Your horoscope for July 12 to 18, 2018

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      Thursday delivers the first of three eclipses for this season, two partial (super new moon) solar eclipses (July 12, August 11) and one total lunar eclipse (July 27). Drawing extra turbo from Mars in Aquarius retrograde, the eclipses will pack a punch, whether they hit your chart directly or not. This is no ordinary passage along destiny’s time line.

      Thursday’s solar eclipse in Cancer continues to put the children and the vulnerable in the spotlight. All matters to do with safety, security, protection, food production, and domestic and national interests fall under Cancer’s jurisdiction too. Pitted against (in exact opposition to) Pluto in Capricorn, the subject du jour is readily demonstrated by several examples: U.S. president Trump’s immigration-policy enforcement that has separated children from their parents; the Thai government’s and international responses to the trapped boys; a conservative U.S. Supreme Court lockup that could impact abortion laws and civil rights; the Canadian provinces versus the federal government regarding financial responsibility for new immigrants and asylum seekers… The list goes on.

      An Earth grand trine accompanies the eclipse that allows for what is weak, missing, untapped, unclaimed, underrated, or undervalued to be brought to the light of day. Once exposed, it sets the opportunity for the necessary correction, healing, repair, and improvement to begin.

      A new cycle begins regarding reaching limits, moving past the past, reprioritizing, the challenges of regaining control and of meeting up with consequence or reward. It is a fermenting time regarding the shaping of reality, along with its evolving needs and dictates. With a few critical points along the way, the eclipse sets a work-in-progress timetable that extends to 2020.

      March 20 - April 19

      A new level of security, a new comfort zone, new options, new safety measures, new personal priorities, and new concerns and insecurities make the list too; the evolving reality has been in the works for a while now. The partial solar eclipse officially announces the start of a new home, family, and living-with-yourself chapter. Tackle repairs and upgrades now. Time is of the essence.

      April 20 - May 20

      Some options may be totally off the table now; some need to be reworked; others simply require more time. Don’t worry so much about the long range. Thursday’s solar eclipse is best used to explore new ideas, to plant new seeds, and to feel your way along. Outside support may be missing or out of reach right now. Find it within. Put mind/will over chatter.

      May 21 - June 21

      How much/how much more are you willing to invest? Is it worth the extra time, money, or emotional commitment? Are you getting your needs met? Do you feel secure or stuck? Thursday’s eclipse prompts a deeper dive into the rising undercurrents. A new inner voice speaks to you now. The eclipse sets fertile and profitable conditions for taking on a new life.

      June 21 - July 22

      Thursday’s eclipse will hold greater springboard sway if your birthday happens on it or near it. Otherwise, you may simply feel more energized, motivated, responsive, or triggered. No matter how challenged you may feel, do not underestimate the value in the act. Rework, reclaim, or restart it now. Even a small step/attempt can set you up for great gain.

      July 22 - August 22

      Soak it in and cozy up Thursday/Friday. It’s all good through mid–next week too. Although Thursday’s eclipse is not front and centre for your sign, potent emotional undercurrents are stirring. Feel your way along; watch for signals and clues. That which stirs with new life now will be more fully out in the open by the lunar eclipse at the end of the month.

      August 22 - September 22

      A major lifestyle overhaul has been in the works for some time now. While there is still more to process and sort out, Thursday’s solar eclipse positions you at the next checkpoint threshold. Sunday is your best day for action for a fresh initiative, upgrade, update, and test drive.

      September 22 - October 23

      Venus, your ruler, is a major contributor to Thursday’s solar eclipse. It favours all action-taking or intention-setting toward healing, repair and renovations, improvement, regaining control, and moving past the past. The eclipse sets an auspicious backdrop for undertakings and ambitions directed toward building greater material, professional, or emotional security. Someone or something from your past can resurface and/or springboard you.

      October 23 - November 21

      They may live far away, but the bond is never broken. Thursday’s solar eclipse is ideal for a catch-up with your past, whether you do that through memories or you pay a visit to places and faces you haven’t seen for a while. The eclipse also previews the future in some subtle, indirect, obvious, or special-event way.

      November 21 - December 21

      Thursday’s solar eclipse can spark something unexpected. It could be a great idea or an inspired impulse, a moneymaker, a chance to connect with a special someone, or it could uncover or reveal something more. Emotions and/or needs can run deeper than has been evident so far. The eclipse favours nesting, putting down new roots, growing better bonds, and greater security.

      December 21 - January 19

      Thursday’s solar eclipse puts an added spotlight on loved ones and what they need from you. Your social world and involvement with the public also gain more of your attention. It also draws added attention to the arenas of your life where you feel insecure or incomplete. Added attention to safeguards and self-preservation is to your advantage.

      January 20 - February 18

      While Mars in Aquarius continues in retrograde, a vacation or a time-out is well timed. Take it moment to moment for now. Thursday’s solar eclipse could produce something unexpected regarding work or health. It sets a favourable backdrop for trial runs, restarts, secondhand buys, refurbishing, and new ventures directed toward upgrading health, wealth, or emotional security.

      February 18 - March 20

      Reflecting on the past; eyeing the future: a special event, announcement, child, lover, or something entirely unexpected can strike a deep emotional chord. Thursday’s solar eclipse can hold significant or subtle impact. It’s a threshold-crossing time for matters of heart, health, family, self-care, and security, and for gaining ground on yourself.


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