First Quarter Moon in Aquarius ☽ Nov 15, 2018

Art: “Adoption of the Human Race” by Richard Hook

Thursday, Nov 15 at 6.54am PST

The Sun in Scorpio squares the 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. Quarter moons represent a moment of truth, heralding vital information for the full moon. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. The moon enters Aquarius on the morning of Nov 13 – we will begin to feel the effects of the quarter moon at this point.

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.

There are a few things worth mentioning about Aquarius right away. He is often late. He frequently feels superior to his present circumstances or company. He talks, endlessly. He is brutally direct and honest. But 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 traveler, a daredevil, a visionary.

Scorpio is a devilish vixen who drags out old stuff. She digs her pincers into our wounds. When we are revisited by old work, demons we thought we had already banished, prancing back, ghoulish grins aglow, a powerful emotion courses through our veins. Pain is a teacher; it is inevitable; it IS.

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, obliterate, scatter to the stars and be reborn. At the edge of all edges, feel everything.

At this quarter moon last year, I was in the middle of teaching a yoga class when a vampiric/scorpionic type woman sharply interrupted me to criticize my teaching. I was so stunned and thrown off by the interruption that I burst into tears the moment everyone left the studio. Such unexpected social interactions are highly common with any celestial event in Aquarius. Furthermore, this quarter moon forms a trine to Venus Retrograde in Libra. As you may have noticed, Venus Retrograde (starting Oct 5) is not exactly conducive to social fluidity. In other words, expect some awkwardness or social malfunction on this quarter moon and perhaps avoid socializing at all. No matter what, expect that the day will 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 as 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.

The magic of Aquarius is in 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. To find your personal moon sign, click here.

Mantra:  I am calm

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