Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 13, 2018 through August 19, 2018

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”
~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process-Oriented Approach, 1980.

 

This will be a very different week from last week and we can expect more ease and simplicity in our personal lives and interactions.

  • We are on the other side of the eclipses. Sigh. Smile.
  • The VOC* Moon periods are very short following last week when we had three full days of that challenging, uncomfortable energy.
  • We have moved away from the stressful, difficult challenge of Mars square Uranus (yet, this will return for a final pass in mid-September).
  • Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury will turn direct! Sigh. Smile.

All in all, this is a quiet week with the Moon starting in Virgo, moving through Libra and Scorpio, and ending the week in Sagittarius. Communications regain clarity and we can begin some of those projects that have been left languishing.

“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”
~ Noel Tyl

 

 

BE AVAILABLE, OBSERVE, RESPECT, RELEASE JUDGEMENT

Monday, August 13, 2018:

You can expect a quiet day on Monday with the Moon quietly passing through service-oriented Virgo. When the Moon is in Virgo, we watch ourselves and each other a bit more closely as we analyze and try to fix what seems to be outside of the exacting standards we may desire.

Your expectations may be higher than usual as you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing. Try to curb the tendency to be critical of yourself, your loved ones, and strangers. Notice the critical tone in your voice and seek to replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. How can you be of service? What is it that you can offer on Monday that will help others? Focus on being available, observing, respecting, and releasing judgment.

 

 

BRING BEAUTY INTO THE WORLD

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Tuesday, the Moon has entered diplomatic, relationship-oriented Libra. The day may not start as easily as you would like as the Moon squares up with Saturn before breakfast. You or your partner may wake cranky and disgruntled. Let it slide off your back as it will pass easily as long as you don’t engage the issue.

The afternoon and evening should more easily offer the gifts of Libra; the desire to please, engage in social niceties and create beauty. Commit yourself to achieve balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

Find ways to offer kindness and bring beauty into the world.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* briefly from 12:10 PM until she enters Libra At 12:59 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” ~Dane Rudhyar

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY, ROMANCE, LOVE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018:

Wednesday will likely be similar to Tuesday, as the morning brings challenges and difficulty that the afternoon releases. The trick is to be careful how you manage the morning.

At 9:52 AM EDT, the Libra Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto. Do your best to manage this potentially deep discomfort on your own. Don’t allow yourself to get pulled into tough interactions or arguments with others, especially an intimate partner. Don’t pull them into those difficulties either.

The good thing is that this is a simple Moon transit and will not last long. Spend a few hours alone, don’t say anything that doesn’t pass the test of: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

The afternoon and evening should provide much ease and simplicity. Enjoy social gatherings, romantic connections, or spend time creating beauty and art.

 

Do you feel concerned or anxious about your life, circumstances, or your path ahead? Let Astrolore help. Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life. Make your appointment today! 

 

 

DEEP PASSION AND DETERMINATION

Thursday, August 16, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon has entered the intensely deep waters of Scorpio. Once again, the challenging part of the day comes early and is eased by the afternoon.

At 9:27 AM EDT, the Moon opposes Uranus. You may receive unexpected or unwelcome news, whatever it is, don’t let it throw you off kilter. By the time things shake out, it won’t be as much of a problem as you may initially expect.

With the Moon passing through Scorpio, you are naturally inclined to examine the deeper (even the darker) side of life and love. We are able to understand that in order to grow we must allow parts of ourselves to transform through destruction and regeneration. Open your heart to deep passion, determination, and powerful transformative change.

The Libra Moon is VOC* briefly from 3:56 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 4:55 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

THE POWER TO TRANSFORM

Friday, August 17, 2018:

Friday brings us another day with the Moon in the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are stable, have a concentration of focus, and can be quite stubborn. Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are deeply sensitive and emotional. Scorpio is very deep and focuses its powerful attention on the hidden emotions that many folks prefer to avoid. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we are able to feel more deeply and are able to observe our hidden emotional motivations with great clarity.

