On July 27th we will experience a total lunar eclipse, a fascinating phenomenon but also a powerful influence on the energies of the universe. Occurring on the full moon, this is certain to have a significant impact on our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, but what specifically will it mean for your life?

Understanding how this energy will play out at the end of this month requires an understanding of a number of different astrological influences.

The full moon is the phase of the lunar cycle in which emotions are intensified. The decision that we make in life are often guided by how we are feeling, and so these heightened emotions can lead us to make rash decisions or act in ways that would otherwise be out of character. This is the explanation behind the ‘wild behavior’ associated with the coming of the full moon.

This July, however, we won’t see just any full moon. We will see the reddish glow of the full blood moon as well as the longest lunar eclipse this century. When a lunar eclipse graces the sky, it highlights our ‘shadow self,’ the side of your personality that you keep hidden away from the world. You will be forced to face these aspects of your true self, an opportunity to identify your weaknesses and work on the growth necessary to become your best self.

How will the July 27th full blood moon and lunar eclipse impact your life? Find your zodiac sign and read on!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Strong, bold and unafraid to take on anything that life throws your way, others see you as a force to be reckoned with. This period in time is going to force you to face your fears, a side of yourself you work extensively to keep hidden from the world. First, it is important to note that everyone is afraid of something at some point in their lives, and it doesn’t make you ‘weak’. Whether you are afraid of failure, of letting down those that you love or of finding yourself alone, don’t hide these feelings away. It is only by acknowledging them that you can work through and free yourself from the barriers that they create. This is your opportunity, don’t pass it up.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Stubborn and hard-headed, if there is one thing that you are resistant to is the concept of change. You truly believe that your way is the best way, but if you are going to succeed in life you have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. It’s going to be difficult but remember that you are going to have to work for all the best things in life. You’re a dedicated, hard worker, unafraid to get your hands dirty, so apply that tenacity to this side of your life as well! Learn to listen to the opinions of those around you and embrace the unknown. Great things await you just on the other side of the door you have been keeping so firmly locked due to your closed mind.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

While everyone loves your fun-loving, positive spirit, it’s no wonder that people will eventually feel annoyed by your lack of responsibility. It’s not that you don’t WANT to be responsible, but you are so absent-minded and easily distracted that things are simply forgotten in your life. This period of time is going to highlight your shortcomings in this area, forcing you to see how that is holding you back from success in your life. It’s time to start working on ways to overcome these weaknesses. Consider techniques like keeping an organized day planner or using ‘to-do’ lists in order to keep yourself organized and on track.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You may believe that your sensitive nature and the fact that you live your life with your heart on your sleeve mean that you couldn’t possibly be hiding anything about yourself. Unfortunately, you couldn’t be more wrong. You have a deep seeded fear that you are going to end up alone and heartbroken, and for this reason, you regularly put others ahead of yourself regardless of the personal sacrifice. It’s time to acknowledge this fear and face it head-on. If you have built strong, meaningful connections in life, you need to learn to trust that these people are going to stand strong by your side in the face of adversity. Facing this fear will allow you to take your relationships to the next level.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Everyone around you looks up to your confidence and ability to dominate anything that you choose to put your mind to. The truth is that you live your life anxious and afraid that one of these days who you are may not be ‘enough’. You are afraid to let down or disappoint those that you love, going to extreme lengths to hide this fear and maintain your proud image. Little do you realize that allowing yourself to be vulnerable will make you appear more ‘human’ to those around you, earning you even more respect! You waste far too much time trying to be perfect. Meanwhile, the secret to happiness in your life starts by accepting your own flaws and weaknesses and learning to see your true worth without denying them.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Let’s just call a spade a spade, you’re a perfectionist and this is the cause of most if not all of your struggles. Denying the truth isn’t going to allow you to change the facts – you are human and have flaws and weaknesses just like everyone else. You spend far too much time stressing yourself out over whether you are ‘enough’ in every area of your life, measuring yourself against some impossible standard that you have created. Stop comparing yourself to others and tearing yourself down. Instead, take the time to acknowledge the many positive characteristics that you possess. The biggest barrier keeping you from achieving your goals and dreams is your self-image.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

You dedicate your life to bringing peace, love, harmony, and balance to the world around you. When everyone else is in chaos, you are the voice of reason calming them down and putting the pieces back into place. Others look up to you for this quality, believing that it shows just how self-aware and capable of handling life’s challenges that you are, but the truth is that you hide your own darkest fears from the world. Every day you fight the fear that you are about to face the one catastrophe that you are unable to fix, the final straw that breaks the camels back sending the world as you know it into complete darkness. It’s an incredibly pessimistic outlook that robs you of happiness. Learn to let go of your anxiety for the future and truly enjoy the beauty of today.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

A mystery that intrigues everyone around you, you bring more questions then you do answers to the world. It’s not that you don’t know who you are or what you want, you simply avoid sharing this information with anyone else. Why are you so closed off? You fear vulnerability and the risk of being hurt. Unfortunately, while these strong walls you’ve built around your heart may be protecting you from being hurt they are also preventing you from building a deep and meaningful connection with anyone else which is hurting your chances of finding true, lasting love. This isn’t to say you need to go letting everyone into your personal life, however, the energy from this lunar eclipse is going to push you to start opening up a little.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Of all the zodiac signs, you are going to experience the biggest impact from this full moon lunar eclipse. If you have been feeling bored, overwhelmed or lost in your life as of late, it is due to the fact that you have hit a plateau and it’s going to take some serious change in order to turn it around. Take a step back and reassess where you are, where you want to go and what it’s going to take to get you there, and don’t be afraid of a dramatic change! Just because you have been traveling one path in life for some time now doesn’t mean that you are restricted to it. Luckily, you aren’t one that it regularly afraid of change, so the idea shouldn’t scare you off, however, taking the first step may be a little scary. Remind yourself that these changes are the key to happiness down the road.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Your life is built on a solid understanding of facts and data, allowing you to constructively and logically assess every situation that you face. It is through careful analysis and planning that you are able to create security and comfort in your life, so it stands to reason that the secret you are hiding from the world is the fear of the unknown that drives this way of thinking. You are a control freak, and the idea that there is something that could upset this dynamic creates extreme anxiety. You are going to find yourself forced into a situation where you have to face this fear head-on. Take a deep breath and roll with the punches. You will discover that you are capable of far more than you ever thought possible.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

If there is one bad habit that you have allowed to take hold in your life, it is the fact that you hold grudges and fail to let go of anything. Holding onto this pain and upset is like drinking poison with the hope that it will somehow harm the person who has wronged you. The only one that you’re hurting is yourself! The eclipse is going to force you to face all the hurts from your past. While you will be tempted to bury them away once again, resist this urge as they will continue to rise to the surface time and time again until such time that you learn your lesson. Let go of this negativity and toxic energy by forgiving those who have hurt you, letting it go. You won’t believe how much weight you will feel lifted from doing so.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

While you dream of an ideal world where all the pieces fall perfectly into place, bringing love, happiness, and romance, there is one big barrier preventing you from bringing these dreams to life – your own sense of self-worth and self-acceptance. You may not want to admit it, but you often avoid taking the risks necessary to bring these dreams to life simply because you don’t believe that you deserve it. All of this is hidden behind your playful banter and charming smile, unknown to those around you, but not for long. The energy from this eclipse is going to get into your head, forcing you to do some serious introspection. Try to remember that focusing on personal growth and development now is necessary if you want to find true happiness in your future.

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