The Capricorn Full Moon graces the sky on Sunday, July 5th in the Northern Hemisphere. This moon was given the name The Full Buck Moon in the Farmer’s Almanac because during this time, the antlers of a buck are at their peak growth. This is the time of the fertile summer in North America, when life is buzzing at it’s fullest and the days are long.
This Full Moon is accompanied by a penumbral Lunar Eclipse, which is when the moon passes through the earth’s shadow, making it appear slightly darker. The visual of this full moon is sure to be stunning, and the energy it brings is equally as illuminating to our shared human reality at this moment on the planet.
The time we are in has been repeatedly called “unprecedented,” and what we are experiencing is a continual transition of what the “normal” day to day means. This Full Moon brings with it its hopeful light, asking us all to trust in the unfolding. We are not meant to know what will happen and what is coming because our minds cannot imagine it or see what is up ahead for planet Earth.
We can see and feel this truth of uncertainty as either terrifying or exciting. The unknown can either be a dark and scary place or it can be a field of infinite possibility. We have the ability to choose how we want to see our reality. And we have the capacity to change our lens of perception if we notice that the lenses we are looking through are not serving our highest good. This Full Moon gives us its light and is asking us not to wait to use it to illuminate our way forward.
One of the first things astrological experts note about this full moon cycle is that we are going to be revisiting situations, information, and lessons that we have already experienced. We may have feelings of deja vu or agitation from being back in a place that we thought we’d outgrown.
The reason this is happening is not to experience the same thing again, but rather to add another layer of witnessing ourselves and how we have grown and expanded. It is akin to visiting a place you use to frequent as a kid and then going back as an adult. Your experience will be different, because you are different.
You may also experience a re-visiting of a lesson if it has not been fully embodied. It’s the Universe’s way of giving you the chance to fully learn whatever it is you need to learn in order to live as the most empowered version of you. Pay attention to the feelings that arise for you over the next two weeks.
If there is a moment where you experience suffering inside your being, look for the information it is trying to offer you. Feeling is important, but we can sometimes get lost in the feeling without catching what it has to offer us. Spend time with your journal, exploring what presents itself on your emotional landscape, and what the hidden gem inside of it may be for you.
Astrologists also note that this moon asks us to consider how we self-father ourselves. Being able to show up in the balanced masculine is needed at this point in our culture. The Full Moon reminds us that violent and aggressive masculine energy has been out of balance on the planet for a long time now. We are each being asked to examine how our own masculine energy shows up.
One common imbalance we humans experience is that of control. For many of us, our nervous systems equate control of a situation with security and safety. In a time of a global pandemic, there are more and more things we cannot control. This can be very unsettling on a deep level. If we are not aware of it, it can lead to increased attempts to control what is in our reach. Those with addictions of any kind are being asked to heighten awareness and notice (with kindness) the moment when we are reaching for something out of a lack of feeling in control.
Luckily for us even if we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed during this time, we have a powerful mothering energy that is also being offered by the stars and planets. This energy is one of integration and innovation. It is a time for both restoration (sleep, baths, walks in nature, sky-gazing etc) and dreaming of what’s possible. We are processing information constantly, and we need to give ourselves supported time to integrate so that we can give energy towards envisioning what our future could look like.
During this moon cycle, the mother energy is a strong and bold mother. She nurtures with the same hands with which she shapes the world. She offers us unconditional support and the support we need to dream big. The moon mother is asking you to take extra good care of yourself as you conjure up a future that any of us have yet to see.
Although Mercury Retrograde is a trending topic, and there is truth to the power that this astrological occurrence offers. In this moment, we are asked to pause to check in with how we are doing what we are doing, and the way our bodies, minds, and hearts are feeling because of our choices.
Questions such as : “To what do I give the majority of my attention to? What am I spending my time doing? Are my work, play, morals and beliefs balanced and in Harmonious Alignment with the Law of One (Harm None Oneness)? Am I able to see the bigger picture of how I want to live my life or am I getting lost in the minutiae of the day to day? How am I expressing daily gratitude?“
These are not easily answered because they often bring about a sense of discomfort and vulnerability. Be gentle with ourselves as we work through any discomfort and vulnerability feelings which leads us to be deeply honest with ourselves. Take the time to journal, audio or video record your experiences during this Full Moon cycle.
The oracle cards and full moon information are from The Moon Deck website.