There will be a partial lunar eclipse on 16 July 2019. Some of the eclipse will be visible in parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, select parts of North America, South America and Antarctica.
As the Moon will actually rise during the eclipse, it will only be partially visible in the UK. The eclipse will be visible here from Moon rise at 9:06pm (16 July) to 1:17am (17 July).
The Moon will start to enter Earth’s shadow at 7:43pm BST and the maximum partial eclipse will occur at 10:30pm. The entire eclipse will last for around five and a half hours, ending at 1:17am on 17 July. The map below shows the visibility of the eclipse:
The chart below, cast for London, shows the event:
Before we will discuss any possible effects on the individual, we have a look at the mundane astrological implications of this eclipse. To be able to do this, we need to establish where the eclipse is likely to have its greatest effect. For this purpose we need to look at the countries or cities falling under the rulership of Capricorn, the sign wherein the eclipse Moon resides during the event. We also have to take into consideration that the eclipse’s visibility will greatly enhance its effect.
The map above shows the paths of angularity for Sun (red) and Moon (black)
Looking through traditional source material, we find that Albania, Austria (particularly Styria), Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, France (particularly Gaunt at Somme), Germany (particularly Brandenburg, Constance, Juliers, Saxony, and Thuringia), Greece, Iran (Ariana), Italy (particularly Toronta and Derthona), Lithuania, Macedonia, UK (particularly Orkney Islands and Oxford), are the locations traditionally thought to fall under the rulership of Capricorn.
The Moon is placed in the last decanate of Capricorn, which is ruled by the Sun. According to William Lilly’s Annus Tenebrosus, an eclipsed Moon in the third decanate of Capricorn indicates:
“…the Death of a King, Conspiracies in the People, or Mutinies”
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the Greater Malefic, which already shows that things could get problematic. Again we can look to William Lilly, who wrote about Saturn being eclipse ruler:
“He is generally the cause of corruptions by reason of cold, more properly he declares continued diseases in the bodyes of men, as wasting of the body, or a consumption which hath its originall from some reflux of Reume, her denotes Disturbance of radicall Humours, Fluxes, Quartane Agues, Banishments, Poverty, Miserie, Lamentation, vain fears, mortality of old men especially […]”
On a personal level, an eclipse usually affects only a small number of people. To establish the possibility of any effect to take place, the birth chart should be scrutinized for any of the following:
Moon is in or around 24 Capricorn
Moon is in or around 24 Cancer (opposition)
24 Capricorn is culminating in the birth chart (conjunct Midheaven)
24 Capricorn is ascending in the birth chart (conjunct Ascendant)
Should it be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in-depth reading of the birth chart may be necessary to find out if, how and to what extent the native could be affected.