The July 16th Full Moon eclipse in Capricorn conjoins Pluto Rx, intensifying the illumination of old secrets while presenting a final purge/deconstruction. While this sounds a bit grim, know that the July 17th conjunction of Venus in Cancer to the North Node signals an immediate forward prompt regarding love, money or values.
Venus will oppose Saturn Rx (on July 17th) and Pluto Rx (on July 21st) so she will feel the pressure from the past- restrictions, attempts to manipulate or obsessive desire can make it difficult to tune into what’s healthy. But Venus also trines Neptune in Pisces (July 18th) which is a gentle but effective energy to clear away old limits and release old poisons. Focus on what you want and how you can do it differently this time. The past is dead.
July 19th sees Mercury Rx’s return to Cancer and an inferior conjunction with the Sun on July 21st. This marks the midpoint of Mercury’s Rx - a moment of clarification regarding core needs and issues of helplessness/family/nurturing. The last Sun/Mercury conjunction occurred on May 21st at 0 deg Gemini, so there could be connection in the developing thread of information between these two dates.
The eclipse in your career sector illuminates a major transformation/ending regarding future goals, authority or professional image. This will be more than a change: what lies beneath the power structures or the true meaning/results of ambition will be revealed, along with the discovery of what’s authentic to you.
Aspects to Venus in your domestic sector signal your path forward after the eclipse- pay attention to how domestic love/nurturing/relationships can benefit you, even as you deal with pressure to achieve. Jealousy or obsessive fixation on status can be distracting -remember that your personal goal involves what works for you at a core level, when no one else is watching.
Mercury Rx back into your domestic sector and conjunct the Sun can clarify the above matters via a conversation, discovery of past information or a reveal of home/family issues. This may be connected to events from May 21st: a new piece of information (perhaps involving a sibling) that presented fresh choices.
The eclipse in your opportunities sector can illuminate profound transformations/results involving travel, education, legal matters, faith or publishing. An official result or ending can open a door to distant horizons or clarify the truth about what you’ve put your faith in.
Aspects to Venus in your communication sector signal your path forward after the eclipse - a conversation, something you learn/hear or communicate will be positive as it hints at expansive potential (including flirtation/romance) but you’ll have to deal with pressure to integrate what you’ve learned, or what the authorities have dictated is legal.
Mercury Rx back into your communication sector conjunct the Sun hi-lights a key conversation/decision, or the return to a previous message/messenger. An appealing or romantic message is meant to draw your attention to what you really need. This will be connected to events from May 21st: new information/choices regarding earned money or the expression of personal values. Don’t be afraid to verbalize what really makes you happy.
The eclipse in your sector of shared resources can hi-light the results of a power imbalance between you and a partner on an intimate or financial level. Or, there can be results around payment/non-payment of debts/taxes/your partner’s finances. These results can trigger issues that are outside your control, or uncomfortable psychological material can be stirred up.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of personal resources marks the path forward after the eclipse: this will emphasize a desired financial or emotional objective and there could be an opportunity to earn more/expand a career opportunity or solidify your self-esteem. But you’ll have to deal with what’s happening behind the scenes (dependency on someone else, the need for boundaries, an ending).
Mercury Rx back into your sector of personal resources and conjunct the Sun presents information involving earned money, values or self-esteem. Valuable facts about what you want can be revealed, or a financial conversation can clarify matters. This will be connected to events from May 21st, which featured a Sun/Mercury conjunction in your sign: a new choice or injection of facts that turned your attention towards what mattered most.
The eclipse in your relationship sector hi-lights a transformation in the life of your partner, or the introduction of a partner who transforms you. An ending/result will involve the breakdown of old relationship traditions and the reveal of what lies beneath the structure (or what’s really going on with your partner). There can be a new approach to commitment.
Aspects to Venus in your sign marks the path forward after the eclipse: this can gift you with enhanced attraction power, or the desire to reach further. But you’ll also be dealing with limits and jealousy/power plays from a partner, even if these issues are projected. Consider if you’re giving away your power. Also, consider how your commitments define what you want.
Mercury Rx back into your sign conjunct the Sun can deliver a burst of clarity and energy, regarding what you must say or understand. Watch for the pertinent message to be underlined (this can involve an urge to just say it). This will be connected to a secret/hint from May 21st- now you’ll see the results of what was hidden.
The eclipse in your sector of routine signals an ending or result involving health, work methods or obligations. The deconstruction of old routines or the confrontation with an obligation that you’ve been avoiding are possibilities, as is the emergence of a diagnosis. Solutions will be rooted in the ashes of what burns away.
Aspects to Venus in your hidden sector suggest the results of the eclipse can draw your attention to a dream, secret desire or ultimate goal. While it may be a struggle to pull away from what’s been weighing you down, know that what you truly want is emerging, provided you’re ready to make changes to your life on a mundane level.
Mercury Rx into retreating into your hidden sector conjunct the Sun can clarify what’s been ignored, unclear or secret. This can include what you’ve always known (in your gut) but have not openly acknowledged. Look back to May 21st to see when this first began : a message from a friend or public contact.
The eclipse in your sector of self-expression can unearth some deep truths about a new attraction, your creative work, children/pregnancy or how seriously you take your talents. This could be a transformative moment where you create something profound, or accept that it’s not happening. Feelings of obsessive attraction or jealousy are designed to draw your attention to what needs to be developed within yourself.
Aspects to Venus in your social sector mark the path forward after the eclipse: watch for a public prompt involving your image, social connections or a friendship. There may be pressure to be a certain way, along with judgements or condemnation. But there’s also support from a partner or significant person- know that your next step involves trusting others and making appropriate social connections (this will come with an enhanced awareness of your needs and values).
Mercury Rx back into your social sector conjunct the Sun can reactivate a conversation with a friend or a public message. Too, you may decide to speak openly now that you’ve had some time to think. Look back to May 21st for hints about when this began: a new choice or conversation regarding career, future goals or your expression of authority.
The eclipse in your domestic sector brings an ending regarding home, family, old traditions or your foundation. Deconstruction of the past can involve a parent, a relocation or an actual construction project.
Aspects to Venus in your career sector signal the way forward after the eclipse. Watch for a professional opportunity/relationship, new job or development with your professional image. What you want will be defined by heavy responsibilities and changes at home, and you could feel restricted due to increased pressure from family. But this is also an opportunity to align changes in your routines/work methodologies with what you’d like manifest for your future.
Mercury Rx back into your career sector conjunct the Sun further clarifies your future goals, as you revisit a conversation with management or some facts/messages about career. This will be connected to events from May 21st: newly emerging choices or exciting ideas regarding travel, education, legal matters or publishing.
The eclipse in your communication sector delivers a final or official answer that will be amplified by deep truths. Information will be powerful and possibly uncomfortable, driven by needs over logic.
Aspects to Venus in your opportunities sector mark the path forward after the eclipse- new developments in the areas of travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing can be promising, but you’ll be approaching this from the perspective of what the eclipse stirred up. Truths will define and restrict what you want, and there could be an obsessive desire to reach further.
Mercury Rx back into your opportunities sector conjunct the Sun reactivates information around travel, education, legal matters, publishing or a matter of faith. A second look, revision or second request can tell you what you need to know. This will be connected to matters from May 21st: newly emerging choices or buried information regarding finances, intimacy or psychological issues.
The eclipse in your sector of personal resources delivers unquestionable results regarding earned money, values or security. You’ll see what you have to work with and what you have to release- the old ways of earning and looking after yourself are gone.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of shared resources mark the path forward after the eclipse: developments regarding debts, taxes, your partner’s finances or intimacy show promise but will be sharply defined by what the eclipse revealed. There could be a struggle for control as you attempt to push for more. Domestic finances show some benefit, but you’ll have to look carefully at where you’re putting your trust and who shares your energy (do they empower or undermine you).
Mercury Rx’s return to your sector of shared resources revisits a conversation about finances or intimacy. It’s time for a second look at who pays for what and where the support is. This will be connected to events from May 21st: a conversation with a partner that revealed new choices (or multiple paths).
The eclipse in your sign hi-lights a key area of power and transformation. This will be based on the “death” of old ways/rules and the emergence of a new you/new lifestyle. Watch for uncomfortable revelations from the past or the forcible removal of what’s no longer meant for you.
Aspects to Venus in your partnership sector mark the path forward after the eclipse. A new relationship or new chapter in a relationship can involve hard rules, endings or a powerful commitment. You may be directing the course of events, or feel like you have no choice but to move forward. Watch for moments that open the door to empathetic conversations - don’t be afraid to reach out in a gentler way.
Mercury Rx back into your relationship sector reactivates a conversation with a partner or reconnects you with a previous partner. The purpose is to clarify newly emerging relationship needs while wrapping up what no longer feels right. This will be connected to events from May 21st: new information regarding health, work or obligations.
The eclipse in your hidden sector can reveal what’s been buried, ignored or in your blindspot. Deep secrets or issues around manipulation/power can come to light, and ultimately you’re encouraged to release what’s toxic.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of routine mark the path forward after the eclipse. New developments regarding health, daily routine or obligations to others encourage you to do what you want and need, but you’ll find it’s not as simple as it sounds: you’ll have to clear out old habits which you may be reluctant to let go of. Consider why it’s so difficult to look after yourself.
Mercury Rx back into your sector of routine hi-lights a correction, diagnosis or area of self-improvement from the past. Once again, you’re looking at how you can make it better, and this will be connected to issues from May 21st: lively new prompts that encouraged you to speak out or celebrate.
The eclipse in your social sector marks an ending/transformation of a friendship, your public reputation or old social structures. There could be emotional public reveals of secrets, and this is all part of the purge that redefines your connection to others.
Aspects to Venus (including the trine to Neptune in your sign) in your sector of self-expression mark the path forward after the eclipse: favourable new prompts involving an attraction, creative work or children/pregnancy urge you to look ahead, even as you feel public pressure from the past. Social judgments or jealousy can be intimidating, and in some cases what you want may not manifest as you hoped. But there is still room to tap into the dream and harness newly emerging expressions of your core values.
Mercury Rx back into your sector of self-expression can urge you to speak out, ask again or go public. This will be connected to events from May 21st: family conversations or new domestic choices/perspectives on the past.