First Quarter Moon in Capricorn.
This is your first check in point. Your first half moon…a time to look at your New Moon Goal or New Moon Mindset again. Notice how far you have come and then make a note of the next steps to take for completing you goal/mindset by the Full Moon. This First Quarter Moon phase will be in Capricorn this month! Capricorn the Sea-Goat…a creature that is both fish and goat…one that can swim in the deepest seas and scale the scariest mountains. At this First Quarter Moon phase…think about how the Capricorn has a duality. Think of your duality for being the goal/mindset and the journey to complete it.
Then look back again at your New Moon goal that was in Virgo. Here is the link back to the past New Moon post. For me…I’ve been slowly, but surely, finding myself. Finding what is important to me…and discovering who I am. And this moon cycle I’ve fallen in love with the following passage I shared at the New Moon:
“The Virgin is an image of purity. Nothing has possessed her. She is attached to nothing, wants nothing, fears nothing. Nothing holds her. She is free, unbound by any earthly drama.
Yet she is here, on the earth. What does the world offer one who seeks nothing but perfection? What can she do? She waits, aloof as the Madonna. She works on herself. And to pass the time, she helps out where she can.” – Steven Forrest
^ Virgo…my sun sign…me.
In my next post…I’ll share something my friend shared with me…something that goes along with my Virgo New Moon goal…
Love & Moonlight,
Mercury in Retrograde.
Mercury is the planet that governs things like thinking, communication skills, and writing. It also happens to be the planet that rules Virgo and Gemini. Being a Virgo myself…I tend to want to know everything and I think way too much. Sometimes I get so lost in thinking that I create more problems than there really are…So be mindful of that when you start to reflect inward..
Being that Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun…it orbits the fastest around the Sun…so fast, that around three times per year, it appears to be moving backwards, or as they call it…retrograde. From September 17th, 2015 until October 9th, 2015 Mercury will be in retrograde…this means LOOK INWARD.
This is a time to reflect on life…to think about what’s ahead….but chill. This is NOT the time to make big decisions (wait at least two weeks after the retrograde is over before making decisions you think about during this time)….this is a time to think…plan…but sit…and sit…and sit with yourself and evaluate your life. Think about what has come and what has passed. Ask yourself big questions…questions you haven’t asked yourself before…questions you are afraid of asking yourself…
This is the time for…reading this:
“I want to watch the blue mist of the night come on,
The windows and the stars illumined, one by one,
The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily,
And the moon rise and turn them silver.
I shall see the springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass;
And when old winter puts his blank face to the glass,
I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,
And build me stately palaces of candlelight”
– Charles Baudelaire, translation from Landscape, Flowers of Evil
NOW is the time…to build your stately palaces of candlelight…don’t even wait for winter to get here…from the feel of it, AUTUMN is going to be a chilly one…and with Mercury in retrograde, WE need a little candlelight..
Love & Moonlight,
P.S. That photograph was from today…it’s the Tivoli river that runs along my neighborhood…I was headed to pick up Ava from dance and saw the sky and made a short stop to the public dock for a little photo-op.
P.S.S. MOM and DAD….hurry up and move back down south so you can kick the renters out of your house and settle back in…because I’d really love to walk on YOUR dock whenever I want…instead of the public one…I mean really! 🙂