The Winter Solstice chart is, in fact, about digging, digging and digging…
…digging into the personal subconscious, transforming anger into healing energy and arising from the submergence with a new direction reflecting a new paradigm!!!
Approximately 15 hours after the spectacular Lunar Eclipse on the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice took place at 6:38 PM EST. This event is known as “the Return of the Sun.”
The Earth, moving on its axis, is tiled at the furthest point from the Sun, shining directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. The Sun enters Capricorn was greeted by pagans as the New Sun, which was appropriated by Christians as the birth of the Divine Son.
I spent a spectacular sundown at a “ritual” site that my friend Rolf and myself discovered in the woods. When we came upon it at first, it felt like a ritual space to celebrate such celestial events as the Solstices.
Thus, my return today. The sun “standing still” gave off some glorious shadow that provided room for my imagination, as to what events had originally taken place here…
What is this about, we asked one another.
And then, we saw the message:
AN ABUNDANT WINTER SOLSTICE 2010!!!
It is a rare event to have a Full Moon on the Winter Solstice. But something far more spectacular is happening this year: a total Lunar Eclipse of the Gemini Full Moon! This Total Eclipse will be high in the sky, due to the Winter Solstice, and visible to Central and North America.
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes on the ecliptic between the Sun and the Moon, which changes from gray to orange to red and then passes into the Earth’s Shadow when the eclipse becomes total.
The Lunar Eclipse is in Gemini, and Mercury is retrograde while conjunct the Sun at the galactic center.
The eclipsed Moon gives humanity the opportunity to interconnect in the darkest moment of the longest night of the year — when the Earth passes between Luna and Sol. This is known as the alchemical conjunctio, or the sacred marriage of opposites, the hieros gamos.
At the time of this eclipse, Venus makes her “last pass” to the position, 13 degrees Scorpio, when stationary retrograde on September 12.
Venus is also rising just below the horizon at the time, above, when the eclipse is total. In Scorpio, the Love Goddess is ruled by Pluto and Mars, passing out of a conjunction at the galactic center. This eclipse brings up our deepest desires (Venus), as well as anger (Mars) that has been repressed or hidden, so we may experience in the dark our most primal emotions what we can’t or won’t face in the light.
The Lunar Eclipse chart makes a spectacular mutable cross. The chart ruler, Pluto, the planet of death and transformation, is in the cross as part of a second house stellium straddling the galactic center, the signs Sagittarius (Mercury & Sun) and Capricorn (Mars & Pluto). Athena is at the Winter Solstice point of zero Capricorn. The emphasis here is the physical body. As Pluto just conjoined Mars, this has been a combustible time in which our deepest feelings of woundedness and anger are being released so we may prepare for the New Birth!
The chart sends a loud and clear message: “EMBODIMENT!” I have been thinking about this word all week, since two calls for proposals contained this word the past week:
Embody. Way back in the summer of 2008, I worked with an artist to create a logo representing my personal embodiment of a configuration that appeared between heaven and earth on my January 23, 1997 solar return. At the close of 2010, this word – embodiment — has become a theme for conferences and exhibitions.
Embodiment has been my goal since my 1983 kundalini awakening. So much so that it became a professional pursuit; I have been an art reviewer since 1997 seeking evidence of a new spirit in the material.
What have I learned from this journey? It isn’t enough to experience the awakening: the holistic orientation of a 360-degree perspective demanding to become grounded in our daily lives.
In 2001, when I started writing a memoir of my experience grounding my inner growth of consciousness through the reflection of art, I faced a literary challenge: how to incorporate the mythical and the real while defining a personal boundary of public and private? By the time I published Kundalini’s Daughter: Critical Trilogy, Vol. 1 in November 2009, a new mythical reality had taken hold in the collective consciousness. Instead of coming from the hierarchical top-down, it was arising from the grassroots where I discovered a new art movement and was being defined by social media and reality TV.
I created this blog to track my passage of my internal ®evolution in consciousness to the external public sphere. On the year anniversary of the blog, I was invited to become a Huffington Post arts blogger. This presented a new challenge: to write about Kundalini for the mainstream reader. The transition was painful, as transitions are, but ultimately I feel a liberation that has brought me into contact with Leesa and her invitation to participate in her newsletter.
