Solar Eclipse 12 July 2018 – Crisis Averted

Solar Eclipse July 2018 AstrologyThe New Moon on Thursday July 12, 2018 at 20° Cancer is a partial solar eclipse. The Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology is influenced by a powerful opposition to minor planet Pluto. This indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. An equally intense fixed star brings the potential for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.

The July 2018 Solar Eclipse signals the right time to transform something in your life holding you back from happiness and success. A fortunate Grand Trine configuration allows you to apply this transformation to your love life, finances or creative work. Hard work and determination will unleash the potential and opportunity held within the grand trine to help avert a personal crisis.

Solar Eclipse Meaning

A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. Solar eclipse July 2018 is a partial solar eclipse so most of the Sun will still be visible. The new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. A new moon influence lasts for four weeks but a solar eclipse usually lasts about six months. However, there are two solar eclipses in this eclipse series. The following solar eclipse on August 11 will supersede the July 12 solar eclipse.

The strongest and most important aspect in astrology is Sun conjunct Moon. It means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. It is time to question your old habits and behaviors as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start, so write your new goals down on a sheet of paper. The best time for making a new start is from the solar eclipse to the July 27 Lunar Eclipse.

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Astrology

At 20°41′ Cancer Sign the July 12 Solar Eclipse actually falls within Gemini Constellation. Due to the process of Precession of the Equinoxes, the Sun Signs are almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named. Our zodiac was developed over 2000 years ago as a coördinate system for recording astronomical data. It was totally unrelated to astrological activity. Observation of the planets for astrological purposes continued to be related to the visible constellations. [1] It is for this reason I use fixed stars instead of Sun Signs as a backdrop to the planets. I use the Signs as they were originally intended, as a convenient measuring device to divide the horoscope equally into 12 Signs and 36 Decans.

Fixed Star Castor

At 20°29′ Cancer Sign is the brightest star in Gemini Constellation, fixed star Castor. Like the planet Mercury it gives distinction, a keen intellect, success in law and many travels, fondness for horses, sudden fame and honor but often followed by loss of fortune and disgrace, sickness, trouble and great affliction. Its natives are said to be mischievous and prone to violence. [2]

Castor is a star of misfortune with the specific association with breaking an arm or leg. It also gives proneness to nervous breakdowns and neurotic distress. Castor represent the fine line between genius and madness. According to Dr. Morse:

Castor, the former Apollo, is in fact a Binary Pair of stars, as once were Sun and Phaeton. A binary pair evokes a deep-seated fear in humanity, an unconscious recall of The Disaster, so that we tend to react to it just as one does all the wrong things in a moment of crisis, if it happens to half-awaken in one some earlier trauma of the same kind. [3]

According to Robson, Sun conjunct Castor : Prominence in occult matters, government work dealing with foreign affairs, serious accidents, blows, stabs, shooting, shipwreck, injuries to the face, blindness, disease, violent fevers, evil disposition, rape or murder committed or suffered, imprisonment, banishment, decapitation. And with the Moon: Timid, sensitive, lacks confidence, occult interest and psychic ability, blindness, injuries to face, disgrace, stabs, wounds, imprisonment. [2]

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Astrology

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Astrology

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Opposite Pluto

Sun opposite Pluto indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. This may be due to a self-destructive character trait such as addiction, spying or stubbornness. In relationships, you may be the subject of, or the perpetrator of, manipulation, jealousy, domination or spying. Events may include the breakdown of an appliance or car, theft, violence, or the destruction of a possession by people of a natural disaster. Things like this will more likely to happen if you have been stubbornly resisting change, or have engaged in some habit that is destructive to yourself or others.

Things like this will seem to happen out of your control. In a way they help you to realize that you don’t need to have total control over others or your environment. Even though you may experience a bruised ego from the solar eclipse, there is also great potential for positives if you are open to change. Change may be forced upon you, or better still, you may instigate it and this solar eclipse will be less disruptive.

