Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year Energies

blue moon

31 December 2009 - 1 January 2010

The heavens are alive with the sound of music. Everything is extraordinary at this time, so I am including some of the most relevant info below about the astrological aspects over this New Year, and may we all be blessed during 2010. Happy New Year!

Full Moon, Blue Moon, Partial Lunar Eclipse

31 December 2009
" ...lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth and the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, there is always a full moon the night of a lunar eclipse... A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow." - Wikipedia
There will be a partial lunar eclipse on the night of 31 December, visible in parts of Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. It will not be visible in North America. Only a very small portion of the Moon will enter the darkest part of Earth's shadow, the umbra. Hence this eclipse will be difficult to observe even where it is visible. The eclipse will begin at 17:17 GMT/UTC, with mid-eclipse being at 19:23, and it will end at 19:52.

To view an excellent flash simulation of the movement of earth and the moon during this partial eclipse, please go to this link.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2009Dec31.png
This image shows the view of the earth as viewed from the center of the moon at greatest eclipse. The partially eclipsed sun is visible above the north pole.

Blue Moon on New Year's Eve - once in two decades

From Carol Ann Ciocco:
"Everything we ever imagined, thought or felt is available now. This is chaos." - Christine Page on Chaos and Re-Creating Our Lives.
On Thursday December 31st, we will experience a Full Blue Moon at 11 degrees of Cancer/Capricorn (Moon in Cancer/Sun in Capricorn).

A Blue Moon occurs when two Full Moons occur in a calendar month. We call the second Full Moon the Blue Moon. A Blue Moon occurs roughly every 2.5 years.

This Thursday's Blue Moon is a bit more uncommon because it is happening on New Years Eve - a coincidence that happens only about once in every twenty years. So this particular Blue Moon is slightly more qualified than most for the saying: "once in a blue moon". And, as Susan Miller writes, "This eclipse might bring a 'once in a lifetime' event." It's the end of the first decade of the 21st century; and it seems the Lunar presence is putting a bit of an exclamation point on that transition.

Here is some good advice for the safe navigation of this touchy transition. "It is wise to keep gatherings intimate and safe. The eclipse comes with a caution to keep personal safety in mind; and if you're traveling, stay in the city where you're celebrating. Eclipses can bring sudden news, and in Cancer, it has to do with security, family, and for Americans, our national identity. Everyone may be seeking comfort, a sense of intimate connection, hominess." (Susan Miller)

In the Sign of Cancer - it's your party, cry if you want to

From Carol Ann Ciocco:
The rain-weeping and the sun burning twine together to make us grow. Keep your intelligence white-hot and your grief glistening, so your life will stay fresh. Cry easily like a little child. ~ Rumi
"This eclipse is linked to last summer's Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer (July 22, 2009). For many of us, that was an intense time.... This week's eclipse might bring resolution or culmination to things that occurred back in July. Take a moment to think back to that time.

"This moon actually does have a touch of the sad 'Blue Moon' quality described in the song of the same name; mainly because it is in the sign of Cancer, which is the most emotional of all of the signs. Plus, this is a Lunar eclipse which tends to tug on the emotions as well.

"Astrologically we say that the Moon is most at home in ('ruler' of) the sign of Cancer. So the Full Moon in Cancer is an extra good time to examine your emotions... The next step is to make sure you nurture yourself as much you nurture others... Coming just after the holidays, this Full Moon will surely illuminate how we spread ourselves too thin; doing things that maybe we don't even want to do, with no quiet time for our souls.

"You may find yourself crying under this eclipse (remember: the effects of an eclipse start at least 2 weeks beforehand). Deep sadness may be triggered by any number of internal or external events....

"As I have mentioned many times recently, letting go is key now. Between now and March we are preparing for intense transformation in the second half of the year...."

The Juno-Pluto-Saturn T-Square

December 24, 2009 through January 1, 2010

From Nick Anthony Fiorenza:

"The Juno-Pluto-Saturn T-square from 24 December 2009 to 1 January 2010 is the grand finale event of the recent several-month "restructuring of relationships" -a radical transition that has been occurring in relationships of all types, those of a personal nature, and those of business and politics. The grand finale of December 2009 occurs due to a dynamic T-square created by the asteroid Juno and the already occurring Saturn-Pluto square, which recently began in November 2009. The T-square will be initially triggered on the First Quarter Moon of December 24, 2009 as the Sun conjoins Pluto and the Moon conjoins Juno opposite Saturn. This will create a dynamic "external stimulus to action."

"The T-square will continue through the Gibbous Moon as Venus conjoins Pluto, and then through the Full Moon eclipse of December 31 and into the "day of realization" in the lunar cycle, which occurs just after the Full Moon, on January 1, 2010. A "T-square" is like a cross-bow, one that must fire. In this case it is Pluto that is firing right through the already occurring "restructuring of relationships." This finale creates an opening, one that demands we let go and live true to heart. With this heart-driven momentum, relationships will then move into a new octave of experience. Some will end, while others, more appropriate for the future, will begin; and some may just transform into a new octave of experience."

Sagittarius New Moon and this lunar cycle

December 16, 2009

From Barbara Hand Clow:

"It is the New Moon in Sagittarius, the time to consider our core beliefs in light of what is going on in the world. We are also living during the early days of Night Six of the Galactic Underworld, the darkness before the dawn....

"This year's New Moon in Sagittarius is closely conjunct the Milky Way Galactic Center at 27 Sagittarius. The Moon exactly conjuncts the Galactic Center four hours after the New Moon, which is followed by the Sun on December 18. The galactic aspects of this New Moon start during the New Moon and intensify over two days, which is great preparation for the high energy that will move in with the Winter Solstice. ...The period from this New Moon to the Winter Solstice is very mystical and healing, because Jupiter conjuncts Chiron for the last time on December 7 and Jupiter conjuncts Neptune for the last time right before the Solstice. Uranus going direct and Jupiter's last conjunctions to Chiron and Neptune are pulling in massive doses of higher consciousness forces from 6D and 8D down into 4D and 3D.