It may be easy to be suspicious of the motivations of others but it is best to focus this energy on yourself. Get to the bottom of something you would generally rather not explore. Under this Moon, you can look deep enough to transform an issue that has dogged you for years. Digging deeply and facing profound and difficult hidden truths has the power to transform.

 

AN EVENING FOR FUN

Saturday, August 18, 2018:

Very early Saturday morning brings us to the First Quarter Moon. Think back to last week’s New Moon. What was the seed you planted at that time? What did you want to grow out of the powerful energies of that Solar Eclipse? It is important to go back to that consideration and take a practical concrete step forward to bring that seed to reality.

Mercury forms a lovely sextile aspect to Venus on Saturday providing a great opportunity to have a significant conversation with a partner or loved one that will support your relationship deeply.

Jupiter is also lining up for a flowing trine to Neptune that we will feel over the next few days. This is a sweet, feel-good vibe.

At 12:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius bringing us to a lighter emotional state. This is an evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, kick up your heels. Go on a road trip, dancing, play, have fun!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* briefly from 11:06 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 12:45 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

MERCURY STEPS FORWARD

Sunday, August 19, 2018:

I always love writing the post on the day Mercury turns direct. I know that everyone is waiting and is happy to greet this day. So, here it is! Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury stationed direct. It will be a few days yet before it is up to speed but this is the day of the shift.

Were you able to use the time to catch up on projects and communications? Take time now to develop a list of projects and communications you want to get started between now and the next Mercury retrograde (November 16, 2018).

The other lovely thing that the cosmos offers us on Sunday is a flowing trine aspect between Jupiter and Neptune. This is a romantic and utterly sweet contact. You are apt to have your rose-colored glasses firmly affixed. Love seems soft and dreamy. Enjoy this sweetness. Go with it and share love and beauty, softness and dreams!

“Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.”
~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Join Us For The Second Annual Astrology Retreat

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Are you eager to develop practical astrology skills, immerse yourself in deep astrological understanding, and make powerful connections with like-minded folks?

 

 

Join us for an unforgettable experience of self-discovery and astrological understanding held in beautiful Northern Vermont during the magnificent autumn foliage. Devote a weekend to gaining practical astrological skills and connecting with others. This will be a weekend of learning, & absorbing astrological understanding for personal growth and increased understanding of your loved ones and/or clients.

 

Astrolore’s primary focus and intention are to make astrology practical and fun. The skills you learn in our time together will be immediately applicable to charts of interest and will expand your functional understanding of astrology. This will deepen your understanding of yourself /your own chart, and will be easily applied to the charts of your loved ones and/or clients.

Astrolore is committed to making sure you leave the weekend with inspiration, confidence, and newfound wisdom that you can implement with your loved ones and clients without delay!

 

This retreat will benefit folks at all levels of astrological understanding. If you are an intermediate or advanced student you will come away with increased practical skills and amazing new tools. If you are a very new beginning student, contact me (Laurie at astrolore@gmail.com) for a conversation before signing up.

 

SCHEDULE:

We recommend arriving at Burlington International Airport between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 25th. This will allow us time to get you to Underhill for the 4 PM check-in and to join us for the Opening Ceremony.

Thursday, October 25, 2018:

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Check In
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Astrology Icebreaker – Getting to know each other
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Opening Ceremony

Friday, October 26, 2018:

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Meditation & Yoga
  • 9:00 AM -10:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM-12:30PM: Learning, Teaching, and Understanding Astrology through Play as Laurie Cartwright Presents an amazing new tool: The Astrology Game
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch & free time
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Working with Transits as Planetary Cycles
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Discussion, Q & A

Saturday, October 27, 2018:

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Meditation & Yoga
  • 9:00 AM -10:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM-12:30 PM: The Moon: Signs, Aspects, Phases
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch & free time

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Sexuality; its Impact on Relationship, Self Worth, & Overall Life

Satisfaction – Helping ourselves and our Clients

  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Discussion; Q & A

Sunday, October 28, 2018:

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM: Closing Ceremony
  • 10:30 AM -11:AM: Departure (ride to the Burlington Airport available)

 

JOIN US!

