Astrology

This Month’s Full Moon in Capricorn Is All About Letting Go—Here’s How It Will Affect Your Sign

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What is summer without a little drama? The full moon in Capricorn makes its appearance in the sky on July 13 at 2:38 p.m. EST, and its extreme influence on your life will be hard to ignore.

When the moon is full in Capricorn, it sits opposite the sun in Cancer in the sky. The Cancer-Capricorn axis is concerned with security—both materially and emotionally. This lunation asks you to reflect deeper on how this dichotomy exists within you. Have you abandoned one principle in exchange for the other?

Capricorn seeks material status and gain, and yearns to reach new heights through achievement and recognition. So, the full moon in Capricorn may allow you to recognize some of your worldly accomplishments, but it’s also a powerful time to reflect on your work-life balance. Where have you hardened yourself in order to keep pushing forward? This is an ideal moment to consider where you can invite more time for you and your needs into your life. Essentially, there is a pull between our outer and inner worlds, and we’re faced with an opportunity to recalibrate.

There is a real purging energy with this full moon, an opportunity to let go of people who bring more harm than joy or to shed negative thought patterns or habits.

The full moon in Capricorn is nestled next to Pluto—the planet of death, transformation, and taboo—in the sky. Our secrets and shadow sides (the darker aspects of our personalities) are illuminated under the light of this moon, and emotional triggers may feel more pronounced or intense. This energy comes at odds with the sun in Cancer, an astrological symbol for the caretaker or the womb.

While Cancer also represents people or community, Capricorn symbolizes institutions and traditions. The tension between the two in this solar and lunar dynamic is reminiscent of what this country has faced in recent weeks with the historic and devastating overturn of Roe v Wade.

There is a real purging energy with this full moon, an opportunity to let go of people who bring more harm than joy or to shed negative thought patterns or habits. Pluto’s challenge for transformation during this time: raw honesty, surrender, and self-compassion. While emotions will be heightened, the moon will also be forming a gentle connection with Neptune, which lends a healing vibe and encourages self-forgiveness during this challenging transitional time.

For more insight on how this full moon will activate your birth chart, read on for your sun, moon, and rising signs. Then, pick up a self-care practice to make the most of this energy.

What the full moon in Capricorn means for your zodiac sign

Aries

The full moon activates your tenth house of achievement, recognition, career, and reputation. Perhaps you recently received a promotion or wrapped up a major project at work. You may also be ready to leave a job you’ve held for a long time. With Pluto’s involvement, this full moon can have you reflecting on everything it took to get to this point. Was it all worth it? If you’re stuck in a toxic work environment, now is an ideal time to think about where you want to be in six months and start moving in that direction.

Your full moon self-care practice: Set some time aside to reflect on your career path and current job. Draft a pros and cons list. Journal about your co-workers and day-to-day experience and explore what emotions come up for you.

Taurus

The full moon manifests in a psychological way for you, Taurus, as it lights up your ninth house of perspective, world view, higher education, travel, and spirituality. You may be reflecting on more of the heavier Plutonic themes at play on the world stage, and this could cause a dramatic shift in personal perspective. It’s a powerful time to contemplate the harmful beliefs you may carry or cling to. You’re looking at matters through a global lens and sensing a necessary shift in personal ideology.

Your full moon self-care practice: You’re craving mental expansion. There’s no better way than by committing to learning something new. Pick up a book you’ve been wanting to read or sign up for a course that interests you.

Gemini

Where have you given away your power in exchange for others' happiness, Gemini? The full moon moves through your eighth house of anxiety, fear, and transformation. Issues that have been left unaddressed may come up to be processed. This is a charged and draining lunation, but the emotions it brings up serve as a powerful reminder that you can take your power back any time you choose—you just have to choose yourself.

Your full moon self-care practice: This is a profound time to engage in some therapeutic work. Whether it’s working one-on-one with a therapist or engaging in an activity like somatic work or EFT tapping, it’s your time to heal.

Cancer

The full moon lands in your seventh house of one-on-one partnerships and contracts—making it a well-aligned time to confront any unhealthy relationship dynamics in your life. This is a time for setting boundaries and releasing those relationships that are more draining than restorative.

Your full moon self-care practice: Practice saying “no.” It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic, but focus on the little things. If your partner or someone close to you is always asking and asking and rarely giving, you can reserve the right to say "no." This will help you build (and maintain) your boundaries.

