A FIRST QUARTER MOON occurs on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 3:26 PM PST.
On Saturday evening, a First Quarter Moon occurs, when the Sun in Capricorn forms a square with the Moon in Aries. There is a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled (Mars) to take action. The crisis or “critical choice point” can be tortuous due to the Sun, our conscious mind, now sitting at a 90 degree angle to the Moon, our subconscious. This clash of consciousness is a struggle between thoughts and feelings. When any two planets square each other, there is a loss of perspective which usually creates the wrong decision being made. If you have to make a decision over the weekend, it’s not your conscious or subconscious that will make the right choice. The correct decision will be made by your consciousness. In other words, rise above it and gain a different perspective. Get out of that intersection where the Sun and Moon are clashing; get out of your own way.
Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began around the New Moon is now off the ground, and it may face its first obstacles. If you have significant Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn positions in your chart, pay close attention to your decisions this weekend. This is a cardinal sign cross which sets things in motion. The Aries Moon tends to subscribe to ready-fire-aim! Fortunately the Saturn ruled Capricorn Sun, tells us to slow down and think.
If you would like to know more about this square and how it affects you, please contact me for a personal consultation.