Develop Joy through a Practice of Gratitude

Credit: Photo: Keith Morino. August 2015, Minorca, Spain

Credit: Photo: Keith Morino. August 2015, Minorca, Spain

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 14, 2015 through September 20, 2015

Contemplation for the week:
Karma suggests that whatever has been done in the past has caused a result in the present, and what is done in the present will cause a result in the future.
Since time is constantly changing, causes are changing, and the effects are also changing.
There isn’t any certain unchanging consequence, nor is there any certain unchanging cause.
Therefore it is void, but cause and effect are still there. ~ Master Sheng Yen

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TRUST THE VIEW OF BOTH SIDES

Monday, September 14, 2015:

This Monday, the Moon is in Libra making no major aspects.

Consider what it is to speak the truth while seeing the entire situation from a full 360° degree perspective. We live in a culture that expects everything to operate as a binary; we are taught to believe that the entire world is good or bad, right or wrong, black or white. We are further taught that humans are intelligent or stupid, male or female, rich or poor, attractive or unattractive, worthy or unworthy.

Open your eyes! Can you see how everything runs along a spectrum? That everything falls somewhere on that spectrum rather than firmly on one side or the other of a fixed line!

Please consider how small this vein of thinking keeps us; how little space it gives us to move into the full richness of our lives. Each of us, and the world we live in, are so much richer than we imagine.

On Monday, stop to notice how you are able to see both sides of the situations and the different sides to the people you encounter. Even as you experience the value of seeing both sides, you realize how difficult it is to make clear sharp decisions when you are able to see the entire picture.

For now, trust that no decision needs to be made; allow the full spaciousness of your view to expand and hold all the parts that make up that picture.

Do not get pulled into taking a stand. By Wednesday afternoon, your decisions will be easier to make! For now, watch the picture as it begins to unfold. Trust that clarity will arise when the time is right.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

LET YOUR LEARNING COME THROUGH JOY

Tuesday, September 15, 2015:

Today, the Moon is in Libra, square Pluto, conjunct Mercury, sextile Venus, and opposite Uranus! Your thoughts turn to love, connection, making peace, and creating beauty. Keep your eyes open for an idea, or an opportunity to unexpectedly come to you, offering gifts of peace, love, money, resources, or beauty.

With Venus and Mars still traveling through Leo, your relationships may be experiencing more drama, or expression, than usual. Accept exactly where you find yourself and express your true self as fully as you are able.

In two days, Saturn will finally leave Scorpio behind. Thank the heavens! We have been ready for a long time to leave such intensity behind.

Saturn entered Scorpio in October of 2012. How many dark transformative paths have you walked down since that time? What have you learned from having certain hidden issues or deep secrets revealed, in your own life or others? Do you feel a release as some inner darkness has been cleansed?

For the next few years, as Saturn moves through Sagittarius, your learning will come with more exploration, travel, and education and less from areas of dark intensity. Are you ready to move into an easier place of learning?

Leave the darkness behind. Open yourself to the exploration of other ways of thinking. Your next learning opportunities will come from exploration and expansion rather than digging through darkness. Two more days! 

“I owe no explanations for my flaws. I don’t have to justify my mistakes, my past, or my insecurities. I am growing and learning.” ~ Unknown

 

Sunset at Battery Park by Harmony Hansen

Sunset at Battery Park by Harmony Hansen

SEEK DEEPER TRUTH

Wednesday, September 16, 2015:

The Moon is VOC* in Libra until entering Scorpio at 11:43 AM EDT.
It will probably be most productive to spend Wednesday morning without expectations, without pushing yourself toward any sort of accomplishment or work. Spend the morning working within your own routines as you build on your healthy habits of meditation, exercise, yoga, aspirations, visualizations, and any other tools you use.

Following the Moon’s entrance into Scorpio at 11:43 AM EDT, any projects or situations you are involved in will come into sharper focus. As you explore your personal situation, you may seek deeper to find the truth and the answers to the questions that have come up over the last several days.

You can access a very deep learning and a deep transformation on this final day with Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn’s next entry in Scorpio will not happen until November 2041!

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.” ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE: SATURN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS

Thursday, September 17, 2015:

Thursday is a significant day with multiple shifts from the Universe.

