January 13 to 20, 2011
Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus and Saturn Evening: Jupiter
The Inner Wisdom and Practical App of the Capricorn Full Moon
As we reach the mid-point of January and the last week of Capricorn, holiday magic and mayhem flickers and fades. The last Christmas decorations are taken down and put in boxes, packed away for another year. Winter solstice has come and gone, the days have grown slightly longer and poco a poco - little by little – we inch our way toward spring.
This is a time of resurrection and redemption, even as we face the daily chores and realities of our finite, 3D lives. Waning Capricorn prepares us for the inspirational, vital charge of Aquarius – new ideas, new hopes and dreams – and requires a practical, realistic assessment of where and who we are, what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. Physical and material worlds must be addressed – our bodies, our finances – our actual physical health and material security.
Ruled by planet Saturn – AKA Father Time, the Grim Reaper, Lord of Karma, the Taskmaster and Master Teacher – late degree Capricorn days are filled with the power of focus, form and function. It is here we can align ourselves with our own inner wisdom and determine exactly what’s missing, what’s necessary and what’s most needed in our own personal recipe of success. Self-discipline, clear intention and sincerity are allies now, it’s all about being efficient and effective – fully equipped and ready for action – operative and applicable. Just make sure you don't get carried away by the Capricorn "shadow" – harsh self-criticism and scathing judgmentalism – don't beat yourself up! This is about being positive and pro-active, taking pause, examining and discerning what could use a little bolster, addition and/or improvement. It's like adding ingredients to an already savory soup to make it even more delicious! So…
Over the next few days, consider your current status and then flash on your most cherished hopes and dreams. Somewhere there’s a shimmering, shining path to that exact location. Breathe deep and do the next right thing. Live in the present – one day and one step at a time – working with persistence toward your dreams, traveling the road of happy destiny. And remember, perseverance furthers!
May your journey be safe and your burdens light. Happy Capricorn/Cancer Full Moon!
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Another Full Moon at the end of a sign indicates you are stretching to finish up business from the past. With all planets in forward motion, this is a very good time to make progress in the present. Embrace the powerful initiative to change yourself and your life at this auspicious point by taking total responsibility for it. Think positive and be good!
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
The upcoming lunar fruition in Capricorn/Cancer shines light on the world and its many cultures, economies, political systems and religions. While you may not like what you see, remain personally conscious of your part and place in it. Combine spiritual magnanimity with realistic practicality. Self-nurturing is a theme, be good to and take care of you!
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
While you continue to feel the strong personal effects and emotions of the recent and now-ebbing eclipse cycle, take time to slow down and really see what’s going on. A spiritual warrior is one who finds a path of heart and follows it, no matter what. The mutability of Gemini may pull you off-course here and there, but you always return. Stay on the path.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Coming to fruition at the last degree of Cancer/Capricorn, the Jan. 19th full Moon is unusually auspicious for Moonchildren. You may feel a deep sense of completion or culmination, as you reach the end of a long cycle of relationship attention and commitment. Your roles and responsibilities have changed in regard to others. Focus on balance and cultivate peace.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Authority and nurturance are themes this week as the Moon grows full. Maintain healthy contact with parents, bosses, children, family and friends. Focus on staying in the present rather than reliving the past. Pay attention to what you say and what you do – consider the karma of your actions. Forgiveness and compassion are allies, embrace and use them.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Friends and fellowships prove priceless this week as you rediscover the power of camaraderie and common interest. Get involved in support groups or social networks as a means to an end. Sharing experience, strength and hope is where it’s at now; help comes via helping others. Honesty and personal courage are essential to success. Be brave and stay true.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
You may feel inner conflict or personal stress as forces on the outside – other people, places and things – behave and/or act in ways you simply cannot agree with or condone. Remember that it’s not your job to save or fix the world. Focus instead on your own self-nurturing and progress. Get plenty of rest and take care of what needs taking care of – you!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
The practice of good communication skills is essential to satisfaction and success this week. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve gone, you will make great gain by being attentive, listening to others, processing the information and responding with calm, practical, realistic strategies. Recognize the gold of silence and be impeccable with your word.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Surviving the holidays and easing in to the Capricorn New Year is forever a test and trial for the Archer. Were you calm, cautious and collected this season or over-the-top and down-at-the-bottom, depending on the people, places and parties you were exposed to? Whatever the case, now it’s time for personal responsibility and practical acts. Smile, the world awaits you.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Pay attention to the events, experiences, emotions and personal awakenings that take place all week, as they are keys to your upcoming year. The people with whom you partner and interact have great significance now. Maintain a practical, realistic attitude but cultivate compassion with others. You’re the one who needs to change, not them.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
With Neptune and Chiron still so closely united in your sign, this week is certain to be one concerned with health and spirit. Whether it’s you or someone else, you can honestly see today the advantage of clean living, positive thinking and good doing. Getting up and at ‘em, doing your chores and maintaining a daily spiritual practice is where it’s at. Nice!
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
The Capricorn/Cancer polarity is all about authority and dependence, power and powerlessness. It’s here we are called to understand the karma of action and consequence, as well as the difference be
tween helping others help themselves and enabling them to continue self-destructive, dysfunctional or unhealthy behaviors. You know what to do, just do it!
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.