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Monday, Oct 21 at 5.41am PST
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn and sets at noon – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone. If you were to look down from above the ecliptic plane, you would see the earth as a vertex of a 90 degree angle. At one end of this angle is the moon, and on the other is the sun. This is the geometric configuration of each quarter moon, happening twice a month. At this station, the nurturing moon in Cancer squares the breezy Libra sun. The moon initially moves into Cancer on Oct 19, two days before the quarter moon. She will then move on to Leo a few hours after the quarter moon comes exact.
Libra is the goddess of love, Cancer the great mother spirit. Together these archetypes coalesce in absolute harmony, stirring our emotional anatomy in the best way. Moon phases during Libra season demarcate social gatherings. This usually, but not always, means romance. For example, this moon phase is usually a very popular wedding date. Or perhaps you’ll reconnect with old friends or classmates. In any case, Libra moon phases are about interpersonal relationships and this one, specifically, speaks to those who make us feel at home. Moreover the moon is “at home” in Cancer, as Cancer is ruled by the moon. Let her fold you into all that warms your heart. With starry eyes, give voice to your life and future plans. I see joyful, tender reunion. I see loved ones embracing. Exhale into the sweetness of family and community.
This phase often leads us from one setting to another – a change of scenery. At this moon phase last year, my partner and I found ourselves in the home of my father and step-mother. A familiar space in a familiar landscape, but one which I visit rarely these days. Lake Michigan lapped peacefully as we gazed down from the Sleeping Bear Dunes. And all around us, a sea of rainbow leaves and dark tree trunks, streaked with rain water. We munched on wild grapes and smoked herb with nothing but the wind filling our ears. Breathing in, breathing out.
Wherever you are, enjoy the cuddles, belly laughs and good stories. Put on your finest. Create a cozy atmosphere with art, libations and a meal for everyone to share. Keep the connection burning bright with heartfelt conversation. Get out on the dance floor, and I’ll see you there.
This moon phase coincides with another lovely planetary aspect: Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. This influence is very conducive for travel, especially when accompanied by good music, snacks and healthy indulgence.
Luna’s waning light gives way to silence and solitude. Gradual descent into darkness: a return to the womb. You may feel more tired than usual. Destroy obsolete internal edifices. Empty out your being. As Cancer rules the digestive tract in the body, it is important to eat well. If you want some inspiration, feel free to look at some guidelines I have compiled for an anti-inflammatory diet. Power flowers include roses and daisies. In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Open your heart with Cancer Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I value my loved ones