Feeling Intense Energy? Blame the Full Moon in Capricorn

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Each Full Moon of the year falls under a different sign in the zodiac. And while Full Moons typically bring similar energies – change, emotional turbulence, strange feelings – each Full Moon actually possesses different qualities that affect us in different ways.

On July 3rd, 2023, we’ll experience a Full Moon in Capricorn. This sign is known for its hard work, responsible nature, and sensibility.

In this article, we’ll look at what the Moon in Capricorn means for you and how to flow through this transit with grace and understanding.

What Does It Mean When a Full Moon is in Capricorn?

This is one of the more stable Full Moons we experience, as Capricorn helps us regulate our emotions. So, you can breathe easier knowing that this Full Moon won’t be nearly as intense as, say, a Full Moon in Pisces or Cancer – both of which are Water signs who feel things deeply and intensely.

While Full Moons are typically a time of emotional unrest or turbulence, the Full Moon in Capricorn makes it easier for you to deal with any emotions you may be experiencing right now and face them head-on.

However, Capricorn is a sign that is very dedicated to and concerned with success. Therefore, a Full Moon in Capricorn may have you questioning your career or facing your fears regarding material success.

In fact, Capricorns are so concerned with financial abundance and the trajectory of their career that they often overlook the importance of their relationships. During this Full Moon, you may feel more reclusive than usual.

However, the best part of a Full Moon in Capricorn is the emotional maturity that comes along with it. If you feel out of control during most Full Moons, you can sit back and relax, knowing that you won’t be going emotionally haywire during this time. This transit helps you face your emotions from a place of maturity and acceptance.

How Does the Full Moon in Capricorn Affect Each Sign?

Now that we know a bit more about the Capricorn Full Moon in general, let’s take a look at how this Full Moon will affect you personally.


You like to control your surroundings as much as possible, Aries and this particular Full Moon influences your concept of time.

You want your day to run smoothly, and you’ll feel like being more productive than usual. This is a great time for passionate Aries to realize their capabilities regarding responsibility and hard work.


With the Full Moon in a fellow Earth sign, there’s a good chance that you feel like buckling down and getting things done during this transit.

You won’t likely feel like lazing about or having fun romps in the park; rather, your intentions are set on making your dreams come true. This is an excellent time for manifestation work, Taurus.


While you’re typically quite the social butterfly, this Full Moon in Capricorn energy can make you feel like sticking to yourself for a couple of days.

You may need to find an outlet for any thoughts or feelings flowing through you right now, and Geminis are particularly adept at writing. Try writing about your experiences rather than sharing them with others.


While Full Moons can affect your emotions deeply, the Capricorn energy of this Full Moon makes it easier for you to feel calm and even reserved.

This may be one of the more pleasant Full Moon experiences for the sensitive Cancer, especially as the Moon rules your sign. Take note of any emotions you experience, whether dull or intense, and use them to your advantage.


A Full Moon in Capricorn makes it easier for you to pay attention to details, Leo – thus making hard work feel like a breeze.

You will sail through projects and chores under this influence, so don’t neglect this energy. Being productive will amplify your confidence and make you feel more accomplished and capable.


This Full Moon falls under a fellow Earth sign, which can have two effects: you may feel more physical or spiritual.

Earth energy amplifies your natural inclination towards spirituality; however, it also grounds you and makes you feel more active. This is the time to follow your gut and see where your instincts take you, Virgo!


While Full Moons typically amplify your need for love and affection, the Capricorn energy of this transit reminds you of the importance of self-love and taking time for yourself to do the things that bring you joy.

You may also be inclined to ponder your future career goals, Libra, and reevaluate the things you’ve been manifesting.


This Full Moon can make you feel a bit more serious than usual, Scorpio. It’s harder for you to lighten up under the intense gaze of Capricorn’s responsible, pragmatic self.

If you find yourself feeling heavy or weighed down, try to lift your spirits with activities that bring you joy and harmony, like yoga and meditation.


Full Moons typically activate your intellect and desire for conversation, but, with the influence of Capricorn, you’re less chatty and more serious about your life’s work.

You may have some kind of breakthrough in your field or career, so pay attention to the thoughts and ideas that come to you – and don’t avoid hard work, Sagittarius.


With the Full Moon in your sign, your energies are amplified. You may feel more reserved and serious, more concerned with material wealth, and less like spending time with family and friends.

