Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 2, 2018 through April 8, 2018

 

“For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.” ~ Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike

 

 

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KEEP YOUR HEART ENGAGED

Monday, April 2, 2018:

Monday follows on the heels of a difficult Full Moon, given the Cardinal T-square formed by the Sun and Moon to both Saturn and Mars.

On Monday, the conjunction of Mars to Saturn perfects, offering you a few days to work your way from a deep feeling of inadequacy to hardcore determination. Indeed, there are two sides to this conjunction. You may feel overwhelmed by too much work and effort being demanded of you or you may feel ready to face any obstacle that stands in your way. You may want to simply take the bull by the horns and do what needs to be done through sheer determination and hard work.

However, in every action that you take, remain aware of the impact your actions have on others. It is important that sensitivity and kindness be included in all your work endeavors. It may not be easy but with both assertive Mars and duty-driven Saturn in business oriented, restrictive Capricorn, keep your heart engaged and love on tap.

The Scorpio Moon makes lovely aspects throughout the day helping to keep any stress in perspective.

 

 

GROWTH AND CHANGE

Tuesday, April 3, 2018:

Tuesday morning brings a few sweet aspects from the deeply intense Scorpio Moon to Pluto and Jupiter. You feel moved to explore issues of lasting change and growth in your life. With no other planetary aspects to pull your attention away from the areas of your life that you know require change, these deep issues will simmer within your heart throughout the day.

Whenever the Moon is in Scorpio, you know that there will be issues of intensity to manage. You may experience this intensity in the realm of desire, passion, sorrow, or suffering. Nothing will feel impersonal or superficial.

Look deeply at your own power and consider what is required to eliminate old habits and limiting fears. Avoid tendencies to control others through manipulative tactics and if you find yourself full of suspicion, it may well be unwarranted. Wait before making solid determinations.

 

 

WATCH YOUR WORDS AND RESPONSES

Wednesday, April 4, 2018:

By the time Wednesday begins, the Moon has entered explorative Sagittarius bringing a bit of levity to the table. Unfortunately, that levity is countered by a cranky square between aggressive Mars and retrograde Mercury. Be careful of your conversations, take time to consider how you are experienced and heard by others.

This aspect may also feel like a common conflict between those things you would like to spend the day on and the responsibilities that call. I wonder how many folks skip work on days like this? Go to work; you are going to feel the conflict anyway so you might as well not waste it on a day off. Just watch your words and your reactions to the words of others.

The evening allows for more productive conversations with a trine between the Moon and Mercury at 8:52 PM EDT. Take advantage of this as Thursday does not allow us to get back to a lighter easier space.

 

 

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STABILIZE COMMITMENT

Thursday, April 5, 2018:

You can probably anticipate an early-morning argument on Thursday. It could be an actual argument with another person over the breakfast table or it could be an internal struggle with yourself. In the wee hours of the morning, Mercury, the planet of the thinking mind, already somewhat out of sorts in her retrograde motion, forms a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn.

The day can only get better from there, and it does!

At 9:36 AM EDT, Venus forms a trine aspect to Saturn, settling and stabilizing your jagged energies following the early morning struggle. You may find yourself more interested in outwardly accepting or acknowledging a commitment that is already solid in your heart.

For the rest of the day, you should be in relatively high spirits feeling seen and appreciated in the world at large.

Remember, that the Moon is in exuberant Sagittarius throughout the day. In your interactions with others, keep your spirits as buoyant as possible and share the good stuff around. 😉

 

 

A QUIET EVENING IN

Friday, April 6, 2018:

Friday brings with it a bit of morning excitement or defiance as the extravagant Sagittarius Moon makes contact with Uranus (9:35 AM EDT). You may find yourself feeling inspired or simply unsettled. Roll with it; it will pass quickly. Once that energy settles down, the rest of the morning and early afternoon should be quiet and uneventful.

At 2:02 PM EDT, the Moon enters conventionally ambitious Capricorn. The sign the Moon is in says much about how we experience the ‘feel’ of the day. This may not be what you were expecting or hoping for on a Friday evening. Perhaps, you were anticipating a fun night with friends dancing or otherwise socializing. If you try to enact that plan, you may find yourself wishing you had stayed home or chosen a quieter way to spend the evening.

