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Solar Eclipse Week
April 25 a partial lunar at 11:43 Libra
May 9 a powerful annular solar at 25:25 Aries
May 25 a penumbral lunar at 10:05 Scorpio
You can see we're in the middle of this unstable interval. An analogy, which is very apt now, is the seasonal shift from winter to spring in the U.S. Then, warm/moist air flows from the Gulf of Mexico begin to blow northwest, crashing into the jet stream's cold/dry air sweeping down from Canada across the great plains. This creates powerful fronts stimulating heavy storms tornadoes, even floods. While the first of these may be just an inconvenience, later severe weather events become truly burdensome -- including harming assets like homes and taking rising rivers to flood stages. While other parts of the world also experience these extreme weather surges, the U.S.'s geography makes these more potent, which is why the U.S. is the tornado capital of the globe.
Not only is the globe well into this unstable interval, and thereby more vulnerable for malefic energies that have already hit, but with the middle eclipse being the powerful annular solar, compared with the much weaker lunar eclipses -- this week brings an energetic peak. Remember too, eclipse energies begin a week or more before the eclipse date and then tail off fairly quickly. So, expect eclipse turbulence this entire week.
This year, there are the added malefic energies of Mars being in the eclipse mix of Sun/Venus/Mercury in Aries and the challenging Saturn/Rahu conjunction directly opposite in Libra. Too, since planets throw aspects (glances) seven houses away (directly opposite their positions), these harmful energies are shooting across the zodiac at each other.
Before, however, you reject this as just more Celestial Wheel negatives, for you've worked hard to keep God (spirituality) in your lives, keep in mind four things.
Spring storms bring rain, desperately needed now for areas in the Midwest and Southwest suffering from major drought conditions the last two years. There are benefits from from planetary karmas that are also destructive -- a silver lining.
Much of our lives can be understood as karmic ruts -- patterns we've settled into that increase skills, achievements and result in gains. But, by definition, ruts also restrict -- like trains can only travel on railroad tracks, and cars can go anywhere where there's a road, and sometimes off-road too! Karmic ruts hold us back from growth. So, if your path, with its well worn ruts, floods, that negative pushes you out of old ruts into a new path, where you will gradually create new ruts on higher and dry ground.
Stressful times like these bring us back to reality, forcing us to question, and sometimes reject, beliefs and attitudes that no longer function in this changing world.
God brings all the weather. And in weather ranging from calm to calamitous, he teaches us to maintain our equanimity and challenges us to face our fears.
Predictions For The May 9 Solar Eclipse (This section repeats part of the same-titled section in the April 30 VedicLeaks as a timely reminder.)
One really bizarre harm is also occurring -- poisoning.
A Solar Eclipse Chart And A Graph
Here's a graph showing these dispositions. The planets are graphed for the month of May in their passages through the signs. Again, the eclipse action is in Aries, and the Saturn/Rahu combination is in Libra. This added visual gives you more information about how intense this all this. (The gray slanted line is the Moon.)
But, these images also reveal two very interesting qualities of the planetary dispositions.
First, the the two mental planets, Moon and Mercury -- the perceptional mind and the calculating mind -- are smack dab in the middle of the eclipse energy. At a solar eclipse, the Moon must be in the eclipse zone, for he causes the eclipse of the Sun. Then, the Moon is new (has no light), making him feel empty and vulnerable. That's a big reason eclipses are destabilizing. However, with Mercury also right in the middle oft the eclipse rumble, this second mental planet is also disturbed. Mercury, which is very sensitive, feels gobbled up by the eclipse, under attack by Mars and spaced out by Ketu.
This dual attack on the mind aggravates external harms. More importantly for you personally, it disturbs the mind. Recall that Mercury is also the nervous system, making you jittery and rattled now. So, keep calm, don't overreact and use spiritual practices to calm and ground your mind.
Second, Venus has been in Aries and is now in Taurus. Venus rules Taurus, making her happy and functioning well there. And, she joins Jupiter in Taurus. Finally, although Venus and Jupiter do not aspect the malefics in Aries and Libra, in turn, those malefics don't aspect Venus/Jupiter in Taurus either. That is, Venus/Jupiter are clean -- not afflicted in any way.
