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|Lorraine's Moon Journeys at the Major Standstill
- Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 02:50
the Moon's maximum out-of-bounds during September and October 2005
I knew I could
not attempt this journey without first contacting The Lady of the Moon
before she travelled once more Out of Bounds. I would need her
permission before any attempt. I had felt her power growing over the
previous months and knew her strength was increasing. The next time she
was to move Out of Bounds was 12th September 2005. I knew that I did not
have much time left to call upon her.
And there she
stood upon the barge
‘Why do you
about the Journeys
‘You think you
can make the journey without me’ she smiles
holds out her hand and I step aboard. There is a sense of touching
Nothingness yet at the same time being stroked, I feel delicate
invisible strands wrapping round my feet and legs.
‘Once we go
further you know there is no return. None. The mists will close and you
will be lost forever. Still, I will take you if you wish. On the
furthest of my journeys'.
I explain that
I have much work to do, I cannot be lost, knowing that I am slowly being
seduced, slowly wrapped in the web of her seas.
I tell her
that I wish to follow her Journey, Out of Bounds and beyond.
‘All who dare will lose
their way. The Sun may take your body but I shall take your soul. All
souls belongs to me.’
I know I
cannot journey so far, that she speaks the truth that my only return
would be as a Soulless being. I still feel raw from following the path
of the Sun. It is too far to travel. Yet I crave to Know.
‘Help me to
prepare. Take me to the edge so that I may see without stepping beyond
the Bounds. Show me all that you are.’
shall see my dark face and you may cry for all the souls lost forever in
my seas. Do not try to save them for they are mine. They are the air
that I breathe.
Let me tell
you this; we built the veils between our worlds for your protection, for
Mankind cannot see and understand. Now the veils are getting thinner
because the sacred laws are forgotten and Man no longer cares about
these rules that serve to hold your planet together. He destroys the air
that you breathe and removes the forests, seeks control of the planets.
He no longer cares about the balance of our ways. And now we are
gathering your souls like fish in the seas. We too need to survive'.
‘Then show me
how it should be’ I ask
‘We shall see’
she smiles. And is gone.
* the moon was
in Libra conjunct Venus
‘Do you wish
to join me? There must be no hesitation, Come’
She is drifting, smiling,
tantalizing. Calling me. Beckoning me to where I may not go. My head is
muzzy, everything gliding through.
‘If you truly wish to know and are prepared to pay my price, you may
come to me in Dreamtime'.
Part of me
wants to cry out ‘No I do not want to come to you, the price is too high
to pay, but I know that I am committed and there is no way to return.
‘Now that you
have taken this pledge there is no going back,’ She reads my thoughts.
‘This is your Destiny, step away and we will take your soul. Now you
have entered the time of no time and even now you are receiving the
truths, which will be retrieved later when you are ready. That is our
bargain. Step away now and your soul is ours.’
I try to see
through her mist. I know that Owl woman is watching me. I have known her
for centuries. She has walked by my side in many lifetimes. She is my
Guardian now in this Life Task. I seek her out. I wear her symbol. Carry
her feathers. Now I am in her keeping. Now I am in her command. I must
see this through. Yet I know she will not desert me. I whisper her
secret name and she calls back to me on the wind.
I must trust
even though what she shows me is horrific. I cannot bear the reality the
cries, the arms reaching out, the waters rising and the earth trembling.
Yet I must not
question, there has to be a reason. The answers will come.
And when the
moon is full the wolves shall cry out, then they shall scream their pain
and her eye shall look down
Sept early hours of the morning
I have entered
a place of absolute and total bleakness and despair. I am trying to
escape but there is no way out. I am fighting the desire. I go outside
to watch the moon. She is serene and beautiful, yet she reveals such a
burning pain. I fight the desire to throw myself from the cliffs into
the sea, it seems the only way. I must fight it. I must come through.
Maybe it is a test.
I am called,
pulled, into my trance. The moon demands my presence. I am hers now. She
is spinning faster and faster, until she dissolves into a golden sea,
swimming in the inky darkness, the Nothingness, which draws her into
itself as she spits me out.
travelling across the sky, shooting between planets, crossing stars. I
don’t know where I am going, I just allow myself to be taken. I see
villages swept into the mud, buildings crumble, waters rising.
