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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of July 5, 2020

Astronomically, during a Lunar Eclipse, the light of the Sun is blocked from being reflected off the Moon’s surface. The Moon moves from east to west across the face of the Sun and can last up to two hours because the Moon’s average speed is about 2000 miles per hour around the Earth’s shadow (umbral) cone. A Total Lunar Eclipse is of much longer duration, literally, than a Solar Eclipse.

In the Lunar Eclipse, the black circle we think is traversing the Moon’s surface is the Earth’s shadow over the Moon. A Lunar Eclipse can ONLY occur when the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other at the FULL Moon. There is NEVER a Lunar Eclipse without a Solar Eclipse within 2 weeks before or after it. However, it does not follow that a Lunar Eclipse ALWAYS occurs in a given year, even if there has been one or more Solar Eclipses.

The Moon is considered a lens for cosmic phenomena; as such, it affects our weather patterns and eclipse patterns.  There is frequently “weird weather” at the time of a Lunar Eclipse, and even though the effects of a Lunar Eclipse are often at a more subconscious level on humans than the Solar Eclipse, it is generally even more difficult to decrease the emotional emphasis and increase the use of our rational intellect for better communications. Matters requiring more of our time and attention under any Lunar Eclipse will be signified according to the House on or in which the Moon is posited at the time of the Eclipse.

Astrologically: The Penumbral Lunar “event ” of July 5, 2020, at 13° Capricorn 38′ isn’t an actual “eclipse;” however, according to “Interpreting The Eclipses,” by Robert Carl Jansky, it produces a ”darkening” of the Moon’s surface.    

That said, under the Energy Influences of a Lunar Eclipse, depending upon the Element of the Sign in which the Lunar (or Solar) Eclipse occurs, we should expect a greater possibility of earthquakes or fires or floods. It is also a time of personal *tests* — the results of which will show whether or not we’ve given adequate attention to any crisis there may have been in the House where 13° Capricorn 38′ is found. The *tests* come in the form of an inspection and public response to actions taken in that House (since the Annular Solar Eclipse of June 21 at 0° Cancer), 2020, to expand the space you occupy in that House: in doing what is for the good of all — not just for personal gain or self-aggrandizement. This House screams for attention.  We can use the Energies of the opposite Capricorn House to resolve the crisis. We have until the December 14, 2020, Total Solar Eclipse at 23° Sagittarius  08′ to correct or modify our actions; it is then that we will find out how well we’ve done.

Otherwise, the effects of a Lunar Eclipse are at different levels according to its contacts and placement; i.e., planet conjunctions, Sun, Ascendant, and/or House cusp and House.  Please contact me for a heads up of the effects indicated in your own Natal chart.

The Sun, Moon, and planet(s) in that House determine how pervasive the effects will be, the intensity, and what kind of attention must be given under its Influence. There are, of course, various additional astrological factors involved in understanding how best to deal with the emphasis or crisis – just don’t be surprised by the necessity to address these matters; nor should we underestimate the importance of properly and responsibly handling whatever the issue is, so we can move forward at the time of the Solar Eclipse.

Note: Under a Lunar Eclipse there is greater surface tension on all fluids — land, air, sea, and bodily. Because one’s brain cannot expand with the added pressure TO expand, greater pressure upon our little gray cells ultimately affects our behavior.  It is also more dangerous to have any operation at the time of the Full Moon (though many are born then) — the problem lies in the increased possibility of hemorrhaging after the surgery due to increased fluid pressure in the body.

It is also worth keeping in mind that until the April 8, 2024, Total Eclipse of the Sun, the  magnifying glare of the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21st, 2017, continues to be on us, so we must also keep working with the Energy Influences of the House holding 28° Leo 53′. Depending upon the connections to your Sun and planets, the possibility of “massive changes” personally, collectively, and on Earth continues right up to the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.