full moon / july


Thunder Moon
Saturday, July 12th, Capricorn, 4:24am PST

With this Full Moon in Capricorn it is a great time to focus on your goals. I would urge you to think more deeply and think about your purpose. Sit quietly and feel into your heart, ask, "What is my purpose?" Then ask again, feel into the purpose that lies underneath that, and then ask a third time. Something might come up for you that was unexpected, it might be something that you have known for a long time, it might even be abstract, everything has a meaning. Just hold what came up and feel the feelings that arise around it. Does it feel grounding and open your heart, do you have resistance around it? Do you trust it? Try not to see it as a goal, or something far away in the future that you have to get to, try to feel it all around you, that your heart is at the center of it, and it holds you as you move out into the world in all that you do. 

You can use this Capricorn energy to help you, along with the energy of the Sun in Cancer (foundations, self-nurturing, support). The archetype of the Capricorn is the Mountain Goat, think about the persistence of the goat as it climbs to the top of the mountain, putting one foot in front of the other, never loosing sight of it's goal or purpose. 

Because it is a Full Moon and emotions can be heightened around this time, notice if things are coming up for you around your purpose. Maybe resistance, everyone has their own forms of resistance, yours might be confusion, laziness, anger, doubt, fear... It's your job to start to develop a relationship with your resistance, study it to understand how it works, what it's voice is, what it's telling you, when it comes up. Just notice it, and have awareness of it. Yesterday I had an amazing conversation with a friend about resistance. And they said to me that resistance and fear are the gatekeepers to your hearts desires. And I loved this image, because it visually described so well their relationship. That when we get close to what we want it triggers all of our resistance, but using that image, it means that what we want is just on the other side of that resistance. That we can use our resistance like a compass to point us in the right direction, and to know that when it is triggered it means that we are getting close! Now, how exciting is that!? 

Still from 'L'Étoile de mer', Man Ray (1928)


  1. yes! yet again superbly insightful! blessings L:-)
    xo v

    1. thank you Vanessa!!! hope you are having a wonderful summer