Stuart Girggs- Deep Dreaming
Duality is the primary division of the One. According to every concept of spiritual understanding I have found, all contemplations will express themselves according to the Natural Laws which govern this reality, and duality is perhaps only second in these truths to Oneness. If this is true, then there is no difference between the dark and the light, life and death, the beginning and the end. Gemini is the archetypal expression of this truth, and its ruler Mercury is our guide in the powerful Solar Eclipse on Thursday.
Beginning at the end can be a path less travelled, but if we begin, without holding the vision of where we are going, even if ever so lightly as to give it space to dance, then there is no guarantee of where we will end up. This eclipse at 20’ Gemini is about drawing upon the multiflorus rich ancient and modern perspectives to allow a new vision, while simultaneously moving forward into the darkness of our collective destiny through this North Node eclipse.
Darkness is associated with the Yin or feminine aspect of reality. Like the void of the womb brings forth new life, the night and her dreamtime is a fertile void of creation and destruction. The ring of fire created by the annular nature of this celestial event beckons us to open our vision wide for a new birth. In the periphery of perception can be found creatures, realities and future timelines ready to converge with our path asking- what new visions are ready to be realized for you now? Eclipses are intense and unpredictable by nature because they open portals between the seen and unseen realms, and there are major indications in indigenous prophecy also reflected in celestial events that point to this time as a most crucial point of transition for collective consciousness.
Retrograde trickster Mercury is cazimi the Sun the night of the eclipse bringing the unexpected while signifying the importance of directing our consciousness with focused intent, for we are all ultimately responsible for how we direct our minds and hearts. Luckily we do not have to do it alone. Squared by Neptune we are propelled into the collective unconscious to receive something from the dreamtime that may allow us to move through ideas that have been sticky, to find illumination is waiting just around the bend. In some essence, we are being asked to shift the collective unconscious into collective consciousness.
Juno on the South Node asks us to seek higher understanding around the ideals we have been fiercely committed to. How can we transmute from connecting our ideals to a specific belief rooted in reality, and instead seek to live our ideals in a more authentic and permeable way? There is great power when we can disentangle our ideals with particular schools or systems of thought, and instead seek the higher understanding. This simple shift allows us to move through life freely, authenticating our highest selves into the reality of each moment like a waking dream.
There is an Toltec-Aztec prophecy about the larger cycles of time that says we are entering into the Age of Sixth Sun between the years 1991 and 2021. According to “ 2012-2021- Dawn of the Sixth Sun: Path of Quetzalcoatl” Toltec-Aztec elder Sergio Magana relays the unbroken transmission of this prophecy which says that in this time we shifting from one great age, or “sun”, of humanity to another. The beginning of the shift was in 1991, when the energy of the Sixth Sun would begin to enter the Earth’s field. In the 2012 alignments the two energies were prophesied to be in perfect balance, and this year of 2021 is when the new Sun is said to become the dominant energy for thousands of years.
This new sun is said to be feminine in nature, as opposed to the Sun that ruled the past several thousand years which was yang, or masculine in nature. The prophecy states that as we enter this Yin period the powers of feminine intuition which allow us to manifest from the darkness and work with the subconscious mind become more predominant as compared to the analytical, conscious and active mind that has dominated the last age. It is said to be an era where humanity will live as if in a waking dream, where the thoughts and emotions of our subconscious mind become manifest instantly. Key to this age is the concept of the collective unconscious made conscious. Do you sense this shift in your own life or see it in the world around you?
Neptune squaring the nodes all year and especially these eclipses resonates greatly with these ideas, and provides a powerful perspective for the evolution of consciousness and the rebalancing of energies on Earth in aspect to everything from our relationships to our minds, one another, Nature and the Cosmos.
This eclipse speaks to the power of our minds to create our realities, but in direct relationships with our ability to integrate the Neptunian aspect of our beings- our deep feminine, collective unconscious, subconscious and mystic mind. Neptune is the space of dreams and the undeniable knowing of the truth of Oneness. To work constructively with Neptunian frequencies we must actively work with our own patterns of delusion, addiction, escapism and terror if we are to get to the highest vision we wish to see made manifest.
It is said in one synopsis of Magana’s work that “ If up until now man has attempted to impose his domination over nature, under the new sun he will have to comply with her and this shall lead to great transformations affecting both the individual and the collective consciousness. “
The reality of this statement cannot be denied by any whose eyes are open. The feminine is associated with the physical, material and natural world, which we are not only in relationship with in an external sense, but in the most intimate parts of our psyche as well- for we truly are one with her, a truth that is a key feature of all Indigenous Cultures and our collective ancestors.
Uranus in Taurus for 7 years from 2019-2025 is a sign that we are ready for the re-realization of our Oneness as expressed through our collective consciousness once again and certainly marks the imminent shift in our relationships with nature and our bodies. The choice is ours and the stars indicate that addressing our beliefs, perceptions, ideals and truth as a collective cannot be skirted if we are to move back into harmony with the planet and one another.
Saturn, the planet of materialization and reality in Aquarius, the sign of the visionary and groups we share visions with, aspects the nodes in a supportive trine and sextile. This gives manifesting potential to this eclipse where our rewards come from our efforts. It also implies the importance of reaching out to our friends and communities for support, collaboration and exciting ventures. Loving, non-violent communication of our heart’s truth, no matter how changing it may be from moment to moment will support us tremendously.
This is a powerful time to gather and share our visions, woes, downloads and dreams with one another in a loving, open-minded, curious, playful way! The New Moon is ripe for planting seeds for new projects that can be birthed through this eclipse portal. We may also have to send some things through the portal to clear the way for these precious seeds to grow.
The power of collective consciousness increases the more we allow it’s truth to enter our everyday perception. Perception shifts are a key idea when speaking of Gemini and the way this archetype plays with the many truths of this reality, ultimately seeking to reconcile our existence as both mortal and immortal beings, as sovereign individuals and one collective family. May you honor the many truths of your beings and be surrounded with those who can support you in your journey back to wholeness and truth.
Blessings and Wholeness,