Eclipse season is here! June comes with 2 of the eclipses for 2020, a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius (first one in Sagittarius) and a solar eclipse in Cancer (last one in Cancer).
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What is a solar eclipse?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic. Solar eclipses occur when new moons are within 18 1/2 degrees of the lunar nodes, the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic.
What is a lunar eclipse?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy. Lunar eclipses occur when full moons are within 18 1/2 degrees of the lunar nodes, the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon Crosses the ecliptic.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius: June 5th 2020 (3:13PM ET/12:13PM PT)
The lunar eclipse comes to us in Sagittarius, and the first thing to know about this eclipse is how much it'll likely push us to want to escape. We want freedom, we want to run, we want to roam! *cue Roam by the B-52's* The more we feel like we've been stuck, held back, boxed in, kept from pursuing what we want, the more we;ll push against that. I am certainly thinking of all of the stay-at-home orders; people may be defying that left, right, and center if they're still in effect for this eclipse! Sagittarius does rule space, so we may stick to the social distancing thing, anyway.
Sagittarius rules our beliefs, so we can defend them much more strongly. We feel incredibly close to what we believe, like it's a vital part of who we are. But, this may come at a cost, and it may not be very healthy, or even realistic. Are you sure that what you believe positive syncs with who you are now, or are you clinging to outdated beliefs that no longer serve the person you've changed into? Our beliefs should change as we do, and reflect the changes we undergo. When they're positive like that, we can be more passionate, more convincing, and more confident.
Sagittarius is a communication ruler, and we may be talking up a storm, sharing big stories, and engaging in lively debates. This is good, until we start with white lies that turn into real lies, and become all talk and bluster and don't back it up with action. Words are empty when they're not backed up by anything. Make sure your words aren't empty.
Sagittarius is the optimistic sign, so we'll likely not be super pessimistic with this lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses can be super emotional, but we may want to focus on the good and not get stuck in emotion. So if things get rough, we can make it through because we're trying to be positive!
The aspects this lunar eclipse makes are NOT helpful: opposite Venus retrograde in Gemini, square (hard aspect) Mars in Pisces, and square Neptune in Pisces (a little wide though). Ouch! Square the retrograde Venus is likely going to make communications so. much. worse. Nasty words flying everywhere, no one knows what's true and what's not, bad news coming out that upsets everyone. Be careful with words, people! And make sure you give you mind a healthy outlet so you're not taking stress out on other people.
The square to Mars increases agitation and frustration, and this can lead to lashing out irrationally from subconscious issues. If you're mad, reeeeally ask yourself why. It's probably not for the reason you think it is on the surface. Get below that. The square to Neptune adds to the subconscious issues, and brings in the Neptunian fog, so it can be a challenge to actually see what's right in front of us.
I also have to note, just as a warning, I'm getting a "crash" or "accident" vibe from this energy involving water (like a plane crashing into water, a train derailing into water, a ship or ferry having an accident, or something with water causing an accident, like severe rains/flooding that collapses a bridge, maybe an earthquake + tsunami, etc.). Maybe stay off of the water, if you can!
This lunar eclipse occurs at 15 degrees 34 minutes Sagittarius. The aspects made to this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 10 degrees 34 minutes - 20 degrees 34 minutes Sagittarius
Semisextile: 13 degrees 34 minutes - 17 degrees 34 minutes Scorpio or Capricorn
Sextile: 10 degrees 34 minutes - 20 degrees 34 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 10 degrees 34 minutes - 20 degrees 34 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 10 degrees 34 minutes - 20 degrees 34 minutes Aries or Leo
Quincunx: 13 degrees 34 minutes - 17 degrees 34 minutes Taurus or Cancer
Opposition: 10 degrees 34 minutes - 20 degrees 34 minutes Gemini
Solar Eclipse in Cancer: June 21st 2020 (2:42AM ET/June 20th 2020 11:42PM PT)
Cancer is the sign that rules the home and family, so we can devote more energy to home and family matters with this solar eclipse. We may want to make changes at home, renovate or move, or make changes with our family, planning gatherings or expanding our family. We can be more positive with these dealings, and want to make things better.
Cancer rules emotions, and solar eclipses tend to be enthusiastic, so we can focus on more positive emotions and positive uses of what we feel. We can use what we feel as motivation to act, and emotions can drive us and inspire us. It just feels right!
Cancer rules internal foundations, so we may want to work on strengthening our own internal foundations, or strengthen the foundations of aspects of our lives. The stronger the foundation is, the better we feel and the more stable and secure everything is. So think about what foundations you can work on in your life.
Cancer is the very bottom of the Zodiac wheel, which can prompt us to get back to our roots, get back to basics, and start from the very bottom with something. We may see a big shift in some way that starts from the bottom and works it's way up over the years. This can be something you work on personally, and can be something we see happen in the world.
This is the last eclipse in Cancer, so there may be some degree of finality associated with this eclipse, and we feel like we're closing a chapter in some way, moving on in some way, or see the culmination of something.
This eclipse occurs at a sensitive degree, 0 degrees of Cancer. 0 degrees of the cardinal signs are critical degrees and relate to the Aries Point (0 degrees Aries). There's major outward, tangible energy with 0 degrees of the cardinal signs, and we want to take the internal and bring it out. We may be concerned with trying to make things happen in our home and family lives, with our emotional desires, and can see this with towns/countries as well.
This eclipse makes 2 aspects, a quincunx (challenging) to Saturn in Aquarius and an out-of-sign square to Mars in Pisces. So the lunar eclipse is also square Mars, which means we're going to have some super frustration and agitation this eclipse season! Lots of anger and annoyance to manage, and we need to work on controlling this better and having better, healthier outlets so we're not just rage-aholics. Try to pinpoint what exactly is the root cause of the anger and frustration to begin with, and work to remedy the situation.
Quincunxes are erratic energy requiring adjustments and flexibility, and this can be a bit of a challenge with Saturn. We may have to work on being less rigid and structured, and more open to new ways of doing things. We have to be mindful of not giving in to impulse. Impulse control may not be great with this eclipse!
This solar eclipse occurs at 0 degrees 21 minutes Cancer, so aspects to the eclipse are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 5 degrees 21 minutes Cancer
Semisextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 21 minutes Gemini or Leo
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 5 degrees 21 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 5 degrees 21 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 5 degrees 21 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Quincunx: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 21 minutes Sagittarius or Aquarius
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 5 degrees 21 minutes Capricorn
Since this eclipse is so early in Cancer, it can also make out-of-sign aspects (as if it were in the previous sign, Gemini). Those out-of-sign aspects are:
Conjunction: 25 degrees 21 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Gemini
Semisextile: 28 degrees 21 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Taurus or Cancer
Sextile: 25 degrees 21 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 25 degrees 21 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 25 degrees 21 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Quincunx: 28 degrees 21 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Scorpio or Capricorn
Opposition: 25 degrees 21 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Sagittarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for interpretations