July Full Moon 2022, also known as the Buck Moon 2022, is here to tell you that the truth has been revealed - but are you ready to fully accept it? That’s the question before us as we approach this powerful Full Moon in Capricorn and why it's an important date in the Moon Calendar 2022.
This lunation follows the New Moon June 2022, which was in the sensitive sign of Cancer, and takes place on July 13, 2022, at 2:38 PM EST.
Full Moons are always times of illumination, where what was hidden comes to light. What makes the July Full Moon 2022 extra special is that it doubles as a Supermoon. Among all the astrological events 2022, like Mercury retrograde 2022 and more recently Neptune retrograde 2022
Astronomically, this means that the Moon is orbiting more closely to the earth, giving extra luminosity to its appearance. And astrologically, we can expect that whatever revelations the Moon makes to us at this time will be extra potent as a result - Full Moon rituals anybody?!
Back to the question at hand - what will you do with the information that has been given to you? It’s a pivotal 'now what' moment in the collective consciousness, one that will drive our personal decision-making and strategic planning moving forward.
Remember that with the Moon in Capricorn and the Sun in Cancer, we are dealing with cardinal energy. Energy that invites us to be leaders in our own right, to be confident about our choices, and to see the bigger picture on both an emotional level and a practical one. It’s a dynamic that asks you to draw into your power reserves and bring attention to the source of your supply - if it’s internal or external forces.
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As the Full Moon culminates, it's bound to power-wielding Pluto while the Sun is in a close conversation with messenger-minded Mercury. This tension between these four planets suggests that deep secrets and dramatic revelations can indeed create intense emotions. Some may stun us into silence or make us feel like we don’t have the exact right words to convey the depth of our thoughts and feelings.
But with support from Uranus and Neptune, and a supportive trine between Saturn and Venus, we’re reminded that our voices matter - and that sometimes staying silent can do more harm than good. Remember to stay grounded in the present moment, to react to what’s in front of you, and always reach out for available support—it’s there from the stars and from your communities if you need it.
How will July Full Moon 2022 affect my star sign?
Your true calling is in the spotlight, Aries, as this Full Moon in Capricorn activates your tenth house of career and public fame. You may be confronting authority figures or dealing with power plays from people in your work environment that could make you question your commitment to your company, organization, or line of work. Is any of this drama worth it? Is your effort enriching you - or someone else? As the Moon and Pluto invite you to consider where your personal power lies and what really makes you happy, the Sun and Mercury in your fourth house of home and family remind you to trust your instincts and to remember who you are when no one else is looking. You can find the balance between professional aspiration and personal responsibilities - and maintain your integrity.
You are being called to stand up for what you believe in, Taurus. With the July Full Moon 2022 activating your ninth house of deeply held beliefs, you could find yourself at an internal tug of war as external forces are calling on you to take a side. You have a trademark sensibility of being reasonable and even-keeled, but you may now be questioning if staying on the sidelines is helping or harming you, people you care about, and causes you advocate for. This Full Moon is calling on you to be clear about what’s been revealed - what you see now cannot be unseen. So what will you do? Remember that your silence does not stop someone else from asserting their truth. There is space for your voice too - and this is not a time to dim your shine, but to spread your light - and enlightenment.
You’re being called to remember that no one is an island - and you don’t have to go it alone, Gemini. As the Full Moon moves through your eighth house of shared resources and karmic debts, your attention is being called to observe where you have taken too much on for yourself. Wouldn’t having a partner to share the load be better? In fact, wouldn’t having a supportive community be even better than that? Are your fears of opening yourself up authentically and being vulnerable, of saying that you can’t do this on your own or by yourself preventing you from seeing that you have a special ability to attract like-minded people to you? The Full Moon is inviting you to see that you cant continue this way - and that’s a good thing. Collaboration is the key to your continued success.
There is a call for you to be honest about your most intimate relationships, Cancer. With this Full Moon in your seventh house of partnership, you are reaching a climactic turning point in your relationship. You may see how working together allows you both to reach common goals - or determine where there may be unequal power balances. You will be called to find your voice and speak your truth about how you want to move forward - and what you want to leave behind. If a partner reveals a truth to you, know that it’s ok to share yours. This is a time to stay grounded in what you know to be true and not be manipulated by what someone else tells you is true - or even by what you wish were true. You don’t have to prioritize unity over your sense of integrity.
The stars are letting you in on a little secret, Leo. It’s that the work is every day - but every day is not about work. With this Full Moon in your sixth house of health and habits, personal revelations about what fulfills you - and what depletes you - may have come into sharp focus. You may have had, or are currently experiencing, monumental shifts in your priorities. You have now reached the climax in your clue gathering: that the real work you do is not in the daily grind. It’s in being fully present for what sparks the most joy for you. It’s about showing up as your authentic self. It’s about the boss and commander of your own day and your own routines. As a Leo, you’re born to lead and you can now show others that your productivity is not a commodity. It’s about your own mental bliss.
