Capricorn Full Moon Intentions and Meditation, July 19
A slightly condensed version of this article is published in the COSMIC INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. I am Agent 129.
All Full Moons are completions. Every summer we reach an emotional fulfillment of what Capricorn is all about. At the 28th degree of the 10th sign on July 19 @ 10:56 pm GMT we are immersed in lessons of reality which connects us to the feminine earthy receptive element; our bodies and our environment.
Capricorn signifies hard work, maturity, career, buildings, goals and the heights of worldly success. Capricorn is ruled by serious, disciplined, responsible, karmic planet Saturn, the Father and time, the cosmic cop. Saturn rules seniors and confronts us with limitations, obstacles, taxes, maturity and death. Saturn is THE reality maker and matures us. The sign marks Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and summer’s beginning in the Southern Hemisphere.
Capra means a she goat and corn means a horn. Horns were considered to be ancient symbols of divinity, which draw down power from the gods. Capricorn was originally connected to the Goddess of Life and Death, connected with every woman throughout time who were pregnant or who gave birth to children into the physical plane.
Ancient Pagans saw Pan, a part goat/ human creature as the God originally associated with Saturn. Pan is earthy, sexual, animalistic, “horny.” The Christian Church turned Pan, symbolizing our original masculine sexual animal nature into the Devil. Pan/The Devil then began to symbolize earthly temptations and sin and women’s sexuality became associated with the Devil itself as part of the Churches authoritarian control.
The number seven is associated with Saturn as it governs our physical cells which replenish themselves every seven years. Saturn governs our bones and Capricorn’s are especially prone to knee ailments and all joint problems like arthritis. Saturday is named for Saturn. The seven days of the week are governed by Saturn as it rules the cycles of time.
The ancient symbol for the sign was a mythological fish tailed, goat headed creature indicating that Capricorns have the connection to both the unconscious depths and the heights. We think of Capricorn standing for corporate structure and the Patriarchy these days. We need to remember that Capricorn has BOTH masculine and feminine attributes.
The word Cornucopia or horn of plenty is derived from Capricorn. From the Greek myth of Amalthea, the she goat who nourished the infant Zeus/Jupiter with her milk. This Moon symbolizes the fulfillment of the Horn of plenty and the steps needing to get there.
Capricorn rules business, governments, fathers, time, architects, history, museums, senators, seniors, churches, contracts, antiques, watches, anthropologists, deserts, civil servants, mathematics, granite, sculptures, bronze, chiropractors, caves, mountains. Capricorn rules the spleen, and bones of the skeleton.
The sign of Capricorn in the Tarot is symbolized by Major Arcana #15 THE DEVIL, the ancient God Pan. We can sell our souls to the Devil for worldly material success, he is temptation. The other card symbolizing Capricorn is the Court card, the Queen of Disks.
This Full Moon is an intense one. Saturn, the ruler of this Full Moon, is still Retrograde in Sagittarius and conjunct to the Fixed Star ANTARES, the rival of Mars. We feel the anger, the warring energies in the air everywhere in the world these days.
Saturn is Square Neptune in Pisces and the North and South Karmic Nodes of the Moon July 19. The gap between our hope, our dreams, our faith in the compassion of the world and the reality of corruption in corporate structures and in politics, which Sagittarius governs is huge now.
JUPITER in Virgo is sextiling MARS in SCORPIO and they are forming a YOD to URANUS and ERIS in ARIES. Ergo the crazy coup’s in Turkey, the mangled politics, the wild and better get used to it- expectedly chaotic times we are in.
the FULL MOON SQUARES Uranus in ARIES ERIS and CERES at Zero degrees Taurus
CARDINAL t squares amp up the already intense energies
The Full Moon inconjuncts VESTA
There may be some backlash from the overinflated world markets.
GRAND WATER TRINE OF POWER GODDESSES
VENUS in LEO is Trining LILITH in SCORPIO and Trining ATHENA in PISCES
One of the the latest trends for women’s self-help/development is the Archetype of the WARRIOR GODDESS. Methinks this has something to do with Game of Thrones too. There were many of these ancient Warrior Queens in Europe, Britain, Greece. We are having a modern triumverate now on this Full Moon.
Saturn/Capricorn is the manifestation of spirit on the densest, slowest vibrating levels, worlds or dimensions. We are all here in 3D as incarnate spirits, souls embodied. We need to respect this physical plane as it offers us all types of experiences which souls desires to learn from. We can enjoy the material world as a mirror of the higher dimensions too.
I know Saturn has a bad rep. but Saturn is really a wise SAGE teacher and not to be feared. Saturn in Sagittarius throughout 2016 and 2017 helps us to mature in our wisdom. If you respect Saturn as the great architect he will help you, but only if you are willing to do the work. No pain no gain is Saturn’s motto. Saturn does not give easy or instant fixes. His way is traditional, slow, accepting limits and obstacles to manifest your dsires.
