First Quarter Moon
This interval of Moon-time, called the First Quarter Moon of taking action, is reasonably calm and includes the significant annual Sun/Saturn conjunction on December 10. This alignment can often impose some harsh reality checks on our lives, but thankfully this year, it is tempered by a helpful sextile to optimistic Jupiter.
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Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about…it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
Note: I write my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. If you to work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies, your life will flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!
Wed December 7
First Quarter Moon: Moon/Chiron in Aquarius square Sun in Scorpio: Yesterday and today may have brought up feelings of an emotional crisis happening internally, even if things seem fine externally. The influence of Chiron on the Moon manifests as great vulnerability, over-sensitivity, or an urgency to heal an old wound. The Sun is still shining it’s illuminating light via the depth and darkness of transformational Scorpio, so issues rise up from our subconscious depths, either in dreams, or in strange encounters with others, meant to help us clear old unconscious beliefs. If you have unsettling dreams, remember to simply observe them, honor the lessons, and trust that you actually cleared something out for good, or have been alerted as to what you need to pay attention to.
Thu December 8
Mercury in Sagittarius trine North Lunar Node in Leo: This aspect is helpful for easy conversation and may bring a supportive letter, email, phone call that assists you. Excellent for reading something that brings you joy, enlightenment, or travel information.
Moon in Pisces square Mercury in Sagittarius: A confusion may occur between feeling and thinking what you should do, buy, support. The square aspect asks you make discerning decisions that incorporates information coming from both the mind and heart.
Moon/Vesta /Juno grand trine in water: This highly relational aspect is in astrological water signs is sure to create emotional harmony, non-verbal communication, happy tears.
Fri December 9
Moon/Uranus/Ceres conjunction in Pisces: This monthly alignment creates emotional breakthroughs and releases, and helps us all feel a deeper sense of compassion for the suffering in our world. Forgiveness or a desire to forgive may occur.
Sat December 10
Sun/Saturn conjunction in sidereal Scorpio sextile Jupiter in Virgo: Traditionally the annual Sun/Saturn conjunction is a day of reckoning for all, often extremely challenging, decisive, and also brings tangible results and completions, like finalizing a divorce or buying a house. Or, having a baby, as Saturn rules giving birth. Thankfully this year, a spirited sextile to upbeat Jupiter makes this aspect much for hopeful and helpful, either by creating a sense of inner confidence and natural joy, or via a helping hand of another appearing.
Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect creates an optimism of mind that is unshakeable, especially in regards to what you are creating in your future life. Use this astrological gift to awaken and focus the power of your imagination to reimagine your world, and our World.
Moon in Aries square Venus in Capricorn: A desire to take flight from your worldly responsibilities may greet you in the morning hours. This can also create a tension between one partner’s independent needs to go it alone, and another’s desire for more responsibility to be shared.
Moon in Aries trine Mercury in Sagittarius: This aspect helps you hash out the potential challenges of the above aspect as it creates an easy flow in conversation and sharing of ideas. Aries’s desire is always to try something new, and sometimes only once, especially in love pursuits.
Sun December 11
Sun in Scorpio trine Uranus in Pisces: Uranus can bring a supportive surprise when it is forms a trine to another planet. The help might come in the form of a financial gift or opportunity. You might experience an AH-HA moment of insightful breakthrough in understanding how the inner workings of your nature is a mirror to what you are creating externally. You may decide to suddenly turn in another direction as you seek to solve a dilemma.
Sun in Scorpio square Chiron in Aquarius: This may show up as making a hard choice or holding a boundary with a friend.
Mars enters Aquarius: Mars moving into the air sign of Aquarius, fueling the fires of our passions. Aquarius is rebellious, individualistic, and orients us toward future trends and forward thinking. You may decide to detach from a situation and take some much needed breathing room to re-evaluate your choices. Or commit to a meditative breathing practice to help you deal with stress. Invest your energy in ground-breaking causes you care about. Make a commitment to stand your ground in regards to what your authentic self (not the conforming one) demands you do.
Mon December 12
Sun in Scorpio trine Ceres in Pisces: The helping hand, especially from a woman or female relative, appears to support you, or you offer assistance to a mother, grandmother, child. pet.
Moon in Taurus opposite Juno in Scorpio: Re-read here from last week’s Star Signposts how I mentioned this SolLunar cycle is tied to Juno, the asteroid that signifies our truest beloveds and soul-level colleagues, even enemies that we are still attached to. It’s interesting cosmic synchronicity that today’s almost Full Moon makes an opposition to Juno, indicating a profound attraction is occurring, or you need to take a stand in regards to pressure coming from another. Taurus rules the throat chakra so the Moon in Taurus encourages you to speak up for what you need emotionally.