This Capricorn Full Moon occurs Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7:38am EDT (11:38am GMT).
Occurring on the heels of the solstice, the eclipsed Capricorn Full Moon not only finishes up the energy from the June 12 New Moon in Gemini (when the focus was on seeing the bigger picture) but will also be extra trying due to the formation of a Grand Cross involving the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, the Moon, and Saturn. The energy from the eclipse has the potential to impact us for about six months. Even without the formation of the Grand Cross, the lunar eclipse will enhance and accelerate astrological energy of the Full Moon in Capricorn.
A Grand Cross is a combination of four squares and two oppositions (in this case, it is a Cardinal Grand Cross, with the Sun in Cancer, Saturn in Virgo/Libra, Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, and Jupiter and Uranus in Aries). Astrologically, there will be a lot going on. The square is the most challenging relationship between planets, with energy is at conflict and needs to be resolved. As I noted in my earlier post about this week’s Solstice, many people may feel exhausted or overwhelmed. Take time to rest and reflect as these energies assimilate and changes occur.
This eclipsed Capricorn Full Moon is also conjoined with Pluto, a planet of destruction but also of rebirth. During this time, we may find ourselves focusing on what we’ve been holding on to (or perhaps that which we decided to let go of during the June 12 Gemini New Moon) and how to best establish (and potentially re-establish) ourselves, our goals, and our futures.