FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN – Wednesday 17th July 2019
“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson
For hundreds of thousands of years, the Full Moon has shrouded our world in her mysterious light. She has kept us company through many a lonely night, has guided ships across endless oceans and has helped us to keep track of the months and the years for almost as long as the history books have been recording. The Full Moon is a soft, motherly light whose presence is a great comfort when the rest of the world is asleep. Only she wasn’t always seen that way.
For a long, long time, people were afraid of the Full Moon. They believed she had the power to turn a man into a wolf and to drive people crazy. The word ‘lunacy’ comes from the Latin word ‘luna’ which means moon. Back in the days of witches being burnt at the stake and high superstition, everything was to blame for anything. However, even today some people do not recommend having a surgical procedure during the Full Moon.
But while we used fear what the Moon could or couldn’t do, now she fascinates us. We’ve worked out how she controls the tides, how she can influence our mental health and that even though we know a lot about her, she is still just as mysterious now as she was right at the very beginning. And this Full Moon is no exception.
This month’s Full Moon falls on July 17th under the sign of Capricorn, the horned goat. And not only is this moon a full one, it is also a Partial Lunar Eclipse. This means the Full Moon which normally illuminates the night sky, will be partly hidden by the shadow of the Earth; as Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth moves between the Moon and the Sun, but the three celestial bodies do not form a straight line in space. Lunar Eclipses happen when the moon is a near a node (orbital plane) at Full Moon and Solar Eclipses happen when it is near a node at New Moon. Eclipses are full of power and their energy can radiate for over a year, whereas a Full Moon’s energy will only be around for a month.
People born under the sign of Capricorn are known to be self-controlled, disciplined and responsible whilst also being unforgiving, condescending and often expecting the worst. Capricorns are the sign that represents responsibility and time. They have the ability to lead the way and are the masters of self-control. They learn from their past mistakes and can get to the top based only on their experience and expertise.
Under this Full Moon, you may feel a strong need to be useful and you may look for justification in the outside world. Sometimes, when we’re unsure about something, we can turn to reassurance outside of ourselves, mainly because we want justification for the decisions we’ve made, especially if deep down we know the decision is the wrong one. We feel the need for someone else to make us feel better about the decision we made, because our conscience can yell pretty loud when we do something we know is wrong.
Feeling the need to be useful can sometimes mean that we become willing to do whatever is asked of us. It can mean we may start to underestimate what we want from and for ourselves. You are your best critic and your loudest supporter. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.
Doubt is always unsettling. Especially when its doubt surrounding yourself and your own decisions and beliefs. But at the end of the day, the only person you need to justify anything to is yourself. Do not look for approval outside of yourself. It won’t get rid of the doubt and it can be harmful to you. You have to find ways to trust your inner values.
Full Moon is one of the most powerful moments during the month and Capricorns Partial Lunar Eclipse is certainly helping. Channel your inner Capricorn and have faith in yourself and your abilities. Do not be afraid of trusting your instincts and following your gut. Don’t let doubt get the best of you. In the wise words of Erin Hanson: “What if I fall” Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”
Have faith in your wings. You’ll be surprised at just how high they can take you.