Hey, lunar loves! I’m here to give you a heads-up about the first of our summer 2019 eclipses. This solar eclipse in Cancer is all about redefining what “home” means!
On July 2nd, the new moon will occur at 3:16 pm Eastern, and because it happens in a conjunction with the north node, it creates a solar eclipse. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you may get a glimpse of the sun’s corona, or ring, but the rest of us in the North won’t get a view this time.
That doesn’t mean we won’t feel it, though. This is a North Node eclipse that falls in homey Cancer at 10 degrees. With the sun and the moon conjoining at the same zodiacal point in the sign of Cancer, alongside the north node of fate, this particular new moon brings high octane energy. Yes, you don’t want to miss setting intentions this new moon. At the time of the eclipse, authoritarian Saturn is exactly conjunct the South Node, while elusive Neptune trines the North Node. Meaning, focusing on your dreams now, goes a very long way.
The North Node represents our highest destiny, and with Cancer here, this eclipse asks us to consider how we define “home” as well as what will bring us to a place of safety and security within ourselves.
Ask yourself this:
What do I need to do to create more stability and security in my life?
How can I free my most authentic self?
What can I do to come “home” to myself even more?
What does home even mean to me?
What does redefining what “home” means, mean to me?
To reach your fullest potential, we have to start at your roots. Don’t be surprised if family stuff comes up for you this week. You may even find you have a sudden urge to dig through your transgenerational lineage or sit down with your mom to hear her story (Cancer is ruled by the Divine Mother and the moon, after all).
On the other hand, the South Node represents lessons already learned, and wisdom gained. With Saturn positioned here, you can expect this eclipse to have you dig deep within yourself. Now’s a great time to claim the lessons you already know to be true. What’s the wisdom you’ve fought long and hard to claim in your life? Name it. Where are you rock-solid strong in your understanding of who you are? Tap into that, and own it!
When it comes to politics, we can expect a lot of talk about borders, values, and patriotism. As a collective, we have to ask ourselves what it means to care for our country and our neighbors genuinely, and how we honor and express those values. It’s possible you may encounter someone with a xenophobic mindset, especially with Independence Day butting up against this eclipse. (If you want a progressive activist view on this, I highly suggest following Paola Mendoza on Instagram.) But here’s the bottom line: At the end of the day, this eclipse is asking us to get clear on our definition of home, security, and freedom. It’s up to us to bring the love. (Yup, we’ll be redefining what home means one way or another!)
Solar eclipses, like this one, also mark the beginning of a fresh nineteen-year cycle, so take the time to consider how far you’ve journeyed when it comes to creating a home and carving out your freedom, then set intentions regarding where you wish to go from here. It’s a big deal!
As we roll into the 4th of July, I’m celebrating with the support system I’ve created: my husband and best friends. Cancer season is all about community, and in my mind, there’s no better way to honor this season ruled by the moon than through soulful connection with the people we love.
No matter what you’re up to this week, be sure to give yourself a little space to honor how far you’ve come and call in where you’re going. Remember: we’ve got another eclipse coming later this month, and Mercury goes retrograde in Leo on the 7th. Topsy-turvy energy is afoot. A little break and a pat on the back are critical.
Now over to you. What’s coming up for you this eclipse? What are you conjuring and creating? How are you redefining what “home” means to you? Leave me a comment below.