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June 26, 2023

First Quarter Square: Healing Wounds

— Olivia Martinez
Astrology Blog
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Heal, dissolve barriers and embrace our connection with others.

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The First Quarter Square with the Moon at 4° Libra motivates us to dissolve barriers and embrace our connection with others. Mercury squares Neptune, resulting in possible confusion but heightened imagination. Rather than seeking clarity, Neptune encourages us to have faith in the process and be guided.

New opportunities to thrive and broader insights arise in a few days with the Sun's sextile with Jupiter. The Venus/Mars conjunction squares Uranus, igniting a desire for independent action, while Chiron's involvement prompts self-reflection on wounded motivations.

Go Deeper

During the First Quarter Square, the seed idea planted at the New Moon gains clarity and takes shape. We assess our resources and abilities to create a realistic plan and strengthen our commitment to emerging goals. With the Moon in Libra, our journey highlights the significance of building relationships within the broader community. This can deepen our understanding of genuine connections as we strive for fairness, recognizing that harmonious relationships require considering the needs and perspectives of others. This moon cycle with Neptune playing an important role asks us to soften any of our “hard edges” that block us from experiencing the innate connectedness we all have with each other and with the larger world.

Setting Expectations

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The Venus/Mars conjunction squaring Uranus unleashes the desire to go after what we want independently, the presence of Chiron in Aries adds depth by urging us to examine our actions and uncover underlying wounds. Chiron is a unique force that goes beyond personal wounds to encompass cultural forces and deeply held fears. This universal concept of wounding challenges us to confront painful aspects of our lives and embark on a journey towards authenticity.

Chiron's paradoxical nature includes both personal and impersonal forces. While we experience individual wounds, Chiron reminds us of their presence in the collective human experience. Recognizing this paradox allows us to transcend personal struggles and gain a broader perspective on our shared humanity. Engaging with Chiron – though a difficult process – facilitates self-discovery, personal growth, and the expansion of consciousness.

Finding Support

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Chiron can aid us in becoming our true selves and supports the expansion of our understanding. Often viewed as the bridge to outer planets, like Uranus, Chiron enables us to break away from our ingrained habits and venture into new territories where we have the freedom to express ourselves more openly, fostering a sense of vibrancy in our lives.

In just four days, the Sun will sextile Jupiter, signaling the potential for new opportunities to arise. This harmonious aspect between the Sun and Jupiter hints at fresh insights and opportunities on the horizon.

The Sun represents our passions, igniting our vitality and giving us a sense of purpose. It is the source of excitement and the driving force that challenges us to grow. Jupiter, on the other hand, encourages us to step into uncharted territory, rejecting the limitations imposed by fear. The more we express our desire to expand, the more Jupiter urges us to transcend the boundaries of our knowledge and experience. This can manifest through travel, exploring diverse cultures, or broadening our understanding of life and human behavior. Jupiter's highest purpose is to propel us to expand our consciousness in every possible way, providing a broader foundation for finding meaning in life.


This week, ask yourself: Are there any past experiences I have in need of healing?

During this moon cycle, flow with self-reflection, healing, and connection. Embrace the process without fixating on absolute clarity. Stay open to unfolding opportunities and insights. Assess resources, nurture relationships, release barriers. Engage in introspection, heal underlying wounds for personal growth. Dedicate time to self-discovery and witness valuable insights emerge, setting the stage for lasting improvement.

Astrological interpretations are by Jim Sher of the Sher Institute of Astrology & Metaphysics.

Olivia Martinez
Monday, June 26th, 2023

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