Full Moon [21 Capricorn 21]
July 13, 2022 (19:38 GMT +1) – London
July 13, 2022(14:38 GMT -4) – New York
July 14, 2022 (04:38 GMT +10) – Sydney
The Full Moon takes place this week cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac. These two star signs are the foundations of the horoscope representing your past (Cancer) and your future (Capricorn).
They represent where you come from, your home and family, your legacy (Cancer) and where you’re heading, your career and vocation, your long-term goals (Capricorn).
We are all born into this life and at some point we must leave it. The point at the base of the horoscope, the IC, is sometimes referred to as ‘the womb & the tomb’ – it’s where we emerge from and where we return to.
If you’re lucky, the days in-between will be filled with more joy than sorrow, but part of life’s path is to experience all of life, to take and learn from it what you can, to dig deep to uncover hidden riches.
In the zodiac wheel that’s linked to the seasons, the star sign Cancer is at the base. Whereas Capricorn is at the opposite end of the axis, the peak or culmination.
Full Moons are often a time of heightened emotions when important matters culminate and big events peak. They are a time to stop, listen and make key decisions that resonate with both your head and your heart. Sometimes the pull will be stronger in one direction. Ideally, this is a time to regain balance and seek a way to reconcile opposing forces.
This month’s Full Moon will be glorious to watch. It’s one of three Super Moons dominating the middle period of the year and this is the closest of the three. This means that it may appear brighter than usual and you can witness the glory of the Full Moon from July 12th to July 14th.
It will be most spectacular on July 13th. I’ll be heading out for a Full Moon swim – an ideal way to ‘wash away’ and release any tension or issues that you no longer want to hold on to.
It’s a good idea during the Full Moon to literally let go of something, e.g. write down limiting beliefs and flush them away/burn them. Or, hold on to a pebble, think about what you’re overly attached to and let it go.
The Moons influence the tides in the sea and you can expect higher tides during the Full Moon period. It’s often a time when sleep is elusive or rich with dreams, life events can be more dramatic and emotions are heightened.
Full Moon Aspects
The Sun at 21 Cancer sits next to talk planet Mercury at 17 Cancer during the Full Moon. They are moving towards a ‘cazimi’ aspect which takes place at the weekend. This can bring illumination, insight, enlightenment.
It suggests that this Full Moon is ideal for negotiation, important communication, debate and ideas. If you’ve been putting off a conversation, this may be the right week to act decisively.
There’s another reason why this Full Moon feels significant. The Moon at 21 Capricorn & the Sun at 21 Cancer are both making significant planetary aspects to the three outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto. Uranus is at 18 Taurus, Neptune is at 25 Pisces and Pluto is at 27 Capricorn.
The outer planets are generational planets because they’re slow moving and take years to move through one star sign. They’re linked to psychological archetypes & the collective unconscious: Uranus – dissociation; Neptune – dissolution; Pluto – destruction.
Therefore, this Full Moon could prove decisive beyond the individual and it’s an important time to consider what’s happening in the world.
The powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020 was at 22 Capricorn and the Lunar Eclipse on January 10, 2020 was at 20 Cancer/Capricorn. What’s coming full circle, where is there closure and what’s being exposed?
This Full Moon also falls two days after the second hit of the US’ Pluto Return. The exact dates are February 20th, July 11th & December 28th 2022. It’s important all year but events may be heightened now.
When the US was founded in 1776, Pluto was at 27 Capricorn. This is the first time in America’s history that Pluto has returned to the place it was when the USA was born.
Pluto is a tough planet linked to corruption, the underworld and the dark side of life. Pluto represents power but you can wield power for good or evil. The US Pluto Return is about the economy and is also exposing the abuse of power and control, the ban of abortion rights being a recent example.
Pluto often exposes secrets and wrong-doings and this Full Moon would be an ideal time to take back power, collectively as well as individually.
Here in the UK, this is also a powerful Full Moon. This week, we will find out the candidates for our next Prime Minister. Capricorn is the star sign linked to government and the establishment. It’s a decisive moment.
Note too that the Sun-Pluto opposition perfects next week on July 20th. The following day, MP’s leave Westminster for their summer break. In all honesty, the possible candidates aren’t inspiring hope and joy into many of us here in the UK. The phrase ‘best of a bad bunch’ springs to mind and Pluto’s influence during this Full Moon weighs heavy.
On a personal level, this Full Moon could reveal something that was previously unknown. Listen for insights, dig deep for answers and tap into your subconscious.
If you are in the middle of a challenging situation, this Full Moon won’t necessarily be easy as it demands attention. If you’re at a crossroads in your life, you may sense that the pressure’s building to sort things out.
During this powerful Full Moon, decide what stays and what goes. If something’s come to an end and you need to move on, here’s your opportunity.
Where in life are you experiencing strong emotions? Are you in a situation where you are trapped or powerless? Have you given your power away, have you lost control? Consider who holds power over you.
There’s a decisive feel to this week’s astrology which culminates during the Full Moon. Get ready to slam the door shut if necessary, toughen up if you need to and make those big decisions.
Here are the areas highlighted by this Full Moon. Read both your Sun sign & your Ascendant sign:
- Aries – home, family, past – career, status, responsibility
- Taurus – communication, neighbours, siblings, local neighbourhood – travel, study, beliefs
- Gemini – finances, possessions, values, self-worth – other peoples’ money, taboo issues
- Cancer – image, self-identity, personal goals – relationships, other people, contracts
- Leo – retreat, secrets, self-undoing – work, service, health
- Virgo – friends, groups, society, associations – children, creativity, entertainment
- Libra – career, status, responsibility – home, family, past
- Scorpio – travel, study, beliefs – communication, neighbours, siblings
- Sagittarius – other peoples’ money, taboo issues – finances, possessions, values, self-worth
- Capricorn – relationships, other people, contracts – image, self-identity, personal goals
- Aquarius – work, service, health – retreat, secrets, self-undoing
- Pisces – children, creativity, entertainment – friends, groups, society, associations
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