It’s that time of year again! We have a Solar Eclipse at 10 degrees Cancer on July 2nd, 2019.
As a rule of thumb, solar eclipses represent new beginnings. They generally mark the beginning of a new cycle and the ending of an old one. As an astrologer, I find that the effects of the solar eclipse can be felt a month before or after an eclipse, so keep that in mind!
Since this eclipse is in Cancer, it will affect those who have planets between 5-15 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra). Being in Cancer, the eclipse has the potential to bring family issues to the forefront, but in a positive way. This is a great time for family get-togethers, hosting events in your home, interior decorating, taking up a cooking class, or connecting with family members you may have lost touch with.
This Solar Eclipse does not make many close aspects to other transiting planets. It is in a loose sextile to Uranus, which can bring positive changes and surprises to one’s home life, or to the house in which the Solar Eclipse is found. It is in a large trine to Neptune, which brings an air of compassion and sensitivity to our environment.
Of course, the most important part of a Solar Eclipse is how it affects your own chart. To determine this, we must look at the house the Eclipse falls in, as well as the aspects it makes to your natal chart.
Solar Eclipse in the 1st house/Cancer Ascendant
In the 1st house, the Solar Eclipse brings new beginnings to areas surrounding self-worth, confidence, and physical appearance. This is the time for a brand new YOU. During this time, you may decide to get a more daring haircut, or experiment with different fashion trends, thanks to the sextile from exciting Uranus. Take this opportunity to meet new people and make connections.
Solar Eclipse in the 2nd house/Gemini Ascendant
The Second house represents financial matters. With this eclipse, you may find new ways of increasing your income via a new business opportunity. This is a fantastic time to budget, meet with your accountant, and pay off debts. This eclipse can also signal a change in job which provides you a higher salary. This transit can also increase ones desire for materials objects, and many of you may decide to make a large purchase at this time.
Solar Eclipse in the 3rd house/Taurus Ascendant
This Eclipse brings your relationship with your siblings, relatives and transportation into the spotlight. The 3rd house also represents communication and short-term travel, so perhaps something regarding a writing project or a trip will come to fruition. You may receive a surprising phone call or letter at this time.
Solar Eclipse in the 4th house/Aries Ascendant
This is a powerful eclipse for you! Having a Solar Eclipse in Cancer in the 4th house will put your focus on your home and family life. Many of you will move at this time. A major home renovation may occur, or surprises involving family members may surface. This is a great time for family get-togethers and connecting with relatives you have not seen in a long time.
Solar Eclipse in the 5th house/Pisces Ascendant
This Eclipse will put your focus on fun, romance, children, creativity, and risk-taking. This Eclipse could involve surprises involving your romantic partners, or your children. You may solidify a relationship that has been on shaky ground, or a new relationship may enter your life. Couples may be blessed with news of a baby at this time. If single, this is a great time to go out and meet new people. Overall, this is a time of fun and joy for those who are lucky enough to experience this eclipse!
Solar Eclipse in the 6th house/Aquarius Ascendant
This Eclipse will put your focus on your health, workplace, routines, and pets. Surprising announcements regarding your job may occur at this time, and health issues may pop up. You may decide to begin a new exercise regimen or diet at this time, or you may decide to adopt a new pet.
Solar Eclipse in the 7th house/Capricorn Ascendant
This Eclipse will put your focus on your one-on-one relationships. The Lunar Eclipse may indicate that you will solidity your commitment to someone special. Relationships are likely to go to the next level during this Eclipse. This period can also indicate you beginning a new business partnership. You will make new connections with others and you will not want to be alone at this time.
Solar Eclipse in the 8th house/Sagittarius Ascendant
The focus of this Eclipse will be on sex, intimacy, shared resources, death, and re-birth. New sexual opportunities may pop up during this lunar Eclipse, which is great news for all! You may experienced increased intimacy with your partner. This is likely to be a highly emotional time for you, but it presents a great opportunity to get close to someone special. In Cancer, your need to emotionally bond with your partner is increased – superficial interactions just won’t cut it at this time!
Solar Eclipse in the 9th house/Scorpio Ascendant
The focus of this eclipse will be on travel, higher education, and/or religion. This eclipse may bring you to foreign lands. A new opportunity to study, or the completion of a project may occur at this time. You may experience a desire to study philosophy or religion during this period.
Solar Eclipse in the 10th house/Libra Ascendant
The focus of the Eclipse will be on your career, social status, and reputation. During this time, a promotion, career change, or public recognition for your efforts may occur.
Solar Eclipse in the 11th house/Virgo Ascendant
The focus on this Eclipse will be on friendships, clubs or associations you belong to, or past lovers. You feel more social at this time and will want to spend more time with your good friends. New friends could come into your life at this time, or an ex-lover could come knocking on your door.
Solar Eclipse in the 12th house/Leo Ascendant
The focus of the Eclipse will be on 12th house matters, which include secrets, addictions, spirituality, dreams, and self-undoing. A well-kept secret may burst forth during this eclipse (especially as they relate to relationships), so watch out! You may experience a greater-than-average need for peace, quiet, and solitude in order to get away from it all. Meditation and spiritual retreats are favored.