Eclipses bring a sense of urgency for something to be initiated or released. They ask us to move faster than normal to evolve to the next level, like taking five steps instead of one. Solar eclipses are often connected to initiating things that we’ve been postponing because life has thrown too much at us. For those of us who get the message, an eclipse can act like a quantum jump ahead on the path.
The next solar eclipse is on June 21st at 0° Cancer – the degree of initiation. An eclipse at zero degrees of the cardinal signs shows that it will have great power in our lives. To decode what this eclipse will bring to us, let’s begin with the topics that Cancer holds — our emotions, needs, family, nourishment, motherhood, home environment and homeland. All these things have a connection to the soft, vulnerable part of the human being that needs security and protection.
At this time, we have an urgent need to experience our softer sides. This can be through connecting to our individual needs, but also in responding to our loved ones, family members, and people dear to our heart. 2020 has been a very transformative year. January 10th’s lunar eclipse, also in Cancer, brought an event that will shape the entire year, turning us “back to home.” And we did, literally. The pandemic, the catalyst event for this transformative year, has called us to retreat, isolate, pause and address our needs and emotions. We were called to release toxic emotions connected to our needs, our vulnerabilities, and our families.
Now, with the upcoming solar eclipse in Cancer, we have the opportunity to uncover pure, authentic emotions from our deepest core, where our inner child lies. Can we access these? This eclipse will radiate an urgency to connect with our primary emotions and needs so that we can further release our potential into the world. Living our life through a wounded sense of security makes for an empty life, perhaps getting lost in situations that are not serving us or indulging in pleasures that leave us wanting more and more. Without being in touch with our emotional nature, we are left at the mercy of whatever happens to us in life, even as we strive toward achievement.
Solar eclipse energy is great for manifesting, and now this will be through Cancer themes — a new home, better communication with family and friends, professions connected to caring for and nurturing others, and motherhood and taking care of our children. These desires will manifest in our life to give us the essential feeling that they represent — a connection to our emotional core. Some of us are already in touch with our needs and emotions, which will make manifesting what we need easier. Those who feel lost and burdened by life can set a simple and powerful intention “to get back home” to their own inner sanctuary, where their needs wait to be addressed and their inner child waits to be noticed.
This eclipse will be close to the North Node in Gemini. I love this conjunction! With the North Node in Gemini, we are called to see different perspectives, to accept all people for who they are, to be curious about those at a different level than our own. Overall, the energy of Gemini is about accessibility. We need to have a healed emotional core to let others’ perspectives into our world, to see the duality of the world and the advantages of that duality. Only those who have the emotional intelligence to care for their own needs can see the world through another’s experiences and accept their point of view. If our needs are not met, we are unable to work with the dualities in life; they scare the child in us that is frightened or feeling alone and neglected.
The conjunction of the Cancer eclipse with the North Node in Gemini also signals that there may be some new beginnings in our local environment. On a deeper level, we have the opportunity to be open to the people in our environment, and to nurture and take care of them. They can also offer us something in return that will benefit our goals and projects. Is this linked to the coronavirus, whereby communities can come together with the sensitivity to take care of each other? I have a feeling that we’re on a path of getting closer to our inner core, and with this we can get closer to the people around us.
Bio: Margarita Strashilova publishes astrological articles on her Facebook page @MargaritaAstroecstatic which are appreciated by many on a daily basis. Her mission, through her articles and private astrological counseling, is to help as many people as possible to get to know themselves better through astrology. In the future Margarita plans to develop courses and seminars on astrology topics. Her other interests include energy practices, psychology, spiritual and personal development. She can be messaged through her Facebook page or emailed: firstname.lastname@example.org