Make a plan to accomplish something that takes solitary effort and focus for the upcoming weekend. If you wake up on Saturday morning with a plan, the whole weekend will be vastly improved.

 

 

 

CONQUER A SERIOUS PROJECT

Saturday, April 7, 2018:

Make sure that you have a plan for Saturday. The morning will go so much better if you know exactly what you plan to accomplish. This is otherwise not an easy day. The Moon is moving through Capricorn (while highlighting the difficult connection between Mars & Saturn) and this transit can be used for accomplishment and discipline as long as you have a focus. Without a focus, it will be easy to fall into worry, pessimism, fear, and narrow-mindedness.

Luckily, Venus forms a supportive trine aspect to Saturn on Saturday as well. This will support the focused projects nicely and allow you to feel better at the end of the day.

Do you still need to do or finish your taxes? This is the weekend to get that done. If that is not still hanging over your head, plan a project that requires solitary focus and productivity. You will enjoy the weekend much more if you spend it alone with a focus than if you try to engage in social interactions.

Your most challenging task on Saturday will be to find balance and perspective. If you are not able to be on your own for the day, remember to show as much kindness as you can muster. We will all need a healthy dose of self-care and kindness.

 

 

OFFER KINDNESS AND RESPECT

Sunday, April 8, 2018:

Sunday doesn’t offer much of a reprieve on the challenges of the weekend. In the wee hours of the morning, the authoritative Capricorn Moon forms a difficult square aspect to the forceful Aries Sun. You may simply feel your style being cramped and what you want isn’t easily available.

You will do well to prepare to stay focused on the project at hand, work is your best bet at this time. Work to stay serious, keep your eye on reality, and stay balanced and steady.

Again, it isn’t easy but offer everyone you encounter kindness and respect.

 

 

 

“Astrology is like a weather report; it tells you what conditions you’re likely to face in the future. If the weatherman says it’s probably going to rain, you bring an umbrella. If you follow that advice, you won’t get wet.” ~ Lee Goldberg

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 26, 2018 through April 1, 2018

 

“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Mittga in den Alpen by Segantini via Wiki Media

 

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COURAGE AND EXPRESSION

Monday, March 26, 2018:

Monday begins with a flush of dreamy imagination as Neptune leads the Aries Sun into a new morning. Shortly after sunrise, the Moon, who sets the emotional tone for the day, enters Leo. Following a weekend of tension, as the assertive, independent Aries Sun tried to accommodate the sensitive, inward Cancer Moon, the Moon in Leo brings a surge of enthusiasm and drive.

The pioneering Aries Sun and the dramatic Leo Moon are delighted to be in each other’s company. The Leo Moon wants to be seen and the Aries Sun offers courage and pushes her forward. At 6:14 PM EDT, with the Moon forming a lovely trine aspect to the Sun, the spark, flare, and warmth of fire is unmistakable. Express yourself without holding back, allow others to see the full heat and shine of what is within.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:58 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 7:45 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

OPEN HEARTED GENEROSITY

Tuesday, March 27, 2018:

The Moon continues through fun-loving Leo on Tuesday, suggesting that you are able to relax into easy self-expression and play. If there are children in your life, consider spending time with them in simple, creative play. Dress up together, dance, remind yourself of the joy of spontaneity.

When the Moon is in dramatic Leo, you are likely to find yourself wanting more attention and affection. This is a great day to practice giving to others exactly what you yourself desire. Give appreciation and affection without expectation and it will come back to you, possibly from a very different direction but it will come. The downside of Leo is self-centeredness, the positive side is open-hearted generosity. Keep this in mind and go for the GOLD.

 

SEEKING EXCITEMENT

Wednesday, March 28, 2018:

Wednesday brings with it a Virgo Moon (10:30 AM EDT), slowing us down after the previous two days of dramatic emotions while the Moon was in flashy Leo.

