We are having a Full Moon in Capricorn on July 19th-20th (depending on where you are located in the world). During Full Moons, we experience a push-pull between two opposing signs; in this case, it is the polarity between Cancer and Capricorn.
This Lunar cycle started with a New Moon in Cancer just after Mars went from retrograde to direct. There is a theme this month of proceeding forward in new ways after lessons from the previous 3 months. The energies of this Moon cycle are especially smoother compared to the previous one, in which we had an overwhelming ‘Mutable Grand Cross’ at both the Full Moon and New Moon.
Generally speaking, Full Moons are a time where certain themes in our lives that have been building up in the previous weeks (more prevalent 3-4 days leading up) reach a peak or a release point. It can be minor or major depending on other astrological variables specific to an individual.
Full Moon-related themes can occur through an external event/relationship, but can also be processed internally after external experiences transpired in previous days. It can be revelatory and/or a time of changes and adjustments through some sort of new awareness. This is a time where we can integrate and/or balance the energies of the opposing signs and/or be in a situation where they are at odds with each other.
Full Moon In Capricorn Opposite Sun In Cancer
To start off, lets consider the opposition between the Moon in Capricorn and Sun in Cancer. Capricorn is an Earth sign, and generally is a grounded, dependable, and responsible energy. It is the sign of structure, goals, control, ambition, worldly success, and getting things done. It is also the sign of tradition and maturity.
Cancer is a water sign, which is about emotional security, sensitivity, nurturing, and bonding. It is a very domestic sign, more oriented around the personal life, home, family, loved ones, and having a sense of belonging in those areas. Represented by the crab, it is also associated with staying in one’s ‘shell.’ This is why many Cancerians like to stay home a lot and generally tend to be more introverted, especially to those they don’t feel close to.
This Full Moon period can bring a collaboration of these energies and/or a challenge. It will be expressed in different ways for everybody but somehow will play out. This Full Moon is also part of a Grand Trine Kite pattern with Mars and Chiron, and is also making a square to Uranus, which will also influence the energies being expressed by the Sun and Moon.
Full Moon In A ‘Kite Pattern’ With Mars and Chiron and In a T-Square With Uranus
As mentioned above, Mars in Scorpio has slowly started moving forward again just before the last New Moon. Mars making harmonious angles with the Sun and Moon shows that if we choose, the lessons learned in recent months regarding how we assert ourselves can assist us in achieving harmony between our ego needs and emotional needs. This is part of a ‘Grand Trine Kite’ in which the Sun, Mars, and Chiron are in water signs forming a triangle and the Full Moon is in a challenging opposition to the Sun while forming harmonious angles to Mars and Chiron.
Chiron is associated with healing from our old wounds and blockages, which, in turn, allows us to embody more of our spiritual essence, often considered the ‘higher self.’ Since earlier this year, it has been a key player in terms of surfacing wounds in people that could have created some pain and/or challenges, yet at the same time, offer great potential for awareness and healing.
Chiron involved in this kite pattern shows that if we choose, we can proceed in a way where our weaknesses become our strengths, with potential further emotional healing. This is strongly supported by its trine to a post-retrograde Mars.
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The Moon is in the Earth sign of Capricorn at the base of the kite, and along with the Sun, is forming a T-Square with Uranus in Aries. As mentioned above, the Moon here emphasizes our responsibilities and ambition, and because it is the base and Full Moon, its energy is what really pushes us.
Uranus in Aries can also push as as well. At best it can bring breakthroughs, but it can also bring on a challenge that requires innovation. It can manifest as sudden changes, rebellion, separation, a need for independence, or issues/breakthroughs around our self-identity. This energy was particularly strong around the time of the attempted Turkish Coup when the Sun was in a tight square with Uranus.
Things To Consider For This Period
What is in the way of your goals and security needs? What needs to shift in order for you to have more control over your life and step into your power? Do you need to be more responsible? Do you need to restore a new balance between your ambitions and domestic life? Be open to any breakthroughs.
These are some examples of what to consider but keep in mind the other things that I have written. If you wish to do any sort of intention in alignment with the themes of this Full Moon, it is best to do it within the first 24 hours following the Full Moon, but the closer the better. Click here to see what time that will be in your time zone.
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