By Lorna Bevan
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
A huge week ahead! We are at the sensitive midpoint of 2 eclipses and already the collective dominos from the first one on June 5th are tumbling around us-rather like the statues and memorials in our streets. Amping up the energy, the seismic window ahead of the Solstice Solar eclipse activates on Sunday 14th and continues until the 3rd eclipse on July 5th!
In Trickster mode, Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday 18th June until July 12th travelling back between 14-5 Cancer-the fake news machine will be working overtime.
June 21 2020 New Moon Solar Eclipse 0° Cancer
Remember the Great American Eclipse in August 2017? Well that powerful eclipse has nothing on this one. That eclipse noticeably brought natural disasters along with it and put climate change right at the top of the collective agenda. Magnify that moment in time and that is where we are headed. Every 19 years the eclipses fall on or very near the same degrees and sign placement and the last one at this exact degree was the eclipse that preceded 9/11. It’s flagging up one of those hinge points in history that in hindsight become Before and After markers in time and given that the US is now starting its first karmic Pluto Return since the Founding Fathers and this eclipse falls on the US Venus, the next 6 months will bring a series of dislocations.
It occurs exactly on the June Solstice and has a powerful geophysical shock window extending from the 14th – 28th June. Sandwiched into the June 4 – July 22 Mercury Max cycle, this looks like a strong storm and seismic signal. The shadow moves across Africa, Asia and culminates in China.
The Chandra Symbol for the Solar Eclipse CANCER 1:
A Potter at Work
“You need to be prepared for spirit to do its great work here. And all the steps and stages, all the learning and growth are already part of a guided dance, instrumentally choreographed by those who know. This energy wants a return to what is natural, a restoring of ancient timeless ways. It seeks to manifest a remembrance and a rededication. There is this cosmic beholding power, a witnessing intelligence. The guidance is to join forces with the whole of humanity. Then what wants to come through will be popular, obvious, clear, the next place to go”
This is a coronal Solar Eclipse at the 0 degrees Cancer World Axis in a potent Grand Cardinal Cross of light bridges, impacting any planets or points in your birth chart between 25 – 30 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces and 0 – 5 degrees of the Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. It is opposite the Galactic Centre-Source-denoting a time of strong karma and collective shifts. The South Node of Fate – what you must leave behind so you can grow – is conjunct the karmic Galactic Centre – so, ready or not, the political becomes personal with changes arriving right at your front door.
Cancer symbolises the homeland so the theme of belonging/not belonging is very strong. As the eclipse effect ripples through the next 6 months, expect stronger more insistent demands from the collective for true equality along with losses /crashes in housing and financial markets. Confusion and fake news will abound as Neptune and Mars are conjunct in slippery Pisces and Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto are all retrograde.
Emotions will be running high-find a place of sanctuary as Change makes itself known and don’t attempt to control either events or other people. Respond rather than react and don’t take it personally – life is just life-ing.
Aries Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
This 2nd of 3 eclipses this summer on the June 21st Solstice is an important one for you as the first cardinal sign. Events between now and the end of July are wrapping up an entire cycle just as the seasons change. This cosmic wild card is shutting down a phase of family life so that you can move on. It could be anything from a child leaving home, your parents moving or needing more care or even a change of country and lifestyle. Births or deaths may feature. No matter how it plays out in your life over the next 6 months, circumstances around you will shift ,creating a knock- on effect around you. Let go of whatever is dead in the water and cut any ties that bind you to a way of life that does not reflect who you are now.
Enjoy the nostalgia but leave it where it belongs-in the past.
Taurus Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
The entire month of June is going to be memorable for you as a Taurean. With your personal planet Venus travelling back over old ground along with 2 wild card eclipses, you’ll be discovering that so much of what you thought defined you was, in fact, untrue. People, places and activities you use to enjoy and value lose their appeal and more interesting possibilities and enthusiasms replace them. Take this a sign that you’re evolving and go with it. Last week’s eclipse has started you questioning many of your old beliefs and the June 21st Solstice eclipse will bring the end of a one way of life between now and the next set of eclipses in 6 months’ time. Internally, you are preparing for one of the most expansive periods in your career, business or service for many years starting in December when Jupiter and Saturn meet at the highest point of your chart .You might be researching a whole new direction ,thinking about re-training, planning to work for yourself or to step back and downsize.
