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

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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


New Pisces Moon – THE OTHER

The moon unites secretly, unseen, with the sun in Pisces on February 23rd, 15:32 GMT. The conscious and the unconscious are one, and the veil between them can be crossed easily at this time. Insights bubble up from the deep and new ways of doing things and solving problems may become suddenly obvious.

mirror fragments on gray surface with the reflection of a person s arm

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Though, with Mercury Retrograde, it may well be that these communications from your subconscious do not take a straightforward form. It may feel like taking with Yoda. Take extra care with your words and thoughts (about yourself too).

“She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*What is/am me (currently)?
*What is/am not me (currently)? THE OTHER
*Where do I (or can I, if you’re feeling adventurous) blend?
*Where do I draw a line?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*super potent divination time, do some longer range readings now
*most occult endeavours will be powerful and lasting at this time, whether that means you want to go ahead or not (especially with Mercury Retrograde) is up to you