June 19, 2020 at 04:00PM
Summer solstice 2020 is serving up more than just the longest day of light in the northern hemisphere. For the first time since 1982, this notable cosmic event dovetails with a “ring of fire” solar eclipse that peaks at 2:41AM EDT on June 21.
During a solar eclipse, the moon sits directly between the Earth and Sun, also referred to as a conjunction (or meetup at the same sign and degree of the Sun and the moon). During this brief time, the moon can block out the Sun’s light, temporarily disconnecting us from our sense of reality.
Astrologically, eclipses are provocative moments, where the only thing constant is change. Unsettling information may come to light, and whatever has been sitting in the shadows must be reckoned with. During these turbulent times, resolution often requires a revolution. As old structures and systems are exposed, they may tumble to ruin in order to pave the way for a new way of life to be born.
The eclipse will happen on Sunday, June 21
During the June 21 solar eclipse, both the Sun and moon are in Cancer, the zodiac’s heart-centered nurturer. This is the sign that rules our homes and homelands, our ancestral roots and financial security—all areas of life that are undergoing extreme transformation this year. As this eclipse arrives with a new moon, it may herald unprecedented ideas and actions.