What this eclipse season means for you

Welcome to the eclipses! It’s that time of the year again, when deep-seated feelings come to the surface and we are lost in an emotional swamp. Eclipses are unpredictable and scary, but only because they bring matters to light that have been suppressed for far too long.

These two upcoming eclipses are action packed, falling in the cardinal signs of Cancer and Capricorn. Cardinal signs are the initiators of the zodiac, as they are the first astrological sign of the season. They bring change and desires to the forefront of our consciousness. While these eclipses will affect everyone, those born under the star signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn will feel them the most (as these are all cardinal signs).

The solar eclipse

July 3rd hails “the Great South American Eclipse” in the cardinal water sign of Cancer. This is the first total eclipse since 2017 (the last total solar eclipse was “the Great American Eclipse”).

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon rests between Earth and the Sun, casting its shadow upon Earth. The sunlight is obscured, therefore, it can only happen during a New Moon (because that is the lunar phase in which the Moon resides between these two planets). A total solar eclipse is an absolute blockage of the Sun by the Moon.

The astrology of the solar eclipse

The solar eclipse will be occurring in the cardinal water sign Cancer. The Moon rules Cancer, therefore, we can all expect to be extra emotional and sensitive. The flip side to this eclipse is that we may feel motivated to take initiative (as cardinal signs like to be active and assertive) in implementing our creative desires into the world. The crab crawls sideways, giving us a different view of life, which ultimately can lead to amazing and inventive artistic pursuits. Exciting developments may occur in our personal lives—which may not be negative! As long as we stay upbeat and open-minded, the sky’s the limit! If we are holding on to past resentments, with our fierce pinchers, we may not be able to evolve and manifest our truest dreams. Try to let go of hurt and anger, if only to move forward and grow.

What should we look out for?

Often times, solar eclipses can cause havoc. It can be time of confusion and anxiety as we are not able to see the light from the Sun (which helps us see the truth). This can force us to rely on facts, which may not be true, inevitably causing major drama through misinformation.

How can we prepare and deal with this energy?

Eclipses always bring surprises. Sometimes we can see it coming, other times we are not lucky. Best advice is that we all must accept our feelings. Don’t trivialise or rationalise through the celestial energy of the solar eclipse. Laugh. Cry. Laugh. Cry. Although we may feel slightly manic from the roller coaster of emotions, it’s important to not judge others. Keep an open mind. Be gentle. Be kind. Compassion is key.

The lunar eclipse

This eclipse occurs July 17th in the star sign of Capricorn. Earthy desires will come to light, as we process the events of the past. Capricorn is an astrological sign that observed and reports. Under this eclipse, we will see situations and people from a different perspective, which will give us the motivation to implement changes.

What is a lunar eclipse?

A lunar eclipse occurs during a Full Moon, when the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth are aligned in the sky. The Sun’s light bounces off the Moon onto the Earth brightening up the planet during a Full Moon. During the lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks the light from reaching the Moon for an extended period of time.

The astrology of the lunar eclipse

This lunar eclipse occurs in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. The Capricorn Moon will oppose the Cancer Sun, making us take an austere approach to processing our emotions. We are llearning lessons and understanding our emotional patterns under this luminary. Mercury will be retrograde, which will cause miscommunications with others and old issues to resurface. If we accept the harsh realities and want to use our knowledge to move forward, we can evolve into the person of our dreams. Understanding the past and making amends with others will elevate us into a deeper emotional space.

What should we look out for?

This luminary will bring the truth out - even if we cannot muster the words to express it. We will be making karmic decisions, or suffering the repercussions of past actions. Others may try to dominate and control us by withholding affection and money. It’s our responsibility to break through the societal constraints that hold us back and to live freely.

How can we prepare and deal with this energy?

Arguments and power struggles will come into focus. However, with the right attitude we can forge through the drama and into a space of emotional clarity. Relationships will be tested. Frustrations will come out. As long as we stand confidently in our own truth, then no one can bring us down.

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