A solar eclipse in the 2nd decanate of Cancer is associated with the drying up of rivers, and social unrest.
Countries and areas under Cancer include Scotland, Holland, north and west Africa, and Paraguay; cities include Tunis, Algiers, Amsterdam, Venice, Milan, New York, Manchester, Stockholm, Constantinople, and Genoa where effects may be felt.
The eclipse is in opposition to Saturn and sextile to Uranus. It gives the feeling of intolerance of restraints.
Mercury is conjunct Mars square Uranus. There will be loud arguing and danger of fighting. Mercury turns retrograde on the 8th of July exactly in conjunction with Mars. The week of the 5th - 12th of July looks particularly tense.
The eclipse chart for Washington, DC, has the eclipse plus Mars and Mercury all in the 9th house. It continues the troubles over foreign affairs, and restrictions over trade and commerce. Saturn is in the 3rd house, restricting communication with that foreign power, Iran. Uranus is exactly on the 7th house cusp bring unexpected complications to foreign affairs. Uranus is exactly opposite the Part of Fortune, or Lunar Ascendant, causing extreme attenuation of ties and communication. I believe this is speaking about Iran.
Meanwhile, Jupiter is in the 2nd house square Neptune in the 5th. The market will go up, but the square to Neptune warns of over expansion.
The eclipse chart for Teheran, Iran has the eclipse in the 4th house, Mars and Mercury in the 5th house, and Saturn in the 11th house. This is a bad sign for agriculture in that land. Saturn in the 11th house causes difficulties to the government including dissensions, and possible party splits. Uranus is in the 2nd house. This brings unexpected losses. Mars and Mercury in the 5th house bring violent crimes against women.
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