Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 8, 2016 through February 14, 2016

As I write these posts, week after week, I feel a bit like we are all on a roller coaster. One week we’re up, next week we’re down. Does it feel a bit disorienting? It does to me. And the good news is this week brings a lightness that is greatly welcome after last week’s upheaval.

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

Contemplation for the week:

“No coward soul mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.”
~Emily Bronte

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?
Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today!

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

AQUARIUS NEW MOON – BEAUTY HEALS

Monday, February 8, 2016:

The week begins with the Aquarius New Moon exact at 9:39 AM EST. The New Moon represents new beginnings; it is always significant to pay attention to what you want to create in your life and what new direction is calling you now.

Aquarius is the sign of the revolutionary, the humanitarian, and the eccentric. Now, is the time to take a step forward in the service of humanity. In considering what to begin at this time, make the larger human family your priority. What can you do that will not only support your own life, but will support the motion forward for all of humankind?

Venus is sextile Chiron on Monday as well. Venus speaks of value and beauty; Chiron speaks of the areas we have been wounded and our ability to heal ourselves and others. A sextile between any two planets offers an opportunity or a potential.

Beauty and kindness offer deep healing to the pain within us all. True beauty heals pain. Consider the healing power of creativity, color, and music.

A beautiful bouquet of flowers on your kitchen table makes all of life seem more workable. Never neglect bringing beauty into your home. Never underestimate how beauty can change your life.

 

A DAY FOR ARTISTS AND MYSTICS

Tuesday, February 9, 2016:

By the time we awake on Tuesday morning, the Moon is in Pisces. Offer your emotions up to your vast, sensitive, interior terrain. Tuesday evening, the Moon connects with Neptune, bringing more of that sensitive open space to mind.

This is a day for artists and mystics! We have our finger on a pulse of internal openness, our boundaries lessen, and our imagination opens.

On Monday, Venus put herself in service of our deepest sense of beauty, now, on Tuesday, this sensitive, imaginative energy directly connects with our ability to take action and reach for a deep personal healing. Today, Mars trines Chiron.

This is a powerful day to go to your most internal, silent spaces and work on the healing that is required for you to live your most authentic life. It is within your true authenticity that you can find joy and be of service to the greater good of everyone you love and everyone you encounter.

 

Okno 2 By Rudolf Rabatin via Wiki Commons

Okno 2 By Rudolf Rabatin via Wiki Commons

EXPAND YOUR SELF WORTH

Wednesday, February 10, 2016:

Wednesday continues with Tuesday’s energy as a day of deep imagination and sensitivity. The Pisces Moon makes many aspects throughout the day suggesting a day of increased activity.

Early on Wednesday morning, Venus forms a trine aspect to Jupiter. This cycle of expanding values, resources, and the expansion of primary love connection began in late October 2015. If you can identify what occurred in late October, you will see that these energies are flowing together now, as they reach toward culmination of a new expanded sense of personal self worth.

When Jupiter and Venus come together, we feel a deep desire for growth and expansion in our intimate relationships and in relationship to our finances. We feel our horizons broaden and we are open to new possibilities for growth. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so, however you are feeling regarding your relationships and money will increase for better or worse, as Jupiter simply magnifies what is already present.

Take this opportunity to push your life toward an ever increasing, deepening sense of your own value and self-worth.

 

BRING COURAGE TO FEAR

Thursday, February 11, 2016:

Thursday offers a simple day of action. We are ready to put aside the sensitivity of the past few days and simply push forward with the Moon now in Aries.

While the Moon is in Aries, our instinctual reactions move us forward quickly with an edgy restlessness. This is a day to pay attention to your ability to face your fears and push through those fears with courage and direct motion forward.

If you notice yourself moving out of your comfort zone, you can be certain you are heading in the right direction. Use the spark of momentum underlying this day to push toward the one thing you are most afraid to do.

Once you have taken that step, pushed into that courage, and taken that action you will feel fabulous. You will see yourself as a courageous powerful person capable of taking risks and moving into a place that you were not capable of quite recently. Aries is powerful, strong, independent, and doesn’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

Breathe deeply and face your fear.

