June 5, 2020 3:12 PM EST
We are in the midst of a very potent and powerful energetic eclipse season. This is for several reasons. It is the first eclipse since the nodes moved into Gemini and Sagittarius on May 6th. That makes this eclipse the first of the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses that will have major impact in the upcoming 2 years.
At the same time, we are not yet concluded with the Cancer/Capricorn eclipses that began in 2018. Two out of the three eclipses we will have in the upcoming month (the others being on June 21 and July 5) are in Cancer and Capricorn. So we are now looking at a blending of energies between the two sets of zodiac pairs (Gemini/Sagittarius, and Cancer/Capricorn).
Over the past 18 months we have been majorly re-examining how our institutions, big business and authority structures (Capricorn) do or do not support our safety and sense of security (Cancer). We have seen this play out with increased attention to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, the lack of structural adequacy to deal with a public health crisis, and most recently the horrifying reality of racism and police brutality.
With the influence of these Cancer/Capricorn eclipses lasting through the end of 2020 (and transformative Pluto remaining in Capricorn until 2024) these themes will continue to be very prevalent.
However, we have recently added a new set of variable and themes into the mix- those of Gemini and Sagittarius. Gemini and Sagittarius are primarily concerned with ideas, information, and belief systems.
If we are to truly change our institutions (Capricorn) in order for all to feel safe and be given the opportunity to thrive (Cancer), we must have belief systems (Sagittarius) that uphold dignity and equality, which comes from processing (individually and collectively) accurate and empowering ideas and information (Gemini).
It is no surprise that censorship in the news and social media is a major issue at the moment. This will continue to play out over the upcoming years. We must each take additional responsibility for the news and information we ingest and what the underlying motivations are that it is designed to provoke in us. We must ask ourselves difficult questions about the sources of the ideas and information that are coming our way through both mainstream and alternative media.
And crucially, we must improve our communications systems. Gemini loves to write, speak and share information. Sagittarius can be a passionate advocate and crusader for their belief system. These are admirable and necessary skills right now as we all adjust our understandings of what is possible in the world, and how to take healthy next steps moving forward as a culture.
But the lower vibrational aspects of Gemini get lost in ideas and information, failing to make cohesive bridges between them. Gemini can be quick to speak or share without thinking of the consequences. Geminian energy can also use its sharp mind and wit to cut down, criticize or mock others.
Sagittarian low-vibrational energy is dogmatic and bombastic, being so enamored with their own point of view that they fail to consider, or even listen to, others. Their message can become lost under arrogance and self-righteousness.
We all have an important role to play now, and wherever we locate ourselves on the political spectrum, making a concerted effort to communicate with clarity and respect is essential.
This eclipse at 15 degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius is in tight square to assertive Mars at 14 degrees of Pisces. Mars wants to take action and there is no doubt that we are feeling pushed to take action right now. Another prominent feature of the eclipse is Venus retrograde close by at 12 degrees of Gemini, just 2 days after uniting with the sun for her inferior conjunction. The prominence of Venus, connected to relationships and values, also highlights our shifting priorities around these topics.
It is interesting to note the heavily mutable energy that has been characteristic of 2020 so far. The shelter-in-place orders in the USA were issued in mid-March shortly after the Pisces/Virgo full moon. Pisces/Virgo/Gemini/Sagittarius are the 4 mutable signs. Mutability has to do with flexibility (intellectually, emotionally and physically) and adjustment.
With shelter in place, our lack of physical mobility has led for many to intellectual growth as well as considering new possibilities for our personal lives and creative ways to repair our economy and ecology. It also provided us with enough of an adjustment and flexibility away from our everyday default lives that when something like the tragic murder of George Floyd occurred, we were easily able to mobilize. The mutable pause of COVID 19 made it possible for us to come together and mobilize together in new ways.
The rising of collective action and equality consciousness is also very much tied to Saturn in Aquarius, which also began in mid-March 2020. This is a HUGE and significant aspect that will greatly influence all of our lives for the next 3 years, and if you are interested in exploring it more closely, you can read my very detailed description of it here. It is also worth reading about the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of January 2020 and the major collective re-set we are all experiencing for an overview of this time period.
I felt inspired this week to re-read what I wrote 6 months ago about the New Moon in Sagittarius to see what messages it contained that may be resurfacing now during the Sagittarius full moon, (which is something I actually rarely do). Interestingly, the post was very much about blending our optimism and highest possible vision for the future (Sagittarius) with pragmatism and focused effective action steps (Capricorn). The new moon’s near exact trine to Chiron in Aries, was also a reminder that when we are able to blend these things, tremendous healing becomes possible.
That is true now more than ever. May we each feel blessed with the knowing that healing is the inevitable outcome of a commitment to equality, and of blending a positive vision of the future with practical actions.