Total Solar Eclipse
New Moon in Cancer
July 2, 2019
I feel that we have been here before. This is the first total solar eclipse viewed in the Americas since 2017 (read more here), where it began in Oregon and ended in the Carolina’s. However, as eclipses always bring transformations to the regions of their beginning and end, shortly after the 2017 total solar eclipse, both Oregon and the Carolina’s had natural disasters as well as upset political defeats.
On July 2, 2019, the second “Great American Solar Eclipse” will begin to move northward over Argentina, the Pacific Ocean, Chile, and parts of the Americas. Though the eclipse will not be visible in North America, it is imperative to understand that those parts that are viewable during this eclipse will continue to effect people for 6-7 months afterwards.
Ultimately however, this gorgeous Eclipse will only be visible if you are close to the Pacific Ocean, and it will be most like the one in August 2017. Hence, without going into the scientific parts of the eclipse, the simple way to understand this upcoming eclipse is to explain it in terms of similarity with the eclipse of 2017.
The total Solar Eclipse in Gemini/Cancer at 10 degrees (depending upon the orb) will begin at 3:22pm EST, with the moon to be voided first at 3:16pm EST. Therefore, as the sun begins to gravitate toward the moon a full ring will be formed at approximately 5:45pm EST.
Those that will be affected by the Solar Eclipse are Cancer and Gemini, and those who have their houses, ascendant, or any nodes in the both Gemini and Cancer. But many of you may feel this eclipse as early as 10 days before and it will continue to impact people 6 months into the future.
A perfect example of this, while I was writing this blog, I received disturbing telephone call from my mother saying, “It is a sad day for us now. Our birds flew away.” The lovebirds were/are my sister and her daughters’ birds who just happened to be Gemini/Cancer. The love birds, to my sister (Gemini), were something that brought a sense of happiness. Hence to my niece (Cancer) they were family members and cannot be “just replaced.” This energy represents something leaving in our lives, even if it is dear to us, to make room something new.
New moons always represent endings according to VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories), whether end of a situation, relationship or even a goal. This is because it has now served its purpose. For every natural ending there is a new beginning.
Lunar and Solar eclipses come in pairs, as this eclipse as well. The most recent eclipse in Gemini/Cancer was also a Solar Eclipse on June 12, 2018. And, since all eclipses come in pairs, the best way to understand them is to rewind even further. I call it a continued conversation. This is a polarity to the issues of July 2011, of issues of New Year’s Eve 2009 (give 7 days before and after) and, December 30, 2011. Hence the topics could be about issues which began as early as July 2000. Usually, this means that this has been an ongoing topic through negotiation and re-negotiation.
Some of the political changes in 2000 had to do with the Putin/Clinton Summit, the Israeli Peace Summit, the economy at its highest in spending, and the nomination of Gore. Also, same Sex marriages were recognized by Vermont, while wildfires continued to torch the west from Montana to California.
Moving forwards to December 2009, with similarity to 2000, New York rejects same-sex marriages, and the U.S. faces the worst economic hardship since the great depression. But the eye opener was the increased focus on Roe v Wade with pro-life policies. Thus, the common denominator between the two years were issues of same-sex marriage, Roe vs Wade (Pro-life / Pro-choice), and the economy; whereas 2000 was great in spending and in 2009 it hit an all-time low.
After a change of leadership and moving forward to July 2011, many people finally felt some sort of relief when Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals a month before the eclipse. After years of going where no man has gone before, Space Shuttle Atlantis headed for its last mission through the Space program in July.
The government shut down due to budget problems in this same period. Casey Anthony gets off on murder charges. But the west is feeling the disaster again through dust storms which shut down the Phoenix Airport. Meanwhile, the “Don’t ask don’t tell” order ended which is a ban on gay men and women. Just 6 months later our eyes are opening again when Penn state and Jerry Sandusky issues are no longer hidden from the public.
Once again, the West coast is hit through raging fires near the Hollywood areas. Finding the parables to 6 months is easy; fires and dust continue to impact the west and focus on family and LBGT issues are still topics of discussion. Nevertheless, the issues which were once hidden from us now rise to the surface to bring us shock after shock. Perhaps this time they bring closures to deeper issues of family and individuality which have been an emotional front for many.
