Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 15, 2014 through December 21, 2014

Winter by Boris Kustodiev

Winter by Boris Kustodiev

The day will come when we will no longer talk about the Square aspect between Uranus and Pluto. That day will come but it has clearly not arrived yet! This is the configuration that has profoundly informed the changes we have seen over the past 2–3 years.

Last week ends with a bang; this week begins with the same!

Are you tired of this intense demand for change? How often over the last 2½ years have you heard astrologers talk about the transformation that, we as a species, are undergoing?

Since the summer of 2012 we have been riding this train of revolutionary destruction and ultimate purification.

The lives we were living prior to 2012 are now unrecognizable even to ourselves; think of how differently you see yourself, your life, the culture you live in, and the people who govern and control all of us.

This is a time of almost unprecedented upheaval; if you are old enough, think back to the 1960s when Uranus and Pluto began this cycle. Now as we push into the next phase of that cycle, amongst the destruction, we must maintain awareness and blow upon the coals of our ultimate empowerment and rebirth.

Expect the upcoming weekend to be very active; perhaps even putting a line in the sand; it could well be a game-changer in one or more areas of your life.

Venus comes strongly into view this week and asks us to look at what began in November 2013 and in May 2014.

The week may surprise you with its slow start but by the time the weekend comes along you will hardly be able to keep track of all the irons in the fire! Did someone mention burning the candle at both ends.

 

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Monday, December 15, 2014:

At 12:13 AM EST Uranus forms his sixth (out of seven) 90° Square aspects to Pluto! This is the astrological aspect that informs and reflects the radical destruction and transformation we are seeing in all aspects of our lives and our world. Spend some time on Monday looking deeply into the ways your life has changed since the Summer of 2012. Pay attention, not only to the visible changes, but also to the internal changes that others do not see. Pluto is at 12° Capricorn, Uranus is at 12° Aries; check your own horoscope to see where those points fall. If you have personal planets or significant points between 11° and 13° of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) these changes will be most profound. Mini-consultations are available to help you make sense of how this is playing out in your life.

The Moon is in Libra today encouraging our ability to bring charm and grace to whatever the day brings. Go ahead and make it a social evening. Our ability to connect with others within the context of our personal and global transformation is of high importance to all of us.

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014:

Tuesday’s Libra Moon runs headlong into the dynamic between Uranus and Pluto. This would be a good day to keep a low profile, in your personal life, as there may be a great deal of anxiety and stress. With the upcoming winter holidays there are many reasons for anyone you encounter to be inpatient and anxious. There are so many high expectations for this time of year, it is a where person who does not experience A certain amount of stress. With Tuesday’s configuration stress is highly activated.

Find ways to work with it! Give yourself plenty of extra time to accomplish any chores you need to do on Tuesday. Extra time will enable you to slow down and be kinder to everyone you encounter. Even one person’s ability to show kindness during this holiday stress can make a great difference in people’s lives. Make it a point to be kind, to be patient, and to leave your judgments of others behind.

Last week Venus entered Capricorn; on Tuesday Mercury steps forward to join her. By the end of this week the sun will also leave Sagittarius behind to enter the serious authoritative energy of Capricorn. On Wednesday morning you can expect to awaken with a more serious turn of mind. How will you use a more disciplined mind?

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014:

Merchant's Wife with a Mirror by Boris Kustodiev

Merchant’s Wife with a Mirror by Boris Kustodiev

Allow Wednesday morning to start slowly. We will wake to the Moon VOC* until she enters Scorpio at 9:52AM EST. Now we can enjoy one of the easiest days of this week. If you are preparing to celebrate the ‘Gift Giving Holidays of December’ Wednesday and Thursday are your best bet for any shopping you may need to do. Do not wait until the weekend!

Wednesday can be used productively if you have deeply significant communications that you want to deliver with great kindness. Our emotions are running deep; along with the serious nature of our thoughts we are able to articulate what needs to be said. If you have an important proposal, essay, or personal communication to write Wednesday would be a good time to get it done. Our emotional state is supporting a level of deeply serious thinking.

