We have a Full Moon in Capricorn this weekend, and the astrology world is all up in arms because the Full Moon will be conjunct Pluto.
Pluto rules death and rebirth, change and transformation. Think of the Death card in the Tarot. We don’t want to see it although sometimes we know we need to see it.
We rather see The Lovers. More fun, naked fun. The kind of naked fun that comes with a Full Moon and Pluto conjunction is more about baring the soul than baring the body.
For many, getting naked is easy, so it seems. I can’t walk down the street here in Florida town without seeing flesh for miles, but a bare soul? Honest emotions? It can take a Full Moon to make it happen. Folks can’t help but let their guard down and blurt out some poem or prose of truth that they would otherwise never reveal. We become drunkards on a full moon. We become fools, the moon leading us around by the tail and tongue.
A Short Astrology Lesson
Aspects are the relationships between planets (the moon is considered a planet in astrology) and the conjunction aspect, I would argue, is the most intense one because the two heavenly bodies are fused. They become one body.
If you have conjunctions in your natal chart, you are likely a pretty intense person and others probably remark on it or think it quietly to themselves. Conjunctions to Pluto, God of the Underworld, are thus, of course, the most intense of all.
What do I mean by intense? I mean 1) you don’t suffer fools and 2) you’re a serious soul and 3) you don’t suffer fools. You may also have an interest in magick, psychoanalysis, the invisible, witchcraft, and more. Even if you have no interest in these typically “deep” topics, you will have a look about you. A look of going the distance.
This Full Moon is particularly emotionally charged, emotionally intense. You will feel it. The most cold and detached and zombified among you will feel it. Moon Pluto aspects don’t happen without you noticing, all the more so when it’s a FULL MOON. Full Moons are dramatic.
And Jupiter Too
Another reason why folks are talking about this Full Moon is because there’s a “square” to Jupiter. The square is also an astrological aspect and Jupiter, they say, “expands what it touches.” It makes things big.
Let’s review for a moment. A Full Moon is when the Sun and Moon are opposing each other in the sky, and oppositions in astrology are conflicts requiring balance and blending.
The Sun is in Cancer now and the Full Moon will be in the opposite sign of Capricorn. The Full Moon conjunct Pluto will make this Full Moon more emotional than usual.
But there’s more. Jupiter, in the sign of Libra (which rules partnership), is making this square aspect to both the Sun in Cancer and the Moon and Pluto in Capricorn.
Uranus in Aries is part of this stressful configuration as well, but many astrologers would consider Uranus to be too far away from the Moon and Pluto and Jupiter, too wide of an orb, but I include it in my analysis.
As you can see, this is no ordinary Full Moon. It is, to say the least, jacked. Remember that the moon symbolizes your feelings and what makes you feel safe, and the Full Moon in the sky this weekend will be pushed and prodded by three headstrong planetary energies: Pluto (regeneration), Jupiter (abundance), and Uranus (unpredictable). The abundant part sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, it depends.
What To Do?
I’m glad you asked. It’s a fact that Full Moons can bring endings. It’s a fact that Full Moons can bring culminations. It’s a fact that Full Moons bring news, revelations, death, birth. Things come to light. Secrets comes out. The moon will be at her most fat and bright. No hiding. Here comes the truth. Sun’s in Cancer. There will be tears. Full Moon opposing Sun in Cancer? Tears! But tears are a release. They aren’t always sad.
If you know your birth chart, your natal chart, then you can find where the Full Moon (at 17 degrees Capricorn) will be for you, what house, and what aspects it will make. You can make an educated guess, a prediction, as to what will be revealed. You can draw a Tarot card or two or three. You can invent a Tarot spread with specific card positions and thus ask questions, find answers. My Full Moon rituals these days are solitary and bonfire-free. I wait.
Is something always revealed on a Full Moon? Yes. It may not feel like earth shattering news. You may not win the lottery. You may not feel “anything has happened.” But there will be light. And if you don’t see it? Then open your goddamn eyes.
Don’t get me wrong. I do understand the frustration that some of my clients and students feel. A transit happens, a Full Moon transit for example, and we think the chart holds promise: love or money or luck or stardust. Salvation. Perfection. Did I mention love? Everyone wants love. Of course we do. More often than not, however, it’s simple, it’s plain, it’s boring. It’s boring until you look closer.
Is Your Birthday this Weekend?
This Full Moon is in my Solar Return. The Solar Return is a chart, like your birth chart, but it marks the return of the Sun to its place at the time you were born. You get a new Solar Return chart every year. This chart becomes your map, and is a predictive tool.
I’m currently mentally discarding the one I pored over all these months and scrutinizing and trying to welcome my new one without too much anxiety.
Anyone born around the 7th, 8th, 9th of July this year will have this Full Moon, this emotional intensity, this creativity, this death and rebirth and power in their year ahead. Pluto is power. The Sun is your will. The Moon is about your needs.
A question for everyone paying attention to this Full Moon, not just those who have a birthday soon: what will you do with this awesome Full Moon conjunct Pluto power? Do you accept?