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SUPERMOON IN CAPRICORN/NEPTUNE STATION JULY 3, 2023: LONG-TERM GOALS; LOGIC VS. EMOTIONS; FANTASIES

Updated: Oct 16, 2023



Happy SuperMoon in Capricorn! This Super Full Moon at approximately 11 degrees of Capricorn becomes exact at 7:38 AM New York time (11:38 GMT) on Monday, July 3, 2023.


As a reminder, a Super Full Moon (or 'SuperMoon' for short) occurs when the moon is full and it is physically closer to the Earth than usual, thus amplifying its effects.

Capricorn is the cardinal Earth sign, as it begins the season of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It is ruled by stubborn, serious Saturn. Capricorn's glyph—or symbol—is the 'Sea Goat'--with the horns of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish.


It is the ruler of the 10th House in astrology, which is the House of Ambition. The Midheaven (or MC) sits at the beginning of this house. The 10th House rules over our career and how we act, show up, and are perceived in the external world.

When the Capricorn Full Moon rolls around, we are entrenched in Cancer season—and thus, we must endeavor to try and balance our emotional experience of life with what is practical.

During Cancer season, everyone is feeling super-emotional. You might feel like you could cry at the drop of a hat; you might be taking little things people say to you too personally (or others may take what you say to them too personally). You might be feeling introverted and shelled-up. This is all amplified now because Mercury is conjunct the sun in Cancer.

Capricorn—which is Cancer’s opposing sign—is completely unemotional, being ruled by cold, practical Saturn. Capricorn suns, risings, or Mercurys are often perceived by others as being cold.

Capricorn is a wonderful sign--it teaches us about building things for the long-term; success; logic; and practicality—however around this Full Moon, and over the next couple of weeks, we should be mindful to consider others’ backgrounds and feelings in our communication. When someone is cold in their communication with you, it doesn’t feel good.

Also, Venus and Mars are currently conjunct in the most expressive of all of the signs: Leo. People will be more likely now to be in their egos—so if not being cold, people can be mean (or both!) Again, be mindful of this, and make an extra effort to be kind in your communication over the next 28 days (and especially over the next two weeks).


I’ll discuss more about what to expect with the Venus-Mars conjunction later in this article.

Capricorn has to do with infrastructure, the material world, and finance. It is especially concerned with the legacy control structures of the planet, such as the banking system (some would call it a cartel), governments, militaries, police forces, and secret societies. When the Capricorn energies are emphasized--as they are over the next 28 days--it is a good time to for business and contract negotiations and matters.

Capricorn’s ruler Saturn is concerned with the long term: think about your long-term aspirations around this SuperMoon. If you could write the screenplay of your life and have it manifest exactly how you desire it to, how would you write it?

This is a very lucky an opportunistic Full Moon, as Saturn sextiles opportunistic Jupiter, which is currently well-aspected in Taurus. Jupiter also trines the Full Moon, and sextiles the sun. This is one of the luckiest, most fortunate, and most opportunistic Full Moons of 2023—especially with it being a SuperMoon!

Capricorn also has to do with anything that is practical, mundane, or repetitive--like your daily rituals. With the Capricorn energies emphasized, it is a great time to recommit yourself to supportive daily rituals.

The North Lunar Node—which is exalted in the first degree of Taurus on this Full Moon—squares Pluto, which is exalted on this Full Moon, as it is still getting up to full Retrograde speed in the last degree of Capricorn—the same sign that the moon is in. This aspect is creating a strong impetus for personal transformation to occur.


But, with all the good fortune and opportunistic energies about, this is not the type of transformational energy that will likely come through tragedy or trauma for most of us (luckily)--instead, it comes through new opportunities. It’s as if the Universe is presenting opportunities for advancement and positive transformation to us on a silver platter, and all we need to do is listen to our inner guidance and take advantage of the opportunities that are presented.


This North Node-square-Pluto aspect also will likely have more major scandals revealed to the public eye over the next few weeks (scandals are Pluto’s domain, and on a macro scale the North Node has to do with the direction of the collective).

Here are some journal prompts to get you thinking about both your long-term future, and your daily rituals, on this Capricorn SuperMoon:

  • If I could dream up any future for myself and it would definitely come true, what kind of future would I dream up? What would it look like? What would it feel like? How would I feel on a day-to-day basis? What would I be proud of?

  • Do I tend to think long-term about things or do I tend to be shortsighted?

  • What types of things could I set into motion now that might set me up for long-term wealth, success, health, happiness, and fulfillment?

  • What actions, routines, and projects that would give me a better chance at long-term health, wealth and success have I been neglecting lately? What short-term high-dopamine activities could I reduce (or do away with altogether) in order to spend more time on those long-term rituals and projects?

  • Am I organized? How might being more organized give me a better chance at long-term health, wealth and success?

  • Are my days structured? How might having more structure give me a better chance at long-term health, wealth and success?

  • What are some daily rituals that I could start (or restart) now that would really improve my well-being, and accelerate my forward progress?

  • What daily rituals would the person I want to become have?

  • Do I feel like my current living environment is supporting my highest evolution?

  • If not, then what needs to change? Do I need to clean or reorganize? Do I need to relocate? If I do need to relocate, what type of situation could I practically afford that would give me the best chance at living a happy, healthy, successful and fulfilling life right now?

  • Do I feel like my current job or career is supporting my highest evolution? If not, then what might be the highest possible resolution to my career path? If it's not logical to leave my current occupation at this time, then how can I plan to make a transition to a new career in the future? What steps can I get started with now?

  • What is my current financial situation, from a realistic and grounded standpoint? What steps do I need to take to improve my finances (e.g. saving more, reducing costs, attracting a higher-paying position, investing)?

  • Do I have a tendency to create unnecessary drama in my life? If so, then why? Does a part of me feel like there is something to gain through drama?

  • Which interpersonal relationships of mine need work (e.g. partner, family, friends, business)? How would these relationships ideally look and feel? What practical steps could I take to improve these relationships?

  • Do I feel like the people I spend the most time talking to are supporting my highest evolution? If not, then how might I put myself into a position where I can attract supportive people into my life?

  • What baggage am I currently carrying that has gotten too heavy for me to carry any longer?

  • What changes do I feel like my Higher Self or soul is asking for me to make over the next year?

  • What practical changes could I make to improve my physical health and mental well-being? Better nutrition? More exercise? More sleep? Better sleep? Less stress? More deep breathing? Fasting? Cleansing? Yoga? All of the above?

  • What kind of plan could I put together TODAY to give my body just what it needs to heal, grow and flourish over the next year (and beyond), regardless of what is going on in the outside world?

NEPTUNE STATIONS RETROGRADE, BRINGING OUT OUR FANTASIES (AND CONFUSION)

Neptune is Stationed Retrograde at nearly 28 degrees of its home sign of Pisces on this Full Moon, giving

Neptune the most potency that it will experience during all of 2023. In astrology, Neptune is an ethereal, watery planet that rules over creativity; art; dreams; intuition; fantasies; and the unseen realms.


With Neptune’s exalted influence, it is a great time to pay attention to your dreams and intuitive receivings. It’s a great time to start (or recommit to) a dream journal. It’s a great time to play with divination tools, like the tarot! It’s a perfect time to make art.

It’s also a wonderful time to explore your fantasies and fantasy worlds. These can be sexual fantasies, video games, movies, comic books, Medieval Faires—or whatever floats your boat!

It can also be a time of confusion and deception, so be extra discerning when you’re receiving intuitive guidance or channelings; also, be extra discerning with what you’re reading being posted online.


Neptune also can create the phenomenon of hypernationalism and patriotic passion. The French are currently rioting following the police killing a young citizen during a traffic stop. It will also be interesting to see what twists and turns may continue to unfold in the saga of the Russo-Ukrainian War.


Neptune’s Retrograde Phase will last through December 6. During this time we will be more drawn to our fantasies—especially those that stem from childhood.