 

RESTLESSNESS MEETS RESISTANCE

Friday, February 12, 2016:

On Friday, the Moon is still in Aries, pushing our instinctual reactions forward. However, Thursday was less complicated, with the issue at hand being direct and clear. Now, the internal edgy restlessness encounters a great resistance. This resistance can result in uncomfortable internal interactions with self and others.
The problem is that Friday the Aries Moon gets tangled up in the struggle between Pluto and Uranus. Once again, it is important to look at the long-range transformation that has been working through your life and the world around you for several years now.

On an emotional level, we are caught between the revolutionary changes we know are urgently needed, and the fear that holds us back from embracing that necessary change and transformation.

As you and those around you struggle with this internal dilemma, it may be a good evening to be very mindful in your planning. This would be a great evening for solo activities particularly if they involve assertively using your physicality.

Use your physical body, engage your strength.

Scape 0501 by CB Gupta 1960 via Wiki Commons

Scape 0501 by CB Gupta 1960 via Wiki Commons

 

A VISION OF CREATIVITY

Saturday, February 13, 2016:

As you move into Saturday, you will notice an inner relaxation and relief. At 6:36 AM EST, the Moon leaves aggressive Aries behind to enter the stable, sensual domain of Taurus. The Moon loves being in Taurus; on an emotional level she settles into a mellow space. When the Moon is in Taurus, you may want to languish over a good meal, enjoy time in nature, and revere all the benefits of living within a human body.

At 5:42 PM EST, Mercury enters Aquarius! This is my personal favorite placement for Mercury. Mercury represents all issues related to the mind; how we think, what we think about, and how we communicate. Aquarius is the sign of genius; not necessarily an indication of the level of intelligence, but the ability of the mind to travel in unusual ways and unexpected directions.

While Mercury is in Aquarius, (until March 5, 2016), start to gather a team or community that will support you to your highest goals, ideals, and dreams. This is a time of innovation within the context of community. High levels of innovation will not occur within a vacuum! Gather creative, expansive individuals and work together to dream the highest vision of your values and creativity.

At 5:58 PM EST, Mars sextile Jupiter; this suggests an opportunity for energetic expansion. The cycle between Mars and Jupiter began in mid-October of 2015. This is a two-year cycle; a cycle of expanding assertiveness, energy, and possibly your sexuality. Whatever began in mid-October will now take a step forward through curiosity and your own willingness to take the opportunities that presents them selves.

Expect this weekend to offer an opportunity for moving physical energy, sexual or otherwise. Dance, run, ski, do yoga, play! Enjoy!

 

SEEK & CREATE COMFORT & BEAUTY

Sunday, February 14, 2016:

I love to see a weekend like this one. First, we have stability with an overlay of creative energy on Saturday and then Sunday shows up, offering simplicity and calm. What we are looking for on Sunday above all is comfort. We feel well anchored on the material plane and it is easy to tap into the senses. We find it easier to be patient, and to simply “Be Here Now” without stress.

Taurus is ruled by Venus which connects this energy to our need for beauty and constancy.

On Sunday, it will be so much easier to simply be at peace with yourself.
This is a day to savor living in a human body. Get or give a massage. Delight in providing yourself and your loved ones with comfort, beauty, and a home cooked meal. The Moon in Taurus offers the gift of awareness; pay attention to taste, sights, smells, and touch. Bring reverence to all that you encounter.

Routines comfort us; comfort is the order of the day as our awareness of all of our senses is amplified.
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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.

Being an Astrologer – Jennie Date

In my most recent professional transformation (aka “career track”), I’ve been offered a job as an astrologer.

I didn’t know one could get such a job, but lucky for me, my long time mentor, Laurie Farrington generously offered me a position with Astrolore. Which constitutes the need to “come out” as an astrologer to my skeptical family.

Astrology is highly dubious to my parents, partly due to the robotic Nancy Reagan’s obsessive daily need to consult an astrologer and partly due to the image of me in a robe in front of a crystal ball predicting a multitude of future dark strangers coming your way, with a dash of “this is why we sent you to college?” thrown in.

Much to my chagrin, and despite being 43, I still desire some kind of understanding from my family, or at the very least, to not be ridiculed. True to someone with an exact Sun/Moon square, I take this as a personal challenge for growth, hence these ruminations on astrology’s validity and precisely why

Jennie Date - Astrologer for Astrolore

Jennie Date – Astrologer for Astrolore

this path. Surely, anyone with an interest in astrology has had some form of this debate or another.

So, why astrology?

Interestingly enough, my father is a mathematician and my mother is an artist. You would think that somewhere between these two polar opposites, there would be plenty of room for the wild card of astrology.

In truth, I see astrology essentially as a blend between these two disciplines, the study of patterns coupled with the creative acts of interpretation, correlation, and counseling.

We study the natural cycles of the moon, the seasons, and the planetary bodies in conjunction with the archetypal structures within the human personality. In this way, we trace the lineage of our relationship to self, each other, the collective, our cultural myths, our planet, and the solar system.

Astrology takes the ultimate subjective geocentric view, an acknowledgement of our most basic human predicament, and uses the steady movement of natural cycles within that view as a map, setting practical guides for how to move our lives forward and chart the course ahead.

Astrology is unique in its therapeutic paradigm of providing personal insight, linking it to ancient human themes, suggesting tools to use in rediscovering balance, and presenting a timeline in which to do it in.

Ultimately, my hope as an astrologer is for each consultation to serve as a catalyst for my client to tap into their natural heritage of relationship with the planet and the cosmos, to find their deeper path, and to make peace with themselves and others.

You can schedule an appointment to meet with me here. We will meet on Skype, telephone, or in person in Burlington, VT). If you use the code Jennie15 you will receive a 15% discount for your first consultation with me!

With love,

Jennie Date

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 1, 2016 through February 7, 2016

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 1, 2016 through February 7, 2016

006 Orchidee by LBD Luc via Wiki Commons

006 Orchidee by LBD Luc via Wiki Commons

Take advantage of the early part of this week.  The energies are progressing smoothly, supporting your inner work and your communications with others. Tuesday and Wednesday are great days for looking ahead and making plans with loved ones.  Consider and make plans for a long weekend out-of-town.

Thursday should be relatively quiet as we prepare for a significantly powerful weekend ahead.

By Friday, you will notice an internal emotional deepening, even as you recognize it in those around you.  Where in your life are you feeling internal pressure to take an action you may not be ready for? Continue your preparation and wait until that action aligns with your heart.

On Sunday, you will want time to yourself.  This is not a day to engage in social activities.  Take time to understand the reality of exactly where you are and continue to contemplate of the next steps along your path.

 

 

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Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.  Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

COMMUNICATE YOUR TRUTH 

Monday, February 1, 2016:

As the Moon moves through each sign, it sets the emotional tone of our days.  Monday begins the week with the Moon in Scorpio.  The Moon in Scorpio tends to be secretive, mysterious, and private.  We may crave deep emotional connection even as we try to keep our emotions off the table and very private.  This can be a delicate balance to try to maintain.

However, on Monday this Scorpio Moon (due to her lovely aspects to Pluto, Mercury, and Jupiter) supports our ability to connect and even expand our view of the world.

These aspects make it far easier to communicate our view and belief of “Truth” and to hear the truth of others.

Honesty and integrity are deeply important in our communications and the ability to express them supports our personal healing.

 

 

EXPAND YOUR VISION

Tuesday, February 2, 2016:

Tuesday morning may begin slowly and yet, once the Moon enters Sagittarius at 10:50 AM EST the shift to a more restless, upbeat energy is clearly felt.  We may notice excitement, and desire spontaneity, freedom, and exploration.  We find ourselves less interested in the details of any project and more interested in the larger vision of its potential.

This is not a day to work on the details of any project.  You will do better to explore the bigger picture or vision of your life with open creativity.

Spend the evening exploring ideas for an upcoming vacation or other travel plans. This is not a day to think small, expand your vision.

 

 

First Snow by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki CommonsHOW FAR HAVE YOU COME?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up early on Wednesday morning!  As Mars sextile Pluto at 5:53 AM EST, we will probably have too much energy to remain asleep.  This provides a powerful impetus to tie up loose ends on a project or responsibility that began in the fall of 2014; or it may suggest the beginning of exploring a new significant or powerful project that will be ready to begin in October of this year.

Either way, you have vast amounts of energy to put toward this project on Wednesday, if you so choose.

I recommend that you do choose!  The energy of the sextile can easily be ignored, but if we choose to utilize it, we receive a great deal of support in pushing forward in our effort.

