Moon's Journey ~ Third Quarter

On January 27th, the moon enters her third quarter of cycle. The Yang energy re-emerges. This phase marks the last or final quarter of the lunar cycle.

This is the phase of our monthly creative cycle where we can reap initial rewards of our intention’s efforts. It offers opportunities for reflection, re-assement, readjustment & refinement.

This isn’t a great time for launching anything new.

A gifted phase to make corrections, face any disillusionments and choose to eliminate that which isn’t serving.

Refinement is a great activity to engage. Discontent may awaken with social structures. We might be able to clearly see where things need to end; be digested and or released.

The Last Quarter Moon phase points to some sort of crisis of consciousness. After basking in the awareness symbolized by the light of the Full Moon, we disperse our knowledge and come to a point when we need to sort out what works for us–and what doesn’t–in preparation for next New Moon (Feb 4th), when something new is born once again. This is not the best time to start a major project, as the decreasing light of the Moon symbolizes a descent into unconsciousness. It’s time to begin finishing up the details of that which was conceived at the last New Moon.

A key aspect for me when working with this phase is being willing to receive information. Through many different channels. Information that illuminates what’s working & what isn’t. To be mindful of information I am sensing & discovering about my creative process. This may include activities, thoughts & ways of relating to my creativity requiring my choice point to release. Specifically this could include any thoughts, doubts & other forms of un-skillfully working with patterns of esteem that may have emerged during my dance of creating.

This also can illuminate any inner barriers I have regarding the creative phase of receiving.

To this end, I want to share the following card from Alana Fairchild’s Sacred Rebel Oracle Deck.


Here is a recording with an exert from wisdom offered by this card.

What are you receiving as a result of embarking on this mindful journey of the moon?

On Jan 31st we’ll land again in the Balsamic Phase (see previous post).