A ritual plus crystals, incense, and oils for the Capricorn full moon.
Every year, when the sun is in Cancer, the full moon is in Capricorn. It’s a beautifully balanced combo: fluidity and solidity, relaxation and hard work, receiving energy and expending energy, rest and success.
In 2022, the Capricorn full moon falls on Wednesday, July 13th.
A full moon is the most powerful energetic expression of that moon sign. And when I think Capricorn, I think focus. I think drive. I think about setting goals. And I think about taking regular, methodical steps towards those goals.
So here’s my first recommendation for the Capricorn full moon:
Light a white, off-white, or brown candle, and perhaps one of the incense or oil selections listed below.
Then take some deep breaths, center your mind, and write out all your goals. Write them in the present tense, as if already true. Remember to include goals in various life areas, such as career, romance, home, self-growth, spirituality, friendship, health, family, finances, and creativity. (Even if you’ve written out your goals recently, it’s not a bad idea to do it again to get clear on what your goals are now. They may have changed slightly or considerably, and if so, the Capricorn full moon can help you get clarity.)
When you’re finished, extinguish the candle (and incense, if applicable).
Then, when the moon is out:
Take your list of goals with you and go outside and stand in the moonlight. (If you can – otherwise, you can do this inside or outside under cloud cover.)
Relax, breathe, and conjure up the feeling of reaching these goals. Like, feel as if they’ve already been reached. Feel the victorious joy of this. Call on the Goddess (or call on the Divine in another way that feels powerful for you). Ask for support in taking steady, incremental steps toward these goals. Set the intention to show up again and again, with patience and fortitude, in order to reach them. Then feel that victorious feeling once again: you steadily climbed the mountain, and now you’re at the top. Feel gratitude to the Goddess and gratitude to yourself for all your hard work. As you celebrate your success, imagine looking back and feeling grateful for every step you took along the way.
Go back home. Fold up your list of goals, folding it toward you each time. Place it on your altar and place a crystal on top. (See below for recommendations.)
Crystals for the Capricorn full moon:
- Clear quartz (focus, empowerment, clarity, energy)
- Agate (grounding, personal power)
- Hematite (grounding, focus, energy, success)
- Pyrite (abundance, grounding, intelligence)
- Black tourmaline (grounding, protection, clarity)
Incense and essential oil scents for the Capricorn full moon:
- Vetiver (grounding, anxiety relief, physical healing)
- Patchouli (wealth, love, sensuality)
- Frankincense and myrrh (healing, protection, cleansing, success)
- Cinnamon (wealth, sweetness, spiritual vibrations, victory)
- Sage (clarity, cleansing, wealth, healing)
Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Are there any other Capricorn-aligned crystals or scents that come to mind?