We are now entering the summer 2020 Eclipse Season... and this year has been extremely unforgiving since the previous Eclipse Season this past winter. A pandemic, a resurgence of the civil rights movement, riots, what resembled martial law in the capital of the United States... And we're only halfway through this year. This Lunar Eclipse is not going to be any more forgiving than the major aspects that we've been seeing. How deep the rabbit hole goes, it's hard to say. Let's take a look.
The Lunar Eclipse Itself
The Lunar Eclipse goes exact at 15 Sag 34'03" on June 5th, 2020 at 12:12:23 PDT (or 19:12:23 UTC (7:12:23 PM UTC)). The Sun opposes Moon as with all Lunar Eclipses, and this is something you can see as a supercharged Full Moon. This particular one, with the aspects it makes, is yet another hypercharged Lunar Eclipse. As it's in Sagittarius, it has a Jovian quality to it (as Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter), and emotions and more cerebral matters will be greatly expanded. Freedom will be on many people's minds, something that is quite pertinent with the events going on now. Anyone with placements between 10 and 20 degrees in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) will be greatly affected by this Lunar Eclipse, particularly in Sagittarius. On a personal note, my own natal Neptune is being directly hit by this one (around 15 Sagittarius, in my own first house), so mental, spiritual, and psychic concerns will be of incredible prominence in my life for quite awhile.
Other Aspects to the Lunar Eclipse
There are quite a few aspects to this Lunar Eclipse... almost all of them hard. Let's get the red elephant in the room out of the way.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Square Mars and Neptune in Pisces, Opposing Venus Retrograde (With Sun) for a T-Square
This is an incredibly incendiary Lunar Eclipse, as the square to Mars is very tight! Full Moon square Mars normally indicates a culmination of a lunar cycle where there will be explosive emotional outbursts, conflicts, arguments, and as this is a Lunar Eclipse, this energy will be permeating for the next several months, and will blend with the following Lunar Eclipse in July, which I have yet to analyze. Neptune in a wide conjunction to Mars indicates some semblance of illusion, of murkiness and deceptions. Venus with the Sun by a few degrees (though Venus itself is out of orb of squaring Neptune directly and thus is affected by energy blending), this points to conflicts regarding money, relationships, jobs, projects and hobbies, and other valuables. Stature and power will also be sorely and severely tested. Pay special attention to threats and dangers to yourself, as with the Piscean apex point, there are very deep emotional concerns, and I would argue that this is going to involve outbursts and conflicts coming out of the blue. Conflict resolution skills will be put to their ultimate test for the foreseeable future. Some of these conflicts are likely to very much affect property and relationships right now. Venus being retrograde is also seriously affecting us in these factors not going to plan, and we are very much going to have to reexamine if we're in the right settings now.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Biquintile Uranus in Taurus
To say that the usual way of doing things and expecting stable results will not be working so well is an understatement. Uranus is debilitated in Taurus, it doesn't like being there. Taurus is too stable for the rebellious planet, and there is a great deal of upheaval and shifting of foundations. The biquintile to the Lunar Eclipse dictates that we really need to be looking to unconventional solutions and thinking outside of Pandora's box to get through some of the challenges we'll be facing now. Traditional same-old same-old methods are not effective! I cannot stress this enough. Don't be afraid to try new things, you have to now. It's your best chance.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Semisquare Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius
This is an indicator of our optimism and desire for freedom being stymied and vexed by the self-imposed restrictions on our movement and on our free time. We have a lot of work to do, and a lot of that work involves some deep internal work. There's a great deal of tasks we need to take care of and we're less inclined to consider others given the Uranian vibe of Aquarius. It's easy for us to feel overwhelmed, and quite a few of us are overwhelmed right now. We need to make sure our checklists are up to date and we're tracking our time well. That's one way of keeping things going.[/h3]
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Trine Black Moon Lilith in Aries
The one soft aspect to this eclipse, Black Moon Lilith's energy can give us a boost to dig in and find our inner power right now to get through this crazy lunar culmination. Pay very special attention to your gut feeling, your intuition, and to guides and signs right now. If something doesn't seem right, you'll be able to sense it a little better now, and be able to take appropriate actions to protect yourself. Issues pertaining to equality and overcoming bias and discrimination can be resolved a little easier right now, so don't give up the fight!
Other Noteworthy Aspects During the Lunar Eclipse
There's a couple aspects that will also be adding to the tone of this eclipse.
Mercury in Cancer Square Chiron in Aries
This aspect indicates a great deal of outpouring of pain and frustration, but also resolution, comfort, and healing, but this will take tremendous work. There is going to be a great deal of upsetting news and of messages and events that will strike deep at our core and force us to confront our pain and what's been driving us for a while. There is also the high potential for hurtful words and, at worst, potential for major injuries when travelling. Do be careful.
