Solar Eclipse

Kelli Fox

Solar Eclipse in Cancer: July 2 @10 degrees

The Solar Eclipse forms an opposition to Saturn in Capricorn, sextile to Uranus in Taurus and trine to Neptune in Pisces.

Cardinal Signs

The Moon passes over the Sun during the partial solar eclipse at nearly 21 degrees Cancer on July 12th, and will be exactly opposite Pluto in Capricorn. It will also trine Neptune at 16 Pisces and widely trine Jupiter in Scorpio. Those with planets or angles at or near 20 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will feel these affects most strongly, while those with planets at or near 20 degrees of the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) may feel a more positive affect.

Who Are Our People

Specifically, this eclipse in Cancer makes us confront our ideas of who are our people, whether that’s our family of origin, our ethnicity, or nationality. We’re called to evaluate who has earned our care, and thus who among them do we swear our protection and give our love.  

Melting Pots or Homogenity

The eclipse will make an exact opposition to Pluto in Capricorn, creating a dire, all-or-nothing compulsion to either build or destroy. Particularly, this is about power supremacy, and creating last order and authority communities. Is who we come from more important, or we aspire to be? Melting pots or homogenity? Some of the affects we may see are shifts in attitude toward others, particularly in the desire to “purify” groups or create alliances based on traditional criteria, depending on what that means to the individual. Permanent rifts and alienation but also reunions and agreements to disagree for the sake of the family or community may happen.

Finding Common Ground

The good news is that the eclipse will trine Neptune at 16 degrees Pisces and widely trine to Jupiter at 13 degrees Scorpio. Jupiter in Scorpio is instinctive, draws people in, evaluating them on the quality of their character, while Neptune in Pisces dissolves borders and boundaries, seeking universal oneness. However, Neptune in Pisces sees what it wants to see and is highly nostalgic (as is the Solar Eclipse in Cancer) which may cause people to seek to relive a time that never existed even in modern times, however irrelevant or impossible. However, Jupiter is open-minded even in intense Scorpio, and seeks to find common ground.

Is Blood Thicker Than Water

You may have heard the phrase “blood is thicker than water,” but the full quote actually is “the blood of covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” On a personal level, this eclipse calls you to consider who shares your proverbial blood, who supports the adult you are and the success of the world you consider to be the “correct” one.

Solar Eclipse opposite Saturn

Feelings of isolation and pessimism suddenly loom large under this temporary but draining transit. Old emotions emerge to block our productivity. We feel critical and judgmental toward ourselves and others, too. There’s little that will please us right now. The demands of supervisors and authority figures feel more onerous than usual and we drag our feet in fulfilling them. Family issues seem to take on more significance and everything seems weighty and burdensome. It’s all too easy to project our emotions onto our parents or our bosses at this time, making them responsible for our own problems. The best use of this energy is simply to put our noses to the grindstone and keep on working.

Solar Eclipse sextile Uranus

It’s time to try something a little new, adventurous or even risky under this exciting, refreshing and all-too-brief transit. Time itself will seem to go a little bit faster, and when we check the clock we’ll be surprised to see how late it is. Animated chatter fills our ears. Phone calls and emails flow. There’s a buzz in the air. Now, don’t try anything too out-there. Wearing a new and daring outfit, taking a different route to work or trying out a new place for lunch — especially someplace new and trendy — should be enough to satisfy the urgings of this fun influence.

Solar Eclipse trine Neptune

This short transit is very subtle but the most sensitive among us will be able feel and utilize the compassionate, intuitive energy it represents. Our spirits are drawn back to the Source for these few hours, so any type of spiritual practice is highly effective now because we can move to that centered, quiet inner place very quickly at this time. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, church services, reverent prayer, even just sitting quietly out in a serene natural setting — any and all of these important but oft-forgotten balms from daily life will help us feed our souls. The escapist urge could be strong for people who don’t recognize the call of the spiritual.

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