Wednesday, June 6 at 11.34am 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 ^__^
The foggy moon in Pisces squares the Sun in Gemini. When these mutable constellations get together, the mind and spirit race like flying fish through the clouds. Luna initially moves into Pisces on the morning of June 5, so we’ll start feeling this moon phase a day before the actual quarter moon. Quarter moons are crossroads or decision points prompting change. Last quarter moons clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. The purpose of this quarter moon is synchronization of waking life and mental activity (Gemini) with our highest spiritual beliefs (Pisces).
As we descend with Pisces to her underwater cove, a wave from the sea of confusion crashes down. Pisces is an abstract mural, swirling and swelling kaleidoscopically. She is soft and amorphous, dispersed at the lightest touch. Pisces tugs us back to our watery birthplace, the home within where flowers never crumple. The fishes remind Gemini how to meditate, how to ramble in psychedelic dimensions. Pisces flows upstream to the wordless origins of ajna – insight – creativity. Gemini, mind aflutter, resolves to bring us back to the left brain.
Gemini struggles to integrate. Disparate, dissatisfied, like empty rhetoric, constant and unassuageable. Pisces whispers: dear Gemini, be still. Be one with the mind. Both Gemini and Pisces know the twisted bliss of drifting, fantasy, insanity and finally, surrender.
At this quarter moon, Luna will be conjunct Neptune, at home in her ruling constellation of Pisces. On the same day, the sun will be conjunct Mercury, at home in his ruling constellation of Gemini! It is as though the sun and moon are grabbing their best defense possible. In Pisces the moon claims the fish queen; in Gemini, the sun claims the mercurial messenger; and together these lunar and solar teams square one another. A cosmic battle of epic proportions is unfolding! The moon and Neptune have someone else special on their side, however, as they will form a friendly trine to Jupiter Retrograde in Scorpio. The moon enters Aries on June 7 – at this point we will feel a significant shift in energy, as though waking from sleep. This is a good time to eat, harvest and preserve fruits. Get your heart rate up with cardiovascular exercise.
When the moon is in Pisces, it is a good time to eat dark leafy greens and water your plants. If possible, spend time near a body of water. Pisces rules the feet and lymphatic system. Give yourself and/or your partner a foot massage and look up lymph draining exercises (see Pisces Yoga), some of which involve moving the whole body, tapping in specific locations or massaging the jaw and scalene muscles, for example. The lymphatic system does not have a pump as does the circulatory system, so we have to get our immunity-boosting lymph moving ourselves.
Luna’s waning light heralds a return to the womb. Bow your head. Release and forgive. Destroy useless internal edifices. Empty yourself. As available energy decreases, you may feel exhausted, so give yourself more time to sleep and reflect. At this moon phase, channel the stars through equal parts writing and meditation. Release with art, music, dance and solitude. Wear blue or white tones. In meditation, focus on the crown chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I believe