This Full Moon in Capricorn occurs on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 9:07 PM Pacific Time.
The July Full Moon is in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn. Ruled by disciplinarian Saturn, Capricorn helps us to make and achieve goals. With emotional Moon in Capricorn opposite the Sun in Cancer, the goals we make can be aligned with our deepest passions. Freshly renewed in our emotional beings from our New Moon in Cancer ritual, we can now beam the light of the Full Moon deep within to identify what we care about achieving most and set attainable, progressive goals to assure we succeed.
For guidance on this path of passion, we look to The Empress. The Empress pursues everything through the lens of love. She is able to build and sustain great abundance through the force of love. Associated with the planet Venus, her passion is the lens through which she views the world and her compassionate heart leads her actions. The Empress can help us to tap into our own heart of hearts so we can get to work on what matters most.
You will need:
· 1 red 7-day ritual candle in glass container
· 1 piece of Ruby
· 1 printed image of The Empress
· Pen or pencil
· White Sage (optional)
· Cedarwood oil (optional)
STEP ONE: Cleanse your space, holding the intention that you are preparing it for a sacred operation and that only those beings working for the highest good of all are invited
STEP TWO: Gather your supplies and settle in to your cleansed space
STEP THREE: (optional) Put one drop of Cedarwood oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. The wood from cedar trees is repels fungus, microbes, and insects, making it excellent for building. We use its oil here to make our passionate vision strong and durable.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle a small amount of White Sage in the top of the candle. White Sage is commonly used for blessing and cleansing. We use it here to call in the blessing of the Divine on our goals.
STEP FIVE: Take a few moments to reflect on your deepest passions. Then, on the back of the printed Empress card, write out the next step you must take to pursue your passion. Be very specific and keep it in the present tense as if you are describing your current actions. Focusing only on the current/next step brings our lofty passions down to the realm of real world and grounds our goals so we can focus on putting one foot in front of the other on our path to achievement.
If you are having trouble seeing clearly what your greatest passion is, write out the next step you must take to find and clarify what that is.
STEP SIX: Place the red candle and the Ruby on top of The Empress card (image side up). Ruby is the stone of passion. It lights up the part of ourselves that speaks to our greatest goals and aspirations and shows us how these tie in to the greater good.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in quiet meditation feeling the perfection of the here and now and your connection with your heart and the Earth. Know that the Moon, the Universe, and all your Guides and Angels and Ancestors will be here to assist and support you in your goals. Let your candle burn until it goes out on its own in a fire-safe place. While it is burning, be sure to stay aware of any signs, symbols, or messages that come through. These can be from loved ones, strangers, dreams, signs on the street - anywhere. Spend a few minutes with your candle each day, visualizing and experiencing your transformation and expansion.
Happy Full Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH