Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Friday, Jan 17 at 5.00am 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, the graceful moon in Libra squares the sensible Sun in Capricorn. This is the last moon phase in the Capricorn sun cycle. The moon initially moves into Libra on Jan 15, two days before the quarter moon. She will then move on to Scorpio the same day of the quarter moon. This last quarter phase prepares us for a new moon in Aquarius on Jan 24.
Both Libra and Capricorn belong to the cardinal modality. To be cardinal is to be centered, diplomatic, self-directed. Cardinal energy in the skies means that it is time to recenter and reorient. Libra takes us through every interpersonal trial and tribulation. Then we have Capricorn, a self-deprecating creature with an impressive work ethic. Capricorn teaches us that we really do feel better if we keep moving and stay busy. At this quarter moon we examine emotional labor and whether or not we are taking on the work of others. This phase is about community, family and what it means to be in one; it’s about communication and working together in harmony.
This moon phase takes a hard look at our interpersonal lessons. Libra is not only a symbol of balance, but also decision-making and listening. Before “weighing in,” Libra gathers as much information as possible. Her final decision reflects this careful deliberation. Sometimes she takes so long to decide, however, that she never actually decides. Imbalanced Libra can be too timid. Don’t be shy; be honest and assertive.
Libra transforms us into excellent communicators and community makers. It is she who keeps us connected. Remember Libras: you are powerful soothsayers. You teach us how to relate to one another in a way that is sincere and respectful. You help us hatch interpersonal karmic seeds. We need you to guide our circle.
The end of a redemption song begun long ago gathers us to wholeness. With rehabilitative tonics we create a reality that is more gentle and understanding. Ancient borders disintegrate, forgiveness floods the land. Inhale atonement and reconciliation. Let’s look out for one another. And at the same time, let’s confront the most pressing humanitarian issues on our planet with an attitude of hope.
You may feel more tired than usual, especially because this quarter moon will form a *light* square to both Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. These two outer planets will soon be conjunct on Jan 12, just 5 days before this quarter moon. They are very much operating together as one heavy earth force right now. With the moon squaring this potent conjunction, we may be more skeptical of how other people feel about us. Suspicion easily drains our energy. Trust that the fear will pass. This is a rather pessimistic, self-critical influence. 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 communication with yourself. The work can wait, your health cannot. Start the day with deep breathing. Come back to your breath throughout the day.
Drink plenty of water to honor your kidneys, ruled by Libra. Honor Venus, ruler of Libra, by beautifying your home space or getting a special treatment of the hair or skin, such as acupuncture. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. Be a bad bitch with Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: my heart is open