First Quarter Moon Phase: action, stepping out, expression
Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi (with Matangi, The Administrator)
We move into the First Quarter Moon phase at 1:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm UTC today. When First Quarter phases begin, things become easier. We don’t struggle as much or feel as challenged.
But First Quarter phase comes with a great burst of energy. Internally, we feel pressure to break out, move, and step forward. Multiple astrological aspects today reinforce the theme of “breaking.” The desire to break rules, break free, break open, and break bad is strong. Emotions that have been building come out for examination. Whatever bursts or blurts out may be surprising, but whatever is revealed as a result of it is what is important. Getting things out in the open air is always good; we just need to maintain proper respect and appreciation of others as we do it. If there is something very important and potentially life-changing that you need or want to communicate, it is best saved for the Disseminating Moon phase, when sharing with others is most effective. Plus, we will have the benefit of wisdom gained from the rest of the First Quarter, Gibbous, and Full Moon phases by then.
Remember that Shodashi is busy fulfilling our highest desire this month. Remember also to trust and remain engaged with the beauty of nature.