The Full Moon takes place on June 24th, 19.40 BST at 3° 27 Capricorn – Midsummer’s Day!
The Sun entered Cancer on June 21st – Summer Solstice – marking the start of Summer and a celebration of the Sun at the height of his powers (in the Northern Hemisphere). A time to be thankful for what is being warmed and brought to fruition in our lives, as well as to consider what we would like to initiate, or change – bring to life ahead.
Luna is in Capricorn, the sign opposite Cancer. The Sun’s entry into Capricorn marks the start of Winter and the re-birth of the Sun – Winter Solstice. The Solstice points are potent points of change, when the Sun reaches maximum north or south declination and changes direction. Times of transition that signify changes in the seasons, and in life. Changes that have already occurred and those that lie ahead.
Eclipses also signify changes – endings that lead to beginnings – and this Full Moon follows the Solar Eclipse in Gemini that took place on June 10th. This lunation may well expose what has – or is – reaching a turning point.
The Full moon chart features, and directs attention to Jupiter.
The Moon is sextile Jupiter in Pisces and the Sun in Cancer is trine Jupiter. The fixed star aligned with the Full Moon is Polis – which has a Jupiter-Mars nature. A fortunate star, that can also bestow insight into the spiritual realms. Along with this, Capricorn Decan I, where the Full Moon occurs is ruled by Jupiter, and the tarot card designated to this decan is the 2 of Pentacles which equates with a Jupiter in Capricorn influence – “Harmonious Change”.
An additional and amalgamated influence is that Jupiter went retrograde on June 20th. Jupiter is at this moment stationary retrograde, meaning Jupiter is at a virtual standstill – hardly in motion at all. Bringing a focus to, and leaving a deep indentation of Jupiterian influence on this area of the zodiac – 2° Pisces. With Jupiter being retrograde it means that his influence will be experienced more on an inner level, rather than in outer events.
But, Jupiter’s influence in our inner realms, could adjust our approach and behaviour in ways that sway outer events.
Overall there is the feeling that we may discover greater awareness around any changes we are experiencing. Be able to allow the meaning contained within them to unfold and expand our perspective of both past & current events. Benefit from a sense of faith that no matter what has occurred, or is in motion, we are supported, protected and guided. Jupiter could show us the way to making wise decisions or a stroke of luck that gives the opportunity for optimism, good fortune, truth and healing to materialise.
Whilst Luna is in a beneficial aspect to Jupiter, the chart reveals that more difficult energies are also influential at the Full Moon, denoting both potential changes & those already underway, along with the challenges they present.
Venus in Cancer is opposite Pluto in Capricorn. An opposition that could highlight struggles/desires around relationships or finances.
There is also a T-Square forming between Mars in Leo, Saturn in Aquarius & Uranus in Taurus, with Uranus as the focal planet. This T-Square underlines the standout aspect of 2021 – Saturn Square Uranus, the second exact square between them having just taken place on June 14th, with the third & final square occurring on December 24th.
On a personal level this configuration could show our effort (Mars) to overcome, or anger (Mars) directed towards a restriction or frustration (Saturn) in life, that we desire to be free of, or dramatically alter (Uranus).
Additionally, it is worth noting that Mars, Saturn & Uranus will form another T-Square in November, when Mars enters Scorpio, with Saturn as the focal planet. Which combined with both T-Square’s being formed in fixed signs, gives us notice that our endeavours may not be easy, will likely take time and require our patience.
The Full Moon encourages us to be optimistic about change, brings us hope, as well as to seek the upside in any challenges. To have faith and keep in mind, that miracles can, and do, happen.
Fixed Star ~ Polis, The Foal
Polis is in the Constellation Sagittarius, located on the upper part of the bow of the Archer. The name Polis comes from the Coptic word for a foal or young horse. Polis is currently at 3° 29′ Capricorn.
“Of the nature of Jupiter and Mars. It gives success, high ambition, martial desires, horsemanship, keen perception and domination.” ~ Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology
“Polis is a fortunate star portending success, ambition and truthfulness” ~ Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan
“This Jupiter-Mars star as Ptolemy has it, shows up in a horoscope with almost the regal qualities of mighty Regulus. Only Polis will indicate more of the high office in spiritual life, Pope, Iman, Archbishop, or at least a prominent Theologian, than in the temporal world of kings and statesmen. Unfavourably aspected, however, it may show more the self-styled pretender to such dignity, or the one who on gaining appointment fails to meet expectations. If better than that by aspect, but not aided by the Sun or tenth house, say, then we still have someone whose interest and knowledge of things spiritual may be both keen and profound.” ~ The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse
Tarot ~ 2 of Pentacles
The Full Moon takes place in the 1st Decan/Face of Capricorn ruled by Jupiter (Saturn by triplicity). The corresponding tarot card is the 2 of Pentacles.
Jupiter is The Wheel of Fortune in the tarot, and whilst Jupiter is considered to be in his fall in Capricorn, he can still bring luck and good fortune. Jupiter may just have to apply more effort to overcome the Capricorn tendency to be careful and cautious. Encourage Capricorn to seek to expand resources by taking a risk, a gamble that may just pay off, and that it is possible to handle multiple tasks – successfully – at once.
Book T calls this card “Harmonious Change”.
“A man with a reed in his right hand and a hoopoe bird in his left. This is a face of happiness, joy and bringing things to an end that are sluggish, weak and proceeding poorly.” ~ PICATRIX
The Rider-Waite-Smith card depicts a man juggling two pentacles, while two ships – one big and one small – sail the waves out to sea behind him. A green lemniscate – the symbol of infinity – surrounds the two pentacles connecting them.
The 2 of Pentacles symbolises the ability to juggle multiple business or creative endeavours alongside other personal responsibilities. An inclination to try and harmonise opposing or conflicting demands. Ambition is present to pursue enticing possibilities that have the potential to be materially rewarding. Along with the potentiality to multitask very successfully, to balance financial ups and downs, whilst still finding time for all the other obligations life presents.
The lemniscate shows the eternal connection between the spiritual and the material. That change is constant and continually occurring. Indicating that being flexible and allowing life to flow, even if a situation seems precarious can lead to enhanced material stability.
“The Two of Pentacles is sometimes referred to as the juggler because he represents keeping two or more projects going, or working toward two goals, at the same time. He also embodies cleverness and the ability to keep a careful eye on more than one situation.
The rolling sea suggests emotional ups and downs as we wait for more input (ships). This makes it difficult to keep ourselves grounded, as the one foot in the Rider-Waite card implies. Well progress is made step by step, this card reminds us. If we are patient, our ships will arrive in due time.” – Spiritual Tarot by Echols, Mueller and Thomson, page 11
All in All
Whilst the chart shows the potential for some stress and difficulties, there is also support to lean into and have faith in.
We are not facing our challenges alone, Jupiter’s message is inspiring, compassionate and enriching.
Wishing Full Moon blessings to all.
Top Image ~ Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing: William Blake ~ Wikimedia Commons
2 of Pentacles from the Aquatic Tarot by Andreas Schröter
The Complete Picatrix ~ translated by John Michael Greer & Christopher Warnock