The partial lunar eclipse at 24 degrees 04 minutes Capricorn completes the cycle started with the new Moon in Cancer on July 1.
The Cancer/Capricorn axis is so much about where we come from – the swirling waters in which we gestate and become human form in Cancer and the more linear time in which we operate in Capricorn.
Cancer is, in a broad sense, as a water sign, about feeling. Cancer teaches us to be responsible for and to understand our emotional body. Capricorn, as an Earth sign, is about doing. It asks us to be responsible for our physical body and how we use it as we move about on the Earth plane.
We are, at any moment experiencing a bit or a lot of one or the other, or both.
The eclipsed full Capricorn Moon asks, or perhaps commands us to be centered in our authority. When centered in our personal authority, we know intuitively when to plan and when to move. We know when to retreat and when to forge ahead.
Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler, is in charge of time.
If you are feeling like there are brakes keeping you from going full speed ahead, it could mean the timing needs to be set to a trot not a gallop.
A slower speed allows for adjustments, realignments and recalibration to the plan.
With Mercury retrograde until July 31st, reviews and rewrites Are part of the mix, anyway.
By the way, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are all currently retrograde, as well.
Because Mercury affects our day to day travels, technology and interactions, we hear more about it.
The way we approach expansion, limitation and structures, dreams and hopes and the very evolution of our souls are all up for review and restructuring.
Two steps forward one step back is actually a gentle way to approach and engage with our development.
We can review what we missed the first time, we can look at things from a different angle. We can gain insight, perspective, and information that will make for a robust journey and outcome.
We have two eclipse cycles each year.
The next one starts on December 25 with a Capricorn New Moon.
The next six months can be influenced by this July’s eclipses.
We have new and full Moons every month (moonth) and the opportunity to start again, or more likely, to reengage is available again and again. The threads of cosmic and planetary energies can be picked up and woven into our unfolding stories again and again.
If we miss the bus, another one will be along eventually or maybe in five minutes time.
There may be “missed chances” but the opportunity for alignment with our ever refining goals is also present for us.
The Capricorn/Cancer trajectory is concrete and it is dreamy.
It can show us when to say Yes! It can reveal the limitations in embarking right now wider scope available in a few weeks if we can but tune into our own personal time signature.
Cancer and Capricorn are Cardinal signs. They like to begin things. We can use that energy to begin again.
If we have backed up, taken a rest stop, we can resume forward motion, perhaps taking a lesser known road or taking along a companion – a human companion or the companion that is wisdom and experience.
Capricorn is the adult. It is authority. Cancer is the water and Capricorn is the cup. The limitation of the cup holding the water allows us to gaze at the water and the reflection of the moon in it.
It is when the cup becomes a thimble that we may need to remember to expand our gaze, and remember that the seashore holds the ocean in much the same way as the thimble. The scope is much larger.
Each has its usefulness and purpose.
We can adjust our actions and our view to fit the pond in which we swim, the glass from which we drink, the moon on which we gaze.
Size and shape and our relationship to our engagement in the world and with our desires and ambitions can be assessed, understood and integrated at times like a full Capricorn Moon and eclipse.
We are large and we are small. We can fit just right into the situations of our lives. By dipping into our histories, our learning, our self-perception and our maturation, we can walk with the strength and awareness of our own ever-refining stature into each new day.
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