Accommodations are limited so please sign up now!

  • Premium private room w/ private bath …………….. $500 (after Sept 20th $550)
  • Private room ………………………………………. $400 (after Sept 20th $450)
  • Shared room ………………………………………. $350 (after Sept 20th $400)
  • Dormitory style: (rustic w/ futons & air mattresses)… $250 (after Sept 20th $275)
  • Local (or staying nearby) come for the day …………. $100 one day/$175 both days

This price includes everything except transportation to Vermont:

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • 2 full days, 3 night stay in beautiful picturesque Underhill, Vermont
  • 3 vegetarian meals provided each day (those coming for the day with have lunch provided)
  • 6 hrs daily of astrology teaching, discussions, and Q & A sessions (by L. Farrington & J. Date)
  • Daily meditation & yoga with Jennie
  • The opportunity to create lifelong connections with inspiring students and teachers
  • Time for quiet and solitude in nature
  • Fun, relaxation & connection with awe inspiring folks!

Connect with our retreat coordinator Laurie Cartwright for more information. Laurie C attended last year’s retreat and is happy to answer any and all questions you may have!

Send payment directly to:
Laurie Farrington – Astrolore
PO Box 63
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 6, 2018 through August 12, 2018

Are you ready to take yourself seriously as an astrologer?
Do you long to make a living doing what you love?
Have you studied astrology for years but still don’t know how to have a meaningful conversation with a client?
Do you want to work with clients but are unsure how to move forward?
Let Astrolore help you move from where you are to where you long to be. Contact me TODAY for a FREE STRATEGY SESSION.

 

“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”
~ Noel Tyl

 

Hi, Folks!
Please keep this in mind, when the Moon is VOC this week, she isn’t fooling around! Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, she remains VOC ALL DAY LONG!! Along with Mercury & Mars Retrograde, these are days to keep a low profile and not seek accomplishment. This would be a great week to be on vacation or otherwise resting!

 

Bust of a Young Woman, Summer by Karoly Brocky via WikiMedia

LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARDS AT HOME

Monday, August 6, 2018:

Get your day started early on Monday because we soon have three full days of no Moon activity at all! The Moon is VOC* all day long on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Your best bet will be to take advantage of the days when the Moon will support activity and accomplishment! Monday brings the lighthearted, friendly energy of the talkative Gemini Moon to the table, allowing easy engagement with others.

Monday evening, Venus happily leaves stuffy Virgo behind to enter agreeable Venus ruled Libra. Venus represents love and beauty and, while in Virgo, she may have been overly critical and a bit prickly. In Libra, she has an easier time relaxing into the moment and finding beauty and value in cooperation and diplomacy. You may notice yourself and others more interested in compromise, diplomacy, and romance.

With the Sun forming a challenging square to Jupiter, you may feel a pull towards overindulgence. This may be a good day to leave your credit cards at home and pay careful attention to any promises you make. Don’t give away the store.

 

 

FRUSTRATION AND EPIPHANIES

Tuesday, August 7, 2018:

The generally talkative Gemini Moon makes no aspects today suggesting some frustration as all that you want to say may fall on deaf ears.

As Uranus turns retrograde, it focuses its attention bringing further frustration and impatience to the areas of life that don’t seem to be moving forward as quickly as you would like. A sense of limits and restrictions bubble under the surface. Practice mindfulness, patience, and allow epiphanies to surface. You may be surprised by an unexpected occurrence or communication.

At 8:32 PM EDT, Venus in Libra forms a lovely trine to Mars in Aquarius. This opens communication, ideas, and the movement of energies between folks. Spend time in public to enjoy. Follow up over the coming days on any possibilities that show up now.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 3:55 AM EDT until she enters Cancer after midnight – ALL DAY. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SWEETNESS REPLACES RESTRICTION

Wednesday, August 8, 2018:

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Wednesday morning brings us the Moon in protective, loving Cancer. The Cancer Moon wants to create security within the context of family, biological or chosen. However, difficulties arise with an opposition between the Moon and Saturn just as you begin the day. This suggests a difficult challenge in getting your needs met. Others may simply not see you as clearly as you would like to be seen. You may feel unloved and restricted in showing love.

