Conflict aplenty as Capricorn Full Moon and winter solstice ‘butt heads’

Jun 20, 2024
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A conflict of values is on the cards, as June’s Full Moon in over-achieving Capricorn butts heads with the sleepy Winter Solstice.

The two celestial events are just a day apart this year, but their meanings are at odds with each other.

People will feel out of sorts and frustrated as hard-working, diligent and responsible Capricorn wants us to be responsible and get work done – but Winter Solstice is calling us to rest and reflect. So be careful, as accidents can happen when a person or situation is pushing us to go harder when we are also being beckoned to relax. If our energy is not in alignment and our minds are elsewhere, chaos can come calling.

Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, having the least daylight hours. This year it falls on Friday, June 21st at 6.50 am AEST, around 24 hours before the Capricorn Full Moon at 11.07 am AEST the next day (June 22nd ).

We need to slow down around Winter Solstice, for at least a week, get more sleep and remove stress from our lives.

But on the flipside full moons can be associated with turbulence, and appearing in Capricorn, some people could feel a pull to flog themselves on many fronts and not slacken off.

As a result – expect headaches! When you should be resting at home, you’ll feel the need to clean up and clear out. But it’s not the best time to start new projects, jobs or even new relationships. Instead, people could be focusing on themselves, their family and immediate environment rather than trying to start a new relationship.

I’d encourage people to be more self-reflective, meditative and examine their dreams at this time. Think about the future, prepare and plan – but act on these things at the end of Winter, rather than actively go out and try to achieve these things now.

While all star signs will be affected by Capricorn’s influence during the Full Moon, being an Earth sign, other Earth signs Taurus and Virgo will feel its force more intensely. Elements Earth, Fire, Air and Water are influential in astrology so to be more specific we can look for their connections.

Star sign Modes are even more important because astrology is based on the seasons. Cardinal signs mark the start of seasons, followed by Fixed signs in the middle, and Mutable signs at the end.

Capricorn is a Cardinal sign – hence signifying the start of Winter in the southern hemisphere. Other Cardinal signs starting a season are Aries, Cancer and Libra.

It’s better to work with the seasons than against them, so why bring more conflict at this time? Capricorn is also ruled by Saturn, the planet of rules and discipline. But my advice at the moment is to just chill!

Start a fire… a bonfire outside or have a fire going inside (if you have one!) – the yellow and red energy in wintertime is beneficial and healing.

In the northern hemisphere, this month’s Full Moon is known as the Strawberry Moon, occurring at the perfect time to gather ripened wild strawberries in North America. Spiritually the effects are positive signifying abundance and joy around harvest time.

In the southern hemisphere being Winter Solstice time, just remember things will start to move forward again and you will start to feel more energetic once it’s over.

With shorter, darker days at the moment explore within yourself first and venture out into the world later… you could be integrating energies rather than putting energy into the outside world.

Full Moon Horoscopes:

Aries (March 21 to April 19): You may be feeling ambitious, full of drive in your career or public life and encouraged by this Full Moon. However, things can also go pie-eyed as turbulent emotions also rise to the surface. A woman may be instrumental here. Communications on social media can go two ways, either over-sharing too much of your personal life or sharing just enough that it gets you noticed. The trick here is to allow the gold nuggets of your ideas to surface while listening to all parts of yourself but not acting on everything that floats across your mental landscape. Sorting good ideas from those that don’t work can be an art form. So be patient and consider carefully what you say and do. Family and home matters in the background can present some challenges.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20): The world is vast, and the possibilities are endless! Now is the time to think about how you fit into the bigger picture. What is your true role or position in the world? Embrace opportunities to expand your life through travel, education, and spirituality. However, the choice is yours to make or not make; otherwise, circumstances may decide for you. You are likely on the brink of gaining new wisdom and insights. Whether through actual journeys or symbolic quests, there are opportunities for you involving great learning experiences. Grab those with both hands if you can! These will accelerate your personal growth with enthusiasm. Life today can be more than mere work and responsibilities. Embrace experiences that evoke awe, excitement, and wonder!

Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Your communications and clever thinking can get you places! You could have a silver tongue right now and charm yourself into positions where secrets and hidden matters are revealed. Investments, real estate and personal finances might also be on your agenda, although this could be through challenges rather than financial situations you would like. Taxes, loans and superannuation could be similarly affected. On the other hand, the need for intimacy may call for some decision making. It’s easy to think or perhaps even talk about your need for closeness and affection, but what are you actually doing about it? You could be in two minds about getting closer to someone, which is understandable. Are you prepared to allow yourself to take a chance by being a little bit more vulnerable?

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): You could be somewhat conflicted between your emotions and the pull of a significant other. You can probably feel this pull encouraging more independence on your part driving you forward into the world. However, emotions especially around relationships and your own autonomy could come to loggerheads unless you can find the balance point between your own needs and the needs of partners. Try to find a compromise position on things that are not very important whilst sticking to your core values simultaneously. Responsibility, steadfastness and reliability are keywords for you this month. Remember not to throw out any babies with bathwater too! Legalities or issues with ‘open enemies’ – those you don’t get along with may also surface.

