Full Moon in Capricorn: Internal Revolution

Full Moon in Capricorn: Internal Revolution

The Full Moon in Capricorn occurs on the 19th of July, 2016 at 27°40’’ of Capricorn.

Try checking what area of your birth chart is ruled by Capricorn. As Saturn is the ruler of this lunation, you can also check out the part of your chart where Saturn is or the houses ruled by Capricorn and Aquarius for more insight.

If you are new or new-ish to astrology, this post is a good place to start for generating your birth chart and checking out which part of your chart is being touched by this Full Moon.

You can also find out more about Full Moons here.



You will not be able to stay home, brother
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag
And skip out for beer during commercials
Because the revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised
Will not be televised, will not be televised
The revolution will be no re-run brothers
The revolution will be live

-Lyrics, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

 As Without, So Within

This week’s Full Moon has a story to tell us about the process of inner change.

Internal revolutions cannot be televised because their presence is ephemeral. Seismic shifts can happen at a snail’s pace but they are no less transformational because of their subtlety.

The best revolutions are felt, not fought.

This Full Moon is in Capricorn, an easily misunderstood sign. Best known as the goat of the zodiacal zoo, the traditional symbol of Capricorn was actually the sea-goat, a mythical animal that could climb to the highest heights and dive to the darkest depths.

The symbolism deftly underscores the stereotypical Capricorn traits of pop astrology: a near-obsessive drive for accomplishment (the goat) and a tendency to withdraw into solitude from time to time (the sea creäture).

The sea-goat also speaks about the polarity of possibilities that are birthed from tension: Capricorns are masters of both expansion and contraction, which in a sense makes them masters at the game of life.

On the other hand, it’s also true that Capricorns are not always great with handling their feelings (and hence why the Moon is in its detriment here). When faced with the rise of deep-seated emotions, the primary impulse of the sea-goat can be to retreat.

Paradoxically, this is also the source of their strength. Because Capricorns are born at the darkest time of the year, they have an innate understanding about the potency of withdrawing into the shadowy realms of the psyche.

They know that you can find the answers you seek in the quiet. 

These are the lessons to be learned from our cliff-climbing, sea-dwelling compatriots, the bearers of this Full Moon.

On a micro level, the aspects made to the Moon express the different ways we can approach revolution: force (Moon square Uranus) and fight (Moon sextile Mars).

Overnight revolutions seem like the answer when we want to break free; short-term trauma seems a small price to pay for long-term change. This type of revolution, signified by Uranus, is a dramatic shift in external circumstance.

A different kind of shift is seen in the Moon sextile to Mars, which in its domicile sign of Scorpio is psychically penetrative and internally focused. This is an intense transformation of one’s inner corridors, a composting of soul-level detritus that releases bound energy back into the flow.

It is not at all unlike the Capricornian descent into solitude, the necessary withdrawal that predicates changes. The big shift, the true revolution, is always internal.

So you say you want a revolution? Make like the sea-goat, my friends.

You won’t be able to ‘plug in, turn on and cop out’ if you’re after a real change.

Find the quiet, the soft spaces, the dark in-betweens.

Wade deep. Swing low. Climb high.

There won’t be any re-runs.

Other Aspects + Current Events

A few weeks ago Kronos (leaders, government) was exact Mercury (communications, contracts) directly across from asteroid Kalypso, whose very name means ‘concealing knowledge’. Within a short time, Mercury also moved over asteroids Libitina (dire consequences) and Karma. In the chart of Turkey, this all happened in the 12th House of hidden state enemies/spies.

Currently, the situation has shifted slightly but is no less volatile. According to Deborah Houlding, ‘a malefic in [the 4th] house may afflict the government through its opposition to the 10th House’, which is clearly seen in Turkey’s chart via Mars (the military) in the 4th House opposing both Saturn & Jupiter (public sorrow; the justice system) very tightly in the 10th House (the government). The transiting Sun is also conjunct the natal asteroid Achilles as well as the North Node, both in the 12th House of spies and secret enemies. The natal Moon in Turkey’s chart (the common people/crowds in general) is conjunct transiting hypothetical Zeus, which is about the military, force, and power; these points square Pluto (control, espionage) in the 6th House of the army and civil services.

Quite an auspicious mix for a covert coup. Erdogan seems to have stepped back in to clean up shop, but in a few days, the Sun will move over Vulkanus, suggesting explosive circumstances may continue.

France’s chart is no less demonstrative of public pain. On the day of the Bastille attack in Nice, Pluto (underground movements) was directly across from the asteroid Karma. Uranus, the zodiacal forbearer of unfortunate accidents, was conjoined the hypothetical point Admetos, which talks about crowds.

Equally, transiting Admetos was conjoined Kronos (the government) and Mars (terrorist attacks), and opposing transiting asteroid Achilles, which is now in the 8th House of death. The Moon was transiting the 8th House of death on the same day and conjoined to Bellerophon, which talks about car accidents; Phaethon, another asteroid indicator of car crashes was also active in the chart.


July 19th, 2016, Capricorn 27°40”

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