Lunar Eclipse in Leo 21 January

LUNAR ECLIPSE – 21 JANUARY 2019: Vision of the days to come Part II – Cosmic Level

Lunar Eclipse in Leo 21 January


This particular eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Fixed Cross (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus) and who are born between July 23 – 25, October 23 – 25, January 20 – 22 and April 20 – 22.  Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 00° – 02° degrees of these Signs.

The eclipse will also affect Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn Signs that are born near the last two days, as well as those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 28° – 29° degrees of the Cardinal Cross.


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The eclipse at a cosmic level

The Total Lunar Eclipse takes place on January 20 or 21, 2019, depending on where on the world we are.

In the archetypal conflict that this lunar eclipse represents, expressed by the position of the Sun in Aquarius in opposition to the Moon in Leo, two more astrological factors are added.

The first is that the axis of the eclipse is in the signs of Capricorn and Cancer and the second that the planet Uranus is in a square aspect to the two Lights, a basic and defining aspect as we have already said in our analysis of the influence of this eclipse on an individual level.

All the sparkling electricity, and the revolutionary or subversive action of the planet Uranus, that is now moving direct, is beginning to find a way out, and this fact shows us emphatically that at the cosmic level we will see protests and uproars in the coming months.

 

The two January eclipses combined.

If we combine the above factors, the intensity of this eclipse at a cosmic level results from a conflict between leadership (Leo) and political bodies or collective movements (Aquarius), since important for the general development (Nodal Axis), is how power is exerted (Capricorn) in relation to issues of homeland, nationality and tradition (Cancer).

This Lunar eclipse signifies the impact of the situations that began with the Solar Eclipse that preceded it. Thus, these two eclipses in combination can mean:

The way power is handled by technocratic and logistic structures, and the empowerment of oppression and control (Capricorn), cause immediate and rapid awareness in the masses.

Awareness associated with how governments exert their power (Solar Eclipse in Capricorn) are now causing a crisis between leaders (Leo Moon) and collective or political bodies (Sun in Aquarius)

or

Challenge the pride of the People (Moon in Leo) who reacts (Sun in Aquarius), joining the individual action with the collective process.

These awareness culminate emotionally, and within a short time they bring fights or protest that relate both to the sense of security and to issues of homeland (Cancer).


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Lunar Eclipse in Leo 21 January

 

Cosmic Level – Anatomy of the Aspects

The square of Sun to Uranus shakes the dull everyday life, brings a reaction towards figures of power, and creates a break with everything that wants to patronize our individual expression in the name of the common goal. It is the eccentric autonomy that does not want boundaries and limitations. It is the rebellious ego within us.

The square of Moon to Uranus is the outbreak of the tension. The anxiety and the agitation that cumulatively burst with an excitement of electrical tension. Upheaval in our family and home life.

The square of Mercury to Uranus is unexpected news, nerves and cerebral tension. Commotion in transportation and reversals of plans. Sudden events related to media.

The square of Uranus with the Moon’s Nodes brings the energy of the planet into the heart of the events and gives its strong stigma for the following period with collective reactions.

The square of Mars to Saturn, in an almost precise aspect, is conflict with law, discipline, prevention, fatigue, limited action, anger, and conflict.


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Vision of the days to come

It is obvious that the Total Lunar Eclipse of January hides pressure and eruptive events that we will soon see develop. Examples are the latest political developments in Greece and reactions in France and England (Brexit), dealing with national issues and the exercise of power.

The Total Lunar Eclipse is fully visible in all its phases (penumbral, partial, total) from all the countries in North and South America, from the United Kingdom, Portugal, Norway and Sweden.

It is also visible in the phases of partial and total eclipse, from the rest of Europe and from Northwest Africa.

In the above regions it is that we shall witness the events that the eclipse brings.

 

ECLIPSE DATA

Eclipse Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Eclipse Saros: 134

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Lunar Eclipse in Leo 21 January

LUNAR ECLIPSE – 21 JANUARY 2019: Vision of the days to come Part II – Individual Level

Lunar Eclipse in Leo 21 January


This particular eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Fixed Cross (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus) and who are born between July 23 – 25, October 23 – 25, January 20 – 22 and April 20 – 22.  Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 00° – 02° degrees of these Signs.

The eclipse will also affect Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn Signs that are born near the last two days, as well as those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 28° – 29° degrees of the Cardinal Cross.


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Coming Full Circle

The Total Lunar Eclipse on January 21, 2019 brings down the curtain of the eclipses on the Leo – Aquarius axis.

