The Moon completes its transit of Capricorn this morning at 8:59 AM EDT when it enters Aquarius. While the Moon in Aquarius is cool and detached, this evening, the First Quarter Moon occurs as the Sun in Scorpio forms a square with the Moon in Aquarius. There is a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled to take action. Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began around the New Moon is now off the ground, and it may face its first obstacles. The Moon in Aquarius seeks impartiality, but its square to the Scorpio Sun suggests difficulties detaching.
As well, Venus forms a square to Pluto tonight, stimulating difficult dynamics, awareness of hidden agendas, and attempts to manipulate others and situations to get our way. Social interactions may be intense or could provoke intense feelings. A Mercury-Pluto sextile occurring at virtually the same time (Mercury and Venus are semi-sextile one another) is intense as well, but in a more productive way, encouraging us to get to the root of a problem. We are willing to look beyond the surface of things and investigate further. A deep insight happening now helps us make better choices. Conversations are probing, investigative, and meaningful.
A void of course Moon occurs from 1:23 AM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a square to Uranus), until the Moon enters Aquarius at 8:59 AM EDT.