We are in our second Eclipse Season of the year. This season will have three eclipses, beginning with a Lunar Eclipse on June 5, 2020.
Unlike Solar Eclipses that are visible in a limited part of the world, Lunar Eclipses are visible wherever it is night, which is usually either the Eastern or Western Hemisphere, although sometimes it will encompass parts of both. This one is mostly visible in the Eastern Hemisphere. It will be able to be seen in all of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, except for far North of Scandinavia and the far North and Northeast of Russia. It will not be visible in the Americas, except for Brazil and the southern tip of Chile and Argentina.
At the present time, we are still dealing with the worldwide pandemic, but many places are starting to relax quarantine restrictions. We are also dealing with both peaceful protests and riots regarding police violence against people of color in the United States, which began a couple of days before the current Eclipse Season started.
Yet, based on the visibility of the Eclipse of June 5, 2020, the United States will probably not be the epicenter of the events that will be associated with the coming Lunar Eclipse, despite appearances to the contrary.
A Year of Change
The Lunar Eclipse of June 5, 2020, needs to be seen in the larger context of 2020.
2020 has been an extremely difficult year, and it is not even half over yet. We will be entering a new 200-year era dominated by Air starting around the December Solstice. For this to happen, the structures of Earth need to break down.
For more information about the changes in 2020, see:
Eclipses are not isolated events. They come in pairs or groups of three. They are also part of families of similar eclipses that occur roughly 18 years apart which are known as Saros Series.
For more information about Eclipse Seasons and Saros Cycles, see:
The Eclipse of June 5, 2020, is the first of three eclipses. The next Eclipse will be a Solar Eclipse, and it will occur on June 21, 2020, right after the June Solstice. After that, there will be another Lunar Eclipse on July 4, 2020.
With that in mind, let us look at the chart of the June 5 Eclipse.
Chart Analysis for the Lunar Eclipse of June 5, 2020
Nodes Changing Signs
One of the first things to note about this chart is that the Nodes have shifted signs. For the past year and a half, they have been in the signs of Cancer and Capricorn. The North and South Nodes are always in opposite signs, and they emphasize a particular polarity.
For more information about the North and South Nodes, see:
The polarity emphasized by Cancer and Capricorn is the one between the home and the marketplace, or the Hestia and the Agora. The last set of eclipses in these signs brought this polarity to a head with a global pandemic that effectively shut down the marketplace and sent us all into our homes.
For more information about the Hestia/Agora polarity, see:
The Nodes move backward through the zodiac, so now the signs that are emphasized are Gemini and Sagittarius. While the Cancer/Capricorn polarity is obvious, the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity is a bit more abstract and harder to see.
A good way to think of this polarity is to look at it as one between student and teacher. Gemini is the student. This sign is curious and open-minded, hungry for knowledge and information. While Sagittarius is an explorer, there is a sense of confidence about this sign, perhaps even over-confidence. Sagittarius wants to impart knowledge rather than receive it.
The North Node is where we need to take things in, and the South Node is where we need to let them go. The culmination of the Cancer North Node/Capricorn South Node time period finished with a dramatic abandonment of the Agora and embracing of the Hestia. Similarly, now we are being prompted to let go of what we think we know and embrace the new and unknown.
Coronavirus and Quarantine
As many countries are loosening restrictions, there is concern that there will be a resurgence of coronavirus requiring a return to lockdowns and quarantine.
This chart has 5 planets in wet signs and only 2 in dry. This tends to indicate the mixing of people rather than separation. It could very well indicate a further spreading of the virus, but it is unlikely that we will go back into lockdown, at least not in the next couple of weeks. It is also likely that in places that still have restrictions, they will largely be ignored.
One of the key aspects in this chart is a square to the Sun and Moon (which are in opposition) coming from Mars. Mars is, of course, the planet associated with war and violence, but she is in Pisces, a Mutable Sign. The Sun and Moon are also in the Mutable Signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, respectively.
This would seem to indicate a disbursal of physical violence and is promising for open negotiation and dialogue. Mutable Signs are easy-going and quickly move from their positions.
Mercury is also in Cancer, which will facilitate dialogue centered on compassion and caring. It can also indicate deep anger if calls for compassion and caring are ignored.
Normally, I do not address daily transits during Eclipse Seasons. This is because Eclipses tend to overshadow them. During these two weeks, however, there will be two very important transits.
On June 13, Mars will conjunct Neptune.
This will very likely serve to challenge our illusions (or delusions). It may also expose that which has been hidden or secret.
On June 17, Mercury will go retrograde
This could indicate that we will be revisiting the recent issues regarding race and social injustice after receiving new information.
Lunar Saros Series 111
Whenever there is an Eclipse very early in an Eclipse Season, it will be from an old Saros Series. The Lunar Eclipse of June 5, 2020, is from Lunar Saros Series 111. The first eclipse of this series occurred on June 10, 830 C.E. Below is the chart of this eclipse.
There are a lot of similarities in the chart of the first Eclipse and the current one, including an emphasis on the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity.
There are advantages and disadvantages when researching an old Saros Series. The biggest advantage is that it will have a long history to examine. The biggest disadvantage is that it is hard to find precise dates of events that occurred at the beginning of the Series. Some interesting things occurred in or around 830 C.E., including perhaps the compilation of the Historia Brittonum by a Welsh abbot, Bangor Fawr, which contains some of the first stories about King Arthur.
Still, this eclipse was only visible in the Americas, and there are no written records from the Americas from that time.
Saros Series 111 may have played a pivotal role in British history.
Eclipse Saros Series start off with Appulse Eclipses, then Partial Eclipses, and climax with Total Eclipses. After that, they go back to being partial Eclipses and finish up as Appulse Eclipses. Eclipses have the strongest impact when they are total, and for Total Lunar Eclipses, this impact lasts one month for each minute of totality.
Saros Series 111 produced Total Lunar Eclipses between the years 1353 and 1533. This was the time period that saw the 100 Years War with France, the War of the Roses, and the reigns of King Henry VII and King Henry VIII.
Two notable Total Eclipses of this time period were the ones that occurred on June 22, 1461, and August 4, 1533.
The Total Lunar Eclipse of June 22, 1461, lasted for 105 minutes, which gave it an impact for 105 months, or until July of 1470. This coincides almost exactly with the first reign of King Edward IV. During this time, his daughter Elizabeth of York was born, who became the ancestress of all of the future monarchs of England.
The Total Lunar Eclipse of August 4, 1533, lasted for 49 minutes, giving it an impact of 49 months, or until September of 1537. Queen Elizabeth I was born about a month after this Eclipse to Anne Boleyn, and her younger brother King Edward VI was born about a month after the impact of this Eclipse was over, in October of 1537.
Conclusion and Recommendations
It seems that Lunar Saros Series 111 has been involved in changes and unrest in politics and is associated with old structures giving way to new ones. This fits with the themes of the other transits and astrological events this year.
It is hard to predict what will happen next in this tumultuous year, but below are some recommendations.
- As always, if you are in the path of the Lunar Eclipse, do your best to avoid exposure to it. Don’t watch it, and try to stay inside with your curtains or shades drawn.
- Be ready to let go of old structures and beliefs. Everything is changing. The more willing you are to accept and go along with change, the easier things will be.
- Be willing to be honest and transparent…and be willing to listen to those who are different from you.
- Despite the loosening of restrictions in many places, coronavirus is still out there. Nothing in the eclipse chart indicates that things will come under control. Continue to be sensible, and do whatever you can to take care of your health.
- Despite the frightening events and changes, I really do believe that when all is said and done, we will arrive at the finish line in a better place. It is just going to be a very bumpy ride getting there.