Solar energy is bordering, defensive, distrustful, and spirited – echoed and expressed from within our life strength. This eclipse is predominantly detached, and resolution concerned. Our standards and tenacity are heightened and deepened. For centuries, many people have idealized the Solar Eclipse as a bad forewarning which boosts the sounds of nature and creates phenomena in the world. Many Indian Scholars and Pundits (Vedic Astrologers) predict these changes will affect everyone’s community, finances, and intolerant sectors.
One of the main potentials for the solar eclipse is to recognize the whatever disengages or leaves our lives what meant to do so. This is a calling for us to understand that nothing in life lasts forever. As nothing in life is forever, never dwell on matters that have wounded us and exhausted our emotional, economic, and spiritual beings. Now we must close the doors and remember that lessons are learned and re-learned as we move forward.
The total solar eclipse is in the sign of Gemini/Cancer. It will focus on how one communicates with people, home, family, mothers and where one feels the most comfort (home); your mother and you might even spend a lot of time at home. It’s important to look at how one fits into the world and what you have to offer to the world at large.
This 6-month period is a time to bond neighborhood ties, interacting, refining and nurturing understanding to relatives and friends. This Eclipse places a huge planetary prominence in areas of two zodiac signs. Gemini and Cancer are extremely highlighted, and it is important to guard against out-of-control independence, confusions, and over-sensitivity about boundaries.
One week before the New Moon, known as the “dark moon”, drives are at their deepest ebb, laying the groundwork for the new cycle to begin. Each New Moon indicates the chance to begin a new cycle in your life. Contingent on the essential eminence of the sign in which the New Moon falls, dynamism on flexible levels are sharp, be they heartfelt, worldly, emotional, or sensitive. The modality of the sign controls whether or not there is consistency or acceptableness.
This solar eclipse will bring out shares of curing, kindness, passion, articulated needs, or unconscious and reservation; the quiet side of you.
The moon in Cancer brings reassurance, sentiments, empathy, opinions, and over-emotional issues in our lives. The Watery Cancer Moon conveys recollections of one’s childhood, warm motherly arms, and tender touches for loved ones. Our hearts swirl in a sea of the earliest metaphors.
Because of irritability and being overly sensitive, wanting to be alone to hide in a comfortable place will be an outlet. Protecting and defending family and customs will be the theme for the next six months. Due to the Gemini energy in the mix of Cancer, the tendency of being unpredictable may not go over well as being supporting and nurturing is in the mix. With the mix of both Air and Water, a possible pressure and over sensitiveness could cause one to hurt people or be short, as others may lash out. Remember the old saying, it is not what you say it is how you say it, and words can never be taken back.
Since the Moon rules Cancer, solar stimuli are crucial and most easily stated when focused through this sign. The moon significantly affects our personality. The concealed and emotions mold intuitive behavior. When the Moon is in Cancer, it is a time of anxious feelings and great compassion with people. It is not wise to resort to life through emotions rather than reason.
During this very venerable period be cautious not to psychologically wound others or allow yourself to be offended. Generally, people will be un-receptive, easy-going, sentimental, affectionate, and encouraging. Unfortunately, this motherly expression of caring is often expressed with food and it is easy to eat too much. Cancer is a nurturing sign and the most fertile sign of the zodiac. With the moon in Cancer, it is a good time for creating life and for growth.
This eclipse will pressure all of us and the light of your own Divine will be the comfort and protection zone. The eclipse will also question you about your home. What about your family? What about your security? You have been wondering about these issues for some time. The solar eclipse forces you to aggressively make that change. It is about new beginnings, and suddenly, an old issue comes to the forefront, forcing you to take a different tactic. Good people will become even better and the worst people even worse. One must work to cleanse the energy and remain easy, not making bold moves.
This eclipse greatly affects Gemini and Cancer, and all those that have Gemini or Cancer in their chart. To know which part of one’s life it will affect more than others is to analyze one’s VPAT chart, look at placements of Gemini and Cancer in your chart, and know those areas will dramatically change. If you have had a chart done since the last eclipse (January 2019), there is no need to have another done. However, I do offer a free VPAT chart which you can keep and refer to. If you would like to have a chart done, please contact me on or before the 1st and I will be happy to send you one on or before 31st of July.
What I am about to bring to you are minor predispositions. The eclipse and this moon are intense for Cancers and Gemini and the predictions more than other zodiac characteristics.
