July 19th, 2016 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Capricorn

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It’s a full moon in Capricorn tonight! Capricorn is represented by the sea goat, a symbol of balance and responsibility–connected deeply with spirituality, intuition, and the soul, but also concerned with structures, rules, ambition, and steadiness. He climbs mountains carefully, step by step, always seeking higher planes.

This full moon sits in a square with Uranus, the planet of upheaval, uprising, and breaking away from tradition. The influence of Uranus is particularly strong right now, because it is readying to station retrograde at the end of the month. If you think these energies sound somewhat conflicting, you’d be right! Squares like this promise challenge, and whatever you seek to resolve or accomplish now probably won’t come easily.

Part of this comes from the Capricorn-influenced inclination to rigidly cling to certain emotions or interpretations of the situation at hand. One may, for example, be *certain* that a particular problem is best solved through cut-and-dry logic, with emotion kept tightly under wraps and out of the way. While it is important to not be swept away in emotion, being willing to go into and feel whatever comes up might be the best way to get through and beyond. Pay attention to inclinations to repress, and ask yourself: What situations bring these up? What emotions are you most resistant to experiencing? What are you afraid will happen if you let it out?

Bringing intention to fruition at this time will require discipline and hard work, particularly of the soul-searching variety. If you’re ready, a willingness to examine aspects of the situation or yourself that you would rather not look at and are inclined to hide in shadow can offer surprising solutions to pragmatic problems.

We are all inclined at this time to look at past visions, lessons, and experiences to guide us; it is up to each of us to determine how we will use this energy, though. Will you cling to what has always been, flaws you’ve witnessed, and doubt because of past failures–or will you stop and question where those perceptions came from and if they still serve you? This moon can really help us see the Truth, of who we are, what is, and where we should go from here. As ever, the only way we’ll get there is to try to be compassionate towards ourselves and others, and Do The Work!

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