Celestial Oracles ~ July 14th-20th, 2019
Celestial Bodies Oracles Week of 7/14 - 7/20
If for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, this week serves as the dualistic echo of eclipse season’s powerful tremors. Sunday’s opposition between the Sun and Pluto brings truth up from the depths, and highlights potential power struggles, obsessions, as the blinding light of the Sun exposes Pluto’s chthonic predilections. We’re setting up now for the Full Moon lunar eclipse in Capricorn which arrives on Tuesday, clocking in at 24°, conjunct the South Node, Saturn, and Pluto.
The Nodes of Fate show us the path to destiny. We are not able to control much of our outcomes at this point in time, and the push to accept this sense of non-attachment has been driving most of us a little nuts. You are not alone. With Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto all retrograde, there are so few answers available to us. What we can do is mostly to flow with the sense of undefined transformation, and to hold space for the things that leave us, thanking them for our time together — or banishing them to eternity once and for all. All actions, conversations, choices, pronouncements, feel fated right now. Remember that we don’t have all the information just yet, and that we are working through this all together.
Tuesday’s eclipse rests beside the South Node, which creates a powerful force of elimination in our lives. All things related to Capricorn in its shadow form (the accumulation of power for power’s sake, the attachment to structures that harm rather than help, the mindless dedication to beaurocracy that keeps people out rather than welcomes them in, etc.) must be released. Look to your chart to see where 24° Capricorn exists for more information on how this particularly impacts you.
With the Moon conjunct Saturn and Pluto, this eclipse acts as a reckoning. Structural powers (Saturn) are being eliminated (Pluto). Think Tower energy. What remains will be a confusing array of broken foundation, but then we get to build again, from scratch, and on our own terms. This is a portal to self-ownership, an awakening of maturity that is both practical and spiritual.
Wednesday sees the Moon oppose Mercury and Mars, giving us some swagger. We may feel a bit off kilter as the Moon connects with Uranus, planet of surprise. Make sure you are grounded the day after the eclipse, especially. This is a day where we might feel a bit tender, with the chance of overwhelm.
Thursday is gorgeous, hopeful, and supportive, as the Moon sextiles Jupiter, planet of fertility. Venus trines Neptune, harmonizing energies of the love goddess and the god of fantasy. This is a lush day for art, for connecting passionately with those we love, and for letting the imagination lead the way.
On Friday Mercury slips backwards into Cancer, and as it reconnects with the 29th degree of this sign, conversations from June 26th-27th re-emerge for your consideration. At the end of the week we are blessed with a moment of inventiveness, as the Moon sextiles eccentric Uranus. With the Moon square Jupiter, there is a reminder that we need to wed our innovation and optimism to a solid plan. All of the energy we released through the eclipse permeates and filters through the rest of this and next week’s astrology, so make sure you are holding tight to yourself, to the earth, and to one another.
Aries + Aries Rising
Striving for the greatest of all heights leads to great pressure. This week you are moving through a portal of pain that you may feel over-exposes your pain and process to those around you. Beliefs you held dearly about your self-image in the world, in a public sense, are now up for re-evaluation. Letting go of previous expectations of the definition of success suits you now. Remember that you are not losing yourself, but untangling your heart from pressures you didn’t ask for.
Taurus + Taurus Rising
Lately your bright mind has been up against a lot—problem solving, taking time to make sure all your affairs are in order, and the verbal effort it takes to make yourself clear is likely wearing you a bit thin. At this point in the year, and in the eclipse cycle, you are allowed to loosen that grip a little bit. There is no point in maintaining outmoded ways of seeing the world, and of being yourself. There are fresh truths waiting for you to brush up against them in the woods of your heart. A new beginning for your philosophy of self, and of spirit, will make itself evident, as soon as you evacuate old theories of being.
Gemini + Gemini Rising
Your unique perspective is always aflutter, mind split by the power of duality. This imbues you with the power of sight, always seeing what’s not present, as well as what’s in front of you. The eclipse is here, asking you to engage with and release from a place of tender darkness in your chart, my dear. Understanding that the pain you’ve held does not need to be held in obscurity can bring power. Be gentle with that dazzling heart as you unburden yourself.
Cancer + Cancer Rising
Who is the other and who are you? What rhythms of song do you maintain for the sake of those beyond yourself? Understanding that a strict sense of boundaries can come with some pain, you are one who can be soft or mean, permissive or protective. This eclipse is asking you to do away with that old self, the one that let too many others in. This time, you are asked to do away with false compromise. Honor yourself and the promises you make to your own heart.
Leo + Leo Rising
Locating the body is what is required at this time. The way your circadian cycles either support or hinder your tender form will be making itself apparent this week, as the eclipse highlights your relationship to rhythms of wellness. You are generous to a fault, warm, and expansive. Make sure you spend as much time healthfully supporting yourself as you do taking care of others. There is an old cycle that can be banished now. Do so with grace, and turn to love yourself.
Virgo + Virgo Rising
Holding pain in places where others cannot see will get you nowhere. It is time to step outside of yourself, and to put yourself in the spotlight. It’s no mystery to me that you’ve avoided this last crucial step, but my dear, it is time to let your voice be heard. Old ways of hiding, old ways of keeping yourself from the eyes of others, must be vanquished now. A new narrative of self-expression awaits. Remember what has held you back, and bit it farewell.
Libra + Libra Rising
Doting on those you love brings joy, but so much of what happens behind closed doors can be hurtful, confusing. This eclipse is here as a reminder that the domestic, the private, the ancestral, should be holding you up rather than pinning you down. Your adoration for harmony can put you in harms way. Make a pact with yourself this week to evacuate private behaviors that do not serve your highest self. It is time to move on.
Scorpio + Scorpio Rising
Though you prefer to work behind the scenes, you have a huge amount to say to the world. Sweet Scorpio, your motives are your own, we all know this about you. With this said, this eclipse is here to awaken and reinvigorate your sense of community, and how you connect with those around you. Do you often feel you are misunderstood? There are old wounds around the way you reach out that are ready to be burned away. Light the match, my cthonic darling.
Sagittarius + Sagittarius Rising
In moments of space and moments of peace, you are one who is proud of what they’ve earned, and you deserve to feel this way. This eclipse draws your attention to the physical, to the material, and to the tangible. Remembering the senses is as important as exploring the world around you. Growth comes this week by releasing old attachments to superficial markers of success, happiness, and wealth. You can start fresh, and there are old toxic beliefs around money and security that are waiting to be released by you.
Capricorn + Capricorn Rising
Transformation—it’s a heavy word that’s been thrown around like lead this year, as Saturn, your ruler, travels with Pluto, the great un-doer. The ways in which you see yourself, your very identity, are being changed now right before our eyes. Dear Capricorn, the waters are rough, but at this point, it serves best to let those waves thrash the old stagnation out of you, and to let yourself be washed ashore, a little bit tired, but brand new.
Aquarius + Aquarius Rising
Your sensitivity for others bespeaks a deep well of collective knowledge, ancestral memory, and an intuitive link to both future and past. This eclipse is a renewal for your soul, as one of the most psychic, private, ineffable parts of your chart is activated by the power of the South Node. Be mindful of old memories of pain bubbling up. If they do, acknowledge and name them. Make time for yourself to rest. This is a cosmic reset for your magical, intuitive faculties. Move gently, take a moment away from the world, and listen to the inner river of collective voice.
Pisces + Pisces Rising
Pisces you are blessed with such a sweet and expansive heart. You yearn to make space for all inside the hallowed walls of your own personal emotional world, and we love you for this. Despite your greatest efforts, there are likely people who you have invited in who have not respected the space you make. This eclipse is a call for you to recognize that you deserve to have some boundaries, and that there are bonds you can do away with at this point in time. Remember that your circle should be comprised of people who root for you, and who share your utopian dream. Anything short of that is not acceptable, not anymore.
Written by Cristina Farella of Eighth House Astrology