A Different Facet of Experience — and Your Moonshine Horoscopes

Posted by Amanda Painter


Tomorrow is the Capricorn Full Moon: this is when the Cancer Sun opposes the Moon in Capricorn. This year, the Capricorn Full Moon happens less than 24 hours after Venus and Jupiter make their first in a series of conjunctions (thanks to the upcoming Venus retrograde).

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Dear Friend and Reader:

Tomorrow is the Capricorn Full Moon: this is when the Cancer Sun opposes the Moon in Capricorn. This year, the Capricorn Full Moon happens less than 24 hours after Venus and Jupiter make their first in a series of conjunctions (thanks to the upcoming Venus retrograde).

The Moon rising behind the Temple of Poseidon, Sounion, Greece, July 15, 2011. Photo by Anthony Ayiomamitis.

Essentially, that makes the Full Moon and Venus-Jupiter one event, though it is multi-layered. Planet Waves offers several ways for you to get the feel for this astrology and work with it productively, mentioned further down this letter.

We’re able to offer such a wealth of diverse material, which assists thousands of people around the world daily, thanks to our paying members; if you are reading this, you may be one, and we are grateful that your involvement allows us to serve such a wide audience.

If you have not yet signed up for Planet Waves membership, please consider joining here through one of our sliding-scale options. We take the Art of Service seriously, in all of its many forms, and I hope you do, too.

Now, as for this week’s astrology: Len Wallick has written today’s Moonshine horoscopes for the Full Moon. Len writes these horoscopes for your Moon sign (there’s a link on the horoscopes page to help you figure out yours), but you can also read them for your Sun and rising sign to see how they resonate.

In the Sunday night Astrology Diary, Eric described the Capricorn Full Moon / Venus-Jupiter hybrid event as “the image of opposites attracting in a wholesome and creative way.” He adds that, the two aspects together “seem to be a comment on the same scenario, reminding you that different facets of experience are available.”

On Planet Waves FM, Eric will cover the Capricorn Full Moon in greater depth. The Capricorn Moon is one of the most misunderstood factors in all of natal astrology, and Eric has some excellent theories. If you’re curious to know more ahead of the program, don’t miss his article The Emperor’s Full Moon, which offers some ideas and has long been a favorite of Cap Moon natives.

He’ll also cover the perils of a sharply divided Supreme Court, discussing recent decisions on the EPA and air pollution and the death penalty — as well as the same sex marriage issue. Eric’s musical guest will be The Grateful Dead, in honor of their 50th anniversary concert this weekend in Chicago.

As seen by Time magazine, outside the Supreme Court on Friday morning. Photo: Mladen Antonov.

On the Planet Waves website this week, in support of our membership drive, we’ve opened up content published this week to all visitors. Among the articles you’ll want to check out are:

— Eric’s discussion of the astrology of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage and its roots in the Stonewall riots of 1969

— Amanda Moreno’s examination of the joys and frustrations of choosing a life of service and healing, in a cultural infrastructure that seems almost to work against such things

Fe Bongolan and Judith Gayle parse out some of the week’s advances in U.S. politics, including the landmark SCOTUS decision on same-sex mariage

— Sarah Taylor’s tarot reading for the week describes an evolution: from self-contained and isolated seeking, to the radiation of what you have found in your inner Soul travels

As usual, Len Wallick’s column will appear on the Planet Waves website later today, and I’ll be back on the website Thursday with a look at the late-week astrology.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

7 thoughts on “A Different Facet of Experience — and Your Moonshine Horoscopes

  1. Amy Elliott

    For my fellow Capricorn Moon natives: I can tell you that The Emperor’s Full Moon felt to me as if Eric had opened a window into my soul and looked right in. Reading it, I felt a (metaphorical) weight falling off. It is masterly and is brimming with love and humanity.

    Hopefully this Full Moon will come as a blessed relief to many of us who have been wading cautiously through the astrological minefield of the past few months.

    1. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter Post author

      Amy — that’s pretty cool! I do not have a Cap Moon, but I know people who do. Eric’s article is an interesting level of insight into this Moon placement.

  2. Fe BongolanFe Bongolan

    Someone at Planet Waves editorial staff please tell Len Wallick that this month’s Moonshine article has really got my (Gemini Moon) number!!!

  3. Len WallickLen Wallick

    You are most welcome, Fe. And thank you, Amanda, not only for the comprehensive synopsis of what Art In Service entails, but also the good news that the content of Planet Waves this week is open to all visitors.

  4. DaveDavina

    If my late mother was correct with the time she gave me for my birth, then my natal moon is right on the cusp of Capricorn (29º) – the article (The Emperor’s Full Moon) is one I’ve read before and there’s a fair bit in it I recognize, although being that close to the edge I’m not sure how much of the rest applies. I also notice that I have an exact conjuction with the asteroid Bacchus. Hmm…

  5. P. SophiaP. Sophia

    Thank you Amanda for posting this, and Eric, for your article and research. The Emperor’s Full Moon is an incredible article. This Full Moon will be conjunct my boyfriend’s Natal Moon at 9+ Cap.

    Speaking as a person currently in a love relationship with a Capricorn Moon Man, your article, viewed from an objective perspective, was astoundingly accurate. Being in relationship with this placement is clearly not an easy one personally, emotionally. It has also been a challenge to deal with in relationship.

    I feel so much compassion for him and want to help and bridge healing at down times, but at the same time know and work to keep my healthy boundaries. I have found holding the space for mutual personal self healing is the most effective ad well as benificial in this type. While building trust in love in this Moon is all that even slightly encouragages the opening and rebuilding of the closed or hurt heart, if allowed.. So Sad, I feel for him at times. But also thankful as he has touched much healing, patience, and consequently growth in me as well.

    So this Cap Moon in relationship I believe can be slowly healed and fundamentally healing has stretched and straightened both of us profoundly; to reach beyond our current capacities for giving and accepting love, and at the same time blessing us in more than fulfilling our known intkmaye desires. In ways more than either of us ever dreamed possible. At this point we will continue to see where this tskes us, and what our building openness in love may bring..

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