Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse May 9-10th 2013

Solar eclipses generally occur twice a year at the time of the new moon (dark moon) when the earth enters into the moon’s shadow. The eclipse occurring tonight PWT is visible in the areas of the South Pacific and Australia.

Solar Eclipses mark the end of a 19 year cycle that connects to all events related to each astrological sign. This eclipse is occurring in the sign of earthy, grounded, Taurus. A Taurus solar eclipse makes us examine our self worth and values. We feel drawn to questioning old value systems that are no longer serving us in our lives. We need to ask ourselves if we honor our talents. This will serve as a tool to seeking out what values stand at the center of our lives.

In Vedic astrology, this eclipse takes place in the Nakshatra of Bharani. Bharani means “bearing the star” or “the star of restraint”. He teaches us restraint through consequences. Bharani has the gift of apabharani shakti, or the ability to carry things away and terminate. His animal is the elephant and his energy associated with all things we expend to live in this world. Bharani is ruled by Yama, the god of death, who is responsible for guiding souls once they have left their earthly bodies. Bharani can be quite destructive and is associated with the fiercest of all Hindu Goddesses, Kali, the black one, clearing the path for a new dawn.

Its a good time to clean out the clutter in your life on a mental, physical and spiritual level. Tie up loose ends and finish all things that need finishing so we can set foot on a new journey.

This eclipse is near the South Node of the moon, called Ketu. When an eclipse is next to Ketu which is associated with spiritual energy, it can give access to past life and occult knowledge. It intensifies our ability to discriminate between what holds us back from experiencing our own truth and our relationship with the divine.

During eclipses our protective energy barrier is lessened so there is potential for emotional contagion. We temporarily feel metaphorically “in the dark” and unable to connect with collective consciousness. Offer prayer to a loved one that has past. Take time to meditate and center yourself. This quiet contemplative time will help you release any negative things you have been hoarding so you can dive into who you truly are.