What does the new moon and solar eclipse in Cancer mean for your sign?
For the record, a solar eclipse **always** happens with a new moon. But this one's a total eclipse, which, "in astrology terms, does make it more significant," says Page. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see it in Australia — womp womp.
Of course, you'll still ~feel~ its effects. Having a solar eclipse at the same time as a new moon basically just makes everything super-charged, and this particular astrological combo is focused on family, food, comfort, and security, Page says. "This new moon is more powerful, making you pay attention to these areas," she explains.
You’ll find yourself wondering if you have all the comfort and security you crave—and, if not, WTH you can do to get it already. You may also notice some serious FOMO vibes going on. Why can’t you have it all?
But now isn't the time to throw yourself a pity party. Instead, focus on what you do have going on in your life (ever heard of JOMO?). "Pay attention to where your fortune is in your life right now," Page says. "Think about your abundance and your good luck. You will find it."
While you're at it, now is a good time to let go of any past restrictions on what you should and shouldn’t do. That can just end up holding you back from what’s actually important to you, Page says.
The new moon/solar eclipse will impact all zodiac signs, but Page says Cancer will feel it the most, followed by Capricorn and Leo.
How will the new moon and solar eclipse in Cancer affect the rest of your month and year?
You might find yourself making some changes around this time to try to get more job security or earn more money, which could definitely impact your day-to-day down the road. Whether you start putting in more hours at work or jump into a new side hustle, you can expect that extra effort to make a difference a year from now.
Ultimately, it’s best to use this time to gauge where you’re at and where you want to be—and then actually do something about it.
When is the next new moon?
The next new moon is happening on August 1st, and it’s in Leo, Page says. That can be a great time for you to ~shine~, and you certainly won't mind being the centre of attention—at least for a day or two.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US