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The GaiaMind Project is dedicated to exploring the idea that we, humanity, are the Earth becoming aware of itself. From this perspective, the next step in the evolution of consciousness would seem to be our collective recognition that through our technological and spiritual interconnectedness we represent the Earth growing an organ of self-reflexive consciousness. While we believe that the Earth is alive, and we are part of it, we also affirm the Great Spirit of Oneness found at the heart of all the worlds great spiritual traditions. What is most important may not be what we believe, but what we find we all share when we put our thoughts aside to go into meditation and prayer together.


Winter Solstice 1999

On the Winter Solstice 1999, and again on the Summer Solstice 2001,
the Earth, the Sun and the Moon were all Exactly Aligned
in a Straight Line with the Galactic Equator


On January 23rd 1997 we inadvertently announced the "Dawning of the Age of Aquarius" to the world, on all four channels of CNN globally. Here's the astronomical explanation why we now believe that we may have accidentally been correct, but three years early in 1997... Then again, 3 years out of 26,000 isn't too bad.


The solar eclipse on the Summer Solstice on June 21, 2001 was once again like the sweep second hand aligning with the minute and hour hand at midnight of a twenty six thousand year cycle. This solstice is one of three moments which most precisely represent the exact fold point of the transition in our time. The first, and perhaps most exact, was on the Winter Solstice in 1999, the second, this year is still exceedingly precise, and the final one on the Winter Solstice in 2010 will be closest to the date predicted by the Mayan calendar, but slightly less astronomically precise according to our best current scientific measurements.

In 2001 the axis of the solstices was again very tightly aligned with the plane of the center of the Galaxy. Thus, on the Summer Solstice in the first year of the new millennium, the Galaxy is perfectly aligned with the Sun. And, because the New Moon falls exactly on the Summer Solstice, the line of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth, as well as the plane defined by the Earth's axis with respect to the ecliptic, are all exactly aligned with the galactic equator. Also, as has been widely reported, the Moon is so perfectly aligned with the Sun, on the Moon's nodes, on the Summer Solstice, that there will be a solar eclipse. All of these factors taken together suggest a miraculous alignment, concluding a liminal period of transition to the new millennium, which started with the Full Moon at perigee on the Winter Solstice nine days before Y2K. These two solstices form the brackets to a period of a year-and-a-half at the middle of a several decades long period, which is itself the indicator of a fold point in the long term astronomical cycle of 6,500 years – one quarter of the 26,000 year precessional Great Year. The last time something like this occured was in roughly 4,500 BCE when the axis of the equinoxes aligned with the Milky Way at the dawn of history.


Galactic Alignment with the Solar Eclipse  on the Summer Solstice 2001

A "Sun's eye" view of the alignment on June 21st 2001
(Actually a view from just above and behind the Moon, with a metaphorical representation of our galaxy, as it could only be seen from outside)


I am indebted to John Major Jenkins, author of Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 and other books on Mesoamerican calendrics and cosmology, for bringing these additional alignments on the Solstices to my attention in response to what I had posted here for the solstice in December 1999. or for more detail see:

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Link to the background info originally posted here for December 1999

My take on the meaning of the "fold point" in the very long term span of human history

Link to the Exploratorium's Eclipse 2001 Site

Results of Random Number Studies
New Year's Eve 2000

follow this link and then click on "odds ratio"

Odds Against Chance, GCP Data at Midnight, Y2K

Random Event Generator Study
January 23rd 1997 Global Meditation
Shows Significant Results

A Map of 2500 Years of Western History

On the Problem of Accelerating Time in Our Time

Essay's on the Evolution of Consciousness

Some Gaia Hypothesis References

Astrological Insight
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The Uranus-Neptune Cycle
The essay that inspired The GaiaMind Project

by Rick Tarnas

Astrology of the Millennium

by David Nazar

The Meaning of the Great Planetary Cycles
Golden Opportunities

by E. Alan Meece

Astrological context of Sept 11, 2001

by Richard Tarnas also available at:

Sept 11, 2001 - Chart Oct 7, 2001 US Attack on Afghanistan - Chart

An Introduction to the Planetary Archetypes
by Richard Tarnas

Charts For Some Nodal Points in Time

Conjunction of all of the Visible Planets May 2000

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In 2040 there will be a far tighter Grand Conjunction of all seven visible planets. The last time one like this occurred was four thousand years ago, when it was observed by the ancient Chinese and used as the beginning of their calendar. All seven visible planets will not have been this tightly conjoined since 1955 BCE:

Grand Conjunction - September 8, 2040

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T-Cross in 2010
This could be the most difficult configuration of our time. Not since the Great Depression of the 1930's have Saturn, Uranus and Pluto been configured in such a challenging array. Given the current momentum of global ecological destruction, this time this configuration will most likely coincide with a severe global ecological crisis and associated economic upheaval. However, the most skillful way to regard such an eventuality may be to see this as an inevitable consequence of our current trajectory, and as an opportunity for a collective global psycho-spiritual death-rebirth process which we as a species must apparently undergo. May we prepare ourselves to act as midwives to that process. It will take great clarity to hold focus when many are in despair and we are all enveloped in such an encompassing transformation.

Another round of the same difficult configuration on the eve of 2012

Grand Cross - August 13, 2011

For comparison, here is the last previous grand cross involving the same planets. This one was much more precise, but it is important to remember that it is really the T-cross involving Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto which is the most critical part of the configuration, and that this lasts for many years.

Grand Cross - September 1, 1931

On-going Global Meditations

New Year's 2000 Message from His Holiness

Indigenous and Native American Prophesy

Message from the Hopi Elders


archive website:

Note: We have been advised by someone who is well informed and sensitive to the Tribe's feelings on these matters that the email linked from Hopi Blessings on the site was from someone who has been misrepresenting themselves as a representative of the tribe. We apologize if we unwittingly offended anyone in our enthusiasm in the final hours before the event and for continuing the error without thought on this site.

Email Reports about January 23rd Meditations

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January 23rd 1997
Global Meditation and Prayer

Astrological Chart



The GaiaMind Project

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