May 23 2013
Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you
So baby talk to me
Like lovers do
– Eurythmics, Here Comes the Rain Again
Sample Taurus Solar Eclipse Horoscopes
(valid till May 26, 2013 and six months beyond)
We’re nearing the third and final Eclipse of this season and I just got done recording the podcast above with Adam Sommer, on his show Exploring Astrology. We explored the energy of the upcoming Eclipse, went off on a few interesting astrologically relevant tangents and stumbled on some deep insights. And you can listen to it all at the link above.
This Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse occurs at 4+ Sagittarius at 12:24 AM EDT, 5:24 AM and 9:54 AM INT GMT on May 25, 2013. Significantly, the Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Gemini, at the time of this lunation seems potently symbolic to me given Neptune will be in a T-square to this lunation at the time of the Eclipse.
Here is Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of this degree:
PHASE 65 (GEMINI 5°): A REVOLUTIONARY MAGAZINE ASKING FOR ACTION.
KEYNOTE: The explosive tendency of repressed feelings and root emotions.
Every movement overstressing one direction calls forth in time an equally extreme movement in the opposite direction. This is particularly true at the level of the dualistic mind symbolized in the zodiac by Gemini. What is rigidly bound in form and convention tends to explode into formlessness. It may do so violently if socially oppressed — through revolution — or at the psychological level in psychosis; or it may withdraw inwardly into the mystical state in which one identifies with an unformulatable Reality.
This fifth stage is related to the first, for it is the experience of a world of being so far unperceived by the everyday consciousness which starts the process. In the same sense a psychedelic experience may momentarily make the mind transparent to a non-ego-structured realm of consciousness, and may lead to a sustained attempt at understanding what has been revealed of a transcendent Reality. Whether the revolutionary action is violent or peaceful, bitterly resentful or loving, the one desire is TO REACH BEYOND ESTABLISHED FORMS.
Gemini is the sign of duality, night and day, dark and light, hot and cold — but what we see as night and day – is really one eternal now. The Sun and Moon both exist simultaneously, it’s just a matter of a ‘higher perspective.’ With Jupiter, (Mercury and Venus) the contrast to life has certainly been turned up to the max.
There is a LOT of information coming through, and Neptune’s aspect suggests there could be a lot of projection, denial and confusion. So stay sober, grounded, seek clarity, then you won’t get caught up in others people’s movies. But there are also lucrative financial opportunities arising, as well as a chance to share deep truth and intimacy with another, deepening love and trust.
Perhaps the most exciting revelation came when I was speaking with Adam earlier. He started to speak of the story of Adam and Eve, when I suddenly realized how symbolic and deep a meaning it might hold for us now and the insight it gives us into the mutable signs of the zodiac.
God (Pisces) created Adam and Eve (Gemini, in the Tarot this is the Lover’s card, also Eve was made from the rib of Adam – suggesting “One” – that was then divided into “two”) they ate of the fruit of knowledge (Sagittarius,) which resulted in their “expulsion” from the Garden of Eden (Virgo.)