Quarter Moon Astrology

Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Report!

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For this lunar report the moon begins her journey in the optimistic and exploring sign of Sagittarius but then quickly becomes challenged by Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus.

Moon in Sagittarius gives us all a friendly composition. We want to reach out to others, we are full of ideas, and we are ready to explore and start the week strong! We can still do this, however, there are a few things that we need to be aware of:

Mood Killer- Moon Conjunct Saturn- August 28th

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On the 28th the Moon meets with Saturn which can feel like a little bit of a "Debbie Downer". This transit sobers our minds and feelings... something that dampens the spirit of moon's original move through light-hearted Sagittarius. For some, we can feel depressed or alone even in a room full of happy people that we love... something just doesn't feel right. Those feelings are valid and very real but also temporary and brought on by the moon's struggle with serious minded Saturn. This is the best day of self-care or laying low- staying focused on what you need to do while making frequent breaks to feed your spirit and give to yourself in ways that surround you in a bubble of positivity. Journaling is also a wonderful way to channel these feelings that may come up constructively.

I suggest that you work with this energy by focusing on what needs your attention most now especially if that means work, school work (as some are starting classes now!), or being serious about long-term goals and making moves on them.

Power Shift! Pluto Empowers Our Feelings- Pluto Conjunct Moon- September 1st

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Quickly after that, the moon conjoins with Pluto (the planet of transformation) which funnels our focused & serious minds to open to the idea of powerful changes & transformation!

When moon met with Saturn a few days before the universe tested us through our feelings to be realistic about our current state in life and now here on the first we are being tested again through our feelings to reevaluate what we have seen and learned and make a positive change based upon that. This can be as simple as shifting the way that you normally perceive things, having an honest and heartfelt conversation, or connecting with someone on a deeper level. The sky is the limit with this and you won't need too much cosmic redirection to find yourself exactly where you need to be the moment you need to be there.

Power Shift! Pluto Empowers Our Feelings- Pluto Conjunct Moon- September 1st

Quickly after that, the moon conjoins with Pluto (the planet of transformation) which funnels our focused & serious minds to open to the idea of powerful changes & transformation! When moon met with Saturn a few days before the universe tested us through our feelings to be realistic about our current state in life and now here on the first we are being tested again through our feelings to reevaluate what we have seen and learned and make a positive change based upon that. This can be as simple as shifting the way that you normally perceive things, having an honest and heartfelt conversation, or connecting with someone on a deeper level. The sky is the limit with this and you won't need too much cosmic redirection to find yourself exactly where you need to be the moment you need to be there.

Doing the Shuffle with Mercury's Influence- Mercury enters Leo- August 31st

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Mercury is still currently retrograde and just recently entered into the sign of Leo on the 31st. This has a lot of us taking steps backward in order to later make moves forward so we're finding ourselves doing an earth dance- shuffling from side to side all while re-evaluating, restructuring and rebuilding – all for our highest and greatest good! If you work with this energy you'll benefit from it but if you work against it you'll feel frustrated and annoyed by all the delays but really what they're doing is slowing you down to build a stronger foundation before you can charge ahead towards the future! Mercury's move into Leo makes you verbally want to shine bright like a diamond! We are allowed (and even encouraged!) to be expressive, dramatic, and over the top with our ideas and expressions! Leo vibes want you to stand out and make an impression to allow others to see your light and al that you have to offer! There is nothing wrong with standing out from the pack, even the shyest moonchildren benefit from a little cosmic stardusting of well-deserved attention!

Rockets Firing- Mars trine Uranus- September 2nd

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On the 2nd, Mars trines Uranus the planet of innovation, surprise, and independence. Energy will be exceptionally high this day but you will want to steer clear of impulsive or forceful action which will be hard to do as Mars rules drive and the push needed to power through most obstacles.

Remember, Mercury is still retrograde and we don't want to make important decisions during this time, however, Mars connecting with Uranus makes it difficult to resist. Shortly after on the 3rd, Mars and Mercury conjoin and again this is a day of making plans, striving to move forward, and action! The best way to channel this energy is by using your brilliant mind to visualize and conceptualize the ultimate vision of what it is you want to manifest in your life, to talk about plans and brainstorm with others, and to keep an open mind for brilliant ideas to pop in and out as Uranus still has a strong influence on us during this time.

