The Full Moon in Capricorn occurs on July 16th 2019. This is also a partial lunar eclipse, visible in much of Europe and Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and South-East of North America. So, a part of the Moon will darken as it moves through the Earth’s shadow.
This astronomical and astrological event takes place in the signs of Cancer and Capricorn. More precise, the Sun in Cancer opposites the Moon in Capricorn. What does it mean, from an astrological point of view?
Well, you need to do two things, if you want to use properly this full moon. The first one – to boost your self-confidence. The second one – to take responsibility for your own actions. We offer you two motivational stories. The first of them gives an example of false self-mastery. Don’t act like its hero, the teacher! The second one gives us a real example. We learn how real responsibility transformed a robber into a holy man.
A Story for July Full Moon in Capricorn: False Self-Control
One day there was an earthquake that shook the entire Zen temple. Parts of it even collapsed. Many of the monks were terrified.
When the earthquake stopped the teacher said:
“Now you have had the opportunity to see how a Zen man behaves in a crisis situation. You may have noticed that I did not panic. I was quite aware of what was happening and what to do. I led you all to the kitchen, the strongest part of the temple. It was a good decision, because you see we have all survived without any injuries. However, despite my self-control and composure, I did feel a little bit tense – which you may have deduced from the fact that I drank a large glass of water, something I never do under ordinary circumstances.“
One of the monks smiled, but didn’t say anything.
„What are you laughing at?“ asked the teacher.
„That wasn’t water“, the monk replied, „it was a large glass of soy sauce“.
A Story for July Full Moon in Capricorn: Taking Responsibility
Ramayana, one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, was written by Valmiki. This Valmiki was a robber, thief, murderer — everything that you can conceive of he had done. That was his only profession. Uneducated but a tremendously powerful man, just on the highway he would be waiting for people, and anybody who was caught had to give everything; otherwise he was finished. Balmik’s family was living in luxury — he was bringing so much every day.
One day it happened that one beautiful saint, Narda, who was always carrying his ektara — a simple musical instrument, with only one string, that had become his symbol — singing and playing on his ektara he was passing, and Balmik caught hold of him. But he was still singing and playing on his ektara.
Balmik said, „Are you mad or something? Can’t you see me, can’t you see my sword? Give me everything that you have!”
Narda said, „You have caught a beggar; I have only this ektara. And that too I am not going to give easily, because what will you do with this? But if you want it, I can give it to you. If you want my life I can give that too. But before I give you anything, I want to ask one question to you.”
Balmik said, „Question? What question?”
Narda said, „You go home, ask your wife: you have been killing people, robbing people — is she ready to share the responsibility of it. Ask your father, your mother, your son, your daughter. Are they willing to share the responsibility of what you are doing?”
Balmik had never thought about such a thing; he was an uneducated man. He said, „I have never thought about it. They must share the responsibility. I am doing it for them.”
Narda said, „I will be here. Don’t be worried, you can just tie me to the tree so I cannot escape.” He was tied to the tree and Balmik rushed to his home and asked his wife. His wife said, „I have nothing to do with your responsibilities. It is your responsibility to feed your wife; how you do it I have no concern for.” And the same was the response of everybody.
Even the mother said, „It is your responsibility to take care of your old father and mother. Now how you are doing it — that you have to work out. We have not told you to kill people and rob people; you are doing it on your own. We are simply not responsible for any of your acts.”
Not a single man in his house was ready to share responsibility. He was shocked! He went back, untied Narda, touched his feet and said, „I have been my whole life a wrong person. Is there any possibility for me to get rid of all that I have done?”
July full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon, because this month is when the new antlers of buck deer push out from their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. This moon has also been known as the Buffalo Moon, the Bull Moon, the Hot Sun Moon, the Hay Moon, the Elk Moon and the Thunder Moon.
The next Full Moon is the August Full Moon in Aquarius (Sun in Leo opposite Moon in Aquarius), on August 15th, 2019.
Until then, there is a New Moon in Leo (Sun conjunct Moon in Leo), August 1st. In America, this New Moon in Leo occurs on July 31st, being a Black Moon – the second new moon in the same calendar month.in Europe and Asia, there is a Black Moon on August 30th.
The next Full Moon in Capricorn occurs on July 5th, 2019.