This Full Moon of July 16th is also a partial lunar eclipse at 24 degrees Capricorn. It is not visible in North America, but parts of South America, Europe and most of Asia and Africa will fall under its “shadow”. This is a continuation of the themes which “erupted” with the total solar eclipse of July 2nd . Eclipses affect our weather patterns, as well as the electromagnetic grid of the planet. As of this writing, we have seen a power black-out” in NYC; major earthquakes and storm warnings across the globe.
It is very important to remember that your physical body needs to stay grounded during these intense cosmic waves. We cannot complete our spiritual work unless our bodies can handle the immense influx of energies pouring into this planet. Honoring our bodies as Temples of Light is part of the program now. Capricorn is earth; Cancer is water…both are fertile and receptive. Deep roots can’t grow without water. Neither can our human bodies thrive without feeling emotionally fulfilled.
Take a “time out” to moon-gaze, take a walk by the ocean or hike in the mountains…recharging your psychic batteries goes a long way in improving overall health and longevity. If you can’t spend the time outdoors, schedule an aromatherapy or hot stone massage; or take a relaxing bath to help unwind. Gemstones, crystals and healing herbs work well with the Capricorn Moon’s grounding energy. Humans are the caretakers of all Mother Earth’s precious gifts…and we start by caring for our own bodies!
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FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN CAPRICORN JULY 16, 2019:
All Full Moons are about illumination; bringing forth into consciousness what has been nurtured in the unconscious. When the Moon falls in the Earth sign of Capricorn it signifies our connection to Mother Earth, our traditions, our ancestral lineage, and family roots (for better or worse). During this Full Moon, the Sun is in the opposite sign of Cancer. This polarity signifies the archetypal “Mother/Father” axis in astrology; the cosmic “family plan”. We see this playing out right now in the news (USA is a Cancerian country; 4th of July birthday) with the emotionally charged stories of families being separated at “borders” (Saturn in Capricorn). The theme of ”Power vs. Compassion”, and what it means to be “human” take on archetypal proportions. We are a country of immigrants who settled in lands belonging to indigenous people. History often repeats itself, if we do not learn from the past.
PLANETARY PICTURES: This very powerful Lunar Eclipse is conjunct the planet Pluto in Capricorn. Brings up deeply buried subconscious memories, feelings; feelings can overwhelm and flood the psyche resulting in compulsive behaviors and power struggles. Capricorn has to do with Father figures, political and religious authorities, people in power, and the patriarchy, in general. This is the psychological playground of the military/ industrial complex. How far will they go to push “fear buttons”. Capricorn is also about TIME, AND ITS LIMITS. News about space, science and history are prominent.
MERCURY RETROGRADE: Mercury retrograde urges RESTRAINT. Recheck your intel. In the sign of Cancer, we may feel particularly sentimental and overly emotional, longing for “old times, old loves, and old friends”. It’s a good time to visit family and friends, but remember to clear out old “clutter”, emotional and otherwise.
PERSONALLY SPEAKING: If you have Capricorn Sun, Moon or Ascendant, this is a very important Full Moon for you. You may be in the process of an emotional “overhaul”. Letting go of the old memories and long held belief systems that no longer serve you, will actually help to clarify your and goals now. Capricorn grounds us in “physicality”; it allows us to build a solid foundation for the future. During a lunar eclipse interactions with important women in your life may be particularly intense. The effects of the Sun and Moon with Pluto can be rather obsessive: feelings running the gamut from jealous/betrayal to control and manipulation and everything in between; and as much as Pluto loves secrets, this eclipse will love uncovering them! Be aware of over-reactions based on fear and control. Learning self-responsibility is a key theme. Capricorn is all about boundaries, setting limits, control issues. GROUNDING IN THE PHYSICAL (health issues around bones, teeth, skin & skeleton). Capricorn builds slowly over time. Pluto also takes time to destroy and REBUILD. What needs to be eliminated totally in our lives for rebuilding to occur? What is worth saving? These issues have been around us since the January 2019 Solar eclipse in Cancer. Old Fears about material security and well-being may come up, especially financial fears, if you have not addressed issues that came up earlier this year. There will be some sort of a closing with the December 26 solar eclipse in Capricorn.
CAPRICORN FULL MOON: TREE OF LIFE MEDITATION:
Find your quiet inner space and relax. Light a white candle. Take a few deep breaths, centering yourself in the moment. Now, imagine yourself in a beautiful green meadow filled with lush, green grass. You notice a slight breeze with the scent of summer flowers in the air. You lie down beneath a majestic pine tree, whose branches seem to stretch miles into the sky. This is your personal Tree of Life. Its pine needles make a soft, fragrant cushion beneath you, and you feel totally relaxed and at one with the Earth. You can smell the soothing essence of pine, fresh grass and wild flowers all around you. Lying here, you look up and see a clear, cloudless sky above you. Even though it is sunset, you can see the outline of the Full Moon and a brilliant blue/white star pulsating above it. This is the perfect “wishing” star, the Star Sirius. You remember that the Goddess Isis is connected with this Star Sirius, and she is the Goddess of magic, miracles and healing. Imagine yourself making a wish for your highest intention as you lie below this welcoming tree. Visualize the light from the star shining down and touching your crown chakra as you make your wish. You can feel the light from this star penetrate the top of your head and proceed down the meridians of your body to your feet. You wiggle your toes with delight! You are pulsing with star light in your body. Now connect this light with the roots of your magical tree. You feel energized, refreshed and more alive! Now, picture your wish as if it had already come true, and imagine how you would feel if this wish was truly your reality. You may ask the Goddess Isis to assist you with this process of creative manifestation in your lie. You can feel her unconditional love and support for you. You truly feel like her Divine Child. You thank her and say goodbye. Bring your awareness to the present. Allow your special intentions to be nurtured by Isis and know that you may return to your magical Tree of Life at any time.