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Full Moon in Capricorn Thoughts

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

It’s always easier for me to take photos of the Moon when it’s just about full because of the time it rises in the evening. Hopefully the weather will permit us all to see the Moon/Jupiter conjunction early Thursday morning. Jupiter has been spectacular in the evening sky.
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23 comments to Full Moon in Capricorn Thoughts

  • leslee

    Enjoying a bit of a lull here between major transits. Phew! Still a bit discombobulated from the move. Mars is moving through my first, helping me take some necessary time for myself (as is Saturn, I guess). Jupiter is dipping back into my 4th house. The main direct transit is about 3 months of nodal transit to my natal Ascendant/Moon opposite Descendant/Chiron. Is it strange to be hanging out balancing those same degrees for 3 whole months before flying onwards?Full Moon in my 6th house (yawn) trine my 10th house Mars (yawn). :-)This fall, Saturn and Uranus will converge to mess with my Sun at 18 Virgo square Saturn at 19 Sag. (Actually, mostly Uranus transiting for 4 months; Saturn just grazes over for a week or so.) And of course Chiron returns to hang out at its natal place…

  • Joe

    Never heard of whacking off the foliage after fruiting is done… have you always done this? Do you use straw for mulch? I had to dig up and discard all my strawberry plants last summer after fruiting because the bed had been in the same place for about 5 years. The soil gets depleted after that much time, so I started over in a new spot, but of course you can’t let the plants set fruit the first year! They sure tried, though…

  • neith

    Hi Leslee!Enjoying a bit of a lull here between major transits. Phew! Still a bit discombobulated from the move. Mars is moving through my first, helping me take some necessary time for myself (as is Saturn, I guess). LOL! Yes, I was wondering if you were settling into your new place OK. Is it strange to be hanging out balancing those same degrees for 3 whole months before flying onwards?No . . . outer planets do that every year and we’re just “lucky” when those degrees happen to be critical ones in our charts. :-DI tend to wince when I see an outer planet stationing like Uranus is doing at 22 degrees right now because there is no escaping the point it’s making.

  • neith

    Hi Joe!!Never heard of whacking off the foliage after fruiting is done… have you always done this? Do you use straw for mulch? Yes, we’ve done that for years with great results. When we first started growing strawberries we mulched them with straw over the winter, then found out the new growth worked just as well with a lot less work. We do use straw mulch on either side of the berry row to keep the ripening berries out of the mud to prevent them from rotting.We usually replant about every 5 yrs too, using the new plants from the runners coming out of the old ones. June bearing strawberries produce more fruit and IMO, better quality fruit.This type of discussion is very much a Ceres type of thing IMO too . . . :-D

  • leslee

    No . . . outer planets do that every year and we’re just “lucky” when those degrees happen to be critical ones in our charts. :-DNo, I know that outer planets hang out for a long time – been there, had that happen! But the nodes – they’re at 18/17 Aquarius/Leo for 3 months (hanging out on my Ascendant/Moon and Descendant/Chiron) and then they move rapidly down to 10/9 Leo/Aquarius for awhile then rapidly backwards again. I guess I never noticed that when the nodes move in such jerky fashion, with such long stations.

  • leslee

    BTW, speaking of Uranus stationing, it stationed at 18 Pisces last June and will station at 18 Pisces yet again in November. Both times opposite my Sun at 18 Virgo (and square my Saturn at 19 Sag). Two stations at the same degree? Guess he does have a point to make there!

  • neith

    I guess I never noticed that when the nodes move in such jerky fashion, with such long stations.tseka has a theory about people who are born when the Nodes are in one of their mini-direct periods [the Nodes move primarily in reverse] having a little extra perceptive something in their makeup. (if you read this, tseka, please refresh my memory . . . :-D)Sometime I will slog through my data base of birth data and check for those born when the Nodes were direct. I wasn’t, just regular Rx Nodes . . . :-)

  • neith

    Both times opposite my Sun at 18 Virgo (and square my Saturn at 19 Sag). Two stations at the same degree? Guess he does have a point to make there!LOL! That will stir the pot!! :-D

  • Devil Mood

    Hey Neith, nice to hear from you! I hope this Mars entering my 6th house will make me less lazy, I’ve been slacking on my exercise but it’s no wonder, considering the high temperatures.The Moon has been beautiful, unfortunately I didn’t catch the Jupiter conjunction. It’s a lot easier to pay more attention to the sky when I’m on holiday, those starry nights listening to the cicadas…ah miss that.

  • neith

    Hey DM!Wondered where you had wandered off to . . . vacation sounds good.I hope this Mars entering my 6th house will make me less lazy, I’ve been slacking on my exercise but it’s no wonder, considering the high temperatures.I hear you about hot weather and not wanting to move around much. My brain turns to mush by afternoon in the heat. :-DLast night the Moon and Jupiter were close and very beautiful. Jupiter is bright enough he holds his own with the Moon. Bet there will be some great photos showing up on the web somewhere . . .

  • Tseka

    mmmmm berries. Your granddaughter and i share the same passion (and bloodlines who knew that i could attribute my berry love to the Swede x NA?) Salish would say that the berries are sacred medicine because they grow low to the earth and carry the warming health into the body. They are big medicine. Nice article. I was sitting here earlier watching the orange moon rise into a cobalt sky, I was watching for Jupiter and then blink the sky was suddenly dark enough to see it just ahead of the moon. Somehow watching the planets helps weave your words into a lyrical reality. Just a bit ago Mars, Saturn and Regulus were a bright trio.ant mode here too Jupiter is not expected to pay of financially in 11 but who knows maybe so…the house of wishes and all.I’ll be looking for a little rest as i am sure will you, see any hope for us coming up?Give that little northwind daughter a smooch from another of her berry clan.

