Episode 131 | Capricorn Full Moon: No Place Like Home
This week, Venus makes important aspects to Saturn and Neptune before moving into Cancer; important matters are revealed at a powerful Capricorn Full Moon that’s in a conjunction with Pluto; the Sun makes a sweet, sleepy trine to Neptune and reaches an important moment in its cycle with Mercury. Plus: New sheets, reading on the davenport, and catching up with dad. And April answers a listener question about how to make the best use of the Sun’s transits.
Want to learn more about Solar Return charts? Join April for a two-hour webinar on July 16, 2022, beginning at 11 am Pacific time! Details and registration info here!
[00:41] Join April for a two-hour webinar about Solar Returns on July 16, 2022, beginning at 11 am Pacific time. Find out more and grab your seat here!
[01:54] The second of three Pluto returns in the chart for the United States is exact this week on July 11. The first was on Feb. 22, 2022, and the last will be on Dec. 28, 2022. To revisit earlier discussions of this important event, listen to Ep. 111, The Return of Pluto and a Sect-sy Question; Episode 65, Mars, Uranus, and Revisiting the U.S. Pluto Return; and Ep. 29, Neptune Washing Over All and the U.S. Pluto Return.
[03:59] Venus makes two final aspects before leaving the sign of Gemini: A trine to Saturn on July 12 and a square to Neptune on July 13. Together, these aspects bring us down to earth, help us trim away the excess and plan for the future, and open our eyes to what’s really going on in a situation.
[08:14] Moooooooon report! The Capricorn Full Moon on July 13 answers the call of the Jan. 2, 2022 New Moon in Capricorn. It also gives us a clearer view of what was getting underway at the Jan. 12, 2021 Capricorn New Moon, at the beginning of the current Lunar Phase Family cycle. The hearings about Jan. 6, 2021 are part of this Full Moon review of that day’s events.
[13:00] The Void-of-Course Moon periods for this week offer opportunities to confront reality, change important habits, and enjoy some sweet, Venusian dreams.
[17:03] Mercury makes its superior conjunction with the Sun on July 16. This is the moment in Mercury’s cycle when it’s caught up with the Sun after its recent retrograde period, and before it goes moving off ahead of the Sun. Catch up with yourself during this moment when your thoughts are better aligned with who you are and what you want to show the world!
[19:12] On July 17, Mercury and the Sun both make trine aspects to Neptune, one of the sweetest, sleepiest times of the year for the Sun. The Sabian Symbol for the conjunction is 26 Cancer: “Content and happiness in luxury, people reading on davenports.” Sneak away for some rest, relaxation, and restoration between July 16-18. Neptune’s Sabian symbol is “A new moon reveals that it’s time for people to go ahead with their different projects.” So nail down a little alone time for yourself this weekend, too.
[21:21] Venus enters Cancer on July 17 (through Aug. 11). Venus symbolizes what we love, what makes us feel good, and what we feel like spending money on. With summer travel causing a lot of headaches and expense, consider spending some money closer to home on feathering your nest, supporting local restaurants, and springing for some new toys for your pet!
[23:14] A question from listener Asher: The Solar Return chart is important, yes, but how about the times of the year that the transiting Sun makes other aspects to one’s natal Sun? Here’s April’s advice.
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