Solar Eclipse May 2012 – Magical Font

The Solar Eclipse on May 20-21, 2012 is at 0°20′ Gemini on the fixed star Alcyone in the notorious Pleiades. This star cluster is also known as the “Seven Sisters” and is located on the shoulder of constellation Taurus the Bull. The Pleiades are the source of great magic and wisdom, but they also have a quite unwarranted, evil, wanton and turbulent reputation. This is probably because the Pleiades were said to bring floods. On the positive side the Pleiades were also associated with fertile crops and green meadows since they were “Rainy Stars”. The Pleiades constellation has sometimes been associated with tears and sorrow, but the seven sisters also liked their wine and ecstacy. Alcyone’s themes fit well with other aspects of this important eclipse as you will see.

Solar Eclipse Horoscope

The closest aspect to the moon is a square from Neptune. We know Neptune’s waters can be holy uplifting water or vile septic poison depending on the intention and vibration of the individual. Neptune is on Archangel star Fomalhaut, which can also go either way, sinner or saint. With Neptune Fomalhaut is “Sharp, shrewd, self-seeking, analytical, detective ability, many secret enemies, connected with secret affairs or government work.” This Neptune is squaring the eclipse Nodes and it is also most fitting that this solar eclipse is conjunct Egeria, Roman goddess of the healing spring, sacred wisdom and childbirth.

There is certainly a watery theme then. This eclipse contains the potential of deep cleansing hydrotherapy of the soul or for those stubborn demonic stains comes complete with added hydroblast water jet! I say this because of the amount of potent stars and a super-conjunction that are adding juice to this eclipse. We have a tight Venus trine Saturn which I think is beautifully healing and powerful for lovers to affirm their commitment to one another no matter how treacherous the icky Neptunian sea gets.

Solar Eclipse May 2012 HoroscopeVenus is in the busiest part of the sky as far as lucky and brave stars go, she is within orb of Phact in the dove, Capella in the charioteer, El Nath in the horns of Taurus and closest of all to Alnilam in Orions belt. Robson see’s Venus with Alnilam as “Trouble through love affairs and scandal”. This is possible if we go down the low vibration route, but considering the optimistic stars I’ll go with Brady’s “A good negotiator or mediator. To understand the creative nature of connections between different ideas or groups of people” [1] I see the positive side, since Venus does love a good trine with Saturn, especially when Mr commitment is on the brilliant fixed star Spica. This combination makes it popular and good for gain. I think business and striking deals are favoured and as this is the last time a direct Saturn passes over Spica (Exact August 4) I think we should get some lasting resolution from this final meeting.

Another element of this Venusian water jet is a Mercury/Jupiter/Sedna super-conjunction and they are all on Capulus, in the exorcising arm of Perseus the gorgon slayer. Jupiter is within orb of Medusa – Algol  itself. If Sedna is the Goddess of the sea and Jupiter is large, then are we in danger of an epic flood? It may just be that this is symbolic flooding, perhaps a mass release of emotion and tears which serves as a collective cleansing. Sometimes sorrow is necessary to break open heart-chakras that have hardened and petrified themselves. A broken heart is at least is an open empathic heart and this may be the great gift the Pleiades have for us.

Gemini Solar Eclipse Aspects

Moon square Neptune I found to be incredibly sensitive and compassionate, even if it is sometimes aimed at the totally wrong subject. In the right setting however, this otherwise dreamy, druggy and escapist aspect could even achieve something quite miraculous. As always we must look at the whole chart. Moon square Neptune on its own could point to addictions and misplaced martyrdom. Since the rest of this eclipse chart has the sensible Saturn/Venus trine and also a feisty Pluto/Mars trine, I think the redemptive quality of this square would be the most likely manifestation of what is potentially quite a poisonous and deceptive aspect.

The asteroid that the moon falls on has a miraculous feel about it too since Egeria is associated with holy water that has healing and medicinal properties. Egeria was an oracle and counsellor to King Numa, together they wrote twelve books. Interestingly the theme of mourning comes up again. Legend has it that when Numa died, Egeria was so distraught that the goddess Diana turned her into a curative spring. Numa was buried with their sacred literature. 500 years later a heavy rainfall washed away the earth above the coffins and the books were rediscovered. Unfortunately the Romans found the books at odds with their religious practices so they burned them.

Solar Eclipse Astrological Meaning

Solar Eclipse May 2012 AstrologyThe Neptunian theme of deception and occult buried wisdom is interesting in combination with the cleansing water V liquid poison elements. This solar eclipse is also about sorrow, tears, broken hearts, open hearts, empathy, compassion and eventual redemption. There could be a collective tragedy, maybe a flood, which galvanises charities and politicians around the world to do something large scale. This mass empathy could be enough to melt those hearts that have been encased in ice for too long.

The concept of Neptune moving into Pisces has been one that I have heard mentioned by various occult  commentators and of course tropical astrologers. Although we are Darkstar prefer to follow the movements of the planets against the sidereal fixed stars, I can definitely see tropical themes being reflected in my own work despite using a slightly different system. Neptune on Fomalhaut and this eclipse in the weeping Pleiades definitely shows humanity in some sort of healing crisis while the energy is shifting all around us. As Neptune moves on through the mystical stars of sidereal Aquarius and Pegasus we should see some interesting marriages between science and spirituality. Many of these stars give psychic ability as Jamie found if you look at this list: Prophetic Stars. Pisces tops the chart containing 15 stars.

