The Full Moon in Capricorn represents powerful and intense energies, with deep possibilities for healing (9:07pm PST July 9th). The Moon is conjunct Pluto, the Sun is conjunct Mars, and they’re all square to Jupiter. These hard angles signal energy that is difficult to master, but highly rewarding when we do.
On the way to mastery, there are upwellings of emotions as unresolved tensions are brought to the surface for awareness and release. The Sun and Mars in water sign Cancer offers an opportunity to feel into the emotions fully, to move through them and let them move through us, to learn from them and see what they wish to teach us.
The Moon and Pluto in Capricorn shine a light on career and public presence. On a collective level we are brought to consider our public role, our contribution to the community. This is the work you came to Earth to do, the work that lights up your soul (whether or not it pays the bills). Now is an ideal time to gain insight and clarity regarding your career.
You may wish to meditate on career at the time of the Full Moon: set your intention to receive insight and then sit, with your mind open and receptive. Don’t try to think your way to clarity, just be ready to receive. If nothing comes right away, you may find in the days that follow, that answers come in surprising ways.
Capricorn also represents the patriarchy, tradition, control, and structure. With Pluto here, triggered by the moon, there may be powerful realizations and upwellings around these themes. This could be a potent time of release and healing around our collective traumatization from patriarchal structures. Perhaps we will remember: we are free.
The Sun and Mars are in Cancer, sign of the home, tribe, family, roots. We’re asked to reconcile the tension between the aspects of ourselves that are emotive, nurturing, quiet, reflective, receptive, and those that are outer, public, assertive, structured. Allow voice to all the parts of yourself and they will of their own accord resolve their conflicts and work together.
With Mars in Cancer there is a higher probability of encountering passive aggression, manipulation, or a sort of sneakiness where anger, passion, and safety are concerned. Aim to be honest, upfront, and direct. Channel this energy by being active around the home: renovations or any projects in or around the home. This is a wonderful time to host a BBQ or be active at home.
The Full Moon square Jupiter in Libra invites us to seek balance, justice, harmony, peace, relationship. Avoid sweeping issues under the rug though. This is Libra’s shadow tendency to create the illusion of peace rather true peace. It’s especially important now, to accept what is, surrender to it, feel your feelings fully, and work through any issues that arise.
As always, it’s illuminating to know where in your personal chart the Full Moon falls. I’m thinking of creating a free short video course on how to read your own chart in a simple way, including how to know if the New and Full Moons trigger any sensitive points in your chart. Let me know if this interests you! For now, to learn how this Full Moon affects your Sun/Moon/Rising signs, see my weekly horoscopes.