Saturday, December 18, 2010

Eclipse Sorcery.

No, I am not talking about the horrible movie with glittery vampires. I am talking about actual Eclipses.

Eclipses are not that big of a deal in western Astrology but in Tibetan Astrology, which effects my own practice much more than western (though I am by no means an expert in either), Eclipses are HUGE.

According to Tibetans, all positive and negative actions are multiplied during an eclipse - 1000 for a lunar and 10000 for a solar. The reason for this is that when the eclipse happens, the influence of that planet is blocked and creates a vacuum which allows your own influence to have greater sway.

Think of it as sounds in a room, if there are 100 people talking in a room at any given time, your voice can only carry so far and still be effective. If the largest and loudest voice in the room suddenly goes silent, all of a sudden all the other sounds take on much greater significance.

According to Tibetan Shaman, the eclipse is caused by Rahulas, demonic planets, temporarily devouring the sun or moon so that they gain more power. Not only are your actions more powerful at this time, but they are more needed by the world because the eclipse is seen as moment of ill-omen leaving a gate open for negative influence.

Now you may not know this about me, but I am the mythic Yuleclipse Fairy. I need you to know a few things.

Tuesday is a lunar eclipse. It will be visible from most of North America

Tuesday is also the Winter Solstice - the longest night.

Tuesday is the first night that a lunar eclipse has occured on a Winter Solstice in 456 years.

Tuesday is the day that you will be outside doing magic.

If you don't do something I will know and I will be displeased.  You don't want to piss me off. Just get your lazy ass out there and meditate, cast a spell, dance a jig, do something!

Now for something funny that is only here because of the word "eclipse", 


Pallas Renatus said...

The urge to pull your profile picture and photoshop a pair of pink sparkly wings on it is neigh-overwhelming.

Turkituck said...

*snaps to attention*

Strangely enough, I had just decided what I was going to do for Yuleclipse, and this just cemented the deal.

Mister M said...

Actually eclipses are a huge deal in western astrology, excluding modern psychological astrology, but to traditional western astrologers its an evil omen and a very bad sign, the sun and moon are king and queen, and when neither is visible when they should its like a coup, it represents social chaos among other things.

c.gil said...

What's the validity of a ritual performed in Europe for an eclipse that takes place in the US? How can the European Lazy Asses (ELA) try to comply with the order, Sir ?

Brother Christopher said...

I have had some people asking, "what should they do?" I will post links to this entry.

Much like Mister M said, I would say folklore and traditional astrology from the west seem to indicate that this particular eclipse would be one chock full of badness, so you could take this time to put a major whammy on someone, or to drive something away, and kinda clear the field to give yourself a fresh start, as often malefic influences in astrology are used.

But I like yours MUCH more.

C-Style said...

Lunar eclipse, full moon, and Winter Soltice! A lot of power going on! Definitely have to think of something to do.

Miss Sugar said...

Jow is being all boooring about having work the next day. I am contemplating what would be good to ask for/try to accomplish.

Venecia Rauls said...

FYI to those who might not bother to check... in the US, the eclipse is the early, early MORNING of the 21st on Tuesday. On the West Coast of the US, it actually starts just before midnight on Monday the 20th. So if you wait until night on the 21st, you will have missed it.

Also, according to my calculations, the longest night is actually also the night of the 20th - 21st. The solstice technically (astronomically as a moment in time) is about 3:30 in the afternoon on the 21st PST, but as interpreted as the longest night (and not the shortest day) it's the night prior. At the moment of solstice, the days begin to lengthen again, meaning the following night is a tiny tiny bit shorter.

So again, if you wait you could miss it.

As to the question regarding Europeans, I'd say that the eclipse is a global phenomenon. After all, the full moon is the same all over the earth at the same time... and it's full whether you can see it or not.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry to disappoint. My divinations have been telling me very firmly to abstain from frolicking in the woods tomorrow night. Now I know why.

The astronomical solstice is, however, another story. And I intend to keep that.

Anonymous said...

Question. I had surgery on my back not last Thursday but the Thursday before it(so just over a week ago) and it isn't quite healing the way it should.

Would it be more wise for me to do a Tummo or Small Vase practice, Dharmapala practice, or Medicine Buddha practice?

I apologize if this question is impertinent or inappropriate. I just want to do the right thing.

Jason Miller, said...

Medicine Buddha

LittleWitch said...

The Boy and I will be out dancing under the moon, making our annual Yule wishes. He has never seen an eclipse before, I only hope he can stay awake for it- being four years old is exhausting.

You implied one should just get out and, in essence, make some noise. What would you suggest people do, if you had a say? What workings will have the most effect this night? I have my usual Solstice gig ready, but I am looking to add some extra spark given the occasion.

Anonymous said...

Just a few more degrees over, and Pluto, the n node, mars, and mercury would all be perfectly conjunct, rather than just combust. Now that would be interesting,

PATRICIA said...

This was a sacred night of clearing everything with the perfect essence of God!!! In the quiet moonlight radiance and then drawing in God's most pure omnipotent power to anchor into my higher-self down into the mind, heart & body!!! Allowing the Healing so I may perform God's work more effectively!!!

Thank You Jason for all you do!!!

Anonymous said...

For the Love of God! Total Esclipse Madness! That video is Cheesyliciously Funny! HAHA! :D

Hehe Emo 80's Style! :D

Oh Good Info Lunar Eclipse!