July’s total lunar eclipse is a strong spiritual experience for enthusiasts of astrology and esotericism but will the Blood Moon eclipse affect your zodiac sign?
Summer this year is a bustling time of eclipses with two partial eclipses of the sun and one total lunar eclipse of the moon. The upcoming lunar eclipse will grace the evening skies on the night of Friday, July 27 – the July Blood Moon eclipse.
Lunar eclipses are a regular astronomical event which occurs roughly twice a year but some astrologers believe they hold arcane powers.
Astrologer Barbara Goldsmith said many will be feeling a tide of change this month as the lunar eclipse approaches.
She said: “We are now in the midst of eclipse season and many of you will be feeling the great changes taking place. Coming next on July 27 is a full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius at four degrees and 44 minutes.
“This is going to be the longest eclipse of the century, at almost an hour and 43 minutes. It’s also called a Blood Moon because of the reddish color that’s caused by the light that’s being refracted from the Earth’s atmosphere.
“So it’s almost like we’re in the buildup to something that is almost extremely potent – really strong energies.”
The astrologer argued the fixed signs in the skies are “strong” and signal a time for profound change to happen.
She said: “We’re moving into the age of Aquarius and Aquarius is about finding new ways of solving old problems.
“That is what you’re looking forward to at the times of this eclipse.”
This year, the lunar eclipse will also rise in conjunction with Mars, which Jamie Partridge of Astrology King argues marks a challenging week ahead.
The astrologer said: “The lunar eclipse July 2018 astrology is mainly influenced by Mars, making this an emotionally challenging eclipse. Mars anger and frustration could easily turn to reckless actions because of the harsh aspects of Uranus.
“A more gentle influence from Saturn will make it a little easier to calm down, and some fixed stars give patience and decisiveness in a crisis.”
According to astrologers at Forever Conscious, Geminis need to be on the lookout for heated emotions and increased sensitivity brought on by the red moon. The astrologers also think the upcoming week will be a difficult time for those under the sign of Taurus.
And astrologer Pam Gregory argued the eclipse will change people’s friendships and the social networks they are in.
She said: “This is a very interesting eclipse because Mars is integral, is locked in, to this total lunar eclipse. At one end we have the sun in Leo at four degrees tightly conjunct the north node in Leo at five degrees.
“They are opposing Mars at three degrees to Aquarius, the moon at four degrees in Aquarius and the south node at five degrees of Aquarius. And all of them are squaring Uranus.”
According to Catherine Goshen of Goshen Astrology, emotions will run high on the night of the eclipse.
The astrologer wrote on her blog: “With Mars retrograde and Uranus strongly in the mix at this special full moon, emotions can run high and you may act rashly before you have time to think.
“The call is to use this time as an emotional reset period, a time of reflection, rather than one of high activity.
“However, if intense feelings overwhelm you, channel them into non-violent activities which can bring satisfying results.”
Astrologers at Pandora Astrology went one step further and claimed the lunar eclipse Blood Moon is an “excitable, erratic and defensive full moon”.
The sun in Leo and the moon in Aquarius will supposedly reflect the internal turmoil of the self against “the collective”.
Pandora Astrology wrote: “With individualistic planets like Mars and Uranus forming hard aspects to the full moon fulcrum, people may be less inclined to compromise and work cooperatively together.
“You may feel like your individuality is being quashed by some group expectation or practice, or conversely, you may be a part of some collective which has to contend with some large and intransigent ego or personality in your midst.”
The astrology blog advised everyone not to “fight fire with fire” during the influence of the eclipse.
So, now that you have all of this helpful information on the emotional effects of this intense cosmic shift, what you do with it is up to you. Make the best out of this time and remember your thoughts are extremely powerful tools. Use them wisely and carefully.