And I am lost
– But not alone.
Back in this
reality I am watching images of Mayan villages swept away in the
Hurricane Stan. A brief interlude on TV, a few lines in the newspapers.
Lake Atitlan was one of the most beautiful in the world. These are
people I share the earth’s soul with. A forgotten people, so few
remaining, yet the keepers of so much knowledge. A people who had known
their own end. A people who had warned of Man’s destruction of this
planet just as the Moon had told. So easy to blame Nature. yet it would
not be so devastating without the greed of man; deforestation; the poor
forced from their natural homes to be herded together so they can die
together. I am angry. My sorrow is great; I have already felt their
pain. I have seen their nobility. Once I stayed amongst these people.
They told that there would be a time when they would be called to help
all the souls who were lost and moving on. I silently thank them. I can
find little news, no appeals for help, they are to be forgotten, buried
in the mud with their homes. It was decided that the mud which swallowed
them would be their burial site, their mass grave. No offers from the
rich West of help. This is the way we say goodbye to a noble
But they will
not be forgotten by those who know. And their souls have remained strong
and support me now.
Then I hear of
the Earthquake in Kashmir, I see images of those buildings crumbling, of
those souls crying out. But most of all I see the Earth crying in pain.
What have we done.
There is no
need to journey today. I have already seen and felt it all.
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ATTACK. 7 July 2005
- Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The new moon in Cancer on July 6 was out of bounds at 28
North, close to the out-of-bounds Cancer Moon of the
A solar eclipse on 8 April 2005 at 19 degrees Aries
(declination 8 North) fell on a sensitive exalted degree. In the seventeenth
century astrologer William Lilly published a pamphlet
on the affects to England of a solar eclipse at 19 Aries, calling it "Annus
Tenebrosus, or The Dark Year". He went into detail about how that particular
degree of Aries could bring great calamity to England in 1652.
Eclipse-degrees remain potent for many months. Three months after this
eclipse, which was the first new moon to follow the spring equinox, a new
moon at 14 Cancer (the first new moon after the summer solstice) triggered
the calamity of the Sun blackened on England's traditional Aries ascendant
with terrorist explosions on six underground trains and one tourist bus
resulting in a death toll of fifty and rising. The eclipse-degree was also
triggered in July by both Mars and the Moon's Node reaching 19 Aries.
new moon in Cancer on July 6 was out of bounds at 28 North, close to the
out-of-bounds Cancer Moon of the United Kingdom chart. The new moon occurred
roughly at 1pm local time in London with Jupiter rising on the United
Kingdom ascendant. Just minutes before this moment the news was announced
that London had won its bid for the 2012 Olympics and the capital city was
in joyful celebration. But the following morning, with the opening of the G8
World Summit, London was again in the spotlight with hundreds injured from
bomb blasts and its transport system severely disabled.
new and full moons will be particularly strong in these current years as the
Moon reaches her major standstill. Lunations near the solstices are
especially potent (for good or ill) as the out-of-bounds phenomenon pushes
them to the farthest limits and declinational distances from the Sun. (See
the shamanic journeys out-of-bounds degrees).
astrological considerations from the April eclipse chart include Uranus
exactly parallel the South Node. This would not have been immediately
apparent on a longitude chart unless one was looking at antiscia. But
"sudden and unexpected" are therefore keywords built into the eclipse. By
longitude Saturn at the April eclipse was also conjunct the UKs OOB Moon.
THE ASIAN TSUNAMI
FULL MOON DISASTER
Monday, February 21, 2005
The Tsunami disaster happened close to a Full Moon that was
at its farthest out-of-bounds. (26 December 2004, 15.07 GMT. Moon at 5°12'
The declination of the Moon at this lunation was 27°54'
North, over four degrees beyond the solstice limits of 23°26', while the Sun
was standing at the opposite extreme of 23°20' South. This was a powerful
Full Moon, not least because it was also at its apogee (its annual closest
approach to the Earth).
In these years of 2005 and 2006 the Moon is near to its
major standstill, the farthest it can travel out of bounds during its
nine-year out-of-bounds cycle. But it is not out of bounds all the time,
only for a day or so twice a month usually when the Moon is in the signs of
Gemini/Cancer or Sagittarius/Capricorn. It won't happen that the Moon is out
of bounds every time there is a Full Moon either. In fact the most powerful
of the Full Moons in the immediate present are: 26 December 2004, 22 June
2005 and 15 December 2005.
