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First Quarter Phase in Scorpio - 16th August 2021

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” - Edward Hopper

Illustration: The Sleeping Gypsy - Henri Julien Félix Rousseau

We currently find ourselves in the First Quarter phase of the lunar cycle that started on August 8th with the New Moon in Leo. This phase of the cycle is very active yang energy as the Moon squares the Sun for the first time since their last conjunction.

This is a potential time of tension where doubts can arise. Remember that we are always talking about the intentions that we set at the last New Moon. We might be afraid that we won’t stick to it, that it might be too hard, that people won’t like it, etc. A whole lot of fears can come up to our mind.

The key finds itself in the archetype of the Lion: we’ll never be sure if we’re on the right track and if the world will accept it until we actually put it out there. So step on the stage, wear the outfit of your New Moon dream and show it to the crowd. Only then will you know if your ideas and projects make sense as you will receive feedback. If you receive a big applause or a bunch of rotten tomatoes in your face is not really the question. The deal is to know where you’re standing to be able to move to the next phase.

You don’t necessarily need a crowd to test your intentions as in many cases those will relate to internal or subjective changes.

Let me give an example. Let’s say that you decided during the last New Moon to sow a seed to stop smoking. You might be fighting with yourself to smoke a good one right now as your body craves some nicotine. You’re full of doubts regarding you really quitting. Well, this is the time to give yourself the first applause, to sit and congratulate yourself or even actively seek the recognition of friends and family by proudly declaring “I decided to stop smoking on the 8th of August, and since then I didn’t touch any cigarette.” Yes, it has been 8 days only. And so what? Shout it out loud, it will only empower you!

The First Quarter square took place as the Moon transited Scorpio yesterday. It gives you an opportunity to be extremely honest, bare the truth and receive criticism or feedback that might normally be too hurtful to hear. The Moon is now in Sagittarius and its energy will help ease the pain. You’ll be able to move forward with a strengthened and optimistic set of mind.


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Your body, your emotions, your energy, your mind, your soul – every aspect of yourself is precious.

The purpose is to guide you and support you during your transformation, empowering you and making you responsible for your own healing.

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