A solar eclipse opposite Pluto urges you to transform for the better. To evolve your soul so that you may live a better life and experience more satisfaction. It is most common that this would occur through a close relationship, such as a family member, close friend or partner. The opposition to Pluto is under one degree orb so is a very powerful influence on the solar eclipse. This adds to the intensity of Castor and it subconscious fear of disaster.

Pluto is Retrograde

Pluto retrograde represents  is a time of reflection about power and control in your life. If people have controlled or manipulating you then now is the time to let them go. If you have been too controlling of others or situations then it is time to let go. This is not a time for power tripping but a time for elimination. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your controlling habits, compulsions, addictions or prejudices must be eliminated. Destroying things which have control over you will increase your spiritual power and lead to personal mastery.

Pluto retrograde 2018 is ideal for taking a direct, even aggressive approach to dealing with your Pluto retrograde power and control issues. Unleash your inner warrior and confidently stand up for your rights if you have been dominated or abused. Intense determination, willpower and fighting spirit will help you overcome adversity, addiction or illness. Using the power of your mind you can transform a personal crisis into a success story. Miracles are possible.

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Grand Trine

From Castor and Pluto it seems the Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology symbolises transformation in response to a crisis but does not offer much in the way of help. Fortunately, the chart above shows a Grand Trine aspect pattern which is the blue triangle linking Venus, Saturn and Uranus. The fortunate trine aspects create a balanced and harmonious blend of the planetary energies. Grand trines are very fortunate, showing great natural talent and creative potential.

Venus trine Saturn is ideal for committing to a relationship and making long-term investments. All relationships can benefit from your sensible approach and steady affections. New love found now may be with someone from a different age group and would likely be a long-lasting, soul mate union. Existing relationships will enjoy closer bonding and stability. If a relationship has been stressful lately then this is a good time to work through the problem and find a solution.

Venus trine Uranus gives an urge to try something new that can apply to all areas of life, from hobbies to romance. Your affections will be stimulated and new love is possible. If you already have a partner then you will be seeking a different kind of pleasure. Experimentation in the bedroom may be necessary to keep your eyes from wandering. If single, an electric or kinky type of attractiveness will bring eccentric or different types of people within your range.

Saturn trine Uranus represents a transition phase in life which works so well with Pluto as the transformer. This is the ideal solar eclipse to make a positive change in your life because the grand trine will smooth out the more dramatic nature of the Pluto transformation. It will help you stay calm and patient, and plan every step methodically. This is also a good eclipse for experimentation and creative self-expression. So you can find new ways of doing old things without rocking the boat.


The star Castor conjunct Solar Eclipse July 2018 suggests misfortune and neurotic distress from deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.  The eclipse opposite Pluto retrograde intensifies any distress or fears. Pluto also means you could be confronted by a crisis that forces you to take a serious look at an area of your life that is holding you back from happiness and success. Powerful forces are at play and they are out of your control. So the only way forward is to surrender your power and control to a higher force. Trust your instincts and trust your spirit guides.

Pluto urges you to transform that negative, destructive or limiting part of your life. The fortunate grand trine allows you to apply this transformation to your love life, finances or creative work. The Solar eclipse July 2018 astrology is certainly intense but only lasts the four weeks until the August 11 solar eclipse. The grand trine shows potential and opportunity but needs conscious effort and hard work to manifest and avert a personal crisis. Remember to get started on your transformation before the July 27 lunar eclipse.

If the Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology chart directly affects your Sign you can read about it in your free Weekly Horoscope and Monthly Horoscope. For more details about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon 28 June 2018
Next Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse 27 July 2018

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Map
Solar Eclipse July 2018 Map

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Map []

Solar Eclipse July 2018 Times and Dates
  • Los Angeles, July 12 at 7:47 pm
  • New York, July 12 at 10:47 pm
  • London, July 13 at 3:47 am
  • Delhi, July 13 at 8:17 am
  • Sydney, July 13 at 12:47 pm
  1. Heavenly Imprints, Deborah Houlding
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.154.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.43.

