Capricorn Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse

It’s a two-for-one this month. We have a Full Moon on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16th-17th. Overlapping is a Lunar Eclipse on the evening of Tuesday, July 16th. An eclipse creates about 3x the force of energy than a full moon. So, if you feel a little off-key or emotional during a full moon – this month is going to be super-charged! You will feel it!

First, let’s talk about the moon:

Our full moon is in Capricorn and is known as the Thunder Moon or the Full Buck Moon. These names come from different Native American tribes and denote events that happen during the July season. We have summer thunderstorms in July, and this is when male deer or “buck” antler’s come out and are considered full grown.

A full moon means that the sun and moon stand opposite of each other in sky. The sun is in Cancer and the moon is in Capricorn – and both impact the energy. Cancer signifies the mother, the home, family, nurturing, feelings of safety and emotional security, childhood, and memories. Capricorn energy signifies the father, is assertive, practical, ambitious, work-driven, successful, and concerned with making money. The polarity or “opposition” between the two creates a highly emotional time but being that both signs are Cardinal – they give off an intense, really productive, manifesting type of energy. So either you feel energized and able to get stuff done or you draw inward emotionally and reflect on the past – what have you left behind, or what didn’t you deal with? Old emotional wounds or scars can come up from the past. Be an observer and see which way the moon impacts you this time around.

There is hope though! We also have Saturn and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn (standing conjunct, or next to the moon) an earth sign, which adds to the grounding, practical, work-minded energy. Get up, go work out, clean your house, do your chores and check off your to-do list. And then you can celebrate! Mercury and Mars are in Leo right now and their energy is full of drama, excitement, the one who likes to dress up, go out, have a party, etc. So, this full moon energy is telling us to do our “adulting”- get our work done, deal with our emotional stuff and then we can let it go and celebrate!

Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn – Let it Go!

On Tuesday the partial Lunar Eclipse happens around 5:30pm EST. Leading up to this eclipse is a feeling of pressure, a building up, and a sense of something coming. With 3x the force of a full moon, we will feel it in some fashion, if not immediately, within the days following the eclipse. It is the last of an eclipse cycle, meaning that the things it brings us will be the culmination of changes that have been happening for the past 6 months.

Eclipses in Capricorn are intense and can bring long term or lasting effects. They are categorized by power shifts in rule-making bodies and hierarchy and affect business of all kinds. They can create power surges and power outages (like the one in NYC this past weekend) and extreme weather conditions (earth sign)- think droughts and floods (like in the Gulf shores right now). All types of order and structure are influenced. Lunar eclipses, in particular effect the emotions, home, family, parenting, childhood, security, and feelings. Lunar eclipses always bring something to a head.

This eclipse, being emotional in nature, is asking us to do a personal inventory, looking inward, and thinking back to old wounds and hurts we may have suppressed or buried. The reason is so we can let it go with the “rebirth” of the moon (as the Earth passes between the moon and the sun). During this passage the light is blocked, creating a “blip” or outage of lunar energy, so that when it resurfaces there is a power surge of new energy helping us to leap over our emotional wounds and finally let go of the past. Releasing blocks, emotional cleansing, and letting go of fears and insecurities are major themes during this eclipse.

Some things you can do to relieve the emotional impact of the Lunar Eclipse:

  1. Think big picture – reflect on the future and the hopes and dreams you’d like to manifest.
  2. Let go of who you were in the past – old childhood wounds and suppressed memories is not who you are today! Each day is a brand-new opportunity to become someone new.
  3. This is a super-charged clearing energy that is built to help release the past. What do you need to clear?
  4. Revelations, flashes of insight, and “ah-ha” moments will come with this energy – use it to plan your next step.
  5. Be patient with yourself and others. Listen to your higher self, your intuition.

Lunar eclipses are known to bring quick results, for some as soon as 7-14 days. For most, within 90 days. You may not realize it is happening until after the fact. Some shift in the way you are thinking or feeling about the past will change. You will be able to “Let it go” and clear the energy and let the emotions of the past that haunt you finally lay to rest.

Reminder: During a full moon is also a good time to cleanse your crystals, tarot cards, and oracle cards. Leave them by a window that is exposed to moonlight. You can lay them out at night before going to bed and they will charge with lunar energy and be fresh for usage. 😊

Strawberry Moon

Early Monday morning (at 4:31 a.m. to be exact) the Full Moon will be upon us. Known as the strawberry moon because this is the season when strawberries ripen in the fields and are ready to be picked- this moon will bring us some sweet energy! The sun is in Gemini and the moon is in Sagittarius. They are opposite of each other in the sky during this time and so the energy work during the full moon window is to find balance between the two.

