Saturday, June 22, 2013

Full Moon is in Capricorn on June 23.  What is a super moon?

 You’ve seen it on Facebook and the news. This full moon in Capricorn on June 23rd is a super moon.  That means the Moon will be closer to earth than it normally is.  The moon’s proximity to Earth will give us the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.  We can enjoy the beauty and we can soak up the energy of the full moon.  Hopefully it will give us insight into our hearts and minds.

Moon and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn.  Sun and Jupiter are conjunct in Cancer. 

The Moon is sharing the stage with Pluto.  When these two energies join together we tend to get some intense emotions.  Pluto is about death and transformation so maybe some of us will have some cathartic moments during the two and one half days that the Moon transits the sign of Capricorn.  The Moon/Pluto duo opposes the Sun and Jupiter. Interesting!  Sun and Jupiter get together and create big ego. Moon and Pluto get together and throw a hissy fit.  Fortunately this strong opposition is contained in a Grand Trine (in the water element) between the Sun and Jupiter in Caner, Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio.  The easy flow of these planets in water should help tone down the ego and the intensity of old emotional patterns trying to transform.  The whole shebang forms what we call a “kite” formation.  If we can get that kite air born, we feel lighter and more optimistic.

The energy polarity of Cancer and Capricorn:  Mom and Dad

The Sun entered Cancer on Friday, June 21, at the summer solstice.  We have moved into a new season.  Where do we want to put our energy this summer? The sign of Cancer is associated with the home and with security.  What do you need in order to feel more secure?  The opposite sign, Capricorn, is about achievement and accomplishment.  These signs seem very different, but they are actually the parental polarity in the zodiac.  The Moon, the emotional barometer, rules Cancer.  The Moon is the mother so Cancer is associated with the caregiver and with nurturance and creative activity.  Saturn, the taskmaster who tells us what to do and where our shortcomings are, rules Capricorn.  Capricorn is the father.  Capricorn is associated with practicality, accomplishment, achievement, and with climbing the totem poll in the patriarchy. Both signs have elements of insecurity.  We must feel secure in ourselves before we can be creative and achieve something.  We all have gifts and talents to share with others.  While the Sun is in Cancer we should strive to feel more emotionally secure about our gifts.  When the Moon reaches its fullness in the opposite sign of Capricorn, we can envision how to share our talents.   Another way to think about the Cancer/Capricorn polarity is this:  Capricorn builds a container to hold the creative, nurturing energy of Cancer.  In its purest form, the full moon in Capricorn encourages us to build something out of our unique gifts because it is just the right thing to do!

Meditation from The Essene Book of Days 2013

The following Meditational words are from The Essene Book of Days 2013 by Danaan Parry.  It’s a fitting meditation for the summer solstice and this full moon in Capricorn:

“With the electric limits of my aura,
My personal energy field,
I tap the power
Of the earth in summer.
The earth current flows in me
And strengthens my body
For the work that only I can do
As a channel for the Light.
I feel it shine in me.”

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