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Saturday, Oct 5 at 9.48am PST
The indecisive Sun in Libra squares the dogmatic moon in Capricorn. The moon will rise at noon, peak at dusk and set at midnight all over the world, no matter your time zone. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. The moon initially enters Capricorn on Oct 4, stays here until the evening of Oct 6 (the day after the quarter moon), then moves on to Aquarius for the next 60-hour round. On Oct 11 the moon enters Aries, marking the beginning of full moon time!
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? Quarter moons prompt definitive change.
This moon phase is a continuation of our collective endeavor to heal the imbalance between masculine and feminine. Fear ebbs, adrenaline rises. Inhale strength, inhale courage. A redemption song straightens the spine.
Work is the site of conflict here. The Quarter Moon in Capricorn introduces new work in order to teach us something about support and security. As this quarter moon is dancing with the Sun in Libra, that something concerns the people with whom we work. That something is about communication, independence and self-respect. It is a magnifying glass on our relationships. It is a cold, hard look at our communal successes and failures, and yet it is wreathed in earthen prosperity and abundance. There lies proof of our efforts: the fields of green and purple, and the deep satisfaction flowing from our weathered, love-stained hands, plucking stalks and buds in the golden dusk.
You may find yourself working with other people at this quarter moon, perhaps out in the woods or in the city. And you’re bound to find yourself wrapped up in something unpleasant. You’ve been here before. This is nothing new and yes, it’s happening again. The same archetype looms into view, ever self-absorbed.
Many such personas are not working for me or anyone anymore. No more bullshit. My best advice is to leave a project or place if one of these authoritarian Capricorn archetypes rears its head. In truth we can 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. There are rare light-beings wandering these hillsides who will shelter you. They are the mossy folk with virescent eyes. Follow them, clasp hands beneath the starry tree. Leaves fall silently all around.
This quarter moon will be pretty close to Saturn in Capricorn which is always a great thing – and also makes Saturn easy to find in the sky. This is great because Saturn is ruler of Capricorn, and thus gives us the extra boost we need. Having trouble finding your voice? No problem, Saturn is here to build up your innate assertive powers. Feeling overwhelmed, timid, uncertain? Saturn helps us ground down and sort through our thoughts. If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, you have every right to say so. Be strong in your convictions. Rise up in your dignity. Trust in the unseen. Walk with confidence. Wear dark green gems like malachite to cloak yourself in an impenetrable forest of cedar, gnomes and mushroom spirits. Fortify your aura with Capricorn Yoga. In meditation, focus on the root chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am powerful