Week of the Full Moon

Week of the Full Moon

by Lyn Dalebout

Star Signposts: Weeks of Full Moon/Last Quarter Moon July 8 – 15

Full Moon in sidereal Gemini/Sagittarius

“Piercing Gaze” detail of painting by Natalie Connell

With this week’s Full Moon, which stridently coincides with the annual Sun/Pluto opposition, we are launched into a very fiery period that will take us through the end of summer into early September. This Full Moon is embedded within two planetary fields (Mars and Pluto) that are associated with willfulness, combativeness, power grabs. There can be increased edginess all around, with heightened levels of anger, frustration, short tempers as both Sun and Mars are getting nearer and nearer to their annual conjunction on July 26. It is also an exceedingly athletic time for many, with records being shattered. If you recall, I mentioned in previous Star Signposts that we are immersed in a long-range conjunction of Pluto/Juno. This means many are experiencing ‘death’ or deep regeneration in regards to key partnerships. It’s all part of letting go of relationships and behaviors that are completing, preparing us for new alliances by the end of this year.

Find ways to stay cool, like eating more chlorophyll which literally cools the blood (green drinks, salads) or make a daily gallon of cucumber-mint water for your family to sip throughout the day (float thin slices of cucumber with sprigs of refreshing mint, refilling the water throughout the day, but making a fresh batch every day). Spend extra time near water or doing water sports.

In addition, as Venus is currently transiting sidereal Taurus, it’s a supportive time to focus on finances or set intentions surrounding abundance and love. You will be richly rewarded if you stay positive and directed in your mind’s third eye, steering clear of fear or self-doubt.

Thank you, Natalie, for the use of your beautiful paintings throughout this Star Signpost SolLunar Cycle. See Natalie’s Artist Statement at the end of this post.


ECLIPSE MINI-READINGS: I am offering mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth) from now until the end of August. In this short reading, I will let you know where this historic Solar Eclipse is taking place in your personal chart, which helps identify where and how these dynamic energies are encouraging you already, NOW, to step out of one life and into the next exciting phase. Please send me an email if that interests you. Thank you!

NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is on board now with the sidereal zodiac!

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Here is a brief synopsis of the Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon from my from my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner.

“The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration. The day just after the Full Moon is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, of what the activities of the first half of the lunar cycle, culminating into the enthusiasm of the Full Moon, are really about. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”


Sat July 8 ~ Sun July 9

Full Moon: Sun/Mars in Gemini opposite Pluto/Moon in Sagittarius: This Full Moon is synched up with two planets (Mars and Pluto) associated with willfulness, combativeness, power grabs. There can be increased edginess all around, with heightened levels of anger, frustration, short tempers as well as record-breaking athletic accomplishments. Feelings may be bubbling to the surface that are hard to articulate, given the role of excavating Pluto. Try not to blow up your life, but find a place of witnessing and listening and rock-bottom honesty.

Moon in Sagittarius opposite Mars in Gemini: This aspect is exact on July 9, and can spark emotional outbursts, tense conversations, increased frustrations and flat-out hostility in some people. It’s a good idea to move this energy in physical activity so the eruptions are healthy outbursts.

Mars in Gemini quincunx Saturn in Scorpio: Some astrological aspects scream political intrigue, lies, diversionary tactics, and this is one of them. Both Gemini and Scorpio govern politics, keeping secrets, telling lies and revelatory journalism. Be a discerning news consumer, think for yourself, don’t be duped. It’s our only hope now, citizens trusting their own leadership of heart, and assuming the mantle of their leadership.

Mon July 10

Moon in Capricorn opposite Mercury in Cancer: Get organized on the home front or workspace with a desire to make things run more efficiently, while simultaneously creating a comfortable, cozy space to increase satisfaction and success. Bring flowers to the office, buy a more ergonomic chair, feng shui your space to enhance a state of relaxed productivity and well-being.

Related: Why Isn’t My Yoga Working?


Tue July 11

Moon/South Lunar Node conjunction in Capricorn: Capricorn governs business, institutions, the logistical aspects of parenting, and taking exquisite care of one’s physical form. Today’s aspect can help you honestly examine past choices in regards to these arenas. Consider what works, what doesn’t work, what could be improved going forward.

Wed July 12

Mars enters sidereal Cancer: Some consider this to be a challenging transit for Mars (planet of outgoing action) as it heads into the sign of inward-looking Cancer, once every two years. It demands more honesty on the home front, requiring direct confrontation about what you’ve been avoiding. It’s a great transit to make improvements to land, real estate investments, gardens, and increases the desire to spend time at home with the family.

Venus in Taurus quincunx Juno in Sagittarius: Partnerships of all sorts explore questions of risk versus security. Will it be the same old routine or will you create opportunities for growth and adventure?

Moon/South Node in Aquarius opposite Vesta/North Node in Leo: When the Lunar Nodes are triggered by planetary objects, it seems to mark decisive turning points in our lives. This aspect addresses questions of commitments in friendships, creativity, community involvements, and the influence of dedicated, focused Vesta in Leo encourages confident action steps.

Related: Nature News for June


Thu July 13

Moon in Aquarius square Venus in Taurus: It’s a good day for a budget meeting or considering purchases thoughtfully before you decide to buy. There can be discussions about who will pick up the tab.

Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: This monthly conjunction shows up as a friendly helping hand or spiritual support from the community.

Fri July 14

Sun in Gemini quincunx Saturn in Scorpio: I repeat what I wrote above: Some astrological aspects scream political intrigue and denial, and this is one of them. Both Gemini and Scorpio govern politics, keeping secrets, telling lies, diversionary tactics and revelatory journalism. In America, Saturn in Scorpio symbolizes the hidden, ongoing political investigations by the FBI/CIA and Sun in Gemini symbolizes a free press chasing the story. Both Gemini and Scorpio are also about healing the shadow, within ourselves and our collective society. More information surfaces today, on the national front, or in your personal life.

Moon/Chiron conjunction in Pisces trine Mars in Cancer: This aspect can bring family wounds to the surface with a desire to forgive or openly discuss past grievances. It’s an aspect of compassionate action as well.

Missed Last Week’s Post? Here it is! 


Sat July 15

Moon in Pisces opposite Jupiter in Virgo: This aspect takes place in the evening hours and can result in increased emotions of a more tearful nature. Excellent, too, for an exquisitely prepared meal (Virgo) paired with a fine beverage (Pisces).



This post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. If you would like to receive weekly updates directly in your email or to learn more click here.


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