In astronomy, a First Quarter Moon is seen around one week after the New Moon. This month’s First Quarter Moon will occur on Wednesday 25th February at 5:14pm. A First Quarter Moon can be identified by its perfect half circle appearance in the sky, where the right side is illuminated by direct sunlight thus giving it it’s nickname half moon. At this point the moon is quarter of the way around its orbit of the earth. This is one of the most critical phases of the lunar cycle as we reach a great turning point. You may be feeling restricted by the familiar and old, and ready to embrace the new. This is an active phase where long-term decisions with permanent implications are made. While this is a great time for growth, careful and considered action is key during the First Quarter. Make sure you plan ahead and don’t rush into anything before you take those first few steps to achieving your goals. Relationships You may notice emotions begin to stir during the First Quarter Moon and you may feel like discussing issues in your relationship – try and go with your gut instincts in this quarter. Any previous relationship struggles from the Crescent Phase tend to result in a clean break from the past. If you have recently been through a break up or divorce then aim to recognise that a fresh start will help you move forward in the long run. If you’re looking for new love, be cautious as a relationship that begins during the First Quarter may have a rebellious quality to it. The First Quarter can also be effectively used for productive magic. This is a good time to practise inner love spells and attraction magic, or to use the protective and healing energy around to shelter your relationship. Meditation Meditation can be especially effective during the First Quarter Moon. Focus your meditation on new and positive energy while attracting strength, luck and vitality towards you. This should then grow as the moon waxes. Career The appearance of the First Quarter in the sky brings the reminder that we need to pick up the pace and act on the career goals we set at the New Moon. Act confidently, put in the effort and you could really start to build your dream career. You will inevitably face challenges and obstacles but don’t retreat – move through any resistance with assurance. Use the energy of the First Quarter Moon in your meditation to attract success and wealth. Using the moon to guide you is simple. If you want to try tuning into one of its phases look out for upcoming posts to observe and familiarise yourself with the Moon’s cycle each and every night. The next time you seek guidance, our readers can use their psychic skills along with Tarot cards, crystal gazing, runes and other methods to assist them in divining your future. Our psychics are waiting for your call so get in touch today.