When the Moon is in her first quarter phase, she is half full in the sky. At this time your creative energy is at its peak. Use this momentum to take action and manifest your New Moon intentions in tangible form. Stay focused on the target, and make sure each action fits your greater purpose. In other words, work smarter.
Once Upon A Time
there was a Babylonian goddess of the Moon and battle named Ishtar. Her love story with Tammuz is legendary. It begins with Ishtar’s decision to visit the realm of her sister, Ereshkigal, Queen of the Underworld.
Ishtar dressed in the most beautifully adorned outfit. And when Ereshkigal hears that she is dressed so lovely, she assumes that her sister has come to conquer her realm. So she crafts a plan to literally strip Ishtar of her power.
As Ishtar descends through the underworld, she is forced to remove an item of clothing at each of the seven gates. In her vulnerability she is confronted with her greatest fears. When she finally arrives before her sister, Ishtar is naked, and Ereshkigal kills her.
Her death resulted in the ending of all sexual intimacy and fertility, until she was revived that is. Upon returning to the upper realm, Ishtar sees her lover dressed to the nines and relaxing on a throne without an ounce of sadness for her death. Furious, she orders her band of demons to take him away.