Full Moon in Capricorn

July 8, 2017

On Saturday, July 8th at 10:06pm MDT, there will be a Full Moon in the sign of Capricorn, 17 degrees, 9 minutes.

Once again, the Moon reaches its peak. Emotions grow larger and intuition deepens. This ongoing cosmic phase of the Moon, brings us all the opportunity to actively work with the lunar cycles as we recognize and name our feelings, activate our desires, and empower our lives.

During a Full Moon the Sun sits opposite the Moon. This polarity creates awareness and a tension due to the different expression and needs of these two bright lights.  Currently the Sun in Cancer opposite the Moon in Capricorn illuminates two very different realms of human experience. Home, family, nurturing, and personal safety, and career, community, and professional reputation. Personal and public life. The key is to find the balance through the integration of both energies.   

Capricorn is an earth sign that is naturally oriented to accomplishment and personal authority. There is a need to live in the outer world through the internal values of self-discipline, commitment, self-reliance, and integrity.  Capricorn seeks to do some kind of “great work”. Something personally significant that requires the best of a person.

Cancer is the Mother, the healer. The one who listens, forgives, and nurtures. Cancer is naturally oriented to home, family and personal security and this sensitive water sign seeks to safely open the heart to life and love.

Due to other planetary influences, this Full Moon is quite powerful.  Transiting Pluto in Capricorn sits right next to the Moon infusing it with a probing depth and intensity that can stir up old fears and wounds for the purpose of honest examination and healing. There is also a message that transformation within ourselves and our lives is possible, if we are honest about who we are, what our core values are, and who and what we are willing to commit to and work for.

Transiting Mars in Cancer holds space with the Sun bringing courage and drive into the mix. However as Mars opposes the Moon and Pluto, there is an emotional edginess that can potentially lead to fear, frustration, mishaps, and angry outbursts.

Transiting Jupiter in Libra is also present, squaring off with the Moon/Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun/Mars in Cancer. Jupiter inflates what it touches, which can increase optimism, or just blow things out of proportion.  The square aspect can create tension, even a sense of crisis. It is also highly motivating, and requires more of us to do it well. The key to this aspect, and all aspects, is integration.

Jupiter in Libra for almost a year now, has brought us all the message and the opportunity to grow and learn from other people. To recognize the importance of our relationships and the at times delicate balance that is required to keep them healthy and happy.  That we are individuals, but we are not here alone. We live on a planet with many people. That the way to participate in creating a more harmonious world is through honesty, respect, peace seeking, and peace keeping with others.  

This is a time to recognize and claim what you value, or to further develop and own your inner sense of authority. To stand solidly within yourself with courage and conviction. And to recognize that we each have our place and purpose within the human family. This energy can also over inflate a sense of authority that could be extreme, so do be aware of the potential of having to be the one that is right. Consider whether that will bring the desired result.  In opening up to honest, but loving dialogue with others, a safe space can be created that supports you, as well as others to voice their opinions.

A Full Moon always has the power to stir up emotions within ourselves and our relationships, and this one has a lot of extra astrological fuel to boot. During this Moon we can experience a sense of urgency in all areas of our lives. There can be a need to feel safe, a need to feel courageous, the desire to be sensitive, as well as be strong, and a potent need to do something that matters…to us…and to others.  In 2017 we are living in a world that at times feels unstable, and we are bombarded with worldly events that can feel stressful and out of our control. This is the collective backdrop that can feed into emotions and stress for some during this intense Full Moon. Because this Moon phase is complex and has the potential for volatility, please take a moment to breathe if you become tense or overwhelmed, and use wisdom and consciousness in decision, communication, and actions.  Create some time in solitude to ground yourself and receive the message this Moon brings to you.

May this Full Moon in Capricorn open your heart to a deeper awareness of yourself, of what you desire, of where you want to go, and what you feel you need to accomplish. And that clarity, courage, and compassion lead you forward….

If you are interested in knowing where this Full Moon in Capricorn occurs in your personal birthchart, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate is best), and city and state of birth.

Be Well ~ Be Love

Deborah