Twelve Full Moons from sunset until sunrise,
To illuminate your path of destiny each and every year.
To show you each lesson you are here to master,
And to illustrate the way you must become the answer too.
The Full Moon in Capricorn, (The Sun in Cancer, the Moon in Capricorn) is perhaps the most significant and precious of these pairings of paradoxical truth. For in this realm of manifestation, upon this beautiful Earth, you will and must walk the “pathway of opposition” as you seek the integral way. The world of duality is your reality, and all that is experienced and known by you will come inexorably bound to and informed by its opposite.
Whether at the most sublime levels of Being versus non-Being, Energy versus Form, or Thought versus Matter, the profound yet simple of Light versus Dark, or Hot versus Cold…all these can only exist with and through the other. Every-Thing, Every-Energy is founded, formed and expressed in relationship to each other…and, of course, to all other dualities too.
The Full Moon is a special moment, a time of and for Revelation. The Sun is now in the Zodiacal Sign Cancer, streaming the energy-forms of truth about your origins: You are a precious particle from the One; you are a spark of Divine Light that went forth in a great stream of Life-Consciousness-Spirit who together form the Mind, Love and Will of the One who encompasses you. Though you may in your journey only identify or find your root or origins in your immediate family, or your ethnic group…you will eventually awaken to the greater realities of belonging and becoming what you are through your culture, through your common humanity with all humans, and ultimately arrive to become a fully self-aware, conscious co-creator of Creation. You will come to understand and live in the precious space (Nirvana) where the illusion of separation is broken, and you will live by the Love where you are all for one and know the One for us all.
The Moon rises in Capricorn, the opposite energy-form to Cancer. As Cancer is the Seed, Capricorn is the Fruit; it is the promise kept and now met, it is the reward of your Self-Fulfillment and brings the test of Responsibility. The germ that was planted in Cancer is said to find its ultimate realization in the sign of Capricorn. What was just a hope or idea has become a reality: a hobby has turned into a career, a business has become an enterprise. The spontaneous responses to human needs have become institutionalized into the various instruments found in the modern world: into government, businesses, religions, etc. What was only a dream has now become Reality. Your feelings for one another, your caring for one another has made the reality that is your very self-fulfillment.
But equally too, this Full Moon is the Revelation which offers the meaning for the test of Capricorn, the Test of Responsibility. For as much as you find your experience of responsibility rooted and founded upon the care of a parent for their child, and then of brother to brother or to sister, of aunt and uncle and all other kinfolk. So too does this awesome test of responsibility expand as your awareness grows to encompass all these “families” to which you belong: to neighbor and to village, to community and to your culture, to your state and nation, and eventually the entirety of your precious world of wonder called Earth.
Yes, finally you come to the knowing that we are each responsible for and to one another…for you are inseparable from one another in the life of the One. As it is said by many before who became aligned to this knowing in and by the One, “'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.
And equally, whatever you do to another, you do this to yourself…for the one before you is your brother, your sister, your mother and your father…just like you, there is no difference. "We are all related", and you are here to learn to love one another as such, to love the other as much as you love yourself.
There is nothing so simple to understand or so hard to perfectly practice... but it is the only path.
It is the Path of Truth.
It is the Truth of Love.
It is quite simply, “the way”.
Watch the Sun set; See the Moon rise...
And take good care of one another.