Much of this information has been adapted from an article by astrologer Sally Kirkman regarding the Cancer-Capricorn Eclipse Cycle, which completes tomorrow on Sunday 3rd July 2020 at 13 Degrees of Capricorn. This eclipse cycle began in July 2018, at time when you may have felt the stirrings of change and the cracks began to appear in an area of your life ripe for transformation. This eclipse cycle has been very important because of three major planets also moving through Capricorn – Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto. In Capricorn, the star sign that represents business, the establishment, solid foundations, tradition, history – the slate really has been wiped clean. It is important to recognise that breakdown can be breakthrough and it takes courage, will and then surrender to hang on for the ride. This particular ride is coming to an end and hopefully you will emerge renewed, reset and rewired from the experience.
Cancer/Capricorn Eclipse Cycle: This eclipse cycle started with 3 eclipses back-to-back and ends with 3 eclipses back-to-back. Intense eclipse energy – dramatic, shadowy, accelerating growth and change. The next time 3 eclipses happen in a row won’t be until 2029. Immediately, you can see how powerful this eclipse cycle has been.
Power Eclipses: The key eclipses in the cycle fell at 20 degrees Capricorn, the first on July 13, 2018 and the most powerful in the cycle on January 10, 2020, two days before the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Both eclipses were Lunar or Full and the one in January 2020 has been the major symbol of this transformational year with its theme of endings, forcing us to press the reset button. Time is up, we need to reassess what we’re doing to our earth, our leadership and how we live together as a world community. Corruption and wrongdoing is being exposed.
Home & Work: The Cancer/Capricorn axis is about home/family/foundations (Cancer) v. work/status/authority (Capricorn). Many of you have been experiencing pressure and total change in these areas of your lives, whether you’re working from home, out of work or juggling your working life with your home & family. You may have become acutely aware of the passing of time, your own mortality, of endings and beginnings. You may have lost people close to you. The ties of ancestry and legacy can be clearly seen in this powerful eclipse cycle. Who you are may have become lost amongst the demands of work or family and dealing with your own personal crisis. Yet, all crises have the potential to lead to illumination, insight and reassessment. Change rarely happens easily and smoothly. Eras of change always require courage and strength.
Full Moon Ritual Tap into the power of this Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse. All Full Moons bring matters to completion and culmination as the light of the Moon is at its brightest. It’s an ideal time for ritual and a chance to release and let go of what’s no longer needed in your life. Ditch the things that aren’t working out, sweep things clean and create space for new energy to flood in. Listen out for key insights and intuitions during this powerful Eclipse weekend. Yet, wait to set things in motion until July 12th, the date that Mercury turns direct.
The eclipse season we’re in right now started in May 2020, the same month that Venus turned retrograde. Two of the personal planets have been in retreat throughout this eclipse season. It’s only when Mercury turns direct mid-July, that the new chapter really begins. Mercury’s change of direction often coincides with news or information that’s been hidden. Eclipses have a shadowy theme but once Mercury is up to speed, it’s an ideal time to look ahead, plan, get busy and put what you’ve learned into practise. Remember to gaze in wonder at the night sky this weekend at the glorious Full Moon. You may be able to see Jupiter & Saturn close to the Moon as well.
Key Areas To Note: Here’s a reminder of the areas of your life where the theme of endings and beginnings has been potent during this eclipse cycle.
Capricorn & Cancer: 1st/7th houses – your identity & image, personal goals; love & relationships, significant others, contracts. IDENTITY/RELATIONSHIPS
Aquarius & Leo: 12th/6th houses – retreat, quiet, solitude, a spiritual path; your health & work, what you sacrifice for others. WORK/SERVICE/HEALTH
Pisces & Virgo: 11th/5th houses – your friends, groups & social issues; your children, creativity, love affairs, what you ‘give birth to’. SOCIAL GROUPS/SELF-EXPRESSION
Aries & Libra: 10th/4th houses – your career & vocation, your status & reputation, where you’re heading in life; your home & family, your past & roots, where you come from. FOUNDATIONS/SECURITY
Taurus & Scorpio: 3rd/9th houses – your education, neighbours & siblings, how you communicate; the bigger picture, travel, philosophy, religion, what gives your life meaning. LEARNING/BELIEFS
Gemini & Sagittarius: 2nd/8th houses – money, possessions, where your values lie; your joint finances, your sexuality, all things hidden, the metaphysical realm. MONEY/MAGIChttps://www.sallykirkman.com/the-cancer-capricorn-eclipse-cycle-completes/
So step out tomorrow night and honour the full moon and the journey you have been on. Remember to open your mind and heart and breathe in the light of the moon and let it shine upon you. (Even if its behind the clouds it is still there). Imagine the moon’s light nourishing your soul. Simply be present to the moment and the fact that you are here, right now and you’ve made it thus far and be present to the power of that. You’ve got this!