Crocus, snowdrops, and checkered lily bloom on an alpine meadow by Else Bostelmann

However, the transit of Venus to Uranus suggests intense and sudden changes regarding love, money, and creative endeavors. Watch the news, there will be surprises regarding relationships or finances.

On Wednesday, you will go out of your way to avoid boredom as you require more stimulation and excitement than usual. Make sure you set up a plan to accommodate this. If your relationships do not provide the excitement you desire, make a plan and prepare an adventure.

You may feel rebellious and impatient. Remember, this will pass in a few days, don’t imperil your life on a passing whim or restlessness. Watch carefully where you seek excitement through spending, investments, and love. This is the beginning of a one year cycle of invigorating your values through intense excitement and awareness.

Do keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde. Find your excitement in what is already on the table, build on what is already there. This is not the time to begin something out of left field, no matter how shiny it appears to be.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:54 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 10:30 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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MATURE WISDOM AND MASTERY

Thursday, March 29, 2018:

As the Moon passes through efficient, analytical Virgo, you feel driven to accomplishment on Thursday. The excitement of Wednesday may settle with a thud as the Aries Sun forms a difficult, challenging square aspect to responsibility driven Saturn.

On December 21st, just after Saturn returned to his home sign of Capricorn, the Sun joined Saturn, beginning an annual cycle of bringing seriousness and stability to the table. Now, we reach the First Quarter Square between them, directing us to take a stand, take action, and put a stake in the ground. It is time to alert yourself and the Universe that you are serious about your duties and ready to face reality.

Thursday is a great time to consider what your responsibilities are, what holds you back, and how patients on these matters will teach you self-respect, mature wisdom, and mastery. That is what you are learning about whatever issues you face on Thursday. Face your circumstances with determination.

 

GRACE AND BEAUTY

Friday, March 30, 2018:

The best use of Friday morning is the simple accomplishment of routine, mundane tasks. Don’t try to delve into anything more than that until mid-afternoon. Answer emails, clean out files or clean the refrigerator. 🙂

At 1:52 PM EDT, the Moon leaves industrious Virgo behind to enter graceful, diplomatic Libra. The rest of the day will be good for connecting with others in cooperative social projects.

With the Moon in Libra, it is easy to set your own needs aside as your focus tends to be peace, harmony, and cooperation. You are not willing to argue and are more able to compromise. Peace, calm and beauty are important, and you want to be in polite company, engaging in beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your time with friends.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:59 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 1:52 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

Obra Serie ArboLuz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

DEEPEN OR STABILIZE COMMITMENT

Saturday, March 31, 2018:

Venus, the planet of refinement, sensuality, attraction, and grace has been in the aggressive sign of Aries since March 6th. This placement has not been comfortable for her and she is delighted to now move into her home sign of patient, predictable Taurus. She will happily remain in until earthy Taurus until April 24th.

With Venus in Taurus, we are able to appreciate and indulge in the beauty of the world around us. Venus speaks to us about what we value most in love, money, and beauty. During this time, you are able to engage in open, level-headed conversations regarding these issues more easily. You trust yourself and others to be more patient and diplomatic in managing love and money.

Venus is not particularly passionate in Taurus but more sensual and willing to build structures and stability. You may find yourself more drawn to commitment. You will also notice a marked increase in your tendency to overindulge.

The Libra Full Moon is exact at 8:36 AM EDT. This brings into clear view the results of the seed you planted at the New Moon on March 17th. Look clearly and make adjustments. This is a good time to consciously balance your needs with the needs of the people you are connected with in love and financial partnerships. Deepen your commitments.

 

COMMITMENT AND POWER

Sunday, April 1, 2018:

Sunday brings some challenges to the Libra Moon as she forms difficult aspects to both destructive Pluto and defiant Uranus. Allow any relationship aggravation to pass without holding on to what someone may have been said in anger or simply off the cuff. Give space and remember that Mercury is retrograde, communications may not be expressed as intended.

Mercury retrograde joins with the Sun at 1:52 PM EDT. There may be conversations, communications, or assumptions that need to be revisited. Step lightly, keep the diplomacy of the Libra Moon close at hand.

