Though many may not necessarily believe in the power of the stars, eclipses are some of the most significant events that occur in astrology. They typically happen four to six times a year, though their energy can be felt in the months leading up to and following their occurrence. Eclipses are often considered agents of change, triggering lessons or themes that need to be learned before continuing on in our soul journey. They are a time for you to reexamine your life and rid yourself of bad patterns or habits that may be holding you back.
This July, we have two eclipses on the horizon, meaning big changes are coming our way whether we like it or not. These eclipses occur during a new or full moon, which are already powerful astrological moments on their own. But when paired with the energy of an eclipse, the significance of these events is only enhanced.
The second eclipse of the month is a partial lunar eclipse that will occur on July 16th, 2019. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth is positioned exactly between the sun and the moon, and the moon enters the Earth’s shadow. For a brief period of time, we witness the Earth’s shadow turn the full moon into deep shades of red, brown, and gray.
Lunar eclipses always occur during full moons, which are times for letting go of things in your life that no longer serve you. When this full moon energy is paired with an eclipse, it can become an extremely powerful time for starting over and releasing people or aspects of yourself that you’ve outgrown.
In astrology, the moon also governs our emotions and feelings, and this upcoming lunar eclipse in Capricorn will be particularly emotional. This is because the moon will be in conjunction with Pluto (the planet of creative destruction), meaning that the moon and Pluto will both be stationed in the sign Capricorn. This particular astrological aspect causes feelings that can overwhelm you or trigger emotional events buried deep within your subconscious.
The upcoming lunar eclipse will also illuminate things that have been kept beneath the surface. Whether these are secrets you’ve hidden in relationships, or lies others are telling you, this lunar eclipse will push these things out in the open for all to see. These shocking revelations may cause you to reassess yourself or others, but keep in mind that this is all necessary for your personal growth.
Eclipses can be daunting times in our lives, as they tend to coincide with monumental events or changes in our lives. But it’s important to trust that the direction you’re being guided in is the right one, and paying attention to these moments–whether you believe in astrology or not–can lead to a potent period of self-discovery.