This polarity was an important evolutionary step. Sexual reproduction was progress in the scheme of things. There are those who still feel that marriage can only be between two humans who can reproduce. If that were true, then what about people who marry after their reproductive years. Are the marriages between two senior citizens invalid?
This Full Moon represents the polar opposites of gender and the associated archetypes. Capricorn: father, authority, structure, rules – outer. Cancer: mother, nurturing, caring, nesting – inner. One of the biggest changes that has occurred in American society is how these ‘roles’ are blending. Many fathers now share in child-rearing, while mothers go out and help earn the bacon. On the outside, we are moving toward equality.
This Full Moon will be part of a Grand Cross with the lunar nodes in Aries and Libra…a Cardinal Grand Cross. A good time to take steps on the plans you made earlier in the year.
For myself, I am finally dealing with some things I have put off for way too long. My energy and stamina make me have to take small steps. The hard thing about that is continuing to take them when it appears I am making so little progress. We want everything NOW. If we are not getting immediate positive feedback for one of our creative projects, we are at risk of giving up. Whatever happened to the expression, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? Nor was it destroyed. Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, is about material reality, time, and density. Mucking through reality is not always fun.
Making your dreams real takes effort. I love a comment made by Caroline Myss in one of her talks: “Do you want a backbone or a wishbone?” Capricorn and Saturn are the backbone builders. No matter what we are inspired to do, we have to act to make it happen. Most of us are not able to manifest through thought alone, although the vision for what we want comes from a non-material dimension. Knowing how to bring that vision down to earth and make it real is a skill not everyone has, but Virgo shows us how: step by step.
Water drips one drop at a time into a bucket. At some point, only one more drop will cause it to overflow. We have to have a certain amount of faith that our efforts, no matter how small, can make a difference.
The recent Supreme Court ruling about marriage equality was a long time coming. My cousin said when he came out in 1970 he never imagined this day would ever come. That was 45 years ago. Many did not live to see it.
Venus and Jupiter will be conjunct in Leo a few hours before the peak of this Full Moon. This is a perfect cosmic reflection of #lovewins.
It is also a perfect time for creative projects. Since Venus will go retrograde on July 25, she will be in orb of a conjunction to Jupiter from June 14 to August 17. During this time there will be 3 exact conjunctions. What better time to expand beauty in your life.
I sometimes forget that I only started making my soutache jewelry a year ago, yet, I have already been in a juried show (the Goddess Crafts Faire) and am currently showing the Sebastopol Center for the Arts www.sebarts.com with more events coming later this year and next. See some of my work at www.silkroadsoutache.com
With Mars only 4°from the Sun in Cancer and Pluto 5° from the Moon in Capricorn, we have added energy and pressure to make necessary changes in our lives. Mars represents our will, Pluto our spiritual intention. Conjoining this Full Moon they can help move us forward on our life’s journey.
Venus and Jupiter remind us that we have to be having fun too. “All work and no play, makes Jack (and Jill) dull people”. You have to allow yourself a certain amount of down time to rest and be replenished. We are all learning the fine art of balance between effort and rest, giving and receiving, doing and being.