Full Moon in Capricorn July 8/9- Chained to the Rhythm

Date: July 8/9

Moonbeams- Purging, Awakening, Self-Awareness

Many Astrologers are calling this the most intense moon of the year. This is due to the Full Moon in Capricorn being conjunct Pluto- planet of the underworld. This is the alchemical equation for transformation- bringing together Capricorn- the sign of emotional responsibility, and Pluto- the planet of depth. There is also a T-Square with the Sun in Cancer conjunct Mars in Cancer, squaring Jupiter in Libra.  You will feel on edge, explosive, and overly emotional.  The square to Jupiter in Libra will show you how you react and how others react to you. It’s about making the choice on how you want to react to people and situations. You always have the choice. When you throw Pluto and Jupiter into the mix, over-exaggerated reactions and feelings can come up, due to subconscious fears. If you think back to the February eclipses which this lunation is triggering, your subconscious fears were on full display at that time, by either coming true, or spurring an emotional response within you.  Pluto loves to bring to light that which is hidden, and conjunct the illuminating Moon, you will have a better and deeper understanding of what is holding you back.  It’s important to remember, that there is a lot going on behind the scenes right now, and our planetary configurations are trying to get you to wake up how to your attachments (Mars in Cancer) to feelings (Cancer Sun) and situations are holding you back. Understanding that your internal feelings create your external reality is the most important lesson of this Full Moon in Capricorn. The sign of Capricorn is here to teach us how to emotionally detach. When Caps have a goal, they accomplish it, slowly but surely, without investing a lot of their emotions into it.  Capricorn just wants you to compose yourself and move on! As an earth sign moon, we must turn to nature to help us cope during these emotionally intense times. Nature has a rhythm and a cycle, if flowers got too attached to blooming, they would never go dormant- and this would kill them. Remember, attachments are like chains, and if you want to be free to live your life, you must cut them away! We’re all used the rhythm of our life, but the time has come to make a change, invite it, welcome it, and surrender to it.

I thought Katy Perry’s song ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ was a great explanation of this moon. This song is about how we get comfy and cozy in our little worlds- which is actually to our detriment because we’re not truly living and evolving.

2018 Bridal Trends for the 12 Zodiac Signs

Venus in Aries- Anne Barge 

Venus in Aries ladies are assertive in their power and fair better in clean simple classic dresses that will not take the attention away from their self confident auras. Take a cue from Anne Barge’s 2018 Bridal Collection- a nod to the 1960s featuring Brigitte Bardot hairdos, deep v necklines, bows, and classic silhouettes, with a dash of lace, or try a pantsuit from Viktor & Rolf’s minimalist collection that screams miss Venus in Aries- Audrey Hepburn.

Muse- Audrey Hepburn

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Venus in Taurus- Elie Saab

Venus in Taurus ladies are all about luxury and comfort. Feminine silhouettes, pink, lace, and tulle bring the Venusian feminine energy out for these brides. Go for an Elie Saab princess gown. Imagine your big day as a sepia Lana Del Rey music video, full of pink flower crowns, sparkling jewels, and sunset peach skies.

Muse- Lana Del Rey

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Venus in Gemini- Houghton

Venus in Gemini brides love sparkle and risque dresses.On their wedding day, their seductive twin likes to come out and play, leaving behind their more demure sophisticated twin. Cue Venus in Gemini lady Jennifer Lopez. Try a gown from Houghton, sparkly and a little revealing.

Muse- Jennifer Lopez

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Cancer- Temperley London?

Venus in Cancer brides look their best in lace and vintage feminine gowns that will represent their delicate nature. Angelina Jolie’s Venus in Cancer gifts her with a graceful elegance. I would suggest a Temperley London gown featuring old lace with a dash of pink.

Muse- Angelina Jolie

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Leo- Jenny Packham

Leo brides look ferocious in red and bold designs, anything that will make them stand out from the rest of the pack. Jenny Packham’s 2018 Bridal collection featured some red hot dresses, perfect for any Leoline Queen.

Muse- Gina Lollobrigida

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Venus in Virgo- Carolina Hererra

Venus in Virgo brides look ravishing in conservative simple gowns that denote wholesome charm and innocence. Look to Carolina Herrera for her elegant crisp gowns to save the day.

Muse- Audrey Tautou

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Libra- Lela Rose

Venus in Libra brides look their best in classic elegant pieces with a touch of pink and sparkle. Being the second air sign of the zodiac, they are drawn to lighter airy fabrics. Think a combination of Hollywood Grace Kelly mixed with Princess Grace, who by the way was a Venus in Libra.

Muse- Grace Kelly

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Scorpio- Reem Acra 

Being the witchy dark Venuses of the zodiac, Venus in Scorpio ladies look ravishing in touches of black and Gothic elements. Observe any Winona Ryder look whose Venus in Scorpio gives her a black magic aesthetic.

Muse- Winona Ryder

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Sagittarius- Naem Khan

Sagittarius’ are the adventurers of the Zodiac and should wear risk taking gowns on their big day.

Muse- Katy Perry

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Capricorn- Marchesa

Capricorn brides like dresses that are practical, simple, and conservative. A touch of black adds sophistication and a sense of grounding that these earthy beauties are known for. Marchesa’s 2018 bridal collection exudes Capricorn style.

Muse- Scarlett Johansson

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Aquarius- Vera Wang

As the bohemian babes of the Zodiac, Aquarius brides need something unique and hippy. Anything that evokes an easy breezy peasant dress with unusual detailing is right up their alley. Vera Wang’s collection was risky and avant-garde, making her collection perfect for Aquarian brides.

Muse- Paris Hilton

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Pisces- Zuhair Murad

These dreamy mystical brides look gorgeous in anything with illusion sleeves or bodices as well as anything that gives off a major mermaid vibe. Touches of tulle, lace, sparkle, and blue will also do.

Muse- Penelope Cruz

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New Moon in Capricorn: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

Date- December 29, 2016

Time-1:53am

Moonbeams- helplessness, confidence, dreams, perseverance

There is a heaviness associated with this New Moon. While we want to set our new year’s intentions, before we can, Mercury RX is forcing us to review these past 12 months before we plant the seeds. Saturn has been squaring Chiron which can make many of us feel depressed, low, and sad about our current situations. Feelings of inadequacy or helplessness can impede our progress. However, Moon sextile Mars is giving us a large hug, encouraging us to forge ahead, and to have the self confidence knowing that we can achieve our heart’s desires. Are you afraid of getting hurt? Are you afraid of failing? If so, take advantage of Saturn’s stable energies to refocus and get back on track. The Moon is also trining the Virgo North Node, suggesting that the devil is in the details. Only when you start weeding out those inhibiting feelings can you truly move ahead. A sextile to Neptune is helping to turn your dreams into reality, but not without work and commitment. Ultimately, this New Moon is about being grateful for where you are now, looking at your weakness objectively and as opportunities for growth. Uranus will be going direct exactly 3 hours after the New Moon squaring Pluto, signifying change and transformation. Have faith, and set your intentions with a plan on how you want to achieve them. Remember, the symbol for Capricorn is the mountain goat, so slowly but surely you will make your way up the mountain. Ain’t no mountain high enough!

Capricorn the Unicorn

Like the Unicorn who points her horn at whatever she is facing, Capricorn season encourages us to ground our soul’s mission into reality. Capricornian energy can become quite complacent, because whatever environment Capricorn finds herself in, she will make it comfy cozy and stable, due to Saturn’s rulership. If you want to truly embrace Capricorn season, then you must master the famous Capricorn paradox, let go of control in order to obtain control. Funny right? This energy makes us want to find security and achieve success slowly and surely but on our own terms. Understanding that you are a co-creator of your reality, working in tandem with the universe through surrendering is actually control in its purest form.Just think of the unicorn who is a night dwelling creature, and yet so silvery white. The unicorn opted not to camouflage herself in the darkness, rather she decided to be bright in order to navigate her way through the dark night of the soul.

Completion is also associated with Capricornian energy as it does take place in December and late January, when we all embark on a new journey every year. While Cancer is known as the entrance, Capricorn is known as the exit as this is the period of integration before we enter the the airy sign of Aquarius. If Sagittarius was about finding our truths, Capricorn teaches us what to do with this newfound knowledge. Like the unicorn who seamlessly drifts between the visible and invisible worlds, you too can see that the infinite possibilities that made themselves known to you in Sagittarius, are in fact always around you.

