The highlight for this week is the TOTAL SOLAR Eclipse on Tuesday, July 2. Total eclipses are the most impacting in that they last the longest and as a solar eclipse, rather than a lunar eclipse, they shift the priorities or situations of our outside lives. They affect public figures since ‘solar’ represents the Sun and Kings and Queens — or — leaders of countries. They also affect the outer lives of those whose Sun signs are in middle degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aries, because the eclipses are in Cancer and Capricorn. One must, of course, look at an entire horoscope to see where else in a horoscope these eclipses are affecting individuals, because as you know we are not just our Sun signs. The interesting thing about this eclipse which last occurred about 19 years ago, is that it hits the USA chart who’s Declaration of Independent was signed on July 4, 1776.
Since this eclipse is opposing structured Saturn, which wants things to last, to be organized and to be realistic, the cues sent into place with this transit to the USA chart is that either in the next few days or around 90-days from now, the USA is slowing down in its economic outlook (a good thing really) to balance out the challenges of all the new long term planetary conjunctions occurring throughout 2020. (Explored in greater detail in my new book: Pushing through Time: Synodic Cycles and their Developing Phases available at Amazon). Conservative is the word in terms of our reactions, our businesses, our lives, and our careers in the next couple of weeks. Difficulties are often a reflection of something left undone or unsaid or unplanned. As the week continues, on July 7, Mercury the planet of communications and equipment and contractual agreements goes retrograde at 4º Leo in a fire sign that tends to be fixed and sometimes unbending. Thinking feels sluggish, or slow, but just asks that we chew on those very creative ideas that have been in the hopper for quite some time. Chew a bit more until late in the month when it goes Mercury goes direct.