Eclipses occur because the planes of the Earth, Moon and Sun come together at two nodal points in space. We call these points lunar nodes and they stand opposite each other. A double triple crossroads, if you will, between different states of being or different dimensions of reality. Since triple crossroads mark fateful forks in the life's journey, eclipses mark points where choices make a difference.
Over time, these two lunar nodes move backwards through the zodiac and constellations. Astrology holds that the North Node points to the future, while the South Node points to the past. The choice offered is, do we move forward into the future or continue to cling to the past?
From March 2011 to September 2012 the lunar nodes were in Sagittarius (North) and Gemini (South). The cosmic lesson entailed transforming the Mind: from a too narrow mindset to a larger, expansive Truth, from old prejudices to more inclusiveness, from old stories about how the world works to new stories about our place in the Earth's ecology. At this last eclipse in the series, we get to see how far we've come in our personal task of transforming our mind.
With Sagittarius, the search for Truth and Cosmic Law is paramount. In Gemini, all the myriad facts of life fascinate the mind, which wants to put them all into categories to better remember them. Gemini believes that all knowledge is worth having, even if it doesn't move us toward the truth of the matter. That's why people can manipulate facts to suit their needs. Sagittarius moves beyond knowledge to gnosis, believing that the experience of knowledge leads to the discovery of Truth.
This lunar eclipse offers us a chance to look at our old beliefs, old paradigms and old inner stories and see how small they've become for who we are now. This eclipse can mark an end to indecision, since Gemini can be the most indecisive sign of the zodiac because everything is so interesting. Once the Gemini Moon offers us a glimpse of what our old thought patterns hold onto, the Sagittarius Sun can forge our intention to find our inner Truth.
As the last eclipse in
the Sagittarius/Gemini nodal axis, we can check in with ourselves to see if we've
integrated its lesson. The lesson's
blessing? Intelligence reborn, set within
a new framework, a new, bigger Story. Ask
yourselves some questions: What do I
really think about my life? What story
(hopes, goals, beliefs) creates my life?
From what perspective do I
respond to life? Does it fit who I've
become? If not, what is my new Story? How can I create a bigger story for
As we approach Winter Solstice and the darkness deepens, we literally look to a rebirth of the Light. How much light shines out will depend on each of us. The Light of Life needs a new Story, a new belief on each of our parts to accept our personal destiny as well as our collective destiny. Like Luke Skywalker, at some point we have to accept we're part of a Bigger Story. Tragically, most of us stay in our old, uncomfortable story until a disaster shakes us out of it. This lunar eclipse gives us a chance to choose the story without the tragedy.
Our environment is disintegrating rapidly. We need a Bigger Story so that we can gear all our creativity toward healing the Earth and healing ourselves from long centuries of war and fear. We do this so that all of our children will have a chance at a good life in the future. Our first sacrifice entails letting go of an old story of entitlement and taking on a new story of responsibility and cooperation.
It's time to save our world. The Pluto in Capricorn/ Uranus in Aries square is certainly carrying the 60s revolution onward. We are going to set those 60s beliefs about the Earth, our resources, our connections with people and nations, our work and our health, our freedom and equality into action. We are going to make them the foundation of a new society.
Gemini Lunar Eclipse
Gemini Full Moon eclipse occurs on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:46am PST/
9:46am EST/ 2:46pm GMT.
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 7* Sagittarius is: Cupid knocks at the door of a human heart. In the past, we have tried to make Cupid a childish god of romantic love, but in reality, he is the great God Eros, Divine Desire. It is time to open our hearts to our heart's desire! It will lead us to our destiny. Remember Love is the first and mightiest Power in the Cosmos. Love channels the creative force of the universe and stands against the destructive powers of creation. Love connects us to each other and to the Earth.
The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 7* Gemini is: A well with bucket and rope under the shade of majestic trees. This symbol speaks to a deep, fundamental belief in the sustaining power of life. We have made a connection to the Waters of Life, which nourish the trees to their full growth. These images call on us to release our fears about life and open ourselves to the Divine Spirit of life which will sustain us, even in death.