Speaking the Cosmic Word at Eclipse Season

The month of April ended with a New Moon that partially eclipsed the Sun, casting a shadow over parts of the southern hemisphere. Now we cross into May, through the mid-point of the Spring, and further into eclipse season.

At solar eclipse we get to let off steam, so that was April 30. At lunar eclipse, we receive further forces of destiny. That happens May 16.

And what happens in between, where we are this week?

The Moon is visible not long after sunset on Monday, looking west toward the stars of Taurus. The planet Mercury is also there, near the star cluster of the Pleiades. They’re all pretty close to the horizon, and binoculars will help if you want a really good look.

So first the Moon partially eclipsed the Sun, then it moved past Mercury, and for the next few days, it will be seen rising up through Taurus stars, passing between the Bull’s horns on Wednesday. This is where we find the star that marks the celestial gateway ~ where mysteries stream in from the divine.

I see a sacred Egyptian mystery unfolding in all of this, in that this region of sky was linked to the human larynx through the ancient star wisdom, and was carved into a mysterious stone tablet depicting Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti ~ the “beautiful one who came.” Nefertiti is seated so we view her left side. A spiritual

Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefertiti and three intermediary spiritual beings. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC. Neues Museum Berlin 

being is pressed against her left shoulder, feet placed firmly at her heart, her outstretched hand raised up through Nefertiti’s larynx and toward the ear (or celestial gateway), as if drawing down condensed divine forces that will allow Nefertiti to speak the sacred word: Love. At the left shoulder  of Taurus is where we find the star cluster of the Pleiades, where Mercury is now, and with the Moon then moving up through this region of condensed spiritual forces, it illuminates our ability to speak human mysteries back to the stars.

With love and gratitude,


Image above from Sky&Telescope

Hear this week’s episode on my podcast at this link, and on Interlochen Public Radio.