Empowerment, Will and Changing the World
Full Moon : Saturday, July 8th : 9:08pm
I am broken open by the fragility and the creativity of the human journey towards wholeness, deep purpose and fulfillment. We all long to live full lives of meaning, and our global climate, the legacy and health of our respective cultures, and the future ones yet to come are depending on it. These are urgent times.
This full moon in Capricorn is closely conjunct Pluto - the planet of transpersonal will, of chthonic depth, and transformation. Pluto in Capricorn is a placement that challenges and disturbs unethical and outdated paradigms of authority, inspiring each one of us to take personal responsibility to question and challenge what we assume is business-as-usual in service of a more life-enhancing world.
But to challenge or change any system we must be willing to change ourselves - to expose and bring to light our own assumptions, habitual patterns, and unconscious drives that keep us safe and may, in fact, reinforce the very system we are wanting to change.
The full moon in Capricorn is a call to review our own relationship to authority and control, shifting our perspective from external dependencies to personal responsibility. It’s a perfect time to set yourself up with concrete daily structures that help you stand in your wholeness - especially because true change is often hard or painful - and it is almost always humbling for the ego.
For some of us this is a daily reflective practice of some sort - like meditation or yoga; for others it might be spending more time in nature, or going to bed earlier, or choosing to do a little less in order to pursue life’s intrinsic pleasures.
Pluto conjunct the full moon will help you by creatively disturbing your unconscious habits and entrenched emotional strategies.
Opposite the Sun and Mars in Cancer, Pluto’s healthy regeneration shows us that personal will (Mars) will only get us so far. We do the deep inner work so we can be more available and open to healthy relationships of reciprocity - where we are able to meet each other, with our diverse needs, gifts, backgrounds, and desires, from our wholeness. Only then can our personal will meet the will of others in mutually enhancing, collaborative and awake ways.
Only then will we be truly able to green the wasteland.
The Moon/Pluto in Capricorn opposite the Sun/Mars in Cancer remind us that we are not solo agents with a personal mission. We are relational beings in an interconnected world and live beautiful lives we must realize that mature relationships do not depend on manipulative emotional strategies to get our needs met.