Capricorn Full Moon eclipse June 26, complete with Grand Cross
Saturday’s Full Moon is also a partial lunar eclipse, and includes a powerful alignment of seven planets in a Grand Cross formation.
Let’s first look at the lunation (lunar event) itself. The Sun in Cancer is opposed by the Moon in Capricorn, and because the lunar nodes are within 15 degrees of the Moon (in this case the nodes are 8 degrees from the Moon) the lunation becomes an eclipse.
This in itself is significant, because the lunar nodes are connected to the evolutionary journey of the soul, from past (the South Node) to future (North Node). Here we have the South Node conjoining the Sun, with the North Node conjunct the Moon. The Sun represents our conscious awareness, and the Moon reflects the inner yearings of the soul, our emotional interior which rarely makes itself known to the outer world. With the North Node conjunct the Moon, we are being shifted into an inner experience – the lunar experience rather than the solar.
Here the Moon is in Capricorn, an earth sign of supreme practicality. Achievement, responsibility, structure – these are not qualities that we normally attribute to the Moon. In fact, the Moon is said to be in its detriment in Capricorn because its qualities of emotion and fluidity have little room in the structured world in which Capricorn excels. Yet the North Node is urging us to embrace the gravity of our situation with all of the heart that the Moon can muster as a means to our soul’s evolution during this eclipse of the Sun.
During the eclipse of the Sun the Moon becomes more powerful – even more powerful than it is in an ordinary Full Moon. Eclipses have been feared for thousands of years, […]