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Sunday, June 28 at 1.16am PST
The nurturing Cancer sun squares the fierce moon in Libra. This first quarter moon follows the brilliant Summer Solstice + New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer. First quarter phases clarify. When cardinal constellations work together, it is time for centering and realignment.
The first quarter moon rises at noon, peaks at dusk and sets at midnight, no matter your time zone. Luna enters Libra on June 27 (the day before the quarter moon) and will stay here through June 29, then move on to Scorpio. 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. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum. Late on July 3 she transitions from Sagittarius to Capricorn for another full moon lunar eclipse.
Cancer and Libra stir our emotional anatomy in the best way. I see reunion and tender tears of joy. I see humans embracing. I see enchanted mirrors, reflecting your sparkles back to you. Speak with starry eyes of your plans, dreams, and feelings. Loved ones will listen and offer precious feedback and wisdom.
Libra is the sign of the scales, representing equality, balance, and true love. It is Libra who transforms us from headstrong individuals into peaceful allies. Moon phases in Libra speak to our relationships. This usually, but not always, means intimate partnerships. On this quarter moon last year, my partner and I were reunited after not seeing one another for three months <3 If you’re single, this moon phase is about close friends, classmates, or co-workers.
Libra is known for her excellent style, taste, and aesthetic eye. Create a cozy atmosphere with art and music. 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. Stand tall and proud with Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
This quarter moon will oppose Chiron in Aries but at the same time form a friendly trine to Venus in Gemini (no longer retrograde at this point). Chiron is an asteroid, the Wounded Healer. It seems that the Libra karma we’ll encounter at this quarter moon is meant to heal our own emotional body just as much as the collective. The trine to Venus (ruler of Libra) is so helpful too. Venus is a smoothing agent – she brings charm and grace to the table.
The other thing I want to mention is another conjunction between Jupiter Retrograde and Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn, coming the day after this quarter moon phase on June 29 (and then again on Nov 12). Power dynamics are shifting rapidly with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all in Capricorn. Toxic corporations and fascist governments are being challenged in a real way right now. The message is clear: we need to rebel against racists and dictators. Libra and Capricorn are eternal allies – together they demand justice and responsibility. Channel these archetypes – show up for your brothers and sisters. Don’t stay silent.
Affirmation: my heart is open