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Solar Eclipse – 21 June 2020

The annular solar eclipse of 21 June 2020 takes place at 0° Cancer 21′ and timeanddate.com says that the “annular phase of this solar eclipse is visible from parts of Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo, and Ethiopia; south of Pakistan and northern India; and China. Weather permitting, people in these areas will see the characteristic ring of fire.”

All dates United States Central Time (CT)

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What is a Solar Eclipse?

Solar Eclipses occur at the time of a New Moon (when the Sun and Moon are conjunct, or at the same degree). When the Sun, Moon, and Earth are all in alignment at the time of a New Moon and the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth, a solar eclipse occurs.

Solar eclipse diagram
Diagram Source: NASA

New Moons are traditionally a time for sowing new seeds and are a good time for breaking old habits and taking up new routines.

A solar eclipse amplifies the power of the New Moon and may bring sudden change, or bring a situation to light. Solar eclipses tend to be associated with beginnings and with external events happening to you.

Unless you have natal or secondary progressed planets at zodiac degrees in close aspect to the eclipse degree (0° Cancer 21′), you are unlikely to feel the impact of this eclipse too much, if at all.

When is the June 2020 Solar Eclipse happening?

  • 11:41 pm Saturday, 20 June 2020 in Los Angeles, California (PDT)
  • 12:41 am Sunday, 21 June 2020 in Denver, Colorado (MDT)
  • 1:41 am Sunday, 21 June 2020 in Chicago, Illinois (CDT)
  • 2:41 am Sunday, 21 June 2020 in New York, New York (EDT)
  • 7:41 am Sunday, 21 June 2020 in London, UK (BST)
  • 12:11 pm Sunday, 21 June 2020 in New Delhi, India (IST)
  • 4:41 pm Sunday, 21 June 2020 in Brisbane, Australia (AEST)
  • 6:41 am Sunday, 21 June 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand (NZT)

Astrology chart for the June 2020 Solar Eclipse

Astrological landscape of the June 2020 Solar Eclipse

This is the last of the Cancer/Capricorn eclipses until 2027. Every year has at least two, and sometimes up to four Solar Eclipses. This is the last Solar Eclipse in Cancer until 2028.

This season of Capricorn/Cancer eclipses started with a solar eclipse on 12 July 2018 and will end with a lunar eclipse on 4 July 2020.

July 12, 2018 – 21° Cancer 41′ – 2 Old North – Saros 117

January 5, 2019 – 15 Cap 25′ – 2 South – Saros 122 

July 2, 2019 – 10°Can 37‘ – 3 North – Saros 127

July 16, 2019 – 24 Cap 04 (Lunar)

December 25, 2019 – 04 Cap 06 – 3 South – Saros 132

January 10, 2020 – 20° Cap 00′ – (lunar)

June 21, 2020 – 0° Can 21′ – 4 North – Saros 137

July 4, 2020  13 Cap 37 (Lunar)

The Sun/Moon conjunction (New Moon/Solar Eclipse) is inconjunct (or quincunx) retrograde Saturn at 0° Aquarius. Saturn is associated with restrictions, boundaries, and hardships. Saturn is also about discipline and endurance. As Saturn is retrograde at the time of the Solar Eclipse, many of us are returning to, and/or going back over matters to do with limitations and restrictions in our own lives. 

The inconjunct is an aspect of 150° and represents the need for adjustment. While the Solar Eclipse may bring new beginnings or sudden changes that we might want to quickly incorporate in some way, the inconjunct to Saturn suggests that it might require a fair amount of persistence, fortitude, and overcoming some hurdles. 

While not directly making any close aspects to the eclipse degree, we also have Mars (action) moving away from its recent sextile to Pluto ( transformation) and Jupiter (expansion) at the time of the Solar Eclipse.

What the June 2020 Solar Eclipse means for you

When you know what zodiac sign and degree a Solar Eclipse is occurring in (0° Cancer for this one), you can look at which house in your natal chart that zodiac degree falls. When you know which house the degree is in, reading the relevant information for that natal house below will give you some indication of where you might have new beginnings, sudden changes, or situations brought into the light. 

