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Full Moon in Capricorn: Throne of Saturn

Full Moon in Capricorn: Throne of Saturn

On June 27th, 9:53pm, the Moon will be Full in cardinal earth sign Capricorn, bringing us the opportunity to connect with themes of the domestic versus the public self, as well as the opportunity to harvest the dream seeds we planted in January of this year. 

Capricorn, one of the three earth signs, is depicted by a goat with a fish’s tail. As an earth sign, Capricorn is materially driven, hard-working, overachieving. As with any earth sign, Capricorn cares most immediately for what is tangible. It is goal-oriented, purposeful, and focused on personal success. The mountain goat is an earth creature. Conversely, the sign’s brilliant fish tail indicates a connection to water—the elemental conductor of psychic insight. 

Capricorn blends diligence with intuition. It uses its brilliant mind to connect with the unseen; this sign possesses spiritual power. Many artists, especially musicians, are Sun sign Capricorns, a great deal of them visionary and unchallenged in their expertise. Both goat and fish, this sign moves easily between the realms of earth and water, and thus is able to translate the irrational into something tangible. From the sea comes the dream. The dreamer wakes, and builds a reality around that dream. This is the power of Capricorn. 

This sign is ruled by astrological heavyweight, Saturn. Saturn, known as a malefic planet, is the planet of self-mastery. It prizes hard work, discipline, patience, and sustained effort. There is no instant gratification where this planet is concerned, and in fact, it can even delay the rewards we think we are working towards, day in and day out. For Saturn, a day’s work is never truly done. Saturn recognizes wisdom and maturity, which for most of us, can only come after a life thoroughly lived. 

Saturn talks to us about rules and regulations, government structures, authority, and the establishment mentality. In order for ancient societies to thrive, they needed to practice forethought to plant and harvest crops regularly. Saturn’s symbol is the scythe (♄) the agricultural tool used to harvest crops that sustained populations. Vigilance, consistency, and thrift are all ruled by Saturn, as is time, timing, and the past in general. Saturn is archaic, established, foundational in its power. It is sober and serious (the word “saturnine” is derived from our understanding of the planet’s influence). 

With all this said, we must consider the astrological weather with our Moon Full in Capricorn. At each Full Moon, the Sun and Moon sit opposite one another, activating a binary energy in the sky. Capricorn rules House 10, the house of the career, the public self, public responsibilities and reputation. Just across the wheel is Cancer, where our Sun currently sits, which rules House 4, the house of domestic foundation, family obligations, and private comforts. Thus we see that this Full Moon activates a parallel between public and private modes of being. How we act in the world is directly related to, nurtured, or poisoned by whatever happens to us in our domestic settings. We are products of our upbringings, and our public selves are products of what goes on in our interiors. 

At this time, many of us are being called to speak out against rampant injustice across our country and the world in general. This is certainly a theme of the astrological weather. We are being forced to think about power and how it is wielded in the public sphere. Private rumination on imbalances of power leads many of us to act, speak out, protest, so that we can better align our hopes for the public world with our inner visions of peace and harmony. Full Moon in Capricorn is an opportunity to think about those in power, to think about what power means to us—what empowers and disempowers us, how power is used to manipulate and abuse us, how we can make strides toward living fully in our own power in this world.

The Moon will sit conjunct Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, cozily within one degree of each other. Here, the emotionality of the Moon blends with the planet of power and constriction. They bathe in each other’s energy, ask each other questions, and cause us to think about how power makes us feel in our souls. The Moon forms a stabilizing trine angle to Uranus, but this is also an aspect of volatility, as the Moon is a watery, changeable entity, and Uranus is electric, progressive. We can expect flashes of emotional insight here. Uranus will also trine Saturn, and the energy here is just a great big reality check. What is working and what is not will come clearly to the fore. From there, we can make decisions about our futures. 

Make use of this energy, these are critical days. We need to call in all the revolutionary spirit we possibly can. At the same time, we need to remember that consistent action over a long period of time is what invites lasting, foundational change. Saturn teaches us this, and if we are wise, we will remember. 

Scythe aloft,

Celestial Hermit 

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Occultist, poet, translator, Neptunian lamentress. Christina Farella operates Eighth House Astrology, where she creates astrological portraits for Seekers. She imagines our natal charts as lush celestial embroidery hovering over our shoulders. Fondness for descent into the underworld. She hangs myrtle above her bed.

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Occultist, poet, translator, Neptunian lamentress. Christina Farella operates Eighth House Astrology, where she creates astrological portraits for Seekers. She imagines our natal charts as lush celestial embroidery hovering over our shoulders. Fondness for descent into the underworld. She hangs myrtle above her bed.

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