The Moon is New in Cancer on July 2, 2019, at 3:16 PM EDT. This lunation is a Total Solar Eclipse. Where does the New Moon fall by house in
The Moon is New in Cancer on July 2, 2019, at 3:16 PM EDT. This lunation is a Total Solar Eclipse.
Where does the New Moon fall by house in your natal chart? Read more here. Read more about eclipses here. See all 2019 Eclipse charts. Or, see the Astrology of 2019 for more astrological details of the year.
A Solar Eclipse occurs on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 10 degrees and 38 minutes of Cancer. Its effects can be felt up to six months after the actual date of the eclipse. Its effects can be felt up to six months after the actual date of the eclipse. In the Moon-ruled sign of Cancer, domestic issues, family, personal popularity, the public, women’s interests, safety, security, food, support, our past/roots/heritage, and emotional issues will be a strong focus. This eclipse is about new beginnings regarding all of these matters.
Occurring in the sign of Cancer, we are called upon to feed our foundation–all of that which we call “home,” including the foundation we have built inside of ourselves, needs to be tended to and honored. We need to pay attention to our instincts, our deepest needs, and our feelings; and to recognize the importance of our family and our personal circle of friends and the security, sense of belonging, and safety we derive from them. We are called upon to get in touch with our vulnerability and our needs for intimacy, as well as opening ourselves up to accepting support from others; to offer and show support for others, without a hidden agenda; and we might begin a new project that involves improving the home itself, or improving domestic life, in general.
With this potent Cancer energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this Moon cycle. For some of us, circumstances are such that we need to pay more attention to these matters. Some of Cancer’s “lessons” involve learning to feed our souls, to honor our innermost feelings, and to get in touch with our vulnerability and dependency on others. We are reminded of our support system and our need for a sense of safety and security. If we focus too much on achieving our career objectives at the expense of building a solid sense of personal satisfaction, we eventually become ineffective both personally and professionally. Why? Because our push for results on a professional level will not bring us long-term success if we don’t know what it is we need for ourselves on a personal level.
Flaws in an important system in our lives are revealed around the time of the eclipse, prompting us to redo or to start fresh. Something ends in order for something else to start anew. We may be called to give up something in order to move forward into a new chapter in our lives. Although the “new” may be unrecognizable, it is important to allow the necessary surrender to the unknown.
The eclipse point itself is sextile Uranus, suggesting that we need to “expect the unexpected,” to be flexible, and to trust that change is necessary. However, it is also widely opposing Saturn, indicating some struggle with the adjustments that need to be made in order to further our psychological growth.
Major developments in the personal areas ruled by Cancer in our charts are likely to occur over the course of the next 6 months. However, because this is the one in a series of eclipses falling in Cancer-Capricorn, we can extend this range further. The first eclipse falling along this sign axis was in July 2018 and the last eclipse falling along this axis will occur in July 2020. Previous times eclipses occurred along this axis were July 2009-January 2011, July 2000-June 2002, July 1990-December 1992, and July 1981-June 1983. Not everyone will feel the effect of the eclipse with the same intensity. Those whose personal planets are activated by the degree of the eclipse will most feel its effects on a personal level.
Read more about eclipses here.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 10 degrees and 38 minutes of Cancer, affecting people born with personal planets and points at 6 to 16 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) most significantly.
(Tuesday) 3:16 pm