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Another powerful Full Moon this week-end which may be emotionally challenging. It seems impossible not to focus on the state of the world right now with so much bombarding us on a day to day basis. And rightfully so, because if change is going to come it is going to be through our actions and our consciousness. Cathy Pagano speaks to this subject so beautifully in her Full Moon writing. These are excerpts but you can read the whole thing here. ~ Blessings, Mary
“The Capricorn Full Moon occurs this weekend on July 8-9: at 9:06pm PDT on July 8th and on July 9th at 12:06am EDT and 4:06am GMT. With this Full Moon’s connection to the Pluto opposition to Mars, we can engage in power struggles or we can use this energy to transform our own lives.” ~ Wisdom of Astrology
“The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 18*Cancer is: A Hen scratching the ground to find nourishment for her progeny. Just as a mother hen works to feed her chicks, we too have to find our grounding so we can nourish future generations. We have to take responsibility for our world.
The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 18* Capricorn is: The Union Jack flag flies from a British warship. This symbol speaks to imperialist political power. How can we break the mold of patriarchal warmongering and domination?
Taken together, the symbols of this Full Moon asks us, What do we need to do to secure our future in the face of a dominating political power or ideology which works against life itself? The answers lie in the revolutionary energy of the waning Pluto/Uranus square which is accelerated by Jupiter in Libra joining the fray. As well as a missing ingredient. The Mother Love of Cancer.”
“Cancer is the sign of the missing leg of this year’s potent Cardinal T-square between Uranus/Eris in Aries, Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. Something is terribly wrong with our society—we are killing ourselves and our world and Pluto in Capricorn is exposing just how rotten things are. The rich and powerful are in charge and no longer hiding behind their false patriotism.Our society’s rules, our religions’ rules are buried deep within us to control our behavior.”
“But since patriarchy refuses to give equal importance to the feminine gifts of life, these old rules are killing our joy in life, our reverence for life and our belief in life. This Full Moon gives us the opportunity to throw off the chains of patriarchal control so we can find our balance with others. The fire trine between Uranus & Eris in Aries, the North Node in Leo and Saturn in Sagittarius can give us the courage to follow our passion and creativity to the next part of our lives. It’s time for a new story.
It’s a beautiful story for this powerful Capricorn Full Moon. We need to find our courage (Aries) to leave behind the death and destruction that our governments and patriarchal rules glory in (Capricorn) so we can nurture ourselves and our people (Cancer) and bring about a new, more balanced world (Libra).”
~ Cathy Pagano at Wisdom of Astrology
And From Mary
What can we do personally to support the shift in consciousness that is happening on the planet? At face value, it may not look like a positive shift when all we hear about are the devastating decisions of world leaders (especially our own) and the violent actions of individuals and groups. With the energy coming into the planet, what has been hidden is being exposed and it’s not pretty. But as the patriarchy does its thing, we have to do ours, which is to continue to raise our consciousness and help others to do the same. “As they go low, we have to go high”. That means staying grounded, doing our own personal work, taking social action and holding the Light on the planet. It’s not a time to be complacent but to do our part in anchoring higher consciousness here and we do that by raising our own through our personal work. That’s what lower consciousness is trying to stop! So on this auspicious Full Moon, take time to ground in nature, align into the Hara, meditate and transform whatever comes up for you. Stay conscious and continue to grow! That’s what the patriarchy is trying to stop. Don’t let them! ~ Blessings, Mary