THE FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN OFFERS A CHALLENGE–WILL YOU CONFRONT WHAT’S LOOKING TO BE CONFRONTED? WILL YOU FACE CONFLICT WITH PATIENCE AND STRENGTH? WILL YOU RISE TO MEET WHAT NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED, OR WILL YOU LET THE DARKNESS CONSUME YOU?
We’re all guilty of avoiding what’s inconvenient, Of putting off soul and shadow work because we don’t feel ready or don’t want to lower our vibration. Even though we know it’s best to process in the moment, sometimes we say “no” to the invitation. And if you’ve said “no” more than you’ve said “yes” this year, buckle your seat belt–the full moon in Capricorn is going to force you to sift through your psycho-spiritual detritus so you can make sense of what’s going on at all levels.
If you’ve been banishing guilt, guilt will come knocking. If you’ve avoided an argument, that argument will manifest itself. If you’ve shirked accountability or responsibility, you’ll be made to own both. If you’ve been running, you’ll reach your dead end.
Turn around and face the demon. Look it in the eye and let it teach you. Admit the mistakes you’ve made and consider the choices (or lack thereof) that have forced you into this corner. Hold space for yourself–grief, regret, and suffering are part of the human experience. You’re not perfect, the world isn’t perfect, conditions aren’t perfect, and you’re doing the best that you can. Chastising yourself won’t help you emerge from this reckoning. Belief in your ability to make amends and a radical willingness to love yourself will.
Deck: The Illuminated Tarot by Kaitlin Keegan
ARIES–NINE OF WANDS
You’ve channeled your boldness. You’ve accessed your strength. You’ve accomplished what you’ve set out to accomplish, and you’ve exhausted yourself in the process. If you want to rest and recharge in the way you need, you’re going to have to surrender to what you can’t control, to surrender what’s looking to escape you. Trust in what’s willing to stay. Trust in the process and the greater forces at play in your journey. You can’t have it all, but you can have what you need.
You’ve worked through resistance and regained your momentum, and now, it’s full speed ahead. This full moon is upping the ante on the new moon’s invitation–how well can you balance the task at hand? How can you honor the pure desires of the higher mind while answering to the base desires of the lower one? You may find yourself tempted to take the easy way out, but try to avoid that temptation–saying “yes” to hard work now will lay a strong foundation for what’s to come.
GEMINI–ACE OF SWORDS
Now that you’ve had a moment to enjoy your success, it’s time to reconnect with your inner engineer and hatch a plan or two. The potential for epiphanies abound, so bring an acute awareness to the world around you. Where might you find inspiration? What new ideas are burgeoning forth, and how might you apply them to the work you’re doing? If you’re facing some particularly challenging obstacles, be resourceful–there’s more than one solution to a problem.
CANCER–SEVEN OF WANDS
Having the higher ground means a sure victory as long as you’re willing to fight. You may feel a bit exhausted, burnt out, or uninspired (and may want to crawl into hibernation as a result), but doing so could jeopardize what you’re working towards. If you need to take periodic breaks, by all means, take them (goddess knows you deserve it). Just be careful not to abandon something too soon–your presence is needed to make sure things go smoothly.
LEO–ACE OF CUPS
This moon unlocks your abundant overflow, and the swell of that emotion is coming through in everything that you do. When you lead from your heart-space, this is ideal–you feelings tell you where you need to go and a hit of intuition backs up every decision you make. When these emotions are expressed through the shadow, however, they can take you to a dark place. Do your best to keep your wits about you and check in with yourself at every turn.
VIRGO–QUEEN OF SWORDS
You’re armed and prepared for the challenges ahead, Virgo, and anyone who dares to cross you will be in for a hell of a wake-up call. You take very little shit as it is, but your tolerance is even lower these days, so do your best to avoid fools and exasperating situations. If you don’t have that luxury, remember that this moon will likely be harder on others–try and use your powers to counsel rather than intimidate.
LIBRA–FIVE OF CUPS
This moon might hit you harder than most, Libra–you’ve recently lost something or someone that was dearly important to you, and you’re struggling with forgiveness and release. Grief is a process that each of us must go through, and in our own time. However, don’t become so consumed with what’s passed that you forget or neglect what you still have.
SCORPIO–KING OF CUPS
Since you practically live in the shadow, this moon gives you the opportunity to be a source of strength and support to those around you. Reach out to folks in need. Lend your ear and offer advice if asked for it. Let your intimacy with darkness fuel your good works–when other’s realize that you’ve been through it and you’re not here to judge, they’ll be much more willing to open up.
There’s an opportunity for you to regain intimacy and to experience closeness in a way that’s transformative. Being a lover means making yourself vulnerable to another while they likewise make themselves vulnerable to you. This vulnerability may be expressed in the way you express your feelings for one another or through a willingness to share the struggle. If you need support, challenge yourself to open up. If someone seeks your support, challenge yourself to be there even when things get difficult.
CAPRICORN–KING OF PENTACLES
You’re a shift or two away from living your best life, Capricorn–what plans need to be made to make it happen? What needs tweaking, and what can you do to bring all elements into alignment? You have all the tools you need to craft a lifestyle that can both delight and sustain you, but you’ll need to devise the best way to use those tools in order to make your outer world match your inner one.
AQUARIUS–FIVE OF SWORDS
With so much chaotic energy floating around, it may be difficult for you to suss out what’s true and what’s an illusion. Pay attention to your inner most knowing–what seems off? What’s working to distract you away from what’s truly important? Honor the call to examine you shadow–there’s something lurking there that’s waiting to be coaxed into the light. Don’t let smoke and mirrors cloud the true vision that waits to reveal itself.
PISCES–QUEEN OF CUPS
Embrace the call of the deep dive, Pisces. You psyche contains multitudes, and your ability to tap into them is heightened by the power of this moon. Look not away. Don’t feel pressured to surface too soon. Profound insights await the intrepid traveler–fall into your intuition and be consumed by its timeless guidance.
Happy Full Moon, Beauties ❤