Moon Musings: The Second Quarter or Waxing Gibbous Moon falls on February 19-21, 2016.
Lord Sun is in Aquarius, manifesting energies that prompt us to think of the future, of the “next thing” that will be our focus. On Friday, February 19, 2016, Lady Moon is in Cancer, manifesting energies that prompt us to look into our hearts and examine our feelings; on Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21, she is in Leo, whose energies are more forceful and outer-directed. Keep these influences in mind as you make your plans to honor this moon-phase.
As Lady Moon progresses toward fullness on February 22, we continue to see evidence of growth and advancement of plans already formulated. This is a good time to make whatever adjustments we deem necessary to ensure the fulfillment of these plans.
Keep in mind that Jupiter is retrograde until 5/8/16. Jupiter’s retrograde energies are likely to make it difficult to keep your focus where it should be as well as lead you to feel that further progress is impossible. This is not so, but while Jupiter retrogrades it is best to be aware that any feelings of incompetence or the thought that you are never going to achieve whatever your goal might be are likely to be false impressions.
Give yourself credit where credit is due; be content to progress slowly; take the long-range look at projects rather than expect instant results. Once Jupiter goes direct your attitude is likely to be much more positive.
On Friday, Venus’ influence will be helpful for plans involving love and attraction. Remember that Venus looks after all household matters, finance as well as romance. Use the color green in your decorations and dress, include the elements Earth and Water in your preparations, and repeat your chant seven times.
Saturday is Saturn’s day. This large outer planet is all about control; if you need to manage your work load or your budget or your free time better, you would be wise to let Saturn help you. Use the color black in your decorations and dress, include the element Earth in your preparations, and repeat your chant three times.
Lord Sun rules on Sunday. He leads us to action and, as he is currently in Aquarius, may give us insights into the future. Use the color yellow or gold in your decorations and dress, include the element Fire in your preparations, and repeat your chant six times.
A suggested chant:
Spring is here, the world’s reborn
I welcome progress every morn
Making changes as I see the need
Will change the word into the deed.