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Tuesday, Aug 25 at 10.59am PDT
The earthen Virgo sun squares the fiery moon in Sagittarius. The first quarter moon rises at noon, peaks at dusk and sets at midnight in all time zones around the world. Luna transitions from Scorpio to Sag early on Aug 25 and will stay here until Aug 27, then move on to Capricorn. 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. On Sep 1, she transitions from Aquarius to Pisces for the full moon.
Our eyes are freshly cleared by the New Moon in Leo – now what? Where to go, what to do? First quarter moons clarify and prompt definitive change. Virgo and Sagittarius are both mutable signs. When mutable constellations work together, it is time to bring in more spaciousness, adaptability, and open-mindedness. This means cosmic stimulation, bodies piqued, conversation flowing brightly in a circle of spirited voices. This quarter moon brings freedom and enthusiasm (Sagittarius) to work/farm/school environments (Virgo).
Sagittarius soars and dances at midnight, alive in unfolding wonder. The centaur embodies a joyful, forgiving attitude and teaches that all things are possible. Swirling in candied light, Sagittarian idealism needs a bit of grounding – and that’s where Virgo enters. See the earthen goddess, up with the sun, feeding her chickens. Observe her maturity, her methods. See how she weaves the soil. Her counsel is ancient, sourced from the deepest taproot, frosted by seasons upon seasons of practice and wisdom.
Virgo sorts seeds in the golden garden of dawn. For autumns endless she has harvested her bounty, and every autumn Sagittarius peers around the gate. Sagittarius is a jester, a fool even, and it is easy to get distracted under his influence. The centaur is expansive; he is good; and zany, disorganized, always running. This quarter moon marks a time of great change, movement, and excitement. It will be difficult to remain calm and present. The answer? Immerse yourself in work.
Connect with the fire element by speaking your mind, exercising, and listening to upbeat music. Visualize new horizons; forward motion; best possible outcomes. Tap into that wonderful Sagittarian optimism. Make a bonfire, burn some shit. Speak candidly of your plans; what thrills your spirit? Embrace uncertainty; trust in the unseen. It is neither our privilege nor our burden to know what comes next! Wear purple gems to invoke the magic of the amethyst centaur.
FYI: this quarter moon coincides with Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. This signals an unexpected yet fortuitous change in plans. A good day for travel. This aspect can be so stimulating, however, that we move too quickly or feel disoriented. Strange dreams likely. The other aspect happening is Venus in Cancer opposite Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn, bringing feelings of uneasiness and confusion in relationships.
Sagittarius skips into the forest, luminescent tail bouncing, mighty horse legs pounding stone and moss, then ascends in a twinkling helix to a galaxy beyond the known. Center your vision on the tip of his arrow and see its trajectory billions of ripples in the distance, fixed to a star reeling thousands of kilometers per second. Move your body with Sagittarius Yoga. In meditation, focus on the sacral and solar plexus chakra – connect the two. To find your personal moon sign, click here.