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Wednesday, Apr 1 at 3.21am PST
The fresh Aries sun squares the tender moon in Cancer. The moon rules Cancer, so we can say that she is “at home” for this moon phase and therefore operating at full strength. 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 Cancer very early on Mar 31. She will stay here until Apr 2, then move on to Leo for the next few days. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. On Apr 6 she enters Libra for the biggest supermoon of the year!
This quarter moon follows the dynamic New Moon in Aries. First quarter phases clarify our plans. At the First Quarter Moon Cancer, we ask our hearts to guide us. This phase is all about fusing assertion (Aries) with compassion (Cancer). Let’s shift from impulsive Aries to thoughtful, nurturing Cancer. When cardinal constellations get together, it is time to recenter and seek balance. The crab delivers sincere, loving reflections as we burn through the springtime fires of the ram. Let’s take our intentions and turn them into actions. Let’s fully embody our beliefs.
And yet…we need to reflect very deeply on whether emotions are clouding our decision-making to an unreasonable extent. The nature of this quarter moon is both emotive (Cancer) and active (Aries). We need to examine the discrepancy between what we intend vs. what we do. Even with the very best of intentions, we still need the wisdom of knowing when to act. We have to sit with discomfort and ask ourselves difficult questions. Are we moving through the world with real awareness of other people’s feelings? What about awareness of the power dynamics perpetuated by the patriarchal, capitalist society in which we live?
This quarter moon last year was the day my partner and I had a farewell party in our tiny house on the organic farm. I was leaving unexpectedly to fly home and be with one of my best friends who had just been diagnosed with cancer (he is cancer-free now <3). Everything felt rushed and uncertain. My heart was so full of feelings.
It’s hard to talk about, but that decision was not the right one. If I’m being honest, my intuition did speak to me. A voice whispered no, don’t go home, it’s not the right time. But of course I went home, that’s what friends do – we travel to be together in hard times. What I learned is that my definition of help and friendship is not universal. Some people are not ready to be helped. So that’s why we balance our intentions with our actions. We have to observe very closely and see whether our actions will be executed according to our intentions.
As someone with a ton of water in my chart, it felt wrong and counterintuitive to step away, but sometimes that is exactly what we have to do. It all balances out; at other times, we are asked to step UP in a powerful way. Fortify your energetic walls, hold your head high. Feed your heart with cats, baking and Cancer Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I feel …