Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 6, 2015 through July 12, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 6, 2015 through July 12, 2015

Flowers by Yvonne Nelson

Flowers by Yvonne Nelson

Last week our values were challenged; although, we were given the opportunity to expand our understanding of those values and our willingness and ability to express love.

Now, we are all able to marry whom we love, regardless of gender. This is a huge shift and a clear reflection of the lovely Trine between Uranus and Jupiter. With Venus activating that trine last week, love really did win (#lovewins) as we expanded our understanding and value of the depth and meaning of love.

This week brings our attention back to the realm of powerful, sudden, and unusual change; excitement, stress, and upheaval may all play a role in the developing story of our lives.

On Monday, the Sun opposes Pluto, and the following Sunday, the Sun squares Uranus. The week is sandwiched between these two powerful aspects of deep struggle and the insistence on change.

Over the past several years (between 2012 and 2015), we have individually and as a collective, made tremendous transformative progress. This week we continue to work with our developing understanding of the newest version of our transformed values, beliefs, and our way of living in the world.

Since 2012, Uranus and Pluto have connected in a dance of powerful transformation. We are still moving through this time as we learn to see the social structures that hold power over our lives. We learn to speak truth to power, even in the face of our own fear. We see the power structures and understand that we must hold steady as we work with the consequences of our clarity and honesty.

I must admit a bit of concern, not necessarily for our personal dramas, but for the overall social structures and the larger world this week. Keep your eyes on the world stage.

On Wednesday, Mercury follows Mars into Cancer (where it will remain until July 23rd) bringing our mind into a bit of a moody place. Don’t get lost in melancholy or nostalgia. Attach the mind to kindness and compassion.

 

 

POWER DYNAMICS

Monday, July 6, 2015:

The week begins with the Moon in Pisces. This does not make it easy to start the week. Perhaps, if we could only stay home we would avoid the intensity that we feel right at our fingertips.

At 11:38 AM EDT, the Sun opposes Pluto. It is important to look deeply into issues of power and empowerment. Consider how and where power dynamics play out in the world and in your personal life. This is an aspect that will bleed through the entire week. We are called to look into dark places we may prefer to avoid.

However, it is important to remember that avoiding fear and power does not make them go away. Bringing light to this power is what we must do. On January 3rd of this year, we began the cycle between the Sun and Pluto, which is now releasing its creative energy. What began at the beginning of January in your life? Can you see the full result now?

Get clear about any power dynamics in your life. If you see the abuse of power, it is important that you do what you can to shine a light on that issue.

Look clearly at the dynamics of power in politics, government, or finances. This is bound to be an interesting week with the Sun opposing Pluto on Monday and the Sun squaring Uranus on Sunday.

The image in my mind is the warmth of the Sun shining on issues of power and destruction as we begin the week. As we end the week, I see the Sun shining light and warmth on areas of revolution and excitement that can disrupt even the largest power structures

 

PUSH AGAINST LIMITS!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015:

Tuesday’s Aries Moon adds a very assertive edge to the intensity we are feeling toward those who have power over the lives of others. We don’t have to look too far to see power being abused by governments, religious institutions, corporations, and even within our families.

If we take a moment of deep honesty, we may see the reflection of this abuse of power within ourselves. Don’t try to hide from this. It is possible to look clearly and begin working to dismantle this internal abuse of power. Until we see it within ourselves, we will continue to feel powerless when we encounter it outside of ourselves.

At 10:35 AM EDT, the Moon goes VOC*until she enters Aries at 12:38 PM EDT. Tuesday afternoon we can shake off the cloud of Piscean dust and head into the afternoon and evening with more energy and enough assertiveness to pull us forward.

Be clear about what you want on Tuesday evening. Make a declaration and ask for it. Allow yourself to get what you want.

Mountaintop Church at Trapp Family Lodge by Laura Decell

Mountaintop Church at Trapp Family Lodge by Laura Decell

One word of warning, however, please understand that this is the common environment we are all in. Therefore, be aware that those around you are feeling this stress and may also need to push against limits. Give those around you enough slack to move through their own process at the pace that is required for them.

Tuesday is an excellent evening to spend time alone working on your own individual projects and process.

 

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Wednesday, July 8, 2015:

On Wednesday, the Moon is in Aries, and we feel powerful and we do not want to take ‘no’ for an answer.

At 2:51 PM EDT, Mercury enters Cancer, following Mars who arrived in Cancer last week. Although we are not willing to take ‘no’ for an answer, it may be a struggle to be direct in our communication. Carefully watch any tendency you may have to blame others or to deal with your disappointments in a passive aggressive manner.

With Mars in Cancer, is not easy to say what needs to be said or do what needs to be done directly, we tend to approach everything from a side angle rather than head-on!

Astrology helps us to see ourselves so clearly that we lose the ability to blame others. This is one of the great gifts of astrology. In order to learn this language, it is necessary to understand yourself in a very deep manner.

At 4:24 PM EDT, the Moon squares the Sun bringing us to the Third Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle. The Moon in Aries squares the Sun in Cancer and we struggle with a feeling of being pushed and pulled between a space of kindness or melancholy into a space of selfishness or aggression.

However, at 6:42 PM EDT, Mars trine Neptune. This has the potential of softening the struggle between the Sun and the Moon. Actions that are taken may seem harmless and even beautiful. We want to take action from a place of imagination, compassion, and love.

Plan for an easy evening at home with great music or a movie that takes you well outside yourself. If you have Netflix watch With One Voice. Powerful!

 

PLAN AN EVENING OF CALM

Thursday, July 9, 2015:

As the Moon passes through Aries Thursday morning, she activates Venus and Jupiter in Leo. Anticipate excitement, restlessness, or anxiety.

At 9:47 AM EDT, the Moon goes VOC* until she enters Taurus at 3:49 PM EDT. Perhaps this is the afternoon (after 3:49PM EDT) to buy that new car! Now that I’m out in the deep woods of Vermont on a dirt road, I’m going to need a 4-wheel drive vehicle before next Winter comes (and it comes early here)! I also must get rid of my leased car as I’m putting way too many miles on it! J Yes, this must get managed soon and this looks like the day!