82 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse 12 July 2018 – Crisis Averted

  1. Dear Jamie
    I just want to tell you that I deeply appreciate your work and fantastic blog.You wrote about your health issues – I wish your all the best and I send you all positive vibrations. I have been working in hospital with oncology patients for nearly 20 years.I hope you have enough support and rest and love to recover as fast and as good as possible????

    • Thank you Alice. I am back at home now and everything went well. I had keyhole surgery for a right upper lobectomy. The tumor was only 1.3 cm (½ inch) so should not need chemo or anything else. I am so lucky I have regular scans to catch these things early.

  2. Hi Jamie, this eclipse will be conjunct my natal North node in Cancer (21 deg 52 min), opposing natal Venus (26 deg 9 min) , and squaring my natal Mars Saturn Pluto conjunction (all 3 retrograde). I have a T-square natally with these 3 points – it’s been a brutal life in some ways, to say the least.

    I don’t know much about eclipses hitting patterns in the natal chart, but I can see this will be almost directly squaring my natal Saturn and Mars. How will this affect me since it is aligning with the natal T-square I have? And what can I do to reduce any possible difficult effects? I’m trying to be brave.

    • Oops, sorry meant to say – Natal Venus is in Capricorn at 26 degrees. That’s why its opposing my NN

  3. Hi Jamie, you say that this eclipse will last until the next eclipse of 11august, so only 1month, i don’t understand that. It doesn’t last 6 months because there is an other solar eclipse after? I saw mercury retrograde will be at the same degree for the 2eclipses, do you Think is linked(solar eclipse 13july is the consequences of solar eclipse 11august)?

    • Good Point June. Yes everything is linked and Mercury makes these ones more so. If the first solar eclipse make a strong aspect to your chart and the second one does not, then perhaps the effects of the first one could last longer.

      • Hi Jamie! You always seem to accurately be able to tell what events could be triggered whereas other astrologers really don’t nail it on the head. So I can understand better, you seem to take the full/new moon and see what planet it hits. For example, If the solar eclipse hits my natal moon by a square (and tight enough orb), it will then trigger my natal moon’s natal aspects (my natal moon is closely trine my sun) and you say that is the aspect we should look up and any other aspects that are not as tight to my natal moon. However, how is it different when the say solar eclipse squares my moon as opposed to conjuncts my natal moon. Wouldn’t it trigger the same natal moon trine natal sun? Or if the eclipse opposes my natal moon, it’ll still trigger my natal moon trine natal sun.. right? So what am I missing you think in understanding what events could occur?

  4. My birthday is on 10 july and sun is in 18 degree … i guess eclipse will happen with in 2 degree of my sun …plz help me ????

    How this eclipse change my life for better or worse need help ..????

    last time i guess eclipse happen in these degrees in 2010 …anyone remember what happend than ??


    Solar Eclipse Jul 11 2010 19° Cancer 24′

    2010 -2011 i was facing my SATRUN RETURN ALSO . …so eclipse and satrun returns both things come into my life at the same time ….That was a worse period of my Life ….

    i read somewhere if ECLIPSE happen near BIRTHDAY than it will gives effect hole year .. otherwise eclipses gives effect untill next eclipse happen

    Please Help Me

    • It depends, do you accepting “doomsday” with open arms or not? I suggest with open arms would be better

    • You have a lot of trines coming (positive) , life is just a huge learning curve. You have done the worst bit in 2011. Don’t think Doomsday, just keep going and look for the good bits, no matter what., the more you think pluto shit will happen, the more it will. Us Cancerians worry about everyone and everything. And my birthday is the 13th!!!!! And, whatever happened on eclipses then will usually be completely the opposite. Try and keep debts down, thats the biggy. xxx

  5. Hi Jamie, I’m 40 weeks pregnant & due to pop art any moment. How is this partial solar eclipse likely to effect both the birth (either before or after) & the personality traits of my child?
    I’ve a few concerns about Pluto & really hoping the labour is a smooth one.

