Last Quarter Moon
“Out of the Clouds” watercolor by Sue Ewald Cedarholm
Winter is beginning to land here in the Tetons and elsewhere around the globe. This week marks the completion phase of this SolLunar cycle and with it comes a sense of bringing things to completion, even closure. It’s a fairly calm week ahead, from the astrological perspective.
Not so last week, and as a reminder of the potency of last week’s transits that you continue to integrate into you life this week, I am reposting what I wrote for November 2:
“When Venus meets up with Mars on Monday, November 2, they will unite in the last degree of sidereal Leo, indicating the completion of the creative envisioning process of the summer, early autumn. Then both of Mars and Venus (this the miraculous part!) swiftly shift into Virgo, an astrological sign associated with doing the hard work and energetic service it takes to make our personal and collective dreams a reality. We’ve all been working on deciding what to do, now we become more the doers. This energy will support much manifestation in your life in the coming months.”
Thank you Sue for your watercolor portrait of the Grand Teton. If you are a local, or visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming, check out Sue’s current show, both paintings and scarves, on display at Cowboy Coffee on the northwest corner of Town Square. You can view the rest of her colorful inspired designs at Inspired Wild Designs.
Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at lunarplanner:
“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. A sense of completion comes forth with a recognition that the past scenario has served its purpose and it is time to leave what is antiquated behind. Essentially a lesser self is what we will be shedding. Step forth from old facades, and free yourself from past ways of participating in life. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”
Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Last Quarter Moons. My hope is to support you to work with and within the natural flow of time, the Thirteen Moons of each year, which can help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Tue November 3
Last Quarter Moon: The stay-at-home Cancer Moon is happening for the next couple of days, so you might want to or need to work from home. Today it makes a decision-making square to the Sun in relational Libra so family and relationship councilors might get extra slammed with last minute calls. Hold a family meeting if it’s something you have been putting off. Lastly, time to put your garden to bed, preparing your land for the deep restorative rest of the coming winter.
Venus/Mars conjunction in Virgo: This aspect is still strongly at work over the next few days. Enjoy an extra spurt of organizing energy or cook up super healthy nourishing soups and stews. Virgo rules our intestinal health, and warm soupy food makes the bowels happy and regular. Upgrade to an even better probiotic to ensure your immune system is in fine functioning order as we head into the ‘cold’ and colder seasons. And whenever Venus ~ what we love to do, be, experience ~ merges with Mars ~ taking action ~ there is a fusion of Self in terms of being able to take immediate action steps on behalf of our values, dreams, hopes, desires. Nice.
Jupiter in Leo opposite Chiron in Aquarius: This rare aspect might manifest as a supportive coaching session with a hurting friend or community member. Or it might re-open a still-healing wound and encourage everyone to find the best solution going forward for all. For designers and creative thinkers and doers, you might stumble upon an out-of-the-box solution to a nagging creative problem you’ve been working on for quite a while.
Wed November 4
Moon enters Leo: It’s a very mild day in the astrological weather world, nothing major to report. But the Moon will leave home-body, private Cancer, where it has resided the past three days, and enter outgoing Leo for the coming three days.
Thu November 5
Moon in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio: This aspect happens in the early morning hours and makes for a more serious tone to begin the day. This includes the need to get off the fence and commit (that’s what a square means) so book those tickets, sign up for that class, make a budget, a vow and stick to it.
Sun in Libra sextile Pluto in Sagittarius: The sextile aspect in astrology is titillating and exciting. Our Sun is currently in relationship-loving and peacemaking Libra and today sextiles probing and provocative Pluto. Conversations and interactions go deeper than ever before with a desire and willingness to explore uncharted terrain.
Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Leo: This aspect is forming late in the evening so if you don’t turn in early, you might experience a surprising burst of energy and enthusiasm surrounding a creative project. Or dance and sing wildly to loud music, frolic and play with a beloved.
Fri November 6
Mercury in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius: This wonderfully imaginative dreamy aspect is exact just as you are waking up. A very insightful dream or message is right at your fingertips so be sure you have your journal nearby to capture the wisdom of your dream. Dreams are one of the truest trustable sources of guidance, and they are always free! In addition, you might suddenly want to contact an old friend this morning so follow your intuition in regards to who might also be reaching out to you.
Moon/Jupiter/Mars/Venus in Leo: Be sure to experience the visual delight of this aspect right before dawn today and tomorrow morning as all four are in a forceful focused conjunction in dramatic, showy, artistically inspired Leo. There is sure to be plenty of celebration this weekend under the fun-loving auspices of this joyful alignment. Keep in mind, Jupiter’s influence often brings excessive and over-the-top behaviors, including aggression (Mars’s possible influence). Steer clear of those who you sense are out of control.
Sat November 7
Moon/Mars/Venus conjunction in Virgo: Because this aspect closely follows last night’s possible over-imbibing, over-the-top behaviors, this morning you are ready to take the necessary more disciplined steps to rest and heal from over-doing it. Or if you found yourself taking a surprising leap into someone’s arms or committing to a new adventure last night, this morning you might wake up with great reserve and a desire to create boundaries or rethink your options ~ Virgo’s influence. This aspect is excellent for doing community service, another arena Virgo adores. And you might feel a desire for health, better health, and greater health so spend extra time and money today at your favorite health food store, exploring a new restaurant with different food options.
Sun November 8
Moon in Virgo squaring Pluto and opposing Uranus: This monthly aspect can create the need to rethink your plans, coming up with surprising alternatives, or it might manifest as a brewing crisis coming to a head. It’s good to know though that Virgo’s influence on the Moon can bring cooler heads and helpful solutions. Find ways to calm the body today by doing extra deep breathing, stretching, spending time in pristine nature, and making better nutritional choices.
Venus/North Lunar Node conjunction in Virgo: Once a year, our planetary ruler of love, creative drives, personal values and our financial choices makes a conjunction with the North Lunar Node, synonymous with our future direction. Today’s alignment means you might be setting boundaries with someone or making a choice in regards to a health choice. There will be a feeling of ‘no going back’, it’s time to move forward.
Mon November 9
Sun in Libra trine Chiron in Aquarius: This supportive aspect is like a helping hand showing up in a miraculous way. Chiron functions often as a healing influence and often manifests as a what we perceive is a miracle. Chiron shows us that magic is part of life on Earth if we are open to the possibility. Team up with a partner or friend today and share what magic and miracles you desire to manifest in your field of possibilities. We need to support one another in this emerging Field of Possibility.
Moon/Juno conjunction in Virgo: This aspect happens just after midnight. Juno is the ruler of all our key relationships, both personal and professional. You might wake up with a pressing need to talk something through with a mate, or you might feel absolutely clear about what partnerships serve you best, willing to release the rest.
Tue November 10
Sun in Libra sextile Jupiter in Leo: This upbeat jubilant aspect is sure to bring a renewed sense of optimism or good luck appearing out of the blue. It’s like a blue sky day, sunny, full of warmth, so soak up the grace of this fleeting aspect.
Moon/Mercury conjunction in Libra: This very talkative aspect closes out the last SolLunar cycle (tomorrow is New Moon and a new SolLunar cycle begins). A last minute key conversation with those nearest and dearest to you might bring sudden clarity about a choice that needs to be made.