Gemini Solar Eclipse of Saros Cycle 147
May 31st, 2003
written by Arthur R Gianfermo
2003 is a banner year for powerful eclipses. As I write this article it is obvious that we are now feeling the effects of the last Lunar Full Moon Eclipse: May 16, 2003: Total Lunar Eclipse at 25° Taurus Coming Next: May 31, 2003: Annular Solar Eclipse with New Moon at 9° Gemini. Dane Rudhyar's Sabian Symbol for 10° Gemini speaks volumes: "An airplane performing a nosedive...By challenging it (gravitation) man prepares himself to pierce beyond the physical and reach higher realms of existence."
This eclipse clarifies our twin choices (Gemini) involving integrity and truth. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the center of the Sun, but not its edges, leaving a ring (or annulus) of the Sun visible around its edges. During the year 2003, there will be two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses: In the Fall on Nov 09, 2003: Total Lunar Eclipse which has been dubbed the HARMONIC CONCORDANCE with a Grand Sextile Pattern a Star of David (in another article I will explain).
Annular Eclipses are followed around 6 months later by a Total Eclipses, and often times the two Eclipse paths will "mirror" each other on the Earth's surface - hence the Mayan Symbol for May 31st White Resonant Mirror! We will see that Nov 9th's Total Eclipse will help ground the energies initiated on May 31st. Finally to end the year, in the first degree of Sagittarius there is the Nov 23, 2003: Total Solar Eclipse Some astrologers like Dr. Turi have branded this one as a culmination of catastrophic events: "The end of the year will bring a realization of what doctrines, greed, power, religion and war brought to the world. The Scorpionic dramatic tail of the dragon impact has reached a level where the depth of sorrow and the imposed changes upon many nations and mankind psyche are taking place. taken from his eclipse predictions website I am reserving judgment and feel that most people will began to see thru the reckless greed and waste culminating in Jupiter in Leo cycle.
Once Jupiter enters Virgo much of "the old razzle dazzle" as Sally McDonald put so aptly in her last article will give way to true healing. Eclipses can represent the endings of long term cycles and the beginnings of new directions Of all of the celestial events known to man, a total solar eclipse of the sun is the most awesome event visible to the naked eye. Even though this year's annular eclipse will only be visible in a narrow track called the path of annularity.
Visibility will only be in certain northern latitudes like Greenland, Iceland, Scottish Highlands, including Inverness, but it will have a total effect on the entire planet. We will experience a huge effect on our internal/external communications, perceptions and thinking process (Gemini) and will reveal flaws in our own inner integrity. Also Twin Lights of Sun/Moon in Gemini symbolized by the two bright stars in the Constellation Gemini: Castor and Pollux. Brothers Castor and Pollux will give us strength in our quest.
Castor and Pollux were the twin Sons of Leda, born in an egg after Jupiter seduced her disguised as a swan. Both were great warriors but Castor was renown for his skill in horsemanship (his name has been translated as 'horseman') and his talent for the arts, music and sciences, whilst Pollux was blessed with immortality, powerful strength and ferocity. taken from and article by Deborah Houlding of Skyscript. Another myth tells how Castor and Pollux sailed on the ship Argo and by their strength and ingenuity saved the lives of their fellow mariners during a terrifying storm. Classical sailors were particularly taken by these stars and prayed to them for protection at sea during storms.
This is a time in history when mankind needs the protection of Castor and Pollux when sailing thru the turbulent seas of Uranus in Pisces! This brings us to a phenomenon called the Saros Cycle. A Little Background on the Saros Cycle : The periodicity and recurrence of eclipses is governed by the saros cycle, a period of approximately 6,585.3 days (18 years 11 days 8 hours) in other words true cycle of the Moon's Nodes. It was known to the Chaldeans as a period when lunar eclipses seem to repeat themselves, but the cycle is applicable to solar eclipses as well.