The Tsunami Full Moon of December 2004 was in the
declination degree of 28 North (27°54'N), an image that can be summed up
under the heading of 'elements melting'. (For the full shamanic symbol look
under the section titled 'Beyond the Portal of the Sun' on this website).
In June 2005 the Full Moon reaches 29 South, the farthest
south it can go. (22 June 2005. Full Moon at 04.15 GMT. Sun at 0 Cancer 51,
Moon at 0 Capricorn 51). This is the Sun and Moon stretched at their
farthest possible declinations apart, from northern solstice to beyond the
southern solstice and takes place just after midsummer day. The shamanic
declination symbol (29S) is about layers shifting in different directions.
Chandra from United States on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 17:09
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I was guided to your site this morning and in my surfing came across the
"tsunami" story. Do you believe that there will be seismic activity on
the west coast of U.S. on June 22 as the moon and sun extend their
furthest distance from one another. My instincts tell me that this would
set up a strong polar shift but intellectually I don't understand it all
that much. It feels like the reason I was guided to your site was to
read this piece of information. Please let me know any information you
have one this. Psychically, intuitively, inner-visually, intellectually,
factually any way you receive it, I'd like to know as I live right on
the fault line and my children are spread out up the coast line. Thanks
Lorraine for your response.
I have been thinking of contacting you for a month or so now to see how
you have been. You probably are aware of Star being in Peru right now.
She sent an email that she would journey to Ausangate Mt. My 1000 words
are up. Love to you Chandra
Elaine Supkis from United States on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 05:02
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|I grew up in observatories. One thing my family tracked
were earthquakes/volcanic eruptions. The tidal forces of the moon and
the sun disrupt the earth's surface significantly. The Great Quake was
beginning for about a month...I would look at the semiograph charts
every day and count the minor tremors in Sumatra and we would discuss
when it would happen. Which is why I rose that night to check the charts
and saw the Great Quake happen. Being on the other side of t he planet,
the moon was at zenith here.
It was all very astonishing to watch. Oppressive.
By the way, I note that you people have crossed over into the Outer
Darkness. Heh. Very interesting. You can't go all the way unless you
die, you know. But few want to admit this. The passage is very
expensive, mortally speaking.
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|AS ABOVE SO BELOW - Thursday,
December 09, 2004 at 03:43
THE VENUS PASSAGE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Thy return Posterity shall witness. Years must
roll away, but then at length the splendid sight again shall greet our
distant children's eyes
Jeremiah Horrocks 1639
We are now on the eve of the second transit of
a pair, after which there will be no other till the twenty-first century
of our era has dawned on earth, and the June flowers are blooming in
2004. When the last transit season occurred the intellectual world was
awakening from the slumber of ages, and that wondrous scientific
activity which has led to our present advanced knowledge was just
beginning. What will be the state of science when the next transit
season arrives God only knows. Not even our children's children will
live to take part in the astronomy of that day.
To have seen even a part of a transit of Venus
is an event to remember for a lifetime
On June 8th 2004 Venus will use the power of the Sun to beam her energy
down upon the Earth. In a passage lasting 6 hours we are united beyond
time with the above words of William Harkness and Jeremiah Horrocks, as
we have the opportunity to witness a planetary spectacle never seen by
any living person. The Venus mysteries speak the core truths of many
ancient metaphysical belief systems, including the East Indian teachings
on Enlightenment, the Rosicrucian philosophy, and the prophetic cosmic
plan described by the Mayan culture. The indigenous people of the world
always held Venus in awe as they connected directly to the mysteries of
this early evening or morning star which shines so brightly and is the
first to appear in the sky.
