A Full Moon is the culmination of a cycle. The Moon’s light reflects what you’ve fed and watered since the seed moment.
Today’s Full Moon at 6° Capricorn is disposed by and conjunct Saturn, the adult of the solar system. Saturn's job is to make us grow up and to take responsibility for ourselves and our lives.
Here’s where you’ll be feeling Saturn’s presence in your life based on your sun sign, and your rising sign if you know it.
Aries Your work, career, public image and reputation
Taurus Your learning, start up or other horizon-expanding venture
Gemini Your most trusted connections, wealth and investments
Cancer Your committed partnerships, significant others and collaborators
Leo Your daily routines, diet and exercise habits, lifestyle
Virgo Your romantic and creative life, pleasure and recreation, children
Libra Your home, family and roots, property, origins
Scorpio Your local community, social life, friends, siblings
Sagittarius Your income, finances, products, output, sense of self-worth
Capricorn Your priorities, appearance, vitality, approach to life
Aquarius Your self-care, time out, inner life, privacy
Pisces Your group endeavours, teams, network, causes
This current lunar cycle began with the New Moon in Capricorn on 17th January 2018. Today’s lunation illuminates how far you’ve come since then, and how you feel about it.
If in January you made a plan and followed through on it, satisfaction is one of your rewards. Overcoming obstacles, coping with delays and accepting limits requires maturity. Saturn cultivates resilience. He obliges us to take a long term view. Instant gratification is for babies.
If you didn’t quite get yourself together, or somehow got diverted from your plan, life might not feel so great right now. It's ok. Don’t waste precious energy beating yourself up. Start from wherever you are and with whatever you have. Hold yourself to account with kindness.
As Mars, the planet of ‘doing’, is newly retrograde in Aquarius, the other Saturn-ruled sign, moving fast isn’t possible anyway. Analyse more carefully what your best course of action is. With Uranus in Taurus, progress is slow and steady, not fast and flashy. Take your time.
The Capricorn Full Moon reveals where we can all be a bit wiser, demonstrate a little more commitment, and set healthier boundaries. It’s not meant to be easy. Just necessary. If you find yourself in a downward spiral, pause and imagine how a wise old woman might guide you.
Saturn is in Capricorn until December 2020 so there’s still time to engineer and work on your long-game. Be patient and persist. Especially when it feels boring, hard or impossible. Which is nearly all of the time – until you begin to reap what you’ve sown and nurtured.