The Moon rules our emotions, inner dialogue and deeply held beliefs. The Lunar Eclipse challenges the perceived experiences of the past and swiftly turns the page to a new chapter. As the polarizing energies of the Capricorn Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse heighten all senses, our rawest emotions are now revealed. Capricorn is a realistic sign that loves having solid ground under its feet. Our need for stability is now at the forefront of our minds.
This is the FINAL Lunar Eclipse of 2019. Think of this as the last big purge (or push!) before hibernation. Pay attention to your impulses and calmly talk yourself through whatever it is you are desiring or repelling. Inner resistance that coincides with a Lunar Eclipse often manifests itself in overly dramatic ways.
Remember, turning the page to a new chapter does not always mean walking away from something. In fact, during this Capricorn Full Moon, consider walking towards something. Not shutting a door to the past, but instead building corridors to the future. Moving in with a beloved partner. Starting a side business. Going back to school. Adopting a furry familiar.
ºWhile most of the Earth will be able to witness the partial Lunar Eclipse, most of North America will be excluded from this visual phenomenon.
ºAs with all Full Moons, the July Full Moon is known by quite a new names! In North America, it is referred to as the Buck Moon because antlers are known to rapidly grow during this time. Additionally, it sometimes called the Thunder Moon, named after the frequent thunderstorms on the East Coast.
ºIn Medieval England, July’s Full Moon was referred to as the Mead Moon because of the luscious honey forming in the bee hives.
With Mercury going direct in about 2 weeks, now is a good time to think about projects, goals and personal growth. On August 11th, Jupiter finally gets out of its lengthy 6 month retrograde and will be emitting strong energies for manifesting abundance. Performing prosperity rituals on the tail end of this retrograde can help propel a person into a pleasantly unexpected financial situation. As financial wellness energies begin to seep in, very interesting serendipities are experienced! From receiving book deals and unexpected refund checks to suddenly having that brilliant “Aha!” moment when you suddenly know EXACTLY to start that business you’ve always dreamt of. Those that are interested in experiencing this phenomena should begin their prosperity rituals on August 8th. An ideal ritual for this would be the Opulence Ritual, which is an intensive (yet simple) 8-day monthly practice that leads up to the Full Moon.
The Solstice is now upon us! Here in the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate the sun as it is in its fullest influence. The bare forest of winter are now fertile and robust with new life. The dark days of winter are a fading memory.
We take joy in the vast abundance of new life and an inner awakening. We hold the the optimism of a bountiful harvest and a prosperous fall.
But at this moment during the longest, most light-filled day of the year, we must not forget the balance of life and death. The continuous cycle of rebirth. As of tomorrow, the days begin to shorten as darkness of the night grows.
Our neighbors in the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating the start of their Winter. As crops slowly die and winter takes over, the cycle of life is now dormant - at rest, silently healing, patiently awaiting its time of rebirth.
Wherever you are in the world, I urge you to spend time appreciating your space on this Earth. Form a deeper, more meaningful connection with the nature and cycles of seasons around you. Notice the similarities between the changes you see in nature and within yourself. The shedding of old thought patterns, old habits and old cycles. The rebirth of self - including new experiences, new priorities and new passions.
Whether your days are now growing or receding, this special day holds significance in finding balance in your cycle of life. Whether this means exploring your light or learning to celebrate your darkness, this day can be profound.
As the moon is currently waning, now is a good time to plan for the approaching Dark Moon of July 2nd. This Dark Moon coincides with a particularly powerful Solar Eclipse, which can only be witnessed from parts of Africa. The rare Dark Moon - Solar Eclipse combination is ideal for strong banishing rituals, as the polarizing energies bring us out of darkness and once back into full light. Rituals performed on the night of July 1st and July 2nd will bring about sudden change. You can think of this astrological event as the Falling Tower tarot card. What did not and does not currently work for you, will now come to an abrupt end. Whether you are needing to banish negative influences in your life or are fed up with self-sabotage, use the Dark Moon - Solar Eclipse energies to put an end to all that no longer serves you.
Keep in mind...
Astrological events are similar to acts of weather. Some people choose to dance in the wind and the rain. Others stay indoors. Your reaction, your mental attitude and your choice of thoughts will create your own experience and outcome.