The Moon is in Virgo today as it just passed the last quarter phase. In this phase we want to ty up any loose ends to projects begun during the New Moon Phase. Not meant to be an active time of starting new projects, as recommended during New Moon, but more a time of review and reflection. How are things going, anything we have learned or final edits we need to make before completion? With the Moon in Virgo, we may feel a push handle the details and be quite productive to finish up. Virgo is earth ruled which means it feels best when “rooted” into the Earth and so may choose to spend time doing activities which demonstrate and reflect living on the physical plane. Tasks such as cooking, cleaning, organizing affect the surroundings and can be visibly and physically noticeable. The motivation can be to serve and strive towards perfection and in doing what may seem mundane provides a feeling of accomplishment and fortitude. In order to have a last quarter Moon illuminated, the Moon must be at a 90 degree angle to the Sun or “square” as we say in Astrology. Squares cause friction, a tension, an uneasiness that may get our attention. With the Sun, Mercury and Saturn all in Sagittarius at the moment, the Moon will be “butting up” against them. With the Sun in Sagittarius, there is a level of optimism and adventurous approach to life that keeps the fires burning as we seek to understand the meaning of it all. Mercury wants to communicate these theories and ideas. If we let a feeling of a certain “right way” from Mercury, Saturn and the Sun, we may feel a certain level of self-criticism as Virgo already has a tendency to be overly critical if the mind gets too carried away, we will want to make sure we stay the course working towards improving what we started while trying to incorporate the big picture. Chiron is opposing the Moon and squaring the Sun as well, asking for us to remember our wounds and that through forgiveness and integration we can evolve. Pluto is also trying to remind our hearts that working through our hardened structures and ways of being, we can heal and be quite powerful. If we are looking for insights into the method for this, Uranus in Aries is tapping our shoulder with jolts of courage to try to get us to not focus so intently on the minutia but the infinite possibilities that exist through flashes of insight that we may have not considered.