Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017

ECLIPSE by TITULO

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THE BIG ECLIPSE IS HERE NOW

Monday, August 21, 2017:

During the course of Monday both the Leo Sun and Moon form flowing trine aspects to unpredictable Uranus. This allows for a powerful flow of excitement and intensity. Expect the unexpected.

Here we go! The Full Solar Eclipse we have waited for is finally here! In this eclipse we see the reflection of the US leadership crisis playing out in the cosmos! What does it portend? I’m not going to try to make a determination but I certainly am watching the drama play out in the culture and the world around us. The eclipse is exact at 2:30 PM EDT, if at all possible spend this time in meditation.

Watch it in your own life as well… do not allow fear or negative expectations to get in the way. Remember that every crisis brings with it a powerful opportunity. Open your heart for new possibilities. Remember that a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon. Do your New Moon ritual and take it to a very deep level. For those of you who do not know or remember the New Moon Ritual I will post it later this afternoon.The seed you plant now will be with you over time. What house holds 29° Leo in your personal chart? What seed can you plant that will support growth in this area of your life? Watch the world around you, plant a seed for profound personal growth, and offer kindness too those who live in fear.

At 4:25 PM EDT the moon enters Virgo, settling our anxiety as we are able to see the potential within any crisis or challenge.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:30 PM EDT until she enters Virgo at 4:25 PM EDT.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

SUN ENTERS VIRGO – PRODUCTIVITY RETURNS

Tuesday, August 22, 2017:

Tuesday begins with a sweet trine aspect between impulsive Mars and mature stable Saturn.This is a great day to get back on whatever horse has thrown you over the last week or two. The cycle between aggressive Mars and cautious Saturn began in late August 2016 when you may have begun a process of reigning in your more aggressive nature. Whatever you began at that time is now moving easily toward accomplishment.

At 6:20 PM EDT the all-powerful Sun enters productive analytical Virgo! The shift from Leo to Virgo can be extremely calming. You will find that you are ready to head home from the beach and get back to school or work. You feel called to put effort into reaching for your potential in all areas of your life. Focus on getting caught up on details from the past so that you can work with a clean slate when Mercury turns direct on September 5th.

Over the next few weeks your heart can setting into efficient routines that support your life and your dreams. We can only hope that the cultural circumstances will settle as well.

Eclipse by Vugarte

 

STAMP OUT INNER BIGOTRY

Wednesday, August 23, 2017:

Wednesday continues the theme from Tuesday of calming and settling the system through humility and dedication. It is obvious that there is much work to do. On the other side of Monday’s Eclipse there is hope and understanding of the potential that the portal of the Eclipse has opened before us.

You know what needs to be done in your own life to eradicate all racism and hatred in your own heart. On Wednesday the Virgo Moon first forms a square to Saturn insisting we look at reality, then a sextile to Venus giving us hope, and finally an opposition to Chiron showing us the sickness within us that we much uproot. All of us who grew up in the US must face and work deeply with this issue. Now is the time to make it a priority if you haven’t already.

At 9:04 PM EDT the Moon enters Libra. Over the next few days it is your job to work toward the creation of harmony and cooperation In your own heart and by extension into your community, the culture, the world, and the Universe.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)from 4:02 PM EDT EDT until she enters Libra at 9:04 PM EDT.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

TAKE ACTION FOR LOVE OR MONEY

Thursday, August 24, 2017:

With the Moon in Libra on Thursday you probably feel social and in the mood for time with your best friend or intimate partner. Remember that the Moon sets the emotional tone as it moves through the zodiac. Here in Libra you will want to make significant connections with others. Your environment is also important. Bring flowers home this evening to surprise and delight your partner or to simply bring that beauty into your own life.

At 3:01 PM EDT charming Venus forms a challenging difficult square aspect to unconventional Uranus. This may well upset the apple-cart of the lovely harmonious Libra Moon. In early June a cycle began between these two planets. This is a cycle of bringing something unusual or unexpected to your ability to create relationship or your ability create money and resources. Whatever began then, you are now asked to step up to the plate and take action, to push this issue forward. Make a decision, take action, step forward in your life.

 

GREEN LIGHT: MOVE FORWARD

Friday, August 25, 2017:

Did you try unsuccessfully to set something in motion or take direct action in your life in early April? Did that project stall leaving you disappointed, feeling like you had missed the opportunity? Saturn, the planet of structure, hard work, and responsibility turned retrograde on April 6, 2017. What has been on hold in your life since? At 8:08 AM EDT Saturn stations direct at 21° Sagittarius. We now have the green light for any serious projects or activities. This may involve business and work but do not underestimate the duty and responsibilities involved in the more personal areas of our lives as well. It is time to resume forward motion on serious endeavors.

Friday is a great day for New Beginnings. We are in the Waxing Phase of the Moon, Saturn shifts and the lovely Libra moon joins with expansive Jupiter and forms aspects of possibility and excitement to both hard-working Saturn and action-taking Mars. You are ready to step forward into new responsibilities, new decisions, new efforts, and new self-determination and self-respect!

 

INITIATE YOUR DESIRES

Saturday, August 26, 2017:

Saturday is astrologically a complex day. While you slept on Friday night several important shifts occurred. Most significantly, Venus who has been sweetly but cautiously moving through inward Cancer entered the exciting playful land of Leo where she will remain until September 19th. Over the next few weeks you will express your values with expressive generosity. It will be easier than usual for you to initiate whatever relationship dynamics you seek to create.

Also, the emotional environment has shifted since Friday as the Moon left cooperative graceful Libra behind to enter deeply intense Scorpio. Look deeply and respond to what you see below the surface of what is presented to you.

At 4:42 PM EDT retrograde Mercury joins with the analytical Virgo Sun. Pay attention to how others perceive your opinions and the words you use to share them. If others do not see your sincerity you will be best served by waiting until Mercury turns direct (September 5th) to say what must be said.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)From 1:39AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 4:53 AM EDT.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

Solar Eclipse by Howard Russell Butler

 

EMPOWER YOUR BELIEFS AND GOALS

Sunday, August 27, 2017:

The big news on Sunday is a supportive sextile aspect between enthusiastic Jupiter and responsible Saturn at 8:15 AM EDT. There is the sense of confidence, you know that you have what it takes to bring your beliefs and goals into alignment. There is a shift as you accept a new direction presented that will help you create and develop your beliefs into reality.

The aspects that the deeply introspective Scorpio Moon makes throughout the day are supportive and exciting. At 2:09 PM EDT the Moon forms a sextile aspect to transcendent Pluto bringing the depth of your understanding to a place of empowering your most significant goals.

 

 

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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, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

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