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Cancer Solar Eclipse July 12/13th 2018 - Emotional Supercharge

This extreme Eclipse New Moon asks us to change – but change may not come easy, and feel forced in some cases. The pressure is building. The next month will highlight what the years 2018-2020 ask us to transform in our family, home, and career situation. Anything that is outdated here will definitly draw our attention, dramas are possible. Thankfully, we have helpful resources in the background.

Sometimes you need the dark to bring out the light...                                                   Image: Laura Skinner / Unsplash

Sometimes you need the dark to bring out the light...                                                   Image: Laura Skinner / Unsplash

Destiny Calling

Here it is, the supercharged, dramatic debut of the summer’s eclipse season. This summer, we have three eclipses, one Solar eclipse more than usual. All three eclipses happen during Mars retrograde, which is very unusual. To top it off, Mars retrogrades over the South Node of the Moon, the point connected to eclipses. We have a doubly karmic, or fated, time ahead.

Dancing On Graves

What turns up the heat at this Eclipse is an exact opposition of the New Moon to Pluto. Pluto is the planet that demands us to let go of anything that is not true to our deepest self. It peels off all layers of pretense, or sometimes tears them off, no matter what. Pluto in this respect resembles Kali, the destroyer of lies and pretense that dances on the graves of our inauthentic personas…


Sun and Moon together represent wholeness, the coming together of the male and female energies, positive and negative poles, yin and yang. In Cancer, this is an especially fertile, emotional, and homey combination. You’ll want to go on a holiday on the seaside, and wash any troubles of body or soul away. You’ll be yearning for close connections to people you really care for. Or, to take care of your home base, your house, garden; you may long for a place to cocoon and shut out the big “bad” world.


With Pluto and Saturn opposing the sign of Cancer, however, the bigger world, the workplace, political, economic and social conditions start to intrude more and more into the smaller, more protected sphere of home and family. This is a general trend building up to 2020, and it’s now highlighted. Expect more news in the world about problems and difficult developments for families, but also about fixing that and people starting to resist.

Slings and Arrows

For your private life, expect several possible scenarios. Emotional manipulation or drama is very possible; someone could try to make you feel guilty, or use emotional blackmail, to get what they want. Open confrontations and standoffs are also possible, with people feeling very much threatened and lashing out in response.

The Heat is On

Possible arguing points are parents, children, family stuff; household matters, things about apartments or houses, the homeland, and career and workplace issues, or things concerning your social standing and authority. Authorities may put pressure on you, this could be a boss, but also government bodies like fiscal authorities, social security or medical insurance. Immigration issues could surface as well.


Pluto in opposition can signify real breakdowns of cars, machines, or heretofore functioning structures in your life - the need to repair things. It also indicates that some of the opposition you encounter may be hidden, or unclear, like rumors or gossip spreading and endangering your private life or career. If something stark happens to you, it is vital to keep in mind that you have the same power that seems to oppose you, within you!

Putting Down Roots

Learning to harness power and learning how to stay as calm as possible under enormous internal or external pressure is one of the lessons of this Eclipse. You may have to dig into you deepest soul roots, or connect with your ancestors and lineage, to have the necessary power to go through the next four weeks. Just know that you are asked to come out stronger. This is an incredible opportunity to shed emotions and ties, even things, that stand in the way of your soul growth.

Lucky 13

Other aspects happening at the Solar Eclipse suggest strong helping forces in the background. Jupiter has just turned direct at 13 degrees Scorpio, bringing strong regenerative power and a non-naïve kind of optimism to the scene. Notice  that Jupiter turns direct on 13 Scorpio, while the Solar Eclipse (at least in Europe and Asia) happens on Friday the 13th. Both the day and the number relate to the goddess,that's why they were defamed as unlucky... but actually, the opposite is true.

Harmony and Support

Indeed, Venus, Saturn and Uranus are in harmonious aspect to each other in the three Earth Signs. Social interactions, friendship and love can support you, and lead to innovative and unexpected benefits and solutions. The goddess aspect is strong as Venus is close to Ceres, dwarf planet symbolizing the creative and life giving power of the Earth herself, and Uranus being close to Juno, Goddess of loyalty and also a matriarchic force.

Be Nurturing!

Stability and help is at hand if you connect to the females in your life, or nurturing men, and if you own your motherly and caring power, to oppose any bad intent coming at you from outside or inner forces. Connecting to nature herself, the soil, the ground, plants and animals, could be the sole cure for any inner torture this month (and beyond). This is not a platitude; physical contact to the earth and soil is proven to be healing – check “grounding”.

Tectonic Movements

Things that happen around the 12th/13th, and until the next Solar Eclipse on August 11th, may shake you to the core. You may be receiving messages tailor-made for your soul, or have insights that well up from deep within. During the upcoming Mercury retrograde from end of July through to mid-August, you'll be able - and in need - to work them through.

