Sunday, July 15, 2012

Full Moon in Capricorn July 3, 2012

This full moon delivers emotional intensity

The moon is full on July 3rd at 12 degrees of Capricorn, the sign of stability and maturity.  The planetary arrangement is rich and complex.  Pluto joins the Moon in Capricorn.  Remember, Pluto has ruler ship over the underworld and things that hide in the dark. Pluto is connected to the shadow (the unconscious aspects of our psyches).  Individuals have shadows and our society has its shadow.  The full moon might make some shadows real big.  When this happens people get emotional.  The full moon sitting on the same chair with Pluto produces emotional intensity.  Transformation and growth can come from confrontations during this full moon. Emotional interactions with others or simply internal emotional upheaval can lead us to more truth.  Pluto is forming a Yod with Mercury and Venus.  A Yod translates as The Finger Of God.  It might be difficult to avoid emotional outbursts.  Words can trigger dark explosions from the psyche.  Many relationships are destined to implode or explode while some may fracture from truth that falls out of the shadowy realms.  Other relationships may mature during this period because Capricorn rules maturity.  Pluto is also forming a T cross with planets Mars and Uranus. Expect the unexpected!

Mars changes signs from Virgo to Libra

Planet Mars has finally completed its long (almost 8 month) transit through the sign of Virgo. Due to its retrograde phase, Mars spends a long time in a sign every two years.  Assertion and aggression have taken a Virgo style for many months.  Virgo emphasizes critical analysis, organization and methodology.  Details and more details – that’s Virgo.  On the day of this full moon, Mars moves out of Virgo and into Libra, the sign of the scales.  Balance, harmony and fairness in human relationships will be emphasized for the next eight weeks.

Venus and Jupiter are conjunct in Gemini

Venus has recently completed its retrograde phase and is moving direct in the sign of Gemini where it is sitting with Jupiter (also transiting Gemini).  Venus and Jupiter together always give a lift to the spirits. Venus is relational and Jupiter is the generous teacher. No matter how emotional we might feel around this full moon period Venus and Jupiter in Gemini will help us have a sense of humor and urge us to stay light hearted.  Relationships that are grounded in loving generosity, and the desire to communicate and be playful, should do well. 

Linda Sprague

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