7. Feb, 2018

7th Feb ...

The Last Quarter Moon of Wednesday, February 7th marks the mid-point between the recent Lunar Eclipse of January 31st, and the upcoming Solar Eclipse of February 15th.  This is an important point in time of the eclipse season to which it is wise to bring our full awareness and presence.  The Last Quarter Moon, in general, symbolizes a phase of letting go, akin to the time in the growing cycle when the trees shake off their leaves, gently giving them back to the earth for compost and enrichment in the coming cycle.  This is especially heightened between two eclipses, when a larger eclipse cycle has drawn to a close with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, and a new cycle is about to begin with the coming Solar Eclipse and New Moon.   This Last Quarter Moon can be seen as a liminal space – one where we are waving our goodbyes to outworn ways of being, and simultaneously looking ahead to the new experience we may have of ourselves and the world through our transformed eyes.   The layers we shed during this time may be thicker or more numerous than usual, and the new seeds of intention forming in our hearts and spirits for the coming cycle have more weight and influence than in an ordinary lunar cycle.  This is the ‘whoa’ factor as well as the beautiful gift of this Eclipse Season. There are large potentials for shifting, transforming and attuning to a more aligned way of being, but the process of that can be confronting, and require that we hone our awareness and really tune into how we can live our most beautiful lives and be our most authentic selves.