Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
The July 16 eclipse will mark an ending or closure of some sort and you might feel sentimental. It’s always better to respond to someone else’s questions and inquiries at eclipse time, but not to initiate anything under an eclipse—any eclipse. Things never quite work out the way you anticipate with an eclipse. Also, eclipses move us forward, so there’s no option to turn back the clock .
At this eclipse, July 16, Pluto will be opposed to the Sun, so you may not like a dictate that a VIP sends down from the top. This person seems to be self-absorbed and not fair, but fighting this person would be like fighting City Hall. This will be an emotional moment of the month, but think before you say anything, as you may later regret words that you say in haste. Also, with Mercury retrograde, you will need to be sure you have picked up the right message, as it will be easy to misunderstand something that was told to you.
If your birthday falls on November 16, plus or minus five days, you will more likely feel this eclipse and find a way to benefit from what happens, even if initially you wonder how that would be possible. The same is true if you have Scorpio rising or the natal moon in Scorpio 24 degrees or a natal planet in Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, Taurus, or Capricorn 24 degrees, plus or minus five degrees.
Nineteen years ago, on July 1, 2000, and July 16, 2000, there was a similar set of eclipses to the ones happening now. Can you recall anything that happened back then? Although nothing in life or astrology is ever replicated exactly, if you can think of a theme that emerged all those years ago, you may see that theme echoed now.
Uranus will be in hard angle to Mars on July 11, a hot, explosive aspect, but within significant mathematical orb most of the month, suggesting one of two things. You may have your hands full with a fierce competitor who will be bent on getting what they feel is rightfully theirs professionally. This person is likely to use unusual tactics, so you’ll have to stay on your toes. Scorpio is a street-smart sign, so there is no one better than you to counter this person. Alternatively, Uranus in hard angle to Mars may bring on an argument out of the blue at work with a collaborator or partner. Nothing may be gained by standing toe-to-toe with this person. Find another way to stand up for yourself. In karate, you are taught to use the other person’s strength against them—that’s a clue.