1st Quarter Moon happens January 24, 2018 at 2:20 PM PST at 4 degrees Taurus. There are four planets at “4” degrees (Moon, Sun, Saturn and Vesta). Wow! The number 4 is sacred and is the number of the four sacred elements (Air, Water, Earth, Fire) and four sacred directions (East, South, West, North). Here’s a few more:
- Number 4 is the number of stability, order and completion of justice
- Number 4 is the number of the Earth.
- Number 4 is the number of the square (power of transformation!).
- Number 4 symbolizes building a strong foundation (So Saturn!).
- In Pythagorean philosophy there are four parts to the soul: mind – opinion – science – sense.
Time to take action!
First Quarter Moon energetics are about breaking through obstacles, barriers, blocks and challenges. The waxing Moon forms a square, or 90 degree angle, to the Sun. This creates a build up of universal Qi. This build up Qi increases its power. This extra force is designed to help you breakthrough old subconscious patterns that are destructive, rather than creative, in nature. The First Quarter Moon’s energy is in a Fixed sign – so uses the power of magnetic attraction to move energy. “I Have Earth Power to bust through frustration this week!”
Woodcutter’s Moon: 1st Quarter Taurus Moon
The 1st Quarter “Woodcutter’s Moon” brings forth the separation of humanity from The Dryad’s world of living consciousness found in the Tree Kingdom. In order for humans to use the resources found in the Trees to make homes, paper and heat, there must be a disconnection from the sentient consciousness of Nature to be able to cut down the Trees. The Woodcutter divorces himself from Nature in order to survive, have shelter, wood for heat and resources to sell for money. This Moon’s energy invites you to see where you are cut off from the consciousness of the Earth in order to survive and fend off poverty. It’s a “poverty-conscious” Moon that you are tuning into to see what hidden messages lay deeply buried within your Psyche. Hint: look to your Taurus-ruled House for the answers.
Sabian Symbol Keys: Unlocking Your Secret Codes
Moon at 4 degrees Taurus: “A WIDOW AT AN OPEN GRAVE.” KEYNOTE: The impermanence of all material and social bonds. KEYWORD: DISCARDING THE PAST. As the Woodcutter seeks the hidden beliefs surrounding survival, poverty and self-worth, The Widow at the Open Grave contemplates the impermanence of the material world. Here you are invited to seek Wisdom from Pallas Athena and Saturn to truly understand the deeper meanings of “loss”. Gratitude is the remedy all that ails you here.
Sun at 4 degrees Aquarius: “A COUNCIL OF ANCESTORS IS SEEN IMPLEMENTING THE EFFORTS OF A YOUNG LEADER.” KEYNOTE: The Root foundation of past performances which power and sustain whatever decision is made in a crisis by an individual. KEYWORD: PRECEDENCE. Love that as the Sun’s energy reaches into the skies of future goals and visions, it is the Root foundation of the past that anchors a higher truth to support the next generation. Look to what gives precedence for what you are pushing through this week. Connect to your Spirit Allies to empower your breakthroughs.
Helpers: Your Planetary Power Allies
Moon has Pallas Athena conjunction at 1 degree Taurus and Saturn in trine at 4 degrees Capricorn. Pallas Athena in Taurus receives information through the physical senses. She can heal through the laying on of hands (Do Reiki or receive a Reiki treatment). She is skilled in color, form and texture to transform things into beautiful works of music, art or landscape. She is very concerned with the environment and demands the use of common sense. Tap into Pallas Athena’s patience to stick with a cause over the long haul. Pallas Athena at 1 degree Taurus: “AN ELECTRICAL STORM. “KEYNOTE: The cosmic power able to transform all the implications of natural existence. KEYWORD: VISITATION.
Saturn in Capricorn “The Green Man/Oak King” in conjuring your inner Masculine subconscious energy at 4 degrees: “INDIANS ON THE WARPATH, WHILE SOME MEN ROW A WELL-FILLED CANOE, OTHERS IN IT PERFORM A WAR DANCE.” KEYNOTE: The mobilization of physical and emotional energies in a spirit of conquest. KEYWORD: AGGRESSIVENESS. Watch for your Inner Masculine to not follow the warpath of aggression. Instead transform aggression into passion for wanting something better for yourself, others and the world.
Sun has Venus conjunction at 8 degrees Aquarius and Vesta in Sextile at 4 degrees Sagittarius. Venus in Aquarius is drawing forth your self-conscious Feminine energy (that which has been conditioned by society before you are Awakened) ~ Venus at 8 degrees Aquarius: “A FLAG IS SEEN TURNING INTO AN EAGLE.” KEYNOTE: The dynamic incorporation of new social values in individuals who exemplify the spiritual potential and greatest significance of these values. KEYWORD: ACTING OUT. What new, innovative social values are leading you towards a greater spiritual potential now? Follow and enact that path!
Vesta in Sagittarius is devoted to seeking a higher power or universal truth. She serves as inspiration for your greatest work. Watch out for being too fanatical about your beliefs. Instead, believe in your intellectual freedom and be dedicated to your faith. See the big picture, be full of enthusiasm and fall in love with adventure. Vesta at 4 degrees Sagittarius: “AN OLD OWL SITS ALONE ON THE BRANCH OF A LARGE TREE.” KEYNOTE: A poised and wise approach to existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and their operation. KEYWORD: TRANSLUCENT. Connect with sacred Owl Medicine this week to give wise council to your Aquarius Sun energy (locate your Aquarius-ruled house for deeper and more personal insights).
The Take-Away: Putting all Your Clues Together
You are being guided to make breakthroughs in what you consider as “loss” in the material world. What parts of your human identity sacrifice your Spiritual connection to the natural world in order to survive? Tune into Pallas Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and The Green Man Saturn to answer this paradox. The Sun lights a fire in your inner Masculine to purify unconscious aggression into conscious passion. Tune into Venus’ delivery of higher social values that lead you on a greater path of spiritual evolution. Connect with High Priestess Vesta as she shapeshifts into Owl to understand your inner, ancient, wise translucent nature to propel you forward this week.
It’s a very spiritual week ahead moving out of poverty-stricken humanity into a greater Mystery of spiritual consciousness of the material world. The Collective is leaving the suffering of the 3rd Dimension and spiraling forward into the greater awareness of the 5th Dimension and on. Beyond material loss and into spiritual wealth. Hoot! Hoot!