At 1:17 PM EST, the Sun sextile Saturn, reminding us of a serious project, commitment, or life change that began at the end of November 2015.  What reality did you face or responsibility did you take-on at the very end of November?  Your efforts regarding that issue or project are nicely reinforced at this time.  You are able to see how necessary the steps you took at that time are, as you move forward.  You are able to see the positive affects that have already begun to grow from that choice. Acknowledge how far you have come.

At 7:59 PM EST, the Moon trine Uranus opens new interest, excitement, and possibilities in visioning and moving this project forward.

 

 

INNER EXPLORATIONS

Thursday, February 4, 2016:

Thursday should be a relatively calm, ’feel good’ kind of day.

The Moon is quiet (making no major aspects) in Sagittarius on Thursday; we may find ourselves internally exploring our visions, big ideas, and future explorations. Without the need to ‘do anything’ with these explorations, we can simply enjoy the dream.  When the Moon makes no major aspects, we can refer to that as the moon being VOC*, or Void of Course.  During these times, we are provided with a day that is ideal for inner work and contemplation.  So, place no high expectations on yourself or others.

At 7:44 PM EST, the Moon shifts from the sign of the explorer (Sagittarius) to the cautious, serious sign of Capricorn.  Suddenly, all of our big ideas and future explorations need adequate planning and a serious dose of reality.  Time spent alone in that serious space may be the best use for your evening hours.  Don’t waste this time in front of the television, unless of course you are watching a serious movie (I will certainly keep this in mind when I choose a movie for my Thursday Movie Night Event)!

 

 

PRACTICE DEEP KINDNESS

Friday, February 5, 2016:

The intensity of the weekend starts here.  It is good to understand that when the Moon is in Capricorn we are very serious minded.  It is not easy to just hang out and have fun.  You feel the necessity to accomplish something or to push through obstacles that stand in your way.  You may even want to stay at work late to finish a project or to simply end the week on a note of accomplishment.

Perhaps, you are avoiding some issue in your relationship that you are not sure how to manage.

At 8:14 PM EST, Venus conjunct Pluto and on Saturday, Venus will square Uranus. Venus represents intimate relationship, beauty, or finances.  Are you ready to have one or more of these issues in your life transformed, deepened, or destroyed?  This is the beginning of a cycle that will deepen your connection to beauty, love, or money.  In order for something new to begin, something that has come before must be annihilated.  If you are currently ending a relationship, understand that it is, very likely, a necessary process.

This is a time to deepen your understanding of your own self-worth and allow deep and lasting change to your personal values.  The process of powerful change is not easy.  Do not get caught up in drama.  Ride change like a wave.

If you or your partner struggle with issues of suspicion or jealousy, keep to a very low-key evening.  Don’t stuff anything under the rug, keep breathing, and practice deep kindness to yourself and others.

 

 

Morning of the Full Moon by Deanna Brinkmann

Morning of the Full Moon by Deanna Brinkmann

PREPARE FOR A NEW JOURNEY

Saturday, February 6, 2016:

On Saturday, you may have residue from Friday evening to deal with.  Not only are you managing the intensity from Friday, but there is more added to the plate for Saturday.  Please do not think that I am saying that this is going to be a terrible day. It certainly does not have to be!

There are some lovely aspects that offering new excitement and perspective.  At 11:39 AM EST, the Sun sextiles Uranus.  Whatever heavy issues may have come down on Friday night; Saturday shows you the possibility of moving in a new direction.

At 1:45 PM EST, Mercury trine Jupiter offers our minds a space to expand into what is possible and what is new.  You may find easier to have the conversations that may have been too difficult on Friday. There is space within conversation to explore these big changes.  Any transformation that you are in the middle of right now has been building for a long time.  As we see the end in sight, we also see the new vision coming closer.  There is the potential for excitement and inner expansion as this vision comes into view.

At 5:03 PM EST, Venus squares Uranus, this is a time to begin the release of what began in early March 2015.  Remember, Venus’s involvement represents relationship, what we created of beauty, and finances.  Anticipate intensity and possibly fear or excitement as you look forward to a new cycle and a new shifting of your values, which will become clear in late April.  Prepare for that a new Journey.

 

 

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

Sunday, February 7, 2016:

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, the Moon entered Aquarius.  Sunday morning we wake up with that cool, emotional energy that Aquarius offers and yet there is no lack of heat on this day!

