With the New Moon in Cancer two weeks ago, our emotional centers were triggered and the themes of self-care, self-love and self-affirmation were highlighted. Any wounds that may have been hiding deep within our hearts may have been opened up to the possibility of healing or at the very least, to the beginning of exploratory work by us into any sensitive areas. Now, with a glorious summer Full Moon in the partner sign to Cancer, CAPRICORN, we can take the steps that are needed to implement strong and steady strategies that could facilitate ongoing self-reliance, self-assurance and self-promotion.
Capricorn is the energy of competency, self-motivation and efficient management of all areas of living. Its real-time application of real kinds of strategies—not pie in the sky fantasy but hard core, down to earth things that actually might work in the now.
In Capricorn, we set aside histrionics, moodiness and co-dependency. Now we enter into the arena of adulthood, taking charge of our reality, ensuring success of our undertakings not because of some vague emotional desire but rather, because we have made good solid plans of action that will incrementally and inexorably lead to that desired success. As the Moon soars in the summer sky, we drink up the truth serum that she bestows upon us via the hard-nosed and unrelenting rays of Capricorn.
So, how are you doing with addressing emotional stresses? Have you taken some time to face up to any issues that may be lurking around in your psyche?
If yes, good on you. Keep at it.
If no, set aside some time for self-reflection on Saturday night—ideally before you go out and party—and let that fat full Moon work her magic on you. If you have the opportunity to enjoy the night hours of the July 8 and you have a clear sky, grab it! It is truly amazing how the mind and heart open up under the light of the Moon.
This Full Moon is full of earth-shaking energy if we choose to access it. Pluto is hand and glove aligned to the Capricorn Moon and both are ruled by a lofty and spirit seeking Saturn in Sagittarius, one of the loveliest placements for the God of time to find himself in. In Sag, Saturn seeks meaning and the light that comes from a spiritual perspective—relatively speaking. The relative part is dependent on the soul in question. We are all at different levels of evolution, spiritually speaking, so one person’s sense of spirit may be quite different from anothers. The key is to find your own comfort level in this area and fit yourself into a framework that works for you. No judgments and no evaluations of anyone elses choices, please.
That Pluto/Moon conjunction is itself involved in a GRAND CARDINAL CROSS that includes Uranus/Eris in Aries, the Sun in Cancer, conjoined to Mars—of course exactly opposed to the Moon/Pluto—and Jupiter in Libra in his last gallop through the latter half of that energy. Now, if you are a student of astrology, you have probably heard rumours about Grand Crosses or as they are sometimes called Grand Squares. And some of those rumours may have been less than happy. Well, here’s the thing; ENERGY, in and of itself, is neutral, and just waiting for the variable factor—YOU—to stir it up. If you are conscious, you can use whatever energy is present for growth and improvement. It truly is up to you. Cardinal configurations of this type can be extremely useful for hitting those home runs, so to speak. If the contained energy of the Cross is opened up effectively, the results to the Variable Factor—YOU—can be impressive.
Saturn in Sag is closely involved in this potentially explosive configuration and he is himself involved in a toe to toe with Chiron in the last few degrees of Pisces. The opportunity here is that we can gain some perspective on what those wounds that we are carrying around with us are really all about. Jupiter in Libra, as the ruler of this strategic Saturn demands that we face the truth of any anger, resentments, sorrows, or even a sense of personal inadequacy and dig ourselves out of the muck of self-pity or the blaming of others and grab a hold of what WE can do to effect healing, integration and, hopefully transformation. With the Sun aligned to Mars, there is more than enough get up and go for us to at least begin to do the work that is necessary. Anger is an effective tool for motivation if used mindfully and with a clear-eyed understanding of how to manage anger energy. So, stop blaming others—even if they are to blame—and shoulder your own burden with the inner strength and awareness that YOU CAN DO IT!
Cancer/Capricorn is the energy of self-awareness, inner work that often is messy but always is necessary.
The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:
THE UNION JACK
A HEN SCRATCHING FOR HER CHICKS
What’s your mandala? What’s the image that helps you to focus and concentrate? A ‘flag’ is representative of an ideal, an aspiration, a destination that is imagined and held up as a beacon. So, be clear within yourself as to what, exactly you are loyal to. Hold those ideals high and keep on polishing them up. This month, be committed to following through on any resolutions that you may have on that tricky and slippery emotional level.
The image of the “Hen & Chicks” is truly fitting as the themes of self-care and self-love are played out. Care for others and allow others to care for you. We are in this together, after all!