Weekly Forecast Report
July 17 - 23, 2009
The Moon swallows the Sun and day turns to night
over distant cities with exotic-sounding names: Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou
and Shanghai where millions of people swarm into the streets, banging pots and
lighting strings of firecrackers while cloistered Buddhist monks chant a low,
droning chorus, invoking the deities of protection and mercy.
Tuesday evening, July 21, the New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse reaches totality at
the final degree of Cancer (29Can27), resulting in the longest solar eclipse of
the 21st Century, clocking-in at 6 minutes, 37 seconds. Its Longest Eclipse
status is due to the Moon making its closest orbital approach to the Earth (perigee)
just six hours ahead of the Moons passage across the face of the Sun. In
other words, a closer, larger-appearing Moon blanks-out the solar disc longer
than a farther, smaller-appearing Moon does. The length of the eclipse also amplifies
the potency associated with this particular event.
The perigee Moon combined
within the Earth-Moon-Sun syzygy will produce substantial tidal pull; a Class-A
super-moon configuration coinciding with a spate of natural and manmade
disasters or mundane events upsetting the natural order of things. Geophysical
extremes will be global in scope but the path of totality falls largely in southern
China and Indonesia a region where earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions,
typhoons, monsoons and misery are already regarded as routine. Considering that
the Eclipse also falls in the water sign of Cancer, flooding could be a problem
almost anywhere in the world due to copious rainfall and freak weather systems
all this week.
are numerous layers of interpretation with regard to the symbolic side of the
Eclipse that goes beyond the narrow time corridor of the event itself. In simple
terms, a solar eclipse is a jacked-up version of a New Moon the end of
one solar-lunar cycle and commence of another. In this particular case, the New
Moon Eclipse falls at the final degree of Cancer, whats known as an Anaretic
Degree that often represents fated events.
inclined to think that the upcoming Solar Eclipse will be a game changer, either
by way of a Significant Event or a mere trifle that sets something huge into motion.
This also doesnt mean that something bad always happens during solar eclipse
windows. A case in point: Nelson Mandela was sworn in as President of South African
in May 1994 during a powerful solar eclipse, effectively bring white rule to an
end in that country. Game changer, yes, but only a minority found it to be a disaster.
Eclipses are known to represent the Past (Moon) temporarily overriding the Future
(Sun) and slowing forward momentum. This eclipse falls very close to the Moons
South Node a point representing past karma and the path of least resistance.
Chances are good that well be seeing the Past play a major role in the coming
days, weeks and months. August and October could see many of the same themes that
emerge at this eclipse reach full expression, particularly with regard to values
a political level, the eclipse is likely to find greater focus on finance with
further job cuts, a weakening dollar or perhaps a body-blow that could knock the
wind out of financial markets. The reason for the gloom can be traced to Venus
square aspect to Saturn, both sitting on angles in the eclipse chart set for Washington.
Not a confidence booster to be sure as this is a contact that often coincides
with pessimistic attitudes, sad news, blockage, vindictiveness and broken hearts.
The eclipse falling in the 5th house indicates the consequences of excessive risk-taking
in the past
can you say derivatives?
Eclipse and You
seems likely that everyone on planet Earth will be in some way affected by this
eclipse. Some individuals wont notice a thing, while others could be grappling
with change, even to an extreme degree. The eclipse falling in late Cancer points
to greater emotional sensitivity, with some people feeling moody if not a little
touchy in the days that surround the eclipse. Leave these folks alone while casting
your glance inward to see what, if anything, is being kicked-up.
Cancer New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse is also likely to have an impact on individuals
that were born on the last day of any sign, more noticeably among those with the
Sun (or planets) located at last degree of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aries.
The specific forms that could manifest depends on the planets, signs, and houses
being affected by the eclipse, although the over-riding theme here involves leaving
the past behind and stepping into the future. The best way to consciously move
with this high cosmic tide is by way of clearly formulated intentions.
youre looking for a powerful time to release the past and invoke the future,
look to the 30-minutes before and after the exact time of the eclipse. The 30
minutes before the eclipse represents the past drawing to a close; the 30 minutes
that follow the exact moment of the eclipse symbolizes a door opening to the future.
Setting your intentions down in clear, unambiguous terms could yield miraculous
results down the road, but if you cant execute your clear intentions during
the one-hour window surrounding the New Moon Eclipse, wait until Thursday and
exact time of the New Moon Eclipse
is at 10:35 p.m. (Eastern). If you live in another time zone, Click
Here and use the Lunar
Observer to determine the exact time for
much in the way of favorable gardening days in the forecast, especially with the
Moon in deep closure mode ahead of Tuesday nights New Moon Eclipse, consolidating
energy before opening a powerful new growing cycle next week. Friday is good for
fertilizing and soil cultivation under the Taurus Moon while Saturday and Sunday
are good for pulling weeds and harvesting the fruits of your labors with the Moon
in Gemini. Monday and Tuesday show the darkened Moon in Cancer and the Supermoon
Eclipse when the Moon reaches perigee (closest orbital approach to the Earth).
