The Moon in Capricorn, the image of a lonely child, trying to survive in a winterly environment. Summer outside, but inside the echoes of a cold loneliness. What is left for us after 6 months of crisis? What the hidden rubble after all we’ve been through?
The Archetype of the Orphan is around us, always present after a big loss. What have we lost? Is it “only” a sense of security and stability? Or is it much more concretely a job, money or maybe the hope of realizing our projects?
If we look within ourselves we cannot pretend that nothing has changed. This eclipse is here to remind us of this.
Last Winter Configuration reforming in Capricorn
Saturn has just entered back to Capricorn. In fact, the energies of this sign are going to be reactivated. Not only by the presence of its ruler, but also by the eclipse taking place on July 5th 2020.
This is going to be the last eclipse of the season, as well as the last eclipse in Capricorn. In fact the lunar nodes axis has changed sign, moving backwards across Gemini and Sagittarius. This means that we are going to experience further eclipses in Capricorn only in about 9 years.
In addition to Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto are still there, where they recently had their second conjunction at 24° Capricorn. All three together, these planets are going to recreate a similar, albeit weaker, configuration that we experienced last winter.
But if the last time Mars was joining the party in Capricorn, worsening the situation, now the God of War is in Aries. This means that it’s going to oppose the formation performing several squares during the rest of the year, fueling the global economic recovery (read Mars in Aries 2020 for further details). Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto row in the opposite direction.
Developing a Sense of Inner Firmness
The Earth is going to obscure the Moon with its shadow by only 33%. Plus, the South Node involved in the event is in Sagittarius—not even in the same sign. This means that this eclipse should be weaker than the others (see Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius 2020 and Eclipse of Summer Solstice 2020).
Nonetheless, it is still an eclipse ruled by Saturn who’s just returned back to Capricorn. So we can expect the classic effects of a lunar eclipse: sudden changes and unexpected revelations coming with a destructive result. The South Node in fact always comes with this kind of energy.
We all know that a relapse is expected in autumn. And that Mars in Aries is impatiently leading powerful energies towards a new beginning. But did we manage to process our loss, somehow?
We require forces of awareness. Something very serious happened to all of us. And if we don’t realize how we’ve changed during these months we are not going to be ready. Instead of trying to find the center within us, we will go back relying too much on some kind of external security. It is not easy for anyone. But we must at least begin to develop a sense of inner firmness to rely on when our external footholds abandon us.
Most Affected Places
As always we can use Astrocartography and the eclipse path to determine where the eclipse is going to be strongest. Astrocartography can show us where in the world the event is going to occur on one of the angles: Ascendant (red line), Descendant (yellow line), Midheaven (green line) and Imum Coeli (light blue line). In an astrological chart these spots are the strongest.
We can combine these information with the actual path of the eclipse, that is where the event is going to be visible. Here’s the path as provided by TimeAndDate.com:
As you can see Brazil is going to be particularly affected by the eclipse. Other important areas (Ascendant) are in the west coast of U.S. from San Francisco, California up to Portland, Oregon.
The Descendant line (in yellow) crosses Europe, where the event is going be visible during the setting of the Moon. Dundee, Scotland; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Dortmund, Germany. Innsbruck, Austria. In Italy the eclipse is going to be on the descendant in Venice, Rome and Catania. The descendant line continues down to Africa across Libia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Madagascar.
In Asia, the main cities of Australia are not going to be involved, but the Medium Coeli line (light blue) will fall exactly over North and South Korea.
I consider myself a free researcher in western spiritual disciplines, in particular Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy and the Neoplatonic Hermetic tradition. I have a three-year training in Astrology at the CIDA delegation of Trieste, the Italian Center for Astrological Disciplines. I graduated in Computer Engineering from the University of Trieste.