Full Moon

Capricorn Full Moon | Inspired Ambition


Capricorn Full Moon
Tuesday, July 19
3:56pm PST / 6:56pm EST
27 degrees 40 min Capricorn / Cancer

Tuesday’s Full Moon in Capricorn invites us to take our seat on the throne of our ambition while we allow divine wisdom to guide our consciousness and creative impulses. 

Full moons are moments of fruition and the seeds we planted at the corresponding New Moon (January 9th) are now flowering. Capricorn is the sign of achievement and competence and is rooted in the material realm. This is an auspicious time to gain traction in making goals a reality.

At this mid-point of the year, it’s a good time to asses what you’ve accomplished thus far. What are the physical manifestations of what you’ve created and achieved in your area of career, public image and material wealth?

Even more importantly, how aligned are these achievements with what you now know about our world and your duty as a citizen of humanity?

The ruler of this Full Moon is Saturn in Sagittarius conjunct the fixed star Antares suggesting a warrior-like ability to making our aspirations real in the world. 

Grand Water Trine – healing humanity’s wounds

The full moon aligns with the Grand Water Trine (Sun in Cancer, Mars in Scorpio, Chiron in Pisces) provoking the collective wounding so in need of healing and nurturing. Compassion means “to suffer with” and nearly every corner of the world is experiencing trauma on a massive scale.

The goals we may have set for ourselves at the January New Moon must now be infused with new aims that are alchemized by the transformation we’re experiencing at both a personal and global level. Our hearts have been torn open by recent events so it’s essential that we create a new paradigm with a vision of healing in mind.

Listening for divine guidance

The Sabian Symbol for the 28th degree of Capricorn is “A large aviary.”

Dane Rudhyar interprets this symbol as clairaudience that swirls within the mind as inner voices of inspiration.

“Birds symbolize spiritual forces, and the aviary presents us with a picture of these forces or desires contained within a mind open to the light of psychic or Soul realities, and bringing joy and harmony to the consciousness…

The youthful effort the reach the summits of cultural and spiritual attainment has settled down into a complex state of inspiration… one may speak here of CLAIRAUDIENCE, meaning a capacity of being responsive to many inner voices.”

Shattering expectations

The Great Awakener, Uranus, is still joined to Eris, the Goddess of Discord and both of which are in Aries squaring the Full Moon. This indicates disruptions and a desire to break free from authority, burdens and expectations

Uranus also symbolizes flashes of insight and psychic vision so we may find ourselves following divinely-inspired creative inspiration, even if it means shattering comfort zones and expectations.

The throne of power

The Full Moon falls in the 3rd decan of Capricorn, where the image is of a throne. Astrologer Austin Coppock writes that this is the seat of great rulers who are burdened with the responsibility of leading.

“The power of this face is to draw one close to high seats of power. The attention of people of influence can be gained, as might a throne of one’s own. Yet these positions always come with responsibility, and to sit in them is to be tempted by hubris.”

Summary: The Capricorn Full Moon reveals what we’ve accomplished to date in the material realm and activates our sacred warrior archetype to make our long term vision real in the world. It’s calling for radical belief in our higher vision and divine insight. We’re still nursing our wounds from the pain of the collective consciousness and must accept our responsibilities to creating a better world as we climb the mountain to our next summit of achievement.