There’s a mountain you need to climb. And this Full Moon in Capricorn wants to help. A year and a half ago, Astrologer Dawn Harrison reminded me that when there’s a Capricorn transit, there’s a mountain we need to climb. Dawn beautifully asked me, “What’s your mountain?” So I’ll ask you - what’s your mountain? It could be: healing family wounds by communicating needs, breaking patterns, taking responsibility and making amends, moving on without clear closure. Your mountain could be many things and this Full Moon in Capricorn wants you to take the first reach to the ascent.
When I think of Capricorn, I also think of the work of Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis. Dr. Lewis is an associate professor of history, art, architecture and African American studies at Harvard University. In her work, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, she wrestles with the idea of “Mastery” and I want to suggest that Mastery is a Capricorn ruled concept. Dr Lewis writes, “Mastery requires endurance. Mastery, a word we don’t use often, is not the equivalent of what we might consider its cognate—perfectionism—an inhuman aim motivated by a concern with how others view us. Mastery is also not the same as success—an event-based victory based on a peak point, a punctuated moment in time. Mastery is not merely a commitment to a goal, but to a curved-line, constant pursuit.” You can see the Capricorn themes here because as the one and only cardinal-earth sign, Capricorn initiates devotion to a constant pursuit. There is a constant pursuit in your life this Full Moon in Capricorn wants to initiate you for. It requires endurance and the willingness to experience “Grit”. Dr Lewis explains, “Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest, and do it again and again.” Again and again, in constant pursuit. That’s Capricorn.
These ideas are supported in the Full Moon’s chart because of its opposition to Mercury in Cancer and so we’re invited to stay in an emotionally uncomfortable place in pursuit of the mountain we need to climb. Additionally, Uranus is forming a trine and Neptune is sextiling the Full Moon so there’s this idea of invisible, spiritual support for this cause in support of our liberation. In support of us reaching the top of the mountain and feeling like we can finally exhale. Take the first step, reach your arm up to begin the climb, and let this Full Moon help you achieve the mastery and endurance required to be free from the past.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Rise and shine, Aries! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your work zone inspiring you to step into greater leadership positions. You’re more ambitious, determined and capable to make your career dreams come true. Whether that’s promotion, self-employment, and/or pivoting your work life in a big way, this Full Moon inspires you to take an audacious and inevitably successful step in that direction.
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
When you know better, Taurus! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your wisdom zone inspiring you to think about the key learnings over the last few months and determine how you can apply that learning into behavior. Also, if you’ve been thinking about travel and education to expand your horizons, this is the Full Moon to do it because you’re feeling more curious and receptive to new information.
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Go deeper, Gemini! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your intimacy zone motivating you to reveal your deepest desires - personally, relationally and sexually too! - to the people you’re in these experiences with. This is a Full Moon that also asks for radical honesty with self and others so if you’ve been meaning to get something important off your chest, this is the time to do it.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Opposites attract, Cancer! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your romance zone and it invites a new relationship, deepens the relationship dynamics you’re in, and also completes relationship dynamics if there’s nothing left to learn. This Full Moon in your opposite sign asks you to integrate the knowing of the “other” a bit. Seeking understanding as much as you want to be understood.
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
Level up, Leo! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your wellbeing zone and encourages you to take a small step towards you becoming the highest and brightest version of yourself. Whether its returning to your routine, organizing your schedule, and getting just a bit more sleep, this Full Moon wants you to commit to the micro strategies that have macro level impact on the quality of your success.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Express yourself, Virgo! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your courage zone and inspires you to share the story on your heart to the people who genuinely need to know your hopes, fears, dreams, and desires. You’ll want to experience your strength and charisma through vulnerability and actively name what you’re feeling and why to the people around you want to connect more deeply with you.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Happy Homecoming, Libra! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your emotional safety zone and you’ll be tasked with finding the places and people that feel like home. Reconnect with your family - chosen and/or birth family too! - in a way the helps you feel even more connected. This Moon is all about belonging to you and it’s looking to anchor you down safely to where you belong.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Talk your walk, Scorpio! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your communication zone and although you’re a person who’d rather prove it than profess it, this Full Moon does ask you to communication your behavior motivations and other intentions/cognitions that are helpful for you and your loved ones to know. When you expand your communication, you expand your world!
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Ground down, Sag! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your embodiment and safety zone. Helping you find a sense of mindfulness, responsiveness, and stability. Think clearly too about what your values are and what behaviors support you living into your values so you can have a greater sense of safety and security. From there, you’ll feel even more calm, embodied, and ready for anything.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Happy half-birthday, Capricorn! This is your annual Full Moon and so it offers you both a commencement and completion where you need it. Especially if you lead with the best of Capricorn; your grit, perseverance, empathy, and intelligence/calm in the toughest moments. From there, you can end what needs closure and begin what needs to be started in service to a fantastic reset in your life.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
It’s safe to let go, Aquarius. The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your surrender, closure zone and so you’ll want to remember that resignation doesn’t always mean quitting. You have to set yourself free from whatever is holding you back from growth. This Full Moon helps you initiate that closure where you need it and lean on spiritual support to help as you navigate what’s ahead.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Call for community, Pisces! The Full Moon in Capricorn is in your friendship and community zone magnetizing the most meaningful friends to you. Especially ones who share your values and want to see you succeed just as badly as you want to see them happy. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the ones that have supported you and think about how your friendship could be a powerful resource to help heal others.