A New Moon, Solar Eclipse and a Solstice!
This is a rare combination of three cosmic opportunities for a new beginning!
This Solar Eclipse, happening 21 June, 2020, is one that ties up the last two years of major changes and shifts when it comes to our sense of home, family, and security.
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About the Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse
This Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse seems to be a bit gentler than most – usually, Solar Eclipses are about beginnings rather than the endings of Lunar Eclipses. This Eclipse also ushers in the new Gemini/Sagittarius themes for the next two years around information, beliefs, growth, travel, and expansion.
This is a very good time to think of new topics we wish to learn, places we wish to go (in a post-lockdown world) and to lay to rest any niggling issues around home, family and career.
Being Solstice, this is also a turning point and it’s a very important time to review our personal values and what we wish to change over the rest of the year.
Energies affecting this New Moon Solar Eclipse
The ruler of this New Moon Solar Eclipse is the Moon herself who rules the sign of the Eclipse – Cancer. The Moon is very strong in this sign, and so this can be a very feeling-orientated Eclipse, offering us a chance to wipe the emotional slate clean.
Some of us will have a cathartic emotional release, and some of us will look towards a brighter next six months where home and family has balanced out at last, despite the stress of lockdown and the pandemic. There may also be some emphasis on how to initiate more nurturing into our lives in the next while.
There’s a gentle aspect to Uranus, which suggests surprises in store over the next several months. This can be financial as well as family or home-related. We’ve learnt to expect the unexpected over the last several months, and this just brings a little more of that in a more integrated, exciting way.
Mercury is still Retrograde, also in the sign of Cancer, which reflects a very sentimental feel, and there may be plenty of thought given to caring for others, for society and for ourselves. We may have to be very careful of wallowing in emotion that we fail to take action!
Finally, the Nodes are in Gemini/Sagittarius, and there will still be a lot of focus which is only just beginning, on travel, education, information, facts, details and specifics. We are encouraged to not only see the bigger picture, but also the small pieces of the puzzle.
How to Make the Most of the New Moon Solar Eclipse for each Sign
Aries and Aries Rising
The Solar Eclipse occurs in your home zone, Aries, and family relationships over the next few months will become ever more important and topical. What makes a home a home for you? It’s likely that a lot of your focus will be on this area of your life – for a change.
Taurus and Taurus Rising
The next few months have the potential to be very creative for you, Taurus. Fresh ideas flow in, and it’s up to you to take action. Remember, your words are your bond, so only make promise you can keep, and perhaps leave the more important decisions until the end of the month.
Gemini and Gemini Rising
Questions arise around your values over the rest of the year, Gemini, and it’s going to be important that your financial status reflects your true worth. What is it you stand for, and are you allowing yourself to pushed this way and that purely for material gain? Emotional conversations happen around money.
Cancer and Cancer Rising
This Eclipse is in your sign, right at the beginning of your birthday month, Cancer – a double whammy! This indicates a very powerful new start for you. It’s time to put energy into those goals, to be prepared to be flexible and ready for surprises along the way.
Leo and Leo Rising
Eclipses are important for you, Leo. This one may seem quiet, but on the inside, it’s very profound. It’s the end of a two-year inner journey for you, where you’ve had to face up to your baggage and release it all. This is the culmination, Leo.
Virgo and Virgo Rising
Make time for friends this Eclipse, Virgo – and be prepared for some to leave your life. The ones that stay are the ones that are meant to be, trust that. This is a time to really focus on your future, to lay out a solid 5–year plan – and be prepared to make sacrifices.
Libra and Libra Rising
If you’ve been having career troubles, Libra, this Eclipse instigates something new, along with the energy of a Solstice. However, there may also be something lost, and perhaps that’s an old role, a professional avenue you’ve counted on or something else career-related. Make way for the new, Libra.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising
Travels in the next several months may be on the cards for you, Scorpio. However, there are changes to be had, and you’ll simply have to adapt, like the rest of the world. Think about what’s important to you, and where you feel the most nurtured.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising
This Eclipse can feel intense, Sagittarius, particularly in the area of finances and relationships. It may be that certain people or financial situations are forcibly removed from your life, or that you’re feeling a death/rebirth energy. Whatever it is, it’s making way for new beginnings.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising
This Eclipse impacts your commitment zone, Capricorn, and you’re either starting out on a whole new path with your sweetheart, or you’re making your way on your own. Some of you may have a really important encounter that leads to something more in the next six months.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising
This is the chance to start a new lifestyle, Aquarius – one that nourishes you in every way, not just financially or materially. What is important to you? Some of you may lose a job and welcome a new one in at the same time. Just go with it.
Pisces and Pisces Rising
This Eclipse has the makings of a baby, Pisces – a human one or a creative one. Throw your energies into creation of any kid, and watch the rewards build! Some of you may have great beginnings when it comes to love, as well as maybe having to cut some ties, too.
5 Tips for Making the most of the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer
1. Make Decisions at the End of the Month
Mercury is still Retrograde, which means that you’re not quite thinking clearly – yet. All conversations are still quite emotional, so go lightly.
2. Cry It Out
With three planets in emotional Cancer, this could be a huge release for you. Find a moment to let go and cry it out – whether it’s cumulative stress or grief at loss, it’s okay.
3. Be Flexible
With Uranus inspecting this Eclipse, surprises are in store which require you to be flexible over the next several months. Remember the most adaptable survive – not the strongest.
4. Prioritise Family
Cancer is a family sign, so even if you’re sick and tired of seeing the same people day in and day out, make a serious effort to connect with those whom you love. Remember, life is precious.
5. Take some time out
Eclipses are hard on the body, mind and soul. You’ll naturally feel more worn out, and you may suffer from exhaustion headaches or aches and pains. Have a long, long bath, go for a swim or be near water. Eat well and be kind to yourself.
Summary of the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer
This is a very emotional Eclipse, focussed on home, family, feelings and nourishing. New beginnings are there, but Eclipses also always take something “away” to make space for the new.
Try to let go of the past instead of holding onto it, and be okay with surprises. Cry it out, release, let go and take good care of yourself.