On June 27th/28th (9:53 PM PST and 12:53 AM EST), the full moon glows in the sturdy and earthy sign of Capricorn. The sign that is wired for hard work, understands the need for discipline, feels joy in productivity and is inspired by accomplishment. I’ll also add that she’s not easily distracted, craves solitude like no other, values integrity above all else and when she’s functioning at her highest- she carries the archetype of the wise elder. At her worst, she becomes rigid, demanding, and controlling. If she ever turns to approval from others, it’s likely that she’ll begin to lose clarity about herself and end up a prisoner to her success. If this happens then no matter what she does, nothing will ever quite seem like it’s enough.
For this Full Moon, I’d like to mention that Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is hanging out very close by and is asking us to step up to the plate and not be afraid to do the hard work. With this alignment there could be some challenging situations that surface in your life whether with family, work, or relationships, but before you start to feel panicked just keep in mind that there’s a good chance that it probably feels worse than it actually is. So step back and try to get some clarity. Remember that Saturn is here to help us mature and this often happens through some necessary lessons. Sometimes lessons are difficult and at times they can be painful ones to learn, but if you can take some time during this Full Moon to be in solitude, then you’ll likely be able to listen to the voice within.
You might even find a tremendous amount of wisdom and insight available to you if you allow yourself some solace. The key is that you must take some time to listen, to deeply listen. Meaning that it’s time for you to sit in stillness, to sit in the company of your own self without any distractions. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself feeling a bit more serious than you might be used to and there’s also a chance that some restrictions, fears, or sadness might try to creep in. If this happens, allow the emotion to come and then take responsibility for what’s yours and release what no longer serves you. Yes, it really can be that simple. It’s as simple and as difficult as we make it.
We should also pay attention to Chiron, the comet associated with the archetype of the wounded healer, who is making a challenging aspect to this Full Moon and Saturn. In many ways Chiron is inviting us to visit those places where we have felt the most wounded. Those places within that we might pretend don’t exist, or the places within that we readily try to push down and hide from others, or even the place that holds the deepest parts of our pain. No matter how much this part has remained hidden in the past, now due to Chiron forming this aspect, it’s likely that these wounds will be triggered and made more visible. This isn’t to punish or harm you, but to offer you an opportunity for healing, transformation, and change. But nothing can be transformed without first clearly seeing, accepting, and taking responsibility for what stands before you. Here’s a little secret – This is not the time to run, resist, or avoid, but rather it’s the time to get serious about facing the reality of your wounds. It’s time to work hard to uncover whatever has been holding you back.
The good news is that Uranus is making a positive aspect to Saturn and the Full Moon so this might ignite some unexpected opportunities and could even offer you an experience with some necessary breakthroughs. Now I should warn you that Saturn is retrograde, so while there is this positive energy flowing between these planets, you might have to work really hard to see some of these changes come into fruition. In other words, it involves your active participation.
If any of this feels discouraging just know that there will be a Water Grand Trine involving the Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune that starts to form during the first week of July. This will hopefully alleviate some of the intensity from this Full Moon and it may even open up some exciting new possibilities for you. So for now, do the hard work and if something gets triggered in you, step back and without reacting look for the wound that lives underneath. This will give you all the clues you’ll need, as we enter into the eclipses next month.
While we all might feel pulled during this Full Moon to take some time in solitude and engage in some hard work, we will all experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Capricorn is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Capricorn. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]