Preparing for the upcoming Solar Eclipse on July 1

lunar eclipse July 1 2011I generally reserve my posts on the faster moving cycles for my and pages, but we have a few things going on right now that are worth mentioning here.

First, the Sun is moving into a potentially challenging alignment with Uranus and Pluto that will last until the solar eclipse on July 1st.  I see this eclipse event as the trigger for the big Uranus/Pluto square which is as close in July (less than two degrees) as it will be until the two clash for real next year.

As individuals, we have a number of different influences that make up our personality.  These are clearly identified in our birthchart which makes it easier to understand how these different facets of our personality interact and work together or clash.  As the Sun moves closer to the exact square to Uranus on June 26th and to Pluto on June 28th these different facets within us could become more difficult to integrate.  Remember that planetary cycles don’t create problems for us unless there is something that requires adjustment in order to find balance.

The Sun is a powerful force that illuminates our lives with nourishing warmth, but that powerful force, when strongly aspected with the planet of revolution (Uranus) and the planet of endings and new beginnings (Pluto) will likely reveal to us areas of our life where these different facets of ourselves require integration.

It’s human nature to avoid pain and seek pleasure, so when we are in a difficult time it’s tempting to hide out and wait until it’s over.  But if we utilize these intense cycles we can make tremendous progress in our personal growth.

Transiting Mars is in Gemini right now and everything moves a little more quickly which can be an aid in taking the kinds of action (Mars) that will create real change in our lives.  This will be a little more difficult over the next week because Mars is in a strong square to Neptune which confuses things and can sap our energy.  Mars will then face off against Chiron on the 28th which could bring up some emotional patterns which have been stuck in the subconscious but which require release so that we can move past them.

I’ll be posting more on the eclipse chart, but once again the Sun/Moon conjunction at the New Moon eclipse forms a grand cross with Saturn, Uranus and Pluto.  This is a little bit like deja vu all over again since  we had similar alignments last summer.  But all of this is preparing us for the big square of Uranus and Pluto next year.

The Uranus/Pluto square is dealing with major transformational forces rather than personal ones, so it is more likely to play out with great force in the global arena than in our private lives unless it directly aspects our individual chart.  (It will aspect my Chiron exactly next year – I can hardly wait!! [tongue in cheek])

In the meantime we can prepare by becoming more aware and conscious of our emotions and our inner world.  When you said you would do something did you really want to say no?  What are the feelings that keep you awake at 3 am?  Now is the time to give voice to the splintered parts of ourselves that keep us from feeling whole.

The Sun will point the way.

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By | 2011-06-24T06:14:49+00:00 June 24th, 2011|Moon|12 Comments


  1. Priscilla June 24, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Great post and insight as usual, thanks Lynn!

  2. jamye June 24, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Excellent post. Thanks, Lynn!

  3. Sharon June 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Excellent post Lynn. Thank you.

  4. Sharon June 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

    It’s a solar eclipse, right? My Sun (4 degrees Aries) is involved in all of this mess. I’ve experienced major transformation and will be experiencing plenty more, it looks like. Blech.

  5. June 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I had it right in the body of the post and wrong in the title. I’ve corrected it – thanks to those of you who emailed me!

  6. Terry June 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Thanks Lynn‼ Awesome insight =)

  7. Vicky June 25, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    “The sun will point the way”…. That is so beautiful! Thank you, Lynn.

  8. Ishtar June 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

    “This will be a little more difficult over the next week because Mars is in a strong square to Neptune which confuses things and can sap our energy.”

    Thanks, Lynn. That explains a lot. I was fine yesterday and as usual, had no alcohol as I rarely drink. But I woke up this morning (starting to sound like Blind Lemon Jeff
    erson now) … Ah woke up dis mornin’ feeling as if a mule had kicked me in the head and then sucked out all my energy with a straw!

    Just got up to check my emails and have a bite of lunch. Going back to bed now ….still feeling drained but at least I have an explanation!

    Once again, thanks!

    Love Ishtar xx

  9. paloma June 26, 2011 at 7:40 am

    wow – i’ve been waking up about 2:45 am for the last days… i’m a cancer 13 sun and scorpio 6 moon (T. pluto sextile my moon right now which is heading into the pluto/uranus square it seems…) no wonder, how long is this gonna last???

    thanks much,

    • June 26, 2011 at 8:57 am

      Thanks for all of your comments and experiences – and Paloma, the intensity will peak in early July and then there will be a bit of a breather.

  10. Janet July 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    your analysis is always very good. my moon and neptune are 4 and 9 degrees of scorpio respectively so pluto is sextile them i think but what does that mean for me exactly? so far the eclipses had brought me the apparent golden opportunity of a new job and way of life/great improvements only to have the whole thing collapse through no fault of my own – devastating at the time but more philosophical now, if upsetting. another effect poss has been a heightened sense of realities blending – is this related too?

    • July 3, 2011 at 6:04 am

      There must be something else going on in your chart other than your Moon and Neptune, but I can assure you that if the new job fell through you can be confident that it was NOT the right opportunity for you, and that something else is on the way that will be a better fit. Your comment about the “heightened sense of realities blending” – this is likely tied to the intense energy of the eclipse.

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