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Burning through the Dark

This Dark Moon is powerful. It is accompanied by The Solstice, June 20 at 5:44 pm EDT and a Solar Eclipse – June 21, 2:41 am EDT, Cancer 0°21. These are powerful cosmic events and it is significant that both occur within a short window of time.

The Solstice represents our ever-present experience of duality. At The Solstice, we experience the extreme end of a spectrum. Our perspective is determined by location and is an illusion. This isn’t a spectrum at all but rather an ever-moving cycle. Our view is informed – and limited - by our position on the cycle.

Nine hours after The Solstice we will experience an annular eclipse. Those who can view this eclipse (parts of Africa, Pakistan, India, and China), will see a corona of light – a ring of fire - surrounding the darkness of the Moon. Solar Eclipses are sometimes described as the Moon “eating the Sun.” With an annular eclipse, the Moon is not able to consume all of the Sun. The solar light is fiery and strong and never completely succumbs to the darkness.

This symbolism is important. This Eclipse is the second of three and marks the mid-point of the monthlong portal between two phases of experience. It is also the mid-point of The Great Shift of 2020 - the ongoing alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto.

This is a turning point in a process that is both a death and a rebirth. Those of us alive today are the midwives, here to assist and hold space for the chaos and trauma that will accompany this transformation. This time has been foretold for centuries and we are the ones who are to shepherd Gaia into her next octave of existence. Take time to acknowledge these powerful cosmic events in ritual and ceremony.

This Dark Moon Window extends from June 19 through 21.


June 19, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

Image by Henning Poulsen

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