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Capricorn Lunar Eclipse

July 16, 2019


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Lunar Eclipse
in: Capricorn 24°
July 16, 2019 @ 9:39 p.m. GMT
July 16, 2019 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT -7
Sun is Cancer, 24° 04'
Moon is Capricorn, 24° 04'

Sorry everyone. The Mercury Retrograde has a way of dinking with us right when we are working on other projects to pull everything together. The Webhost decided to update the php version on the servers and with it, forced an error into all the codes that I use behind the scenes that allows php to work inside of html pages. So, well, yah. I can only fix so much, so fast, and that's the story of Mercury's Retrograde Motion. If it is an html page, some of the information may not be pulling into the page until I switch the .html extension of the page over to .php.

Today's lunar eclipse will not be occurring in the Western Hemisphere, but most of the Eastern Hemisphere will get the opportunity to enjoy this eclipse. Unfortunately, it is not a total eclipse so the moon will not change to the deep red that we enjoy with the total lunar eclipse. The impact of the eclipse will settle over the Capricorn ruled matters in our lives. You know, our careers, social reputation, and feelings of control with self and others. We can look to the house that the lunar eclipse is occurring within our charts, but unfortunately that page is down too.

I know I normally go into depth about the original lunar eclipse, but with so much occurring right now with the site, I'm going to step over that portion, and move right into today's chart.

The Sun in Cancer tends to encourage us to focus our attention on our home, family matters, childhood memories and sharing those with loved ones. The eclipse is conjunct with Pluto in Capricorn while the Sun opposes it. There is a tendency for us to try to force our opinions on to others. Sometimes it is a form on bullying and intimidation, while other times we may be worried about loved ones who are in self-destruct mode. Either reason tends to come across as bossy for all the wrong reasons. Step back and take time to reflect on whether forcing others to change is going to ultimately cause them to hate us more.

As was already pointed out, Mercury is Retrograde motion, in Leo, preparing to regress into Cancer. This period is difficult enough without the sign change. Once Mercury moves past the anaretic degree of Cancer, after July 21, the retrograde won't feel quite so intense. Remember, the retrograde transit will last until August 1. It does not help that Mercury is still square to the planet of "unexpected/impulsive" events; Uranus in Taurus. Let me just point out, for example, that Amazon's Prime Sale could not have been scheduled for a worse time! All we can do is keep our fingers crossed that we don't get hit with a retrograde induced meltdown.

Venus in Cancer is not working against us, but the Venus opposition to Saturn retrograde in Capricorn is also not as helpful as one would hope. No magic gifts with this, but we can use it to help build a positive rapport if we are willing to be patient. Actually, where we get the most benefit is from the Venus trine to Neptune retrograde in Pisces. We can help others with our creativity and talents in a way that also benefits us. It all boils down to how we express our love and appreciation for others. If we can add to another's emotional security, it will eventually bounce back to us.

Mars in Leo is transiting through a critical degree, making it more powerful today. Our vitality tends to be boosted when Mars moves through Leo. There's more self-confidence and initiative to complete projects during this transit. Mars is waxing into a trine with Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius. We will want to watch our money as we may want to spend more than we have. On the other hand, if we are willing to give time and energy to a good project to help another, this is the best aspect for that type of outpouring of our energy. At the moment, Mars is square to Uranus in Taurus. Impulsivity might get the better of us.

Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius continues to form a square to Neptune retrograde in Pisces. As mentioned before, we promise more than we are able to accomplish. Be aware that others will do this to us, as well. It's not so much a lie, as just not being realistic with what we/they can provide.

Saturn retrograde and Pluto retrograde are still forming a loose conjunction in Capricorn. They are forming sextiles to Neptune retrograde in Pisces. We do better if we work behind the scenes and try to avoid the spotlight during this time. Otherwise, there are going to be serious power struggles and squabbles over trivial situations.

In summary, the planets are missing out on some of the Air Elements that typically keep our brains wired for thinking outside of the box. Use this time to take a break from trying to over analyze situations. Otherwise, we risk making some very uninformed choices either in relationships, or activities that could hinder our overall reputation. We do better if we keep quiet with our opinions, and simply help those who we know need some assistance, without expecting to be paid back.

Our online birthday sale is still on for a few more days, and I will make certain that those pages are working correctly. SALE

Meditation for the July 16th Lunar Eclipse
We are all swimming in the same bowl of soup.

© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2019 (All Rights Reserved)

1) Goldschneider, G.  1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.

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