One of astrology’s miracles is in helping us to better understand ourselves and our loved ones, thereby improving our ability to relate to others. A reader wrote,
I’m hoping you can give me some advice regarding any effect the recent Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Leo may have had on my relationship with my son. My son is home for the summer from college. We got into a horrible fight nearly 4 weeks ago and I haven’t seen or talked to him since (he’s staying with relatives). I feel terrible for the part I played in the fight. For some reason we clash in the worst way and I would do anything to have a better relationship with him, I just don’t know how. Although we have difficulties relating to each other, things have never been this bad. I’ve been reading about the Solar Eclipse and wonder if it played any part in this situation?
She sent her birth information and that for her son as well. My reply to her which you can also find unedited in our new Astrological Musings group was this:
the eclipse actually was affecting the charts of both you and your son. He has the Sun in Leo and it is exactly square to Scorpio Pluto at 7 degrees. You have the Moon in Taurus at 8 degrees nearly exactly opposite your Ascendant at 9 degrees Scorpio.
It’s not uncommon for family members to have tight aspects that conflict between their charts. My Mars (aggression and anger) is exactly opposite both my mother’s and my sister’s Suns, and we have had lots of flareups over the years. It helps to understand what the nature of the dynamic is.