At 6:58 PM EDT, when the Moon enters Scorpio, diplomacy is set aside in favor of intensity, depth, and passion. Superficiality won’t cut the mustard. Go deep and bring passion to the table.

Whatever your plans for the weekend, by Sunday night you will have a far deeper understanding of your love relationships, your finances, your commitments, and your relationship to power.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:30 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 6:58 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – A Process Oriented Approach

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 19, 2018 through March 25, 2018

 

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.” ~ Carl Jung

 

A Nazarena Na Praia by Luciano Pereira via Wiki Media

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THURSDAY THIS WEEK – MERCURY RETROGRADE BEGINS

4 Simple Steps To Make the Most of Mercury Retrograde

Here we go again!
Mercury turns retrograde from our perspective (16° ARIES) on March 22nd at 8:19 PM EDT.

Everywhere you turn someone is asking (with trepidation and a touch of fear in their eyes) is Mercury turning retrograde AGAIN??

There is so much unnecessary fear and misinformation around Mercury’s retrograde cycles.

LET’S KEEP THIS SIMPLE

 

#1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned. Don’t listen to those who are

I know that is easier said than done, but please forget all the terrible things you have ever heard about Mercury retrograde!

There are no astrological conditions that we need to block ourselves from in fear!  We simply need to learn how to make the best use of the planetary cycles as we encounter them!

I honestly LOVE Mercury’s retrograde cycle! During these times, I can finally catch up on all the things that have been left undone since Mercury turned direct after the last retrograde cycle (December 22, 2017).

After years of watching and working with Mercury’s retrograde cycles, I have come to love these brief periods scattered throughout the year. I feel that they are a gift. We simply must know how to use them!

#2.  Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since December 22, 2017

Start with a clean sheet of paper, quiet your mind, and think back over these past few months. On December 22nd, Mercury turned direct at 13° Sagittarius. Since then, he has zipped along through Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, and into Aries where he is now turning retrograde at 16°.

Think about what you have been doing since late December. Look through your calendar, your notebooks, your bills, wherever you will find reminders of everything that you have been thinking about and working on since then. Now, carefully make a list of all the things that you have begun but not completed. Dig deep; there are probably more things than you are aware of.

What about that appointment you have been meaning to make? How about the project that you finally tucked into a drawer because you couldn’t find the time to complete it? I am certain that we all have communications that have fallen through the cracks!

#3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!

Once you have this list, it is easy to follow the perfect plan for the next three+ weeks. Mercury turns direct once again on April 15th, 2018. Get to work, accomplish the things on this list. Nothing more, nothing less.

This is the whole trick of dealing with Mercury retrograde. Stick with this list!

Our lives are so busy; we zip from one project to another, from one communication to another. We never seem to have the time to slow down and carefully complete the tasks that we have begun.

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up all those loose ends!

#4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

This is the time for clean up only. Don’t move forward until Mercury turns direct on April 15th!

If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!

Good luck and get to work! Do remember that these are guidelines; not rules. There are things that can not be put off. Please be practical and do what must be done.

 

Onto the Dailies:

 

HIGH ENERGY – POTENTIAL AGGRAVATION

Monday, March 19, 2018:

Monday may feel like a fiery day of high energy and potential aggravation as the forceful Aries Moon begins to grow into her waxing crescent phase while making contact with defiant Uranus and power-hungry Pluto.

It is time to explore possibilities and new ways of experiencing your world. Watch yourself for any tendency to push your weight or privilege around as you may want your own way in some situation where you don’t expect the issue of diplomacy to deliver what you want. On Monday you likely want what you want without regard to others. Keep selfishness in check, don’t beat yourself up for it, but try to look beyond your own needs and get curious about how everyone involved may get their needs met.

When the Moon enters stable, slow-moving Taurus at 9:07 PM EDT, you may expect things to calm down for an early night’s sleep, however, shortly after midnight, Mercury and Venus join together at 16° Aries. Your words of love and connection may not be gentle but they will be direct and leave no one wondering what it is you want.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:29 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:07 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

MARCH EQUINOX – SUN ENTERS DYNAMIC ARIES

Tuesday, March 20, 2018:

The Moon is steady and solid as she moves through reliable, consistent Taurus but the Sun’s entrance into Aries takes the cake and leaves us little thought for Taurus’s soft, earthy reverence.