In the case of our May 31st Annular Solar Eclipse at 9Gemini the Saros Cycle is evident. This article is too short to explain more then just background on the cycles that intersect to bring about physical and spiritual change Suffice to say the saros arises from a natural harmony between three of the Moon's orbital periods: Synodic Month (new moon to new moon) 29.53059 days = 29d 12h 44m Draconic Month (node to node) 27.21222 days = 27d 05h 06m Anomalistic Month (perigee to perigee) 27.55455 days = 27d 13h 19m One saros is equal to 223 synodic months. However, 242 draconic months and 239 anomalistic months are also equal to this same period (to within a couple hours)! Any two eclipses separated by one saros cycle share very similar geometries. They occur at the same node with the Moon at nearly the same distance from Earth and at the same time of year. This years eclipses all fall within the Taurus/Scorpio Axis dealing with 2nd and 8th houses - personal values and other's valuables - life and death - spring and fall. The nodes changed on May 13th 2003 right before the Lunar Eclipse on May 16th. The information about the Saros Cycles was taken from a great article called Eclipses and the Saros by Fred Espenak This Gemini annular eclipse is part of Saros 147 series which adds up to 12 or 3 a number for balance, Earth experiences 80 solar eclipses as follows: First Eclipse = 1624 Oct 12 08:52:20 UT which co-incided with Virginia becoming an English crown colony and the Dutch founding New Amsterdam (New York). to the Last Eclipse = 3049 Feb 24 07:31:05 UT
Just this one Saros cycle predates our current US History of imperialist conquest and today's round of petty tyrants. Annular Solar Eclipse conjuncting Aldebaran in the constellation of Taurus This years Annular Solar Eclipse actually occurs at May 31st - 4:08 AM GMT or May 30th 9:20PM PDT. And falls at 9° Gemini with Sun and Moon also marking a New Moon. Aldebaran has been called the " right eye and bright eye of the Bull "in the constellation of Taurus. In the Age of Taurus (4360 - 2160 BCE approx.) this star was regarded as the all-seeing "Eye of God". It is the single eye of the brow which makes the "whole body to be filled with light" - enlightenment. This Eclipse is offering us a choice, to start anew and embrace a Planetary Vision as we move forward towards the dimensional gateway of 2012.
It seems that all solar eclipses offer many choices. In fact to quote Bernadette Brady: In Arabic: Al Dabaran - the Follower of the Pleiades. It was one of the Four Royal Stars of Persia 5000 yrs ago, marking the Spring equinox. It was connected to Zarathustra, Mithras and Ahura Mazda from the Age of Taurus. Ahura Mazda means "star worshipper" - his teachings were meant to restore the belief in the sanctity of the material world and restore the Earth to its original state of perfection. In Hebrew it is Aleph, God's Eye. It lies on the Moon's orbital path. It offers the possibility of glory, success and happiness, only if a nemesis can be overcome - a challenge of integrity, honor and maintaining the purity of what you believe. A Choice for Integrity and Truth Our nation was given a choice as symbolized with last year's Annular Eclipse which took place on June 10th 17:51 PDT. There was visibility in North America and it took place at 19º Gemini conj. Bellatrix "on the left shoulder" of Orion. which is exemplified by quick decision making, strategy, fighting spirit and often the reckless aggressiveness of a belligerent dare-devil" from Ebertin's Fixed Stars - This describes GW Bush and the Cartel to a tee. . Unfortunately this last eclipses was conj. Saturn at 18Gemini 38 - GW and Company (the non-government by the people) decided to go with a doctrines of Pre-emptive Strikes.
The stifling of our personal rights thru the Patriot Act and by creating a Total Information Awareness (Gemini) Network of Databases which as of May 20th was renamed Terrorist Information Awareness to make us feel more secure about the government spying into our private lives? I have set this chart for Reykjavik, Iceland with Saturn rising in the last degrees of Gemini and Jupiter 12º Leo is in the 4th house at the ancestral Nadir so that Jupiter's spiritual energy will go to the deepest level. This position of Jupiter is fundamental to our sense of "belonging" and feeling at home on this planet. Jupiter is almost in exact opposition with Neptune now retrograde at 13º Aquarius adding intensity to our world and personal visions. Jupiter/Neptune sextiles this Sun/Moon and Aldebran of the Pleiades combo.helping re-unite us to our original divine blueprint, before it became corrupted by the interference in human destiny political and extra-terrestrial agencies. The wounded healer Chiron is right on the Midheaven at 17º 20' Capricorn, suggesting the possibility for healing past abuses of power. The Sabian symbol for 18º Capricorn is: "The Union Jack flies from a British Warship" !! Tony Blair and company is having their last hurrah in the Middle East? Dane Rudhyar interprets this as: "The protection afforded to individuals and groups (countries) by powerful institutions is in charge of maintaining order…..power is required to maintain social order and relatively peaceful interpersonal and international relationships" Well it looks like this power has been abused under the pretext of preserving "law and order" and bringing democracy to Iraq thru an occupation force. Perhaps we can change this to the "Stars and Stripes flying from and American warship".
