So, where do we Begin: New Moon/Annular Solar Eclipse/Summer Solstice!
“So where do we begin? It seems that the practice of not-knowing begins with a trust in the unnameable space that holds us, in the mysterious atmosphere in which we all live”. ~Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
Every day begins anew! And every day light shines upon us in a slightly different way—a little more perhaps, or a little less; a reflection of the light from within. It is all the same light. And now? So many conflicting stories. As many conflicted leaders. The numerous messages whirl about us in chaotic disarray.
Do we allow ourselves to be caught up, swept away in emotional turmoil? Or do we turn our attention inward to the ever present peace and calm whence we feel assured? It is not assurance of a continuation of any thing in the material world to which we have become familiar. Rather it is the knowing that everything that occurs is an expression of that which we feel rather than what we think. And that which we feel unfolds with divine continuity—seamless, nameless, not less, not more NOT different.
Truth does not flucuate in chaos. In this is peace, an assurance. Truth is changeless in the face of change.
As has been mentioned before, in silence there is an opportunity to feel into, deeper and deeper and in a manner of speaking, the ever present nothingness that is without mind. Without mind—no fear, no suffering. Without which we resist not but gracefully become one with the river of life immersed, embraced and embracing. Touching everything whilst not holding on to anything.
Free falling through life. A blessed feeling. Our limbs are free to reach out, explore within, dangle, thrash about, spiral, gyrate, hug, dance, pray…openness unlimited…peace. Let us not limit our self. Let us not feel limited by anything external to self. Consider the conditioning! That we so frequently think we are bound by…
New Moon 0 degrees Cancer 11:40 p.m. PDT June 20th, 2020
This new moon certainly deserves our attention. It coincides with the Summer Solstice that takes us into the months in which we want to be outside, free to play and feel our selves as one with the elements. In our memory banks are the carefree days that we enjoyed as children—no more school for a few months. Adventure ahead! Warmth, sunshine and creating from moment to moment our reality.
Also during this new moon there is a solar eclipse the significance of which is:
“Astrologically speaking, they (eclipses) speed up time: They open new doors by slamming others shut, so we often find abrupt and sudden shifts occurring during eclipses. Though the shifts can be jarring, they can help us by speeding up the inevitable.” ~Aliza Kelly Farager
During a solar eclipse we are cut off from the light of the sun representing our conscious self and connection to the external world and find our selves turning within and attending to our emotional world and our spiritual nature. We look at everything under the rare light cast by this occurrence that on the 20th is known as an annular eclipse. We see everything anew…people, experiences the world around us.
An annular eclipse, also known as the ring of fire occurs when the moon is at apogee or furthest from the earth. Therefore when it crosses the sun, it appears smaller than at perogee, does not fully obscure the sun and leaves a circle of solar light that demarcates the moon—is the only time we can ‘see’ the new moon. Symbolically, this new moon focuses our intent upon not only the obvious opportunity for new beginnings but also that which lies deep within the known world; what lies in the center of that blazing light of the seen.
The third aspect relating to this new moon is that at 0 degrees Cancer it conjuncts the world axis at 0 degrees of the Cardinal signs. Starting off, best foot forward, leadership role from the all important sign of Cancer which is all about feeling, nurturing and nourishing. The qualities of ‘mother’ that we typically, inherently know to give the basic support an individual requires to navigate life from an emotionally mature perspective.
Let us utilize the surreal light experienced during this solar eclipse to highlight areas where we are weak in terms of emotional development. To be a leader with clear intent it behooves us to have pacified the emotional turbulence we often experience as adults expressing from a place of need. May we all become mothers in our approach to others; that is accepting, accommodating and unconditional not at the expense of self but knowing that all selves are ‘me’.
Another significant aspect in this new moon chart is an exact inconjunct (150 degree aspect) from Saturn at 0 degrees Aquarius to the sun/moon conjunction. Here Saturn in Aquarius will focus our actions and reactions on what serves community rather than specifically the individual. How we determine to continue moving forward must be for the ‘good’ of all. It doesn’t work to leave anyone behind or in a position of want. We consider how those steps towards creating freedom for self will actually result in greater freedom for all. It occurs by letting go, inhabiting the change and creating according to the deep peace ever present.
“Look around you. Everything changes. everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing, and changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.” Dr. Steve Mataboli
Below is a link to a video with Pamela Gregory who gives a detailed talk about the three eclipses now (June 5, 20 and July 5), their significance and the astrological features that highlight this year.