Capricorn Full Moon, July 2019

Capricorn Full Moon, July 2019

CAPRICORN FULL MOON
Wednesday July 17, 7:30am (AEST)
Tuesday July 16, 10:38pm (BST)
Tuesday July 16, 2:38pm (PT)

Capricorn Full Moon Ritual

Capricorn is all about grounding our goals, and helping us build the structure to support them to grow. Under the influence of this Capricorn Full Moon, we can use our goal-oriented, achievement-driven self to reflect on any necessary redirections. We can also journey in ritual to connect with any practical advice available through the veils…

SMUDGE & CLEANSE – to clear and purify the space, your emotions, mind and your energy. This is a great moon for smudging with marjoram to strengthen love, health, happiness and prosperity. Or simply use whatever is growing around you or in your kitchen cupboard like eucalyptus leaves, cinnamon bark etc. that can be burnt.

ALTAR – Light some candles and place any sacred items on your altar; feathers, stones, crystals etc. You may wish to use colours that reflect the Capricorn earth energies; yellows, oranges & browns; or place them on a special earthy coloured cloth. You may want to place an image of a goat as the symbol of Capricorn, Demeter or Gaia, Earth Goddesses on the altar. There are many different lineages with different ways of honouring & placing the elements. It depends on your traditions and lineage, but I like to place incense and feathers in the east to connect with the element of air, a candle in the north to represent the fire element, a bowl of water and shells in the west to honour the water element and crystals and seed pods in the south to invoke the earth element. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere you can swap, so fire is in the south and earth is in the north.

CAST CIRCLE – Honour and call in the sacred directions. You may wish to drum or chant as you do this. This may be a simple heartfelt prayer invoking the qualities of each of the directions. There are many different prayers & invocations available on the internet, but the most powerful one for your circle will be the one offered spontaneously from your heart!

CACAO – To work intentionally with the medicine of Cacao in your ritual, make sure you prepare it consciously with LOVE, then call in Cacao Blessings to open your heart, give thanks to the Cacao Deva & Pachamama (Mother Earth), and drink to good health & prosperity for all beings.

RAISE THE ENERGY – Here is a powerful chant that can be sung to raise and build the energy, that reflects both the earthy aspect of Capricorn AND the mothering energy as the sun is in Cancer. Accompany this with your drum, if you can. Check YouTube versions for support.

Mother I Feel You
Mother I feel you under my feet,
Mother I hear your heartbeat.
Mother I feel you under my feet,
Mother I hear your heartbeat.

heya heya heya yah heya heya ho
heya heya heya heya heya ho

Mother I hear you in the River song,
eternal waters flowing on and on.
Mother I hear you in the River song,
eternal waters flowing on and on.

heya heya heya yah heya heya ho
heya heya heya heya heya ho.

Father I see you when the Eagle flies,
Light of the Spirit going to take us higher.
Father I see you when the Eagle flies,
Light of the Spirit going to take us higher.

heya heya heya yah heya heya ho
heya heya heya heya heya ho.
(Brooke Medicine Eagle)

GRANDFATHER TIME – Tanishka, the Moon Woman, calls this particular moon phase, “the Grandfather time”, where we need to, “take responsibility for ourselves in practical ways”. So it’s the perfect time to connect with Grandfather energy…

Let yourself come into a meditative state, by either following your breath, scanning your body, using a mental mantra etc – or whatever your preferred method is. After some time, once you have dropped into a deeper state of consciousness, call on the Sacred Grandfather Circle to be with you and surround you. Ask 3 times. This is the circle of Sacred Masculine, that holds no distortion, only pure light, love and strength. Take your time to attune with them, open your heart to them. When you feel a heart connection and a shift in your energy, you are ready to commune. Ask for your Grandfather Self to join you and welcome him into the circle, with you. In this supportive sacred space, take the time to commune and learn whatever insights or practical advice the Wise Grandfathers have for you. Ask any questions, receive any answers. Feeling their complete support as you confide all your goals and struggles with them. Trust whatever comes, in whatever form it takes. It may be visual, auditory, like an inner dialogue, or it may be a series of colours or sensations like gentle energy upgrades. Once you are ready to complete, give thanks to the Sacred Grandfather Circle and your own inner Wise Grandfather for whatever you have received. Gently bring yourself back & open your eyes.

SHARING CIRCLE – If you are with another/s pass around the talking stick or bowl and share any insights. If you are alone you can journal and record your experiences. Then when you are ready…

CLOSE – Give thanks & reopen the circle to complete.

The Full Moon of Guru Purnima

This is also the auspicious full moon of Guru Purnima, a special day to honor your teachers, mentors, and guides. GU means darkness, RU means light, so a GURU is someone who leads you from the darkness of ignorance into the light of consciousness/understanding.

So I want to thank, honour & acknowledge the key teachers I’ve had over the years, who helped guide me through the shadows and helped ignite my light: Qala Sri’ama, Sananda, Babaji & Lady Nada, Guru Dharam Khalsa & Darryl O’Keeffe (School of Kundalini Yoga), Keith our beloved Chocolate Shaman & Isais, Tara Hein-Phillips of the Wise Woman Tradition for the Herbal Apprenticeship & much more, Jocelyn Chaplin for the Goddessing circles & initiation, Tanya Loydell for the deep shadow work & support, to the powerful Shamans from the 4 directions that I have sat in ceremony with, to my earliest teachers Lyn Woolley for encouraging me to transform, Amrita Hobbs for my first Rites of Passage into Womanhood and kindling my love for ceremony from such a young age, and of course to my mother Felicity Jack for her trail-blazing ways, courage and her faith. Gratitude also to my latest teacher and my youngest Guru – my son Marley, for stretching me to grow and teaching me the true power of unconditional love! Wide open heartfelt THANK YOU ALL!!

It is also said that because this full moon “shines a spiritual light that dispels darkness, ignorance, and doubt… it is an optimal time to connect with spirit guides, ascended masters, and your own intuitive wisdom” (Kari Field, Vedic Astrologer). So commune deeply my friends and enjoy!

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