The Solar Eclipse took place in the Western hemisphere at 10:35pm EDT on July 21, and will take place in the Eastern hemisphere on July 22. It lasted for 6 minutes and 39 seconds. The eclipse, at 29 degrees of Cancer, is the longest total solar eclipse so far in this century and will be until 2032.
The good news may be that it gave a constructive nod (it made a trine, for you astrologers) to Uranus, the planet of freedom and surprises. This new moon eclipse may help many of us free ourselves up from emotionally stifling situations that in some cases, will have to do with family and relationships. Uranus represents freedom from the rules of family (represented by the sign of Cancer) and society and gives us an absolute determination to strive to realize our soul’s purpose. It is the planet the represents our mid life crisis, when many throw off the chains of society and family to do what they feel they must to help their spirit to grow.
The revolutions going on throughout the world, some obvious and some not as obvious, may find that they get an assist from the planets toward their purpose of freedom from old traditions that are stifling their ability to join the current modern world. The young people may be demanding to bring their country up to date.
On a personal note, it will manifest in the nature of the planets it aspects in our chart, so some of us may have good fortune and some of us may have a greater challenge. Eclipses often take something out of our lives or bring something back from the past. It can also bring something into our lives that is entirely new. Some astrologers believe that if your sun is after the ascendant, you will receive the effects of the eclipse after the actual event, and if your sun is earlier than your ascendant, you will be effected by the eclipse before it happens. Most agree that the transit of Mars over the eclipse degree will trigger the eclipse activity once again, and possibly it will be the most intense expression of the eclipse.
The U.S. chart is usually considered to be on July 4, 1776 at 5:12 LMT (Local Mean Time) in Philadelphia, PA. It has a Sag rising with Cancer in the eighth house of funding, taxes, and death. Pluto at 27 degrees of Capricorn, is in the second house, or the money sector, so this will present a challenge to the country in the area where it exists. Since there is a lot of confusion about where the rising sign of the chart is, it may be in different places, but it is most likely to challenge the finances of the U.S., already under siege.
It could also bring a natural event along the West Coast or in Japan and that area. It may bring military or political unrest where it can be seen, in India, Burma, Nepal, China, a small area of Australia, and Hawaii. Ancient astrologers said the armies march in the path of the eclipse.