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What’s Happening in June-July (and through 2025!)
This New Moon Penumbral Solar Eclipse ushers in 4 weeks (and 5+ years) of shifts in life directions because of some things shutting down leaving us room to move into new areas of personal concern. This is “the lowering of one flag and the raising of another one.”
An Overview of the New Moon
Today we’ll do an overview of the Eclipse and some of its primary qualities. In part 3 we’ll cover Sabian Symbols, aspects, distributions, and patterns.
This initiating, sensitive, and redirecting New Moon at 1 Cancer occurs at 11:41 pm PDT on June 20, 7:41 am BST on June 21. This will bring us into the Light of caring so we can reorient our lives, taking care of what we need to while turning away from old attachments and sentimentalities we no longer care about. This offers a season and many years of leaving old ways behind as we find a new consecration or purpose.
This New Moon Solar Eclipse marks a gigantic fork in the road of human destiny due to the numerous septile series aspects in play! We are about to enter a time of enormous conflict and cross currents which will challenge our equilibrium and sense of perspective and proportion. As we learn to seek fairness and justice this Summer, we’ll have the tools to deal with the inflamed conflicts promised by the coming Mars in Aries square Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn.
The planets continue to widen the compression of January through March, ad have been in a somewhat stable Bowl Jones pattern for a while. This is the fourth New Moon of the Saturn in Aquarius era, with Saturn now retrograding, giving us a look back at April’s call to enlist in some greater group ideal which will concretize something of value for future generations. As Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter are retrograde at this Eclipse, we’re in the heart of many months of “tag team retrogrades.”
This New Moon will jumpstart Cancer energy wherever it falls in our chart, and will begin to shut some things down in the near future. Because it is quincunx Saturn in Aquarius, it’s a time to make adjustments in our personal habits and responses to learn Divine Discernment, as well as Cosmic Optimism with the willingness to “reunite with our comrades in arms.”
The Great Compression
In the first 90 days of 2020, we had a “Great Compression” of planets involving Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all making conjunctions in the last decan of Capricorn, setting off a number of cycles, one of which will last 33 years! We have now begun an accelerated phase of our collective spiritual evolution which will take us from the threshold of the Age of Aquarius into the Age itself. You can find out more about the very powerful Sun, Mercury, and Saturn's conjunctions with Pluto by revisiting The Great Compression of January 2020 – Mercury, Sun, Saturn and Pluto all Conjunct in Capricorn. That lays out the long wave patterns set into motion then.
Because of all the Capricorn conjunctions now set in motion, this is the heart of the beginning of a great reorganization. The forms were set into motion in January, and Mars’ transit of Capricorn in March when it conjuncted the January points and made its own contacts with Jupiter and Pluto. When we add the fact that Jupiter will be dancing back and forth on all those conjunction points between 21-25 Capricorn this entire year, meaning for better or worse things will be expanding!
The last conjunction in this series was when Mars conjuncted Saturn at 1 Aquarius on March 31, setting a cycle into motion which will expand in huge ways beginning at the Grand Mutation of late 2020. That Jupiter/Saturn conjunction launches both a new 20 year Aquarian cycle AND a new 200 year era of Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions in Air signs. That means no more of the materialism of the past 200 years, with more of a focus on our commonality and ability to share ideas over the next 200!
We’re almost at the end of our 90 day period of Saturn’s first visit to Aquarius. The countdown to a new 200 year era has begun! On this “Edge of Cosmic Time” we are offered visions of a greater good for a greater number, and as usual, because Capricorn energies are still so strong, Saturn dominates the main stage, helping us see a more timeless role to play to help create a better world. What is your purpose? How can you fulfill the ideal of that purpose?
Occupied Signs and Oppositions
We’re now in a period where we have two heavily occupied areas in our charts; the late Capricorn and early Aquarius sector, with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto there. Also our Cancer sector, since we have the Eclipse, the ruler of the Eclipse, and Mercury, the ruler of Venus and Uranus, in that sign. These are where we will have a lot of activity in our charts.
Because Mars is in Pisces, it’s in an extremely productive sextile to the Capricorn planets, helping all of us with a planet or point anywhere in the last decan of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces. It will soon enter Aries, where it will remain until January 2021. Prepare for “the god of war” to be in his home sign! We’re about to “flame on” for many months to come!
