You may have noticed that the recent series of new and full moons have felt even more intense than usual and no, it’s not just because it’s 2020 and everything is chaos. We are currently in the middle of the eclipse season, summer 2020, and the vibrations are extra wild, as there are two distinct overlapping eclipse cycles (more on that shortly), so we know all kinds of sudden changes, endings, and beginnings.
To recap: the full moon of June 2020 was a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, and the new moon two weeks later was a solar eclipse in Cancer. The next full moon in July 2020 (which takes place at Capricorn during the fourth weekend in July) brings yet another lunar eclipse. With all of this chaotic lunar energy to manage, it helps to know what the summer 2020 eclipse season means for your zodiac sign.
Here is a little scoop on eclipses in astrology. Eclipses take place on new moons (solar eclipses) and full moons (lunar eclipses) and bring additional intensity to these already notable lunations, as they rush to realign ourselves with our destinies in an often unexpected or chaotic way.
They occur in cycles of about two years each, and these series take place on a single “axis” of the zodiac wheel, which consists of two opposite signs (which correspond to the alignment of the North and South nodes). The most recent eclipse series occurred in the signs of Cancer and Capricorn, and the July full moon lunar eclipse in Capricorn marks the final eclipse of this particular series.
Throughout the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle, which began in the summer of 2018, we have dealt with questions of safety, comfort, tradition, and authority on a personal and collective level. But this summer’s eclipse season ushered in a new series of eclipses on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis, which will focus our attention on different themes over the next year and a half.
The nodal shift from Cancer/Capricorn to Gemini/Sagittarius requires us to take an intellectual approach to our emotions. Understanding feelings is essential now, rather than just getting lost in emotions.
As we navigate the recent eclipse barrage and enter into a new series of eclipses that will bring major changes to our lives over the next couple of years, it is useful to review how the eclipse season of summer 2020 affects your zodiac sign so you know what’s in store for you:
You may have started to feel a bit restless as you try to balance your excitement with life under the restrictions of a pandemic, and finding the right balance could take some effort, Aries.
Try to find peace in your daily atmosphere, even if your wandering adventures are put on hold. There are many adventures to be had in your own backyard, so don’t sleep on the opportunities right in front of you.
Managing your time and energy will require some trial and error over the next year, Taurus, while you are redefining your personal limits. The best way to do it? Listen to your instincts and trust that your higher self knows what is best for you.
Set limits with people now and don’t second guess your judgment. Start paying attention to the demands of your heart.
You are a social creature in nature, Gemini, but during the next eclipse seasons, you will notice that the energy of your closest relationships will require some additional flexibility. Be prepared for unexpected problems and really think about the complexity of your partnerships.
It is never too late to work on problems with others, but only if you are ready to evolve and transform yourself as well. Be ready to work.
If you feel like your life has become mundane, it can be easy to let your imagination run wild and make assumptions about people’s intentions. During the next eclipse cycle, it’s your job to try to anchor yourself before getting lost in such fantasies.
Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. Relax and breathe before confronting people with their indiscretions. Give yourself time to think logically before drawing any emotional conclusions.
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Your social life has officially entered a state of upheaval, Leo, and you are wondering about the type of people around whom you want to build a community.
Don’t be afraid of the natural ebb and flow of platonic relationships in your life, you don’t always have to be the most popular person in the room to feel supported and understood. Friends can come and go, but those who are golden will stand by your side.
Building your public figure and finding a line of work that leaves a mark on the world is not easy, but over the next year and a half, expect to start to carve a clearer path.
It is difficult to find your spiritual compass, but it can be done if you meditate on your beliefs and passions. To create the future you want, Virgo, you will have to face problems from your past. Treat old wounds.
One of your gifts is being able to meditate and see both sides of a problem, Libra but you may be dealing with one side of yourself blowing little things out of proportion.
Only assert yourself when you know the truth and the facts to avoid drama. Take time to think before drawing a hard line in the sand.
The surface level of things never intrigues like the depth below the surface, Scorpio, and right now, you learn to cut straight to the heart of everything you do.
You’re not in the mood for chatting because you focus on using your intuition to get to the heart of the matter. You know how insightful you are when it comes to sniffing out spiritual and emotional truths, so trust your gut.
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You learn to adapt parts of yourself to allow for real intimacy and vulnerability in your relationships now, Sagittarius. Sometimes you have to break boundaries for relationships to work, it’s called compromise.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you should do things that make you uncomfortable, boundaries are always necessary for relationships. Embrace a desire to get out of your comfort zone from time to time in order to see things from a different perspective.
It is often difficult for you to prioritize the invisible things (like well-being and spirituality) over the tangible world (like work and money), but during the next eclipse season, you learn to honor these more ethereal aspects of your beings with time and attention.
Right now, you’re taking a break from regular programming to focus on yourself. Learn to prioritize the time you need to take care of yourself.
It’s time to start connecting again with your community and sharing with the world, Aquarius. Spending time with your friends on FaceTime and on social distancing steps will get you out of isolation.
During the next eclipse cycle, it will be important for you to bounce your ideas off of others and stay connected to your environment. Fight the urge to cut yourself off from the world.
The upcoming eclipse cycle raises some major themes for you regarding your career and professional life, Pisces. Start pushing your limits and using your core skills to help you with your current efforts.
Your goal is to know how to use your mental Rolodex to your advantage when it comes to gaining professional acclaim. Prepare to reorganize your career in a major way.
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