Heavenly Signs: Black Friday’s Partial Solar Eclipse
By Hwaa Irfan
In certain areas around the world, November 25th might have been a day of tension and flying emotions. You might have even felt you were in total control of yourself, just sounding off or trying to be heard. And there are always those lurking around, waiting to take advantage!
November 25th 2011 has been called Black Friday because of a partial solar eclipse when the New Moon passed in front of the sun. According to NASA, this was visible from Antartica, New Zealand, Tasmania and South Africa. This happened in the morning, and by the setting of the sun, a conjunction took place between Venus, and the crescent New Moon.
The term “Black Friday” actually has nothing to do with cosmology, but is a public holiday in the U.S. after Thanksgiving that pertains more to profit or loss.
This solar eclipse is the 5th this year, and is expected to be the last for 2011, with the greatest eclipse at 06:20:17 UT near the coast of Antarctica.
The U.S. Navy site refers to this solar eclipse as being “rather unusual” as at the time they believed it will only be visible from the desolate region of Antartica. Like the desolate aspects of our lives, a call from the Universe is trying to awaken our unconscious where our true selves lay buried beneath the ideal/projected self – the only part of ourselves that we choose to recognize. To allow this to happen an energy grid is in motion.
According to Donna Provancher, the position of the eclipse links all four southern continents with Africa and Australia, and South America and Antartica polarized to rebalance the dualistic nature of our perception of reality: light vs. dark, good vs. evil, male vs. female etc. Balance is required between the two aspects in order to broaden one’s horizon. However that much needed development is being challenged by our willingness to face the Truth (Neptune) that arises out of the power of community (Occupy World),
This is supported by the New Moon which allows for the new, which is opposite to stagnation. Because of its proximity to the Earth there is a pull on our emotions. Combined with the partial solar eclipse (90% in Antartica), and our ability to act together (Virgo) as exampled by the new crop of protests across Egypt affecting its future.
Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius also asks us to acknowledge the Laws of Nature or the cosmic order of things, if we are to move beyond this period of stagnation with sustainable lives. The fact that the Sun rotates around the Galactic Center, and the Galactic Center is in Sagittarius only emphasizes that this is not just a passing moment, but a period of training for humanity. The Galactic Center is the rotational center of the Milky Way, the alignment of which takes place every 26,000 years. The Galactic Center is being investigated by NASA which has an interest in the Galactic Center’s blackhole for a while.
As Venus has been in the constellation of Sagittarius (November 2 – 26), the global influence is one of the desire for freedom of self expression, new places, and adventure. But on the line of transgression there can be tendency to get carried away and be inconsiderate of the feelings of others, and hence carelessness. As Mercury comes out of retrograde, it means being going over things that we have misunderstood, but a chance to do it with an open heart, i.e. without prejudgement.
Happy Hijra, November 26 1433 (6 + 5 = 11!)
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said:
“For fasting the day of ‘Ashura, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” [Muslim #1976]
“The Sky This Week, 2011 November 22 – 29.” http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/sky-this-week/the-sky-this-week-2011-november-22-29