The true magic lies outside your comfort zone.
Gemini Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
The big question for you during June’s eclipses is what and who you most value. With your personal planet Mercury in watery emotional Cancer all month turning backwards this week on Thursday June 18th, it’s time to catch up with yourself. The powerful solar eclipse on the Solstice on Sunday 21st is raising old issues of self-belief and self -worth that you thought you’d buried for good. Are you earning what you are worth or are you under charging? Are you keeping yourself small or underestimating your abilities? Look at your sources of income to see how they perfectly reflect your beliefs about what’s possible for you. Now is the time to start investing in yourself, taking a new course of study, learning a new skill or re-training in a field that is a much better fit for you.
Play everything at a 100%.
Cancer Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
One thing is certain-June is going to be a month for the memory books! Especially for you as a Cancerian, because right on the June 21st Solstice there’s a potent New Moon eclipse at 0 Cancer. This is the last but one in your sign for another 9 years and the end of an 18 month cycle of personal challenge. Your personal identity -how you and others see you- has been undergoing some serious deconstruction and evolution since late 2018.This week as Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday June 18th, think about editing your image or appearance, listening to feedback from those you trust and matching your outsides to your insides. Be extra kind and gentle towards yourself-this is not a time to push forward but to think about what really matters to you. Retreat into your favourite sanctuary with a good book, some beautiful music and some flowers.
Your soul is speaking to you-listen carefully.
Leo Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
This is going to be a memorable week for just about everyone as Mercury turns backwards just before a solar eclipse exactly on the June 21st Solstice. Outer events will rattle your cage as the collective momentum for radical change builds and builds. But for you as a Leo, the changes will be much more internal and personal. It could bring an important moment of emotional release or a breakthrough connected to family baggage. You finally see how much psychological stuff you’ve been carrying in the shape of responsibilities or negative beliefs that were never yours in the first place. An eclipse in your deep 12th House of memories, dreams and the unconscious is a time to withdraw a little, to journal, to let your thoughts arise and fade. Stay right away from watching the old world burn and spend some quality time with yourself.
Put your emotional and physical wellbeing at the top of your agenda.
Virgo Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
This is set to be a week of permanent endings and new beginnings, especially for you a solar Virgo. On Thursday June 18th, your personal planet Mercury slows to turn retrograde until next month, days before one of the most potent New Moon eclipses for years in the same part of your chart. It falls right on the Solstice and has a definite sense of finality about it. For you, it suggests a changing of the guard in your 11th House of people, alliances and priorities. Expect circumstances to suddenly change things around you- you might suddenly leave a group you’ve belonged to for years or join something new and intriguing. You might realise how much of your precious time and energy certain people have been taking without any return. Cut your losses, edit your addresses and contacts and tactfully withdraw from any toxic alliances. Frame it as freeing yourself up for new people to arrive in your life.
Who belongs in your people landscape?
Libra Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
As one of the 4 cardinal signs, this is going to be a huge month and a huge week for you. A potent New Moon eclipse right on the June 21st Solstice activates the pinnacle of your chart for the first time since 2002 ,changing your public image, status or career. It’s the end of an 18 month struggle between how you see yourself and how others see you. This could play out in so many ways-you might suddenly leave your job, become self-employed or go part-time and decide to re-train in something completely different. You might be publicly acknowledged and promoted. Your manager might leave or the company be taken over. Whatever happens, know that the choices you make now will be very significant to your future happiness. With both Mercury and Venus retrograde, don’t be rushed into anything and be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
A course correction.
