EXODUS 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
CRISES: Eclipses produce crises that can bring great benefits, heal long suffering and pain, create challenges or bring new opportunities, bring death or destruction of existing forms, structures and modalities of life. On an overall basis, eclipses are agents of change. For this reason, they were feared, dreaded and loved by cultures pasted.
PATH OF ECLIPSE: The path that an eclipse takes usually points to the place where major changes will occur. For these eclipses, it means the western hemisphere and the tropical regions of the earth, including South America.
PLACEMENT IN CHART: Where an eclipse falls in the chart determines which planets, signs, elements, modalities and houses that will be affected.
KEY DATES: This eclipse will become active at the time of the eclipse (September 22, 2006) due to Mars having just crossed over 29 degrees Virgo on September 7, 2007. Some key dates for the eclipse are:
MUTABLE: Virgo is a mutable sign. Expect much flip flopping and shape shifting from both political parties as well as religious leaders. Today, they will say one thing with great zeal and conviction. Tomorrow, they will make a round about face taking it back with an apology.
2006 ECLIPSE IN ARIES: The last Solar Eclipse in the fire sign of Aries on March 29, 2006; 6:15 am, EST at 8°Aries gave us the Ship Yard fire in Brooklyn, NY, NY’s second largest, record breaking heat waves in the summer of 2006, sudden outbreak of war between Israel and Lebanon and other “hot” topics that are now beginning to cool down from the Aries-Libra eclipse cycle.
PERSONAL HEALTH: Whatever we eat will have significant impact on our minds and bodies during this eclipse cycle more so than any other time.
PURIFICATION: 2006-2008 is a time of purification and great changes when people will seek justice, knowledge and wisdom.
HIV-AIDS & CANCER: On the positive side, quantum leaps and breakthroughs will occur in persistent healthcare issues and diseases that have dogged mankind for the past 20 to perhaps 100 years, including HIV-AIDS and cancer.
DISCRIMINATION: Tightening global and national economies will increase discrimination in all spheres of social and economic life. Discrimination lawsuits will increase dramatically involving race and Age discrimination in the workplace.
HEALING: Healing will come to many, including those afflicted by the trauma of 9-11.
ANDROGYNY: Since Mercury is involved as the ruler of Virgo, androgyny will override male and female biases during this period.
PERSONAL HEALTH: Transformation of the body and mind through diet, yoga and exercise will help maintain balance and wholeness during this unnecessarily fretful and worrisome period.
FOSSIL FUELS: The use of petroleum oil from fossil fuels, the shock absorbers of planet Earth, must now start to give way to renewable energy alternatives or face the dire consequences that are already in motion.
HOLY TRINITY! Science, Technology and Greed have raped Earth Mother, ruled by Virgo and Ceres. Recently, the astronomy community promoted the asteroid Ceres to the status of planet and downgraded Pluto to a dwarf. This two-year eclipse cycle will sharpen focus on spirit and the environment, giving less regard to “pure science” and “rational thinking” and “logical analyses” that have dominated the world since the start of the industrial revolution, dutifully serving and promoting the material objectives of the gods of science devoid of wisdom and considerations of the heart.
IMPROVED INFANT MORTALITY: While infant mortality has been on the rise in India and other places, it fell recently in New York City to about 6 in every 1,000 among Blacks and Puerto Ricans and will be the focus for further debate and decrease in the U.S. and abroad during this eclipse cycle.
VALUES: Values of dedication, honesty and integrity in public and private life will pay greater dividends during this cycle than they did in the recent past.
JUSTICE: While the U.S. courts system is perceived to have slipped in the eyes of international jurists from many countries in the world, there will be, more so than in the past, a stronger emphasis on justice. The eclipse being on the cusp of Libra virtually assures it. However, depending where the eclipse falls on a subject’s chart, the reverse may also be true resulting in unexpected atrocity of justice. Nevertheless, whether the pendulum swings to the right or left, we feel it will swing both ways, the whole concept of proper application of jurisprudence will come under public and global scrutiny.
WORK APPRECIATION: Even though remuneration and compensation will be far less than expected for actual work value given up, strong focus on work, work ethics and the value of a job well done will be appreciated and bring good rewards in the next eclipse cycle, 2008-2010.
PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES: Public health and hygiene issues involving GERMS and BACTERIA of all types will be high on Virgo’s agenda, especially since Virgo rules health and hygiene. For example, during this period, accidental bacteria fallout in the form of liquid from nuclear reactors producing electricity (Pluto involved going direct and downgraded to dwarf) could raise public health issues as well as infected water from storm and hurricane runoffs carrying deadly pollutants into public water supplies. The recent E. Coli outbreak in 21 states involving spinach with one confirmed death in Wisconsin, legionnaire disease outbreak forcing temporary closure of Mercer County Civil Court in New Jersey, as well as respiratory ailments of 9-11 rescue workers are the warm-ups of this profound celestial event.
LOWEST EMPLOYMENT RATE:Because the Earth Sign of Virgo is involved, the demand for labor will rise dramatically. Extremely hard work for little pay will be the theme of the day (Low minimum wage relative to the cost of gas. In the U.S., 1 hour's work for 2 gallons of gas!!!) – at least for the next six months but possibly lasting much longer until November’s Presidential elections in 2008 when Saturn closes out the cycle on October 28, 2008. Those who work hard under this influence will be rewarded later, but not now, most likely after October 2008.
DEADLY DISEASES: However, just as these positive news developments are announced, new and more deadly diseases might appear, causing fear, anxiety, public concern and much unjustified worry.
UNSAFE WATER: Health problems could come from water and its many uses. Stress and high anxiety arising from overuse of the internet and other electronic mediums, including television, will create health problems not yet identified as problematic or operative.
INDIGESTION: Digestive problems will occur. Bacteria from unhygienic practices and infected foods will have strong effects. On the positive side, healing will come to many who have long suffered digestive disorder or similar discomforts. There could also be an increase in stomach cancer as well as breakthrough in this field as well. Caring for the digestive system through cleansing and maintaining regular bowel movements might help to promote good health.
NATIVES OF VIRGO: Those born under the sign of Virgo or has their Moon, ascendant or more than two planets positively aspected in Virgo will focus their attention in this two-year period on fine tuning their body, mind and spirit in an attempt to create a sense of order in their lives. However, attempts to change others will fail bitterly.
PLUTO: Because Pluto is involved, sexual diseases and new medical breakthroughs involving fertility and the sexual organs are strongly possible.
SCIENCE DIVISION: Rationality, logical analyses, deductive reasoning, efficiency and practicality will play major roles, but not always with positive effect, such as the downgrading of the Planet Pluto to dwarf status by highly intelligent rational minded scientists that has caused a major uproar and division in the astronomy community.
MUTUAL RECEPTIONS: Religion, oil, water, storms and electricity will continue to be big topics in the news due to the mutual reception of Uranus in Pisces and Neptune in Aquarius until 2011. Pluto recently going direct, is in mutual reception to Jupiter, that will end soon after the Sun enters Sagittarius on November 23, 2006; 11:50 pm, EST.
EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES: The eclipse occurring in an Earth Sign could trigger earthquakes in uncharted fault lines that have been inactive for more than 10,000 years similar to the earthquake at Hector Mine near Joshua Tree, CA on Oct 16, 1999, registering M7.1 on the Richter scale and the recent earthquake in the Gulf.
MENTAL HEALTH IMPACT: Extreme worry will lead to mental/nervous breakdowns and/or physical exhaustion. To maintain balance and proper health, this should be a time to readily seek help from mental health professionals and sing, laugh, dance and play, especially during austere circumstances of personal or global crises.
STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE: Strategies that get bogged down in details and address problems through compartmentalization failing to see the big picture will fail during this 2 year eclipse cycle. However, taking a calm and patient 123, step by step approach will yield strong and lasting results.
GLOBAL EFFECTS: Virgo represents the goddess of the harvest holding the grain. During times of eclipse, it points to abundance, drought, starvation, fertility and sterilization.
A CALL TO SERVICE: Importantly, eclipses in Virgo are a time of personal transformation when we can move from personal to universal consciousness through application of self and one's resources in selfless acts of service to others. Many will be called to service to provide material and physical assistance to others in need. However, don't be shammed into thinking that by writing a small or handsome check to a national or worthwhile charity that you have relieved your cosmic obligations to provide service to others under Virgo's influence. Many times the people closes to you (family/boss/employee/friends) are the ones that are most in need of your help. Those with strong Piscean traits or qualities who choose to selflessly serve and generously give to their enemies will be richly rewarded.
