Depending on where you're at in the world you will experience this eclipse on December 3rd or 4th (exact on 12/3 at 11:42pm pacific time). It's a total solar eclipse and the last one we will see until the year 2023!
This eclipse marks the end of the Gemini-Sagittarius cycle that took place over the last few years, and sets us on a straight course for the next few years with the Taurus Scorpio eclipse axis.
Eclipses are times when lunar energies arrive with an exclamation point(!). With this particular new moon in Sagittarius we have not only the closing of one era, the last 2 years of eclipses occurred on the Gemini- Sagittarius axis but also the opening of another era a new moon and a straight course for the Taurus-Scorpio eclipse axis which will last through 2023.
This eclipse is conjunct to the Great Attractor, a special energetic phenomenon that is somewhat like a back hole only uniquely different. The Great Attractor is currently drawing in galaxies and seemingly consuming them at a rate of 600 km/second. Not only is this far stronger than what scientists call a supermassive back hole, but when seen with human eyes it appears to be sending energy outward versus pulling energy into itself. Furthermore the mass of the Great Attractor hardly counts for the inward gravitational pull observed. Not only is it an enigma, but it appears to be operating somewhat like a vacuum cleaner.. pulling things in and spitting them out. Whether we understand the phenomena or not, it is conjunct the sun and moon during this eclipse, potentially symbolizing and energetically supporting the massive pull-push cleansing process that we are all going through. (please see notes at the end of this post for more information about the Great Attractor)
I discuss these energies at length and the podcast for this astronomical/astrological event linked above, I also invite us to remember and invite the Celtic Goddess Arianrhod, into our lives at this time. Arianrhod, Celtic Welsh Star Goddess of Reincarnation, is known as “Silver Wheel”, “Silver Circle”, “High Fruitful Mother”, “Star Goddess”, and Sky Goddess. She is considered by many to be a Moon Goddess. She is a primal figure of feminine power, a Celestial Mother Goddess who through her role as Goddess of Reincarnation, rules fertility and childbirth.
Arianrhod (Arian meaning 'silver', and Rhod meaning 'wheel' or 'disc') is and was the Celtic Moon-Mother Goddess. The moon is the archetypal female symbol, representing the Mother Goddess connecting womb, death, rebirth, creation. A star and moon Goddess, Arianrhod was also called the Silver Wheel because the dead were carried on her Oar Wheel to Emania (the Moon-land or land of death), which belonged to her as a deity of reincarnation and karma. It is said that Arianrhod hosts the dead between incarnations, giving them rest and peace before rebirth. Each initiate’s soul is said to withdraw between incarnations to her constellation in the Corona Borealis called Caer Arianrhod. Thus, Arianrhod she is identified as a Goddess of reincarnation. Arianrhod is said to be able to shape shift into a large Owl, and through the great Owl-eyes, sees even into the darkness of the human subconscious and soul.
As mentioned above and in the podcast, the particular total solar eclipse is conjunct the "Great Attractor." I got the nudge to offer information from the source where I learned about this phenomenon: Phillip Sedgwick. The following is a direct quote from Sedgwick in his writings about the Great Attractor:
"At a distance of some 65 Mega-parsecs away, in the general direction of Centaurus, a massive galactic anomaly quietly does its work. This enigma slowly sips upon a liquid-like flow of galaxies drawing them into its huge gravitational grip, following in a river-like stream at an astonishing 600 km/sec. This migration of galactic matter includes the extensive Virgo Cluster, the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster, other groups and clusters and the Local Group - that would be us and our 30 plus galactic companions. For approximately 60 Mega-parsecs both upstream and downstream from us in this river, everything heads in the direction of the galactic cluster, Abell 3627. This astrophysical enigma is both huge and perplexing - thus, its unofficial, official namesake: The Great Attractor!
What the Great Attractor is remains a mystery. It clearly reveals relativistic characteristics - those of warping time and space while bending light with its massive gravity. But it lacks the event horizon required for it to be a black hole. This point demonstrates the radio source energy common within a Quasi-Stellar Object (Quasar). It shows strong retreat tendencies through its extreme red shift. Contradictorily, it has a huge ultraviolet contingent, just outside the range of blue to violet light. The variability of visible light shows in its notably broad absorption beams.
The enormous gravity of the Great Attractor actually bends light around it. It bends the light so much, that a glimpse of what is behind it can be taken. This quality of gravitational lensing provides clear behind the scenes insights, while simultaneously offering other refractive illusions. All we truly know is that it’s big.
Several interesting factors immediately jump about the physical operation of the Great Attractor (GA). First, it recedes from us at a fantastically high velocity, as indicated by its red shift. At the same time the extreme ultraviolet energy coming from beyond the opposite end of the light spectrum renders an approaching appearance. While this complex point actively recedes, it summons an energy of “come hither.” Once engaged, this pull exceeds anything known. The attraction to this point possesses a seductive tone, but in a classical Sagittarian mode. There’s something about it. It seems to possess this energy - it’s mysterious, it’s captivating, it might even be a direct personification of the Creator! Regardless, it knows something you have to know. One thinks, “While the path into the Great Attractor might tear me apart with unimaginable tidal forces, flood me inside and out with radiation of unknown proportion or whatever, I simply must seek out this knowledge.” If fact, the knowledge factors of this enigma are so strong that one will risk the factuality of their own beliefs in the interest of pure knowledge. Issues of rightness, wrongness and fallibility fail to matter here. The matter is knowing the way it all really works."
Lisa Marie Haley