The Solar Eclipse – Endings and Beginnings

Posted on July 7, 2010
Posted by Jim Sher

Eclipses always come in pairs, thus the period in between the two eclipses are always important. We are in that period right now. The Lunar Eclipse that occurred on June 26, 2010 will now be followed by a Solar Eclipse that occurs this Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 12:40pm PDT. The exact position for the eclipse is 19° Cancer and will affect most significantly those who have planets activated by this point. Specifically, 17°-21° of all cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) and 2°-6°of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) are points of special significance for us.

A Solar Eclipse always occurs at the New Moon, which means that it is concerned with the emergence of a new cycle of some sort for us. However, it is considered to be as much as 100 times stronger in its effect, than a regular New Moon. We can already begin to feel its effects as eclipses are said to begin before they actually occur in the heavens. There is a ‘set up time’ that brings forward the actions that will be precipitated on or near the date of the eclipse. This is why it’s so helpful to know when the previous eclipse occurred, for they are connected. Both eclipses change the inertia of a situation, meaning that they demand our attention. Something must be taken care of or examined and sometimes action must be taken.

So, let’s take a look at the nature of this particular eclipse. It is part of the Saros cycle called 12 South. Its meaning according to Bernadette Brady is that it “will bring successful outcomes to long-term worries or illness. An issue which has worried or drained the individual for some time will at first seem to be worse and then clear, with generally successful outcomes.” The reason for this is that Jupiter is strong in this particular eclipse cycle and that usually brings about success. I would add, however, that Jupiter is concerned with freedom so that the nature of the success may have a lot to do with the gaining of freedom for someone, which means that a person could decide to leave another person to pursue their own path or purpose. It can often be helpful to have a consultation with an astrologer at this time to help clarify matters and see where things may be leading us, especially given what is developing in the latter part of this month and early August.

On a personal note, I have seen several breakups developing over the last several weeks as well, but what is more important, is the reason for the breakup. In each case, what is bringing the breakup about is a discovery or a set of discoveries about what the person really wants in their life. A major clarification has taken place resulting in the realization that one has little choice to remain in a present situation if the person wants to be truly themselves and pursue the goals and types of relationships that they really want.

This is in part, the nature of Uranus squaring Pluto, where the ‘essence’ of a matter is not only revealed but also the need for authentic behavior is being demanded. Illumination (Uranus) meets the deepest Soul needs (Pluto) and one MUST act to save one’s Soul. That’s how strong the need can be. It is my belief that when the need for action is ignored or refused, profound frustration develops leading to even more dissatisfaction. The present transits are very strong and will not allow us to act in a way that is inauthentic, if we are to be happy.

The Cardinal T-Square

The most critical part of the well known T-square is nearing and will be felt in the next month. Saturn will be in opposition to the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction. In fact, the chart of August 6, 2010 has 7 planets squaring or opposing each other. This chart indicates very high tension and almost always results in either a significant disclosure or event. The market is dropping again but this time, were there to be a real downturn as there was in 2008, there are no reserves to be able to prop the economy back up. Interest rates are so low that they really can’t be lowered any further. Economists are very split on what, if anything, to do, which is a classic condition of so many squares. Obama and some of his advisers would prefer a stimulus package, but the nation, for the most part, wants to cut spending with no added taxes. Feelings are running very strong, but no one knows for sure what needs to occur. There is seemingly no consensus on anything.

There is a lot going on in the U.S. chart right now and will be intensifying in the next year. I will be speaking more about this in future articles, but it is clear that the divisions in this country that we are already seeing are likely to be increasing. This country will be experiencing its Sun squaring Uranus in a year or so and this combination usually brings about some kind of rebellion or revolution. It is usually anti-government in nature. This may not be much of a surprise to many of the readers of this Blog as we have been talking about these things for over a year. The news reveals a growing sense of dissatisfaction with government and it seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. Meanwhile, the more government is attacked, the less the leaders want to do, so we are not seeing any significant actions from the President or Congress. Whether this is a good or bad thing, of course, depends on one’s political viewpoints, but whatever your view, it seems safe to say that the people have less confidence in their leadership no matter which party one is affiliated with. This is quite typical given the conditions that the T-square this country and the world is facing.

As always, I welcome the responses we are getting form our readers. I hope your responses will give some indication of how the eclipses are affecting people in a specific manner. I also hope you check back to the Blog from time to time to see what people are saying.

Thanks for reading and for writing in.

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Jim Sher

Jim brings over 35 years of experience as a therapist and transformational counselor to his practice of astrology, metaphysics, meditation and philosophy. He operates as a teacher and counselor and specializes in the use of discourse as a part of his teaching approach.

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10 responses to “The Solar Eclipse – Endings and Beginnings”

  1.' Cathie Glynn says:

    The solar eclipse on 7/11 hit my Venus Cancer 19 degree’s and my Saturn at Cancer 20 degree’s in my fifth house. I have been trying to launch a new little business and am concerned if this helps or hurts it. The business is tote bags and caps with a positive message theme.
    The Lunar eclipse was in my 10th house.
    Thanks for any input.

  2. Jim Sher says:

    To Sandra:

    Yes, trines and sextiles create “outlets” for the difficult energies to flow. That’s what the nature of the “way out” is. There’s somewhere to go with the crisis created by the square or opposition.

    Hope this helps a bit.


  3.' Sandra Williams says:

    If this Eclipse configuration hitting a chart includes trines as well as squares and semi-squares, does that soften the effect? Or give a “way out” so to speak? Thanks.

  4.' Janey says:

    My ex-husband — with whom I am hoping to reconcile but haven’t seen in a few months — his ascendant is the exact degree of this eclipse, 19 Cancer. His moon is 21 Aries.

    Think maybe this will shake him up enough to want a new beginning with me?

    Please send me/us some positive energy 🙂

  5.' Pama Lyons says:

    This is very interesting. I have noticed things changing in my life and having to let go of certain things to move on. The letting go was very hard, but now that I have, I feel a freedom that I hadn’t felt in a long time.

  6. Jim Sher says:

    To Linda:

    The early degrees of mutable are activated because they are 45° from the eclipse point. the semi-square and sesquiquadrate (135°) also create sensitive points to whereever an eclipse is found.

  7.' Linda Kristine says:

    What is activating the early degree mutibles?

  8.' Helena Rose says:

    My sun is in the 1° Gemini (just outside the range – I know) but my story is so similar to Ruby’s! I too quit a long term job about 6 weeks ago, and am now happily self employed doing what I truly love! Three cheers for FREEDOM !!!

  9. Jim Sher says:

    From Jim:

    The information on my newsletter concerning the day of the coming Solar Eclipse is incorrect. The correct day is Sunday, July 11th, 2010 at 12:40pm PDT. Sorry for the error.

  10.' Ruby says:

    Have Sun at 4 degrees Gemini. Two months ago quit a long-term job, started a new one, and have quit that job to go to work as an independent contractor – freedom!

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