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FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN JUNE 27- 28 2018:
All Full Moons are about illumination; bringing forth into consciousness what has been nurtured in the unconscious. When the Moon falls in the Earth sign of Capricorn, it signifies our connection to Mother Earth, our traditions, our ancestral lineage, and family roots (for better or worse). During this Full Moon, the Sun is in the opposite sign of Cancer. This polarity signifies the archetypal “Mother/Father” axis in astrology; the cosmic “family plan”.
We see this playing out right now in the news (USA is a Cancerian country; 4th of July birthday) with the emotionally charged stories of families being separated at “borders” (Saturn in Capricorn). The theme of ”Power vs. Compassion”, and what it means to be “human” take on archetypal proportions. These events will have an even more intense impact on the collective consciousness of this country as we move into the upcoming July/ August 2018 eclipse cycles (more next month). We are a country of immigrants who settled in lands belonging to indigenous people. History often repeats itself, if we do not learn from the past.
Capricorn is the sign that teaches us about boundaries, self- responsibility, and self-respect. In astrology, the planet Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn. Saturn is known as the “Lord of Karma”, and is the sign of the Initiate, as well as the Adept. Saturn is the “Hermit” of the tarot deck, whose message is to seek our own inner counsel and listen to our spirit guides. Saturn also 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.
Shamanic teachers embody this aspect of Capricorn: by honoring the Mother Earth and all her healing properties and by respecting our physical bodies with the proper use of plant medicines, herbs and stones. They also know the secret of “no time” and “dream time”. We are learning how to stretch time and become more in synch with our multidimensional aspects.
If you have Capricorn Sun, Moon or Ascendant, this is a very important Full Moon for you. You may be in the process of an emotional “overhaul”. Letting go of the old memories and long held belief systems that no longer serve you, will actually help to clarify your and goals now.
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. Capricorns are not afraid of hard work or self-discipline; however, they do not like to feel “uprooted”. It is always good to remember that change is not necessarily disruptive; it can be exciting and life-enhancing.
This is a good to time to stretch your Capricorn “ comfort zone”, take a risk, and utilize new opportunities. Since the Sun is in the opposite sign of Cancer now, there may be some conflict between being practical and also remaining true to your feelings. The good news for everyone (no matter what your Sun sign) is that 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. Capricorn is earth; Cancer is water…both are fertile and receptive. Deep roots can’t grow without water. Neither can our human bodies thrive without feeling emotionally fulfilled. The intensity of this Full Moon with Saturn makes clearing out our emotional garbage a necessity not a luxury.
Take a “time out” to moon-gaze, take a walk 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 relaxing bath to help unwind. Gemstones, crystals and healing herbs work well with the Capricorn Moon’s grounding energy. Humans are the caretakers of all Mother Earth’s precious gifts…and we start by caring for our own bodies!
The Moon and Saturn are conjunct in Capricorn and both square Chiron in Aries. This can be a very complex aspect if we are not in touch with our own emotions. Old fears of abandonment, rejection and insecurity, which may have deep roots in our childhoods, are projected onto others and crystallized into core beliefs about reality. Our toxic “shadow” emotions can trigger anger and power struggles with others, if we do not take emotional responsibility for our thoughts and actions now. (All we have to do is turn on the evening news to see how this is being played out in the collective).
This Full Moon calls for emotional responsibility and remaining grounded and centered, even in the midst of turmoil. Saturn is retrograde right now; so it is important to take a step “backward” from the drama; review the situation and decide what is the best outcome for our future goals. Chiron, as the wounded-healer, makes a positive trine with the North Node (Destiny Point) in Leo indicating the path for healing comes through self-expression, not self-sabotage. Allow your inner child to express, but not self-indulge. Examine where you have been “stuck” in your life through past procrastination, avoidance, or lack of self-worth. Now is the time to revise and re-edit those limiting beliefs with retrograde Saturn. On a positive note, the Moon and Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus, a very favorable aspect for forming new structures that enhance our emotional and physical well-being.
CAPRICORN FULL MOON: TREE OF LIFE MEDITATION:
Find your quiet inner space and relax. Light a white candle. Take a few deep breaths, centering yourself in the moment. Now, imagine yourself in a beautiful green meadow filled with lush, green grass. You notice a slight breeze with the scent of summer flowers in the air. You lie down beneath a majestic pine tree, whose branches seem to stretch miles into the sky. This is your personal Tree of Life. Its pine needles make a soft, fragrant cushion beneath you, and you feel totally relaxed and at one with the Earth. You can smell the soothing essence of pine, fresh grass and wild flowers all around you. Lying here, you look up and see a clear, cloudless sky above you. Even though it is sunset, you can see the outline of the Full Moon and a brilliant blue/white star pulsating above it. This is the perfect “wishing” star, the Star Sirius. You remember that the Goddess Isis is connected with this Star Sirius, and she is the Goddess of magic, miracles and healing. Imagine yourself making a wish for your highest intention as you lie below this welcoming tree. Visualize the light from the star shining down and touching your crown chakra as you make your wish. You can feel the light from this star penetrate the top of your head and proceed down the meridians of your body to your feet. You wiggle your toes with delight! You are pulsing with star light in your body. Now connect this light with the roots of your magical tree. You feel energized, refreshed and more alive! Now, picture your wish as if it had already come true, and imagine how you would feel if this wish was truly your reality. You may ask the Goddess Isis to assist you with this process of creative manifestation in your lie. You can feel her unconditional love and support for you. You truly feel like her Divine Child. You thank her and say goodbye. Bring your awareness to the present. Allow your special intentions to be nurtured by Isis and know that you may return to your magical Tree of Life at any time.