It takes place at 0° 51′ degrees of Leo and completes a long series of eclipses happening on the above axis. Eclipses, that since February 2017, and combined with planet Uranus entering in the Sign of Taurus, have signaled significant, difficult or in some cases even painful changes for several of the Signs of the Fixed Cross.

This blood moon eclipse that once again activates the first degrees of the Fixed Signs, something that last summer has created tensions with:

  • Either sudden break-ups,
  • Or considerations to ending our relationship, that eventually were dismissed in an attempt to renew it, despite the emotional suffocation,
  • Or separations that seemed to be definitive.

All of the above are also true for partnerships and professional or other close personal relationships.

Now the circle closes and this eclipse marks for the Signs of the Fixed Cross, and even more for those in the degrees I mention in the introduction, definitive outcomes, since any turns and changes will have been completed by mid-April at the latest.

 

The Theme of the Eclipse – Individual Level

 

This eclipse follows the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn that took place two weeks ago, and as such it represents our emotional climax and response to the awareness that then started, and to the demands that are now beginning to appear.

With the Sun in the Sign of Aquarius and the Moon in the Sign of Leo, the eclipse brings to the fore situations that on the personal level relate to ourselves being part of a wider whole on one hand, and to our need for self-expression on the other.

With the Moon being close to the North Node in the Leo Sign, this eclipse invites us to leave behind detached or intellectual behaviors, that do not help us in important relationships and partnerships, and urges us to function by showing more passion and more emotion.

It is an eclipse that invites us to harmonize and work with others, but that also gives us the necessary space for creation.


Persons, relationships, and situations that do not help our self-expression will be left behind so that we can move forward with those who accept our healthy expression of who we are and who also give us their acceptance and their love.

 

This will of course not be easy.


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Lunar Eclipse in Leo 21 January

 

In the archetypal conflict expressed by the position of the Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo, the astrological factor added is the planet Uranus that makes a square aspect with the two Lights.

It is an eclipse that brings electrifying tension.

 

“Feelings have a bad knack. They burst suddenly. When you least expect it.”

Anton Chekhov

 

This phrase from the theatrical play “Uncle Vanya”, of the great Russian playwright, describes in the best way the energy of this very strong eclipse.

That is exactly how the situations will be finalized. That is how space will be made for us to go forward.

With sudden outbursts of emotions or reactions.

 

This is how we’ll be lead to definitive separations or, in some cases, to definitive reunions.

In so sudden a way we will become aware of who we are, who we are together with, and how we will move forward.

 


But the chart of the eclipse is not only tension.

It has the wonderful conjunction of Venus with Jupiter which finds both planets together in a trine aspect to Mars. An aspect of popularity that brings new acquaintances, love opportunities and favors action towards new collaborations.

This conjunction also forms a square aspect to Neptune, so our attention is needed, as we are permanently done with the past, to properly evaluate the new, and not make the mistake of having unrealistic expectations or coloring it with pink glasses.


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So, on a personal level, this difficult eclipse may initially bring uncertainty and insecurity, but let us remember that with self-control, adaptability and acceptance of change, we will be able to manage the new situations and exploit the opportunities it will create for us.

 

ECLIPSE DATA

Eclipse Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Eclipse Saros: 134

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SOLAR ECLIPSE 5,6, JANUARY 2019

SOLAR ECLIPSE 5,6 JANUARY 2019: Vision of the days to come

SOLAR ECLIPSE 5,6 JANUARY 2019


This particular eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Cardinal Cross (Cancer and Capricorn mainly, as well as Aries, and Libra) and who are born between January 3 – 9, July 4 – 11, April 2 – 8 and October 6 – 12.  Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 12° – 18° degrees of these Signs.


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The partial Solar Eclipse on January the 5th or 6th, depending on your place in the globe, is the first of five in total, eclipses, three solar and two lunar, which will occur in 2019.

This eclipse is also part of the series of eclipses on the Cancer – Capricorn axis. These eclipses began with the Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 13 2018, and shall continue throughout 2019, up until the summer of 2020, when they will be completed.

This cycle of eclipses in the Cancer – Capricorn axis coincides with the gradual approach of Saturn towards Pluto and their conjunction in Capricorn in January 2020, thus signaling a period of 18 months that will bring significant changes to Capricorn and Cancer Signs, and also to Aries and Libra Signs, since for them, the effect of the eclipses is stronger.

Remember though, that eclipses are strong Astrological events and affect us all, some less and some more, without exception, and depending on what aspects they make on our personal natal chart.


