Self Care and This Month’s Eclipse

The significance of eclipses goes back thousands of years. They predicted the rise and fall of kings and conquerors. An eclipse is when one of the luminaries, the Sun or Moon, has its light blocked by the other luminary. Since the Sun and Moon have the most effect on Earth’s atmosphere (Sun creates our seasons and Moon moves the tides) losing their light for the smallest amount of time disrupts the Earth’s energetic field and atmosphere. 

From an astrological point of view, eclipses create dramatic events, globally and sometimes personally. A royal may be born, a war might start or a world leader could die or be overthrown. What is the theme for this month’s eclipse? We are looking at the eclipse through the lens of fitness and wellness. Eclipses can trigger an event in the next 6 months on a personal scale. On a global scale you’ll notice groups of people and national or global systems as a focal point. The effects are strongest for 2 weeks surrounding the time of the eclipse.

The eclipse on June 21, 2020 is in Cancer 0 degrees. This is a sign of sensitivity, nourishment, and family. Cancer rules these areas of the body: stomach, upper digestion, breasts, uterus, gall bladder, salivary glands to name most of them. Now more so than other times is important to pay attention to what food you are putting your mouth. Use the sensitivity of the crab to sense how your digestion is working, how are you feeding yourself for good health? Now is not the time to stuff your feelings down with food. This time period will also have an emphasis on family and family can drive you crazy! Instead of letting the crazy family get to you try to use that energy for a family workout. Get everyone sweating and burning up energy. Everyone will feel better afterward.

Alternatively, you could get a weekly workout on the schedule with your sister or brother or exchange recipes with mom for healthy meals. Be sensitive to how a family member might be having trouble fitting exercise, physical activity or healthy eating into their schedule. 

Your personal birth chart can lead you to your individualized themes for the next 6 months. Find Cancer sign in your chart (which house does it occupy?) and that is the area of your life you’ll need to focus on. If Cancer lands on your 5th house you’ll want to address eating around social activities. If it’s in your 4th the eating issues are when you are at home. You’ll need to look up what each of house (there are 12) means.

You’ll feel compelled to look at this area because of the eclipse and how it affects your daily life from the events happening around you. Now take a note if you have any planets, Ascendant or Midheaven in your chart at the 0 or 1 degrees Capricorn, Libra, or Aries. If you do, then this eclipse will create more events in your life, more than for someone who has no planets or points at those specific degrees.

With planets and points at 0 and 1 degrees it’s more important for you to revisit meal plans, digestive issues and family support systems. The planet Mercury is also in Cancer now and is currently going backward. This adds to the theme of reevaluating, reviewing & redoing. 

Knowing this information and planning ahead of time makes it possible for you to work with the eclipse energy instead of letting it happen to you.

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