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby- Sun Opposes Neptune- September 4th

One day to be wary of is the 4th where the sun is fighting with Neptune- the planet of illusion and deception.

This makes us hazy, foggy, and unfocused and with this I also feel the need to warn people of food poisoning or side effects from medications or drugs.

This is not a day to start new prescriptions, try new diets, or make long-term decisions.

Virgo Vibes! Mars Moves Into Virgo, Mercury Goes Direct- September 5th

On the 5th, Mars (the action planet) moves into sign of Virgo and Mercury finally goes direct! Mercury naturally rules Virgo so Virgo energy is at an all time high! This is an excellent week to focus on your productivity, getting organized, and making changes to become your highest and best self as Virgo rules perfection!

These planets do not expect you to be perfect but they do want you to strive to implement the things that will make you most efficient and will make you feel the best that you possibly can feel so that you can be of service to others. This means making healthier lifestyle changes, pruning out things that are clogging your growth, or simply taking some time out to organize or clean! A fresh space helps the mind feel free and less stressed out!

Dream a Little Dream!- Full Moon in Pisces- September 6th

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On the 6th we have the full moon in Pisces which lights the sky up with an ethereal glow! You'll definitely want to check to see where Pisces rules in your chart because this is where you will see  cosmic shifting! Pisces asks you to be idealistic and for this full moon Mercury contacts Uranus and say, "Think big! Think outside of the box! Don't hold yourself back"!

Use your imagination when setting intentions and realize that anything is possible and can happen... especially with Uranus here holding surprises for you in his hands!


About Jessica

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Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

 

Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Report!

Cosmic Chaos- Global and Govenmental Shifts!

 "It's all about find the CALM in the chaos!"- Donna Karen

"It's all about find the CALM in the chaos!"- Donna Karen

We start this Lunar report with most of the planets in a tailspin!

Mercury just recently went retrograde, Uranus also is retrograde, Neptune, Saturn, and Pluto have been retrograde for a while.

We can witness the energy of the turned around planets easily by just clicking on the news and watching the global chaos spark outrage and tension. Also, issues of the past rise up to the surface in present day time pushing for resolution, balance, and equality. This is what happens when you have Jupiter in balance and equaliy loving Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius highlighting people and cultures globally along with acceptance and education, Pluto in Capricorn creation transformation of the 'old ways' and goverment, and Uranus in Aries leading the fire for innovation and change!

In our personal lives we are being comforted and protected and have little to worry about – stay in space of love and light, remain flexible and open and you'll be just fine!

Mercury Retrograde- Gift in Disguise?

Even Mercury retrograde in the sign of Virgo (the sign that it rules!) can act as a blessing! This is because for the last few months the the majority of us have been required to make some heavy decisions based upon what is for our highest and greatest good. At the time you make the decisions based upon what you envision for your future and what you think will be best but as you grow in the upcoming months you'll see that you may need to revisit past recent decisions and make some changes. Mercury retrograde gives you that opportunity!

You have until Sept 5th to capitalize on this energy- when Mercury turns direct again.

Luna Thrives- Solar Eclipse in Leo, Among other Beautiful Things!

Also working on all our behalves is the moon falling comfortably within the sign of Taurus! The planets pick favorites and choose sides and moon simply adores the energy of Taurus and she thrills as she saunters her way through the sign! The last few weeks she (the moon!) has been the center of our attention as she has been the lead player in the recent passing Full Moon eclipse and she will also be an important piece of the upcoming solar eclipse in the sign of leo!

With this combination a few important words come to me- decadence, self love, and especially 'recognition'- a word that has held special meaning for all of us for the past couple of months!

Why? Well, because Leo rules extravagance! It is a sign that knows that it worthy of beautiful experiences, people, and things. This solar eclipse connects you back to your VALUE and also the things & people you value. Surround yourself in all that makes you radiant! Remove from your aura and space anything that dims or threatens your shine!