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The solar eclipse of January the 5th / 6th takes place at 15 ° 25′ of the zodiac Sign of Capricorn and is a “multidimensional” and complex eclipse with a variety of expressions, at cosmic and individual level.

Cosmic Level – A photo of the next six months

Focus: Saturn and Pluto

The Sun-Moon conjunction in the Capricorn Sign gives at a cosmic level a semester marked by significant changes in matters of how power is managed and administered world-wide.

The two Lights are in conjunction to Saturn and Pluto and also lie on the midpoint of the two planets. Saturn and Pluto is a combination capable of enhancing the ambitions, goals, and the control that exert, various governmental, corporate, or other hierarchical structures.

Saturn also forms a sextile aspect to with Neptune, an aspect that helps such designs and power visions to be realized, and be at the same time accompanied by a series of necessary reality checks, before they are put into effect.

Background: Jupiter and Neptune

At the same time, however, on the chart of this eclipse, and throughout the year, the square of Jupiter and Neptune is an aspect that undermines these plans, since it speaks of a social disappointment that will be diffused.

A disappointment that stems from the fact that people’s common sense of just (Jupiter in Sagittarius), and a yet unspecified but full of dynamism (square aspect) social vision (Neptune in Pisces), are not represented within the corridors of power.

Jupiter – Neptune in a square of extreme idealism and disillusion, which combined with the great influence that the planet Uranus plays in the general planetary setting, may bring massive mobilizations.

Depth of Field: Uranus and the Moon’s Nodes

The planet Uranus began to form a square to the Moon’s Nodes during the summer eclipses, an aspect that came to a precision in November 2018, and which continues in this and the next eclipse, as also in every New Moon and Full Moon up until mid-March 2019.

The continuous square of Uranus with the Moon’s Nodes brings the energy of the planet into the heart of the events for the period that follows.

Uranus was also the last planet to go retrograde in the dance of the many retrograde planets of the previous summer, and its liberating and disrupting energy will once more start to express when it returns to a direct motion.

When does this happen?

But on January 6 2019, from 28 ° 36 Aries

the same day with the eclipse!

All the sparkling electricity, and revolutionary or subversive action, that lay hidden, now finds an outlet, and the fact that this begins in the same day as the Partial Solar Eclipse, shows us emphatically that at the cosmic level we will see protests and upoars in the coming months.

 

Click Flash – Mercury, Mars and Uranus

Mercury from 1 ° 21 ‘of Capricorn is at the same time in two aspects, a harmonic and a dynamic one, which give even more evidence of how the tension will be expressed.

Mercury in trine to Uranus brings to the power holders strategic thinking and technocratic control, (preserving prestige through control of knowledge, of science and of innovation).

On a square aspect to Mars (who is powerful in the sign of his rulership) brings controversy and juxtaposition of ideas. Angry voices and action that conflicts with what the technocratic power communicates and concedes.

We see how a militant scenario is formed, as the same planet, Mercury, simultaneously stirs strategic changes for the status quo on one hand, and gives voice to protesting and defending the independence of the individual, on the other.

Two other equally important astrological elements that point to the eruptive nature of this eclipse are, the fact that the eclipse is on the Mars/Uranus midpoint and that Mars, already at 3 ° 20’ of Aries, will activate the eclipse soon, on January the 23rd.

That is shortly after the accompanying Lunar Eclipse that will take place on the 21st of the month.

Individual level

Imagine, now that we have analysed the eclipse elements, how all this multidimensional dynamics hidden in the eclipse chart could be expressed in our personal horoscope, giving the tone for the events of the next half-year.

Depending on how the chart of eclipse falls on our personal horoscope and the positive or negative aspects that it forms, possible manifestations may be:


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  • Circumstances force us to reformulate our strategy and set goals for issues that have to do with our business or professional plans.
  • We accept more responsibilities, but we also operate with a sense of integrity in the are where the eclipse relates to our personal horoscope.
  • It becomes important to check and calm down reactions and boiling disagreements with close persons.
  • The need comes to speak with vigour and seriousness so as to clarify situations that create cloudy landscapes.
  • We are recognized for our efforts in the professional field and we strengthen our position in the hierarchy.
  • We feel kind of oppressed and a weight in our relationship and this triggers a complete recapitulation of the how and the why with the other person.
  • Issues that have to do with our father or with persons of status and authority bring troubles and difficulties.
  • We become restrained in our working environment and searching for the “ideal job” needs our attention as we are not having realistic ambitions.

