You’re a doer. You like to make things happen. Your mind is quick and your body is eager to move. You’re at your best when you can strike out in new directions, away from the past. First Quarter babies erect the scaffolding for the rest of our futures.
I always remember what my astrology teacher said about your Moon tribe. It was an oddly specific detail. She said that First Quarter people are so entrepreneurial, they love to launch new businesses, but once they’re successful, they’re compelled to leave and start something else. This has been true for many of my First Quarter clients. The adrenaline rush at the beginning of things calls your managerial spirit into action. Decisiveness is your gift. You can rise to the occasion in any crisis, although some say, maybe you like crisis a little too much. It does provoke you to grow.
Some First Quarters vacillate between doing and retreating. If you’re among those who periodically lean back, this may be your way of gathering energy (and battling inner demons) until circumstances push your back against the wall—when you come out swinging. Emotions energize you. But you don’t need crisis to keep feeling vital.
Just use the days each month of the First Quarter Moon to renew yourself. The quality of this period is like an energetic nectar whose formula—encoded by the Sun and Moon in your birth chart—is especially designed to refresh your spirit. You can absorb a little of its blessings through the atmosphere, but you can increase your nourishment if you pay attention.
Spend time with this Moon. Learn when and where it appears. Pick a quiet moment each month to sit and breathe with it. Let your breath slow, lengthen, and deepen, as your energetic field gently grows bigger and more diffuse. This is how your receptivity unfurls and your spirit begins to drink in the First Quarter Moon. The less you think about it, the more this rejuvenating nectar soaks in.
The play of light and dark on the face of the Moon is a “secret” teaching—meaning, most people don’t bother to notice or ponder it. But the next time you sit with your birth Moon, observe how much of the Moon is lit and how much is dark. The light symbolizes awareness—conscious intelligence (or the “masculine” mind). The dark symbolizes instinct and unconsciousness (or the intuitive “feminine” mind).
Now that you know which is who, you can see how the play of reflected sunlight on your birth Moon might hint at the ideal flow between your own conscious and subconscious minds. It’s a picture of the sacred contract between your left and right brains. Light and dark are in equal measure when the First Quarter begins. What does this say about you? Your strength lies in a balanced experience of both minds. Intuition and instinct are as important for your success as conscious goal-setting and planning. Particularly in moments of crisis, you need the whole brain.
As the three to four days of the First Quarter unfolds, you’ll note that the light grows on the face of the Moon, as the dark decreases. That’s a picture of your path too, always moving towards greater awareness.
The monthly dates for your birth Moon phase each are available in my Moon Workshop and Moonprints report—where you can also learn about your “progressed” Moon phase. Many astrologers believe your progressed phase is one of the most important factors for assessing your current potentials. I agree!
Copyright 2021 Dana Gerhardt