Saturday, 30 June 2007

Full Moon in Capricorn 8° 25'

If you feel like you are pushing a huge boulder up a steep hill on this Full Moon in Capricorn, blame it on retrograde Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron.


Well, what other Full Moon could face this kind of struggle by shrugging its shoulders, and saying, "So what else is new?"

Thank you Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, the great teacher of how to handle hardship, struggle and reality, with commitment, follow-through and guts.

So though this is the Full Moon to celebrate goals and achievement, with this kind of planetary resistance to moving forward, we can also celebrate small steps, realistic goal-setting, and being successful when faced with tremendous limitations.

Going forward has its right time and right place.

This is the night to look within, connect with one's own sense of proper timing and trust the wisdom that arises from this kind of inquiry. Remember retrograde planets are ideal for inner work; especially retrograde Mercury.

When the Moon is full in Capricorn, the Sun is in Cancer, the sign that rules emotional connectedness, nurturance, compassion, and personal expressions of love. Because the Moon rules Cancer, when the Moon is posited in Capricorn (the sign opposite its natural zodiacal energy) this makes for a special energetic symbiosis between the Sun and Moon.

Only at this time of year, can the Moon fully infuse the restrictive, withholding, structured, serious energy of Capricorn with its natural, energetic Cancerian open, flowing love and compassion. This is especially true with Mercury (mind) in Cancer (heart) conjunct the Sun and opposing the Moon.

This is a celebration to enliven compassion for ourselves, especially in our toughest times.

So use your ritual to bring compassion to bear upon your most critical, negative images and thoughts about yourself. Self-love is not a concept; it is active, and takes energy and time to develop.

This Full Moon in Capricorn calls upon each of us to find the appropriate structures to express love and connectedness in our lives. This is especially true when love is not our first response, or is drowned out by pain, fear and hatred (the domain of Capricorn/Saturn). Where Cancer feels almost childlike in its attachment to direct experience of emotive love, Capricorn knows that sacrifice and personal responsibility are the building blocks of true love, and realises this goal with a special grace and maturity.

This is the Full Moon of tough love, facing the reality of love lost or denied. Don't underestimate the depth of understanding that a Capricorn Moon brings to the table, especially with all these retrograde planets. This is a huge invitation to look with depth at the suffering you create around love; Venus in Leo, the drama king/queen makes this Full Moon particularly suited for releasing our attachment to emotional wounding as a way to get love and attention.

Use this Full Moon as a test of how selfless and openhearted you can be. Mercury and Sun in Cancer and Venus in Leo can make us all ultra-sensitive, teary-eyed and touchy. So do some self-care. Make sure to be in the company of people you feel good about and trust. The level of sentimentality will be high on this day.

Saturn/Capricorn forces us to come to terms with fear. I don't know about you, but I am so tired of fear mongering and war mongering. The old ways (Capricorn) steeped in solutions that arise from fear and war will not work. They are what got us here and will never lead to freedom from fear. The Full Moon in Capricorn is the one night of the year when we can truly see our fear for what it is: a distinct inability to transcend the human-made irrational divisions of race, religion, nationality, and gender. There is no separateness, only love. All matter is made of love and therefore can only be love at its most basic, as well its highest expression.

We need to create societal and governmental structures that solve these problems from a core belief in love and connectedness.

This will of course require a complete shift in human consciousness. We must move away from identification with the small egoic, self, mired in the ignorance of separateness, to the full experience of the unbounded, transcendent divine Self, realising love as the true nature of all existent life. When we change the Self, we change everything.

Do you think this goal is unrealistic? Not on this Full Moon. This is the Full Moon of hard work and accepting one's personal responsibility to heal the suffering of others. Did you know that most of the great spiritual teachers were born under the Sun sign of Capricorn? Why? To change human consciousness requires a Herculean commitment to achievement no matter how hard or how long the road. This is Capricorn at its best.

Take responsibility for your own healing.

This is the night to reach deep into your well of strength and decide that achieving your own inner peace is the only goal worth attaining at this moment in our human evolution. This Full Moon simultaneously uncovers our fear and reflects the solution to our fear: acting only from love, compassion, and doing the hard work of relieving the suffering of all sentient beings by achieving enlightenment and inner peace.

This is a very powerful and serious Full Moon-don't waste it!


Marie said...

Wow Mich...I believe you to be a strong spiritual leader and have been raising the human consciousness every day through your inspiring words. Thanks for your commitment. - Marie

daisies said...

oh wow ~ i had this absolutely amazing day and night last night, it was one of those perfect days where i was super relaxed and open and i had the most amazing conversations with new friends and old friends. it was intense and beautiful ... on our way home last night we noticed the moon and it filled me with joy and yes definitely peace : )

mich said...

Gotta love a full moon!