This eclipse also brings in the vibration of creation! This is perfect for those with small businesses, artists, or those who have children or want to focus on adding to their families. With this new moon solar eclipse you have the opportunity to capitalize on this energy and build even further!

Of course, Mercury being retrograde warns you not to rush or dive into commitments without double- no, TRIPLE- checking details first AND Uranus' current switch to retrograde motion is notorious for shocking revelations and surprising twists and turns in life! These are the things that make life interesting and fun... again, only if you remember to remain flexible, open... and a good sense of humor doesn't hurt!

Important Dates:

  • 12th: Mercury is retrograde- be aware of miscommunications, label your items with your name on them in case they go missing, back your phone up, and triple check details of you absolutely must sign agreements or important documents!
  • 13th- Sun trine Saturn- excellent day for planning/visualizing the future! Also wonderful for health check ups, meetings & discussions, organizing, and restructuring plans!
  • 15th- Venus Opposes Pluto- control issues can surface in relationships of ALL kinds. Problems can surface with partners, easily.
  • 16th- Venus square Saturn- relationships tested even further! Commitments feel heavy or relationship burdens/woes are highlighted.
  • 21st- Solar Eclipse in Leo! Set your intentions and remember the keywords- recognition, self love/value, and decadence!

About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

 

Quarter Moon + Astro Transit Update!

Deep, Dark, & Brooding- Moon's Move through Scorpio!

We start our bi weekly lunar report with the moon currently in the sign of Scorpio. Here she is brooding, feeling dark, and probing for information and to understand the depths of all that is around her. Relationships, life purpose, work and ways to give back to society, sex and intimacy, as well as self-reflection and growth are all areas that I see bubbling to the surface!

The lunar pull make emotions intense and the need to dive deep is strong and something we can't ignore or suppress.

For some, this is a welcomed feeling- especially if you are using this energy to connect deeply with others or your own healing. For others, you can feel downright exhausted, sensitive, or guarded because you are not open or willing to walk across coals and fire this hot.

Both feelings are okay and I recommend that each of us take every day one step at a time, reminding ourselves that every transit- both good or bad- is never permanent and always changing things for the better!

Energy Lifts- Sagittarius Vibes!


Next, in the first week of August the vibe will lighten as the moon moves into the sign of light and airy Sagittarius!

We feel the energy of expansion & exploration all because we were forced to examine our relationships and selves when the moon was moving through Scorpio!
What was revealed to us during that time now enlightens us and lifts us as we move forward!

You want to think outside of the box, have fun, think BIG, and plan idealistically towards your future... especially as we're moving into eclipse season this month!
Your vision now will help you to build the foundation of what you can create and manifest for the future! For this, we welcome with open arms these transits happening globally!

Dare to Be Different- Uranus goes Retrograde!

 

On the 2nd of August, Uranus will go retrograde until early next year (yes, 2018!). This planet rules innovation and surprise so with this our whole way of doing things can change in a flash! Our belief systems may be tested, our normal routines are forced to change, our relationship dynamics switch! It all depends where Uranus falls within your chart but either way you'll be nudged to be open minded and flexible as routine pieces of life you've grown to expect are stripped or blown away. Again, stay flexible and open and you have nothing to worry about!

Total Eclipse in Aquarius!

On the 7th, we have a huge eclipse in the sign of Aquarius... who just happens to be ruled by Uranus! This full moon is supported well by Jupiter (the planet of blessings and gifts!) and Mars (the action planet!) so this is another moon to welcome with arms wide open!

This moon brings change, transformation, and works to further reveal any areas that need to be refreshed or switched up! Also, I see so many focusing less on themselves and more on the external world and their role and connection to the "One" and consciousness. The feeling of "we are all connected" comes to mind with this full moon!

