The morning’s Moon/Pluto configuration in the sky can indicate heightened levels of intensity: emotionally, financially and psychologically.

You may shrug it off as a passing mood (which it is) or use it to shake out of a situation that has become untenable. Mars enters Libra, beginning a cycle of heightened diplomacy and the ability to move with grace (for some of us more than others). That said, there may be some upsets as the transition sinks in; avoid too much coffee or potential cyber-outbursts.

The last thing you want to give a potential fire is more oxygen, unless of course it’s a fire that ignites good passion (which is more likely later tomorrow than today). Learn from differences of opinion and don’t try to force anything. If it isn’t easy, it probably is best not to do it or to wait.

Full moons
are good times to cross something off your to-do list. You can put it back on next cycle but what’s important is to realistically accomplish so that you gain a sense of completion.

The full moon occurs at 2:52 pm ET at 12° Capricorn 14”. The Sabian* symbol for this degree is “A fire worshipper”. This is a powerful image for the moon in Capricorn, because it conjures a ritualistic act before energetic power. There is a responsibility in the image, because of the presence required of one who is captivated by fire.

The phrase in itself is neutral; it does not let us know if the worshipper is someone who admires fire but contains it, or if s/he is someone who feels the need to let fire trump. In other words, there are those who tend fire and keep it burning, and there are others who let fire run rampant, allowing its natural energy to wreak havoc and destroy.

The word “worshipper” does have a quality of turning power over… or it can simply be a descriptive emphasis on “love”. To use the energy that is active during this full moon, look into what excites your passion, your inner “fire”. There is a benefit to worshipping, or giving ritual time to this quality within you, because it can jump-start, redirect and/or reaffirm a passion that has lost its way or been quieted.

The Sabian* symbol for the degree of the Sun is: “One hand slightly flexed with a very prominent thumb”. The hand enables so many human endeavors, from healing touch to assembling a bomb.

The hand is useless without the brain. A prominent thumb indicates leadership in palmistry, or someone who doesn’t like to be told what to do. It is essential for you to define what attachments hold you in place, either because you want to stay there or because you are unable to release from them. Once you’ve defined the reason for these connections, you can choose to either stay with them, modify them or leave.

This can especially benefit your work life, or a sideline business that benefits from a burst of fresh air. If your passion feels a bit stagnant or stymied, consider if it has the substance to fully ignite in time. If its embers don’t still attract you, it may be time to look elsewhere for a potential roaring fire waiting to be lit. Whatever your decision, you may want to wait until the coming new moon to re-launch or birth a vision.

* We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360∞ of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.