On June 21st we are graced with an extremely powerful New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Cancer, which really brings Cancer season on the forefront taking better care of our emotional bodies, and also placing a major importance on childhood wounds, or even taking better care of our own children. This is where major internal work starts to take place, and while it might not be easy, we can count on Cancer’s loving influence to help soothe what hurts.
Those who are ready to do the work will find this time to be very beneficial in catering to what hurts and providing the perfect remedy so to resolve the past trauma that has been echoing out into our present lives. This is where we are ready to dive deep into the depths of the sandy seafloor that Cancer thrives, and to allow its ruling celestial body, the Moon, to pull from us what no longer serves us. This is that dead weight which only serves as a sorrowful reminder of why we are pained, and the result of behavioral or emotional habit patterns that had held us prisoner to sabotaging personal relationships and holding us back from achieving goals that we had been too fearful or doubtful in our abilities to accomplish.
A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. In ancient times, many cultures viewed a Solar Eclipse to be a bad omen because many feared the night and gave praise to the Sun, and since it was blocked by the Moon, they perceived it as darkness prevailing. Many would hide indoors, fearful of being present during such a time as they feared the omen to bring evil with whomever it had touched. Many Native American cultures used this time to remain indoors and to contemplate the darkness within themselves, in understanding what must be healed in order for the light to shine brightly once again within each one of themselves.
This Solar Eclipse, being in Cancer, brings a similar message to the Native American belief, as it brings a nurturing and motherly influence within each of us, to tend to those wounds and to properly address them.
Those who are not ready to do the work may find this to be an extremely difficult time in that those wounds will more than likely become triggered, and without any proper release or healthy copy mechanisms, they will more than likely fall victim to their own toxicity. Take it as a child crying for love – their cry is always the loudest.