which in turn connects to the benefic energies of Lord Shiva as the Lord of immortality. Mrigashira also relates to the crown chakra or head of the cosmic being, so it is a time in which the crown chakra energies can be taken to a higher level. Astronomically, the full Moon will be eclipsed to the north of Orion, the great constellation that symbolizes Soma, immortality and the Cosmic Self (Purusha).
Vedic astrology holds that this event is more important astrologically than the winter solstice of 2012 that many people are looking to as marking major changes for humanity and the Earth. On that 2012 solstice date, there is very little happening as far as special planetary combinations is concerned according to Vedic astrology. This does not mean that the winter solstice of 2010 is going to be marked by major Earth changes, but it is an extremely important time for sadhana and for karmic rectification of one’s life. Take advantage of it and do mantras for Shiva and Devi.
Full Moon in Gemini reflects its qualities of a mutable Air sign revealing the depth of transformation, higher consciousness, creative intelligence and communication through the spoken and written word. Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini is currently retrograde until December 30th which means it internalizes and intensifies its energies, afflicting more the outer manifestations. Yet this is a special time for mantra japa to work through one’s karmas spiritualizing one’s life.
The Winter solstice helps work through the darkness…every ancient tradition and culture celebrated the Winter Solstice with rituals to the Sun, Moon, Mother Nature and Mother Earth. This dark night the soul was honored in the hope of ushering in a new dawn. Eclipses are powerful times to spiritualize one’s life in a deeper way, manifesting changes for our higher well-being.
Tune in to the divinity of the Cosmic Universe…silence the outer noise and din. Work through creating silence where we can hone our intuition to the whispers of the cosmic voices. Integrate the prayer of the heart with the pulse beat of the cosmic heavens. Create a sankalpa or deep intent, a sacred wish in sync with our deeper soul wishes. Once the soul wishes are heard the mundane wishes of our worldly maya fall into place!
The eclipse will be visible throughout North America and much of Europe, Dec. 20 – 21, near midnight, depending upon your location and time zone. Meanwhile the winter solstice occurs during the late afternoon of Dec. 21 depending upon your location. Jai Ma Guru! Har Har Mahadeva!
Dec 21, 2012 – Did they get the date wrong?
Is Dec 21, 2010 the right date? According to this collection of articles, (urls and authors incomplete) the “big shift” is not Dec 21, 2012, but only 4 days away!
An astrologer, Victoria Peltz just wrote an article explaining that we are – or may be – two years off in our calendar because of the confusion back in the 16th century between the Gregorian and Julian calendar. In other words when we interpreted the end of the age in the Mayan calendar as 2012, it should have been 2010. Now what is so interesting about that is when I heard of the 2012 end of the world scenario, I immediately did a chart for Dec 21, 2012 and saw nothing. Then I asked a few of my astro friends and they saw nothing. BUT, if I do a chart for Dec 21, 2010, I see a spectacular, powerful eclipse lasting over one hour. Also, in July 2010, we have a cardinal T-Square with Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in the sky that can be seen as a herald or portent of things to come. People have been predicting the end of the world approximately every couple of centuries since 2800 BC when it was written on a clay table in Assyria. And the Mayan elders have been trying to tell everyone that the end of a cycle on their calendar is not the end of the world.
Dec 21, 2012 is actually Dec 21, 2010
2010 is a WHOPPER! And is more the REAL 2012. The alignments of December 21, 2012 is nowhere near the power of December 21, 2010. More and more astrologers say this year is THE ONE. They were 2 years off ! It will happen at WORLD POINT 0 degrees Cancer, and have an effect the world over, it will also conjunct Hades. ECLIPSE SMACK DAB ON WINTER SOLSTICE DAY.
On 21st December 2010 coincides with a total lunar eclipse. This is the only lunar eclipse that will occur over this period of 36 years or so during which the winter solstice sunrise is directly aligned to the Galactic Centre. The Mayans, among other cultures, have identified this dark rift in the Milky Way galaxy (between Sagittarius & Scorpio) as the cosmic source of all creation (and destruction) and they have specifically tied their mythological and calendrical traditions to its winter solstice alignment. It is the place to which the Mayan shamans have always ventured on their visionary journeys in order to gain wisdom and understanding. On Winter Solstice this year, thanks to the lunar eclipse, and for the only time during this period of solar alignment, the Moon, Earth, Solstice Sun and Galactic Centre will all be in perfect alignment.
