Capricorn Full Moon, July 15, 2011

Happy Full Moon! Possible ‘Lilith Effect’ Capricorn 22: Accepting defeat gracefully  

I wish you a Happy Full Moon with a sly-ish grin and a touch of challenge because this full moon can be touchy—-Yet, it’s for the best, really; it is. The eclipse hit earlier this month and that was at 9 degrees of Cancer. This full moon is in Capricorn, no more eclipses until November. But this is Cancer’s opposite sign (see previous post). It is of no surprise that this full moon @ 22 degree Capricorn is the same degree touched by the Sun, back on January 13, 2010, as Saturn stationed retrograde in Libra, while the Sun, Venus, and the N.Node were all huddled together discussing destiny @ 22 Capricorn. Now Saturn features eminently in this full moon chart due to a T-Square formed with both Venus and Lilith. Although the full moon itself doesn’t make aspect. This could still be felt.

Transiting Venus (the faster moving planet) squares the now, forward-moving planet Saturn hosted in Libra (harmony/beauty). Saturn stationed direct last month on June 13. Sure, the square aspect aggravates stuff, true… but does it have to get sort-of, well, ugly at times?

Ugliness is something that the idealistic Libran hates even more than hate itself. Enter Lilith: fierce archetypal female badass ( Lilith opposes Venus (the planet of Love & beauty) in Libra, and just when you thought you were being good, patient, not-judging, unbiased and generally a good-natured person (Libran-stuff), you may have realized that something ugly’s been hanging out in the room with you. That ugly thing, however, ain’t so ugly after all—it’s just kind of, well, repressed. It’s greatest characteristic perhaps is its darkness.

The astrological Lilith “describes deep and primal issues, repressed feelings of rejection, even rage, and the refusal to give in.” Why should you notice it? It’s powerful, very, very powerful. Powerful things need to be noticed. If you chain it up in the back room of your mind or being, especially your auric field, look out! Yep, that sounds right, even though it doesn’t. Inclined Librans may deny their war-identities, but still feel their battle scars.

With some gentle demon-exorcising, I have come to see this precious and dark demon lay down and purr once it gets noticed. But I most certainly would not feed it, nor pet it! According to, Lilith in Aries begs for body-movement to release. Do it. Move it. This burst of powerful energy is nothing to fear, just beware, and be aware. Draw your circle, and call for protection.

Lilith in astrological chart ultimately wants you to embark on new ways of managing your anger and grief by finding your capacity to constructively release anger and resolve conflict. Face the demon of restriction and sublimated powerlessness to uncover the love. Balance (Libra) the chores and duties of Capricorn with the nurturing and unconditional love of Cancer. Use any developing friction to exercise your inner demons, but please, don’t make a martyr out of love in the process. Patience is all, add courage. One more thing, the darker the dark, the brighter the bright can be realized. Clean, clean, clean.

Not everyone will experience this “Lilith effect”—depends on your natal chart. Technically this pattern doesn’t involve the full moon at all since the full moon makes too wide of an orb of aspect to other major planets. Nevertheless, there is something to be said about tracing back the movements of Saturn as they correlate to former Solar passages, specifically at the 22 degree of Capricorn, the same exact degree of our current full moon. Never hurts to reflect. Think back to January 13, 2010 and what you may have experienced at that time for clues about what was repressed, rejected, and sublimated–Lilith Style.