Winter Solstice 2010: A complete picture of three worlds.

The Winter Solstice this year includes not only a full moon, but a full lunar eclipse over North America peaking on December 20/21 around midnight about fifteen hours before the actual Solstice. This is a very auspicious time according to numerology and astrology. It will be spectacular since dust from volcanic eruptions may cause the moon to have a red or orange hue and the dark moon will make it easier to see the remnants of last weekends meteor shower.

Ocean at deafpagancrossroads.com beat me to the punch and has a wonderful post called “Solstice Eclipse and Its Symbology” along with a series on the symbolism and traditions of the Winter Solstice and Yule. So this blog will focus on numerological significance of this rare event and how you can participate in and view the eclipse without leaving your warm home.

The Winter Solstice Eclipse will peek around midnight on December 21 so let’s look at that date. 12/21/2010 Please note that I am not a professional numerologist though I regularly use it for divination and to plan rituals.

(12) 1 +2 = 3 (21) 2 + 1 = 3 (2010) 2 + 1 = 3 or 20 + 10 = 30 or 3

3 + 3 + 3 = 9

Nine (9) is the triple three, the complete picture of three worlds: spiritual, physical, intellectual. Its planetary correspondence is the moon.

Zeros (0) usually represent overcoming the material world or infinity so they aren’t necessarily calculated in numerology. However; some variations do.

There you have it. On the Wheel of the Year we are turning to the season of light. We faced mortality at Samhain, now we seek to strengthen our spirit. During an eclipse, what is hidden is then revealed. Out of the darkness comes the eternal light. This is a powerful opportunity to bring into balance our spiritual, physical, and intellectual being.

If you have the opportunity to go out and see the eclipse do so or you can watch it at NASA’s website. The moon will be straight up in the sky so it may be difficult to see from a window. A live video feed of the lunar eclipse will be streamed online on Dec. 20. The camera is mounted at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. For those who consider themselves to be tech and science lovers, lunar experts from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will be hosting two live Web chats to discuss the eclipse. On Monday, Dec. 20 from 3-4 p.m. EST, Dr. Rob Suggs will answer your questions. Later on Dec. 20, make plans to stay “Up All Night” with astronomer Mitzi Adams at she answers your questions from midnight to 5:00 a.m. EST. The video and chat will be available at http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/lunar_eclipse.html a few minutes before each chat and the eclipse. Join the conversation on Twitter by including #eclipse and @NASAJPL in your lunar eclipse tweets, and you may even see them show up among our live comment stream on NASA JPL’s “I’m There: Lunar Eclipse” program. Get an “I Am There” Facebook badge to show others you’re watching the eclipse at www.jpl.nasa.gov/imthere/map.php?id=32693&c_id=32662&c=41

Blessed Solstice,
Masery

References:
deafpagancrossroads.com/

NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=132182929

NASA http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/index.html

Rodurago Cypheron http://www.rodurago.net/en/index.php?site=details&link=9#details

About Tara Miller

Tara "Masery" Miller is a panentheist Gaian mage living in the Ozarks with her husband and pets. She's also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She writes the Staff of Asclepius blog. She's also a new author and editor with Megalithica Books. If you would like to be notified when Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness will be available please email her at tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com Donations for the blog can also be sent through PayPal to the same email.

  • http://deafpagancrossroads.com Ocean

    Thank you for the kind words and the reference to the post on my blog! I enjoyed your post as well – the numerology information was fascinating. Have yourself a Blessed Solstice!

    ~ Ocean

    • http://www.patheos.com/community/members/masery/ Masery

      You are very welcome. Thanks for visiting the blog. Blessed Solstice to you and yours. – Masery