THIS FULL MOON INVITES YOU TO COMMIT TO NEW, SUPPORTIVE RITUALS


Aristotle didn't actually say “You are what you repeatedly do,” but irregardless of the fact that this famous quote has been misattributed, it is still a wonderful piece of wisdom! If you want to make long-lasting changes in your life, it requires repetition.

Here's why: the subconscious mind actually manifests 95% of your reality. This part of your mind is formed pretty much completely between the ages of 0 and 7, when our brains are predominately in a Theta wave state. The thoughts and beliefs of our parents, caregivers, and even the media end up forming the template of our subconscious mind.


If we don't do the healing work, this subconscious mind will continue to manifest the same sorts of problems and frustrations for us over and over again. Only 5% of our thoughts come from the input of the conscious mind, so that's why making lasting changes in your life requires a lot of deliberate repetition.


Around this Capricorn SuperMoon, it is natural to become more aware of which sorts of activities and addictions that have become a normal part of your life are slowing you down and holding you back. Once you've identified those daily activities that aren't supporting your highest evolution, the next step is to of course figure out which new rituals you can implement that will allow you to shift those hardened subconscious patterns that control 95% of your life.


One of the commonly overlooked principles of co-creation is that a small input repeated can create a very large output. Meaning, it only takes a few minutes per day of a new supportive ritual in order to make a significant change in your life. Just a few minutes of meditation per day, for example, can cause a wonderful improvement to your health and well-being.

Here are some ideas for supportive daily rituals:

  • Meditating/visualizing first thing in the morning prior to checking your phone

  • Setting daily morning intentions

  • Drawing a daily tarot or oracle card

  • Daily aerobic exercise

  • Dry brushing

  • Rebounding

  • Grounding exercises

  • Yoga or tai chi

  • Gratitude journal

  • Journaling your thoughts before bed

  • A daily artistic practice (e.g. drawing or creative writing)


MASCULINE ENERGY/THE SPIRITUAL WARRIOR


Capricorn brings a very masculine energy ('the Father' energy) with it. This courageous energy is what is necessary for us to take the actions required in the earthly, 3D space in order to make the changes in our lives that we know inside we need to make.

The exalted North Lunar Node trines Mars in fiery and expressive Leo on this Full Moon, emphasizing the Divine Masculine/Spiritual Warrior archetype; over the next 28 days, when we are courageous and fearless in our empowered actions, we will likely experience rewarding progress and a sense of satisfaction in our lives.

The Spiritual Warrior is an archetype that we all carry within. We have all had moments of courage in this lifetime; and in other lifetimes, we have all played characters who were extremely courageous in certain key moments of those specific incarnations.

Your soul has played a character that saved someone else's life; your soul has also possibly even played a character that sacrificed his or her life to save someone else. Your soul has played characters that took huge risks in life that paid off handsomely. Your soul has played characters that overcame incredible obstacles to achieve amazing things or to garner some invaluable wisdom.

The essence of the Spiritual Warrior is within you. Whatever obstacles are present in your reality right now are there for you either to overcome, or to surrender to and gain invaluable wisdom from. Regardless of what is meant to happen, it is the Spiritual Warrior within that will be the part of you that will figure out exactly what you're meant to figure out in this life.

Do you fear what others think of you? When we don’t feel fully safe and rooted in our uniqueness and individuality, we will fear what others think of us, and unnecessarily censor ourselves.


Here are some questions to ask yourself or journal on around the archetype of the Spiritual Warrior and how it relates to your journey:

  • If I had to guess, what is life asking for me to learn from my current obstacles or challenges? Which virtues am I learning from my current difficulties?

  • How am I being shaped and formed into a new and more evolved person through these difficulties?

  • If I had to guess, what changes in my life would my guides want me to make now?

  • In what ways can I feel mSitual Warrior aspect within? feelmy Spiritual Warrior aspect within?

  • In what ways do I need to stand up for myself better?

  • In what situations prior to now have I brought out the Spiritual Warrior within me and acted courageously?

