June 20: Cancer Season/Solar Eclipse
The moon is square Neptune at 6:07 a.m.
The early morning opens with an illusory and uncanny mood, as the moon in swift Gemini comes into a square aspect with Neptune in Pisces. The square between the moon and the planet of transcendence amplifies flights of the imagination and urges to escape reality. It may feel especially difficult to concentrate on the material, mundane tasks this morning. This fleeting and slightly disorienting aspect could be best channeled into creative practices or taking time to relax and meditate.
The sun enters Cancer/Summer Solstice at 2:44 p.m.
The moon is square Mars at 2:48 p.m., and moon void of course begins
By the afternoon, we have our yearly seasonal shift as the sun enters Cancer, commencing the Summer Solstice. It’s the longest day of the year, when daylight outweighs night, and annual energies are high and active. It’s a time to celebrate a new passage and an opportunity to begin anew.
At the same time, the moon in speedy Gemini forms an edgy square aspect with Mars in emotive Pisces, adding a bit of restlessness and frustration to the afternoon. The feeling in the air hints that something big is about to happen and many of us may be feeling a little tense and anxious.
The moon void of course also begins now, so it’s not an afternoon that supports starting any new concrete projects. We could spend the rest of the day tying up loose ends, and relaxing from trying to work against the current flow.
The moon enters Cancer at 11:02 p.m., and moon void of course ends
A new moon/solar eclipse in Cancer at 11:41 p.m.
Just before midnight, the lunar energies shift as the moon enters its home sign Cancer. This shift is the most potent placement for the moon, with the most intense nurturing and highly emotive powers. There could be a lot of feelings welling up for everyone now, with some of us feeling sadness, grief, nostalgia, and a strong need to release. This catharsis comes in the form of tonight’s new moon casting a shadow over the sun, forming a solar eclipse. We, in the northern hemisphere, may not see this phenomenon, but we may all feel its symbolic energies moving through us as strong psychic currents.
Since this lunar/solar phenomenon happens on the summer solstice, it has special significance. It’s a time of looking forward to an uncertain future, yet at the same time, it’s an opportunity to purge and release any pent-up emotions that are weighing us down. Cleansing, relaxing, and restoring are the best activities for this special solstice, and magical rituals should be avoided since both solar and lunar energies are shadowed and limited.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.