Last Quarter Moon
“Seeding Possibility” poem and paintings by Trea Christopher Grey
Thank you, dear friends, Trea Christopher Grey and Kimall Christensen, for the gift of your futuristic, positive oracle, Worlds of Good Fortune, no better way to honor, in art, the beginning of the New Year of 2018. (I wanted to highlight how each card has two complementary paintings and a poem, so you may need to read them on your phone so you can enlarge the poems.)
Trea Christopher Grey says, “Experiencing Worlds of Good Fortune is to till the soil of unlimited creativity sowing seeds of the heart. It is a gateway into Heaven-on-Earth, a garden of universal compassion and peace where we blossom in the magnitude of love.” That would be my wish.
WELCOME THE NEW YEAR MINI-READINGS: Due to the continued demand for my recent Total Solar Eclipse mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth), I will continue to offer this shorter reading in which I discuss where the historic Total Solar Eclipse is taking place in your chart, along with other personal transits for 2018. Please send me an email if that is of interest to you. Thank you!
I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, 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!
Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner:
“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. 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.”
Mon January 8
Last Quarter Moon: Moon in Virgo square Sun/Venus/Pluto in Sagittarius: Like the recent Super Moon, this promises to be a Super Last Quarter Moon, bringing to completion this SolLunar Cycle that opened the door to 2018. The analytical, purifying Virgo Moon loves to offer solutions and advice and this catalytic square to ‘death to the old’, Pluto, and ‘do what you love, love who you love’, Venus, can lead to a possible healing crisis, or create an obsessive need to feel DONE with something that’s been plaguing you. When Pluto and Venus align, as they are right now, the raw truth of our heart is revealed. No filters, no games, the rock bottom truth. And the gift of Pluto is it will cleanse you whether your ego likes it or not. It is the Cosmic Recycler, assisting us always in letting go of our old garbage.
Sun/Venus conjunction: The moment of this exact alignment takes place at midnight MST. If you are drawn to stay up late and meditate, feel your heart open further to all you long to manifest as you experience the merging off the Higher Self (Sun) with the planetary guide of art, love, creativity, personal values (Venus). Venus leaves her Morning Star phase and enters her Evening Star phase for the coming months. Look to the west in the coming weeks just after sunset to see this shining light, shedding light on our Earth.
Tue January 9
Sun/Pluto/Venus conjunction in Sagittarius: This is an obsessive, focused planetary package of three energies, all combining to create an incisive arrow of undaunted focus. Venus encourages us to find out what we desire and love in relationships and creativity. When teamed up with Pluto, which vows to release all that would keep us from achieving those desires, this can be a portal of great clarity, no distraction. But Pluto often delivers it’s gift through brutal partings, unexpected deaths, healing crisis. So for some, this will not be an easy passage, but it will be a truthful one.
Wed January 10
Moon in Libra square Juno in Capricorn/Ceres in Cancer: The focus in on your relationships, both personal and professional today, and exploring the work/home balance.
Thu January 11
Moon/Jupiter/Mars/Vesta conjunction in Libra: The emotional pull of the Moon in Libra is toward relating to others and to create justice in our world. This highly charged monthly conjunction to enthusiastic, dogmatic Jupiter, stand-your-ground Mars, and focused Vesta, leads to confrontational conversations but possibly creates a desire to be more diplomatic than usual. The Courts are extra busy today. `
Fri January 12
Mercury/Saturn conjunction in sidereal Sagittarius: This marks the finale of the recent Mercury retrograde cycle. Saturn’s influence is ‘the buck stops here’. It’s time to take responsibility for your choices, or potentially be stopped by an external authority. When Mercury, ruler of our minds, aligns with Saturn, clear decision-making is a hope, but you can also be overly serious, feel depressed or temporarily lack confidence to move forward.
Sat January 13
Moon in Scorpio trine Ceres/North Lunar Node: Today is mostly a flow day, no major aspects. This one encourages a focus on finances on the home front, lending a hand to an elder, helping a family member discover their underlying emotional desire.
Sun January 14
Moon/Saturn/Mercury conjunction in Sagittarius: This fusion of feeling (Moon) with thinking (Mercury) and Saturn (focus, serious) all aligning in Sagittarius, the astrological sign of philosophy, religious studies, super athletes, futuristic vision, makes for a day of sharpened focus, feeling a unification and directive coming from of the HeartMind. It’s an excellent day to create a vision board.
Mon January 15
Sun in Capricorn sextile Chiron in Pisces: This mild aspect brings a feeling of solid support in both the physical and emotional dimensions. Take it easy today. Keep in mind that the next New Moon takes place just after sunset tomorrow, so make tomorrow a day of completing tasks, tying up loose ends, looking back over the past four weeks to see clearly what emerged for you as your new beginning. Blessings for 2018!
TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.