Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 2, 2017 through January 8, 2017

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Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara by Nat Krause via Wiki Commons

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara by Nat Krause via Wiki Commons

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A GENTLE START TO 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017:

A very brief VOC* Moon will not interfere with the day at all! By the time you wake up on Monday morning, the Moon will be in dreamy Pisces where she spends the rest of the day lazily content.

It is delightful to be given such an easy and gentle movement into the first week of 2017.

At 7:58 AM EST, we are offered a lovely, supportive sextile between the imaginative Pisces Moon and Mercury (the planet of communication and thought) in hardworking Capricorn. You may want to get up early to engage with gentle movements of mind. This will be a lovely morning for writing, meditation, and to engage with the dreams that you intend to create during the course of 2017.

At 10:57 PM EST, the passive Pisces Moon joins with mystical Neptune encouraging whimsical, gentle dreams throughout the night.

 

INTUITIVE LOVE

Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

By the time you wake up on Tuesday morning, there are a significant number of planets gathered in inspired, sensitive Pisces. At 2:46 AM EST, Venus (the planet of love and beauty) leaves independent Aquarius behind to join Neptune, Mars, and the Moon in this sensitive, mystical sign.

When such a gathering occurs, it is good to pay attention to what the Universe is teaching you through the energy of this sign. If you know what house Pisces occupies in your personal chart, this will help you understand where to put your artistic, mystical, or inspired focus.

Are you being called to focus on developing compassion or your spiritual practice? Are you being call to focus on music, poetry, or creating a work of inspired beauty? Follow your heart and intuition.

Venus will remain in Pisces until February 3rd when she will enter assertive, courageous Aries. For now, allow your intuition to guide you in matters of love, money, and beauty.

 

LEAVE THE FOG BEHIND

 

Footprint of the Buddha from Zen You Mitsu Temple by Beta M via Wiki Commons

Footprint of the Buddha from Zen You Mitsu Temple by Beta M via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, January 4, 2017:

The mystical haze of Pisces clears up somewhat on Wednesday morning as Mercury (still retrograde) backs out of serious, steadfast Capricorn and into expansive Sagittarius at 9:17 AM EST.

Shortly thereafter, the Moon leaves mystical Pisces behind to enter dynamic Aries at 11:20 AM EST. As these energies bring the element of Fire to our collective, we come out of the Pisces fog and into a more direct, straight-forward manner of getting through the day.

Shake off the dust and get back to work. It is time to leave the holiday state of mind behind and get back to the projects on your Mercury Retrograde list. Remember, the list you made when Mercury turned retrograde on December 19th? If the holidays have distracted you, now it is time to finish up that list. Mercury goes direct on Sunday! There is still time to complete those old projects so you will be ready to move ahead next week.

There will be a five minute VOC* Moon between 11:15 AM EST and 11:20 AM EST, when the Moon enters Aries!

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AN ACT OF COURAGE

Thursday, January 5, 2017:

Following a quiet morning on Thursday, the impatient Aries Moon squares off with the rigid Capricorn Sun for the First Quarter Lunar Phase at 2:47 PM EST.

The First Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle asks that you take direct action on what you began a week ago at the Capricorn New Moon. Tension between your needs and desires push you forward. What action can you take that will lead toward productive growth of the seed you planted on December 29th? You will know you are taking the correct action by the courage required.

The aggressive Aries Moon is further complicated Thursday evening with a square to transformative Pluto at 5:17 PM EST and a conjunction to unsettling Uranus at 11:14 PM EST.

Be aware of the actions you must take even as you should remain cautious to not act hastily. This is a day of action; do what must be done with courage, caution, and compassion.

 

CALM BEFORE PASSION

Friday, January 6, 2017:

The tension from Thursday has lightened considerably by the time you begin the day on Friday. If you did what you needed to do on Thursday, Friday morning should be quite pleasant. You feel strong, solid, and stable in the conviction and certainty of your path forward. Uranus’ recent forward motion is assisting as the future calls.

A lovely Moon trine Mercury aspect at 1:41 PM EST enables you to express your emotions with confidence, kindness, and ease.

A feeling of stabilization increases when the Moon enters patient dependable Taurus at 3:18 PM EST. This is an evening for relaxation. The anxiety of the election season is passed; there is nothing further to do but wait and watch. The hustle and bustle of the holidays is also behind us; now, you need rest.

However, as the evening approaches, you feel the powerful connection between the Capricorn Sun and obsessive Pluto which will be exact in the early hours of Saturday. This is an aspect of great passion and power. Enjoy the buildup. On Saturday, there will be little to hold you back from pursuing your desires.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:41 PM EST until she enters Taurus at 3:18 PM EST. 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.

 

The Bayon in Angkor by Manfred Werner via Wiki Commons

The Bayon in Angkor by Manfred Werner via Wiki Commons

PASSION AND POWER

Saturday, January 7, 2017:

Pay attention to the circumstances you wake up surrounded by on Saturday morning. Do not be taken by surprise by unresolved or looming power dynamics between yourself and another. You will feel a big shift moving beneath the surface.

Hold your tongue if things get heated. If you wake up Saturday morning with a responsive lover by your side, take advantage of passion offered. If you encounter a negative passionate response, disengage yourself from the circumstance and seek introspection and time alone. Hold your awareness on the inner transformation at hand.

At 8:06 AM EST, Venus joins the karmic South Node asking you to look to your past relationships. What or who do you need to forgive, or whom do you need to ask forgiveness of, in order to move forward into the relationship dynamics of your dreams?

Saturday’s steadfast Taurus Moon forms lovely supportive aspects to dreamy Neptune, assertive Mars, powerful Pluto, and the vital Sun. This day will become easier and more stable as the day goes on. A calm quiet evening of relaxation is in order.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

from 9:23 PM EST on Saturday evening until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST on Sunday evening. 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.

 

MERCURY TURNS DIRECT

Sunday, January 8, 2017:

How good it will feel to wake up on Sunday morning! While you slept, Mercury turned direct at 4:43 AM EDT. Now, you are ready to take your first tentative steps forward with projects and plans that will move ahead over the coming months.

The Moon is in Taurus VOC* for the entire day until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST. This is a day of preparation, physically calm, and quiet even as your mind is racing forward.

Tomorrow morning, when the Moon is in Gemini and Mercury is beginning to move forward, you may be surprised at the energy that will return to your body and mind.

Spend the evening with family or friends making plans for new projects or upcoming travels. Get your ideas and plans down in writing; begin a concrete plan that will match and support your goals and desires.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

from 9:23 PM EST on Saturday evening until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST.

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.

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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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