Not all eclipses are likely to strongly affect you. It usually requires that the eclipse degree is making some sort of significant aspect to a natal or secondary progressed planet of yours for you to feel the full impact of a Solar Eclipse. See the section below on sensitive degrees for the June 2020 Solar Eclipse to see if you are likely to be strongly impacted. 

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Sensitive degrees for the June 2020 Solar Eclipse

Zodiac degrees conjunct, opposite & square the Solar Eclipse

Those that have natal or secondary progressed planets at 0° to 2° of Capricorn and Cancer or 29° of Gemini and Sagittarius are likely to feel the effects of this eclipse more than others as these degrees are conjunct (or conjoin) and oppose the eclipse degree.

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at 0° to 2° of Aries and Libra or  29° of Pisces and Virgo may feel the impact quite significantly too.  These positions will be squaring the eclipse degree.

Conjunctions, squares, and oppositions are often thought to be difficult aspects. As Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, and Libra are cardinal signs, making the initial changes may not be so difficult for those with sensitive degrees in these signs. Actually persisting with the work needed to effect real change may prove more challenging.

For those with planets in the late degrees of the mutable signs of Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius, and Gemini are likely to be able to adapt to changing circumstances better than most. 

If the natal or secondary progressed planets being squared are Venus or Jupiter, the changes or what comes to light may be more positive, although they may not have a long life-span. Difficult aspects to Mars and Saturn may tend more towards disgrace or ruin.

Zodiac degrees sextile and trine the Solar Eclipse

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at  0° to 2° of Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo, and Taurus or 29° of Aries, Libra, Aquarius, or Leo may feel some impact of the eclipse, as these positions are sextile and trine the eclipse degree. Sextiles and trines are helpful and easy aspects so potentially any changes will be easier to cope with.

Zodiac degrees inconjunct the Solar Eclipse

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets at  0° to 2° of Aquarius and Sagittarius or 29° of Capricorn or Scorpio may also find that they feel some impact of the eclipse. These positions are inconjunct the eclipse degree and inconjuncts  often ask us to make adjustments of some kind.

However, as retrograde Saturn will be at 0° Aquarius at the time of Solar Eclipse, and therefore inconjunct the Solar Eclipse degree, there may be more difficulty and more obstacles to overcome than would usually be the case.

The June 2020 Solar Eclipse through the natal houses

Solar Eclipse in the 1st house or Cancer Ascendant

The 1st house is associated with you, your body, your appearance, and how you appear to others. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 2nd house or Gemini Ascendant

The 2nd house is associated with your income, finances, and possessions. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 3rd house or Taurus Ascendant

The 3rd house is associated with siblings, early education, short educational courses, general communications, your local neighborhood, and day to day travel. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 4th house or Aries Ascendant

The 4th house is associated with your family, particularly your parents, your home, and real estate in general. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 5th house or Pisces Ascendant

The 5th house is associated with your children, creativity, romance, and what you do for fun. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 6th house or Aquarius Ascendant

The 6th house is associated with your health and fitness, daily routines, pets, and work, especially in connection to those that you work with or work for you. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 7th house or Capricorn Ascendant

The 7th house is associated with close one on one relationships, such as romantic or business partners, as well as close friends. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 8th house or Sagittarius Ascendant

The 8th house is associated with shared finances and possessions. This can include shared finances with a partner, inheritances, taxation, insurances, and loans from institutions. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 9th house or Scorpio Ascendant

The 9th house is associated with expanding our horizons through such matters as long-distance travel, foreigners, other cultures, higher education, religion, philosophy, publishing, and the law. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 10th house or Libra Ascendant

The 10th house is associated with your career and public reputation, honors, and infamy. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 11th house or Virgo Ascendant

The 11th house is associated with groups, friends, organizations, and your hopes and dreams. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 12th house or Virgo Ascendant

The 12th house is associated with hidden and secret matters as well as places of confinement and seclusion. This can also relate to addictions, our undoing, or illnesses. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

The Sabian Symbol for the June 2020 Solar Eclipse

Sometimes it can be interesting to look at the Sabian Symbols for the Solar Eclipse. 

The Sabian Symbol for this Solar Eclipse degree is 1° Cancer“A furled and unfurled flag displayed from a vessel” or “On a ship the sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one.” 

