On July 5th, Sun in Cancer opposites Moon in Capricorn. This is the July Full Moon in Capricorn, an astrological event remembering us about the importance of being organized. This is also the lunar eclipse of the year. The first one occurred on January 11th, the second on 5th June and the fourth on 29th/30th November 2020.
With the Full Moon in Capricorn, the most important thing is to take responsibility for your actions, but also for your words and even for your thoughts. Being responsible means keeping your promises and honouring commitments that you’ve made.
It is essential not to blame anyone else for your own mistakes. It is easier to blame others but, if you choose to do so, you cannot identify what went wrong. Or, without rectifying your mistakes, personal development is not possible.
On the other hand, taking responsibility is essential in each relationship. Below, you can read an inspirational story about being responsible in a relationship:
A story about responsibility, for July Full Moon in Capricorn
There is a Hindu story in India… The oldest book on the life of Rama is written by Valmiki. 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. Valmiki’s family was living in luxury — he was bringing so much every day.
One day it happened that one beautiful saint, Narada, 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 Valmiki caught hold of him. But he was still singing and playing on his ektara.
Valmiki said, „Are you mad or something? Can’t you see me, can’t you see my sword? Give me everything that you have!”
Narada 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.”
Valmiki said, „Question? What question?”
Narada 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?”
Valmiki 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.”
Narada 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 Valmiki 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 Narada, 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?”
Narada said, „There is no problem. You stop doing it, because the people you are doing it for are not even ready to take responsibility for it! And I will teach you my song. My song is very simple; I simply repeat the name of Rama. It is so simple, no education is needed. You sit under the tree and repeat, `Rama, Rama…’ as long as you can, and you will be transformed — because intrinsically your innermost core always remains pure. It is only the layers on it which can be dropped.”
After a few months Narada came back and he was surprised: Valmiki was sitting there under the tree.
Narada had been his whole life repeating the name of Rama, the Hindu God, but nothing like this had happened to him. Valmiki was surrounded by an aura of light. Just going close to him you felt a tremendous silence, a great rejoicing. (Osho – „Beyond Psychology”)
Full Moon Calendar
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 occurs on Monday, August 3rd – a Full Moon in Aquarius (Sun in Leo opposite Moon in Aquarius).
Until then, on July 21st there is a New Moon in Cancer (Sun conjunct Moon in Cancer).
The next Full Moon in Capricorn occurs on June 24th 2021.