• The Full Moon will occur at 03°27’ in the serious, ambitious sign of Capricorn (antiscion 26°33’ Sagittarius) and has the flavour of the 4th-10th house axis (Cancer-Capricorn), the intimate versus the public, home versus work/career, fluidity versus rigidity etc.

    An emotionally dry Moon in Capricorn with its dispositor Saturn retrograde in the individualistic and humanitarian sign of Aquarius separating from a square to an unpredictable Uranus in Taurus (both Fixed modality) that craves freedom but only inside its own comfort zone.

    The recent sextile from Moon to Jupiter retrograde in Pisces gave the opportunity to reflect on where our faith and optimism needs to be placed in order to feel at one with ourselves.

    The lunation chart itself has a fair balance between modalities but once more the elemental lack of Fire is present (only Mars in Leo) which may not be enough to find the starting power to actually get events moving.

    The Full Moon is also the time to reap rewards for past endeavors, things undertaken at the last New Moon. It signals the climax of a cycle when our energy is at its peak and when the time is ripe for the harvest.

    Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this moon the “Grandmother’s Moon”. The Grandmother is the head of her family, clan or tribe and she rules all blood relatives and cares for them intensely.

    Under this Moon we may feel older, wiser and a little more rigid, it’s the destiny of Capricorn to embody maturity and this Full Moon is the archetype of the Elder in all her fullness.

    So, under this Moon we may honour our family elders (both living and dead) and our focus will turn to our close relatives. It’s a time to get organized and to take responsibility also at an emotional level.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 4° Capricorn: “A group of people outfitting a large canoe at the start of a journey by water.” Indicating the ability to use natural resources and basic skills to achieve a group purpose.

    For the Sun at 4° Cancer: “A cat arguing with a mouse.” Indicating an attempt at self justifacation.

    For the Moon’s antiscion at 27° Sagittarius: “A sculptor at his work.” Indicating the ability to project one’s vision upon and to give form to materials.

    “Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.” Abraham Maslow


    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 220-223, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 112, 226 and 231, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA