Our second solar eclipse of the year will occur on July 12, 2018, and it occurs at 20 degrees and 50 minute Cancer. Eclipses generally affect the masses - events that affect most people in a large area or even worldwide. Since this eclipse occurs in emotional and family-oriented Cancer, this eclipse could affect domestic and family related issues worldwide and women’s issues. The first thing that comes to mind as I write this is the issue at the US border in which children are being separated from their mothers. Transiting Pluto in very close opposition to the eclipse point indicates powerful transformation and deep psychological change (most likely problematic) for the children and their mothers. There are fluctuations is public opinion and a need for purging and reform. This is a partial solar eclipse and will be seen only in the southernmost part of Australia. It will be visible in parts of the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and a little portion of Antarctica. It looks like climate change issues will continue to accelerate.
For the US, this eclipse will affect children, the entertainment industry, risky investments, and the stock market. With Pluto in opposition, there could be national disputes, charges of treachery, outrage against authority. With transiting Mars squaring transiting Jupiter (ruler of the tenth), there are dangers for the President and violence cannot be ruled out. Some sort of transformation is likely to take place since Jupiter resides in the eighth house in this chart. Transiting Mars also squares transiting Uranus (in the second house). Sudden and violent fluctuations in the stock market and with regard to monetary interests are likely to occur as a result of this eclipse. This might have to do with actions our friends might take (tariffs?) since Uranus rules the eleventh house. There could be violence behind the scenes or at sea. Mercury in a t-square with Jupiter and Mars indicates some harsh weather could be forthcoming (more giant hurricanes?).
As always, this eclipse will affect you personally if you have planets and/or points conjunct or opposite the eclipse point (only a two degree orb). Those planets or points between 19 degrees and 23 degrees of Cancer or Capricorn are included. Eclipses are Uranian in nature in that what happens is unexpected, and you might not even be certain as to what is happening for six months. For a solar eclipse, it takes about a year for the event to completely mature. Whether the eclipse is experienced as positive or negative depends on the planet that is conjoined or opposed, it’s place in your chart, the condition that the planet is in, and whether and how you might have prepared for what is happening (i.e. free will). If you’d like to know if you have planets or points that fall into this range, let me know. For most people, it will be experienced simply as a New Moon type event. Those are generally felt as the start of something new or a new beginning.