This time around the Full Moon at 26° Capricorn forms a T-square with my Chiron at 27° Libra and my Sun at 29° Libra. What came to mind is the need to communicate more with friends, both far and near plus catch up on reading the stack of new astrological reference books waiting for my attention – the lunation axis falls in my 3rd and 9th houses. Life has been busy between the garden, home and Real Astrologers!
We just finished picking the last of our June bearing strawberries – in mid-July – and promptly whacked off all the foliage to help reduce mold and pests. The new growth will be healthy and helps protect the plants over the winter. This process reminded me very much of the strong Ceres influence during the Cancer lunations. Ceres prompts us to care for ourselves and loved ones now with an eye to preparing for future cycles of change. Like those strawberry plants we all benefit from a thorough “housecleaning” to make way for opportunities of new growth to come.
The extended families so many of us live within require us to practice kindness, patience and forgiveness – sometimes on a daily basis. So far the sad situation I discussed in the previous post has not been resolved but we all go on. There are always bright spots like finding out my granddaughter is crazy about berries! Her parents have to wait until she’s eaten the rest of her food before giving them to her because that’s all she will eat. With both Native American and Scandinavian forbearers being a berry nut comes naturally!
The Full Moon falls in my 3rd house and that fits with having my sibling (Pedicularius) and his wife (Iris) commenting on my post on the Second House. My brother and I have very different political philosophies to say the least and with his Leo Sun exactly conjunct Saturn, he is staunchly conservative. We have to agree to disagree because we are both stubborn as rocks (lots of fixed signs in both charts).
Mars in Virgo is going to be crossing my Midheaven in about a week and past experience with Mars transits to the Midheaven and the 10th house, says plan on being very busy meeting career demands. Saturn will hit my Midheaven in almost exactly two months and then I will see if all my diligence and hard work will pay off. Still it wouldn’t surprise me if there is some delay there . . . Saturn in Virgo is going to review all the details very closely.
Jupiter is continuing through my 2nd house and will be stationing direct around the same time Saturn crosses my Midheaven. Hopefully that will result in a nice jump in my income! We’ll see. For now it’s back to being an “ant” and preserving the bounty from the garden during Cancer’s growing season against the time when the earth rests under Capricorn’s aegis.
For a more in-depth look at the Full Moon in Capricorn, please read my post on Real Astrologers: Full Moon in Capricorn, July 18, 2008