Full Moon July 2014The Full Moon “Super Moon” July 13* 2014 is at 20º Capricorn and falls in the constellation of Lyra the harp, held by a vulture (The Moon is close to Sheliak, the star in the claws). So this Moon is also a bird of prey; a raptor. This is because of its square to bloody Mars and it’s extreme closeness to Dheneb (02º) in the tail of Zeus’s Eagle. Capricorn decan 3 successfully combines artistic and musical ability with a great business mind. If this Moon touches us we will feel aspirational and be thinking very highly of ourselves. We won’t brag about our talents however, for this zone brings quiet assurance. The bird of “pray” Full Moon influences us to connect to the “gods” up there, but can equally give us the same connection with the spirituality in nature. We can feel as if we have an “All seeing eye” because of the elevated perspective of this decan, which will also give us great vision. We will see far into the future as well as far into the past. There is a ruthless side to this moon of course, with the influence of the claws of the Vulture and the Eagle’s killer instinct. Three great (or not so great) powers have used it as their symbol, the mighty Roman Empire, the Nazi party and more recently the United States of America. Eagles are a natural choice for a superpower to display as its symbol. The Moons closest aspect is the square to Mars which them makes a grand square to Persephone’s Nodes mentioned in the 2014 forecast. Moon square Mars is a highly emotional, combustible and passionate combination. The square brings such intense feelings and moods to crisis point, so we will need to vent this great energy into a project with Moon/Mars themes. The best option, considering Ceres is involved too, would be to protect and defend ones family.


This Moon will make us feel we need to do anything and everything in order for our kindreds to survive and/or get ahead of the game. For some this could mean working long hours so their kids go to the best schools, for others it’s home schooling so that their offspring are untainted by the “system.” Super success and competitiveness are the order of the day, but we need to watch out for being overly gung-ho and pushy with those we are trying to nudge up the status ladder. I have already suggested that the Persephone’s Nodes aspect is about being authentic to yourself and not living the dreams of your parents. There are karmic issues here of generations following in their ancestors footsteps which is obviously not always a good thing if you have very different ideas than your family of origin. A good way around this is taking the essence of the family talent and reinventing it with a twist. So if your parent was a GP, instead of medical school, use the innate healing ability to become a counsellor, a herbalist or even an astrologer (They used to be doctors in the olden days!). Think laterally; try something related but not the same. Spica the star that North Node/Ceres/Mars falls on is about brilliance in ones chosen field. It is fertile, but Diana Rosenberg suggests Spica is not really about making babies, it relates to ones creativity in a non-biological sense.

Full Moon july 2014There is a strong sense of the family and blood ties with this Full Moon, but we will be questioning our allegiances. Do we stick with our biological family, even if they are abusive, or do we bravely strike out and find our spiritual family? The Eagle urges us to look further than our local environment, to boldly go to pastures where we feel a connection, even if they seem totally alien to us. Once we go there we may find that there is some past life link. The node are pathfinders, they open doors to new avenues. While the new tracks are being forged there can be slip-ups. But one can feel safe in the knowledge that with each step, the path will be less prickly and you will leave a path behind you that younger generations can follow.

Moon Phases 2014 ~ Full Moon July 2014 ~ New Moon July 2014

* Full Moon is July 12 in Europe and Asia.
By Marina Macario