Thursday evening we can expect to be relatively laid-back and quiet. Make sure you build that into your schedule. Spend time alone or with family/loved ones. No need for conversation, you are better off sharing food, beauty, or touch. Plan for cooking, massage, or gardening.

 

TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS

Friday, July 10, 2015:

Pay attention and consider the fact that Venus is beginning to slow down, preparing to turn retrograde on July 25th. Consider how you think about your personal resources, money, and love. All of this will be coming under the microscope as your values are scrutinized and renegotiated over the coming months (Venus will be retrograde into September)

Friday and Saturday of this week would be a great time to do the things you may want to avoid doing during that Venus retrograde.

The Moon is in Taurus all day on Friday and most of Saturday. If possible, take Friday off and give yourself a long weekend. We could all use this weekend most productively for home projects, building projects, walks in the woods, and/or gardening.

If you plan for an exciting Friday evening, you may be disappointed. You will do better to spend the evening with your most grounded, stable friends. Then head to sleep early, as Saturday you will need your energy for accomplishing projects and building stability. Take advantage of this!

 

Esperito or Glass Winged Butterfly by Britt Nielsen of www.LiveYourTrueNature.com

Esperito or Glass Winged Butterfly by Britt Nielsen of www.LiveYourTrueNature.com

EXCITEMENT OR ANXIETY?

Saturday, July 11, 2015:

Think ahead and plan this Saturday as a workday! With the Moon in Taurus forming challenging aspects to several planets, we are pushed forward. Even as we seek pleasure and rest, we understand that we must work with true diligence.

Do you have house projects that need your attention? Put your nose to the grindstone, work hard, and get as much accomplished as you can before 5:53 PM EDT.

Rest then and be ready to go out at 8:17 PM EDT, to spend time with old friends and new. Yes, at 8:17 PM EDT the Moon enters Gemini and we are ready for conversations, engagement, and sharing idea and fun.

Has the intensity of the early part of the week let-up? Has the intensity of Sunday kicked in?

Does it feel like excitement, or a bit more like panic? As long as you’re not fighting against the big changes in your life; as long as you are embracing and moving toward the change, this will be an exciting and fun weekend. Plan for it!

 

CHANGE THIS!

Sunday July 12, 2015:

The Moon is in Gemini on Sunday setting up a day of curiosity and conversation. Remember that on Monday the Sun opposed Pluto, now, nearly a week later the Sun squares Uranus.

This is a time to bring your most unusual individual perspective to whatever intensity or darkness was exposed on Monday. Seek a way of viewing the world that will enable you to break the chains that hold you within the power structure that confine you.

Consider early April 2015; at that time the cycle of expanded individuality began. What action must be taken now to move that cycle forward?

Your individuality over the coming months is at stake. Whatever action you take, make sure it is in support of your unique vision of yourself and the life you want to create. Do not allow yourself to be held in a box that is far too small for all of who you are.

Take the path that will lead to creativity and expansion. This is not the time for caution.

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a trine to Saturn at 10:35 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 12:38 PM EDT

Thursday, July 9, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Venus at 9:47 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 3:49 PM EDT.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following an opposition to Saturn at 5:53 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 8:17 PM EDT.

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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: June 29, 2015 through July 5, 2015

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

We can look forward to an interesting week ahead! Clearly, there are different things impacting all of our individual charts. However, what we are looking at through these astrology transits is the overall environment we all share.

Regardless of what we are encountering as individuals, we all live in the same environment and are being impacted by that environment. This week appears to provide a relatively smooth ride with powerful opportunities presented in the latter half of the week.

The week starts with the Moon in Sagittarius and the excitement of Venus connecting to the Fire Trine between Jupiter and Uranus. This Fire Trine and its implications point to the necessity of embracing and bringing forth the excitement and possibilities of the future.

On Monday, Venus trine Uranus allowing us see how far we have come in developing new values, relationships, and resources. We see our world from a very different perspective then we did four months ago. On Wednesday, Venus will conjunct with Jupiter, keeping the excitement or anxiety alive between Uranus and Jupiter (who came to an exact trine last week).

Our ability to see necessary change is tremendous! Our values and beliefs are undergoing a tremendous upheaval and renewal.

When any two planets make contact, I like to think about the entire cycle between them. Consider the conjunction between the Sun and the Moon. The New Moon is in the sky; it is the beginning of the Lunar cycle.

The cycle between Venus and Uranus (which began in early March) is a cycle of intensification and sudden change of our values. New awareness is brought suddenly to our deeply held values.

In the USA, I see this mirrored in the racial situations and ongoing conversation regarding race and society. I think white people are finally beginning to wake up to the deeply rooted white supremacy we have all been raised in. A huge internal change is demanded from society. It is time to wake up!

Uranus always brings us forward into a space of individuality and the understanding of human progress. I see a tremendous opportunity for all of us to be looking with renewed clarity at difficult hidden issues. The United States’ institutional racism is the obvious example that we have tried to sweep under the carpet for so long. #blacklivesmatter

I see the transformation that has been set in motion over the last few years (related to the Uranus Pluto square). This aspect brings forth the demand that we grow and change in ways that may not be comfortable (an understatement) but are immensely necessary for growth.

The necessity to push forward is an individual process as well as a collective process. We each need to look at our own culpability on the issue of racism and white privilege. Clearly, we have allowed ourselves to remain ignorant and silent for too long.

On to the dailies!

 

 

MOVE TOWARD EXCITEMENT AND CHANGE

Monday, June 29, 2015:

The Moon is in freedom loving Sagittarius on Monday encouraging us to broaden our perspective and imagine what lies outside any boxes we may feel stuck in.

However, the most important astrological news on Monday is the trine aspect between Venus and Uranus.

This cycle began in early March and the planets now reach 120 degrees between them. This is a free flow of energy as we see the path forward clearly.

Now is the time to push steadily in the direction we want to see ourselves move in. Our push forward will result in a release of energy and a full expression of the cycle in late November.

