A Full Moon in Capricorn Post from 2014

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7.12.14

Moon loosely conjunct Pluto ~8 degree orb

Sun loosely conjunct Jupiter ~9 degree orb

Jupiter @ 29 degrees Cancer and about to ingress (enter) Leo.

Active grand cross in Cardinal signs

Discipline

My contemplation lately, my personal journal, and my astrological reading for the ‘Full Moon’ in Capricorn has been centered around this idea of “discipline.”

What is discipline other than to “show up” for what you signed up for? Stick-to-it-iveness. I mean to be really ‘present’ with your goals, devoted. I’m sure this thought of mine evokes some of your own thoughts. I do hope you will share them below.

I think discipline is also based on the word “disciple.” One acts as a devotee to something, even if nothing but to the process itself – the inner development. In other words, I think of discipline as being devoted to the process of self-development, relationship development, and/or community development. I’m sure I left out some other possible scenarios.

Often a disciple is devoted to God, Spirit, whatever source a person chooses to recognize as the provider of all there is. I’ve seen references to Self with a capital ‘S,’ to set it apart from the ephemeral-natured self of persona/ego. I’ve also seen people choose to be atheist while offering their services to humanity with the deepest respect and reverence for life.

Interestingly, this particular full moon is known to many Hindus and Buddhists as Guru Purnima, the full moon of Guru. It is a time to honor the removers of ignorance, the teachers. Historically it was a celebration for Guru Vyasa, writer of the Vedas, the 4 sacred Indian texts. It is the idea that it is the Guru’s job to bring us to God. That is, the guru (teacher) removes the obstacles from recognizing God, and/or obstacles along the path to Buddha/Bodhisattva/Enlightenment.

In popular American culture, Gurus of certain things are experienced persons that help people get past the “entry stage” or newbie-hood of a particular Tao/Dao Way or ArtScience. Say, it’s the Love Guru!

You can also work on the development of other internal/externals: your garden, your art, the health of your animals, building your dream house, writing your book, building your audience. What are you currently developing?

Really, there’s no limit to potential options – unless you make one. Which is where Saturn comes in – the ruler of Capricorn. Limiter of all things: Chronos, time. Slicing the pie into bite-size pieces. The astrological pie is made up of approximately 2 hours per astrological slice/sign, or 30 degrees!

When is setting limits a good idea? ……It can create more choice.

I feel like people have a lot of opinions about discipline and responsibility. I find that beliefs and values around religion and spirituality are also cultural values expressed around the ideas of responsibility. Often people say “I can’t” based on perceived or real obligations and limiting factors. But what about the limiters that you can choose that result in more choice for you?

Time is the natural limiter

We only have so many resources, a certain amount of time. What do you want to do with your piece of the pie? What if you chose to sell it so you could raise the funds to make more pie and offer it to more people? There’s no judgment here, it’s just a metaphor, and I’m just curious. Please tell me. Some would give away their pie, and then the pie would be eaten, and enjoyed by another. Some would eat their own pie, joyfully. Why not? Some people don’t even like pie, and would rather see no one eat it. Maybe others could trade pies – in a scenario where that was possible of course! What scenarios have I missed?

You get the point, we all get the choice of what to do with our lives; and, it’s probably a good idea not to choose for others what they ought to do with theirs. But, how about providing choice? Capricorn is known as the sign of “business,” and a certain doggedness, a loyalty is evident with this sign. Capricorn wants to see concrete results. Think of the very visible rings on Saturn – the planet that rules Capricorn.

Thoughts about Failure

How well am I performing? If I’m trying as hard as ever, and I’m still not getting results, what do I have to change or modify? Usually, this is when we may or may not realize we reached our very non-specific goals. We were successful at being vague!

It’s having specific goals that brings up the possibility for failure.

Making certain, definite goals is actually quite terrifying because it always means that failure lurks. But why should failure lurk? Even failure is information, and a possible chance at success once unpacked and understood.

Allow me to illustrate: in an attempt to save my draft as a draft and not to publish my post immediately, I ended up setting up a password. The thing I didn’t realize is that a “password protected” post would get published. But, I’m glad that I didn’t publish it outright, because I wasn’t ready. Whoops! I’m not actually trying to limit people from reading my posts! Ever since Mercury went retrograde and then stationed direct but is still in retrograde shadow, well, I have been trying new things. They don’t always work out! But, in the end, I’m just glad that I made it to the writing table.

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Full Moon in Capricorn: Driven for concrete results

Moon loosely conjunct Pluto ~8 degree orbSun loosely conjunct Jupiter ~9 degree orb (Jupiter on final degree of Cancer and about to ingress (enter) Leo.

Discipline

My contemplation lately, my personal journal, and my astrological reading for the ‘Full Moon’ in Capricorn has been centered around this idea of “discipline.”

What is discipline other than to “show up” for what you signed up for? Stick-to-it-iveness. I mean to be really ‘present’ with your goals. I’m sure this thought of mine evokes some of your own thoughts. I do hope you share them below.

I think discipline is also based on the word “disciple.” One acts as a devotee to something, even if nothing but to the process itself – the inner development. In other words, I think of discipline as being devoted to the process of self-development, relationship development, and/or community development. To God, Spirit, the source a person chooses to recognize.

You can also work on the development of your garden, your art, the health of your animals, building your dream house. What are you currently developing?

Really, there’s no limit to the focus – unless you make one. Which is where Saturn comes in – the ruler of Capricorn. Limiter of all things: Chronos, time. Slicing the pie into bite-size pieces – actually approximately 2 hours per sign!

When is setting-limits a good idea?

I feel like people have a lot of opinions about discipline and responsibility. In fact, it’s an area of life where I find that many people tend to express or cast the most judgment – for good and/or for bad–especially about others. It’s also an area where we internally tend to be the hardest on ourselves, especially in terms of living up to the expectation that we perceive that others are placing on us.

Thoughts about Failure

How well am I performing? If I’m trying as hard as ever, and I’m still not getting results, what do I have to change or modify? Usually, this is when we may or may not realize we reached our very non-specific goals. It’s the specific goals that bring up the possibility for failure, after-all.

Making certain goals is actually quite terrifying because it always means that failure lurks. Why should failure lurk though? When failure is merely a perception, and it is merely feedback. If failure is feedback, then you’ve got yourself progress-in-the-making!

All-in-all, I find that devotion is a private matter, spiritual even, especially because you may or may not see its effects externally. This is precisely why you are devoted, you appreciate the outside support – but you have found something beyond the eyes of others, yourself even…that calls you further into deeper stretches, beyond knowingness.

Sometimes you can see that someone is working very hard and expressing themselves diligently toward great tasks. Sometimes, in my experience, this work cannot be seen by another! It goes on behind the scenes. Behind the scenes, behind the actor is the Self, there, directing. It takes grace and kindness and compassion to experience the Self. That’s how I perceive God/Guru/Source as grace.

Noses to our work

Most of us have our noses to our work. We are working away at our goals, and/or admire others for how well they focus at their own goals. We can inspire one another by sharing our process. We can help one another when they lose direction, or simply, just be there in your own Self with them, and in oneness.

One of the opportunities of WordPress is share this process with others. For example, I have been visiting Susanwithpearls blog on a regular basis to share in with her contemplations and daily guiding thoughts. I recognize myself in her process of deep-diving. I also decided to visit her blog regularly because she provided a schedule that was easy enough to follow, and didn’t require a lot from me – only as much as I was willing to put into it for myself.

Whether good or bad/right or wrong about particular aspects of scheduling and planning, ultimately there’s a challenge, I think, when working on projects to find the balance between “pushing the wheel” and getting the ball rolling. Ultimately, if we have to keep pushing the wheel, we are going to get tired. So, we have to plan for that.

Ideally the process of life and living could be less fixed (as in the fixed signs of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus) and more mutable or flexible with the mutable signs (Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini). Finally, the best recipe (at least in my world) is a balanced one – so let’s remember the cardinal signs for giving us a sense for direction and trajectory (Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra).

 

 

7 thoughts on “A Full Moon in Capricorn Post from 2014

  1. Great job! As I read your take on discipline and responsibility, I considered that I usually just conjure up my associations with these words, and not their purer meanings. As an Aquarius rising, responsibility and structure usually freak me out. And people don’t typically think of me when the word discipline is used 🙂

    But as I age and more and more of my planets progress into Cap, joining my Jupiter and Saturn natally, I have become much more responsible and somewhat disciplined. I prefer organized to structure and with my Leo ruler, I can be a fixed organizer ( especially the fixed part, tehe)

    I look forward to more levity at some point this year. but figure that may kick in when Jupiter settles into Leo.

    xx Linda

    1. Thank you, Linda! I appreciate your sharing a bit of your experience in terms of how Saturnian ‘responsibility and structure’ operates in your life, and/or… how your life operates in lieu of it, and over time. 🙂

      There’s lots we can appreciate from Saturn, after-all: Commitment, seriousness, resolution. There’s also gallows humor, that’s sort of Saturnian, too 😉 We must remember that Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius!

