Dear ones we are heading into yet another eclipse! This Sunday we will have a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Capricorn. The Sun will be in the watery, emotional and nurturing sign of Cancer and the Moon will be in the earthy, wise and masterful sign of Capricorn. Eclipses always offer us an opportunity to work even deeper with our shadows and bravely look at the aspects of ourselves that are holding us back from stepping into our power.
Capricorn is a feminine Earth sign, ruled by the planet Saturn. It’s a cardinal sign so has those qualities of initiation and the sense of energies shifting. Saturn rules organization, structure, time, boundaries and practicality. For the New Moon in Cancer we looked at our relationship to our emotions and we discussed themes such as allowing ourselves to be nurtured and supported and being a good mother to ourselves as well as those around us. Under the influence of the Capricorn Full Moon, we can ask ourselves what boundaries do we need to put in place to help honour our emotional needs? You can ask yourself, where are you leaking energy? Sometimes, it’s unavoidable when we need to be there for others and offer support but sometimes it’s due to a lack of boundaries and taking on other people’s emotional baggage. As we shift into the second half of the year, how can you establish better boundaries? What would they look like? One of the difficulties for Cancerians is that they feel IT ALL, so much sometimes that it can cripple them, boundaries in this context is so helpful, making sure that we are tending to our own emotional needs as well as those of others. The shadow side of the Cancer’s Mother archetype can be it shifting into the Martyr. When we shift into this state, we deny others the opportunity to show their love and support for us. Showing loving kindness to others isn’t always about us doing things for them, its about opening up to receive their gift of love too. In your journal, ask yourself, are you open to receive?
Due to Capricorn’s placement in the Zodiac and it initiating winter in the Northern hemisphere, one of it’s archetypes is the Crone, or the Elder. When asserting boundaries it can be really helpful to step into the power of the Crone and assert yourself. Think of all the wisdom that you have gathered over the years about yourself and what you need. You know what you’re about, you know who you are and you know what you need, sometimes we just get too easily swayed by others. The Crone does not, her days of dedicating an ounce of energy to what other people think are behind her. How much does what others think of you affect the choices and decisions you make? How could you listen to your inner elder more and the noise of the outside world less? Connect to the wisdom of winter and the archetype of the crone, trust your deep inner knowing and guidance. Channel your inner Baba Yaga 🙂
Capricorn is represented by the constellation of the Sea-goat. As always, we can draw powerful messages from astrological imagery. The Sea-goat represents the combination of the earthly, practical life (the goat) with the soul life (fish tale). This provides us with the wonderful opportunity to reflect on the balance between our work/worldly life and our soul life. Is our soul life something that we just squeeze in as and when we can? Or is it with us all day? What’s our soul purpose and soul calling? Are we dedicated to it? Capricorns integrate their spirituality and soul purpose into their daily life. This is a beautiful quality and gives them this wise, grounded and magical energy. They also have the dedication and focus of the mountain goat and therefore are hard working and able to carry out their goals. Are we lacking in determination and focus?
One of the shadow sides of Cancer due to it’s attachment to home and nurturance is that it can get stuck, not wanting to move out of it’s comfort zone in order to pursue a dream, a goal or an ambition. Is this relevant for you? If so, how could you tune into that Mountain Goat energy and climb your way out of that place of feeling stuck?
THE DARK MOTHER
Capricorn moon, and particularly an eclipse, is a wonderful time to connect to the dark Goddesses and the idea of learning to love the dark and all the wisdom it contains. What wisdom is waiting for you in the shadows of this eclipse and how can you slow down enough to hear it? For the Cancer New Moon we connected to Mother Goddesses, for this Capricorn Lunar Eclipse we can connect with the Dark Mother Goddesses – the Crone Goddesses. Dark Mother Goddesses are there for those times when we need to make a shift, they will give us what we need but not necessarily what we want. They won’t sugar coat things for us and they’ll hold up a mirror so we can see what is left that needs to be healed. Think of Hekate guiding Persephone through the Underworld with the torch of her wisdom.
DARK MOTHER GODDESSES
Cailleach, Hekate, Kali, Vajrayogini, Baba Yaga, The Morrigan, La Loba.
My body, my teacher
Eclipse self care
FULL MOON BATH
Combine dead sea, Epsom and Himalayan pink salts and mix together well. Add in fresh Lavender from the garden and a few drops of Clary Sage, Juniper and Lavender essential oil (not suitable in pregnancy). Surround your bath with candles and crystals and enjoy a good soak.
Again, focus on crystals that will help you navigate the intense energies of the Eclipse but also to connect with shadow work and the Earth element of Capricorn – Onyx, Obsidian, Hematite, Pyrite, Clear Quartz and Smoky Quartz.
Creating an at home Cacao Ceremony is a beautiful way to honour the Full Moon and will also help you to drop from head into heart. Cacao also helps us to ground and become present to our body. Sipping on Cacao whilst choosing oracle cards, meditating and journaling is a really powerful practice and then when the energy of the Cacao builds you might like to take yourself into a movement practice such as the Moon Salutations or have a good old dance to our playlist below 🙂
Here’s a Lunar Eclipse playlist we made for you to enjoy!
Really hope you’ve enjoyed our blog. wishing you a powerful and magical Lunar Eclipse xx