This cycle brings us face-to-face with a new way of seeing our most intimate relationships, our money and resources, and our most significant personal values.

Pay close attention to anything surprising or unusual that crosses your path on Monday. Don’t shy away from what is offered.

Keep your eyes and your heart open to anything that brings a spark of excitement even if some anxiety resides within that excitement.

 

HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Tuesday, June 30, 2015:

There are days and sometimes weeks where there is simply so much excitement and/or potential anxiety that it is hard to maintain focus on what we believe we need to accomplish. This may be one of those days and, perhaps, one of those weeks!

On Tuesday, the Moon is in Sagittarius continuing our push toward expansive awareness and our willingness to be more open than usual about our opinions and perspectives.

It may be an effort, but this would be a good time listen deeply to the opinions of others. It may not be an easy thing to do with our own opinions feeling so very important. Try to understand where others are coming from; share your own ideas without demanding that others agree with you.

The Moon is VOC* following a trine to Jupiter at 2:18 PM EDT. Try to have no high expectations of the late afternoon.

It’s a fine evening for casual connections with like-minded others. Pay attention to the conversations around you. Don’t get stuck with boring, uninspiring, or unchallenging topics. Go ahead and bring up the more difficult conversations; we all need to have them. #blacklivesmatter

 

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

FULL MOON: CELEBRATE LOVE, HOPE, VISION

Wednesday, July 1, 2015:

Wednesday is likely to be a busy day! Long before we awake, Venus conjuncts Jupiter beginning a new cycle of expanding love!

We begin anew to bring heart, love, and beauty to our deepest beliefs. The current astrological cycles suggest powerful growth of awareness and understanding regarding our deep-seated beliefs and personal values.

Last week, Jupiter trine Uranus, while this Monday, Venus trine Uranus, and then today, Venus is conjunct Jupiter.  These three planets are working together to wake us up to the importance of bringing love to its proper position at the top of our personal values. They are attempting to open our hearts in ways we were unable to in the past. Let us each take this opportunity to wake ourselves up and pay attention to the real issues at hand!

At 5:09 PM EDT, the Sun trine Neptune, this cycle began at the end of February with the development of a dream. How have you moved that dream toward fulfillment?

There is a free-flow of energy bringing you forward now. Perhaps the dream feels too good to be true. If you feel you have stars in your eyes, allow them to remain in place for a few days. Enjoy the softer view of the world that Neptune provides, allow yourself the potential of renewed hope. #Bernie #blacklivesmatter

At 10:19 PM EDT, we reach the Full Moon in Capricorn. At this time, we see the culmination of what began at the New Moon on June 16th.

This Full Moon has a serious edge. Yes, we may want to celebrate and enjoy the perspective of hope, but we know how much is at stake. Gather with others in meditation for the planet and the evolution of our species! Celebrate hope and expansive vision.

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Thursday, July 2, 2015:

On Thursday, Mercury gets in on the action of unexpected expansion and beauty! What a powerful week this is! Remember, Mercury is the planet of the mind, our thought processes, our communication skills, and, generally, what we think about.

Over the next few days, Mercury forms sextile aspects to all three of the planets that have been active this week: Uranus, Jupiter, and Venus. The sextile aspect brings possibilities and opportunities. Keep your eyes open for what it’s offered.

This is not the week to withhold yourself. This is a week to allow your mind to get swept into possibilities and to go ahead and take risks with your thinking and your communications.

On Thursday, with the Moon still in Capricorn, there is a clear opportunity to think thoughts you have never thought before! Allow your mind to go in directions that are unexpected. Allow yourself to be open to ideas that you may have spent your whole life resisting. This is no time for resistance.

This is a time to set aside your opinions, set aside the old ways you were raised with, and open to what is now possible in this new post Uranus square Pluto world!

Even with this lovely aspect, we cannot expect everyone to open their eyes to a new way of thinking. This is an opportunity, not a requirement.

With the Capricorn Moon making tough aspects to both Uranus and Pluto, we can anticipate those who will hold hard to their outdated and unfriendly positions. Don’t let that stop you from your mission of expansion and expressing love.

 

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

Friday, July 3 , 2015:

Friday begins with a very brief VOC*Moon between 6:37 AM EDT and 8:21 AM EDT when the Moon enters Aquarius. The Moon in Aquarius ushers us into the July 4th weekend with a focus on the expansion of our humanitarian sensibilities. Whatever is worthy of celebration must take on the inclusion of everyone left on the sidelines in the past.

We are expanding, we are opening our eyes, we are ready to move forward… and we are deeply idealistic. It is always a bit of a trick to work toward our dreams and values with deep hope while remaining realistic.

The great thing about the entire weekend, and Friday in particular, is the ability we have to speak our truth. We see what needs to be said, we are able to say it, and others are more apt to hear at this time than usual. We are all open to seeing, and, possibly, embracing a new perspective.

Show others a perspective of the world and this life that focuses on love and service to our fellow humans on this tiny blue planet. Commit to speaking your truth and listening to the truth of others. Spread kindness and acceptance of the diversity of all humans.

 

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

CELEBRATE LIFE

Saturday, July 4, 2015:

It is wonderful to encounter a holiday falling on a Saturday that holds such a lovely astrological environment.

The Moon is in Aquarius adding her energy to the interactions with Uranus and Jupiter. We continue enlarging our view of our fellow humans and life in general.

Again, we have a weekend desperately calling to be enjoyed. Remember how short summer is (at least here in Vermont, the home state of Bernie Sanders!)

Make plans, join friends, and celebrate your life! The best plans for this Saturday will include many casual friends. More intimate friends or family connections may not be as satisfying as like-minded others.

Spend time with those who believe as you believe, those you can interact with in stimulating intellectual conversations. Enjoy the day, enjoy others, add your voice to the conversation!

 

ENJOY AND ALLOW

Sunday, July 5, 2015:

I love to see a Sunday morning with a VOC* Moon.   This Sunday that VOC* Moon only lasts from 8:31 AM EDT until the Moon enters Pisces at 10:23 AM EDT. This gives us a few hours to sit over breakfast and coffee with our loved ones. Do not rush into the day.

