Even though this promises to be an intense Full Moon at 4° 46′ Capricorn on June 26, 2010 4:30 AM PDT, I am not expecting the sky to fall just because it is an eclipse nor because the much ballyhooed cardinal cross is activated by it – life does have a way of going on no matter what.
That being said, there is a very good possibility we will be asked to face some unpleasant truths about ourselves and the collective we are part of due to the exact conjunction of Pluto and the Moon in Capricorn. The darker emotions of anger, guilt, resentment and jealousy are part of the human experience and as such cry out for acceptance. Attempting to maintain control by burying these types of emotions is a very, VERY bad idea at this time. Thankfully earthy Capricorn is capable of handling this in a sensible, matter of fact manner without adding to the drama.
Pluto conjoining the Moon in Capricorn also has to do with issues concerning our parents and authority figures. Because Pluto in now retrograde, this may have more to do with internal dialogues about what we ‘should’ and ‘should not’ be doing. Sometimes our own expectations of how we are to behave, especially regarding familial obligations, need to be re-examined. This is a very good time to do so because chances are those will be right in our faces.
Feeling like rebelling against any and all authority figures too? That would be Jupiter conjoined Uranus in Aries squaring both the Sun-Mercury in Cancer and Moon-Pluto in Capricorn. If you feel like a teenager whose parents just grounded you for doing something rash, I can practically guarantee you won’t be alone. And if you feel like no one is even letting you finish explaining without jumping down your throat, there is plenty of that going around too. Patience is in short supply under this influence . . . just when we will need it most.
Fortunately Mercury is conjoining the Sun in Cancer and that is conducive to finding the words to describe how you are feeling. However, here again Joop-Uranus can cause us to blurt out our thoughts before we remember to exercise a modicum of tact. With all my Libra, I will likely to choose to say nothing at all rather than risk alienating friends and family. Either that or count to ten several times over while figuring out how to frame what I need to say in a non-confrontational way because when everyone’s yelling at the top of their lungs it’s a good bet nobody is listening.
Mars in discerning Virgo exactly conjoins Vesta, a very dispassionate combination. After all those months of being in Leo, this is a calming influence, much needed in these contentious times. Considering Mars rules Aries, this combination does offer hope good, old fashioned earth sign common sense will prevail.
The practical, pragmatic approach to problem solving is also supported by Saturn in Virgo. Saturn’s rulership of Capricorn gives him extra weight since the lunar eclipse in on the Cancer-Capricorn axis. Heh, Saturn may actually win some of his arguments for greater accountability with idealistic Neptune in Aquarius (these two are still exactly inconjunct).
The Sabian symbols for both luminaries strongly caution the need to exercise restraint and avoid reckless behaviors. For the Sun, it is 5 Cancer “At an railroad crossing, an automobile is wrecked by a train” and for the Moon at 5 Capricorn, “Indians – some rowing a canoe while others are dancing a war dance”. I’d rather cooperate and join those rowing together than waste time and energy bickering and arguing.
Using my tighter orbs, Venus in Leo is on her own for this lunation, making no aspects to anything but the Nodal axis in Cancer-Capricorn. If you let her, Venus will help us make nice with our extended family. Just make sure everyone agrees to steer clear of all the usual points of controversy as they come through the door.
There has seldom been a better time to practice being kind to all, especially your nearest and dearest. This is my daily mantra since Pluto is once again conjoining my progressed Sun – that and remembering to breathe!!Libra Seeking Balance