The cosmic signs above us have much to reveal of the relationship of
mankind to the Universe. A cycle of Venus begins with its first morning
star appearance every 584 days, with five of these cycles occurring in
exactly eight years. This gives the Sun and Venus an 8:5 relationship
which equals 8/5 or 1.6 which is the Golden proportion (1.618), revealed
in the unique principle of nature which lies in living things. Uniting
celestial and terrestrial processes under one principle, this sacred
geometry states As above, so Below. The movement and pattern that Venus
traces around the ecliptic in her eight year astronomical cycle form a
pattern that was seen as a five petalled rose or to others as a five
When The Rosicrucians chose the five petalled rose as their symbol
they were celebrating this pattern. The Golden proportion can be found
in all five petalled flowers. The rose family and all the flowers of
edible fruit bearing plants are based on five and signal to man that
these are his proper foods while seven petalled plants are seen as
poisonous to mankind. The pentagonal shape that Venus reveals thus
becomes the symbol of Life.
To others the movement of Venus appeared as a five pointed star, the
sacred symbol of the Pythagorean Order, referred to as the magical
pentacle, containing the golden proportion within the sacred pentangle.
This was used as a password or secret symbol amongst the Order. An
almost perfect natural pentangle of mountains spans the center of the
Order of the Knights Templar around Rennes du Chatres in France and it
is clear from their architecture that the Order were well aware of the
golden proportion and geometry of the pentangle. Both the Cathars and
the Knights Templars believed in the Grail Family as descendants of
Christ and Mary Magdelene and connected Mary Magdelene to Venus which
was represented by this shape.
As a talisman it was used all over the East as a charm to resist evil
and was found on the statue of the Anubis in Egypt. In medieval times
the five points that Venus made represented the five knightly virtues of
generosity, courtesy, chastity, chivalry and piety. The women's branch
of freemasonry uses the five pointed 'Eastern Star' as its emblem, with
each point depicting a heroine of biblical lore. The Wicca pentagram,
another five pointed star representing Air, Fire, Water, Earth and
Spirit, also has its roots in this cycle.
The birth of the morning star was also shown as a symbol of Jesus
Christ revealed in Revelation 22:16 as 'the bright and morning star' and
again in Revelation 2:28 the Christ promised to those who overcame the
world that 'I will give him the morning star'. The Star that announced
his birth was depicted in Matthew 2:2 as an upside-down pentagram.
Theology is full of references to this star and it becomes clear that
the appearance of Venus is connected with great Spiritual revelation and
even the appearance of a Master.
In the Dresden Codex, the Maya had an almanac that displayed the full
cycle of Venus. Their belief was that there had been four ages prior to
our own. The upcoming transit of 2004, is the start of an eight-year
cycle ending in 2012, the year that marks the end of their final age,
spoken of as the Enlightenment of humanity. The Mayans were greatly
interested in the Pleiades star cluster, which they viewed as the rattle
of a great cosmic serpent. The Lord Quetzaclcoatl, meaning plumed
serpent was identified with the planet Venus and was believed to have
lived at the start of the fourth age, which began 11th August 3114 BC
referred to by the Maya as the birth of Venus. The planet Venus was said
to have been formed when Quetzacoatl after committing incest with his
sister was filled with guilt and sacrificed himself by throwing himself
into the fire and transforming into Venus. The prophecies await his
glorious return and with the Venus passage we are now entering a
predicted time of this return, bringing with it the cleansing of all
karma and Global Enlightenment. We are currently in a period of decades
which brings Venus farther north and closer to the Pleiades cluster. In
Mayan cosmology a new phase in evolution was entered on January 5th
1999, and has been waiting for the boost given by this Venus transit to
allow us to fulfill our cosmic destiny. To many the Lord Quetzacoatl and
the Messiah are one and the same.
The Vedic tradition in India, also sees this Transit of 2004 as a
turning point which is the start of the Golden Age, coming to fruition
at the next Venus Transit in 2012.
All around the world Venus is celebrated, her sisters in other cultures
sharing the same aspects of fertility, food, serpents, rainbows,
nurturing, birth, death, rebirth and transformation. She is beautiful
and powerful though sometimes she can be fierce but only when she needs
to protect her own and bring about eventual harmony. On the planet Venus
itself, stands a volcano named Maat Mons after the Egyptian Goddess of
Truth and Justice.