On Wednesday evening I think I’ll pour myself a glass of wine and enjoy sitting by the fire (if only I had a wood stove or fireplace!) with a good book or perhaps an excellent film.

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014:

Thursday is going to bring us a day without too much complication once we get past the Square between the Moon and Mars very early in the morning. Avoid any confrontation at the breakfast table. Once you have made it to work without any arguments or confrontations the rest of the day should be productive. The Sextile from the Moon to Pluto at 9:40 AM EST suggests empowerment of our emotional resources and the ability for accomplishment.

Again, if you have chores or shopping to do associated with the upcoming holiday Thursday will be a good day to get it done.

With the Scorpio Moon we can expect our emotions to be deep and complex. Take time on your own to look inward. So many changes are taking place and for so many of us life itself seems terribly uncertain. Look inward, be honest with yourself and others, and open your heart to love.

 

Friday, December 19, 2014:

For Thursday we talked about the emotional depth and complexity of the Scorpio Moon. If you were not able to take time on Thursday to look inward and contemplate the depth of your current life changes, it will be important to do so on Friday. We will be heading into a very active and intense weekend. Time spent alone in contemplation will go a long way toward bringing the more positive aspects of the weekend to light.

Moon in Scorpio Conjunct Saturn at 4:11PM EST, giving us a very brief VOC* Moon until she enters Sagittarius at 4:55PM EST.

A Friday evening with a Sagittarius Moon always suggests enjoyment, parties, fun, and socialization. I would suggest, however, that before you make your Friday evening plans you carefully consider the weekend as a whole. It will be important that you are able to be fully present in your life during the intensification of the upcoming weekend. So, don’t drink too much, don’t play too hard, get enough sleep! It will help a lot!

 

by Boris Kustodiev

by Boris Kustodiev

Saturday December 20, 2014:

Saturday ushers us onto a wild ride! Once again we are intimately connected with the Square between Uranus and Pluto as Venus makes contact on Saturday.

The power dynamic between Uranus’ demand for freedom and Pluto’s insistence on control is highly activated this weekend by what we love and what we desire.

This begins a new cycle between Venus and Pluto. Think about this as a cycle of empowering our deepest values, a cycle that brings great depth and meaning to those things we value most in the world; relationships, love, resources, and money. Here we learn lessons of power and control within our love relationships and within our relationship to beauty and money. This will likely play out for you in your most intimate relationships, in your financial situation, or within the context of the beauty you create in the world (your art).

You will know exactly where this is playing out in your life if you simply look at where you long to go to the very deepest root and you know you are holding on perhaps a little too tightly. I recommend a lot of self-care and kindness this weekend. You probably will go too deeply and you probably will hold on too tightly. Do not try to control this energy; work with your full awareness, with your eyes wide open, and with kindness to everyone involved.

At 10:46 PM EST we are provided with the opportunity to express our need for unique self-expression and freedom (Mars Sextile Uranus). We are unlikely to allow anyone to stand in the way of our independence, freedom, and inspiration! We have the opportunity to embrace and accept our own individuality; and we may insist that others accept us as well!

 

Sunday December 21, 2014:

Sunday is a very significant day! Winter solstice is exact at 6:02 PM EST when the Sun enters Capricorn. At the Winter Solstice we come to the shortest day and the longest night of the year. From this day forward each day will bring back a tiny bit of light. The darkest part of the season will now be behind us as we move forward toward the light.

Sunday Uranus stops in his tracks to turn direct once again! Uranus has been moving retrograde since July 21, 2014. What has been standing in the way of your personal revolution? What has been standing in the way of becoming true to the most unconventional parts of your life that have been demanding expression?

When I speak about the movement of the planets I mostly refer to our individual lives.