As the week comes to an end, we feel the intensity of the following week’s aspects coming into focus. We will be looking again into some of the darker corners of our own lives and of humanity’s path.

Mercury sextiles Venus at 4:18 AM EDT continuing to remind us that this is a time to speak words of love and kindness. Sextile aspects (60degrees) offer us opportunities. We do not need to take these opportunities; they can easily be resisted. Don’t resist! If you have words of kindness or love to speak, take the opportunity!

Plan for Sunday to be a low-key day. Walk in the woods, listen to music, go to the theater, or just allow yourself to be lost in your own imagination.

If you are interacting with others, forgo any great exertion of energy or high expectations. Don’t try to control the day; simply allow it to carry you along.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to Jupiter at 2:18 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday morning July 1, 2015 at 5:10 AM EDT.

Friday, July 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a sextile to Saturn at 6:37 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:21 AM EDT.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a square to Saturn at 8:31 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 10:23 AM EDT.

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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: June 22, 2015 through June 28, 2015

Rainbow Splash by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Rainbow Splash by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

As I look at the upcoming week, I see a bit more astrological activity than we have had in the previous two weeks. It has felt eerily quiet!

On Monday, Jupiter and Uranus come together in a trine aspect which has been impacting us strongly since September of 2014.

This brings the planet of expansion, (Jupiter), together in a free flow of energy with the planet of unexpected surprises, unusual circumstances, and humanitarian events, (Uranus).

If your birthday falls on April 9-11, August 11-13, or December 11-13, this will be a particularly powerful week. Watch for expansion, an opening, or a surprise!

Many of you have asked how my partner, Brenda, is recovering. I have also gotten questions regarding my own circumstances. Thanks for asking; I love to share!

Last week, Brenda went back to work after her heart attack on Easter Sunday. She still tires out easily but the healing process is at work and cannot be rushed.

The current complications come in the form of the company she works for. Brenda is being laid-off , along with most of her coworkers. In order to maintain employment, she is going to have to move to either Portland, Maine or Bangor, Maine!

Oh heavens! Didn’t the doctor recommend “No Stress”? Well, “no stress” for someone with Uranus conjunct Leo Moon, squaring a stellium in Taurus, simply is not possible.

Life certainly offers us the circumstances that most clearly reflect who we are. What is the reflection that you see in your own life and chart?

Is it time for you to learn more about the perspective of your life through your horoscope?

Contact me today! There is so much to learn! Keep in mind the delight you can experience as life takes on such richness as you use the language of astrology to heal and grow in this lifetime.

Look for a busier week this week. Welcome it!

 

 

EXPAND THE EXCITEMENT IN YOUR LIFE

Monday, June 22, 2015:

The week begins with great excitement as Jupiter forms a trine aspect to Uranus. Because of Jupiter’s recent retrograde, this transit is the third such trine between them. The first trine occurred in September 2014, the second in March 2015, and the final happens on Monday.

Take time to consider the energies that these two planets represent. Jupiter is the planet of great expansion. Whatever Jupiter touches, it simply makes bigger! It is also the planet that speaks to us on issues of faith, belief, and overindulgence.

Uranus is the planet of unexpected, shocking, and possibly wildly unusual surprises. It is the planet of innovation and revolution!

*I must check where this transit falls in Bernie Sanders chart! :-)

In considering this expansive excitement, think back to the beginning of this cycle between Jupiter and Uranus which occurred in mid-2010 until early 2011. When Jupiter and Uranus come together, it is a significant push for the future.

Uranus always shows the way forward. If you can identify something in your life that expanded in 2010, look at how the energy is pushing forward with more expansion into the future. The full ramifications of this cycle will be evident in early 2017.

These are slow-moving planets and although the aspect is exact on Monday it has been, and is continuing to color the environment we live in for an extended period of time.

The Moon is in Virgo on Monday. We are aware of the potential of our accomplishments for today. The only thing you should let get in the way of work is something that brings significant excitement. If something shows up that provides a spark of excitement, drop the work!

 

SOFTEN BOUNDARIES

Tuesday, June 23, 2015:

Tuesday, we have the Moon in Virgo, again pushing us toward accomplishment. Watch your tendency toward judgment and narrow-mindedness. Remember how little you know about what goes on in the depths of another person’s soul. Whether it is your mother, your child, your neighbor, or your best friend; none of us know the contents of another soul’s path.

At 2:08 PM EDT, Mercury squares Neptune explaining the lack of clarity and motivation regardless of the insistence of the Virgo Moon. The cycle between Mercury and Neptune began in mid-March 2015. This is a cycle whose purpose is to soften or dissolve the barriers within the mind

How does the mind soften? I would say it softens through the training of meditation, through music, or through deep suffering. The softening of your mind or thoughts that began in mid-March has brought you to a point now where action must be taken to determine the outcome.

For me, mid-March was when Brenda had her heart attack. Now, the action that must be taken seems to be helping her pack up and move to Maine. The full result will be clear at the planet’s opposition in mid-August.

Spring Green by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Spring Green by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Tell me how you see this playing out in your own life. I’m very curious. Regardless of what began at the start of the cycle in March, meditation would be an excellent action to take now.

If there are problems in your situation regarding drugs or alcohol, be particularly careful. Meditation, listening to music, watching great films, and studying the writing of mystical thinkers would all have great benefit for everyone at this time.

May I recommend the video, ‘With One Voice’ directed by Eric Temple? I believe you can find it on Netflix.

 

SAY WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID

Wednesday, June 24, 2015:

By the time we wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon has entered Libra and we have reached the First-Quarter Square of the lunar cycle. The New Moon that arrived last week on June 16th began the cycle of increased communication and intellectual development.

On Wednesday, take action on a communication or an intellectual pursuit. Sit down and have that conversation or go online and sign up for the class that you know would be of great benefit for you to take.

Wednesday’s Libra Moon keeps us focused on pleasure, beauty, and diplomacy.
At 9:32 AM EDT, Mars leaves Gemini behind (where he has been residing since early May) to enter Cancer. Let’s be honest, Mars is not delighted to be in Cancer. Mars is the planet of action, sexuality, and determination. Cancer is the sign of nurturing and mothering.

