The Moon's Phases during the Month
The Quarters of the Moon visible from the Earth each month helps verify on the cosmography what is happening in the Sky.
When it is New Moon (NM), the Sun and the Moon are next to each other, in conjunction. In the example, they are situated at 27° on the zodiac sign of Aquarius. This date corresponds to the Chinese, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Korean, and Cambodgian New Year and countries where calendars are linked to sun-moon cycles.
At the time of the First Quarter (FQ), the Sun and the Moon are separated by 90° and are said t form a square, in fact a right angle of 90°. In the example, the Sun is at 4° from the zodiac sign of Pisces and the Moon in front at 4° from Gemini.
At the time of the Full Moon (FM), the Sun is in exact opposition to the Moon. The Earth is between the two celestial bodies. In the example, the Sun is at 11° from the Pisces zodiac sign - it rises on the eastern horizon (in the zones of the Northern Hemisphere) and, at the same time, the Moon can be seen to set opposite, in the West, at 11° from Virgo. The aspect formed between them is termed : opposition aspect. The observer is situated between the two celestial bodies. This can be verified each month....
The Last Quarter (LQ) again forms the aspect of a square, but set in the other direction from the First Quarter. By following the order of the seasonal zodiac, linked to the rotation of the Earth round the sun during the course of the year, the Sun which, in the example as is at 19° from Pisces, receives an aspect of a square of the Moon at 19° from Sagittarius.
The next New Moon (NM)will have seen the Moon make a full turn of the ecliptic in four quarters of about 7 days (which is the origin of the week). The Moon then joins up with the Sun at 26° from Pisces, at 18.49 GMT on March 17 1999, and a new cycles of energy will begin, influencing human, animal and vegetal life, as well as the earth and the sea.
Marie-Hélène Le Doze
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