Part of the January Solar Eclipse hides pressure and eruptiveness, but at the same time hides the possibilities of empowerment, development and strengthening.

However it plays out, its effect will be possibly felt within a short time, since it will be activated soon, right after the Lunar Eclipse that is to follow.

ECLIPSE DATA

Eclipse Type: Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipse Saros: 122

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LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE – 11 AUGUST 2018

LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE – 11 AUGUST 2018: Long Hot Summer – Part Three

LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE - 11 AUGUST 2018This summer is marked by three eclipses and many planets being retrograde during the eclipse season. The combination of these astrological factors is something that is relatively rare and it shapes an unpredictable, dynamic and hot landscape.


This eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Fixed Cross (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio) and who are born between August 9 – 13, November 9 – 13, February 5 – 9 and May 7 – 11.  Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 16° – 20° degrees of these Signs.


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Long Hot Summer – Part Three

The Solar Eclipse of August 11th is the final of the three eclipses of this long, hot summer’s eclipse season. It occurs in the Sign of Leo and succeeds the Solar Eclipse in Cancer and the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius.

This eclipse functions as the aftermath of the highly dynamic period that preceded it. In a sense, it is a new beginning that follows after the realizations and the emotional peaks that we have experienced under the influence of the previous eclipses. Two powerful eclipses that have raised the volume both on personal and mundane level.

The first eclipse challenged our sense of security (Solar Eclipse in Cancer) and made us aware of power plays and pressures at home or in relationships.

The second eclipse, in its mundane expression, has resulted in unpredictable collective drama (Mars retrograde square Uranus and conjunct the South Node in Aquarius). With Mars, the planet of fire, dominant in this second and most difficult eclipse, we have unfortunately witnessed a July that was marked by wild forest fires, high temperatures that made new records and deadly heatwaves, across the globe.

The personal drama (Leo) has been brought into the collective (Aquarius) and the repercussions create political and collective re-action (Mars Retrograde in Aquarius) and re- thinking (Mercury Retrograde).

On a personal level, for many of us this second eclipse was realizations made and most possibly emotional outbursts that we were not able to control.

Now with this third eclipse, that is a New Moon, we will be pushed to make a re-start.

 

Potential to moving forward


LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE - 11 AUGUST 2018

The Solar Eclipse on the 11th of August takes place in Leo and is conjunct the North Node.

This is an aspect that has the potential of bringing intuitive awareness that will move us forward.

In the creative sign of Leo, this aspect with the North Node can work its best provided that we tune into our most noble and self-expressive qualities, detached from ego twists, and conceited mannerisms.


On the personal level we can work relationships with magnanimity and courtesy and bring about closure of past issues or crises which manifested under the influence of the previous Solar Eclipse.

On a mundane level, recent events make it all the more obvious that strong leadership qualities (Leo) and innovative coaching (Uranus ruling Aquarius) is needed in all forms of social and political interactions (Mars in Aquarius). Decisions and solutions are paramount. The times seem to be critical and the repercussions of this summer will be felt in the coming years.

However, both our personal adjustment as well as the integration of the eclipse’s energy into the social collective is a slow process.

LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE - 11 AUGUST 2018

Mercury squares Jupiter

The major aspect of the eclipse is the square of  the retrograde Mercury in Leo to planet Jupiter in Scorpio. This is an aspect that may express with exaggerations in communication, misjudgments and information overload.

On a personal level we have to be aware not to be obsessed or over passionate in debates and talks, to stay focused and to avoid misunderstandings.

On a mundane level it is a period that can lead to risky or misinformed decisions in senior ranks and to high volatility in stock exchanges.

 

LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE - 11 AUGUST 2018

 

The retrograde planets are dancing

Uranus has turned retrograde just four days prior to the eclipse and will continue to move backwards in apparent motion as seen from the Earth until January the 6th 2019 when it will reach 28° of Aries.

This is something very important because Uranus becomes the sixth consecutive planet that turns retrograde adding to the retro feeling of this summer.


The process of creating something out of this eclipses’ energy is slow.

Something new will come to be ONLY AFTER we have done our work with each and every one of the retrograde planets.

ONLY AFTER we have redefined where we stand.


With Uranus retrograde we have to look at things from a fresh perspective and re-define our personal truths. To embrace the new we have first to understand what holds us back whether this be a person, a job or ideas that no longer serve us.

Uranus retrograde process to shape our personal truth works very well with Neptune being retrograde also, because Neptune retrograde helps us to see with clarity and without idealizations. BUT in order to do so we have to first get rid of our personal delusions.

Saturn is also retrograde and we need to redefine our limits and to learn well the evolutionary or karmic lessons that it poses.

Pluto continues to be retrograde and the excavation of our soul is well underway. Pluto’s retrograde period is usually felt as a psychological process that seeks regeneration, purification and results in a healthy urge for survival.

Mars is retrograde and in a high energy state being out-of-bounds during all the eclipses, with his out-of-bounds movement peaking between 14th August and 19th of August, when Mars will reach an astounding declination of 26°29’ South of the ecliptic. Delays and frustration, anger management and redefining of actions is needed.

Mercury is retrograde since the previous eclipse in Aquarius and is also a key player in this eclipse since it is conjunct the two lights. How to form our personal truth and understand our best course of action when Mercury complicates things?

How will to reach to conclusions and make decisions or find solutions within this slow-moving bog of retrograde energy?

 

Uranus links this eclipse to the next one!

LEO SOLAR ECLIPSE - 11 AUGUST 2018

We astrologers see the big picture and understand the cycles.

Uranus has a major role in this summer eclipses, being in a square with Mars and making a 3 degree orb T-square with all the three eclipses Nodal Axis.

Uranus is the last planet in this dance of the retrogrades and its liberating energy will not be felt until it is direct again.

When it is that?

January the 6th 2019,

the very same day that the next eclipse occurs!

It is then, that this cycle of awakening will come to fruition with ideas, insights, liberating energy and manifestation of truth.

Additionally important to the fact that Uranus turns direct on the same day with the next eclipse, is the fact that the planet will once more tightly square the Nodal Axis of both of the winter eclipses .

It is as if these summer eclipses prepare us. They give us lessons and demand us to work with the retrograde planets so as we can be ready for the real changes (Uranus) that are about to come.


That is why this Solar Eclipse in Leo is pivotal.

Because it plays out as the last dress rehearsal with all of us the actors absorbing the script to its last detail prior to coming forth on the scene.


 

A trine aspect reaches its precision with this eclipse

Saturn in Capricorn, has been in an applying trine to Uranus in Taurus throughout the last weeks, and this aspect, with its liberating and grounding energy, comes to a precision of 0° 31’ in this last eclipse of the summer period.

This is the most helpful of all the aspects, since it allows us to manage the changes and the sudden events that resulted from the eclipses, in a responsible manner.

It gives a relative stability within the slow and demanding landscape.

 

A second trine aspect reaches its precision with this eclipse

Jupiter in Scorpio is trine to Neptune in Pisces, an aspect that gradually comes to a very close precision with this last eclipse, culminating on August the 19th.

This is a most benevolent aspect. A divide gift of hope and compassion. It is an aspect that can work as a “Deus ex Machina”, saving us at the last moment, granting hope, bringing gifts, spiritual awareness and increased Faith.

 

Sun drenched days are here again

This is the last eclipse of this long, hot summer and demands introspective work and re-evaluation to all areas pertaining to the retrograde planets.

Its energy is pivotal and has repercussions.

In the short-term, the Solar Eclipse in Leo of the 11th of August is slowly but firmly pushing us out of the bog and slowly builds on hope and a positive vision.

More importantly, it is a critical eclipse. It has a long-term effect and it prepares and grounds us for the shifting changes of the winter eclipses that hold a Uranian promise.

 

I wish you all ,to enjoy the last days of the summer drenched in Sun,

and the best to come,  from the marvelous Jupiter trine Neptune aspect.

 

 

ECLIPSE DATA

Eclipse Type: Patial Solar Eclipse

Eclipse Saros: 155

 

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SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER JULY 2018

SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER – JULY 2018: Long Hot Summer – Part One

SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER – JULY 2018

This summer is marked by three eclipses and many planets being retrograde during the eclipse season. The combination of these astrological factors is something that is relatively rare and it shapes an unpredictable, dynamic and hot landscape.


This particular eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Cardinal Cross (Cancer and Capricorn mainly, as well as Aries, and Libra) and who are born between April 8 – 12, July 11 – 15, October 11 – 15 and January 8 – 12.  Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 18° – 22° degrees of these Signs.


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Long Hot Summer – Part One

The Solar Eclipse of July 13th is the first of the three eclipses of this summer’s eclipse season. It occurs in the Sign of Cancer, and is followed by a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius and yet one Solar Eclipse in Leo.

In a sense, it is a first taste of events that will manifest. Events whose impact we will intensely experience, and surely, events that will concern us for the whole duration of the summer, if not for much longer.

