Lunar Eclipse July 16, 2019 – #MeToo

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 AstrologyThe Full Moon on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 24 degrees Capricorn is a partial lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse July 2019 astrology is powerful and confrontational because of close conjunction to Pluto. Intense emotional reactions, compulsive behavior, and power struggles are likely to result in a crisis.

Lunar eclipse July 2019 is also square the dwarf planet Eris which will reenergize the #MeToo Movement. It will strengthen the feminist attack on the patriarchal authority. Other planetary aspects and fixed stars point to scandal, intrigue, public disgrace, and destroyed reputations. But they also give hope that empathy and understanding will lead to lasting changes.

Lunar Eclipse Meaning

Like a regular full moon only stronger, a lunar eclipse focuses attention on your emotions, intimate relationships, and your home and family. Sun opposite Moon qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a lunar eclipse. This lets you take an impartial and balanced look at your close relationships. Because you will be in touch with your own needs and intentions, you will clearly see any relationship imbalances causing disharmony.

With a lunar eclipse, in particular, the blotting out of the Moon represents a resetting of your emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months. The July 16 lunar eclipse complements themes found in the July 2 solar eclipse, forming an eclipse phase that lasts to the solar eclipse on December 26, 2019.

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Astrology

At 24°04′ Capricorn, the July 2019 lunar eclipse is only 2°13′ from the dwarf planet, Pluto, making this an intensely emotional lunar eclipse. The eclipse is square another dwarf planet called Eris by only 0°15′. This suggests the lunar eclipse will expose many dark secrets and bad behaviors. In turn, this will cause conflict and turmoil, and a dramatic transformation in relationships, society, and culture.

Looking at the lunar eclipse July 2019 astrology chart below you will see Saturn is also close to the Moon. But over 7 degrees is a bit too far away to have a noticeable influence, especially considering Pluto is so close to the Moon. Yet Saturn makes two other much stronger aspects worth considering. Venus opposite Saturn is not a good omen for love relationships, but Saturn sextile Neptune brings hope that something good will come from the strife and discord.

There are no major fixed stars within orb of the lunar eclipse but the Sun is closely aligned with fixed star Pollux in Gemini Constellation. This adds an aggressive and destructive Mars-like influence to the eclipse, but I will talk more about the stellar influences later.

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Astrology

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Astrology

Lunar Eclipse Conjunct Pluto

Moon conjunct Pluto brings such deep feelings that they can overwhelm you. A personal interaction or event may trigger a memory or emotion buried deeply in your subconscious. You might even become obsessed about your feelings and have trouble focusing on anything else. Dreams, visions, psychic impressions or intuitive insights may have a profound influence on your mood. Interactions with women will be particularly intense and revealing.

Your intuition may be correct but could obscure your rational thought processes and conscious judgment skills. In relationships, you may have to deal with controlling and manipulative behaviors like jealousy, guilt-tripping, threats, intimidation, violence or self-harm. Transcend your own challenging emotions and behaviors through meditation, self-analysis, or other technique to understand your feelings.

Sun opposite Pluto can bring some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. This may be related to abuse of power or due to a self-destructive character trait such as addiction, spying or stubbornness. Events may include the breakdown of an appliance or car, theft or violence.

Avoid being overly assertive, egotistic, or resistant to change. Challenges are more likely if you stubbornly resist change, or have engaged in some habit that is destructive to yourself or others. Even though you may experience a bruised ego, there is also great potential for positives if you are open to change.

Dwarf Planet Eris

The dwarf planet Eris was discovered in January 2005 and named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord. Eris takes 558 years to orbit the Sun, more than double that of Pluto’s 248 years. According to Nick Anthony Fiorenza:

Eris challenges patriarchal authority. As a powerful warrior female force, Eris especially uncovers and challenges patriarchal dominant miss-deeds and acts of misuse of power, especially about male dominance over, or exploitation of, women. Eris takes a stand to reestablish balance to our gender dominance/subservience imbalance by disclosing such discordance… and Eris abhors, will provoke and will challenge the assumption of the reality of a situation when based on false pretense. She provokes change by upsetting the status quo, by upsetting the apple cart. Eris discloses and exposes clandestine affairs, or simply what lies hidden behind innocent but naïve assumptions about reality. She opens our eyes to what is covered by lies, often revealing something deceitful, shameful, ugly, or simply what is unacceptable behavior, often driven from greed or inflated pride. [1]

So Eris square the lunar eclipse and Pluto is going to give more power and influence to the #MeToo Movement. The Sun opposite Moon at a lunar eclipse already highlights differences between masculine and feminine energies. The lunar eclipse July 2019 astrology will shine a light on abuses of power and all the ugly, cruel, disgusting, immoral, unethical and illegal behavior in society. It especially emphasizes the mistreatment of women by men in positions of power and authority.

