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Capricorn Full Moon - Source of Strength

In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.

In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.

In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.

I realized, through it all, that…

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy.

For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me,

within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

~Albert Camus

The Full Moon on July 13, 2022 at 2:37 pm EDT at 21 Capricorn stirs up strong feelings that prod us to take see the truth within what is happening and then to take responsibility for ourselves - our brilliance, our mistakes and our potential-without excusing, blaming or wishing life were different. Through self-love and self-acceptance, there is a newfound objectivity and inner strength that supports us in turning our attention to the world around and to make clear decisions and communications that support our ability to deliver the gift of what lives within us.

The Cancer New Moon two weeks ago had us sink into ourselves, to listen to our bodies. By giving space for our vulnerability and sensitivity we could affirm what we need to feel at home in ourselves, in our families and in the place where we live.

Our attention is still focused on what we need to feel safe, secure and comfortable. (Sun and Mercury in Cancer). However, the Full Moon has arrived in Capricorn, opposing the Cancer urge, to remind us that being more at home in our selves and in the world is not an end in itself, but is the means to giving ourselves to a larger purpose that centers around the gift we have to give the world.

Taking Responsibility

Pluto conjunct the Capricorn Moon

The last few weeks following the Cancer New Moon provided us a period of time to for an emotional reality check and an honest look at ourselves The Full Moon brings this process to culmination, where some situation will require that we be responsible for who we are and what we are about. We shift from a subjective exploration to an objective perspective that allows us to take ownership at a new level. There is a great power moving through us and we need to release feelings of powerlessness and overwhelm and trust our feelings about how to move in the right direction and what is the right action to take.

Truths Are Clarified

Sun/Mercury oppose Pluto

Pluto plays a prominent role with the Full Moon as it conjoins the Moon and opposes the Sun and Mercury. Pluto brings intensity, passion-filled drives, and shines a light on something that has been hidden or obscured. Pluto is the first planet that the sun’s rays do not reach. It is entirely in the dark and has often been called the Lord of the Underworld. It rules everything that is hidden, in the shadows or happening behind closed doors. It is the planet of death and loss, and concurrently the planet of transformation and rebirth.

Myths or fantasies we have been operating from may be dispelled. Secrets may be revealed. Something we have hidden from ourselves can surface. There is a vulnerability as we set the mask of our daily selves aside for a moment and into the depths of ourselves, what motivates us, and what lies at the root of a particular behavior. We are able to express these truths to others. Our words carry great power at this time and may be expressed forcefully. We are more apt to be argumentative. We need to be mindful to not use the truths we are seeing as a weapon to blame, judge or to teach someone to see things our way (Mercury oppose Pluto).

There is a dismantling of the crutches, excuses or habitual behaviors we have employed to deflect responsibility. We are to let go of what keeps us small or in stances that keep us in a state of powerlessness. Taking ownership for our lives results in increased inner strength and vitality. (Sun oppose Pluto)

Healing what has Sapped our Confidence

Chiron Square Full Moon, Pluto and Mercury

We may full pushed up against the wall on a particular issue in our lives. We are being pushed to make a breakthrough in our capacity to trust ourselves. We can acknowledge where we have abandoned ourselves, given away our power, or let someone else define who we are. Letting go of attachments of how others want us to show up in an act of self-love, we can access our passion, creativity, and self-confidence.

For hundreds of years, perhaps since the beginning of Creation,

a piece of the world has been waiting for your soul to purify and repair it.

And your soul, from the time it was first emanated and conceived,

waited above to descend to this world and carry out that mission.

And your footsteps were guided to reach that place.

