Star Signs

This section contains my personal interpretation of events in the sky and their influence on us, as well as astrological information that I consider meaningful for everyone.

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Not all people will be affected by each of the configurations commented below, as it depends on meaningful contacts between the corresponding planetary points in transit and the birth chart positions. However, all of us will be able to perceive the energies at play at the collective level, whether in our immediate surroundings or in a distant environment (different groups also have their own birth charts).

Partial Solar Eclipse – July 13th, 2018

Solar total eclipse

There will be a partial solar eclipse on July 13th, 2018. The Sun and the Moon will be at approximately 20 degrees of Cancer.

Each eclipse affects certain group of people and the specifics of the influence depend greatly on the birth chart configuration, each case is different, but people with their Sun or Moon around 20 degrees of any sign will certainly feel the influence of this eclipse. However, the kind of eclipse indicates a type of process that will develop for all people influenced by it.

A solar eclipse like the one happening on July 13th implies a critical moment to initiate some kind of activity or renewal (the specific vital area will depend on the birth chart), this is a New Moon with a notable emphasis that should be used to reconsider our efforts or start new projects.

The partial solar eclipse on July 13th will be visible from southern part of Australia, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The peak moment of the eclipse will take place at 03:02 Universal Time (UT).

You can visit http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc to convert the time indicated above to your local time.

Mercury retrograde (from July 26th to August 19th, 2018)

Mercury retrograde symbol

Mercury turns retrograde on July 26th, 2018 at 00:20 UT (Universal Time) and it turns direct again on August 19th, 2018 at 09:22 UT. You can visit http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc to convert the times just mentioned to your local time.

Please remember that not all people are affected each time Mercury turns retrograde, as it depends on meaningful contacts between transiting Mercury and the birth chart positions; for more on this, please visit Mercury retrograde , Clarification about Mercury retrograde and Living Mercury retrograde creatively

People whose natal Mercury is between eleven and twenty three degrees of any sign, as well as people with their Ascendant in either Gemini or Virgo between the four and the sixteen degrees, will be among of those feeling the effects of Mercury retrograde at some point of this cycle.

Mercury turns retrograde thirteen days after a solar eclipse, indicating a possible need to reconsider, revalue or reorganize for many people who have felt the need to start a project with the eclipse. For other people this may be a favorable cycle to review how to proceed with a much needed renewal or the moment to pause a process recently initiated with the purpose of planning better its execution. In any case, awareness and patience are key.

Total Lunar eclipse on July 27th, 2018

Lunar eclipse

There will be a total lunar eclipse on July 27th, 2018. The Sun will be at approximately 4 degrees of Leo and the Moon will be at approximately 4 degrees of Aquarius.

Each eclipse affects certain group of people and the specifics of the influence depend greatly on the birth chart configuration, each case is different, but people with their Sun or Moon around 4 degrees of any sign will certainly feel the influence of this eclipse. However, the kind of eclipse indicates a type of process that will develop for all people influenced by it.

A lunar eclipse as the one happening on July 27th represents a critical moment to reach the comprehension of a process or to see the results of an effort (the birth chart will indicate the specific vital area); this is a Full Moon with a remarkable intensity that allows us to complete projects or see some processes really clearly, which can help us to give up to something or make significant changes; however, if we have been in "automatic pilot" mode, it is possible that this eclipse brings some type of crisis to compel us to change our focus and increase our awareness; it may also be a moment to turn the page. As this eclipse occurs when Mercury is retrograde, the process can be rather inward or it may be restrained until Mercury turns direct.

The lunar eclipse on July 27th, 2018 will be visible from several places on Earth, but it will not be visible from as total from North America, Central America and Greenland. The peak moment of the eclipse will take place at 20:23 Universal Time (UT).

You can visit http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc to convert the time just mentioned to your local time.

Partial Solar Eclipse – August 11th, 2018

Solar total eclipse

There will be a partial solar eclipse on August 11th, 2018. The Sun and the Moon will be at approximately 18 degrees of Leo.

Each eclipse affects certain group of people and the specifics of the influence depend greatly on the birth chart configuration, each case is different, but people with their Sun or Moon around 18 degrees of any sign will certainly feel the influence of this eclipse. However, the kind of eclipse indicates a type of process that will develop for all people influenced by it.

A solar eclipse like the one happening on August 18th implies a critical moment to initiate some kind of activity or renewal (the specific vital area will depend on the birth chart), this is a New Moon with a notable emphasis that should be used to reconsider our efforts or start new projects. This eclipse still happens with Mercury retrograde, and therefore, it may refer more to planning than taking action, which will flow when Mercury is direct.

The partial solar eclipse on August 11th will be visible from northern Asia and northern Europe. The peak moment of the eclipse will take place at 09:47 Universal Time (UT).

You can visit http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc to convert the time indicated above to your local time.

The Leo - Aquarius Nodal Axis (May 2017 - November 2018)

Leo - Aquarius Nodal Axis

The North Node and the South Node form an axis that speaks to us about the essential roots of both our comfort zone and our critical development areas to be cultivated in this lifetime; this becomes specially relevant in our lives when the North Node makes a significant contact by transit with our natal Nodal axis.

The North Node entered Leo on May 9th ,2017and will remain in that sign until November 6th, 2018. If any of your nodes is in Leo, you will find more important than ever to develop certain personality traits, as well as to focus on particular activities/attitudes to fulfill your higher purposes. Although the specifics for each case are coded in each individual birth chart and imply far more complex connections and meanings that the ones displayed here, I would like to underline some general indications in order to promote some level of reflection.

North Node in Leo

If you were born in any of the following lapses, your North Node may be in Leo:

* November 1942 – May 1944.

* June 1961 – December 1962.

* January 1980 – September 1981.

* October 1998 – April 2000.

Developing a personal and individualistic approach is key for your progress. You should explore your creativity and executive power, while radiating warmth and generosity.

How are you using your personal power?

North Node in Aquarius

If you were born in any of the following lapses, your North Node may be in Aquarius:

* June 1933 – March 1935.

* March 1952 – October 1953.

* November 1970 – April 1972.

* May 1989 – November 1990.

* December 2007 – August 2009.

Developing an objective approach focused on collective advance is key for your progress. You should explore original ways of dealing with people and facing situations, while keeping an altruistic and friendly perspective.

How are you contributing for the betterment of the society you live in?

Astrology articles by astrologer Elisa Benavides

I invite you to read the following articles to learn more about the way Astrology can help you in your journey.

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A profile of the Air signs:

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A profile of the Water signs:

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All about Mercury retrograde

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Gemstones and astrology jewelry

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