Mars would rather fight than nurture and sometimes this can bring us to consider passive aggressive actions. Be aware of these tendencies. The heat of sexuality may be watered down and you may find yourself preferring to cook for each other and play with the puppy rather than activities of a more randy nature.

Mars will remain in Cancer until he enters Leo on August 8th, 2015 (my birthday)! Enjoy the new puppy! Hot times return in August!

 

HOLD STEADY

Thursday, June 25, 2015:

As we adapt to Mars’ new position in Cancer, the Moon remains in Libra throughout Thursday. This may be a day of vacillating emotions. Early in the morning, the Moon squares Pluto as we struggle to contemplate the deeply profound differences between “us vs. them”.

The majority of the afternoon should be pleasant. You can anticipate easier connections with others as the Moon is sextile Venus in Leo. Around dinner time, there may be further anxiety, excitement, or struggle as the Moon connects with Uranus.

By the time the dinner dishes are washed and put away, the Moon sextiles Jupiter and our emotions expand into a more diplomatic joyful space once again. I think the best way to manage this type of day is simply to be aware and try to hold steady even as the energies push us to extremes.

If you are not paying attention, it could be easy to spend part of the day feeling that your life is falling apart and other parts of the day feeling that your life is on the perfect path. Focus on the clear understanding that neither one of these extremes holds the full reality of your situation. Look clearly at both sides and hold steady on the middle path.

At 7:23 PM EDT, the Moon is VOC* following the sextile to Jupiter. Thursday should hold a pleasant evening to rest in the company of friends.

 

FOCUS AND CLARITY

Friday, June 26, 2015:

Friday begins with the Moon still VOC* in Libra. Don’t try to rush into this day determined to make great strides in accomplishment. Move slowly, take your time, and have a leisurely breakfast with your family. Sit with a loved one over coffee and conversation before plowing into the day.

At 1:57 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio and we are able to go deeply into a project and get a great deal accomplished before the end of the day. There is focus and clarity available. If you need information, this is the day to ask for it.

Don’t ask if you don’t want the answer. Be clear on that.

The evening is best spent with intimate partners but only if you are ready for deep connection. Do not waste this lovely evening watching television or spending time with casual acquaintances.

This Friday evening is an ideal time for intimate, sexual, passionate love and affection. Take advantage of it. Make connection.

If you feel that this is not an option for you because of your current circumstances, please read this awesome book: Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein.

Sunset on the Little River by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Sunset on the Little River by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

SEEK DEPTH AND CONNECTION

Saturday, June 27, 2015:

How did you spend Friday evening? The answer to this question determines much of how your entire weekend plays out.

Ideally, you spent the evening with a lover or fully engaged with your own passionate, lustful self. If so, you will enter Saturday feeling deeply connected to your core. This is a simple Saturday with the intensity of the Scorpio Moon but without other complications.

This would be a delightful weekend for some sort of retreat. A good time away from the hustle and bustle of the world, a time for intimate connections, a time to explore your own depth. It’s a time to explore the depth of your most intimate relationships.

Take your journal and go alone to a riverbank or park bench. Write your heart out. Find the deepest, most tender parts within your soul and write the words that are emblazoned in that deep warmth.

 

SAY “YES!”

Sunday, June 28, 2015:

Sunday holds the reflection and the simplicity of Saturday but with a twist! Very early Monday morning, Venus is sextile Uranus.

There is no question that this will be felt on Sunday. Let’s look at the cycle involved!

On March 4, 2015, Venus and Uranus connected in Aries. This began a cycle of intensifying relationship or radically changing your relationship to money or resources.

Did something exciting begin at that time in your relationship or did something exciting or stressful occur in terms of money or resources? Whatever began then has come a long ways.

At this point, you have an idea of the ultimate result of this cycle. The full illumination and release of creative energy will occur in late November 2015.

There is excitement and new possibilities. Keep your eyes open! If there is an opportunity offered that peaks your interest… say “Yes”!

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) for a very short time beginning at 1:12 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 1:41 AM EDT.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a sextile to Jupiter at 7:23 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio on Friday at 1:57 PM EDT.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a conjunction to Saturn at 9:50 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 11:21 PM EDT.
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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: June 15, 2015 through June 21, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 15, 2015 through June 21, 2015

This brings us to a week that certainly looks like a simple, uncomplicated, and pleasant week. Wow. Two weeks in a row!

Are you taking an early Summer vacation? This would be a great week for it. With very little external turmoil or intensity, we can make our own path more easily. Our equilibrium is more in our control as the planetary cycles buzz along quietly in the background.

My own life is happily reflecting the ease of this past week, as I am delighted to see that there is the opportunity for this ease to continue a bit longer.

Buddha Bath by Libby Sullivan of Aspen, CO

Buddha Bath by Libby Sullivan of Aspen, CO

There are a ton of uncertainties in the life path I find myself on and yet I feel relaxed, calm, and reaching out for more focus. It is a relief to have Mercury Retrograde behind us in order to move forward effectively.

I do want to give you a heads up of what is ahead of us. On July 25th, Venus is turning retrograde. What could that possibly hold for us? If you have been following my posts for any length of time, you have some understanding of Mercury retrograde… this is similar.

Take what you know about Mercury retrograde and consider what Venus refers to as opposed to what Mercury refers to. Think of Venus as the teacher of love and beauty. This is not the nurturing, parenting kind of love. This is a love of desire and urges that long to create beauty.

During this time, you may need to look back at decisions made since the last time Venus was retrograde (between December 21, 2013 and January 31, 2014).

For many of us, Venus will represent our most intimate relationships. For some of us, it will represent the beauty we create in the world, whether that is an artistic creation or our presentation of self.

None of us can re-write history and yet, we certainly can take steps to clean up the messes we may have left behind. Do you need to look again at how you have managed your own sense of what is important in your creativity and your love-life?

