“Source” by K’lea Andreas www.kleaandreas.com
I live amidst a compassionate caring community and walk amongst a valley of visionaries.We currently have a community-wide event happening in Jackson Hole Wyoming called “Civility Compassion Love.” It erupted swiftly to deal with anti-abortion activists holding vigils of gruesome imagery in our public squares~which they are legally allowed to do. Check out the Facebook page for Jackson Hole United for information. Civility Compassion Love is about setting the right tone in our discussions over contentious divisive issues. Setting the right tone~look up the word tone wonderfully complex on many levels~ involves modeling a way of being/interacting based in civility, compassion and love. Jackson Hole United is quite literally awakening community activism based in a field of Love. We are blessed by the leaders who dreamt this up together in collaborative conversation and then called this forth from us.
Not surprising this theme resembles the theme of this somewhat rare Total Solar Eclipse arriving on the shores of North America on May 20 2012 6:34 pm MST.
Here are some ways to understand what an eclipse symbolizes in general and this one means in particular.
~People have said to me: And did you know this Eclipse is a New Moon too? This surprises them for some reason. A mini astronomy lesson: Solar Eclipses always take place at New Moon. A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon come together once a month. In a Total Solar Eclipse, the Moon conjoins the face of the Sun in EXACT astronomical alignment and so creates the darkening of the light of the Sun for a holy moment. FYI in a Lunar Eclipse~that can only happen at Full Moon~the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, casting a shadow across the Moon. Does that make sense now?
~New Moons are always about planting new seeds of intention for the coming cycle. The hours before the conjunction, time to let go. The couple days following a new Moon~be very clear about stating/setting in motion new intentions for your coming creative cycle. The clearer you can be about what you want the easier the flow will be in the coming weeks. Try it out. Experiment for yourself.
~New Moons that are also Annular Solar Eclipses (meaning not Total coverage of Moon over Sun) take that same theme up a notch or two. And Total Solar Eclipses~TES~intensify the energy many-fold! You can experience extreme negativity or the opposite~unforseen Grace entering your world. So watch your heart/mind thoughts so you know which seeds you are planting. And sometimes the rebirth you have asked for first requires a death of sorts. To be honestly pro-Life is to truly understand the totality and mystery of the intertwining of life and death. To pretend to legislate these holy Mysteries is human ego gone wild.
If you have ever been blessed to be in the vicinity of a TES or range of totality as it is referred to, you understand the obsession to experience this any chance you can. You get the utter magical/mystical/beauty/terror deal of a TES. The animals stop speaking~the entire Field goes silent~eerie~and you experience afterward how light emanates sound ~wild~a cosmic hush~unearthly quiet~then back to normal. And of course there is quite literally the darkening of the light.
And here’s the thing: we are all feeling this internally as well as knowing it will take place shortly externally. Cosmic events of this magnitude mirror chaos/awakenings in both our external and internal worlds. Parallel events/parallel realities. As Above So Below. As Below So Above.
Notice I didn’t say CAUSE. Astrology isn’t about causation but rather functions as a uncanny synchronistic language the MIRRORS such events. I am still trying grasp/comprehend why astrology is such an effective exact tool for giving context to unfolding history and timing.
Please Note. I got ahead of myself and was wrong about writing about this as a Total Solar Eclipse, correcting that now. Thank you Diana Vilas for pointing this out! Forever grateful.
~NOW~the particular themes of this unique Annular Solar Eclipse. This birth moment aligns exactly with the Pleiades constellation. I speak from my own internal understanding/reflection of this be-jewelled constellation in the Universe. My Mars~planet of taking actions based on one’s inner truth~in my personal astrological chart is in alignment with the Pleiades. Who knows, maybe I am a warrior-ess from the Pleiades from long ago. You will laugh but President Obama has strong ties to the Pleiades in his chart. Perhaps this post adds context to his actions and the way he functions in the world and as a leader. That would be my hope.
Some~me~think this area of the zodiac marks a shift from the old power base of fear to the ancient yet new power base of Love. Truly the Love of Power or the Power of Love. Which will it be for our future generations, for the young wild cubs coming of age? What are they learning from their parents/their mentors/the culture at large? Oh that’s right: We create culture and keep pushing it in the direction we want it to go. Toward civility, compassion, love.
