The Great American Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
It is being called The Great American Eclipse, and for good reason. The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 will be visible within a path that crosses the entire country, from northwest to southeast, from Lincoln City, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. There has not been an all-America total solar eclipse since June 8, 1918. This spectacular event will be witnessed, to varying degrees of totality (depending on location) by some 100,000,000 people. The moment of greatest totality will be at 18:21 UTC.
Okay, the facts and figures are covered. Now let’s move on to the real significance of this event.
“All authentic Shamanic ceremonials are the dramatic enactment of the Mythos inherent within cosmological phenomena.” ~ Jade Wah’oo Grigori
A total solar eclipse is the quintessential cosmological event. Such events as eclipses or planetary alignments in their respective astrological sign do not influence us, individually nor collectively. What they do, however, is trigger an activation of archetypal forces within our psyche. The archetypes that are activated are specific to the inherent nature, or resonance, of the cosmological event. It is necessary, then, to gain an understanding of what the individual components of the activating event are as experienced by the activation with our Soul/Psyche. Then, these individual components together create a harmonic resonance that itself triggers a theme-specific awakening/activation within us each and all. Imagine, if you would, that you pluck three strings, separately, on a guitar: Pling. Plang. Plung. What you hear, and respond to, are three separate notes. Now, strum the same three strings simultaneously. Those three strings, strummed, produce a harmonic that is greater than the sum total of the parts. We respond to that chord in a wholly unique manner, as we hear it as being a distinct sound above the individual notes. So too is there a harmonic resonance generated by the intersection of three or more cosmological bodies (ie, planets, Moon, Sun, and stars). Now consider that the key in which the guitar is tuned is equivalent to the astrological sign in which the cosmological event takes place.
I am now going to offer a fundamental understanding of the significance of the primary cosmological bodies that are creating the Harmonic of this total solar eclipse: Earth, Moon, Sun, Regulus.
Our orientation in time and space is determined by our residence upon this Earth, with variations dependent upon our placement upon the globe, that is, our specific location.
The Earth, as a cosmological body, engages an awareness within our psyche of safety, comfort and sustenance. We refer to this, archetypically, as the Mother, hence, Mother Earth.
When we say the Sun is in a given sign (say Aries) we are in actuality identifying the Earth’s placement within the seasonal calendar. Aries is the first month of Spring (northern hemisphere), and so when we are in Aries, there is an inner surge to get things done (spring cleaning, moving locales, etc). When we are in Leo, we experience a corresponding sense of the fullness of Summer, of accomplishment, of glorying in our success. The astrological sign that we are ‘in’ is really nothing more than an instinctual response of our experience of life to a seasonal ambience.
The Moon sways our internal emotional rhythms as assuredly as it does the tides. Again, be clear, the moon does not influence our emotional states, it triggers, or activates, the emotions that are already existent within our psyche… most often stored away by us, pushed down, relegated to the deep dark depths of our oceanic Soul.
The Moon will activate our most deep seated emotional states. Typically, this activation brings up our past felt memories and experiences and the emotions we hold in association with those memories.
When we say “The Moon is in (insert an astrological sign)” that is akin to saying that our Psyche/Soul is swimming in a particular sea. Each and every sea has its own characteristics (the Caribbean is warm, salty and clear blue, warm and embracing; the North Sea is grey, cold, harsh, and presents a challenge to life; etc). So if our Moon is in Cancer, we find that the emotions we experience tend to be those of our issues or exaltations regarding our caring nature, how we relate to family, and the manner in which we have experienced nurturing in our life. If, on the other hand, our Moon is in Taurus, we find that we are feeling drawn to indulge ourselves in pleasures and pretties. If our emotions include guilt or shame regarding pampering ourselves, we may then exhibit anxiety and negative self-talk about our worthiness to indulge in pleasures.
The Sun holds the ideation of our eternal essence, bringing into expression the nature of our Spirit. Its essential nature is that of trust, security and guidance. Example: “No matter how cold and dark the night, we can trust that the Sun will rise again!” It embodies the promise of the eternal return.
The Sun activates within our Psyche the qualities of enlightened exaltation, the possibility that all potentialities are accessible to us. As such, it is like unto the archetypal Father who encourages and guides his children to become the best that they can be.
As I had mentioned regarding the astrology of Earth, the Sun sign really has to do with the seasonal experience of life. It is so important to recognize that the seasons of the planet are the result of the sacred dance of both the Earth and the Sun. The astrological sign of the Sun (and thereby, the Earth) is really one of Sacred Relationship. It is the greater potential that is made manifest in our lives when we live the dance of sacred union between our Inner Masculine and Inner Feminine. If we focus on only one or the other, we risk falling prey to the indulgences of the material world (mater/mother=earth=crass materialism) or light-polarization (father=sun/light=cosmic consciousness).
Regulus is one of the four brightest stars in our night sky, along with Aldebaran, Fomalhaut, and Antares. These fours stars, separated by 90º of arc from one to the other in the sky, are known as the Watchers, or the Grigori. The positions of these stars are utilized to indicate the precise turning of each of the 4 Ages of mankind. Regulus is the Watcher of the Kingdom.
Regulus activates our heart-centered sense of self. When exalted, we utilize our good fortune in benefit to those with whom we are responsible, such as family, friends, community or kingdom. If our sense of self is stunted, we tend to be petty, vengeful and narcissistic.
It is said that when Regulus moves from one astrological sign to another (approximately every 2,000 years) a new age of societal intent emerges upon the earth. Regulus, a fixed star (that is, its position as the ‘heart’ in the constellation of Leo the Lion never changes), is just now shifting from the astrological sign of Leo into Virgo (due to the precession of the equinoxes, all stars shift one degree over the course of 72 years, relative to the equinox sunrise point upon our eastern horizon). DO NOT confuse the constellations with the astrological signs. They are NOT one and the same!