Mercury in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus
On a lighter note, the messenger makes a nice, flowing sextile to the rebel. There is a good possibility of progress that we can make to change up our situation and we can expect some positive news to come out of the blue at least. It may not be as life changing or as lucrative as we like, but still, the good news when it comes will be quite welcome.
Asteroids Aspecting the Lunar Eclipse
There's a load of asteroids aspecting this Lunar Eclipse that add to the vibes of this culmination point, which sheds more light on what is happening here.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Conjunct 1488 Aura Retrograde
This Eclipse is amplifying a great deal of our energy field, and even more so. With Aura retrograde, we'll be needing to focus on our own energy field, rather than the energy field of others. It is important to shield ourselves for the next several months and make sure that we are not allowing energies and actors that no longer serve us to drag us down and lower our vibrations, as it were. Examine what is affecting you deeply, and take steps to eliminate stressors that do not make you feel good.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Opposite 26 Proserpina and 3811 Karma in Gemini
Proserpina and Karma add their energies to the Sun and Venus Retrograde, though more on the Sun side of things. A light is being shed on our give and take between what we would think of as the underworld, and coming back to the land of the living (as Proserpina in mythology struck a deal with Hades to spend part of the time in the underworld). Karma implies just that, that what we are reaping what has been sown, and this is a major contention point right now. Decisions in the past lead up to now, and we must decide whether that was to the benefit and shining us with sunlight, or if it we've reaped bitter fruit leading us down below. Consider this, and make sure to take whatever measures you can to sow better seeds and reap a better harvest down the road for the future.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Sextile 2247 Hiroshima and 85047 Krakatau in Libra
The Eclipse has made a sextile to two asteroids which names remind us of rather explosive events, with Hiroshima being the first atomic bombing in modern warfare, and Krakatau named for Krakatoa, which was another infamous, high-yield volcanic event. The sextile is an easier, softer energy here. What this implies is that we'll be able to learn the lessons of and better situate ourselves stemming from the explosive events going on even now. In this, we can learn from the past and if all goes well, we can prevent further damage such as this in the future. Already we are seeing dialog as to what changes our society must make in the wake of recent events, as we are seeing with the Black Lives Matter movement right now. There is no doubt that the recorded slaying of George Floyd was the explosive event that set off the explosive events leading up to this eclipse. I am confident that better changes will come about as a result of what his happening now, given the sextile aspect.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Trine 40863 Podalirius, 829 Academia, and 11144 Radiocommunicata in Aries, and 5325 Silver and 2878 Panacea in Leo
This asteroid Grand Trine is rather interesting... Podalirius reminds me of the steps we take, while Academia is what we learn. Radiocommunicata suggests just that, radio and communications, and this applies to the Internet and media outlets as well. The recent explosive events have galvanized into marches in many cities across the world, and academics are certainly pointing to historical examples of previous marches and movements, such as the 1960's civil rights movement.
Silver denotes money, and Panacea is associated with healing. Already we are seeing quite a bit of money being pledged, donated, and dedicated to the causes of resolving racial tensions and furthering the cause of civil rights that have been repeatedly violated in regards to the black community. There is an opportunity for healing here, and it needs to be embraced whole-heartedly.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Square 128 Nemesis in Virgo, and 19 Fortuna (with Mars) in Pisces
This is making, in effect, an asteroid Grand Cross, though it is more strongly a T-Square when considering the placement of Venus retrograde, Sun, and Mars. Nemesis denotes adversaries, and Fortuna denotes fortune, chance, luck. Fortune is a bit... contentious right now, especially as it's on the inflamatory planet of Mars. And Nemesis opposing Mars? Conflict. Major conflict, as we can see with the riots and protests, as well as the heavy-handed and downright abusive measures taken by many police departments, some of which are resulting in permanent injuries (including blindness) to journalists and protestors. This is quite an incendiary aspect, and tells me that there will be much further conflict and rhetoric for the next few weeks at least, and given the long-lasting nature of eclipses astrologically, will color the conversation and events for the next several months. Do what you can to avoid unnecessary conflict, but do know that the chances of necessary conflict is high. Be on guard.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Quincunx 10961 Buysballot in Taurus
We've got an awkward aspect here between the Lunar Eclipse itself, and an asteroid whose name implies electoral corruption. Basically, buying votes. The notion of back room deals and election fraud comes to mind, and the quincunx is a shaky energy, it doesn't know what to do with this. This can denote revelations of attempted electoral shenanigans that did not go to plan, whether by design or by accident, such as improper registration of residences for voting registrations. More irregularities will undoubtedly come to light, but how it all plays out is anyone's guess. Make sure all of your voter regristration and ballot paperwork is airtight and accurate. Be on the lookout for back door disenfranchisement is another thing I would suggest being on the lookout for. Make sure your registration is sound.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Semisextile 6157 Prey Retrograde in Scorpio
