Take the high road on the upcoming Full Moon at 09° 55′ Capricorn on 1 July 2015, 07:20 PM PDT! The reason I’m suggesting that is because the Moon is widely conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and Pluto is very clear about reaping what we have sown. Pragmatic, earthy Capricorn is known for setting goals with care because this is a sign that knows how much work it takes to achieve those.
There is a compartmentalized quality to this Full Moon with the luminaries and the planets they aspect in earth and water in one compartment, and the fire and air planets in another. There is a wide inconjunct between Mercury in Gemini and Pluto in Capricorn connecting the two sides but it is rapidly waning. The Moon’s Nodes (North Node in Libra and South Node in Aries) form a T-Square with Mars in Cancer, again acting as a conduit between the elements.
On the earth and water side, the Cancer Sun is still traveling with Mars in Cancer and consequently has more visible backbone than usual. Any time the Sun in a cardinal sign conjoins Mars we get overtones of Aries, and we all know Aries goes after what it wants. Helping offset the aggressiveness of the Sun-Mars conjunction is a trine to Neptune in Pisces. Neptune brings out Cancer’s nurturing side and encourages everyone to have compassion for those in need. This is an excellent time to seek support for various organizations dedicated to feeding those left homeless due to war and natural disasters. Neptune is also sextile to the Capricorn Moon who excels at taking care of the practicalities involved in helping so many people.
Representing fire and air is a small triangle with Mercury in Gemini at the apex, sextile both Uranus in Aries and the Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Leo. It is all about seeking inspiration, enjoying life and seeing a multitude of possibilities. Mercury in Gemini had a tough time during its recent retrograde and now is very happy to celebrate with the fire planets. The theme for this aspect pattern can only be “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll).
That T-Square with Mars in Cancer and Moon’s Nodes, all in cardinal signs, has a restless, edgy energy that pushes for resolution. The Libra North Node has consistently called for negotiating compromise and it is no different this time. This one looks to me like having to sit down and get to work on resolving long standing family issues. Things could get heated and there might be ancient history pulled out to make a point but persist because the healing will be worth it.
Finding common ground will take some work on this Full Moon in Capricorn. The fire and air contingent will probably have very different priorities than the earth and water side. Maybe it is a good thing hardworking Saturn in Scorpio is unaspected on this lunation. At 29° Scorpio Saturn is in serious clean up mode and continues to put a great deal of pressure on those with personal planets at 29° in the fixed signs. No rest for the wicked and all that. 🙂
There is never a better time to practice being kind and patient than under stressful conditions and this Full Moon qualifies! Be wary of expectations too. Yet we still have reason to celebrate and enjoy the sweetness of Life. Be well and stay strong.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: © Michi Lauke