At 7:07 AM EST, the Sun squares Mars.  Yes, this turns on the heat!  The cycle between the Sun and Mars is about deeply energizing the self.  Tap you into deep assertiveness for individuality.  With the Third Quarter Square between the Sun and Mars, you may feel deep tension and the desire to break free in order to become more authentically yourself.

This is not a day to be shy about your desires.  This is a day to actively let go of whatever is holding you from your desires, as you aggressively reach towards your dreams.

Another cycle is activated on Sunday that involves Venus and Mars.  Whenever Venus and Mars come together, it is about intimate, romantic, or sexual relationship.  If you began a relationship (or even began to imagine one) in early November 2015, this is a time to energetically explore the direction it is moving in.  Is this relationship moving in the direction you want to go?  What are the possibilities? Look outside the boxes that convention has determined relationship must remain in.

As adults, we can create the relationships that truly work for our lives and our partners regardless of the story line you may hold.  Explore what is possible with an open heart and an open mind.

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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: January 25, 2016 through January 31, 2016

Crevasses on the Glacier du Geant, Mont Blanc Massif by Bloemaert via Wiki Commons

Crevasses on the Glacier du Geant, Mont Blanc Massif by Bloemaert via Wiki Commons

 

Contemplation for the week:

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life–happiness, freedom, and peace of mind–are always attained by giving them to someone else.”

~Peyton Conway March

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead? Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today!

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 
MERCURY DIRECT! PREPARE TO MOVE FORWARD

Monday, January 25, 2016:

Once we get through the bulk of Monday, Mercury turns direct at 4:50 PM EST at nearly 15° Capricorn. For several days before and after Mercury turns retrograde or direct, there is a time when it simply seems to stand still. This brings an immense focus to the area of the chart that holds 15° Capricorn. Your thinking or your communications may feel stuck in the area of your life that is represented by the house placement involved.

The Moon is inactive (VOC*) in Leo until 10:46 PM EST when she enters Virgo. I expect Monday to feel like we are anxiously waiting for something to shift. Don’t make any big decisions or start any new projects on Monday. Rest and prepare your heart and mind to move forward over the coming days.

 
DREAMING THE PRACTICAL

Tuesday, January 26, 2016:

The Moon is in Virgo on Tuesday. We tend to gravitate toward practical activities, organization, and detail work while the Moon is in Virgo. However, on Tuesday the Virgo Moon is in a particularly soft and dreamy space, and not nearly as practical as you would expect.

Consider the organization and clarity necessary to develop your dreams. Make specific plans to reach your deepest emotional satisfaction through the development of dreams and beauty. Help others to find their way out of confusion. It may be easier to see their path than your own.

Now that Mercury has turned direct, you will also want to pay attention to health issues. Is there a change that you need to make in your self-care routines? Begin to examine what you want to change. Implement those changes at the next New Moon (February 8th).

You have the ability on Tuesday to ask for exactly what you want directly and honestly. This is a significant day to really get clear about what you want to create in your life.  Attend to the dream of value and beauty in your own heart; create a plan to bring that dream into fruition.

 

Chassidim1 by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Chassidim1 by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

MANAGING DETAILS; IMPROVING SKILLS

Wednesday, January 27, 2016:

On Wednesday, we are able to set any dreams aside in order to engage in the practical organization that is required to move forward.

Wednesday’s Virgo Moon forms aspects to Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, and Jupiter.  Remember, that Virgo is the worker of the zodiac and there is a lot of support in her efforts now. Never underestimate the importance of managing details while the Moon is in Virgo. We all know that any project will deteriorate rapidly without proper attention being given to the small moving parts.

Consider your greatest skills and talents. Where will the development of these skills allow you to support and be of service to your friends, neighbors, community, and the world?

The service we are speaking of here is a service of humility; there is no space for ego’s arrogant stance. What additional skills must you develop in order to increase your ability to help others? How will your most natural skills come to the service of others? These are all good contemplations for Wednesday.

 
SEEK DIPLOMACY; EXPRESS KINDNESS

Thursday, January 28, 2016:

You may wake up feeling a little blah on Thursday; there just doesn’t seem to be the energy necessary to get moving. Expect a slow start on the day. This sense of lethargy will pass as soon as the Moon enters Libra at 10:00 AM EST.