Dear Cancer, it has been a long road for you. Perhaps you became overly sensitive within the last year and the volcano recently burst. But granted, you had many opportunities during the last several years to make changes. It may have been that you have moved, had children, got married, or perhaps even a change of occupation. Whatever it was there were several things that have also left your life; it could be children moving away or moving away from your family. Perhaps something happened to a member of your family such as a divorce, sickness, or heartache. Whatever the case was, it was because Rahu/Ketu transits. Rahu magnified your life and questioned if you like living the way you do. Why do you try to dominate others? Are your views so important that you create havoc in your life because people distance themselves from you? Its intensity has been crucial whereas you may have progressed well in work and financial matters, it may have taken a toll on your physical wellbeing, either by wrong diagnosis or minor sickness. That is behind you now, and now you must look and analyze what have you done. Could have done it differently? How have you treated others and because of this, have you been hurt also? But now you are digesting everything and perhaps you have become very sensitive these days, and it’s ok because it allows you to look at yourself in the mirror and understand no one is like you. But if you have hurt others you can expect them to forgive you as you never forget. But you have come a long way since 2000, 2009, and now. Your last solar eclipse in July could have woken you up and your emotions were wild. Are you that way again, or will you understand that this time around you must not hurt anyone? It is not about who is right or who is wrong. It is about knowing you are an individual and so are others. However, your friend Gemini does not know what you have been through. I am sure you remember when Rahu first came into your life; it may have been that you were close to getting married, in your first relationship, moved, or had an addition to the family. Then suddenly, gloom. Perhaps you can explain this better as you continue to mature into the beautiful person you are, inside and out.
Saturn: April 2019-Sept 2019. Saturn is in your opposite sign of Sagittarius thus affecting your relationships, how you make money, and other people who support you. You may find that your relationships are nonexistent, or the spark has gone out. Be careful not to get into any disputes with anyone now. You may also find yourself doing a lot of traveling and thus causing undo stresses in your life. Your temper may rise and affect your health. The positive aspect is that you may feel the need to spend some intimate times with friends.
Ketu – Even though Ketu has left you. It may still hurt a bit. It’s like the slow burn from a hard workout the previous day. During this time there will be plenty of hostility. You may find your work life is challenging and you may have to work harder than normal to carry out your goals. You may have financial hardship and spend money furiously. Be kind when talking to people otherwise it may end up in a deeper hostility.
Rahu – During this time you may have a tendency of spending which will increase your expenses. You may decide to take a short or long trip abroad. There could be disturbance in your romantic life. Legal issues may not go well for you. Misunderstandings with subordinates and supervisors could cause a challenging workplace environment. So long as there is complete focus you should do fine.
Uranus: You may find that you liked your career, but soon you will have to reconsider what you want to do and where you want to work. When things happen suddenly such as layoffs, a reduction in commission, or lack of support, remember not to think all is lost but rather, the universe is preparing you for better.
Jupiter –Jupiter is going back and forth in Scorpio/Sagittarius and won’t settle down into Sagittarius until November 2019. There is a flux of energy for you which could be good or bad. On the positive side, education or learning something new will be beneficial for you; even doing something that is creative such as painting, music, or anything in the arts. You will find that if you have children they too will do well. However, on the negative side, you may find that your love life has lost its passion, or you have difficulties. It is time spiritual and meditative energies and rituals.
Mars: As Mars moves into your sign there exists the possibility of being conceited. Your energy and tenacity may cause people to misread you and could cause conflicts and disparity with family or friends. Do not make decisions in haste. Be careful not to think you know everything in your workplace. You may even find there are hidden enemies that could cause crisis for you at your workplace. You will also have a strong desire to buy things that are grand. Married life may not be as harmonious because of aggressiveness and an authoritative attitude. Due to stress there could be stomach problems, and alienation could also cause misunderstandings. Do not dive into get rich quick schemes and try not to travel too far away from home.
Dear Cancer, it’s not that you won’t be happy, but like anyone, there are minor hic ups for the rest of the year. Family and child interactions will mainly keep you content. Perhaps a religious or other type of celebration may take place within your home. However, family disagreements and conflicts may cause stress. You will see the advice of family members very useful in your transition through 2019. Your temper in all relationships must be analyzed with a microscope. Your professional life may go through difficulties in May, June, and the last two months of the year. Do not get into a business partnership with anyone now and be careful with your finances and investments. If you are not focused, don’t walk as you may have minor accidents. The only things that are concerns include ego, sarcasm, pride, and your aggressiveness.
