Tuesday, Oct 2 at 2.47am PST
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn and sets at noon. If you view the moon at midnight, the Sun will be positioned directly beneath your feet. Staring at the moon during this time will align you so that you are looking right out (approximately) along the forward path of Earth’s orbit around the Sun ^__^
On the Libra path: a nurturing encounter with the crab. Solar beams from Libra square the moon in Cancer. Libra is the goddess of love. Cancer is the great mother spirit. Together these archetypes coalesce in absolute harmony, stirring our emotional anatomy in the best way.
The moon initially moves into Cancer on Oct 1. We will begin to really feel the effects of the phase at this point. On Oct 7, the moon moves into Libra, marking the end of the quarter moon period and beginning of the new moon. Quarter moons clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle.
Moon phases during the Libra cycle demarcate social gatherings. This usually, but not always, means romance. This moon phase is usually a very popular wedding date. Perhaps you’ll reconnect with old friends or classmates. In any case, Libra moon phases are about interpersonal relationships and this one, specifically, is about those who make us feel at home. Moreover the moon is “at home” in Cancer, as Cancer is ruled by the moon – this is very auspicious. Let her fold you into all that is heartwarming and familiar. Speak with starry eyes of your life and plans.
The moon will form a strong trine to Venus, ruler of Libra. Though the moon and sun square one another at the quarter moon, the moon herself will extend a friendly hand to Venus. I see joyful, tender reunion. Embrace your loved ones. Exhale into the sweetness of family and community.
However! – later that same day, Mercury in Libra squares Pluto. I do not recommend traveling or signing anything important. In other words, treat this day as you would Mercury Retrograde. Lastly, between this moon phase and the new moon, Venus Retrograde will begin on Oct 5.
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. 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. In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Power flowers include roses and daisies. Open your heart with Cancer Yoga.
This phase will likely lead you from one setting to another – a change of scenery, if you will. Wherever you go, enjoy the cuddles, belly laughs and good stories. Put on your finest. Create a cozy atmosphere with art, music, 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. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: my heart is full