An example that easily demonstrates the secular influence that this Solar Eclipse in Cancer might have, not alone, but combined and operating as a triad with the other two that follow it, is:

 

Issues that relate to homeland (Cancer), cause reactions and peaked collective and political expression (Aquarius), that in its turn, triggers rapid developments regarding leadership figures (Leo).

 

Does this sound familiar? Is it relating to where you live?

 


This eclipse is also the first of a series of eclipses that will continue to occur in the Cancer – Capricorn axis, following on for the next two years, up until the summer of 2020 when their cycle will be completed.

The Solar Eclipse of 13th of July takes place in Cancer and so it has to do with family, maternity, home. It has to do with the feeling of warmth and security.

It happens just one day after Jupiter has turned again direct, at a point when we have just concluded an introspective cycle regarding issues of faith and morality.

The events of this eclipse may exactly unsettle this newly formed moral attitude.

 

A difficult landscape gradually shapes 

This Solar Eclipse is unfortunately characterized by a very difficult aspect, since the two Lights are forming an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn. A sharp opposition aspect that is only 40’ minutes away from being exact and so it has strength.


Pluto is already retrograde and the excavation of our soul has already begun. Pluto’s retrograde period is usually felt as a psychological process that seeks regeneration, purification and survival.


Taboo issues, embarrassing or repressed urges, oppressed sexual desires, may have come to the surface as a result of this process.

As a result, Pluto in opposition to the eclipse, may cause violent emotional outbursts, behaviors that have a strong element of manipulation, oppression which we are receiving from others or that we, because of our strong will and our mental strength, are causing to others.

Some examples of how this important eclipse aspect could affect us, always depending on the areas of our personal horoscope where it falls, are:

  • Passions and egoism that we cannot avoid, affect relationships and partnerships in a negative way.
  • Strong emotional stress from issues that relate to our mother (health or other).
  • Strong envy and effort for control of the relationship from the person we are with, or the complete contrary, jealousy and effort to enforce ourselves is expressed by us towards the other person.
  • Conflicts with persons in power and unexpected developments in the workplace prevent our much desired advancement and as a consequence create pressure within the family.
  • Consuming passion causes emotional and existential pressure on our family life.
  • Power games appear in our relationship as a result of our need for recognition.
  • Loss of a loved one.

SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER JULY 2018

 

In addition to the Pluto aspect, another element that causes increased tension, is the planet Mars that is retrograde in Aquarius and towards a conjunction to the South Node.

The tension is internal and stems from the strong desire to defend our personal concept of independence. Anger or aggression boils within. It is a tension that can break out suddenly.

Here it is helpful to have in mind that Mars is conjunct the South Node in Aquarius. This conjunction means that if there is something that keeps us back, not allowing evolution, then this is a misunderstood concept about freedom and individuality.

If our actions aim only at an unnecessary rebellion just for the sake of it (South Node to Aquarius), then any outburst will be in vain.

Instead, what we are called to do, is our actions to be characterized by a mature understanding of what independence means. Although it is freedom of action, it has nevertheless to be accompanied by responsibility and creative leadership (North Node in Leo).

 

This is a difficult eclipse, like the subsequent ones within this long, hot summer.

The Eclipse booms, and occurs in an environment of four planets being retrograde (Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto).


What can help us in this dry landscape that we see shaping in front of us?

Where can we find shade as we trudge under the hot sun and where can we cool with some water?


 

In order of duration and importance, the astrological aspects that may help are:

The trine between Venus and Uranus (July 8 – July 16)

A beautiful trine, lasting almost for a week, from July 8th to July 16th, and which allows a degree of freedom in our relationships, especially in matters that concern practical issues and issues of material security.

We leave space to the other person, we enjoy opportunities for being more social and, above all, we are open to mind-sets different from our aesthetics and from what we usually like.

 

The trine between Venus and Saturn (July 10 – July 19)

This is an aspect that gives the necessary maturity and patience in relationships.

We have realistic goals for economic and emotional issues.

Collaborations and relationships are prestigious and serious, as we both set common goals (Capricorn), and we are predisposed to serve our common ground, sparing minor details and meaningless criticism. (Virgin)

 

The trine between Saturn and Uranus (It lasts all summer)

This is the most helpful of all the aspects, since it allows us to manage the changes and the sudden events that can result from the eclipse, in a responsible manner.

