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Sunday, Apr 4 at 3.04am PDT
The Waning Last Quarter Moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn, and sets at noon all over the world, no matter your time zone. At this station, the pragmatic moon in Capricorn squares the impulsive Sun in Aries. In Capricorn the moon is in her “detriment,” opposite the sign she rules, which would be Cancer. A planet is weakest in detriment. You may experience fatigue or emotional fluctuation. One thing’s for sure: you’ll have plenty to do! Capricorn keeps our schedule fully booked.
Last quarter moons are turning points, clearing the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. This phase prepares us for the Astrological New Year / New Moon in Aries on Apr 11.
Earth and fire: smoky glow, rich black earthworm heaven. Lumps of lava sprout from humid fumes. The ram, red eyes cooled, descends the desert mountain to meet the shaggy sea-goat at the base of the ocean cliffs. They sit in a tide pool, horns locked.
Both Aries and Capricorn belong to the cardinal modality. To be cardinal is to be centered, aligned, self-directed. It’s time to incorporate more balance and structure into our lives. Whatever changes come at this time are inherently supportive. This moon phase is powerful enough to melt away the entire winter, afloat the unknown, just you and the fire on your breath. Aries (first sign in the zodiac) reminds us that sometimes the best structure is a brand new one. This is an excellent time to break old psychological patterns and recondition the psyche.
The archetype of Capricorn is all about work and long-term plans. Where do you want to go, what do you want to do? Set a clear intention. Keep your mind alert and open. This quarter moon is about laying the groundwork for the coming year without fear. Sometimes Capricorn makes life feel serious and weighty, and it is daunting to think of this season as the cosmic drafting period, but remember to take Capricorn with a grain of salt. His influence is hyper pressurized and performance-oriented. Let’s tap into other elements of Capricorn, like his impressive energy. Get some exercise and skip the head trip.
My grandfather passed away on this quarter moon last year, which seemed like a beautiful send-off considering that Capricorn is the archetype of the patriarch and Father Time. Rest in peace, Granpaw <3
A few hours before this moon phase is exact, Mercury will transition into Aries. However it’s Venus in Aries who will be causing some tension with a square to the moon. Expect interpersonal tension. Not a good day for finance or negotiations. Postpone social events. Focus on the earth element and be like Capricorn, strong and steady as a mountain. Stay rooted with Capricorn Yoga. In meditation, focus on the root chakra. To find your personal moon sign, click here.