By bedtime, things feel better as Mercury joins the Sun, providing clarity where it has most recently been missing.

This is followed by a Grand Water Trine formed between the Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune. This soothes all the challenge of the day and offers a great time for sweet late night lovemaking or at the very least delightfully beautiful dreams.

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?
Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.
Together we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.
Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances. Make your appointment today! 

 

SOBER REALITIES

Thursday, August 9, 2018:

Thursday offers a day for emotional rest as we settle down following an early morning confrontation between the Cancer Moon and powerfully disruptive Pluto.

Following a rocky start to the day, try to make an effort to manage your emotions with rest. Allow what was said or done over the breakfast table to be released; don’t hold onto negativity. Mistakes happen and we all respond in ways that are inappropriate at times. Forgive others as you hope others will do the same.
It is important to approach the end of the day with a clean slate if possible.

At 9:33 PM EDT, Venus squares Saturn. This evening and Friday will likely present challenges to your relationships with others. You may feel sobered by the realities of your situation regarding love, relationships, and finances. Perhaps, it is a good time to schedule a serious clarifying conversation with a loved one. Don’t implement the conversation now in the Dark phase of the Moon but begin to accumulate your talking points and clearly approach the situation over the coming days.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* From 7:20 AM EDT until shortly after midnight (ALL DAY) when she enters Leo. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Friday, August 10, 2018:

It may take a bit of effort to get out from under some uncomfortable dreams in the night but moving forward, they will fade into the distance. On Friday morning, the Moon will be in lighthearted, playful Leo. However, it is the Dark phase of the Moon with the New Moon coming on Saturday, this brings a sense of waiting and endings, not so lighthearted after all.

You can expect Thursday’s square between Venus and Saturn to continue into your experience on Friday. You may find yourself dissatisfied with your partner, friends, or your paycheck. If the things that bring value and meaning to your life seem to not fit you properly at this time, examine what needs to be released in order to bring new growth in the coming months.

Do you need to have a clarifying conversation with your partner, lover, or friend? Do you need to ask for a raise? Don’t take action now but get clear on what needs to change to bring more satisfaction and love into your heart.

 

“Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language,
the Sky Speaks to You.”
~ Dane Rudhyar

 

Image via Pixabay.

GENEROSITY AND OPEN HEARTED LOVE

Saturday, August 11, 2018:

Saturday brings the final eclipse of the season. This is a partial Solar Eclipse occurring at 18 degrees Leo at 5:46 AM EDT. The Solar Eclipse happens at the New Moon.

Think about this as a New Moon on steroids. Remember, that each New Moon, we plant a seed. What do you want to begin now that will develop over the coming months? Consider what house Leo is in your chart. What seed do you want to plant in that area of your life?

Don’t neglect your New Moon ritual (although wait until Sunday) do give it added weight as whatever seed you plant will be activated for a much longer period of time. The Moon (once again) is VOC ALL DAY! Rest, don’t take any actions that you want to amount to anything as they will simply not develop in the way you would wish.

This is a complex day with Mercury and Mars still retrograde, the New Moon, our last Eclipse, and the Moon VOC*. Spend time developing your understanding of how to best use the expressive nature of Leo. Express generosity and open-hearted Love.

The Leo Moon is VOC* From 5:58 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 11:59 PM EDT – All day! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

A PRACTICAL FLOW

Sunday, August 12, 2018:

Just after midnight on Saturday, the Moon enters tidy, meticulous Virgo. This is a Sunday to settle in for practical activities. You may want to spend the day creating constructive plans for the upcoming week. Do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning.

A Grand Earth Trine is formed in the late afternoon from the Virgo Sun to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This is a very pragmatic day where all the preparations you do for the upcoming week will go smoothly and easily. Enjoy a flow of orderly functional work.

At the end of the day, Mars (still retrograde) backs into Capricorn, adding to the practical Earth centered vibe. Take advantage.