    • Dear Kellie, You will only care about YOUR baby, thats number one. And, my grandson born Sun opposite Pluto 2009 and he is the loveliest boy, Cancer/Capricorn. My husband born Sun exact opposite Pluto, single minded according to signs. The Star of David is in the sky on 13th, earth and water trine, the lunar eclipse is a generally a females life/home totally changing, so, life will never be the same again, and it won’t!!! Good Luck to you Kellie. Let us know. xxx Remember that the Sun is always the most powerful in anyone’s life, its the force. Your child will have Venus in front of the Sun, and that is good, good, good. The ONLY important thing in life is the total love of your parents whilst growing up, not many get that.

  6. Hi, Jamie, my natal Moon is in 6th house at 23 degrees in Capricorn in conjunction with transiting Pluto, and this eclipse is in opposition to both. How can this affect me? I’ve already passed hard times with my emotions sice two years ago, and this scares me

  7. Hi i am cancer born, 29 june 1992. How this eclipse will effect me going through a hard time.

  8. This New Moon is a big one for me. My father has Pluto at 20 degrees Cancer in the 5th House of one’s children. He was an abusive parent. The New Moon falls on his Pluto with transiting Pluto in opposition. This morning I am beginning a dry fast (no food, no water). I am living in my father’s home. He is now 86 years old. This morning when I walked into the living room, I could hear the voice on the television program my father was watching. It was a woman talking about her eating disorder. She said something about how she thought she was “better than other people” if she didn’t eat, and that she would fast and then binge and purge, and that the voice of her eating disorder “was so powerful that…” I left the room before she finished her sentence.

    My father is an “expert” in nutrition, with a PhD in biochemistry and a degree in nutrition (I forget exactly what those letters are). Very conventional. He is strongly opposed to fasting. Can people heal through fasting? According to him, it is far too dangerous.

    I have said nothing to him about my intention to fast, nor will I. It is not open for discussion. No comment. Period. Sometimes silence is golden.

    Transiting Uranus and Saturn are now forming a Grand Trine with my Pluto-Mercury-Pallas-Venus stellium in Virgo. Transiting Chiron is in a Yod with my Virgo stellium which is sextile Jupiter-Neptune in Scorpio. Neptune is conjunct my Midheaven. And Transiting Pluto is trine my Sun.

    Suddenly, I am able to see the future. Not clearly, but the pieces are rapidly coming together. Surprisingly, Jamie Oliver is a key player. Jamie has Venus at 19Can40, so this eclipse is conjunct his Venus, urging transformation of his values. My Saturn is at 19Sag27 inconjunct Jamie’s Venus, highlighting the imbalance between my philosophy and Jamie’s values-from-the-PAST. But guess what! Jamie is now in the midst of his Uranus opposite Uranus mid-life crisis. Sudden change is in the air. Be prepared to be surprised! While my Saturn is inconjunct Jamie’s Venus, it is also sextile his Ascendant at 19Lib55. We can work cooperatively together. My Mars is at 27Tau58 sextile Jamie’s Midheaven at 26Can27 and Jamie’s Vesta is at 18Pis54 conjunct my Midheaven. Jamie’s Pisces Vesta is perhaps the most telling of all. He will be willing to make sacrifices for the fulfillment of my goals and visions.

    Still, I wouldn’t believe it but for the clear directions from my spiritual guides. Jamie cooks meat! His friend, Jimmy, raises animals for food! Ah, but they are REFORMERS. To be an effective reformer, you have to know the system inside and out.

  9. My uncle’s Sun and Venus are at 14 degrees Cancer. When Pluto opposed the Sun during this eclipse he died yesterday shortly after midnight, aged 70. Major transit… body functions had just switched off without major reason: heart attack, stroke, high level of inflammation, then kidneys stopped working.

    • Dear linnywalker
      Thank you. He was excellent doctor who had worked almost until his last days . He probably helped tens of thousands of people. I am sure he will get a great new incarnation.

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