In the Stars June 21-28, 2020...shining light on the astrology of the week: Solar Eclipse


The second of three eclipses occurs on Saturday, June 20th, at 11:41 p.m. PDT (Sunday the 21st in time zones to the east), this one being a New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer, the Summer Solstice point. During the solar month of Cancer the focus is on home, family, tradition, and issues of security. A Lunar Eclipse follows on July 5th. The next two weeks are turbulent and stormy. Eclipses are power surges; consider how you will use this energy positively. Six planets and asteroid Pallas Athena are retrograde: Mercury Saturn, Pluto, Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune (as of Monday, June 22nd). Mars squares the nodes, adding to the challenging energies.


While Mercury is in retrograde through July 12th it is a good time to review, re-think, reconsider, and re-construct. Communication is sometimes confused, so be patient with mix-ups. It is difficult to move forward, and probably best not to try to, at least until we get through eclipse season this next month and Venus and Mercury return to direct motion. Go carefully and consciously this week. Continue to light candles for racial equality and humane treatment of all people, and shine your light on the world.


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The Sun ingresses into Cancer tropically Saturday night, officially marking the beginning of summer, and joined by the New Moon in a Solar Eclipse (11:41 p.m. PDT). This is the second of three eclipses in a row, this one symbolizing new beginnings in the areas of home and family. Cancer is concerned with tradition, history, family lore and photos. Mars-conjunct-Neptune squares into this New Moon eclipse, expanding our vision and motivations. Pause and reflect with the aid of Mercury retrograde, and examine the powerful new starts you want to make in this area of your life and the summer season ahead.


Father's Day Sunday may be emotionally sensitive, as the Sun makes a quincunx (159 degree-angle), the Moon makes a hard angle to Chiron, and the intensity of the eclipse lingers. Reach out with your caring arms to family--especial