- Introduction, Eclipse Window, and Lunar Eclipse of May 26, 2002
- Solar Eclipse Jun 10, 2002
- Lunar Eclipse June 24, 2002
- For More Information
INTRODUCTION - "Eclipse Window"
Remember that what I call the astrological "eclipse
window" begins about a week before an eclipse.
As I write this, the Lunar Eclipse of May 26 has just passed; I call the lunar eclipses the "dreaming eclipses" as
we are more in shamanic "dreamtime" then, being easily lost in altered states of consciousness, and watching as one
state or "dream" merges seamlessly into another. The lunar
eclipses are excellent times for religious/spiritual
The Solar Eclipse of June 10, 2002 is very strong and right around the corner. If you want an eclipse/update
consultation, email for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE OF JUNE 10, 2002
The solar eclipse is Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:46
pm PDT, 7:46 pm EDT, 12:46 am GMD June 11, and 1:46 am CED June 11. The degree is 19 Gemini 54.
In a solar eclipse, the Sun is eclipsed or
obscured briefly by the Moon, symbolizing a moment in time where the normal rationality and order in our world is superseded by
the non-rational, emotional, psychic, imaginative, or even something a bit wild and chaotic. Solar eclipses have been
considered "fateful," definitely NOT business as usual. In a way, eclipses are like Mardi Gras -- anything goes, and
The effects of a solar eclipse are strongest the
entire week before, the day of the eclipse itself, and a week following, tapering off sharply over the next 6 months.
Some astrologers say the effects of an eclipse can last up to a year. The house into which a solar eclipse falls in
your astrological chart can be impacted for many months. Certainly there are echoes and reminders of life-changing
events and shifts that happened during an eclipse, impact of which continues to reverberate in time and life over the
long term. We can think of the entirety of June 2002 as "solar eclipse month" this year.
That said, this is not your "garden-variety"
solar eclipse, as strong as eclipses usually are. This one stands out with Saturn, Hades, and NNode conjunct it, with Pluto
and SNode opposing. That's really heavy-duty -- something like 10+ times bigger than your "average" solar eclipse.
I have debated off and on for weeks whether to
write this article or not, it seemed just too inflammatory and sensational, not
constructive. Do I have to publish this thing, I kept asking myself. You may be surprised to hear
me say that. I don't think this sort of information helps people "prepare" that much, despite curiosity and
rationalizations to the contrary. Really, I don't. I realize this sort of information may cause anyone who is
already inclined to worry, to worry more. Perhaps the best that comes out of it is if people avoid imprudent and risky
actions, the sort of thing that could have adverse consequences at any time.
After much urging, I am writing and posting, with
the following general advice. The best way to get through these times -- and any times -- is with prudence, order, peace,
and your spiritual practice. If you're in a heavenly and peaceful state of consciousness that's gently nested like a
golden basket into your ordinary life, then you're being caught up in Spirit and protected. You're caught up in the
"dimension" of Spirit, living in the "space" of Spirit,
grounded in Spirit.
Spirit is normally its own protection.
There are 2 exceptions to this: 1) a person's "number" is really up and
it's their time to go, or they really needed a major experience that was stressful and had the potential to
catalyze unexpected growth, and/or 2) one is in association with abusive persons or oppressors (in which case one can
unconsciously go into agreement with their open or tacit ill will toward you, which in turn violates your normal modus
operandi of creation, violates your "reality", and can put you into chaos.)
Reside in Spirit and you probably won't notice
much is happening, it aside from the energies rising the week before the eclipse. The rising energy of the week before the
eclipse is perhaps the most dicey time, as it's a time when people can be overexcited, "high," or "out of body" --
and thus vulnerable to imprudent actions with their natural consequences.
Most people make it through times of astrological
challenge unscathed, and that includes solar eclipses. They do it with prudence, order, peacefulness, and Spirit. When
something untoward happens, we can nearly always see classical astrological factors that correlate to that, but
the converse is not true - stressful aspects do not necessarily translate to adverse circumstances in life. In
fact, I'd go so far as to say they rarely do, and then it's a matter of degree as well as mitigating or balancing
factors in life as to how it all turns out. One of my frequent refrains is, "astrology is not causative, only
correlative." Spirit is senior and primary, what is worldly is secondary. It's useful to keep this perspective in view
when considering the subject of solar eclipses.
