Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn, July 4-5, 2020

All things considered, this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 13° 38′ Capricorn on 4 July 2020, 09:45 PM PDT, has a more positive feel than not. Uranus in Taurus contributes to this via a trine to the Capricorn Moon and a sextile to the Cancer Sun-Mercury conjunction. It is a good time to get serious about resolving old issues using our intuition and emotional intelligence. Sit down and review all the important data, then sleep on it. What pops into our heads as we transition from sleep to being awake can give us valuable information. In this case non-linear thinking produces better results.

The one problematical aspect in this chart is the waxing square between Mars in Aries and retrograde Mercury in Cancer. Mercury-Mars squares can cut deeply, especially with Mercury in Cancer’s finely honed ability to ferret out any weakness. Nasty! Mars in Aries is also sextile sweet Venus in Gemini, and if we’re not careful how we phrase those sweet words Venus in Gemini loves to hear, trouble can ensue. What sounded fun but edgy in our heads can come across as sarcastic and cutting.

Jupiter, Pluto and Pallas are tightly conjoined in Capricorn with all three sextile Neptune in Pisces. Pallas in Capricorn excels at organizing and putting together workable plans. Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn seem determined to tear down the old order and rebuild something new and better. The challenge here is to keep Jupiter from taking on too much and Pluto leaving nothing to work with. Pallas is capable of providing the framework for a plan to keep both in check. Neptune in Pisces is very good at adding a humanitarian touch, or some “soul”, so necessary to prevent more harm being done to our most vulnerable populations.

Saturn moved back into Capricorn earlier this week and there is no question it will provide plenty of tough love. Saturn in Capricorn is relentless but fair. As long as we step up, accept our responsibilities and prepare to work hard with little initial reward, Saturn won’t demand more than we can give. Unlike those with Jupiter in Capricorn who tend to take on more and more until they end up in running the show, people with Saturn in Capricorn are very good at knowing their limitations and working right up to those. Slackers and whiners also get their “reward” in the form of instant karma . . . and chances are good that won’t be pretty.

Capricorn does like feeling useful and productive, and on this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn we have an opportunity to be proactive on the self improvement front. Believe me, it is far, far better to start working on becoming more self reliant, developing self respect and building self confidence than to wait for Saturn to inflict its lessons on us. Jump on opportunities to learn new skill sets too. And while we’re slowly but steadily stomping along under Saturn’s guidance, don’t forget to practice patience, kindness and tolerance since those qualities never go out of fashion. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Full Moon caught by trees © Diane Lang