This full moon in Capricorn/Cancer was the exact same sky one of my greatest teachers of this lifetime was born under — my dad.
Some of his best advice:
Keep your word.
Mean what you say and do it.
Walk through the place like you own it – no need to make eye contact.
Confidence comes with your last name. Own it.
If you can count your friends on one hand – that’s enough; all you need is one really good friend.
You know you can’t pick family, but you sure can pick friends. Friendship is holy.
Discipline is easy if you are the director of your mind.
One day when my dad came home for work, he went to the liquor cabinet, reached for his favorite cognac, and realized he had a habit. He called himself out and stopped. He told me this story to explain why he didn’t drink.
For years, he smoked unfiltered Camels (think 1967) – pack after pack, ashes spewed in his den. One day I challenged him (I wasn’t even 10) – “Dad, you can’t quit.” He looked at me. And quit. I remember him pacing the floors late at night, grumpy and so moody. He never smoked again.
Hello Capricorn. Backbone strong. Integrity upright.
He was labeled ‘bad’ having gone to prison three times in his life. Yes, he had a very hard life. Nothing about Capricorn is easy until they learn their lessons.
We are walking into the season of ‘it’s not easy.’ The Sun is in Capricorn; however, this moon has the opposite song, seeking comfort with our family and the familiar.
‘NO!’ screams December 2020. ‘You will NOT find comfort. You cannot hang onto those family members who are distant.’
This is hard. I want you to know that the backbone of Capricorn is what this time demands. That we mean what we say. That we walk through this world like we own it. We assume the position (as every Cap does) that we are responsible.
That big fat full moon in Cancer is pleading for us to be kind. Winter in North America/summer in the southern hemisphere – we all share the same sky.
Be kind. Do it with all you have. Turn the other cheek. Say the nice thing to yourself in this new year. I promise you, my dad – while “bad” – was the kindest man to those he loved. He loved me and then I get to love you.
That’s the right use of this full moon: LOVE fiercely. Mean it.
Hold down the fort of being grounded and solid, so one day your kid will write a newsletter about YOU and how you taught them hard and soft, love and backbones.
I miss my dad. It feels SO good to share my love of him with you during this full moon in his signs.
Hi Milt. Missing you.