Capricorn is the older, wiser, disciplined, and structured energy of the zodiac. As we all know, our hearts and emotions are typically not orderly and “timely” in expression, as we can be spontaneously driven to tears or laughter by the fluidity and versatility of our emotional compass. Marry the free flowing river of Cancer with an experienced and organized disciplinarian of Capricorn and we can see there is dichotomy happening here. Cancer, the Sun’s current sign, rules the Moon. As a soft, sensitive, watery, emotional sign it is aptly fit for the motivation to “feel”. As the symbol of the crab, it can roll with the tides, with a layer of protective shell in the waves of our emotional pendulum that swings with the ocean currents. This month the Full Moon will meet up with Pluto, a harbinger of the past, the holder of the soul imprints, the psychological terrain guru. As these psychologically emotional spots become visible under the full moon bloom, taking form and shape, we have the opportunity to work with them either by taking them apart or resurfacing the edges into something more effective that “fits” our current emotional spectrum. With the recent retrograde of Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, moving back into Scorpio, we are offered another opportunity to pillage through the psychological rubbish that still may be festering in our backyard, and needs more worms to break down the compost. Saturn is not always viewed as a helpful ally, however, he truly aims to give us the ability to plod along step by step to make it to the top of the mountain, with the acceptance that it will be hard work and the knowledge that it will be worth it once you see the vista at the peak. With the theme of Saturn in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, and Pluto in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, we have a storyline developing which delineates “psychological issues” as landmarks on our life maps. If we take the next few months to breakdown these perhaps “stale” constructs by looking at what is potentially undesirable, yet hardy modes of being, and challenge what may have become “ crusty” and outdated, we can find new emotional and psychological freedoms. As our Cancer Sun allies itself with Mars, this can make for a quite dynamically forceful Full Moon. Mars is fuel of passionate and willful action, known for being the drive behind getting things “done”. With our “Solar compass” and “will” heavily enmeshed by our emotional sensitivity and protection in especially what we define as our “family” -those that touch our hearts – whether our family of community or the family that lives under the same roof as us- the ones we “feel” for and would fight to protect at all costs. The Martian passion to stand up and defend our emotional roots, with the worthy opponent being the guard of our psychological territory, Pluto, we can anticipate some weighing in the balance of that which we intuitively feel emotionally charged about and that which has guided us into retrieval of our souls traditions, are they still viable or should they be transformed or reshaped to fit my current feelings? With Venus and Jupiter practically morphed into one due to their close degrees in Leo, we are nudged towards remembering the creative in all of us, the natural unleashing of the pure spark of creation, the naïve, proud, and dynamic expression of oneself before the inner critic had a chance to come to life. Creation is always magical and not usually exactly the way one imagined, however the effect of bringing something into life continues to bring more and more creation as it impacts and expresses the energy into the world. With the stimulating sextile from Neptune which calls upon the god stream, we can co-create with the divine, bringing heaven down to earth.