It’s a full Moon in Earth sign Capricorn today. Re-visit intentions if you set them when the moon was new in Capricorn, 6 months ago. Where are you at with them at this stage of your journey? If not, send them out now to be revealed under the bright light of this full Moon- at the 1/2 way point, & peak of its cycle.
Capricorn is a sign of career, ambition, hard work and working toward the accomplishment of long-term goals. Use this energy to set your goals and make a practical plan on how to get there. Reverse engineer to a point that you can get some traction on now.
The Moon governs our emotional life, what makes us feel safe, nurtured and a sense of belonging/family & home.
The Moon is in a challenging aspect (square) to wounded healer Chiron in sensitive Pisces. What do you need to heal in order to have those needs met? This includes needs for your own ambition and career, as these things can give us a great sense of personal accomplishment as well as security. Being in an Earth sign, that includes material security, as well as the credit we have for our reputation. position and skills.
Saturn rules Capricorn, and its currently merged (conjunct) with the Moon. Saturn can limit and isolate as well as focus. Today could feel a little lonely or like hard work unless you embrace the opportunity it provides for focus. Uranus is in a favorable aspect (trine) suggesting we lean into change and try something new. Saturn is retrograde, (as is Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune). Don’t be surprised if you need to go back and do a fresh take on a few things. You may need to re-visit some old habits in order to clear them, now’s the time. While Saturn is usually more like hard work than fun, it does reward any work done, so do the emotional work and it will be worth it. What kind of tangible action can you invest and what tangible results will you accomplish?
Potential is all around you, yet if it’s not congruent with your beliefs you won’t even see it. Opening up your mind and setting intentions helps get your unconscious on board to navigate a new pathway. Doing the emotional work, and opening up your beliefs about what you deserve & can achieve is key to this process. Do the work, as Byron Katie says, and you’ll reap the benefits.
Happy Full Moon!
Vanessa Montgomery | ASTRO ALL-STARZ
Full Moon 6 Capricorn 2:53 pm 28 July AEST
Conjunct Saturn retrograde 5 Capricorn
Square Chiron 2 degrees Aries
Trine Uranus 1 degree Taurus
9 July 2017
It’s FULL MOON FEVER with a lovely n large La Luna calling for us to shed our flotsam and jetsom to better focus on what’s real and most essential.
Like sea life drawn up from the depths into view by lunar light, our instinctual, emotional nature is more apparent and conscious.
The full Moon is a culmination of intent and action sewn 6 months prior on the NEW Moon in CAPRICORN. What harvest are you reaping? How are your needs being met? Is it a Full Moon feast or famine?
To refresh your memory look back on the New Moon post (link below) or check your calendar for Dec 29, 2016.
Urge to Purge
Pluto the planet of transformation flanks this Full Moon in Capricorn. Pluto is the ultimate truth sayer. It foretells of razing everything unessential back to the absolute bone. If your emotional scaffolding isn’t built on sure ground, Pluto will get to work. If you no longer need your scaffolding or crutches, yet haven’t shed them to stand strong in your own right, they’ll be torn down with or without your permission. Let them go, you are ready.
The urge to purge or let go in order to transform is a strong theme this month. Have you realized you’ve let something go in your life (or have been resisting), or a foundation stone of your life has been removed? Capricorn is about stepping up, with Pluto in the mix you’ll be stepping up into your power in some way, taking the baton, the mantle. You don’t need to lean on or rely on the past, this is the beginning of your first apparent steps at your next level. Move forward.
The Devil Inside
In traditional Astrology, Pluto is seen as a ‘Malefic’. As evil doom and gloom because this phase of life can be confronting and challenging, the more we resist the more painful, even terrifying it can be. Let’s face it, life in the comfort lane is safe because we know what to expect, even if we know it’s not right for us anymore.
In modern Astrology, planets represent a psychological aspect of our nature as well as timing in terms of cycles of personal growth. The Area this Full Moon falls in your birth chart represents the area of life you’re ready to get down to some serious business in.
Capricorn is the Devil card in Tarot, as Christianity demonized previous values on natures intelligence and abundance. We hold the key to our own chains. This Moon could see us facing and accepting some well repressed taboo truths about ourselves, our true nature and our needs so we may walk free.
If someone were to give you permission to do that, who would it be, and what would they say? Write it down as if they were speaking to you. This could also be a dialogue between your adult self, your inner child and even what you would say to you now from your death bed, at your oldest and hopefully wisest.
