Category: Moon Cycles Written by Jamie Partridge Views: 1066
The Capricorn Full Moon on Sunday, July 5, 2020, is a lunar eclipse. The main influence on lunar eclipse July 2020 comes from fixed stars that bring good fortune and happiness. They have an optimistic, philosophical, and intellectual influence. And they also bring friendship, business success, and harmonious family life.
The full moon July 2020 lunar eclipse is also influenced by a positive aspect between Mercury and Uranus. This brings exciting news, stimulating conversations and new friends. Finally, this eclipse is conjunct asteroid Vesta which reinforces the theme of domestic harmony.
Lunar Eclipse Meaning
Like a regular full moon only stronger, the Sun opposite Moon of a lunar eclipse brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a lunar eclipse. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony. A lunar eclipse represents a resetting of your emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months.
Lunar Eclipse July 2020 Astrology
The July 5 lunar eclipse is opposite Mercury and trine Uranus. But as the chart below shows, these are only mild influences because the aspect orbs are quite wide. Moon conjunct Jupiter at nearly 10 degrees orb may only have a very slight impact, but a positive one.
The Sun, Moon, and Mercury are all joined by very beneficial fixed stars. Overall, the aspect and stars have a positive influence on lunar eclipse July 2020. Even the normally challenging influence of Mercury retrograde is less of a concern than usual.
The chart below also shows asteroid Vesta (⚶) conjunct the Sun. This again has a positive influence on the full moon July 2020 lunar eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse Aspects
Lunar eclipse opposite Mercury means the communication of your feelings becomes more important during this eclipse phase. Scrambled or polarized thinking could make it difficult to make sense of everyday problems. Emotional bias or just a simple lack of understanding could result in disagreements. However, at over six degrees orb, this is not a strong influence.
Mercury square Mars increases the risk of rushed thinking, hurtful words and arguments. And Mercury retrograde is generally associated with nervous anxiety and communication problems. But this particular retrograde phase is better than most.
Lunar eclipse trine Uranus brings positive change and excitement to your life without causing upset and chaos. You should feel comfortable expressing the more flamboyant, or kinky side of your personality. Increased freedom and new opportunities bring new friends and exciting experiences.
This is a good eclipse to leave your comfort zone and try something new. It will be easier to break bad habits and to leave boring or unhealthy relationships. Flashes of insight can lead to higher self-awareness.
Mercury sextile Uranus brings exciting news and stimulating conversations. Heightened senses allow you to perceive things in greater detail. Future-oriented thinking and open-mindedness can lead to original and ingenious discoveries. Any psychic talents will be heightened.
Lunar Eclipse Stars
Both the Sun and the Moon come under the influence of major fixed stars. Given the lack of strong planetary aspects, these fixed stars are the major influence on lunar eclipse July 2020. Thankfully, they all have a very positive influence. Even Mercury retrograde is made less challenging due to the influence of helpful fixed stars.
Moon conjunct Ascella (13 ♑ 55): New and influential friends, valuable gifts, love of respectable women. 
Moon conjunct Nunki (12 ♑ 40): Successful writer on science, philosophy, education or agriculture, unorthodox in religion, defeats enemies, many friends, illness of a Saturnian nature. 
Fixed stars Ascella and Nunki are both of the nature of Jupiter and Mercury (religious mind, thoughtful, philosophical, writer on religious or similar subjects.) Ascella gives good fortune and happiness. Nunki gives truthfulness, optimism, and a religious mind. 
Sun conjunct Sirius (14 ♋ 21): Success in business, occupation connected with metals or other martial affairs, domestic harmony. 
Fixed star Sirius is of the nature of Jupiter and Mars (high ambition, pride, love of power, grandeur of view.) It gives honor, renown, wealth, ardor, faithfulness, devotion, passion and resentment, and makes its natives custodians, curators and guardians. 
The beneficial influence of Sirius is even greater on the lunar eclipse because Mercury stationed retrograde on June 18 conjunct Sirius. Mercury with Sirius gives business success, honor, renown, and wealth. For this lunar eclipse, Mercury is conjunct another positive fixed star:
Mercury conjunct Alhena (09 ♋ 22): Popularity, benefits from the opposite sex, musical and artistic ability but little fame, domestic harmony, business adversely affected by pleasure and society. 
Fixed star Alhena is of the nature of Mercury and Venus (courteous, affable, orderly, elegant, sweet-tempered, lovable, refined, artistic, honor and riches.) It bestows eminence in art but gives liability to accidents affecting the feet.  A spiritual orientation with interest in the sciences.  The artistic skills are especially strong with the written or spoken word, with a talent for negotiating a peaceful solution to disputes among people. 
Vesta was the Roman virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family. With the Moon, Vesta brings emotional security through dedication. It indicates “a fertile nature, both physically and mentally. There can exist a devotion to one’s family or a strong desire to care for others.” It can also give “a free and open attitude about sex.” 
Find Asteroid Vesta in Your Chart
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- Choose “Extended Chart Selection”.
- In “additional objects”, add Vesta.
Lunar Eclipse July 2020 Summary
The main planetary influence on the July 5 lunar eclipse comes from Mercury and Uranus. Although not a particularly strong influence, it is a positive one. Open-mindedness and curiosity will bring stimulating conversation and new ideas. There should be positive changes, new discoveries, and exciting news.
The influence of the fixed stars is much stronger. The stars conjunct the Moon brings good fortune and happiness, with an optimistic, friendly, philosophical, and intellectual influence. The Sun with Sirius brings success in business and domestic harmony. While Mercury with Athena also brings domestic harmony, with social popularity and artistic ability. Asteroid Vesta reinforces the theme of domestic harmony.
So full moon July 2020 is a fortunate lunar eclipse. It is good for resolving relationship problems and making new friends. Family life should be more harmonious and supportive. And you should have more personal freedom to try something new, from discovering your creative talents or starting your own business.
The July 5 lunar eclipse combines with the June 20 solar eclipse to form an eclipse phase that lasts until November 30, 2020. The June 20 solar eclipse brought an imbalance between personal freedom and responsibility, between self-expression and restriction. This July 5 lunar eclipse will help with the flexibility and open-mindedness that are needed to adapt to changing conditions ahead.
Full Moon July 2020 Path
Being a penumbral lunar eclipse, only the fuzzy outer shadow of the earth falls on the face of the Moon. No blackening occurs but there should be some dark shading over one edge of the moon.
The July 5 lunar eclipse will be visible in North and South America, as well as the westernmost parts of Africa and Europe.
If the Lunar Eclipse July 2020 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Full Moon Transits.
- Previous Moon Phase: Solar Eclipse June 21, 2020
- Next Moon Phase: New Moon July 20, 2020
- 2020 Moon Phases Calendar
Lunar Eclipse July 2020 Times and Dates
- Los Angeles – July 4, 9:44 pm
- New York – July 5, 0:44 am
- London – July 5, 5:44 am
- Delhi – July 5, 10:14 am
- Sydney – July 5, 2:44 pm
- Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.180, 141, 208, 127.
- Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.30.
- The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.44.
- Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology, and Astrology of the Re-emerging Feminine, Demetra George & Douglas Bloch, 2003
My name is Jamie Partridge and I live on the coast of NSW Australia with three amazing kids. I’ve had an interesting life so far, with varied occupations ranging from nursing assistant to farm hand.
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