So far everywhere I have been reading online everyone is saying it is what the 2012 should look like!!! BUT 12-21-2010 that looks like it instead… All the astrologers say 2010 is a heck of a lot more crazy than 2012. Yeah its a countdown all right. Also, this somehow adds up with the 2012 Movie, “We didn’t get the Date right”, the Movie is about the 2012 Theme but is taking place in 2010 or 2011 as I remember right from the movie. Of course they can be off. There are astrologers desperate to find stunning alignments in 2012 but cant. All the whoppers are in 2010.
Also of interest…
On December 21st 2010, the Solstice occurs on the same day as a Total Lunar Eclipse which takes place (astrologically) within 2 degrees of the Galactic Centre. That’s a pretty big coincidence considering that an alignment with this area is central to the 2012 ‘belief’. Furthermore the total phase of the eclipse will last for the mystical number of 72 minutes. It will be visible over the America’s and particularly the west coast of America, Central America and South America – home to the Maya.
No spectacular alignments in December 2012, It is most definitely two years off. I don’t know about global doom, but at the Tropic of Cancer that runs through the town of Todo Santos in Baja California, the moon will be at zenith (straight up) during total eclipse. This is a once in a thousand year event.
As I have said before, from the astrological/astronomical point of view there really is nothing particularly notable about the much talked about 2012 date. What has come to light however is that THIS years December 21st Solstice is fairly remarkable – definitely from the astrological point of view, but also from an astronomical one. Perhaps the scholars who pinned the start of the Mayan Calendar date to 3114BC (relatively recently) are 2 years out!?
In Psalm 110, he sits at his Fathers right hand. His Scepter extends to Zion, which is tied to Orion and the Great Pyramid. The Lunar Eclipse rises Blood red over Orion’s raised sword on December 21, 2010.
I should state that, even though the odds are that the Mayan Calendar is off, it is probably not off by a significant amount of years. Since it was recalibrated using the Christian Calendar, which only turned out to be off by about 2-4 years, then the most that the Mayan Calendar will be in error is one of their 20 years cycles.
Now, get this.
If they chose the wrong eclipse they could be off in two ways. As stated above, if they are too soon, then we would have to wait that 20 years from 2012 AD for the end of their 13th Baktun placing the start of the new cycle circa 2032 AD – in this regards Sitchin was wrong for he stated that their calendar was cyclical and, therefore, would not end at this time however, though their calendar is cyclical, it is based on major epochs and one of which will end – this time by Earthquake and/or Pole shift – at the end of the 13th Baktun.
Now, to continue, if, however, they are too late, it is not going to be an error of 18 years – or we certainly would have known by now – but by the two year difference between the Saros Cycle and their 20 year cycle. In other words, if they chose the Dark Side of the Eclipse, so to speak, the end of the 13th Baktun would actually occur December 21, 2010 AD.
Now, to continue, I was thinking about this: When you look at the Magnetosphere it is getting consistently worse. Now, however, why would the Winter Solstice be an important date? Well, its because we have at least two holes in the Ozone which reflects the two holes that we probably have in the Magnetosphere which allows increasingly more cosmic rays in which deteriorates the Magnetic Field even more.
When the Winter Solstice comes around that hole will be directly in front of the Sun and we will have no “shields” for the earth as one Scientist describes it. Thus, you can expect the condition to worsen drastically between now and December 21, 2010 AD. The Pole Shift itself could occur anytime between now and then.
Further, when NASA originally calculated the Solar Maximum they chose a date between 2010 – 2011 and not the 2012 date. The Solar reversal that some are talking about follows this same basic Solar Cycle of 11 years (which can fluctuate between 9-14 years) and the last one apparently occurred in 2001 however, we have already started a new Solar Cycle in December of 2008 or possibly August of 2009 and NASA tells you it takes about a year to work its way to the Heliosphere which, then, means the Sun should be flipping out, literally, any day now.
21.12.2010 “stands out far more than the 21.12.2012,
did they get some calculations wrong?”
