By Leo Knighton Tallarico
The second of three eclipses in a row happens this week. It is a Total Solar Eclipse. In the USA it happens on Tuesday the 21st of July, while in most of the rest of the world it happens on July 22. On the USA east coast it is at 10:35 PM on the 21st, while on the west coast it is at 7:35 PM.
Solar Eclipses are always New Moons, as Lunar Eclipses are always Full Moons. Solar Eclipses are exponentially perhaps 10 times as powerful as normal new moons. This one being a total eclipse adds even more to its power. This eclipse cannot be viewed in the United States. It will be mainly seen in Asia.
As this is a solar eclipse, the moon will be blocking the light of the Sun from our view here on Earth, for those in the eclipse path. This will last for over 6 and a half minutes, a long time as eclipses go, and the longest so far this century.
This eclipse new moon is at 29+ degrees of Cancer. The Moon is the ruling planet of the sign of Cancer. The last eclipse, a lunar Eclipse in Cancer/Capricorn happened on July 7. For many, family and work issues have been in the spotlight. These issues have been powerfully erupting in our lives since mid June, the beginning of the influence of the eclipse period this summer.
Surrounding the lunar eclipse these issues shook up the status quo of our lives, took us off balance, and in some cases caused a breakdown of that which was ready to die, and breakthroughs into new territory. This helps us to release what needs to go.
After that clearing we are now ready to move forward at the New Moon Solar Eclipse. Whatever issues opened up to us back then have been at least somewhat worked out, and are now ready for new beginnings. And of course it is time for many to begin important new ventures in their lives, as solar eclipses are so much more powerful than normal new moons.
In your own natal chart you are most affected if you have planets near 29 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, or Libra. The actual personal natal house that the eclipse falls within also tells us what areas of your life will be most affected by the eclipse.
Remember that the overall eclipse period this summer lasts from mid June to mid September. This is the time period of shifting tides of change in our lives.
In the greater world so far during this eclipse period, we have witnessed much upheaval in Iran, dangerous actions by North Korea, a coup in Honduras, and many earthquakes all around the world. Most striking, however to me, have been the many celebrity deaths, especially so of iconic figures here in the USA. Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Walter Cronkite, among others, have died since mid June. This is an extraordinary set of deaths during such a short span of time.
It is evident to me that we are on the verge of a strong transformation of our lives here in America. We are saying goodbye to people who have had such a strong influence on all our lives in the past, who have been in our living rooms with our families, during good and bad times. It is for many like losing family members, family members of our greater American family.
So after the release of the past and people and memories from the past, now waiting at our collective front doors are new challenges for a new era here in America.
The election of Obama and the crisis condition of our economy were early signs of a new phase of life in America, and the eclipses fast-forward this evolution.
And of course keep in mind that we are also, during the eclipse period, spiking the movement toward a New Age on Earth. The Mayan New Age begins in December of 2012. The Aquarian Age arguably begins in 2020, at the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction at 0+ degrees of Aquarius.
Whatever events erupt into our lives during this eclipse summer of 2009. will have an important impact on our journey to this new world.
So say farewell to times gone by, and open the arms of your heart to new waves of change.
Astrology Forecast for July 19-25
On Sunday the moon is in talkative, communicative, information sharing, and fast thinking Gemini most of the day. So it will feel natural for many to socialize, or to write, or collect information from the internet. But you may also be pulled in two different directions on Sunday and Monday.
One direction is reflective as we are ending a powerful lunar cycle that began on June 22nd with a new moon in cancer. That new moon started the eclipse period, as two weeks later the Lunar Eclipse occurred at the full moon. The last two weeks have been the waning part of the lunar cycle, and Sunday and Monday end the cycle.
The other direction is in anticipation of powerful new beginnings at the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer Tuesday evening in the USA. It often takes until the crescent moon shows, a day or two after the new moon, before events begin attributable to the new moon. But until then the “dark moon” period is a good time to make affirmations concerning your heart’s desires for the cycle ahead.
The Moon will be in Cancer all day Monday and Tuesday on its way to its late Cancer degree meeting with the Sun on late Tuesday. Thisdark moon period is time to contemplate, be nostalgic, but also to visualize what you anticipate to come at the new lunar cycle about to begin.
The Total Solar Eclipse New Moon happens Tuesday the 21st at 10:35 PM EDT. It will open new vistas for us all.
Watch the news closely for unfolding of events. Many believe those countries in the path of the eclipse are most affected by events. China and India would be prime players if this is true. Other astrologers believe a nation’s birth chart is more important when predicting events around an eclipse. This can be very iffy because it is often uncertain what a nation’s date of birth and time of birth really is. It’s not like nations pop out of a mother’s womb.
The USA nevertheless uses July 4 1776 as its birth day and I have found it quite accurate when looking at important events that have affected USA citizens over time.
In fact for this solar eclipse event the USA natal Pluto is at 27+ degrees of Capricorn opposite the 29+ degree Cancer placement of the Total Solar Eclipse. This natal placement of the USA Pluto in its second house shows the USA power of its economy and its military power for its security. Events or revelations about the USA economy and its military should be in the spotlight of world events. Whatever you see, in events, over the next month of this lunar cycle, are important developments in the USA for its security.
All this week is in the wake of the Solar Eclipse so it will be an intense week.
On Wednesday, the day after the eclipse, the Sun moves into Leo. It is time to open your heart to express your self. It is time to create and to trust your heart to take you where it is right for you to go. But Leo can also mean big egos, so watch out for those who put themselves above others.
Also on Wednesday Jupiter conjuncts Chiron in Aquarius, which is part of the triple conjunction all this year between Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron. This brings us events from the heavens or outer space, like space stations, new lunar pictures of the first moonwalk in 1969, and new questions about going to Mars one day. Watch also for other movements in the sky like UFOs or new asteroids, comets etc. this year.
The Moon joins the Sun in playful Leo on Wednesday and Thursday, but on Friday and Saturday it is get down to work time as the Moon is in Virgo then.
There will be a new forecast/blog put out next week on Saturday/Sunday, and in two weeks the last of the 3 eclipses of summer 2009 will occur, another Lunar Eclipse.
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Till next week,
Leo Knighton Tallarico