July’s solar eclipse will bring family, home, real estate, close friends, and well-being of our emotional lives to the forefront. These energies concern security issues that would affect home and property, loved ones, and personal status. Cancer energy is moody, and decisions are often made through feelings. This eclipse falls just before July 4th when many in the U.S. gather around the home to celebrate. Cancer rules the homeland-wherever that may be, and the United States was born under the sign of Cancer.
When and where can you see the eclipse?
This total solar eclipse falls on July 2, with the lunar peak occurring at 3:16 PM, EST. This eclipse cannot be seen in the U.S., but is visible from Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay and Paraguay. It is part of the Saros cycle of eclipses that repeat every 19 years. The last solar eclipse like this one occurred July 1, 2000, so if you are old enough to remember what was happening then, you may have a clue as to how this eclipse will affect you personally.
Expect major life changes.
Eclipses can bring positive or negative events depending on what it aspects in your personal chart. Things can be eclipsed in or out of your life, and eclipses frequently bring important life changes and often surprises. Eclipses serve as signposts showing us what the focus of your life will be throughout any given year.
Career in Focus
As the eclipse opposes the 10th house, matters related to work, career and priorities can come into the picture, and the companion lunar eclipse in Capricorn July 16, rules the 10th house (job/career). The lunar eclipse will be more stressful than the July 2nd, solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is often associated with new starts of some type. It represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one
The Moon is conjunct the Sun at the time of the eclipse. Some can become overly emotional at this time, but you can also put yourself at the forefront of new plans, question old behaviors and leave old negative habits behind in searching for ways to make progress and achieve your goals.
Welcome a new perspective.
This eclipse sextiles Uranus, which is a positive influence and tends to direct us toward new projects and new ways of doing things, and looking at situations in a new light. We could hear about cutting edge technologies, air or spacecraft, and other new advances. This Moon is conjunct fixed star Alhena which is said to bring good health, honor, riches, pleasure, society and domestic benefits.
Mars at 0 degrees of Leo
Planets at 0 degrees frequently act in an extreme manner and Mars (ruling our actions) is at 0 degrees of Leo. Actions may be flamboyant, attention seeking or overly dramatic and meant to attract attention, or we could experience this through others. As the planet ruling communication (Mercury) is also in Leo, this team could add to extreme actions and communication or even irritation.
Leo likes to be the center of attention and is no shrinking violet! Expect people to be bold. Some may act like prima donnas. The Sabian symbol for 0 degrees of Leo states: Blood Rushes To A Man’s Head As His Vital Energies Are Mobilized Under The Spur Of Ambition.
Saturn Brings Optimism
Saturn is sextile Neptune and this is positive for combining the earthly with the other-worldly. You’ll be able to view things from a positive but realistic viewpoint. Compassion on an individual level and in the population will be present and we can combine hopes and optimism with realism.
This moon will set off the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction and we’ll see major events play out in the world on and around the day of the eclipse. For some, it can represent a turning point of some type for some or change in partnerships. The eclipse will have a greater effect on those born under cardinal signs: Cancer, Capricorn, Aries or Libra.
The Eclipse and Your Sign
Below is a list that shows the area of life this will affect. If you know your rising sign use this, otherwise use your Sun sign.
Aries – 4th house-home, family, basic foundation
Taurus – 3rd house-immediate family, neighbors and co-workers, short trips, communication.
Gemini – 2nd house-money, resources
Cancer – 1st house-self and partnerships.
Leo – 12th house-secrets, places of seclusion, hospitals, the subconscious mind.
Virgo – 11th house-hopes and wishes, friends, groups.
Libra – 10th house-career and priorities
Scorpio – 9th house-education, travel, world view
Sagattarius – 8th house-Other people’s money, debt, major life transformation, lawsuits, sex, death
Capricorn – 7th house-partners, courts
Aquarius – 6th house-work and health, pets
Pisces – 5th house-friends, children, love affairs