There may be issues left unresolved. Assuaging your guilt is never helpful; but a simple, clear apology will go a long way toward helping everyone move forward.

 

 

HIDE NOTHING

Monday, June 15, 2015:

We begin the week in the dark phase of the Moon. As she prepares for Tuesday’s New Moon, she moves through Gemini making lovely aspects to Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus. Our curiosity may very well be inclined in the direction of unusual and expansive ideas on relationship. We are interested in how we and others express and appreciate beauty.

With the square to Neptune at 6:59 AM EDT, it is possible that the morning will bring some confusion or even a sense of suffering. The impact of the transits to the Moon are not long lasting. The Gemini Moon likes to stay on superficial, uncomplicated, and upbeat topics. So, it is unlikely you will stay in the confusion or suffering for long.

Monday evening would be a great time for social interactions along with the enjoyment of simple and yet profound conversations.

If there’s someone in your life that you are just getting to know, Monday would be a fun evening to explore the more unique contributions you each bring to the conversation. Whatever communication you are engaged in, regardless of who they are with, you must honor your true self and hide nothing. Allow yourself to be surprised by others, embrace your most unusual friends and loved ones.

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON: BRING NEW IDEAS TO THE TABLE

Tuesday, June 16, 2015:

Tuesday morning at 10:06 AM EDT the Gemini Moon reaches the New Moon Phase as we explore with great curiosity a new way viewing and embracing the diversity of your community. Ask yourself (and others) the questions you really need the answers to. Begin the process of exploring where others people’s opinions and viewpoints are very different from your own. At this New Moon, you will want to plant the seed of new understanding.

At 10:06 AM, following the conjunction with the Sun, the Moon is VOC* until she enters Cancer at 6:51 PM EDT.

Yes, the entire workday the Moon is VOC*; during which time it is best to rest, recuperate, and have minimal expectations regarding accomplishment.

Tuesday evening is best spent at home with loved ones. Sure, get out those photo albums, reminisce about old memories or move forward to create new memories of shared time.

A home cooked meal on Tuesday evening will be much appreciated. Cook for your loved ones or allow them to cook for you. This will be a powerful evening to offer or receive protective, loving, nurturing energy.

 

 

Pilgrimage by Meredith Hart

Pilgrimage by Meredith Hart

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

Wednesday, June 17, 2015:

Wednesday, the Cancer Moon remains calm and undisturbed. We are motivated by love, kindness, and connection. Our feelings run deep, and we may be moody and perhaps need some time alone.

We may enjoy and be soothed by domestic activities, emotional connections with women, and nurturing activities in general. Let yourself reminisce about the past, rest in meditation, or take a bubble bath.

In the morning, the Moon trine Neptune allows us to see the world through rose colored glasses. By evening, when the Moon opposes Pluto, we may be reminded of the darker side of human love and family connections. Again, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. We must look clearly at the dark side in order to see the full illumination of the light.

Each of us resonates more fully with certain signs than others. If you resonate with the Cancer archetype, Wednesday and Thursday will be great for you. If love, nurturing, babies, and photo albums do not resonate with you, you may feel a certain amount of anxiety. Get the domestic chores out of the way and take yourself out to dinner!

 

 

FEEL YOUR WAY

Thursday, June 18, 2015:

Thursday is another day of little astrological note. The Moon continues through Cancer, preparing the way for the Sun to follow in several days!

The sign of Cancer, represented by the crab, brings us face-to-face with the sensitivity of feeling. When Cancer is highly active, our mental facilities slow down as our emotional nature takes precedent. Logic goes out the window as we feel our way along this part of the path.

For those of us with little or no water in our natal charts, this may feel less than genuine. Regardless of our individual make-up, it will ease the path forward as you learn to trust this sensitivity. Allow flow without resistance.

Consider nostalgia; allow tears to assist in whatever healing process you may be engaged in.

 

 

SEEK EXPRESSION

Friday, June 19, 2015:

While we slept, there was a brief VOC* Moon before she entered Leo at 2:23 AM EDT on Friday morning. When we awake, we immediately sense an increase of energy and the ability to look outside our insular lives with an awareness of the necessity of playful human interaction.

It feels to me almost as though there is an invisible barrier between our understanding and the reality of the world around us. Early this week, we were content to look inward and keep our focus on our closest circle of family and friends.

However, with the Moon newly in Leo and the weekend at our fingertips, we seek connection. We understand the necessity of drawing others into our circle or simply expanding that circle.

Friday afternoon/evening will be dominated by the energy of the Leo Moon sextile Mercury (in its home sign of Gemini). What communications do you need to deliver? Whatever you feel you must say may need some embellishment and even a touch of drama.

This is a good time to deliver communication if it is worthy of that embellishment! Please think about the generosity of the Leo Moon as she offers an opportunity for you to tell your story and express your own generosity and open hearted self. Do not put your light under a basket, seek expression!

 

Durga Yantra by Meredith Hart

Durga Yantra by Meredith Hart

 

EXPECT FUN

Saturday, June 20, 2015:

Saturday is an important day being that it is the last day with the Sun in Gemini. Tomorrow we reach the solstice, Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and the Sun enters Cancer.

There is an inward feel to Cancer that we will encounter and adapt to over the coming days. For today, enjoy the outwardly expressive energy of the Sun still in Gemini.

The Moon is in Leo all of Saturday and well into Sunday. The Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Leo gives us a great deal of energy for socialization and playfulness.

Here in Vermont, Summer is so short and passes so quickly. It is important that we take advantage of each and every weekend. There is so much to enjoy.

On Saturday, that playful Leo Moon makes contact with both Venus and Jupiter, expanding our love, pleasure, and our ability to connect and play with others. This would be a great day for a party, wedding, or campfire with friends!

Don’t waste this day. Either do something exciting, active, and fun or rest in the warmth of the Sun, allowing her to heal every atom of your soul.

Expect fun and pleasure.

 

 

SUMMER SOLSTICE IN CANCER

Sunday, June 21, 2015:

Get up early on Sunday morning to enjoy the fun playfulness as the Leo Moon forms a lovely sextile with Mars. Enjoy an early morning romp with your children, your pets, or your partner.

