This summer’s waterworks will soak us all. Cancer Season always brings with it a depth of feeling—but this year’s is even more so. Over the course of the sun’s journey through Cancer, we will encounter two eclipses and a Mercury retrograde. A total solar eclipse on July 2nd (visible in most of South America), and a partial lunar eclipse on July 16th (visible in most places except North America). Eclipses occur every 6 months, and astrologically, they are times that reveal the more shadowy aspects of our psychology—the ways in which we get sneaky, self-pitying, or become prone to letting our fears rule our decision-making process.
Eclipses reveal what we need to heal within ourselves. Highly transformative, if we take it up on its offer, Eclipse Season marks a time where we renew our relationship to our life’s purpose. It marks a moment where we gain clarity about what we need to put a stop to. These eclipses, in particular, demand our finest efforts, making clear the conflict we have to work through. They encourage us to purge the emotional, psychological, and interpersonal toxins from our lives.
Mercury retrograde gets us to review, re-think, and reconsider how we are communicating what we are communicating. Misunderstandings may flood our days in the beginning of July, but like all things, with a little time they work themselves out.
Together, with eclipses and a Mercury retrograde, much can appear to go awry, but the lessons this season serves up are exactly what we need and are ready to learn.