First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius ☽ Sep 16, 2018

Sunday, Sep 16 at 4.16pm PST

The Sun in Virgo squares the moon in Sagittarius. 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.

On the evening of Sep 13, the moon will be conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio. This marks one of the luckiest days of the month. The moon then enters Sagittarius on the evening of Sep 14. We will start to feel the quarter moon at this point.

Virgo and Sagittarius are both mutable signs. This means cosmic stimulation, bodies piqued, bright rings of conversation, a circle of voices; hands they work, tongues they wag. Sagittarius is the soaring one we envy, alive in unfolding wonder. Sagittarius is the voice of freedom, the spirit dancing at midnight hour. The centaur encourages joyful, forgiving attitudes and teaches that all things are possible.

Though it swirls in candied light, Sagittarian idealism is not always to be trusted. Wrench your eyes from the centaur bobbling playfully. Come into Virgo’s arms. Observe her maturity, her methods. See the way she weaves skin, gut and soil. Her counsel is ancient, sourced from the deepest taproots on earth, frosted by truth.

Virgo pours seeds on smooth pine in the golden garden of dawn. Rolling her fingers over every one, she speaks plainly, guiding and sorting. For autumns endless she has shuffled seeds before us. And every autumn Sagittarius peers around the gate.

As Sagittarius excels at spontaneity, it is easy to get distracted at this time. This quarter moon marks a time of great movement and travel. It will be more difficult than usual to remain calm, present and centered. If possible, stick to a solid, unchanging routine. Immerse yourself in work.

Sagittarius is expansive; he is good; but he is zany, disorganized, always running. When you see him shimmering in the field, question him. Only when he is calm can we learn his Way. Do not mistake his enthusiasm and booming voice for affirmation.

Center your vision on the tip of the arrow and see its trajectory billions of ripples in the distance, fixed to a star moving thousands of kilometers per second, reeling and dipping. Sagittarius skips naively and aimlessly into the forest, luminescent tail bouncing, mighty horse legs on stone and moss, then ascends in a twinkling helix to a galaxy beyond the known.

After the quarter moon on Sep 17, the moon will be conjunct Saturn in Capricorn. This marks one of the most productive, fruitful days of the month. The moon enters Aries on Sep 24, marking the end of the quarter moon phase and beginning of the full moon.

Wear purple or warm colored clothes and gems. Move your body with Sagittarius Yoga. In meditation focus on the crown chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.

Mantra:  I aim

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