At 2:10 PM, Mercury turns retrograde until October 9th. Remember, while Mercury is retrograde you do not want to start new projects or communications. You will be completing what has been already started. Be ready for a bit of down time to work on cleaning up the past.

Saturn then enters Sagittarius today! Your work, effort, and struggle are bound to be easier in the next few years than they have been in the past few years. We will be learning much through the simple act of study and exploring other ways of thinking and viewing the world.

We will all be given an upgrade with this movement into Sagittarius. We have learned much in the past few years through our secrets being revealed and digging into the depths of our souls. Now it is time to study, learn, and explore.

Another big story on Thursday will be the opposition between Jupiter and Neptune. This brings our attention to a significant dream that you began developing during 2009.

What was the expansive dream that you were developing over the course of that year? I would expect that it was an unusual dream or a dream that was intended for the betterment of all humanity. It’s unlikely that this was a dream intended for personal outcome. Yes, it was a personal dream but the purpose of the dream was much larger than your-self. Did you begin a course of study, or perhaps you developed a plan to bring technological advancements into the world or marketplace?

If you can identify what the dream was, take time now to get clear on the progress that has been made. The result is visible now in its state of full expression. Rejoice in where you find yourself. The dream has become real.

If you identify what began and find it in total failure, this is an important thing to pay attention to. It is simply telling you that you were on the wrong path; this was not the right dream for you. Don’t waste time beating yourself up! Take the energy available now to determine if there is anything to salvage and release it if there is none. New dreams are always available!

“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” ~ Richard Wilkins

 

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNIVERSE

Friday, September 18, 2015:

On Thursday, our environment changed, on a deep astrological level. You can feel the change if you pay attention on Friday morning!

Keep your eyes open. Watch your words and all forms of communication. Be clear and insist on clarity with all your communications. Ask the other person to repeat what they heard so you are certain they understood. Repeat back to others what you hear them say.

Give yourself extra time to get to appointments and extra time to get all sorts of work done. Give others the benefit of the doubt if they are late or say something out of left field. Ask for clarification.

The Scorpio Moon goes VOC* at 3:49 PM until she enters Sagittarius at 11:31 PM EDT.

Remember: 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. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment and are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 Mount Desert Island Clouds by Ivy Sienkiewycz


Mount Desert Island Clouds by Ivy Sienkiewycz

OPEN YOURSELF TO LEARNING AND GROWTH

Saturday, September 19, 2015:

On Saturday, the Moon is in Sagittarius along with (the newly entered) Saturn.
This is a powerful day to consider what you want to learn or teach, over the next few years. Saturn moving through Sagittarius gives us a boost for the entire process of teaching and learning.

Expect to be amazed at how rapidly educational opportunities develop and grow on the internet as virtual class rooms become the norm. Do some research on where and how to learn something that will greatly increase your perspective of life and the vastness of your connection to your world.

How about Astrology!?  I will teach you how to make astrology useful in your life and your relationships. Contact me for a free 10 minute conversation about how Astrolore’s Astrology Adventure Program can move your knowledge into a richer yet more practical level.

“Let go of your attachment to being right and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others without being crippled by your own judgment.” ~ Ralph Marston

 

ANTICIPATE PLEASURE

Sunday, September 20, 2015:

Sunday will bring you to the culmination of a great weekend. The Moon continues through Sagittarius allowing you to make a choice between seeking a higher understanding of the world or simply enjoying an afternoon party!

Perhaps Saturday night’s party won’t end until Sunday. Or perhaps your choice will bring you to a meditation center where you will do your best to explore the world and your life from a perspective that lifts you above the mundane world.

On Sunday, a Grand Trine forms between the Moon (Sagittarius), Venus (Leo), and Uranus (Aries). This offers a free flow of excitement, heart, and love. Anticipate (and offer) pleasure, love, and deep connection. Enjoy!

“It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~ David Rast

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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*!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a sextile to Mars at 12:22 AM EDT, until she enters Scorpio at 11:43 AM EDT.

Friday, September 18, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a square to Mars at 3:49 PM EDT, until she enters Sagittarius at 11:31 PM 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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