We are now finishing up our run of months of no transit to transit oppositions except those made by the Moon, since July begins them again when the inner planets make oppositions to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. That said, keep in mind that anyone with planets in Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and Scorpio will have some VERY long wave outer planet oppositions in their charts, with potential for very high awareness and a realization of how to ground a new ideal, a new public function, and a new way of related to their larger spiritual group. The various types of the “Tension of Opposites” involved in those signs will come to the fore as the recent Eclipses take away old Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarian patterns, allowing newer ones to take shape as Jupiter and Saturn occupy those signs.
The Sun/Moon Sequence and Its Shifts
There are two patterns: one with the Sun in the same sign as the Sun in the following Full Moon (New Moon between 1-15 degrees of a sign), and one with the Sun in a different sign than it’s in at the following Full Moon (New Moon between 16-30 degrees of a sign).
At this point in time, we are at the far end of the long run of the “alternate” Sun/Moon relationships, where the Sun of the New Moon is in the same sign as the Sun of the following Full Moon. Beginning in July 2020, we’ll again enter many months of the New Moon Sun being followed by a Full Moon with the Sun in the next sign. So while this month’s New Moon is at 1 Cancer and the coming Full Moon Eclipse Sun will be at 14 Cancer, in July we’ll have a New Moon at 29 Cancer with the following Full Moon Sun at 12 Leo.
Before the April 2019 New Moon, the last Lunation where we had the New Moon Sun in the same sign as the next Full Moon Sun was the July 2017 New Moon at 1 Leo, which was the fifteenth in that sequence. The next Full Moon had the Sun at 16 Leo, and finished the run of Full Moons with the Sun in the same sign as the preceding New Moon Sun.
The following New Moon was the August 2017 Solar Eclipse at 29 Leo which portended the devastation of America, when we shifted to the second (reverse) pattern, since that New Moon Solar Eclipse was followed by a Full Moon with the Sun at 14 Virgo and Moon at 14 Pisces. We were in this “reversed order” between August 2017 and April 2019. Since April 2019 we’ve been back in “the natural order.” This will again shift to the reverse pattern in July 2020. I also explain more about this phenomenon and what it means in the Full Moon articles.
The New Moons and Full Moons are “God’s footprints in time.” Each shows the next in the 12 phases of how things come to be each year. The cycle could be described as follows: Life energy is initiated in Aries, substantiated in Taurus, explored in Gemini, grounded in Cancer, renewed and creatively expressed in Leo, refined and ordered in Virgo, balanced and made pleasing in Libra, purified and focused in Scorpio, expanded in Sagittarius, organized in Capricorn, solidified into a vision in Aquarius, and ended/perpetuated in Pisces.
Jupiter and Saturn
This is the last of four New Moons of the initial Saturn in Aquarius era, and we’ve now begun many new Saturn cycles. In 2018 Saturn helped us get beyond fear; in 2019 Saturn taught us through some sort of “planned group behavior.” As it’s past its rare and very powerful conjunction with Pluto in January, and now in a phase of “Contribution” in actional/material ways, we can take the “Group Performance” we’ve trained in since last Autumn and use it to get through this time of a “cosmic visitation” which is “galvanizing us into action” to “escape from adverse conditions.” This is a time when Nature is challenging us to listen, look, and learn that we are not separate from Her.
This is the seventh New Moon of the Jupiter in Capricorn era! We can now use “structured humor” or “disciplined adventure” or “structured abundance” to utilize what we’re building in an individual, mental, and spiritual way. This one is retrograde on the degree of the World Soul, giving us a new look at how all of Nature is connected, us included.
We are now at the threshold of the second Jupiter conjunction with Pluto, so be adventurous and have a sense of humor as you get to the core of any matter. Remember to play, since taking things too seriously for too long makes life heavy. There are many ways to play, just as there are many ways to find humor. We’re solidly in a phase of group performance, and the expansive view we take this year will yield even greater group work next year!
So What Rules the Lunation?
This Penumbral Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer has the Moon as its ruler, and as the Moon is in its home sign of Cancer, it is very powerful in this Eclipse. As Mercury is in Cancer, it too is ruled by the Moon, as is Venus, since Venus is in Gemini, ruled by Mercury. As Uranus is in Taurus, ruled by Venus, it too is ultimately ruled by the Moon.
This month we have three planets in their home signs; The Moon, Saturn and Neptune, with the Moon ruling the Lunation, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus, and Saturn ruling all the other planets except Neptune. That makes the Moon and Saturn an overwhelming influence behind most planetary affairs. However, with Mars in Pisces just past its conjunction with Neptune, Mars’ worldly ruler is Jupiter and spiritual ruler is Neptune. As usual, Neptune continues as a longwave “standalone” dispositor of itself, ruling the fogs and mists of the current collective consciousness. You can find out more about dispositors in general, chains of dispositors, and mutual reception by going to dispositors and Mutual Reception at the link.
Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend
Because Saturn plays such a large part in ruling the stage of Life for many months and even years to come, if you haven’t gotten your copy already, please give yourself the timeless gift of my book, Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend. We all need to make friends with our inner Saturn if we would claim our power to fulfill our higher purpose for being alive as Spirits in the material world.
This book shows you the way to take command of your power to steer your life in a conscious way, using Saturn’s strengths and skills to be led to mastering life on our own terms. As Saturn is such a dominant energy at this time, by owning our ability to manifest the best of Saturn's virtues in our world, we take command of our destiny and become the living purpose we were born to make manifest!
It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, and will assist your understanding of how your life experiences assisted your Soul growth and power to turn away from unhelpful karmic cause and effect patterns. Each time you re-read any part of it you’re sure to find undiscovered gems of insight helping you throw off attitudes which frustrate your ability to live your higher Purpose on your own terms.
Is the Grand Irrationality A Factor in this New Moon?
Because this section is so long, I decided to create an article which explains what it is, how long it’s been in effect, and which zones of the zodiac have been most impacted and when. You can find all you need to know about this configuration associated with widespread irrationality and hard-edged “forks in the road of destiny” we’ve all confronted at various times by going to The Grand Irrationality.
At this Solar Eclipse, we see the Moon and Sun are triseptile Jupiter and Pluto, and biseptile Uranus, meaning this is the season of a heightened Grand Irrationality influence! This are taking a major turn over the next month, but also 5+ years, with many things related to Cancer taken away to be replaced with newer Cancerian forms appropriate to humanity’s evolutionary need.
So yes, this long wave evolutionary configuration is again in play in a BIG way, and I'll explain more tomorrow. As Jupiter just biseptiled Uranus on its way to its second conjunction with Pluto, you can bet this irrational energy will be prominent in the news and both world and personal affairs.
Neptune and Chiron in Pisces and Aries
I have offered this segment each month for years to give you a broader perspective on the collective atmosphere, and the long wave changes humanity is going through. Because this section has gotten so large over the years, I’ve decided it deserves its own article, which I’ll link to in coming months and update as needed.
If you’re wondering about why we’re all navigating the fogs and confusions in the collective atmosphere, or why we’re healing into our Higher Self in a different way that we used to, when you’re done here please check out Neptune and Chiron in Early 2020 – Long Wave Collective Healing and Mentoring.
In that article I go into detail about the Chiron-Neptune conjunction in late Aquarius, and how each of those planets have been manifesting in Pisces. Now that Chiron is in Aries, we truly are mentoring and being mentored in a much different way than we were when Chiron was in Pisces! Please check out the article to know more. In this chart, Chiron is at 10 Aries, helping us to heal by reconsidering events and images of our past, and find a new meaning which helps us see more abstractly. Neptune on its stationary degree is teaching us how to touch and be touched so we may cultivate our faith.
The North Node
This is the second Lunation with the North Node in Gemini and the South Node in Sagittarius! The coming 4 weeks indicate the line of greatest development is though how we externalize our standards and values for others to behold. We are all being pulled magnetically to a new alignment, a new understanding, and a new view of a higher individual standard of excellence.
We’re now done with the era of North Node in Cancer/South Node in Capricorn era which began November 2018, during which we’ve grown through contacting our primal innocence as we cooperate within the web of Life. We now commence the North Node in Gemini/South Node in Sagittarius era, where we will grow through our quest for knowledge and understanding which can be demonstrated by our ethical and spiritual values.
In November 2018 we left the North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius era which began in May 2017, and entered the NN in Cancer and SN in Capricorn era. During the time of the NN was in Cancer, our greatest development was through our ability to be tender, caring, and nurturing of all that we feel close to. We have been pulled to evolve through the “Mother principle,” and using “enlightened self-interest” to gather what we need to make our lives more secure. Because the was in Capricorn, we demonstrated these qualities through being mature and responsible, organized and willing to work to demonstrate our personal skills in forms of social power.
Summing Up - The Big Picture
We have now begun new cycles wherever we have late Capricorn and early Aquarius in our charts. These configure with our natal planets in countless ways, but generally speaking, planets in harmony with late Capricorn in our charts will find easy growth and many good things to come. Planets in disharmony with late Capricorn will either have to change how they operate, or will become mechanisms we can use to release the dynamic potential of coming years. We continue to be in a phase of full mobilization in moving toward whatever we have trained to do.
