First Quarter Moon in Capricorn ☽ Oct 16, 2018

Tuesday, Oct 16 at 11.02am PST

The Sun in Libra squares the moon in Capricorn. The moon will rise at noon, peak at dusk and set at midnight. Quarter moons represent a turning point. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. The moon enters Capricorn on Oct 14, at which point we will begin to feel the effects of the quarter moon.

Libra knows every interpersonal trial and tribulation. Capricorn is a lover conditioned by work. He is stubborn, sometimes self-absorbed, but not an enemy.

This moon phase is a continuation of our collective endeavor to knit the chasm between masculine and feminine energies with rehabilitative tonics, introducing novel archetypes that are both gentle and understanding. Peace is coming. Fear ebbs, equanimity waxes. Inhale atonement, inhale reconciliation. Lay down your sword. The end of a redemption song begun long long ago gathers us to wholeness. Oh how we’ve reeled, dropped and clawed, eyes rolling back. See the golden thread – you needed to be THERE to be HERE.

Though Capricorn’s character is chronically misunderstood, his connection to work remains unquestioned. He is, first and foremost, an architect of life. Capricorn is the agent who introduces new work into our life in order to teach us something about structure. As this quarter moon dances with the Sun in Libra, that something concerns the people with whom we work. That something is about communication, living together, and living well together. It is a magnifying glass on community and what it means to be in one, how to create one without friction. It is a cold, hard look at our communal successes and failures, and yet it is wreathed in earthen prosperity and abundance. There is wealth, mostly material, and it is proof of our efforts. There are fields waiting to be harvested, and a deep sense of satisfaction emanating from the land, from the proprietors and all the weathered, love-stained hands plucking stalks and buds.

You may find yourself living and working with other people at this quarter moon, perhaps out in the woods, in the city, or maybe just for one day on a collaborative project. And you’re bound to find yourself wrapped in some interpersonal conflict. You may be appointed mediator of an argument. Life here is like a courtroom where karmic seeds pass from lip to lip.

You’ve been here before. This is nothing new and yes, it’s happening again. The same archetype looms into view with the same old tricks. Is it your chauvinist boss, refusing to make eye contact, ignoring women in every social setting, talking gruffly to the bros? Is it that fiery neighbor smoking from the nose?

Many such personas are not working for me or anyone anymore. No more bullshit. My best advice is to immediately leave a project or place if one of these antiquated Capricorn archetypes appears. In truth we should meet in a very different place, an androgynous one where the spectrum is orgiastic, not polarized and bloody. I have seen how it can be, and if your reality is crumbling, move on now sister. We’re still in the process of creating the ideal environment, so I’m not saying it exists now. But there are rare lightbeings wandering these hillsides who will shelter you from hatred and greed. They are the mossy folk with virescent eyes. Follow them, clasp hands beneath the starry tree. Leaves fall silently all around.

Early in the morning on the day of the quarter moon, Luna will be conjunct Pluto – watch for emotional volatility at this time. Settle your bones with Capricorn Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.

Mantra:  I am powerful

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