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Thursday, Jan 2 at 8.46pm PST
The earthen Sun in Capricorn squares the fiery moon in Aries. The moon will rise at noon, peak at dusk and set at midnight all over the world, no matter your time zone. Luna initially enters Aries the night before the quarter moon, on New Year’s Day. She will stay here until Jan 4, then move on to Taurus for the next 60-hour round. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. On Jan 9 she enters Cancer, marking the official beginning of the full moon lunar eclipse madness!
Before all that happens, let’s come back to this moment, with our eyes freshly cleared by the potent new moon solar eclipse of Dec 25. At the first quarter, we decide what we will carry forward from the new moon. What will we change? Quarter phases help us clarify our plans.
Astrological events in Aries (the first sign in the zodiac wheel, demarcating the Spring Equinox) signal new beginnings. All moon phase in Aries breathe divine life into that which must live. This phase encourages definitive action (Aries) on projects of a long-term, structural nature (Capricorn). Decide what you want and go for it. Do something to further your goals.
In the body, Aries rules the muscles and Capricorn the bones. Capricorn, like our skeleton, is rigid and difficult to change. Aries, full of blood and heat, begs us to move. Through him we sprout and strengthen. Remember the last time you exercised until your breath was jagged, muscles scorching: I AM I AM I AM. This fire, moon children, is what we encounter now.
There is a unique tension between Capricorn and Aries. Those born on this quarter moon (Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Aries) must wrestle with the highly sexual nature of Aries as well as the highly practical nature of Capricorn. They can absolutely coexist, with the kindling of Capricorn feeding the fire of Aries. It is possible to be a wild soul with roots; a vixen with a plan. Still, when these two wrestle in the skies, we often feel incurably restless. Any square involving fire (such as the moon in Aries) needs to be released through physical movement. Artistic expression also highly recommended, as always.
Squares involving fire can also stir up anger. People are definitely more irritable when the moon is in Aries. Remember to think before speaking or acting. Sit with your emotional reaction for a moment, but not too long. Or just a climb a mountain, wear red, put on your favorite music and fucking dance. Stamp the floor, feel a rose blooming from the base of your spine, raw, sharp on your tongue. Sweat to the rhythm of I AM I AM I AM.
There are two elements to this moon phase. One is that something is beginning anew. Yet the earth of Capricorn demands that we move forward with a plan. Winter descends, but the goat is not a lazy, drowsy beast: he works out in the cold, late into the night. The best advice I can give is to hold ideas lightly in your mind, ideas about what you would like to plant in the spring. Capricorns, you sweet creatures, you put so much pressure on yourselves. Where can you be more free and open, more trusting?
Aries, master of spring, is our best teacher in the dead of winter. Follow the hot-blooded sheep up the mountain. May this phase be warm and bright! In meditation, make peace with your solar plexus chakra. Avoid alcohol, red meat, and inflammatory foods like dairy, gluten, and nightshades. Make a fire and get sweaty with Aries Yoga. Go out and dance in your most vibrant, fiery clothing. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I act on my greatest passion