September 2015 lunar eclipse
Much of the Blood Moon media blurb revolves around apocalyptic prophecies. We are a bit different here in the Land of Enchantment and instead of tales of doom and gloom, folklore in rural Northern New Mexico holds that four Blood Moons in a row offer an opportunity for the seasons to recalibrate. So when I put together the bits I have learned of the English language equivalents of the original Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek root words in the bible to see what basis there could be for the local lore it was an eye-opening (pun intended) encounter:
- Apocalypse actually means the unveiling
Pursuing this, I learned that the three aspects of the Divine Logos in Revelations translate as:
- Voice or Vowel
Another vital idea in Revelations that we have seriously misconstrued is the word translated as:
The original intention was:
So I started looking at Revelations as a guide to a breathing meditation. The practice is better experienced than explained, but I will leave you with the thought that in its original language and context the word translated as our word:
- to put right
- to cleanse
- to make clear
- to prosper
- to have equity
- To be of service
The greatest gift I can think of for the human race at the moment would be to unveil the perceptions of humanity. Once people can see clearly, they can be of service and start taking constructive action to put things right (click here).
So I’ll be offering Blood Moon breathing meditations Saturday mornings from 10-12 throughout the eclipse tetrad.
If you are local, come join us (click here).
If not, give us a nod and wish all life on the planet well in this time of climactic change.
It takes the Sun, Moon and Earth being in right relationship over time for there to be four full eclipses in row visible in a specific area, so this sense of restoring order may be the most accurate as well as one of the most ancient interpretations of these celestial events. Here is a wee bit of info to give you an idea of how much has to come into alignment:
We call the path the Earth follows around the Sun the ecliptic because:
- a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun
- a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun
Eclipses occur at lunar nodes where the orbit of the moon and the ecliptic cross. Predicting when and where is a challenge because:
- Our own Earth’s orbit around the Sun is fairly circular
- But the orbit of the Moon is elliptical or egg-shaped
- and the orbit of the Moon as it travels around the Earth is at an angle to the ecliptic
Seeing eclipses is also a challenge as the Earth itself is tilted in relationship to the Sun, so how much of a particular eclipse can be seen depends on where you stand on the surface of the planet. This tilt also results in:
- the experience of four seasons due to varying amounts of daylight
- a starry celestial equator (or Zodiac) (also at an angle to the ecliptic) that gives us:
- the precession of the equinoxes
- and the Galactic Year
- and Pole Stars (complete with precession as the Earth wobbles a bit as it spins)
People have been studying and learning to predicting eclipses for eons, so the red serpent of Revelations and the dragon of the ecliptic may well be one and the same. Click here for more background information.