However, as you watch the world outside you will see the same patterns reflecting in the events happening on all levels. Watch the news, the weather channels, the cultural shifts and changes, watch your friends and family. All the avenues toward freedom that have been stuck are now ready to move forward. This movement will not be without upsetting or unexpected results. It is the cost of revolution, transformation, and freedom regardless of whether it is playing out in our personal lives or in the world around us. Transformation does not happen without struggle. This is not a negative reflection; it is reality. We must struggle for change; we must fight the good fight.

The Moon in Sagittarius is VOC* from 7:35 AM EST until she joins the Sun in Capricorn at 8:25 PM EST. Along with Uranus turning direct and the Sun entering Capricorn, we also have a New Moon at 8:36 PM EST.

Taking time alone for contemplation is highly recommended. This is the time to plant seeds for, not only the upcoming month, but also the entire year ahead. Maintain a high level of awareness. Your thoughts and decisions at this time are very significant for the future.

This is an important weekend! Prepare yourself to live it fully and enjoy it immensely.

Winter. by Boris Kustodiev (1920)

Winter. by Boris Kustodiev (1920)

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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, December 17, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a Sextile to the Sun at 12:40 AM EST and ending at (:52 AM EST when the Moon enters Scorpio.

Friday, December 19, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a Conjunction to Saturn at 4:11 PM EST and ending at 4:55 PM EST when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a Trine to Jupiter at 7:35 AM EST and ending at 8:25 PM EST when the Moon enters Capricorn.

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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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*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; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 8, 2014 through December 14, 2014

Three Women in Designer Ski Suits ca. 1930

Three Women in Designer Ski Suits ca. 1930

Did you read the post that I sent out yesterday about Jupiter?

If not… I highly recommend that you go do that before you read on.

Jupiter’s Cycle is an important one to watch and pay attention to.

Now onto the Daily Weather:

 

Monday, December 8, 2014:

The big news on Monday (really the big news of the week) is Jupiter turning retrograde at 22° Leo.

Please see the separate blog post I wrote about this.

Simply put; for the next four months we re-examine the area of our life that has been profoundly expanding since mid July 2014.

This does not mean we have been on the wrong path in this expansion, it does mean that we have the opportunity to go back and find the deeper meaning within this expansion. We may have been under the illusion that this was simply about having a good time. Perhaps we have even worried that our pleasure was for selfish reasons.

For the next four months we seek the deep meaning and philosophical understanding of the path that “Fun” has put us on. Think seriously about this. If you don’t seek the meaning, the pleasure you have experienced will go no deeper and will likely pass away or head in a direction of meaninglessness.

The Sun conjunct Mercury on Monday simply brings our communications and our thinking to the foreground. We may notice ourselves and others forgetting that our opinions are not fact. Watch the areas where you expect others to think as you do. Make it a point on Monday to allow space for the opinions of others.

Compassionately point out to others when you notice them believing that their opinions are ‘god’s truth’.

We can anticipate a bit of tension as the Cancer Moon once again highlights our need to make those heavy changes being brought about by the upcoming Square between Uranus and Pluto.

Have dinner with a friend, you both could use a bit of comfort. Until we get accustomed to it, we are disoriented by the retrograde of Jupiter.

Show compassion.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014:

Lovers in the Snow by Georges Barbier ca. 1925

Lovers in the Snow by Georges Barbier ca. 1925

Tuesday is a day to rest within a state of nurturing kindness courtsey of the Cancer Moon. She will be VOC* following a Trine to Saturn at 7:15 PM EST.

At 10:13 PM EST the Moon enters Leo. Sleep with dreams of royalty and the pleasure of full self-expression.

On Tuesday the Sun and Mercury Sextile the North Node; pay attention to folks that you may encounter. If you sense a significant connection to someone you meet on Tuesday, pay attention. It may not be a person (or it may be), it could also be an idea that you encounter. Suffice it to say that there is an opportunity to encounter something or someone who can shift what you believe is possible regarding relationships. Your understanding of what is possible may open to encompass more than you imagined.

This may entail your intimate, romantic relationships or it may speak to your relationship to YOUR PUBLIC.

Be available for the opinions of others to expand your way of seeing what is possible.

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014:

As you open your mind to new ideas, what possibilities can you see? What is deeply meaningful within the area of recent expansion. We are repeatedly asked to look at that question this week.

What do you have to offer the world that you have been looking at for the past 5 months without knowing it? Consider what is right before your eyes.

Avoid early morning arguments and frustrations. Remember that you don’t need the last word in any circumstances. Hold your energy above that level of resentment and anger; hold onto the generosity and love that Leo Moon brings.

Wednesday evening may bring something unexpected or unusual to the table. Allow it to move you, bringing your heart to a new place with a wider perspective on the future.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014:

Thursday offers us a lovely day! The generous expressive Leo Moon connects with Jupiter opening our hearts to a large philosophical understanding of our current situation.

The Leo Moon also forms a free flowing Trine aspect to the Sun and Mercury. Our exuberance flows freely and optimistically but without a great deal of patience! We want that which we want; we want it now.

Get comfortable moving forward. Find the direction that will put you in the flow of where you want to be. Take steps forward; find that flow.

When you wake up in the morning, take a moment to look at the reality of your situation. Do not sugarcoat that reality; even if it hurts, look clearly. Once you are clear of the reality, consider and visualize where you want to be. Now, make a list of three things that you can do, no matter how minor they may be, that will move you in that direction. Take those baby steps. If you do this each day you will find yourself exactly where you want to be before you know it. It really is as simple as that!

Three Skiers in Fashionable Ski Attire  ca 1934 --- Vogue Magazine

Three Skiers in Fashionable Ski Attire
ca 1934 — Vogue Magazine

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Friday, December 12, 2014:

Our thoughts and opinions further expand as Mercury Trine Jupiter early on Friday morning.

We are talking a great deal this week about issues of Jupiter; expanding consciousness, optimism, and generosity. Our thoughts are pushing into new directions that bring us to a clearer place with a wider perspective on our lives (http://vimeo.com/68855377).

If you keep a journal, look back at the first few days of August 2014. What philosophical ideas, or thoughts of indulgence, were occupying your mind at that time? If you can pinpoint what was happening in August, it would be a great exercise for you to consider how far that line of thinking has brought you.

Was there a plan attached to that thinking? Expand upon those thoughts now.

At the very beginning of March 2015 it will be clear where that line of thought has brought you.

Fridays Leo Moon is VOC* following a Square to Saturn at 7:49 AM EST, with the Moon entering Virgo at 10:19 AM EST.

The Virgo moon settles us into a more self-reflective mood for the weekend. As the Moon aspects both Venus and Neptune on Friday there is the potential for a sweetly romantic, yet somewhat analytical, evening.

 

Saturday December 13, 2014:

A Saturday with a Virgo moon does not point to a weekend of great fun or excitement. However, as we are pushing toward the big Christian holiday, most of us have a great deal to accomplish over the next 12 days. Today’s Virgo Moon Trine Pluto at 11:47 AM EST. Any tasks that require precision or meticulous attention to detail can be accomplished quite readily this weekend.

Consider all the tasks that must be done; make a list, and get to work!

Yes, I understand how close we are to the upcoming Uranus Square Pluto. Yes, I know the transformation that is being demanded in your life may be still teetering on the edge.

For today, set that concern aside. Focus on productivity and dedication to getting the job done.

With the Moon in Virgo we are also able to be of kind service to others. We do not need to be acknowledged for our service, at this time we can function with humility and graciousness. Find the kindness within; bring it to the surface.

 

Sunday December 14, 2014:

Sunday we continue with the theme of the week; the opening, and making relevant, of the expansion that began in your life over the summer of 2014. We seek a philosophical understanding of our recent path of excitement and pleasure. The Sun Trine Jupiter at 10:55 AM EST. Allow yourself to find, absorb, and pass on deep significance.

