The second Eclipse Season of 2019 kicks off with a Total New Moon Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer on July 2nd.
While intense, the energy around this Eclipse is really like a fresh breeze entering the room. If things have felt stagnant, stuck or sticky for you, this Eclipse is a wonderful opportunity to shake things loose and to begin moving forward.
Making changes will definitely be favored around this Eclipse, so think of an area of your life that needs an upgrade and allow the Eclipse energy to guide you. Opportunities will be knocking, so stay open!
As this Eclipse falls in Cancer, we may also notice our home and family life becoming a priority.
We may notice issues in this area or feel a pull between looking after ourselves and putting our needs first, and caring for others and the commitments we might have made to others.
We may also feel a desire to put new boundaries in place or make changes that allow us to focus on giving ourselves more self-love and self-care.
Cancer is also the sign of the Divine Mother and while not all of us are lucky enough to know what it’s like to be cared for, nurtured, and loved by our mother, we all have the power within to care for, nurture, and love ourselves.
We all have the power to stand up for what we need and to honor and celebrate the nurturing, intuitive, and loving parts of ourselves.
Cancer energy is all about this, so if you haven’t been looking after yourself, if you have been burning the candle at both ends, or ignoring the call of your heart (or the calls from your mother!), this Eclipse may bring a much needed wake-up call.
While Eclipses can be potent they are also wonderful gateways of change. They are points in the year where the Universe can intervene to put us on track with our lives and where we need to be heading.
The type of events that fall around an Eclipse are believed to be fated and help us to align with our path, our purpose, and our higher calling.
While this Eclipse is all about opportunity, the Universe may need us to first clear the way to allow these opportunities to reach us.
Don’t be afraid to make changes in your life. Don’t be afraid to shake up your routine, set boundaries or stand up for yourself and what it is that you need.
Doing so can be scary at first, but sometimes it takes that first courageous step so you can start creating more of what you want in your life.
If any issues stir for you around this Eclipse, a good technique to help you navigate through is to ask yourself- Who do I want to be in this situation?
Whenever you have something that is bothering you or when you have to make a decision about how to act or how to be, try asking yourself this question first.
Often when you ask yourself this question, it guides you to get truthful with yourself and to figure out what actions, thoughts, and words are aligned with the type of person and the type of reality you wish to create for yourself.
The themes and lessons of this Eclipse are also closely connected to the Eclipses of January, so perhaps think back to this time and see what the Universe may be guiding you to work through and how you have grown since this time.
Reflect on the journey you have traveled since then, and know that whatever is bubbling or troubling you, the answer to the question- “Who do I want to be in this situation?” will be your guide.
As this Solar Eclipse is like a supercharged New Moon with plenty of opportunity and inspiration around it, you may also want to take a moment to set an intention or think about what you desire moving forward.
Write down your wishes, set some intentions and then allow the Universe to do the rest. Allow the Universe to take your wishes and figure out the perfect and best way for them to be delivered to you.
Allow the Universe to mold and shape your wishes so they result in the perfect and highest outcome for you and your soul journey.
Eclipses move and shake us. They put us where we need to be, and this Eclipse is going to open that doorway, it is just up to us to take the first step and begin walking through it.
You may feel the energies of the Eclipse building as we move closer to it, but chances are you will need to wait until the Capricorn Lunar Eclipse which falls on July 16th before you can really decipher what the Universe has in store for you.
Nonetheless, if you have been looking for a fresh start, if you have been looking to clear the cobwebs and try something new or to create a routine that is more nurturing, this July New Moon Solar Eclipse will bring you plenty of opportunities. Are you ready?