• Full Moon in CapricornOOB FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN 

    “If you own this story you get to write the ending.” Brené Brown

    On July 3rd there will be a Full Moon at 11°19’ Capricorn (18°41’ Sagittarius), a Cardinal Earth sign and the sign of the Moon’s detriment where it is at its least at ease.

    This is a Full Moon with a huge potential for change and for acting out of the ordinary since the Moon is OOB. The Moon in Capricorn is in its detriment, where it feels least at home and is emotionally “cold”, it is just separating from a trine to Jupiter and a sextile to Saturn R (dispositor of this Full Moon) whilst applying an opposition to Mercury also OOB in Cancer.

    In the days leading up to this lunation we may feel somewhat light-hearted (sextile to Jupiter) yet with a sense of level headedness (sextile to Saturn R) nevertheless as the Full Moon approaches we may discover that our overly maternal thoughts, plans and words (OOB Mercury in Cancer) find little emotional support (OOB Moon in Capricorn) when it comes to expressing our authentic feelings and that our views are actually a little too creative to the point where they might even be confronted (Sun applying to conjoin OOB Mercury, Sun c//Pluto).

    There are no planets in the Air signs in this chart indicating that planning ahead isn’t a doable thing at the moment, this is further underscored by the chart having only 2 planets in the Mutable signs which offer flexibility and will to change.

    This Full Moon falls on the traditional 10th-4th axis, work vs home, public vs private, one parent vs another, rigidity vs flexibility etc. The persons most affected by this lunation will be those with planets or angles between 9-14° of the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

    Full Moons are peak energy times, “now or never” moments regarding any projects we have initiated or intentions set at the preceding New Moon fourteen days ago.

    In his book “Moon Phase Astrology” author Raven Kaldera calls this the “Grandmother’s Moon” and her interest in in protecting and caring for her family. She is a ruler and this Full Moon is archetype of the Elder in all her fullness. On this Moon he suggests that we honour our Elders, alive or dead.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 12° Capricorn: “An illustrated lecture on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life.” Indicating the ability to explore unfamiliar realms and discover the laws underlying the complex processes of nature.

    For the antiscion at 19° Sagittarius: “Pelicans menaced by the behaviour and refuse of men seek safer areas for bringing up their young.” Indicating the need for people concerned with the future to discover a new way of living and more wholesome surroundings.

    For the Sun at 12° Cancer: “A Chinese woman nursing a baby whose aura reveals him to be the reincarnation of a great teacher.” Indicating the revelation of latent worth in an experience once it is seen in its deeper meaning.

    “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 117, 221 and 236, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA