According to calendars old and new there can be between 7 and 10 days between the New Moon proper and the First Quarter Moon. While I know it sounds a bit illogical, it always seems to me that the colder it gets, the more the moon is “in a hurry”. I was almost taken off guard to consult my almanac and find that the First Quarter Moon (meaning the moon cycle is half way between new and full) is today (at 5:27 PM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). Of course, if I lived in the Southern Hemisphere where spring is springing the timing would be the same but I can’t shake the feeling that frosty mornings hurry the moon along.
With the dawning of the First Quarter Moon, nature’s cycle is telling us to step back from a work (or works) in progress and assess how it is developing. Has anything changed from your original vision of the thing as it should be? If so, now is a good time to do the tweaking necessary to bring it to fruition. Of course, not all projects have 28 day time frames so this may be the first or the fourteenth time you’ve taken an objective look at what you are creating. No matter how many times you do it, though, the exercise is not in vein. First Quarter Moon energy will help you achieve the best possible outcome if you go with it for the next three days.
No particular project on your plate right now? Don’t let this moment pass you by. Turn your attention at the First Quarter Moon toward friendships (either nurturing those that you cherish or walking away from those that have grown toxic), motivation, magicks involving the elements and luck. Now is an auspicious time to make that lucky mojo you’ve been collecting ingredients for. The First Quarter Moon also imparts courage, which is always a helpful focus for meditation or prayer.
It seems like only a moment before the Full Moon will be upon us, but you’ve got time to take advantage of the energies around you right now too. Bon chance ~
Header: The Moon tarot card redo by Tyrantx via DeviantArt.com