23rd June 2013: Full Moon in Capricorn (11:33 a.m. GMT)

The Magic of Self-Reliance

This Full Moon in Capricorn is highly self-contained and encourages us to be the same. Temporarily turning the current Grand Water Trine into a Kite, it encourages us to seek stability and direction from within rather than without. This is fairly unusual for a Full Moon, which tends to be more extrovert in its energies. However, this one speaks of the need to act in the outside world, take our part in life and make a mark on our environment whilst being reliant only upon ourselves, no one else. It exhorts us to be our own saviour and ensure that if we want something to happen we look only within to make it so.

In many ways it can feel like a harsh message and one that could easily be misinterpreted as ‘You can’t trust anyone else. This is a dog eat dog world and if you don’t look after yourself no one else will’! Let me assure you this is not the Moon’s message now! Far from it, in fact. Because in looking within and developing self-reliance we are, in fact, contributing an enormous amount to each other and the world at large. By doing so we can reduce the demands that we make upon our environment, upon our relationships and upon life itself to keep us happy. We don’t have to reject other people in order to rely upon ourselves, but it does necessitate that we stop blaming other people for conditions we’re unhappy with and begin to consider what we can do to change our lot, regardless of how that lot may initially have arisen.

At the time of this Full Moon, therefore, we are encouraged to consider just how self-reliant we currently are and how we may need to develop greater skills in this regard in the coming months. If the prospect of doing so triggers flickers of anxiety, a slight sense of panic or just plain old full-blown fear then we definitely need to do some work in this area! The prospect of having our future in our hands with no let-out clause of blame or victimhood can be scary indeed, and we may find all manner of ways to justify why it’s not the case (I could come up with a whole list right now and I’m writing this thing!!), but ultimately the message of this Moon is plain and simple, loud and clear: Our life is up to us. Whatever does or doesn’t happen in it, however other people behave, what we make of what we’ve got is up to us. Ouch! You can always rely upon a Cappy Moon to say it like it is.

So, given that this Moon is also a Super Moon and therefore even more highly charged than usual, we’d best not kick the can down the road on this one. Instead we should take note that self-reliance and a readiness to take responsibility for the conditions of our lives is required now. The more willing we are to do this the more, paradoxically, the universe will step in and give us a healing hand when we need it (I actually intended to write ‘helping hand’ there, but it seems the keyboard had other ideas!). The truth is no matter how self-reliant and independent we are, we are never alone and there are all manner of energies, influences and forces out there weaving their magic to support and assist us when we need it. They are not, however, summoned to our aid by blame and finger pointing but by standing up, taking charge of our lives and committing to the fulfilment of our potential with every fibre of our being. Which is why this Moon exhorts us to do exactly that, because once we do we’ll get so much help and support we won’t know what to do with it all!

Happy Full Moon everyone!

Sarah Varcas


Peter fox 23rd June 2013 12:59 pm

Lovely message,Sarah-thank you. "God helps those who help themselves"
springs to mind?!

bets 23rd June 2013 3:27 pm

"At the moment of commitment, the Universe conspires to assist you."

betsy. 23rd June 2013 8:14 pm

I was lying in bed the other morning thinking something very similar. After months of "speaking" internally with myself, being alone & feeling I finally became more self-reliant (& the thought of that not scaring the pants off me!), I wondered if I was reaching out again too much. After finally beginning to see my power within, the thought of relying too much on the exterior again frightened me. It seems a fine line to walk sometimes. I like my quiet time. It reminds me that there's no one in physical form I need to depend on for anything; but, I also like sharing & joking with others about our journeys (& the potholes, cliffs, rainbows, sunshiny moments & such). Do I still need to become more self-reliant? Yes. Am I taking steps to do so? Yes. Do I still feel very frightened at times? Yep! I appreciate the questions this message & supermoon are bringing to my attention. Thank you again, Sarah, for another beautiful, heart-centered message. Much love to you!!! :smitten:

shapeshifter 23rd June 2013 8:23 pm

I thought that self-reliance simply meant being independent.
Now I see that relying on others to make me feel good is not exactly self-reliance.

Gosh, if I'm not here to try and make other people behave the way I want them to, what exactly is my job description? ;D

betsy. 23rd June 2013 8:41 pm

Goodness gracious, shapeshifter, you said in two sentences what it took me a paragraph to get out! :2funny

"...relying on others to make me feel good is not exactly self-reliance." Exactly what came to me. Beautiful. Thank you for the healing hand. LOL.

Much love to you!

shapeshifter 23rd June 2013 8:53 pm

I gotta say, Betsy, your posts are always very colorful, animated and heartfelt. I really enjoy reading them and feeling the uplifting energy that you radiate to everyone. Thanx :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 24th June 2013 5:23 am

"God helps those who help themselves"

Yes Peter! Exactly :)

Sarah Varcas 24th June 2013 5:27 am

Hello Betsy :) Yes, I think you're right. It can be a very fine line to walk, and where we are on that line varies according to our situation from day to day. I think it's all about finding that balance between enjoying other people and depending upon their being a certain way for our well-being, and sometimes it's difficult even to know which of those we're doing (or is that just me ?! lol). Love to you too Betsy :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 24th June 2013 5:28 am

Gosh, if I'm not here to try and make other people behave the way I want them to, what exactly is my job description?

lol Shapeshifter :2funny you do make me chuckle! xx

Sarah Varcas 24th June 2013 5:37 am

Hello Bets. This quote from the writings of Goethe came to mind:

'Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.'

LauriLumby 25th June 2013 7:24 am

The Magic of Self-reliance! Well stated and EXACTLY the message that came through for me with this Supermoon. The image was of me standing with arms upraised, as a priestess, calling forth all that I need. Apparently it is finally time to embrace my own personal magic. Maybe I get to fulfill my lifelong dream of being Samantha Stevens afterall. ;)

Lauri Ann Lumby
"Midwife to your Soul"

Sarah Varcas 26th June 2013 4:44 am

lol Lauri! :2funny I see your nose twitching... :) Love the priestess image. Great power in it... wonderful :smitten:


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Sarah Varcas is an Intuitive Astrologer, committed to decoding the wisdom messages of the cosmos for the enrichment of peoples’ lives.


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