On July 16th we have a Partial Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn. The Full Moon, which usually illuminates the night sky, will be partially hidden by the shadow of the Earth, creating an alignment that will bring new insights and information to the surface.
The energy behind this Eclipse is intense, and beams of energy will flow from the darkness and from the light to expose our shadows and things we have been hiding that we need to release.
While releasing and endings are a big theme of this Eclipse, there is something deeper happening here too. This Eclipse is not just guiding us to release and bring closure to things that have served their time, it is also guiding us to stretch; to stretch the limits of our mind, our body, and our soul.
We all know how good it feels after taking a big stretch. Knots can be released, you feel more aligned and elongated, and there is more space for blood and energy to flow freely.
That is the work of this Eclipse. It will be stretching us, cracking us, helping us to release the knots and tensions of the past. It will be stretching us from one end to the other so we can find our true alignment.
Under the energy of this Eclipse, we may feel like we are being stretched to our limits or pulled in two different directions. We may have to choose a path, or we may feel torn between one mode of action versus another.
A decision will have to be made, but the Eclipse will be your guide and will deliver the answers in the perfect timing.
While we wait to see which path is the best fit for our souls, we have to remember to keep stretching and opening.
We have to work on letting go of the things that we know have no place in our hearts and minds, as this work will free us up to make those judgment calls and decisions that will affect the next chapter of our lives.
If something in your life has been weak or crumbling, the Eclipse may also bring that final push you have been looking for. Lunar Eclipses don’t bring destruction but rather, they help to give things that are already on their way out that final push.
Stay open and see where this Eclipse guides you to release, to let go, and to bring closure.
This Eclipse is also connected to the Solar Eclipse we had back in January 2020, so think back to what themes or lessons you have been working on since this time. Chances are there is a little more learning and growing to do, so be gentle with yourself and try not to force things to flow.
Under the energy of the Capricorn Eclipse, we will also be reminded of how strong we really are.
Capricorn is represented by the mountain goat, and although it is small, it has the ability to climb any mountain it chooses.
Using its nimble-footing, the mountain goat can venture higher than most; it just has to believe in itself and be guided by the right motivation.
What is your motivation for doing what you are doing? What is your motivation for your actions and for your words?
Discovering what motivates you as you climb your own mountain will help give you the clues needed to make it the top.
When an intense Eclipse like this passes through our energy field, we may feel a little stuck or stagnant, and this can add to the need to question things like our motivation.
This questioning is necessary and important as it gets us to stretch our minds and to think differently for a moment. It allows us to open to new possibilities and to think about the things that are serving us and the things that are no longer.
While this questioning can be revealing, it can also be overwhelming and can create some anxiety and tension within our being. Understanding that this is part of the process can help, but so can trusting and knowing that you can do anything.
Repeat this to yourself 100 times if needed- “I can do anything. I am strong enough to work through anything that comes my way.”
The Capricorn Lunar Eclipse may also bring questions of power and status into play. We may see this playing out on the world stage or even in our own lives. We may be questioning who we have chosen to give our power to and what we have our chosen to prioritize in our lives.
As the celestial bodies in the sky align for this Eclipse, it is going to be like two armies meeting on opposing sides of a field.
Rather than fighting each other however, they are working together to bring healing, transformation, and growth to the person standing in the middle, and that person is you.
Once these two forces have pulled and stretched you, helped you to work through some knots and some tension, you are going to feel taller, lighter, and more open. Energy is going to be able to flow up and down and pass freely through your body, activating your soul and your energy centers.
Under the energy of this Eclipse, we have to be gentle with ourselves. We have to allow ourselves to gently stretch and breathe through the knots and tight spots. We have to inhale and exhale until we feel our bodies melt and open.
The July 16th Eclipse is one of the most potent and transformative points of the year, but we are ready for it, we are strong enough to handle it, and like all things in life- this too shall pass.