You can read more about Sabian Symbols and this particular Sabian Degree at the Sabian Mysteries website

Links to past Solar Eclipses

This is the same position/Sabian Symbol as the 21 June 2001 total Solar Eclipse. That solar eclipse was part of Saros Series 3 North, as was the Total Solar Eclipse of 2 July 2019 at 10° Cancer 37′. Therefore, there may be a linking of what is happening at the time of this Solar Eclipse to events of 21 June 2001, and/or 2 July 2019.

This eclipse is part of Saros Series 4 North and the dates shown in the section below may also factor into events happening at the time of this Solar Eclipse. The previous solar eclipse in Saros Series 4 North was an Annular Solar Eclipse on 10 June 2002.

Saros Series for the June 2020 Solar Eclipse

This solar eclipse belongs to Saros Series 4 North and is also known as Saros 137. This series started in 1389 and will run until 2633.

Bernadette Brady in her book Predictive Astrology – The Eagle and the Lark says that this Saros Series is a difficult one. She goes on to say that “Events can occur which seem to block the individual.” and that it tends to make us “prone to misjudge (our) strengths or the situation and is best advised to wait until the eclipse passes before taking any real action.”

With Saturn currently retrograde and tightly inconjunct the eclipse degree at the time of the June 2020 eclipse, the themes of feeling blocked associated with this Saros Series is likely to be very strong.

The astrological chart for the original eclipse in this Saros Series has Venus conjunct Neptune. I find this interesting as Venus is currently retrograde and was square Neptune at the time that it stationed retrograde on 13 May 2020. Venus retrograde periods often have us reassessing our value systems and relationships and it is not considered a good time to make any changes. This Solar Eclipse seems to emphasize that we are prone to misjudging ourselves or situations, and the original eclipse in the series has a tight conjunction of Venus and Neptune. 

Additionally, the original solar eclipse of the 4 North series has retrograde Jupiter inconjunct Pluto. At the time of the June 2020 Solar Eclipse, we have Jupiter within a one-degree orb of Pluto. With Jupiter’s tendency to sometimes expand too much, and Pluto’s themes of transformation, I feel matters could easily get out of hand for many. While Mars will have just moved past its helpful sextile aspect to Jupiter and Pluto, Mars can be impatient and rash. 

Partial solar eclipse astrology chart 25 May 1389 start of Saros 137 or 4 North

Some Eclipses in 4 North (with the Sabian Symbol) include:

 

1912, April 17  – 27° Aries 05′ – “A large disappointed audience

1930, April 28 – 07° Taurus 45′ – “A sleigh without snow

1948, May 9 – 18° Taurus 22′ – “A new continent rising out of the ocean”

1966, May 20 – 28° Taurus 55′ – “Two cobblers working at a table

1984, May 30 – 9° Gemini 26′ – “An airplane falling

2002, June 10 – 19° Gemini 54′ – “A cafeteria

2020, June 21 – 0° Cancer 21′ – “On a ship the sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one.”

2038, July 2 – 10° Cancer 47′ – “Clown making grimaces

Possible trigger dates for the June 2020 Solar Eclipse

News or events related to the eclipse effect may reach you in the week leading up to or after the eclipse date (14 to 28 June 2020). One month before or after the eclipse date may also give some indication of the eclipses intentions (21 May to 21 July 2020).

If you have a natal planet at 29°  to 2° of any sign, the times that that planet crosses over your angles (Ascendant, Descendant, IC, or MidHeaven) may bring significant news or events in relation to this eclipse.

Transiting Mars dates 

Mars squares the exact eclipse degree on 28 June 2020.

Mars conjuncts the exact eclipse degree on 23 April 2021.

Mars squares the exact eclipse degree on 15 September 2021.

Mars opposes the exact eclipse degree on 24 January 2022.

Transiting Saturn dates 

Saturn squares the exact eclipse degree on 29 May 2025.

Saturn conjuncts the exact eclipse degree on 16 July 2032.

 

Transiting Node dates 

North Node squares the exact eclipse degree on 9 January 2025.

North Node opposes the exact eclipse degree on 21 September 2029.

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Lynda

Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. Currently studying Hellenistic Astrology and incorporating it with modern astrology.