New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Cancer
by Simona Schimanovich
Eclipse season is always a time of profound transformation – and we are moving through extremely intense and powerful times. Having experienced the Full Moon Eclipse at the beginning of June, which asked us to release what isn’t serving us and shed our old skins like a snake being reborn, we will now witness a New Moon Eclipse on June 21st.
This powerful Solar Eclipse opens a completely fresh chapter. The moon will pass in front of the sun, obscuring it and creating a “ring of fire” in the sky. A New Moon always signifies a new beginning - and an Eclipse amplifies this.
Coinciding with the Summer Solstice on June 20th, the longest day and the peak of the solar year - this Eclipse marks a very potent and auspicious time, the beginning of a grand rebirth. Make sure to do your yoga and meditation practices and say your prayers for the world.
Falling in the water sign of Cancer, this Solar Eclipse brings us a new beginning that invites these qualities into our lives. Cancer represents the mother – the divine feminine and the energy of caring and nurturing. It is a very emotional, sensitive, and intuitive sign.
Moving through these times of change, we are invited to become more caring with ourselves, others, and the Earth. When we connect to our feminine energy, we consider the long-term perspective. Instead of thinking about 'quick wins' or easy fixes – we need to contemplate how we can create a better world, not only for us, but for generations to come?
In the midst of the turbulent times we are moving through, this Eclipse energy also encourages us to feel our feelings fully. We have been asked to dig deep and do a lot of inner work in the last weeks. Can we hold space for ourselves to really feel throughout this process – without the need to judge, fix anything, or push it away? Can you care for the scared, angry, or wounded part of yourself? Can you give yourself the beautiful unconditional love of a mother, that welcomes you fully - with all the messy, imperfect, parts of being human? When we learn to hold ourselves in this way, it will give us great healing on an individual and collective level.
With so many planets in retrograde at the moment, we are moving through a time of deep reflection, slowing down and doing the inner work that’s needed. Mercury, the planet of communication and the mind, starts its retrograde on June 17th, also moving through Cancer. This is a time for soothing thoughts and listening to intuitive insights.
Practice self-care, and remember to set your intentions for this beautiful new chapter!
Simona takes people on powerful journeys guiding them into a deeper connection with themselves and to live more fully from the heart. She is passionate about sharing yoga as a powerful practice for healing and growth. She loves the richness and expression of Vinyasa Flow and teaches vibrant, soulful classes with creative sequencing. Her teaching is inspired by the elements and cycles of nature.