Aligning with the Cosmos | Full Moon Astrology for June 2021

Hello beautiful,

This is a space to explore the planetary energies aligning in the sky around the time of Full Moon in Capricorn opposite the sun in Cancer this Thursday, June 24th AND moving into the end of June and into July.

In it I provide you my interpretation of these planetary movements and practical tips to mindfully approach these planetary shifts. Plus, I give you some solid journal prompts at the end!

My hope for you is that you take the pieces that resonate for you and use them as support to mindfully navigate your day to day.

Thank you for sharing this moment with me you brilliant and luminous being, you <3


Courtney Paige

Why Astrology?

Astrology is a deeply intuitive practice based on archetypes and the movement energy between our planetary body and the celestial bodies of our heavens. It is based upon ancient ways of perceiving the universe and our place within it that were created when humans still had an active language for the intangible.

It is no question that celestial bodies affect our planet- you can see that clearly from how our moon moves the waves in the ocean. Astrology gives us a language to describe the influence of these celestial bodies, creating a more tangible use of their influence.

You are a physical manifestations of the earth and the cosmos. Becoming aware of the planetary energies and how they are aligning allows you to become more in tune with your own energy so that, if you choose to, you can be more grounded and informed through your earth journey.

In astrology literature you often hear the phrase- as above so below- as within so without. To get to the point- we live in a fractal - the patterns that make up the cells in our body can also be seen on a universal level. So it makes sense that as we become more aware of ourselves we begin to look out to the stars to find more meaning and order in this vast existence.

Put simply- you are made of clay and star dust! So understanding the elements that come together to make you a whole being gives you an opportunity to know yourself better, too!

Full Moon Energy

Full moons illuminate the patterns and archetypes in our lives so that we can become more conscious of them- consider the concept of the night and the moon being associated with the unconscious. So, the moon fully reflecting the sun shines light into the unconscious and gives you an opportunity to become more aware.

The Full Moon in Capricorn Opposite Sun in Cancer

Before we get into the archetypal concepts- it is also important to remember that the manifestation of the archetypes within our worlds depends on the individual level of personal development- so for each of the planetary and zodiac archetypes there is the completely realized level of manifestation or the 'positive attributes' and the non realized level of manifestation of 'negative attributes'.

With the archetypes of Capricorn and Cancer- we see the nurturing, emotionally aware on the high end of Cancer and the over emotional, or vindictive aspects on the lower end illuminating the Capricorn moon - symbolizing our inner authority and personal power. On the high end this Capricorn is ambition, realistic, and disciplined, but in the non realized or negative side this can energy can become rigid or stuck and overly obsessed with image .

Breaking this down overall this is an opportunity for you to look at where you focus your personal power and who you give your authority to. And also how you use your personal power, particularly in the realm of caring and emotional responsibility.

Do you hold yourself accountable for your emotional well being? Do you project your emotions/shadow aspects of self onto others? Are you open in your heart? Are there places you are closed off or rigid?

The Dance of Venus and Pluto

This energy is further amplified by a Pluto retrograde forming an opposition to Venus in Cancer which began on the 20th around the summer solstice and will continue until the 25th. Pluto, the planet of shadow work and deep truths, retrograde in Capricorn, formed an opposition to Venus, how we express our love, in Cancer- the nurturer.

In astrology when planets form aspects to one another they align in our skies, forming geometric patterns from our position here on Earth. These patterns can either amplify the energy of the planets or create tension between them. Oppositions are a motivating and communicative pattern between the planets.

In the case of Pluto retrograde and Venus, this is an opportunity to become more aware about how we express our empathy for others and become conscious of how we include ourselves in our compassion for humanity.

Venus in Cancer is a sensitive and compassionate alignment- it calls us to deeper sensitivity and awareness of how we nurture others and share with humanity. It is a chance to deepen our compassion to the human and planetary experience at this moment. But with the opposition to Pluto retrograde this is also a moment to become aware of if you are playing out the shadow aspect of the caregiver- the martyr.

Are you including yourself in that compassionate care? You are also a part of humanity- and you can not fill from an empty cup. This is a chance to recognize that how you’re loving yourself directly impacts your ability to provide care for the whole.

The highest manifestation of this energy seems to me to the ability to be open to love while also maintaining strong boundaries and self respect.

This is a good opportunity to check in with your heart- reflect on the people who you care about, the people you give a lot of your time and energy to- becoming mindful of how much you are giving outwards vs. how much you are allowing yourself to receive.