A full moon occurs on July 9th at 12:07AM ET in Capricorn, and this is the sign that rules our goals and ambitions, so a full moon in this sign usually means we're reaping what we've sown with our goals and ambitions. If we've worked hard, done our homework, and believe in it passionately, we can make progress. If we've been lazy, reckless, irresponsible, or don't care, we can experience delays, setbacks, or failure.
We can think more about the direction we're going in as societies, countries, and governments, and how the world is shaping up right now. We may want to make changes with the path we're on, worried that we're going in the wrong direction, or we can feel more confident in the path we're on and push forward more.
Capricorn is ruler of governments, so this may be an important full moon for developments with governments around the world, and we may become more aware of something a government is doing/has been doing that's been hidden.
Pluto in Capricorn is conjunct this full moon, ramping up the intensity that the full moon has, and making us obsessed with something, uncovering something, getting to the heart of matters, and focusing us on serious matters. This is a very serious full moon, one where we need to be adults and do the right thing, regardless of how difficult that may be. But it may be really, really difficult!
This full moons occurs at 17 degrees 9 minutes Capricorn. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Capricorn
Sextile: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Square: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Opposition: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Cancer
July's new moon occurs on the 23rd at 5:46AM ET early in Leo, and Leo is a fun-loving sign who just wants to let loose and focus on love. We can be more romantic, affectionate, sweet, and inspired, and we can share the love we feel and spend more time with the people we love and the things we love to do. Just make sure it's healthy!
We can be more positive about life, and can be more playful, connecting with our hearts and the child within. There can be more focus on children, recreation, and we can come together in joy and fun. It's the opposite of the full moon - drop the seriousness and have fun!
This new moon is conjunct (aligned with) Mars in Leo, and Mars is the planet of energy and drive, so we can experience a surge in energy for what we love or in creative energy, and can be more driven to pursue what we enjoy and find fun. We can be enthusiastic in love and romance, and we can be more take-charge in life, wanting to make something happen and take action.
This is the first new moon in Leo, with August's solar eclipse also in Leo, so this new moon may signal the start of something that continues into August, and may become much bigger, more important, or experience major developments with next month.
This new moon occurs at 0 degrees 44 minutes Leo. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Leo
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Aquarius
Note that since this new moon is at 0 degrees, aspects may be felt out-of-sign at 28-29 degrees of the signs before (Cancer; Taurus or Virgo; Aries or Libra; Pisces or Scorpio; Capricorn).
Mercury Retrograde in Aries: March - April 2018
May 2018 New & Full Moons
April 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020