The following predictions will be based upon VPAT and the impact of one’s life. I will begin with Cancer and Gemini as they are transforming during this eclipse.
Cancer: Your next 6-month forecast is above but take into account that from now until August you are taken over by Mercury retrograde. Additionally, this eclipse is a 6-month progression where misunderstanding and conflicts in your love life and professional life are possible. There also could be a change of leadership in your workplace. Stomach and back related issues are possible. Your next eclipse will be in January. Remember, when one door closes the other will open. Your Mercury forecasts are linked here.
Gemini: Though many will say you there is no major impact from this eclipse, sadly, in VPAT definition, there will be. This eclipse will bring forth financial and legal issues. You may find there could be conflicts with your loved ones. There also could be a leadership change in your work environment. Remember, Mercury retrograde always causes difficulties. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here.
Aries, Libra and Capricorn
Since this eclipse is based in Cancer and this being Cardinal Sign, by association, VPAT concludes that there will be tension.
Aries: As Chiron has continue to make you feel like you are alone in this world, remember that life can only get better once we become more spiritual. There could be health issues for a female relative in your life. Be careful going on any retreats as you may lose something. Siblings could have martial or family issues. There also could be a change of leadership in your workplace and the quality of your work will be questioned. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here.
Libra: You don’t have much going on. You have been through the Jupiter eclipse and many other intense journeys, and now you are further ahead than many. However, don’t think that this eclipse will be easy for you. There could be a family loss, or you may worry for a family member. There could be a sudden financial decline in your child’s or spouses’ resources. Stay focused even if these are only minor worries. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here.
Capricorn: Pluto is still in your sign making life a bit difficult for you. But remember that your eclipse is coming on July 16 and trust me when I tell you that you will go through a major change. It is best to combine this with what you receive on the 16th to get an overall picture of which areas of your life may change. You could find that within the next 6 months someone may take advantage of your financial resources or there is anxiety and pressure at work or within yourself. You may not be able to sleep well due to bad dreams. Your last 6-month predictions can be found here. Your Mercury predictions are here. Please note, I will be doing an expanded predisposition during your eclipse.
Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio
Since fixed signs are more in tune with eclipse energy, next to Pisces, it is imperative to understand they will be emotional sponges.
Aquarius: This eclipse may confuse you a bit as your last eclipse should have transformed you in many ways. However, this eclipse should bring you good news. You will find contentment from the disbelieving places. You may worry for your siblings and maternal role model. However, be careful not to invest for anyone, or yourself, as you may have major losses. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here. Your next extended forecast will be in the fall.
Taurus: As Uranus is in Taurus it will bring you shocking results. Note, this transit will be for a while so keep it steady. Your usual tendencies of worries of hearing unpleasant news could cause anxiety attacks. Be careful while you travel as minor accidents are bound to happen. You may worry for your children, motherly figures, and siblings. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here. Another extended forecast will be available in the fall for you.
Leo: You have been through it all. Your last eclipse has brought you a new vision and hopefully you follow through. Hence this eclipse brings forth a mixed bag. You may feel confused about decisions, move (either work or home), experience work related issues with your partner, or long for a closer family life. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here. Another extended forecast will be available a couple of weeks from the eclipse.
Scorpio: Jupiter is still sitting pretty in your house at the moment; however, it won’t be there forever. I hope you focus on your career, education, and finances more than anything else. This eclipse brings forth a lot of worries for you. Your focus detours away on financial stability for yourself. You may find out about someone passing, experience worries for a mother or motherly figure, or the need to defend children. Watch out for a partner’s mental needs and accidents could happen. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here. Another extended forecast will be available for you in the fall.
Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces
By association, the most Sagittarius and Pisces may feel this eclipse is their psychic antennas will be alert.
Sagittarius: You are still going through a Saturn return in your sign; however, I promise it is almost over. One more year and you can look for a gift at your front door. On the positive side, August is your month according to VPAT; luck will be back in your favor. Hence, this eclipse will bring forth worries and confusing thoughts. Be careful not get too intertwined in your spouses’ family. Recklessness of your partner in business speculation could cause conflicts. Take care to keep sugar levels at normal levels. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here. Another extended forecast will be available in the fall for you.
