All Full Moons are about illumination; bringing forth into consciousness what has been nurtured in the unconscious. With this Full Moon in the Capricorn/ Cancer polarity, we are being asked to balance our male and female aspects; God/Goddess; yin and yang. Capricorn is the cardinal Earth sign which signifies or connection to the 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. At the time of this writing, there have been senseless acts of violence committed across the globe. Make no mistake about it; as Light Workers our resolve is being tested. As the structures of the old 3D collapse, questions of inner security versus outer control (Cancer/Capricorn issues) take center stage. Fear and separation is not the solution.
This Full Moon asks us to feel our emotions (Cancer) and to act on them responsibly (Capricorn). In esoteric astrology, Capricorn is the sign of the Initiate, as well as, the Adept. 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, but now we are also learning the secret of “no time”… how to “stretch” time and become more “in synch” with our multidimensional aspects. Once we realize that we are actually spiritual beings inhabiting a material reality, there is no limitation or fear; only creativity and abundant life.
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. How are we balancing our physical and emotional needs? Do we need to set new boundaries or limits for ourselves? Or, do we need to nurture and open our hearts more? Most of us are experiencing warmer weather during the summer season, 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!
Sun in Cancer trine Mars in Scorpio: With this positive aspect, we can clear up some of the emotional trauma of the past and make positive decisions. It gives us the courage to move forward. In addition, both Venus and Mercury in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius (all fire signs), signifying that this is a time for creative thinking and positive action.
Pluto in Capricorn Trine Jupiter in Virgo:
The transformational planet, Pluto is also in the sign of Capricorn with this Full Moon making a very positive trine aspect with Jupiter in Virgo. Both of these planets are in Earth signs and deal with how the resources of the Earth are distributed. Pluto has to do with the world of big business, power, and world governments. Capricorn is the sign that has to do with money, finances and material security. Jupiter is about expansion. When these two join, the world’s power, wealth and leadership roles are highlighted. With this trine, there is the potential for positive global restructuring, if our leaders can work together for positive change. However, there is no way to stay stuck in the past bemoaning the “good old days” with these aspects. Evolution is always challenging; it is inevitable. The breakdown of the old systems is already in motion. The question is: How do we create an improved society with the “new rules” necessary for humanity’s movement forward? Hate-mongering and fear are not the best tools for creative solutions. 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 “scapegoat” others. We all need some semblance of material security in order to live, but the karmic lesson here is that “security” begins within ourselves. Jupiter in Virgo asks you to listen to your own body; honor the Earth, Her resources, and the life forms upon it. In your own life, release what no longer serves you. This is the way to true self-empowerment and self-realization.
In ancient Egypt, the rising of the star Sirius on July 19 heralded the beginning of the Egyptian New Year, the oldest festival in Egypt. The Egyptians considered Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, as the soul of the Goddess Isis, the Mother of Egypt. Take this opportunity to feel your connection to Earth and the stars, and birth your new Creations!