The New moon falls at 0 degrees of Cancer in the early morning hours of June 21, and this is a solar eclipse. Eclipses repeat themselves every 19 years and an eclipse of this same sign and degree occurred on June 21, 2001.
This is an annular eclipse which means the edge of the Sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon called the ‘ring of fire.’ It can be seen from parts of Africa, Pakistan, Northern India and China.
This is the second of the summer eclipses and the companion lunar eclipse in Capricorn occurs July 5. This eclipse is in a Cardinal sign which pushes things forward and hits the world point which is associated with situations that affect us collectively. 0 degree of Cancer is considered a critical degree and we can expect to see significant events occurring in the world.
The Sabian symbols in astrology refer to images derived from Spiritualist-medium Elsie Wheeler published in 1925 which give a description of each of the 360 separate degrees of the zodiac. The Sabian symbol for 0 Cancer is, “on a ship the sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one.” This can be interpreted as a change brought about by all of the societal unrest concerning racism, police brutality inequality in general.
As this eclipse falls the day after the summer solstice it is a super potent time to embark on new beginnings. This is a time where you can review your feelings about any number of things that can lead to greater purpose in the future.
Eclipses are like wildcards that frequently reveal previously unknown information and can bring us to turning points and ah ha moments The can produce positive or negative results depending on what is in your particular chart.
Cancer is about home, family and the emotions and rules the 4th/10th house axis which deals with our basic foundation, business, the family and home It is in these areas most of us will be focused. Both this solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse July 5th deal with issues connected to the US, our home or foundation and basic security issues.
An eclipse can be a positive time for change and to let go of things that have outlived their usefulness, or let go of bad habits and make a changes that will take you to a new and better level.
This Moon makes only one aspect and this is a quincunx to Saturn along with the Sun which means our personal freedom will need to be balanced with our responsibility and restrictions.
Mars sextiles Jupiter at this time which is generally a positive aspect which means we can deal with one another easier during this time.
Mercury stations retrograde on June 18, so events connected to this eclipse can be delayed by days or weeks.
Neptune turns retrograde on June 23. As both planets along with the eclipse are in water signs we will be dealing with our emotions for better or worse. For Water signs this can feel quite normal but may be more difficult for those born under Fire signs or with multiple planets in Fire signs in their charts.
Use your ascendant if you know it or your Sun sign to know what area of your life this eclipse will affect.
Aries-4th house of home, family, beginnings or endings.
Taurus-3rd house of short trips, communication, immediate family, neighbors, co-workers and siblings.
Gemini-2nd house of money and earned income.
Cancer-1st house of self, self interests, relationships.
Leo-10th 12th house of the subconscious mind, places of seclusion, hospitals.
Virgo-11th house of groups and organizations, friends, hopes and wishes.
Libra-10th house of business and career.
Scorpio-9th house of legal matters, education, travel and world view.
Sagittarius-8th house of sex, debt and taxes, partners money, change and transformation.
Capricorn-7th house of marriage, partnerships, and courts.
Aquarius-6th house of health, work, pets
Pisces-5th house of children and friends.