First of all, Happy Solstice!
The wheel of the year continues to turn.
The New Moon Solar eclipse is at 2:41 EST on June 21, 2020 at 00 degrees 21 minutes Cancer.
Zero degrees of any dig in a chart is particularly potent.
We have the opportunity to commune with, and heal our emotional body at this new Moon.
When the Moon is new, she is not visible to us. This can cause us to feel bereft.
We may feel a bit lost, and the remedy is to go within and commune with the eternal light of the hearth/heart within.
My own mother moved on to the wider realms this past week, so this Cancer new Moon is especially poignant for me.
We have all been asked, on the individual and as a collective, to find ways to calm and soothe the emotional body as the events in the world have unfolded.
We all have the baseline of the pandemic. The energy of ecological shifts and social revolution have been added to the experience.
On the individual level, life has proceeded – changes in career, in fortune. We have experienced births and deaths and the change from one season to the next.
We are human animals and all of these experiences call us to find ways to adapt and cope and soothe the emotional body so that we can carry on, and so that we can participate in the evolution that is under way.
The Moon, which is Cancer’s ruling body, leads the way.
It is useful to know where your Moon is in your natal chart to become familiar with how you experienced and process emotions. This is what leads us in the life journey.
At the moment, we have Mercury retrograde at 14 degrees Cancer. Old words or ideas may come back to haunt us. If they do, they have come back to enlighten and heal us, and to remind us that we have dominion over our own thoughts and feelings. How we felt about a conversation held years ago may be released.
The way to move forward is to give the mind and heart new and encouraging words, thoughts and feelings that invite us to start again in the way we wish to move forward.
Make a new dish that is inviting and delicious that you want to devour.
No more ruminating on the whys and wherefores of old conversations.
Proclaim it healed and invite in a new vocabulary and a new mindset that soothes the spirit. Give yourself permission.
The Cancer/Capricorn axis asks us to take up the mantle of our own authority and to be responsible for our own emotional bodies.
Venus is retrograde at 5 Gemini and will resume forward motion on 25 June.
As Cancer Moon is early home life and Gemini is our siblings, it’s possible that the family history could be up for review and healing. Secrets may be revealed.
Neptune, the higher octave of Venus will go retrograde on June 22 at 20 degrees Pisces. Saturn and Jupiter continue their retrograde motion.
A quincunx with the Sun, Moon in Cancer, and Saturn at 0 degrees Aquarius, will be a wild card asking for attention to how we experience and react to and process events involving authority and institutions.
Taking a vacation from social media and news at this time will be beneficial. The call is to the within, to examine what is true through the lens of our own inner authority.
The wheel of the year is turning. Our days in the Northern Hemisphere are now shortening, and the Antipodeans get to see the increase of the light. Many blessings to us all, in every realm and in every state of being.
May we feel love, May we feel compassion, May we experience ever deepening understanding. And as we experience a greater unfoldment, we will radiate these qualities to all.
Much love, Lydia