This is a tricky one. We are feeling victimized in ways, and some of this victimization and predatory vibe is in some ways of our own creation. Perhaps you've put yourself in a difficult spot unintentionally. Other people will have been preying on others, but wind up being the hunted themselves now. We could also be hunted by our own inner fears and doubts. Get yourself onto a more even footing and make sure you're not being hunted right now.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Semisquare 763 Cupido Retrograde and Pallas Retrograde in Capricorn (With Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius)
Some of us have undoubtedly been feeling the itch and desiring companionship, whether it be altruistic or for some hook-ups. Of course, we've had plenty of opportunity to reflect on our positions over the last few months with the quarantines and lockdown orders that have been in place since the onset of COVID-19. The semisquare is a minor hard aspect, and denotes problems of our own choosing. We've been lacking self-discipline with this combination, and of course we've likely have had some lapses in wisdom as well. These deficencies will come to light now with the lunar eclipse shining down on this. We're probably not feeling all that good about the lapses either, so we'll need to redouble our efforts to get back on track.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Sesquiquadrate 7470 Jabberwock and 157 Dejanira in Aries, and 545 Messalina and 1981 Midas in Cancer, with 389 Industria in Leo
The sesquiquadrate is another minor aspect that denotes hardships, this I would argue from external sources. There's a sense of a foreboding monstrosity hunting us and victimizing us, and this is blatantly apparent with how police and authority figures have been heavy-handed with protestors (both peaceful and riotous) in the past week leading up to the eclipse. Messalina is named for a promiscious Roman empress, and this combined with the king who turns everything touched to gold, and the asteroid that signifies industriousness... it's an interesting combination. This implies externally-applied conflicts to our ability to make a living, to being able to work as well as we would like, and even to seek a bit of, ahem, fun in the sack with others. As restrictions are beginning to be lifted and some locations begin to open up, there is the danger of further problems such as spikes in COVID-19 being one possiblity, and encountering more malicious actors in nearby protests for other examples. Do be careful and take precautions.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Quintile 3412 Kafka, 4581 Asclepius, and 55555 DNA in Libra, and 4580 Child in Aquarius
There's a bit of conflict and problems facing us that will require some creative solutions on our part. Things have been rather, well, kafkaesque lately with the pandemic, the protests, and the seeming application of near-martial law. This definitely requires us to be careful in our dealings with others right now, but we can take advantage of this and apply this to better changes in our own lives and as a society as a whole. There's also a possiblity of healing, but we will need to apply some innovative solutinos as well. It's possible an accidental or "what if..." discovery or solution to the coronavirus pandemic may begin to come about right now, something perhaps related to its genetic structure?
On the other side of the spectrum, Child denotes children, as well as the quality of being childlike. Perhaps if we look at some of our greater problems through the eyes of a child, we may be able to unlearn enough to come up with a simple solution that works. It sounds vague, but then again there's a great deal of problems that are going to require the wisdom of someone that hasn't learned to think a certain way. Don't discount the ideas of babes out of hand, as those children may be seeing something we're missing.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Biquintile Anubis in Taurus, and 3402 Wisdom, 4955 Gold, and 9770 Discovery in Cancer
Finally, we come to the other creative biquintile aspects. Anubis was the guardian of the underworld in Egyptian mythology, and thus we can consult his wisdom in coming to grips as to whether we're conducting ourselves that would be remembered well once we pass into the great beyond, basically ensuring a legacy one can be proud of, or if we're found lacking and having not really lived, or having not lived with integrity. How have you been living? This is something that will come to mind, and perhaps there is something you can do to "lighten the heart" as it were.
Wisdom, Gold, and Discovery together biquintiling the eclipse is something else, and this is rather fortunate. Wisdom is golden, in this instance, and we will need to think outside the box to discover new solutions to our various problems. Many are being proposed, such as how to resolve the police violence debate, the handling of the pandamic, and even where are we going as a nation or as a planet and how we can better protect our resources and interests. Definitely a good time to crack a book open and see what you can learn, or perhaps learning a new skill that will serve you well in the post-pandemic world. Also an opportunity to conduct ourselves better when it comes to relating to others.
This Lunar Eclipse will be quite intense, one of the most intense eclipses we've had in awhile. The potential for major conflict is huge right now, so do try to avoid unnecessary fights and don't let yourself be sucked in to battles that are not worth your time. That said, be ready for conflicts that must be taken part in. We will need to dig into our inner strength to get through this period as it is a time of immense and radical changes. Stay safe and take care of one another. We're in this together.