Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Monday, July 27 at 5.33am PST
The first quarter moon rises at noon, peaks at dusk and sets at midnight in all time zones around the world. Luna enters Scorpio late on July 26 (the night before the quarter moon) and will stay here until very early on July 29, then move on to Sagittarius. 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 Aug 2 she transitions from Capricorn to Aquarius for the full moon.
We walk together proudly along the lion path, and now: a fierce encounter with the scorpion. Leo and Scorpio render transformation of the ego and psyche by addressing trust and control issues. These archetypes have little in common besides their fixed nature. Leo is the radiant prince of the zodiac, Scorpio the brooding realist with dwindling faith in humanity. Scorpio is not a lighthearted critter. What she fears most is being powerless; the art she masters is letting go. A high vibration relationship to the lion and scorpion looks like self-confidence (Leo) and self-empowerment (Scorpio).
Leo is ruled by the Sun, the center of our solar system, and Scorpio by Pluto, the planet farthest from center. Imagine the Sun and Pluto stretching their arms out into the vastness, intertwining in some remote asteroid belt. Within you there is an equally vast distance which must be overcome. The center of centers reaches out to the extremes. This is what we must collate and reconcile.
Scorpio is the sign of joint wealth and inheritance. You may receive gifts or blessings from your family – or you might not! What we want vs. what we receive appear to be different, but they are not. The lower/ego/terrestrial mind is not designed to understand this discrepancy – only the higher mind knows ~ At this quarter moon last year, my friend called specifically to discuss her thoughts on death, taxes, money, and shared property. It’s truly amazing how the themes of the cosmos filter down (consciously or not) into our little human lives, into our conversations, into our thought streams.
There were a few other things that happened on this quarter moon last year, including the release of Cyntoia Brown from prison – such a powerful moment of righteousness. At the same time, I was helping another friend navigate a scary domestic violence situation. I desperately implored her to LEAVE, get out, abandon the premises. So many dark and twisted things come to the surface in the scorpion cave…
Gather all of your power inside of you. Remember that this quarter moon is about trust and control – and it begins within. All of that hippie bullshit about finding your center isn’t bullshit anymore when the challenge is sitting right in front of you. Resist the urge to dwell in old stories or pains. Rise above with Scorpio Yoga. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Two other planetary aspects closely follow this quarter moon, starting with a square between Venus in Gemini and Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. This is a sleepy, lazy influence. A good time to lay low and do as little a possible. Hard angles to Neptune can signal floods or other water disturbances. And then in the afternoon, Mercury in Cancer squares Mars in Aries. We will first see this aspect on July 8, so pay attention to what comes up.
Affirmation: I trust myself