We’ve all “graduated into a new realm of Being” and now have transformed some aspect of our lives. We’ve all been through a metamorphosis and are learning to navigate in a new social or group structure. Uranus continues to revolutionize us in our Taurus sector, awakening new dedication and new consecration to those willing to individualize, and those who are already awakened to the adventure of their life spiritual purpose.
This is the next phase in our quest to find “transcendent security,” with the emphasis on play and comfort rather than austerity. Mars’ transit of Capricorn in March set multiple cycles activating Dharma into motion, including the last Superior Conjunction, Mercury and the Sun conjunctions with Saturn and Pluto, as well as Saturn’s conjunction with Pluto. Along with these, Mars also set more cycles into motion when it conjuncted Jupiter and Pluto, culminating in the conjunction with Saturn at 1 Aquarius, setting the Grand Mutation formative pulses into motion. We’ve now launched 200 years of coming changes!
2017’s Solar Eclipses in Pisces and Leo, and 2018’s Eclipses in Aquarius, Cancer and Leo have quickened us, and we’ve been eliminating a lot of expectancies, considerations, and excess baggage. We continue to dump all kinds of old ghosts and elements of pride that would hinder our hearts from its authentic self-expression, and are getting clear about our priorities and what we should and should not expect of ourselves and others.
As a result of the 2018 Eclipses, we’ve hit the end of an old quest, attained some ambition, and now are learning a new freedom and togetherness. The 2019 Eclipses in Capricorn and Cancer have continued to remove old patterns from those sectors of our charts, with this “Cosmic Recycling” energy again set into play by the recent late December and mid-January Eclipses. This Eclipse helps us lower one flag and raise a new one, reorienting toward a more secure, playful, and fun course, if we’re open to it.
Summing Up – The Immediate Picture
We are now in a long period of intense mobilization in the part of our lives where we have Capricorn and Aquarius. We’ve been immersed in Capricorn energies while now riding the waves of the Light of Aquarius! We’ve been quickened in recent weeks, with new themes coming to life which will dominate the stage of Life, ours and the world’s, by next February! As I asked you earlier, what is your purpose, and how can your fulfill the ideal of that sense of purpose?
Mars has shown us how to manage our energies, and now requires that we close out the parts of life where we’ve been drifting, procrastinating, or equivocating. Soon it will be a time of full mobilization, with a long term conflict we must navigate with equilibrium, humor, and awareness of the need for protection against heightened aggressive elements. Though things will be very intense because of Jupiter conjunct Pluto, there is no better time to purify ourselves and the parts of our life related to our late Capricorn sector.
As Mars is in the final face of Pisces, this is “the end of the end before the beginning,” with looking back AND looking forward are happening with a need for self-discipline and a sense of connection with Nature. This is a look back to see how to achieve “materialization of the spiritual” in our lives, which will entail finding the knowledge we need which can ensure us wealth or effective power in the future.
Saturn’s patient, gentle, and wise understanding has given us a vision which mobilizes us and prepared us for the group work already in motion. Jupiter is expanding our capacity to bring humor and imagination, as well as truth and ethics, to any task or situation. As they are retrograde, we get to take a look back at what needs more reorganization.
Venus encourages us to be flexible in how we do what we do, seeing that there are many ways to understand or misunderstand whatever presents itself for our perception. We’ve adjusted parts of our social or emotional life and now know it’s time to move forward with a different attitude toward learning. Still, this time of looking back will help us with the telepathic pulses we’ve all been exposed to in recent weeks.
Because of the continued Capricorn and Aquarius macro-influence, keep in mind these weeks have a strong dose of hard edged rebelliousness. Take all of it with the proverbial “grain of salt,” not giving the illusion more power than it deserves, which is none. Aquarian patterns are now revealing themselves, so prepare for “thinking outside of the box” and joining with others in a greater work which will outlive you!
We now have trained to use power efficiently and get to demonstrate our discipline, maturity, and ability to craft our lives with an understanding of natural boundaries. All of this serves the “new quality of being rendering the old patterns obsolete” we’ve awakened to since last Summer now in dynamic manifestation! Be efficient and visionary as you move through your “liberation from adverse conditions,” since the building Aquarian Age energies cannot be stopped nor contained.
Show sensitivity, persistence, humor, and have a clear sense of where your best interests are. Feel your way to new forms of spiritual practice and remember that sometimes we’re still growing spiritually in unexpected or roundabout ways. This is the turning point, where new directions will be taken. Connect with the World Soul, and remember you are One with it.
See you soon with part 3, which will cover Sabian Symbols, Jones patterns, element distribution, and a whole lot more!
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
About the author:
Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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