Last Quarter Moon in Pisces 6/17/17
As the Moon forms a 90 degree angle or “SQUARE” to the Sun, we find the illumination of the Moon is partly lit now. Each night it is lit up less and less as the Moon heads towards New Moon. During Last Quarter, we see ½ of what we did at FULL, reminding us that the harvest has bloomed; parts are dying away and returning to the dark. At this time in the journey of the Moon, we are in between FULL and NEW. We can see what flourished at FULL in what we harvested, but it starts to lose that sweetness, that punch, found at FULL. The harvest is still alive, but parts are starting to decay. We have a sense that we are preparing for a new beginning as things die off, so we turn in and review the journey in preparation of releasing and seeding new life.
This Moon meets up with Chiron in Pisces. Chiron is the Centaur often nicknamed the “Wounded Healer”. He had a wound that would not heal. Through working with this type of pain and irritation, and arriving at acceptance, Chiron learned that through healing himself, he could help others. With the energy of Pisces, that seeks to dissolve all boundaries, live in the present moment, and connect with everything, we may be feeling our wounding and also the wounds of everyone and everything. Coming from this place of 'interconnectedness' and the acceptance of wounds, we develop compassion for ourselves and others. With heartfelt compassion, we can heal ourselves and create space for others to heal. Releasing the expectation that we should be ‘perfect’ embraces the reality of human existence, and growth.
Naturally, when the Moon and Sun are in ‘hard’ aspect to each other, there is a friction between the head or ego (Sun) and the Moon (Heart). We are advised to listen to both, knowing that the deeper we can open to our emotional feelings, we can become more integrated in how we identify (Sun). From this point of emotional awareness and contemplation, we can let go of what does not serve us, have gratitude for the journey and prepare for the New Moon in Cancer on June 23rd.