But remember that your loved ones care about you and what you’re going through – sharing with them will help you alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling right now, and it will also remind you why your relationships and friendships are important.


This Full Moon increases your desire to find balance in life, especially when it comes to your career. You will want to branch out and try new modes of thinking regarding the path that you’re on and the goals you want to achieve.

These thoughts may come in a future-oriented manner, and you might find yourself thinking more about the future than the present, Aquarius.


This Full Moon won’t be quite as emotionally intense as many others, which allows you the opportunity to benefit from this energy more effectively.

This is an excellent time for manifestation work and evaluating your long-term goals, Pisces. Capricorn helps you get out of your head and figure out new ways to create the reality you want.

How Do Different Moon Signs Interact with a Capricorn Full Moon?

Moon signs represent our emotional composition and the way we relate to the world around us. Therefore, a Full Moon can have a different effect on a Moon sign than a Sun sign.

Earth – Moon Signs in Taurus, Virgo, & Capricorn

Earth signs might be the least likely to be deeply affected by a Full Moon. This Full Moon will affect you on a more emotional level, but in that very earthy, pragmatic way that you’re so accustomed to.

Try to dig into any feelings you have right now and consider them more seriously, even if you aren’t feeling them all that deeply.

You may relate more emotionally through physical exercises that allow you to release these feelings safely.

Water – Moon Signs in Cancer, Scorpio, & Pisces

Full Moons always tend to hit the Water signs the hardest, and this Full Moon in Capricorn is no exception. However, you will be able to relate to your feelings on a more pragmatic and sensible level, making it easier to accept these emotions and move on.

Creative self-expression is an excellent way to address these feelings and let them go.

Fire – Moon Signs in Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius

Those with a Fire Moon sign are likely to feel things intensely and in bursts. You may be angry one moment and completely moved on the next. When the Full Moon falls in Capricorn, it’s easy to find more balance when it comes to your emotions – especially anger.

Capricorn reminds you to be slow and steady rather than jumpy and impulsive. Yoga can also assist in this mindset.

Air – Moon Signs in Gemini, Libra, & Aquarius

Air signs tend to think through their feelings rather than actually sit down and experience them. You may not typically find yourself in the midst of an emotional crisis, but rather some kind of challenge that your brain can’t easily find the answer to.

Capricorn energy reminds you to root yourself in the Earth and try to feel these emotions with a sense of detachment. Writing is an excellent way to set them free, especially for Air signs.

Make sure to read: The Ultimate Guide to Your Moon Sign

Full Moon in Capricorn Rituals

As this Full Moon asks us to think about more practical matters, it’s the perfect time for rituals to bring us closer to such issues.

1. Full Moon Tarot Spread

First, go through your favorite deck and find The Devil Tarot card – as this is the card that represents Capricorn.

Now, place that card in the middle of your Tarot cloth or placemat. Shuffle your deck and draw four cards to be placed in a clockwise circle around The Devil, starting directly above the card.

Here’s what each card would represent when you pull it:

  1. How can I connect more deeply to my ambitions?
  2. What are the realities that I am not willing to face at this moment?
  3. How am I, or my surroundings, restricting me?
  4. How can I be more appreciative and prouder of what I have already achieved?

2. Cleansing & Manifesting (Or Setting Goals)

The Full Moon is also an excellent time for cleansing your energy, manifesting, and setting goals. Grab a notebook, a pen, a stick of sage, and your favorite crystals, and head to a safe space wherein you feel comfortable.

Sit comfortably and light your sage, allowing the cleansing air to surround and heal your aura. Now, place the crystals near the left side of your body to allow their healing energy to penetrate your spirit. (labradorite and moonstone are especially useful for Full Moon work.)

Now that your energy is cleansed open your notebook and make two lists:

  • One list of everything that you want to manifest in life
  • One list of the goals you’d like to make for yourself

Be as specific as possible.

Now, close your eyes and meditate on the information you’ve just given the Universe. Connect to the lunar energy and allow it to wash over you and surround you with healing, giving light.

Manifest with the Full Moon in Capricorn

Prepare yourself for the healing, pragmatic energy of this Full Moon. Feel free to make your own rituals to celebrate this transit! 

Open your heart and your mind to the energy flowing towards you during this Moon.

Related article: The Ultimate Guide to Full Moons

About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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