Fireworks With A Full Moon Eclipse in Capricorn
This weekend on Saturday night (9:44pm PDT) or early Sunday (12:44am EDT), depending on where you reside, a lunar eclipse in the sign of Capricorn takes place making this a supercharged full Moon. Amplifying the full Moon’s power, emotions might run high as unexpected things occur. This eclipse is the end of a cycle that began two years ago in July of 2018. It is a time to remember that nothing is quite as it seems and to look below the surface. Eclipses often bring unexpected messages and events, seemingly occurring out of the blue. Lunar eclipses tend to be associated with endings, are more emotional, and ultimately focused on creating change from within.
Though they are infamous for “eclipsing something out” most of the time endings will not happen immediately, they are more a preview of what develops over the course of the next six months. A lunar eclipse is a time to let go of what is no longer serving you. And keep in mind that though they end something, they also mark the beginning of something new as well.
Among many other things, the Moon symbolizes our sense of belonging, our sense of home. A time of mystery and magic, a lunar eclipse often brings to a head issues which have been simmering beneath the surface of our individual consciousness for quite some time. Revealing what has been previously hidden from our view, it is a time to be gentle and nourishing with ourselves, to accept of parts of ourselves that we may have banished into an unknown region of our unconscious mind. As with any planetary movement that directly impacts us the key is to move with the flow rather than resist the tide of change.
Though the overall interaction between the planets is fairly friendly for this eclipse the bulk of the planets, including this eclipse’s ruler Saturn, are still moving in retrograde motion urging us all to slow down and take a deep breath. As much as we might be yearning to move full steam ahead, everything has a cycle and it things won’t really begin to move until both Saturn and Jupiter begins to move forward again in September, though there will be some relief on July 12 when Mercury goes direct.
Mercury and Jupiter are both strongly involved with this eclipse, with Mercury making a friendly aspect to Uranus suggesting the possibility of unexpected good news. However, the Sun and Moon are in a tough angle to Mars cautioning us to get more information before we take action. The involvement of Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto add to the sense that all is not what it seems.
In the sign of Capricorn we are being asked to look at our boundaries, take responsibility and ownership. The adult of the Zodiac, at its best Capricorn is about building something of value, something lasting. Not in a rush to get to the next moment, Capricorn waits for a moment of knowing, of wisdom. Capricorn likes a plan, it wants a strategy. The plan can change, but the foundation provides something solid to stand upon in a world that is ever shifting. No matter where this eclipse hits you aka your chart personally it is a time to reassess these issues. The power lies in consciously doing so, the universe will call your attention to them whether you are actively working with the energy of the eclipse or not.
The Cancer/Capricorn axis, where this eclipse takes place, is connected with both parents and children and who we are at home vs who we are out in the world.
The eclipse will be felt most deeply and directly by those who have something in their chart from 12-14 degrees in any of the Cardinal signs: Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra.
This eclipse is directly impacting your professional life. You may have been focused on shifting either your career or your public image but have felt like it was one step forward and two steps back. The universe is asking you to try to bridge the gap between who you present yourself as and who you feel like you truly are inside that you may have been hiding from the world. Remember to slow down where you can and reorient yourself, even thought this may feel foreign. It is justas important to listen at this time as to act
For a while now you have been slowly working away, essentially rearranging the way you see the world. You patience should begin to really pay off one the next six months. Here are the questions to explore: What beliefs do you have that are in the way of you moving forward? Ask yourself if something seems impossible is why does that seem so fixed? Try to be open minded as you explore what new vistas might be fun. Work to get a sense of the big picture because if you try to establish the pattern now it will shift down the road. Open your eyes to the opportunities that you've been overlooking in your own neighborhood.
Brace yourself for a period of deep transformation. Like a caterpillar who enters its cocoon, you're undergoing some serious growth with the North Node in Gemini for the next year and a half. With this eclipse taking place in the 8th house this is a profound time of letting go of what is no longer serving you or your life. Where have you put off moving forward? What are you trying to make work that really has outlived its time? The 8th house reminds us that everything in our lives has a cycle. The 8th also also rules inheritance and other people’s money, including debts and taxes. Keep an eye on your spending, double check your taxes if you haven’t sent them in already.
