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Eclipse! July 2018 Astrology

You have probably heard about this dramatic eclipse across Friday 27th July and Saturday 28th July, 2018 (allowing for different time zones and countries). It is a Full Moon with the Sun at 4 Leo and Moon at 4 Aquarius. This total lunar eclipse also falls at a very unusual time, when you can look up and see the planets without a telescope.

This obviously depends on how clear your night sky and where you are. In Tasmania, Australia, where I spend half the year, it will be brilliantly clear. Try your Smartphone app if you’re in a big city with too much light pollution to see.

Even if you can’t see the show with your own eyes, though, you’ll feel the show. So what is going on, here?

Expect much more than just this eclipse. We also have Mercury in Leo, Venus in Virgo, Mars in Aquarius, Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn in Capricorn. And they are as unusually visible, as the Moon will be invisible.

You’ll see what is going on. And you won’t see. Things will be unusually clear. And strangely unclear, to the point of invisibility. This is a weird time. And here’s the thing. You won’t know what was going down, until months later. Maybe not until 2019!

You and the People You Know – How Your Horoscopes are Affected

Astrology can give us clues about the gender of the people at the centre of the story. The issues. And the full picture!

*Look to little boys, teenage boys and young men in your family circle and your network of friends and acquaintances. One is a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. As covered-up as the Moon will be. He also has a blind spot. He can’t see (even) himself. You can’t and won’t be able to read this male at the heart of the story as July ends. He can’t even read himself. Don’t judge.

*Leo is royalty and aristocracy – privileged people at the top of the table. In your own life this is the VIP type. The heroic, fiery, impatient, energetic, impulsive ‘knight’ in shining armour on a crusade. Part of the court. Part of King Arthur’s Round Table. He’s a man on a mission, or even a boy on a mission, but the problem is Mercury’s retrograde motion. He’s stuck. Thwarted.

*Aquarius is the round table! This is the actual circle of people the King needs to be loyal to him and fight for his side. This is where the story becomes conflicted and complicated. In your own life it will be about a group of some kind. A ’round table.’ There are major conflicts here between doing what is right for the group, and for yourself (within a group) and the leader.

*Virgo is about duty and service. I mentioned knights who carry out a mission for their King. Well, with Venus in Virgo there are major issues here about ‘doing my duty’. Virgo and her ruler Mercury are about the worldwide web and multimedia. About press announcements and launches/new beginnings of all kinds. Important meetings. Yet, nothing will happen as it should!

*Jupiter in Scorpio is about buried treasure. Tremendous wealth, glittering prizes, priceless objects and solid gold. It’s about what’s tucked away in bank vaults, just as the Egyptians used to stow away the wealth of Pharaohs underneath the pyramids. Jupiter is visible at this eclipse so we can’t just pretend he’s not there. The background question is about – what’s down there?

*Finally, there is not only a financial slant at the end of July, there is also a big message about what it takes to get to the top. Saturn in Capricorn says – it’s heavy to be in the hierarchy. To be at the top of the pyramid. It’s also heavy to be down below! Like Saturn, Jupiter is firmly in the background. This boy or man has major questions to answer about top/middle/bottom.

You really have to zero in on the Leo weather as July ends, and the Leo weather is about the difference between being the messenger and the King. The journalist and the President. The young Prince giving a speech and the Queen’s wishes. Bringing it down to earth in your own life, so much depends on the message or the information for an important and established person in your world – a leader. Yet, with Mercury’s weird motion and that big eclipse blind spot, nothing moves or gets through. It will only be later that we realise what was actually going on. This pans out in your own life, but also politically on the world stage.

Should you trust the message and the messenger as July ends? Why would you trust any person or information that wasn’t moving normally. That wasn’t wide open for inspection. Why would you trust that ‘something not right’ feeling as July ends? Are you a Premium Member? Check your personal birth chart for factors that fall right on 4 degrees because you are likely to feel it most. Nobody would deny that the information is really important – the plan or idea has potential – but the timing?

The Leo and Aquarius Weather – Friday 27th July, Saturday 28th July

Now – adjust for your time zone as I’m writing this in London. At 6.13am in London on Friday 27th July, the Sun in Leo stands right opposite Mars in Aquarius. That’s probably enough to start the tension between people in charge, and people in the group. The King and the court. The Queen and the people. In your own life you’ll see that happening for colleagues, family members, friends, partners. It may affect you too. There are major questions going down here about democracy, people power and fairness for the many – and the reality of the situation for people at the top. I’m betting you’ll see this in the news, too. It’s really about the White House and Buckingham Palace.

The younger boys and men in the Trump dynasty and the Windsor circle are the ‘people of interest’ here. Given that the elders are so very advanced in age, we’re talking about the following faces and their extended circle.

Prince Charles
Prince Harry
Prince William
Eric Trump
Donald Trump Junior
Jared Kushner

At 11.40am that day, eclipse day, the Moon enters Aquarius. Then at 12.21pm, Mercury at 23 Leo is conjunct Bacchus at 23 Leo. The actual Full Moon is perfect at 9.20pm on Friday night, which is no doubt when Londoners still start howling.

Do you have your personal birth chart? If you have anything at Leo 4 or Aquarius 4, this is really important for you and you may want to steer clear of major judgements or action plans around this time – adjust for your city. The Total Lunar Eclipse takes place at 9.21pm, also at 4 Aquarius. An eclipse is a blind spot. A cover-up. Things are blotted out. You can’t see what’s there.

The North Node stands still at 5 Leo, very close by, at 10.30pm so that is a really dramatic day of astrological weather. Look, the sky is not going to fall on your head. But – you don’t mess with eclipses, as the late, great astrologer Debbie Kempton-Smith used to say. Don’t assume. It may take months to realise what you were not seeing, or could not possibly know at the time!

