Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Transformative Energies - Solar Eclipse 2009

The 2009 Total Solar Eclipse began 23:58 UTC/GMT (July 21st) and ended at 04:18 (July 22) UTC/GMT, crossing India, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Japan, moving out across the Pacific Ocean.

The moon is traditionally associated with moods, feelings, psyche and emotions. Effecting tides and lava flows, the moon is also part of breeding cycles, influencing the behaviour of fish and amphibians as well as effecting the growth of plants,

The effect of the phases of the moon on seed germination and growth was first studied by L. Kolisko in 1930. Using wheat, Kolisko found that seeds germinated faster and more prolifically when sown at the full moon. The new moon gave him the most unsuccessful results. Later experiments on cress confirmed Kolisko's findings. Recent studies at Northwestern University, conducted by Professor F. Brown, have shown that, even under equal temperatures, seedlings absorb more water at the full moon than at the new moon. The findings lend credibility to adages that recommend harvesting at full moon. It seems plants have less water content at the new moon phase. Planting Moon Phases

I could feel the effects of the Solar Eclipse (here in Europe) two hours before it began to cross Central Asia. At Midnight little birds were talking to the night sky, like they were restless. The Eclipse was amazing. The energy surrounding the Solar Eclipse was very powerful, and we shall be feeling its effects in the coming weeks as the pull influences our electrical weather system and alters the magnetic field of the earth. There is a lot of water in the air.

The rational-linear mind reports that people were disappointed they did not see the actual Eclipse because of heavy cloud cover as the Moon crossed the face of the Sun. I can't believe people are so dense. One hour before an Eclipse until one hour after its end, one can feel the effect. The atmosphere is much more intense, eclipsing light and the visual senses. When there is cloud cover, the feeling is even more powerful - even more incredible.

On August 11, 1999 Europe experienced a Total Solar Eclipse. At the time there was pretty dense cloud cover. We saw some ghostly appearance of the actual visual Eclipse through breaks in the cloud, but this was nothing to the feeling. All around, in the trees, the birds began to sing and did not stop. You did not see the dimming of the light, you felt it. The energy of the Eclipse activated an older part of the mind and the senses.

Cloud cover during an Eclipse takes nothing away from the awesome experience. It is life-changing and it changed my life. In fact, cloud cover leaves no distraction, no escape from the incredible energy and other world presence that seems to fill every particle and every space.

Trees and plants go silent, and a stillness creates a sense of listening that suddenly all life forms share in one space. You don't have to see the Eclipse, you are part of it. The water in the air and clouds seem to amplify the strange energy. After that I think it rained as I had never seen it rain before. On August 17, 1999 a 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake hit Izmit, Turkey.

The big Earthquakes of 1999 all took place after the August 11 Solar Eclipse, killing over 20,000 people worldwide. This is probably why human cultures across the centuries viewed Solar Eclipses as a bad omen. Between August 23 and October 16, four Earthquakes above Magnitude 7.0 had rattled the tectonic plates of the Earth.

With the 2009 Lunar Eclipse on July 7, the Solar Eclipse on July 22 and the Lunar Eclipse on August 6 the Earth will experience three Eclipses in one Lunar Month.

Astronomers Synodic Month is the period of time between one new or full moon to the next. The Saros cycle is an eclipse cycle with a period of about 18 years 11 days 8 hours (approximately 6585 days) that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. One cycle after an eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur west of the original location.