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Ramblings, Reflections, and Ruminations from Daniel Giamario – June 2021

A Very “Mercurial” Annular Solar Eclipse by Daniel Giamario

As we approach the end of the first eclipse season of the year with the Annular (Ring) Eclipse on Thursday, let’s check in on a few of its most interesting features.

The Eclipse occurs at 6:53AM EDT…included is the chart for Philadelphia, Pa, the site of the Declaration of Independence.  Also on Thursday is the exact Sun conjunct Mercury (6:13PM EDT) and the Moon conjunct Mercury at 8:37AM EDT.  A reminder that the US Mars is 21Gemini22 and the DSC is 13Gemini10.  And a reminder that this is a North Node eclipse, making it future oriented.  So why a “Mercurial” eclipse?  And of further interest, the US Mercury is actually retrograde at 24Cancer11, with a Pisces synodic overtone, with the hermetic evening star phase, and just beginning the alchemical metamorphosis from the Pisces to Cancer.

The Sun/Mercury conjunction is a super important point in the alchemical metamorphosis of the Aquarian synodic overtone of Mercury into Gemini, fully developed at the Stationary direct point on June 22nd at 18Gemini08.

The word “mercurial” certainly is a wonderful word that captures most all of the essence of Mercury/Hermes, and particularly the Gemini synodic overtone.  An on-line dictionary begins with the words: eloquence, ingenuity, and thievishness; followed by unpredictable changeableness.  Other synonyms follow including: capricious, fickle, fluid, inconsistent, mutable, skittish, temperamental, unstable, unsteady, volatile, and variable.  Sound like Mercury in Gemini retrograde???  Just wait for the full synodic cycle after June 22nd!  It also reminds me a lot of one of the three main shadows of the United States (as I have written and spoke about a lot recently).

The annular eclipse offers many ceremonial opportunities, whether you can see it or not.  Those of you in Eastern and Central Canada have quite a good view, and the Northeast US gets a great partial eclipse, where the Sun at sunrise is already partially eclipted.  Philadelphia gets a 71% partial eclipse, for example.  See the chart of the path included.  A solar eclipse is a super new moon, and can be worked with as a tremendous seed planting time for at least six months, and maybe as long as 3-4 years.  This is a presaging of the quadruple cross of 4 eclipses over the US from 2023-2024, involving the solar eclipses of 2012, 2017, 2023, and 2024.    See my current vlogcast for more information.

Being a North Node eclipse, there is a great potential for envisioning a better future.  But, in the partial phase, prior to totality, place the greatest emphasis on the past shadow of Gemini, personal and collectively, with a strong emphasis on the actual historic behavior of the US, honestly and objectively, without any propaganda.  And then, at the nearly 4 minutes of annularity, imagine a portal appearing, through which new bursts of creativity, vision and imagination stream through, from outside the galaxy, by way of the galactic edge, where souls pass by the gates of duality and polarity.  Should you witness this, the flames and radiance of the Sun’s corona, clearly seen around the Moon, can represent the brilliance of celestial creativity.  Following the time of totality, then its seed planting time, at least for the next 6 months; but considering what is coming, I suggest envisioning through 2025, as this eclipse season presages the upcoming quadruple-cross of 2023 and 2024.  This is the most “active magic” portion of a super new moon total eclipse, where we can co-create with “Great Mystery”.

A Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius by Levi Banner

Where I am in Bali it will happen juuuust after sunset (moonrise) on May 25. All the way to the United States where it will happen just before sunrise (moonset) on May 26.

Wherever you are, if it’s visible or not, you will feel it.

It’s also an important time for ceremony. So if you can see it, I highly suggest to view it and honor it in your own special way.

A lunar Eclipse is when the earth is exactly between the Sun and the Moon, quite literally blocking the Sun’s light from reflecting off of the Full Moon. Instead of the brightness of the Moon’s light at night, we see the earth’s shadow projected instead.

It appears as if you can see the entire month’s lunar cycle in a couple of hours. Where as the actual totality of this eclipse lasts only 14 minutes.

Indeed a potent time for ceremony. A meditation for example during that 14 minutes would be extra powerful.

One eclipse is always followed by a second. So in two weeks there will be an Annular Solar Eclipse in the opposite sign of Gemini. This is when the moon will cross directly in front of the Sun and block out the light of day.

Between these two weeks is like a window of time where you feel the effects of the eclipse energy in your daily life.

This Full Moon we will enter into a two week eclipse portal where the shadows can come out and deep healing can take place.

Eclipses always bring up the shadows. That’s literally what they are in the sky. A block in the light and shadows cast. You can more easily see what’s beneath the surface during these times.

This two week portal is where our deepest fears, blocks and hesitations can be looked at and let go of.

Eclipses are always close to the Lunar Nodes. This lunar eclipse is near the South Node and gives us a tremendous clue on what the nature of this alignment is.

The South Node is more oriented towards our past and therefore letting go of what no longer serves us and collecting what is useful that we’ve learned to move on with.

