Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse in Cancer

“We have this way of talking and we have another
Apart from what we wish and what we fear may happen,
We are alive with other life
As clear stones take form in the mountain.” Rumi

“Hope is believing in spite of the evidence, then watching the evidence change.” Jim Wallis

The New Moon Solar eclipse in Cancer is Tuesday, July 2 at 10 degrees of Cancer at 3:15 PM EDT. Cancer is the sign governing home and hearth and is associated with the desire for  protection and security.

This time bodes well for new intentions and endeavors  as the eclipse makes a favorable aspect to the North Node. This indicates issues relating to  life path and personal destiny are on the table. Eclipses represent evolutionary doorways and open up a new cycle in the area of life determined by where it falls in your astrology chart.

The sign of Cancer is also about nurturing – nurturing yourself and your aspirations as well as your aspirations for the healthy evolution of the planet. It is a good time to assess levels of self care and whether these need to be improved – care of the body, mind and spirit – on order to move in a direction of increased inner wholeness.

Venus will also enter the sign of Cancer on this week indicating  assistance and ease in attracting what you want into your life at this time.

It’s wise to factor in that Mars and Mercury will  both be in Leo at the time of the eclipse and while this can indicate increased courage in taking action it wise to avoid sudden or impulsive starts with Saturn conjunct the South Node and Mercury’s impending station retrograde.

Saturn’s link to the South Node is a caution to be mindful of  what you set in motion now and that you have planned carefully in order to avoid replaying mistakes from the past. It can slow any movement forward. Mercury will station retrograde on the 7th indicating delays and snags throughout the month. This is a long retrograde period  – through August 1. So, as Aesop wisely advised, “slow and steady wins the race.”

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is, ” A small girl bends over a sparkling pond trying to catch a fish.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



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