Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Solar Eclipse - 7/11/2010

Its eclipse season again! This most recent round started off with the full moon lunar eclipse that peaked at approximately 7:30am EST on Saturday, June 26. Now the follow up to this initial eclipse is the new moon solar eclipse which peaks at approximately 3:39pm EST on Sunday, July 11.

Eclipses usually occur two weeks apart from each other twice per year. Each series typically includes a lunar eclipse followed by a solar eclipse or vice versa. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is partially blocking the moon from the sun during a full moon. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks the sun from the Earth during a new moon. Full moons and new moons represent astrologically potent time periods anyway, but the eclipses just add some amplification and usually a little dose of the unexpected!

Astrologically speaking, new moons are generally a time of sowing seeds while full moons are a time of reaping what we sow. Where a new moon falls in our personal natal chart represents a time of new beginnings and laying new foundations in the parts of our lives represented by the astrological house that is highlighted. Where a full moon falls in our personal natal chart represents a time of sudden awareness, revelation, culmination and completion in the parts of our lives represented by the astrological house that is highlighted. Eclipses just add some spice and surprise to these time periods.

Ancient astrologers saw eclipse seasons as especially potent time periods with regards to wars and the fate of nations. I personally prefer to look at eclipses relative to the lives and relationships of individuals. In this regard, eclipse seasons are often potent times for unexpected change in terms of surprise new beginnings and to final culminations of things which have been building for some time.

This particular solar eclipse occurs at 19° Cancer and will be in a smooth sextile aspect to Mars at 19° Virgo. It will also be in a conjunction with the lunar south node. Depending on where this lands in your own personal natal chart, this eclipse is likely to lead to some type of release that is necessary to allow for new beginnings. This is one of those ‘addition by subtraction’ influences. We have an urge for new beginnings in some area of our lives but cannot move forward without relinquishing some baggage first. We become blatantly aware of how we have allowed the past to paralyze us and we feel a strong need to purge before we can follow our new urge.

With Jupiter in a square to Pluto, this purging and release may happen much more rapidly than we may anticipate. Also, with Mercury in a trine aspect to Jupiter and Venus in a trine aspect to Pluto during this eclipse, the transition between releasing and moving forward may be surprisingly smooth.

The experiences of this nature would be felt within the domain of the astrological house that encompasses the location of this eclipse at 19° Cancer. You would need to consult your own natal chart to find out where this position falls for you. For example, this point falls in my natal 10th house which is the house covering career, reputation, and recognition. For me (and everyone else who has 19° Cancer in their 10th house) this could mark a new beginning related to a new career move, for example. But this new move may require releasing some existing career goals and intentions.

My natal Sun, Moon, Uranus, Pluto, and Ascendant all lay within a few degrees of exact aspects with this eclipse. This may suggest some potentially important decisions that will have to be made about my direction in life. This may mark a time when taking a risk could be beneficial for me. But balancing intuition and logic would be the key to a more harmonious outcome regarding any decisions I may make.

Generally speaking, this eclipse falls within a smooth sextile to Mars in Virgo. The urge to take concrete action toward any new ideas/goals may be sufficiently strong enough to allow for this kind of rapid release. Don’t be afraid to go for it!

The combination of the house location of the eclipse, its aspects to other current planets, and its aspects to the personal natal planets yields a very unique interpretation for each individual. For the best results in this case, find out where this solar eclipse and the other planets involved fall in your natal chart. Then find any planets or personal points in your natal chart that are also aspected by these configurations.

Location of Current Annular Solar Eclipse Configurations

Solar Eclipse – Sun/Moon @ 19° Cancer

Mars – 19° Virgo

The effects of this eclipse may ripple out as long as a few months with initial conditions starting at or near the eclipse date (July 11, 2010).

General Advice:

Make room for new developments that may benefit you in the long run and don’t be afraid to take a new direction. If it feels right, release what has been holding you back, and then go for it! Good luck!

To find out where all of this is happening in your own personal natal chart and for a look at other configurations currently showing up in your chart schedule a personal consultation with me today!

Eclipse Report Sample!

Happy Eclipse Season!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Jupiter Square Pluto: “Rapid Growth and Transformation”

From July 2010 through March 2011, the outer planets Jupiter and Pluto are forming a waxing square (90°) with one another for the first time since March 1998. This pits the planet representing expansion, optimism, philosophy, and growth (Jupiter) at odds with the planet representing transformation, secrets, power, regeneration, and deep healing (Pluto).