Virgo: Your eclipses are behind you, as well as Jupiter who gave you the grace of expansion. But this eclipse will bring concern for your motherly figure due to bones, high sugar levels, or other worries. There could financial losses for your spouse, and work pressure. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here. Another extended forecast will be available for you in the fall.
Pisces: You already finished your eclipses last year. Chiron has already moved away from you. Now both aspects are asking you what you have learned. As one of the most intuitive signs, this eclipse could drain your energy. Take care at work as your ethics will be questioned. You may find yourself worrying about your children. Your extended forecast can be found here, and Mercury forecast here. Another extended forecast will be available for you in the fall.
The information which I have provided consists of general tendencies and is not to be mistaken as being completely accurate for all those involved. If you wish to find out how the eclipse will affect you, it is my recommendation to have an in-depth reading. To find out what your reading will cover you may view several categories here. For cost and special discounts look here, where a special eclipse schedule can also be found.
Commonly, people will be unwilling, sometimes easy-going, overly dramatic, friendly, and fostering. Unfortunately, this protective expression of caring is often expressed with food, which is easily overdone. Cancer is a fostering sign and the most fertile sign of the zodiac. With the moon in Cancer, it is a good time for creating life and for growth.
However, it has been taught and written that eclipses always bring epic change to areas that are viewed and in the sign in which it falls. Since the eclipse does fall in water and air signs, it would not be surprising if there are floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, or other water related natural disasters in the areas of South America, Chile, Panama, and Costa Rica. Furthermore, as this is also an air (Gemini) energy, there is lethargic energy which can lead to illness.
Though there will be many people who may predict a wonderful eclipse time, it has been in my experience that every eclipse causes chaos. I believe this to be especially true for this one. There will be ongoing irritability and vengeance. As this eclipse is in Gemini and Cancer it would not be surprising if U.S. cities such as New York and San Francisco make the headlines. Headlines could also be seen for countries such as the U.S, Belgium, Belize, Ecuador, Somalia, Norway, Kuwait, and South Korea.
Despite any difficulties in one’s outlook, remember that it is all in the attitude to make things change. Preceding the Solar Eclipse, it is advisable to take a spiritual bath with ingredients that magnify solace in the energy of Gemini and Cancer.
Additionally, I recommend that you speak to an Astrologer prior to speaking with me since Astrologers guide in the determined pathway and I guide you in finding precautionary events. All my recommended Astrologers can be found here.
You may also choose to narrate a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Keep in mind that with all submissions of psalms and mantras realizing the desired result is dependent upon the quality of the goal. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.
The mantra for the solar eclipse is composed of two mantras. An easy mantra for those who are just learning and a difficult and more scriptures mantra for those that are fluent in Sanskrit.
(the proper pronunciation is Au is pronounced as O always roll the r’s and e’s. This will bring vibration to tongue, throat, and upper jaw. Thus, the vibration becomes tuned in with celestial energy.
Aum Hreem Hleem Surya Namaha
(omm Hriiim H leem sur yay a Namaha)
Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah; Tat Savitur Varenyam; Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat
This eclipse will last for 4 hours, thus for those who are experts in Pooja and mantra, I would suggest you recite it 22,000 times. Most malas are 101 which can coincide to about an hour to hour and half of repetitious mantra (jap).
Some of the VPAT precautionary advice during the eclipse is to bring protection.
Here are some of the do’s and don’ts:
Do not drive, bank, or socialize at least 12 hours before, and 4 hours after, the eclipse. If you must commute, do it very slowly. If you can take the day off it may be advisable. Two days before cleaning your home, de-clutter as much as you can. Remove things from the floor (especially shoes and put them in a show rack or a box). Burn sage before beginning your spiritual bath. Write down all the habits or things you would like to change. Set the list in front of you while you recite the mantras.
Remember that the eclipses bring drama and ego clashes with leaders and upper management. Political leaders may not make sound decisions. There is a danger of water turbulence, plane accidents or glitches, and emotions will be high. Do not take anything to heart now until after the energy subsides. This type of behavior could start as early as 10 days before and continue until 10 days after the eclipse.
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