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Moon Magic: First Quarter in Aries

Each New and Full Moon I dig into lunar astrology to write my newsletter and to set the theme for the associated Turtle Journey. I am not an astrologer, but I have enjoyed learning about this one aspect of astrology. I thought I would share some of what I am discovering here.

first quarter moon

Image by Mark Underwood from Pixabay

Today is the First Quarter Moon. In the sky, half of the Moon is visible. The Moon is waxing, and at this halfway point things are beginning to gain momentum. The Moon is in a square aspect to the Sun, which creates tension with whatever sign the Sun is in. If it can be worked with, that tension can lead to growth and progress.

The First Quarter Moon is not a phase for contemplation. The time for setting intentions and making plans has passed. It is time to make decisions and act.

Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac cycle and the cardinal sign of spring, is ready for what is new to come into being and will breathe life into it. Aries is a fire element sign which, when influencing the emotional Moon, can make you feel irritable or argumentative. You may act more impulsively than usual, but that boldness can be just what you need to get things started.

The Sun is in Capricorn, the cardinal earth element sign that starts winter. The tension in this square is between the Aries Moon feeling ready to get new things going and the Sun in his planning phase in Capricorn. I think the Aries energy can flair up as anger when frustrated by Capricorn’s slow and steady approach. Collectively, it reminds me of what we are seeing here in the United States as progressives lash out against conservatives who are holding back the social and environmental changes we need. I will be watching for a flare up today.

Luckily the Moon’s phases do not last long. If you are feeling the Aries irritation, breathe and practice your anger management skills.

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