The Fall Equinox, also known as the First Day of Fall, balances the hours of day and night. Already in Metro-Detroit we’ve lost an hour of daylight since September started.
While we are bursting with the need to nurture and be nurtured, the eclipse leaves us feeling the child’s desire to be loved more than the parental longing to care for others. Into this already emotional tension comes the saturnine discipline trying to place societal limits on our teary inner child.
This Full Moon always brings us up short after the holidays when the Sun is in Capricorn asking for practicality opposing the Moon in Cancer asking for comfort. This year that longing for more fun and needing more money and time to get things done is being intensified by 5 different things.
The Solar Eclipse happens July 12th, with the Moon and Sun in Cancer. Cancer brings a focus on self-care and nurturing.The Lunar Eclipse on July 27th happens with the Moon in Aquarius with the Sun opposite in it’s home sign of Leo.
Consider the familiar power of the circle. A group of people gathered singing around a campfire or sitting together at a kitchen table sharing memories creates a flow of energy that everyone’s felt. This magic circle holds the power of inclusion. Everyone belongs there together.