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Monday, Nov 4 at 2.23am PST
The prowling Sun in Scorpio squares the unpredictable moon in Aquarius. The moon will rise at noon, peak at dusk and set at midnight all over the world, no matter your time zone. The moon initially enters Aquarius the day before the quarter moon, stays here until the day after, then moves on to Pisces for the next 60-hour round. On Nov 10 the moon enters Taurus, marking the beginning of the full moon!
Our eyes are freshly cleared by the new moon – now what? At the first quarter, we address precisely this question of now what, where to go, what to do? The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. Quarter moons prompt definitive change. First quarter moons represent a moment of truth, bringing forward vital information for the full moon.
At quarter moons I always mention the possibility of emotional turbulence. This is especially prescient with both Scorpio and Aquarius involved: the queen of volatility wrestles with an unexpected lightning storm. The magic of Aquarius is MOVEMENT and ADVENTURE. Go backpacking, get away from the world. Let the winds of Aquarius fill your lungs and mind, fresh and electric. If possible, spend time near a body of water.
There are a few things worth mentioning about Aquarius. He is often late and loud. He is brutally direct and honest. The water bearer is fearless, to the point of being un-shockable. Aquarius acts on impulse. He does whatever he pleases and thus possesses extraordinary powers of manifestation. Aquarius asks: why not? He is a daredevil, a visionary. You never know what’s coming. And then there’s Scorpio, the devilish vixen digging her pincers into our oldest wounds.
There are two elements to this moon phase. One is that, whatever happens, we won’t see it coming. And whatever it is, it will be emotional in nature. We will be suddenly revisited by old emotional work, demons we thought we had already banished, their ghoulish grins aglow. Such revisitations set loose a powerful emotion in the veins.
From the blinding blackness of night, Scorpio whispers: do you remember? The womb, the tomb? This is where I live. And so it is. Creature of infinite water, return with great haste from whence you came. Consumed by your own power, feel everything.
At this quarter moon a couple years ago, I was in the middle of teaching a yoga class when a Scorpio woman sharply interrupted to criticize my teaching. I was stunned and immediately felt vulnerable, but I knew that I was unconsciously attracting this particular experience because receiving criticism is definitely something I am working on improving. Such unexpected social interactions are common with celestial events in Aquarius. Prepare for awkwardness or social malfunction and perhaps avoid socializing. No matter what you do, keep in mind that this day will probably not go as planned!
Aquarius rules the lower legs in the body. Aquarius Yoga definitely engages these muscle groups, but really this yoga practice is about inversions. When the body is inverted, feet above the heart and head, the body becomes a bridge, representing ascension from one level of consciousness to the next. To see your feet in the air above you is revolutionary; it defies normalcy. Inversions remind us that at any moment, reality may be subverted, transgressed. There are no rules, no limitations. Give it a try with Aquarius Yoga.
In meditation, stay grounded by focusing on the root chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am calm