Buckle your emotional seatbelt for this Thunder Full Moon.
Saturday night brings a Full Moon in the sign of Capricorn.
As always, a Full Moon is in the opposite sign as the Sun (which is currently in Cancer).
The Capricorn Cancer axis is one of earth and water; of being a strong protector, and of being cared for and nourished and protected. It is called the parent/child axis.
With the Full Moon here, these themes are amplified.
But wait, there's more...
As the Moon becomes full, she is is a tight conjunction with Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. Pluto spends a long time in each sign and has been in Capricorn since 2008. Capricorn represents 'Empire', and Pluto's entrance into Capricorn coincided with the last major financial crash. Each month, the Moon spends 2.5 days in a sign as it travels through the zodiacal wheel, thus there is a lunar contact with Pluto each month when the Moon is in Capricorn (worth noting as they can be heavy days). The Moon represents our most personal and immediate emotional experience. It's how we see and taste life. It's our tender underbelly.
Moon Pluto carries a heavy charge, but with a purpose.
Pluto seeks our emotional empowerment, but it does so through finding our weaknesses and our limitations. It is only by finding those places that they can be strengthened.
But there is no easy work with Pluto, it demands the heavy lifting.
With the Capricorn Full Moon in concert with Pluto, you can count on some deep emotional introspection.
But wait... there's more.
The Sun in deeply emotional Cancer is in an applying conjunction with the planet Mars. Mars is a passionate planet, but one that can also cause ruptures and fighting. In its essence it is afraid of losing itself and has a natural defensives to it.
So lets review: we have a Full Moon (aways a heightened emotional state) hanging out with Pluto/Hades/the Lord of the Underworld who has no patience for anything besides looking inside and finding what is limiting you. (and then kicking its ass), in a cosmic stare down with the emotionally reactive and protective Cancer Sun, aligned with fiery, reactive, defensive Mars.
Throw in a T-square to Jupiter in Libra (which amplifies everything and in this case can create swinging from one extreme to another) and you have a potential emotional powder keg. As if it needed any more amplification, this planetary pattern is aligned to the angles (ascendant/descendant/MC) which creates an even stronger effect.
This Full Moon is about as potent as it could possibly be.
Please be gentle with yourself and your loved ones. It's Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and hot temperatures can contribute to a feeling of irritation, frustration and impatience.
Throw in the ongoing, unfolding drama on the world's geopolitical stage and the emotional currents that we are collectively navigating become harder to ignore.
There is an immense general anxiety and unease that is widely available on tap right now.
Please know that discord could easily spark into a raging wildfire with this Full Moon.
To use it consciously and effectively: spend some time in meditation/prayer.
Feel your spine extend as a tap root deep into the Earth. Let any negative emotions release into the earth. Mama Earth has got you. She can hold it. Say a prayer for your own ability to purge the negative emotions that do not serve you or your relations, and a prayer for harmony and peace, internally and externally. Be willing to take a deep breath if you start to feel triggered, take a walk to cool down.
The energies remained heightened and potentially charged through the weekend, with the waters running clearer on Monday.
With love, Paetra
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