Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse: Emotional Security or Insecurity?

The Cancer New Moon happened July 12, 2018 at 7:48 pm MST/PDT at 20 degrees Cancer 41 minutes.  It was also a partial Solar Eclipse visible in Tasmania, extreme Southern Australia, islands South of New Zealand, and the edge of Antarctica directly below Australia, the South Pacific Ocean and the Southern Indian Ocean.  Although not visible in the United States, this New Moon Solar Eclipse is nevertheless already dramatically impacting America.  We were, after all, born under the sign of Cancer on July 4, 1776.

Here’s the chart:  CancerNewMoonSolarEclipse2018.

And here’s a diagram of the path of totality of the eclipse:  Solar Eclipse Path of Totality.

Cancer’s evolutionary intention is to develop INNER EMOTIONAL SECURITY.  This sign teaches that true emotional well-being can only be sourced from within, not from any outer person, place or thing.  In the end, Cancer requires that we take complete responsibility for peace and security in our own personal world.

Cancer rules our emotional body.  Cancer is the sign of mothers, home, family, ancestry, land, food, early childhood, self-image and emotional security/insecurity.   It reflects all that we need in order to feel safe and secure.  This Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse is super energizing our emotions.  Ample evidence of this is the extreme emotional turmoil experienced recently by parents and children separated at the U.S./Mexican border.  It’s brought extreme emotional distress to those witnessing these separations as well.  Reporters, legal advocates, American citizens and people all round the world who’ve watched this crisis unfolding on TV for weeks now are deeply disturbed by what they see.  And they should be because what’s happening is absolutely cruel and heart-breaking.

ALL lunations (new moons and full moons) bring intensified emotions to the surface.  But this Cancer New Moon is particularly emotional since the sign of Cancer directly rules our feelings.  But even more power will be brought to our emotional life in the coming weeks and months because this New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse!

Solar and Lunar Eclipses are super energized New and Full Moons respectively.  Eclipses always intensify the power of lunations and have long been known by astrologers to significantly ‘move’ events here on planet Earth.  According to the natural law of correspondences, often referred to by the “As Above; So Below” principle, events coinciding with the timing of eclipses are typically MUCH more important than they may at first appear to be.  So what’s happening in your life right now?

Eclipses are like computer ‘reboots’ since they disrupt the flow of solar and lunar energy onto our planet, much like a computer reboot turns the electricity off and then back on again.  Most computer reboots automatically delete obsolete programs replacing them with new software upgrades.  Since human consciousness is pure energy (like electricity), eclipses are cosmic reboots that bring consciousness upgrades (new thoughts/beliefs) for humanity!

This Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse chart contains several distinct and important celestial patterns.  Perhaps the most powerful of these is a precise opposition (180 degrees apart) between the Sun and Moon in Cancer and retrograde Pluto in Capricorn.  This planetary opposition symbolizes many things but overall it is likely to manifest in epic power struggles – between people, between nations and between competing political ideologies or governing philosophies.  It reflects conflicts between those in authority and those who feel vulnerable.  Simply put, it is reflecting conflicts between inner and outer sources of security.

Think Cancer, which rules homes, families and communities, in opposition to a powerful (Pluto) government (Capricorn) and it’s policies.  The Sun and Moon in Cancer opposite retrograde Pluto in Capricorn also generally reflect the push/pull between our inner and outer lives – work and career versus home and family – and the increasing difficulties in managing all of our various duties and responsibilities – to self and loved ones, as well as to our  communities and the larger whole of society.

Grand Water Trine in the Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse chart. The Sun and Moon are together in Cancer at bottom, Jupiter in Scorpio is at the upper right and Neptune in Pisces is to the left.

Fortunately, the Sun and Moon are also part of a benevolent Grand Water Trine that includes Jupiter stationary in Scorpio and retrograde Neptune in Pisces.  Planets in a Grand Trine form a triangle pattern in the heavens.

Water is the element associated with feelings so this triangle configuration ADDS tremendous energy to the emotional extremes we’re already experiencing.  However, it can just as easily be used for healthy emotional expression and emotional healing for those who choose to use the energies in these ways.

The Grand Water Trine is particularly energized and strengthened by Jupiter, which just ended it’s annual 4-1/2 month retrograde, stationing direct (resuming forward motion) on Tuesday, July 10th. Jupiter’s influence as it stations will be reflected in LOTS of headlines regarding sex, money and power.   