These two energies together are light, carefree, and communicative. Both signs are playful and love to laugh. They have fun together! They love to socialize and spend time with friends. There are a few differences though. Let’s break it down:

Gemini:

  • loves to talk and express their ideas
  • is fast thinking and intellectual
  • is detailed and accurate
  • play through their words and is the most witty of thinkers!
  • is social, with lots of friends, and increases energy through interactions with others
  • is curious with many interests and they notice everything
  • make great teachers

Sagittarius on the other hand:

  • expresses play in a more physical way and love the outdoors
  • is a big-picture thinker
  • thinks more generalized and can exaggerate a story
  • love to learn and see life as an adventure
  • is freedom seeking and must expand through learning or travel
  • is honest and blunt and will say exactly what’s on their mind
  • is the eternal optimist, seeker, and student

So now you know the characteristics of the two zodiac signs, imagine they are in a blender together – how do they get along and how do they differ? Together they are spontaneous, full of excessive energy with a need for expression, and they could make you feel a little crazy, but in a good way. Playful, light-hearted, and fun loving, this is a full moon energy perfect for the beginning of summer!

Adding to mix is the planet Jupiter. He is standing right next to our Sagittarian moon in the sky. This is called “conjunct” and it means that they act together as one. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, luck, and joy. Jupiter brings us presents and a good attitude. With these energies working together we have the ability to throw off any negativity that may have been lingering with solar storms, the previous moon cycle in Scorpio, or the tension caused by the current t-square in the heavens. Let the good times roll!

If you have any natal planets that are in either Gemini or Sagittarius you will feel this energy even stronger. It can go in one of two ways. Either your social calender will become so full you will barely be able to keep up with all the friends, fun, and picnics OR you will have more of a need for freedom, to talk, to say what is on your mind. So what do you want to say? Is there someone you need to have a honest conversation with? With Jupiter’s good luck and Sagittarius’s courage, you have the power to change your relationships! Be honest and share what you feel this full moon.

You CAN use the energies in the heavens to heal and stabilize your life. This combination with Jupiter at the helm assures that everything will work out. Jupiter wants to give you the gift of optimism and positive expansion in your life. Use the Gemini knack for communication and Sagittarius’s brave heart to do it! Make this a sweet full moon of honest communication. Rekindle the fun and child-like spirit that lives inside of all of us, just waiting to come out and play. Use it to your advantage! The stars have your back. Can you see them?

Did you feel the shift in energy?

The winds of change…

Was it just me or did you feel the shift in energy when we moved from grounded Taurus into Gemini last week. The air sign came in like “whoosh”! on the 21st and I for one have been mentally busy, making to-do lists, networking, socializing, talking non-stop – and basically everything a Gemini is known to do! Old friends have been calling to talk, just out of the blue – and everyone is making social plans all of a sudden. What about you? How are you feeling?

This sign is know as the speedy intellectual, the communicator, and a curious observer. Geminis love to learn and make excellent teachers. Gemini has added air to the heavens for the next month and it can certainly give one the feeling of lightness! Gemini also has a playful “child-like” energy to it – so with the beginning of pool season near, let’s use it our advantage. Here’s a few ideas to put this energy to work for you…

  • Get started! Do you have something you’ve been putting off? Spring cleaning, a new exercise routine, yard work? Phone a friend (Geminis love good company) and ask them to come and help! You get a two-for-one with getting your work done and you can gab until your heart’s content.
  • Plan it. Use that mental energy to do some serious planning. Think summer road trips, family picnics, camping at the lake, etc. Summer is here (almost) and it’s time to make a plan! How do you want to spend your summer? Don’t let life pass you by because you didn’t schedule time off at work. Make that to-do list!
  • Have fun! You can’t forget to add fun to your daily routine. Gemini energy brings a month of playfulness to us. Use this to add a hint of fun into all that you do. How do you like to play? Can you “whistle” while you work? Tap back in to the hobbies you love and find joy doing them!

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me. My name is Jen and I love astrology! I was introduced to the sun signs when I was a kid and since then I’ve been studying and applying them to my everyday life.  Did you know that astrology is so much more than just your horoscope? I didn’t at first, but when I found that there were so many layers and clues as to why we do the things we do- and they helped me to really learn about myself and my family – I was hooked!

Think about trying to help your teenage daughter pick a college major. The stars can help with that. Or why your son is so sensitive and cries so much? His natal chart will tell. Or why your spouse likes to start projects all the time. Is he an Aries? Or your boss is so bossy? Is she a Leo? It was all there- right in the stars – and I just had to learn how to read the signs! Astrology can help you with relationships, with parenting your children, with understanding extended family, and in the workplace with your peers.

If you think you might be interested in this “woo-woo stuff”, you are not alone. You are about to embark on a journey of self discovery unlike anything you have ever known. Each of us has a life path, and wouldn’t it be easier if we had a road map to help us see where to go? We do – it’s called our natal birth chart- and when you know how to read it, you can learn amazing things! That’s where I can help you. Let’s walk together and learn about the stars.  I’ll show you the way…

The stars and planets are always in motion. You can follow my blogs to learn more about what’s happening in the sky, and you can contact me for one-on-one readings, consultations, and questions. Please stay tuned for more information about upcoming workshops too. We’re gonna dig in and learn how to interpret a natal chart. I want you to see what the sky was like on the day you were born. Wouldn’t it be cool to know how to read it for yourself and for others? I would love to show you how to “see” the stars too!

Peace, love & light,

Jen

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton