July 2 will be a Solar Eclipse in Cancer and July 16 we can expect a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. However Eclipse Season is so powerful, you will see the impact of them in the months surrounding July. This pair of eclipses will set a brand new pattern for your year ahead and perhaps much longer.
What Is an Eclipse?
A Solar Eclipse is an extra strong version of a New Moon—like one whole years’ worth of New Moons all rolled into one. And a Lunar Eclipse is like all the years Full Moons into one. These both occur when the Earth, Sun, and Moon come into a rare direct alignment and this creates a portal of change. Through history, Eclipses have been known to be those ‘wildcard’ times of sudden endings and beginnings. Every 18 years, the same Eclipse family repeats itself, so remember the year 2001? You will now see a similar theme return, though this time you have some experience under your belt. If you are too young to remember, keep a journal this Eclipse Season so you can refer back to years later.
What to Expect.
It will feel like time warp. Something likely will be eclipsed out of your life and there will exciting opportunities to meet—a new beginning will emerge. Eclipses will sync you up to a life path that is more aligned with who you really are (even though all of this may seem super inconvenient at the time). Later you will look back and likely have gratitude for what went on. Truths will come up to the surface so that you can see more clearly and approach life with eyes wide open.
So What Do the Eclipse Signs Mean?
Each set of eclipses is part of a series and this one highlights the signs of Cancer and Capricorn—these Cancer/Capricorn eclipses began in July 2018 and will continue through July 2020. Even if you are not one of those signs, the eclipses will awaken the ‘Cancer’ and ‘Capricorn’ sectors in your birth chart (see below).
The Solar Eclipse in Cancer will point you in a direction of heart opening and more softness in your life this year as the North Node of destiny will be aligned with the Solar Eclipse. You will do well to create more time for friendships, love, family, and all that gives you a sense of emotional wellbeing as Cancer rules the emotional body. However you will also need to be ready to stand up for your position and face opposition as the Eclipse opposes stern Saturn. There will be a pull into an old work pattern or habit and you’ll need to value your own health and spirit, turning a new leaf.
The Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn will ask you to release certain roles and old work patterns that you have outgrown. They are simply not in alignment with who you are anymore. Saturn and Pluto align with the south node showing a release of the structures which have held you back in the past. This may be a process so trust that you are heading in a more sustainable direction.
Tips for Eclipse Season.
First off, get comfortable with the idea of change and change being a good thing. Something will be eclipsed out of your life to make room for a new beginning and you will need to allow this to happen. It’s best to go with the cosmic current and wait to see what comes in with the tide before you make any major decisions. Observe, listen and know that you will be supported when you’re on board with change. Of course this may not be comfortable or easy, so you will need to be brave. Give yourself lots of breathing room to process. Most importantly, surround yourself with high vibe people and trust the eclipses to do their cosmic magic.
Read for Your Rising and Sun Sign.
This is key because you are only getting half the story when you read for your sun sign. If you don’t know your rising sign you can find it here with an exact birth time.
Solar – Re-envision home and a way that you can be more supportive—perhaps even working from home this year. This can mean a move to a different community or more natural setting.
Lunar –Release old ambitions that are no longer in alignment with you. Open up to the path that is organically forming right now.
Solar –You will likely be writing more this year and delegating out other things. This year will hold great promise for networking and aligning with the key players in your industry.
Lunar – It appears you are graduating and are now ready to rise to reach larger audiences through broadcasting, publishing, or teaching.
Solar – Take ownership of the skills you have been garnering for so long. This means business, as it’s now time to turn up the confidence and be compensated for your true talents.
Lunar – You will need to release old subconscious beliefs about money, about who you are and what is possible. It’s time for a fresh look at your life and breaking through that glass ceiling.
Solar – The Solar Eclipse in Cancer means it is your year for total rebirth. In order to do this, you will need to see your doubts and fears head on and choose to rise above and thrive.
Lunar – Let go of relationships or relationship patterns that kept you playing small. As you break out of your shell, there will be a ripple through your closest relationship. Allow change.
Solar – You will feel a calling for a more spiritually focused life this year—a life with greater meaning, time in nature, and an overall sense of health. Claim it.
Lunar – Your health will come into a sharper focus this year as this Lunar Eclipse of July 16 will be the time to quit a habit and never go back. The angle to Saturn and Pluto bring finality.
Solar – You are opening up to a larger community this year—one that will expand your reach and your connection to the world. Align yourself with those who hold your values.
Lunar – A love relationship will come to a point where you will both realize it is time to go to the next level or time to move on. Neptune’s angle shows growth potential is strong.
Solar – Professionally, you will have the unique opportunity to pivot your position and step into a role that gives you a greater sense of freedom and peace of mind.
Lunar – If you have been living in an environment that’s no longer you, this will be your year to leave the old pad for new digs and as you do this, your professional world will transform too.
Solar – Your world will evolve this year when you open up to a whole new field of learning. Travel and education will be pillars.
Lunar – A long awaited piece of information will arrive this July so wait until you receive all the facts to move ahead. Also note it’s best to sign contracts in August versus July, post retrograde.
Solar – Financially, this year will be a game changer for you as investments will hold promise. You will need to take risks and strategize, and soon you are on your way to financial freedom.
Lunar – Letting go of an old source of income and security will open the space up for an exciting, fresh start. You have lucky Jupiter in Sagittarius now, so an ideal time to explore this.
Solar – Partnership in both love and business will shine brightly this year as this duo has a strong creative mark. You will only need to leave any fear and doubt at the door.
Lunar – A Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn means it’s time to shed that skin of comfort and safety to live a life true to you. This means a relationships will transform and you must trust the process.
Solar – A new healthy lifestyle and routine will do wonders for you this year as the Eclipse will support you in all matters of body and nutrition. You will see and feel the big shifts here.
Lunar – You will finally be able to break through a mental block that has been hindering your expression. Flexibility and openness to new approaches will be key as you are freeing yourself.
Solar – Romance headlines, as this solar eclipse in a fellow water sign shows true love and heightened fertility. There is also a creative project that will come to fruition so stay with it.
Lunar – It’s that time to ‘clean house’ socially speaking and this means deleting certain numbers and choosing not to spend time with those who are downers. Your mission will guide you.
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