19 degrees Gemini has a Capricorn *dwad*
underneath it, making this an austere and grim solar eclipse, with themes of politics, government, nationalism, big business,
conservative ideas, economic and possibly stock market downturn, unemployment crises, environmental issues,
allergies, inhibition of the vital force vs. expression, emotional restraint and emotional depression. "Things are
tough all over" might best describe the public mood of this eclipse. I'm reminded of former President John F.
Kennedy's expression, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It's hard to be tough and disciplined
(Capricorn) and to get going in the right direction when one is feeling nervous and unsettled (Gemini) or depressed
(Saturn), yet that is exactly the order of the day. So do what you can. Look for the "openings" to do *what* you can
*when* you can.
As in last summer, we have a MULTIPLE OPPOSITION
in Gemini-Sagittarius occuring at the same time as this solar eclipse. The effects of the multiple opposition (diagrammed
below) are mostly likely to work out in difficult interpersonal exchanges, relationships, ally and enemy
relations between nations, and health issues (especially as related to interpersonal relations). Failure to be
compassionate, failure to nurture and care for others, and/or failures to communicate, failure to be merciful and
forgiving will all have larger repercussions now. It's important to be able to stop nurturing old grudges and
imagined slights, decide to "get past" that stuff, come to present time, and simply "move on" to the next constructive
and nurturing actions. It's imperative to put the past behind us and stop squirrel-caging it to death mentally,
stop torturing ourselves and others about what didn't work in the past. Have no regrets about others or ourselves not
being perfect. Sorry, it ain't gonna happen. Begin every moment newly, every moment a blank canvas. Transform
AS YOU GO.
We can diagram the June 10, 2002 solar eclipse and multiple oppositions, including the "Uranian planet" Hades, plus a few
midpoints as follows:
NNode 17 Gemini <-------- opp. ----------> PLUTO 16 Sag
SATURN 18 Gemini
SNode 17 Sag
NNode/Hades 19 Gemini
MOON 19 Gemini 54
SUN 19 Gemini 54
Merc/Mars 20 Gemini
Sun/Hades 20 Gemini
Moon/Hades 20 Gemini
HADES 21 Gemini
Saturn conjunct the NNode says the challenge will be to simplify and pare down to essentials, and to keep things in
order. Affirm that "every aspect of my life comes into Divine Order." Pluto conjunct the SNode says massive
releasing on all levels, all toward greater freedom and a renewal of life. Combine these two in an opposition and the
challenge becomes to agree on what to release and what to keep, and how to get and keep it all in order, especially
when you're working with others. And if appropriate releasing and ordering are not done, then others or "life"
may force that releasing on you. Esoteric hint: don't get to 100% perfect order and simplicity however, as this tends
to create too much of a vaccuum and one could pull in undesirable situations. A little bit of clutter and slight
"lived in look" act as a barrier without being overwhelming.
Eclipses tend toward meltdown, and with so many players in Gemini, we can expect to see: 1) educational processes and
learning curves re-examined; 2) educational materials and libraries reorganized; 3) brain states and neurotransmitters
studied, along with nutritional precursors; 4) aging gracefully, mental clarity, mood, and quality of life to be
correlated with health of the nervous system, adrenals, neurotransmitters, and other hormones; 5) the hazards and
side effects of psychiatric medicines; 6) airborne/inhaled/ environmental allergies studied; 7) auto, air, and other
vehicle and road safety; 8) literacy and foreign language problems in the workplace and political process; 9) the
safety of journalists in foreign countries re-examined; 10) greater awareness of the destructiveness of extremist
mindsets and unthinking prejudices, the spiraling popularity of vengeful attitudes, and widespread logical fallacies and
We also have a Saturn-Pluto opposition separating by 2 degrees, the 2 degree seprartion being a key time for
transit manifestation, from my observation. The previous Saturn-Pluto separating opposition was around the time of
911, in the first half of last September. This opposition cycles back for another round, again separating by 2
degrees, around the June 10, 2002 solar eclipse, in the first half of June. The international situation will become
much more intense, with strong possibility of increased terrorism and war actions again. The Saturn-Pluto
opposition has been considered to be a war aspect. Long distance travel and airport security will be a renewed and
continuing focus. Earlier this week it was announced that the main focus of the FBI will now be handling terrorism rather
than [other] crime.