Living inside the Mystery

Expect some unexpected re-vigoration of old connections, new alliances and in the background, helpers. We are in a Mars retrograde; this is the part where the hero/ine has to make his/her way trough the underground, or withdraws wounded. This is also where they meet wise old women in the woods; elfs and dwarfs; someone to dress their wounds and cool the fever. They have to trust life and its forces. Evil doesn't exist in the natural world. Remember, the cosmos loves you. Time to become your true self!

Happy New Moon!!


New Moon Solar Eclipse February 2017 – Determined Mermaids

This Solar Eclipse is about accessing the unconscious, the half-conscious, the primordial, and coming back to the upper world with the treasures you’ve found. Two weeks ago we had a fiery, very masculine Full Moon. Now we have the very opposite, an intuitive and feminine energy; but the sudden and disruptive energies are still around. Prepare for lightning fast manoeuvres, unexpected twists, and being thrown into the unknown!!

Omens in the Sky

A Solar Eclipse is one of the most powerful celestial phenomena. It’s surrounded by mystique… the dark sun! The world upside down. What it does is it catapults us into an unknown future. It's like a door that opens but you don't know what is behind that door. This Solar Eclipse in particular has an extra powerful lever that makes the catapult look pretty powerful!! We could land in a really different place from where we thought we were headed...

On Fire

The predominant energy for this New Moon is Fire & Water. Those two are not compatible, they can annihilate each other. I hope we won’t see water burning, as in a big oil spill or the like… What is likely though is that we’ll be feeling a bit foggy, at least unclear what direction to go – radical freedom? Or oneness with all-that-is? Staying in the womb in dreamtime or choosing being born? Babies born now will likely grab a sword as soon as they are out of the womb and start conquering, such is the energy...

Ocean's 11

This New Moon Eclipse throws us into the Ocean, to swim with the mermaids!! Dreams and omens will likely be strong even during daytime. Stay tuned to inner visions, chance meetings or thoughts bubbling up from below. Mercury in Pisces close to the karmic south node means that we may look back through time in some sense, or dissolve something ancient.

Addicts Beware...

Whoever tends to disconnect from reality through alcohol, drugs, and addiction, please take extra care. Unconscious impulses will be very strong, so you should generally watch what you are doing. Surprising, impulsive action could ensue, also sudden anger and aggression seemingly coming out of nowhere.


There will be a tendency to stay locked away somewhere far, far away from the cold reality outside during this Solar Eclipse. If you feel this, don’t hesitate to go for a bubble bath, or binge watch your favorite series. It’s ok because this energy can feel overwhelming. Feeling the need to rest and/or getting sick is another expression of so much Pisces energy. Something is working us, that much is clear… from somewhere in the core of the galaxy ;)


Venus is a wild card at this Solar Eclipse. The love and relationship planet is preparing to move backwards in a week’s time from now and has lost contact with her consort, Mars, as well as with the other planets. She’s powerful and looks to me like a dangerous woman, ready to fight for what she loves. She seemingly has to clear up some issues and is pondering how to proceed… if you find yourself insecure about a relationship, friendship, money or value issue, just know that it’ll clear up eventually, but not so fast. Calculate some time for reflection and weigh your steps carefully before breaking something.

Fire Crackers

Mars, the action planet, is a wild card too!! We will find any circumstances that are stifling our true individuality or expression unbearable. Sudden anger, even violence, can erupt. It’s likely going to be larger than life so watch out what bridges you want to burn! Watch out in the practical sense, too. The worst scenario for the Eclipse would be to get drunk or high and then pick a fight or have a stupid idea, like, yeah, let’s climb that roof terrasse thing over there…

Use It Wisely

Really, pay attention in the streets and wherever you go, there could be sudden accidents and incidents. Stay sober and direct this energy in a productive way to move mountains. You can push a huge obstacle out of the way for example, you can have a sudden spurt of action or inspiration that solves a long standing, almost unsolvable problem or situation. So again, it’s breakdown or breakthrough time!!!

Wish Upon A Star...

The fixed star involved in this Eclipse is quite fortunate and indicates that this Eclipse can take us a huge step towards attaining what we wish for in life.  The key for using this time to your advantage is to tap into its dreaming power without getting high or dreaming away. Find out what you really want. Then, stay grounded, loyal, and practical. Turn any losses into strenghts. Take good care of others, and above all, yourself. Then, use the sudden push of masculine energy to execute and take further steps toward your true wish.

For all those who find it hard to stay grounded; Find a place close to a lake or river and contemplate water & soil… think about what you really want to see grow in your life this year. Then find a fire to warm you up and get to work! ;)


Happy New Moon everyone!!!!!

PS The Eclipse is not visible in Europe or America, only in South America and Southern Africa.


New Moon Solar Eclipse March 8th/9th 2016 – Deep Sea Diving

Take a deep breath everyone and check your oxygen. March is eclipse season, and the first one is a real whammy. We have a new moon solar eclipse in Pisces, with the South node, Chiron, Mercury, Ceres and Neptune in Pisces too…

Gently down the Stream

All that activity in the sign of the Fishes indicates that this month, a lot of things will just flow away from us. New ones will come along, floating down the stream… Not fighting and self-assertion, but rather going with the flow will dissolve and resolve things then. Don’t rock it, row the boat gently gently… Use this time to regenerate and work slowly but steady. Don’t forget, with so much Pisces energy, things are not always what they seem. Clarity for important decisions may likely come later in spring, not in March. This is a time for dreaming and healing.


