We are having a Full Moon in Capricorn on June 27th/28th, depending on where you are located in the world. This marks the peak of the Lunar Cycle that began on June 13th with the New Moon in Gemini. The energies of a Full Moon may start to become noticeable in the days leading up to it and in the days following, however, it is strongest in the 12 hours before and after. Full Moons also influence how things play out over following two weeks.
Less than two days before this Full Moon, Mars began its retrograde and is still nearly stopped in the sky as it begins to slowly move backward. These retrogrades only occur every two years and last two months, with this one ending on August 27th. This is a time in which Mars energy can get amplified in a way and we ultimately reorient ourselves in how we apply it in our lives. It rules assertion, action, willpower, desires, sex, anger, and aggression. I wrote a separate article about it which you can read here.
We are also on the verge of Eclipse season, with the next New Moon in two weeks being a Solar Eclipse in Cancer, followed by a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius, and another Solar Eclipse happening in Leo. Mercury will also be going retrograde in a month from now. This will be a very eventful summer in which we will experience changes, new experiences, surprises, endings, frustrations, and complications. Ultimately this period will help to facilitate growth and needed adjustments in our lives.
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Sun In Cancer Opposite Moon In Capricorn
At every Full Moon we experience a push-pull between two opposing signs, in this case it is the Sun in Cancer opposing the Moon in Capricorn. As always, Cancer season began on the Solstice on June 21st and will last until July 22nd. This is a Water sign associated with comforts, family, the home, nurturing, bonding, and security. It is emotional, sensitive, domestic, nostalgic, and instinctual. Negatively, it can also be clingy, vulnerable, and moody.
Capricorn is an Earth sign associated with ambition, achievement, duty, mastery, business, and structure. It is practical, realistic, productive, orderly, responsible, disciplined, authoritative, and a social climber. Negatively, it can be too serious, pessimistic, as well as lack warmth and affection.
Full Moon Conjunct Saturn, Square Chiron, and Trine Uranus
This Full Moon is also in a tight conjunction with Saturn. Interestingly, the Sun in Cancer is ruled by the Moon which is in Capricorn while Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. Therefore, Saturn is the most dominant planetary force during this time which really emphasizes the Capricorn themes mentioned above. It also brings in other themes which involve caution, boundaries, commitments, conservatism. This combined with Mars newly retrograde can also trigger some frustrations at this time.
This Full Moon is separating from a square with Chiron in Aries. Being a Mars-ruled sign, it may trigger some of the same themes as Mars retrograde. This could also be a time in which some of the Saturn/Capricorn themes being highlighted now could be somehow connected to challenges/issues around our wounds, blockages, negative patterns, or even trauma.
For some people, this can be time to get realistic or put effort towards working on or healing these shortcomings. In other cases, there could be wounds or issues come up associated around imbalances or negative expression of Capricorn and Cancer energies.
This Full Moon is also separating from a trine with Uranus in Taurus. It is not as dominant as the other energies mentioned, however, some of the Saturn/Capricorn themes may be connected to new or innovative developments, using technology in practical ways, different approaches or changes around money, resources, food, or sensual pleasures.
Full Moon Applying Sextile To Jupiter and Neptune, Jupiter Retrograde Ending Soon
Although there is a lot of restrictive, serious, and cautious Saturn/Capricorn energy at this time, the Moon is moving towards a sextile in Jupiter and Neptune both in water signs. This energy is more subtle, however, it can support growth, healing, spiritual and creative pursuits. It will be more apparent in the period between July 4th and July 8th when the Sun will trine both of these planets.
Jupiter is finishing up its retrograde in Scorpio which began on March 8th and will begin to move forward again on July 10th. Some of the themes that came up when it began may start to be resolved or move forward in a new way when the retrograde ends and in the weeks following. This could have anything to do with Jupiter ruled areas of education, beliefs, experiential pursuits, and travel. Business wise, it could have to do with marketing and publishing.
We could potentially experience a positive shift around the negative expressions of this planet which include overindulging, overdoing, judgement, and overlooking blind spots. Also, being in Scorpio, some of the Jupiter energies mentioned could be connected to investments, shared resources, deep understandings, sexuality, power, or transformation. We may also begin to progress with new developments or growth in these areas.
However, we need to also keep in mind that Scorpio’s ruler Mars is retrograde, and there are other shifty and thwarting astrological conditions going on this summer like eclipses and Mercury Retrograde. Therefore once we get to late August and especially September, there will even be more of a forward momentum around these things and in other areas as well.
Things To Consider During This Period
In what ways do you need to be more realistic? What area of your life is calling for more discipline, focus, structure, orderliness, or restriction? How can you be more cautious yet innovative at the same time? What commitments require more of your attention? What blocks are getting in the way of any of this? What boundaries do you need to put in place? What do you need to change, implement, or release in order to ensure greater stability in the future? What has come up for you in recent days and how should you proceed based on any new revelations or circumstances?
These are just some examples of what may be coming up for you, however, there may be other variations of this energy playing out as well. If you wish to do any sort of intentional release connected to what has come up at this Full Moon, it is best to do so anytime over the two weeks following, when it is waning. The exact moment of this Full Moon is on June 28th at 4:53 am Universal Time. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.
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