Hello and Happy 4th of July, Everyone!
FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN JULY 1, 2015
All Full Moons are about illumination; bringing forth into consciousness what has been nurtured in the unconscious. This Full Moon in Capricorn is about manifesting the intentions which were “seeded” at the Gemini New Moon (June 16). Capricorn is the cardinal Earth sign which signifies our connection to Mother Earth, our traditions, our ancestral lineage, and spiritual roots. Capricorn grounds us in “physicality”; it allows us to build a solid foundation for the future. Capricorn’s energy is not for the dilettante or the immature; it is the sign of Mastery, but we must be committed, focused and disciplined to achieve our goals. Capricorn’s energy teaches that if we “walk our talk”, we will succeed. Capricorn is the sign that teaches us self- responsibility, and that karmically, we evolve from children to adults. In esoteric astrology, Capricorn is the sign of the Initiate, as well as the Adept. It is the “Hermit” of the tarot deck, whose message is to seek our own inner counsel and listen to the messages from Spirit. The planet which rules the sign of Capricorn is Saturn, also known as the “karmic teacher”. Saturn rules the concept of three dimensional “time” and physical boundaries. There are no short-cuts when we are under the auspices of Capricorn and Saturn. It is essential to understand the importance of “good timing”, as well as patience. But now we are also learning the secret of “no time”… how to “stretch” time and become more “in synch” with our multidimensional aspects.
Saturn Retrograde in Scorpio and the Cardinal Cross:
The transformational planet, Pluto is also in the sign of Capricorn with this Full Moon. (In astrology, we call this a “conjunction”). This means that no stone will be left unturned getting to the bottom of things….secrets will be uncovered…Pluto also has to do with “the Shadow” world of big business, power and world governments. Capricorn is the sign that has to do with money, finances and material security. When these two join, worlds may collide. We have watched the ebb and flow of monetary crises worldwide, and this Full Moon will definitely bring things to a head (at this writing Greece, Germany and Puerto Rico are all in the economic headlines). This is especially true with Saturn moving retrograde in the last degrees of Scorpio (also big business, power and money). Saturn remains retrograde until September 17, so expect many old fears about global economic collapse to resurface. We may also see events played out on the global stage that seem extremely volatile. Most of these are not new events, but are suddenly triggered again (especially with Saturn’s re-entry into Scorpio as noted above).
The chart of the U.S. as a Cancerian country (born on the 4th of July) is directly impacted by these planetary pictures. In this country, there may be a flare up of public resistance to new rules and regulations brought on by economic cuts and setbacks. However, there is no way to stay stuck in the past bemoaning the “good old days” with these aspects. Evolution is always challenging; but it is inevitable. The breakdown of the old systems is already in motion. However, Pluto will give us the courage to move through the collective undertow of fear, if we have the courage to take responsibility in our own lives and not blame some “Big Brother/Illuminati “conspiracy for messing with our reality. We all need some semblance of material security in order to live, but the karmic lesson here is that “security” begins within you. Listen to your own body; honor the Earth, her resources, and the life forms on it. In your own life, release what no longer serves you. “Hoarding” on any level is a symptom of fear. Capricorn is the sign of self-discipline and self-responsibility, Pluto in Scorpio is all about self-empowerment, so let’s get with the program!
Venus and Jupiter Grand Conjunction in Leo:
As always, the antidote for heavy doses of Saturn is Venus, and during this Full Moon, Venus is partnering with Jupiter. When the two most beneficial planets of the zodiac team up, expect more pleasure, fun, and abundance to flow your way (especially if you have any planets in the last degrees of Leo). Venus will remain with Jupiter due to her retrograde motion from June 10 through Aug 17, so get ready to “feel the Love” expansion coming your way.
Neptune and Chiron in Pisces:
Both Neptune and Chiron are in the sign of Pisces, the sign of compassion, service and healing. This is an amazing time to monitor your dreams for “signs and wonders”; ESP and Astral travel and tuning into the higher dimensions are all possible with this configuration. Neptune in Pisces is the sign of the Healer and “Christ Consciousness”; Chiron in Pisces is all about healing the collective wounds of the past 2000 years. The Piscean Age where wars are fought in the name of religion is so OVER, people!
If you have Capricorn Sun or Ascendant, this is an important Full Moon for you. You may be in the process of an emotional “overhaul” with important people and situations in your life. Memories, long held belief systems, and goals may be uprooted now. Capricorns are not afraid of power or hard work, but they generally do not like change. It’s good to remember that change is not necessarily disruptive; it can be exciting and life-affirming. Capricorns are extremely alert to opportunities and how to utilize them. (This can be described as the famous Capricorn ambition at work.) This Full Moon brings tremendous potential for growth and opportunity. You may even get a new “mission statement”. The Capricorn theme is “wisdom learned through experience”. Capricorn rules the physical support system of the body: our skeleton, bones, teeth, and skin. It teaches us to take responsibility for our bodies in physical reality. We cannot complete our spiritual work unless our bodies can handle the immense influx of energies pouring into this planet. Honoring our bodies as Temples of Light is part of the program now. This Full Moon falls near a holiday weekend , so take a “time out” in nature…walk, moon-gaze, sit by the ocean or hike in the mountains…recharging your psychic batteries goes a long way in improving overall health and longevity. If you can’t spend the time outdoors, schedule an aromatherapy or hot stone massage, or take a long relaxing bath to help unwind. Gemstones, crystals and healing herbs work well with the Capricorn Moon’s grounding energy. Go for it…you have nothing to lose but your stress!
MHG Editor Note: Mary is available for personal Astrology readings and she is highly recommended. For scheduling, please contact her directly and reference her articles on The MotherHouse.