Its early Saturday morning. The Sun and the Moon are getting ready to dance together, the degrees dissolve in ancient familiarity, timeless, immutable and inevitable. In the early hours of Saturday, I’m listening to the robot chatter of talking heads on FOX. Like magpies on a line they incessantly chirp. The feet on the ground in Europe go from a stealthy patter to the rumbling of the human herd in a flight of panic. Here’s a dirty little secret; there’s a bank run happening in Europe and it’s happening just as the eclipse is sliding into place.
In ancient Chinese culture, eclipses were likened to great dragons, devouring earth and sky. Need I remind you that we are in the year of the dragon?
Since 2010, China has been quietly divesting itself, along with Japan and Russia of their dollar reserves. The BRIC countries have been working hand-in-glove to position the Yuan as a potential new reserve currency. China even set up Yuan bonds to help facilitate further destruction to US dollar dependence. While americans do their best to fight off a very real and crippling inflation, rising by the day by shopping at WalMart, the Chinese could give a rats ass about us buying their cheap goods. They’ve been quietly shifting their economy from one based on the production and export of goods, to the consumption of their own goods domestically. The Chinese have known for years that americans would ultimately no longer be able to afford their crappy products and when that day came, they’d need to be free from the pernicious drip line of dirt cheap american dollars. Well, that day is nearly at hand.
One of my readers made the connection that this eclipse begins in Asia with the rise of the Yuan. Metaphorically speaking, the dragon descends down from the north and into the west, spreading across the continent, into the heartland. Let’s take a look at the eclipse in its penumbral phase as it gathers momentum in the heart of the dragon’s lair at 5:09 AM on the 21st, in Guangzhou.
Here we see the forces of commerce, mammon, aka the golden bull assembled in the first house, getting ready to migrate across the celestial plain. The Moon is at the anoretic degree, which is always a tenuous degree for any planet/sign. The anoretic degree is symbolic of a state change. Its similar to the final stages of the chrysalis phase where new forms aren’t quite fully manifest, but oh so close. The anoretic degree is a vulcanized state where metals are fluid and the necessary chaos of alchemy is in full effect.
In the astrological order of evolution, Gemini represents the dawning of a dualistic consciousness. The primal and undifferentiated order of Eden (Taurus) gives way to the realization of the other. The zygote splits and the journey towards self and self-reflection begins. As the Moon moves into Gemini and eclipses the Sun, here is where China becomes conscious of itself at a new level and the split from the U.S. in underway. Here is where China literally eclipses America.
In chinese astrology, May is the month of the snake and adding to its complexity, it is a leap month and it is sixty days long. Shedding skin, transforming from one form to another China emerges as something more visible than ever before. As the Moon moves from Taurus (Snake) it shifts into Gemini (Horse) and breaks out from the herd.
Sightless, like the very darkness of the Moon itself, Chinese dissident, Chen Guangchen heads to the US on United Airlines flight 44 in the hours just leading up to the eclipse. Chen comes from a rural background and upbringing and was deeply involved in farmers (Taurus) rights. Keep in mind that the US Sibley chart has Gemini on the descendant. Hilary Clinton and US law professor, Jerome Cohen engineered Chen’s literal and figurative flight. China could have easily disappeared Chen, but as it moves from one state (Communism) to another (Socialist Capitalism) it could upset the erratic and vulcanic nucleus at its own core. However, Chen is also a symbolic precursor of China’s arrival, in sync with the eclipse. Blind and in a wheelchair, Chen is a trojan horse arriving from the east. He is the docile face of China. Chen’s natal Saturn in Gemini at 4 degrees conjuncts the eclipsed Sun and new Moon. His arrival is fated.
Lurking in the 8th House, just getting ready to break into the dawn of the 9th is Pluto in Capricorn, cocked and loaded, generating friction, sparking, getting ready to get sprung. Uranus is in the 11th House, where international relations rise and fall.
As we inch closer to the eclipse moment, its interesting to note that todays birthdays include, Malcolm X, Tito, Pol Pot and Ho Chi Minh. I’m not making this up.
An old friend sent me the following a few days back.
COOKING THE ECLIPSE
Hey so i have this idea. I have been wanting to try something like this out, they say go big or go home. well, this is how i will focus my attention up to and during the eclipse. no such thing as on time when you are working out of time, right? and if you like my concept please let us stack our efforts, and tell any others who may be able to concentrate in such a manner.
The annular eclipse is a portal of sorts, then it is a lens, yes? Put something in, get something out. okay, I am thinking psychotronics, something like create a localized vacuum establish a dipole inside, allow energy to flow, collapse the vacuum. boom. or something along those lines.
The people at the reactor in Japan I understand are becoming discorded from being slapped with all that radiation? all over everywhere? Well if this eclipse is so special and powerful, couldn’t’ we set up toroids around Fukushima and Chicago simultaneously to transfer and transmute the whole mess to Chicago? They just might turn into bumbling idiots. i have learned to not get too invested in the result, but clear intention knows no bounds. think scalar baby. Here we go;
In the spirit of 26 Aquarius, for this experiment you will need to visualize:
2 localized torus
1 lens (hosted by the Sun and Moon)
As many dipoles as possible.
A vacuum inside each toroid (or additional conjugate destination toward neutralizing evil)
All the love in your heart.
No malice required, so they can stew in their own juices.
More consciousness the better.
So there you go. If you want to play with some metaphysical mechanics, break out some toroids, dipoles, a few close friends, breath together, love and surf the dark wave of the Sun. In the end and right now, all we can do is surrender. In times of chaos and disorder, heroes are born
Tomorrow night at 6PM US Cali time, I’ll be doing a special eclipse show where I’ll be joined by musical visionary Richard Mystical Sun from Mt. Shasta, astrologer, Melody Scott Zindell from Colorado, poet Dora McQuaid from New Mexico, and neo-pagan, arch-mage, Sarsen, from Chicago. We’ll talk eclipse and how the psychic landscape is unfolding in the areas they’re in. Please click here to get the show info.