"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."
-- Oprah Winfrey
The full Moon in Capricorn on July 12 is like a major karmic report card right in the middle of summer vacation. Just when we've gotten used to the ease of summer living, along comes the cosmic taskmaster energy of Capricorn to check in on how we're behaving and what our current level of commitment is to our long-range goals.
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This particular full Moon has quite an ambitious energy backing it, as it squares Mars, the planet of action and aggression. We may be feeling frustrated and stuck in first gear with some of our worldly objectives. This full Moon will trigger that aggravation and make us want to do something concrete and serious about it.
Another powerful planetary aspect exaggerating the effects of this full Moon is the opposition from Jupiter in Cancer. This creates some tension between mother-father energies and home-career areas of our life. It's a delicate balance to make time for our inner and outer worlds. How do we take care of ourselves and others while being so busy in the world? Have we gotten so obsessed with ambition that we've been neglecting the emotional needs of our loved ones and even ourselves?
This full Moon is like a serious reality check to see where our true priorities are. There are no shortcuts with the Capricorn full Moon. We're being asked to show up in the most adult way possible. If we can't behave maturely and do the right thing, we'll feel the crushing weight of Saturn. All the whining and complaining will not receive even a modicum of sympathy from this hard-knock lunation. Better to rise to the occasion with some serious backbone and show 'em what you're made of now!
Cathy Pagano, M.A. began working with her dreams as a teenager, which led her to train at the C. G. Jung-Institute, Zurich in the late '70s. While there, Carl Jung's daughter advised her to study astrology and since then, she has used astrology in... read more