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Sunday, May 26 at 9.34am 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 foggy moon in Pisces squares the Sun in Gemini. Quarter moons are crossroads or decision points. In astrology, squares prompt change. It is time to clear out in preparation for the new moon / new lunar cycle. The moon enters Aries on May 28 – at this point we will feel a significant shift in energy, as though waking from sleep. This is a good time to eat, harvest and preserve fruits, as well as get your heart rate up with cardiovascular exercise. On June 2, the moon moves into Gemini, marking the end of the quarter moon period and beginning of the new moon. Luna’s waning light gives way to gradual descent into darkness: a return to the womb. The purpose of this quarter moon is synchronization of waking life and mental activity (Gemini) with our highest spiritual beliefs (Pisces).
When mutable constellations get together, the mind and spirit race like flying fish. As we descend with Pisces to her underwater cove, waves from the sea of confusion swell above our heads, dragging us down. Pisces is an abstract mural, swirling and swelling kaleidoscopically. Soft and amorphous, dispersed at the lightest touch, Pisces tugs us back to our watery birthplace, the home within where flowers never crumple. The fishes remind Gemini how to meditate, how to ramble in psychedelic dimensions. Pisces flows upstream to the wordless origins of ajna – insight – creativity. Gemini, mind aflutter, resolves to bring us back to the left brain.
Gemini struggles to integrate. He is disparate, dissatisfied, unassuageable. Pisces whispers: dear Gemini, be still. Be one with the mind. Both Gemini and Pisces know the twisted bliss of drifting, of fantasy, insanity and finally, surrender.
This quarter moon forms a strong, harmonious trine to Mars in Cancer. When the moon dances with the warrior planet, we feel bold and emotionally secure. Mars is like a supportive, energetic, athletic young man. He gives us confidence and vitality. Martian influence brings the strength and stamina we need to work with Piscean sensitivity without getting too bogged down or melancholic. If you are a writer, open up your journal and muse on passion. This is a day to truly live life and not just let it pass us by. Sometimes moon phases in Pisces make us feel tired or lazy or depressed, but with Mars on our side, we will be moving about, hiking around.
At this quarter moon we must nourish two needs at once: the need to stay logical and mobile (Gemini) and the need to stay soft and fluffy and spiritual (Pisces). Often what ends up happening during Gemini season is that we choose the Gemini path over and over again, simply because it is more exciting. It’s spring and the earth is getting warm and luscious. Water times remind us of winter, of laying low. So even if we can’t/won’t engage in water activities represented by moon in Pisces (and a helping hand from Mars in Cancer), what we can do is stay in touch with our intuition. Check in with yourself regularly. The pace of Gemini is so fast and crazy. If we remember to breathe and take a few minutes for ourselves, this makes a huge difference and prevents the brain from defaulting to Gemini overload mode: scattered, flighty, yet bursting with color and ideas.
Bow your head. Forgive yourself and others. Destroy useless internal edifices. Empty yourself. Give yourself more time to sleep and reflect. Channel the stars through equal parts writing and meditation. Release with art, music, dance and solitude.
When the moon is in Pisces, it is a good time to eat dark leafy greens and water your plants. If possible, spend time near a body of water. Pisces rules the feet and lymphatic system. Give yourself and/or your partner a foot massage and look up lymph draining exercises (see Pisces Yoga), some of which involve tapping, or massaging the jaw and scalene muscles, for example. The lymphatic system does not have a pump (as does the circulatory system), so we need to move in order to get our immunity-boosting lymph circulating. In meditation, focus on the upper chakras (throat, third eye and crown). Wear the colors of the sea. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I am awake