The new moon is a Solar Eclipse which makes its effects much stronger. Eclipses bring unexpected developments. If you have a planet or point that is touched by this moon, something or someone will be catapulted out of your life, or jumpstarted, faster than you can pronounce “New Moon Solar Eclipse”. It likely will be for your good because Jupiter is involved. Jupiter always means that in the end, it’ll be for our best… unless we bloat our ego and get reckless!

Power Healing

What happens in the next weeks is very likely to be connected to some hurtful stuff, as the solar eclipse is conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer. Chiron has been extremely important for months now and for sure continues to be so in March. For the last months, there has been extra powerful purging of old undigested stuff (aka shit) and cleaning of old wounds going on. Power-and-transformation-planet Pluto works with Chiron at this eclipse. Healing will have strong effects now and lasting, deep regeneration can take place.

Hitting rock bottom

With the moon's nodal axis aligned with teachers Chiron and Jupiter I think we will all see some pretty epic stuff going down. The next six month and especially this month will get us in touch with deep, very deep, old hurts. Those may also be old physical symptoms or problems. Insecurities and sensitivities, heartbreaks and nasty old family patterns all drift by like seaweed… Thankfully, to be cleaned from our system. However, the emotional deep sea diving of the last weeks and even months will probably continue for some time.

... and coming up again

In March we have an exceptional window of opportunity to do huge steps in healing. It's actually a constellation that occurs only once in many centuries. This time is really spectacular!! There might be “downloads” or sudden intuitions and insights flooding our minds. If you don’t make time for the depth but try to go on with business as usual, chances are you’ll get some nasty cold or something else forcing you to slow wayyyy down. Skimming the surface won't cut it. And it would be crazy not to use this magical time.

Time to renovate

The Eclipse makes an aspect to Uranus that suggests that deep cleansing goes hand in hand with new passions, surprises, freedom and future-minded thinking. While the sometimes overwhelming and painful transitions and breaking away of old structures continues, something unknown and innovative is slowly gathering momentum. It’s not all water and dreams this month, no no! There’s something brand new coming up, waiting to burst forth like the flowers this spring. Just getting well watered before… Who knows, the tears you finally allow yourself might be the nourishment of a new dream.

Fresh Paths

Mars has just moved into Sagittarius. So there is another impetus for moving ahead unencumbered. At least, let’s say, we get a nice little kick to do so. Mars is at odds with Mercury though, so maybe our urge to take action gets dampened a bit by a wet blanket or two. Insecurity, fear, or just the inability to focus could occur. However, that fire – water – thing is not impossible to navigate. As long as you stay away from too much fire water…  uplift your spirit please and don’t use spirits. We get such a dose of cosmic waves we need to keep our heads clear.

Solid foundations

At the eclipse, Saturn is stressing out the relaxed Pisces sun and moon with a square aspect. Saturn, strict teacher and taskmaster, will turn retrograde in two weeks and is almost at a standstill seen from Earth. This makes his influence (even) bigger. His main task is to keep us grounded and real so we can withstand reality checks. Especially when the world turns into a big aquarium like with this Solar eclipse... Saturn is the earthy counterweight to all that limitless oceany Pisces energy floating around.

Aiming high

Saturn is in Sagittarius, sign of higher education and foreign cultures. Building sound foundations includes checking your education, going for fresh-ups or courses of study if you find you lack qualifications for your work. It’s cool to go to school - or rather, imperative..!! Being on top of any law affairs, learning new languages or widening your horizon by travel are high on the bucket list as well. Saturn can help with not getting carried away spiritually, too... Find a way to make your ideals and visions real! Female wisdom warrior Pallas is working with Saturn, supporting practical, smart and strategically sound new paths.

Earth and water

Thankfully for the eclipse, there are a bunch of indicators for practical solutions and real progress. Ceres, the nurturing mother energy, Jupiter the benefactor, and Pluto all indicate that we'll get a chance to prepare the beets for spring and later reap some real results from new structures and hard work. It's difficult to imagine flowers in full bloom and ripe tomatoes right now, but the seeds are in the ground... if we put them there!!

Good care

So how can we best use the power of the water element this spring? Water seems innocent, but if you stand too close to the waves, they draw you in and there is no way you can control things anymore. Use some earthy qualities, dedication, discipline and discernment wherever there’s too much fears, unclarity, getting carried away by feelings, moods and memories. It's also a great time to move and feel your body regularly and eat organic, earthy, nourishing stuff. As I said for the last full moon, if you use substances it should really be not for fun but for healing, under supervision and with clarity about your aims.

When we put water and earth together we can make some miracles blossom. Enjoy Spring!!