And you are there now.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Maturing in our Relationships

Full Moon Ruler: Saturn Retrograde - trine Venus and square North Node/Uranus

As we are honest with ourselves, we have greater ability to deepen our connections and trust in relationship. We can more clearly create boundaries and know what supports and doesn’t support us. We own what we need and move away from hiding from or overextending ourselves to others. Codependency unravels and a need to project blame or responsibility is diminished. Relationships can become less complex and more straightforward. This doesn't happen naturally, but we are currently supported in stepping up to engage the heat of a situation, to take ownership, to face the truth's that are revealed, and trust ourselves to move the relationship to a new place.

We may feel the need to declare something we value and what would be supportive to us in relationship with others. We can better recognize where we get caught in idealizing another or letting the fantasy of the relationship cloud our ability to face the reality of what is transpiring. We are to set aside our inclination to keep the peace or speak half truths, and instead deal with issues within relationship straight on. We are being bolstered to approach life with honesty and self trust so that confusion disperses and drama is dispelled, and our relationships become more supportive and empowering.

There is a new way of being in relationship that is simpler, has less drama and complexity. Liberation from dead end habitual ways of engaging are very possible through the coming months if we can let go of what we know, take ownership for ourselves and affirming the strength that is being forged within us over the last years.

Composing the Song of our Lives

Sulafat, in the constellation of Lyra, conjunct the Capricorn Moon

Sulafat is a fixed star located in the strings of the comsic lyre in the sky, attributed to being the source of the music of the spheres. Its music expresses and supports the order and harmony of all creation.

The word Lyra is from an Arabaic word meaning, “Tortoise.” The Greeks viewed the tortoise has the source of the first musical instrument. As the story goes, Hermes picked up the empty shell of a tortoise that was lying on the path he was walking. He noted the dried tendons stretched across the shell. When he struck these sinews, they emitted a musical note. The constellation has also been called, The Vulture. Historically, vulture bones were made into flutes - said to be the first instrument by some ancient cultures.

Those born under the constellation of Lyra are the bards, the storytellers, and the ones that keep the stories alive. With Lyra illuminated at this Full Moon, we are reminded that our lives are a song that is being composed through the threads of our lives. Our song, our story adds to the harmonies or disharmonies of the music of the spheres.

Lyra’s presence offers a poetic take on the invitation of the Capricorn Full Moon, which is asking is to to recognize that we are the authors or composers of our lives. Within this, we are reminded that our story, our song is not separate and distinct but a weave in a greater whole, a greater story that is unfolding. We are each an instrument in the divine symphony of humanity and creation. By playing our part, without excuses or wishing things were different, we take our place in the larger movement that began long before we were born and will continue long after we are gone.

Our job is not to comprehend or control everything,

but to learn which story we are in

and which of the many things calling out in the world

is calling to us.

Our job is to be fully alive in the life we have,

to pick up the invisible thread of our own story

and follow where it leads.

Our job is to find the thread of our own dream

and live it all the way to the end.

Michael Meade

Attuned to the Big Picture

North Node, Neptune and Uranus trine/sextile the Full Moon

There is a cosmic movement that has catalyzed all creation from the formation of the solar system to the advent of planet earth and all that makes its home on the earth, to the seasons and to the eternal becoming of all life. We are part of this stream. At this time, we are especially tuned into this movement of perpetual that is happening beyond the ego, beyond our current concerns, and beyond the pressures of time and space. Connected to this, we recognize that there is a continuous cycle of endings and beginnings. Change is a constant. Death is not final but leads to something new.

With a kinesthetic awareness and connection to this greater reality and movement, we are more apt to leg go and release what no longer serves us. We are apt to take ourselves a little less seriously and move beyond the drama and pathos that can sometimes grip us.

In this, we acknowledge the larger movements of our life with a recognition of who we are and what we are here to do. Seeing ourselves part of larger and larger wholes, we can more readily recognize our place and whole in the scheme of things. It serves us, with the invitation of the Full Moon, to let go of what keeps us small for the sake of security and comfort, and step into a more expanded sense of what our life is about. We do this by facing truths that emerge, trusting ourselves and not deflecting ownership for who we are, what we say, and what we choose to do.

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