July 2019 New & Full Moons: Solar Eclipse in Cancer, Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn, & New Moon in Leo
Here come the next set of eclipses for 2019! We start early with a solar eclipse in Cancer on July 2nd (3:16PM ET). Cancer rules the home and family, so we can feel extra focused on matters of the home and family. We can make improvements at home, move, spend more time with family, and expand our family. We may want to expand our support systems, and be more supportive as well. Cancer rules our emotions, so we can be more in tune with what we feel, and others as well.
Cancer is the bottom of the Zodiac wheel, so we may be focused on something that we want to start from the ground up, the foundation of something, or "getting back" to something. We can get to the core, and we can understand the roots. This can be a good time to start from the bottom with something and see it rise over time.
This eclipse is sextile (positive aspect, 2 signs away) transit (moving) Uranus in Taurus. This can help us to be more independent and push for what we want, to make changes that can have a positive impact, and to think outside of the box a little bit. Cancer normally doesn't want to go outside of the box at all, but Uranus can help make us feel a little more comfortable with it.
This solar eclipse occurs at 10 degrees 37 minutes Cancer. The aspects this eclipse can make are:
Conjunction: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 15 degrees 37 minutes Cancer
Semisextile: 8 degrees 37 minutes - 12 degrees 37 minutes Gemini or Leo
Sextile: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 15 degrees 37 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Square: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 15 degrees 37 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 15 degrees 37 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Quincunx: 8 degrees 37 minutes - 12 degrees 37 minutes Sagittarius or Aquarius
Opposition: 5 degrees 37 minutes - 15 degrees 37 minutes Capricorn
Then we have a lunar eclipse on July 16th (5:38PM ET) in Capricorn, and this can be some super reaping of what we've sown. Capricorn rules goals and ambitions, and we can see the results of things we've done with lunar eclipses in big ways. We can make major progress or achieve something, or we can experience failure and loss. It mostly depends on how we've been handling things.
Some may fall from a high place (and a long fall it may be), while some can thrive. We can have extra responsibilities, more on our plates, and we have to take things seriously. We need to stay on focus, stick to plan, and not become reckless, impatient, or irresponsible.
This lunar eclipse is conjunct (aligned with) transit Pluto in Capricorn, so we can be much more intense and passionate. What we're interested in, we can throw ourselves into, and it's a great time for a transformation of something for the better. If we're holding back or feeling frustrated, we can lash our irrationally and full of rage, so try to have a healthy outlet for emotions instead of bottling things up.
This lunar eclipse occurs at 24 degrees 4 minutes Capricorn. The aspects this lunar eclipse makes are:
Conjunction: 19 degrees 4 minutes - 29 degrees 4 minutes Capricorn
Semisextile: 22 degrees 4 minutes - 26 degrees 4 minutes Sagittarius or Aquarius
Sextile: 19 degrees 4 minutes - 29 degrees 4 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Square: 19 degrees 4 minutes - 29 degrees 4 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 19 degrees 4 minutes - 29 degrees 4 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Quincunx: 22 degrees 4 minutes - 26 degrees 4 minutes Gemini or Leo
Opposition: 19 degrees 4 minutes - 29 degrees 4 minutes Cancer
And we'll have a second new moon in July! To end the month on the 31st (11:11PM ET), this new moon occurs in Leo and tries to bring some positive energy into this serious mess (and the eclipses might be a little messy with Mercury also retrograde in July!). Leo wants to focus on the good, the happy, and not get stuck in the serious and boring. Big yawn! Though if there's plenty of drama, that can surely make Leo happy!
Leo is great creative energy, so that's traditionally the best way to use Leo energy. Focus on creative projects and ventures that you can work on, and use this as an outlet for your emotions as well (helps with the frustrations). We may want more attention and we may get it, and we can be more comfortable with it (though may want more!).
This new moon is widely square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Uranus in Taurus, with Uranus slowing and readying to turn retrograde August 11th. So rebellious energy may be high, we may want more independence and push for it, and we can rage against norms. Try not to give in to impulse!
This new moon occurs at 8 degrees 36 minutes Leo. The major aspects the new moon can make are:
Conjunction: 6 degrees 36 minutes - 10 degrees 36 minutes Leo
Sextile: 6 degrees 36 minutes - 10 degrees 36 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 6 degrees 36 minutes - 10 degrees 36 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 6 degrees 36 minutes - 10 degrees 36 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 6 degrees 36 minutes - 10 degrees 36 minutes Aquarius
*Note that solar eclipse occur with new moons and lunar eclipses occur with full moons, and their impact lasts for 6 months before/after.
Suggested Reading: New & Full Moons page for interpretations
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