Another event covered in my overview for 2011, this is what I wrote then:
Back to back Solar Eclipses adds an urgent tone to the messages from the stars. This time the New Moon is in Cancer, and the new beginnings for how we can secure our lives requires we more deeply understand where security really comes from first.
In addition I would add the following:
As I noted for the New Moon of June 1, during an "Eclipse New Moon a shadow (the past) falls upon you". That means you have to remove, or move past, that blind spot and uncover what is hidden in order to truly understand the message released by this New Moon.
The Cancer part of your journey takes you within, down to the roots of your being; you reach and secure your center...you follow your feelings. The Cancer New Moon binds you back to the familiar, to the family, and all those experiences which affirm your sense of being whole in yourself, yet part of a greater wholeness too: family, village, community...The New Moon in Cancer creates an opportunity to refresh yourself at this wellspring of your existence; and at the truest center point you feel and affirm the Great Truth, you are one with the One.
But the eclipse puts a shadow across the path; there is something that is hiding the message, something you must understand about your past before you can refresh yourself at the fountain-source of your being. The shadow that falls across you now (as always) is...fear. Fear is what comes between you and your becoming, between you and your destiny.
The shadow that falls, the fear for Cancer, is that you do not belong, that you are not embraced...that you have been abandoned. This is the darkness that you must confront now before you can refresh your soul in the waters of feeling.
This fear comes from the past, from a time and a real experience when you felt uncared for, unconnected...alone. It is not of this time, but is carried by the Moon to the present to remind you what this feels like. Why? ...So that you may remember and so know what you must do.
You must turn to another now, another who feels alone or abandoned here today, you must hold them, embrace them and demonstrate the truth that they, you, we are never alone....not ever.
You confront this echo of falsehood with the light of your life now; your living presence of shared feelings, understanding and love stands as a testament. The compassion you feel now breaks up the shadows of your past and the pain of the one before you today.
The shadow, the past, has no hold over you, a shining one who lives in the Truth that you are never alone; you are always connected and will always be cared for because you stand in the light...you are the Light.