F U L L M O O N C A P R I C O R N JUNE 28th
- Full Moon Conjunct Saturn Rx in Capricorn 6º
- Full Moon Opposing the Sun in Cancer
- Full Moon Trine Uranus in Taurus (loosely)
- Full Moon square Chiron in Aries (loosely)
- Mars Aquarius Retrograde
- Mercury transits into Leo
We are in the middle of a revolution involving the fish-goat archetype we call Capricorn. Saturn entered it’s home sign and joined cozy as ever Pluto late last year and so if it feels like there’s a major collective seasoning of seriousness and even depression, we’ve got this big ass mirror to look up to from our homes here on Earth.
Capricorn is associated with the patriarch by most modern day astrologers. Why’s that? Well on paper the key words associated with Cap are: Systems of Order, Responsibility, Stability, Compression, Limits, Restrictions, Achieving, Leadership and Authority, Results, Career Path, Reputation.
Your body can already feel this seriousness and pressure coursing through it, can’t it? These are typically not qualities most of us in modernitity have connected to the Matriarch or even femininity for that matter thanks to the expansion of and claiming of power by various male figures through history and the embracing of dogmatic religious principles that over time, chipped away at the validity of Earth based religion (like paganism) and perpetuated tales based on fear around many feminine attributes. We know these tales. We know the witch hunts. We know how for many of our ancient culture was stripped from us; no matter the color of your skin or your gender - we all have experienced the ancestral effects of our families being conquered by something else.
And this is not to say I’m here to perpetuate a “woe is us” mentality. Or to even say that the whole thing is just one gigantic evil demon we need to ruthlessly destroy. Oh no, I share this so that we may find compassion for ourselves in the middle of the transformations we are currently undertaking. It’s overwhelming, it’s depressing, it’s sad. And I think worst of all for many of us: it’s confusing. Our Souls known that something is way fucking off. Yet the weight and density of the bed we have made feels incomprehensible to dismantle. And to dismantle with care.
We know, that…we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Yet we know, a lot of shit needs to go.
Capricorn is traditionally considered a Feminine Cardinal Earth sign. Yes, FEMININE. It’s sister twin sign is Cancer. Cancer, that sign we all know to be married with the cycles of the Mother Moon, a hard shell with a tender soft home of flesh within. Like an egg, like a womb. Yes, these two are bound by their opposing karma to create the conditions of a live well thrived, built and nourished.
And yet we completely went fucking haywire with Capricorns innate ability to build, to materialize, to climb huge mountains, to achieve, to manifest, to gain power and prestige. That shit feels damn good. It feels great to manifest. To work hard and see a result. To have the thing you wanted. To feel powerful. To feel respected. To follow and a path and know it’s going to lead somewhere you are probably going to like. It feels hella part of being human, doesn’t it? And it is, all of this very well is.
And then, slowly, year by year…all this ancient wisdom, that we didn’t think we could prove as solid fact and science when those tools became available, started to fall away as we questioned any form of authority we knew. And while we (thank goodness )know that accidental poisoning by Lily of the Valley is in fact, NOT demonic possession…there was a sensationalism that built and squeezed out all that…other…juicy, lovely, wild, mysticalness that came with being human. And not that long ago (and still in some places) some people still thought normal female sensation and mood was hysteria worthy of institutionalization and lobotomies. Who clearly, there’s some mismatched as fuck systems of operation going on.
We traded one source of wisdom for the next, and some how we slowly chipped away at an ancient magic for the promise of land, money and status. We traded many Gods and Goddesses for One, supposedly unaware of how out of context that symbol of “unity” could be taken and misused for another agenda.
We stopped looking up to the stars, the sky, the trees and the land and instead looked only at books or those with authority over us - the word of elders with money and status behind them. I mean how often do you look at some business suited guy and think “Well I mean if he has money, and connections, well known in the industry then HE MUST know what he’s talking about and doing, right?” Even subconsciously we can think that. I know I still do that - and I do it with anyone or any gender I deem as “better” than or having more “respect” or reverence than me, especially in industries I love.
