Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 10, 2015 through August 16, 2015

Alaskan Water by Gilda Seelke

Alaskan Water by Gilda Seelke

Another week with just the dailies! Saturday, the 8th was my birthday, and celebration must come first!

The days of playful Leo are coming to a close soon!

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SELF-LOVE MUST COME FIRST

Monday, August 10, 2015:

Monday, as a day unto itself, is a simple day. At 8:09 AM EDT, the Moon enters Cancer. With the Moon in Cancer, you can discover hidden depths within yourself of compassion, kindness, and self-love.

You may notice that others respond with more sensitivity and moodiness than you may expect. Work on increasing your sensitivity and help others to develop the same. In order to develop love and compassion toward others, self-love is sorely needed.

Think of the past; consider relationships with others – particularly family members – who are no longer part of your daily life. What needs to be said or done to heal the wounds left behind? You may want to connect with your mother, grandmother, sisters, aunts, and cousins, even if you have been out of touch for years.

No big communications or grand gestures; just let them know that the door is open to future possibility.

Time is short. Consider what must be healed from the past.
 

 
EXPAND SERVICE TO OTHERS

Tuesday, August 11, 2015:

The most significant news of the week is on Tuesday as Jupiter leaves its long sojourn in Leo to enter Virgo! That transit is exact today! Jupiter, the planet of expansion and generosity, has been dramatically simmering in the warm fiery sign of Leo since July 2014. Jupiter will not see Leo again until June of 2026.
As Jupiter moves through Virgo, where it will be until September 2016, what can we expect?

Jupiter brings expansion, confidence, and opportunity wherever it goes. Sometimes, it can bring too much expansion and we find that we are overextending ourselves and dealing with excessive optimism or generosity. While in Virgo, we can expect expansion and excess in the area of service and perfectionism.

Will we begin to learn a powerful lesson in humility and begin to deeply see the need to be of service to others less protected in our culture than our-selves? During this period of time, you will make an effort to find where you can be of true service to others or perfect the service that you are already providing to others.

With the Moon in Cancer, you understand the need to nurture and care for your loved ones.

 
 

CLARITY OF THE DREAM

Wednesday, August 12, 2015:

Wednesday begins on an even keel with the Moon still in Cancer as we move toward the dark of the Moon culminating with the New Moon in Leo on Friday. The Moon is VOC* at 1:44PM EDT until she enters Leo at 4:53PM EDT.

At 9:11PM EDT, Mercury opposes Neptune highlighting dreams, fantasies, and possible suffering. This cycle began at the conjunction of Mercury and Neptune on March 18, 2015. The cycle of Mercury and Neptune is a cycle that develops imagination, sensitivity, spiritual, and mystical awareness.

Lillies by Yvonne Nelson

Lillies by Yvonne Nelson

At the opposition, we are able to see the full development of the dream or creative project that began in March. The dream that began is now fully illuminated, and you are able to release the creativity and compassion that has developed. If you were swept into an unwise dream, it will be painfully clear at this time.

If you began a new step on your spiritual journey at that time, you will see how far it has developed your path. Do you feel inspired, idealistic, confused, or deeply creative?

Whatever it is, look at the reality. There is no going back but there will be more opportunities for new dreams as you release the energy from the past and move forward.

 
 
ON THE RIGHT PATH

Thursday, August 13, 2015:

Thursday is a lovely mid-Summer day with both the Sun and Moon in dramatic, creative, expressive, generous Leo. This is the heat of mid-Summer that we wait for all winter long!

Consider the heat, drama, and expressive generosity of the Sun, which rules Leo. Yes, Leonine energy can be over-the-top with its flamboyant exuberance and flashy vitality. Get too close and you know you will burn, stay too distant and you will lose heat, light, and life. Leo must be managed with full appreciation, respect, and honor.

The deeper excitement of this day comes with the beautiful trine aspect being formed between the Sun and Uranus – exact at 6:26AM EDT. The cycle between the Sun and Uranus is a cycle of excitement and innovation. This cycle began in early April; did you encounter or experience something unusual or surprising at that time?

Now, with the first trine aspect between them you are able to see more clearly that you are moving in a direction that is bringing you exactly where you want, or need, to go. Perhaps it has not been an easy road but, for now, you are able to see the value and depth of your path!

This is a day of potential excitement, opportunities, innovations, and desires.
Remember, this is the dark of the Moon; take time alone for contemplation and acknowledgement of your path. Plan for the new lunar cycle which begins at the Leo New Moon on Friday.

 
 
LEO NEW MOON ~ FULL EXPRESSION REQUIRED

Friday, August 14, 2015:

On Friday, make a commitment to find your deepest, most authentic passion. There is no reason or excuse to move in any direction that does not make your heart sing!

The New Moon always brings a new birth. In Leo, the Moon asks us to begin a new cycle of full generosity and self-expression. There is not healthy reason to hold back the places in your heart that want to sing and expand.

Over the next two weeks, allow expression and joy to open your heart. Allow full expression, full passion, and the expansion of dramatic generosity and playfulness.

This is Full Summer! Enjoy! This is a day for pleasure, a day to say yes to yourself, a day to wear your heart on your sleeve, and to allow full vulnerability; it will pay off.

Florida Sky by Debbie

Florida Sky by Debbie Hinds

 

 

EMPOWERED CONVERSATIONS

Saturday, August 15, 2015:

By the time we begin the day on Saturday, the Moon has entered Virgo. You may notice yourself being a bit more critical and compulsive than usual. Turn your attention outside of yourself and you will be able to manage the energy in a way that will work better for everyone.

Find ways over the weekend to be of service to others. Put your own personal circumstances and concerns aside. Look outside of your own needs and desire and find ways to be of help.

This is an interesting day as Jupiter and the Moon join together to expand and enlarge emotional connection just as the Sun and Venus begin a new cycle of illuminating love and beauty. Start a new relationship to love or beauty, a project, or a loving connection. We are ending a cycle that began in late October 2014.

With Mercury trine Pluto, you have a powerful ability to articulate powerful ideas that have been brewing within your mind over the past 8 months. What story did you begin telling yourself in late December 2015? Those lessons are now able to empower your conversations and help you show a new path to others who are hungry to learn a new manner of empowerment?

 

 

MORE TIME FOR PLAY

Sunday, August 16, 2015:

Okay. Now that we have passed the Leo New Moon, we are suddenly aware that the Summer (here in the Northern Hemisphere) is closing in on us. The Moon is in Virgo on Saturday and before the end of next week the Sun enters Virgo (August 23rd @ 6:37AM EDT), essentially ending High Summer.

Of course, the Virgo Sun brings lovely days, still warm and sunny… and yet, it is not the carefree days of Leo.

You are aware of the more serious times rapidly approaching and you must squeeze every drop of pleasure out of these last days of High Summer.

Have a camp-fire on Sunday night. Gather with friends. Don’t rush into a state of seriousness.

You may feel it strongly on Sunday but you do still have almost a week before Virgo sets in! Enjoy. Play a bit more!

Vermont Moon by Brenda Churchill

Vermont Moon by Brenda Churchill

 

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 10, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Jupiter at 7:45 AM EDT, until she enters Cancer at 8:09 AM EDT.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a trine to Saturn at 1:44 PM EDT, until she enters Leo at 4:53 PM EDT.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Saturn at 12:37 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 3:46 AM EDT.
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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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