Following this lunar eclipse, bad behavior in the domestic and work environment will no longer be tolerated. Annoyance and irritation will turn to aggressive reactions, the exposure of secrets, separations and legal cases. Perpetrators will be shamed, vilified, demoted, fired, fined and imprisoned. Victims will be acknowledged, vindicated, emboldened, promoted and compensated.

Find Eris in Your Chart
  1. Create your chart HERE.
  2. Choose “Extended Chart Selection”.
  3. Under “additional objects”, add Eris

Other Aspects of the Lunar Eclipse

Venus opposite Saturn brings sadness and loneliness because of delays and limitations affecting your love life and finances. It makes it harder to give and receive love and affection. Physical or emotional distance can add more strain on love relationships. The best way to show you care is to work hard and do practical things. Try to work out where you are responsible for any relationship difficulties and do some work on self-development. Try to pay off any debts and if you can’t, at least organize them so you know where you stand.

Venus trine Neptune is good for relaxation and daydreaming. It softens the cold Saturn influence and makes it easier to connect through empathy. It heightens your sense of compassion and wishes to serve to others. So thr Lunar Eclipse July 2019 astrology is good for joining a charity or some other organization to help less fortunate people. This wish to help out may even lead to political activism. Connecting to a companion at the spiritual level will be easier and make up for the lack of affection from Saturn.

Saturn sextile Neptune brings material gain from spiritual pursuits. You can make your dreams come true with hard work and a sensible, realistic approach. You will understand your own limitations but will be optimistic at the same time. Through practical help and spiritual support and encouragement, you can help others follow their dreams. You might become attracted to groups or clubs with similar values or beliefs to your own.

Lunar Eclipse Fixed Stars

Fixed star Pollux (23°28′ Cancer) makes people spirited, audacious and brave. According to George Noonan [2], it portends eminence and renown, while the energy of Mars can be extremely valuable in such areas as war and business and politics. But Elsbeth Ebertin [3] calls it ‘the wicked boy’ of the Gemini twins. It can give a cruel, rash nature with an aptitude for getting into quarrels. Vivian Robson [4] said it gives a love of boxing, dignified malevolence, and is connected with poisons.

Sun conjunct Pollux: Brutal and tyrannical, violent and cruel. [3] Occult and theosophical interests, blows, stabs, serious accidents, shooting, shipwreck, murderer or murdered, extreme sickness and diseases, fevers, ailments affecting the stomach, homosexual, riches, and honor but final ruin, blindness, injuries to head and face, quarrels, rape committed or suffered, banishment, imprisonment for embezzling, violent death, decapitation. [4]

Venus conjunct fixed star Canopus (15°12′ Cancer): Emotional, sensitive, stubborn, strong passions, scandal through an intrigue by which reputation will suffer, public disgrace, bad for gain. [4] Immunity from disease and unrequited love. [2]

Saturn conjunct fixed star Vega (15°35′ Capricorn): Strong passions, opinionated, original, many Mercurial difficulties, reputation suffers through wrongful accusations, trouble with superiors, domestic difficulties, few if any, children, the latter half of life more favorable, sudden death. [4] Deflation of masculine pride. [5]

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Astrology Summary

The partial lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019, with Pluto, brings intense emotions and compulsive behavior. It brings the potential for a personal crisis revealing deeply buried memories and psychological trauma. Power struggles, abuse of power, manipulation, jealousy, and lies are possible. Dark secrets will be exposed and this is also caused by the eclipse square Eris.

Eris represents the female warrior archetype and strengthens the feminist cause. At the personal level, expect the calling out of sexual abuse and misogyny to result in more criminal cases. At the social and cultural level, the attack on the patriarchal authority will intensify.

Other planetary aspects widen the gap between men and women. But Lunar Eclipse July 2019 astrology also gives hope that empathy and understanding will lead to lasting changes out of the strife and discord. This should result in higher ethical and moral standards, especially regarding the treatment of women in the workplace but also in the domestic environment.

Fixed star conjunctions to the Sun, Venus, and Saturn highlight the unrequited love associated with sexual misconduct, and “wicked” behaviors like brutality, rape, violence and cruelty. The attack on the patriarchal authority will result in a loss of masculine pride. The stars also show scandal through intrigue and the resulting public disgrace and destruction of reputations. However, the Me Too Movement fight against abuse of power will itself be taken advantage of. Reputations will suffer through wrongful accusations.

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Map

The lunar eclipse on 16 July 2019 will be visible over most of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and most of South America.

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Map

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Map

If Lunar Eclipse July 2019 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.

Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles – July 16, 2:38 pm
  • New York – July 16, 5:38 pm
  • London – July 16, 10:38 pm
  • Delhi – July 17, 3:08 am
  • Sydney – July 17, 7:38 am


  1. The Astronomy and Astrology of Eris & Her Moon Dysnomia, Nick Anthony Fiorenza
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.39.
  3. The Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.34.
  4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.185.
  5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.127.

27 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse July 16, 2019 – #MeToo

  1. Mars will hit my natal Pluto during this eclipse.
    I see that the Nodes are stationary, how would you interpret that, Jamie?

  2. Wow ! Thanks Jamie. Forewarned is forearmed.

    The only way I can see surviving this vicious oppositional chaos invoking T square with integrity and sanity intact, is by choosing to align with that water trine between Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces, sextile the dragon’s tail in Capricorn.

    Taking on our ancient inauspicium created by centuries of misdeeds through accepting the pain, the sense or reality of homelessness, abasement, effacement and every kind of false imprisonment consequent upon these global ancient abuses of power. Bathing in the sea of collective heart centred grief. Recognising and Honouring our shared loss.

    Any direct physical engagement in oppositional protestations are too easily going to reinforce and mimic society’s winner v loser trap, creating a moebius strip where each side in fighting reinforces new and differing kinds of power abuse.

  3. Might this eclipse resolve the happenings of the mars retrograde eclipse last year in Aquarius? Mars is opposite of its retrograde point from last summer.


    Lots of good stuff in this article regarding Pluto and Eris (and much more. Take a week to chew through it). Because these are long duration orbits I find it’s best to stand back and look at this astrology spanning centuries.

    It’s fair to say business banking and money are sizzling away in the frying pan.

    Suggesting Eris is in feminist cause sort-of-way, is reasonable, because of the Aries connection, but watch your passions accordingly, Venus is in detriment in Aries. Anyway, Don’t allow the secret org to front run you, or me too. Easy to say but we are Oh So Gullible. Living in a world chuck full of ants, enjoying a direct line to the Galactic Center.

    • Hi Meryn – where did you try to enter Eris? She can be found as one of the items under “Additional objects”, on the left of the screen.

    • thought also occurred to me …exposing dark secrets and behaviors ? 😉

  5. i’m born jan 4 during the first annular solar eclipse, and i have many friends born on 7/16. the experienced new moon energy using it’s red of leadership stewarding the white full moon full of potential as well without experiencing the true dark night of the soul – alone

  6. eris is also in popular anime Boku no Hero. a young quirk user without control over her powers. ixion i think is a villain in some form it is indeed too wild. i think eris represents the inner dragon. the sutra of nirvana.

  7. My natal moon is at 24 degrees of Capricorn in my 4th house… any insight?

  8. Jeffrey Epstein, sexual predator, is going down in this eclipse corridor.

  9. Hi Jamie, My natal Uranus was in Libra at 24°49’27 (retrograde) in house 12 when I was born. What does that portend for me at this lunar eclipse on July 17, 2019?

  10. Hi Jamie, I want to ask about aspects in my chart?
    Lunar eclipse in 6 house exact trine my moon conjunct mars in 24 degrees taurus in 10 house.
    What to expect?
    My moon rules 12 house and my mars rules 10 and 5.
    Thank you:)

  11. Wow. Look at the Epstein thing puking itself back up right here on the Eclipse! Arrested right on Mercury retrograde and Mercury sitting exactly where it was when the plea deal was struck in 2008. Talk about hitting the nail on the head with the Eris call here. Kudos! “This suggests the lunar eclipse will expose many dark secrets and bad behaviors…” Yep.

    • I came to make the same observation and applaud the author’s foresight here! I was sceptical about the Eris connection when I read this a month ago but my God, the tentacles on this Epstein travesty are unconscionable. Amazing analysis.

      • And I can assure you that these latest Epstein revelations are the tip of a very deep, decades long Anglo-American secret state funded and enabled series of violent abuses of power in a Psyops war against their own citizens. At last, perhaps, that creepy postwar phrase, the ‘special relationship’, will be finally exposed for what it has always truly referred to. The use of sexualised violence as a terror tactic by the big state players ( eg George Bush Sr and his CIA MK Ultra programmes in the US or those of Sir Clement Freud and Dr Will Sargent of the Rockefeller funded Tavistock Institute in the UK ) for effective total political and social control.

        One can but dream of true Justice being seen and done at long last

  12. Mercury – Mars – Jupiter – Chiron – Eris in Fire
    Moon – Saturn – Uranus – Pluto in Earth
    Sun – Venus – Neptune NNode in Water
    NOTHING in Air…

    Cardinal: Sun – Moon – Venus – Saturn – Pluto – Chiron – NNode – Eris
    Fixed: Mercury – Mars – Uranus
    Mutable: Jupiter – Neptune

    Sometimes it helps me to get back to the bare basics. I added Eris because she is so prominent right now.

