What is First Quarter Moon…and why should you care?


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What is First Quarter Moon…and why should you care?

In the Northern Hemisphere, first quarter moon is when the right side of the moon is illuminated (pictured). In the Southern hemisphere, it’s when the left side is illuminated.

First quarter moon is the second lunar phase in a lunar month. It occurs a week after new moon. The first quarter moon is the phase of the moon when we can see one half of the moon’s surface illuminated in the night sky. This is when the sun and moon are roughly at 90 degrees (right angles) from one another. The First Quarter Moon rises in the middle of the day and can be seen in the daytime sky.

While the new moon is the time to set intention, the first quarter moon is a time to take action on our goals and assess the progress of our plans and modify them accordingly. Traditionally this was a time used to mark midpoint check-ups and revising plans if needed – so make use of it for this purpose! Yes, just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, if we align with the phases of the moon we reflect on our actions to avoid making costly mistakes.


First quarter moon is a time to reflect on what you’ve been doing, evaluate what’s not working, and change course if needed.

This is the point in the two weeks when the moon is waxing – appearing more luminous by the day until it reaches the full moon phase. During this window is when our energy levels are increasing, making this an ideal time to extend both your workout and your social life and schedule events like launches or anything that requires you ‘put yourself out there’ as you’ll have more confidence and get up and go.

The first quarter moon occurs when the moon is 50% illuminated. This phase is when we tend to feel enthusiastic and inspired to get things done, making it a great time for taking action on any goals you set during the new moon.


Struggle with finishing what you start?

If you’re having trouble finishing something off, it’s probably due to some sort of resistance within yourself that needs addressing. Set reminders in your phone for follow up at this time each month to improve follow through and maximise your complete tasks and reap the harvest of your efforts. To access the dates of the moon phases each year go here.

This phase evokes the inner teenager so if we are immature we can struggle to ‘walk our talk’. In other words, we may promise others the world but not follow through with right action. So be mindful of not overcommitting at this time of the month or you’ll break trust along with your broken agreements – both in your personal and professional life.

In relationships, this is the ideal time to schedule a ‘boys’ night’ or ‘girls’ night’ to blow off some steam and let your hair down by having fun. This is especially important for parents and couples to ensure they don’t feel so overburdened with responsibilities that the inner spark dies along with their passion for each other.


Feel inspired to make your life goals a reality by harnessing the power of the natural cycles

Join me every month for LIVE group coaching calls to keep you on track to ensure you achieve what matters most to you by reviewing your progress one step-at-a-time and setting clear goals that strategically align with the solar cycle – the cycle that governs our outer success. To find out more check out these online programs I offer…

Make it Happen is an online program that has to date had men from age 16 to 60+ support each other in a spirit of brotherhood through the 12 stages of the hero’s journey. This 12 month course only requires 1 hr of coursework a month and attendance at a 2 hr live video call but despite such a small investment of time, it will equip you to fulfil your passion and purpose. Register your interest for the next course starting in March 2023, here.

In 2023, I’ll be providing an equivalent course for women to identify and live their life purpose – a journey which empowers the inner masculine, the part of us that takes action on honouring our innate gifts and talents so we can create soul-fulfilling work that gives us true purpose and meaning. I felt inspired to create this course for women due to the number of women who expressed interest in the men’s course and from the shifts I made in my own life, as a result of enacting the hero’s journey with the students in my men’s program. This included atonement with my father to heal my father wound. To register your interest in this course starting March 17, 2023 email us here.



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