According to the Chandra and Omega symbol for this degree by John Sandbach.
Capricorn 28. A roomful of people busily cutting diamonds. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: ALADIAH (a-LA-dee-YAH) Looks Can Kill: Protection from the Evil Eye, Divine Grace)
“A mirror covered with a fine film of dust.” This degree is aware of all those things which can potentially cloud vision. It knows that the only way to keep seeing things clearly is to keep clearing away all the non-essentials, side issues and self projections. It’s not an easy task and in fact may seem at times un-doable. It is learning in the current lifetime how to look beyond these obstructions, how to sharpen the picture of anything by listening to one’s intuition. And also how to focus on the bigger picture rather than allowing obscuring and distorting details to render vision cloudy. When the diamonds of the Omega Symbol are cut, the light is allowed into them fully, and by the same token the dust on the mirror may be wiped away, which is an unending task, or the inner vision may take over so that the spiritual light may be perceived.”
Give thanks for the cornucopia of experience that this Full Moon offers. Use the lessons of Saturn’s School of 3D experience to take you to higher planes of learning, compassion and understanding.
Colors, dark grey, somber colors
Stones: ruby, garnet, onyx, agate, lapis lazuli, jet, black tourmaline, tiger’s eye, malachite, fluorite, smoky quartz, peridot
Plants: comfrey and hemp.
Foods: potato, spinach, barley, beets and malt. Sour and bitter flavors.
Birds: pheasant and the eagle.
Animals: Goat and all cloven hoofed animals.
Musical note: A
Angels: Hanael and Azrael
Capricorn Incense/ oils: Sandalwood, Benzoin, patchouli, desert sage, vetiver, mugwort,
CAPRICORN Cornucopia MEDITATION
Gather the items you will need to set up your sacred circle and alter with any associated images, a goat, cornucopia, or mountain scene or symbol as you wish. Connecting with the earth element, barefoot is recommended. Being indoors is fine too. Have a potted plant in earth and crystals, stones or animal bones representing Capricorn.
Begin by smudging with the appropriate incense or oils. Center yourself by breathing. Light your candles one by one for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH, WEST and NORTH. Different traditions use different orders, use whichever feels right. Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements, directions and the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, Raphael and then close your eyes.
Give thanks for what you have learned since the Sagittarius Full Moon. Set your intentions on connecting with Saturn as the great teacher to give you practical guidance into reaping from the Cornucopia.
Breathe in through your nose, send your intention and breathe into your root chakra. Visualize or feel your root chakra growing like a tail slowly through the floor, down through the earth, past the crystals and minerals into the molten iron core. When you feel the connection to the earth’s fire, breathe it back up again through the rocky strata back into your root chakra and then breathe it up from the lowest, 1st root chakra through each chakra one by one to the 7th chakra. You can also send your intention out beyond your crown chakra to the 8th and 9th chakras. The 8th is your Higher self, it is Gold about 1 foot above your head. The 9th chakra symbolizes the Galactic Center and beyond. Direct your energy out there, and call upon your Holy Guardian Angels to be present with you.
Now direct your attention within. Visualize and feel yourself as a goat climbing the mountain peaks towards your goal. If you aren’t clear about your goal yet that is OK, you will try to discover it now. Feel yourself prancing easily and gracefully from one rocky precipice to another. You have no fear of heights or of falling. You are confident and focused on reaching the peak. Once you have arrived at the peak of your personal mountain ask Saturn to help you see any unconscious obstacles or karmic blockages you may have overlooked. Take your time and keep breathing.
See everything on your life’s journey from this higher perspective. The eagle comes to talk with you. You are on equal level with the bird of spirit now. Look critically at the levels and tests you need to pass in order to get to the top. Take notes. Ask Saturn for wisdom and maturity and for how to overcoming any obstacles. This is not making a pact with the devil but respecting physical boundaries. See Saturn as a wise old man with a white beard although he can appear as any image. Sit and listen, be patient, know that you are being tested. Saturn will show you what you need to discover about yourself.
See yourself transform into an older wiser white haired elder mature version of yourself. Feel that you have eons of experience in your bones and a long memory. Visualize all the goodies that the Horn of Plenty offers you. Choose which of the goodies are the most valuable to go after. Take what you learn in this meditation into your bones. May a vow which you MUST keep to do the work to get to your goal and complete the tasks. Ask Saturn for patience.
Take the time you need. When you feel complete. Give thanks. Come out of your meditation and write down what you learned. Make a short term goal list of things you will complete in the next six months and longer.
Go out afterwards and walk, feel your body, do something practical. Be grateful for being alive and in the beauty of the physical world.