With the Sun transiting watery and emotional Cancer, today’s Full Moon falls in Cancers opposing sign; earthy and practical Capricorn. The Full Moon is, as always, a time of culmination and fulfillment, but it is also the time of the month where our emotions are most heightened, so make an effort to ground yourself to more easily sit with your emotions.
Even though oppositions can be good for bringing about our awareness, teaching us to find our own harmonious space in between two opposing extremes, a Full Moon with a trine to unpredictable Uranus and a conjunction to stern and strict Saturn, may have a couple of jokers up its sleeve. Uranus want’s freedom and change, and Saturn wants boundaries and predictability, and feeling pulled in two directions should be enough to make anyone a little dizzy and question their sanity. Just know that this too shall pass.
Because Uranus and Capricorn are not exactly a match made in heaven. Capricorn is a Cardinal sign, and cardinal signs like to be in control. Capricorn doesn’t want to focus on what one feels, Capricorn just wants to get things done. Yesterday. Capricorn want structure. Stability. Grounding. Capricorn wants to climb his mountain and stay there. But Uranus rarely have structure and stability on the agenda. Uranus wants change. And not the soft and smooth kind. This wild card planet likes to surprise us and is the master of abrupt and sudden change. Good thing then, that we also have a conjunction to Capricorn’s own ruler, reliable Saturn.
With all this Full Moon energy swirling around; be patient with yourself. You are not perfect, and neither are you supposed to be. Draw in earthy and stable Capricorns grounding energies, not to react too strongly to your overpowering feelings. Fears and insecurities of not being good enough are all likely to come crashing to the surface, and even though you want to avoid getting caught up in irrational emotional intensity – don’t block the feelings out either. If a strong emotion comes up, just sit with it for now. Don’t act on it. Don’t fight it. Don’t push it down. Simply feel it fully until it evaporates. Then let it go.
Use your breath to slow down your mind. See if you can rise above your own challenging emotions and simply be an observer in your own thoughts and feelings. The better you know yourself, the more you will feel safe to open your heart and be vulnerable to the world around you. The more open you can be, the more receptive you are to the guidance of the Universe. Uranus’ energy may bring up some anxiety, and even though abrupt changes can feel unpleasant, you must trust that it’s always tossing you closer to your life purpose.
If you’re in need of a push to make a change or do something big, this Full Moon is the perfect time to do it. We all have our mountain to climb, and this Capricorn Moon will give you the transformative powers you need to make it to the top. Now go find your Dharma!