And again, we are not all wrong for having this response…it’s just that when it becomes the ONLY thing to go off of we run into trouble. Or the way in which we control the masses. Or the way in which we control all outcomes. Or the way in which we control certain groups we deem as inconsequential or subhuman from the main standard of the society we live within.
I have a hard time reading any story in my local Newspaper lately. Much of the responses from the average person interviewed to me seems to scream of programming that these people have “no idea” they are under the thumb of. Just today I read about how people in my local areas aren’t voting because they are “too busy with kids and work” or they are “depressed and overwhelmed, confused” by what is going on politically and have become apathetic to what’s going on in the US. And it feelings me with this rageful understanding because “they” aka this system that we have kept going, wants exactly that. And truly, it’s not all bad, like I said. But “they” want you to get distracted by having babies, consuming more, working all the time, and to just be so frustrated that you bow out from the conversation because everyone is corrupt anyway. I really hate to get all conspiracy about it but this is why I psychically “see” happening in the collective and there’s very little language to explain that to the average muggle. (But hey…there’s gotta be a legit truth to why we say things like “that’s what THEY want!”) It took me a long time to get it, and I know there is so much more left to get. And I know I have so so so much to learn from the “muggles” too - like how the fuck to not get consumed with all my existential crisises and go get to work, make shit, and achieve some goals.
But we need both. And my body is currently repulsed by anything I judge as being energetically daft. While simultaneously being hella aware one day I could realize how fucking wrong I was about everything. But I’ve yet to “see” that so until then, I’m allowed to go on believing what makes sense to ME, the same way others are going on with what makes sense to them.
Capricorn gives us form, containers, shapes, buildings, structures, systems. It helps us materialize a goal with these resources. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. If the system works, don’t try to make it harder on yourself by having to always reinvent the wheel. And again, so. much. truth. to. that. Not everything not his Earth gotta be destroyed and rebuilt if it doesn’t have to.
Think about those zombie homes in your neighborhood. I’ve seen some realllllyyy aweful nasty ass ones. Like you know animals and mold are all up in there. Me? I’m like…knock that shit DOWN and just take on the expense of building it a new. I’d rather not risk the mold coming back or missing some insect or rat infestation that pops back up. To me that’s the ideal responsible thing to do. Others? They will save what they got and work with the structure that is there - to save money, to save time, to save the original layout, to please the financial backers - to them, that is what is responsible. And hey, if you’ve got the known how, the wisdom and the experience to make that work - and it all seems legit - then my ass will step aside and let you do your work, right?
So it’s not so much that Capricorn in it’s modern manifestation is like the absolute worse - although some days in my head - it really fucking is. Is just that it’s become very one sided in a lot of ways and dismissive of other realities, of the power of a Matriarch, and the nourishment of Mother Earth, and the true emotional protection of a damn HOME. And family. It forgot about Cancer. And like the Cancer that can be in our body unaccounted for - that Cancer will grow in these systems and operations in the form of feeling, emotion, lack of emotional maturity, deep parental wounds acted out subconsciously and channeled into only achieving or subconsciously creating goals to please them.
It is really no bloody fucking mystery so many of us are looking for relief via “street” and pharma drugs, sex, food and even suicide. We know something is wrong, but the system is trying to tell us it’s all alright! Some people out there are like…making money! If you just sell your soul and leave your family behind you too will be able to make all the money! Just work harder, try harder! Stop being soooooo sensitive and needy and weakkkkk!!
And yet, a lot of us know by now the game is rigged to benefit a small percentage of the gamers and that that shit needs to be rerigged so we all aren’t freaking out over how bloody unsafe we feel.
Everything I shared above is a reflection of the archetypes of Cancer and Capricorn: the very energy this Full Moon in Capricorn will illuminate for us.
I mean, you really can’t make this shit up. We have children being separated from their parents (most of the time it sounds like mothers) at the border (Cancer) and old dudes in black suits dolling out why this okay and why we have to and we.have.laws.people (that’s Capricorn).
