Every Moon needs a Name Capricorn Full Moon 2018

By Agent 108 Adam Sommer

Moon“We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world. We’re connected to reality by the same line. All I have to do is quietly draw it towards me.”

—from Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Every Moon needs a name.  It’s how we draw her nearer.  We could call this one a Capricorn Moon, yet it won’t register for many.  We could ascribe to the European name for it by calling it the Rose Moon, being reminded of the thorns hidden within our attractions. We could even borrow from the Native Americans like the Internet and call her the Strawberry Moon.  If you live where strawberries grow, it’s a good reminder.  Let’s just be cautious with super and “the rarest since” ways of describing the Moon.  Those are cheap calories for our silver fox Mother.

It’s been some time since I wrote about a Full Moon.  Eclipses sure, but I abandoned the New and Full Moon agenda when I realized I was writing in water.  Lunar cycles come and go, most the time without many of us paying them any mind.  Can you tell me what the last Full Moon was? What was its name? Where were you? What were you feeling?  How about the last Strawberry Moon? You have some tales from then…?   Exactly!  And so I have learned to condense my focus, learning how to chisel stone instead of water.  For this, I have Saturn to thank.

Speaking of the old man, he is overseeing this Moon.  Being that it’s in Capricorn and Saturn rules this odd goat, we could entertain calling it Saturn’s Moon (but that’s confusing; We may ask: Which moon of Saturn’s? He has many).  Just a degree apart (Full Moon 6 Cap; Saturn 5 degrees), Saturn and this Full Moon will draw the eye of billions tonight towards the Milky Way–even if it’s only once–to offer a reflection or two.  And it’s this area of the sky that dilates pupils and awakens parts of the brain gathering dust.  It strikes awe.  How could it be any other way when you gaze upon billions of stars orbiting an anomaly  We call it the Milky Way because of the ineffable path it paints across the sky.  Let us never forget the milk is made of stars, and that those stars are also potential worlds within this “tiny” galaxy of ours.

Fermi’s Paradox hums

The Queen points

off they go


Confucius, an erudite Saturn scholar, reminds us, “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.”  That is, if the world is made of language, we must always be searching for the right words to describe the Moon.  It’s reflecting something different for you than it is for me.  We know this simply because 6 plus Capricorn is situated uniquely in all of our charts.  So find out where this is.  Figure out what it’s connected to.  Then go outside for a moon bath, allowing her to work a deeper, more ancient magic on you.  It’s not one or the other.  We need both the map and the sky.  Together, with our minds aligned with the cosmos, we will find the words for this Moon.

The Sabian Symbol for 7 Capricorn (gotta round up):

A Veiled Prophet of Power… Speaks”

…and she says, “Happy Full Moon!  Can you find the language to describe it to me?”