June 23—Full Moon: Illuminating. Thoughts and emotions become useful tools, rather than distractions, when we know our primary objective. The Full Moon in Capricorn gives us the perspective of the Mountain Goat who sees the goal and commits to climbing toward that goal with integrity and fortitude. What is your goal? Of all the diverse, sometimes fascinating, and sometimes distracting opportunities that flit by in this season of pollination, what is worth committing your whole attention to? That is the certainty of Capricorn—a gift of clarity. When we know where we are headed, the vagaries of emotion and thought don’t feel so overwhelming and can even bring delight and new inspiration.
Monday June 24. Monday mornings are a great for looking at the week’s goals. Let the energy of the Capricorn Moon fuel your ambitions. What does success look like to you? The Moon opposes both Mercury and Venus. Any miscommunications, especially those that have an emotional component are a signal that we are about to enter a Mercury retrograde phase. Make note of your response to frustration. Do you want to give up or try harder? The contact with Venus adds a note of uncertainty in relationships. The trick is to be determined about our own agendas but accessible to others at the same time.
Tuesday, June 25. If you didn’t take your goals seriously yesterday, you may be feeling some guilt today. With the Moon squaring Saturn it is easy to be self-critical. Acknowledge your inner critic and then move on. The real news today is that Jupiter enters Cancer. The water works begin. Since the Moon is in a distinctly non-emotional sign, Aquarius, the tension between thought particles and emotional waves could be noticeable.
June 26—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. Think back over the last two and a half weeks since the New Moon, what drew you out into the world like a foraging honeybee to discover sweet new experiences? What alchemy did you work to transform your experiences into deeper wisdom? Did you also experience the tide of emotion carrying you into memory—stored joy or pain—that caused a shift into new spaces within your heart? If you are feeling overwhelmed, the good news is that the waning phases of the Moon invite us into a more reflective frame of mind. We don’t have to entirely understand everything we have experienced but only need to trust that the experience wants to find its way deeper into our souls.
Thursday, June 27. The Moon entering Pisces seals the deal; we are in the flow now. Only one planet, Mars in Gemini, is left in an air sign. This Mars can be an ally for gaining perspective about overwhelming emotional experiences. Venus enters Leo and becomes an ally for releasing stuck emotions through acts of creativity, joy, and plain ole flirtation. We can’t forget that she IS a goddess of love. What happens when you go with the flow?
Friday, June 28. To challenge our resolve about integrating heart and mind, the Moon in a water sign squares Mars in an air sign to see how well we are doing. What does integration of heart and mind look like to you? Really. How will you know when you have it? The Moon trines Mercury later in the day, remember to relax by turning off information overload and feel into the moment.
June 29—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. Before deciding whether we’ve been successful, we need to know what success would look like. Yesterday’s question was, what does integration of heart and mind look like to you? Another good question is, what good comes from integration between heart and mind? Or perhaps, what harm does a separation between heart and mind cause us? This phase of the Moon is about evaluating our intentions. Not every intention succeeds, not every intention gets us to the place we really want to be. This is the time to gently wonder: What about my intention seems worthy of repetition and what might need an overhaul?