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Capricorn Full Moon

Full Moon on July 13, 2022, at Capricorn 21°21’, 2:38 pm EDT.


This Full Moon brings another echo of the Jupiter/Pluto/Saturn conjunction of 2020 though a T-square involving Eris in Aries, Sun/Ceres/Mercury in Cancer, and Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn.


The US Pluto return continues. Pluto takes 240 years to orbit around the Sun; not all governmental systems last long enough to experience a Pluto return. For those that do, this transit is a plunge into Pluto’s underworld realm, a collective Dark Night of the Soul.


Another powerful player is Eris, Goddess of Strife and Discord. Eris is a dwarf planet, discovered in 2005; her influence is thereby new to our consciousness. In Greek myth, Eris is a shit-stirrer. Excluded from a party celebrating the birth of the king’s child, Eris showed up anyway. She threw an apple into a circle of beautiful goddesses, intended for “the fairest of them all.” An argument started, leading to the kidnapping of Helen, the Queen of Troy. This affront began the war which ended with the destruction of Troy.


Eris has long been considered the disgruntled female, bent on revenge. But her behavior can also be understood as an expression of the anger of the feminine, confined and diminished by the hierarchical oppression of the patriarchy. There is no room for someone like Eris in a male-dominated society, disinclined as she is to play the game. What she can do, however, is mess with their game, thereby gaining some measure of power.


In the last few years, Eris has been stirring a lot of shit. Uranus moved through a conjunction to Eris from 2015 - 2017, corresponding with the Me-Too movement. Since 2020, Eris has played a role in the societal dismantling paralleling the Great Shift Alignment. And now she dominates this Full Moon phase. Do not underestimate her.


July 12, 2022, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.



Image by Wolfgang Eckert

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