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Close Communities: June 2020's New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer

On Sunday, June 21st, the night of the Summer Solstice, we will have a Solar Eclipse at 00'21 degrees Cancer. Here's what to expect.

By Kaitlyn MauraPublished 4 years ago 5 min read

On Sunday, June 21st, the night of the Summer Solstice, we will have a Solar Eclipse at 00'21 degrees Cancer. Here's what to expect.

What is a Solar Eclipse?

A Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon is caught between the Earth & the Sun blocking off sunlight, making it look as if the Sun has disappeared. A Solar Eclipse always coincides with the New Moon, while a Lunar Eclipse always coincides with the Full Moon.

Astrologically, New Moons are seen as a good time for new beginnings and fresh starts. A Solar Eclipse carries with it the same energy of a New Moon but amplified. Often, if aspecting your chart, it will coincide with major life events such as a marry or a baby being born, and its effects will last until the end of the lunar cycle. A Solar Eclipse is even more likely to influence events on a mass scale, particularly in the areas of the world in which it is visible. While the effects of a regular New Moon will last about 28 days, the effects of a Solar Eclipse will last for about six months, when another eclipse occurs in the opposite sign.

It's always important to note that eclipses always occur when the Sun is near the orbit of one of the two nodes. The North Node and South Node are lunar points representing our karma. They are always in opposite signs from one another. The North Node represents where we are going, our purpose, what we came here to master. The South Node represents our karma and past lives, what we're familiar with and need to let go of. This is what makes an eclipse such a crucial time for evolution and spiritual growth.

June 2020's Solar Eclipse in Cancer

2020's Summer Solstice Lunar Eclipse will occur at the first degree of Cancer, the cardinal water sign ruled by the Moon. The first degree of any sign is important, as it both represents new beginnings and embraces the qualities of the sign at it's purest, most undiluted form.

Cancer is the sign of the crab, a very vulnerable and soft little animal, protected by it's thick hardy shell. As a water sign ruled by the Moon, Cancer is probably the most sensitive and emotional out of all the signs. But don't underestimate it's power. As a cardinal sign, Cancer is much stronger than given credit for and it's emotions are a power in themselves. Cancer has strong associations with the home & family because it is driven to defend and protect. Of course, Cancer ultimately seeks emotional safety, a place where they are cherished, secure and loved, but will fight off anything that threatens that foundation. The sign of Cancer is very much reflective of the bonds we form with others & the foundations our lives are built around. This Solar Eclipse will trigger new beginnings surrounding issues of the home & family. Likewise, there will likely be strong revelations about who we want to bond with, what we need to feel safe & secure, and what is it that truly brings us emotional fulfillment.

While not aspecting, Mercury stationed Retrograde in Cancer just two days before so we're already reflecting, and re-examining, these areas of our life. Expect an article on that to come.

The New Moon is only one degree apart from the North Node at the last degree of Gemini. While being so close in orb, I do consider it a conjunction, being out-of-sign, I would interpret it a little bit differently than I would an in-sign conjunction. It wasn't that long ago (only about a month and a half) since the North Node was still in Cancer, and I think right now, we're seeing a blend of those two energies. The North Node in Cancer (opposite the South Node in Capricorn) forced us to step away from our professional lives to nurture ourselves and focus on what's really important (namely, our home & family). This was seen most strongly with the coronavirus and it's subsequent lock-down. The North Node has just recently entered Gemini, and things are starting to open up a bit more. With the North Node in Gemini (opposite the South Node in Sagittarius) there will likely still be a certain level of restriction in regards to travel & long journeys, but it's helping us to focus more on our local communities. That doesn't sound so different from the North Node in Cancer now does it? This Solar Eclipse will help us to wrap up any lessons we learned from the North Node's transit through Cancer and begin anew by putting these lessons into practice. The combination of Gemini (communication) and Cancer (emotion) energies will also help us to have some important conversations about difficult topics... like feelings. Deep and long discussions about the things we normally don't talk about are favored now.

The New Moon is also making an exact inconjunction to Saturn Retrograde at the first degree of Aquarius. Basically, an inconjunction occurs between two planets that have nothing in common. Aquarius & Cancer share neither element nor modality. Basically, our feeling, subconscious needs & ego desires (Sun & Moon in Cancer) are out of sync with societal expectations and potential restricts (Saturn in Aquarius), which can be challenging, especially at a time like this.

Air Meets Water


This eclipse will be seen as a "ring of fire," from Africa, China, India & Pakistan, as well as parts of the Middle East. These countries will be most especially affected by this eclipse.

Eclipses are known to affect everybody, but check your natal chart to see if you have any personal planets or angles (ASC, IC, DSC or MC) or maybe even your Nodes between 25-29 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) & 0-5 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). People with these placements will be especially affected. How it will affect you will depend on the house Cancer sits in your birth chart, and in the case of angles or personal planets, which planets are effected.

Themes related to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius two weeks ago, as well as the Lunar Eclipse in Cancer in January, may be either wrapping up or repeating themselves at this time.

This Solar Eclipse is an important time for manifestation, so remember, manifest wisely! Whatever we manifest now will likely be felt during the upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 5th.


About the Creator

Kaitlyn Maura

My name’s Kait. I would define myself mainly as a truth seeker. I write about a lot of things, primarily astrology, religion & spirituality, relationships and social issues.

Website: https://www.astrologybykait.com/

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