The moon is on her way to being full this Monday July 3 in the earthy sign of Capricorn at 6:39 am CST. Full moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the exact same degree. For this particular lunation the sun will be at 11 degrees Cancer while the moon will be in the opposite sign of Capricorn at 11 degrees. Full moons bring situations to completion and can cast light on what was previously hidden. In astrology the moon is associated with our emotions so when the moon is full our emotions can be amplified in such a way that it makes us feel a little crazy.

Keywords and the Full Moon in Capricorn: determination, ambition, perseverance, command, perfection, repression, maturity, leadership, management, endurance, career, mastery, restriction, melancholy and domination. As you look over the keywords pay attention to the words that jump out at you. Which keywords describe your life or current circumstances?

The Elements and the Full Moon in Capricorn: Each of the twelve astrological signs belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water. Capricorn belongs to the earth element meaning this is a sign the places emphasis on practicality, results, materiality and substance. Last month’s Sagittarius full moon was all about possibilities and what could be while this month’s Capricorn full moon is about a narrowing of possibilities. Now is the time to pick one goal and then take a practical step toward that goal. As mentioned earlier the earthy energy of this sign is looking for results. Capricorn has a strong survival instinct and doesn’t give up easy so don’t let obstacles get the best of you; now is the time to keep on keeping on.

We can also add the modality of the sign to get more information. The astrological signs belong to one of the three modalities; cardinal, fixed or mutable. Capricorn and the current sun sign Cancer belong to the cardinal modality meaning these are signs that initiate things, they get the ball rolling. So, combining the practical earth element with the initiating cardinal modality we get a call to action. Since perseverance is a keyword linked to Capricorn now is not the time to worry about how long it will take to reach your goal.

Saturn and the Full Moon in Capricorn: Each zodiac sign has a planetary ruler and for Capricorn that ruling planet is Saturn, sometimes known as the Cosmic Taskmaster. Keywords associated with Saturn are karma, restriction, obstacles, responsibility, duty, patience, perseverance, tenacity and depression. Unlike the jovial, gift-giving planet Jupiter, Saturn won’t let us off the hook until we have learned our lessons and sometimes those lessons come the hard way. If we don’t take responsibility for our lives by trying to escape Saturn’s lessons he’ll crack his whip and we’ll experience the darker side of this planetary force; depression, anxiety or disappointment. Saturn is currently transiting the watery sign of Pisces meaning we have to get over our fear of trusting our intuition. We also have to get past any of our victim or “poor me” story lines. If we’ve been blaming others for our current situation we need to reign in our projections and take responsibility for our lives and where we’re going.

The 10th House and the Full Moon in Capricorn: Every zodiac sign is associated with one of the twelve astrological houses and Capricorn and it’s ruling planet Saturn is linked to the 10th House. The 10th House is best known as the astrological house related to career so some of us may be making some major decisions related to work. It could be time for a new job or maybe a complete career change while others of us may start question our purpose in life. Going back to Capricorn’s cardinal modality this could be a time of initiation and experimentation in the career sector.

If you work with crystals you may want to consider carnelian, red jasper, bloodstone and citrine. Carnelian, red jasper and bloodstone are great for motivation and endurance while citrine is the ultimate stone of manifestation.  

July 02, 2023 — Denise Welling