President Bush has Uranus and NNode at 19 Gemini in his 11th house of friends, associates, groups, and goals for the
future. Uranus rules his 7th house of partnerships. His two main partners in life are his wife Laura and
Vice-President Dick Cheney. Several others close around him could qualify as both partners and friends. The eclipse on
Bush's Uranus and NNode are likely to surprise and challenge him greatly with regard to a key associate, his working
team, and his plans for the future. Expect some shuffling around to occur. In an instant, everything could be
changed, and nothing be the same again. At the same time, the Bush team could be getting a practical crash course in
deep enlightenment, as well as having some very brilliant accomplishments at home and abroad. As things unfold, we
may see some of "all of the above."
The Gemini-Sagittarius opposition of the solar eclipse falls on Cheney's Mars in Sagittarius in the 4th house.
There could be a health crisis or an attack on Cheney at this time that could be life threatening. In Cheney's solar return
for 2002, which is already in effect, Mars in Aries is exactly on the MC, highlighting leadership, war, weapons,
conflict, and attack themes, also the head and blood. Highest security is needed around Cheney.
REMEMBER: Practice eclipse vision safety and DO NOT look directly at a solar eclipse! There is also a symbolic
reason not to look at a solar eclipse - we don't want to get too much attention stuck in an area where normal light,
rationality and order are not as available. Rather, we want to maintain our inner focus on the light of God/Spirit.
THE LUNAR ECLIPSE OF JUNE 24, 2002
The upcoming lunar eclipse of June 24, 2002 is at 3 degrees 11 minutes Cancer/Capricorn, at 2:42 pm
PDT, 5:42 pm EDT, 10:42 pm GMD, and 11:42 pm CED.
Around the time of a lunar eclipse, consciousness
tends to be more dreamy, like being in Aboriginal "dreamtime" -- a
bit spacy, open to impressions, creative. Watch the images and dreams that surface from your heart, as these are your
heart and soul's desires for the times to come. Purify your heart, check motivations and keep them pure, root out weeds
from your inner and actual garden, put simple inspirational influences around you to keep your attention simply focused
and high-minded. Lunar eclipses are a great time for spiritual practices and clearing up old traumas (as the
psyche is very loose and free now).
We can diagram the June 24 lunar eclipse as
SATURN 20 Gemini
HADES 21 Gemini
SUN 3 Cancer -------- MOON 3 Capricorn
CHIRON Rx 6 Capricorn
MARS 17 Cancer
VESTA 17 Cancer
VULCAN 21 Cancer
The Moon is in Capricorn for this lunar eclipse, bringing themes of security, organization, home, completion
of career or business projects that have been hanging, wrapping up business deals, balancing career/family, making
sure everyone in your circle is securely provided for.
We will likely see a show of patriotism not seen
in a long time on the 4th of July weekend with Mars, Vesta and Vulcan conjunct in the USA's own sun sign of Cancer. At the
same time, 911 casts a long shadow (Saturn conj. Hades, both opposition Pluto) and there looms the possibility of
further military action in the near future. Increased awareness of fire safety is needed during this holiday
weekend due to the Mars aspects above.
Recommended reading: ONCE UPON A TOWN: THE
MIRACLE OF THE NORTH PLATTE CANTEEN by Bob Greene, hitting the bookstores this week in hardback, with a paperback large
print version coming out in about a week, also in audiotape. Put this one in your pipe and smoke it.
It's the true story of a town in Nebraska that gave US soldiers in WWII 10
minutes of plentiful homecooked food and a warm personal welcome when they came through on the train that 80-year old
veterans remember today, men who cried when they told Greene the story.
As Bob Greene said on CNN recently (I'm paraphrasing), North Platte was a wonderful part of history
that can send us a message today; further, what's wrong with the world could be changed if we had more of what North
Platte had going for it. Really gives you something to think about.
I'd dare you to keep a dry eye, but who would want to?
FOR MORE INFORMATION - Eclipse Readings
Who will feel these eclipses most? Persons
with planets or key astrological points around 19 degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius and 3 degrees of Cancer/Capricorn.
Everyone is likely to notice the houses -- what I
call "areas of human concern" -- that are "lit up" by the
eclipses in their own natal charts. There is often a meltdown or crisis to some degree in the house in which the
solar eclipse falls, with long-term ramifications.
For more information, have an eclipse reading!
Find out what the eclipses and multiple oppositions are lighting up in your chart!
It's also a good time to ask your questions about other issues or concerns going on in your
life, and have your chart generally updated with transits, progressions, and solar return.
Relocation readings are also available. Inquire: email@example.com.
See my article on "Dwads," which are underlying influences to the degrees of the signs.
Transformational Astrology Series
Carol Willis, MA
May 30, 2002
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