F U L L ~ M O O N ~ I N ~ C A P R I C O R N
Today is the Full Moon in Capricorn, ushering in some necessary cleansing and catharsis.
Stretched across the Cancer/Capricorn axis, the light of this Full Moon will resurrect the past and summon the ancestors to speak.
Drawing you out of your own time and place, it will strike a chord that shifts something deep inside you so that your heart is relieved of self-consciousness.
The greater purpose of Cancer season is to nurture you into deeper emotional maturity and growth. And this potential comes to a climax at the Full Moon in Capricorn.
The Moon is in detriment in Capricorn, meaning it is very far from its home. Like a parched desert flower, the Moon in Capricorn must dig its roots in very deep to draw the sustenance and support it needs.
But it comes with all the strength it needs to survive in any condition.
The Moon’s primal need for warmth and comfort is met with coldness. Unlike the warm waters of Cancer, the Moon in Capricorn experiences deprivation.
Capricorn truly embodies the experience of tragedy. In zodiacal myth, Capricorn represents the spirit’s descent into matter, when eternity is bound to a prison of time and space.
Cancer soothes and comforts, inviting life’s beauty to flourish. But Capricorn suffers an agonizing homesickness. This sign’s legendary ambition to climb mountains and conquer the world represent a longing to return to its heavenly origins.
As the sign of the goat, there is another thread that weaves Capricorn to tragedy.
The word tragedy originally comes from ancient Athens, referring to an innovation in dramatic arts that honored the god Dionysus.
The Greek tragoidia, translates to goat-song. Tragos, meaning “goat”. In Athens, the goat songs were rituals, intended to inspire collective healing and growth. Aristotle famously theorized that the art of tragedy stirred a necessary catharsis of emotions, allowing people to purge their repressed feelings of pity and fear.
Since the days of Dionysus, the concept of tragedy has come to describe real moments in life that bring you to a breaking point. Tragedy raises dark feelings until a purifying flood is released. It may not be comfortable or pleasant to live through tragedy.
But the intense emotional catharsis often inspires a profound depth of self-knowledge and strength. Though it is a melancholy path, the Moon in Capricorn knows how much sorrow inspires spiritual growth.
The wise spirit of Capricorn teaches you to evolve through struggle. And in the watery oasis of Cancer season, this Full Moon offers you the chance to deepen your emotional repertoire to fearlessly purge any fear that’s been holding you back.
This purging influence will be further catalyzed by the Moon’s loose conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn, which will dredge up plenty of dramatic emotions for you to work with.
This Full Moon is a safe haven where you can feel what needs to be felt. And allow the catharsis to cleanse your mind and heart of its burdens.
Let the next two weeks of the waning Moon release you from whatever has been holding you back.