The solar eclipse at 29 degrees fifty six minutes Cancer happened at 2:34 AM Greenwich Mean Time on July 22nd, or 10:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time on July 21st.
The first thing to say about it is that a solar eclipse can have either a positive or negative affect on one's personal life depending on how the eclipse aspects one's natal planets. If, for example, you have planets at 29 degrees Cancer, Libra, Capricorn or Aries you will be challenged by this particular eclipse. If you have planets at 29 degrees Virgo or Pisces this eclipse favors you. If you have planets at 00 degrees Gemini or Sagittarius this eclipse will affect a turning point of sorts in your affairs. To get a complete picture of what this eclipse means for you personally you will either have to read your own chart or have an astrologer do that for you. Please note: this report is about probablities in world events as shown by the eclipse.
To find out what the eclipse means for the world, I made charts for London, Paris, Bruxelles, Berlin, Moscow, Jerusalem, Beirut, Amman, Damascus, Teheran, Delhi, Jakarta, Beijing, Anbyon North Korea, Tokyo, Wellington NZ, and Washington DC. I also looked at the relevant Johndro locality charts, and at the national charts of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Zaire for added detail.
A major solar eclipse such as this one signals an ending and a new beginning in the world, however difficult. This eclipse is at 29 degrees Cancer. Twenty-nine degrees means a weeping matter is coming into the world with this eclipse.
The charts for London, Paris and Bruxelles put the eclipse in the 2nd house, showing the troubled finances of western Europe and the EU, and pointing to coming burdensome taxation, heavy expenditures and losses of revenue, wasted public money, and unstable conditions in the money market and in the stock markets. Financial conditions in the EU will fluctuate with some deep losses. The chart for Berlin shows the eclipse in the 1st house and points to serious discontentment and unrest amongst the general public in Germany and all of central Europe. There may come some surprising changes in the German government as a result of these conditions. The charts for Jerusalem, Beirut, Damascus and Ammon also have the eclipse in the 1st house showing general discontentment among the people. This tells us that the Middle East will become more restless and unstable in the coming months. If we look at the band that runs approximately between 10 degrees east longitude and 36 degrees east longitude, or the area running roughly between Germany and Syria, and extend it down to south latitudes into the continent of Africa, we will find the same unsettling indications showing up in much of central, east and south Africa. Of special interest are Libya, Chad, Sudan, Ethopia, Zaire, Uganda, and all the way south to South Africa. This whole region of the world is in considerable ferment. Of note, the national chart of Zaire has Mercury at 29 degrees Cancer in the 4th house, and ruling the 6th house. It is very possible that the the eclipse will trigger an epidemic in Zaire.
The charts for Moscow and Teheran put the eclipse in the 12th house, indicating serious behind the scenes trouble involving prisons, possibly relating to victims of political chicanery. The chart for India puts the eclipse in the 11th house indicating changes in the Cabinet, troubles and difficulties in Parliament, dissentions and disagreements among its members, also the sickness, indisposition or death of a member of the government. Saturn in the India chart is in the 1st house showing the country entertaining a serious outlook about its problems especially as relates to children and education. Venus in the India chart is in the 10th house exactly square Saturn in the 1st and square Uranus in the 7th confirming the possibility of sickness or death of a member of the government, possibly a lady, and/or the unpopularity of someone in the highest of the government circles. It appears there is some problem of corruption that concerns the public. It is also possible a well-known Indian movie star will die sometime within a year of the eclipse.
The eclipse as affects Afghanistan and Pakistan shows the problems in Afghanistan related to opium growers funding terrorists who secretly cross over into Pakistani territory. It will be extremely difficult to control this sort of activity.
The charts for China, Japan and Korea have the eclipse at the zenith, or 10th house; it is closest to the zenith in Japan. We can expect some dramatic events to occur in east Asia involving these countries. Such an eclipse as this in the 10th house is a sign of the defeat of the government and/or heads of major corporations of central importance to the nation. East Asia is heading for major changes now.
The solar eclipse may also play a role in earthquakes and volcanic activity. Areas that call attention include China and Japan. The Johndro locality chart confirms the possibility of earthquake activity in far eastern Asia. The Johndro chart draws a line north-south from Kamchatka Penninsula and the Kuril Islands just northeast of Japan down to Papua New Guinea. This may trigger activity in the whole region of the islands that surround the eastern, southeastern, and southern sides of Asia, not to mention the land of Japan, China and Korea. The Johndro charts also point to the central Atlantic, or 30 degrees west longitude, that could indicate volcanic activity increasing at the bottom of the ocean there. The eclipse appears at the zenith over the mid-Atlantic in the Johndro chart. This would also make it a risk, at times, to travel across. There might be a big storm coming across the ocean after the eclipse as well.
The chart for Wellington, NZ shows nothing noteworthy. This means that the range of earthquake activity relative to the eclipse appears to be limited to the area around east Asia. If it happens in the sea there will be a tidal wave. The sign Cancer suggests that possibility. A solar eclipse at the end of the sign Cancer points to disease. If there are earthquakes in Asia there will be a big health problem following. If there aren't earthquakes there is the likelihood, nonetheless, of an epidemic coming.
Finally, the eclipse chart in the US puts the eclipse in the 5th house. This suggests unstable and fluctuating conditions in the stock and commodities markets with potential big losses, also dangerous conditions in places of amusement such as amusement parks and theaters, danger to children, a drop in the birth-rate, and the possibility of another death of a famous person in the entertainment field. The chart also points to plenty of wrangling to come in the House of Representatives.
Some affects of the eclipse may happen immediately or come later on as repercussions when planets come to aspect the eclipse degree. The first repercussion may occur when the Moon comes to square the eclipse degree on July 27th, and opposition the eclipse degree on August 4th. The Moon traveling around the heavens once a month has plenty of chances to set it off during the course of the year following the eclipse. Venus comes to conjunction the eclipse degree of August 25th and 26th. Mars comes to conjunction the eclipse degree on October 15th and 16th. The Sun squares the eclipse degree on October 22nd. Venus then comes to square the eclipse degree on November 7th. The Sun comes to opposition the eclipse degree on January 19, 2010. It is said the affects of a solar eclipse can last three years. My experience tells me, however, that the affects last one year and then fade out.