Although Cancer is considered the most fertile sign of the zodiac, the potential
for bioenergetic overload is strong, so it would be best to let your garden roll
with the lunar tide without interference. The fiery Leo Moon takes command on
Wednesday and Thursday, favoring weed and pest control as well turning compost,
but not fertilizing or planting. The next best dates to plant or fertilize wont
appear again until Sunday when the Moon enters Libra and flowering annuals come
A Note About Lunar Time - The times given here are based
on Eastern Daylight Time. To determine the exact time that the Moon enters and
exits a given sign in your time zone, Click
Here and use the Lunar
Forecast (For all signs)
(Times are Eastern Daylight/-0400 UTC)
July 17: Lots of small stuff adding up to a big deal throughout the day. Misunderstandings,
confusions and the feeling of being a little off could muddle things
this afternoon, clarity returns tonight. Mercury spends most of the day moving
across the final degree of Cancer before entering Leo at 7:08 p.m. the
same degree on which Tuesdays solar eclipse falls. A sneak preview of what
lies ahead, perhaps? Mercury in Leo suggests two weeks of creative, heart-felt
words and not a little drama broadcasting from the media big top.
July 18: Early risers get an unexpected energy surge first thing this morning,
looking for an outlet. Channeling your energy into constructive projects will
prevent the energy spike from turning into a battle of words later this morning
when challenges are thrown in your path. The remainder of the day shows a potentially
exhilarating Sun-Uranus contact that favors independent initiatives and self-directed
activities over joint or group projects. Eccentricities, synchronicities, discoveries,
breakthroughs, revelations and revolutions are common expressions of this aspect.
Passion strikes at the stroke of Midnight.
July 19: If you rise before sunrise and look low to a clear eastern sky, youll
see the waning Crescent Moon in close approximation to Venus with Mars and Aldebaran
close-by. Here the Gemini Moon is in deep closure mode ahead of Tuesdays
New Moon Eclipse, signaling the need for completion and consolidation over the
next two days. A sudden change could take you by surprise around 6:00 p.m. while
it would be good to avoid making any firm agreements or decisions after this time.
July 20: Feeling a little touchy today? The darkened Cancer Moon approaching
the eclipse location could be pushing old emotional material to the surface in
the guise of parents, family and security issues. Lively conversations and dramatic
news stories are possible today as well, fueled by the impending eclipse.
July 21: A certain heaviness could leave you feeling emotionally distant while
feelings of unworthiness mingle with money woes during the morning hours (Venus
square Saturn). Relationships already showing strain might also register this
alignment as a precursor to tonights main event. The Cancer New Moon/Total
Solar Eclipse becomes exact at 10:35 p.m. at the last degree of Cancer (29Can27),
opening a potent new cycle that will extend for months to come. Be aware of what
youre doing, thinking or setting into motion at the time of the eclipse.
More on this event can be found in the introduction above.
July 22: With the freshly-hatched New Moon now moving through Leo, attitudes
improve while there may be plenty of residual drama in the wake of yesterdays
game-changer. Avoid major new initiatives and projects until tomorrow. Issues
involving health care and finance are strong in the bigger picture of politics
and policy while closer to home, healing modalities are amplified and effective
(Jupiter conjunct Chiron). The Sun follows the Moon across the cusp into Leo for
a 30-day transit, emphasizing creativity, playfulness, risk-taking and generosity.
Happy Birthday, Leos!
July 23: Although weve yet to completely clear the eclipse window, things
are somewhat quieter in the heavens than in recent days. Interactions with others
might reveal idealistic or even delusional approaches while theres room
for seeing beyond the obvious. Dont step in it with the Leo Moon VOC between
2:56 and 4:28 p.m. A minor clash of wills are possible tonight with little chance
of resolving different points of view agree to disagree and move on to
the stuff that does work (Sun quincunx Pluto).
New & Of Note! - Midsummer Mini-Readings
- For a limited time, Gary Paul Glynn is offering personal,
one-on-one 30-minute (via phone) Midsummer
Here To Learn More about this unique offer.
more Cosmic Connectivity? Be sure to visit Gary Paul Glynn's
new WebLog www.astroblogick.com
Paul Glynn is a professional astrologer with over 26 years experience in
both mundane and personal astrology and is available for consultation by appointment.
He can be reached by phone at (812) 333-1346 or e-mail