The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention.
This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for July will occur on the 13th at 21 degrees and 21 minutes in the sign of Capricorn; in my Eastern Standard Time zone it will happen at 2:38 pm.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest”, when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning, fading, and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; July’s Moon is the Buck Moon. Other names for this moon are the Thunder Moon, Salmon Moon, and Raspberry Moon.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years) or the second Full Moon in the same astrological sign.
Full Moon in Capricorn – Achievement and Responsibility
This Full Moon will take place in the 3rd decan (last 10 degrees) of Capricorn, making it a Capricorn/Virgo Full Moon. The planetary influence involves Saturn as the ruler for Capricorn and Mercury as the ruler for Virgo. Thus, this Full Moon will be about taking practical steps (Virgo) to achieve what our heart knows will make us successful (Capricorn).
Since the Moon is in Capricorn, its energy is serious and responsible. This Full Moon is going to require us to reflect on what we feel is the best way for us to achieve and be successful. The intensity of this Full Moon around setting goals and doing what needs to be done cannot be emphasized enough.
Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be about what we need to do (Capricorn) to take care of those closest to us (Sun in Cancer).
With this Full Moon at 21d21m the Sabian Symbol is 22 Capricorn, “A general accepting defeat gracefully.” Jones says, “This is a symbol of the immediate opportunism by which the human will develops its real power, and of its underlying and uncompromising loyalty to the long-range ends in view. A realistic practicality is made effective through a self-disciplined grace of spirit, so that men are won over very often by the enemy they have defeated.
The individual exalts his destiny as he finds its roots established in values accepted by his fellows as well as himself.” The key word is : EXPEDIENCY.
Where do you need to be efficient and dutiful this month?
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 07/13/2022, which totals 17, which totals 8. Eight is the number for leadership and power, so this Full Moon encourages us to embrace the soul path work needed to lean into our strengths and share them with the world. Since the Full Moon happens on the 13th, which totals 4, we must look to reliable sources (4) and trusted people (4) for our leadership, duty, and success.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart).
It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 3rd House of Communication (Moon placement on 07/13/2022) and my 9th House of Mastery (Sun placement between 6/20 and 07/19), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at my way of understanding the world (Capricorn ruling my 3rd House), and how I take that knowledge and convert it into expertise (Cancer ruling my 9th House).
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding how you feel, understand yourself emotionally, and connect with the people closest to you. What do you need to accomplish and be dutiful about (Capricorn) in relation to your feelings in order to keep your strongest emotional relationships healthy (Cancer)?