In the wee hours this morning, the Moon made a square aspect to the Sun creating "First Quarter Moon". When we see squares or 90 degree angles of one planet to another, it creates a tension, a turning point, a crisis. Visually as one gazes at the Moon, you can see it is split right in half, one half illuminated and the other half in the darkness.
For us as individuals this creates a feeling of unrest, a decision or a choice point is prodding us. We can see what has come to fruition since the New Moon, and feel it is time to get our "ducks in order" for the Full Moon in a week.
We find many Planets in Capricorn now. Saturn, Venus, Pluto, and the Sun are all gathering together in the sign that does not "suffer fools gladly". Some may call it the boss of the zodiac or the authority, for this is the 3rd representation of Earth, following Taurus and Virgo. Once it arrives at Capricorn, the Earth element contains wisdom.
We may experience this energy as it is time to stand up, find your backbone, let go of the excuses and carve the gemstone. No matter the difficulty, Capricorn demands commitment and progress, effort, and resilience. The mountain top will not suddenly arrive at your doorstep without strength and conviction to reach the peak. It may be hard, and in that challenge, one finds their backbone, the abilities that may lay buried if not pushed to test the limits. Feeling exhausted? Feeling like you need to keep going, yet, you are tired? The wisdom is held in staying the course, one step at at time, to finally reach the pinnacle.
With the Moon in Aries, we can summon the warrior, the fighter to push through the tension. Aries is fire and when ignited will unleash an unstoppable force. It is in our best interest to channel that itch, that angst, into something constructive.
Later today, the Moon will form a tension with Pluto, the ruler of the unconscious. Whatever is revealed to you or seems to nag at you could point to something deeper than the surface. Hold your tongue and go within, leaning into the strength of the Capricorn's fortitude.
To a well traveled and liberating journey!