Wednesday, June 27 at 9.54pm PST
The Algonquins called this full moon the Buck Moon as it coincides with new antler growth on young male deer. It is also called the Thunder Moon for summertime storms. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.
Sun and moon oppose one another in Cancer and Capricorn. The Cancer solar cycle is an inward journey. On this watery quest, the full moon rises like a wave crushing the heart. Though this full moon represents Luna’s peak in many ways, she is in her “detriment” in Capricorn, the sign opposite the one she rules, which would be Cancer. When a planet is in the sign of its detriment, the planet is weak and strained. In other words, you may feel especially moody or sensitive.
The Cancer-Capricorn polarity is – roughly – between the heart and the head. The psychic membrane separating Cancer from the external world is thin and porous. Cancer’s heart is her primary directorate, yet she clings to cloying comforts. Too much Cancer energy makes us sad and worried. Capricorn teaches the crab logic and emotional discipline.
The crab and goat prefer relationships/environments promising longevity and security. They also love art, food, cats, sleep and relaxation. These creatures yearn to put down roots and get settled early in life, physically or emotionally. A stable partner is (usually) a priority element in what it means to be settled, but not always. This full moon is about home and what makes us feel at home. It’s about love and commitment.
Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. Cancer’s mantra is “I feel.” Under her full moon, we are more likely to overreact. If you’re unhappy, accept your circumstances right away and don’t waste energy fighting them. Take a deep breath if you are feeling provoked or overwhelmed. If you have a safe space to do it, let it all out, whatever you’re feeling.
This full moon will form a nearly perfect conjunction to Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. This is the best possible ally for the moon, as Saturn rules Capricorn and has been “at home” here since Dec 2017. Saturn is a cautious, defensive force who will protect our vulnerable hearts at this full moon. Sarcasm or fear of rejection/failure may be mistaken for coldness or pessimism. Let yourself love and be loved. This is an excellent day for professional or financial endeavors as Saturn increases our sense of responsibility.
Mantra: I feel!