It gives a relative stability within the changing landscape, PROVIDED that we take good advantage of Saturn’s retrograde movement and we do the necessary self-criticism so as to understand:

  • If and where we are oppressive
  • Which are our limits, and
  • We begin to formulate an awareness of our responsibility.

 

So let’s arm ourselves with patience and endurance, because the summer is long and we have yet two difficult eclipses to go through.

 

ECLIPSE DATA

Eclipse Type: Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipse Saros: 117

 

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Solar Eclipse 15 February

SOLAR ECLIPSE – 15 FEBRUARY 2018: Photographic (You take pictures)

Solar Eclipse 15 February


This particular eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Fixed Cross (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) and who were born between April 15 – 19, August 18 – 22, November 18 – 22 and February 13 – 17. Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 25° – 29° degrees of these Signs.


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The partial Solar Eclipse on February the 15th is the second eclipse to take place in 2018. It succeeds the total Lunar Eclipse that happened two weeks ago and it completes the current eclipse period that lasts until the coming summer.

It is an eclipse that takes place on the Aquarius-Leo axis, and more specifically at 27 ° 07′ degrees of the Aquarius Sign.

Eclipses are powerful astrological events and affect us all without exception, some of us more and some of us less.

A solar eclipse usually acts as a major catalyst and tends to bring about events that are definitive or irreversible. These events may have a more positive or a more negative character, depending on the Houses that the eclipse is activating on our natal chart, as well as the planets and points with which the eclipse is making an aspect.

What is certain is that the events that the eclipse brings about, are decisive events, events that are experienced quite intensely, and more importantly, events through which information is revealed to us.  Critical information, that has been elusive prior to the eclipse and that is of importance for our gradual evolution.

The partial Solar Eclipse on February the 15th can be said to belong to the class of eclipses that function positively since the majority of the aspects formed on the eclipse chart are sextiles and trines.

It is an eclipse that focuses on thoughts, ideas, and realizations.

Mercury, the planet of cognitive function, is placed in Aquarius, the Sign of intellect and dissemination of ideas. Mercury is conjunct the two Lights ready to make the recording. Uranus from Aries, in a sextile aspect with the Sun and the Moon, operates like the flash of the camera. The eclipse itself is the opening and the closing of the shutter.

Focus…

Click…

Flash…

Imprint

and there it is, the seed, the birth of the original, the inspirational concept. Suddenly… unexpectedly… a “Eureka”,  as the one shouted by Archimedes.


It is written deep inside the core of the February Solar Eclipse to make us formulate concepts, to build aspirations and to make us wanting to share and communicate.


This very process in itself is capable and powerful enough to produce significant results within the next six months, which, among others, may relate to:

  • Expressing ourselves  more collectively, something that brings opportunities for new collaborations or new friendships that will have a significant role in our future steps.
  • Us being recognized and accepted to join wider social groups.
  • New ideas and innovative projects that mature within us. Now is the proper time to initiate them, having them as our vision and our goal in our next efforts.
  • Talents we have always had, and which now can become again an expression of our unique individuality through participation in creative and collaborative groups.
  • The launching of a new web site or the strengthening of the visibility and marketing of our work on social networks or the internet.
  • Clearly stating to our other half that it is important that we feel free within our relationship, defending our independence and our individuality.
  • Favorable developments regarding our siblings and their efforts in the field of social care activities or in politics.
  • Realizing our great need for independence from the relationship we are currently in, which will eventually bring the very end of this relationship.
  • The brewing of ideas on writing or with important developments concerning book publishing or website creation, especially if the Eclipse falls on the 9th House of our natal chart.

Solar Eclipse 15 February chart

The Solar Eclipse in February, in addition to the aspects of Uranus and Mercury that we have mentioned, creates its opportunities with three more aspects.

Saturn in Capricorn in sextile to Venus in Pisces makes us devote to what we like and work with pleasure in order to achieve our dreams.

Jupiter from Scorpio in sextile to Pluto in Capricorn empowers our psychic energy reserves and makes us strong and effective in successfully pursuing our goals.

Mars from Sagittarius is simultaneously in a trine and sextile aspect to the Lunar Nodes. This is an important aspect that acts out the thematic of this Eclipse, since it helps us to act with enthusiasm, and based on our personal truth,  to move towards the path that this eclipse is paving.

This is an area where we also need to be a little cautious, due to the square aspect that Mars is making to Neptune, so that we are not get caught in the illusory shine of our own vanity.

What else needs attention?

The square that Jupiter is making to both the Eclipse (Sun conjunct Moon), and to Mercury, is an aspect that has to be managed. It is an aspect that calls us to assimilate and communicate our new ideas and perceptions, without exaggerations, while avoiding at the same time any overwhelming or grandiose plans.

