Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Wednesday, Dec 18 at 8.59pm PST
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn and sets at noon; this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone. At this station, busybody moon in Virgo squares the enthusiastic sun in Sagittarius. This is the last moon phase in the Sagittarius sun cycle. The moon initially moves into Virgo late on Dec 16, two days before the quarter moon. She will then move on to Libra the day after the quarter moon. This last quarter phase prepares us for a powerful new moon solar eclipse on Dec 25.
Both Virgo and Sag belong to the mutable modality. To be mutable is to be adaptable, changeable, or flexible. Mega mutability in the skies means cosmic stimulation. People with lots of mutable energy in their charts tend to move and speak quickly; they are also likely to travel frequently, work many different jobs, take lots of classes, etc.
Sagittarius looks beyond the details into the future. He is a creature of great optimism with a carefree heart and open mind. He teaches us to be more cooperative. The centaur is a seeker, a gamer, a hunter. Wherever he goes, expansion follows. Flaming flowers burst from his freshly fallen footsteps.
Where does Virgo enter? Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the solar system. Sagittarius needs Virgo. We all need her. Without Virgo, mutability is erratic, ungrounded. Without Virgo, no work is accomplished. Virgo guides our movement. She is the force behind the machine. She is the wheels, the gears. She takes our bodies where they need to be. Virgo is reliable, dependable, hardworking. It is she who keeps Sagittarius on track, moving in the right direction.
Great news: this quarter moon will form a harmonious trine to Venus in Capricorn. This aspect is favorable for any kind of social or romantic events. Both the moon and Venus are very sensitive, feminine archetypes. As such their double-influence brings out our most soft and sentimental side. Venusian influence is great for all things related to art, beauty, pleasure, leisure and socializing. Prepare to give and receive in high volumes. This is the nature of Venus: abundance flows in rapidly, and just as quickly it is dispersed through acts of generosity and lavish impulse.
It is wonderful to be in service, but this must include ourselves. I think the most important thing to remember during mutable phases is to slow down and check in with our bodies. Keep yourself well-fed and well-rested. Make time to practice yoga or meditation or whatever keeps you grounded. If you’re busy working, remember to take breaks. Stay in constant communication with yourself. The work can wait, your health cannot. Start the day with deep breathing. Come back to your breath throughout the day.
Virgo rules the nervous system and digestive process. She is associated with the vata dosha of Ayurvedic medicine. Search for “anti vata diet” if you experience a sensitive stomach during the Virgo moon, like I always do. I recommend eating less in one sitting but more frequently throughout the day. I also recommend waking up early to feel this energy inside you. Try going to bed earlier than usual; avoid eating right before sleeping. In meditation, focus on the solar plexus chakra.
Affirmation: loving service