Eclipsed at a Distance by The Ring of Fire
Unlike classic total solar eclipses, annular eclipses don’t obscure the sun – at least, not completely. They occur when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, but due to the wobbly and elliptical orbits of the three bodies in relation to one another, the sun remains as a ring of light around the darkness of the shadow of the moon.
We didn’t attempt to get to this one, but opted instead to dowse the impact of it from our home in Tavistock, England – while the celestial fireworks were being observed from China, Japan, Canada and the US.
It was a novel situation for us. As it was happening on the other side of the planet, the event took place in the middle of the night here. Would we sense any impact at all on our domestic energy lines? Would the annular nature of the eclipse have a different effect on earth energies to the more familiar total eclipse – or from the partial solar and lunar eclipses that we had studied previously? As ever with dowsing – it pays to expect the unexpected and not to assume anything.
The preparations were much as ever, with the energy lines that run through our Hall (H) and Kitchen (K) being measured ‘at rest’ to have widths of 107cm (H) and 89cm (K).
As the events unfolded on the other side of the world, both energy lines steadily shrank down, until at the point of greatest eclipse (just before 1 o’clock in the morning on 21st May, UK time, BST) they reached a nadir. The Hall line bottomed out at 3cm wide, while the Kitchen line got all the way down to zero. Should we have been surprised by this? Maybe not.
At total solar eclipses, we have found the energy strands shrink to a line of no apparent width – even though they have remained dowsable. The fact that this was an annular eclipse seemed to have little impact in this respect, as the three spheres were precisely aligned at that point – and the fact that the moon did not fully obscure the visual disc of the sun was probably of little importance here in the UK.
What was very different this time was that the reduction in line width took place progressively, almost in a considered manner. Our previous experiments in the desert, with the sun and moon in full view, had shown a slow start to the proceedings, followed by a rapid collapse of the width of the lines as totality approached. Was this difference of dowsing responses due to the annular nature of the cosmic theatre, or was it due to the remoteness of the dowsers from the visual pyrotechnics? Hmm.
More surprising was the investigation of the ‘nature’ of the energy of the lines. Previous eclipses had shown a very clear reversal of the various components of the lines. Weak had become strong, dark had become light and ‘male’ and ‘female’ exchanged places. We have used this latter marker as an indicator of wider changes that are too varied and too rapid to measure individually at such a transient event.
As any dowser will doubtless be aware, very little about this physical world is truly black and white. Everything and everybody is shaded in subtle washes of grey. Just as we are all both ‘male’ and ‘female’, to some extent, so earth energy lines respond clearly to questions about their constituent ‘male’ and ‘female’ elements. Prior to the eclipse, H was 77% ‘female’ and 23% ‘male’ – our healing line, bad backs for the use of. K was 71% ‘male’ and 29% ‘female’ – running full-tilt through the gas burners on the cooker. At previous total eclipses that we had witnessed, the ‘gender’ balance had swapped almost exactly – ‘male’ became ‘female’ in almost the inverse proportion. Even at partial solar and lunar eclipses this had been the case – maybe not always a dowsed precise reversal, but something pretty close to it.
This time, it was very different. There was a move towards a more androgynous position as the eclipse developed, but only from 23% to 34% (‘male’ H) and 29% to 35% (‘female’ K). Well before the maximum occlusion over the Pacific, the variance was already slipping back – and by the time of the greatest eclipse the initial gender position was almost back to normal.
I had no idea why this was happening then – and I am no wiser now.
Again, annular eclipses may have different effects in this respect, but that seems unlikely. The remoteness of the dowsing should afford no intrinsic barriers. It is just possible that the quality of the line is less affected at a distance than the measured width. But all this seems very speculative.
What I can say with a degree of certainty is that every eclipse has been subtly different – and each set of experiments has provided new and interesting information. Some of it has been inexplicable at the time, and some of it has been downright contradictory. However, at some later date, it all has a habit of becoming useful, even insightful – and often when you least expect it.
If anyone else was dowsing at this eclipse – either here in the UK or under the Pacific sun – I would be very pleased to hear of your findings.
In the meantime, we will have to put it all down to experience and, as ever, await eventual enlightenment.
Tavistock, Devon, UK