Full Moon In Capricorn – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

On July 3rd, 2023 we have a beautiful Full Moon at 11° Capricorn. 

The Full Moon in Capricorn will show us what we’re capable of. It will give us a vision of what’s possible.

And it will expose the number #1 ‘enemy’ that keeps us small and prevents us from achieving our greatest potential: the stories we tell ourselves. 

Full Moon In Capricorn – The Big, Wild World

Capricorn is our higher self, our greatest potential, the adult inside each one of us.

Capricorn is where we go into the big wild world to achieve our mission.

The big wild world is a difficult place. We have to develop skills. We have to deal with difficulties. We toughen up. And if we succeed, we eventually get our reward.

When we have a Full Moon in Capricorn, the Moon is in Capricorn, and the Sun in Cancer. All Full Moons in Capricorn highlight the tension of the opposites: Cancer and Capricorn. 

Cancer is the familiar. Capricorn is the unfamiliar. Cancer is our comfort zone. Capricorn is our uncomfort zone. 

Cancer’s role is to preserve what we already have. Capricorn’s role is to sacrifice what we have for the hope of a better tomorrow.

Too much Cancer and we never grow up. It’s so much more comfortable to do what we’ve always been doing! Too much Capricorn and we chase success for success’ stake, overcompensating for the void inside.

How do we strike a balance? 

Full Moon In Capricorn – The Aspects

The Full Moon in Capricorn is opposite Mercury in Cancer, trine Jupiter in Taurus, and sextile Saturn in Pisces. 

Full Moon opposite Mercury suggests there’s a tension between what we want to achieve (Full Moon in Capricorn) vs. our thinking patterns (Mercury) that keep us in our comfort zone (Cancer).

The opposition is a very tricky aspect because the tension of the 2 planets opposite each other seems irreconcilable. It’s not that we don’t know there’s a problem, we do – yet we are absolutely convinced we can’t do anything about it. 

When there’s an opposition, it’s not the world that needs to change. It’s us who needs to change. 

Thankfully, the Full Moon trine Jupiter supports us in the process – if we just believe there’s a better tomorrow, 90% of the work is done. If there’s anything that can break a looping, obsessive thinking pattern, that’s Jupiter.

Moreover, the sextile to Saturn will give us tools and support to make tangible changes. 

A better tomorrow is not just a daydream! At the Full Moon in Capricorn, we really have the inspiration, faith (Jupiter), tools, and support systems (Saturn) for lasting change. 

But there’s one important thing we need to address… 

Full Moon In Capricorn – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I’ve always told myself that I hate cold water. I’d only go swimming in the peak of summer – and only if it was super hot. I’d have a whole theory around why cold water is not for me. 

A few days ago I decided to plunge into ice-cold water. I just held my breath and simply stopped listening to the “cold water is not for me” story. 

When I challenged my own mind (Full Moon opposite Mercury) I discovered that being in ice-cold water is not actually unpleasant. It was a whole new sensation I’ve never experienced before; and I felt great afterwards! 

After the plunge, it just didn’t make sense how I’ve been telling myself the cold water story for my entire life. The story wasn’t true – yet, I was convinced it was, just because this is what I’ve been telling myself over and over again. 

Stories we tell ourselves are like advertising. They work!

If we just watch the silliest ad on TV for a sufficient number or times we end up buying the product. We are wired for the familiar. We believe we make choices – when in reality, we default to what we know best. 

We all have stories we tell ourselves. Maybe someone else told us they’re true. Maybe we labeled them as “truths” early on in life and we never challenged them. 

Stories keep us warm, cozy and safe. Stories make us feel good about ourselves, because with stories we can define ourselves and say, “well that’s just me”. With stories we can justify our actions. There’s a consistency about these stories that feels safe and satisfying. 

Stories prevent us from growing

We are all capable of so much more. The only constant in life is growth. It’s in nature; it’s everywhere. Growth and evolution are written in our genes. 

Stories are the opposite of growth. Just because they are OUR stories, just because they’re familiar, this doesn’t make them right. 

Just because someone has a history of abusive relationships this doesn’t make abusive relationships ok. Just because we’ve always done things a certain way, it doesn’t mean it’s the best way. 

Changing the stories we tell ourselves might sound like hard Capricorn work.

You’ve probably heard this 1 million times “just change your thoughts” or “it’s all about mindset” … and you’ve told yourself 1 million times “yes, but” or “this doesn’t work for me”. 

What if it does? What if your “truth” is just a story you’ve been telling yourself? 

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One thought on “Full Moon In Capricorn – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so much from a full moon explanation. The many facets that have joined together in such a logical manner have given me a clear and precise understanding of my role during this time.
    Thank You for sharing….

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