If I didn’t know any better I’d say we have got a particularly interesting period in front of us and whilst I generally stay away from the “ascended” masters and their never ending promises of utopia I think we are looking at one of the most spiritually significant dates of the year. Mercury may give a hint on the 18th as to what it’s all about and then again on the 13th January. The only planet that does not aspect the Sun and Moon is Mars which may imply that the messages coming through show us what needs to be done but we may have to wait until we can actually act on beliefs and feelings. Mars is only 11 degrees away from the Sun which sits just outside of what I’d
consider acceptable for a conjunction so it’s influence may be weak but still felt. This eclipse takes place only hours before the solstice and this date stands out far more than the 21.12.2012, did they get some calculations wrong?
Mayan Calendar, 2012 and The TOTAL Lunar Eclipse of 2010
There’s a lot being made of the Mayan Prophecy in the movie 2012 Doomsday. Trouble is, everyone thinks it’s Dec 21 2012 (The Winter Solstice) – but that overlooks the REAL Astrological fact that there is a TOTAL Lunar Eclipse coming up 2 years ahead of schedule on Dec 21, 2010.Why I see Dec 21, 2012 as the Wrong Date: There is a very good argument that our modern translation of the Mayan calendar is wrong. This is due to the fact that our Gregorian calendar is just about as wrong of a timekeeping system as we could possibly have. This alone is enough for me to think it’s time for a Mayan 2012 kind of meltdown. In my personal opinion, our version of time is a trap and a lie. But first a brief lesson on time and why ours is so screwed up.
Why our Gregorian Time Calendar is a Mess: Once upon a time, time itself was based on a Sacred Calendar, which followed the Moon. Such a calendar has 13 months – just like the 13 lunar cycles of the year. Each month was 28 days long – just like the Moon Cycle.
But then, after the time of Christ and all the drama that was stirred up then, the Roman Emperors got involved, changed things around a bunch, gave us 12 months of 30 days each and a weird Leap Day. This was a rough attempt to create a Solar Calendar – based on the Earth’s annual movement around the Sun. The only trouble with that is that each year isn’t exactly a nice neat little package as they tried to represent. And then those crazy Emperors
all started to get swelled egos and wanted the month THEY were born in to have more days than any other month. Augustus Caesar stole a day from February and gave it to August (the month of his birth). Julius Caesar did the same for July. It wasn’t long before February was the shortest month and the whole calendar started to look lopsided and wobbly.
The Pre-Gregorian Lunar/Solar Calendar: Getting back to the Mayan Calendar, we need to go back to those BC days and then account for what happened in the time of Christ and after. But first a quick lesson in how time was counted when Christ was born. If you look in the Old Testament you will see that the Passover takes place on the First New Moon in the first month of the year – called Abib. This is basically the first Lunar cycle after the Spring Equinox (April 20 or 21) each year. In Astrological terms, Passover takes place on the first Full Moon of Aries.
In sharp contrast to all of this, the Mayan’s had the MOST accurate system for keeping time that we have record of on planet Earth. Nobody has done it better before or since. But their system is pretty dang complicated. But that’s beside the point. The point I am making here today is that our western translation of the Mayan date for the end of the Yuga (age) as coming at Dec 21 2012, they accurately counted for it ending on a Winter Solstice but have probably lost a few years worth of Moons in there somewhere (months). One place where they probably lost time was in the Year of Christ’s death. The Zero year for our Gregorian calendar. Also, each subsequent year for over 2,000 years has had 12 moons instead of the natural 13 – that’s a lot of months to lose.
The TOTAL Lunar Eclipse on Dec 21, 2010:
As an Astrologer, when I look at the STARS (which is what the Mayans used as the basis of their calendar) I see 2010 – the year we are in – as being the intense one. And the Eclipse on Dec 21, 2010 is truly a heavy hitter.
First off this is a TOTAL Eclipse – so there is some completely new revelation that it represents. It takes place on the shortest, darkest day of the year. The day of maximum oppression, and – for lack of a better word – evil. The Eclipse itself takes place smack dab in the center of the Pacific Ocean. Right in the middle of the ‘Ring of Fire’ where all the worlds Earthquakes have happened this year. The impact here is one of destabilizing one of the Earth’s most vulnerable areas.
Just for the sake of clarity I am not predicting Doomsday on Dec 21, 2010 or Dec 21, 2012 for that matter (I’ll leave that to Hollywood), but I AM pointing out that we are under some very dramatic Astrological influences NOW.