Solar Eclipse July 1st, 2011

On July, 1st 2011, at 08:53UT, there will be another partial solar eclipse. At this time Sun and Moon will be conjunct in 09˚12’ Cancer, forming an applying square to a very strong Saturn, being in exaltation, triplicity and face in Libra, as the chart below shows.

Furthermore the Moon’s North Node is conjunct the fixed stars Ras Alhauge and Lesath. Ras Alhague is located in Ophiuchus and is called “the head of the serpent charmer.” This fixed star is associated with perversion and depravity. Lesath is located in Scorpius; it is the “sting” in the tail of the scorpion and points to accidents, danger, catastrophes or operations.

In his Annus Tenebrosus, or the Dark Year, William Lilly presents a method of eclipse delineation, including an interpretation of the effects of solar and lunar eclipses, occurring in each decanate of the Zodiac. As this solar eclipse takes place in the first decanate of Cancer, which is ruled by Venus, Lilly’s aphorism is as follows:

“it disturbs the ayr and stirrs up strange weather, and variety of it, inclines men to Arms, and to violate national Leagues, deceitfully under species of religion”

Lilly continues, explaining where to look to clarify the delineation:

“… For although it be most true, that the Planet who disposeth of the place of the Eclipse, shall mostly shew what manner or quality the effects shall be of, yet are they more or lesse, great or little, more forcible, or more restrained, according to the quality of that Planets existence and fortitude at time of the Eclips.”

In the case of this eclipse this is the Moon in Cancer, the sign she rules over. It has to be noted that the Moon is cazimi as well. The Sun, apart from being eclipsed, is peregrine and both Planets are forming an applying square aspect to Saturn.

Canada, which is traditionally ruled by Cancer, is touched by the line of the eclipse’s angularity, as well as parts of Brazil.

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For readers, interested in the personal implications of this eclipse, it might be of interest what William Lilly has to say:

“… Eclipse is more dangerous or pernitious which shall be in the Horoscope or Ascendant of the birth; or which shall be in the degree Ascending in an Annuall Revolution: it portends unto the Native some ominous and mischievous action as unto his body and also in his vital substance.”

And further on:

“… who had in the Radix of his Nativity either the Sun or the Moon in that degree, or in the degree opposite … or in the like degrees … which signs are in Quadrate aspects to the former, or if the degree Culminating in any man’s Nativity was either [the degree of the eclipse or its opposite or square] or within one degree therof, the native did suffer more or less by the influence of this Eclips; according to the signification of the House of Heaven, wherein the Sun or the Moon was in at the Birth, and was either well fortified or aspected of the benevolent Planets, or ill aspected, or afflicted of the Malevolents.”

For this particular Solar eclipse that means that people with Cancer rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar return chart for 2011, will feel the influence stronger than others. Furthermore it should be noted if Sun or Moon are conjunct the eclipse point. If it should be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in -depth reading of the native’s charts may be necessary to find out which particular areas of life are likely to be affected the most .