I don’t always like to open up a conversation with a quote; yet Capricorn is honored to show deference to the masters. Austrian Psychologist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl in his landmark work Man’s Search for Meaning said, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
I can only see the Capricorn salute when I read this quote. The “space” Frankl mentions here is what I want to discuss with you for the Full Moon in Capricorn. If we want to see the 10th sign, the Seagoat, Saturn’s descendent Capricorn fully, we’ll want to remember that its symbol was a mythological animal who belonged to both the land and the sea. So often we talk about Capricorn’s connection to the land; the ambition, integrity, discipline, leadership potential, and generative power within and with others. So I want to pin the fish tail back on the Seagoat a bit and explore Capricorn’s connection to the sea.
We can reduce Capricorn to emotional stoicism, false-compartmentalizing when we imagine Capricorn as the grounded one; but I think something more majestic is happening. Harkening back to Frankl here and the space between stimulus and the response, I think Capricorn is appointed to understand and demonstrate the role of emotion regulation. Capricorn is here to teach us who we want to be in between stimulus and response. Culture gives us a little too much leeway to offload pain onto others with blame and judgement. Instead of asking, “Who would I be if I accepted I’m in pain in this arena … but I don’t have to act from it?”
I mention this question because this Full Moon is emerging in the middle of a T-Square among: Mars in Leo, Uranus in Taurus, and Saturn in Aquarius. These are 3 of the 4 fixed signs who - when left unregulated - can maintain unyielding, dogmatic consistency; rather than changing their approach because they’re unhappy with the results. This Full Moon is in cardinal initiation Capricorn and sextiled by mutable Jupiter in Pisces. And so we’re given the chance to experience the stimulus space in a way that helps us change what needs to be changed because our outcomes aren’t the ones we want. And we’ll be helped as we hold faith and hope in our hearts that we’re more supported in the stimulus space than we realize.
That Frankl space is the Capricorn mountain we’re asked to climb and it’s a paradox between self-acceptance and self-improvement. The balance between self-compassion and healthy-striving. I think the value of emotion regulation is key here. That way, we can experience more resilience, boundaries, perseverance and the spaciousness to process our emotions without inflicting harm on others. Let us together demonstrate emotional agility, emotional health, and disclosure this Full Moon and evermore because we owe it to ourselves and the people we’re in connection and community with.
Career, Purpose, Integrity & Responsibility
What’s your highest-calling, Aries? The Full Moon in Capricorn wants to point you in the direction of a soul-led, purpose driven career. You have tremendous leadership potential and this Full Moon wants you to accept and act that way. Remember and have faith in how supported you are as you move in the direction of your highest and brightest career outcomes.
Wisdom, Publishing, Vision & Higher Education
As you know better, you do better Taurus. The Full Moon in Capricorn is illuminating a key finding over the last six months that it wants you to apply in all arenas of your life. It’ll be a little awkward, perhaps uncomfortable at first; but don’t let that stop you from living from the learning. Continued Capricorn integrity awaits while you embed the learning into your life and behavior.
Intimacy, Eros, Sexuality & Transformation
Your passion and sexuality is your responsibility, Gemini. The Full Moon in Capricorn wants you to take ownership of your life-force, vibrancy, and radiance. Don’t give your power away to other people, things, habits, and/or patterns. Take a stand for 100% responsibility in all areas of life and watch your behavior, experience, and relationships elevate to new heights.
Romance, Love, Partnerships & Trust
Relationships are contradictions, Cancer. The Full Moon in Capricorn in your opposites-attract sector bring about the clash of opposites. We’re all managing the clash between autonomy v connection, self-disclosure v privacy, and novelty v predictability. Let contrast and difference show you how to regulate polarities, contradictions, and dialectics in your life with grace.
Humility, Health, Wellness & Routine
Your life works when you work at making your life work, Leo! The Full Moon in Capricorn shows you the value of your morning routine and all the ways you can proactively optimize your emotional, physical, and spiritual health. That way, when you're met with an inevitable setback or disappointment, you’ll have the resilience to keep moving and stay in the arena of your life.
Courage, Worthiness, Charisma & Lovability
It is safe to self-disclose, Virgo. The Full Moon in Capricorn has you taking off the armor and revealing a hope, fear, wanting, or boundary to someone who genuinely needs to hear it. It’ll be messy and you’ll be brave. You’ll want to choose vulnerability and actively partake in the risk and uncertainty of emotional exposure. As you do, you’ll stand more firmly in your power.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotionality
Home is self-acceptance, Libra. The Full Moon in Capricorn has you accepting the imperfect, beautiful parts of yourself that you’d sometimes rather deny or disown. When you’re fully self-accepted, you’re on the best foundation for meaningful belonging. So take the time to accept where you’re at while strategizing healthy-striving for self-compassion and mastery.
Curiosity, Observation, Language & Active Listening
There’s safety in structured dialogue, Scorpio. The Full Moon in Capricorn wants you to apply more interfacing open-ended questions for dialogue instead of the typical parallel monologue structure. That way, you can hear what you’re listening to more accurately without assumptions and others can experience your meaningful curiosity and strong communication skills.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Put your values into practice, Sag! The Full Moon in Capricorn wants you to identify what values need to be applied so you can cultivate meaningful security. The ultimate security is knowing who are you say you are and your behavior/experience confirms it. So think about what values need to be operationalized for your inner peace, integrity, and highest level of Cap security.
Identity, Desire, Charisma & Authenticity
Let’s begin again! The Full Moon in Capricorn aligns with your half-birthday so you get this moment to reset. Try owning and accepting your desires more fully by protecting your autonomy and freedom. Then, make sure you’re specifically and clearly languaging it to others what you’re hoping for. So those in agreement with you can work as hard as you do to make it happen.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Surrender is not resignation, Aquarius. The Full Moon in Capricorn wants you to let go of the attachment to a specific result. Instead, stay firmly invested in the effort. Then lean on your faith in a higher-power which is in you and working through you - like electricity lighting up a lamp - to make sure that you can fly at full wing span with a heart full of love, joy, and gratitude.
Friendship, Activism, Convictions & Shared Humanity
Friendship is sacred, Pisces. The Full Moon in Capricorn helps you see which friends can both compassionately challenge and comfort you so that you’re accepted and illuminated by them. Then consider what you’re giving away in equal measure to what you’re hoping to receive from your friends. Gather if you can and try to celebrate how far you’ve come together.