“There is a transcendental dimension beyond language… It’s just hard as hell to talk about!”

Terence McKenna


…weary from the journey, the illuminated traveler steps off the glass boat and enters an invisible landscape.  A peculiar toad slowly hops behind.  In the sky the Moon begins to Eclipse the Sun.  Strange days surround him. And all he can feel is an exalted curiosity of the days ahead.  He moves forward never looking back, eyes glowing with a visionary blaze: He wonders about the Nature of Language….







Annular Solar Eclipse

Eclipse Time:

May 20, 2012

4:47 PM Pacific

7:47 PM Eastern




The Annular Eclipse of the Sun is upon us. An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the outline of the Moon. This is the first Annular Eclipse to be seen in the US since May 1994.  Here is a link to the breakdown and where it will be seen world wide (http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2012.html).


When it begins?

QINGDAO, CHINA - JANUARY 15: The Annular Sol...
QINGDAO, CHINA – JANUARY 15: The Annular Solar Eclipse occurs on January 15, 2010 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. The eclipse, which first became visible in Tamil Nadu city of Kanyakumari, is predicted to be the longest of its kind for the next 1000 years. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)


May 20, 2012


Eclipse begins–20:56.1 GMT

Southern limit of penumbra begins—21:42.4 GMT

Southern limit of umbra begins–22:07.4 GMT

Central Eclipse begins—22:09.0 GMT

Northern limit of umbra begins—22:10.6 GMT

Central Eclipse at local apparent noon—23:59.1


May 21, 2012


Northern limit of umbra ends—1:34.8 GMT

Central Eclipse ends—1:36.4 GMT

Southern limit of umbra ends—1:38.0 GMT

Southern limit of penumbra ends—2:03.1 GMT

End of Eclipse—2:49.3 GMT


Eclipses happen during New (Solar Eclipse) and Full (Lunar Eclipse) Moons.  They occur because of the lunation’s proximity to the Nodes of the Moon. The hungry Dragon’s Rahu and Ketu.  This Eclipse happens within 5 degrees of to South node in Gemini.  South Node Eclipse’s are different than North Node Eclipses in that they relate to “release” and “completion” in contrast too the “obtaining” and “worldly manifestations” of a North Node Eclipse. I like to relate to Eclipses as “Dragon Holes” where energy converges in a profound way–perhaps multidimensionally–to assist in the speeding up of our evolution on planet Earth. Aside from the psychological implications of what this means for human beings, Eclipses–esp Solar Eclipses–tend to have a profound impact on the Earth and her creatures too, creating strange weather–even Earthquakes! Think about it like this: Sun is light and life; Moon is dark and night.  In the middle of the day, the Moon Eclipses the Sun, creating darkness on the planet.  It interferes with the flow of life.  Birds go to bed.  Creatures become confused.  Human’s stare into it and go blind.  Its magical.  Its mysterious. It’s dark.  And this particular one has my Gemini mind in an explosive storm of inspiration.








The Sabian Symbol for this Eclipse:


“A glass bottomed boat in still water”


…our traveler has a memory of the visions he was gifted.  His eyes glow brighter.  ….that boat the thinks….







The eclipse falls at 00 degrees of Gemini.  This is important to note for 2 main reasons:

1. 00 degree Gemini: The 0 and 29 degrees are more crisis-oriented points, especially in predictive work.
2. Alcyone:

Called “The Central One”, Alcyone is the central or main star and also the largest star of the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, the seven stars that are situated on the shoulder blade of the Bull. Alcyone is often seen as representing the whole group that are all situated within one degree. (http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Alcyone.html)


Q: What could the crisis be?

A: One in Consciousness


Its like:
A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. “It’s overfull! No more will go in!” the professor blurted. “You are like this cup,” the master replied, “How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.”


