Promising careers dashed and criminal records for many, if you doubt the life-altering power of an eclipse, consider the consequences for those who participated in the mayhem during the Vancouver Stanley Cup lunar eclipse riot. I have posted a brief astrological synopsis in the articles section of my website: https://rosemarcus.com/831/
July 1 delivers the last – and the most seeding and potent – of three eclipses in fast succession. As stated in other writings, eclipses are acceleration catalysts. They fast-track circumstances when they occur and they continue be an active agent for at least three to six months. Their influence can extend over a number of years. An eclipse is particularly catapulting when it makes a direct contact to your chart. Otherwise events can come and go without significant impact on your life.
There are three unique factors to note about the July 1 solar eclipse in Cancer. Firstly, the eclipse occurs in the remote and isolated area of Antarctica and it is likely that no one will see the actual event itself.
Secondly, it is the first in its family series, which is quite rare. (The eclipses of June 1 and 15 belong to a different Saros series; they are a continuation of a program that is already in the works.) The fact that July 1eclipse is a first born suggests that we are also at the start of a new program/new life too.
The last factor to note is that this eclipse involves all of the outer planets, most notably the following heavy-hitters: Saturn, the planet of authority and the reality check; Uranus, the eruptive, disruptive and revolutionary agent; and Pluto, the evolutionary transformer and enforcer. Collectively and individually, we are now crossing another significant no-turning-back divide between yesterday and tomorrow. If that sounds dramatic, take a look at Greece. There are a number of critical threshold yet to come. Each time we reach one of these key transition points, it is another etch in the stone that will eventually become our diamond future.
When Cancer is activated, reclaiming and reconciling with our past is a critical key to where we take it from here. Of course, we can’t change history, but we can change how we perceive it. We can learn from it and we can use it to build a better foundation. Building upon experience, we will be wizened now, perhaps through proactive and responsible action taking – but it is likely the more common “sharpening of the pencil” will occur because of critical need.
Among its many correlations, Cancer is the archetype that correlates to family, the populace; protection, home, homelands; to domestic, agricultural, and economic matters and wellbeing, to safety, safeguards, and security. Also to emotional climates, all nurturance and support needs, personal and national self-preservation, support of the people and for the people.
Regarding all of the above, this is a call to action eclipse. The July 1 eclipse in Cancer will thrust each of us into virgin personal territory. Expect to face crossroads you have never considered ,or never considered were possible. The emotional journey is a profound one. Feel it , respond to it with the totality of your presence. Prioritize your essential needs, your true needs. Take care of yourself, don’t wait for others to take on the responsibility. Don’t make concessions that you know are simply stop-gap remedies. Don’t dwell on what is lost or what now fades from the list of possibility. There is no time to waste, but there is plenty of opportunity for the taking. Do not fear your uncharted waters, choose to navigate them instead.
That the new moon solar eclipse occurs on Canada’s birthday suggests it is a pivotal, threshold-crossing year for the country. As ready testament, note that Canada is currently pulling its troops out of Afghanistan. Also, Canada now lays new tracks with a drastically rearranged political landscape. (Our recent federal election decimated two political parties, ending the political careers of their leaders, and empowering Prime Minster Stephen Harper with a majority Conservative government. Some say this is a good thing, but I suspect many others, including some of striking postal workers who have been forced back to work though government legislative intervention may have other opinions. Although the election has preceded this eclipse, remember that eclipses work within an extended time range, both prior to and after they happen.)
The USA chart is also ignited. The solar eclipse of July 1 opposes the USA Eris in Capricorn position. Eris signifies the golden apple competition, and the aspect ignition suggests the 2012 race for the White House’s top job is now officially on.
(The transit of Pluto in Capricorn in opposition the USA Jupiter describes the battle for political control; the ceilings that are now being reached and surpassed; tolerance running out; the mounting economic, political and domestic turmoil. The solar eclipse Mars transit on the country’s Uranus should keep things hotwired, on a sharp edge or a short-fuse.)
