The Quarter Moon on May 12 2012 at 5:46 pm EDT is at 23 degrees Aquarius. Astrologically, the influence of a quarter Moon lasts for seven days. As the quarter Moon is a square aspect between the Sun and Moon, the energy is tense or uncomfortable and can often manifest as some difficulty in relationships. Sun square Moon means that our need for emotional security can be in conflict with our need to shine in the world. The third quarter Moon is the final phases of the New Moon cycle, so we look to finalize those projects started three weeks ago and reap the rewards. Relationship issues that arose since the Full Moon can now be resolved, this is a weeks of leaving things behind, whether they be bad habits or negative aspects within you relationships.
May 12 Quarter Moon Horoscope
This quarter moon is very important because it ushers in the final week of the eclipse cycle which began with the November 2011 Solar Eclipse. The theme of that eclipse was “stripping down, clearing clutter, exposing demons, purging toxins”. This week we have to find closure, put things to rest ready for the burst of energy and a new direction from the May 21 Solar Eclipse. This quarter Moon is on one of the more beneficial stars in constellation Capricorn called Nashira, “It causes overcoming by evil, which is turned to success…This star makes for integrity and justice and gives a knowledge of man. Therefore we see here a refining Saturn influence, this will be achieved if the natal Saturn is well placed.” Saturn is well placed trine the Moon and trine Venus.
This grand trine involving Moon, Venus and Saturn allows for more ease in resolving relationships issues and releasing inner pain and anger. Venus is almost stationary and turns retrograde on May 15 on the central star of Orion’s Belt. As mentioned in the Venus retrograde post, this star Alnilam gives “Trouble through love affairs, scandal, enemies among women“. Saturn on the most fortunate star Spica is “favorable for domestic matters“.
The quarter moon means relationships difficulties are in focus, but this magical grand trine and the mix of fixed stars point to lessons being learned, more mature emotions, forgiveness of others and the self, and a release from guilt and blame. Sun conjunct Jupiter suggests optimism, faith, luck and generosity, and with Sedna in between Sun and Jupiter the personal growth and philosophical outlook involves past pain from being the victim, being betrayed, abandoned, or pain from some other type of tragedy, man made or natural disaster.