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This week is dominated by the fat, Full Moon in Capricorn, dripping silver and dropping heavy knowledge. The first half of the week is a bit oppressive, marked by Venus’ emotionally heavy square to Saturn on Tuesday, the equally weighty conjunction of the Moon to Pluto in Capricorn on Wednesday and the hefty Full Moon in Capricorn on Thursday night. Friday and the weekend are a little lighter and faster, with an emphasis on planning and communications.
Full Moon in Capricorn
The Full Moon in Capricorn on Thursday night highlights both the opportunities and the problems spinning through the aethyrs this July. The dramatic lunation will spotlight the tension between our personal lives and our professional aspirations. The internal and external illuminate each other, revealing the interdependence of emotional foundations and tangible accomplishments.
Out of the Tunnel
The Full Moon this week is the first New or Full Moon since May to occur without an eclipse. This provides an real exit from the dark, twisty weirdness so many have experienced for the last month and a half. Spat out of a wormhole of changes, plenty of people find themselves on uncertain ground. This Full Moon illuminates the stark outlines of our actual position, providing us the data we need to begin making solid progress.
This particular Full Moon is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, and it is the ponderous planet whose wavelengths dominate the week. Saturn stationed direct in June, but the somber planet’s message was, well, eclipsed by all the of the eclipses. For the rest of the year we’ll see Saturn striding slowly forward, leaving his opposition to Uranus and square to Pluto behind. Saturn’s movement forward, clear of interference, heightens the planet’s power over cause and effect, action and consequence, plan and progress.
The Fool’s Enemy
This week’s combination of influence drops us squarely into The-Way-Things-Are. Not the way we would like them to be, and not the way that they could be, but The-Way-Things-Are. The ancient enemy of hopes, dreams and vain desires, The-Way-Things-Are is a formidable adversary, the great devil of most people’s psyches.
This week the great and terrible god-and-devil The-Way-Things-Are speaks, announcing the obvious. The World is changing and will continue to change. The globalization of capital will continue moving jobs around, dethroning established titans and raising up unexpected contenders. Technology will continue to change the way we interact with each other and do business. The way we produce, consume and dialogue with media of all types will continue to mutate. And so on and so on.
If you’re waiting for the boat to stop rocking, you’re going to be disappointed. The World does not exist for us to abide in static peace. It is a great wheel of challenges, and we can either admit that we’re in the game, because we were born into the game, or live in denial. We can either commit to try and keep pace with the blistering speed of the times, or we can complain as the World moves on. It comes down to accepting the advantages and limitations of your position or not. If you can accept where the World is and where you are, you can plan strategic moves and get real results. Forget about tomorrow’s wished-for salvations and armageddons. Things are as they are. Leave Hope and Fear behind, make a plan and move forward.
After this week’s delivery of stern Saturnine messages, we’ll move into a relatively productive couple of weeks. The coast is relatively clear for the rest of July, but another storm waits for us in August. Another grand cross forms up, this time triggered by truculent Mars in Cancer and simultaneous Mercury retrograde. August 2nd, to be precise- just in time for the debt ceiling deadline in the US. Well done, Obama. Or not.
So get your shit squared away. Commit to a few concrete goals and plan to make some bankable progress before August’s shitstorms start up.
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Aries: The Ram
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14thfocuses its silvery light shines on the relationship between your career goals and living situation, illuminating the need for coherence in these areas. As far as professional affairs are concerned, look to the importance of building and maintaining relationships.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th shines on the relationship between your short and long term goals, asking that you strike a compromise between the two. For now. But as you build up your plan for the future, make sure you’re taking into account the changing nature of the world, as well as limitations of your own resources.
Gemini: The Twins
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th shines a silver beam or two on what’s yours and what’s someone else’s, asking that you strike a balance between independence and interdependence. Creative partnerships and other collective working arrangements are in the air.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th turns a big white eye on the pressure this month has put on your relationships. Double check to make sure you haven’t forgotten to honor your commitments to people. Relationships iz important.
Leo: The Lion
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th illuminates the relationship between the subtle and gross problems in your life, illustrating the connection between subconscious complex and concrete manifestation. Use this week’s harsh light to diagnose exactly what’s not working, and figure out what steps you can take over the next 2 weeks to improve the situation.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th drips silvery light into your pool of creative energy. In particular, the Full Moon highlights the relationship between what you’re doing with your energy and who you share it with. You may be feeling a little tapped lately, but if that’s the case it’s all the more important that you be conscious of what you’re spending your energy on. Important resources demand conservation.
Libra: The Scales
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th illuminates the relationship between your professional aspirations and your living situation, asking you to consider making some adjustments to bring the two into a tighter equilibrium. This lunation focuses not just on your current living situation, but also to your plans for the future. What do you need out of a home base, a foundation?
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th illuminates the contrast between your short and long term goals, asking you to forge coherence between them. This particular lunation places and especial emphasis on concretizing your plans over the next few months, solidifying your schedule and setting goals. Just remember, as you’re pouring concrete on your plans, the larger architecture of the life your building.
Sagittarius: The Archer
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th sheds silvery light on what’s yours and what’s someone else’s, asking you to know the difference between the two. Not only that, this lunation pushes you to assess the equilibrium of these exchanges. Without fairness, few relationships endure.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th highlights the pressure this month has put on you, asking that you set aside your preoccupation with others for a bit and take care of yourself. You’ve got plenty of plans begging to be laid, but you’ve got to have enough time to do it. Give yourself that time.
Aquarius: The Water Bearer
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th illuminates the connection between the deep recesses of your mind and the patterns you play out on a regular basis, sending deep insights on pale beams. If you look deep enough into practical concerns this week, you’ll find a few of the secrets you keep from yourself shining back at you.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 14th illuminates the tension between the life you’re currently creating and the one you’d like to build. How’s that master-plan coming, and how faithful have you been to it? You might want to take a moment this week to consider how you can get back on track for benevolent world domination.
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