Eclipses are essentially super-charged New or Full Moons, and this powerful Full Moon can help us to completely let go of structures that just no longer work for us anymore. (It's happening on July 16)
Capricorn is the sign associated with work, duty and responsibility, and the energy around this time asks us for self-mastery and mindfulness around what duties are important to us, and what no longer serves us.
For example, if we are in a job that doesn’t line up with our heart’s desire, or find ourselves in a position in which we feel as if we are not mastering the skills we really want to, then this Full Moon can open a door for a different way of being.
Eclipses always feel a little intense, especially a Lunar Eclipse. Whereas the Solar Eclipse at the beginning of the month was more about new beginnings, and initiated certain things for us, this Lunar Eclipse asks us to re-visit where we were at in July 2018 and Jan 2019, and consider the themes at play around this time, and release unwanted baggage from our lives.
These are the same themes that may arise for us now, and the Universe may be giving us a nudge to resolve these core issues so that we can step into a space in which we feel fully cared for, nurtured and safe. Whilst the Moon is in Capricorn, the Sun resides in Cancer, and the balance will be to find safety within the structures of our life, and to give equal importance to both ideas. We need to fill our space with tenderness, to color our foundations in with love.
Some of us may experience family matters arising to be resolved – old things come up, and this offers us an opportunity for putting aside old baggage and healing from the ground up.
Over this Full Moon, let us find moments of getting our feet onto the ground, placing our hands over our hearts and listening very deeply to what our inner self is saying to us. We will know the right thing to do, though it can take time to actually take action, as Mercury Retrograde advises caution until the beginning of August.
There is a lovely alignment that will help us with our intuition – the Sun and Moon both connect to compassionate Neptune, and we can feel unconditional love arising amidst the intensity of the Eclipse.
The universe wants to guide us, and all we have to do is surrender to her and follow the flow. If we avoid jumping to conclusions or making hasty decisions, we will find that this Eclipse may be one of the best and most profound events of the year!