BitchScopes for the Week of June 29th
This week there are a couple things to discuss, but the big focus is the Lunar Eclipse on Saturday July 4th (late the 4th and very early the 5th in some places). This Full Moon is in Capricorn, opposite the Sun in Cancer. This lunation asks us about how we can have the harmonious home life we all crave, shedding light on the tension between nurturing ourselves and our responsibility to others.
One way of looking at at this (archetypally and admittedly gender normatively) is the difference between how a mother tends to her family and how a father tends to his family. Do success and money bring ease and joy, or do ease and joy help manifest money and abundance?
This eclipse is also an emotional reset. This moon opposes Mercury, which means expressing your feelings is important during this time. The trouble may be that Mercury is also retrograde, so accessing and making sense of those feelings could be a little more difficult than usual.
To help gather your thoughts about this, consider that this set of eclipses began in July of 2018. Where were you, what was happening, what were you trying to achieve? As I typed the above I was a little gobstopped and paused to chuckle.
I met Patrick in the summer of 2018 (we met online in May, and in person in August.) In July we were feverishly anticipating that meeting, and how our relationship would progress. We’ve been together ever since, even though he works overseas. This Spring he came home for vacation as he does every few months, and got stuck here because of Covid. Figuring we’d take advantage of our time together and not knowing when he’d have to return, we got married in June! So we officially enter a new phase of our relationship now! (2020 also gave me the balls to finally quit a job that I hated for 7 years!)
Eclipses come in pairs and repeat in patterns. About every 10 years you’ll see the same sign pairing and every 19 years you’ll see exact degree repetition. We had Cancer/Capricorn eclipses in 2000/2001, and again in 2009/2010. This year’s 2020 eclipses match sign and degree to the 2001 eclipses almost exactly. (in 2001 I landed an amazing job. In 2009 I lost that job. In 2010 I left my marriage. In 2020 I quit a long term job and re-married…whoa!)
Hindsight is 20/20. And 2020 is fucking crazy. So it’s nearly impossible to truly predict what will come of these events. I did not anticipate any of the above! But what is clear is that Eclipses set things in motion at a much faster pace, and they bring closure, culmination, and new beginnings. Sure, beginnings come from endings. But rather than look at that as always negative, which we all tend to, think of this…My single life and corporate slavery both end, so I can begin a marriage and self-employment! That doesn’t suck. And truly neither do any of the changes happening for you. Life is happening FOR you, not TO you. Admittedly that’s very hard to see sometimes!