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Tuesday, August 11 at 9.47am PST
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 earthy moon in Taurus squares the fiery Leo sun. The moon initially moves into Taurus late on Aug 9. Luna then transitions to Gemini on Aug 12, the day after the quarter moon.
Quarter moons are crossroads. Last quarter moons clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. This phase prepares us for the festive New Moon in Leo!
Leo and Taurus relish the finer things in life. Together they create a bountiful feast in a familiar place. See friends gathered beneath a starry sky, laughing late into the night. Taurus and Leo twinkle radiantly from on high, oozing leisure and pleasure. Here we are playful and childlike, body hot and gleaming. We may spend more money than usual, especially on luxuries and gourmet food.
The highest manifestation of Taurus + Leo is to be fixed snugly in one place, expressing gratitude. Some suggestions for this lovely quarter moon: eat/plant/harvest root vegetables, work outside or in a garden, sing, clean, beautify your living space, share a meal with friends.
This quarter moon is a celebration of life. Imagine meandering through a massive block party with fierce women at your side; bright, colorful costumes; dancing and singing; bass booming into the wee hours of the morning; fine food and drink; chatting with strangers, sharing smokes. On the subject of crowds, Baudelaire wrote the following (translated from French by yours truly):
“Taking a bath in the multitude is not for everyone: playing in the crowd is an art; and it is only this art which can give, depending on the type of human, a ribbon of vitality, into which a fairy has breathed from her cradle the taste of travesty and disguise, the hatred of home and the passion of travel. Multitude, solitude: equal and convertible terms for the active and fruitful poet. She who does not know how to populate her solitude neither knows how to be alone in a busy crowd. The poet plays with this incomparable privilege, that with her guise she is able to be herself and other. Like errant souls who search for a body, she enters, when she wants, into the character of each. For her only, all is vacant; and if certain places appear to her closed, it’s just that her eyes deem the visit unworthy. The solitary, pensive walker enjoys a unique drunkenness from this universal communion. She who marries herself to the crowd easily knows the feverish joys which the egoist will be forever deprived, shut in a coffin, as well as the lazy, closed like a mollusk. She adopts as her own all their professions, all their joys and all their miseries presented to her in the moment. What humans call love is very small, very restrained and very weak, compared to this ineffable orgy, compared to this healthy prostitution of the soul which gives itself entirely, poetry and charity, to the unexpected which appears, to the stranger who passes … [T]he pastors of people, the missionary preachers exiled at the end of the world, know without doubt something of this mysterious drunkenness; and, in the bosom of the vast family from which their genius arises, they must laugh sometimes at those who mourn that their fortune must be so agitated and their life so chaste.” (from “Les foules,” Le spleen de Paris, p. 54).
Whether you make it or let it happen, something’s coming, some inner dismantling, some vital threshing of the floor. Walk with confidence. Inhale rich aromas, paint with the rainbow. In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Forgive yourself and others. Destroy obsolete internal edifices. Empty out your being. Stay rooted with Taurus Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
This quarter moon will trine Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn – this is a very harmonious and auspicious influence indicating progress and forward motion on financial and professional fronts.
Affirmation: I call in abundance