Since Full Moons are always in polarity with the Sun in the opposite sign, this month the Sun in Cancer is conjunct Mars. So Pluto Moon and Mars Sun are in a bust-up that needs to find some sort of harmony between authoritarian dictatorship and tight yet warring clan like consciousness.
Pulling the tension into a ‘t-square’ configuration is Jupiter in Libra demanding we spread our wings in relationships. Break out of old patterns of the past. The tension could come from relationships or it could be the urge for more freedom, equality, and justice (think the fight for equal marriage vs outworn concepts of family units, power hierarchies extending out to our own governmental system designed the way a hierarchical business or old school family unit is designed. There’s an imbalance of power which wastes an incredible amount of resources and favors the few).
How are you noticing this in your own life? How could you introduce more freedom and equality into your life without throwing out the baby with the bathwater in terms of your own security, family, home in a way that better balances work/career and vice versa?
Through the Looking Glass
Using my life as an example, the Full Moon/Pluto combo has fallen in my 8th house of death, sex and regeneration, also seen as other peoples resources that we benefit from like inheritance, working with others resources like an investment banker.
Literally one of the foundational people from a most impressionable time of life (15) has passed away. Johnathon was both patriarch and matriarch, a focal point for generations of a creative community who may have been disparate and less cohesive as a community without the pivotal base and personality he provided. He shone a light on an unlit path by modeling a way of living authentically to one’s creative self-expression while embracing others for theirs. I wouldn’t be who I am today without having known, and being greatly influenced by him and the community he had a hand in building.
At the same time, I’ve let go of a partnership in which I needed more space than it had to give. Jupiter in Libra is in my 5th house of creative self-expression and romance. Rather than let the Pluto/Mars bust up bruise, batter and waste resources (Sun-Mars in my 2nd house of personal values, resources, security and $), we’ve brought in the grace bestowed by Jupiter in Libras luck by negotiating a fair deal that’s a better fit, while maintaining absolute stability in terms of security and home. Letting go entirely of the past (Pluto Moon), of expectations (fantasy and delusion) and keeping what works, and what’s real (all we have is the present and potentially the future). The cycle of Jupiter in Libra in my 5th house can now be met without restriction, with some changes that challenge how things ‘ought to be done’, yet suit our individual personal needs.
Geek Fact Checker :
Sunday, July 9, 2:06 pm AEST
FULL MOON 17 degrees Capricorn
Conjunct Pluto 18 degrees Capricorn
Opposite Sun 17 degrees Cancer
Sun Conjunct Mars 22 degrees Cancer
Moon opposite Sun forming T-square Jupiter 14 degrees Libra
In Truth & Loving Kindness
“If you put your name on something, it better be the best…you only get one shot”
– George Foreman, 2 times Heavy Weight world champion boxer and Olympic Gold medalist.
On New Moons release the past, any habits, conditioning, thoughts, beliefs that aren’t authentic or no longer serve you. At this time the Moon and Sun are united at the exact same degree in the sky, both their lights blocked from our sight, merging both conscious and unconscious aspects of our mind. Energy is bought into a contemplative and quiet mood.
Write them down, then burn them as you visualize and feel yourself let go with love and gratitude for how they have served you up until now.
At this time the Moon and Sun are united at the exact same degree in the sky, both their lights blocked from our sight, merging both conscious and unconscious aspects of our mind. Energy is bought into a contemplative and quiet mood. This makes rich soil for contracting your inner/higher self, planning and setting foundations for your path.
New Moons are about Manifesting, so next plant the seeds of intention you want to sew, then water them with action. Write up to 10 intentions or affirmations to bring into your life over the next six months, by the Full Moon in CAPRICORN. This is when the Sun & Moon are opposite each other at their extreme ends of mutual polarity.
Focus on areas and approaches that CAPRICORN rules, such as:
- Status Anxiety
- Personal Authority
- Personal authenticity
- Reaching Goals
- Hard work
- Self Mastery
- ‘I easily assume authority’
- ‘I assume responsibility for my own choices and their outcome.’
- ‘I easily find myself consciously using time to my best advantage.’
- ‘I easily take the steps that lead to career success’.
- ‘I easily handle money and assets in a way that supports my future.’
- ‘I easily recognize which goals are in both my best personal interest and for those I’m responsible for’.
- ‘I easily and successfully reach my goals.’
- ‘I easily find myself welcoming and enjoying the hard work that leads to success.’
- ‘I easily surpass the expectations and achievements of my family/tribe.’
- ‘I easily find the discipline to master the skills that lead to successfully achieving my goals.’
