Sunday brings this year’s Capricorn full moon and because it falls when the Moon is at its closest to the earth this one is called a ‘super moon’ and if you’re lucky you should see a full moon that’s a little bit bigger and brighter than usual. Apart from that this full moon is notable in other ways and looks to be a very significant full moon, not least because it’s highlighting the cardinal energy that is coming to dominate the skies with the ongoing cardinal square and the cardinal series of retrogrades.
What’s more this full moon has a very interesting chart!
The full moon forms the central axis of a very clear kite shape – and kites fly don’t they? Or do they? How many times have you tried to fly a kite and it’s only come crashing to the ground? It’s often the way, if it doesn’t catch the wind right that central axis is just a stick trying to defy gravity. And that’s just what this full moon is too.
For a start we have the Moon in a wide conjunction to Pluto, deepening emotions and getting more than a little bit intense. This is not at all easy for a Capricorn Moon which would really rather sweep its emotions under a rock and do something else, but no getting off the hook for this Moon, these emotional drives have to be faced, they have to be felt and if this kite is ever going to fly they have to be brought into balance with whatever else is going on.
Not only that but we have the Sun in Cancer conjunct Jupiter in Gemini so the energy of the Sun – self-confidence, optimism, assuredness are being expanded by jovial Jupiter and really all we want to do is have a good time hanging out at home or in our close neighbourhood and not really have to deal with anything too intense. Except that the Sun is also conjunct both True and Mean Lilith and they are not going to let this be just a nice and easy time – in fact Lilith is sitting right between Jupiter and the Sun and demanding they account for themselves. No room for complacency in this full moon there are questions being asked about whether you have lived up to your own expectations of yourself, whether you have been as generous as you could have been, as wise as you might have wanted to be. How are things at home? With your family? Are relationships there in balance? You can bet anything you like that if anything is off kilter in those relationships that are supposed to nurture and sustain you – or in which you are supposed to nurture and sustain others – then this weekend is likely to bring things to a head, either through argument and tantrum or turning inwards and being very weepy.
What’s more (oh yes, there’s more) the Sun in this full moon is almost exactly conjunct Uranian point Hades. I like to think of the Uranian points or hypothetical planets as focuses of energy – they aren’t objects like actual planets but they are like currents in the solar system, eddies, whirlpools and and rip tides which have a particular energy of their own. For this full moon the one emphasised is Hades – yes that’s right, Hades, and with that name comes a whole lot of symbolism. In fact the Uranian Hades can also be related to the hidden past, skeletons in cupboards, things buried long ago, antiques and treasures lost and found again – it’s not all bad. So we have a Sun shining out from the underworld, lighting up a Moon about to encounter the God of the underworld, Pluto. Along with this we have Lilith, in many traditions considered a force that stands at the threshold of life and death – in fact she’s often associated with midwives. So something at the time of this full moon could be born or could die – it’s a threshold time, a time of intense energies and possibilities, a time of danger too because get it wrong and it could spiral downwards and the stick of this kite just ends up buried in sand.
Of course a kite is not just a stick and the aspect of this kite that could make the difference between flying and falling is the trine between Neptune and Saturn. Get the balance right between ideals and practicality, dreams and the things you need to do to achieve those dreams and this kite really could fly. To make the most of it the clues lie with the Sun, this is the balance point of the kite, get this right and it works – so look to family issues being uncovered, secrets aired that could clear up misunderstandings or provide the answer to puzzles – these hold clues to how you can actually achieve your dreams. Learn from the past and move on from it. Lilith can also be associated with earth spirits and a sensitivity to the aliveness of the whole world while Hades can also be an opening, a gate into another reality – it’s a great moon for connecting to the ancestral spirits of the land which could be just the thing for an otherwise overly intense earthy Capricorn Moon. If you are lucky enough to be in a place where you can tune into cultures which have a clear link to the land then make the most of it, and even if you aren’t just finding out more about the place where you live, what it was once like, how it might be if left to its own devices could be a great way to enjoy the energy of this moon rather than get tossed around in an emotional maelstrom only to come crashing to the ground again.
Who Has Seen the Wind?
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.