On June 21st, at 2:41 am EDT, a powerful New Moon/Solar Eclipse in 0 degrees of Cancer becomes exact. This is the beginning of both a new Moon cycle and an Eclipse cycle — in fact, this is the second of three Eclipses within a four week period! I also recommend you watch my Solar Eclipse video on the subject.
And once again we are dealing with lots of exalted energies, this time, due to three planets switching directions within 4 days of the Eclipse: Mercury, Neptune & Venus. More about the specifics in regards to all of these planets in a bit….
But first, let’s talk about Eclipses: You can think of Eclipses as extra-powerful New and Full Moons; the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up in such a way that cosmic energies are intensified, fostering amplified shifts in consciousness and accelerating our evolution.
During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon blocks the light of the Sun, intensifying our connection to our emotional life. Eclipses reveal where we are ready to complete a major chapter and go to the next level. They help us remember our Soul path.
We talked about all three of the current Eclipses in more detail in relationship to our own birth charts during the webinar about the Eclipses — and if you haven’t watched it yet, definitely check it out, here!
This Eclipse is especially powerful, as it happens in an exalted degree — and only 9 hours after the Summer Solstice! The Solstices are important twice-yearly turning points, energetic gateways for the summer or winter season, and often indicate a greater chance of a new beginning of some sort.
The Sun and Moon are both in Cancer — and, as always, they connect to one of the Moon Nodes during an Eclipse — in this case, the North Node.
North Node Eclipses help us explore an energy that promotes Soul-evolution. We have been experiencing Solar Eclipses in Cancer since July 2018, and this will be the third and final North Node Eclipse in Cancer until 2038.
As I mentioned earlier, Solar Eclipses are extra-powerful New Moons, they end one 19-year cycle and begin another. On June 21st, 2001, there was a Solar Eclipse at 0º10′ Cancer (very close to this one at 0º21’ Cancer) which was also connected to the North Node; given this similarity, we are likely to experience a resonance between now and that time — “resonant”, rather than identical — so think back to the summer of 2001 and ask yourself the following:
Were there any major endings back then? Beginnings? What was important? If the call now came to take those priorities to the next level, where would that next level find me?
In Cancer, this New Moon/Solar Eclipse highlights the importance of…
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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 0-5 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Libra, or 25-29 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, or Pisces? If so, you may feel the effects of this powerful New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).
Setting Intentions for a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process — after all, we are setting them for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle, rather than just the next 28 days.
Solar Eclipse Intentions are best done 48 hours after the Eclipse becomes exact — as we are downloading new templates at the time of an Eclipse, and the energies are quite intense, so we want to wait until it all settles down a little before setting our intentions… We also definitely do not want to do this during a Moon void of course.
There are two best and most potent times to set your Intentions for this Solar Eclipse: the first lasts less than an hour (40 minutes), between 2:41am and 3:20am on June 23rd — and the second lasts for 17 hours, between 8:33am on June 23rd and 1:34am on June 24th (in US Eastern Time — i.e. the New York time zone).
Set powerful intentions — after all, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Cancer energy! If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fan-page and/or following me on Twitter, as I post reminders when it’s time to set your intentions 😉
While writing your intentions, ask yourself: What if I created a more authentic connection to my feeling-body? Might that improved connection just possibly help me better take care of my needs? How could I make my experience of “home” or “family” more nurturing? What might unfold if I decided to be 5% more caring with my “inner baby”? Could I give myself permission to feel all of my feelings? Then simply relax into them? Maybe even accept them as valid? Knowing that they are temporary, are simply moving through…
Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.