The Full Moon is the culmination of the lunar cycle. Beginning with the New Moon, when the Sun and Moon are fused and the solar and lunar energies combine to spark a new beginning, the Moon waxes in the sky into a beautiful glowing orb of magic and wonder at the Full Moon.
Full Moons are known to have an effect on the ocean tides, and because the Moon operates astrological at the heart level it touches the soul and stimulates a yearning for oneness and connection. The Moon operates primarily at the subconscious level, triggering our hidden desires and secret fears as well as feelings of love and joy.
When the Moon is full in the earthy sign of Capricorn, it is more stable and grounded, less subject to the ebb and flow of emotion. However, this Full Moon embraces the extremely potent force of Mars, planet of aggression and rage, opposite Pluto, planet of destruction. (Mars in Cancer conjoins the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn conjoins the Moon.) To complicate matters even further, the revolutionary planet Uranus is in a wide square (90 degree) aspect to the whole thing, stimulating a breakthrough or breakdown of some kind.
With the Moon conjunct Pluto, emotions will be intensified and there will be an urgency that comes from your most true heart. Confrontations and passionate exchanges are a virtual certainty but with conscious intention we can focus this energy in a way that will help to create effective change. The conjunction of the Sun to Mars creates an intense wave of energy that can be used positively to fuel and motivate our intentions to create exactly what we want in our lives as long as we are not derailed by the emotional roller coaster of Moon/Pluto.
Saturn (tests and challenges) is still facing off against Chiron (wounding and healing), lifting the scab off the emotional wound to facilitate (and in some cases force) the healing process to occur. This is not a time to shrink from confrontation; it IS a time to utilize these energies for positive change by finding your center and determining the correct course of action.
Fortunately we have some planetary assistance to help us to do just that. Neptune (the soul teacher) is in a harmonious trine to the Sun right now which helps us to find the flow and connects us to a divine source of inspiration. Mercury (the mind) harmonizes with Venus (relating) smoothing the way in our communication with others. Chiron (healing) harmonizes in a trine to Mars (desires), soothing the frantic urgency with which we sometimes face our problems.
The energy of this Full Moon has already begun since Mars began the opposition to Pluto a few days ago. Expect this intensity to continue at least until the 11th when Mars and Pluto have separated and the Moon has moved into Aquarius.
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