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Monday, Dec 7 at 4.37pm PDT
At the last quarter, the moon rises at midnight, peaks at dawn, and sets at noon all over the world, no matter your time zone. For this phase, the analytical moon in Virgo squares the enthusiastic sun in Sagittarius. The moon initially moves into Virgo on Dec 6, the day before the quarter moon. She will then move on to Libra the day after the quarter moon.
Last quarter moons are turning points. They clear the way for the new moon / new lunar cycle. This phase prepares us for the sparkling New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on Dec 14.
Both Virgo and Sag belong to the mutable modality. Mutable means adaptable, changeable, flexible. Think cosmic stimulation. People with lots of mutable energy in their charts tend to move and speak quickly, travel frequently, work in many different fields, take lots of classes, etc.
The most important thing to remember during mutable phases is to slow down and check in with yourself. Take care of the basics, like getting enough food and sleep. If you’re busy working, remember to take breaks. Consider starting the day with deep breathing and then make a point to come back to your breath throughout the day.
Sagittarius looks beyond the details into the future. He is a creature of optimism with a carefree heart and open mind. The centaur is a seeker, a gamer, a hunter. Wherever he goes, expansion follows. Flaming flowers burst from his freshly fallen footsteps.
Where does Virgo enter? Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the solar system. Sagittarius needs Virgo. Without Virgo, mutability is erratic, ungrounded. Without Virgo, we would never get anything done. Virgo guides our movement. She is the force behind the machine. She is the wheels, the gears. She takes our bodies where they need to be. Virgo is reliable, dependable, hardworking. She keeps Sagittarius on track, moving in the right direction.
Virgo is all about health, wellness, and service. It is wonderful to be in service, but this has to include ourselves. Virgo rules the nervous system and digestive system. She is associated with the vata dosha of Ayurvedic medicine. Search for “anti vata diet” if you experience a sensitive stomach during the Virgo moon, like I do. I recommend waking up early to feel this dynamic energy inside you. Try going to bed earlier than usual and avoid eating right before sleep.
Heads up: this moon phase will oppose Neptune in Pisces. The Sag sun will square Neptune a couple days later on Dec 9. Expect either deep sleep or insomnia. Neptune’s influence means we’re moving forward into the future without knowing the details. Prepare to encounter something strange or haunting.