Its eclipse season again! This most recent round started off with a partial solar eclipse that peaked at approximately 5:03pm EDT on Wednesday, June 1. This eclipse was followed by a total lunar eclipse which peaked at approximately 4:14pm EDT on Wednesday, June 15 and another partial solar eclipse that peaks at approximately 4:54am EDT on Friday, July 1.
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 9° Cancer and will form a ‘Grand Cross’ with Pluto (opposition) in Capricorn, Saturn (square) in Libra, and Uranus (square) in Aries. Depending on where this lands in your own personal natal chart, this eclipse has an ‘out with the old, in with the new’ feel to it. Recent stagnation in our lives is poised to break and allow a new flow but not without resistance from both within & without. All we can do is control what we are resisting and hanging onto unnecessarily. This eclipse marks a break and release point that will provide much growth but we must be willing to release what no longer serves us.
The experiences of this nature would be felt within the domain of the astrological house that encompasses the location of this eclipse at 9° 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, public standing, & recognition. For me (and everyone else who has 9° Cancer in their 10th house) this could mark a release and a new beginning related to career and public image. The rest of the ‘grand cross’ configuration throughout my 1st, 4th, & 7th houses points to new adjustments with regards to the type of employee/employer relationship to which I have been accustomed. Perhaps this will feature an opportunity to be more in my own authority within an employee/employer relationship than I have been presented with to date.
This eclipse also aligns with a Yod configuration in my natal chart suggesting that crucial decisions related to my path and ‘destiny’ is up for consideration. I better pay attention.
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 Solar Eclipse Configurations
Solar Eclipse – Sun/Moon @ 9° Cancer
Saturn – 11° Libra
Pluto – 6° Capricorn
Uranus – 4° Aries
Jupiter – 5° Taurus
Neptune – 1° Pisces
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 1, 2011). The ‘trigger point’ for this energy occurs when Mars hits 9° Cancer around August 17th. Keep your eyes open at that time in terms of these themes for your life. This lands right in the middle of the next Mercury Retrograde period suggesting further that this particular eclipse will involve crucial introspection to release outworn baggage and open to newer ways of being.
It’s time to let go and open up to what awaits us. Clinging to old habits and ways will only cause suffering now as life is about to adjust in ways that will require our willing intention in order for it to run smoothly.
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!
Happy Eclipse Season!