Sunday, June 21, 9:41 a.m. marks the partial solar eclipse in the sign of Cancer, which implies that the Phase of the New Moon in Cancer takes place near the Lunar North Node, respectively the perfect conjunction between the Sun and the Moon in Cancer at the 0:21 degree is near the North Node in Gemini at the 29:07 degree.
The solar eclipse on June 21, 2020 will be a visible ring eclipse in almost all of Africa, in southeastern Europe, in almost all of Asia (except the northern part of Russia), northern Australia and the Indian Ocean. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thus obtaining all or part of the solar disk for the person on Earth. An eclipse of the ring sun, such as the one on June 21, occurs when the apparent diameter of the Moon is smaller than the apparent diameter of the Sun, blocking most of the sun’s light, and the Sun appears like a bright ring. This eclipse will not be observed from the territory of Romania as the ring eclipse, but only as the partial eclipse.
The presence of the Lunar North Node near the appearance of the New Moon emphasizes that
all projects, thoughts and plans that we are going to start in the next period are imprinted strongly by a much more subtle, invisible energy that will still take us in the direction of their fulfillment or resolution; we can think of this energy as a “hand of destiny” that will create the necessary context so that everyone can achieve their goals.
It’s time to be present, to project positively, to trust and to start those actions that we really find ourselves in.
The detoxification capacity of the body is maximum on the day of the New Moon
Anyone who makes a rule of having a fasting day every time the moon is new will benefit from many advantages in preventing ailments. Also this day is perfect to start a new activity such as the unlearning of bad habits. Often bad habits are the outward expression of inner energies that need only a new goal to become useful and valuable to us and to other people.
The night before the New Moon is a night of divine transcendence
and if we engage in spiritual activities we can achieve exceptional results that equate to the results obtained after a year of assiduous spiritual practice.
In order for this new beginning to “establish” better in our being and to make the most of this astrological aspect it is advisable to perform a short meditation of about 20 minutes, in its maximum period, 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after it takes place, i.e. between 9:31 and 9:51.
How we meditate:
Sitting on a chair with your back straight and your hands resting on your thighs with your palms down, we aim to completely relax our body, especially the muscles of our face.
It is necessary to feel the physical body abandoned and immobile. After we’ve done the “parking” of the body, we turn our attention inside the body, into the middle of the chest, and imagine that we’re adimensional at that level.
Throughout meditation, we aim to feel the complex influence of this astral moment, of the New Moon, when the luminaries, the Sun and the Moon participate in the “cosmic wedding”, by dividing the same zodicacal degree. Now the male and the female merge into a perfect unit.
Due to the conjunction between the Sun and the Moon there is a special complementarity of yin-yang energies in nature
If we now seek to find a perfect agreement between our will and God’s will, our consciousness will go through exceptional spiritual transformations that will lead to the acquisition of the state of harmony and inner peace.
Through the state of consciousness cultivated by various Abheda Yoga techniques, certain unfavorable astrological transits can be transcensed. Apart from these methods to be practiced systematically, it can be said that the destiny of men is written in the stars and it is relatively difficult for the ordinary man to manifest free will, independent of the influences of celestial bodies.
The night that precedes this phenomenon of the New Moon, in our case the night from 20 to 21 June 2020, is celebrated in the Eastern spiritual tradition under the name Shiva Ratri.
The night before the New Moon is a night of divine transcendence, and if we engage in spiritual activities we can achieve exceptional results that equate to the results obtained from a year of assiduous spiritual practice.
During this astral moment, it is good to have an easy diet or even to practice Anaharin – black fasting only with water, to reduce the rhythm of daily activities, and to aim to orient ourselves inwards, being aware that this night is particularly effective for the practice of meditation, it gives us the opportunity to achieve thus important spiritual progress.
Specific astrological aspects
Sunday, June 21 – 9:41 a.m. – marks the moment New Moon in Cancer by the perfect conjunction between the Moon and the Sun in Cancer at 0:21 degree in house XI of this astral moment, The House of Friends and Protectors, a house of hope and ambition, a house that talks about freedom, optimism, trust, personal power, giving clues and about true or false friends. This moment of the New Moon is seconded by the presence of the North Node in Gemini at the 29:07 degree, in the same house of friends and ideals, which turns this astral event into a solar eclipse. Like any eclipse that comes to shake the old order to re-set things up according to a higher will than that of the people,all aspects of this house will come into the spotlight.
