Solar Eclipse in Cancer


Solar eclipses occur every six months and are usually times of new opportunities, new relationships, new doorways opening. They’re like double new moons. The second one of 2018 will occur on July 12-13, depending on where you live in the world, at 20 degrees 41 minutes of Cancer. EDT for the eclipse is 10:48 PM July 12.

Globally, eclipses can signal mass events. The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 was called the Great American Eclipse because for the first time in 99 years – the path of a total solar eclipse traversed the U.S., 14 states in all.  Just four days after the eclipse,  Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. Harvey was followed by Irma and Maria. It was the first time in U.S. history that three category 3 hurricanes hit the U.S., with two of them reaching category 5 status. Maria wiped out Puerto Rico’s power infrastructure and revealed an unbelievable level of incompetence in the Trump administration. Nearly a year later, Puerto Rico is still suffering.

None of this means that the July 12-13 eclipse will bring the same types of events. This eclipse will be visible in southern Australia, but will occur mostly over the Pacific and Indian oceans.

It’s the first of a series of eclipses in Cancer/Capricorn that will be happening through 2020 and looks especially good for water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. It features two grand trines (120 degrees) – one in water signs – Jupiter in Scorpio, the sun/moon in Cancer, and Neptune in Pisces –  and another in earth signs in a grand earth trine (120 degrees) with Venus in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus.

Grand trines are especially powerful, facilitating the flow of energy. Since Cancer rules women, home, and families, we should be hearing more about families at the border being separated from their children. It’s a good day to focus on your own family, hopes and dreams, and to make a list of what you desire for yourself and your family and the society in which you live during the next 6 months. The other good thing about this eclipse is that Jupiter, the giant that represents luck, expansion, turned direct on July 10,  so now it will be functioning at full capacity. Jupiter also represents the courts and law and trump has just announced his awful pick for the supreme court.

Those of you with a Cancer sun, moon,  rising, or any planets  between 19-21 degrees Cancer, should benefit from this eclipse. But there’s a caveat.

Pluto at 20 degrees Capricorn opposes this eclipse. This aspect may reveal our shadow selves, what’s usually hidden, and could activate emotions and themes that occurred at the last set of eclipses – a lunar eclipse on January 31 and a solar eclipse on February 15. It could also bring out the worst in a boss or other authoritarian figure and a confrontation of some kind may ensue.  It’s probably a good idea to move through the next  day, weeks, or 6 months with love and appreciation in your heart. Yeah, it sounds silly, I know. But more often than not, it helps to circumvent arguments and disagreements.

And, with two grand trines in this eclipse chart, there’s plenty of powerful energy to deal with whatever arises.


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8 Responses to Solar Eclipse in Cancer

  1. C.J. says:

    Thanks, Trish. MIL appointed hubby’s oldest brother and oldest sister as co-executors of her Will. Brother died recently; sister has terminal Alzheimer’s. Ted has been appointed the Administrator/Executor now of the Will. Hubby and our FBI-niece have joined forces and retained a new attorney in N. GA to try to clear the mess that was made earlier by hubby’s incredibly terrible nephew who attempted to grab the lead and created a bucket-load of rattlesnakes. HIS BD is 8-20-1947. All the way from the N. GA mountains, I can psychically feel his fury over being legally removed from the power he was certain he had. Slow-going currently but should eventually be resolved.
    These astro insights you’ve provided bring greater understanding. THANK YOU AGAIN! Oh WOW….as I was writing the words “our FBI-niece”, lo and behold, the phone rang and guess who it was? HER!!!! How’s that for a true synchro!

  2. Shadow says:

    I’ve been looking out for this one, New Moon, Solar Eclipse and Friday the 13th all rolled into one happy ball *grin* thank you for your insights, love and luck is presiding, yipheeeee

  3. Jane Clifford says:

    It’s my daughters birthday today ( sun in cancer,moon in Capricorn. I’ve got to move house in next few weeks, an unexpected change after Uranus left Aries (I’m an Aries) ended a 7 year cycle for me.( Uranus changes signs every 7 years). We got 5 retrograde planets now ? Maybe why nothing is moving forward for me, everything seems blocked just now

  4. DJan says:

    I will endeavor to move through this next period of time with love and appreciation uppermost in my heart and mind. Thank you again for all the wonderful astrological information. I really need it. 🙂

  5. Meg says:

    Ugh – Mercury is going to trigger my Yod! 🙁

  6. C.J. says:

    My natal chart: Capricorn Sun. Cancer Rising and Moon. Husband has Scorpio Sun, Cancer Moon. Don’t know his ASC because we don’t have his TIME of birth and must depend on the solar chart for him. I’ve always been grateful for the Cancer influences in my own life because they “soften” the worst of the Capricorn dynamics. My family is currently in the midst of a distressing war surrounding husband’s Mother’s Last Will and Testament. I do have positive feelings about the eventual end of this war, which should occur soon, and this astrological info really helps! There will continue to be aspects of battle, but for the most part, I think it will be OK. Thanks so much for the astro insights!!

    • Trish and Rob says:

      I’ll have to look at your chart, CJ. That Capricorn element in your particular picture – Pluto – represents whoever is in charge of your MIL’s will- the authority.

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