With the Sun transiting watery and emotional Cancer, July’s (8th/9th dependent on your location) rather intense 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, and with the challenging aspects to this Full Moon, emotions can easily run out of control.
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 conjunct Pluto opposing Sun conjunct hot headed Mars, are bound to create some turmoil. Emotions are about to run high, and karmic Pluto, speaking his message rather loudly, brings forth the energy of transformation; creating sudden changes in our lives, urging us to let our past die away.
Change is not Capricorns forte though. 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. But with Pluto’s influence, structure and stability is likely not on the agenda for this Full Moon. While Capricorn wants to climb his mountain up high, Pluto – the lord of the underworld – wants to go dark and deep. Pluto wants change. And not the gentle kind. This planet of power and intensity transforms through destruction and renewal. Pluto wants death, rebirth and revolution.
This is as about as powerful as a Full Moon can get, so 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. Pluto’s energy may be scary, but it is also incredibly transformational, and the aim is always to transform for the better.
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.
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