The Full Moon on July 1st will be a very powerful one. The Sun at 9 degrees of Cancer, a Water sign, will be conjunct to Mars, at 4 degrees of Cancer. By itself, this conjunction of Mars and the Sun increases vitality, courage, and initiative, the willingness to start new things. Then, as we look further, things get really interesting. The Moon will be at 9 degrees of Capricorn, an Earth sign, conjuncting Pluto at 14 degrees of Capricorn, both are exactly opposite the Sun and Mars conjunction. This is a very intense configuration. Here’s why.
The Moon represents feelings, emotions, intuition, and the subconscious mind. Pluto represents alchemy, death and rebirth, and the Void. It is also seen as the higher octave of the Moon, another aspect of the subconscious mind, a deeper aspect of it. Having these two planets traveling side by side during this Full Moon creates an amplifying effect on both of them. There can be penetrating insights into the core of oneself now. A willingness to release that which no longer serves us. Now… Factoring in the tension created by these two planets opposing the Sun and Mars, we now have a conflict between what we want, ( Mars, the desire planet ) and what we feel we NEED for our emotional survival. ( Moon/Pluto.) Both Pluto and the Moon represent the Root Chakra, the Chakra of connection to the Earth plane, remaining centered and grounded, the survival imperative, and feeling safe. The Root Chakra holds our deepest beliefs about life, and about ourselves. Some of these beliefs serve us, and some don’t. The Sun represents the Solar Plexus Chakra, the seat of self-worth and self esteem. Confidence. Our sense of our authentic selves. Mars rules the Second Chakra, the seat of creativity and passion for life. The Second and Third Chakras ask the questions “What do I want in life, and how do I feel about myself”? During this period, the Root, Second, and Third Chakras are all in a powerful dialogue with each other. This Full Moon allows us to go within, and examine our beliefs about ourselves and the world more closely.
The planet that offers it’s assistance to this group is Neptune, which rules the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. It shows us the best way to approach this Full Moon and work with it. Neptune is at 9 degrees of Pisces, simultaneously forming a lovely trine aspect to the Sun/Mars conjunction in Cancer, and a Sextile aspect ( half of a trine ) to the Moon/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. A trine aspect is an aspect of harmony and flow, very positive. THIS is the way we want to navigate this Full Moon, by tapping into Neptune’s energy. The Third Eye Chakra is about our vision, our ability to see the truth clearly. The Crown Chakra links us to our Higher Selves, Source, and our Guides and Teachers. This expanded vision helps us to negotiate the tricky territories of the issues that may be triggered in those lower Chakras.
Neptune is the planet of Divine love, compassion, spirituality, and Mysticism. It is the higher octave of Venus. If we can raise our vibration up during this time and come from love, we can avoid the traps of Ego, ( the Sun/Mars ), Will, ( the Moon/Pluto ), along with the traps of unhealed fears and issues in the subconscious mind.( Also the Moon and Pluto). By being mindful, reflective, and compassionate with the self, this Full Moon can create a quantum leap forward, not just for us as individuals, but for humanity as a whole.
***A word here about this Full Moon and global events…. If the Race Mind refuses to choose compassion over ideologies, this Full Moon could usher in a time of discord and strife. Greece could be forced out of the Euro, impacting global economics. The Moon conjunct to Pluto in Capricorn,( the business sign of the Zodiac), could place money ahead of the well-being of an entire nation. As the deadline approaches, the banks are closed in Greece today. People do not have access to their savings. In the U.S., in the aftermath of last week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions preserving the Affordable Care Act, and granting same-sex couples the same civil rights as the rest of us to be married, has brought joy to many, and rage to others. The rage accompanying those two decisions is off the charts, with some States refusing to comply with the law. ( The Moon/Pluto opposing Sun/Mars, a desire to be a law unto oneself. Mars rules weapons. Pluto rules force and will. Having these two planets in opposition inclines people to attempt to assert their will over others, using force to accomplish that.) The heinous murder of 9 people in a church in S.C. by a white supremacist has caused many to finally look at the Cancer of racism in this country, another form of forcing people into subjugation.
Now, I am not an economist. I have no way of knowing what the most financially prudent thing for the countries involved in the final decision about Greece is going to be. I am a Mystic. I walk a path of Heart. I pray that the path of Heart trumps the path of money. I pray that people of good will can find a way to help all of those who struggle. I pray that on this Full Moon spirituality, love, and compassion are chosen over religion and ideologies. This is a wonderful opportunity for humanity. This Full Moon sets the tone for the entire month of July. It opens us up to the mystical, to the Void. The Void (The Moon/Pluto) represents limitless possibilities. May we each embrace those possibilities, and go free from that which limits us. Blessings, Judith
*** Art by Kinuko Y. Craft “Isis” ( This print, a gift from a friend, hangs in my bedroom, inspiring me every day. ) ***