 

The solar eclipse of February the 15th is a fertile eclipse.

In a way it continues on the events of the Solar Eclipse that we had last summer and concludes the current cycle of eclipses. A cycle that will last for six months, up until the difficult eclipses in July and August.

 

ECLIPSE DATA

Eclipse Type: Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipse Saros: 150

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Lunar Eclipse 31 January

LUNAR ECLIPSE – 31 JANUARY 2018: Venus Variations

Lunar Eclipse 31 January


This particular eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Fixed Cross (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) and who were born between April 29 to May 2, August 1- 5, November 2-6 and January 29 to February 2. Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 9° – 13° degrees of these Signs.


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The Total Lunar Eclipse, which takes place on January the 31st is the first of five total eclipses, two Lunar and three Solar ones, that will take place within 2018.

It is an eclipse that occurs on the Leo – Aquarius axis and more specifically at 11° 37 ‘of the Leo Sign.

Eclipses are powerful astrological events and affect us all without exception, some of us more some of us less.

The duration of the eclipse’s influence in our lives has to do mainly with the way that the chart of the eclipse is integrated with our personal horoscope. The eclipse theme activates the Houses on which it falls on our natal chart. The eclipse is related to sudden realizations as well as emotional and psychological situations, that relate to the activated Houses, and that are coming to a peak around the eclipse period.

In general, one can say that the expression of these conditions manifests within a date range that begins four weeks before the eclipse and can reach up to six months after until the next corresponding eclipse, but without this being an absolute.

What astrologically characterizes this Lunar Eclipse on January the 31st, is the conjunction of Venus with the South Node and the eclipse axis. This means that planet Venus has a special significance and colors the Eclipse, something that could among others signal:

  • The beginning for some of you of a new relationship, especially if Venus falls in the 5th house of your natal chart.
  • The ending of a relationship, because our other “half” does not understand the importance we give to matters of self-expression or cannot accept our desire to be more sociable and friendly as a pair as well as individuals.
  • For men it can bring about psychological and emotional stress associated with a woman. Lover, partner, wife, daughter or mother.
  • For women it may signal intense emotional pressure, respectively, from their mother or family, as well as gynecological issues or emotional stress that relates to their beauty and aesthetic choices.
  • A period of accentuated socializing in which we will have critical meetings and contacts that will eventually play a decisive role for the issues related to the Houses that the eclipse triggers in our natal chart.
  • Significant developments in relationships, especially love relationships, that relate to people from the past that we have somehow maintained in our lives or who are now reappear.
  • Exposure to the public and recognition through professional circles and acquaintances or through our artistic works, which will ultimately be very important for furthering our professional careers.
  • Gradual settling of financial issues that started to be of concern in February 2017.

The list may go on with several other possible manifestations of the impact that this Total Lunar Eclipse may have on each of us, but I think that it is now clear how strong and catalytic, not only this one, but all eclipses are in astrological interpretation.

Lunar Eclipse January 31 chart

This Eclipse has a karmic, or if you prefer, a learning character which is emphasized by Venus being conjunct to the Nodal axis, and we could say that the January the 31stLunar Eclipse holds a lesson for us.

It is an eclipse that requires from us to emotionally adjust to the situations that it will bring to the fore and that also requires special attention for two reasons.

Neptune is making an inconjunct aspect with the Moon, which implies a lot of idealization and hypersensitivity in how we feel, and Venus is in a square aspect with Jupiter, so in any of the possible scenarios, we must be careful not to be greedy or vain and to also be prudent not to waste our money and feelings reserves, because we mistakenly think that everything is ideal or convenient.

Fortunately, Jupiter is very helpful at the same time, since, apart from the square that it makes with Venus, is also in a sextile aspect with Pluto and in a trine aspect with Chiron.

Jupiter through these harmonic aspects gives us the opportunity to find the necessary psychological energy reserves to face what may have wounded us in the past and to heal.

Jupiter makes us strong and effective to cope with the challenges and reversals that this eclipse may easily bring about if we do not act quickly and reasonably. (Jupiter inconjunct Uranus and Mars sextile Mercury).

The lunar eclipse of January 31 is a critical but not a difficult eclipse that presents both opportunities and challenges and prepares us psychologically for the Solar Eclipse of February 15th.

ECLIPSE DATA

Eclipse Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Eclipse Saros: 124

Maximum Duration: 1 Hour 56 minutes

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