At 12:09 PM EDT, following a square to Saturn, the Moon is VOC* until 12:59 PM EDT when she enters Virgo. Less than an hour with the VOC* Moon!

At 12:37 PM EDT, the Sun leaves Gemini behind to enter Cancer!

This brings us to the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere! Here, we reach the part of summer where we simply want to play with our children in the backyard and sip cocktails lazily in the afternoon. We feel the need to nurture ourselves with the Sun, the lakes, rivers and ocean!

During this upcoming month, we long to make our home a haven of safety and love. Plan gatherings of close friends and family. While the Sun moves through Cancer, it is important to acknowledge the people who nurture your life and to take stock of where you are bringing healing or nurturing energy to those around you.

At 12:59 PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo leading us to a lovely evening ideally suited for wonderful family connections over shared food. Have a cookout or take your close family members out for a meal. Show, receive, and spread love wherever you are.

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a conjunction to the Sun at 10:06 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:51 PM EDT.

Friday, June 19, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a trine to Saturn at 1:52 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 2:20 AM EDT.

Sunday June 21, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Saturn at 12:09 PM EDT until she enters Virgo at 12:59 PM EDT.

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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: June 8, 2015 through June 14, 2015

China Tree 2 by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

China Tree 2 by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

 

Do not be surprised to see great opportunities presented this week.  Even though Mercury is still retrograde, you do not want to ignore or deny what is offered.

No, this is not the time to put your foot on that new path being offered.  However, you can certainly explore and investigate where you want to move toward in the coming months.

This is a time to explore the future in your mind, and even to dream a lot.

We are relieved when Mercury turns direct on Thursday evening.  We are anxious to move forward without the drag that Mercury retrograde brings.☺

For those of you following my personal progress; I am delighted to be finally settling into my new office.  I am in an old building in St. Albans, Vermont.  I love being back in a building with massage therapists!  The warmth and aliveness that body and energy work bring to a space is deeply soothing.  The smell of massage oils delights me every time I walk through the door.

It is interesting from my current perspective to realize that somehow I thought I could keep the changes in my life to a minimum even as Uranus and Pluto directly impacted my personal Moon.  We all like to believe we are in full control of our lives; ha!

A part of the astrological conversation always comes down to issues of fate and free will.  It is a question I get asked regularly: Do we have free will or are our lives fated?

I believe that fate provides and demands that certain lessons in our lives be addressed and that our free will determines how we respond to these lessons.  How we respond clearly determines how future lessons show up as circumstances.  And that, my dear, is karma.

 

 

AN OPPORTUNITY OFFERED

Monday, June 8, 2015:

Long before we awake on Monday morning, the Moon has entered Pisces allowing us to hang on a bit longer to the sense of open sensitivity that the past week encouraged to grow within us.

Keep your eyes open for an opportunity on Monday afternoon.  Even though Mercury is retrograde, do not discard this opportunity out of hand.  It is worth paying attention and looking at the cycle between Jupiter and the Sun that is being activated.

On July 24, 2014, on the heels of their entry into the sign of Leo, Jupiter and the Sun joined forces.  Something in our lives expanded in a dramatic manner that amplified and magnified the strength of our hearts and our generosity.

Whatever began at that time has been a strong focus over this past year.  It is very likely that a particular action was taken in mid-November, which moved this expansion into full illumination in early February.  More decisive action likely occurred in early May.

The expansion that began in July is now a fully integrated part of our lives.  On Monday, we are asked to rest in the understanding of what has been built through that expansion and begin to take the first steps toward the new cycle that will begin in late August 2015.

On Monday, keep your eyes open for an opportunity presented.  This will begin its full expansion in August.  If you cannot identify anything in your own life that began expanding in July, consider what opportunity you may have missed.

Keep your eyes open and the word ‘yes’ on the tip of your tongue.  Stepping into ‘yes’ now will bring new excitement in August.

 

EXPLORE OPTIONS

Tuesday, June 9, 2015:

On Tuesday, the significant and powerful cycle between Mars and Uranus is activated.  This cycle is still very new, and speaks to issues of excitement and action or possibly anxiety and anger.

Think back to the second week of March; what action was taken, was your anger activated?  What is this cycle seeking?  Mars represents our assertive energy and our sexuality.  Uranus suggests sudden change that brings us into a future unlike the past.

The point we are at in this cycle asks that we simply explore our options and consider the future we want to create.  We are aware of the opportunities and possibilities that are being presented.

No definitive action is required until the First-Quarter Square between Mars and Uranus which will form in late July.

The Moon is in Pisces throughout the day forming the Third Quarter Square at 11:42 AM EDT. At this phase of the Pisces Moon, we consider where we must release our conflicting opinions and rest in the internal tension that is created between our rational mind and our more intuitive nature.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* following a square to Mars at 2:08 PM EDT.  This Moon VOC* period will last into Wednesday morning.

Given that the Moon is in Pisces, it is a good day to take the afternoon off and work on releasing your inner conflicts through poetry, meditation, or a spiritual practice.

 

Evergreen seedling by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Evergreen seedling by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

EXPRESS LOVE OPENLY

Wednesday, June 10, 2015:

Wednesday is likely to be an exciting day as we continue to be offered possibilities and opportunities regarding our relationships or the creation of beauty.

Consider the relationship between Mercury and Venus; it is quite different than relationships between the other pairs of planets.  Because Mercury and Venus are closer to the Sun than the Earth, from our perspective they do not experience cycles in the same way as other planets.  Mercury and Venus stay very close to each other, never moving far enough away to form major aspects other than the sextile (the most minor of the major aspects).

Wednesday’s sextile between them suggests an opportunity to express love and beauty.  This is a simple and pleasant transit.  Words of kindness and love come easily.  Take advantage of this and express love openly.  Allow yourself the joy of expansive, loving, verbal expression.  Mercury is sextile Venus at 8:51 AM EDT.

Another significant transit on Wednesday is a sextile between the Sun and Uranus at 5:30 PM EDT.  Because this is an opening sextile, the energy between them is newly building.  On April 6, 2015, this cycle started and began compelling us to begin a process of developing an unusual and unexpected future.