In astrology, grades 0 and 29 are considered critical, sensitive degrees, because they represent the beginning and transition
something is born at grade 0 (new Moon degree) and something else ends at grade 29 (NN degree in Gemini) to move into a new stage; in this case the energy of the New Moon in Cancer “is born” now in the field of our consciousness through the interest granted to our soul, our origins and family, the aspects related to motherhood, fertility, home, country of origin. Instead the 29th degree of the North Node in Gemini, it is a degree of urgency, it brings a lot of pressure because its awareness is extremely necessary for each of us so that we end in a fair and assumed way, even if it may hurt, everything we have left unresolved or unconcluded related to this area of our friends, projects, dreams and ideals.
Also, the challenges of this North Node in Gemini are related to the power of the word
and the way we use this power, if it is in a fair, ethical and moral way, because we will be held accountable by our own conscience for the way we communicate or interact with others. Ability to discern between good and evil, observance of divine laws, correct judgment, honesty, integrity, all these become criteria, depending on them we will have to analyze our own language and even our own mind, and realize if we are not using words to achieve our goals regardless of the consequences. This eclipse will reveal everything that is “rotten” in the way we communicate precisely to give us the chance of corrections, rivalries, false evidence, vileness, corruption, attempts at manipulation or abuses, any removal from the truth will now be sanctioned. We are invited to be honest with ourselves and to analyze our own motivations when we communicate, socialize, send messages, and see if our words were sincere, if they were helpful and if we were gentle with others, otherwise we did nothing but abuse.
The time has come to (re)learn the art of conversation
to reinvent ourselves through the words we use, to put ourselves only in the service of the truth, to inspire and to motivate by words,to be open to listening to others with the soul and less with the mind, which will permanently tend to make value judgments. It is time to begin to touch the souls of others with words that rise and do not bring down, we are all endowed with gifts but they fulfill their purpose only when we share them with others.
The Sabian symbol of grade 29 in Gemini, activated by the North Node, says:
“The first blackness of spring sings from a treetop – You can be a man who lives by virtue of inertia, like everyone else, without bringing anything new to life, but you can be even more, a man ready to give the other new impulses, models to follow, gifts from your creation. What you admire in others can manifest in you and then you must be at the height.”
The atmosphere created by the energy of the New Moon in the sign of Cancer sensitizes us more than usual
and the Moon in its own home becomes strong and difficult to master, generating instinctual reactions and exaggerated behaviors, we can be overly sensitive, emotive and influential. The presence of several planets in seemingly retrograde gait, and especially Mercury (the way we make mental connections and implicitly communicate) retrograde in Cancer between June 18th and July 12th, can create us uncertainty, uncertainty and discomfort because we are on quicksand, we have to work on ourselves, we have to be aware, analyze and implicitly correct but, all these processes have the role of easing the path to our own evolution. Where we find it the hardest, the greatest gift lurks!
House XI activated by the Solar Eclipse talks about the role we play in society, collectivity or the group we are part of
and the power we manifest in this framework that we choose to belong to. We are in the company of our friends, those people with whom we share our moral values and our beliefs, our protectors or even our guides, here is our creed, our hopes and ideals, here we have to work to give birth to a new germ. This house makes us wonder what we want to leave behind, what legacy or why above us we live our lives every day?
It is a house of special significance in our evolution, a house of those who assume that they are part of the process of creation, they themselves becoming their own creators, because here the creative destiny is supported by strong, courageous hands and visionary minds that look only to the future.
Against the background of this house, the Solar Eclipse in Cancer turns our attention to our own soul
And let’s not forget that where we turn our attention is our power. Now we are reminded that power we hold only when we connect to ourselves, when we put our soul into our relationships, in our family,in our projects and plans, when we understand when there is no failure but only opportunities to use success and failure in a wise, meaningful and creative way. Cancer wants us connected to our origins, to our divine power, wants us to be gentle and forgiving with ourselves, to love and accept ourselves as we are because then we become authentic channels of manifestation of the divine, house XI being a house in which God creates through us.
The message of this Solar Eclipse is revealing and full of awareness for those ready to receive it
it is the chance to plant a new germ, a beginning in accordance with the destiny of each, but especially according to the purpose of his soul, with what he must achieve in such a way as to make his contribution to the world that lives.
The essence of the eclipse is about the connection with the soul, about putting our minds at the service of the soul, to open our hearts to those with whom we have chosen to live our lives, it is about receiving the “gifts”, the talents with which we were endowed at birth and to assume them without fear, to share them with friends, with family of soul. Together we grow!
Virginia Olteanu – astrologer