The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your Self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you…
Love after Love -- Derek Walcott
At this month’s Capricorn Full Moon, instead of looking at yourself in the mirror of our patriarchal society, look in the shining mirror of your soul. The Cancer Sun says, ‘Love yourself!’ Love your emotional body so it can heal from the wounds of patriarchy’s expectations of who you should be.
This Capricorn full Moon will shine its light on Cancer’s oceans, illuminating the depths of who we really are. It’s time to create a society that values our uniqueness rather than our rugged individualism, that nurtures our souls rather than a small group’s pocketbooks and that believes in the power of transformative love rather than the power of power.
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This full Moon becomes part of the Cardinal Grand Cross that’s been affecting us all year. Pluto stands with the Moon in Capricorn opposite the Sun and Jupiter in Cancer. Crossing that opposition at right angles is Uranus in Aries opposite Mars, Ceres, Vesta and the Moon’s north node in Libra. Mars is calling in the Divine Feminine, the Moon is breaking free of patriarchal constraints and Jupiter adds its spiritual support to the nurturing Sun in Cancer.
As you can see, this usually staid and conservative Capricorn full Moon is bring up new feelings and new insights. It's time to go with them. The old is dying and we have to let it go. Until we each individually let go of the outworn beliefs that upheld patriarchy, it will never die.
It's time to look to the future with hope and imagination.
Until next time,
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more