Cancer 2020: Moon Phases

Cancer begins on June 20th under a Balsamic Gemini Moon. The first New Moon of Cancer, which is also a Solar Eclipse, occurs the next day, the 21st, at 2:42 am. Because of the midnight hour timing, the event will happen on the 20th for all points west of Eastern Time.

We have an unusual occurrence this year: a second New Moon in the sign of Cancer. This “Black Moon” is on July 20th, 1:34 pm, at 28 Cancer. The Full Wort Moon in Capricorn follows on July 5th, 12:45 am, at 13 Capricorn. (Subtract 1 hour for Central Time, 2 hours for Mountain Time, 3 hours for Pacific Time.)

Balsamic Phase

June 17-20
July 16-20

This is a time of release as we begin preparations for the New Moon and the next lunar cycle. This time is suited to meditation on our intentions, but do not take action until the New Moon.

Old Moon

June 19/20
July 18/19

The Old Moon isn’t one of the official eight Moon phases, but refers to the Moon a night or two before it is New. This is the prime time for meditating on your New Moon intentions or to set aside some time to completely relax as the lunar cycle draws to a close.

New Phase

June 20/21-24
New on June 21, 2:41 am ET
00° Cancer
New Moon/Solar Eclipse!

These events will occur on June 20th for all points west of the Mountain Time Zone.

July 20-23
New on July 20, 1:33 pm
The second New Moon in a month is a Black Moon.

The New Moon is always the beginning of the New Phase. We state our intentions at this time and choose the path we want to take going forward.

Crescent Moon

June 24-28

At the Crescent Moon, we may struggle as we learn to trust our instincts.

First Quarter Phase

June 28-July 1

This is the phase for making adjustments to our original plan and taking action.

Gibbous Phase

July 1-4/5

We study and make our last preparations before the Moon reaches total fullness.

Full Phase

July 5-8

Everything is illuminated and our progress is fully visible at the Full Moon. The moment that the Moon is 100% full marks the beginning of the Full Phase.

Full Wort Moon/Lunar Eclipse
13° Capricorn
July 5
Full at 12:44 am ET

These events will occur on July 4th for all points west of the Eastern Time Zone.

The Full Moon follows the Lunar Eclipse which occurs at 12:29 am ET.

Disseminating Phase

July 8-12

Disseminate means “to scatter.” During this phase, we share what we have learned with others.

Last Quarter Phase

July 12-16

This is a time for reaffirming our intentions and our original vision for this lunar cycle.