The first quarter Moon phase is a time of building and growing into greater awareness and into the waxing light of the soon coming Full Moon. As this is the building stage, it represents a time to pay attention to your actions and how you are participating in life. The waning Moon is about integration and gathering one’s energy back inward, and in contrast, the waxing phase (currently) is all about the active externalized expression of oneself. The question becomes, “What are you DOING, and how are you doing it?”
Over this next week, building up to the Full Moon, it’s a perfect time to reassess and redirect your intentions and actions regarding the most important focuses in your current life. Get centered. Get aligned. Get your life in order because the Full Moon in Virgo is coming to shine a light upon exactly where there’s work to be done. And as it’s said, “The ball is in your court, make your move.”
Particularly, as we have had Venus and Mars traveling together (now in Aquarius), this time has a powerful emphasis on relationship and partnership dynamics as well as our most personal identifications around our own identity, desires, needs, and wants. Aquarius is always about refining one’s identity as closest to the center of individual uniqueness and genius possible by being the most genuine expression of yourself and showing up fully expressed and confident in your authenticity and expression. Aquarius declares, “Let go of the shackles, throw off the past, and liberate yourself. Be free. Be true. Be you.”
This current phasal relationship dance between Mars and Venus represents a major culmination cycle and a brand-new cycle beginning. So, in our personal lives and our psyches, we can be feeling and experiencing the end of cycles in our relationship dynamics and in the patterns and ways we have been relating to ourselves and others. Now, as we step into the new cycle, we are navigating fresh new ground and uncharted territory.
Over the next month, as Venus and Mars continue through Aquarius, we should all expect the theme of change, sudden insight, and unexpected events to continue to unfold and shape our lives. Aquarius invites revelation, rebellion, and revolutions, which is likely precisely the mark Venus and Mars will leave upon our lives for March 2022!
As the Sun comes to join Neptune in Pisces this weekend and Jupiter is gradually edging his way in as well, it’s a time where the Pisces theme is emphasized (big time)! Grand, larger than life, beyond comprehension, out of your control, and potentially some shade of “overwhelming” is ensured! This Jupiter with Neptune in Pisces is primarily focused from January to May 2022. So, we can see the extended theme of this longer cycle playing out. Pisces manifest on the whole spectrum from worst-case scenarios to dreams-do-come-true scenarios. Who knows what will happen, but we can trust that it will be mind-blowing and push us to some edge of ourselves, as we have all been participating for a while now in the collective unraveling of everything we thought we knew or could predict about this life.
As we move towards the Virgo Full Moon, we can begin to tap further into understanding what’s necessary on this human journey and what it takes to heal and make it through the wounding, the suffering, and victimization. It has so much to do with understanding our worthiness and our immense value as each of us is a part of the whole of this experience and the unique contributions that we offer. Cultivating compassion for oneself and others in our naivety, in our innocence, in our faults, and in our inability to know or understand any better in the moment is necessary.
Pisces/Virgo reminds us that we are indeed infinite spiritual beings all containing phenomenal genius and potential, while in this reality, we are also limited in a body, in a space-time reality, on Earth. We are limited while amid so much capacity and opportunity for expansion. We must have reverence for the process and wear our hearts on our sleeves if we are to see a better world.