So the planet of mystic awareness, Neptune, moving through the most magical part of space must mean something for the collective. I think this eclipse with its very psychic Moon square Neptune must foretell something of what we can expect.

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May 2012 Solar Eclipse Visibility and Times

Solar Eclipse May 2012 Path Vsibility
Solar Eclipse Times

20 May 4:47 pm in Los Angeles

20 May 7:47 pm in New York

21 May 0:47 am in London

21 May 5:17 am in Delhi

21 May 9:47 am in Sydney

1. Star & Planets combinations. Bernadette Brady p107.

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  1. This solar eclipse is very important for Jamie and I. I thought it worth looking back at the eclipse this May eclipse will bring to an end, when I first realised something wasn’t right with Jamie’s health. The Solar eclipse on November 25th 2011 was at 2º Sag. My South Node.

    The day of the November eclipse I was actually mid-air on my way to Oz for two whole months with my daughter. The longest time Jamie and I have ever spent together as a family. I wondered what this eclipse would mean for us since it was also one degree from our Davison Moon (Living together?). After the initial excitement of seeing each other, I could see Jamie wasn’t his usual sell, his energy levels had really plummeted. It was very up and down, some magical nights on the beach under the stars and then when he got tired and irritable, if the kids played up, he’d shut himself off on the computer and I’d feel overwhelmed by it all.

    On my birthday, at the end of the holiday, Jamie was called to see his doctors and got the results of the test that caused us to first worry about the possibility of cancer. I really didn’t want to think the worst, but I knew deep down that it totally explained Jamie’s recent behaviour.

    The May solar eclipse is opposing the November one. So now I get to see things in the light of knowing about Jamie’s Cancer. By May Jamie will have had the colon operation, so this eclipse will describe the recovery. I’m feeling more positive about this one. This eclipse is on our Davison Sun, my North Node and Jamie’s Vertex. It all looks forward rather than backwards, positive rather than the negative Dschubba Moon/ My South Node/Jamie’s AntiVertex of the last eclipse. Jamie has pointed out that this May Eclipse is square his Mars pretty tightly, but I think that could be describing his battle with Clive* (The cancer)

    Here’s a quinqui-wheel chart. Our Davison in the middle, our natals, then the eclipses. I just used my soulmate aspects to keep it simple. I think it’s pretty stunning synastry.

    * Clive was the name that flew out of my mouth when Jamie asked what shall we call the tumour. I thought why on earth did I say that?!…then I realised, take off the big C (cancer) and what do we get? LIVE. Clive is also Evil C backwards. Isn’t the subconscious weird!? It’s all about turning this round hey?

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    • Good grief, you have so very much going on, I wish you both all the very best and hope Jamie is well again soon.

  2. Wishing Jamie the best, and you, as well, in these next few months, especially! Amazing Clive….you could also think ‘Vitamin C’ for some reason that popped into my mind when I saw the ‘C’ alone.
    Be Well!!!

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  3. May I wish you and your family, Marina, all the best New Era may bring!

    Not to forget, speaking about dualities, that Gemini, it´s self, IS duality, the one know and live. The one we should be aware of…

    Thank you for your keen vision!

    Rocío Incera.

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  4. This solar eclipse is going to be all but exactly square my sun in Virgo (0 Vir 15’31”), and I’m thinking will be in orb to my natal Saturn as well (3 Vir 29’18”). Now, would this also be considered in orb to my Descendant? (3 Gem 41’33”).

    The last eclipse cycle from November has brought considerable upheaval, as expected as that one was also square my Sun/Saturn, but conjunct my Ascendant by about a degree.

    Concerning this eclipse, It’s looking like my personal relationships with people are about to go to you-know-where. (Recent heated exchange with my best friend, and I can already tell the word is spreading. The big problem is, I meant just about the entire thing I said, and repeated it for emphasis). Considering this Solar eclipse will also be exactly conjunct my asteroid Messalina at 0 Gem 21’4″ (named for and apparently represents a very promiscuous Roman Queen, and ironic for the exact Eclipse placement as the exchange with my friend involved a woman), Destinn at 0 Gem 10’8″ (from what I can tell, fated events/destiny), and Medusa at 29 Tau 43’34”, it’s looking like a rough ride. I’ll try to update on what happens a few months from now, but frankly it’s looking like a lot of endings are in store.

    On a side note, the exchange happened on about the same day retrograde Mercury crossed back into Pisces, touching fixed star Scheat, which in my friend’s natal chart is conjunct his Sun, and quincunx my Sun. I guess you could say the last solar eclipse impacted me directly, and now this one’s going to impact my relationships with others. Just waiting for the fallout now.

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  5. 21 May 00.20 sees my 40th birthday… i am crossing fingers and toes for lots of lovely beautiful energy… and hoping it wont be a teary birthday…

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