The Moon is waning from 270 to 315 degrees ahead of the Sun in the zodiac. It rises in the east around midnight, sets in the west around noon.
The Last Quarter phase is Active and Responsible. It is about reorientation, transition and completion. It is the time in a cycle to take closing action, to follow-up and complete the activities begun at the New phase. The function of this phase is manifestation. You must accept responsibility for your actions. You do what you have to do and you know instinctively the proper course. You recognize your mistakes and are rewarded for your accomplishments. The most successful action requires a shift from the conservative to the inventive and there is some risk involved in changing the structure, which has been built.
During this phase you become aware of what is and is not working with respect to the achievement of your goal for the cycle. Action is essential; either take a correcting action or make the final push needed to realize a successful outcome. The question is: Where do I go from here?
This phase connects to the Crescent phase and to the instinctive body, which is stimulated by the senses of taste, smell and touch. Intuition and sensory responses to the environment direct the final action necessary to the fulfillment of the cycle’s goals. Blocked energy can be released via various tactile techniques including massage, manipulation (chiropractic and osteopathic), and aromatherapy.
Open to your success. Be responsible. MANIFEST YOUR GOAL.
Keywords for the Last Quarter phase are: realignment, revision, integration, cleansing.