Destiny & the Solar Eclipse
New Moon Total Solar Eclipse
Tuesday, July 2, 12:16 PT
July marks the second Eclipse season of 2019 (the first occurred in January). Eclipses always come in pairs and this month’s duo begins with a Total Solar Eclipse on July 2 in the sign of Cancer, followed by a Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 16 in Capricorn.
Astronomically, Eclipses occur when the Moon travels between the Sun and Earth (Solar) or when the Earth lines up between the Sun and Moon (Lunar) and cast a shadow. Astrologically, Eclipses are considered potent celestial events that can initiate revelations and bring new conscious awareness to matters previously hidden. Premonitions and omens that occur during an Eclipse can precipitate important transformation in your life — or liberating change that is meant to aid you in your individual and collective destiny.
Self-image, inner or outer security, and domestic priorities become important under a Cancer Eclipse. You may find yourself experiencing intense emotions, especially if your feelings were previously denied or repressed. New and important experiences or people can suddenly come into your life, and simultaneously, others may be removed. Changes are prevalent and purposeful during Eclipses, so do your best to remain flexible and try not to judge anything during this period as good or bad.
The Sun symbolizes creativity, wisdom, strength, and outward expression — the Sun’s life-infusing energy gives us the confidence to plan for our future. During a Solar Eclipse we can find ourselves searching for our own light, especially if the shadows of the mind and ego have created darkness. Fortunately, if this veiling does occur it is only temporary, because we are spiritual beings destined to awaken to our inner light.
Because Eclipses can be harbingers of great transformation and change, they often coincide with unexpected Earth events, stock market fluctuations, and political upheaval. Although neither of the July Eclipses are visible in the United States, both are making powerful astrological aspects to the U.S. chart’s Mercury (the planet representing communications) at 24° Cancer in the 8th house of secrets, taboos, and combined resources. Mercury is also turning retrograde on July 7. These poignant aspects are foreshadowing further exposure of “fake news,” corruption, decay, and continued breakdown within the sociopolitical institutions of the U.S.
The ancient sages felt that Eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between the Earth and other realms is thinner during an Eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the cosmic energies of universal wisdom.
Copyright 2019 by Linda Kaye