Eclipses normally come in twos, a Solar and two weeks before or after a Lunar. This time we’re blessed or cursed with having two Solar Eclipses (New Moons) – July 13 at 21 degrees Cancer and August 11 at 19 degrees Leo; and a Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) on July 27th at 5 degrees Aquarius.
Both the Solar Eclipses fall in Saros series which according to Bernadette Brady (The Eagle and the Lark) focus on friendships and relationships. The first in July bringing a glum mood about separations or endings but fast action will produce results; and the second in August bringing a potential collapse of plans or lifestyles with a long-term result of transformation and rebuilding. The Eclipse effect often strikes up in advance and lingers for a few months thereafter.
The July Solar eclipse is challenging and blocked as the New Moon opposes Pluto; with a disruptive Mars opposition Node square Uranus. But there’s also a workmanlike Earth Grand Trine of Uranus to Saturn and Venus which may bring some stability and common sense.
The 27 July Lunar eclipse has the Moon conjunct Mars opposition Sun, North Node square Uranus, so is likely to be explosive with sudden shocks and surprises.
The August 11th Solar eclipse has the Leo New Moon square Jupiter and inconjunct Pluto with the overly-excitable and uncompromising Uranus Mars Node T square still in place.
None of which looks peaceful.
The UK’s Moon and the USA Mercury opposition Pluto will catch the July Cancer Eclipse. For the UK since the Moon rules the people and – in the 10th – the country’s rulers (Royal and other), there’s likely to be insecurity, a sense of standing on shifting sand; matters of the past will come back to be dealt with, and the country’s image will be under scrutiny.
For the USA it’ll be an intellectual challenge to review and rethink vehemently held opinions and also to clear out a murky past (Pluto). If that doesn’t occur then stagnation and decay are likely ahead.
The EU will be most affected by the 27th July Lunar Eclipse as it will shake their Fixed Grand Cross of Neptune, Moon, Uranus (and Venus) – mainly situated in financial and future-planning houses.
To watch: Saudi Arabia with its Sun, Jupiter, Saturn in Capricorn will catch the first Solar Eclipse; as will Angela Merkel with her Sun Uranus in Cancer; and Donald Trump with his Venus Saturn in Cancer. Michel Barnier will also be adversely affected as the July Eclipse opposes his Capricorn Sun, ditto Jared Kushner, and for them the challenge is to face up to an ego-blow and let the past go.