Just like with the Moon’s phases, the other planetary bodies go through their own phases relative to the Earth. Like a New Moon, the start of any coupled planetary cycle begins with their conjunction (same location in the sky). As the faster planet moves away from the slower planet, eventually it comes to a 90° angle (waxing square) to it, followed by the 180° opposition (like a Full Moon), the second 90° angle (waning square), and then the cycle finishes when a new cycle between the planets is born at the next conjunction. See below for the basic outline of the process including the associated energy of each of these important climax points in the planetary cycles:

Conjunction (0°) – Birth and creation.

Waxing Square (90°) – Tension due to growth.

Oppostion (180°) – Culmination and results.

Waning Square (270°) – Tension due to decay.

The Jupiter/Pluto cycle takes approximately 12-13 years to complete and represents a political, material, and spiritual cycle as the expansive energies of Jupiter reform the powerful energy of Pluto. This cycle represents things like rapid growth, zealotry, and revelations for example. Usually, at the start of these cycles, new philosophies are hatched. As time moves on, there is usually some tension related to those decisions that come up for review around 3-4 years later when Jupiter and Pluto make their first (waxing) square to each other. Then another 3-4 years goes later Jupiter makes an opposition to Pluto. This opposition is the time where the culmination or results of those ideas and of the decision making that started at the conjunction bear their fruit. Then the second (waning) square represents a time of decay and last minute decisions related to the same energies birthed at the start of the cycle (like this current part of the cycle).

Below is a look at the current Jupiter/Pluto cycle followed by a look at where we are in the current Jupiter/Pluto cycle. I also include a few tidbits of information regarding those periods in terms of the US.


Jupiter/Pluto Cycle (December 2007 – 2020)

Jupiter conjunct Pluto (December 2007)

According to most economists, December 2007 is considered to be the last economic peak in the US. The current recession is said to have started right after this period. The Bali UN Climate Change Conference also took place during this conjunction. In addition, Russia began a freeze on a Cold War arms treaty and Bush initiated a letter for discussion to South Korea regarding the details of their nuclear program.

**Jupiter waxing square to Pluto (July 2010 - March 2011)**

The economy, world power, and climate change are certainly big topics during the current period and they are now up for some serious review. The only questions are, what will we nurture and allow to grow and what will we recognize and correct? The urge now is to expand rapidly in some ways so it is imperative that we do not let things get out of control. The danger here is rapid growth that could have unforeseen consequences a few years later during the opposition phase.

Jupiter opposite Pluto (August 2013 - April 2014)

This period represents the culmination of whatever started in December 2007 and was not sufficiently dealt with during the waxing square phase. The current waxing square is our time to ensure that we are not taken by surprise during the opposition phase.

Jupiter waning square to Pluto (November 2016 - August 2017)

This period is a little too far off and is highly dependent on what we allow to grow during this current waxing square phase. Whatever we do allow to grow will then have a chance to be harvested, digested, and unraveled during this time.

Regardless of what actually occurs during this current waxing square time period, the Jupiter/Pluto square of which we are currently in the midst is about the tension and growth between power (Pluto) and expansion (Jupiter) (i.e. businesses and power) that originated in December 2007. Watch the time periods closest to the following dates for the highest activity.


Jupiter/Pluto EXACT Waxing Squares

July 24, 2010

February 25, 2011



When Jupiter and Pluto are in a waxing square it is time to direct the expansion (Jupiter) of power (Pluto). Transformation and rapid growth are eminent during these times and the level of tension due to the growth and change are directly related to the level of acceptance of that change versus the level of resistance to that change. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ approach but just a beneficial approach or a harmful approach.

The beneficial way to approach this time period is to direct the growth in beneficial directions and to create new opportunities (Jupiter) related to enlightened power and resource distribution (Pluto). If we recognize that change and growth are necessary and then engage in the solution process to expand (Jupiter) a plan that incorporates much needed transformation (Pluto), then this time period would be utilized to its optimal potential.

How might this be reflected in someone’s personal life?

From July 2010 through March 2011 expect to feel this rapid growth and transformation in your own life as well. Where this finds its way into your life depends on what part of your natal birth chart that this conjunction falls.

In my own chart, Jupiter and Pluto are squaring off in my 7th house of relationships, partners, and clients and my 4th house of foundation, emotions, home, and family, respectively. This period will likely see me dealing with quickly developing partnerships that require me to transform the way that I have habitually dealt with relationships in the past. This will apply to both business and potentially romantic partners.

What part of life may you experience this rapid growth and transformation?

And so it is…

To find out where these energies will be working in your own life contact me for a consultation! -