Mercury RX in Capricorn: When Will my Reflection Show, Who I am Inside?

Mercury goes retrograde in Capricorn until  January 8, where it is forcing us to reflect on these past 9 years, since 2016 is the final year in a 9 year cycle, with 2017 being the start of a new cycle.

Mercury RX is always about reflection and re-evaluation. When Mercury goes into Capricorn, the sign of level headedness, seriousness, groundedness, and ambition, be prepared to have your perspectives completely transformed. Since Mercury does go retrograde the same day that Mars moves into Pisces, your new perspective is one that has been brewing for a while, and is a conscious decision.

You will each experience a paradigm shift that will deepen your sense of who you are and what you need to release before the new year. A new foundation is being built. So take time during these next few weeks of December to reflect over these past 9 years, and through that, set the most truthful and heart opening intentions and resolutions for 2017.

You know in your heart what it is that is changing about you. You can only properly integrate this new energy if you take the time to reflect over these past 9 years to understand how and why this change is coming. When you consciously know what it is that is going to be changing, focus on it, set intentions around it, because when Mercury conjuncts Uranus the planet of transformation on January 29, 2017…get ready for a big permanent change.

Reflect, because when you do, you will see who you are so clearly, that the person you thought you were, was only a distorted image.

Full Moon in Capricorn July 19: Chit-Chat

Full Moon in Capricorn: July 19, 2016
Our Full Moon in Capricorn lights up the sky on Tuesday July 19, 2016, 6:57pm Eastern Time, and 3:57pm Pacific Time. The main message of this lunation is acknowledging the barriers that are blocking you from living your divine purpose, and having this important conversation with others. We still have our sun in Cancer, which means both our sun and moon will be in feminine signs, connecting us to our intuition and internal mother. Go easy on yourself during this moon, don’t be hard on yourself, even though our Capricornian energy will try to encourage this behaviour.
So far in 2016, we have spent alot of time and energy digging deep within ourselves to uncover what it is we truly want in our lives, what we are passionate about? Your passions are ultimately your divine purpose.
The energy of our 2016 lunations have been introspective and hidden from others. Yes, we will have discovered what it is that makes us passionate, but this full moon is about grounding those passions in practical reality.Our moon will be in 27 degrees in Capricorn which is the divine prompting number!  One of the first steps to doing this, is vocalizing your passions, and then having the courage to look at and vocalize the inhibitors.
Uranus will be making a T-Square which is all about breaking old patterns, making new discoveries, and change! Uranus loves its freedom, which is connected to the theme of breaking down walls!
Since the month of July is ruled by Cancer, this month you will have noticed that there has been a larger focus on family and home life. Now, it is your time to have that heartfelt conversation about your passions and barriers. Everyone’s barriers are directly linked to wanting to please others. Maybe you don’t feel ready to pursue your passions because you seek approval from others? Maybe you’re worried they won’t accept your decision? By having this important conversation, you will realize that the external barriers that you convinced yourself of, have really been your own internal walls that have been built up, out of an irrational external fear of disapproval.
Venus and Mercury will both be in Leo, so now is the time to speak confidently and joyfully about your needs. When you don’t acknowledge your needs, you give your power away freely. The universe is now asking you to take back your power by being true to yourself which is all about self-recognition. Yes, I want this, and here is how I have been blocking it.
Take time during this Full Moon to have that chit-chat with someone who you seek approval from, and take notice of the bits and pieces of your internal and external walls crumbling down.
Tips
Uranus is restless energy, so spend time exercising, dancing, and moving.
Ask yourself where you want more freedom? Where do you feel stifled in your life?
Ask the universe to assist you in breaking down those barriers.
Remember, just as you may be nervous to communicate your desires and fears with others, understand that they are feeling nervous about expressing themselves as well. Once one person initiates the breakthrough, usually the walls between you and others gets torn down as well!
Check out my July energetic forecast ‘Starspeak’ which is all about the cosmic convos we need to have this month.
*As a side note, I have already been feeling this energy quite intensely. There is something I really want to experience in my life that I have yet to experience, which I am afraid to communicate to my loved ones out of fear of disapproval. I am really looking forward to having that heart to heart convo with them in the coming days:)