The next eclipse takes place this week, on July 2nd. As I was looking at people with birthdays on or around this date, I came across the horoscope for Julian Assange (born July 3rd, 1971).
Assange is the founder of Wikileaks (2006) who was granted political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012. Asylum was withdrawn earlier this year, he was arrested and is currently in Belmarsh Prison awaiting extradition to the USA.
I’ve posted Assange’ birth chart below which very quickly reveals how extraordinary this man is – note the loaded angles for starters. Assange had an eclectic childhood shown by Mars in Aquarius on the IC, which also alludes to his incarceration. Jupiter is his ruling planet in the sign of secrets, Scorpio, next to illusory Neptune in the sign of truth, Sagittarius.
Both planets are in the hidden 12th house – the house of self-undoing/prison – but were rising at his birth. There are so many rumours around Julian Assange, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not.
Also, note Saturn in Gemini, the sign of the writer, on the Descendant opposing the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction. Assange has won many awards for his journalism and he was Time Person of the Year in 2010. This was a pivotal year in his life when sexual accusations were made against him and Wikileaks exposed thousands of US government documents.
Yet, what’s unique about Assange is that he divides opinion. He has huge support from many people but attracts major opposition too. He is both loved and admired, hated and ostracised. Some people view him as a criminal, other people see him as a victim of injustice.
In The Eye Of The Eclipse
2010 was the last Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle. What caught my attention right now is the position of his Sun Cancer. This week’s Solar Eclipse falls at 10 Cancer 38, exactly cazimi Assange’s Sun.
Plus, to add to the intensity, his natal Mercury is at 24 Cancer 03 and the coming Lunar Eclipse on July 16, 2019 falls at 24 Cancer 04. Assange is right now in the eye of the eclipse.
Julian Assange: The Debate
To add to the eclipse symbolism, there’s a ‘sold out’ debate on Assange’ legacy and future in London which takes place on…. July 2nd, 2019 at 7:30pm. The Solar Eclipse is exact on July 2nd, 2019 at 8:16pm (BST). In the eye of the eclipse? Absolutely. I’d love to have a ticket to be there.
Assange will face a full extradition hearing next February, 2020. This month’s Lunar Eclipse at 24 Capricorn pulls in Pluto, currently at 22 degrees Capricorn. On February 21, 2020, Pluto will exactly oppose Assange’s natal Mercury at 24 Cancer 03 for the first time.
His extradition hearing is scheduled for February 25, 2020. The astrology hints that Assange’s case is once again going to arouse strong opposition – Mercury is ruler of his Gemini Descendant . It’s going to be hard to escape that Pluto in Capricorn – the power of authority.
Also, when I was reading about Assange, I saw that he has a fervent supporter in the actress and model, Pamela Anderson, who’s visited him in jail. Anderson’s birthday? July 1st, 1967, making her a fellow Sun Cancer in the eye of the eclipse.
Anyone else with a birthday in the first few days of July rocketing to fame or making a name for themselves?