When we speak of Venus we connect to the Divine Feminine. Venus loves
the Arts, and features strongly in the birthcharts of great artists,
poets and musicians. Her connection with the Golden Proportion, is
revealed in many great paintings and musical harmonies. The Venus
transit of 1631 witnessed the glory of womanhood celebrated in the
paintings of Rubens and Rembrandt and we find that during the last Venus
Passage the Divine Feminine was also valued for its divine beauty and
place in creativity, a time of Pre-Raphaelite art revealing the glory of
But women were not just to be celebrated as the muse or divine
goddess, this was the age of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn where
men and women worked together as equals in spiritual and magical
ceremonies. Through the protection of the mystical pentagram the Women
of the Golden Dawn evoked the Lady Venus in their magical journeying and
returned with the report of being given 'the secret of the Holy Grail'.
Also during this time Madame Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society
fostering an interest in spiritual and creative matters. Women were
allowed to study medicine and practice as doctors and were finally given
control over their fertility with the setting up of birth control
clinics. There was an awareness of the secret power of the Divine
Feminine, going back to the Renaissance and the Holy Grail which is
nowadays believed to represent the Divine Feminine. These concepts
occurred during Venus Passage years and hidden in them is said to be a
secret passed only to initiates that may yet be revealed by the coming
transit. Already this year the Christian Church has elevated Mary
Magdalene from Prostitute to great Spiritual Leader and women in the
Middle East are being freed from masculine left brained constraints, as
the world moves towards a more right brained feminine approach.
Venus is our sister planet, acting as a 'cosmic mirror' to Earth and
during any conjunctions and passages she always turns the same face
towards the earth. During her coming passage in 2004 Venus, as in many
previous transits will show a Gemini face, where she will stay in the
same sign from April 3rd to August 7th which is 126 days compared to the
usual 3 weeks, forty three of which (from May 17th to June 29th) are
retrograde. So we have a long period to bathe in the Venus' Gemini
energy, experiencing both its lighter and its darker, more mysterious
side. Venus is usually seen as the glowing light against the dark sky,
but during this special passage we see her in reverse, dark against the
light of the Sun. The highlight of the event is when Venus is seen as a
drop on the edge of the Sun. Is this her cleansing tear? We then have 8
years in which to assimilate it all.
By looking at previous Venus Transits we can get some idea of what is
in store for humanity. The Gemini face being shown will focus on various
aspects of that sign. The most obvious is in Communication. If we look
back at previous Venus Passages we can see that the thread of
communication leading to globalisation has been running through them
with the dates of recent previous passages being
It was during previous Venus Passages that our great inventions in
communications took place, connecting different peoples of the world.
This often involved travel and exploration and during the transit of
1518 there was the first circumnavigation of the globe when Magellan
crossed the Pacific. Again communication was the mark of the 1631
transit when the National Mail Service was established enabling people
to connect to each other. In 1761 we see the first example of global
collaboration in science as scientists around the world worked together
from seventy-seven different points around the globe in order to measure
the distance to the Sun. It was this collaboration which led to Captain
Cook's famous Australian voyage when he was sent to Tahiti to observe
the transit. Although this was at the height of the Seven Year's War,
despite bitter hostilities astronomers were given letters of cooperation
to enable them to pass enemy lines unmolested. It was an extraordinary
feat of unity, which is the key mark of Venus. 1874 brought more in the
lines of communication as the telephone was patented, followed by the
completion of the Atlantic telegraph cable and the founding of the World
The strong Gemini influence also showed in great writings. In 1762
Rousseau's Social Contract was published stating that 'Man is born free
but everywhere he is in chains'. This led to European Enlightenment
which inspired much of the political order of Europe and America leading
to the idea of liberty and civil rights.
The year 2003 was much ruled by Mars, which came the closest it had
been to Earth for 73,000 years. It was a year exhibiting many of the
Mars characteristics, with much focus on war particularly between the
East and West. Now in 2004 it is the turn of Venus and the chance to
resolve these issues through the harmony she provides. But it is up to
mankind to use these harmonies for their greatest benefit and it is to
this end that the Oneness Ceremony was developed.
As we have already seen, the effects of a Venus passage are
demonstrable. It is a time during which global unity is highlighted, a
time for collaboration and cooperation across the globe. The
astronomical effect will be visible across the world, excepting the West
Coast of America, and we will all be charged with that beam of light
whether the sun is visible or not. The Cosmos is greater than any of us
and gives clear signs if only we will read them. The sunspot activity
prior to the Harmonic Concordance on November 8th 2003 reinforced the
strength of the cosmic signs being revealed. All around the world
wondrous things were experienced. It is all part of the cosmic pattern.