This New Moon is traveling with the Retrograde Mercury so plan and then plan again, knowing there could be some adjustments still to make..think course correction, outside the box, and that new information is most likely going to come to light within the next few weeks if not six months.
The Retrograde Mercury suggests communication needs some work, study or even incorporating some short trips for career, business or to improve your social standing/status.
Check out this recent post on the current Mercury Retrograde for further details and consider how you can work that into your personal New Moon Intentions.
Click here for MERCURY RETROGRADE info
“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals….”
– Michelle Obama (Capricorn).
Your natal chart reveals the area of your life this New Moon falls, (Eg career, relationships, money mastery etc) and where these intentions are best placed.
For example, if the New Moon falls in your 11th house of social networks, peers and groups then you already like to have some sort of leadership or authority in that area.
How can you further your status as an ‘expert’ among peers? Leading workshops in your field is a great example, as well as organizing and holding events generally. Can you write an e-book that shows off your specialization and positions you as the go-to person among peers? Or perhaps join a public speaking program/group or speak at events?
For example, if I as an astrologer had this Moon in my 11th house(of peers and groups) I’d be choosing a key specialization in Astrology I wanted to be known for and signing up to speak at Astrology conferences. That way I’d be speaking to peers rather than the general public. The aim would be to build my name and business as ‘an Astrologer for astrologers’ rather than the general public. As it turns out I don’t have to book flights to the next International Astro conf as the New Moon is in my 8th house of sex, death, occult and other peoples resources..sounds good!
If you need further certification, learning or information for any endeavor, then plan for that. I recommend you hold off signing up for another 2 weeks minimum. Use the time to work on your master plan.
GEEK FACT CHECKER :
New Moon 7 degrees Cap. 29th Dec AEST.
Cheers and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!🎉⭐💫
THE MASTER PLAN:
Time to CULL ideas, re-assess and come up with your most sturdy, water tight plan yet.
In Capricorn, Mercury (ruling the mind and particularly all forms of communications) likes to get serious, plan and make sure everyone is accommodated for.
Use the holidays to really let go of your day to day mundane logistics to gain a birds of view of what you really want to achieve for 2017 and beyond. Think enduring ideas and plans. Stay open to a complete revision of what you thought you were going to do in 2017.
Work backwards and write up a step by step for how to, then stick to the plan. Capricorn is less flights of fancy and more cranking of gears and delegating.
Consider how you can get your ideas out and into the ring. Evaluate how you communicate..how can you deliver inspiration as well a maturity and authority? Or is there study you need to complete to get you to the next level? Mercury travels back to late Sag where it seems we’ve missed a step or left something behind we need to bring back into our game play.
What will it take to be taken more seriously? Time to expand your vocab? Get on top of particular languaging? Or just get your site/social media looking more professional and purpose based.
The area of life this retrograde takes place in indicates the area of life needing planning and strategy.
CHOICE FATIGUE :
This Retro may have us all regretting some shopping decisions made while the Sun’s been in impulsive and ‘more is more’ Sag, however you can always return, exchange or spread the love in a re-gift. Keep only what you really need to help achieve your top goals.
AEST-Mercury 15 degrees Capricorn Retro from Dec 20 to Jan 8th, back to 28 degrees Sagittarius.
Mercury clears the point it began retrograding on Jan 31. (Out of ‘shadow’).
I’ll be drawing up my goal, reverse engineering it in bullet point steps and writing it up like a pro geek on my white board. How will you re-vision you dreams, then reverse engineer, tips are always welcome!
Client quote of the day
‘You know what’s wrong with society today..No one drinks from the skull of their enemies anymore’.
In light of the recent full moon in Capricorn, I expect such a display would send a definite message of personal and professional BOUNDARIES.
Are your boundaries impermeable, do you Sally forth with the confidence that comes with aforementioned impermeable boundaries?
Capricorn rules both boundaries and the skeletal structure.
How could you interpret this motif in a modern-day setting that in no uncertain terms lets others know where the line is so they don’t even ‘try it’? You know you’ve been successful when there’s that resounding awkward sound of tumbleweeds and furtive eye glances! No one said Saturn (rules Capricorn) was a master of social graces for a reason! Experiment with it. When you stand up for yourself directly without insult to anyone, yet no accommodating unwanted behavior everyone wins in the end.
Boundaries are attractive and make others feel safe knowing clearly where you edge is.
You are loved, beloved,
Vanessa | ASTRO ALL-STARZ