July 2023 comes with a full moon in disciplined Capricorn and a new moon in emotional Cancer!
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Capricorn: July 3rd 2023 (7:39AM ET/4:39AM PT)
The Capricorn full moon is often focused on progress, success, and achievement. We can see results from the work we've put in, and if we've done things the right way and for the right reasons, we can hit new heights, make what we want happen, get recognition, and make progress on our path. We can feel connected to the path we're on, and like we're going in the right direction.
If we haven't done things the right way or for the right reasons, we may experience setbacks, delays, and blocks on our path. We may be confused, uncertain, and insecure, and this can get in the way. We need to work on being practical and disciplined, and get clear about what we want.
Capricorn rules responsibilities, and we may feel easily overwhelmed by responsibilities we have. We can feel the weight of them pushing us down, and we need to work on managing them better. We may need to work on saying no more, and leaving room for small breaks where we can.
The full moon is trine (beneficial aspect, 4 signs away) transit (moving) Jupiter in Taurus and opposite Mercury in Cancer. The trine to Jupiter is very helpful, especially with keeping us on the right path and making sure we're not too overwhelmed by what we have to do. This can keep us in a more optimistic mindset, which usually isn't the case with Capricorn.
The opposition to Mercury might make focus difficult though, and it can be challenging to communicate clearly. We may have difficulty understanding each other, and it can be a time of bad news and missing information. We need to keep an open mind, and not let any bad news sideline us completely.
The full moon occurs at 11 degrees 19 minutes Capricorn. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 9 degrees 19 minutes - 13 degrees 19 minutes Capricorn
Sextile: 9 degrees 19 minutes - 13 degrees 19 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Square: 9 degrees 19 minutes - 13 degrees 19 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 9 degrees 19 minutes - 13 degrees 19 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Opposition: 9 degrees 19 minutes - 13 degrees 19 minutes Cancer
New Moon in Cancer: July 17th 2023 (2:32PM ET/11:32AM PT)
The Cancer new moon can be helpful for connecting to our emotions, and letting what we feel motivate us to take action. It can be easier to get going, and we can focus on projects, ventures, and opportunities that we connect with emotionally, that strengthen us internally, or that we can build from the ground up with. We can enjoy starting from the bottom and working our way up, and we can make sure the foundation is solid and secure.
We may also focus on home and family matters, projects, and get togethers, and this can help us feel closer to our home, our community, and those we think of as family. We can be there for those we care about as well, and let out our nurturing sides.
We may want to stick to what we know best though, since Cancer prefers comfort and familiarity, so this may not be a great time for venturing too far outside of our comfort zones. Instead, we can find ways to work with what we already know, and expand on them.
The new moon is sextile (beneficial aspect, 2 signs away) transit Uranus in Taurus, and this helps with the expansion of what we already know to create new opportunities and ventures. We can take a different approach to the known, and find ways of thinking outside the box with what we're comfortable with so we can maintain emotional security. We can also work on changes that will benefit the foundation of our lives, and strengthen our cores.
The new moon occurs at 24 degrees 56 minutes Cancer. The aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 22 degrees 56 minutes - 26 degrees 56 minutes Cancer
Sextile: 22 degrees 56 minutes - 26 degrees 56 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Square: 22 degrees 56 minutes - 26 degrees 56 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 22 degrees 56 minutes - 26 degrees 56 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Opposition: 22 degrees 56 minutes - 26 degrees 56 minutes Capricorn
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect