Astrolore’s weekly astrology weather: April 28, 2014 through May 4, 2014

Are you still feeling overwhelmed by the intensification, drama, compulsions, or power struggles of the past few weeks? The Cardinal Grand Cross is now over. If you have been doing the work necessary in your own life, you have probably released a lot of energy that has been holding you in place. Do you feel the ground, and your being, shifting into new spaces? 

The week begins with the Sun and Mercury in Taurus; with the Moon joining them on Monday morning. This suggests a deep need to develop consistency and solid ground beneath our feet. We long for stabilization and steady routines following the past few wild weeks.

However, the Solar Eclipse (and the Taurus New Moon) on Tuesday continues the momentum of change, adding a new twist to the already changing scenery.

Whatever the change these past few weeks has been insisting upon, it is time to allow that deep level of shifting to be accomplished in order to find the predictable comfort that Taurus seeks.

Two weeks ago the Libra Full Moon was also a Lunar Eclipse. Eclipses are always two weeks apart, one at the Full Moon one at the New Moon. The point between these two events is very often a time when the most dramatic shifts occur.

The Moon begins the week VOC* in Aries, travels through Taurus, Gemini, and ends the week in Cancer. These are the most personal signs. Our hearts connect with our own personal needs. We want what we want; this is a week to consider your own needs and take care of yourself first. We are at the center of our own lives this week.

As Mars and Jupiter pull away from their place in the Cardinal Grand Cross we are ready to move into a deeper connection with the earth and out reverence with her.

Mercury is in high activity mode! This is a week of functioning from logic and thought. We may have occasion to speak up about things we have been previously silent about. We may have the opportunity to expand our thinking or our ability to express the more innovative contents of our minds! We have a great deal on our minds!

On Friday Venus will end her time of happily drifting through the deep silent waters of Pisces and enter into the firey, impulsive, independent space of Aries. Over the coming weeks our values become very clear and we may be called upon to assert our beliefs!

Enjoy this week. It is like a holiday in a park after the past few!


Monday, April 28, 2014:


The week begins with the Moon VOC *in Aries. This has been an very long VOC* period, which began early Sunday morning. The Moon enters Taurus, preparing for Tuesday’s New Moon, at 10:24 AM EDT.  This is a day to practice patience and a deep steadfast reverence for all of life. Consider the importance of slowing down, resisting drama, seeking comfort and deliberate consistency.  With the New Moon tomorrow, we are in the Dark of the Moon. It is important to take the time to go inward and consider what seeds you want to be planting in your life over the next 24 hours. Don’t stop with just the consideration, take the time to get your aspirations down on paper. Formalize your projections for the month. Make a plan.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014:


Tuesday we have a Solar Eclipse along with our Taurus New Moon (9degrees Taurus). The New Moon brings us to a new monthly Lunar Cycle. This is the time that we plant the seeds of what we want to grow over the coming month. Do you know where 9degrees Taurus lands in your horoscope? What do you project for the upcoming month? Where do you want to build and maintain stability, strength, dependability, and reverence?

However, The Solar Eclipse (and the Taurus New Moon) on Tuesday brings one more push to the momentum of change, adding an unexpected twist to the already changing scenery. Eclipses can act as a bit of a wild card. Whatever these past few weeks has been pushing us toward, it is time to allow the change its full expression, in order to reach the predictable comfort that Taurus seeks.

At 1:29 PM EDT Mercury Trine Pluto. Consider back to December 31, 2013. At that time Mercury and Pluto began a new cycle in their relationship. Something very powerful was on your mind, perhaps an important communication or project was in its beginning stage. Now it is possible to clearly see an important element that is ready to push forward into that project or relationship. You can successfully push forward on that situation now.

Do not underestimate the importance of what ever is on your mind regarding this situation. What are you trying to create? Consider carefully, understand the power of your mind, and push forward.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014:

Wednesday begins with the Moon still in Taurus, continuing our emotional need for rest, stabilization, and strength building.

In the morning before we awake Mercury Sextiles Jupiter, suggesting another day of powerful and positive communications and/or work with the mind.  This is an aspect of opportunity and potential. Big and important information may be revealed or exposed.

Our minds and our communications are ready to open and express more belief, empowerment, wisdom and generosity that we ever knew we had access to!  All that we have experienced over these past weeks has enlarged the capacity of our minds!

At 11:54 AM EDT the Moon is VOC* following a Sextile to Venus. The Moon then enters chatty, active Gemini at 4:56 PM EDT.  The afternoon should certainly be a busy one; either in actual activity or within the mind.

There are so many people to talk to, articles and books to read, so much information to absorb and understand.

Your expectations may be high. Be easy on yourself and others.



Thursday, May 1, 2014:


Thursday begins with the Moon in Gemini making contact with Neptune. It may be difficult to get up and out of bed this morning. We may feel sleepy and called back to our dreams and fantasies. However, once we get ourselves moving it will likely be a lively day with friends, new acquaintances, and activities of all sorts.  As the Moon makes positive aspects to both Mars and Uranus it may be difficult to sit still as every cell within us is on alert with heightened perception. Our curiosity level may be restless and quick. Make sure you have some physical activity on your agenda to keep from tumbling into frustration and simple hyped up energy. Go to a lecture, take a class, find others to engage with this evening!



Friday, May 2, 2014:


Friday the Moon is in Gemini VOC* all day! The final aspect was a Sextile to Uranus at 7:32 on Thursday. This is another very long VOC* Moon. After the empowerment and expansion of thinking and planning earlier this week, we come to a bit more reality based information and communication this evening.  At 8:55 PM EDT, Mercury Opposes Saturn. Our conversations, communications, and thinking head to more serious matters. Consider what began at the conjunction between Mercury and Saturn (October/November 2013). What serious issue at hand at that time; were you feeling stuck or restricted in some endeavor?  Now you have a full view of where you thinking at that time has brought you.  If you are not where you want to be on this issue /project, now is the time to make a serious and well considered change in direction.

At 9:20 PM EDT Venus leaves Pisces behind and enters Aries. Venus has been in Pisces since April 5, 2014.Venus loves the soft, sensitive, dreamy, and romantic waters of Pisces. Now as she enters Aries she leaves her flowing scarfs and robes behind and dons her armour and weapons of war.  Our romantic nature may take a very different turn as Venus in Aries does not take ‘no’ for an answer; she is determined and passionate. Venus will remain in Aries until May 28th. Prepare to assertively go after what you want regarding love, resources, or finances!


Saturday, May 3, 2014:


Saturday morning, long before we awake, at 2:13 AM EDT, the Moon enters Cancer. If you have family or loved ones nearby, make plans for a project that will engage everyone. Cooking together is always a good way to spend time with loved ones when the Moon is in Cancer. You could also get out the photo albums and reminisce about those who are far away or no longer with us. This is a day of soft emotional connections to loved ones, home, and the past.

At 8:36 PM EDT the Taurus Sun Trine Pluto bringing power dynamics to the table. This should be able to be managed with just a bit of attention. Each person in your dynamic this weekend is feeling driven to personal empowerment. They each seek individual, vital significance. If you can keep your eyes open and your ego from getting in the way, it can be amazing to see the power expressed in each individual.

Sit off to the sidelines and watch as you empower everyone you encounter with love and kindness.


Sunday, May 4, 2014:

Sunday offers another day with the Moon in Cancer. However, this will be a bit more challenging as the Cancer Moon connects with the ongoing Square between Pluto and Uranus. We may all feel a bit cranky, moody, or defensive early in the day. Don’t take anything personally, particularly in the morning. Later in the day the energies lighten up and by evening all should settle into a simple and gentle time of preparation for the week ahead.

Paintings by: Evelyn De Morgan

ca: 1855 – 1919

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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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