On July 13, 2:37 PM ET, we experience a Super Full Moon at 21º20’ of Capricorn: this lunation marks a time of maturation, which requires us to step more fully into our personal authority. As a Full Super Moon, she appears bigger and brighter and her gravitational pull is stronger than usual. This cosmic event is going to be felt powerfully, as the Moon is conjunct Pluto and very close to the Earth.
Full Moons bring revelations, clarity, and culminations: as the Moon opposes the Sun, we get glimpses of our subconscious world. These cosmic events represent the maturation point of the lunar cycle, a moment of blossoming, when the intentions we set on the New Moon get fully expressed and externalized. From now on, we are invited to share the results of our work with others, communicate what we have learned, and slowly let go of our original intentions as the Moon gets less and less light each night.
The Full Moon of July is also referred to as the Buck Moon, as in the Northern hemisphere bucks grow new antlers around this time of the year. Bucks embody qualities of strength, determination, and courage. This event, a reminder of life’s cyclical nature, has been long considered a symbol of rebirth and regeneration.
Super Full Moon in Capricorn: Maturation and Emotional Adulthood
When the Moon is in Capricorn, overt emotional displays tend to be avoided, and asking for what we need can be hard. A tendency to repress the natural flow of emotions can be present, as well as an inclination towards states of melancholy, sadness, and pessimism. Qualities of this combination of energies are inner fortitude, determination, and a capacity to wholeheartedly commit to what we care about.
The Moon in Capricorn is traditionally considered a debilitated placement, as the Moon is at home in the opposite sign of Cancer: she needs the warmth, softness, and receptivity that this sign offers. A Saturn-ruled Moon may have trouble expressing these qualities: the Moon in Capricorn is emotionally self-sufficient and reserved. The tendency is to deal autonomously with difficult feelings, without showing outwardly what is happening inwardly, even if our sensitivity and emotional pain are high.
These days, our relationship with the concept of security and our capacity to effectively self-regulate, without repressing our emotions, will be in the spotlight. This Super Full Moon in the sign of the Sea-Goat is an invitation to get clear about the responsibilities we are willing to take and improve our ability to be a supportive authority figure for our inner child. If we realize we are unable to self-regulate effectively and we rely on something or someone external for that, we may become aware of those ways we try to generate a feeling of security by trying to control our outer reality without addressing the internal one.
Full Moon conjunct Pluto: Intense, Visceral, Raw Emotions
This Super Full Moon is conjunct with Pluto. In Astrology, Pluto is the force of evolution, the planet of metamorphosis, empowerment, death and resurrection. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008, deeply transforming ourselves and society, calling for profound deconditioning while destroying structures, hierarchies, and systems based on unnatural standards.
When the Moon joins Pluto, our emotions get more intense, raw, and visceral. We may feel conflicted about the true strength of our feelings and try to hide their real depth, to avoid being seen as vulnerable, weak, or needy, and to minimize the risks of being hurt or taken advantage of by others. Emotional expectations and manipulative tendencies can emerge as an indirect way to generate a sense of safety.
Moon-Pluto aspects magnify our intuitive and perceptive skills and sharpen our capacity to understand the true motives and intentions of both ourselves and others. These alignments inspire us to look deeper inside ourselves, let go of attachments based on enmeshment or codependence, and connect with our intensity in a way that isn’t destructive. This Full Moon-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn is a time to empower ourselves by letting go of structures and commitments that aren’t built on a solid, healthy, and truthful foundation. A need to feel in control is likely to be present these days, since the Sun and Pluto are going to be in opposition for the entire week ahead, indicating chances of power struggles and the potential for big shifts in our sense of purpose.
Full Moon and Pluto opposite Mercury: Deepening of Perception
Mercury is also in Cancer, conjunct Black Moon Lilith and the Sun, and opposite Pluto. On the one hand, the Moon-Mercury opposition indicates a polarization between rationality and feelings: it may be hard to reconcile emotion and logic these days. On the other hand, Mercury-Pluto aspects inspire an investigative, sharp mental focus and a desire to dive deep into the psychology behind everything we see. Our perception of life may get darker as we gain more awareness of its shadows.