I swear I had a moment where I was like…I think all these dudes in “power” in the government are all playing out their own personal mommy abandonment issues or resentment at the feminine or resentment at their ancestry not having a choice but to abandon their pagan roots with these policies and rules and power plays and all that jazz. Like instead of going to therapy (which THEY can afford) they are doing this. AWESOME.
But anyway this is indeed what is being quite illuminated right now and will probably reach a type of apex in awareness around the week of this Full Moon - it’s usually after the heightened chaos and “hysteria” starts to die down from the social justice warriors, the activists, the “snowflakes”, the empaths etc that the collective masses allow what came up to actually integrate. It may not even be something they are consciously aware of, it’s just that some of them will start to see things differently than maybe they did just a couple of weeks ago.
It seems like the world is loosing it’s shit and super chaotic mostly because so many of us are going through rapid cycles of awakening and awareness, and our minds/hearts are constantly changing to see new perspectives. It looks confusing and looks like we shouldn’t trust it but this is happening for a reason.
There is a reason why there’s so many different opinions being thrown in our face, so quickly. And while some of it is in a hopes we will get overwhelmed and throw in the towel, there is a whole other current running that’s hoping that some of us will take that and say “Oh I get it…I’m waking up to these 87 different personalities and identities within myself so that I can actually get unified and actualized”. It never ceases to amaze me how often us “spiritual” people, us “intuitives” and psychics etc are actually learning some of the most humbling lessons to get us off any self righteous liberal koolaid we may be getting drunk on and humble the fuck out of ourselves and get human.
Sometimes we are the ones that have to be awakened from our “awakening”.
I do feel the more aware we are of the fact that yes indeed Freedom AND Oppression can operate within the same system, and they coexist quite nicely together it seems - the more work we will actually be about to get done in create the type of Liberated individuality that created a liberated collective AND thus we can move towards Liberation and Sustainability instead.
This truly all does start at home, and with those we call or see as family. Which is sometimes harder than actually going out and networking with likeminded communities, ironically. But the more we go on and on, the more it becomes apparent these grassroots movements need to take greater hold and grounding, becoming little Capricorn centers with Cancerian hearts at the center and then move outwards from there. (So, yes, as you may imagine - family blood can be strong from the perceived opponent as well - so always stay cognizant of this too.)
I loved the way Raven Kaldera, in Moon Phase Astrology, describes the Full Moon in Capricorn dichotomy. Raven called this lunation The Grandmothers Moon.
“The Capricorn Grandmother is far more than just a cookie giving chair rocking old woman; in fact one might consider that the reason we have that image so strongly associated with “grandma” is that women have been valued for only their nurturing ability, and infertile elder women have been devalued and denigrated for so long that we have trouble imagining them, at least on our first thought, as being as appropriate for the status of Elder Authority Figure as older men are.”
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Okay so let’s get into all that lovely Astro jargon. So yep, as usual the Cancer Sun opposes this Full Moon. In addition to the above there is a distinct message of maturity coming through. Capricorn is often connected to our modern label of “adulting”. It’s the maturation of experience and adulthood, the so called settling down. The maturation of emotions is highlighted with the Cancer Sun and Cap Moon as their Moon conjoins a retrograde Saturn at this time. Saturn being the ruler of Cap, this is significant.
Raven Kaldera writes further “Cap’s ruler Saturn is the sign of old age, and any planet in Capricorn is likely to feel “older” (and more rigid) than that same planet in any other sign. It is the destiny of every sign to reach a point of maturity; it is Cap’s destiny to embody it. Blossoming, for Saturn, means becoming the Elder. The Capricorn Full Moon is the archetypal Elder in all her fullness.”
I mean, just WOW. That feels like permission to embrace our wisdom. To embrace getting older, wiser. That the crickety bones and wrinkles may turn out to be worth it. That sounds like self-assuredness that is humble and powerful, and not contingent on anyone else bullshit or ideas. Sounds pretty good to me.
And perhaps is only need be the traditions that no longer make sense to uphold - to make space for the ones we should have never left behind.
We may reflect about what has become more solid, more self assured.
What have we built since our childhood?