Not surprising, Greece’s chart is harshly impacted by the solar eclipse. (The country’s Uranus/Neptune at 4 Capricorn; Chiron at 2 Aries opposed by their moon in Libra..).
And the list goes on…
July 1 New Moon – Partial Solar Eclipse 1:54 am PDT (9:12 Cancer)
July 14: Full Moon: 11:40 pm (22:28 Capricorn)
July 30: New Moon: 11:40 am (7:16 Leo)
July 1: Mercury into Leo (to July 28) 10:38pm
July 3: Venus into Cancer (to July 28) 7:59 am
July 9: Uranus station retro (to Dec 9) – 5:36 pm
(July 9: 4:33 Aries – Dec 9 – 0:38 Aries)
July 11: Ceres into Aries 2:51 am
July 22: Sun ingress Leo 9:12 pm
July 27: Ceres stations retrograde 6:35 am (0:39 am)
July 28: Venus into Leo: 7:59 am
July 28: Mercury into Virgo: 10:59 am
** Note all times listed are PDT
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
The solar eclipse ignites all the major angles of your chart, so whether it activates circumstances or the internal workings of your consciousness, you can expect to motor through plenty. Those born March 25 to 31 can feel the fullest impact, but of course we are all influenced. This eclipse signifies the acceleration of your own personal evolution. It’s about how you address your emotional, material and personal needs, how you interface with people who matter to you most, and how you interface with the world around you too. The now is a potent rebirth moment.,it is one that calls for you to make a significant break with your past.
The eclipse can dish up new starts in the following areas: family, home, real estate, self employment, professional advancement, social life. Too, the eclipse can prompt you to change your daily habits and routines, and to liberate yourself in some significant way. As you become more aware of what triggers you, you should find that you can channel your energy more effectively.
Perhaps you have felt that your long haul endurance test would never end. More of the same? No way. Jupiter in facilitating trine to Pluto suggests that you are at the beginning of a chapter of substantial professional, material, and emotional growth. Your successes are here to stay. Greater opportunity, abundance, and reward lies ahead.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
The solar eclipse can draw a stark contrast between what you want and what you have manifested to date. A look back at how you got to this juncture is not only productive, it is essential. As you reflect, you are likely to recognize that you are rapidly outgrowing a situation, goal, or relationship – perhaps a whole social group too. As they say, hindsight provides twenty/twenty vision. Don’t let yourself wallow on the “would’ve/should’ve” train track. There’s no time for it now. Leave the past where it belongs and to move on to better things. Why spend time with people who limit or diminish you? A relationship may end, but there are plenty of better replacement options out there.
Branch out. Cultivate new interests, mindsets, activities and friendships. Get curious to explore a new way of doing, being and seeing. Too, whether it knits you closer together or calls for you to draw a line, the eclipse can animate a chapter of unfinished business with a sibling, extended family member, or close friend. If you are questioning your scholastic or career direction, your location, or your relationship future, take it as a hint and go exploring. There is probably another direction to go in/another place for you to be.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Personal, emotional, and financial security; self-containment, self-preservation, maintaining, holding on, banking it, banking more – these issues and more are the theme of July 1st solar eclipse. Are you taking care of yourself? Are you doing it well? Are you building a more secure nest egg or sinking yourself further in debt? Are you in need or do you feel content and well supported? The eclipse signals a fresh start chapter. Those of you who have been living on the edge will be happy to know that it is one that offers a silver lining. As the song goes, you can’t always get the whole enchilada, but you can get what you need. The universe will provide, even as you question if it knows your address. As time moves forward, you will find more supportive and generating resources, whether they come in the form of opportunity or helpers, or whether you find it from within.
