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Tuesday, July 9 at 3.56am PST
The gentle Sun in Cancer squares the moon in Libra. 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 enters Libra late in the evening of July 7, hangs here until the early morning of July 10 (the day after the quarter moon), then moves on to Scorpio for the next 60-hour round, then Sagittarius, and so on and so forth. The moon completes her revolution around the earth in 29 days, but since the earth is also moving around the sun, the moon completes her revolution through the zodiac in just 27.33 days. On July 14 the moon enters Capricorn, marking the beginning of the full moon lunar eclipse period!
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. They represent a turning point.
At this quarter moon, Cancer and Libra stir our emotional anatomy in the best way. I see reunion and tender tears of joy. I see humans embracing. Enchanted mirrors, reflecting your sparkles back to you. Speak with starry eyes of your plans, dreams and feelings. Loved ones will listen sincerely, then offer precious grains of feedback and wisdom. This will remind you of who you are at your core, and in so doing, illuminate your needs.
Libra is the sign of scales, representing equality, balance and true love. It is Libra who transforms us from headstrong individuals to peaceful romantics. Moon phases in Libra speak of our social life. This usually, but not always, means intimate partnerships. If you’re single, this means close friends, classmates or co-workers. Spend time with those who make you feel at home. Exhale into the sweetness of familiarity. Relax into the music of their voices. On this quarter moon, my partner and I will be reunited after not seeing one another for 3 months <3
This quarter moon will square Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. Just a few hours later, the sun will directly oppose Saturn. The first word that comes to mind here is trust. We need to trust ourselves; specifically we need to trust that what we bring to the table is enough. Saturn’s influence is highly self-critical. Some latent doubts or fears may arise concerning what we give in our relationships. Maybe you need to look at yourself and make some changes. By all means, do this – I do not encourage spiritual bypassing. However, Saturn’s influence often makes us invent problems where none exist. I can’t tell you whether or not you are a good friend or partner – only you can divine this through honest self-inquiry and conscious awareness. If some icky thoughts come up about yourself, sit with them and see if they are valid. Try not to censor anything. Name the thoughts and emotions without passing judgment.
Libra is known for her excellent style, taste and eye for aesthetic. Create a cozy atmosphere with art, music, libations and a meal to share. Revel in the glory of laughter and storytelling. Give and receive with an open heart. Curl up in your love nest. When the moon is in Libra, it is a good time to plant, eat and pick flowers. In yoga, try balancing poses. Focus on the sacral chakra in meditation. Keep the connection burning bright with healthy conversation and Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: open heart