Then, another dramatic eclipse comes along mid-day on Sunday, July 11th, and it serves to drive the stake even deeper into the very center of our issues. We are called upon to make an important movement in our individual and in our collective lives. If we heed the call we will get busy, and if we tune in to the tenor of the times we will not despair but rejoice that the moment for action has undisputedly come. This Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer makes aspects to Neptune and to Mars, just as Mars begins to close in on Saturn in the last decant of Virgo. Saturn itself is less than a degree away from its entrance into Libra, where it will form an almost perfect square with Pluto, and where we will experience the most potent expression yet of its ongoing opposition to Uranus, representing the polarity of stasis versus dramatic change.
Saturn with Pluto in its waning square represents tough love, urging transformation upon us whether we think we are ready for it or not. This configuration reminds us of the 2001 opposition between Saturn and Pluto, the single most important indicator in the chart of 9-11. If we are wondering how the current collision of these powerful archetypal forces will manifest, we have to look no further than the aftermath of recent catastrophic events that have already occurred, and that will go down in history as two of the greatest disasters of our time. The tragedy is ongoing, since the challenge that they represent continues to reveal further complications. I am speaking, of course, of the massive earthquake in Haiti that has left over a million people homeless and living in tents with the hurricane season approaching, as of this writing, and of the world-changing Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill of late April 2010, still gushing as of mid-June. This environmental debacle of unprecedented proportions will also be greatly exacerbated by the storms of this summer. Perhaps the time has finally come when the balance tips away from constantly encouraging this nation's over-dependence on fossil fuels.
July includes another powerful Full Moon, taking place on Sunday, July 25th, with the Sun and Moon in the early degrees of Leo and Aquarius. This Full Moon triggers once again the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto T-square. Saturn has entered Libra, as of the 21st of July, so that the configuration of these powerful archetypal energies is now at one relative peak. The Uranus-Plutosquare remains potent throughout the 20-teens. We might expect during this final week of a pivotal month to see some early warning signs of the tumultuous decade that awaits us.