Hello lovely ones and happy almost New Moon/Solar eclipse in Cancer!
First off I am sure you are all aware that there is so much happening in the cosmos as we welcome July and eclipse season and I understand that it can be quite overwhelming, both energetically and information wise, in terms of the amount of blogs and content we are providing via Soulstrology.
Please know that true cosmic consciousness is doing what serves you at this unique time.
If that means devouring all the content and checking all your chart - great.
If that means just reading about one transit which resonates most deeply with you and working with that particular theme - great.
If you don’t do the ‘homework’ on the day itself, that is great too!
There is no right or wrong, just working with the energies and information available as suits you, so at the outset of diving deep into this solar eclipse, I wanted to remind you all to use your Membership to truly serve you and to understand that your Soulstrology work may at times ebb and flow with your needs, which is all good!
Onward now to this total solar eclipse in Cancer…
This eclipse falls at 10 degrees of Cancer and takes place at 12.16 PT on Tuesday July 2.
As always, please check your chart using the Soulstrology zodiac guide below to see where Cancer rules in your chart as it is these life areas which are coming into the cosmic spotlight at this time and which you have the opportunity for a total reset/fresh start on.
As always, check any planets you may have in Cancer and particularly those between 7-13 degrees of Cancer as they will get triggered by this eclipse.
And if you are able to do this, you should be able to tell exactly where 10 degrees of Cancer is falling in your unique chart - which house and life areas, but if this is confusing, simply read the Soulstrology zodiac guide below which will direct you and make the process easier on you and your ability to work with these energies.
If you are a Cancer Sun sign or Cancer rising, this eclipse will be particularly powerful for you as your entire identity is going through a cosmic reset as it is being triggered by the eclipses.
This has been happening since the beginning of the Cancer/Capricorn set of eclipses which started with the solar eclipse in Cancer last July 12 and will continue through 2020 with the final Cancer solar eclipse for this zodiac set taking place next July.
Huge life changes will be taking place for you and will bring a new chapter of life for you to embrace which you will feel the effects of for the next decade!
But regardless of our zodiac sign, each of us will be experiencing (and feeling!) these eclipse energies somewhere in our charts and will also be going through big shifts every six months for the next eighteen months of this set of eclipses as they activate our charts and serve as portals to a new chapter of life.
In the natural zodiac Cancer rules the fourth house of our home, family and domestic life.
Our private lives/our inner selves, our emotions and who, what and where we consider home and ‘family’.
Cancer themes include motherhood, nurturing, security, our emotional needs and nature as well as the ebbs and flows of life.
Regardless of our zodiac sign, these themes have been activated in our lives since last Summer and the first in the set of the Cancer/Capricorn eclipses and will continue to be a theme we need to work on through 2020.
Eclipses activate the lunar nodes which aren’t planets, but powerful energy points in the cosmos.
You will hopefully have read Soulstrology contributor Jordan Shomer’s fabulous nodes post which will help you understand what the nodes represent both in our natal charts and in transit, but as a reminder, the North Node represents what we are supposed to be striving towards, what is perhaps outside of our comfort zone, but what is also the necessary ‘path’ for us to fulfill our destiny.
The South Node represents our comfort zone, what comes easily to us, what we are used to/good at but what can also be our default comfort position which can mean it becomes a rut.
In the case of the Cancer/Capricorn set of eclipses the North Node is found in Cancer, meaning that as a collective we are being pushed towards dealing with, owning and integrating the natural zodiac Cancer themes as well as identifying the life areas in our unique chart and understanding how these themes may play out in specific life areas and we need to do in order to ‘reach’ for them and fulfill our destiny.
It is not that we are to ignore the Capricorn South Node themes (which we will discuss briefly in this post but dive into deeper nearer to the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn later this month) but rather that we are to understand that we can live out those themes in our lives, while also reaching for the Cancer themes and it is that integration and ‘reach’ and ‘pushing’ ourselves our of our comfort zone which will have us ultimately fulfilling our destiny.
Cancer season brings with it all the feels, as one would expect for the deeply emotional water sign.
This one is exacerbated by the total Solar eclipse - which creates a ‘void’ and emptiness of sorts - and the forthcoming Mercury retrograde which partially takes place in Cancer.
This leads me nicely onto the Soulstrology theme for this Cancer Solar eclipse.
The cosmos is offering us the opportunity for a total emotional reset so we can feel our way into manifesting a future in which we flourish.
It’s such a powerful time for each of us and we can truly harness this cosmic window to reset ourselves and plant the seeds of change which will flower over the next six months, helping us move into a new chapter which fulfills our destiny.
But we need to engage in an emotional reset and tune into our intuitive feelings to find our way…
Cancer is a deeply intuitive sign, one who often harnesses the power of their emotions and utilizes it as an intuitive guide for their lives.
But sometimes Cancer can be washed away by their feelings. They feel almost too much and can drown in their feelings.
When they get this overwhelmed they crawl back into their shell and withdraw from the world.
I am sure the same can be said for most of us.
There are times when we are emotionally all over the place and perhaps find ourselves floundering in life as a result and perhaps we withdraw, or check out in some way.
When we are drowning in our feelings in this way it means we cannot truly tap into the inner knowing of our higher selves as an intuitive guide which ultimately serves our highest good.
Soulstrology tells us that the solution is not to ignore our feelings, but rather to dive deep into them, to flesh out what is really happening on an emotional level and to reset ourselves somewhat so that we can truly tap into our intuitive senses and use these to feel our way into a future in which we can flourish.