      How awesome that you read my post despite those chilly words, “discipline, responsibility, concrete…” I was actually surprised to find myself writing this post – even though it’s been a focal point, and will likely continue to be a theme in my life with my 7th house Saturn ensuring it. Therefore, I’d like to continue making friends with the energies.

      Let’s see here…Jupiter in Leo… ah, the fun in the sun sign- Leo, my natal Sun, looking forward to the levity and exuberance right along with you…

      ~xo KA

  2. Thank you for this Ka… I am currently developing my art and picked up the paint brushes again yesterday after 2 weeks of suspension.. 🙂 Loved reading this post and knowing I am not the only one who made the password protect mistake.. I was going though some old posts years ago that I had made private and was thinking I could allow a friend to view one to read.. little knowing that when I password protected it it sent out an email when I pressed update to all my mailing lists which resulted in many saying they couldn’t get to view my post.. 😉 lol So I scrapped that idea.. LOL..
    Now I need the discipline to pick up the paint brush more and not log into the WP as often 🙂

    Enjoy your week.. Love Sue

  3. this moon had a huge effect on me! and there are some big changes coming my way, which will certainly involve discipline and being more….hm let’s say frugal. saturn is definitely keeping an eye on me! i’ve always had a really hard time with discipline, structure, and goal-setting but it feels like these things are very necessary to lead me into the life of freedom and creativity i am seeking! thank you KA ❤ aleya

    1. Aloha Aleya, as I too relate to your comments here, I often look for inspiration and just listening to Napoleon Hill’s Laws of Success last night while falling asleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EQWhQt9OQo really stimulates my awareness of my need to consistently cultivate a definite purpose in obtaining full clarity of mind. I do believe that freedom and creativity is a gift that we can also “pray” and pray for through our actions, thoughts, intentions. We are on the same road, sister! ❤ much love, KA

  4. Reblogged this on Fiesta Estrellas and commented:

    As I have been attempting to sort out my computer and clean out a number of things in my downloads folder, I came across this post that I had written, here, on my hard-drive. Fortunately since it is here on WP, I can delete it from my hard-drive. This is the best way that I know to “utilize” Mercury retrograde (clean and review) and mostly it has just come up naturally to use this time as such — years of practice, I guess, when its convenient. I can basically be not looking at an ephemeris and have my head in the sand, and still get my universe’s memo. Interesting to note in one of my comment replies on this older blog post from 2014, I mentioned that I interpret Saturn as in my 7th house. It all depends on the house system one uses. However, I have been interpreting Saturn in my 8th house, and tending more to Koch rather than Placidus systems as of recent years, more definitively. It’s on the house cusp, which often astrologers will interpret for that house because the idea is that energy falls away from the house “angles.” All of this is why over the years, I’ve sought to interpret my astrology readings based on ‘experience’ as the clarifying factor. Meaning, ‘what actually happens.’

    It’s also reasonable to consider an experience that fluctuates based on transiting aspects, progressions, etc.

    The really interesting point about finding this particular document, and the reblog, is that I have been contemplating the Saturn/Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020 at the end of the second decan of Capricorn. Having my nodes there, at the beginning of decan II and the lunar eclipse on August 7th activation at the same decan point, I’m looking forward to seeing what comes forth -it’s likely to be related to this August 7th eclipse (which has passed) and my natal nodes. Times sure are interesting. This August 21st eclipse is at the end of the 3rd decan of Leo. Fortunately I can use my S.Node in Aquarius skills to detach from the current fray and my N. Node in Leo to focus on what’s coming on the horizon for myself. In the center of the astrological wheel, of course, is Earth, or the integrated being, the aim of any true study.

    Comparing my other version of this old draft, written in 2014 – I find that I like the original better, and it wasn’t ever published, until now, and is included after the *asterisks*

  5. Since reading this last dear Ka my focus has shifted.. While my garden is still a priority as is nature and I still dip in and out of my art.. I am finding great pleasure in creating a story in poem verse at the moment.. And feel my artwork will come into play to illustrate it later..
    And a wonderful reminder for us all as I re read your words again from 2014.. My time flies 🙂 ❤

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