Mars in Gemini (to Aug 3) supplies you with fresh reason and fresh fuel. You should find yourself well stimulated, motivated, and on a continuous go. July 23, Mars conjoins the karmic axis. You could find yourself on a big push, or on the defensive; watch for messages, pay close attention to your impressions and reactions. Ceres in Aries, July 11 to Aug 10, and Mercury in Leo, July 1 to 28 make daily life and socializing a lot more interesting and fun. There are new people to meet, new goals to pursue, new things to try. It’s great if you have vacation time booked, if not, the stars suggest you’ll still get full value out of your personal time and pleasure pursuits.
Once Uranus turns retrograde on July 9, what’s budding, building or brewing can shift gears. It’s likely you will too. The full moon in Capricorn, July 14, can redirect a relationship or financial matter. Whatever happens was meant to be.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
As stated in the intro, all of us will feel the invigorating force of a new life chapter sparked by solar eclipse in Cancer. It will be particularly animating for you if you are born on or around July 1st. Whether circumstances force you through an exit door, or passion sets you in motion, this eclipse can see you make a significant personal breakthrough. You could make a great leap in terms of your health or profession matters. If you have been persevering through a chronic condition or lengthy circumstance, let yourself feel encouraged by this prognosis. It may take time, but the wheels are turning now. Regarding the material track, a contract, bank arrangement, or business partnership shows lucrative potential and growth. Sign on for the long haul. The same goes for a committed personal relationship.
Ceres in Aries, July 11 to Aug 10, could present fresh career challenges or spur your ambition in some new direction. Too, it can put you on a scramble or a hustle. A trial run, a short term or temporary project, a new job, bank or living arrangement could be necessary. Despite the uncertainty or disruptions that Uranus can bring, Venus in Cancer, July 3 – 28 and Mercury in Leo, July 1 – 28, suggest you should indulge yourself in the activities that make you happy. Venus and Mercury can help you to shine and to attract. Romance can blossom for some.
The turn-the-corner full moon in Capricorn on July 14 brings financial and relationship matters to the foreground. It can be a time of culmination, achievement, and reward. On the other hand, you can find yourself under added pressure. Someone can hold you accountable or try to restrict you. Try not to let worry or guilt rule your actions. Too, it can be tough love time. It can be time to take an official stand, to make it legitimate, to set a boundary in place, or to settle a debt to to make a binding decision.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
July 1’s solar eclipse can put more on brew than you are consciously aware of. Know whatever is coming down the pike will be revealed when the time is right. In the meantime, a cut-out from the usual grind is ideal, perhaps even long overdue. You’ll get the maximum benefit out of a vacation or more downtime. Carve out quality alone time for creative musing, spiritual replenishment, or cozy up with your special someone and forget the world for awhile. Mercury in Leo, (July 3 to 28), and Mars in Gemini (through Aug 3) can get you up out of that chair and onto the dance floor, metaphorically speaking.
Once Uranus turns retrograde (July 9) you are likely to switch gears onto another track.You can find that you are more selective of who and what gets a piece of you. Quality over quantity, it is always the right pick. Venus in Leo, starting July 28, and the new moon in your sign, July 30, brings the month to a feel’s good/doing right by yourself finish.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Watch for the solar eclipse to get you moving in a new direction. Whether it is thrust on you, or you are the one taking action, it may be necessary to severe ties or to say goodbye. If this is the case, know you are doing yourself a favour when you focus on next, not back. You need to find places where you are welcomed rather than shut out. And, better that you go it alone, rather than allow yourself to stay where you know you can’t thrive. For the most part, the transits of Mars and Mercury suggest you have support where you need it the most, even if it isn’t obvious,or it comes to you through indirect means. The stars also suggest that once you make decisions that place your best interests first, that you will be able to stay committed and implement them with a good level of success. Your reasoning, deductive and negotiating abilities appear to be in peak shape. Someone, perhaps an authority figure, sibling, or a friend who has been there/done it, can be a good sounding board for you, or provide you with help in some other essential way.