 

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”
~ Carl Jung

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 30, 2018 through August 5, 2018

Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language, The Sky Speaks to You.”

Dane Rudhyar

Are you ready to take yourself seriously as an astrologer?  Do you long to make a living doing what you love? Have you studied astrology for years but still don’t know how to have a meaningful conversation with a client? Do you want to work with clients but are unsure how to move forward?

Let Astrolore help you move from where you are to where you long to be. Contact me TODAY for a FREE STRATEGY SESSION.

 

 

DREAMY MONDAY

Monday, July 30, 2018:

The cosmic movement and planetary impacts on Monday are relatively quiet. The Moon passes through Pisces forming only a lovely trine aspect to Jupiter at bedtime offering good sleep and sweet dreams. This is not a day when you are anxious to get to work or bother with much accomplishment at all. You may feel called to rest or dream the day away.

If you suspect that folks are avoiding you, rest assured that they may be doing just that or perhaps your imagination is running away with you. Let the concern go and enjoy your own open space of private consciousness.

Pisces is a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, but deeply emotional energies. Monday is a good day for meditation, spending time on water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music. Enjoy the rest and sweetness of the early days of this week.

 

WINE, MEDITATION, AND MOVIES

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

We are blessed on Tuesday with another day of the Moon in dreamy Pisces. Indeed it is a mixed blessing. If you have to accomplish things that require determination or fortitude you will not be happy with where you find yourself on Tuesday. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet at heart you will welcome another day in this gentle space. While the Moon is in Pisces we all feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and vulnerable than usual. Remember this in your interactions with others. They may put on a brave face but underneath they are deeply aware of their human susceptibilities.

Find an emotional retreat for the day if you are able. You may be drawn to water, poetry, and music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are easily tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion on Monday evening.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 6:42 PM EDT until she enters Aries on Wednesday morning at 6:55 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

THE HIGH COST OF ANGER

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

Wednesday morning brings a rather dramatic shift in how you feel. Suddenly you can’t imagine how you ‘wasted’ the past few days and may feel the need to make up for lost time. Early Wednesday morning the Moon enters assertive, action-oriented Aries bringing attention to your personal needs and desires.

However, there are more important things to consider with Mars forming a challenging square to Uranus on Wednesday evening. This will be felt for several days, so familiarize yourself with whatever issue that is asking for your attention.

Because of Mars’ current retrograde, this is more than a passing issue, this is a story that can be tracked from its actual beginning in February 2017 to the more recent chapter which began in mid-May, the core of the story occurs now, and this chapters conclusion which comes in mid-September. Look to the houses in your chart that hold Aquarius and Taurus as you consider how you have used your drive, forceful ambition, anger, and/or sexual energies in ways that have not served you or those around you well. Do you know what this story is? How can you bring healing to the results of your own misused anger and help support others in doing the same?

The Pisces Moon is VOC* until she enters Aries on at 6:55 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Together we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

Make your appointment today!

 

KEEP SAFETY TOP OF MIND

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

Continue your contemplation on Thursday regarding your past use/misuse of anger, drive, and aggression. Determine to use these powerful energies with more conscious awareness and kindness toward others.

With the Moon in Aries, you may feel more inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring. You may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. With Wednesday’s square between retrograde Mars and Uranus very much still in effect, you may not want to actually try those things just yet! Your focus is inclined to selfishness and impatience. You may be impulsive and not have the level of caution necessary for skydiving, rock climbing, or whatever courageous physical endeavor you are drawn to. If you do engage in such activities this week, consciously keep your safety top of mind.

You will want to engage your body in some good physical activity so go dancing or make love.

The Aries Moon is VOC* from 10:52 PM EDT until she enters Taurus on Friday afternoon at 3:51 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

THOUGHTS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

Friday, August 3, 2018:

A generally quiet day gives way to a more sensual evening/ weekend with a bit of excitement added to mix things up. When the Moon enters stable Taurus at 3:51 PM EDT your heart settles down and your ideas for the evening focus on comfort and connection. However, as the Moon joins with Uranus at 8:34PM EDT you may find yourself surprised by unusual circumstances. This could bring with it either excitement or anxiety. At 10:07 PM EDT the Moon trine Saturn stabilizes whatever brought the upset earlier in the evening.