Each of the aforementioned cosmological bodies are aligned at 29º Leo, with the exception of Regulus, which has transitioned from 29º Leo to 0º Virgo. As Regulus is only 1º of arc from the alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun, it is close enough to be considered a conjunction.
The astrological sign of Leo is an expression of positive value of one’s own capabilities and the sincere recognition of the value of the capabilities and potential of others. When Leo is the activation key, qualities of leadership, confidence, generosity and dignity are exalted. Leo is, in the best of circumstances, the embodiment of the concept that The King is the Realm and it’s Peoples.
The shadow side of Leo is typified by arrogance, narcissism, and disdain for others.
Virgo is the mythic realm of the sacred. The qualities exemplified by Virgo are those of discipline, discernment and dedication. It is only fitting, then, that Virgo is equated with the Priestess.
Virgo’s shadow is shown when the activation triggers unresolved emotional content such as being judgmental, skeptical and inconsiderate of others.
The Shamanic Mythos of a Total Solar Eclipse
What, Shamanically, is the significance of a total solar eclipse? It is based upon what is shown, known and visible. From the vantage point of the Earth (from which our observations are made), the Moon lines up precisely with the Sun. From the long history of engagement with these cosmological events – and what insight has been derived and passed down through the many, many generations – we Shamans receive in caretakership the culmination of knowledge based in experience that has been passed to us as a sacred trust.
We are the Earth. The activations of our psyche, individually, become the contributions we make to the Whole, i.e. the Collective Soul of the World.
The Dark of the Moon is an open portal into the deep, dark, fecund realms of our Soul: our Inner Feminine. This realm of our Soul is dark simply because the light of consciousness does not penetrate into it. As such, we tend to store away into the Deep Soul our tears, fears, sadness, sorrows, anxieties, guilt and shame. During the Dark of the Moon we are able to engage, with our Awareness, the content and structure of our personal Inner Realm. To the degree that we are able to engage what is found with Awareness/Heart, we are able to accept/resolve/forgive.
When the Dark of the Moon is eclipsing the Sun it becomes a direct portal into the Collective Soul of the World. Not only are we able to do the sacred work of clearing the Temple of emotional debris built up over our lifetime, we have direct access into the Soul of Humanity and the opportunity to cleanse the Halls of the fear, anger, misogyny, hatred and wickedness that Humanity has perpetrated upon each other and the World.
The golden light of the Sun activates our High Self into the expression of our eternal essence. We are able, on a daily basis, to offer up to our High Self the suggestions and requests for the betterment of ourselves and our compatriots.
When the Sun is darkened during an eclipse the portal of the Dark Moon aligns directly with the solar gateway into the Celestial Realm… the realm in which the potentiality of all possibilities exists. We are enabled the opportunity then to not merely offer up our suggestions and requests, but to engage this Celestial Realm with full Awareness. That is, we become at one with the Celestial Realm of Light!
The Heart Star. When, during this solar eclipse, we align ourselves with the Earth, Moon, Sun, and the star Regulus that is also in alignment, we are drawn to and into that star, becoming, ourselves, the embodiment of the Virgo qualities of disciple, discernment, and dedication.
A core principle of Shamanism is that when we align our Attention (being in full Presence) with our intent (our Heart’s Desire), there will our Life-force flow and thusly will our experience of Life become manifest.
When we hold ourselves in full Presence of our Heart’s Desire, our Awareness experiences the Isness of whatever is contained within the Collective Soul of the World. In the embrace (via compassionate forgiveness and radical self-acceptance) of whatever has been stuffed away into the Darkness, transformation, resolve and release from attachment to the emotionally laden content of the Darkness is brought about. We are freed of our chains of misery and self-defeat, and emerge empowered and passionate in our Truth.
As we then ascend into the Celestial Realm of Light through the solar gateway, we are immersed into the Totality-of-All-Being, from which our Awareness, in its Heart’s Desire, draws together the finely woven threads of possibility into a tapestry of our Heart’s Desire made manifest.
At this eclipse, we (our Awareness/Heart) are then drawn into the Heart Star. Our Heart becomes one with the Heart Star Regulus. We become the King (Regulus) who is dedicated to the Sacred Work (Virgo) of the upliftment of the Soul of the World.
The Ceremony of the Solar Eclipse
At the time of the eclipse I will be journeying forth upon the pathways and through the portals described. I will be carrying my own Heart’s Desire upon this journey into manifest being. I am also willing to carry with me YOUR Heart’s Desire – through the Dark Realm, cleaning and clearing whatever is found within your Soul that stands as an obstruction to your service of your Heart’s Desire to the Soul of the World. I will then call your Awareness (that is, your Spirit) through the solar gateway so that it is immersed within the Totality-of-All-Being in the Celestial Realm. Next will your Spirit merge into/with Regulus and so consecrate your Heart’s Desire to the Sacred Work, the betterment of the Soul of the World.
Request of Jade Wah’oo to journey through the Eclipse Portals on your behalf!
- Please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM fully.
- Make a payment of $222 here: PAYMENTS
- I will respond, upon receipt of both registration and payment, with an email confirming your request.
- Within a few days of the Total Solar Eclipse I will send you a report of what transpired upon the journey.
- Included will be notes regarding your individualized engagement.
- This will include the Dark Shadows encountered within your Soul.
- The Transformations that occurred following passage through the Solar Gateway.
- Your specific gift/attribute that is awoken in your Heart’s merging with the Heart Star/Regulus.