The 1st Solar Eclipse of the Summer Season will be on Tuesday July 2nd. This eclipse falls in the sign of Cancer at 10-11 degrees. This time of year we nourish ourselves with warmth, care, and sometimes family. But an eclipse in the sign of Cancer can bring up family issues or crises related to family or parents. Always with an eclipse, an event occurs that must be dealt with. The event happens through no fault of your own, yet you must respond to it.
Get rest and try not to stress right before, during, and right after the eclipse. Give yourself a few day window around the eclipse to come to terms if something does come up for you. There is usually no need to respond immediately, even though the pressure and shock of some eclipse events make us feel like we should do something immediately.
This eclipse has several interesting alignments – two sesquiquadrates (think of this as a double square) from the Mercury/Mars conjunction in Leo to the Square between Jupiter and Neptune. Creative work needs tremendous focus in order to manifest what you desire. The challenge here is triple-hard so that you will be driven to rise to the occasion and create exactly what it is you desire. There is also an inconjunct to Jupiter from the eclipse point, meaning there needs to be an adjustment to your philosophy or beliefs when dealing with key issues that arise around creativity, new projects and/or family.
This will be an especially difficult time for political candidates with the eclipse in the political 9th house and this challenging alignment. With so many candidates for the Democratic nomination, the candidate(s) with the strongest verbal expression of their will power (Mercury & Mars conjunct in Leo) and ideals will rise up early on. Expect many candidates to drop out by the 2nd (full moon) eclipse (see below). It is at this time that all of us feel the progress of our ventures this month and where we need to with realign or abandon key situations.
Mercury also goes retrograde this month on July 7th through August 2nd. As usual, try to make any large purchases unless you must replace an electronic device due to failure. It is likely, with the Solar eclipse in Cancer, that repairs or replacement items for the home will be necessary. Do as much research as you can if replacement is a necessity – but still, there is a good chance you will not be satisfied with a purchase now. The rule is “don’t sign, don’t buy” during a Mercury retrograde. Backup your files before the retrograde as a precaution.
The 2nd eclipse this summer, the lunar eclipse, falls on July 16th at 24-25 degrees of Capricorn. The established leaders, old guard, and controlling elements will be hit during this time. Old modes and outworn methods will need to be released in order for the new creative (Cancerian) impulse of the earlier eclipse this month to begin to blossom. Whether it is a new home, a renovation, a new family or release of family members or from ideas that come from your roots or old rooted thoughts, this may be a very revelatory month.
Knowing where the eclipses land in your birth chart adds the key element of knowing which area(s) of your life will be affected by these events. Book a special 30-45 minute phone reading on how the upcoming eclipses this summer will affect your chart and your life. Contact me to schedule.