TRI-ECLIPSE PORTAL OPENS: April 25 - May 25, 2013
~ Carol Ann Ciocco, Astrologer
14 April 2013
Hi everyone, things are in swing! At the Spring Equinox on March 21st, we experienced an influx of powerful and fiery Aries energy. As Aries rushed in, the zodiacal power balance shifted from the foggy, mystical, escapist and sublime Piscean energies we were swimming in during February and most of March. This incoming energy was an sounding note for a potent eclipse portal, which will occur from April 25 - May 25, 2013
This eclipse portal has 3 eclipses. Eclipses usually come in pairs, but sometimes they do occur in 3's. The portal opens gently, subtly with a faint Partial Lunar Eclipse on April 25; and it closes quietly as well, with another faint eclipse - a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - on May 25.
The Annular Solar Eclipse in the middle of this portal (on May 9) is the power pivot. An Annular Solar Eclipse is often called a 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse - a blazing diamond ring of solar fire appears around the sun. It is a significant event both astrologically and astronomically. You may recall the Pleiadean Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012 - many of us are still talking about the consciousness expansion associated with that eclipse. (Click here for my newsletter on last year's 'Ring of Fire' Pleaidean eclipse: http://ow.ly/k3fPn )
The May 9 Annular Eclipse will bring similar shifts in consciousness, as well as ushering in the continuing transformation in the post-2012 era and the re-writing of history. We are now at the opening gate for the hybrid year 2013. Scroll down for more info on this portal.
Blessings to all!
PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
The opening eclipse of the tri-eclipse portal occurs on April 25, 2013 at 3:57pm EDT with a Full Moon at 6 degrees Taurus/Scorpio. It is a Partial Lunar Eclipse visible primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere. Only a tiny sliver of the Moon will be covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse, but the entire northern half of the moon will be darkened from being inside the penumbral shadow.
April 25, 2013 eclipse as seen from the moon / artist rendition by Kurdstan Planetarium
This is the second shortest partial eclipse of the moon for the 21st century. The partial phase lasts less than 27 minutes. Here is an animation of the eclipse by Kurdstan Planetarium: http://ow.ly/k3j7f
To catch the entire event, one must be located in eastern Europe or Africa, central Asia or western Australia. At the instant of greatest eclipse the Moon will be at the zenith for an observer just east of Madagascar. Eastern parts of South America will experience moonrise with the eclipse already in progress, but none of the eclipse is visible from North America.
The April 25 eclipse belongs to Saros 112, a series of 72 eclipses which began on May 20 in the year 859AD. (http://ow.ly/k3jrs) This is an 'old' Saros cycle, and the April 25, 2013 eclipse is the last partial eclipse of this series.
Interestingly, the May 25 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse which closes the tri-eclipse portal is the very first of a brand new series, Saros 150. This fresh new eclipse will be virtually imperceptible, but it points the way to the future and new possibilities. The 2013 tri-eclipse portal moves us from the past into the future. The Post-2012 era, and the re-writing of history, commence apace.
WESAK FULL MOON
The April 25th eclipse described above is also the Full Moon known as Wesak. Wesak (pronounced Wee-sock) is the annual celebration of Buddha's birth and enlightenment - and in some traditions, also the time when he left Earthly incarnation. Wesak is celebrated at the Full Moon of Taurus in May (i.e. when the Sun is in the sign of Taurus, and the Moon is Full in the sign of Scorpio). The full Wesak legend can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/c56had
Buddha's enlightenment is of great significance to human destiny. His spiritual attainment has greatly illumined the way by which mankind can transcend duality and shift from a world of illusion into a new paradigm of Oneness consciousness.
This cosmic alignment of Wesak occurs during the eight minutes around the moment of the Wesak Full Moon (This year the exact moment of the Wesak Moon occurs on April 25, 2013 at 3:57pm EDT) If you can, stop what you are doing and take some deep breaths or meditate during this time. In addition, during the twelve hours surrounding the moment of the Full Moon, your thoughts and prayers will have particular potency - this year doubly so because the Wesak Moon is an eclipse. Take some time to offer up prayers, sing, dance, chant, meditate and/or set intentions for the Oneness Awakening of humanity.
As you contemplate our Oneness at the height of Wesak, keep in mind the full tri-eclipse portal which spans April 25 - May 25, and fix your gaze on the May 9th Ring of Fire Annular Eclipse. Like the epochal Total Solar Eclipse of November 13/14, 2012, the May 9th eclipse is visible over Australia. (It will also be seen from New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tabuaeran).
Australia is an ancient land which holds the secrets of the primal origins of life on this planet - the life that has evolved for the past 4 million years to our present day. The secrets of this tri-eclipse portal are tied up with the mysterious hidden revelations in the earth of Australia. You can review the Australian energies of the November 13/14, 2012 eclipse in my previous newsletters at these links: http://ow.ly/k3jY1 and http://ow.ly/k3jZ5 This information will help pave the way toward the next octave on May 9th.
The following chant will also help to open this eclipse portal with an illumined intent. Stay tuned for further thoughts on the May 9th Ring of Fire eclipse in a forthcoming newsletter.
Who sings to us in silence,
Who teaches us through each other,
Guide my steps with strength and wisdom.
May I see the lessons as I walk,
Honor the purpose of all things.
Help me touch with respect,
Always speak from behind my eyes.
Let me observe, not judge.
May I cause no harm, and leave
Music and beauty after my visit.
When I return to Forever,
May the circle be closed and
The spiral be broader.
-Aboriginal ritual chant