The Hopi prophecy has said that the USA's role in the world is to become the planetary "Peace-Keeper" (George W. Bush recently referred to America as a "peace-loving nation" -both hypocritical and paradoxical for one who is advocating war in order to maintain the peace!) Another omen presents itself when we look back to August 2001 when the US administration returned the sacred Eagle feathers to the Hopi, instead of keeping them as an acknowledgement of their peacekeeping role. Big Mistake. We need to stop using violence to keep peace as denoted by this news story for May 21st : KABUL, Afghanistan - American troops guarding the U.S. Embassy in Kabul shot and killed four Afghan soldiers Wednesday, apparently mistaking them for assailants, Afghan officials said. . More mistakes like this and the entire Middle East will join against the stars and stripes.
Eclipses represent the endings and beginnings of long-term cycles Our previous Lunar last eclipse on the Wesak Moon was at 25 Taurus/Scorpio Since then we have seen a rash of obstinate resistance indicative of fixed signs. After a series of terrorist inspired suicide bombers struck Saudi Arabia and Morocco we thought there would be some respite. More bombings occurred in response to the Powell/Sharon peace plan (what a euphemism ) This came with resistance from Palestinians who have seen their homes razed and their infant children killed. They struck back in full force from May 17 to May 19th.- witness the fifth in a series of blasts hits the Israeli front. AFULA, Israel - A Palestinian woman blew herself up during a security check outside a mall on Monday, killing three Israelis in the fifth suicide bombing in 48 hours — a violent challenge to a U.S.-backed Mideast peace initiative and the new Palestinian prime minister. The bombings, as well as suicide attacks in Saudi Arabia and Morocco in the past week, also raised questions about President Bush (news - web sites)'s ability to stem global terrorism. This solar eclipse is stuck in the axis of mutability with Sun and Moon Gemini conjunct the Uranus of the US Chart which falls at 8° Gemini 55'' Incidentally both Sun/Moon in this eclipse chart are squaring transiting Uranus at 3° Pisces really putting a light on the theme of even greater changes with Wind and Water. Also Uranus, Neptune and Mars are in the 10th house of the Iceland chart indicating both the hysteria and the spread of SARS intensifies. It is important to note that Sun/Moon in Gemini are announcers to a new diversity, which has firmly wrought huge demographic changes across the US. Sun and moon tinged with the unconventionality and sudden change of Uranus drives us to unconventionality. Plus an unrestrained need for self-expression and change Also in the less then a week Saturn ends his limiting stay in Gemini and enters a new era in Cancer. The last time Saturn was in Cancer conjuncting the US Sun, Nixon resigned and our country faced great moral and financial dilemmas.
We teeter on the edge of a devastating deflationary period ready to fall into a deep recession. Financial implications are made clear from the axis of Taurus/Scorpio last lunar eclipse We see that the news is catching up with the precipitous drop of the US Dollar 5/20/03 the News Today: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros, in an interview with cable television station CNBC on Tuesday, said he was selling the dollar against most major currencies. Soros has been dubbed "The Man who broke the Bank of England" for his role in amassing bets that the pound would fall in 1992 -- thus facilitating Britain's ejection from Europe's exchange rate mechanism that year. Interestingly enough this Solar Eclipse is part of the of the "Saros series 147" the last one occurred on May 19th 1985 also with the Nodes at Taurus/Scorpio Moral Dilemmas that Challenge Integrity . Aledebaran in the Eclipse chart speaks loudly of facing moral dilemmas that challenge integrity. It has been said that even though success is presented to us, when we compromise our integrity and our truth all that has been gained will be lost. We are just beginning to see losses with GW and Company - unless these men and women can stay the course of truth.
Monday, May 19, 2003 Posted: 7:40 PM EDT (2340 GMT) Now we are seeing the Democrats faced with a crisis of hypocrisy in giving GW and the Cartel, carte blanche - the ability to initiate a preemptive strike - whenever and wherever. Democratic presidential candidates like John Kerry 12/11/1943 also Graham are suddenly speaking out against President Bush (news - web sites) on terrorism and homeland security, unified in the belief that bombings in Saudi Arabia and Morocco have exposed the president to criticism and second-guessing. Perhaps Ari has had his own internal crisis with GW and Powell
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Declaring "it's time to say good-bye," White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said Monday he is stepping down after 21 years in government and politics. Ari a Libra born October 13, 1960 in Pound Ridge, New York. Then on May 21st :WASHINGTON - Christie Whitman, sometimes at odds with the Bush White House over environmental issues and a lightning rod for the administration's critics, resigned Wednesday as head of the Environmental Protection Christie also had a crisis over integrity and didn't want to emulate GW's brother - Jeb Bush.
