A Fine Buck: Buck Full Moon in Capricorn

Sunday, July 9 begins The Buck Full Moon or the Full Moon in Capricorn. The Buck Moon (also known as the Hay Moon or Thunder Moon) derives its name from season when the young Male deer or “bucks” grow antlers, a time of adulthood and maturation. True to Capricorn’s ruling planet, Saturn, which governs authority, time and maturity, The Buck Full Moon is a time of transition from youth spring to mature summer.

Capricorn, cardinal Earth sign, is concerned with personal ambition, rules, boundaries and limits. At its best it can be highly ethical, self directed, disciplined and industrious. At the worst, it can be callous, selfish, materialistic and abrasive.

The Moon is the planet responsible for needs. Nurturing, feeding, emotional security and one’s maternal experiences are governed the Moon. The Moon represents how you pursue, receive and maintain those needs. The Full Moons increases our demands for those needs, urging us to acquire them in the most direct way.

Full Moons are times for completions, bringing projects and endeavors to their conclusions or redirecting existing energies to new efforts and enterprises. Full Moons nourish and feed our actions, providing the energy and support to help them develop and grow.

The sign that governs the Moon is Cancer. This management or “Rulership” provides the characteristics we associate with that sign. Because Capricorn is the sign opposite of the sign of Cancer, the Moon, when it travels through Capricorn is at its weakest state or what we in astrology call it’s ‘detriment”. This means that you can expect greater challenges and demands from the moon during this transit i.e. not getting sufficient nutrition, rest and so forth.  You are urged to be patience and calm in through the course of this transit(next three days).

Capricorn, you should view the next three days as a time to take stock of how you feel and what you need. Consider it a time of preparation for your larger aims and ambitions by securing and maintaining that which helps you feel strong and stable.

Cancer, examine some of the needs you’ve overlooked or neglected. Your ruling planet in its detriment may make this somewhat challenging but the extra scrutiny and care you take during this transit may make such efforts productive and affirming.

Aries and Libra, you may have to review how you’ve dealt with some particular needs in the past to see how you can better address it in the future. You may be inclined to disregard the matter but during the next three days if you devote yourself attending to that need it may prove to be to your profit.

The Buck full Moon ushers in a time where we can seek to fulfill our needs with authority and certainty. While it may require dedication and commitment, the Capricorn Full Moon may very well help you acquire that which you need most.

Aeion is an professional astrologer and tarot card reader with 23+ years of experience. His approach is based in the belief that divination should be in employed to enhance ones' life experiences, not to predetermine them. Let Astrology and Tarot be your tools for better living.