This Aquarius theme is really big. Why? Jupiter and Saturn go into Aquarius at Christmas 2020 and Pluto follows into Aquarius from 2023. These are slow-moving planets with a long lead-time and a very long after life too. Aquarius is the friends within the circle (real friendship or Fakebook friendship, if you like) but also the very real power that comes from being part of a political party like the Democrats, Labour, the Conservatives, the Republicans and so on.

You are going to see some crucial issues at eclipse time, for yourself or the people you know, about the group they are a part of, and how that group deals with its own influence. Just remember – you can’t see. Or you’re not looking.  Neither is a key person.

The Visible Planets in July 2018 and Your Horoscope

Astrology at its ancient heart is the sister of astronomy. Our ancestors used to see the brightest, twinkling diamonds in the sky (far brighter than mere stars) and see where they were, in relation to those stars. Perhaps it was a kind of memory-jogging device, to let them know that when Mars or Saturn, for example, were in a particular part of the sky – this kind of thing happened on planet earth and these kinds of people were born!

That long association of Mars with war comes from his red colour. The red planet. He twinkles a dark orange or red in the night sky and if you are very lucky you will see that in July 2018. We associate red with fire engines and alarm bells. Emergencies. You fight fires. Blood is red. Bloodshed can be red too. This is astrology! There is no scientific or rational explanation for this association. It just is.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be visible in July 2018. And they make strong patterns around eclipse time which we must pay attention to. The old astrologers would have done just that. On eclipse day, for example, the Sun is opposite Mars – as we’ve seen. Mars is in Aquarius, the sign of communities, trade unions, groups, teams, secret societies, brotherhoods, sisterhoods, people power movements of all kinds. Mars is red-hot. He’s clashing with the Sun. Right opposite. More heat. Just as the old rule ‘above and below’ applies to astrology, so it is with these obvious planets.

What’s obvious about the end of July? Soaring temperatures. That’s the heatwave across Japan, the United Kingdom and other places dragged into a red-hot summer with Mars the red planet dominating the skies. There’s a fire risk which I have written about elsewhere on this website. Wild fires. Deliberately lit fires which are the result of ‘new’ terrorism or old style arson.

What else is obvious? The dated nature of hiearchies – the old pyramid structures of the class system, aristocracy, royalty and Trump-style ‘dynasty as democracy’ presidency. That’s a really interesting thing about July. It feels as if it’s going, going, gone and that’s because our Capricorn weather is hitting slow crisis point, to be gone for good from Christmas 2020!

Capricorn rules the top of the mountain as this is where Capricorn the goat climbs to its peak. In modern life it is about skyscrapers and  the Trump towers (as I often mention) because you ‘make it to the top’ when you have a penthouse at the top. The message that stops – the press conference that isn’t – the information that doesn’t make it on that eclipse is in that story.

New Predictions, True Predictions

I made a prediction over a year ago about a change in the balance of power at Buckingham Palace. A pregnant pause in the royal family and also for the Trump dynasty was showing up in the horoscopes. Have a look at that now. It’s time and date stamped. Some of it has come to pass. There were pregnancies in both the Trump and Windsor families. An old Prince stepped down from a lifetime of duty. But – there’s more. This whole story does not stop until 2019 and it involves a chain of cover-ups which began way back on The Great American Eclipse. Remember that? Donald and Melania were photographed looking at the sun. The fact is, eclipses are not ‘evil’ or even ‘lucky’ they are – just what you might think. Weird, rare events when you risk blindness if you look. That’s a metaphor for not seeing straight/not seeing clearly/not seeing at all. That’s why we say – don’t act or judge.

The Facts! Leo and Aquarius, Fifth House and Eleventh House

I’ve mentioned that this total lunar eclipse, or Blood Moon (it will look red-orange) is about the Moon in Aquarius as well as the Sun in Leo. If you do happen to have factors in Leo or Aquarius – maybe even both signs – this weather will sweep through your chart and trigger issues about the heirs to the throne in your life. Leo factors? This may be children or young people you are professionally involved with, as well as your son or daughter.  Aquarius factors? This is so clearly about the group. The friends. It’s the younger people – maybe teenage, maybe early twenties – who are part of the group – who are so fated now.

Watch it LIVE

Look up for Mars, too, at eclipse time.  Mars in Aquarius is very close to the eclipsed Moon on July 27/28 and is easy to see with naked eyes, especially if you are fortunate enough to be in Australia away from light pollution created by high-rise apartments. It’s the longest lunar eclipse in a century.

Mars is the closest it’s been to us since 2003. That is important. 

When the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow, creating a total eclipse, it’s a total blackout. It’s a total cover-up. In fact, it’s the longest total eclipse of the Moon for the next 105 years. When you can’t see where someone is going, and don’t know what they’re not showing, why go there?

And Venus Was Her Name

I mentioned Venus would also be visible along with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Now, this is really interesting because on Saturday 28th July, London time, we find her making her presence felt too. She is the planet of complicated relationships. In fact, all the naked-eye visible planets are making patterns that Saturday! Again if you are a Premium Member check your chart. This is not as big a deal as anything at 4 degrees, which the eclipse picks up, but there will be a story for you. The ‘what’ of that story can easily be found by looking up the meaning of the planets involved. Even if you’re not lucky enough to be in Tasmania, Australia as July ends – with its stunning night skies – at least hit the NASA website, or your phone, so you can see the show. As I said before, you’ll truly feel it!

2.25am Venus 19 Virgo trine Pluto 19 Capricorn
10.46am Mercury 23 Leo square Panacea 23 Taurus
2.28pm Venus 20 Virgo quincunx Diana 20 Aries
5.40pm Mars 3 Aquarius semi-sextile Saturn 3 Capricorn

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