It is now essential that we be aware and not deny our current ecological moral duties. Tue May 20, 1:07 PM ET TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law on Tuesday a sugar industry-backed bill relaxing requirements to clean up the Everglades, which critics say threatens the health of the massive Florida wetland. This eclipse and the preceding lunar eclipse will put heavy emphasis on preserving our most natural resource - the earth. This is a short, annular eclipse only occurs over Iceland for a very few brief minutes just as the dawn is breaking. Just like the chart for this moment once again has the Moon’s North Node conjunct Ceres, and both are right on top of Pleiades. Interestingly the only planetary meridian in the path of this incredibly short eclipse is Chiron which also runs right through Iceland, a planetary brow charka ~ precision encoding or what? Chiron the wounded healer you remember him? Now with Chiron in Capricorn the most active of the earthy triplicity Mother nature is beginning to clear the decks notice RATNAPURA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka appealed for international assistance Tuesday after reports that at least 300 people have died in the nation's worst flooding in five decades. This is just the beginning of earth/weather changes - devastations of wind and water will continue thru the summer with floods, hurricanes and tornados. On a positive note (unless we see more fires igniting the growth from record rainfall?) : This solar eclipse has a grand fire trine with Jupiter/Leo, Pluto/Sag and Pallas Athene (Aries) putting the emphasis on a strong feminine warrior/wisdom qualities. Once again the Universe is challenging us to heal and use all facets of the feminine - underlined by the Moon’s North Node 29 (spiritual destiny) being conjunct Ceres (Phaeton-Solar Goddess).
As I said before Ceres offers us stewardship on this planet and just maybe a woman is the right man for the job of guiding this country starting in 2005! Neptune opposition to Jupiter on June 2nd. As the Lunar Eclipse of May 15th put heavy emphasis on the Neptunian aspects of sleight of hand politics and media spin Science as dictated by Neptune in Aquarius has now discovered that our trident wielding God Poseidon commands a domain with actual seasons. From Yahoo news: Hubble Photos Show Neptune Has Seasons: Astronomical observations over a six-year period suggest Neptune, the giant icy planet near the edge of our solar system has seasons like Earth. .... Neptune takes about 165 years to orbit the Sun. A winter there would be unbearably long, roughly four decades. As I mentioned in my article Poseidon’s Trident - the Neptune retrograde on May 15th would give us a chance to go within and see beyond the old illusions as Sally McDonald so masterfully stated in her brilliant article Give 'em the Old Razzle Dazzle Our Gemini solar eclipse of integrity and honesty has Mars at 22° Aquarius which trine’s the US Chart's Mars in Gemini . Also Mars is squaring Merc and Venus at 15° and 17° Taurus. Mars the reformer in Aquarius is ready to push the envelope and conj. the US Charts Moon at 27° Aquarius (the people's will) in July. Hollywood mimics life with Endings and Beginnings Neo the fictional hero of the Matrix Reloaded Part Two in the Trilogy (opened on May 15th time of Lunar Eclipse) is give a life an death choice. Neo is asked to choose between saving the one he loves (Trinity) or the world of Zion. Neo chooses love the only real infinite, pervading force in the universe. 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Bites the Dust SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Apocalypse? Like, that is so 1997. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (news - Y! TV)" has thwarted the end of the world so many times On May 20th, 2003 the Buffy show has it's final episode. Buffy was always stopping the Apocalypse and the Evil Demons and in the final episode created an energy pattern giving all the women (the feminine power) of the world supernatural powers to become "slayers."
We are all slayers of personal demons within that prevent our own honesty and integrity from shining forth.. Despite dire predictions by Dr. Turi and other astrologers about the results of this Gemini Eclipse: The general security of thousands of people will be drastically affected by both man and natural forces. Life is a process of changes and many will lose it all and rebuild somewhere else where safety and love can be reached. The earth is alive and demonstrates her destructive powers. Remember that this solar eclipse offers two visions one of dark, destruction and another of light carrying us to a new world beyond 2012. This eclipse is spirit's way of letting us feel the Resonant tone of Attunement and be Guided by the Power of Heart! PEACE AND BLESSINGS