On June 5th, the second of the four lunar eclipses of this year 2020 will take place. The eclipse will last a total of three hours and 18 minutes.
An eclipse of the Sun occurs when there is an alignment in which the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun, while in a penumbral lunar eclipse the Moon is totally or partially covered by the Sun.
The Sun and the Moon have a very special meaning in astrology, which based on the law of correspondence considers that any relevant celestial phenomenon has its translation in the terrestrial microcosm. In other words, the penumbral eclipse of June 5, 2020, will affect you in a very special way. Now we just need to know how.
During moon eclipses, emotions are altered and it is very important to stay connected to your inner self, making it an ideal time to practice meditation, reflection and introspection. It is also a great opportunity to analyze what is keeping you from moving forward, freeing you from your bonds and starting a new path.
This penumbral eclipse coincides with the Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius, an astrological movement that induces excess by provoking actions that, depending on each sign, can be liberating or cause mistakes that you may later regret.
But in general, the Moon in Sagittarius is a blessing of the cosmos to open new horizons. During these days, you can accept this tendency and go toward social expansion with new friendships, exciting loves, and new career prospects. The key to all this is freedom, your ability to undo the chains that oppress you.
You come from an especially hard time full of fear and uncertainty. Receive this lunar eclipse as a new opportunity to recover your identity and expand your horizons, and discover all the benefits you can receive from both activity and introspection.
During the days before and after, and during the eclipse, you have to take advantage of all the potential that the lunar star offers you by doing new activities but also by cultivating your inner world. This is how the penumbral eclipse of June 5, 2020, will affect you according to your sign.
Other people's opinions are affecting you too much, and besides causing you great pain at a time when you are especially sensitive, they are also preventing you from exploiting your full potential and trying new experiences. The challenge for Aries during this penumbral lunar eclipse is to recover your identity, to return to the starting point. And for this, you will have to ask yourself many questions, such as who you really are, what experiences you come from and where you are going.
Taurus' path to self-realization is impeded by the dominance of passions, which can be influenced by the appearance of people from the past who question all your decisions. In addition, the eclipse can encourage negative excess in your feelings. It's time to close your heart and open your eyes, to show yourself that the effort to get where you are now has been the result of your commitment and your maturity, and no one has the right to ruin it. Think with your head and keep your emotions from clouding you.
The penumbral eclipse is an invitation to discover your fears in order to free yourself from them. For Gemini, it may be shocking to find the path of satisfaction in the discovery of their weaknesses, but at the same time, it will be a very rewarding process of inner growth. Take advantage of this lunar transit to return to the past and critically observe the decisions that have led you to frustration. If you're able to re-evaluate your circumstances you will be able to create new spaces of opportunity for a full future.
Self-esteem is the main burden for Cancer that can culminate the mood in fullness that this special moment offers. The obstacles to happiness are neither in the past nor in the future. Neither in the traumas nor in the fears. In the case of the crabs, it's a matter of attitude, of determination. Take advantage of this moment to make your desires, your goals, your aspirations clear, and to convince yourself that no one else but you is ready to succeed. This is the moment to move forward, to take that risk.
Temptations land on the troubled world of Leo during this intense lunar phase. The excesses of the Full Moon in Sagittarius and the altered emotions of the eclipse stir up the passions of the lions, who may suddenly be tempted to seek new adventures. In reality, you're trying to fill a void that can only be filled by recovering your true essence on the path to perfection of soul and spirit. You will discover new values such as humility and generosity. Put them into practice.
Anxiety can tend to increase and lead to depressive and melancholic states if Virgo is unable to anchor themselves to their environment, to that which truly gives meaning to their existence. The penumbral eclipse is useful for Virgos to reflect on their personal relationships and set new priorities in that order. Some people are taking a lot of energy away from facing your most important challenges, and instead, you aren't giving as much attention as you should to those who really deserve it.
For Libra, it's time to abandon passivity, this long dormancy of actionless comfort that for months has plunged you into a state of pleasant disconnection. However, the new situation demands new challenges, new attitudes, and no one better than you to change the course of things. You have to lose the fear of change, because the influence of this moon, with its eclipse, will favour very special energy to the natives of Libra and show that chaos can also be an order.
The natives of Scorpio have to discover the true meaning of destruction and rebirth, inscribed in the energy of their regent Pluto. These energies will be released with the eclipse and sponsored by the dynamization of the Moon in Sagittarius, but the astrological combination threatens to bring everything into disarray with unpredictable results. These days you can be a victim of frustration, confusion, conflicts and vagaries. Go deeper into your inner self, and let your more spiritual wisdom guide your actions.
This lunar eclipse can establish much more profitable connections for Sagittarius with their partner in intimacy, discovering a way to relate much more open, sincere and intense. During these days you may feel pushed to desire more intensely, but you must turn it into an opportunity to evolve your relationships. The ancient knowledge will also illuminate Sagittarius in a very special way, but the important thing is to open your mind to new wisdom in order to absorb these new lessons.
The energy of the moon will modulate the mood of Capricorn in a positive sense, of relief, converting the physical and mental exhaustion into vitality, optimism and joy. Take advantage of this inertia to solve some things from the past that can block your evolution, and set yourself new goals that will revolutionize your expectations by introducing a very timely dose of illusion. It's the time to recover your self-confidence and finish the pending tasks or start new projects with a renewed spirit.
Aquarius will discover during this penumbral lunar eclipse that time is not quantity, but quality, but they will have to do it in solitude and centred in themselves. The passage from expansion to contrition will help Aquarians to regain their centre, something fundamental in a few days so given to agitation and confusion. Conflicts and unpleasant events or bad news will be a threat to finding balance, but the answer lies in tranquillity, rational problem solving and the search for answers within.
Pisces will be tempted to constantly return to the past by removing some traumas that don't help in any way to achieve stability. Sometimes it's good to go back to the past to correct mistakes and learn, but at these times it will only bring melancholy and dissatisfaction. On the other hand, looking to the future will be exciting, and will help you to make some decisions, with the magic impulse of the moon, which are fundamental to get out of this period of negativity. The best is yet to come, Pisces, and these days you will discover it with the lunar flows.
Besides being a fascinating phenomenon, the penumbral lunar eclipse is an astrological opportunity that you can take advantage of by attracting energies with a spell. This is one of the best rituals for a penumbral eclipse that you can use on June 5, 2020.
Spells are ritual acts that help you connect with nature, recognize your inner power and flow with the energies that come to you. On the night of the eclipse, take a relaxing bath, choose a quiet, solitary place, dress comfortably and sit cross-legged on the floor. Light a candle, incense, and close your eyes.
Breathe very slowly, feeling every inhalation and exhalation, and letting every thought flow with it. Meditate on those you want to change and what you want to achieve. Open your eyes and write it down on a piece of paper. Then anoint your hands and face with essential oil and say a prayer.
"May the energy of the moon restore me, may my body heal, my mind be silent and my energy find its balance. May the moon guide me to my desires, make my inner light shine brighter to discover who I am, and fulfil all my goals."
Light some sage, rosemary or lavender leaves and burn the paper where you wrote your wishes while repeating this prayer. Concentrate on the realization of your wishes, and stay in meditation. Let the candle burn all night long.