Today Sunday 21st June at 07.39 BST we have an eclipse. It is a solar eclipse on the new moon in Cancer. Eclipses usually come in pairs and some like this one come in threes! This lunar eclipse falls between two lunar eclipses; the first one was two weeks ago on June 5th at the full moon Sagittarius. The next one is in two weeks time at the next full moon in Capricorn on July 5th.
Today’s eclipse is not visible here in the UK. However, it is very close to the summer solstice and signifies a turning point; a time to reflect and to look back over the last three months. They have been extraordinarily difficult as most of the world was locked down around the spring equinox in March.
Eclipses always signify ends and new beginnings and this one more than most. It is the last one in the watery sign of sensitive emotional Cancer. It is also the penultimate in a series of eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn which have been going on for two and a half years. The final eclipse in this series is the upcoming lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 5th. These eclipses have been highlighting issues regarding our habits, homes and instincts versus our work and social responsibility.
Change is upon us and the eclipses are moving out of Cancer and Capricorn into the mutable changeable signs of Gemini and Sagittarius. This indicates a shift of emphasis to issues surrounding communication, education, travel, both local and international. This shift has already started as the lunar eclipse on June 5th was the first one in this series as it fell in free thinking, wide ranging Sagittarius. Education, travel and communication are being severely hit and challenged in this crisis, so look out for more change and adaptations over the next two and a half years.