Solar Eclipse 12 July 2018 – Crisis Averted

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Solar Eclipse 12 July 2018 – Crisis Averted

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Laurie, I would really love to hear your musings on these events. There is so much here that it requires a lucid voice like yours. I know your time is divided between worlds ... love you.

Solar Eclipse 12 July 2018 – Crisis Averted


The New Moon on Thursday July 12, 2018 at 20° Cancer is a partial solar eclipse. The Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology is influenced by a powerful opposition to minor planet Pluto. This indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. An equally intense fixed star brings the potential for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.

The July 2018 Solar Eclipse signals the right time to transform something in your life holding you back from happiness and success. A fortunate Grand Trine configuration allows you to apply this transformation to your love life, finances or creative work. Hard work and determination will unleash the potential and opportunity held within the grand trine to help avert a personal crisis.

Solar Eclipse Meaning

A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. Solar eclipse July 2018 is a partial solar eclipse so most of the Sun will still be visible. The new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. A new moon influence lasts for four weeks but a solar eclipse usually lasts about six months. However, there are two solar eclipses in this eclipse series. The following solar eclipse on August 11 will supersede the July 12 solar eclipse.

The strongest and most important aspect in astrology is Sun conjunct Moon. It means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. It is time to question your old habits and behaviors as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start, so write your new goals down on a sheet of paper. The best time for making a new start is from the solar eclipse to the July 27 Lunar Eclipse.

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Astrology

At 20°41′ Cancer Sign the July 12 Solar Eclipse actually falls within Gemini Constellation. Due to the process of Precession of the Equinoxes, the Sun Signs are almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named. Our zodiac was developed over 2000 years ago as a coördinate system for recording astronomical data. It was totally unrelated to astrological activity. Observation of the planets for astrological purposes continued to be related to the visible constellations. [1] It is for this reason I use fixed stars instead of Sun Signs as a backdrop to the planets. I use the Signs as they were originally intended, as a convenient measuring device to divide the horoscope equally into 12 Signs and 36 Decans.
Fixed Star Castor

At 20°29′ Cancer Sign is the brightest star in Gemini Constellation, fixed star Castor. Like the planet Mercury it gives distinction, a keen intellect, success in law and many travels, fondness for horses, sudden fame and honor but often followed by loss of fortune and disgrace, sickness, trouble and great affliction. Its natives are said to be mischievous and prone to violence. [2]

Castor is a star of misfortune with the specific association with breaking an arm or leg. It also gives proneness to nervous breakdowns and neurotic distress. Castor represent the fine line between genius and madness. According to Dr. Morse:

Castor, the former Apollo, is in fact a Binary Pair of stars, as once were Sun and Phaeton. A binary pair evokes a deep-seated fear in humanity, an unconscious recall of The Disaster, so that we tend to react to it just as one does all the wrong things in a moment of crisis, if it happens to half-awaken in one some earlier trauma of the same kind. [3]

According to Robson, Sun conjunct Castor : Prominence in occult matters, government work dealing with foreign affairs, serious accidents, blows, stabs, shooting, shipwreck, injuries to the face, blindness, disease, violent fevers, evil disposition, rape or murder committed or suffered, imprisonment, banishment, decapitation. And with the Moon: Timid, sensitive, lacks confidence, occult interest and psychic ability, blindness, injuries to face, disgrace, stabs, wounds, imprisonment. [2]


Solar Eclipse July 2018 Opposite Pluto

Sun opposite Pluto indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. This may be due to a self-destructive character trait such as addiction, spying or stubbornness. In relationships, you may be the subject of, or the perpetrator of, manipulation, jealousy, domination or spying. Events may include the breakdown of an appliance or car, theft, violence, or the destruction of a possession by people of a natural disaster. Things like this will more likely to happen if you have been stubbornly resisting change, or have engaged in some habit that is destructive to yourself or others.

Things like this will seem to happen out of your control. In a way they help you to realize that you don’t need to have total control over others or your environment. Even though you may experience a bruised ego from the solar eclipse, there is also great potential for positives if you are open to change. Change may be forced upon you, or better still, you may instigate it and this solar eclipse will be less disruptive.