The Chance to Return... Mercury Retrograde

Don't worry or stress too heavily about changes or shake-ups that happen during this time! Remember, there are no such thing as mistakes and if you ever feel the need to "redo" or go back to something that you wish you would have done differently or had a second chance at you will have the opportunity to when Mercury goes retrograde the 12th until September 5th. This gives us all a chance to go back to square one and revisit any areas that need additional attention, time, or focus! I always say that Mercury retrograde's reputation is worse than its bite and there is opportunity in all phases of the moon and each transit no matter how much social media wants to make them seem much scarier than they actually are!  If you work with the energy of the planets they will in turn work for you!


About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife

Quarter Moon + Astrology Transit Update

Introducing Quarter Moon Astrology blog posts!

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We are so excited to introduce Jessica of Behati Life as our new #tunetothemoon Astrologer over here at the Spirit de la Lune Moon blog!

She will be writing biweekly Quarter Moon reports so you can keep tuning to the moon all moonth long! We have some awesome things planned for the future we are excited to share more soon!

 

 

Moon Under Attack

For this quarter moon update the moon falls within the sign of Aries. Aries is the sign of the initiator, the go-getter, and self-starter but at the moment the moon feels completely under the attack of Pluto (the planet a transformation and death), Mars (the planet of personal motivation, drive, and war) Uranus (the planet of unexpected developments and surprise), and even Jupiter (the planet of abundance)! That is a lot for one tiny moon to feel!

With Jupiter (the planet of abundance and blessing) there is a need to "go big or go home "as Jupiter wants to expand all that he touches while the moon brings our emotions in to focus. Things that are hard to suppress and hold back during this time can ripple and explode under transits like this! Moon fighting with Uranus (the planet of surprise and unexpected developments) shows me that things can easily pop off when we least expect it... especially with Pluto squeezing toxins and tension up that have been lying dormant below!

Mars and Sun together square both the Moon and Uranus making our actions forceful, intense, and in some ways even painful. Some of the action that we are required to do this week comes from a wounded place- the spot within us that still needs healing- and with this last quarter moon we need to be focusing on releasing negativity and anything else that the universe is requiring us to let go of... even if that means emotionally spilling the beans.

Release, Rebuild, Reflect!

During this time until the new moon on the 23rd we need to focus on removing situations that block us from being our true selves, from reaching our maximum potential, and from experiencing the blessings and abundance that the universe/higher power has reserved for us. Sometimes that means having to make bold action and moves even if it's uncomfortable at first in order to see the change that we have been needing to make the wave that will push us back to shore!

 

Neptune Clouds Venus

In the week that follows starting on the 17th we need to be aware of the fact that Venus (the planet that rules love, beauty, & values) will be squaring Neptune (the planet that rules illusion and deception). 

This clouds our ability to make smart decisions in love and to see things clearly.

We have the intention to move from our hearts but so much is hidden behind a sparling veil and our ability to think straight suffers. We may lead others on or make decisions that we will later on regret. We don't intend to it's just the Venus square Neptune influence. Also, you can easily fall victim to this aspect.

July's Golden Day- July 19th!

Luckily for us on the 19th we have the planet Mercury (ruling communication and thoughts) being supported by Saturn (the planet of security, structure, and commitment) which helps to steady the energy of Venus squaring Neptune. However, I still want us to be mindful of not allowing our emotions and fantasy to sweep us off our feet if later on it's going to disappoint us or others because we promised too much too soon or made decisions that are not based out of love. This is an awesome day to have conversations of ALL kinds, have an interview, or make important agreements!

Leo's Light Lights Our Lives!

Mars and the sun move into the sign of Leo on the 20th and the 22nd which will begin to help the energy of the following weeks to increase in a positive way! 

This is because Mars (the planet of action, determination, but also war) moves out of the grip of the larger planets that have been straining and irritating him! Think of someone who feels bullied and provoked by their community that it makes them want to fight... *that* is how Mars has been feeling lately but by moving into Leo he can stretch his arms and do what he does best- act on his passion (the sign of Leo is highly passionate!) and expression!

Creative projects excel during this time, dating and love lives should improve, and I see people stepping up into leadership roles and letting their lights shine! A day after that is the new moon and it's time to brush the dust off of our shoulders and begin to welcome the adventure of all that lies ahead!"


About Jessica

Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.

BehatiLife.com                       @BehatiLife