You’ve been on a journey of self-expression and self-discovery, Virgo. And now the stars have brought you to this moment where you can celebrate who and what you love without hesitation. With this Full Moon in your fifth house of fun and pleasure, bring attention to where your heart has been calling you - what you want to do, where you want to go, and who you want to be there with you. And be mindful that it’s OK if it doesn’t match up with anyone else’s idea of what that should look like or what’s best for you. You know the truth. And now it’s your job to contribute your unique talents and sensibilities, your ability to appreciate the small things and to bring out the best in yourself and those around you.
Changes to your very foundations are being activated during this Full Moon in your fourth house of home and family, Libra - and trust the stars that this is a good thing. You’re being activated to recognize this as a growth moment, one that offers much in the way of healing and mending, on a physical or spiritual level. Your sense of security may be linked to cleaning out both literal or proverbial closets. Family secrets may have been unearthed, and now you’re being afforded a more authoritative role in healing any wounds that have arisen. Remember that to heal a wound, it helps to recognize it as such and during this time you may be empowered by your ability to voice your truths. As you assume a more authoritative role as a caretaker, the stars call you to recognize that nurturing yourself is the first step.
As one of the more mysterious signs of the zodiac, you’re known for staying quiet, Scorpio. But with this Full Moon activating your third house of communication, the stars are calling on you to find your inner voice and broadcast it loud. Your perspective matters, so use the cardinal energy of this Full Moon to feel empowered to take the initiative, to make the first overture, or to tell someone what you think or how you feel. Your bravery and fortitude will be a source of inspiration for others - and a source of pride for you. Take the lessons you’ve learned about owning your truth, even if it feels heavy, and know that you’re supported by those closest to you in this endeavor. You don’t have to convince everyone of anything - you just have to be open, authentic, and honest with yourself. That’s when the magic happens.
You’re starting to realize what it’s all worth, Sagittarius. The cost of living has certainly increased for everyone over the last several years. But you may be in a position now where you see, or will see soon, that you will not allow your finances to come at the price of your self-worth, self-respect, or happiness. Seeing that 'it’s just a job' or 'it’s just money,' isn’t the defeatist attitude some people may have you believe it is. It’s the revelation that you’ve cultivated a life that a job and money help support, not the other way around. The July Full Moon 2022 is in your second house of personal income and will inspire you to not only ask for what you’re worth - but demand it. Take this time to be proud of how far you’ve come between securing yourself. Like the archer of your sign, you’re hitting every target in your sights.
You will be noticeably impacted and aware of this Full Moon, Capricorn, as it takes places in your most personal house: the first house of the self. This lunation will bring awareness to all the strides, and possibly even the struggles, you’ve experienced over the last year. You could’ve undergone changes to your body, diet, lifestyle, appearance, style, or had a huge change in your relationship or career status. But whatever setbacks or challenges you’ve encountered, now you can see how far you’ve come in asserting yourself and recognizing the power you do hold. As a Capricorn, you are born to lead, but you’re not always as comfortable being in the spotlight. With the light of the Full Moon shining directly on you, this is your reminder to celebrate yourself.
As the July Full Moon 2022 moves through your twelfth house of the subconscious, Aquarius, you’re bringing awareness to the ways any escapist tendencies may initially seem to help you but might set you back from your long-term goals. You’re a planner and a big-picture thinker. You idealize the possibilities and fantasize about how much better things could be if only this one could change or be different. But when that one thing doesn’t change, or when that one thing isn’t different, or when you try something and it doesn’t go exactly according to script, do you give up or get disillusioned? Is your sense of perfection coming at the cost of personal progress? This Full Moon is inviting you to notice where you could be kinder and gentler with yourself and others. All good things come with time and sustained effort.
Friendships are one of the most important relationships we can nurture, something you know well as you have a sensitive disposition, Pisces. You’re so keenly clued into the vibes in the room that you can tell when something, or someone, is off. This Full Moon in your eleventh house of groups is bringing awareness to who uplifts and supports you, and who doesn’t. You shouldn’t have to compromise your sense of fun, your creativity, or your light to fit in with people who don’t accept you as you are. But as you may have had power struggles in your groups, you can be appreciative of the fact that it helped you further define who you are and what you value. And now you can continue moving forward toward those that are more aligned with the person you are now. Your life is shifting and the people within it are too - and that’s exciting!
Maria Sofia is a Greek-American writer, astrologer, Tarot reader, and intuitive. She is a lifelong lover and student of the stars, who has been practicing divination and magic for 20+ years.
Maria is Leo Sun, Cancer Moon, and Virgo Rising. Her favorite natal placement in her chart is her Virgo Mercury conjunct the ascendant that makes her a fast writer and talker and she smiles anytime she pulls the Queen of Wands or the Nine of Pentacles.
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