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Thursday, Sep 5 at 8.11pm PST
The earthen Sun in Virgo squares the fiery moon in Sagittarius. The moon will rise at noon, peak at dusk and set at midnight all over the world, no matter your time zone. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. The moon initially enters Sagittarius on the evening of Sep 4, hangs here until Sep 7, then moves on to Capricorn for the next 60-hour round, then Aquarius, and so on and so forth. The moon completes her revolution around the earth in 29 days, but since the earth is also moving around the sun, the moon completes her revolution through the zodiac in just 27.33 days. On Sep 12 the moon enters Pisces, marking the beginning of full moon time!
Our eyes are freshly cleared by the new moon – now what? At the first quarter, we address precisely this question of now what, where to go, what to do? Quarter moons prompt definitive change.
Virgo and Sagittarius are both mutable signs. This means cosmic stimulation, bodies piqued, conversation flowing brightly in a circle of spirited voices; hands they work, tongues they wag. This quarter moon brings freedom and enthusiasm (Sagittarius) to work/farm/school environments (Virgo).
Sagittarius is the soaring one, alive in unfolding wonder, dancing at midnight. The centaur bestows joyful, forgiving attitudes and teaches that all things are possible. Swirling in candied light, Sagittarian idealism needs a bit of grounding in order to be fully operational – and that’s where Virgo enters. Embrace the playful centaur and the virgin goddess, up with the sun to feed the chickens. Observe her maturity, her methods. See the way she weaves skin, gut and soil. Her counsel is ancient, sourced from the deepest taproot, frosted by truth.
Virgo pours seeds on smooth pine in the golden garden of dawn, speaking plainly as she guides and sorts. For autumns endless she has shuffled seeds before us, and every autumn Sagittarius peers around the gate. When you see the centaur shimmering in the field, speak to him softly, ask him to come closer. Do not mistake his booming voice for affirmation. His heart is innocent and naive, like a curious child.
Sagittarius is a spontaneous jester, a fool on the hill; as such, it is easy to get distracted under his influence. This quarter moon marks a time of great change, movement and excitement. It will be more difficult than usual to remain calm and present. To the best of your ability, stick to a solid, unchanging routine. Immerse yourself in work.
Sagittarius is expansive; he is good; and he is zany, disorganized, always running. Sagittarius skips aimlessly into the forest, luminescent tail bouncing, mighty horse legs on stone and moss, then ascends in a twinkling helix to a galaxy beyond the known. Center your vision on the tip of the arrow and see its trajectory billions of ripples in the distance, fixed to a star reeling thousands of kilometers per second.
There are a few aspects coinciding with this quarter moon, some of them helpful, some of them challenging. The moon will be pretty close to Jupiter in Sagittarius which is always a great thing – and also makes Jupiter easy to find in the sky. The other aspects worth mentioning are both squares as the sun in Virgo will be sandwiched between Mars and Mercury in Virgo. This signals the entry of fiery, competitive energies. Speak your mind without being hostile or judgmental. Connect with the fire element through dance, exercise, upbeat music and laughter. Visualize new horizons; forward motion; best possible outcomes. Tap into that wonderful Sagittarian optimism. Make a bonfire with your friends, burn some old shit. Speak candidly of your current and future plans; consider which professional endeavors are most thrilling to you right now. Embrace uncertainty; trust in the unseen. It is neither our privilege nor our burden to know what comes next! Wear purple gems to invoke the magic of the amethyst centaur. Move your body with Sagittarius Yoga. In meditation, focus on the solar plexus chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: my vision is grounded