capricorn full moon 2016 [#StarsAndSymbols]

CAPRICORN FULL MOON
7/19/2016 @ 6:57 pm EST

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Numerology of the Day: 8
[7+1+9+2+0+1+6= 26 = 2+6 = 8]

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What goes around comes around is the idea behind the number 8. Just like the symbol of infinity, this number embodies endlessness. 8 can be the gift that keeps on giving, or it can represent the shackles of bondage to an oppressive circumstance. The result of the 8 energy depends on how its power is wielded. The get back is only as strong as the put out, sort of like karma. Or exactly like karma. If every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then whoever reads this better act accordingly, or else.

Once this personal responsibility is assumed, 8 can elevate ordinary individuals to executive heights. 8 is related to the archetype of the boss, one who has self-control and well as power of the circumstances of subordinates. Ambition, business, and corporation all fall under the rule of this authoritative number. Not so positively, the number 8 may be cumbersome and sensitive to the pressures of this gravitational existence, so people who identify with this vibration must often fight through fatalism. With discipline and balance, 8 can achieve greatness.

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Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence for Capricorn:
XV | The Devil

Some might say that Hell is really here on Earth. In that case, it would be advisable to look at this physical dimension as The Devil’s dominion. Who better then to call upon than this guy to make the most of this material world and master the five senses? When his energy is harnessed with “upright” intentions, The Devil can be a great taskmaster who bestows lessons of discipline and concentration unto his ambitious students. This card appears to endorse the value of not only respecting, but also working optimally within a defined set of boundaries. The ones who overstep those boundaries, however, are likely to have a much different experience of this wicked archetype upon which the unconscious idea of evil is projected.

The Devil is concerned only with the “real” world. Spirituality, enlightenment, and love are not so important in this realm, and those qualities are probably lacking when this card is drawn. The Devil is a reminder that as one endeavors toward the most impressive peaks of professional success and tangible attainment, the calculation and determination that are required to dominate the earth element leave little room for the consideration of abstract sentiment. At its most decadent, The Devil is bound unapologetically to the temporarily gratifying but insidiously destructive pleasures of the flesh, ranging from a little raunchy to incredibly grotesque, possibly to the detriment of the “higher self” and the accomplishments toward which one strives. A sacrifice might be in order.

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Astrology:

The Full Moon is the monthly separation of the Sun [ego, identity, expression] and Moon [empathy, intuition, emotion], as they assume their most distant positions in opposite signs. This great space between our luminary bodies allows for a more comprehensive awareness of the energy that has been building, as the moon is illuminated to maximum capacity, revealing momentarily the mysteries of the creation cycle that once were [and will be again] concealed behind the nocturnal veil. Just as visibility increases to supernatural proportions, the emotional atmosphere is heightened prompting what seem to be unusual experiences and outbursts. The earthly realm becomes a mirror image of this cosmic standoff. Holistic awareness and dynamic self-expression are the blessings of the full moon, but a long overdue confrontation could be the prerequisite roadblock that makes it challenging to receive them. The goal is to recognize hidden facets of self instead of projecting dark revelations onto partners/opponents. Then and only then will personal balance be made possible, and thus all else is resolved. In the meantime, as the opposition builds, be prepared to go back and forth.

The Sun is giving us a glimpse into the mushy inner world of Cancer’s tough shell, but the Moon’s transition into hard-bodied Capricorn will give us a better view. Why is Capricorn considered opposite of sensitive Cancer?

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CAPRICORN
the Sea Goat
Element:
Earth
Modality: Cardinal
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Opposite Sign: Cancer
House Association: Tenth House
Day of the Week: Saturday
Tarot Card: The Devil
Themes: Ambition, Patience, Goal-Setting, Organization, Executive Order, Government, Economy, Hierarchy, Public Image, Vocation, Responsibility, Discipline, Karmic Consequences, Achievement

While the Sun in Cancer can be quite reclusive to secure its own existence, the Moon in Capricorn feels internally obligated to leave the comfort and security of home to foster some sort of worldly status, knowing that a solid reputation based on quality contributions is paramount. Where the Cancer Sun highlights introspection and safe spaces, as well as the personal phases we experience as inner feelings ebb and flow, the Capricorn is uncomfortable unless it is channeling those feelings into something both constructive and visible. The Moon, which rules Cancer, is soft and subtle and changeable and reflective, but Capricorn is bit too rigid and structured with too many boundaries for the Moon to be completely at ease in this sign. The biggest conflict of this Full Moon in Capricorn is to figure out how to use every emotion we feel, no matter how negatively or positively they affect us, in a way that is productive.

We must take responsibility for our innermost sensitivities and sentiments, so that even when we feel insecure, vulnerable, or hurt, we are able to learn the lesson and make it work for us in the long run. Patience is key, and so is discipline. It is easy to be inundated by all the impressions we receive from the outside environment, and it is just as easy to express ourselves in unnecessarily defensive ways that make us look immature or resort to emotional manipulation, but it takes a special kind of individual to redirect those passions into projects that yield real, impressive results. The danger here is repression and denial of feeling, which is unhealthy, so there must be a balance. What’s scary is that when the connection to the invisible realm is severed, ruthlessness is possible, and then there’s no telling what we might do to the ones who we perceive as threats.

Many will feel torn between home and career, and others will simply be unsure of whether or not they have what it takes to accomplish their goals. Moments of authoritative confidence give way to fearful withdrawal when the exposure is too much to handle. We must take baby steps and put ourselves out there in small, but meaningful ways, everyday, until it becomes second nature. There is no rush, trust me. What we manifest now will endure the test of time, so we have quite a while to get it right, not that it’s not good enough the way it is now. But it does get better. For some, this Full Moon in Capricorn could signify a promotion to a more esteemed position, maybe managerial, and this could also herald the elevation of the name of anyone who has worked tenaciously toward something he or she cares about. A coveted award could be in order, and there is nothing like that sort of recognition. By the same token, someone who had previously ascended to great heights could take a tumble back down to earth if they happen lose touch with the public at this time. The higher we rise, the more we have to make sure we do not fall out of favor, because it can happen more swiftly than we think.

Those who who fare well will be the ones who recognize limitations and work within them as best as possible. This a great time to establish boundaries in a codependent, addictive, or otherwise unhealthy arrangement, whether it is a relationship or a personal vice that has gotten out of hand. Nothing motivates us out of dead-end attachments quite like the cold hard truth or a bleak realization. Take this moment to observe how we have materialized the accomplishments that were once mere figments of our imagination. Give credit where credit is due, we’ve done well for ourselves, probably better than we think.

 

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