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Thursday, Sep 10 at 2.28am PDT
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn and sets at noon – no matter your time zone. At this station, the intellectual moon in Gemini squares the earthy Virgo sun. The moon initially moves into Gemini on Sep 8. When the moon is in Gemini, it is a good time to eat, plant and harvest flowers. It is also a good time to catch up on communications (with close friends and siblings), write, read, and sing. Luna transitions to Cancer on Sep 11, the day after the quarter moon.
***This quarter moon + Mars Retrograde are coming in with literal wind and fire. Here in Oregon, wildfires are traveling west on the back of a vicious wind. We’re still a couple days out as I’m writing this (Sep 8), but I hear the planets loud and clear. Together, Gemini and Aries are fusing into a fire tornado.
Quarter moons are squares, astrologically speaking. Each year when the sun is in Virgo, for example, the new moon will always be in Virgo; the first quarter will always be in Sagittarius; the full moon will always be in Pisces; and the last quarter moon will always be in Gemini. These geometric relationships in the zodiac are fixed and unchanging.
Quarter moons are turning points. Last quarter moons clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. This phase prepares us for the turbo New Moon in Virgo.
The quarter moon in Gemini is an agent of motion, a breeze that lifts and drops us somewhere else to root. Virgo is the rooting agent. She helps Gemini descend from the clouds and come back to the body, back to work. We desperately need some grounding right now. It is time to become a student (of life) again, or perhaps a teacher.
Both Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury. Gemini/Virgo/Mercury are all associated with regulated environments like school and work. The curious thrill of going back to school each fall – this is the essence of mercurial energy. The joy of taking care of our health and learning more about our bodies – this is Virgo. Synapses firing, messages sent and received, letters flying around the planet – this is Gemini. It’s time to get excited about bringing order and discipline to our professional/academic life.
I have a child in my Montessori classroom who was born on this exact moon phase 4 years ago (sun in Virgo, moon in Gemini). It’s super cool to observe mercurial energy in its most pure, unadulterated form. He is, as you might expect, extremely fastidious and detail-oriented. He finds great satisfaction in cleaning, organizing, and ordering objects. He is very advanced in math and language and especially likes counting to high numbers.
Heads up: this moon phase squares Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. This points to a discrepancy between expectations and reality, which leads to disappointment. Mega mutable energy. Everything is unfolding very quickly. In fact, this moon phase is so busy that you might not have time or space to practice self care, but do it if you can – the sympathetic nervous system will be in overdrive. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. Visualize glittering turquoise worlds. Discard the obsolete. Empty out your being. Circulate with Gemini Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.