Accordingly, eclipses activate these nodes within our birth charts, illuminating our destiny. So, yeah, eclipses are a pretty big deal. In fact, each year, there are between three and seven eclipses and they often occur in clusters. The Cancer-Capricorn eclipses continue this summer with a solar eclipse in Cancer on July 2, and a partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 16—17, The final eclipse on this axis will occur on July 5—6, , when a total lunar eclipse at 13 degrees Capricorn concludes this two-year cycle.
There are two types of eclipses: solar and lunar. Solar eclipses occur during the new moon phase when the sun and moon are positioned at the exact same degree within the same zodiac sign. In this configuration, the moon passes between the sun and earth, temporarily obscuring the sun. Lunar eclipses, on the other hand, correspond with the full moon phase. According to Time and Date , eclipses will occur the following dates:.
These dynamic lunar phenomena were feared by our ancient ancestors. Early human civilizations built their societies around season changes and annual movements of the sun, so when an eclipse occurred they believed that the natural order had been compromised. To them, eclipses were a harbinger of danger — quite specifically, the apocalypse.
Although we no longer connect these lunations to end days, astrologically speaking, eclipses are still a very big deal. Just as new moons are linked to beginnings and full moons are tied to culminations, eclipses serve as celestial checkpoints. An eclipse is a high-octane lunation that helps illuminate our karmic path, but just as these cosmic events can be visually striking, eclipses can be a bit dramatic. Astrologically speaking, eclipses speed up time: They open new doors by slamming others shut, so we often find abrupt and sudden shifts occurring during eclipses.
Though the shifts can be jarring, eclipses help us by speeding up the inevitable. While the results of eclipses can be shocking, remember that these lunations simply expedite the inevitable — these events were going to happen eventually. Remember that endings are hard, but everything is cyclical: A culmination always occurs on the edge of a beginning.
I come to the important conversations of my days, including the ones I have with myself, with as much clarity as possible. I sit down and put pen to paper knowing how much I need to get my ideas down. To map them out. To mark my destinations with my determination. To make my dreams into a reality I must continue to carve out time, a little everyday, to investigate the doubts I have about my ability to achieve them.
Eclipse Season reminds me to invest in my well being. Spend time, money, and energy granting my needs a moment of recognition. A dollar spent on my healing, hopes, and dreams is an astoundingly beautiful investment with infinite returns. Right now I am encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of my worth.
The value of my labor goes up when I give it the respect it is due. Asking for a fair exchange is part of my job, equal to providing a quality service. When I come with my best efforts I have the ability to also come with my desired price. Any challenging conversations that these weeks bring up need to be worked through wisely. Anytime I want to fight, I also consider if this is the right battle to pick. If it is, I do so unapologetically. With a commitment to the truth and telling it without feeling the need to embellish it.
I let it speak for itself. May I recognize myself.
Lunar Eclipse, Jan 21 , 01° Leo. Solar Eclipse, Feb 5 , 16° Aquarius. Solar Eclipse, July 1 , 10° Cancer. Lunar Eclipse, July 16 , 24°. Solar Eclipse in Cancer July , Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. See my January 21st horoscopes for how this Lunar Eclipse in Leo affects each sign. A Lunar.
May I know who I am. May I remember just how sneaky my self-sabotaging ways tend to be. May I be reminded how capable my heart is to heal from the wounds of my past. May I refuse to let my shame, my abandonment issues, and insecurities control my narrative. With this eclipse may I appreciate my efforts, seek to understand my needs a little more, and never give up on getting underneath the more challenging of self-doubt systems. The scars deeply embedded in my psyche may tell me I am in a battle, but I try my best to understand what is just a reverberation of wars long-gone and what is a present moment predicament.
The difference between the two can turn a difficult day into an entryway to self-acceptance.
May I leave eclipse season a little less armored and a little more open to nourishing myself with the love I crave. Right now, what happens behind the scenes is more important than what the world can see. Even though I have much to show for my past efforts, what I am working on in private is potent and precious enough to need my protection. I serve it sincerely. I am devoted to it completely. I am learning the power of playing to the crowd while coveting what is still in rehearsal.
It reveals the hidden scripts my mind so often runs through. It exposes my less helpful habits. I makes the unconscious conscious. Though this can sometimes be a startling gift, I know that it is one not to be taken for granted. I am willing to love myself more than I fear being alone with myself.
I am willing to embrace my less socially acceptable parts in order to embrace the power in them. I welcome any knowledge about myself as both enlightening and a way to praise the messy in me.
Those that I gather around are teaching me what community care looks like. I know that in order for wellness to be a lived experience, we all need spaces where it is reflected back to us. I know that I need to find rooms where I can cry and come into my power. Spaces where I can bear witness to the impact of suffering that others have endured. Halls where we are all allowed to be broken and coming back together. Gatherings where there are as many solutions for us as there are problems we face. I need to know I am not alone in my suffering, self-doubt, or my astoundingly stubborn capacity to heal.
I need my resilience mirrored back to me, my problem solving skills pointed out, and my capacity for love lifted up. I am human, which means I am more than likely going to forget the things that I find helpful when I need assistance. With the first eclipse of July, I promise to keep finding the groups that care enough about themselves individually to make spaces to love on each other communally.
What I am working on now, in my personal and professional lives, carries with it the ability to make a long-lasting impact.
Any amount of care that I can cultivate for my work goes an incredibly long way. I create spaces where kindness can thrive in the world, starting with myself. How I show myself love when in public does more than just make me feel good. Modeling how to be gentle and generous while being productive and professional impacts my entire system while shifting the industries I am a part of. My life is made more beautiful when I become a conduit for it.
Eclipse season gives me ample opportunities to deal with issues big and small in my public and private life. The shifts that occur now help me to unearth the proverbial pebble in my shoe.
What gets uncovered can be worked on so I am grateful for anything that comes up for healing. I seek out the systems that give soulful solutions to the problems I grapple with.
I know that unless I get myself to the places that put tools for success in my path, it will be much harder to stumble upon them. Something about you feels like home, Cancer. If relationship roles have become too restrictive, give yourself permission to outgrow them. Feeling insecure? Look for strength in softness and find victory in vulnerability. Celebrate what you bring to the table, while appreciating what others have to contribute. But you may be surprised to find that not all your loved ones are on board with your new direction. Welcome to your spiritual awakening, Scorpio!
Oppressive rules and dogma that once held you back are falling by the wayside, while other traditional beliefs and practices are being infused with fresh new meaning and relevance for you. Others may find it meaningful, too. Are you ready, willing, and able to give it?
Prioritize wellness this month by incorporating a few new mind, body, and spirit practices into your daily routine. The healing effects may ripple out to everyone around you.