Really great article in elephant journal by Vedic Astrologer Sam Geppi on the profound alignments and Solstice Eclipse and it's relation to 2012 and the end of Mayan Calender. Sam has some great free videos as well. Find him on Facebook or his website samgeppi.com
Another eclipse...this time solar and a new moon. What an extraordinary time for rebirth! Let the past go...and embrace the Now in all it's glory!
To see just how special the orchestra in the skies is....insight from Sam:
Contrary to what you may or may not know, all of the 2012 hype is actually based on profound science. Essentially, a phenomena that only happens (approximately) every 25,600 years is happening right now in the sky—and has been happening for the last 20 or 30 years at least on December 21 each year, the day of the winter solstice.
The Winter solstice is an important day on Earth, because it is the day the Sun changes direction in the sky. The first day of winter is the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. But on that day, the Sun also changes direction in an instant. Instead of continuing to get lower in the sky (as it had been for the previous six months), it changes direction and starts moving North in the sky (to us in the northern hemisphere).
This has always been cause for celebration, because literally the darkest days are behind us at that time. The ancient Romans started formally celebrating this winter solstice day, and it eventually became what we now call “Christmas.”
Currently, and for that last 30 years at least, on the same day the Sun is changing direction in the sky, it also appears to pass through the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Our solar system sits out on the edge of a spiral arm in the Milky Way, and two times per year the Earth’s orbit around the sun creates these “Galactic alignments,” when the Earth is very near the plane of the Galaxy and the Sun appears to move through it.
This is nothing new. What is profound is that now, based on the precession of the equinoxes, the Sun appears to pass through the Galactic plane at nearly the exact moment it is also changing direction in the sky, as mentioned above. This only happens once every 25,600 years when we “cross over to the other side of the galaxy,” what will happen on the supposed date of December 21, 2012.
You may tell yourself, “well that’s fascinating, but so what?” All ancient and wise cultures, such as the Mayans and those who brought Yoga and holistic healing to the world, exalted the Galactic center and plane. The Indians call the galactic core the “Vishnu Nabi,” the navel of Lord Vishnu. There is a story that says Lord Brahma emerged from the navel of Lord Vishnu. Mesoamerican people (which include the Mayans) call this “Hunab ku,” declaring it as the nexus of our spiritual power. The entire Mayan creation story is based on the plane of the galaxy.
Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010—Once in a 25,600 Years Event.
There has been far too much importance placed on the date, December 21, 2012, to the detriment of what is really important—the enormous changes now happening in our world. The recent lunar eclipse on December 21, 2010 is by far more significant astronomically (and therefore astrologically) than anything that’s going to be happening on December 21, 2012—simply by virtue of there also being an eclipse at the same time as the Sun appearing to enter the galactic plane.
There was some press about the lunar eclipse being the first on the Solstice since 1638. That is true, but the 1638 eclipse did not happen within hours of the annual galactic alignment. In 1638 the alignment was still about 4 days away. There are three shifts that coincided within hours of each other on December 21, 2010.
* Eclipse (Sun, Moon and earth all lined up in the same plane in 3-D Space)
* Solstice (Sun changing direction in an instant from the previous 6 months)
* Galactic Plane (The Sun appearing to align with the center of our galaxy, which happens once every
25, 600 years)
That event was a confluence of precise moments that have never lined up before and will not again for another 25,600 years at least. This is a measurable, scientific fact.
What Does This Mean For You and I?
Has anyone noticed how the last 30 years or so have been off the scale with technological advances pushing the Earth to the brink—simultaneous to the explosion of new consciousness/emergence of light and dark? These are all in sync with the huge transitions shown by the energy in these portions of the sky.
Using the Sidereal Zodiac (of the Mayan calendar and Vedic culture), this eclipse happened with the Sun, Mars, Mercury retrograde and North Node in the Nakshatra (star) Mula, which means “root.” This is where things become uprooted and also where we dig deeply into the soil of culture and understanding to plant seeds that will later take root.
Seeds can be both literal (such as the monopoly on seeds being sought by industrial giant, Monsanto) or they can be seeds of thought, ideas, philosophies or freedoms. This eclipse in the Sagittarius/Gemini axis highlights the choices we are making between the deeper philosophies and leaders we are following (Sagittarius), and the ability of these leaders and teachers to operate with fairness, answer our questions and communicate effectively and with transparency (Gemini).
Many recent news stories bear these things out. From the recent food bill in Congress, to the wiki leaks story, to president Obama’s healthcare bill being declared unconstitutional, to the Korean conflict.
The Moon was eclipsed where the God Soma (immortal nectar of bliss) reigns supreme in the crown Chakra. Amidst these root issues, choices and potential dangers, there is a wildly ecstatic nature to these times. In fact we may choose to not even be engaged on the root level and just tune-out and dissolve into the bliss of our real or virtual communities or comfort zones.
But we can’t.
The change is here and we need to be the change.
No need to wait for 2012.
And yes, it was written in the stars thousands of years ago!