This particular eclipse is especially important for those who belong to the Signs of the Cardinal Cross (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), and who are born between July 15 – July 19, October 16 – October 20, January 12 – January 16, and April 12 – April 16.
Also to those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 22° – 26° degrees of these Signs.
We are now deep into the eclipse season.
This is a period of significance.
I am warning you. I am going to be straightforward. I am going to be poetic. I am not going to caress your ears.
The Theme of the Eclipse – Individual Level
The partial Lunar Eclipse of July the 16th takes place at 24°04′ of the Sign of Capricorn.
It follows the Solar Eclipse in Cancer that took place two weeks ago, and as such it represents our emotional climax and response to issues that then started. It is the emotional reaction to the demands that are now beginning to appear.
And the emotional response seems to be quite, not to say extremely, heavy.
Pluto is conjunct the Moon in this eclipse. The Moon is in Capricorn, something that already makes her pragmatic and strict. Utilitarian and craving respect under the Pluto influence becomes obsessive or possessive, jealous or conspiring.
Emotions are at a peak. This is a Full Moon. This is an Eclipse. A Full Moon that is shadowed temporarily, eclipsed, loosing its tenderness and warmth, as the light from the Sun in Cancer that in a sense was giving her, is now blocked.
This will affect relations. Or this may be the start of an on-going emotional eclipse that will culminate in January 2020 with its end results in the summer of 2020.
Moon is conjunct Saturn also. On top to the deep psychological examination that the conjunction with Pluto brings, heavy lies the burden of responsibilities. Work versus family life. Sadness.
On the other side of the chart Venus is conjunct the Sun and opposite Saturn.
This Venus – Saturn opposition reinforces the theme of detachment in our relationships but does not yet herald the split or the breaking up. It is the recognition of the stagnation, of the boundaries in affection and love. The difficulty to reach out.
Financial problems may also befall those hit close by this eclipse. While money cannot be made out of thin air, the emotional shortage can at least be prevented.
Get out of the Moon – Pluto – Saturn zone and reach on the other side of the chart to the Sun conjunct Venus. There is help there.
Reflect as Mercury retrogrades from Leo into Cancer:
- Is this pressure that causes emotional and existential stress on my family life worth?
- Do I need the professional spotlight? Do I need to crave attention? (Mercury Rx in Leo)?
- is it better if I focus on what it is that the other person needs?
- Be gentle, be kind, be attentive to the needs of the important ones in your life.
- As the power games appear, turn to your sweeter side.
- You may have less money but you become rich by displaying affection.
- Be intuitively present for the others and do it politely and with no expectations.
- Use the positive expression from the Sun conjunct Venus in Cancer.
Look to the easing of the opposition.
Neptune is sextile Saturn and trine to Venus and the North Node of the eclipse chart.
Neptune is selfless wholeness.
Its sextile to Saturn is constructive belief and grounded faith. Its trine to Venus is devotion and devout.
This devout feeling or the very faith in the value of yourself, gives the needed rebirth (Pluto) to the emotions (Moon). Ii is a baptism in faith (Neptune).
This is a DIFFICULT eclipse. Use Astrology. Use the eclipse’s chart for your emotional benefit. (Pluto conjunct Moon in Capricorn – in its positive expression).
This eclipse is monumental in the way it reshapes our emotional centre in the areas it affects in the chart.
Will the centre hold?
“Be full with passionate intensity and don’t lack conviction” in this spiraling gyre of the eclipses and the synodic cycles, as the great poet W.B. Yeats would have said.
I warned you I would be poetic…haven’t I?
The eclipse effect for the Signs
(applies for rising sign also or natal placements of personal planets near the degree of the eclipse)
The eclipse is difficult highlighting issues relative to the houses and the planets it falls on in the natal chart, for Aries, Cancer, Libra Signs, especially those mentioned in the start of the article.
It is empowerment through increased pressure and responsibilities for Capricorn Signs,especially those mentioned in the start of the article. because they tend to respond better to the Saturnine Energy, even if it’s oppressive.
It is a revisiting of the past or the past re – appearing in the form of persons or situations mostly for Leo and Scorpios and to a lesser extent for Aquarius.
It mostly works neutral to positive for Taurus, Virgos, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius Signs.
The Lunar Eclipse will be fully visible from nearly all countries in the world, with the exception of United States, Canada and North-Eastern Russia.
Eclipse Type: Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipse Saros: 139
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