Slow Down and Keep Things Simple During the Powerful Lunar Eclipse

Published on July 15, 2019

Article by Cathy Coleman for Bodhi Tree


The week ahead holds the powerful partial Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday, July 16. This potent eclipse is tied in with powerful planets Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes. We never know what eclipses will bring, but the energies intensify, and it is best to slow down and keep things simple. Mercury continues retrograde until July 31 and backs into Cancer on Friday, July 19th. Now is the time to re-think, re-work, revise, and re-do. As the Mercury retrograde period is prone to communication mix-ups, be patient, kind, and forgiving if you are caught in confusion.

The week begins with hard work and demands

Monday is made for hard work, with the Capricorn Moon shining its practical, goal-oriented light on the day. Something unexpected may occur early Monday morning, due to a Uranus-Moon trine. Keep things simple, as the energy intensifies before tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse.

A partial Lunar Eclipse conjunct Saturn and Pluto makes for an intense Tuesday. The Full Moon eclipse occurs in the signs of Cancer (Sun) and Capricorn (Moon). We may be faced with questions about how to better balance home and family, or how we create family, or how we build stronger connections. Lifestyle may be under pressure, and changes may be demanded. With a heavy dose of Saturn symbolism on this day and Saturn opposite Venus, we may not be able to have what we desire. Lean into the serious demands of this day.

The Moon journeys through friendly Aquarius on Wednesday and Thursday, and through mid-afternoon Friday. The Aquarius Moon encourages detachment, a welcome relief from the intense demands of Tuesday. We want to be free of encumbrances. A Moon-Mars opposition gets us moving. A Moon-Uranus square may take us off course and bring something unexpected. Ceres stations direct at 0 degrees Sagittarius, nurturing a sense of justice and concern for all. A Venus-North Node conjunction in caring Cancer amplifies this energy. 

The week ends with the moon void of course

A lucky Moon-Jupiter sextile gives Thursday a good feeling and then marks the beginning of the Moon void, of course, all day for the next 30 hours until Friday afternoon. Thursday’s glorious Venus-Neptune trine encourages creative expression, as well as expressions of gratitude, love, and beauty. Enjoy a romantic dinner or an inspiring musical performance. Stick to routine tasks during this void Moon day, and don’t waste your time on meetings or trying to make connections and decisions.

The Moon is void of course until 2:19 p.m. PDT Friday. This day is not one for things requiring decisions and definitive action. At 2:19 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into dreamy Pisces. This is a take-it-easy Friday. If you can, take the day off, and hike in nature, read a book, or daydream. Enjoy a movie in the late afternoon or evening.

Be open to the unexpected over the weekend

Saturday is soft, dreamy, and inspiring with the Pisces Moon as the backdrop. The day is open to the unexpected with a Moon-Uranus early morning sextile, and the day closes with the Moon in benefic sextile to grounded Saturn. Take a trip to the ocean or a body of water, go swimming, or visit an art gallery.

Venus opposes Pluto on Sunday, perhaps delivering some relationship challenges. Numerous other benefic aspects are at play. The Sun is conjunct retrograde Mercury, perhaps illuminating communication issues. Numerous benefic aspects to the Moon fuel vision and imagination. Unleash your creative self, and see what surprising creations you can manifest.

The Week in Short

Monday: Lean into your work, and make strides with your goals.

Tuesday: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: intense day demanding a look at the balance between work and home.

Wednesday: Free yourself from encumbrances. Meet with friends. 

Thursday: Lucky, creative day. Express gratitude and love. Moon VoC all day from 8:53 a.m. PDT.

Friday: Moon VoC until 2:19 p.m. on this easy, dreamy Friday. Relax and watch a movie in the evening.

Saturday: Soft and dreamy day. Take a trip to the ocean or a body of water. Go with the flow if something unexpected shows up.

Sunday: Relationships may experience challenges; vision and imagination are fueled.

Published on: July 15, 2019

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