At 11:54 AM EST Venus Sextile Neptune offers us the possibility of finding great beauty within our own sensitivity and imagination. My recommendation for Sunday is to immerse your self in music. Find a way to bring music to those in your life who long for it and need it desperately. Please watch the trailer to this document called “Alive Within”!

If you are a spiritual or mystical person, meditate or pray. Find delightfully healthy ways to allow yourself to escape the mundane hard realities of Life.

Yes, drugs and alcohol could take you down that path but not without a cost you would rather not pay.

Spend time with music, poetry, prayer, or meditation; take yourself to a movie. Allow yourself to get lost in your imagination, escape through devotion for dreams.

The Virgo moon continues throughout the day going V O C following a sex tell to Saturn at 9:11 PM EST. The moon enters Libra at 11:05 PM EST.

That brings us to the end of another week. However, I would certainly be remiss to not mention that the six of seven squares between Uranus and Pluto is exact 13 minutes after midnight! First thing Monday morning! Be prepared we are coming to the end of this very long demand for an overhaul of our individual lives are cultures, the entire world, and even our species. I do believe that some of the basic core understandings of our species are being transformed throughout this process. Perhaps that is another blog post!

 

An illustration from Le Petit Parisien, January 19, 1908

An illustration from Le Petit Parisien, January 19, 1908

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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, December 9, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a trying to Saturn at 7:15 PM EST and ending at 10:13 PM EST when the Moon enters Leo.

 

Friday, December 12, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a Square to Saturn at 7:49 AM EST and ending at 10:19 AM when the Moon enters Virgo.

 

Sunday, December 14, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a Sextile to Saturn at 9:11 PM EST and ending at 11:05 PM EST when the Moon enters Libra.

 

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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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*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; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

 

 

The Expansion of Jupiter (turning retrograde) Seeks Meaning

Rays of Jupiter Striking Phaeton

Rays of Jupiter Striking Phaeton

 

Let’s talk about Jupiter!

 

Jupiter is a large, jovial, happy-go-lucky character with expansive and impressive reservoirs of faith, optimism, and humor. Keep in mind that Jupiter constantly seeks meaning.

 

Jupiter spends 12 years moving through the zodiac; therefore spending approximately one year in each Sign. As the planets moves from one Sign to another, they change their style, presentation, and their manner of dress; they change how they function in our lives and in relation to the other characters (planets) on the playing field.

 

A Planet entering a new sign remains the same Character, but with a different agenda, and a different way of showing up in the world and in our lives.

 

Last July Jupiter left the nurturing world of Cancer behind and entered the fiery world of Leo. Jupiter put his/her apron away and put on her/his most glamorous finery; ready for drama and FUN!

 

Great Red Spot of Jupiter

Great Red Spot of Jupiter

I clearly remember a day in mid July telling a friend that I was ”done making myself small; done being quiet and polite”.  Although with 6 planets in Leo was I ever small, quiet, and polite? Probably not, but as Jupiter moves through Leo everything expands! We won’t mention the 8 – 10 pounds I’ve gained!

 

Leo demands expression. During this time we watch the expansion of creativity, drama, and generosity. Where is Leo is in your horoscope? Where did you begin a great expansion approximately five months ago?

 

Today, December 8th, Jupiter turns retrograde. Slow down the excitement, Jupiter must rest and we must examine where we find ourselves. A great deal has changed in the course of this time.

 

Are things in this area of your life growing too quickly? Have you taken on more then you can manage, are you trying to change too much, too fast? Have you overlooked something important? Remember that the other part of Jupiter is the need for ‘Meaning’!

 

Detail of Triumphant Jupiter from the Salon of the Muses in the Villa Medici in Florence

Detail of Triumphant Jupiter from the Salon of the Muses in the Villa Medici in Florence

For the next four months as Jupiter appears to move retrograde we have the opportunity to re-examine, and get a more solid perspective. Jupiter, still wearing his/her regal attire goes back to re-examine the path we have been traveling. It has been fun but now we must find the meaning, the deeper value of this expansion. We take the time now to determine the deeper meaning of this area of largeness in our lives.

