NEW Full Moon/Lunar ECLIPSE IN Capricorn 16th JULY 2019 IN YOUR TIMEZONE
- 14:38 PST
- 17:38 EST
- 21:38 GMT (plus 1 hour for BST)
- 07:16 AEDT (on July 17th)
Here we go again, stargazers.
This is another big lunation that has the potential to knock you wildly off course… and then set you back down exactly where you need to be. Even if it doesn’t quite feel like it. So hold on tight, and let’s get started…
Eclipses come in pairs. They appear out of nowhere, to open and close a portal in our collective astrology, creating windows of change in our timelines, that beckon us through.
But eclipses don’t tempt us with the promise of sweetness and honey (though that IS what they’ll bring if we let them). More likely, the changes ushered in by eclipse energy feel like squeezing discomfort.
Edges being pushed.
Their effects can begin up to a month before the moment of eclipse, and ripple on for a full 6 months afterward. So here we are, in the midst. And still close to the beginning of what will be.
South Node Eclipse: Illuminating Humanity’s Collective Past
The second of two eclipses comes this week. On July 16th, the full Moon will rise at 24º of the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, opposing the Sun at 24º of Cancer. Unlike the solar eclipse of two weeks ago (Need a reminder? Head HERE) this eclipse sits at the South Node. This dark and potent point in space, invisible at any other time except during an eclipse, holds the key to humanity’s karmic past. So unlike that solar eclipse, which urged us onward, fast-tracking us into a forward-focused future, this Lunar eclipse is slowing us all down.
Think of a lunar eclipse as an extra-powerful Full Moon
Full Moons are illuminators. They shine a light on shadow, they form a spotlight, a highlight that’s visible through the density of everything else going on. But Lunar eclipses go further. Their probe is deeper. The level of detail they reveal is so much more than a regular Full Moon.
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn
In Capricorn, this lunar eclipse has its focus firmly set on power, status, hierarchy, and your worth in the world. This eclipse wants you to think long and hard about your values, your work, and the container you’re creating for your own sacred energy to flow within.
- What’s your contribution?
- What’s your legacy?
- How do you handle your power?
- How do you give it away?
This lunation is ruled by Saturn, also in its home sign of Capricorn. So flavored by the old cosmic father of time, limitation and structure, likely your initial answers to questions like these will be limited and structured. (If you’d asked those very same questions under the influence of the Moon in Cancer, two weeks ago, I’ll bet your answers would be poles apart from today). This strong, Capricornian energy doesn’t encourage thinking outside of the box. And right here, right now, we don’t need to. Instead, the South Node wants us to look around us, and see, quite simply (and very clearly) WHAT IS.
Because the South Node brings an energy of release. Of letting go, and leaving behind. But unless we’re able to each see where we currently stand, we cannot see what needs to go.
Moon Conjunct Pluto: Be Prepared to Feel all the Feels
The deep excavation is supported by Pluto tightly conjunct the Moon, at 21º of Cap. When the Moon and Pluto come together, deep feelings often emerge. So be prepared to feel all the feels, especially unexpected emotions connected to the past, and to events you thought were dead and buried. Perhaps you’ll find that just little more healing that needs to take place, before you can truly move on?
Retrograde Central: Take Your Time
If you needed another reason (or six) to move a little slower into the waning lunar phases, be reminded of the 6 planetary retrogrades spinning through the skies right now.
- Jupiter retrograde through Sagittarius (April 10 – August 11)
- Saturn retrograde through Capricorn (April 30 – September 18)
- Neptune retrograde through Pisces (June 21 – November 27)
- Pluto retrograde through Capricorn (April 24 – October 3)
- Mercury retrograde through Leo & Cancer (July 7 – August 2)
- Chiron retrograde through Aries (July 8 – December 13)
There is very little reason to plough ahead as eclipse energy peaks this week. Instead, it’s time to figure things out, let yourself bask in the Moon’s spotlight, and see what emerges from the depths.
South Node energy is healing. It can be a soothing balm or a tricky unraveling of matted threads. But it never appears at a time when it’s NOT needed. Look up, beyond the perimeter of your personal experience at the time of this lunation, and you’ll be reminded of just how much the human collective needs to release the grip of its patriarchal programming.
Represented so strongly by the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the cleansing effect of this eclipse will loosen the knots. For you, for me, for us all.
It’s time for the divine masculine to rise.
Jupiter Square Neptune: Listen Out for the Divine Calling
Overlaying the (already intense) geometry of the skies, sits Jupiter at 15º of Sagittarius, squaring Neptune at 18º of Pisces. These planets are moving like this, in an ongoing dance until October. Together, they’re offering an expansion of spiritual energy. We need this! Neptune plugs us into our subconscious, the dream worlds, and the potential. Jupiter in Sag expands possibilities and widens the spectrum of our beliefs.
Together, these planets encourage us to tap in
They encourage us to listen to our higher selves, and to the whispers of a future we can’t yet see, but are beginning to imagine.
As the eclipse moves in to shatter and dispel, Jupiter and Neptune also move in to form the rainbow ladder to beyond. It’s there. There is a plan, a way out, a way forward.
You may not see it yet (It’s not the job of a South Node eclipse to show you what’s coming next) but be assured it’s there. If you DO want a glimpse, enter into a higher frequency. Meditate. Practice. Use Jupiter and Neptune to climb up and take a look.