Most of us are familiar with the concept of the lunar cycle and the lunar phases, and have likely heard of the quarter moon phases. But you may not be super familiar with what each of them mean! Each phase corresponds to a different type of energy. The 2nd Quarter Moon Phase is the time for adjustments.
The Quarter Moon Phases in Astrology
The 1st Quarter Moon is what's known as the New Moon. This is the start of a cycle, and it corresponds to new beginnings. It has high energy, and this can last for a week up to a year.
The 2nd Quarter Moon comes after the New Moon and before the Full Moon. Since it's going from the new beginnings of the New Moon to the endings of the Full Moon, it's a time to adjust. We can be more flexible and make changes in order to stay on track with what we've started and see the results we're looking for.
The 3rd Quarter Moon is what's known as the Full Moon. This is when the Moon reaches its apex, it's fullest and brightest, so this is the time when we see endings, culminations, reap what we've sown, and make realizations. This is emotional energy.
The 4th Quarter Moon comes after the Full Moon and before the New Moon. Since it's after the emotional Full Moon and gearing up for the enthusiastic New Moon, this phase corresponds to cleaning up and clearing out. It's time to get rid of whatever you can in a healthy way to free you up once the New Moon hits.
Each Quarter Moon Phase lasts about 1 week, and occurs in different Zodiac signs. They're usually in sets of signs in the same quality/modality (cardinal, fixed, mutable). The sign the phase is in tells you about the specific energy of that phase. In the case of the 2nd Quarter Moon Phase, the sign it's in can tell us how or what we need to adjust.
The 2nd Quarter Moon Phase in the Zodiac Signs
In Aries, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to focus energy and enthusiasm on adjustments. They may be physical in nature to give us more energy. We likely have to take charge and take the initiative with the adjustments, and push through quickly.
In Taurus, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to take a slower, more cautious approach to adjusting. We can do our homework first, and make sure we're confident in our choices. Once you work on adjusting, we can see it through to the end. Adjustments made can help us feel more secure, or may be related to money.
In Gemini, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to adjust mentally. We can alter our outlook and approach, or we can make changes with our ideas and plans. We can be highly flexible, and changes may only be short-term.
In Cancer, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to adjust emotionally. We can work on emotional blocks and issues, and try to make our approach come from a more secure place internally. Changes may need to be made at our core or at the foundation of whatever we're working on.
In Leo, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to be more creative. We can press pause to enjoy ourselves, and this can open up new ways of making changes. We can take more creative approaches to what we're working on.
In Virgo, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to pay attention to the little things and make adjustments with the details. We can be more productive and practical, and work on seeing the pieces of the puzzle more clearly. We may need to work on adjusting in ways that lessens stress.
In Libra, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to work with others. We can make adjustments in the agreements we have with others, or get help from others to make changes and stay on the path. We may need to adjust how we're balancing everything and keeping some peace.
In Scorpio, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to make larger transformations. We can dig deeper and do our research into what needs to change, and adjustments may be on a larger scale, or at least start from the roots. We may be more intense and want to use passionate energy.
In Sagittarius, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to expand our options. We can open up to new experiences, and this can help us to adjust. Adjusting itself may be a new experience, and we can be more willing to be bold and brave.
In Capricorn, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to be disciplined and focus on our long-term plans. We can make adjustments with those plans, and the tweaks we make now can keep us going. We can be practical and try to work smart.
In Aquarius, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to be open to out-of-the-box changes. We may need to go outside of our comfort zones in order to make the adjustments needed, and can embrace the unconventional to stay on track.
In Pisces, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to use our intuition. It may be a little harder to see logically what needs to be done, so our instincts can guide us down the right path. We may be more imaginative in how we make adjustments, or we may need to let go of something in order to adjust.
Suggested Reading: Born on a New Moon, Full Moon, or Eclipse