Waning Moon Half-lit in Aries01 Jul 2021, by moon&sky in
Greeting Waning Moon Half-lit (exact @1411 PDT) in Aries
… reflection, purification, rejuvenation …
Waning Moon calls us to slow and move inward (supported by 4 planets Rx). It’s time to sort, follow-up, complete or put aside for now, the activities initiated this cycle As always, at Moon half-lit we are called to pause and (re)balance. Time to look into the dark and into the light. Time to reflect upon the learnings of this cycle and to release what no longer serves. Time to enter the feminine deepening and prepare for the new cycle to come.
Moon in Aries (Fire, masculine, action) brings movement, boldness and fearlessness. Sun in Cancer (Water, feminine, feeling) brings compassion, sensitivity and unconditional love. Working together in harmony they meld assertiveness and compassion; perseverance and sensitivity; bold action and tender nurturing; and they help us to create balance and an enduring peace. We are further supported by the relative balance of both masculine/feminine energies and astrological modalities (cardinal, mutable, fixed).
The call to balance, align and harmonize the energies and gifts of ‘opposing’ forces is more intense than usual (reinforced by the current Fire-Water, Sun/Moon, acting /feeling, masculine/feminine dynamics + Saturn-Uranus activated). First by the Sun/Moon, Cancer/Aries dynamics; and also by other alignments (Fixed T-Square Mars, Saturn, Uranus) that activate energies that we’ve been working with all year (Saturn-Uranus square).
Expect the unexpected (as usual it seems ;)). We may find levels of resistance are heightened– to change (Saturn), to the status quo (Uranus), and to anything that blocks our path (Mars). There may be some turbulence, some heating up, and some radical action. Frustration may rise; tempers could flare. Best to tune to the energy of the waning Moon time and let flow, let go. We may be well-advised to choose what not to do rather than attempt to push on through ;). Breathe. Pause. And feel deeply into the joy of Spirit in the present moment.
Now is the time to move more fully into the feminine deep. Time to be cleansed by the Waters (Cancer) and warmed by the Fire (Aries). Time to draw on Cancer Sun to feel into home within. Time to draw on Aries Moon to honour our inner Fire with deepening self-care. Time to rest, restore, and rejuvenate. Time to prepare for a new Lunar cycle and the emergence of a renewed sense of self.
Fire and Water meet at Moon half-lit
To harmony we are called to commit
Weave together opposites and align
your heart & story with divine design
Now it’s time to rest and renew
Time to nourish the All of you
Nurture your Nature
with Love and Light
May the Waters refresh & nourish you;
may your inner Fire inspire; and
may you be deeply rejuvenated this Moon
IMAGE NOTES. All compilations, art & photos by Fiona/WisdomWild unless otherwise noted
Main Image: Athena: cut & modified image found on Wikipedia | Celosia (an Aries flower): cut & modified from Sakata Ornamental (red) and from I Dig Green Acres (yellow) | Falcon (one of Aries animal totems): cut & modified from Yes of Course Wallpapers | Ram: Cut & modifed from Backcountry taxidermy (ick)