A solar eclipse opposite Pluto urges you to transform for the better. To evolve your soul so that you may live a better life and experience more satisfaction. It is most common that this would occur through a close relationship, such as a family member, close friend or partner. The opposition to Pluto is under one degree orb so is a very powerful influence on the solar eclipse. This adds to the intensity of Castor and it subconscious fear of disaster.

Pluto is Retrograde

Pluto retrograde represents is a time of reflection about power and control in your life. If people have controlled or manipulating you then now is the time to let them go. If you have been too controlling of others or situations then it is time to let go. This is not a time for power tripping but a time for elimination. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your controlling habits, compulsions, addictions or prejudices must be eliminated. Destroying things which have control over you will increase your spiritual power and lead to personal mastery.

Pluto retrograde 2018 is ideal for taking a direct, even aggressive approach to dealing with your Pluto retrograde power and control issues. Unleash your inner warrior and confidently stand up for your rights if you have been dominated or abused. Intense determination, willpower and fighting spirit will help you overcome adversity, addiction or illness. Using the power of your mind you can transform a personal crisis into a success story. Miracles are possible.

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Grand Trine

From Castor and Pluto it seems the Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology symbolises transformation in response to a crisis but does not offer much in the way of help. Fortunately, the chart above shows a Grand Trine aspect pattern which is the blue triangle linking Venus, Saturn and Uranus. The fortunate trine aspects create a balanced and harmonious blend of the planetary energies. Grand trines are very fortunate, showing great natural talent and creative potential.

Venus trine Saturn is ideal for committing to a relationship and making long-term investments. All relationships can benefit from your sensible approach and steady affections. New love found now may be with someone from a different age group and would likely be a long-lasting, soul mate union. Existing relationships will enjoy closer bonding and stability. If a relationship has been stressful lately then this is a good time to work through the problem and find a solution.

Venus trine Uranus gives an urge to try something new that can apply to all areas of life, from hobbies to romance. Your affections will be stimulated and new love is possible. If you already have a partner then you will be seeking a different kind of pleasure. Experimentation in the bedroom may be necessary to keep your eyes from wandering. If single, an electric or kinky type of attractiveness will bring eccentric or different types of people within your range.

Saturn trine Uranus represents a transition phase in life which works so well with Pluto as the transformer. This is the ideal solar eclipse to make a positive change in your life because the grand trine will smooth out the more dramatic nature of the Pluto transformation. It will help you stay calm and patient, and plan every step methodically. This is also a good eclipse for experimentation and creative self-expression. So you can find new ways of doing old things without rocking the boat.

The star Castor conjunct Solar Eclipse July 2018 suggests misfortune and neurotic distress from deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster. The eclipse opposite Pluto retrograde intensifies any distress or fears. Pluto also means you could be confronted by a crisis that forces you to take a serious look at an area of your life that is holding you back from happiness and success. Powerful forces are at play and they are out of your control. So the only way forward is to surrender your power and control to a higher force. Trust your instincts and trust your spirit guides.

Pluto urges you to transform that negative, destructive or limiting part of your life. The fortunate grand trine allows you to apply this transformation to your love life, finances or creative work. The Solar eclipse July 2018 astrology is certainly intense but only lasts the four weeks until the August 11 solar eclipse. The grand trine shows potential and opportunity but needs conscious effort and hard work to manifest and avert a personal crisis. Remember to get started on your transformation before the July 27 lunar eclipse.

If the Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology chart directly affects your Sign you can read about it in your free Weekly Horoscope and Monthly Horoscope. For more details about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon 28 June 2018
Next Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse 27 July 2018

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Re: Solar Eclipse 12 July 2018 – Crisis Averted

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I have had a whirlwind of activity over the last week, so just now getting a chance to respond here. I am finding it difficult to read again all the finer details of what this period means for me, and all of us, astrologically. I know July 12th has come and gone, but it’s all “not over yet”. I spent considerable time thinking about it all when I first posted this thread:

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I am going to copy the last bit from that thread here so you don’t have to go back there to read it.

“This is the first of three years that Saturn will spend in Capricorn. It is thus the beginning of a three year arc, just as 2015 began that of Saturn in Sagittarius. If you look back at 2015, and see how themes which began that year climaxed in 2016 and 2017, you would probably go back and adjust both your expectations and your strategies. During this, the first year of Saturn’s time in Capricorn, you have the opportunity to adapt early. One of the advantages astrology offers us is the ability to see patterns in their nascent stage, rather than having to wait until they are blindingly obvious.

