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The third quarter moon is the midpoint between the full moon and the new moon, it happens during the waning moon around 8 days after the full moon. The quarter moons look as though the moon is exactly half full. Because it occurs during the waning moon, it retains the releasing and cleansing energies of the waning moon while having some additional properties of its own.

The third quarter moon is especially good for removing obstacles and roadblocks in your life.

If you’re stuck, up against a seemingly immovable force, or struggling to overcome a challenge, this is the time to work through it or do magic to help you deal with it. This is the point during the waning moon where the energy starts becoming particularly aggressive about removing and releasing those things that aren’t serving you.

Think about those things that have been keeping you from living the life you really want. Are they external blocks like people or circumstances? Or are they internal blocks like fear, inhibiting beliefs, or the idea that you don’t deserve the things you want. Regardless of the source, these obstacles can be overcome.

Take some time during this moon phase to meditate on your problems. This isn’t the moment to get worked up and emotional about your roadblocks. Rather, take a cool logical approach. Observe the problem as though it belonged to someone else, what would you tell them to do? Would you tell them that giving into their fear is stopping them from doing all of the cool things they’re capable of? Would you tell them to ignore the naysayers and go for it anyway? Would you tell them to find a way to make it work even if it’s unconventional or non-traditional? Let go of any excuses that pop up in your mind and let the advice flow straight from your intuition. Tap into that place of inner knowing, the answers are there waiting for you and the third quarter moon is the prime time to access them.