This Full Moon in Capricorn occurred today, Friday, July 15 at 2:40 am Eastern (6:40 am GMT) at 22 degrees. Full Moons represent the culmination of those things that were begun with the New Moon (in this case the July 1 New Moon in Cancer). The first Full Moon free of eclipse energy in six weeks, this Full Moon represents the work we’ve done in the past weeks to face our own personal realities and break free from past patterns that were harmful or no longer useful to us. With the Cancer-ruled Moon in the opposite sign of Capricorn, you may feel restricted with your emotions as you work towards the light at the end of this tunnel that was started at the beginning of June with the
Uranus is the planet of innovation, change, and new ideas, and now that it is in retrograde motion (beginning tomorrow, July 9, 2011, it will be retrograde until December 9) we will spend the next five months delving deeply into the recesses of our minds to discover new ideas and answers, and new sides of our selves. Uranus joins Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron in retrograde motion during this period.
Retrograde periods don’t have to be scary (as I’ve often extolled about periods of Mercury retrograde); instead, while things have a tendency to get muddled with other retrograde planets (with Mercury, for example, the ruler of communication, things in that arena tend to go haywire), Uranus
The New Moon in Cancer will occur at 4:54 am Eastern (9:54 am GMT) July 1, 2011, at 9 degrees of Cancer. New moons signify a new cycle, new beginnings, and rebirth. This New Moon, along with the Sun (also in Cancer) will highlight the watery Cancer qualities of imagination and dreams, as well as fourth house themes of family and home. While this eclipse is only a partial eclipse, it does pack a punch, as it forms a cardinal Grand Cross with Saturn, Pluto and Uranus. There is also extra energy due to the fact that Cancer is ruled natively by the Moon.
The previous two eclipses (the June 1 Gemini New Moon/partial solar eclipse and the June 15 Full Moon in Sagittarius/lunar eclipse) have
Cancer, The Crab
June 21 to July 23
Keywords: Receptive, patient, intuitive, nurturing, sensitive, imaginative
As a Cancer, you are known for your nurturing nature; you will do your best to make others feel secure, and will go to great lengths to ensure that you have strong family relationships and a warm and welcoming home. You are often very emotional, being ruled by the watery moon; you must be careful, as you are very intuitive and can pick up on energy and vibes (both positive and negative) from others around you.
You are devoted to those in your inner circle of friends; while that circle may not be that wide, you cherish