Leo

The full moon activates your sixth house of work, routines, and health. This type of intense lunation can have you contemplating the energy you put into your work or projects and whether it’s really worth it. Are you slipping into a state of self-sacrificing and putting work first? This is an aligned time to say “no,” set boundaries, or kick a bad habit. You deserve spaciousness and rest.

Your full moon self-care practice: Book a massage, acupuncture, or Reiki treatment, if you can. If that’s not possible at the moment, make time for rest in your schedule. Step away from work—even set a timer to remind you every hour or so to stretch your legs and take a short walk.

Virgo

This full moon moves through your fifth house of creativity, joy, pleasure, and romance. While this may sound promising, Pluto mingling with the moon may have you focusing more on your struggles in these areas than your wins. Are you feeling like your creativity is blocked? Do you struggle to integrate joy and pleasure into your days? Spending time with your inner child may lead to some answers.

Your full moon self-care practice: Guided meditations for inner child work can be incredibly healing during this time. Try to ask a younger version of yourself what would bring you the most joy. Even if the answer sounds random, like finger painting or playing in a creek, listen and take the advice.

Libra

Family drama is on the docket under this full moon as it activates your fourth house of home, foundation, and family. With Pluto’s involvement, it’s likely there will be some secrets or old issues from the past that come up for air. Perhaps you’re recognizing a pattern in your parents that you’ve picked up. This can be a healing time for family, as long as you’re willing to be honest and compassionate, and confront the shadows.

Your full moon self-care practice: Practice self-forgiveness. Before we can forgive others, we must forgive ourselves. If there’s anything that’s been weighing heavy on your psyche, sit with it and remind yourself that you’re human, humans make mistakes, and you can forgive yourself and move forward.

Scorpio

Powerful news or information could be about to rock your world, Scorpio. This full moon lands in your third house of communication, self-expression, and the mind. Thanks to Pluto's involvement, the news you receive will likely be secretive in nature, which may lead to a drastic shift in your thinking. You may finally recognize a toxic dynamic or feel ready to make a change with unhealthy connections in your life.

Your full moon self-care practice: Journaling about the information you learn or events that unfold around the full moon can lead to major breakthroughs. Revisit your entries in a few weeks from now, and you may find nuggets of wisdom.

Sagittarius

The full moon will move through your second house of income, resources, and material possessions. Consider this an opportunity to explore your relationship with scarcity. Where are you holding on too tight when it comes to your money? Is your fear getting in the way of living and enjoying life? Full moons also signal big transitions and changes, so you could be receiving a promotion, raise, or new job opportunity.

Your full moon self-care practice: Treat yourself. Spend money on something you’ve been wanting, and send thanks and gratitude to the universe for having the resources to do so. This will shake up your relationship with money and may invite in an abundance mindset.

Capricorn

It’s time to begin again, Capricorn—this is your season for a fresh start. Something you have been working toward may finally be realized, but it’s hard not to think about the burden you’ve carried to get here. Shadow sides of your identity come out to play, and it’s easy to feel targeted and triggered under this lunation. Be present with yourself. You’re diving into the emotional depths of your psyche and removing what you no longer need to carry. Your load will lighten soon.

Your full moon self-care practice: Write a letter to yourself from a future you. What’s different about you? What have you moved through and released? What goals or ambitions have you materialized? Get detailed about your future life, and call it in through words.

Aquarius

Have you been a little too hard on yourself, Aquarius? This full moon may force a period of solitude if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends. Rest and recuperation are required. As the moon and Pluto activate your subconsciousness, hidden memories from the past may resurface, so you can process, forgive yourself (if applicable), and release them. Don’t let your limiting beliefs run the show. You’re feeling more internal and reflective, and now is a transformational time to engage in supportive spiritual practices.

Your full moon self-care practice: Take a sick day, say "no" to others, and engage in any spiritual practice that is comforting to you. There are a lot of feelings moving through you, so be present with them, acknowledge them, and allow them to pass.

Pisces

You may have some powerful emotional connections, Pisces, but you could find yourself wondering if they’re worth it. People in your social sphere may surprise you or even leave a bad taste in your mouth. If it’s starting to feel like someone is taking advantage of you, Pluto’s union with the moon is here to help you set boundaries and cut ties with people who don’t have your best interests at heart.

Your full moon self-care practice: Try some manifestation work through affirmations. What hopes and dreams for your future do you want to bring to the tangible world? State them in the present tense as if they've already arrived. Do this daily and in front of a mirror for some extra magic.

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