A dramatic case in point occurred this week as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the grand jury in Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation just handed down more indictments.  Twelve Russian intelligence officers were charged with conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, money laundering and crimes against the United States.  You can read the full indictment text here:  MuellerIndictmentof12RussianGRUOfficers071318.

Jupiter’s station direct is also evident in recent allegations against Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan.  He’s accused of knowingly turning a blind eye to the sexual abuse of student wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University by their team doctor three decades ago.  Obviously, we’re not yet done with exposures and revelations about sexual misconduct.

Arguably, money and power were key topics for President Trump at the meeting with our NATO allies in Brussels this past week.  He complained mightily about members ‘delinquency’ regarding their levels of military defense spending.  Some NATO members claim he threatened to pull the U.S. out of NATO if they didn’t immediately make the increases he demanded, which would literally DOUBLE their current commitment levels.  The joint statement released by all the other members at the end of the meeting however re-affirmed that members would meet their previously agreed upon spending target of 2% of their GDP, not the 4% demanded by Trump.     

Jupiter’s station was also reflected in Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  This prime-time TV announcement at 9:05 pm EDT, came 13 hours BEFORE Jupiter resumed forward motion in the heavens.  Keep in mind that planets are most powerful when they ‘station’ or appear to stand still or become stationary from our point of view on Earth.  Referencing the “As Above; So Below” principle again, we would expect that while Jupiter is ‘standing still’ in the heavens, the things Jupiter rules, like courts and judges, will similarly ‘stand still’ here on planet Earth.  Accordingly, it’s likely that this nomination may stall or be delayed in some way. 

Of course Jupiter WILL eventually pick up speed as both it and the things it rules begin moving forward again.  But remember, it was at a complete standstill at the precise time of Trump’s announcement, which of course constitutes the astrological ‘birth time’ of the Kavanaugh nomination.  As Jupiter ‘turns around’ in the heavens, watch for ‘turn-arounds’ in the nomination process. 

With Jupiter’s station occurring in Scorpio, the sign ruled by Pluto (which is precisely opposite the Sun and Moon now representing enormous power struggles), Brett Kavanaugh will no doubt receive tremendous scrutiny and face great challenges during his confirmation process since his nomination was made while Jupiter (rules judges and the courts and congressional hearings) was literally standing still in the sky!

Another quite important celestial event central to this Cancer New Moon chart is Mars in Aquarius, just recently retrograde (June 26th), and currently gaining momentum in a two-month period of review and reflection upon past actions, especially those associated with or contributing to emotional traumas.  Again, we are reminded of all the emotional turmoil at southern border with Mexico. 

Remember Cancer rules families.  To heal, we must OBJECTIFY these painful past events.  We must look at not just WHAT happened, but also and more importantly, WHY it happened.  We must take responsibility for our own actions, and we must hold our government responsible for the actions it takes in our name. 

If we are truly OBJECTIVE regarding what’s unfolding at the border, we must realize that this is NOT the first time the United States government has caused great trauma through forced separation of family members.  For decades, the U.S. government systematically took Native American children away from their parents and put them into boarding schools where they were punished for speaking their own language.  Before that, slave traders routinely separated families as slaves were sold off to different plantations, deliberately separating parents and their children.  And Japanese Americans, many of them natural born U.S. citizens, also experienced separations as family members were sometimes sent to different detention camps during the period of Japanese internment in the U.S. during World War II.  

It’s happening again now as our government is forcibly separating immigrants arriving at our southern border, even those who are legally seeking asylum fleeing life-threatening circumstances.  If we are to heal these traumas, we must, in the end, make different choices and take different actions about how we treat one another. 

With the exception of the indigenous ‘Native Americans’ of this land, America is a nation comprised TOTALLY of immigrants, from all over the world.  Indeed our nation’s founding principles affirm that we are ALL CREATED EQUAL, and proclaim JUSTICE and LIBERTY FOR ALL.  Are we still that aspirational nation?  Do we still believe in our founding principles?

So the bottom line emphasis now is all about getting in touch with our feelings.  How emotionally secure, or insecure do we feel?  This Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse is pointing us towards greater expression of emotion.  It is encouraging us to take complete responsibility for our own emotional well-being.  It’s teaching us greater compassion.  It’s saying, “No matter what chaos is swirling outside, YOU are the one responsible for peace on the inside.”

This Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse is NOT about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  It’s about INNER EMOTIONAL SECURITY!

 

 The Leo New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse on August 11th at 2:58 am MST/PDT!