Start by thinking about the three year Saturn in Capricorn arc as a whole. Instead of making a cluster of short term resolutions, think about who and where you want to be in 2020, and how you’re going to get there. Break that down into three year long chapters, and see what portion of the work falls in 2018. From there, cut the 2018 portion of the plan into 4 seasonal chunks, with expectations for progress modified by a generally easier first quarter and a tough Q3.

Sure, unexpected things will happen before Saturn’s time in Capricorn ends, and you’ll have to make adjustments as you go. The success of master-plans, though, does not result from the absence of disruptions. It is the result of successfully dealing with disruptions, either by altering the tactics you’re using, or adjusting some of the goals. Many times, though, surprises do not even require that. People are too quick to abandon long-term goals. During a perceived crisis, our bodies flood with adrenaline and our minds zoom into the present. It’s a useful reaction if you’re being attacked by a bear. The problem is that we can get stuck there for days, weeks, or months at a time, and during that time completely neglect our long-term strategies.

This issue is, unfortunately, deeply exacerbated by the current state of our culture and media. The news does not seek first to inform. Its primary goal is to make money, and it does that by activating us emotionally, which puts us in either pleasure-seeking or safety-seeking mode. The online world is even worse, if such a thing is possible. It seems to consist primarily of millions of air-raid sirens, disguised as humans, going off 24/7. If we’re going to maintain the clarity required to effectively pursue long-term goals, we have to control your exposure to the things designed to pull us into the amnesia of crisis.

If this sounds like a cranky grandpa lecture, then good. Saturn is cranky grandpa, and his advice to get off your phone, think things through, work hard, keep your promises and complain less, is solid.

If you can commit yourself to building something, whether it is a family, a community, a career or a barn, not only will you eventually succeed, you will also be less affected by the collective panics which blow through this period of history. With a strong anchor, those howling, anxious winds might whip your hair a bit, but they won’t knock you off your feet. That anchor, that commitment, is your dedication to reshape one little piece of the world.

The governmental layer of the world is in a deeply dysfunctional state. If we wait for the powers-that-be to put things back on track, we’re going to be waiting a very long time indeed. In a world where sane adult leadership is conspicuously missing, it falls to us, the citizens of history, to take responsibility for our world in the ways we can, and accept the work of shaping it. “Things” may or may not get better any time soon, but we can get better — better at taking care of ourselves, and better at taking care of each other and the things in our direct sphere of influence. If even half of us succeed in doing a half-ass job, the result will look more like paradise than anything we’ve seen in a long time.”

I know that’s a bit long and all, but for me, after all the finer details have been sifted through, I try to keep my focus on my long term goals and continue making strides in that direction. They certainly do get reviewed quite frequently, and adjustments made as needed. I expect challenges and setbacks, and though astrology can give you clues about how certain energies will play out, you still have to be on your toes moment by moment and be prepared to deal with the unexpected. The more you allow those challenges and setbacks to distract you and cause chaos and sometimes considerable conflict, for me, I just dig my toes in for the long haul. Often, if energies are finding it difficult to find a way to express in my life directly, they do it through others, either friends, loved ones, and relatives, or those with whom I have a relationship of some sort. Even then, it’s difficult, because my natural tendency is to protect, rescue, and help others. It’s very hard for me to pull back and just let people have their own experiences, and just be there for them without trying to fix it or offer solutions. Not that it is bad to do so, but sometimes this behavior can compromise our own self care and affect our ability to remain grounded and stable in our own lives. Each of us is in a state of flux right now, at least those I know, and many forces are vying for attention.

I want to put my attention where I can remain somewhat in control, at least of myself and my own ability to create what I personally want to experience. I think that I do far more good demonstrating how to keep focused, grounded, and stable, engaging in activities that move forward the dream I hold in my heart/mind than almost anything else I can do. I guess more than anything, pay attention to what pulls you, and examine whether it is really where you want to go. We all live in a field that is individual, yet connected to a larger field we are all immersed in. The way we maintain our own field, especially in terms of personal integrity, the more we can help the whole, at least in my opinion.

I know that doesn’t really address the astrological implications directly, but I use astrology as a tool. It’s good to stay informed about their potential influences, but then I put them on the shelf and get back to work. And with Saturn in Capricorn, that’s a pretty effective strategy.
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