What has been built upon false promises that needs remodeling?
What have we grown up to protect? What arguments have we laid down?
What are we still standing by or not?
What types of adults have we become?
What childhood desires did we let go of that still tug upon are heart, creating a void in our adulthood that still aches?
What childhood wounds haunt us today?
How many we speak to our ancestors, the ancients and find a healing?
How may we let our ghosts teach us, now, and grow stronger with this knowing?
There can be nostalgia for what was at this Full Moon, that may bring up some fears of letting go for some of us - but none the less there will be plenty of that thanks to appearance of Uranus in Taurus making a nice trine to this Full Moon. So yes there is a lot of talk of tradition and structure and restrictions and obligations etc BUT Uranus is sending us bolts of lighting too, giving us space to allow the clarity of what really needs change to land. That’s putting it nicely though, if we include Uranus, this is what can be possible…but if we ignore something or someone that needs to be liberated desperately we could be in for a rude awakening as Uranus will shock us into life violently if it needs to. And it may be one of those “Mother fucker” type moments of “Well I knew that chaos was coming for me inevitably”.
Taurus is a money maker sign - it’s one of those resources - it is there to be earned, so it links up to Cap quite well being that it too lovely material attainment and power of money. Uranus is very newly in Taurus and this is one of those long term transits that can bring great revolutions around how we use money and how we exchange value. It may indeed become more digital. Taurus being a sign ruled by Venus though, things could take a turn for truly saying fuck it and making investments in the arts, in beautifying something, to the Earth, and towards what our personal and individual values are. It’s what inspired me to create a PayPal option where you can just drop some $$$ over to me if you dig what I write.
IF we want truly want to see the Feminine Rise within our world, we have to invest in it and give it more economic power and do it in the way that is truly feminine. Your bitches that work hard, deserve to receive. I’ve been doing my best to donate or to buy products/services (what I can responsibly afford!) to alternative forms businesses that are often led by feminine beings, or those with “alternative” identities outside business as usual. They need our backing. If you wouldn’t sass and take your strong ass wise as fuck Grandmother for granted, why would you take those whose knowledge you often benefit from “freely”? This has been my personal awareness that I’m working to be in integrity with as much as I’m able.
The Full Moon trine Uranus in Taurus may show us the power of coming together, and fighting for our earth family. And how quickly we CAN organize now thanks to the internet. It can bring us some momentum and self confidence to stay focused on these long term goals. It can be the fresh inspiration and download of what to do next.
A wee undercurrent of something we may also be feeling is the little square the Sun and the Full Moon are making to Chiron in Aries. Chiron is Aries is also a fairly new and long term transit for us. This can help us do some deeper and more integrative work around embodying an “I am” awareness, of really really landing into the power of our identity. To not see our personality and identity which is so wrapped up in being human, as some sort of vain or egotistical thing but see it as an extension of our souls and heart. It is to be respected and not abused.
Uranus in Aries for 7 years previously had really awakened us all to how different we feel, it’s why we now have so many labels for all the different ways we can categorize our particular human existence. And now Chiron in Aries does some real world in feeling the wounds of having not known who we were for so long, and work to make sure that sense of disassociation does not continue in our society as we go about being more of our selves in the work that we choose and letting that be a healing for those around us.
So yes this little square can have us feel a bit tender around this week. We may worry that our families will disown us if we “come out” with something. Or that they won’t get it. Or that we will get fired. Or that we will never success because how can who we are ever possibly fit into the way things operate. It’s one of those moments that cheesy ass universal truth comes through: “If you don’t see it being done, do it for yourself.”
A couple of days before this Mars goes Retrograde in Aquarius, continuing through most of the summer. Mars retrogrades only happen about every 2 years and it’s the planet that helps us DO a thing - it’s how we take action and fight for life. The last one we had was around April-June in 2016 (happening through the signs of Sag and Scorpio). Looking back at my life (and Instagram cause lets be honest my memory aint that great!) I saw that that time period was actually very significant for me. Only about a month in Feb/March prior I started working on Magical Soul Bitches and then during that time I started to offer astrology services to the public and they began to gain popularity and I had cash flow coming in from doing something I loved and was learning from in real time. I also took a last minute risk (for me) and went to Salem, MA for the first time, booked a beautiful hotel and fell in love with that town and just let myself have some fun. There were a lot of fuck its!