Consider what began on April 6th of this year.  Where did you feel stimulated and excited?  Explore new possibilities that were barely suggested at that time.

For now, no action is required.  Explore, investigate, and play with the new ideas that bring a spark of excitement to your mind.  This new path will bring you understanding and acceptance of your most unique gifts.

 

MERCURY DIRECT; MOVE FORWARD

Thursday, June 11, 2015:

Yes!  Mercury turns direct at 6:32 PM EDT.  We are ready!  It is time to move forward with new projects, new communications, and new directions.

Personally, this has been a challenging three weeks.  I think it has been more difficult than usual because Mercury, along with the Sun, has been moving through its home sign of Gemini.  We all feel more sensitive to the motion of Mercury.

Unclear communications, misunderstandings, and mechanical failures have dogged these three weeks.  Now, it is time to set all that stress aside and revisit the opportunities that presented themselves on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  In the coming days, it will be clear what steps to take on your path.

Following the Moon sextile Mars at 7:42 PM EDT, the Aries Moon will be VOC* until she enters Taurus at 10:16 AM EDT on Friday morning.

Let the evening take care of itself.  Don’t try to push any particular agenda.  Stick with routines and anticipate nothing.  Sit on the deck and  listen to the birds.  Take a walk in the woods, in the park, or on the sidewalk.  Enjoy wherever you happen to find yourself.  No complains, no expectations, and no judgments.

 

NEGOTIATIONS   

Friday, June 12, 2015:

Early Friday morning, Neptune turns retrograde having been in direct motion since mid-November 2014.  What dreams, fantasies, and flights of fancy have you developed and pushed for since that time?

Neptune will remain retrograde until November 2015.  During this time, it is best to explore and examine the dreams and imaginative projects you have been working on for the past seven months.

As you look at how far you have come within this sensitive world of dreams and visions, understand that there is work to do on these particular dreams before you begin pushing forward into other realms of mysticism and spiritual sensitivity.  Explore those dreams, revisit them, flesh them out with attention and love.
The Moon is VOC* in Aries as we begin the day, entering Taurus at 10:16 AM EDT.
What are your plans for Friday evening?  Tonight could provide an interesting conversation between you and others.

I can imagine one of you wanting nothing more than to stay at home with good food and a movie and the other one desiring to be out in the world enjoying a night of generosity, recognition, fun, and love.  Understand that your wants and desires are deeply challenging to each other.

What to do?  Somehow, it is important to both sides of the equation to have their way.  Don’t let this challenge seriously impact a significant relationship.

You may each be taking an opposing view but really the energy for outside play and the energy for the quiet sharing of stability are both impacting all of us.  Try not to play the projection game.  Notice that both sides of this challenge are an integral part of your own individual experience.  Negotiations must be managed.

 

Purple flower by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Purple flower by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

SEEK SIMPLE PLEASURES

Saturday, June 13, 2015:

Anticipate a wonderful day.  The Moon is in Taurus throughout the day offering a Saturday of stubborn determination or a very lazy day of couch potato fame! Your choice!

For a lovely way to work with the challenges of this day, support your local massage therapist.  Alternatively, this is a great day for physical touch, for working in the garden, or for baking bread.

An overdose of Taurus often shows up as laziness. The gently aspected Taurus Moon will certainly make me want to consider a long afternoon nap.

Don’t make a big deal out of issues of accomplishment on Saturday.  Allow yourself to enjoy simple pleasures of taste, touch, and sound.

At 6:07 PM EDT following a square to Jupiter, the Moon goes VOC* until she enters Gemini at 1:51 PM EDT on Sunday.

 

LEISURE

Sunday, June 14, 2015:

On Sunday, we begin a new cycle of empowering our physical and sexual energies. The cycle we are ending began in April 2013 with the Sun conjunct Mars.

The issues being dealt with here could involve sexuality, strength, determination or anger.  We are ending one cycle and beginning another.

Do you know where you need to shine a light in order to develop strength or determination?  Now, is the time to put your foot on that path; prepare to take your first step forward.

On Sunday, you will begin this new cycle.  As you set aside the old one, take up the torch and move with clear determination to develop what you know is right.

How are you going to strengthen your physical health?  What warmth and empowerment does your sexuality need to support your ongoing physical health? Where and how in your life can you develop self-confidence and inner strength that will grow over the coming years?

The day begins with the Taurus Moon VOC*.  The morning is best left to routines and issues of comfort and connection.  The Moon enters Gemini at 1:51 PM EDT encouraging us to use our knowledge and our voice.  Now that Mercury has turned direct, our communicative nature is more accessible.

At 8:35 PM EDT, Saturn retrogrades back into Scorpio.

Consider the pattern of this retrograde: Saturn entered Scorpio in October 2012, remaining in Scorpio until late December 2014.  Saturn has been in Sagittarius since then until he re-enters (in retrograde motion) Scorpio on Sunday.

What issues regarding deep integrity and power are you being called to revisit between now and mid-September (when Saturn will re-enter Sagittarius in direct motion once again)?

This is a time to look at your own personal integrity around issues of sexuality and power.  How are the power dynamics in your intimate relationships?  Pay attention to the work that needs to be done and in mid-September we will get back to growth on a lighter plane.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign.  This can consist of several minutes or many hours.  These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment.  These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times.  During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks.  You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon?  A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something?  If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*.  Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it!  Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing.  That is the Moon VOC*!

Monday, June 8, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a sextile to Uranus at 10:30 AM EDT on Sunday June 7 2015, until she enters Pisces at 4:15 AM EDT.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a square to Mars at 2:08 PM EDT until she enters Aries on Wednesday, June 10, at 6:14 AM EDT.

Thursday, June 12, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a sextile to Mars at 7:42 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 10:16 AM EDT on Friday, June 12, 2015.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a square to Jupiter at six oh 7 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:51 PM EDT.

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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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Third Quarter Moon
Third Quarter Moon

The moon is currently in Pisces
The moon is 20 days old