First Quarter Moon in Gemini – INNER/ OUTER

With Mercury still retrograde, the moon swells to first quarter stage (March 2nd, 19:57 GMT), appearing to us as half dark and half light. It is the mirror, or precursor, of the coming equinox in the solar cycle later this month. How does that half/ half appear to you? Is it a state of perfect balance? A harmony of opposite energies/forces? And/ or a tipping point into … what?

silhouette of tree under half moon

Photo by Adrian Lang on

It can be scary to move from something known but not fulfilling, to something unknown and wonderful/ awful?/ worse?/ Blessed? Are these risks scarier on the inside or the outside? It is choose your own adventure time.

“I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible;
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.”
― Dawna Markova

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*How am I?
*What is kindling in my inner world?
*What is snuffing in my outer world?
*What happens next?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*no magic just now, instead journalling and contemplation