  13. This eclipse is conjunct my natal Mars @25 Capricorn. I do hope this will promise a breakthrough in a personal situation that hasn’t budged for a long time.

  14. “It especially emphasizes the mistreatment of women by men in positions of power and authority.”

    Actually, I’m finding in my family’s case, it is in fact uncovering the mistreatment of a man by his wife, who is discovered to be cheating on *him* and has been abusing him at home. I think it’s wrong to assume that astro influences which enhance female challenge of male authority necessarily means the female is the innocent, and the male is in the wrong. It’s just amplifying the challenging energy, whether rightly or wrongly.

    • Thank you for sharing this.

      According to the CDC, men are as likely as women to be the victims of domestic violence (of all sorts). But neither media nor DV organizations are addressing this reality. The fiction is constantly promoted that men are always the abusers, women always the victim. This is not good for any of us, obviously.

      There’s something underpinning this in human consciousness, something I keep grasping the tail of, like a dream:

      We frame the problem as men v. women — but this is a concrete and literal understanding — when the actual nature of our difficulty is psychological and spiritual: Masculine principles and ways of being are honored — by both sexes! — far and away above Feminine principles and ways of being.

      I believe when we start addressing these matters psychologically and spiritually, we will see the rise of the True Feminine that we’ve all been so hoping for. Then will come balance between the inner feminine and masculine, then, at long last, joyous peace between the sexes.

  15. Hi Jamie,

    This eclipse intrigues me as it will make a square (not exact) to MC/IC (at 22.12 Aries / Libra) and natal Mars is (29 degrees Libra).Transiting Mars is at less than 3 degrees past Ascendent, Mercury at less than 3 degrees before conjuncting Ascendent (natal Vesta is conjunct ascendent) and Transiting Venus is at less than 5 degrees from natal position.

    How this can apply to “Following this lunar eclipse, bad behavior in the domestic and work environment will no longer be tolerated. Annoyance and irritation will turn to aggressive reactions, the exposure of secrets, separations and legal cases. Perpetrators will be shamed, vilified, demoted, fired, fined and imprisoned. Victims will be acknowledged, vindicated, emboldened, promoted and compensated”? would it be related to home and career?

  16. You should see what’s going on in Puerto Rico right now… Your description about the eclipse is unbelievably accurate. Governor is about to resign because of a filtered chat in which he used offensive terms against women, gays, dead people, victims of a deadly hurricane of 2017, and so on. His reputations is dead, as well as of those who participated in the chat. Everyone is in the streets right now calling for his resignation or his impeachment. Never seen before in PR.

  17. Very well put and put together. The fixed stars filled in the gaps, making the reading fuller than tomorrow’s moon 😉. I suppose with the eclipse not visible in north america, it’s more of a picture where you see the power mongers acting out of full view but the door is slightly ajar so you know they’re up to something. I personally resonate with it too as vega is conjunct my venus in the 6th by less than 1 minute..the full moon falls 1 degree of mercury and 4 degrees of dsc. Something must surely end and yes I have a very insecure boss in need of an equal spank 😏. I’ve come to understand that control freaks are paranoid about their reputation for a reason, as they are accustomed to accusation and must ferret scapegoats. On the other hand, those struggling with control are overwhelmed, displaced, fearful and in constant need of reassurance (here’s a scapegoat for you in my stead, I’d rather watch sort of thing). The struggle with authority is real here and you know, you’re on to something as I don’t believe that empathy is a weak cop out, it does have value in diffusing marred situations. It brings clarity and no power abuser wants plans thwarted by the martyr. The one who sacrifices takes away the respect of the antagonizer. I’m not saying throw yourself to the fire but passion doesn’t equal purpose.. the latter fuels the other. Good luck to all on this journey…highly agreed that self sabotage is not the sacrifice in question..but are we willing to do what is right one person at a time.

    • very good resume reg scapegoating. yes it happens so often for many ego reasons . I suffered in my family since I was a baby . But thanks god I always followed my inner star and stood up again so with time even enjoyed a successfull life.
      Added to todays eclipse is Venus opp Saturn and what Jamie writes here for the natal constellation is a wonderfull advice for scapegoats , thank you Jamie. And all scapegoats shall know: you are not the only one and there is a good and wonderfull way : YOUR way.
      Even reg politics people get scapegoated all over the world, there happen so many changes, good that people wake up, come togehter, talk in blogs working on a change in this world, starting to disclose the deeds of their perpetrators.

  18. Maybe so. I was suddenly stricken with the urge to share my life story with a rape / abuse survivor’s coalition. Normally that’s not something I’m interested in people knowing about.

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