The Pleiades also called the Seven Sisters~there are actually more than seven stars~might carry a connotation of the reinvigoration of feminine wisdom and power awakening in all our souls no matter your sex.
The Pleiades: sacred to the ancient Mayan~not just the Earthly tribe but the Star tribe~are keepers of galactic time. Their DayKeepers know intimately these larger cosmic cycles and how to work with them consciously here on Earth. The Maya also know we are literally shifting our relationship to time, returning to living more in alignment with the natural cycles of the entirety of creation. Last I checked, it is Earth we live upon and it is Earth who feeds us endlessly/abundantly. But all that could come to an end. It really could. We intuitively sense that and know actions must be taken and soon to move in the right direction.
Taurus~ Ruler of Earth Ruler of Voice Ruler of taking a stand
Taurus is the astrological sign of builders * financiers * simplicity guided nuns and monks * potters * singers * bodyworkers * gardeners * practical security minded folks * foodies * practitioners of poverty or great wealth * prefers sauntering over running * fecund abundant nature * sensual/sexual *to name a few qualities
This particular Solar Eclipse involves new beginnings in all of the above arenas. Striking a new pace. Striking a new tone. Especially in redesigning our financial systems knowing that slowing it down a notch or two will actually create a healthier more viable economy for all. No more need for collapses and corrections in the manic/depressive market. Just slower steady sustainable progress for all. May not sound all that sexy or dramatic which is what we have become addicted too. But haven’t we come as close to that dark edge of death and annihilation as we want to as a species? Do really need to co-create more of that kind of history?
Does simplifying your life sound at all appealing to you? You don’t have to come to a screeching halt or unplug from the cyber/tech world or go on permanent retreat in nature. Just take it down a notch. That is what we are being encouraged to do by these larger evolutionary pulls that exist in our very nature. For that is the desire of Nature itself. Evolutionary delight. Nature always loves a new species. But a healthy viable species has to be a team player. Humans have forgotten at times what it means to be a caring compassionate team player on behalf of Earth and all our creatures. We WILL remember this or we will die as a species in denial. We can go kicking and screaming toward the inevitable balanced health of Earth or skip there in delight and unprecedented creativity. Your choice. Our choice.
The evolutionary directive of the Universe is Love.
Sorry nihilists but it is.
The Universal Field of Love assures us that no creature is left behind or left out of abundant thriving caring. As the Universe/Earth cares for us, so should we be caring for all. This memory resides at the core of every cell. That is what this Solar Eclipse might mean for US.
Time moves us forward not back to the past~Time is taking us into our future and so all is progressing. Truly inspired leaders, the kind we long for, are always progressive.Truly inspired leaders~the kind that shift the world toward being a better home for all~are always progressive. What we long for in our own lives is a progressively healthy thriving future for us and our children and, for that matter, our species. No matter your political party affiliation. You are the leader of your life and in being a living example of what you value so inspire your peers and community. You always are leading by personal example whether your recognize that or not.
And what are we progressing toward? Love
And what are we releasing ourselves from? fear
In this I trust: We are progressively moving away from our ancient fears and prejudices and desire to control life and we are progressively moving toward trusting in Life’s unending abundant gifts that will always sustain us. And we are progressing toward treating each other with civility, compassion and Love.
Today as I am heading home to write this post, as synchronicity/serendipity/holy mystery would have it I run into a young friend of mine Turner Resor, brilliant in both heart and mind. We converse about what I had been thinking about in regards to this eclipse. Turner spoke up with such calm clear wisdom along the lines of these themes. I grabbed my pen. I quote/paraphrase him here. “If you set the right tone, speak to a higher level, it is intuitively attractive to everyone. Negative conversation only exists if you respond to it. Everybody has the ability to listen to their higher angels. Good leadership calls that forth, what already exists inside us.”
The evolutionary directive is Love. Follow the leadership of Love. Lead with Love.
This timely helpful Solar Eclipse aligned with the Pleiades alerts us that it is, indeed and in deed, time to take our next steps toward personal and collective LEAP in that direction.