 

It is time for us to contemplate the area of joyful play and how it provides a pipeline into the deepest meaning of our lives. It is time for us to find profound meaning in our pleasure and full expression.

 

On April 8, 2015 as Jupiter turns direct we will be ready to move forward with more understanding and confidence. If we succeed in seeking out and developing deep philosophical meaning and wisdom in this area we will blast forward at that time with deep joy and greater meaning in our lives.

 

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Laurie Farrington photo credit: Britt Nielsen

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Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 1, 2014 through December 7, 2014

*Have you taken advantage of the Astro-Start package yet?

 

How were your family challenges of the first Winter Holiday of 2014? Did you enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends and did you avoid shopping on Black Friday? (it was a very poor day, astrologically, to shop)

 

There are several things that we all need to keep in mind as we move forward.

 

This week brings us to the Gemini Full Moon on Saturday. This gives us the opportunity to spend the early part of the week consciously building to the culmination of what we began on Saturday November 22nd at the Sagittarius New Moon. Consider what it was that you began and how much effort is required to bring this situation to the culmination you desire.

 

Keep in mind, as well, that behind the daily shifts and changes, the most powerful cycle of Uranus (defiance) and Pluto (empowerment) continue to transform the very fabric of our individual lives, our families, the culture we live in, and the species that we are a part of.

Inside Looking Out by Ben Shahn

Inside Looking Out by Ben Shahn

 

In mid-December we will be reaching the sixth of seven Square Aspects between Uranus and Pluto (ongoing since the Summer of 2012). Over the coming weeks we can expect to experience (once again) the building anxiety, stress, excitement, and insistence on change. Have we grown accustomed to this deep intensity? Are we still struggling to prevent the inevitable from occurring?

 

Are we aware of the change that has already occurred? Are our friends and partners aware that we have become entirely different people than we were 3 years ago? It is truly amazing how much can change in a relatively short period of time.

 

This week also brings enthusiasm and optimistic self-confidence. There is a lot of activity within the Fire Element. As Sagittarius Energy increases, both the Sun and Mercury Trine Uranus, and Venus Trine Jupiter (all in Fire Signs). An increase in Fire Energy encourages our independence and our impatience. Utilizing physical energy is helpful as we struggle to siphon off some of the confronting or overbearing tendencies within the Fire Element. We may be a bit insensitive and yet we are naïvely generous and optimistic as well. Watch these tendencies in yourself and those

 

 

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Monday, December 1, 2014:

KINDNESS IS A PRICELESS GIFT

Heading back to work after a long weekend can be difficult. Monday will be one of those days.
If you spent Thanksgiving with Family, were the struggles of your own life situation brought painfully to the surface? How authentic were you able to be within the context of holiday and family? What did you encounter over the weekend that brought clarity to the need for change in your life?

The revolutionary change that is occurring in your personal life has already taken so long. Some of us struggle terribly with patience. Once we see the change that we desire, we want it NOW. This transformation has been ongoing for several years; it is not for the faint of heart and requires steadfast patience.

Uranus and Pluto, the big boys of the zodiac, who have been battling it out since 2012 are coming very close to connecting once again. We may be tired of this ongoing stress and demand for change, and yet we know we are not finished yet.

If you know where 12° of Aries and 12° of Capricorn are in your horoscope, look to those places to better understand your own personal life change.

On another note; did you begin a physical discipline in August of this year, or consciously begin to work on issues of aggression and anger? On Monday Mars Sextile Saturn supporting this important work. You can take a significant step toward structuring your physical energy or stabilizing assertiveness, aggression, or anger.
Offer support to others, none of us can do our work alone. What we offer is likely to be more important than we realize. Kindness may be all you have to offer, understand that it is a priceless gift.