July 5 can deliver a departure, or fresh start/move-it-along day. The take-charge full moon July 14 brings matters to a culmination or cut-off point. It can call for an important decision to be made, for an official boundary to be put in place, or a contract to be signed. July 23 can also moves it forward in some definitive way.
LIBRA (SEPT 22-OCT 22)
The solar eclipse can be particular influential if you are born Oct 1 – 3. If your birthday falls in September, you will also experience the full impact of the eclipse – and of this year’s transits too. Please note: that does not leave you out if your birthday is not part of my list, but rather that the influences may or may not be quite as intense.
As stated in the intro, at some level the eclipse will thrust each and every one of us into virgin territory. You could find yourself forced to carry more responsibility or choosing to take it on. The prompt can occur because of financial need or new goal-setting, or it can be a part of the necessary restructuring that will lead to more efficient and productive daily functioning.
At this ripening juncture, you are likely to find that your personal life priorities are shifting in a significant way. You may not want the same things you did just a short while ago, or you may feel the need to take your material ambitions and emotional needs more seriously now.
The eclipse can signal an appropriate time to start a new career or business. Remember you have a three to six month window to get things off the ground. You could find you are able to fill a niche market, or perhaps you’ll play an essential support or mentoring role on behalf of others. Then again, you may be in need of significant support yourself. Borrow now if you need to. You are wise to establish a personal relationship with the bank, a lender. or an authority figure.
The eclipse could thrust you into the role of first time home owner or new parent. Then again, it could be a complete start-over or go it alone chapter for you, in which case, fending for or relying on yourself more can put alot of added pressure on your shoulders. Insecurity can be natural as you step into new territory. Trust you will be able to handle it all – you will – and more.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
It’s a good time to take a break, set your self free, and to enjoy what life has to offer. If you have the opportunity to travel, great, otherwise, put yourself on vacation right where you are. If you can’t do that, the essential message is to stop worrying about the things you can’t control and to go with the flow.
Despite the newness of it all, the solar eclipse translates into a confidence builder. Yes, challenges and limitations may continue. Still, take the fact that things are shaping up for you as your confirmation that you have made good decisions so far and that you are exactly where you should be. There’s still so much more to come, so much more that you have not experienced yet. With each step of the way, you’ll gain a greater sense of where your future is heading. For some, the eclipse can signal a particularly fulfilling/rewarding time for heart journeys. Even if it’s a striking departure from your past, a new relationship can fit like a glove.
Venus in Cancer, July 3 – 28 and the eclipse also signals a key time to reconnect with family and friends who live a distance away or to catch up with people you haven’t seen for awhile. It is also to your advantage to strengthen bonds with your professional network, client base ,or community. The eclipse can also be a fortuitous catalyst for writing, publishing, performing, marketing projects, and scholastic activities. Now can also be an appropriate time to resume a project or goal that you may have previously shelved.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22~Dec 21)
Cozy up and get comfortable right where you are. There is nothing more important than your personal life and personal life priorities. Address the basics and the rest will take care of itself. Make it a priority to keep a tighter reign on your money and your everyday needs. Try to stick to a daily routine, a budget and put a priority emphasis on your to-do list too. The better organized you are, the better stretch you’ll get out of your time and your resources.
Your need to take on more long-term commitment and to drop anchor grows now. The eclipse signals the start of a fresh chapter for financial matters and for intimate relationships too. A new job, financial avenue, or investment is worth investigating. It could pave the way to greater security. Real estate is a good place to put your money too. If you are on the hunt, Jupiter in Taurus suggests you’ll track down good work prospects. If you are already set up, Jupiter’s influence suggest steady employment and favourable work conditions. Health can hold steadier now too.
When it comes to affairs of the heart, it is okay to admit/show your emotional vulnerability. In fact, it is where true closeness and deeper bonding can occur best. If you find you are overly-attached or needy, or someone is leaning on you too much, then you may have to force yourself to put better boundaries in place.