  • Tseka

    North Node direct, it is an interesting curiosity that many of the people who have it share a certain sense of fate. It seems to run in families also. Once we saw the pattern it was easy in family to pick out who is/was NN direct or not. Even my mother who knows zip astrology got 100% correct.It is hard to describe so let me list some people. JFK and RFK but not Ted Kennedy. Princess Dianna. Not MLK. Dane Rudyar. Paul Klee…There is a sense of being part of destiny. Kadimiros (another NN Dir) and i wonder if those of us who have this have some sense of already doing or knowing, as we enter life and our “fate” backs up then goes right over the moment of our birth. I call it wobbly node. In our family the people who have it are psychic and almost all have died of experienced near death in some unusual way.It is certainly a small slice of possibilities.I need to include here in case anyone things this is some wonderful aspect that George Bush is NN Direct. Bill Clinton was and Hillary also. Barack Obama too.I keep collecting info. Just a curiosity.

  • Tseka

    PS on the strawberry culture. We did the same cut them back and let the new growth protect the new plants.Then used the daughters (runners) to replace about every 3 years. On the rez where i grew up we had a strawberry festival. Many of the tribe (named Marshall) grew Marshall strawberries mmm-umm legendary goodness. Picking strawberries was what every kid did every summer.

  • Joe

    Neith and Tseka, I guess what puzzles me about cutting back strawberries is, doesn’t the cutting damage the runners??Never thought to use the runners to replace the worn-out parent plants, though… :o) I always just bought new plants entirely.

  • Tseka

    Hej Joe my gardening friend. Here is another strawberry tip that i have found to be terrific: pine needles for mulch. They do not blow away stay lofty for good air circulation and since they do not bog down like straw, mold and slugs etc are pretty effectively thwarted. The person who passed this on to me said the strawberries taste sweeter too. I can’t argue with that.

  • Ellen

    Thought i’d add a bit more about the NN Direct to flesh out the connection to a fate that appears to connect to the collective. [Joe are also of this wobbly group!]So, here is where it gets interestingJFK assassinated NN Direct 11 cap 54RFK assassinated NN Direct 17 aries 59Diana death NN Direct 19 virgo 44more…John Kennedy Jr death NN D 13 leoMLK assassinated NN D 18 aries 43Sept 11 2001 NN Direct 3 cancer 6Tsunami 26 dec 2006 NN Direct 19 pisces 11as just a few examples.

  • neith

    Hey tseka!! Great to see you here as always!I’ll be looking for a little rest as i am sure will you, see any hope for us coming up?I have hopes for moments here and there but when Mars hits Virgo, I know I will be busy for until he moves into Sagittarius (late November this year)because Mars will be conjuncting all my personal planets, Midheaven and Ascendant. heh, it’s the same for you too. Fortunately while we may be a bit testy at times, we will have abundant energy to work with!Give that little northwind daughter a smooch from another of her berry clan.I will! She LOVES being outside running around with her toes in the cool grass too.

  • neith

    North Node direct, it is an interesting curiosity that many of the people who have it share a certain sense of fate. It seems to run in families also. Once we saw the pattern it was easy in family to pick out who is/was NN direct or not. Even my mother who knows zip astrology got 100% correct.THANKS!! This is exactly what I was hoping for . . . a fascinating bit of data, the wobbly Nodes. A brief look at the some in my extended family seems to show more of a correlation between NN direct and emotional instability. Both the mother & daughter I wrote about in the post on psychotic depression have NN direct. My mother did and she suffered from moderate bouts of depression all her life too. Do you see a possible link between denial of the psychic senses and depression?

  • neith

    Hey Joe,I guess what puzzles me about cutting back strawberries is, doesn’t the cutting damage the runners??Not at all but most June bearing varieties produce abundant runners both before & after the foliage is cut back. The first year with new plants we tuck the runners back into the row to increase the plant population within the row as well as pick the blossoms off.When we plan to replant using the runner plants, we do that in September or early October, allowing time for the runners to develop their roots.Using pine needles for mulch sounds like a great idea!! Thanks, tseka!

  • neith

    Thought i’d add a bit more about the NN Direct to flesh out the connection to a fate that appears to connect to the collective.The connection to the collective may indeed be the key to the NN Direct. Thanks for collecting the info on the collective . . . . hee

  • Astromaze

    Wow. This is interesting post to read.

  • casey

    cool grass? ours is crunchy and brown. However, today we got the stuff from the hurricane we expected yesterday. Had to drive home through high water. On the plus side, I’m all through with the physical therapy for my knee. Yay! no more mean little skinny blonde therapists making me do step-overs!

  • neith

    cool grass? ours is crunchy and brown. However, today we got the stuff from the hurricane we expected yesterday. Had to drive home through high water.Does that mean you now have soggy brown grass?! :-D With all that rain it should start to come out of dormancy after a bit! On the plus side, I’m all through with the physical therapy for my knee. Yay! no more mean little skinny blonde therapists making me do step-overs!LOL! Was she perky on top of being mean, little, blond and skinny? Congrats on freedom to move again!!