As I prepare for the New Year, 2011, I am systemizing an approach to healing that utilizes astrology as an embodiment tool. This will be presented in the form of a workshop providing a consciousness pathway of embodiment for other individuals to join pioneering healers likeLeesa Skover-Filgate, who has been successfully incorporating the Aquarian Age goddess into her professional and personal life.
The last time there was a Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice was in 1638. This was the year that Galileo, while under house arrest, introduced his principles of falling bodies and projectile motion. By presenting the belief that the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun, he was condemned as a heretic who challenged the Christian cosmology.
And once again, the penetrating awareness which the Lunar Eclipse delivers of the alignment between the cardinal axis points (the solstices and equinoxes) reveals the power of seasonal cycles and planetary rotation on human consciousness. This understanding of the interconnection of rotational orbits among the planets and their satellites is contained in the hyperdimensional model of physics
(R)EVOLUTION INSPIRED BY ALDO TAMBELLINI
Spiral as rotation, rotation, rotation…the end and the beginning…
Mars has gotten through the stress (Mars square Uranus stationary direct conjunct Jupiter) of making its identity known. And is heading toward the abyss (conjuncting the North Node which triggers the lunar eclipse in two weeks) of the Great Mother.
Uranus goes direct at 8:51 PM. This puts the chart ruler, the Sun, together with the Moon/Mars/Athena in the Sun’s home position, the 5th house of…
Uranus is the ruler of my Aquarius Sun and it goes direct EXACT on my Pisces Moon. I had a dream that the artist Aaron Olshan hitched me to a harness and pulled me out of my comfortable seat to hurl me on the Landmark Building (where a Santa Claus is expected to climb down the facade today). “I AM SCARED OF HEIGHTS!” I screamed as I resisted the pull. I was to stake a claim with a flag containing the words Stag Queen inside a heart.
Now that the Pregnant Woman has given birth…
…the entrance of the newly emerging hieros gamos thatI have tracked since 1997 into the collective consciousness via the World Wide Web is indeed swift!
Check out my post, “(R)evolution in Art and Physics: The All-Round Genius of Aldo Tambellini” and please contribute to the conversation with a comment that you can automatically disseminate to your Facebook network.
REVISITING THE ROGER SMITH HOTEL, WHERE THE HIEROS GAMOS WAS SOURCED BETWEEN THE PORTALS OF THE GODDESS…
AND HERE I RAN INTO THE PANMAN…WHO INVITED ME TO PLAY A NEW ART GAME!
AND, HAVING BEEN INITIATED INTO A NEW GAME, THE PANMAN INVITED ME UP TO HIS LAIR FOR TEA…
…AND STUNNED ME WITH A SURPRISE…THE RETRIEVAL OF A LOST TAPE OF MY JANUARY 23, 1997 HIEROS GAMOS PERFORMANCE…
AND THE MAGICAL MANIFESTATION OF THE SEAL OF SOLOMON…
GREEN FOR THE HEART CHAKRA!
As I write this, the new archetype of Venus has landed. The First Gate of the Venus rise in the sign of Scorpio at the same degree as the 01 degree helical rise last month! This is highly significant!
Neptune/Chiron Rising is about the new archetype of the feminine being grounded in the collective by way of the Capricorn stellium, Mercury on the North Node with Pluto in the eleventh house of the collective unconscious. The Sun in Sagittarius is directly overhead, acting as a global publicist for mass dissemination via the Internet. The keyword at this time is Truth! Jupiter ruling the Midheaven is conjunct Uranus in the First House.
Venus reveals the Truth of what has been repressed.
Today marks the release of my year and a half investigation of Aldo Tambellini and a new model of hyperdimensional physics with the posting:
(R)evolution in Art & Physics: the All-Round Genius of Aldo Tambellini
It couldn’t have happened any better if I had planned it. Which, of course, I didn’t. I have learned that the plans that Aquarius makes are bound to go array, so I stopped making them!