"...On the spiritual planes, lines are being drawn from the time of this New Moon through the Solstice. ...

"The New Moon and Venus, both in Sagittarius, closely sextile the Triple Conjunction-Chiron/Jupiter/Neptune in Aquarius-just when this potent conjunction rejoins as closely as it did during the summer. Going back to May-July 2009, Jupiter and Chiron caused us to access deep and ancient wounds, while Jupiter and Neptune so greatly expanded our spiritual boundaries that many of us felt insane. Now during this lunation, the Triple Conjunction challenges us to see our resonance with higher orders, higher dimensions. We can't get off the hook because we know the truth. If we are lazy and dishonest about Earth now, things will be created in our 3D world that will not be pleasant. If we have respect for our own progress, great events in 3D will give us even more information. Mars in Leo widely trines the New Moon and Venus, which will make it easier to assess our own failings and limitations...

"The period between the Sagittarius New Moon and the Winter Solstice is the time to go into deep contemplation, a time to examine your ideals and how they are being expressed in the world. ... Float on your life raft, the creation of this lifetime, with confidence. The higher fields are moving in and transmuting reality, and soon during Day Seven, which opens in late October 2010, these changes will be visible..."

Mars and Mercury are in retrograde

From Carol Ann Ciocco:

"The backdrop of this New Year's Eve eclipse is the continuing Retrograde Saga. i.e. both Mars and Mercury are retrograde right now. The Ghosts of Christmas Past (and/or decades past) might walk through your wall on some nights as you lie sleeping in your bedchamber.

The Mind will review the actions of the Body over the past 2 years (and perhaps beyond) to discern whether those actions are in alignment with the true desires of the Heart and the mandates of the Soul.

Also, the Mars Retro effect (in play through March 10, 2010) is a time for recharging your batteries. Mars is our energy source, our power source. It is the engine in our car. Venus represents our heart's desire and Mars is how we go about getting it. Check out how that equation is playing out in your life. What is your heart's desire and how do you get (or not get) what you want?"

The Sirius-New Years Connection

At Midnight on New Year's Eve, we are directly 'downstream' from Sirius

From Carol Ann Ciocco:


"Around mid-night local time on New Year's Eve the triple star Sirius (the brightest fixed star in our sky) is found directly overhead on the mid-heaven infusing the earth with its starry energy. Because Sirius is the brightest star in our sky, in antiquity it was known as The Shining One or The Scorcher. The Egyptians called Sirius Isis and built their calendar around the rising and setting of this magnificent star. In addition, the Egyptians felt that Sirius could bring immortality to humans.

"Freya Owlsdottir shares this info about Sirius: "The Sirius system is directly "upstream" of our solar system within the galactic arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. Because of this, we now know that the polarized energies of Sirius do indeed wash over us. By coming directly towards us, Sirius creates an axis of rotation with Earth relative to the stellar background. Because of this, of all the stars in the sky, only the annual heliacal rising (meaning its visible rising just before the Sun) of Sirius exactly matches the length of our solar year, 365.25 days.

"Even today, unbeknownst to most of the people of the world, our New Years Eve celebration is a celebration of Sirius' presence directly overhead at midnight. Around January 1st, this midnight alignment marks the moment when the energies of Sirius most closely touch our lives in their most singular purity. Without knowing the hidden reason, we mark this midnight moment by jumping for joy as the rush of this vital connection surges through us.

"Sirius is a double or binary star, (the Dogon peoples of Africa have maintained for centuries the existence of not one, but two companions of Sirius, even long before astronomers were able to telescopically perceive the now-acknowledged companion known as Sirius B.) This companion to Sirius is a very dense and small star that, nonetheless, has immense impact on the rotational pattern of Sirius.

"In their dual gravitational pull upon one another, Sirius and its companion form a beautiful spiral dance. As they rotate relative to their respective gravitational fields, Sirius and Sirius B are observed to twist around each other in a helix-like spiral that has, over the course of its 50 year cycle, the expansive/contractive design of the Golden Proportion. The Golden Proportion is a geometric pattern that is evident in all natural forms, from the seed-heads of a sunflower to the relative proportions of our own bodies and the motions of hurricanes.

"Sirius imprints upon us a realignment of our own vibrational patterns, touched by the perfection of the Golden Proportion. If we have gone astray from our original DNA blueprint of balance and harmony - for instance through toxic food, air, thoughts etc. - the Sirian influence reestablishes balance and harmony within our Body/Mind/Soul. Out with the old, in with the new!" - Freya Owlsdottir

"The key word to describe Sirius energies is TRANSFORMATION. ...The Morphic Fields contain the blueprint for all physical form in its penultimate and perfect expression. This may be why the Egyptians linked Sirius with immortality, as Sirius holds the codes of perfection that exist in the 6th dimension...

"So, as the ball drops over Times Square, so does a blast of energy from Sirius, "The Shining One," for the creation of perfect and beautiful expressions on Earth. Allow Sirius-magic to infuse your new-beginning visualizations into form....

"To paraphrase "The Great Invocation": May Light and Love and Power restore the perfect plan on Earth.

The Year is Going, Let him go

Ring out the false, ring in the true

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

happy new year

Related links

>> Flash graphic of earth and the moon during the eclipse on 31 December

>> Nick Anthony Fiorenza's Lunar Planner

>> Barbara Hand Clow's Astroflash

>> Carol Ann Ciocco - New Year's Full Moon

>> Ciocco - Sirius at New Year

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