Leo (July 23 to August 22): Sometimes it’s hard to keep a clear head! Emotions and uninvited subconscious contents may invade your brain space interfering with logic and reason. It’s ok… happens to the best of us! Just allow whatever comes up, to do so without trying to put the kybosh on your inner world. You don’t have to be logical all the time! In fact, that approach is what ails western societies in general. Find the balance between your waking life, dreams and your deeper world. Pay attention to your inner life now as there are important messages coming up. Your everyday work, habits and routine could be punctuated with these messages from other realms. These are great for giving you an edge on work, health and routine. Follow what your subconscious is trying to tell you now.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22): You may feel in two minds now! Will you be responsible, committed and reliable or tear away, fun loving and free! Your creative juices are likely stirring encouraging you towards socialising, having fun and giving your inner child an open pass. A bit of both may be a good idea? Can you balance your responsibilities with your carefree and light-hearted self? This Full Moon could be causing a bit of conflict between what you think you should be doing versus how you feel. Liberation is at hand… find the balance by taking the middle path. Leisure and pleasure are calling you. You never know… you could meet someone special while out gallivanting. Children could also feature strongly now – yours, someone else’s and most importantly… your own inner child.

Libra (September 23 to October 22): Home and family bring responsibilities and a plethora of considerations to mentally tie yourself in knots over! As an Air sign, you love to think and have brilliant ideas about all sorts of things. However, this Full Moon brings into sharp focus your obligations closer to home. This could be advantageous, however, as you may feel driven to accomplish some difficult tasks around the home that you rarely do. You may look at the ugly, aesthetically displeasing and downright disorganised mess that is often too hard to deal with. This time can be different as you can accomplish by cleaning up and cleaning out whatever has to be done… whether it be, that kitchen draw full of unnecessary clutter or that old relationship that is wearing you down! Career or public life matters are also calling you too!

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): You could feel a little conflicted between how you feel and what you’re actually expected to do in a situation around study, your community or perhaps related to a distant relative. Responsibilities are weighing heavy at the moment as you could also be quite active or busy in your local area. There seems to be lots of little jobs and errands to be done. Studying, learning, marketing or promotion could also take your focus. Your intense personality could also be gripped by the need to be reliable and get things done which could further complicate your personal life. The mystical side of life could also play its part so that you feel somewhat torn between daydreaming of a better future and what is actually happening right now. Focus on the small things first and work your way up to larger issues in time.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): You could be feeling more strongly about your personal finances. Perhaps you’re trying to hold onto money or personal possessions in some way, when it might be better to let some things go. Are you making full use of everything you own? Your subconscious is bringing up old emotions and behaviour patterns from the past regarding money and possessions – both personal or those you share with another. You are now becoming more
aware of your financial patterns and what you can do about them. Your values are also changing and other things such as intimacy or lack of it become more important. Ultimately, the challenges that you have now will bring payoffs in the future, so grab all silver linings with both hands!

Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19): The Full Moon in your sign is really showing you what’s important in how you express yourself to the world. You may be feeling a sense of responsibility and weight upon your shoulders to always act diligently and carefully. You know, sometimes it’s ok to rely on another for help! You don’t have to do everything on your own. This Full Moon is casting a light onto matters of independence versus yourself in important relationships. Perhaps you can compromise a little bit on things that are not so important to you, but very important to the other person. You may also change your appearance to better suit your new identity that is coming through… time for an update now! I know you may not think so yet, but the time will come when you realise that expressing your authenticity is paramount to your own well being.

Aquarius (January 20th to February 18): A deep rumbling within is making its presence felt. All is not as it seems and it would do you good to sit down and write or express your true feelings about a certain issue. You may be feeling overwhelmed or weighed down by responsibilities and obligations. Everyday routines, habits, work or health may also add weight to your already burdened shoulders. However, a change in routine or everyday life can improve matters. So set about working out how you can transform your everyday life. Some may consider a change in job because it’s really important to feel fulfilled on an everyday basis. Whilst reliability and steadfastness are important, for you dear Aquarius you need freedom from mediocrity! Let out your revolutionary and unpredictable side!

Pisces (February 19 to March 20): You may find that responsible and reliable friends draw closer to you, while those who are more carefree and indifferent may lose their appeal. Unexpected changes could occur within your circle of friends, groups, and associations, possibly leading you to either form or depart from a group—and that’s perfectly alright; change can be refreshing. Throughout this period, your appreciation for steadfast companions is likely to grow, influencing your aspirations and causing you to reconsider your life goals in favour of more achievable ambitions rather than distant fantasies. This could be rather challenging especially to your creativity or inner childlike spirit, but rest assured, everything will work out fine in the end. You’re coming down to Earth but all you’ll get the best of both worlds!

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