A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is full and its light is blocked by the earth’s shadow. Traditionally a time of fruition and harvest, an eclipsed full moon heralds instead hidden fruits and obscured results. Nothing is quite as it seems.
Today Mercury stations retrograde in Cancer and Jupiter enters that same sign after a year in Gemini. But right now I want to give Jupiter the attention it deserves as it enters Cancer for a year long journey through the sign of the Crab.
With the Moon now in Virgo, we have an opportunity to get to grips with the detail of things that have been overwhelming us of late and a connection between the Moon, Mars, Uranus and Pluto today helps us further with this task.
At 05:05 GMT today the Sun entered Cancer marking the Solstice.This shift signals the beginning of a month during which we may well find ourselves full of imaginings, feelings and intuitions but somewhat lacking the motivation to make them a reality.
The charts for today remind me of these sweets we used to have when I was a child. They were one of my dad’s favourites. My mum referred to them as ‘soft centres’, though I don’t know if that was their real name.