Carl-Johan Calleman, a Mayan specialist, conceived the Oneness
Celebration to bring about the global harmony that we so desperately
need if humanity is to reach the state of enlightenment necessary for
our entry into the next stage of evolution. Already preparations have
begun. The Oneness Ceremony takes place from the 6 - 8th of June. In the
Tzolkin count used by the Mayan Daykeepers, those days are represented
by Light, Alligator, and Wind meaning Radiance, the primordial Mother,
Sharing the same energy, the Declination Degree and Shamanic Symbol for
that time are
23º N Equivalent to 10º 17' Gemini- 19º 03' Gemini
There is a great storm.
The crocodile's mouth is open wide, his jaws waiting.
The elephant stamps his giant feet, crushing all before him.
Now is the time.
The oceans swirl and the crocodile swallows the world.
The weight flips him over so we can only see his underbelly; inside it
is black, there is no light.
Holes are made in the crocodile's belly so light can come through like
It is a time of waiting, a time of blackness, silence.
There is bird song, light creeps in, the crocodile gives birth to the
world as a round egg.
It is transparent and we are waiting for it to hatch
When the Mayans greet each other their words are In Lak'esh. This
means 'I am another yourself'. In other words We are all One. Now is the
perfect time to demonstrate this, we can all be part of the Oneness
Celebration, wherever we are, whatever we are doing, as the light of
Truth and Justice streams down bathing us in the Venus qualities of Love
Beauty and Harmony. This is the moment, and we are the ones, that the
world has been waiting for.
Lorraine Exley 2004
When The Cure begins
As the light increases we see ourselves to be worst than we thought.
We are amazed at our former blindness, as we see issuing forth from the
depths of our heart a whole swarm of shameful feelings,
like filthy reptiles crawling from a hidden cave.
We never could have believed that we could have harbored such things,
and we stand aghast as we watch them gradually appear.
But while our faults diminish, the light by which we see them waxes
brighter, and we are filled with horror. Bear in mind, for your comfort
that we only perceive our malady when the cure begins.
Francois Fenelon 1651-1715
On 8th June, 2004, when Venus and the Sun make their closest
conjunction for over 100 years, it is a rare two-way conjunction exact
by both longitude and declination. It takes place at 17 degrees 54
minutes of Gemini on the tropical zodiac and 22 degrees 48 minutes north
of the equator by declination. This is by far the most powerful
astrological activation of 2004 and means that the vibes of Venus will
be extra strong.
UK and USA
Apart from having a general influence on the world around this time,
the Sun-Venus cazimi makes noticeable links to the charts of both the
United Kingdom and the United States. On the UK chart the Sun-Venus at
17 Gemini falls exactly opposite the UKs Mercury at 17 Sagittarius and
trines the UKs Venus at 16 Aquarius. With the Sun-Venus also falling in
the ninth house of the UK chart it suggests much information and
speculation on a harmonious event. The Sun-Venus declination at 22N48 is
very close to the UK midheaven of 23N09 and contraparallel the UK Sun of
23S04. It definitely affects this chart.
But the activation is even more direct on the USAs chart, where the
Sun-Venus declination of 22N48 is exactly parallel the US Sun (22N48).
The natal Sun of The United States is at 13 degrees of Cancer by
longitude which is the antiscion of the Sun-Venus conjunction at 17
Gemini. This is more or less equivalent to having a direct transit of
Sun-Venus to the US Sun. The powerhouse of the United States is The
Pentagon - a five-sided Venus symbol.
Morning Star - Evening Star
Although a parallel conjunction of Venus and the Sun is rare, a
normal zodiac conjunction of the two planets (non-parallel by
declination) takes place five times in four years. Tracing this on a
zodiac wheel will produce a pentagram. At each of these conjunctions
Venus changes its position from one side of the Sun to the other, so
that for approximately 290 days it either rises before or after the Sun.
