I was listening to a talk by evolutionary astrologer Steven Forrest recently, when he said something that made me sit up and take notice. He was discussing his natal North Node in Taurus in the sixth house. Despite being in his early 70s, the world-renowned author admitted that until recently, he hadn’t had a medical checkup in 14 years. He prefers to spend time, he said, in his twelfth house Scorpio South Node – investigating deep mysteries – rather than tending to his sixth house Taurus physical needs.

Forrest, who was being interviewed by Suzanne Gerber on her recent astrology summit, said he believes it’s the same for all of us. “At your North Node, you’re dumb as dirt,” he asserted. “You don’t know how to do it.” The remedy, he added, is to get past old South Node habits that have become ingrained over lifetimes. And that requires relentless effort.  “It took you a thousand years to dig this hole for yourself,” he said, assuring listeners that with a playful, forgiving attitude we can begin to dig ourselves out.

That sounds like a task tailor made for an earth sign. And soon we’ll have a Capricorn Full Moon (July 13, 11:37 a.m. PDT) to help us get the process started.  Not only is the Moon in pragmatic, earthy  Capricorn, but it’s six degrees away from relentless, do-or-die Pluto and closely trine the North Node of destiny and liberating Uranus in Taurus. If we work with this lunation consciously, we can jumpstart the process of loosening the bonds of South Node habits that have plagued us for lifetimes. And this, in turn, will influence the zeitgeist in the direction of greater consciousness and well-being.

Of course, there’s bound to be plenty of unconscious acting-out at this Full Moon as well. Capricorn-Cancer is a cardinal power axis, which often pits authority figures (Capricorn) against those who need protection (Cancer), most notably women and children – a process that’s unfortunately already playing out around the world. This lunation can also bring things to a head with family dynamics and career-related issues.

What this Full Moon triggers for each of us will relate to the houses (and any planets) that the Sun at 21 Cancer and Moon at 21 Capricorn are lighting up. And, it would be smart to factor in the house (and any planets) that 18-20 degrees Taurus (Uranus and the North Node) are electrifying. For example, 18-20 Taurus falls in my twelfth house, so my subconscious mind is being stirred up. This could mean a startling dream or realization that shakes me awake. And since the Full Moon lights up my third and ninth houses, it could involve news or developments in the neighborhood (third house) or from afar (ninth house). My disruptive next-door neighbors have unexpectedly moved out and taken their souped-up Maserati with them – and a new family is set to move in soon. I’m praying they’ll be more neighborly. And, on the ninth house end of things, a dear old friend will soon be coming to visit from Hawaii.

If, like Steven Forrest, you have your natal North Node in Taurus, this Full Moon could prove especially karmic. Taurus can be a stick-in-the-mud, but with Uranus traversing that sign from May 2018 to June 2025, those with Taurus placements are being awakened to the need for change. Mars joins Uranus near the North Node on August 1, facilitating that process (more on this in my next blog).

In the meantime, we can all get our feet on the ground and our hands in the earth at the upcoming Full Moon. Dig up something in your garden that’s overgrown or dead. Or, release old, stuck feelings to Mama Earth for recycling into a hole you have dug.

Here are a few other ideas for working with a Capricorn Full Moon, excerpted from my book Moon Rituals: Easy Tips for Working with Each Astrological Sign to Develop Your True, Lunar Nature.

  • Reorganize your closet or garage. Tackle tasks like clearing clutter or sweeping up dust and dirt.
  • Make plans to visit an older friend or relative. Capricorn likes us to honor age and wisdom.
  • Be humble. Lay your ego aside, get down on your knees to pray or submit to a higher power.
  • Trade massages with a friend. We tend to feel a little creaky when the Moon is in Saturn’s sign.
  • Brainstorm ideas for a business or home-related project. Capricorn gives focus and willpower.

Many Full Moon blessings to you!

19 thoughts on “Capricorn Full Moon: Dig it!

  • July 9, 2022 at 11:03 pm
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    That’s so uplifting Simone! Really happy for u…
    Naomi

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  • July 10, 2022 at 1:27 pm
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    I loved your explanation of the Capicorn Full Moon and the story about Steven Forrest. It’s so wonderful to see the possibilities when so many others point out the worries.

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    • July 10, 2022 at 3:31 pm
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      Glad you enjoyed it, Mikey! I’ve always been a big fan of Steven’s work, he’s a real shining light in our profession. Happy Full Moon to you!