What does this mean? Well, Jupiter is the great benefic, the best of all planets, symbolizing optimism, solutions to problems, luck and wisdom. Venus follows as the second best benefic. Among other things, Venus is joy,beauty wealth, enjoyments, the grace of God, beauty, compassion and the arts. Together, they form the most divine combination -- Ease, comfort, happiness, optimism, humanitarianism... The only drawback is this combination is so expansive, over-indulgences and extravagances can result. It's a good week to put your credit cards away!
This Venus/Jupiter combination, in being so positive, must also bring good things. This is not a counter-balance on the negatives from the malefics during this eclipse interval. Venus/Jupiter is actually an influence separate and removed from the eclipse stresses. Therefore, we can expect that whatever harms come from the eclipse and the malefics, Venus/Jupiter will bring something really excellent!
As the week unfolds, look then to making lemonade out of lemons -- in the world and in your personal experiences as well. I make just one caveat -- the expected harm is quite severe. Therefore, even as Venus/Jupiter bring great gain, there will also be great loss. Since Saturn, the great malefic, is involved in the eclipse grouping, his symbolism is appropriate. Saturn is the destroyer and the creator. He destroys that which is no longer needed to make room for the new.
Knowing just this information more than pays for your Celestial Wheel Participation.
In closing, here's a beautiful custom-painted Celestial Wheel by Debbie Edwards, International Medium, Author and Artist. Debbie most graciously granted permission for its use. Notice that beyond the inspiring art, Debbie has captured both the light and dark, which contrasting energies are our karmas. This certainly is a Venus/Jupiter benefit.
Solar Eclipse Wrap-up
Although eclipse effect precede the astronomical event by a week or so, building to a peak at the eclipse date, the influence falls off more quickly. Already, the churning is calming -- somewhat -- or as I told Patricia Flores, my charming but very Mexican Mayan Healer friend, a leetle. And beyond the eclipse energy decreasing, the perceptional Moon is now out of the eclipse location in Aries, as is Mercury, the intellect. Thereby, the two mental planets have move away from a calming maelstrom. And, in just one day, the hot Sun will leave Aries for Taurus. Finally, warrior Mars, whose has been instigating most of the discords and physical harms, will also shift into Taurus, May 22. So, the planetary energies will continue to calm. But, even these succeeding downshifts don't end the turmoil. Truly, it won't be until after the May 25 penumbral lunar eclipse that the planetary energies return to their normal levels -- the the earth will end it's long springtime trembling.
It is also important to understand that while eclipses do as the word means -- block -- when the Sun is eclipsed, the sky darkens, allowing the starts to be seen. Thus eclipses also reveal and are thus bring revelations.
Major storms April weather was terrible, as described in the April 30 VedicLeaks
Oil prices rising Gas Buddy
Poisonings France reports first case of new SARS-like virus Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus Ariz. climber found dead, covered with bee stings (Note: the May 2 Predictions Check listed a dozen.) EAST ABOUT TO BE OVERRUN BY BILLIONS OF CICADAS (Let's see what trouble this causes.)
Government officials IRS kept shifting targets in tax-exempt groups scrutiny: report IRS APOLOGIZES FOR TARGETING TEA PARTY GROUPS Pentagon grapples with sex crimes by military recruiters Benghazi attack: State Department pushed for changes in the administration’s talking points (Hilary Clinton's Vedic chart shows vulnerability now.) GOV'T OBTAINS WIDE AP PHONE RECORDS IN PROBE
Truly severe storms Again, April weather was terrible, as described in the April 30 VedicLeaks Here is May severe storms, Historic Snowstorm Hits Plains to Upper Midwest Arkansas locations experience record snowfall, low temperatures for May.
Perhaps even popular revolts in impoverished urban areas Police vow to solve shooting that wounded 19 people during Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans Some Gun Owners Aren’t Happy About the Open Carry March on Washington (These are precursor to this prediction.)
Solar eclipse revelations Amanda Berry: Three captive women chained up in grim dungeon for a decade gave birth to five babies Doctor ordered detained on child porn charges One hospital charges $8,000 — another, $38,000 Greenhouse Gases Hit Threshold Unseen in 3 Million Years China may not overtake America this century after all (This is important. The Celestial Wheel has long held China and India will not rise to rule the economic world due to their rigid indigenous cultures.)