Lunar Eclipse - July 16, 2019

What is a Lunar Eclipse?

When the Sun comes in between the earth and the Moon, the Moon is eclipsed fo a viewer from earth forming a Lunar eclipse.. It is often during a lunar eclipse that we become aware of the influence of others on us. As the Moon get an umber colour being hidden by the Sun, it allows us to be people under a different light.
This shift in perspective is critical, though you may not always like what you see.

During lunar eclipses, we are encouraged to let go off of whatever is no longer relevant in our lives. In other words this is the time to release, purge, and say goodbye to past relationships and experiences.

Lunar Eclipse - July 2019

Lunar Eclipse - July 16, 2019

In 2019, the first lunar eclipse occurs on July 16–17, when the Moon in Capricorn is in direct opposition(180 deg) to the Sun in Cancer at 24 degrees The Full Moon on Tuesday, July 16 in Capricorn is a partial lunar eclipse.

Astrology of the lunar eclipse of July 2019

The lunar eclipse in July 16-17, 2019 affects people born with personal planets and points at approximately 19 to 29 degrees of the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn most significantly.

The lunar eclipse of July 2019 is powerful and confrontational as it is in close conjunction (0 deg) to Pluto. Intense emotional reactions, compulsive behaviour, and power struggles are likely to result around the eclipse period. Also Saturn is close to the Moon. But over 7 degrees which is a bit too far away to make a major influence. Yet Saturn makes two other much stronger aspects worth considering. Venus opposite (180 deg) Saturn is not a good aspect for love relationships, but Saturn sextile (60 deg) Neptune brings hope that something good will come from the strife and discord.

This lunar eclipse will affect the two zodiac signs, Leo and Aquarius in a positive way. Pisces and Aries will have the toughest time.

Visibility of the lunar eclipse

The lunar eclipse on 16 July 2019 will be visible over most of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

Lunar Eclipse - Times and Dates

• Los Angeles – July 16, 2:38 pm

• New York – July 16, 5:38 pm

• London – July 16, 10:38 pm

• Delhi – July 17, 3:08 am

• Sydney – July 17, 7:38 am

Earth Sign Eclipse

The eclipses of year 2019 that occur on 5th/6th January, 16th July and 26th December occur in earthy signs. Particularly the lunar eclipse of 16th July happens in the house of Capricorn. This involves physical actions. Great caution is advised in terms of career as a broader perspective would not be visible for now. It is better to get down and take action rather than relying on logical reasoning and analytical thinking.

This eclipse in an earthy sign refers to the harmful effects of illusion of control and excessive self-sufficiency in our lives. Also natives are advised to make conscious decisions and not hasty ones.

Effect of the Lunar eclipse of July 2019 on the zodiac signs:


Before taking on new challenges in life brought about by this lunar eclipse, it is essential that you reflect on what you really want to achieve. Pay attention to relationship with father and paternal relationships. You might become emotionally sensitive and this would be an indecisive period for you. Stay away from unhappiness if progress is needed, do not sulk.


Do relax when you get the time. Take up some recreational pursuits occasionally to let go off your negative energy.


Certain procedures or academic courses that you have been pursuing end now with the onset of the lunar eclipse. This would be a good time to renew your contracts. Your work gets recognised. Some sort of spiritual awakening on the cards. This would be a favorable period for you. Maternal relationships get strong, however domestic life stands to get affected.


During this eclipse time, focus on enhancing relationships at home. Reconnect with family and friends.


This eclipse might bring about some family rifts, do cultivate trust with family members. Not a positive period for you. Expect stress around. You might be indecisive regarding your personal life.


Ensure you take up activities like meditation to bring about peace and harmony around. Also a good time to take up a sport or hobby of your choice.


A legal matter or a troublesome marriage ends for Cancer folks during this eclipse. Do not heed to the advise of a third person in personal matters. Possessiveness and jealous nature would come to the fore. Be careful about your finances and do not speculate.


Focus on investments and personal wealth this year. Handle relationships with caution as trouble lurks around.


Those born under the Leo zodiac will be the first and possibly the most influenced by the lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse of July 2019 may enhance your creativity. However Leo natives are advised against taking any sort of risks in their lives during the period. Some of you folks might need a career change.


Do not make any major life-altering decisions for now. Find ways to harness your creativity. Focus on your personal goals and aims this period.


Get away from routine and focus on new avenues for growth this eclipse period. Clear the blocks and hindrances in front of you. Certain changes that you make now would bring about major alterations in life. This eclipse would bring out the creativity in you.


Patience and firmness are needed in relationships. You would be put to tests trials here. Be positive and stay kind to those around.


Libra is all about balance. This lunar eclipse would test your balanced nature though. Natives might feel helpless and vulnerable during the period. Your relationship with a parental figure can suffer around this time but you will be able to solve long-pending family issues and rifts. Do connect with friends and do not stay dis-connected.


If you struggle, you would be rewarded. Take challenges head on with the support of family and friends. Forgiveness would help you make some of the strong bonds in life.


The lunar eclipse may cloud your judgement this year. Your emotions will be all over the place, so you must learn to manage them. There would be misunderstandings with neighbours and peers. Change negativity around you this period.


Take note of your actions and be patient. Think carefully before acting for or against someone this period. Don’t be harsh on people and don’t trust new friends and lovers easily.


This lunar eclipse asks you to take up creative pursuits. Romance and love are on the cards. Expect the lunar eclipse to push your life to change for the better. Identify the blockages that threaten your personal worth and financial success. Cultivate self-esteem, and everything will flourish around you.


Accept change with your arms open. Prepare yourself for what is to come and embrace it no matter how it is going to turn out.


This eclipse shoos you away from clinging to the past, as it would not take you far in life. Your past achievements are nothing compared to the opportunities before you. Do aim at new goals and pursuits.


Avoid all sorts of confusions are around. They are just things that make you stray from your path ahead. Spring into action and do not rest on your laurels.


This eclipse season will amplify your importance to people and you might also become a leader. The negative of the lunar eclipse is that your progress can unnerve others and lead to conflicts. Certain things from the past might reappear in life, just to make a difference.


Listen to yourself and trust yourself. You are in a period of positive energy and this will help you. Settle your conflicts and try to put others at ease or you may lose the ones you love.


This eclipse brings about challenges for Pisceans. It would test you personally and professionally. In times of difficulty, that is when you can recognize true friends and family. Be thankful for their company, rather than focusing on those who are at logger-heads with you.


Trust yourself and try incorporating good habits in your life this eclipse season.

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