July 16th brings a partial lunar eclipse during a Full Moon in Capricorn, which will complete the change cycle we began during the last eclipse season in January.
While many people may feel their life spinning like a tornado during an eclipse, you can harness the winds of change to point your life towards your greatest desires. When the Universe promises change, we help you get in front of that change energy to propel you in a direction you actually want to launch.
This can be a very exciting time for those who are in the know. You’ll witness tremendous changes taking place in the lives of those around you and you’ll feel pressure to change yourself as well. Being clear with ‘why’ you make decisions will help you channel the energy without driving your emotions in the wrong direction.
Set your sights on your highest ideals and let the Universe guide you through your intuition. It’s time to cut the chords that hold you back so you can fulfill your soul’s destiny. Essentially, throwing out the stale food in your pantry of life will be easier now, so get out your metaphorical trash bags and get ready to purge!
What to Expect on a Lunar Eclipse
A lunar eclipse is one part of two cycles you need to be aware of.
First is the monthly cycle, which includes the solar eclipse that preceded it. That’s when you likely got clear with starting something new in your life and kicked off a new project.
The good news is, we will likely see those seeds start to come to life by the time of the Full Moon lunar eclipse which helps us manifest. If you have been diligently tending to the garden of your dreams, things may seem to ‘magically’ show up now.
The second cycle is the six-month cycle which fulfills the projects or ideas you have been incubating since the last eclipse season. The way our psyche responds to these eclipses is predictable in that we will have a feeling of ‘now or never.’ We may decide to cut the goals that didn’t stick with us and find the ones we are still in love with taking wings and fly.
Because a lunar eclipse makes the emotional Moon’s energy extra heightened, you can expect people to be making major life declarations and shifting directions.
We always see people go through their biggest changes during these eclipses so look at what changes you want to make in love, career, home, or spirituality.
Capricorn’s Earthly Influence
Being that this Full Moon occurs in the Earth sign of Capricorn, we can expect our minds to fixate on things that a Capricorn would value such as work, home, and long term stability.
Because Capricorns are often leaders, business owners, and tend to be focused on financial gain, you may find that issues that come to a head at this time have to do with jobs, promotions and personal advancement.
However, because eclipses change things on a personal and global level, you may also see large businesses and corporations going through major changes as well. Perhaps big decisions will finally be made that seem to change everything or you can expect news to arrive in some fashion about hires or resignations.
Additionally, you may now see how you are spinning your wheels financially in your life. You may make some moves that line you up with a more sound career path or work on budgeting your life in a more practical way.
Letting go of drains on the economy in the global and personal sense may seem like a purge of excessive spending or even cutting back on frivolous decisions. People may feel safer going with something that they can see will offer a return on their investment.
A Full Moon Ritual to Help You Release
Full Moon energy can feel really intense, especially if you’ve never tuned into it before. Once you start tracking the New Moons and Full Moons each month, you will be more familiar with the strange energy on these two auspicious days each month. You’ll also start to get to know the energy of the eclipse seasons each year as well. You’ll sense the building up of energy and work with using that energy in an empowering way.
As we sit in this partial lunar eclipse Full Moon energy, let’s allow ourselves to do a special ceremony to release old behaviors that are no longer serving us as well as old thoughts that are keeping us from being joyful and confident.
Take a few minutes at least and sit quietly with a journal, write down the patterns you have developed in your life that you’ve gotten used to but are ready to release. Perhaps its a way of thinking about yourself, a way you have been using your time that isn’t helping you achieve your goals, or even a negative attitude that you want to shake for good.
Ask the Universe to help you see what to release and then write down your intention to release it from your life completely. Writing is a powerful way to solidify your intention and a great act of self-love.
Finish your meditation by thanking the Universe for the blessings that have shown up on this day. Plan to use the resources that have materialized and take action by walking through the doors that open with this astrological event. You’re ready to transform and you are walking in the positive direction of your soul.
To really understand the storm, you have to know all the major weather patterns that will affect it. The Sun is in emotional Cancer right now, making us even more sensitive than usual. Additionally, we have a huge amount of planetary retrogrades going on right now, including Pluto, Saturn, Chiron, and Mercury. Old wounds could be triggered to reopen and resurface for healing. We are shedding our past all at once during this time, and frankly, we all need to work harder now to avoid saying things we will regret out of emotional reactivity.
Our best advice is to prepare yourself with your survival kit of calming remedies like soothing music, incense, essential oils, and crystals. If memories or people start to trigger you, welcome the emotional tides and journal about where the feelings are truly stemming from so you can release them once and for all.