A newly forming relationship may have an instant sense of familiarity. If it does, you’ll know that you starting a karmic program, one that it meant to move both of you past the past and into new choice makings.
Overall, Mercury in Leo (July 1 – 28), Mars in Gemini (through Aug 2) should keep you positive, stimulated, well entertained and on the go.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22~Jan 19)
The solar eclipse brings you to yet another apex point and pushes you a little faster along this lengthy metamorphic chapter. You’ll feel the strongest effects of the solar eclipse if you are born at the end of December or the first of January, but of course the eclipse is a catalyst for all. You are crossing a significant line in the sand now. Recognize the important of this crossroads moment.
You may becoming more acutely aware of the difference between the old you and the evolving you, between the way you live within yourself and the way you express yourself when you engage with others. If you take a moment to review, you will see that your evaluation of what you need out of your relationships and perhaps who you need in your life too is undergoing accelerated change. The solar eclipse can prompt you to test drive a new relationship or a new way of being in relationship. Either way, the exploration should provide you with instant information and feedback. When you find yourself dipping into brand new social or relationship territory, remember that the slate can be as blank as you choose to make it. Others will relate to you on what you present. Drop the old baggage, there’s no reason to drag it forward. The stars now offer you a fresh start moment. Write yourself a new script.
The full moon in Capricorn, June 14 could bring disruption in matters related to family or home. Then again, it could simply suggest a change of plans, the need to shake things up a little and/or to enjoy a change of scenery.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20~Feb 18)
Start of the month could put you back to work in some unexpected way. On the personal note, it’s a good time to break an old habit and to start a better one. Try something new. It could be the right ticket that will help to groom new clients, to make the work go faster, to make improvement to your schedule, your plans, or your health regimes. The eclipse can signal a fresh start for a relationship or a project that may have recently hit a wall. Are you a parent of young ones? You’ll simply have to reconcile with the fact that out of school kids will eat up more of your attention, time and money too.
Jupiter in facilitating aspect to Pluto (an ongoing influnece) suggests that you are gaining good ground for yourself. It also suggests home and family provide your best investment and your entertainment.
Once Uranus turns retrograde, your attention is likely to shift to something or someone particular. It or they are like to grow on you. Allow yourself to toy with the fresh ideas or impulses as they arise. You are likely to find that a new project, interest, ambition, or direction is gathering natural momentum. Let it. It may lead you to a new lifestyle, a new career path, a new study, a specialty, a niche, or a new relationship, etc.
The full moon could bring a transportation or communication disruption. It can put circumstances, plans, a particular relationship matter on temporary backtrack or a temporary hold. Adopt a wait and see and you should be able to work it out just fine.
PISCES (Feb 19~March 20)
There’s something special on your karmic agenda and it begins with the solar eclipse, July 1. This is the start of a new personal chapter and after all you have been through, it is likely you can’t wait to get it going on it. Your new life trajectory ignites a rebirth of sorts. From here on in, you will begin to awaken parts of yourself that you have kept safeguarded or buried for quite some time. So much more is possible for you now. See your life as a creative opportunity and don’t let yourself get bogged down by the past.
Conceptualize each moment and each experience as a first, as your first time. It will help you to reclaim the passion and romance of life. Your best is yet to come.
The solar eclipse brings new life to career and creative aspirations. It can also launch a new chapter of love and emotional fulfillment. Having them, bonding with them, watching their successes – children can now provide a source of great joy and personal pride too. The solar eclipse lights up the best of your chart. It launches the start of a long awaited enjoyments and reward chapter. Know your successes are here to stay, and there are plenty more to come.
Uranus in retrograde, July 9 to Dec 9 helps you to carve a more distinctive degree of separation from what was and what can be. It also intensifies your ambition and motivation toward your desired goals. This time you are not willing to sacrifice or compromise yourself as you have in the past. I agree, why should you?