At 12:15 PM EDT, we reach the March equinox. This is the vernal (Spring) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal (Fall) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The March equinox is the moment of the new astrological year, the moment when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s equator, entering the first sign of the Zodiac, dynamic impulsive Aries. It may be a tiny bit less than exact, but conventional wisdom tells us that on the equinox we experience a day and night of equal lengths – 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time. The name equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night.

At the moment of the Equinox, the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. This ushers us into the energies of Aries. Aries is a cardinal fire sign.

Think of the birth of Fire. As the Sun increasing in light and entices us to blast forward into new life with determination, courage, and physical, independent energy. Aries is a cardinal fire sign. Think of the birth of Fire.

 

FLOWERS AND BEAUTY

Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

Wednesday will be the first full day with the sun in dynamic, highly energetic Aries. Can you feel springtime in the air? During the month that the Sun is in Aries, Springtime itself is not dependable, we (in the NorthSpringtimeere) may still have days that feel more like late Winter than Spring.

On Wednesday, the Moon is in steadfast Taurus all day, allowing your heart to embrace the expansive excitement and deep pleasure of Spring. Taurus is a fixed, Earth sign that represents the period of time in the year when Spring becomes stable (the Sun will enter Taurus on April 19th). Taurus represents earth based beauty, reverence, and reliability. We know that warmth, sunshine and new growth are right around the corner. We must practice patience and bring beauty into our lives, encouraging the increase of more warmth, more sun, and more growth.

Bringing fresh flowers into your home, open the windows and let fresh air in; even if it is cold. Think about spring cleaning, you won’t want to work on that today, but plan for it.

Also, remember that on Thursday, Mercury stations retrograde. Begin preparing. Start a list of all that has been left undone over the past few months. I will post a reminder of how to manage Mercury retrograde in Thursday’s post.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:21 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 1:30 AM EDT on Thursday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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MAKE SURE THE PLAN IS IN PLACE – MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, March 22, 2018:

By the time you wake up on Thursday morning, the Moon has entered inquisitive, restless Gemini. While the Moon moves through Gemini, folks tend to be more talkative, light-hearted, curious, and also more alert and aware of others. However, don’t be surprised if your communications somehow fall flat. Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini, is stationary, turning retrograde at 8:19 PM EDT. This may leave you feeling somehow stuck in your communications.

It may feel difficult to say what you want to say and leave you wondering if you were understood if you even manage to get the words out. It is best not to start new projects or communications. Consider carefully how to manage this Mercury Retrograde which continues until April 15th. Remember, Mercury retrograde is a powerful time for accomplishment if you plan and prepare accordingly.

Be sure to re-read the “4 Simple Steps To Make the Most of Mercury Retrograde” at the top of this post.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:21 PM EDT briefly until she enters Gemini at 1:30 AM EDT on Thursday morning. By the time you wake up, all will be in order.

 

RELEASE CONTROL 

Friday, March 23, 2018:

Friday brings a powerful transit that suggests the importance of deep change and possibly, profound turmoil to your love relationships. If you are in a less than stable, healthy partnership, this could bring a final break. If the relationship is healthy and you are well matched, you may find that some deep change needs to occur to move forward with full health intact. Dynamics of power and control must be managed carefully.

With Mercury retrograde as well, be acutely aware of communications between yourself and your loved ones. Don’t try to control those around you.

Allow yourself to loosen your grip, allow the future to be uncertain. Release your attachment to the outcome. The reality is that you can’t control others, you can’t control the future, and often, you often can’t even control yourself! Allow profound change to occur.

On January 9th, Venus and Pluto began their annual cycle of bringing beauty to power. Did something begin at that time that now needs a powerful push to move forward? Question your path forward.

