Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn – July 2019
The lunar eclipse at 24° Capricorn is going to unveil some backroom deals and decisions.
Publicly, this eclipse you can expect to see extreme and ruthless agendas exposed. Leaders are likely to be authoritarian and nationalistic, taking a hard-line stance on borders, trade, regulation etc. The nefarious consequences of decisions made by neatly pressed suits and finely-kept ledgers will leak out from the shadows.
It’s not going to be a pretty week in the news.
The real world affects of the things that are largely hidden from public discourse, the shadowy motivations and secret undercurrents, the impoverished horror of inhumanity that is dressed up in corporate civility and make the big decisions. It’s shaky, precarious, and threatens life on our small blue planet.
These eclipses on the Cancer-Capricorn axis accelerate us all towards the impending Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (Jan 2020). The eclipses are wobbles; the conjunction is the ultimate tipping point. Corruption will be exposed, the strings of power revealed, anything without true substance and staying power will fall, propped up facades will crumble.
This is true for empires and systems, and it also applies to your personal life.
Where have you been rigid, cold, and unfeeling? Where has emotional connection dried up and shrivelled? What degraded patterns in your life are coming to an end?
Look squarely at the house occupied by Capricorn in your natal chart and do not flinch. (Read your horoscope too.)
The Capricorn lunar eclipse is an opportunity to recognise what needs to go and to start taking action. Capricorn is a cardinal sign, it makes things happen. If you don’t initiation change, change will come to you. And the current line-up of planets in Capricorn are not mucking around.
Pluto rules the underworld. Saturn is the grim reaper. The South Node is a point of release.
It’s dark. It’s gloomy. And something is definitely ending.
The moon isn’t happy in the sign of Capricorn. This Capricorn lunar eclipse is likely to illuminate repressed emotional material that unconsciously surfaces through a need for control and conservatism.
This disconnection from the emotional origins of what is seemingly a very tangible problem, presents significant challenges for whatever issues you are wrangling with in the Capricorn sector of your natal chart.
There is a sense of lack and impoverishment – whether it’s lack of advancement at work, a partner dragging you down, a drain on your finances – and a feeling of not being enough.
When there isn’t enough, letting go of what little you have isn’t going to come easily. And that’s what this lunar eclipse is asking you to do. Let it go.
Letting go may not lead to the loss your pessimistic outlook expects. Letting go creates space for the divine.
Recent weeks have been brutal but there is softness and comfort there if you look for it and consciously allow yourself to sink into the relief available, on offer, and waiting for you.
If only you could drop your resistance.
As planets of control and obsession, Pluto and Saturn have the tendency to grip the wheel tighter and keep driving (straight off the cliff?). What if you stopped to refuel instead? Refreshing your flagging spirit not only gives you a moment to pause and reflect, it may lead to a more desirable destination.
Venus in Cancer is tightly opposite Saturn in Capricorn gently urging you to balance your commitment and determination with comfort + tenderness. Tap into this resource through reliving memories and upholding traditions. Venus offers a soft counterpoint to unyielding ambition, a diplomatic/cooperative approach is a genuine alternative to hardened acts of power/authority.
Neptune in Pisces also softens the controlling nature of Saturn, offering a compassionate perspective, and helps you to surrender with grace.
As divine witnesses to each other’s struggles, we reconnect with our own humanity.
Full moon | Lunar eclipse at 24° Capricorn
Brisbane | 17 July 2019 | full moon 7:38 am | lunar eclipse peaks 7:30 am (local maximum visibility 6:37 am)
London | 16 July 2019 | full moon 10:38 pm | lunar eclipse peaks 10:30 pm (visible)
New York | 16 July 2019 | full moon 5:38 pm |lunar eclipse peaks 5:30 pm (not visible)