The energies of Friday evening could be utilized in several distinct ways. You could find fun and pleasure in social circumstances with a more unusual eccentric group of friends or you may prefer to find unique ways to engage and connect with a lover.

The Aries Moon is VOC* until she enters Taurus at 3:51 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving, as if by an invisible hand.”

~ Noel Tyl

A SATURDAY OF QUIET CONTENTMENT

Saturday, August 4, 2018:

The Taurus Moon squares the Leo Sun on Saturday at 2:18 PM EDT. This suggests a certain amount of stress as your emotions are looking for calm, quiet stability and yet at the same time you long for playful expressions of dance, parties, and drama. Endeavor to balance these energies as you consider what needs to be released from last weeks Lunar Eclipse.

Content yourself with a quiet Saturday evening. This is not a day or an evening for excitement, socializing, or parties. Stay home, enjoy your family or close intimate friends. Get to sleep early, sometimes, even in summer that is what is needed.

 

INDULGE YOUR SENSES

Sunday, August 5, 2018:

With the Moon in sensual slow moving Taurus, you are able to experience life more fully though your senses. This is a day to slow down, be quiet and still. There is no need to push yourself in the service of any accomplishment. You may want to indulge your senses with good food, good sex, good music, and a massage. Your senses seek arousal. Get outdoors in nature, weed your garden, and walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth is constantly offering.

It is a Sunday, Mercury and Mars are both retrograde, allow yourself to procrastinate just for today. It won’t hurt anyone.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 7:47 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:32 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar “Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach” 1980

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 23, 2018 through July 29, 2018

 

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The upcoming six months may well pivot on the activities and occurrences of this week.

 

First, keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde until August 27th. Continue to explore and examine issues of aggression and anger. Understand where you have misused these energies and do what needs to be done to learn better, less hurtful ways of getting what you want.

Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday and will remain so until August 19th. Please remember that this not something to worry about once you know how to manage it. Take the opportunity to complete tasks and projects rather than moving forward to new ones. Resist beginning new projects, partnerships, or plans. If you have significant communications or purchases that need to be made, wait.

As we approach the Lunar Eclipse on Friday afternoon, you will want to pay special attention to your own life circumstances and the world around you. What makes this lunar eclipse particularly significant is the involvement of both Mars (aggression, anger, action) and Uranus (expect the unexpected).

An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January of 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

 

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Monday, July 23, 2018:

There may be a sense of listlessness in the air when you awake this morning. You’d like to pull the covers over your head and resist facing the day at all.

The Moon is in Sagittarius which normally keeps us feeling open and ready to explore and experience new ideas and directions. However, as she forms a challenging aspect to both Venus and Neptune, she feels lazy and looks for an easy escape. Perhaps, your needs are pulling you in one direction and your desires are pulling you in another.

These are Moon aspects and will pass quickly. It’s possible all you really need is to engage in a conversation with someone who can show you a different perspective or an entirely new worldview. Push yourself a bit to see or experience something you have resisted in the past. You will be pleased you did and the world will never look quite the same.

 

DEVELOP MASTERY

Tuesday, July 24, 2018:

The emotional environment is calm and uneventful for most of Tuesday with the Moon VOC* in Sagittarius. This may leave you quite susceptible to unrealistic, overly romantic notions and ideas as Venus oppose Neptune at 3:22 PM EDT. Don’t jump to any conclusions or make any decisions as it is unlikely that you have all the information necessary to do so. Meditation or prayer (whatever that means to you) will be helpful to keep confusion at bay.