I feel this Eclipse is similar to this infamous Zen story.  Our ideas about what reality are about  to be blasted wide open. It may be subtle, but it will no doubt be profound and in perfect timing for the wild Summer ahead. We live in a world texting while driving, watching the tv not thinking, and drugged while sleeping.  Are we really prepared for the “Ascension.”  Are we really ready for “the World to End?” For science to save us and heal the Earth.  I’m not going to pretend to know, but I will just playfully say: Hell NO! Lol…..All three of these memes (ascension, Armageddon, and scientific saviors) may come close, but my intuition tells me none are true.  I think its stranger than we can suppose.  This is what this Gemini Eclipse is all about: Mind blowing realizations.  Perceptual downloads of another kind.  Divine moments of Truth through a breath.  The awakening of Gnosis through Symbiosis!










I have been calling 2o12 the “Year of the Gemini” for a few reasons.  This Eclipse is one of them.  The Lunar Eclipse in Sag/Gemini on the 4th of June is another.  Venus transiting the Sun is yet another.  And lastly, Jupiter’s ingress into Gemini is going to be the laced cherry on the celestial cake.  If you are a Gemini or have any planet in Gemini, pay heed, this is important.  Its also quite active for anyone with Mutable signs (Sag, Virgo, Pisces). For the rest of you, well….I’m sorry, you are left out……  I kid…..where it is happening in your chart is important too! Is the Gemini party happening in your 2nd house? If so, your ideas around money are going to be reprogrammed.  In the 7th? Your relationship model shall transform through the Universe activating your curiosity about that magical person you met via synchronicity just other day, perhaps testing your current relationship.  We live in mercurial times.  Changing fast and constantly. Embrace it.  You can’t control it.  Grows wings like Alcyone and catch the updrafts!


Neptune’s T


There is an Aspect happening to this Eclipse that brings us deeper into this idea of mind expanding glee. It is mystical Neptune squaring the Eclipse, creating a T-square aspect. A T-square is a relationship between 3 or more planets.  2 opposing each other (in this case the Nodes of the Moon (Gemini to Sag; Facts vs. Experience) and then 1 planet squaring the opposition.  The planet that squares the opposition (Neptune) creates both a conflict and hopefully a resolution to the polarity.  In sense, it brings us into a non-dual state.  Weightless.  Without fight.  What is Neptune in Pisces asking us to do to solve this existential crisis? It’s simple: Dream a dream that fills you to the brim with ecstasy.  Without a dream, without a myth to live by, we become rudderless.  When we are rudderless without hope or vision, we turn to the bottle.  Escapism is the key word here with Neptune.  What do you do to escape the Truth? Where do you go when you wanna find the Truth? Ask yourselves these questions from now until the Eclipse and do what you are afraid of.  You will be rewarded. You cannot escape these Dragon’s!!! Rahu and Ketu are watching you.  Align with the Neptune’s lesson and you align with God, riding the severed Dragon into the night.


….our traveler passes the liquor store and feels the pull.  A pull greater than any woman.  He continues walking, remembering his vision.  He has seen his Truth!!! Why ruin it!? He hears music in the distance, turns, and walks towards it…..







I find it intriguing that Jupiter and Mercury will also be widely conjunct this Eclipse.  Jupiter and Mercury relate to “vision, thoughts, ideas, beliefs, gods, religions, philosophies, trips, and travels” and they also rule the Nodes of the Moon currently (Gemini and Sagittarius).  This means they are facilitating the entire process. Mercury the main maestro, being he rules Gemini.  Their positioned in the sign of Taurus, less than 10 degrees away from the Eclipse. They are watching close.  It’s as if they are on a chariot riding behind the MoOn, making sure everything works out perfectly, sprinkling ambrosia and amrita on the world below. sOMa.  We are in a dream within a dream within a dream.  How do we wake up? Pick up up their gifts, falling from the sky of mind.


Before I burn out your synapses, I will force myself to a teasing halt.  I’m excited.  There is much more to talk about.  For instance: What is the Myth of Alcyone all about? How does it relate? There is a powerful Mutual reception in this Eclipse chart.  What is it? What does it mean? And much more….But I will save it for the future.  And what exactly is that? I have yet to find the words to explain it.


….an Ocean perhaps….oOo


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