The first part of the day sees the Moon in Capricorn opposite retrograde Mercury in Cancer, highlighting whatever tangled thoughts and logistics the retro has been playing with. This is followed by a nice, pattern-breaking trine to Uranus in Taurus, which may offer some fresh solutions to muddle issues.
The day’s main dish, however, is most certainly the penumbral lunar eclipse tonight. There is only a small spattering of shadow on the surface of the bright moon- nothing compared to late June’s almost perfect solar eclipse- but it is an eclipse nonetheless. It is, significantly, the last eclipse on the Cancer-Capricorn axis that we’ll have for most of a decade. With tonight’s installment, we complete the cycle of Goat and Crab eclipses we’ve been working since 2018. That it occurs on the birthday of the United States is an unsubtle omen, whose implications hardly need teasing out.
The stained lunation’s mixed light falls across wasteland panoramas, toppled buildings, graveyards, and other temples to the inexorability of time. It is a night for calling back our spirit from the ruins which grief would tempt us to haunt forever. It is a night for untying knots, cutting cords, and burning old photographs. A somber Moon, it is better suited to fasting than feasting.
Horoscopes & Ongoing Influences
Moon in Capricorn, Lunar Eclipse
Moon Opposite Mercury: Jul 4th, 11:14 AM PDT
Moon Trine Uranus: Jul 4th, 3:19 PM PDT
Lunar Eclipse: Jul 4th, 9:30 PM PDT
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