Reality and clear thinking don’t have a place at the table until the Moon enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. If you have been lost in whimsy or escapism, you may be distressed to have reality show itself so clearly at that time. It is important that you roll with the shift and allow yourself to re-dedicate yourself to your responsibilities. Keep in mind the necessity of reality and hard work in order to develop integrity and mastery in all parts of your life.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SETTING THE STAGE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018:

The dramatic Leo Sun squares Uranus on Wednesday morning setting the stage for the Lunar Eclipse on Friday. You may have a powerful urge to break free or rebel against someone or something that you feel is holding you back. Freedom beckons.

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Mercury, however, is standing stock still, ready to turn retrograde in the early hours of Thursday morning. Regardless of how strong the urge is to make a sudden change, hold steady and watch what is unfolding in the outer world. There are steps to be taken and issues to revisit before the path will be truly clear. You can anticipate feeling off-kilter, possibly overly excited or plagued with anxiety. Understanding that this is impacting everyone, you can model calm kindness to others.

Watch for unanticipated news, inspirations, and epiphanies. Get out of any ruts you may be stuck in and allow your mind to absorb something you never expected.

The cycle between the Sun and Uranus is a cycle of independence and intensification. The cycle began in mid-April, can you see a connection now with something that began at that time?

 

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MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, July 26, 2018:

Along with Mars retrograde (since June 26) and anticipating Friday’s Lunar Eclipse, Mercury turns retrograde (at 23° Leo) at 1:02 AM EDT.  People worry so much about Mercury retrograde but it really is fairly easy to manage.

4 Simple Steps to Manage Mercury retrograde:
⦁ Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned and don’t listen to folks who spread anxiety.
⦁ Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since April 15, 2018; dig deep, there are probably more things than you are aware of. There are probably appointments you have been meaning to make, projects left undone, communications fallen through the cracks, books unfinished, etc.
⦁ Accomplish what is on this list, and only what is on this list, nothing more, nothing less.
⦁ Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.
If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!
Remember that these are guidelines; not rules. There are things that can not be put off. Be practical and do what must be done.
Also please remember: Mercury is retrograde, Mercury is NOT IN retrograde.

Thursday’s Capricorn Moon is VOC* all day. You may notice frustration as Capricorn wants to get stuff done but being VOC*, it is best to work on mundane projects only. Keep breathing, practice keeping your heart open and offer kindness to all whom you encounter.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:42 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius on Friday morning at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

A BIG DEAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Friday, July 27, 2018:

Friday brings us to the big deal Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse always occurs on a Full Moon and is basically an amped-up Full Moon on steroids. This Lunar Eclipse is particularly significant due to its close contact with both defiant, unsettling Uranus and aggressive, sharp, cutting Mars. These are very volatile energies coming into play.

The Moon enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT, easing the potential emotional distress as Aquarius offers perspective and even detachment if necessary.

The difficulties inherent in this eclipse may unfold in your personal circumstances or you may watch it unfold in the outer world. Pay attention to your life circumstances and the world around you. An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

Keep your eyes open as you give of yourself to help others. There is much need in the world and in your community for kindness. Helping others is the best way to care for yourself. With Venus trine Pluto at the end of the day, there is great power in love. Express it freely.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* Friday morning until she enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

~ Og Mandino

 

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LEARN TO LOVE

Saturday, July 28, 2018:

Saturday is a great day for self-reflection and to take a break from the direction you have been moving. Wait and watch. Take whatever time you need to consider your options for the day. Don’t just automatically do what is expected of you by yourself or others. Look for a different path.

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. Listen and learn from folks who live a different reality. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks, the likes of which, we have never gotten to know? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities.

 

BREAK FREE

Sunday, July 29, 2018:

Sunday is a quiet day astrologically. All the intensity earlier in the week is now being assimilated by each of us. With the Moon now in Aquarius, continue the theme of Saturday by reaching out to understand others. Aquarius suggests the need to march to the beat of a different drummer. Allow yourself to not only engage with others who are different from you but to express the parts of yourself that are most unique. Others will have more understanding of your quirks, and yet it will matter less to you if they do not.

Spend the day in social interactions, don’t let anyone influence your most unusual expressions. Allow the most rebellious and spontaneous parts of your personality to emerge. Break out of any routines or ruts that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:25 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 7:28 PM EDT.
When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”
~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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