You may find a flood of emotional intensity coming your way and how you utilize it could largely shape the direction of a relationship. It is a time to be particularly understanding and realize that though feelings may be overstated at this time and emotions running hot, the message underneath is sincere and needs to be taken seriously. Don't assume anything before you see the full picture. Embrace balance as the eclipse could shake the foundations of your closest relationships bringing new information to light.
Now is the time to get your head out of the clouds and deal with the nitty gritty details of everyday life. The eclipse takes place in your 6th house which rules your health, job and the daily grind. Take care of yourself, eat healthily, go for a walk, take a deep breath. Take this time to plan and focus on the next small step in front of you. Something may be calling to you but choose your new path well before you embark or it will be a flash in the pan. Literally, listen to your gut and trust your instincts.
Make love, dance, anything you do for enjoyment will seem twice as good right now. Reclaim your creativity and break the inner child out of jail. If you call on the muse for a creative project, she will definitely show up and you’ll find that your juices flow faster and easier than usual. Throw a spontaneous dance party. Pay attention to your creative urges right now and you will find yourself richly rewarded love the next six months. Allow the energy of the eclipse to inspire you to find new ways to beautify the world around you using your creative vision.
Roots, home and family will be affected. Your work-life balance is coming to the forefront and you might feel a great push and pull between who you are at home and who you are out in the world. More of you will be pushed to make sure the two are in closer alignment. Consider authenticity to be the word of the day. Letting out your deeper expressions of feeling to another can make things especially intimate right now, but make sure you express yourself clearly and are not misunderstood. The perfect time to feel “at home” with someone, either literally or figuratively. Where you stand is sacred ground, now is the perfect time to reclaim it.
Highlighting all of the neighborhoods in your life; from the one you literally reside in to your work “neighborhood” as well, this full moon eclipse is likely to shake up the way you interact with your surroundings. Just remember that in order to get the day to day details in order, sometimes you have to look at the big picture. What are your bigger goals and ideals? Survey your surroundings and take in the terrain before taking your next steps. It’s definitely a time to look before you leap.
This eclipse falls in your second house of money, value and self worth making this is the perfect time to shine a light on the recent darkness within that you may have been experiencing. Explore what is deeply meaningful to you, hell, grab a torch and run straight toward the darkness. Shine a light on the monsters under the bed that have been running the show and they will vaporize. For many, many years…essentially since 2008, you have been working on issues of self worth and finally it is time to give up the ghost.
With the eclipse happening in your sign, and as it’s the last eclipse that is happening in Capricorn for many years, everything you’ve been personally working on since July of 2018 is coming up for reexamination. You like being in charge, but this luminary has the potential to shake the ground underneath your feet. With everything that has been touring your home sign for the past few years you might be wondering when it will ever end. Once the eclipse passes you’ll have a better idea of the lay of the land. Remember the strength of your sign lies in the wisdom of not rushing to judgement. Take a deep breath and have some compassion for yourself you have been undergoing a massive transformation.
Over the past few years you have been hard at work reexamining the depths of your psyche and the statement let go and let God has taken on new meaning. All of the work you have been doing will pay off in 2021, use this time to rest and reassess. You’re caught up both in your head and your heart right now so it might feel hard to think clearly about anything. Allowing yourself to retreat a bit, no matter how strong the urge is to leap forward, will pay off in the months come as you are more fully able to assimilate everything you have been discovering.
Your 11th house of tribe is being highlighted. As challenging as it might be during this time, reach out and connect or reconnect to close friends. The 11th house deals with our community, our aspirations and making our dreams real within the light of day. Shake the dust off of your ideals and imaginings and select one small doable goal that you could take a step towards after Mercury goes direct on the 12th. New opportunities might be coming up or something on the back burner suddenly makes a new appearance as you set the course for the the next six months. Remember the seeds of what you initiated in 2018 and give them some much needed watering.