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Saturday, Dec 29 at 1.36am PST
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn and sets at noon – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone. 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 quarter moon in Libra squares the Sun in Capricorn. Quarter moons clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. On Jan 4, the moon moves into Capricorn, marking the end of the quarter moon period and beginning of the new moon.
Libra knows every interpersonal trial and tribulation, Capricorn every self-deprecating thought in the book. Capricorn teaches us about work. With the quarter moon dancing in Libra, that work concerns emotional labor and the people we love. It’s about family and what it means to be in one, how to create one; it’s about communication and living well together.
This moon phase takes a hard look at our interpersonal lessons. The scale 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. How long it takes to reach that decision is another story. Imbalanced Libra can be too timid. Do not be shy. Be honest yet generous. Harmony finds us one way or another. If peace be in your heart, peace be in your family.
Libra is a born diplomat. Without Libra, how would we relate to one another? Without Libra, interpersonal karmic seeds would never hatch. We need Libra to guide our circle. She is wiser than all of us combined. Libra is the force behind the tongue. She is the apology, the hug. She transforms us into excellent communicators and community makers. It is she who keeps us connected to our people. And when we fall, it is she who opens our hearts to accountability, acknowledgment, acceptance.
Oh, how we make the same mistakes! But see the golden thread – you needed to be THERE to be HERE so BE HERE NOW. The end of a redemption song begun long ago gathers us to wholeness. With rehabilitative tonics we create a world that is more gentle and understanding. Ancient borders disintegrate, forgiveness floods the land. Inhale atonement and reconciliation. Lay down your sword.
Let’s look out for one another. Let’s broach the most important social issues on our planet. Let’s be assertive and graceful. We can and should meet in a very different place, an androgynous one where the spectrum is neither polarized nor bloody.
Luna’s waning light gives way to silence and solitude. Gradual descent into darkness: a return to the womb. You may feel more tired than usual, especially because this quarter moon will form a loose square to Saturn in Capricorn, a heavy earth energy. Under this influence we may be more skeptical of how other people feel about us. In short, this is a wet blanket influence. Imagine a very self-critical person who can’t take a compliment and thinks she’s a piece of shit even though she’s awesome. So when someone says something nice to you, don’t be self-deprecating. Lighten up, it’s ok. 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. For yoga and movement, try balancing postures. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. Lengthen your spine with Libra Yoga. To find your moon sign, click here.
Mantra: open heart