The Capricorn Full Moon will be exact on Wednesday, July 1 at 10:19 PM EDT. Individuals with key planets or points in the birth chart from 8 -10 degrees of Capricorn and Cancer will be most directly impacted, but the other cardinal signs of Aries and Libra will be notably impacted as well.
Pluto In Capricorn: An Unapologetic Restructuring Of Society
Pluto's passage through Capricorn from 2008 - 2023 is bringing profound and necessary change in the structure of society, as well as key changes in our own lives as the transits align. As a disclaimer, I say "necessary" change because quite simply put, Pluto is a planet associated with larger destiny that is often times out of our hands. We cannot move through a major Pluto transit untouched, nor can society experience major Pluto transits without undergoing radical change that forever shapes the collective destiny. Since Capricorn is associated with traditions, governments and institutions, rigidity, and resistance to change, Pluto is working to bring us face to face with that which no longer serves us there. Crises that destroy the old and thrust us into catharsis that moves us toward our Highest Good and empowerment - that is Pluto's role in our world.
In Capricorn, The Lord of the Underworld turns his attention to traditions or concepts of governance that don't serve our spiritual growth and evolution and aims to send them into oblivion.
The moon's triggering of this gate-crashing cosmic force is most certainly bringing ideas of tradition vs. change forward. This matches recent events in the United States as the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage as a sweeping national law. We're seeing both ends of the spectrum in those who are calling this vote a long overdue win for human rights, and in those who are adamantly fighting against the ruling due to deeply-held religious beliefs.
This full moon will bring those contentious feelings to a boiling point. Individuals are rooting down into their own stances for the long haul, for better or for worse. Some people might experience epiphanies that help them "get real" about what really matters. It can have us putting differences aside and engaging in serious discussion to foster genuine understanding with those we love who hold different views. Some will root down stubbornly into their perspectives and act most harshly toward those who see things differently, possibly acting tyrannically in true Plutonian shadow-side manner. We might see people ostracizing those they love because of their own moral codes, deciding that principles are more important than the love we have to share between one another. Sometimes these separations are necessary for the sake of standing our ground and bringing forward meaningful change; sometimes they are unnecessarily damaging in the sense that it blocks the flow of the love we can always choose to give for the greater good.
Astrology As An Evolutionary "Check-In": Social Disaster Or Larger Destiny?
Regardless of one's views on the subject of GLBT rights, astrology provides us with a lens through which we can view the current social and political climate in a much more objective way. Whether traditionalists are in favor of recent developments or not, I must say that as an astrologer, this much is clear: we are in pivotal times of permanent transformation of the world in which we live.
We cannot expect any traditional viewpoints that don't hold up to what's really best for the human race to hold steady with the planetary influences we're experiencing now. The old ways are breaking up. Judging by the current alignments, they can only be doing so for the purpose of reconstructing societies in a way that clears the way for the creation of a new and deeper-reaching values system - a values system that might be dramatically different from that of which many of us grew up with. With Uranus still loosely squaring Pluto, radical change here is more than guaranteed.
Perhaps the current social upheaval in the US is a key part of a Divine plan to move us even closer to living in alignment with Oneness and Unity than ever before. Regardless of where each of us stands on this issue, the old ways are dying, and we are being challenged to declare what's really of lasting value and substance in our lives, to unearth what our deepest priorities are. Does dogma trump love? Is tradition more important than a change that secures each individual's right to live a life that's aligned with the core of who they feel they are? Can we love and celebrate the ones we love even if their beliefs on contentious issues differ from our own? Pluto has us asking difficult questions, and we'd all do well to spend time contemplating these issues in the coming days and weeks.
Beyond The Political: What's In This Full Moon For You
Human rights and religious issues aside, some key themes of Wednesday's Full Moon include:
- Getting serious about commitments - especially in career and any commitments related to long-term goals - or relationship commitments
- Addressing emotional or dependency issues that keep us from achieving goals or living more independent, self-sustaining lives
- Cultivating no-nonsense, common-sense approaches to problem solving
- Balancing intense emotions by becoming as grounded and rational as possible
- Being brave enough to review and restructure old beliefs that separate us from living in Oneness with all of humanity
- Facing deeper issues that keep us from moving forward on important goals and dreams
- Tuning into deep love and compassion for yourself and others
- Using art, music, meditation, or time spent in nature to soothe the harsher Capricorn energies
- Manifesting magic in love, money, and friendships
The Cancer Sun is trining Neptune in Pisces, acting as a gateway through which love and compassion can flow from us to others in spite of the harsher energies at play. Tap into this love and channel it without reservation; go within and connect with the eternal love that resides within your being. Allow that love to pour forth into your choices to soothe the tension of any current difficulties. Intuition and artistic expression can also help relieve stress and provide insights for better problem-solving and breakthroughs.
Last but certainly not least, the most magical celestial connection of the week is the Jupiter-Venus conjunction. Not only is this planetary pairing giving us a glorious show in the skies, but it's still trine to out-of-the-box Uranus, making radical change and unexpected possibilities entirely possible. This is an especially auspicious time for Leo and Aries, but we're all undoubtedly channeling those good vibes somewhere. If you're not feeling it, use this full moon as an opportunity to tune back in to the possibility of joy and miracles!
Where do you want to be open to the greatest possibility for Divine magic to manifest miracles in your life? Take some time to feel into the Venus-Jupiter connection and let those energies speak to you of the limitless possibilities for creating the life you've always dreamed of. Blessings in love and money are highlighted, as are partnership issues of all kinds. Be open to miracles and allow incredible things to flow your way!
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