THEN Mars went direct ON my Natal Scorpio Sun in the 2nd house around late June. And then only a couple of weeks later Gala Darling bought a Moon Reading from me, get this, FOR the Full Moon in Capricorn in July. She told her followers AND then I was swamped with readings from all over, from so many people and that moment really helped me learn a crap ton very quickly, connected me to a lot of people I still talk to today, and brought in some magic I am very grateful for. Not only that but I also started a new relationship I am still in around that time as well.
Needless to say when I saw the fun and expansion I had during that time, I got a little excited for this new Mars Retrograde. It does bring with it it’s down sides; you can make no so great impulse decisions (this is par for the course for many Rx planets) BUT sometimes you get the courage to just do the damn thing you’ve been putting off for a while and it works the fuck out.
If you’re like me, I take a long as time to make decisions and I think things through - so usually Mars Retrogrades do work out a little bit better when you have that natural sense of caution. If you’re too impulsive naturally you may see how making rash decisions hasn’t worked out for you and do some recalibrating around that. Anger also comes through: purposeful rage is the ideal here. But anger bursts can also finally clear the air - literally this is Aqua we are talking about - leading to that lovely goal of personal liberation.
Mars Retrograde in Aquarius has us thinking about the future indeed. Aquarius is eccentric, intellectual, rebellious, ecstatically spiritual, individual yet also deeply concerned with humanitarianism, communities, networks, and friendship systems. We may rethink the causes we are fighting for. The social justice warriors may revamp things. The causes may take a hit yet they could also strike suddenly. There may be more of an effort to organize alliances. How to disrupt systems may be given more thought.
Take a look at where you have Aquarius in your chart to see how it can personally effect you. This is where you will be thinking more about the actions you want to take in this area of your life, and may receive some sudden insights into what you need to do. I have this going through my 5th House of Recreation, Hobbies, Joy, Fun, Creative Self Expression, Sex so I’m thinking now may be the time to experiment or take a risk about what low commitment hobbies I may want to try to stroke the flame of my creativity or where I may just want to say fuck it and have some more fun these couple of months while also working towards my career goals (I’ve got a Cancer midheaven after all!)
At some point Mars Rx will meet up with the South Node here in Aqua as well and for all of us this could be a cathartic karmic release over the summer. Maybe we start to care less about what others think and fitting in with the crowd, this people pleasing attitude that plagues some of us. Maybe we let of a future we had planned in the past (even in our past lives) so that by the end of summer we are living more aligned with a present moment future in our minds eye.
Last but not least Mercury, the planet of communication, moves into super expressive Leo and it is certainly going to hard to not contain our creativity. Mercury’s gotta get it out - it’s gotta communicate with the world around it. Leo needs to take all the self actualized energy within - it’s creative joy and EMOTE. So this should be an interesting couple of weeks as Mars is Retrograde in Aqua and will oppose this super fiery and excited Leo Mercury soon creating some conditions that will no doubt lead to new channels of unconventional expression being tried on.
Mars could affect our bodies in some form by the way, as it’s a very physical planet. Our energy overall may be a little on the lower side. Aquarius rules over the Circulatory systems, the Aura and the Chakra systems. So keeping it moving can help even if we don’t feel as charged up. Other alternatives are things like massage and even swimming. Clearing out your Aura and Chakra systems through grounding in Earth and Cosmic energy with meditation will likely be a really good idea as well. I personally would love to get my Aura photographed during this period to see what it has to say - which totally falls in the realm of 5th House fun.
So a superb way of making the most of the summer is to see what the hell the Mars Retrograde is doing in Aqua in your chart and create a mission for yourself (it will back track into Capricorn briefly in mid to late August btw).
Okay so that’s what I’ve got for you at this Full Moon!
Let me know how you’re feeling or what’s go on with ya in the comments!
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