ECLIPSE CYCLE: This is the first solar eclipse in the Virgo eclipse cycle that will end with a lunar eclipse on February 20, 2008. The Virgo eclipse cycle that started March 14, 2006, with a lunar eclipse, will close when Saturn transits the sensitized spot of 18° Virgo 25˙ of the earlier 2008 solar eclipse on October 28, 2008. However, just as we are not yet through with the Aries-Libra eclipse cycle of 2004-2006, remnants of Virgo's influence will continue well into the next eclipse cycle lasting 2-3 years.
In all, a total of 10 eclipses will cover the 2 year period:
Pisces, the other half of the Virgo/Pisces eclipse axis, will be discussed at another time when the next eclipse occurs in Pisces on Sunday, March 18, 2007, 9:42 PM, EST - Edgar Cayce's birth date.
The solar eclipse in Aries in March 2006 closes out the Aries-Libra cycle of 2004-2006 and the 2008 solar eclipse in Aquarius initiates the Aquarius-Leo cycle for 2008-2010.
The two solar eclipses occurring 2006-2008 in the Tropical Sign of Virgo will take place from:
Friday, September 22, 2006, 7:45 a.m. EST at the critical degree of 29° Virgo 20˙ (Sidereal: 5° Virgo 23˙); and
Tuesday, September 11, 2007, EST at 18° Virgo 25˙ Tropical (Sidereal: 24° Leo 27˙).
2006-2008 VIRGO ECLIPSES:
This means that much of what is discussed above will continue well into 2008, closing out the Virgo eclipse cycle about the time of the U.S. Presidential elections in November 2008.
LENGTH OF VIRGO ECLIPSE CYCLE: While the 2006 solar eclipse on Friday, Sept 22, will have an immediate impact, the September 11, 2007 solar eclipse in Virgo will be initiated on August 1, 2008 when Mars transits its sensitized spot and will close out soon thereafter on or about October 28, 2008. This means that the Virgo eclipse cycle that started with a lunar eclipse in Virgo on March 2006 will not come to an end until just before the U.S. Presidential elections in November 2008.
FEAST & FAMINE: Hence, August, September and October 2008 will be a strong period of feast and famine. In an over abundance of plenty, many shall suffer through starvation.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: The next two years is an excellent time for weight management. Those wanting to lose weight may find it more easily done under this influence. The few who may want to gain weight should be successful as well.
2008 U.S. PRESIDENTAL ELECTION: In the run up to the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, we are likely to see a strong and lively debate on issues focusing on food security, public health and safety, clean air and water, inter-state, domestic and international trade and commerce, U.S. growing trade and budget deficits, freedom of speech, communications, the environment, international image and reputation, as well as values.
FOOD & HELP! The U.S. government has spent "billions and billions" (using Carl Sagan's phraseology) on homeland security heavily arming and protecting state and local police forces with sirens blasting day and night in quiet residential and commercial communities, meticulously scrutinizes its citizenry and general population on the electronic and community radar screens for suspicious behavior and activities, and is well poised to blast to smithereens the next terrorist that dares to cross our open borders to attack this country again by blowing up themselves. However, as wealthy and as great as this nation is, the U.S. government has done very little with disaster preparedness to ensure adequate food and medical supplies to address public health needs and concerns should a major natural disaster such as Katrina or massive earthquake above M7.0 on the Richter scale strike a major metropolitan area such as New York City or Los Angeles - where some of North America's largest fault lines presently exist. If New Orleans was a disaster just waiting to happen, what about New York and Los Angeles? The eclipse cycle in Virgo will bring these two issues (public food and health) into very sharp focus.
MOVE TO MATURITY: With Virgo involved, this becomes a period of growing up, i.e., completing the separation from proverbial “mother,” whom ever she may be in one’s life. Virgo eclipses will influence the formation new relationships to meet the challenges of the future, especially in the world outside of what we may call "home". It is a growing up time for America as well.
CONCLUSION: the solar eclipse occurring on Friday, September 22, 2006 at 7:45 am, EST at the critical degree of 29° Virgo 20˙ will be felt in more ways than one over the next 2 years.
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