Full Moon Reflections: Capricorn


Full Moon of Capricorn

Capricorn may be the most mysterious of the zodiacal signs.  Like Sagittarius, it too carries both dual and triplicate significances.  In it dual form, it presents the lower body of the Makara, the crocodile or sea serpent, and the upper body of the mountain goat.  The lower body gives us the reptilian brain – intensely focused on survival while the aspirational upper body of the goat climbs ever upward in to the clouds.

We are told that Yeshua, the Master we call Jesus, said he would separate the sheep from the goats.  In Asian traditions, the students and disciples are often seen as sheep, needing frequent guidance and attention from the Master.  Initiates are said to be goats, independent and competent, needing far less attention.  Here we find the goat of Capricorn.

In the triplicates, we find first the horns.  The signs with horns are the downward curling horns of Aries the Ram, the upward turning horns of Taurus the Bull, and the straight horns of Capricorn’s goat.

The third, hidden, factor is the transcendent aspect of Capricorn, the unicorn.


Welcome to the celebrations and attendant meditations of the Full Moon

All of the full moon celebrations are recognitions of the play of dynamic tension between two entities and two principles: the Sun and the Moon.  In full moon meditations, we, individually, and as the Earth inhabitants, join these celestial bodies in their established harmonic relationship, their vast solar dance.

The power of the moon is obvious.  If nothing else, it controls movement of the tides on earth.  This dynamic tension is essential for life.  In ancient traditions the moon was seen to symbolize the individual self or ego.

The power of the Sun is even more obvious.  Its gives us light and heat. It submerges us in important waves of energy, providing the foundations for life itself, of which photosynthesis is but one. The Sun holds the solar system in a vast balance and, in ancient traditions, symbolizes the so-called higher or eternal self.

Within the human being, we have a similar dynamic tension.  This tension would be between the Sun of our transcendent nature and the Moon of our personal proclivities.

The Full moon meditation period offers us resolution and stillness, at least for a moment, of internal and collective conflicts and allows us to transform them into clear dynamic tensions leading to yet greater harmonies.  In time, these harmonies can transform our personal lives and ripple out to affect the world.


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