Thursday is likely to be a day of ‘people pleasing’. You may notice that you are concerned with creating balance, pleasure, and harmony between yourself and others. This is a good day for interpersonal negotiations or diplomacy. You may be surprised at the level with which you seem to understand others. Go out of your way to express kindness.

This could be an excellent time for socializing and getting back in the good graces of others whom you have possibly alienated over the past weeks or months. If apologies are in order, make sure they come from a place of deep authenticity, humility and sincerity.

It may be a challenge to make decisions on Thursday, or to make-up your mind about anything that requires a distinct choice. Simply release your concerns about those particular decisions and choices. They can wait.

 
BE AWARE OF VOLATILITY

Friday, January 29, 2016:

Enjoy the early part of the day on Friday. The more challenging side of the Libra Moon develops as the evening approaches.

The square aspect formed between Uranus and Pluto that has been a constant conversation in astrological circles since 2012, is echoing through our lives once again. Friday’s Libra Moon activates that energy (the energy of transformation, destruction, rebellion, and revolution) as she squares Pluto and opposes Uranus. Mercury is echoing this situation also as he lines up with Pluto in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We will talk about that more on Saturday.

This could be a volatile evening; keep that in mind when making plans.

Where are you holding tightly to resistance? What do you know needs to change in your life that you are still resisting? What about the transformation you have already been through over the past few years is not yet complete? Contemplate that question now. Pay close attention to any new places where deep thinking emerges. Follow your curiosity; your mind is seeking new levels of depth in previously unexplored territory.

 

Abstract 1312 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

Abstract 1312 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

 

MAKE SPACE FOR NEW THOUGHTS

Saturday, January 30, 2016:

You may feel a bit restless with the Libra Moon making no aspects (VOC*) all day, along with the more significant aspects of the day! The Moon will not enter Scorpio until 10:51 PM EST.

Mercury made contact with Pluto in mid-December 2015, again on January 22 while retrograde, and will make her final conjunction on Saturday. Our collective thinking is drilling deeply into intense social issues. Think: the environment, racism, guns! Our collective (and individual) thinking must be transformed. Consider all of the conversations in the culture that are changing the thinking of the masses. Listen to the political discourse!

On a personal level, what do you continue to do habitually, that you know is not healthy for you? This is an opportunity to go deep and destroy the core that is beneath the habit, making space for newly empowered thinking.

Another significant aspect of Saturday is a sextile between Venus and Neptune. You can expect your imagination to be dreamy and poetic, your values to be deeply stimulated by beauty or romance. There’s a touch of magic to your relationships even in the midst of the mental intensity of the day.

The best way to manage this day is with patience and kindness to self and others.
Seek inspiration, sensitivity, and whimsy. Read poetry, meditate, and dance.

 
FEEL THE CHANGES

Sunday, January 31, 2016:

On Sunday, we engage with the intensity that the Scorpio Moon is well known for. All emotions are deeply felt while the Moon is in Scorpio, be it passion, sorrow, elation, or desire. We are very motivated by the need to understand what is below the surface in any situation. We are not interested in frivolous conversations or connections.

The Third Quarter Moon is exact at 10:28 PM EST, encouraging us to begin the process of releasing what we began at the New Moon on January 9th. T

Now the Sun (Aquarius) and the Moon (Scorpio) are in square aspect to each other. The square aspect itself creates a level of anxiety or stress. The Sun which represents ‘core energy’ and the Moon that represents ‘emotional need’ come to a point where they are at cross-purposes to each other. Think about the Aquarius Sun and its expansion into new realms; compare that to the Scorpio Moon and its need to be private and even secretive. It is easy to see that they are on different paths and must learn to negotiate. It is within this negotiation that they begin to let go and release what is in a natural cycle of decay.

At 10:41 PM EST, Mercury squares Uranus, once again echoing the issue we talked about on Saturday of empowering and transforming our minds. The connection with Uranus tells the story of the necessity of an unpredictable revolutionary direction of our minds. This speaks to thinking outside the culture. It is moving us toward finding the true, authentic voice that has been so obscured in our world and in our culture.

 

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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: January 18, 2016 through January 24, 2016

 

(13) by DARMIN VELETANLIC via Wiki Commons

(13) by DARMIN VELETANLIC via Wiki Commons

You will be happy to know that there is just one week left to this Mercury retrograde. On Monday, January 25th, Mercury will go direct at 4:50PM EST. So, let’s pay careful attention to our communications, and baby our electronics along, as we get to the other side of this week.

We have several major energy shifts this week; most notably the Sun leaves Capricorn behind to enter Aquarius on Wednesday at 10:27 AM EST.

You may find yourselves setting aside hard solitary work in exchange for more community and cooperation based efforts.

Venus also changes signs this week. On Saturday afternoon, Venus enters Capricorn. So, as we shift our core energy into more unusual humanitarian endeavors, our values themselves deepen into the development of deeper ambition and integrity. It is interesting to contemplate the purpose and significance of these ever shifting energy patterns.

The Moon begins the week in Taurus with a desire for sensual pleasures and stability; she enters Gemini, where she shines with pristine curiosity, on Tuesday and remaining there until Thursday morning when she will enter Cancer to open our hearts to what needs to be loved and cared for. Saturday afternoon, the Moon enters Leo, the sign of enthusiasm, play, and self-expression, bringing us to the Leo Full Moon! What a delightful placement for a Saturday night! Don’t forget to schedule play! Consider the serious cycle that began 2 weeks ago at the Capricorn New Moon, this Saturday you celebrate the success of your recent ambition.

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PLEASURE, SENSUALITY, AND FANTASY

Monday, January 18, 2016:

The Moon in Taurus on a Monday morning probably reflects our desire to stay in bed and continue enjoying the pleasures of the weekend. However, most of us will have to get up and start a workday. OH! WAIT A MINUTE! It is a holiday here in the States. Many of you will have the day off! ;)

Do the dreams you wake up with on Monday morning echo back to the last week of October 2015? At that time, you began a cycle of expanding your personal values. You may have experienced this as an expansion of love, money, resources, or an expansion of pleasure.

Whatever it was that began to grow at that time, now it is important to take a specific step forward in the direction that will bring this cycle to its full fruition. The full expansion will be clear by late March. What can you do now to bring the expansion to the fullness that you desire? If you are clear of what you desire you will know the action to take. (Venus square Jupiter).

Mars trine Neptune on Monday, as well, bringing your imagination to focus on all forms of sensuality. You may have a less than solid hold on reality, preferring a bit of fantasy.

This is a great day to engage in sensual pleasures, get a massage, enjoy an elegant meal, or make love with deep sensuality. Yes, you may be a bit overindulgent but I don’t think I would discourage you from seeking pleasure. It seems a fine way to use the energies of this day.

 

TAKE ANY DIFFICULTIES WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

Tuesday, January 19, 2016:

Before we wake up Tuesday morning, the Moon has entered Gemini. The sensuality from Monday shifts into a higher focus of mental stimulation. You can expect more energy on Tuesday. You may actually have a great deal of energy and possibly, restlessness or irritability as well.

Your best bet for Tuesday is to stay in motion. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which is still moving retrograde. While the Moon is in Gemini, it is important to communicate; talk, write, answer your e-mails, and telephone your in-laws. Your communications are significant and necessary. With Mercury retrograde, be sure that you are mindful of your manner of speech and how others receive your words. Maintain a high awareness, as well, regarding communications that others are delivering to you.

Do not jump to conclusions or make assumptions about what is being said. If a communication, or some news, comes to you that feels difficult, take it with a grain of salt. Do your best to refrain from an immediate response. If possible, wait until Mercury is direct next week before responding or asking for clarification.

Remember, the sociable aspect of Gemini, keep your communications simple, be curious, and enjoy your day.

 

3-stasenko-march by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

3-stasenko-march by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS – INDIVIDUALITY AND FREEDOM

Wednesday, January 20, 2016:

I can imagine Wednesday being a day of great excitement or anxiety, depending upon your individual chart and your general approach to life. Regardless of which way it manifests, this is not a day that I would expect to pass by unnoticed.
The Moon is in Gemini throughout the day, and like Tuesday, I think it important that you stay in motion. Activity and lively conversations should keep this energy curious and light. At 10:27 AM EST, the Sun shakes off the restrictions of Capricorn to embrace the freedom and individuality of Aquarius. These issues will be presented and examined throughout the coming month.

During the period of time that the Sun is in Aquarius, our minds tend to shift toward our connection with the whole of humanity rather than being stuck in our individual ego. This is a time where we care about humanity, even when it is difficult for us to care about friends or family members.

