Eclipses are like wildcards, and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. Often eclipses are dramatic, or reveal important information if it aspects a significant point in your own astrological chart. An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest events. The energy of an eclipse can go for months and in some cases years.
With an eclipse we have both endings and beginnings. A solar eclipse is known for new beginnings, and it is always a new moon. A lunar eclipse can being more news of endings and it is associated with a full moon. During July we have both a solar and lunar eclipse.
Unexpected information can come to light or something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life. Eclipses can bring positive or negative events depending on what it aspects in your personal chart.
An eclipse can clear away the emotional baggage and re-set your emotional life and typically brings some type of surprise event.
On July 12, a solar eclipse occurs at 20 degrees of Cancer, which peaks at 10:48 PM, EDT in the US. Most of this eclipse occurs over the Pacific and Indian oceans so it will not be visible in the US.
Cancer rule the home and emotional life, and it opposes Pluto in Capricorn which rules business, work and priorities. During this eclipse we could feel pushed and pulled between these two polarities. People will be focused more on home or property matters, family members, children or those considered extended family members.
During this eclipse the Sun and Moon will oppose Pluto and this can bring up heavy emotional baggage. This can represent an emotional turning point with a partner, family member, or some other individual, or it could be a turning point in your life, depending on what it aspects in your own chart. A personal crisis can set off events leading to change. Pluto aspects can create drama and obsessive feelings or we could be dealing with someone who is trying to convince us of something or push their weight around, as Pluto rules bullies. With Pluto involved, skeletons can come out of the closet, self-destructive tendencies buried deep in our subconscious mind can come to light, or we can see this occur in other individuals, some of whom may play a close role in our lives. This eclipse will bring change and transformation on many levels and is important to be self-aware at this time and in the days leading up to this eclipse.
Pluto rules the dark undercurrent, things that are secret and hidden, sex, death and regeneration, power struggles, decay. Powerful forces are at play involving the subconscious mind, personal and collective power, abuse, and ultimate change, all of which may not be completely within our control. It could intensify deep seated fears and issues within the subconscious and obsessions over personal situations, or even fear based types of subconscious reactions to things may occur. There will be a deep desire to let go of that which is no longer beneficial. Pluto is the ultimate harbinger of change, sometimes that which is is out of personal control or comes through other people.
Watch for violent or volatile outbursts in the world and those who would push their opinions and views on others in the collective as well as our personal lives. As an opposition to Pluto is involved, this frequently plays out as an complete change, or issues come to light through or as a result of other individuals. Some situations will end on an eclipse like this, and it is important to remember if this occurs, endings are followed by new beginnings, and the energy of this eclipse can ultimately show a silver lining in what is to come.
There are two grand trines in this eclipse which can be the bright side if this occurs, and a grand trine is a pleasant aspect that gives us the opportunity to find a new solution or opportunity to do something different and find a new path.
Venus (love, money, values) trines Saturn (structure) which trines Uranus (new situations, unexpected events).
There is also a grand trine in Water signs. The Sun/Moon (ego, emotional life) trines Neptune (compassion, creativity, intuition) which trines Jupiter (gain, expansion, money, generosity).
Pluto urges transformation of the negative, destructive parts of our lives and transformation to a higher and better realm of living. The grand trine and Uranus show potential outlets for new opportunities but not without work and effort on our part.
Those affected to a greater degree will be born under the signs of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries. You will see personal change to a greater degree if you were born July 9-15, January 8-14, April 7-13, or October 11-17.
This is a powerful eclipse for change and it is urging us to let go of things, people and situations that no longer serve our best interest, find a new path forward and regenerate parts of our lives that need change.
Here is where the eclipse will affect you based on your Sun sign. If you know your rising sign use that.
Aries- Home, work, family and priorities
Taurus-Immediate family members, neighborhoods, co-workers, legal medical situations, education and travel.
Gemini-Money, possessions, other people's money, debt, investments, change and transformation
Cancer-Partners, courts, legal situations, emotional life
Leo- Hidden matters, the subconscious mind, endings, work and health.
Virgo-Friends, hopes and wishes, groups children.
Libra-Work, business and priorities, home, family life
Scorpio-Travel, education, legal matters, immediate family, neighbors, co-workers.
Sagittarius-Joint finances, debt, insurance, endings, lawsuits, surgeries, investments and insurance, money and possessions.
Capricorn-Partners and legal situations.
Aquarius-Work and health, hidden matters, the subconscious mind, endings.
Pisces-Entertainment, friends and children, hopes and wishes, groups.