 

Downfall and Nicholas by Ben Shahn

Downfall and Nicholas by Ben Shahn

 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014:

ABSORB PASSION, CREATIVITY, AND ENTHUSIASM

If you focus your attention on accomplishment Tuesday should be a great day.

The Aries Moon makes positive aspects throughout the day providing strong and determined energy for leadership and action.

The Aries Moon also forms a Square to Mars before bedtime; at that point we may encounter anger, assertiveness, aggression, or the energy for a delightfully passionate romp in the hay! You choose!

We are currently immersed in the energy that continues to play out in the background; the insistence within the connection between Uranus and Pluto. We also encounter the excitement that the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus are offering through the free flow of passionate and fiery energies moving between them. We feel it all. The intensity of this time is not wasted on us. It is active in every fiber of our being!

Focus on what needs to get done in your life. Pay attention to the places that you need inspiration, courage, and initiative. Keep in mind that Fire generates spontaneity, passion, creativity, and enthusiasm. Use that powerful energy to move yourself forward. After all, there is no going back.

It is good to remember that we are in the Waxing Phase of the Moon. Energy is building; whatever you start today has solid energy behind it.

Get to work and enjoy the day.

 

 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014:

FOCUS ON STABILIZING YOUR ENERGIES

Simply! Make contact with the most sensual side of your nature on Wednesday. The Moon is in Taurus without making any major aspects.
Take a moment to think of the planets as teachers. The aspects formed between them represent the conversations they are having to support the teaching we are receiving. Today there are no EXACT aspects being formed. On a day like this we are able to assimilate much of the learning we have received in previous days. It is as though the day has no further complications beyond the assimilation of what has occurred before.
The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is an interesting window in time. For many of us it can be a difficult time to focus our attention on the bigger picture of our life. Our attention seems to be pulled into many directions that the culture and outside sources have determined for us. We shop, we plan social events, we attend performances and parties.
This change in our schedules can wreck havoc in our carefully ordered lives. It is good to find days that have solid steadfast energy that we can utilize to ground ourselves through this time. Today is one of those days. Simply get to work, Focus your attention, and use the time to absorb and assimilate ongoing lessons of your life.

 

 

 

Labyrinth by Ben Shahn

Labyrinth by Ben Shahn

Thursday, December 4, 2014:

YOUR PATH LEADS TO FREEDOM

Thursday should prove to be a delightfully fiery and expressive day. We have two major Trine Aspects occurring in Fire Signs.

  • Venus trine Jupiter in fire 22° at 11:10 AM EST
  • Sun Trine Uranus in fire 12° at 2:29 PM EST

This brings as to a powerful point in two separate cycles. In April the Sun made contact with Uranus, beginning a Cycle of intense and unusual excitement. In August, Venus made contact with Jupiter beginning a Cycle of expanding your deepest personal values of love and resources. These two Cycles come together today with a free flow of energy expanding these areas of your life.

*Have you taken advantage of the Astro-Start package yet?

This is a good time to do so. Take out your chart and find the houses that hold 22° of Sagittarius and Leo and 12° of Sagittarius and Aries. This is the area of your life where you can expect to feel the excitement of enthusiasm, action, and impatience.

Both of these aspects are occurring in Fire Signs. I would anticipate action and excitement. We know we are on the path of changing our lives in a way that supports the evolution, not only of our own lives, but of the very culture we reside in.

The love (this could also refer to money or resources) in your life that began (or deepened) in mid-August is currently expanding with great joy. Allow your heart to be open and accept the direction this expansion is leading you in.

At 3:56 PM EST Mars enters Aquarius. Mars is the planet of dynamic action and courageous initiative. Having been in Capricorn (where action has been conservative and cautious) for a little over a month, Mars is now ready to demand freedom, detach from the emotional demands of others, and objectively move forward.

