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Friday, June 12 at 11.24pm PST
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn and sets at noon – no matter your time zone. At this station, the dreamy moon in Pisces squares the gregarious Sun in Gemini. The moon initially moves into Pisces early on June 11, about 48 hours before the quarter moon is exact. Luna will then transition to Aries the day after the quarter moon on June 13 – at this point we will feel a significant shift in energy, as though waking from sleep. This is the last moon phase of the Gemini sun cycle.
Quarter moons are crossroads. Last quarter moons clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. This phase prepares us for the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer on the summer solstice of June 20!
As we descend with Pisces to her underwater cove, waves from the sea of confusion swell above our heads. 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. Pisces flows upstream to the wordless origins of ajna – spiritual insight. Gemini, mind aflutter, resolves to bring us back to the left brain. Both Gemini and Pisces know the twisted bliss of drifting, fantasy, insanity, and finally, surrender. Both archetypes struggle to integrate. They are disparate, dissatisfied. The purpose of this quarter moon is synchronization of waking life/mental activity (Gemini) with our spiritual beliefs (Pisces).
At this quarter moon we nourish two needs at once: the need to stay logical (Gemini) and the need to stay in touch with our emotions (Pisces). It’s spring and the earth is getting warm and luscious. Pisces energy takes us back to winter and laying low. Even if we can’t/won’t engage in watery reflection, 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 scatterbrained Gemini mode.
Great news: this quarter moon will be conjunct both Neptune “at home” in Pisces and Mars in Pisces. When the moon dances with the warrior planet, we feel bold and emotionally secure. Mars is such a supportive and energetic influence. He gives us confidence and vitality. Mars brings the strength and stamina we need to work with Piscean sensitivity in a way that doesn’t make us feel too overwhelmed or melancholic. If you are a writer, open up your journal and muse on passion. This is a day to live life and not just let it pass by. Sometimes moon phases in Pisces make us feel tired or lazy or depressed, but with Mars on our side, this is really not the case. One day later on June 13, Mars himself will be conjunct Neptune in Pisces. These conjunctions are undeniably wonderful yet slightly stressful in the sense that two very different energies are merging. These conjunctions highlight the Life/Death/Life nature – the great cosmic wheel, turning inexorably towards the NOW
It is time to 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.
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 lymph circulating. In meditation, focus on the creative sacral chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I surrender