Rene Duer joins us once again to share her Astrological insights!

She wrote:

I was feeling Eloheim so deeply when I wrote this! There is getting to be no difference between what insight I gain from my contact with E and what I get from the planets!

Cancer Solar Eclipse – July 1, 2011

I don’t know about you, but it’s all I can do to stay connected to thought and language in a way that allows me to write. Working with the body has been a distinct and fascinating challenge these last couple of weeks. Staying centered emotionally has been interesting to say the least. The forces of chaos have been strong during this eclipse season. Everyone has been feeling the erratic rocking of the boat – some of us more than others. But right about now we’re all a little queasy and ready to move into calm waters. That is not going to happen quite yet. The final partial Solar Eclipse of this season at 9 degrees, 12 minutes Cancer forms at 1:55 am on July 1, 2011. This is the first eclipse in the new Saros cycle 156 and will only be visible as a partial eclipse from as very small corner of southern Antarctica. The Saros cycle will repeat every 18 years and will complete on July 14, 3237. So we are at the start of something very new and very big.

The last two eclipses occurred close to the Moon’s Nodes, making them quite powerful. This one occurs in Cancer and so has moved away from the Nodes (Gemini and Sagittarius). And while it is not attached to the nodes, it does re- activate the Cardinal Grand Cross that was put in play last year at the Summer Solstice. This activation began last week as the Sun moved into opposition with Pluto at the same time squaring Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Libra. Today, the Moon will move into position between the Sun and the Earth, eclipsing (albeit, only partially) the Sun, placing herself in opposition to Pluto, God of the Underworld and in square aspect to Uranus, God of Chaos and Saturn aka Cronus, Father Time, and the Grim Reaper. This is a major new beginning.

The Cardinal signs are interested in action. This is the next level of last year’s initiation at the Summer Solstice. In the past year, as a result of that activation, we have witnessed revolutionary and evolutionary changes on a scale that has not been seen since the 1960’s, when Pluto and Uranus last joined forces. At that time, Saturn opposed both Pluto and Uranus. The players have shifted positions but they are all back on the field with in a few degrees of exact aspect. The political, social and creative ideals of the 1960’s have not been consummated. They have been co-opted and shuffled to the back of the queue. As we have seen this year, demands for freedom, reform and evolution will not be silenced. The people of Earth and the Earth herself clamor for justice and balance. These forces will not be denied. This Eclipse heralds a time of even greater awakening, reform and creativity than what was seen in the 60’s. We need only recognize it and step over the threshold into a new reality; or as Eckhart Tolle so aptly put it – A New Earth.

The Sun’s opposition to Pluto requires us to look at our fears, our shadow, and our relationship to power: personal, societal and universal. What stands between you and your desires? Fear, static and unnecessary baggage must be cleared in order to realize the unlimited possibilities available to us. You must do this. We can no longer turn to our “leaders” and expect them to “get us out of this mess” – or to hear words of wisdom or truths from “them” about how to proceed. They clearly cannot help us. We simply cannot depend on the other guy to be conscious for us! The stakes just keep getting higher. We must master our relationship to power at the very first and most basic personal level by taking responsibility for ourselves.

Conscious awareness created transformation. That’s all there is to it! We can accept that or we can ignore it. We can face our fears and embrace our shadow in the name of love or we can wait for someone else to do it for us. The Moon loves the Earth and is our constant companion and friend. If our brave little Moon can go toe to toe with the God of the Underworld, the God of Chaos and Father Time – don’t doubt that you can do it. The Moon after all, has no light of her own. She is a satellite. You are a radiant being. Surely you will be able to dispel your own darkness. Don’t be afraid. Now is the time.

Rene is a passionate astrologer, writer and visual artist. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1990. She has studied Astrology, Tarot, Egyptian Mystery School traditions and Yoga for many years. Rene offers in-depth natal and predictive horoscopes for individuals, couples, families and business partners, AstroCartography, and relocation charts. She attends weekly Wednesday night Eloheim meetings in Sonoma, California.

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