June 23, 2013
4:33 AM PDT / 7:33 AM EDT / 11:33 AM GMT
2 Cancer 9 / 2 Capricorn 9
The surges and lurches and grounding that we’re feeling now aren’t fleeting, at all. Like a flowing river gradually cutting a course across land, they will be pushing and rushing and gushing and sinking in for the next three months. Sunday’s Capricorn Full Moon captures the defining energy of the summer and channels it straight onto the earth plane.
And what is that defining energy? We’ve been in it all month. The theme of the Full Moon, the solstice and the entire summer is water, symbolic and physical. Emotions are cresting. Sensitivity is swelling; tears are flowing. Currents of energy are rising up under us and carrying us along. Monsoon-level rains are falling (and falling) (and falling), and rivers are spilling over their banks.
This Full Moon offers a platform for observing the effect all that water is having. Look for indicators of its impact on your physical environment, on your comfort level out in the world, on goals you have been working toward and especially on your emotional experience. Is your turf being watered and replenished, or deluged, or washed away? Do you feel safe and secure? Nurtured? Satisfied?
Try viewing your world through the filter of what you do have, instead of what you do not yet have. (Focusing on lack underscores its presence — or absence, depending on how you look at it.) Progress is occurring, and right now you can play a role in molding what comes next. This is a moment when you can redirect some of that energy, or pull it into the ground, or correct your course.
This weekend, the Sun is joining in the flow of energy, or grand trine, through the early degrees of the water signs. Ideas, inspirations and some outright fantasies are coming into contact with earthly considerations (ramifications, structures, costs, return on investment). Some outcomes are spirit taking form, some are illusions hitting walls, some are dreams materializing via a slow-mo teleporter.
The grounding point for all of this, and for the grand trine, is the Capricorn Moon: the cautious, practical, bottom-line-focused, eye-on-the-prize Capricorn Moon. The Moon’s position, between two of the points of the trine, transforms it from an endless loop of energy into a kite. In fact, you can look at this Moon as the string of the kite. Its location in your chart shows where you can grab on and stabilize the currents that are sweeping you this way and that. (Care for some musical inspiration? Check out Davy Jones wishing for a string for his kite at 6:07 in this excerpt from 33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee. You don’t need to thank me. No, really you don’t.)
Another way of looking at this line-up leads to the same conclusion. Who’s in charge? Let’s play follow the leader. The Moon is in charge of the Sun, because it is in the sign the Moon rules, Cancer. The Moon herself answers to Saturn, ruler of her current sign of Capricorn. (She answers nicely, too, and so does the Sun by extension, because both are making harmonious links to the archetypal taskmaster.)
And who does Saturn answer to? Because he’s in Scorpio, that would be Pluto. Which is in Capricorn. Which is ruled by Saturn. Which is in the sign ruled by Pluto. Which is…
The end to this back and forth is: they’re both in charge of this Full Moon. They’re in mutual reception, which means that each in the other’s sign, and each resonates with whatever is going on with the other. (They’re traveling in a close sextile now, too, a compatible link that greases their cooperation.) Add to this that the Sun and the Moon are moving into aspect with both Saturn and Pluto.
The upshot is a strong “making it real” vibe. This Full Moon is bringing situations from the realm of the intangible and into physical form. Some of the returns are early, but that doesn’t mean they’re not coming into being. Would you look at a sprout and react with impatience and disappointment that it’s not yet the vegetable you know it will be months from now? (Not on a sane day, you wouldn’t.) Look around. What’s shaping up? What’s withering? What will take more resources to continue growing than you want to invest?
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