Hello lovely ones and happy nearly Full Moon in Capricorn!
This Full Moon falls at 17 degrees of the earth sign Capricorn and takes place at 8.06pm PST on Saturday 8th July 2017 (adjust for your timezone).
The Capricorn ruled areas of each of our lives has been subjected to a powerful Pluto transit since 2008 when the planet of power, destruction, transformation and rebirth entered into Capricorn.
With Pluto (power, destruction, transformation, rebirth) at only one degree away from the moon it is likely that this Full Moon will be emotionally intense, perhaps more so than usual, as Pluto dives deep underneath the surface to uncover hidden emotions and issues.
Mars (energy, ambition, drive but also war, conflict, aggression) is dancing alongside the Sun in Cancer opposing Pluto and the Full Moon adding to the intensity.
Soulstrology says that this is one of the most challenging Full Moons of the year yet it has the ability to be a great catalyst for alchemy.
In the natural zodiac, Capricorn is the ruler of the tenth house, governing ambition, our careers, success and status.
Success and status means different things to people so whilst this house is traditionally associated with our careers, Soulstrology says it is ultimately about our soul's greatest legacy in this lifetime (which isn't necessarily about traditional 'success' or career achievements)
With the Sun in Cancer (ruling our domestic life, family and home) opposing the moon in Capricorn, regardless of our zodiac sign Soulstrology says that each of us need to think carefully about these two opposing areas of life which are highlighted in the natural zodiac at this Full Moon.
If you know your chart (please be patient with me, my new chart calculator is coming in the next few months and in the meantime you can cast one for free fairly easily online!) then you can find out which houses (and therefore life areas) are ruled by Capricorn in the natural zodiac as well as see if you have any planets in Capricorn.
This will tell you the life areas which have been subjected to Pluto's powerful transit since 2008 and which are highlighted by the lunar spotlight at this Full Moon.
Turning now to this Full Moon and how best Soulstrology suggests each of us can work with the lunar energies, regardless of our zodiac sign.
The Soulstrology theme for this Full Moon is transformation and rebirth with a focus on the energies of new beginnings which result from endings.
Since 2008 and Pluto's transit of Capricorn each of us will have experienced great changes in what we consider success and status to be, as a result impacting upon our careers and goals.
Similarly we would each have felt the impact of this upon our domestic lives, who, what and where we consider home and family.
Added to this the two houses (and therefore life areas) ruled by Capricorn and Cancer in our unique natal charts (as well as any planets) have experienced the Pluto themes of creative destruction, transformation and rebirth.
We are just over halfway through this intense Pluto transit which ends in 2024.
With this Full Moon so closely blended with Pluto and with the opposition of Mars and the Sun we are each being asked to answer the following questions which are like a Plutonic cosmic call to action.
What do we need to accept is decaying and needs to die?
What chapters of our lives do we need to firmly turn the page on so that we can start fresh ones?
How can we be soulfully powerful in the face of the winds of change by surrendering rather than trying to control and/or force the outcome?
Where are we experiencing power struggles, either with ourselves, the universe, and/or others and how can we transform these to be truly powerful by not engaging in such low vibrational energies?
How can we channel our emotions (whatever they are - 'negative' or 'positive') as a constructive catalyst for change?
What goals do we need to let go of or adapt with graceful acceptance that they may not be manifesting because they are either not truly in our best interests and/or aligned with our true soul purpose?
How can we infuse our career ambitions with soulful consciousness of how us achieving our goals can also assist others/help the world at large?
How can we transform our desires for external power into a desire for internal power over our consciousness, knowing that in truth, this is the only real power?
What 'death' or ending can we embrace knowing that every act of creation is at first an act of destruction?
These are all the questions we need to ask ourselves at this Full Moon and answer with honesty.
The kind of deep, delving underneath the surface honesty that can be difficult and/or embarrassing to deal with but is ultimately so powerful and transformative.
With Pluto (destruction, control) conjoining the Moon (emotions) it is likely that our seemingly 'negative' emotions will prove a useful guide to what is going on underneath the surface in our psyche and how best we need to transform that (see my New Moon in Cancer blog post for tips on emotions).
With Mars (anger, conflict) joining with the Sun (consciousness, desire) it is possible that we or others may feel deep anger and/or get entangled into conflict.
Whatever comes up at this Full Moon for you personally is showing you what needs to die, end, transform so there can be a rebirth or a new beginning.
Many of us would have felt the emotional intensity of Cancer season and it will hit a peak at this Full Moon.
Some people will be experiencing somewhat painful endings at this time.
Others transformation and rebirths.
Some will enjoy new beginnings.
What we experience depends on which stage of the Pluto in Capricorn transit each of us finds ourselves but we must all be striving for the transformation that allows for rebirth and new beginnings.
Soulstrology says that the only thing that is constant is change.
Those of us who can be adaptable to change and surrender to the universe, seeking to work on the internal, rather than trying to control the external, will ultimately prevail with soulful success and the sweet taste of new beginnings.
Mantra of the Full Moon: I embrace all change and endings, even those I find painful, trusting that ultimately all is unfolding for my highest good.
I wish for each of you what I wish for myself, the courage to change, the grace to surrender to the unknown and the faith to fuel our continued journeys of alchemy.
Wishing you a peaceful, transformative and soulfully powerful Full Moon.