The activation of Pluto and Black Moon Lilith in the current configuration highlights the importance of speaking truthfully, and that may mean delivering hard, raw truths without any sugar coating. The revelation of secrets and information previously hidden is likely, both on the world stage and in our personal lives. Something about our past, our family, or our childhood could come up, and it could help us better understand our present and our emotional nature.
Full Moon square Chiron & trine Uranus: Going Further in our Individuation
Sun and Moon are in a square aspect to Chiron in Aries. Chiron, in Astrology, has a central role in our healing journey and individuation process. Chiron is placed in between Saturn and Uranus, between the planet of conditioning and the planet of deconditioning: for this reason, it represents an energy we are meant to integrate to transition from one to the other. Associated with the figure of the wounded healer, it correlates with wounds surrounding rejection, abandonment, and feeling left out. Chiron is a bridge between two realms and reminds us of how fully embracing who we are and letting go of any fear of rejection, is key to healing and personal freedom.
Sun and Moon square Chiron call for adjustments relative to how we are approaching our healing journey and highlight the importance of fully processing past pain. The T-square configuration we are experiencing highlights the importance of reaching out to others when we feel we are at a point of stagnation, when we can’t help ourselves any longer and need outside help.
The Moon and the Sun are also, respectively, trine and sextile to Uranus in Taurus. These aspects facilitate individuation, inspiring us to embrace our originality, our weirdness, and our full expression, encouraging us to take creative risks and follow our unique visions despite what others may think or say.
Venus square Neptune & trine Saturn: Constructive Use of Fantasy and Creativity
On this Full Moon, Venus in Gemini is in a square to Neptune in Pisces and a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, the planetary ruler of the Capricorn Moon. Venus square Neptune is a highly creative and artistic aspect, yet it underlines the need of being more pragmatic and discerning about those we allow into our lives. This alignment suggests a tendency to fall for others’ potential, fail to acknowledge where they are at right now and create relationships based on projection, fantasy, and expectations.
The Venus-Saturn trine indicates a need for commitment and consistency in our connections. This aspect increases our desire to cultivate trusted bonds with intellectually stimulating and reliable people. It inspires us to consciously channel our fantasy and structure our creative efforts. Venus trine Saturn supports discernment, practicality, and wise financial management, counterbalancing the influence of the Venus-Neptune square.
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Super Full Moon in Capricorn: Taking our Lives into our Hands
As the Full Moon takes place, Saturn is in retrograde motion and squaring Uranus and the Lunar Nodes. The Saturn-Uranus square we experienced for the entire 2021 is activated again as Saturn is retrograde and getting closer to Uranus. This aspect emphasizes the tension between the old and the new, between those wanting to maintain the existing system and those wanting change, and highlights the resistance that arises inwardly and outwardly when we move away from the known. The Saturn-Nodes square brings up the challenges of maturation and accountability, of dealing with the limitations and boundaries of the 3D world, of structuring our lives in a way that allows us to be in integrity.
This Super Full Moon in Capricorn can be seen as an invitation to take our lives into our hands instead of waiting for someone else to soothe us, make things easier for us, and take responsibilities that are ours to take. The long-term transit of Pluto through Capricorn has been showing us the dangers of relying on outdated institutions, obsolete systems, and external authorities, while inviting us to tune into our inner authority, trust our inner strength, and listen to our inner voice.
These days, we may realize whether we have been relying on external definitions of success, ambitions, and goals, and lost ourselves trying to do what society expects us to do, what our parents expect us to do, and what we think we are supposed to do to fit into society. This lunation may reveal to us where we still resist taking full responsibility and struggle to regulate our emotions. It will highlight the importance of inner child work and the integration of unprocessed pain from our past, so that displaced emotions won’t sabotage our present.
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