Solar Eclipse on 14th December 2020 and a poem by Lia Cruse preparing us for it

There’s a Solar Eclipse on 14th December 2020.

It’s in a very sensitive location in the heavens because it’s exactly in the Gandanta Zone between the Vedic signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius.

It’s at the very end of Jyestha Nakshatra, the Nakshatra at the end of the Vedic sign of Scorpio.

Now Gandanta Zones are the transition points from water signs to fire signs in Vedic Sidereal Zodiac. There are three of them (Pisces to Aries, Cancer to Leo and Scorpio to Sagittarius) and they are extremely sensitive. The closer to the zero point (the actual sign transition point) a planet or Ascendant is, the vaster the Gandanta Effect.

And what is the Gandanta effect? The Gandanta effect is actually to make your ascendant or any planet you have there immaterial.

The world will not support you. But if you survive that, you can experience great spiritual growth.
And on December 14th 2020, there’s a major eclipse there.

Note that there are more eclipses than usual: six in 2020:
January 10th Full Moon
June 5th Full Moon
June 21st New Moon
July 4th Full Moon
November 29th Full Moon
December 14th New Moon

So, this eclipse of 14th December is a New Moon eclipse. It has Sun and Moon at 29 degrees Vedic Scorpio and Ketu South Node is at 25 degrees Vedic Scorpio.
(In the western astrology Tropical Zodiac, that’s Sun/Moon at 23 Sagittarius and Ketu South Node at 19 Sagittarius)

You can see the Vedic and Western charts for this eclipse on the Starwheel 2020 Astrology summaries web page and click on the Month page for December.

Please note that the Gandanta degree at the end of Jyestha is indeed a harmful energy. It is called Abhukta Mula, and in ancient tradition, a woman with her Moon there would be forecasted to be a very bad mother (because her mother was not ‘there’ for her) – and I have found this most certainly to be often true. And of course, Ascendant or any planet in Abhukta suffers the dematerialisation of the Gandanta.

But this statement is NOT meant to be doomed or fated. Like all of the accurate specialities of the Vedic tradition, it must not be treated fatedly, but must be worked with, difficult though this will be. So, there are healing approaches. There are embodiment practices. The perception that is offered by Vedic Astrology is so valuable to have: and this is because ‘perception’ is the doorway to Healing and Empowerment.

Note that we need to ‘handle’ eclipse day energies. New Moon eclipse like this one are a day for being more aware and ‘listening’ and ‘watchful’ and for seeing what perception arises, and, crucially, making intentions that will help and empower us in the coming Lunar Month ahead.

I now want to share a poem written about this Eclipse by Lia Cruse, who is an artist and poet living in Florida, who actually has her ascendant at 29 deg Vedic Scorpio.

Lia Cruse teaches the runes course (the sacred alphabet of the ancient Norse), the Ogham course (the sacred Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids) and also courses to make most valuable vision contact with the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish and Norse).

Here is Lia’s beautiful poem about the December 14th Eclipse:

Scorpio Rising Ghandanta in Jyestha Nakshatra
Eclipsing 2020

Crown of the soul
Placed upon the head
Queen of broken karmas
Master of myself instead

Goddess with no masters
Divine ruler of herself
Love cannot be given
If it is not first within self

The longest journey is from
Our head back to our soul
All to give back what I once stole

The greatest gift we can give
Is our purest self
Burn down all walls
Drown their embers in the deep
Rebirth them into air
To see who is truly there

Kiss the depth of all my shadows
Where only naked self resides
Dive into the deepest ocean
Of life in Rahu’s eyes
And eclipsing the zero point
Bring what lies within outside
So I may dance upon the arrows
Of the hunter’s brilliant light

For all that I am is shadow and secret
Break all the lies before me
All that was never mine
And as this knot unties
May I give myself to myself
Remembering the mission of my heart once more.

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