Full Moon Eclipse in Capricorn
Thursday, July 5th, at 8:04 am (PDT), the Moon will be partially eclipsed in Capricorn. This lunar eclipse closely follows the Summer Solstice solar
eclipse two weeks ago. Both solar and lunar eclipses tend to have powerful
effects on our psyches and can be very transformative. Solar eclipses
tend to affect the entire scope of our lives and can even alter our path
and direction. Lunar eclipses work on a more subtle or feeling level,
and can draw forth deeply held emotions and bring them to light. During
eclipse periods, it is best to prepare for these changes by maintaining
good health and equilibrium so that our best possible intentions manifest.
ago, I wrote about the Cancer solar eclipse as a time to nourish yourself
optimally and to tend to the family, home and stomach area. Cancer is
the sign opposite Capricorn, which has to do with path, direction and
working toward goals. This Full Moon is a time of balancing these two
signs. On the one hand, we need to nourish our roots and foundations and
on the other we need to develop our path out in the world. Imagine the
sign of Cancer as akin to the roots of a plant that need to be moistened
and nourished with good soil. The Capricorn stalk of the plant arises
from those roots and branches out with leaves and flowers. Our roots need
to be nourished in order for the stalk to thrive, and the stalk needs
to be able to rise in order to bloom and bear fruit. This Full Moon is
a time to honor and balance both sides of ourselves and to encourage an
equal distribution of time and energy to both pursuits.
If we find
ourselves working too hard and neglecting our home and the friends and
family we live with, then we may need to make time for a few home cooked
meals and for resting and relaxing to recharge the batteries. On the other
hand, if we are spending too much time at home or in our usual routines
without directing our energies toward fulfilling our dreams and ambitions,
then we may need to focus on the Capricorn side of ourselves. We need
to balance our lunar, receptive, emotional side that craves comfort and
security with the saturnian, directed side that craves accomplishment
and the achievement of goals.
does the eclipse fall in your chart?
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lunar eclipse, the Sun and Moon oppose each other at 13 degrees Cancer
and Capricorn respectively. If either of these luminaries falls near a
planet in your chart, it is very likely that themes related to that planet
will be highlighted in your life right now. For example, if the eclipsed
Full Moon falls near your Mars in Capricorn, it is possible that issues
of will, strength, anger or assertiveness could arise. If the Full Moon
falls near your Saturn, then themes of limitation, endurance, perseverance
and restriction could arise. By understanding what planets are highlighted,
we can seek to transform these themes and issues with the best possible
will also fall in two houses in our chart. Look at where the Full Moon
at 13 degrees Capricorn would fall. If it lands in the Seventh House,
then the Sun would be in the First House, Eighth with Second, etc. Themes
related to these houses could also be very strong during this Full Moon
time. Often we honor one side of ourselves to the detriment of another.
By examining the polarity that is being "lit up," we have a
chance to regain balance. Let's take a brief look at how this eclipse
could affect your life. Below is a list of the possible houses in which the eclipse could fall .
Themes of independence versus interdependence. Balancing the need to follow
one's own path and direction while also sharing connection and honoring
the needs of others (especially one's partner).
Second-Eighth: Balancing the need for solidity and security with
the need for transformation and metamorphosis. The Second House points
to a need to create a solid foundation and sense of self while the Eighth
House points to the desire to make intimate connections and share resources.
If the eclipse falls here, belief systems and ideas about life could be
transformed. This is a time to balance the need to gather information
with the need to see the overall picture, balancing the minute with the
Balancing family concerns and the need to nourish and be nourished versus
directing oneself out in the world and meeting career goals. Family issues
may also arise at this time.
Balancing the need to express one's own unique talents with the need to
support community goals. Honoring one's unique spark and creativity while
also honoring the needs of friends and greater societal good.
Balancing routine or "mundane" needs with need for transcendence
and higher wisdom. This is a time to strengthen health, to serve and to
understanding the different ways the eclipse could affect you, it can
be helpful to examine what areas of life can be transformed and strengthened.
Through making a conscious choice to honor parts of your life that are
being neglected and to lessen the parts of you that are being over-expressed,
there is a possibility for greater balance and healing. Good health to