Full Moon in Capricorn on 16th July 2019


The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition.   Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past. 

The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.

When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface.  It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.

The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await).  Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future. 

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.

The Moon is Reflective. 

Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality.  Because of these feelings of  familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security. 

The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally.  As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect.  It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.

Dysfunctional Side of The Moon

Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well.  Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative.  Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.

About the Sign of Capricorn

Hard working Capricorn symbolised by the Mountain Goat is driven by determination and ambition strives to climb the ladder every day.  This could be the corporate ladder, their own business or making sure tasks are completed to keep the household ticking over.  

They climb to the top of the mountain, just think of some famous Capricorns like Elvis Presley, Muhammed Ali and Betty White, look how far they climbed.

Capricorns can be too rigid and driven to the point where they can neglect their loved ones and personal relationships. They can seem bossy and authoritarian, this comes from their feelings of responsibility as it’s about getting the job done and being responsible.  

Capricornians have to be reminded to value the people in their life and learn to be more flexible and appreciate what they have. They can appear to be cold, but they are soft and caring underneath, and sometimes they fear we’ll find out. 

If you have a Capricorn in your life your material needs will be well taken care of.

Key Capricorn Facts:

  • Capricorn Ruling Planet:  Saturn (time, structure, responsibilities)

  • Capricorn Ruling House:  10th House:  integrity, responsible, achievement, self-control, discipline

  • Capricorns Shadow: Power hungry, materialistic, ambitious, know-all, unforgiving, cold  

  • Capricorn Symbol: Mountain Goat

  • Capricorn Medical Ruler:  Skeletal system, knees, joints

  • Capricorn Element: Earth (practical, sense of foundation)

  • Capricorn Modality: Cardinal (initiating action)

  • Counter Balance Sign: Cancer

Full Moon in Capricorn

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Full Moon in Capricorn.

Capricorns are the most hardworking signs of the zodiac and when the Full Moon is in Capricorn it digs in to work even harder. The Full Moon in Capricorn is an ideal time for getting things done, implementing processes to completing tasks, getting organised to pursue your goals and career. 

You’ll become clearer on what you still have to do achieve what you want, while looking at what you’ve already done and how you will make the necessary adjustments to reach your goal.  Your feelings of perseverance and commitment will be more prominent, your drive will be heightened to succeed while having the Full Moon in Capricorn helping you see your way through obstacles you’ll face along the way.   

At this time the Capricorn Full Moon faces the Sun in Cancer its opposite sign, both these signs correlate with feelings of security. While Capricorn finds security from our external world, Cancer asks us to check in with our inner world for feelings of security and safety.

 During this Full Moon in Capricorn you may have to be tough and more disciplined with yourself in the knowing if you can find balance between your inner and outer world you’ll achieve both emotional and material security.

Suggestions for You to Do During the Capricorn Full Moon

  • Accept full responsibility for everything in your life

  • Be inspired by someone who has overcome big challenges in their life

  • What practical things can you do to work smarter not harder

  • See what’s working in your life and what isn’t and how you can change this

  • Are you telling yourself the truth or are you trying to convince yourself other wise

  • Write down what you want to achieve in different areas of your life

How the Full Moon in Capricorn Coincides with Your Cycle

Week 1:

A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week.  Because the Sun is in Cancer opposing the Full Moon in Capricorn you’ll be aiming to balance your home, career and working life.   Rest is important in the initial days of this week balancing the nurturing of both yourself emotionally, your inner security and your outer security represented by the Full Moon in Capricorn. Sensitivities are acute at this time so make sure you have clear boundaries in place to nurture and nourish yourself emotionally.

Week 2:

This is the week of clarity and ideal to think of ways to do things smarter rather than harder.  Your focus with brain power, confidence and energy will peak this week.  Your decision making will be fearless, so this is the ideal week to look at your finances, start taking charge and control all aspects of your life.  Using your creativity to work in structures that will give you results while not allowing yourself to be the victim and take full responsibility for your actions.  Take time out with your partner to enjoy each other’s company, there is a caring and loving sensitivity to the Full Moon in Capricorn, take your time if romance is in the air.

Week 3:

This week sees things coming down to a slower pace giving you time to reflect on how you are feeling about your life with self-inquiry and turning inward. Having some solitude is a productive and effective strategy for the Capricorn Full Moon, as it nurtures both   practical and emotional worlds.  You may be wanting to be in more softer surroundings and wearing softer clothes to give yourself respite from the moodiness that can appear in bouts of gloominess.   

Week 4: 

The week that so many women dread can be a constant battle with emotions of agitation, restlessness, torment and even anguish, so much suffering can come in this week of PMS.  Plans to your achievement could be interrupted by these feelings, remember the Full Moon in Capricorn does not like to be rushed, it is deliberate and persistent.  Feelings of failure may be present but it is not difficult at all to tap into the success machine.  This would be the week to improve on learning some practical skills so you can be better prepared to have solutions to the issues you are facing.  

As sensitivities run high this week be mindful of your interactions with others, the Full Moon in Capricorn may exert a cold and unfeeling energy so just be aware of what you say.  Once spoken hurtful words can never be taken back.

*** The Full Moon in Capricorn will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

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