 

Copyright 2018.   Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting.   All rights reserved

Cancer New Moon

cancer_marchettiglyphThe Cancer New Moon occurs on Friday, June 27th, at 1:08 am MST at 5 degrees Cancer 37 minutes.  Here’s the New Moon chart:  CancerNewMoon2014.  The first water sign of the zodiac, Cancer is extremely sensitive emotionally.  Not surprising then is the fact that this sign’s symbol, the Crab, carries its ‘home’ – a protective outer shell – with it wherever it goes in order to keep it safe from harm.  Accordingly, for Cancer natives, their home also provides the ultimate refuge and is of the utmost importance to them as a place of safety, security and comfort.  Cancer also rules our family of origin and the conditioning influences we’re raised with throughout our early upbringing and childhood.  Our ego-centric identity is primarily shaped by our family.  Their influence and conditioning tell us who we are and contribute either to the development of a healthy self-image or one that’s damaged resulting in low self-esteem and emotional insecurities that are often carried into adult life.

The evolutionary intention of this extremely sensitive sign is to develop INNER EMOTIONAL SECURITY. Through Cancer, we become aware of all of our outer dependencies on people, places and things that we think will provide for our happiness and well-being. As we suffer disappointments and let-downs from these outer sources, we learn that the only true source of emotional well-being is ourselves. Real emotional security can only come from within.

Jupiter has been traveling through Cancer for over a year now and is finally finishing up its role in the Grand Cardinal Cross it’s been a part of for the last eight months along with Uranus in Aries, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.  It also continues to be part of an ongoing Grand Water Trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces. Increased emotionality and insecurity has resulted from the tremendous social, cultural, political and economic upheavals and changes associated with these extraordinary celestial patterns. Evolution has required that we face personal fears as we deal with all the unexpected and irrevocable but necessary changes.

Jupiter’s last hurrah in Cancer is a square aspect to the Nodes of the Moon precise on the day of the New Moon. Perhaps there’s one more major decision or choice that must be made now in order to keep moving forward as the past gives way to a better but still uncertain future?  Jupiter rules our search for truth and higher understanding so this is the planet associated with personal beliefs.  Do your beliefs contribute to your emotional well-being or do they undermine your overall sense of safety and security?  Stand up for yourself and speak your truth while respecting the right of others to do the same.  On July 16th, Jupiter leaves Cancer and enters Leo until August 2015.  I’ll explain the influence of Jupiter through Leo next month…

The ongoing Grand Cardinal Cross is further activated by the Sun all next week. The Sun will oppose retrograde Pluto in Capricorn on the 4th (watch for power struggles), square Uranus in Aries on the 8th (embrace change and break free), and square Mars in Libra on the 19th (compromise or stand-offs).  And as Mars finally finishes its post retrograde trek through Libra, it too will once again ignite this Cross. So expect more changes that will probably increase insecurities! The way to successfully navigate all these changes is to FEEL your way through.  FEEL your emotions!  Don’t deny, ignore or suppress them as our culture often teaches us to do. Acting on your emotions is optional; feeling them is not.  Seek also to understand their origins as this will help you to effectively transcend their ability to emotionally ‘trigger’ you again in the future.

The New Moon is trine Neptune which just recently went retrograde in Pisces. The purpose of retrograde Neptune is to throw off old fantasies, delusions, deceptions and feelings of victimization! Connect with the ultimate source of love, acceptance and comfort – God/Goddess – and know that no matter what’s happening in your outer world, your inner connection to Source Energy is always safe and secure.  The Sun’s connection with Neptune occurs this Sunday.  Take some quiet time for yourself to connect with Spirit, receive inner guidance and recharge your energy.  Reflect upon your feelings to fully understand their meaning and message(s).  Our feelings are the best barometer we have to know how we’re really doing as we move through life and all of its obligations, expectations and overall ‘busy-ness!’  Clearly the question of the month is, “how does this FEEL?”

And finally, matters of freedom and responsibility will take center stage later in July as retrograde Saturn in Scorpio stations direct on the 20th reflecting new realities especially concerning money, power, responsibility and authority. It’s time for greater accountability by everyone! Uranus in Aries stations retrograde July 21st for five months. Achieving and maintaining a healthy self-image requires us to be true to ourselves.  Often, being true to our self requires that we break free of expectations to conform to other people’s opinions, beliefs and values – especially our family! BE who you really truly are. For there’s really no better way to really truly ensure your INNER emotional security and well-being!

The Leo New Moon is on July 26th at 3:42 pm MST!

Copyright 2014 Donna Lee Steele All rights reserved.