Moon in Capricorn – High Priestess in the Devil’s Clothing

The High Priestess dressed as the Devil

High Priestess as the Devil

If you were to describe this transit using the Tarot, you might say that the High Priestess is wearing the Devil’s clothing. The virginal goddess has gotten downright beastly.

The High Priestess is fluidity, perceptive intelligence and compassionate objectivity. She reflects all that surrounds her, but is attached to none of it.

Internal freedom, especially in thought and emotion, is vital, part of the very fabric of her gown. She cannot be confined to any one stream of being.

The High Priestess understands life’s mysteries, and guards them from the uninitiated. Beneath her veil, the secrets of the world are safe.

The Devil, however, is a different sort of guy. He’s all about getting down and dirty and enjoys breaking the rules.

There’s nothing he won’t try, nothing that’s taboo. He encourages obsessions, compulsions and addictions, reveling in anything that ties you down to just one way of living.

The Devil is naked and coarse and demands submission. He can turn dreams into nightmares and love into barren sensuality.

It should be no surprise then that the High Priestess is somewhat uncomfortable in this position. She likes free emotions and flowing thought. The Devils’ sweat, dirt and chains chafe the purity of her ideals.

The Moon in Capricorn, or High Priestess in the Devil’s clothing, is a period of potential internal conflict. The physical world might seem to draw you away from what you typically believe to be right.

You might feel driven or compelled by behaviours and attitudes that go against the grain of your morality. It could be liberating or disturbing, depending on your secrets.

Whatever’s going on though, don’t be too hard on yourself. Get obsessions out of your system, and learn what you can about yourself while you do so.

You should be ready to move on soon. There’s nothing wrong with a little focused physicality. Just don’t get stuck.

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