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We’re usually in awe of lunar eclipses.
Even though there’s a scientific explanation for them, we still have that primeval sense of wonder when it comes to these celestial phenomena and how they influence our world.
A lunar eclipse happens when Earth orbits between the moon and the sun. The moon doesn’t have any light of its own—it’s illuminated by the light of the sun. When Earth gets in the way, the moon is plunged into darkness.
A lunar eclipse can only happen during a full moon, and while all full moons are intense, that intensity skyrockets when there is a lunar eclipse.
You can tune into the energy and get a lunar eclipse working to your advantage. Eclipses happen to other planets too (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune all have moons) but we tend to get a bit twitterpated with them down here on Earth.
With the upcoming partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17, here are some things we can expect.
1. Lunar eclipses always bring major life changes.
Eclipses usually herald the start of something significant. Remember that even though events are set in motion during the eclipse, you may not realize it for weeks to come. If it’s not happening directly to you, then it will be happening to someone close to you and could bring influence into your life that way.
A lunar eclipse brings changeable energy with the potential to make you a bit nervous, and sometimes you won’t really understand what you’ve been through until you’re able to look back on it in hindsight.
Whatever the eclipse brings to you, you won’t be able to undo it and go back to the way things were. You have to go forward, and if you find that you don’t like the new path, you can always change it. Lunar eclipses bring the start of endings. You’ll be going forward into what’s yet to come, rather than backward. Keep an eye out for the changes everyone around you will seem to go through all at once, and see how strong this energy truly is.
2. The zodiac sign the lunar eclipse occurs in affects the energy.
If a lunar eclipse falls in a fire sign (Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius), you can expect changes in regard to your passion, your creative pursuits, and your personal recognition.
If the lunar eclipse falls in an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn), you may be looking at changes in your living situation, your health, or even your diet.
If the lunar eclipse is in a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces), you’ll likely be making an emotionally healing decision or signing up for a spiritual program you’ve been wanting to discover.
If the lunar eclipse falls in an air sign (Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius), you can expect ideas to motivate you, and can even expect clarity on your own big picture goals to help you move forward.
The traits of the zodiac sign that a lunar eclipse falls in will always affect the way people are feeling and it helps us predict the types of personalities likely to come out with the werewolves. Remember, heightened energy doesn’t have to mean that it’s a dark night of the soul, it’s quite the opposite! For those who know the big astrological impacts, they can harness the energy to hear the calling of the soul and channel it into their biggest life goals.
3. Lunar eclipses can bring out strong emotions.
Lunar eclipses that fall on the full moon can make people extra sensitive or even lead to outbursts. If the full moon is in a fire sign, people are even more likely to lose their cool.
You will be ahead of the game if you equip yourself with tools to keep yourself calm when emotions run high. Grab your essential oils, your calming music, and your chamomile tea so anything that happens doesn’t make you react without thinking. Take deep breaths and think through things so you don’t say or do anything you’ll later regret. Often, it’s a bit similar to when people have had too much to drink and the truth comes out less gracefully than they would have liked.
Don’t hold grudges over what people do on a lunar eclipse, because most of them are bombarded with energy and their emotions just get the best of them. The good news is you may finally know how someone feels or be able to get something off your chest. We often see people giving resignation letters, professing their love, or even popping the big question on a lunar eclipse because it keeps everyone honest.
4. Lunar eclipses can nudge us to add and remove people from our lives.
Because the energy is heightened, we often have significant things happen, whether it’s a beginning, an end, or both.
If you’ve been struggling to keep a relationship alive, trying to let a friend down gently, or been at odds with a coworker, the eclipse can take care of this situation for you. The separation doesn’t have to be a big, emotional, dramatic ordeal. It could be a mutual decision to let the relationship go.
You might also meet someone new on a lunar eclipse who could become a major part of your life. Be open to new experiences, accept invites to events, and be friendly when you’re out and about so you don’t pass up something that could be truly wonderful.
When a lunar eclipse lands on a full moon, if you’ve been asking for romance, it’s likely to show up in more than one way. The old saying, when it rains, it pours, is often the case on a full moon lunar eclipse.
5. Your birthday is influenced by lunar eclipses.
If an eclipse falls on or near your birthday, then the following year is going to be noteworthy for you.
There will be big changes, and you can expect those changes to involve feelings and relationships. It probably won’t be anything traumatic. It will seem like the natural evolution of things, leaving the old behind, and bringing a situation to a close that which no longer serves a purpose in your life.
If you have your birth chart, pay attention to where your natal moon and your rising sign are located. If the eclipse makes an aspect to your moon, then expect a double emphasis on emotional issues. If it makes an aspect to your ascendant sign (and you’ll have to know your time and place of birth as well as the date to calculate that), the eclipse could very well kick off a chain reaction in your life.
It can remove a lot of emotional baggage from your life so that new and more appropriate people and relationships can find their way to you.
Some things to keep in mind for a lunar eclipse:
Be aware of your birth chart and monitor your responses to people and situations.
Above all, be aware that a lunar eclipse is going to trigger feelings and emotions. You may not be thinking clearly, so don’t make any hasty decisions during this time. You may not be able to see all sides of the situation, or your heart may try to overrule your head.
Lunar eclipses can bring closure to the past, and set you up for better things to come. They have to be approached with patience and understanding if you’re going to get the most out of what they have to offer.