Scorpio Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
These are not normal times – we are approaching the 2nd of 3 potent wild card eclipses that are accelerating social, collective and personal change that will change our lifestyles and the landscape for years to come. For you as a solar Scorpio, the cosmic wild card arriving right on the June 21st Solstice is in compatible Water sign Cancer. It’s a total solar eclipse -marking the end of an era for you connected with travel, study, education or communication. This could play out in multiple ways-you may be celebrating the end of a course, gaining an important qualification, engaging with a new religion or personal quest. Now’s the time to leave outgrown beliefs, ideas and dreams behind so that new ones arrive to fill the space. With communication planet Mercury turning backwards on Thursday June 18th just before the eclipse, take things slowly. Events will likely re-arrange themselves around you so watch and wait-something you have a n innate talent for.
Creating a much bigger inner map of the world.
Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
There’s no disguising that June is set to be a challenging month for just about everyone. With so many retrograde planets plus 2 potent eclipses, change and upheaval are no longer optional. This week is set to be a doozy as Mercury turns backwards on Thursday June 18th days before a seismic New Moon Cancer eclipse right on the Solstice. The positive news is that this is the last but one eclipse across your money angles for another 9 years, so frame it as time to learn the big lessons once and for all and then move on. If you are in debt, face it and make a plan to reduce it gradually. If your job is on your line, take time out to create Plans B, C and D. If you’ve decided to break free and work for yourself, map out a practical blueprint and time-line. During the seismic window between now and June 28th, communications will go haywire and the news could change in the blink of an eye. Stay centred and wait for the eclipse dust to pass. Remind yourself that no one has the entire picture right now.
Take responsibility for your own financial security.
Capricorn Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
What a year, what a month, what a week for you Capricorn! We’re now well and truly into eclipse season with the final 2 eclipses across Capricorn/Cancer on June 21st and July 5th signing off an extraordinary 18 months of personal evolution. On Thursday June 18th, communication planet Mercury slows to turn backwards just ahead of the June 21st Solstice eclipse in your opposite sign. This is a definite ending and new beginning in your personal life. Keep the channels open, keep listening, keep engaging with your partner. The ball is in their court and they may be flip flopping, changing their mind every two seconds, but just wait it out. If it’s a work partner or an important contract, someone might leave or bring things to a close. Be prepared to be flexible, come up with a fallback plan or even two and if one door closes, welcome the new as another one opens.
You have the power of Jupiter and Pluto behind you to move mountains.
Aquarius Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
As an Aquarian, in June’s potent astrology, it might feel as if events are happening all around you but not directly to you. Expect circumstances to shift quite dramatically, possibly via a partner, meaning that you suddenly have new and different choices to make. Nothing will be settled, everything will be changing at speed, so let go of plans and go with it. The potent New Moon eclipse right on the June 21st Solstice is right in your 6th House of health, work and wellbeing. It’s the last but one here for another 9 years, so if you’ve had health issues, you may get a resolution or at least a new approach. A work project will end and something much more interesting attract your attention, but do some research before committing. Given that Mercury turns backwards just days before the eclipse in full Trickster mode, be careful not to drop back into old toxic habits.
The winds of change.
Pisces Weekly Forecast: June 14-21, 2020
With action planet Mars in your sign conjunct far seeing Neptune, your creative energy should be at at an all time high. Either that or you are lying on the sofa watching too many box sets. This week brings the 2nd of 3 eclipses and, luckily for you, it’s at a good angle to your Sun in Pisces. Since this cosmic wild card is right on the June 21st Solstice in compatible Water sign Cancer, it’s the perfect time to launch one of your ideas, projects or side businesses out into the world to test if it can stand on its own two feet. Make it a priority to do more of whatever brings you happiness -play with children, take an art class, listen to music-anything that connects you to your heart. Since Mercury turns backwards on Thursday just before the eclipse, the usual time-frames are fast dissolving and, as an otherworldly Piscean, that’s a gift, allowing you to live according to your own unique flow and rhythm.
Your inner child wants to come out to play.
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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