Consider your more unconventional values and ideas. Ask yourself if the inspiration for these ideas comes from a place of objectively expanding your vision for the future. If your answer is: ‘Yes’, you are on the right track.

Several hours after the Sun enters Aquarius, Mercury squares Uranus (the planet that rules Aquarius). This highlights the unusual, inventive, and unpredictable nature of Aquarius within the sphere of your thought process. What do you find yourself thinking about on Wednesday afternoon or evening? Plan to study, speak, or write on humanitarian, progressive, scientific, or revolutionary ideas. Gather with friends to share thoughts and ideas.

 

QUIET AND COMFORT

Thursday, January 21, 2016:

After a busy Wednesday, Thursday invites us to slow down and seek comfort. With the restlessness of Wednesday set aside, for the moment, Thursday’s Cancer Moon turns us intuitively to a need for peace, quiet, and loving family connection.
This would be great day for any family gatherings, contacting family members, and other loved ones. Reach out.

You may feel emotionally vulnerable and particularly sensitive to the feelings of others. Spend your evening close to home; share a comforting meal with family and close friends. Call your mother, sister, aunt, or best friend before heading to sleep early on Thursday.

 

POWERFUL MIND; POWERFUL THOUGHTS

Friday, January 22, 2016:

On Wednesday, Mercury squared Uranus, and now on Friday, Mercury conjunct Pluto. Yet again, (and yes, I am tired of repeating this storyline) we are each reminded of the transformation our culture and we have gone through since 2012. It is tremendous to consider how much we have learned, the transformation of nearly every manner and aspect of our lives.

Now, we begin a new cycle of empowering our ability to communication all that we have learned. How aware are you of the depth and power of your mind? Pay careful attention to whatever thoughts are deeply brewing (nearly at the level of compulsion or obsession) in your awareness. Pay attention to any new thoughts (involved in that same issue) that surprise you by their presence.

Develop and hold the deepest respect for the ability of your mind to direct your life and support your future.

The Moon is in Cancer all day on Friday. Spend the evening quietly at home, cook a nice meal, and catch up on domestic chores. Saturday will be the night for joyful playful connections, parties, and gatherings.

For Friday, keep it low-key.

 

Celeste I by Requenanozal via Wiki Commons

Celeste I by Requenanozal via Wiki Commons

LEO FULL MOON – MEETS INTEGRITY

Saturday, January 23, 2016:

On Saturday, you can anticipate a quiet family or domestically focused day leading up to an evening of socializing and playful connection. Plan the party for Saturday night! A Leo Full Moon is not to be underestimated! The Moon enters Leo at 2:21 PM EST.

This is party time, fun time. Will it be a perfect party for everyone? Of course, not! Many of you may prefer a quiet night or you may feel overwhelmed by the fiery, dramatic energy of this Full Moon. Practice self-expression with a serious note.

Venus, which represents our personal values, enters Capricorn at 3:31 PM EST bringing a serious edge into an otherwise playful evening. Under the dramatic, expressive surface you feel the need to deeply value the earth energies of Capricorn, energies of ambition and integrity.

Go ahead, play the night away and enjoy every minute. But do not, for a minute, underestimate the significance and seriousness underlying this need for self-expression. What began at the New Moon on January 9th is in full view now; whatever is expressed now embodies the seriousness you have been building these past 2 weeks.

At the core of this Leo Full Moon is the necessity to balance maturity, courage, creativity, and play. The Full Moon is exact at 8:45PM EST

Consider the expectations of others. Do those expectations really take you away from your most authentic expression or is it possible that they can be supportive and grounding, helping to form a solid base for this most important part of you?

 

CHANGE THIS

Sunday, January 24, 2016:

Sunday will be the last full day with Mercury retrograde. I hope you have managed to get a lot of projects from past months completed and cleaned up from your desk.

Sunday is a simple day. The Moon is in Leo forming a grand trine with Saturn and Uranus. This brings my attention back to the necessity of balancing maturity and structure with creativity and play.

On Sunday, that balance may seem not only accessible, but highly desirable. You are able to determine exactly where to place yourself on that line of balance. It is not a matter of either/or. You really can express your most authentic creativity alongside maturity and life structure. Once you have found your balance point, you can determine what spot along that line to play.

Regardless of how you spend today, keep the internal contemplation alive. Seek your individual balance point.

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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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