  • What might taking some courageous steps forward in my life allow myself to do? Who might it allow me to become?


VENUS AND MARS SQUARE URANUS: RELATIONSHIP SURPRISES, FUN & HUMOR

Venus and Mars are conjunct in fiery, expressive Leo (with just over three degrees of orb). Venus almost exactly squares Uranus in Taurus. Although Uranus can be a bit tamer as far as surprises go in the fixed earth sign of Taurus, it still can cause some things to come about out of the blue—especially when it comes to relationships with this square to Venus (and also, because Uranus is in Venus’s ruler, Taurus).


Unexpected conversations and emotions may come about in romantic relationships. Partners may struggle to get their ego out of the way at this time and over the next 28 days—and this could potentially chip away at the integrity and strength of some relationships.

My advice is to recognize when you might be getting stuck in egoic tendencies, and to step out of it when you recognize it. Also, don’t let yourself be disrespected by a partner; take a break from the relationship when necessary.

Uranus, as the mixer-upper of the planets, also helps us to remember to be fun and spontaneous! So with this Uranus square—and with all of this Leo energy—do some fun, spontaneous stuff with your partner! Humor will also help lighten the load of the sun and Mercury in emotional Cancer, as well as the Full Moon in serious, cold Capricorn.

Also, it’s still a good time for dating if you’re single or looking, as Uranus squaring Venus in Leo could bring an unexpected opportunity for romance!



EXPRESSION OF THE DIVINE FEMININE


Not only is Venus—the planet of women—in expressive Leo (amplified by Mars), but Black Moon Lilith is also conjuct Venus in Leo, trining Chiron in Aries almost exactly on this Full Moon chart. This aspect is intensely bringing out the Divine Feminine frequencies. Although we all carry the Divine Feminine within regardless of sex or gender, those that identify as women will likely be feeling super-empowered in the feminine frequencies now and over the next 28 days.


If you identify as a woman, it’s a great idea to dive fully into whatever activities, rituals, or social gatherings really bring out the feeling of empowered femininity within you—however that feels for you (as it is a personal experience, and different for everyone). It’s also a great time to heal inner wounds that were created by mistreatment from masculine energies (this is the realm of Chiron ‘The Wounded Healer’ in Aries).

Also, it’s an auspicious time, now and over the next 28 days, for the advancement of women’s rights throughout the world.



THE SIRIAN PORTAL OPENS


The sun is about to conjunct the fixed star Sirius-A when it hits just about 14 ½ degrees of Cancer on Thursday, July 6. But from the time of this Full Moon through next weekend, we are really in a strong portal of connection with the energies of Sirius! If you are a Sirian Starseed, or just enjoy connecting with the Sirians, then this is the perfect time to connect with Sirius!


As some of you may know, I am a Sirian Starseed. I channel a group of wise Sirians monthly for VIP members in my Ascending as One group, so make sure you join, as they always have fascinating things to say (and you can ask them your questions). All the information on Ascending as One, and instructions to register can be found here.

Also, if you’d like to find out what kind of Starseed you are (and take an astral journey to your home planet or place of origin!) check out my Starseed Discovery Sessions here.


And, I’ll be trance channeling the Sirians and many other benevolent extraterrestrials in person at my 2023 Lion’s Gate Retreat at Light on the Hill in Van Etten, NY August 3-6. All the information and the instructions to register are here.


SOLAR FLARES & ASCENSION SYMPTOMS


The sun has been transmitting quite a few solar flares recently, and just the evening before the Full Moon becomes exact, we had a rare X-class solar flare! Many are feeling ‘Ascension symptoms’ as a result of these flares, and this powerful SuperMoon. These symptoms can come in many forms, but some of the most common are feeling ungrounded; feeling exhausted; having excessive thirst; or having brain fog.


Capricorn is an earth sign and reminds us to stay grounded! Here are 30 ways to get grounded.


Wishing you a wonderful and transformational Super Full Moon in Capricorn!



With Love,

Matthew John



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