The sign that the eclipse is in also has a major influence on the energy. The sign of Sagittarius is what is being accented.

Sagittarius is the sign of exploration, expansion, adventure, philosophy and seeking higher truth and knowledge.

The shadows of Sagittarius are generally fundamentalism or restlessness.

Like when someone obtains a truth and attaches to it. Without a desire to evolve or produce new forms of truth, the truth then expires. Some forms of truth are always changing.

Another shadow is the restlessness of the sag archetype. Sag is the only one that when a group gets to the top of the mountain, they are still looking for another mountain top. Sometimes it’s a good time to enjoy the view that only comes from an epic journey up that mountain.

It’s time to let go of these versions of Sagittarius that are no longer useful.

What is your truth? What is no longer true for you?

What is uncharted territory for you? What is stuck?

It’s time to release what no longer serves you and enter this space of finding deeper meaning and higher truths.

This is indeed a potent portal we are all entering.

If you have any inner planets or personal angles in your natal birth chart at 0-15 degrees Sagittarius or Gemini, then you are very personally being activated by this current eclipse.

On a bigger picture this eclipse is part of a much larger cycle called a “Saros”. I’ve learned from my teachers at the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School, Daniel Giamario and Erik Roth, that this is actually the very last total eclipse in a Saros that started in 1029 and ends in 2526. And that these cycles are linked through 18 years. Three of them reach 54 years which has a deeper relationship.

All this eclipse patterning is intimately linked with the Lunar Nodes. 18 years ago in May 2003 there was an eclipse in this same overall Saros, and 18 years before that as well. Though the third is more important. Every 54 years the eclipse cycle returns to a very similar place in how it faces the earth. So this current eclipse is similar to the one on April 24, 1967 as it’s in this same triad of 18 years and in the same family of eclipses called Saros 121.

You can read the rest of Levi’s article here.

A Silver Gateway on a High Hand

by Mary Kern, President of SAMS

The June Solstice, the longest day of light in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of light in the Southern Hemisphere is a portal beyond normal time.

The term “Solstice” literally means “Sun Stands Still” which it what it does for 3 consecutive days, creating a “still point”— a portal for information and new creation coming in from our life-giving Sun.

In ancient times this was a sacred time for ceremony to honor this Solar gateway, the arrival of new archetypal energy, set new intensions, gain new awareness and release what is no longer useful to be composted.
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Total Solar Eclipse – Opportunity to Activate a New Timeline

by Cayelin K Castell

NOTE new insights a few paragraphs down.

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 is the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly 100 years the last one was in 1918 and also passed over the Bahamas. (Here is the 2017 Eclipse Map)

This is also the first time a Total Solar Eclipse is passing exclusively over the USA since 1257, a good 760 years ago and 519 years before the United States became a country. NASA eclipse Map of 1257.

There is a total Solar Eclipse April 08, 2024 crossing Mexico, Canada, and Central America – as well as the USA but not from Coast to Coast. Map of 2024 Eclipse HERE

This Video by Dale O’Brien covers eclipses past, present and future over the United States. So worth watching – as this talks about an earthquake 3 months after the 1811 Eclipse that went across parts of the USA and many other US eclipse related events that followed along with other eclipses across the United States and historic events connected to that.

January 25, 2316 is the next time a Total Solar Eclipse exclusively passes over the the USA. 299 years from now.

This August 21 Total Solar Eclipse is part of a Saros series that features 77 eclipses and this is number 22.
This Saro series started with partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, with the first total Solar Eclipses in June 29, 1927 lasting until September 9, 2648. The series ends with a partial eclipse April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds.
Some of the eclipses in this series have occurred in 1909, 1927, 1945, 1963, 1981 and 1999. In 1999 President Bill Clinton was impeached by congress but not the senate, in 1981 we had the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. In 1963 we had the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 1945 we had the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as the death of the sitting president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and in 1909 an assassination attempt of President William Taft. In 1927 the Deadliest School Shooting in the United States Killed 38 Children and 4 Adults.

Totality falls along a specific line and you must be somewhere inside that line of totality to have the total Solar Eclipse experience. Otherwise, for those in the United States watching the eclipse it is only possible to see part of the Eclipse and how much you see depends on where you are.

Research shows that the Eclipse path often creates accelerated changes in the places the path of totality passes through. Regimes fall, governments go through major change, extreme weather patterns occur, sometimes earthquakes happen, and other major collective changes that are often unexpected take place. This is why it is powerful to connect and consciously align (as much as possible) with the intent of the eclipse energy, as that helps us to ride the wave of changes in the most beneficial way possible.

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The Great Transformative Total Solar Eclipse of March 2016

March 8/9, 2016
by Daniel Giamario

The Sundaland Eclipse

There will be a rather remarkable Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun coming up this March 8/9, 2016.  As I am currently living in South Asia, and it’s happening in Indonesia, Lynne and I are planning to experience it in Sulawesi. Here I am sharing important  information and speculations connected to this eclipse.
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