"Super Moon" in Capricorn Wed. July 13


The term "Super Moon" simply indicates when the Full Moon, in all of its mysterious glory and breath-taking beauty, appears larger and brighter than normal because the Moon is at its closest point in its elliptical orbit to the Earth. It so happens that this Full Moon, on Wednesday July 13th, is just that.


Here we are at the height of Cancer season. Cancer is known to be associated with nurturing, family, emotions, and the child (and Mother) within. During Cancer season, which lasts from June 21st to July 22nd, we tend to want to slow down a bit, spend quality time and connect emotionally with the ones we love.


Ruled by the Moon itself, the sign of Cancer is about creating close intimate bonds. When in harmony, Cancer energy is the epitome of demonstrative, affectionate, deep love. But when out of alignment, Cancer season can be a time of emotional instability, where we may feel dependent, needy, even immature. "Why don't you love me?" the out-of-alignment Cancer implores.


The Full Moon, as always, falls in the opposite sign as the Sun -- in this case, Capricorn. Capricorn is about structure, responsibility, and hard work: it is the adult (and Father) within. Ruled by Saturn, when in alignment, Capricorn can be incredible providers, working hard for the sake of their families, and making sure the appropriate behavior is adhered to.