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The solar eclipse of June 1st and July 1st 2011

The solar eclipses of June 1st and July 1st 2011 are token of the rather rare phenomenon of 2 solar eclipses within a month time. This occurs on average every nine years.

The reason of this is the position of the lunar nodes being at about 11 degrees distance from the position of Sun and Moon at the moment of the eclipse. For this reason the eclipses will only be partial this time.

As, during a lunar eclipse we get cut off from our emotional feed, a solar eclipse gives us the feeling of being cut off from ourselves and being reactive more emotionally.


Bernadette Brady has studied the phenomena of eclipses and published her ideas in her book “Predictive Astrology: the eagle and the lark”. She makes differences between the potential effect of eclipses and categorizes them into Saros series.

The eclipse of June 1st on the 12th degree Gemini is categorized in Saros series 13 Old South and that of July 1st (on 10th degree of Cancer) in Saros series 13 New South.


The 12th degree of Gemini is symbolized in the astrological mandala by Dane Rudhyar as “a negro girl fights for her independence in the city”. This symbolizes the need for liberation from injustice and also the need to get rid of all prejudices and inequalities between people.

The 10th degree of Cancer is symbolized as “a large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process”. It symbolizes the need for important operations to grow to acquire social value.

As these two eclipses occur subsequently and within the same eclipse period (also the lunar eclipse of June 15th on Gemini Sagittarius 25th is part of it), the message of the 1st eclipse need to be fulfilled thru the second one. It gives us a view on the need to liberate all suppressed individuals or groups in whatever situation. The current struggle for freedom in Islamic countries can be seen as a token of these.


Those people whose personal horoscope make aspects to the degrees of the eclipses will especially be the ones to deal with the challenges of the eclipses.

In general this are all people born on June 1st or 2nd, September 3rd or 4th, December 3rd or 4th and March 1st or 2nd for the eclipse of June 1st and for the eclipse of July 1st all those people born on July 1st or 2nd, October 2nd or 3rd, December 30th or 31th and March 30th and 31st. But also other persons could be effected, especially those having MC or AC on the 10th degree of a cardinal sign (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra) for the eclipse of July 1st or having MC or AC on the 12th degree of a moveable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) for the eclipse of June 1st.

On a global level probably the eclipse of July 1st will be most recognizable, as it will be part of a square configuration in the cardinal signs (Sun and Moon in Cancer) with Saturn (in Libra) Pluto (in Capricorn) and Uranus (in Aries). For this reason it can be accompanied by earthquakes, plane accidents and nuclear accidents, but also with terrorist attacks.


The real reason for the eclipse is to transform and internalize the energies, where we around the lunar eclipse can get rid of our emotional behavior and make contact to the galactic center of Light, and Uranus can help to initialize changes from fixed thoughts and patterns, and Pluto can purify our thoughts in new systems for mankind and Saturn can help to stabilize them in an equalized way.