Astrologically speaking, 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, eclipses help us by speeding up the inevitable. While the results of eclipses can be shocking, remember that these lunations simply expedite the inevitable — these events were going to happen eventually.
Remember that endings are hard, but everything is cyclical: A culmination always occurs on the edge of a beginning. Solar eclipses, which will occur in on July 2 and December 26 , correspond with new beginnings and unexpected opportunities. However, since the sun which symbolizes our external experience is obscured by the moon representing our emotional inner-world during this lunation, solar eclipse events often first begin internally.
They're a time to send cosmic invitations to the universe and to welcome abundance. Lunar eclipses, on the other hand, help us realize the external implications of these shifts. It is often during a lunar eclipse that we become aware of the influence of others.
As the moon emits a mystifying umber tone, it allows us to be people under a different light. This shift in perspective is critical, though you may not always like what you see. During lunar eclipses, we are encouraged to let go of whatever is no longer serving the soul. This is the time to release, purge, and say goodbye. In , our next lunar eclipse will occur on July 16—17 , when the moon in Capricorn aligns perfectly with the sun in Cancer at 24 degrees. Remember, cosmic warriors, endings are hard, but everything is cyclical: A culmination always occurs on the edge of a beginning.
OK, so what does this all actually mean?
Saturn in Aquarius: Although in modern astrology Uranus is listed as the ruling planet for Aquarius, in classical Astrology it was Saturn, not Uranus which had not yet been discovered that ruled over this sign. Why is it also called the "Old" Moon? We'Moon is full of art and writing by women from all over the world. While there will be a time for practicality, these passionate moonbeams are not it! The penumbral phases of the eclipse changes the appearance of the Moon only slightly and is generally not noticeable. Creating a structure to empower and maintain your ideals and principles becomes a high priority, an article of faith. This rotation challenges existing players to create new strategies and enables new players to get involved in Play!
Interestingly, the Cancer-Capricorn eclipses will impact everyone differently based on their personal birth chart. Accordingly, the partial solar eclipse in Cancer on July 13, was a big deal because it was the first lunation in a brand-new series. In other words, it marked the very first chapter of a new karmic story. Think back to what occurred in your life at this time and consider the major players, conflicts, and the location.
Now, consider the same questions about the next lunation that touched down on January 5—6, Did these narratives continue to unfold? Take a moment to consider the theme of this eclipse series; it will carry you all the way through July It takes approximately nine years for the lunar nodes which trigger eclipses to orbit the zodiac, so the last time we experienced eclipses on the Cancer-Capricorn axis was through In fact, the eclipse on July 13, , is directly connected to an eclipse that occurred on July 11, Think back to that time.
It may provide clues as to how this upcoming eclipse series will impact you. Pay close attention to what is occurring in your life at this time. You can be sure to anticipate some major pivots over the next two years. Everyone will be impacted by these eclipses, though some charts will be electrified more than others. Take a look at your birth chart : If your lunar nodes are in Cancer-Capricorn or Aries-Libra, buckle up.
Let's not stall any longer — Here is your guide to the full slate of 's upcoming astrological events. Keep your eyes up and ahead, but only after you're done reading this handy calendar, that we compiled with the aid of Cafe Astrology and astronomy website Sea and Sky. January 6 — New Moon in Capricorn : As its name suggests, new moons signify the start of a new cycle, so think of it as a fresh start.
Capricorn is a hard-working sign known for having a strong work ethic, so this is a beautiful time to practice career-manifestation magic. When the moon is in Capricorn, this does not mean the start of Capricorn season, but rather simply the sign in which the moon is currently transiting through.
January 6 — Partial Solar Eclipse : If you're a superstitious witch, perhaps hold off on that work-manifesting spell. The same date, January 6, there's a partial solar eclipse.
Solar eclipses can leave us feeling energetically drained. Scientifically, a solar eclipse is when the moon's shadow blocks the sun. So while they're cool to watch, if you view the sun as a sacred source of power, it's often safest to lay low during solar eclipses considering the huge power of what's taking place. January 20 — Aquarius Season Begins : Aquarius is a water-bearing sign associated with individuality, helping others, and otherworldly, futuristic, alien-like traits.
Celebrate the start of this season by acting as goofy as you want and engaging in local activism. January 21 — Full Moon in Leo Supermoon : The moon is at its most magnificent state during a full moon. This phase marks the completion of a cycle. During the period in which the full moon moves through bold Leo, perform a ritual or meditation to boost your self-confidence. January 21 — Total Lunar Eclipse : During a total lunar eclipse , the earth passes directly between the sun and moon, and the moon goes into shadow.
Eclipses shake things up and sometimes force outcomes that were meant to be like breakups or career changes.
Always expect the unexpected during an eclipse, so as this occurs on the same day as the full moon, stick with a low-risk meditation for self-confidence. January 31— Saturn Sextile Neptune : Beware of over-indulgence as we're tempted by idealism, as discussed in your horoscopes , during this transit. February 4 — New Moon in Aquarius : Celebrate this new lunar cycle and the moon is in the otherworldly sign of Aquarius by wearing something over-the-top you've been nervous about wearing, like a loud faux fur coat. You'll have the confidence you need to pull it off.
February 18 — Pisces Season Begins : Pisces are the pretty philosopher fish of the zodiac. They like water, relaxing, and intellectual conversation. Relax with some friends as Rihanna plays — after all, she's the reigning Pisces queen. This doesn't mean that all analytical Virgos want a life of solitude, but it does mean that this full moon is an ideal time for a solo meditation on personal imperfections.
Reflect on any changes you'd like to make, and try not to be too hard on yourself as the bright full moon feels the Earth power of Virgo through its transit. March 5 — Mercury Goes Retrograde : Mercury retrograde means delays in communication, and it's not the best time to sign contracts or travel.
However, the world keeps turning and this cosmic turnaround is never as scary as it seems, so if you can't completely change your plans, simply remember to add extra time to your morning commute or forgive a friend who may be late to dinner. March 6 — New Moon in Pisces : Tap into your inner philosopher with the help of cannabis , if you're in a legal state and partake , unplug from electronics, and kick back to relax and reflect as a new lunar cycle kicks off while embracing the power of Pisces.
March 20 — Aries Season Begins : Aries are strong rams who know what they want and how to get it. The start of Aries season is the perfect time to go ahead and ask for that raise you deserve. March 20 — Spring Equinox : It's a fresh start and a time to plant seeds, both literally and figuratively. Celebrate the Equinox by gardening. If you don't have a green thumb, try decorating your home with flowers and journaling about what you'd like to grow in your own life.
You can also craft a vision board if you're a visual person. March 20 — Full Moon in Libra : Libra is a luxurious sign that loves to look their best , so treat yourself to a spring make-over. Make your plans during this full moon in lovely Libra. Note: Depending on your time zone, this also may take place on the 20th. March 28 — Mercury Goes Direct : Phew! Say goodbye to Mercury in retrograde as you breathe a sigh of relief: The week of lost emails and screwy commutes is over.
April 5 — New Moon in Aries : Enjoy the spring weather and celebrate a new moon cycle by throwing a dinner party, and embrace Aries energy to ensure you're the queen of the table as the new lunar cycle begins as the moon moves through Aries. Use this period to reflect. Jupiter rules laws, philosophy, and wisdom, so when this planet is retrograde take a moment to pause and reflect upon how those themes affect your life.
April 19 — Full Moon in Libra : Conclude a cycle by re-organizing your closet a the moon transits in Libra, the sign of balance. Donate old winter clothes or put them into storage, or do a spell to attract new love with Libra power, which is the sign of relationships. April 20 — Taurus Season Begins : Depending on your time zone it may be the 19th, but it's no coincidence that this day is also a friendly holiday.
Taureans love all things luxury, and that includes indulging in cannabis , possibly in a park with a well-curated picnic. May 4 — New Moon in Taurus : Act like a cuddly cow Taurus is represented by the bull and stay in for a lavish new moon bath by soaking in salts to cleanse and replenish as we celebrate new beginnings with a new moon in the sign of opulent Taurus. May 18 — Full Moon in Scorpio : There is only one way to spend a full moon in Scorpio, the sign of sex and death, and that is by furiously masturbating under the light of the new moon or getting your kink on with a partner.
May 21— Gemini Season Begins : Geminis, like Scorpios, may have a bad reputation I blame Donald Trump but actually are one of the most delightful signs.
They're the life of the party, and as the sign of the twins, they can make great romantic partners because they're in search of their other half. June 3 — New Moon in Gemini : Go out on this dark summer night to a party or local bar and kick off the new lunar cycle Gemini-style by getting your flirt on. Wear something sheer and flowy as the new moon transits through Gemini.
What the two signs have in common is that they both know how to capture a crowd. Let June be a month of heading to parties and soaking up attention. Full moons are infamous for bringing out our animal nature, so lean into that impulse — but this time, wear sequins so the moonlight can bounce off you like a disco ball as it occupies the energy of Sagittarius. June 18 — Saturn Sextile Neptune : This is the second time this transit occurs in , with a third one approaching in November in a celestial occurrence that hasn't happened since What aspects of your life were you focused on that far back?
Reflect and make any connections for your personal journey, and as mentioned in your horoscope beware of overindulging during this transit. June 21 — Cancer Season Begins : Cancer, represented by the crab , loves its shell, which means the home is very important to them.