This requires a combination of both emotional/energetic, heart centered work and practical/more logical head focused work.
This is something we will be exploring in our Soulstrology Scopes and cosmic coaching, so stay tuned.
But for now, let’s explore the aspects at play at this Solar Eclipse and how this can play out for us, regardless of our zodiac sign.
The luminaries (the Sun and Moon) do not make any major aspects to other planets at the Solar Eclipse and this adds to the Soulstrology theme of a total reset.
It’s as though the cosmos is really asking us to look at the Cancer themes/those areas of our life highlighted by the eclipse and explore how best we can reset ourselves, emotionally, energetically and on the physical plane.
However, there are other planetary aspects occurring at this time which we should take into account.
There is the ongoing Saturn/South node conjunction opposing the North Node.
This means that any difficulty we are experiencing in reaching towards that Cancer North Node and all those themes we discussed earlier, is very karmic (thanks to Saturn) but something we need to take the time to patiently and logically work through (again, Saturn).
This ‘work’ may take place in stages, so you can do your best at this time to work with the eclipse energies but know that you may need to do this in stages, harnessing the power of this eclipse to make shifts which take you through to the next set of eclipses in six months time where you once again have the opportunity to make further shifts.
Another Saturn aspect which is somewhat of a recurring theme of 2019 and amplifies the work we need to do as outlined by the Saturn/nodes aspects above, is that of Saturn sextile Neptune.
This is a harmonious aspect between Saturn in Capricorn making a positive connection to Neptune in Pisces meaning we can work with both these rather different energies in the best possible way.
Again, it reiterates themes of this particular Solar Eclipse and the Soulstrology theme, and the work outlined above, in that it is about finding the balance between our heads (Saturn) and our hearts (Neptune).
It is about honoring our emotional depth (Pisces) while also honoring logic and facts (Capricorn).
How this plays out with regards to this specific Cancer Solar Eclipse is that we need to honor all that we feel, while also working through it in a practical way, therefore not falling foul of the shadow of Cancer and drowning in our emotions, but rather harnessing those emotions - whatever they may be - as catalysts for the work we need to do.
There is so much potential at this time for us to honor our true feelings, to emotionally reset, and for us to harness our all important inner knowing as a guide to help us move towards our future and to ultimately fulfill our destiny.
But this requires us to go deep and to do the work to make sure we are not seeking and striving for certain career success or status (Capricorn South Node) to make up for what we are lacking emotionally and/or in our domestic, private lives.
Success, achievement and status are all wonderful things and can give us emotional satisfaction but we need to be honest with ourselves about where we are chasing certain things at the cost of true emotional contentment within ourselves and our private, domestic lives.
It is possible for us to have both, but we need to understand that as a collective we are being asked to value our emotional well-being, our home/family/domestic life (whatever that may look like) and to understand that taking responsibility for this part of our lives, healing and transforming it and integrating it into the rest of our lives, is ‘success’ and from that strong foundation of emotional well being in your private life, you can reach even further heights publicly, in your professional pursuits and life.
There is success to be experienced and enjoyed across the board, both personally and professionally, but we need to take the time for these emotional check ins, and be prepared to work through our emotions so we can reset ourselves allowing us to trust our intuitive feelings more, and using them as a guide.
We need to know that our inner reality and true state of being (Cancer) is in many ways of more importance than our outer status/success (Capricorn) but the two are not mutually exclusive, we just need to tend to our emotions and our private lives, in order for us to thrive personally and professionally and to step into the destiny which awaits us.
It may well be an emotional and perhaps unsettling time for many, but it is also a time of great opportunity, for healing, transformation and manifesting.
Your cosmic coaching will help you work with the energies of this Solar Eclipse in a very practical way, but for now, check out the life areas being highlighted by the eclipse in your chart and start tuning into what it is that is coming up from you emotionally.
Remember, there is no good or bad, just what is.
Whatever that is, is what we need to and can work with, for our highest good and the greater good, as a tool of alchemy to help you transition into a new chapter and start stepping into your destiny.
More coming soon in your Soulstrology Scopes (a separate post which will be live soon) but for now, check out the Soulstrology zodiac guide below and see where this eclipse is taking place in your unique chart.
SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE CANCER SOLAR ECLIPSE
Aries/Aries rising: home - who what and where you consider home, family, your childhood, domestic life
Taurus/Taurus rising: your mind, communication, your 'voice' in all formats and related projects, short trips, your siblings, neighbors and local community
Gemini/Gemini rising: your income, your possessions, your personal finances, your values (who and what you value in life) and your self-esteem
Cancer/Cancer rising: your identity, the very essence of who you are, how people see you/your appearance
Leo/Leo rising: healing, secrets, your subconscious mind, secret projects, what you keep hidden (including the hidden you) endings and completion
Virgo/Virgo rising: your tribe, friendships, groups you belong to, causes you support, your most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams for the future
Libra/Libra rising: success, career, ambition, your status, your public legacy
Scorpio/Scorpio rising: spirituality/religion/higher learning, legal matters, travel, foreign places and people
Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: joint projects and finances, merging, sex and transformation that comes through merging
Capricorn/Capricorn rising: partnerships and close relationships of all sorts - romantic, platonic and professional.
Aquarius/Aquarius rising: your daily routine/work/lifestyle, your health - mind/body/soul
Pisces/Pisces rising: love and romance, children - yours and/or others, fun, self-expression and creativity