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  • July 10, 2022 at 1:44 pm
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    Delighted to hear your good news and you are feeling happier during these times. With my moon in Capricorn I will “dig@ into the garden of my life and will plant new seeds of spiritual growth and practical business!
    I love your book! Hope Everyone buys it! I keep it close and share it with others, a lot!

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    • July 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm
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      Ah yes, this is your Moon! It should be a good one for you. Thanks as always for sharing my book(s) with others. I’m not much of a marketer so I really appreciate it! I was glad to see on FB that you’re feeling better…Hugs, S

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  • July 10, 2022 at 1:50 pm
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    I loved hearing about your good fortunes and laughed out loud about your neighbors from hell!! Congrats on them moving!! I’m the one considering moving away from my neighbor from hell. He’s been the worst the last 2 years since the pandemic. Anyway I do have my North Node in Taurus in the 2nd. It’s going to be an interesting couple of months with this placement I think. Thanks for your writing, I always appreciate them.

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    • July 10, 2022 at 2:45 pm
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      I wondered why I was called to clean up the backyard! Thanks as always for these words of wisdom and sense.

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      • July 10, 2022 at 3:24 pm
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        Yes, you’re definitely in sync, Laura! Hope to see you in yoga again. I’ve started going back to Katie’s class on Sunday mornings.

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    • July 10, 2022 at 3:27 pm
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      You’re so welcome, Kim! Good luck with your North Node in Taurus. I also had been plotting to move away from my difficult neighbors, but haven’t yet figured out where I’m going. The new neighbors are a man who works for Apple and his four sons, two of which are no longer living at home. We shall see!

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  • July 11, 2022 at 12:10 am
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    Beautiful, clear, inspiring message! And thank you so much for sharing your joy and forward-movement. I can feel the levity shaking lose in me some stuck places!

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    • July 11, 2022 at 2:59 am
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      I’m feeling some stuck places being shaken loose in me too, Caroline! This is a powerful Full Moon for sure. Blessings to you…

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  • July 11, 2022 at 3:49 pm
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    No wonder I’ve been “clipping loose ends” and getting rid of that which no longer serves! As this is also my birthday, a Friday the 13th to be exact 71 years ago, I am standing with heart and arms wide open welcoming the next adventure!
    As always, Simone…
    Warmest regards,
    Christine

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    • July 11, 2022 at 6:24 pm
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      Have a blessed birthday, Christine!

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    • July 12, 2022 at 2:15 am
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      Thanks Simone for inspiring me to do the dreaded weeding tomorrow as it will taking on a new meaning and good luck with your new neighbor!

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      • July 12, 2022 at 3:26 am
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        Ha ha – yes, enjoy that digging process! And thanks for your good wishes with my new neighbors. If they turn out to be as disruptive as the last ones, it will be a clear sign from the Universe that I need to really get out of here…

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  • July 18, 2022 at 4:45 pm
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    Hi Simone, a little late here, but I always read your moon reports. Very worthwhile, as usual. Ah, yes… my N Node is in Taurus (23′) in the 7th, so I am feeling & noticing lots – increasingly! You might find it amusing/interesting that, while I can’t yet imagine (or desire?) any new relationships on the horizon, a sudden & unexpected one did arrive in my garden a couple weeks ago that has upended my life & routines and is clearly a catalyst for major changes in me.: a beautiful black spirit cat! (Animal Communicator told me he is my teacher and gatekeeper and he will help me open up my consciousness and more.) Love it, although he is sure challenging me to let go of control/dominion over him and honor his freedom & desires. Could an animal w/ higher consciousness fall under 7th house partnerships? He sure feels like it.

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    • July 18, 2022 at 5:52 pm
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      Oh I love this story, Sharon! And yes, a companion animal most certainly falls under the 7th house. Especially if there is such a strong connection, as it seems that you have. (My black cat Max is definitely my partner, so I can relate!) Glad you enjoyed the essay, and have fun with your new soulmate!!

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      • July 19, 2022 at 10:27 pm
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        Thanks Simone for responding!! This 7th house partnership thing explains so much, and it really seems like he is ‘tapping’ that stack of cards to fall domino style re my Scorpio South Node habits, control, and my overall ‘fixed’ energy! Oy! Methinks I don’t even suspect yet what changes are to come! Shadow Spirit sends knowing greetings to Max! They undoubtedly enjoy their hijinks w/ our lives! 🙂

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