Thus Venus is perceived as a Morning Star or an Evening Star for a
period of a little over eight months each between zodiacal solar
In the first half of 2004 leading up to the Sun-Venus conjunction, Venus
is ahead of the Sun in the zodiac and is therefore an Evening Star,
appearing brightly as the first star in the sky after sunset. After the
conjunction Venus will remain behind the Sun in the zodiac and become
the Morning Star, the last star to be seen in the sky before dawn.
Venus across the face of the Sun
The rare alignments of Venus moving across the disk of the Sun are
clustered in pairs and separated by about 120 years. (Four conjunctions
within 234 years). The last two parallel conjunctions took place in 1874
and 1882. The current conjunction of 2004 will be followed by another in
2012 (6th June 2012). In 2004 Venus as a little dot moves across the
face of the Sun's southern hemisphere. In 2012 it will transit the Sun's
The transit of 2004 lasts for over six hours from approximately 06.20am
to 12.20pm clock-time (BST) in Britain. The maximum point from an
astronomical view is around 09.20am. The Venus planetary hour during
this time runs from approximately 06.35 - 07.55am. The Oneness
Celebration takes place at 12 noon.
Paul F. Newman 2004
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THE HARMONIC CONCORDANCE
the Total Lunar Eclipse November 9, 2003
By Paul Newman & Lorraine
THE CATHAR ECLIPSE
The Total Lunar Eclipse of November 9, 2003, which is also
being called "The Harmonic Concordance", is an important point in the Lunar
Saros 126 series which began with a lunar eclipse on July 8, 1210. As this
is the birth eclipse of the entire series, it should have a relevance to the
flavour of the whole 1280-year chain.
"Cathartic" and "Catharsis" are suggested keywords for
this chain of lunar eclipses. Both words come from the same root as "Cathar"
the religion of cleansing and purity whose followers were brutally wiped out
in a papal crusade against them that began in 1209.
The Cathars, who resided mainly in the Languedoc region of
southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries, were heretics in the eyes of
the established Christian Church because they believed in reincarnation and
placed a value on the feminine. Their teachers the parfaits (perfected ones)
were both men and women. But their greatest heresy was a secret too
potentially damaging for the Church of Rome to allow to survive, and the
Holy Inquisition was created (in 1233) to hound out any lingering remnants
of it. To some extent the Inquisition failed because these secrets were
already in the hands of the Knights Templar, but on an outer level the Roman
Church did succeed in establishing its version of the story of Christ to the
eclipse of any other.
The 1210 astrological chart
This is the initial lunar eclipse in the Saros series 126,
dated 8 July 1210, of which the "Harmonic Concordance" eclipse of 9 November
2003 is the last 'total' manifestation in the chain. (The chain finishes in
2490). The initial Moon should hold clues as to the energy spread throughout
the 1280-year chain of eclipses and especially to the special eclipse in
For charts of historical events we have found it
advantageous to use one of the older sets of astrological degree symbols,
and the "La Volasfera" set has been employed in this case. (For twentieth
century and current events the Sabian Symbols are more favoured).
The La Volasfera symbol for the eclipsed Full Moon in 1210
(Capricorn 23) according to Sepharial's translation is: "A wineglass
There is something of a disaster implied here. An object
that is life-giving and fortifying - a glass of wine - has been spilt. By
analogy blood has been spilt. In Christian communion wine is symbolic of the
blood of Christ.
The Knights Templar, who were at the height of their power
at this time, wore the blood cross on their shirts, but this spilt blood
image seems particularly relevant to the event that began in 1209 and
continued for several years - The Albigensian Crusade in the Languedoc. This
is when the entire Cathar religion was wiped out on an order from the Pope.
Tens of thousands of men, women and children were slaughtered for their
heretical beliefs. 100 years later the Templars themselves would be subject
to a similar papal purge but they were better prepared and they were trained
fighters, unlike the Cathars.
A fuller version of the Volasfera symbol for the initial
eclipse Moon at Capricorn 23, (the French Janduz translation), reads as
"A blindfolded woman pulls a man along by the hand. As he follows her, in
his haste, he overthrows the table on which they seem to have had a romantic
This is the "wineglass overturned" in greater detail. The
symbol suggests that a woman is hurrying a man away from a meal that they
were both sharing. Maybe she has advance news of hostile forces closing in
and is trying to get them both to safety before it's too late. But she is
also described as being "blindfolded" so it is not likely that she can see
clearly what is going on either.
On another level this image may be a representation of
Mary Magdalene trying to save Jesus Christ. The reason for the annihilation
of the Cathars by the established Christian Church was to suppress the
belief that Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus and that they engendered a
bloodline. Moreover the suggestion of romance in the symbol, the sharing of
earthly pleasures between Jesus and Mary, was another heretical point that
would cause the papal armies to kill in the name of God.
A cleansing purge and suppression of beliefs are both
phrases we could connect to this chain of lunar eclipses.
Other events relevant to 1210:
England was under an Interdict for 5 years at this time
(1208-1213) from the same pope (Innocent III) who ordered the annihilation
of the Cathars. Celebration of the Mass was prohibited in all churches and
the dead had to be buried in unconsecrated ground. This was because King
John had refused the Pope's choice for the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
It may sound petty today, but if you were a god-fearing
soul alive in England in 1210 and a loved one died you would be devastated
to think that they were forbidden to be buried in the consecrated grounds of
a church they had attended all their life. Many people must have been afraid
to die at this time, fearing that their souls would be eternally shut out
from heaven. Could it be that this November's eclipse, with its harmonious
patterns, promises to bring these and other wandering souls to rest?
The 1210 eclipse is also close to another more famous
historical event: the signing of Magna Carta in 1215. Obviously the Magna
Carta didn't suddenly spring into being one morning in 1215, it was the end
result of work and discussion of the previous years. It is claimed that a
Templar Grand Master was standing next to King John when he signed Magna
On one level this may suggest that this November's
eclipse, the Harmonic Concordance, has a bearing on human rights, or basic
human freedoms - things which are generally associated with Magna Carta.
One of the most popular and influential pieces of writing
in Europe at the time of the initial lunar eclipse was Wolfram von
Eschenbach's 'Parzival'. In this mystical work Templar knights are described
as guardians of the Holy Grail.
Eclipses in the Saros series:
The early eclipses in this Saros series ran as follows:
July 8, 1210; July 18, 1228; July 30, 1246; Aug 9, 1264; Aug 20, 1282; Aug
Each lunar eclipse will be roughly 18 years plus 10 days after the last.
The Total eclipses began on June 19, 1769 with the Peak
eclipse (the middle one of the series) on August 13,1859.
This Peak Eclipse coincided with the year that Charles
Darwin finally published his 'Origin of Species'. He had kept his heretical
concepts quiet for some time because he feared a backlash. It was the most
revolutionary and (for the church) dangerous idea for centuries.
In the 20th century the eclipses in this same series were:
Sept. 15, 1913; Sep. 26, 1931; Oct 7, 1949; Oct 18, 1967; Oct 28, 1985.
Two things that happened in 1985 (the year of the last eclipse) and may be
1. The Greenpeace boat 'Rainbow Warrior' was blown up in
New Zealand, and
2. The LiveAid Concert took place.
The theme of going against the Establishment can be seen
in both of these events. LiveAid was a positive expression of this - raising
money to save lives where banks and established agencies were failing. The
destruction of 'The Rainbow Warrior' was the other side of the coin, very
similar to the Pope's crusade to crush anything that went against the
establishment line in the 13th/14th century. It is interesting that it was
the French secret service who destroyed the Greenpeace ship because it was
the French king who mobilised against the Templars. However many of the
original Templars (and Cathars) were French themselves of course.
The eclipse before 1985 was in October 1967. This was
around the time of student unrest. Although this happened in many countries
across the world it was particularly bloody in France.
There does appear to be a theme of going against the
establishment or persecution by the establishment that runs through this
entire eclipse chain. In 2003, the current eclipse year, many people have
been against the establishment particularly in terms of the Gulf War. And
again the name of one nation stands out: France.
The Sabian symbol of the eclipsed Full Moon in 2003 is "A
symbolic battle between Swords and Torches" (Taurus 17). This may hold a
reference to Mithras, the sun-god who was often pictured with a Sword in one
hand and a Torch in the other. Dane Rudhyar's keynote interpretation of the
symbol is: "Refusing to depend on the past, the seeker turns warrior,
fighting anew the eternal 'Great War'".
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