“Total Solar Eclipse ▬ July 21st 2009 ▬ Fresh Start?”

Eclipse Symbol by Deirdre Tantonbae31_solareclipse



The Solar Eclipse happening on July 21st 2009 at 7:36 p.m. pacific daylight time at 29 degrees 26 of Cancer is the second new moon in cancer for the year and is a very potent phenomenon appearing like a giant dragon swallowing its’ prey, the Sun for a period of about six minutes.  Eclipses in ancient times have long been held as bringers of evil such as earthquakes, tsunamis, bad weather conditions, riots, revolutions and public discontent.  On a personal level it brings a need for change, and on the emotional level, a need to change old habits and to develop new surroundings, friends, and pleasures.  Being in the sign of Cancer concerns memories of the past, finishing a project, family, foundation, security, and safety.  As it is happening in the critical 29th degree, a sense of urgency and completion is on the horizon, and we no longer wish to look back, but to the future and what it brings.  We are standing on the edge of the cliff, like the fool in the tarot card looking skyward towards the new sign of Leo, in which the sun is the ruler.  We are becoming aware that we must secure the future if we are to the have the happiness and joy we seek.


“The Sabian symbol for 30 degrees of Cancer taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones”.  A Daughter of the American Revolution   this is a symbol of the enduring background in human relations as essentially dependent on an established tradition, and of a willingness to maintain it through a sharp rejection of any modifying influence of unsympathetic times or events.  The emphasis here on an outer conservatism carries with it an implicit warning against any mere resistance to change, and also stresses the need for a life which is exemplary through its faithfulness to standards of proved worth.  The keyword is INHERITANCE.  When positive, the degree is an infectious pride in leadership through which a group is able to act as a unit, and when negative, the ultimate betrayal of selfhood by a false assumption of superiority.” 

This statement implies to me that every soul, idea and thought must be cherished and cared for that all may partake in its’ freedom, joy, and independence.  This Eclipse does not only bring a fresh start, but a responsibility to develop, nurture, and to share the bounty, and to remember where we came from.


In seeing how this eclipse effects our natal chart, we must first take note, if it aspects in any way, (especially a conjunction or an opposition) to any of the angles, and if there is any major aspects to the natal planets.  Also take notice of which house it is in and if it is making any aspects to the rulers of the surrounding cusps.  Although the eclipse may happen in an empty house and make no aspect to the chart, how it affects us will show up by any aspects made by the two rulers of the house and the house meaning.


Keywords for the effect of the Solar Eclipse on the angles and houses are as follows:


First House – Personal identity, physical appearance

Second House – Values, self worth, knowledge, finances

Third House – Communications, siblings, short trips

Fourth House – Family, home, foundation, end of a project

Fifth House – Self expression, fun, play, romance, children

Sixth House – Work and service

Seventh House – Relationships, partnerships, marriage

Eighth House – Other’s resources, sexuality, death, inheritance

Ninth House – Inspiration, philosophy, religion, education, journeys

Tenth House – Careers, honors, position and reputation

Eleventh House – Wishes, dreams, ideals, friends

Twelfth House – Inner feelings, spiritual, hospitals, institutions


This Eclipse is our chance, of not only making changes that impact our own lives, but changes that will benefit mankind and the world united as one.



One response to this post.

  1. I enjoyed reading your post on eclipse. I was surprised to see my illustration here. I am complimented! would you mind making a credit, Eclipse Symbol by Deirdre Tanton. Thanks! Deirdre


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