 

 

Friday, December 5, 2014:

AN AUTHENTIC LIFE REQUIRES INTEGRITY AND TRUTH

We wake up on Friday morning with a great deal to say! The Moon enters Gemini at 2:28 AM EST. The emotional environment of the day requires verbal expression, connection, and feedback.

We speak with emotion, and our emotions require verbal expression. Whatever you feel, go ahead and put words to it!

Everyone you encounter today has something significant to say. Take the time to listen.

So, what can you expect with Mercury Trine Uranus? Consider the Trine as a free flow of positive energy. Mercury represents our conscious mind, how we think, and our communications. Uranus represents sudden inspiration, the need for originality, and freedom through defiance. Look for sudden originality in your thinking, a certain amount of anxiety, and the internal insistence on telling the truth in order to live that authentic life you know is being demanded of you.

Expect the unexpected and anticipate surprising information from others. If you have something to say that may be unsettling to those folks you need to talk with, this is the day. Friday is the day to say what is true for you.

Mercury Trine Uranus at 10:43 PM EST. This transit will be powerfully impacting us throughout Friday and Saturday.
Be sure to look at your horoscope to find where 12° Sagittarius and 12° Aries fall. The issues of the houses involves show what you need to talk about! ;)

 

 

Saturday December 6, 2014:

HONESTY OPENS THE DOOR TO FREEDOM

What did you begin two weeks ago (November 22nd)? Where did you begin to expand something in your life at the Sagittarius New Moon?

On Saturday we reached the full expression of what began at that time. The Full Moon in Gemini is exact at 7:27 AM EST.

This is another fiery & exciting day as the Gemini Moon forms a Sextile aspect to both Jupiter and Uranus. Whatever conversation began on Friday is very active throughout today as well. Whatever surprises, or shocks, were brought to your attention on Friday have your mind in a state of high anticipation, excitement, or overwhelm.

Use this exciting and innovative energy to stimulate your conversations and bring you to a new place of understanding and honest expression in your life.

With this energy now in motion, by the end of the weekend all your cards should be on the table! This may be a frightening concept, but think of the freedom of nothing left to hide!

If you want to know where someone else stands on a particular topic, this is the time to ask. Honesty will prevail.

 

 

Sunday December 7, 2014:

CONNECT WITH FAMILY LOVE

All in all I expect this will be a pleasant week, even with the profound intensity of telling our truth or hearing the unexpected truth of another. In reality, perhaps it was not all that unexpected.

On the heels of that intensity we should be ready to enjoy a slow Sunday morning.

At 12:33 PM EST the Moon enters Cancer encouraging us to connect with family and loved ones. Share a meal or bring a gift of food when you go to visit. Allow nostalgia to connect you to family members and loved ones. This will be a great afternoon to pull out the photo albums and listen to music that connects you to the past. Allow comfort from the past to stabilize you in the uncertainty of Now!

Remember, we are only eight days from the 6th out of 7 Uranus Square Pluto transits. This is the on-going transformation of your life that began to take shape in the Summer of 2012.

Please make sure you know where 12° Aries and 12° Capricorn are in your chart. Continue forward with your eyes wide open on the major life changes you are engaged in. Also, continue your awareness of the transformation of the political and social climate of our country, our communities, and our world.

Be in touch with me for a consultation; schedule it today.

Understanding your place in the Planetary Cycles enables you to move with awareness along your personal life path and your soul’s direction.

 

 

Nearly Everybody Reads the Bulletin by Ben Shahn

Nearly Everybody Reads the Bulletin by Ben Shahn

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

 

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, December 2, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a Square to Mars at 9:42 PM EST and ending on Wednesday, December 3 at 12:15 AM EST when the Moon enters Taurus.

Wednesday December 4, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following an Opposition to Saturn at 10:45 PM EST and ending at 2:28 AM EST on Thursday, December 5th, when the Moon enters Gemini.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following an Opposition to Venus at 1:52 AM EST and ending at 9:33 AM EST when the Moon enters Cancer.

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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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*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; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

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