Be cautious of any attraction that feels intensely powerful and fated this week. This is also not a time to make new financial investments.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* for about 8 minutes before midnight on Friday night. She will enter Cancer before you awake on Saturday morning (4:52 AM EDT). Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Lotus by G.M. Solegaonkar via Wiki Media

 

SOLITARY PHYSICAL EXERTION

Saturday, March 24, 2018:

Before you awake on Saturday morning, the Moon has entered sweet, sensitive Cancer. Generally speaking, the Cancer Moon encourages us to create emotional security within our chosen or biological families. This is not without complication this weekend. The Sun has only been in Aries for a few days and we are just adapting to this assertive, impulsive self-centered energy which is so at odds with the nurturing nature of Cancer.

At 11:35 AM EDT, the tender Cancer Moon forms a challenging square aspect to the fiercely independent Aries Sun. This is the First Quarter phase of the Moon. Think back to Saturday, March 17th. Did you plant a seed for the Pisces New Moon? Consider what action you can best take now to push that agenda forward.

Along with difficult conversations the Moon has with Mars and Saturn, early afternoon brings a difficult square aspect from the Sun to Mars. You may feel irritable, impatient, and defensive. Find a way to move energy that is healthy. Solitary exercise or hard physical work can help. It is best to be on your own, the energies are simply too inclined to irritation, frustration or even resentment.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* in the wee hours of Saturday morning. She will enter Cancer before you awake (4:52 AM EDT). Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

TENDERNESS ENDS THE WEEK

Sunday, March 25, 2018:

I’d like to tell you that Sunday will be better than Saturday for spending time with loved ones but I’m not sure about that. Test it out. Pay attention to your ability to stay connected without falling into old habits of power struggles or simple irritation.

If you notice yourself feeling frustrated and are unable to get a handle on it, pull back and keep yourself out of a defensive stance.

By evening, the aggravation should clear up allowing you to connect with love and affection before heading into another week.

Cook a nice meal or bring your loved ones out to a casual restaurant for dinner. Place kindness on the table as a main dish. The weekend has not been easy, end it on a note of sweet tenderness.

 

 

“Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfill it according to the law of light.” ~ Aleister Crowley

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 18, 2017 through December 24, 2017

 

“Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. ”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

 

This is a very significant week which begins with a Sagittarius New Moon very early Monday morning. This New Moon joins with Saturn at the very end of Sagittarius.

Late on Tuesday, Saturn leaves Sagittarius behind (after being there for three years) and enters Capricorn.

On Thursday, the Sun follow Saturn into Capricorn bringing us to The Winter Solstice here in the northern hemisphere.

On Friday, we will be greatly relieved to see Mercury end its retrograde and turn direct at 9:51 PM EST. This is a powerful week! Please take a moment to listen to the video above.

 

 

Set up an appointment with either myself (Laurie) or Astrolore’s other astrologer (Jennie) to look at the conditions of the year ahead. Preparation for the coming year will help you move forward with confidence and courage!

I am both taking new clients for the New Year and look forward to meeting with you.  Schedule your appointment today. You can find more information here or contact us if you have questions!

 

 

EXPAND WISDOM – SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON

Monday, December 18, 2017:

In the early hours of Monday morning, the Sun and Moon join together bringing us to the New Moon at 26° Sagittarius. At 8:34 AM EST, the Moon steps out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn, leading the way for serious Saturn to follow on Wednesday and the Sun to join them on Thursday (at the Winter Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere).

In the midst of the joyful holiday season, we know that hard work and serious endeavors are right around the corner. Keep in mind that many folks struggle with the holidays and this year is no exception. Offer more kindness and understanding than usual.

Tulips by Jozsef Rippl-Ronai via Wiki Media

Over the next few days, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon cycle. For this Sagittarius New Moon, set an intention regarding adventure, exploration, freedom, or wisdom. With Mercury still retrograde, don’t make any plans; just set your intentions.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 26° Sagittarius, it will help you clarify where this idea wants to manifest. For example, if Sagittarius is in your 1st house, set an intension for the expansion of your personality; in the 4th house, set an intention to bring cultural diversity into your home; in the 7th, the intention may be more freedom in partnership or taking a trip with a partner; in the 10th, you may see the need to bring your business to an international audience.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that needs to grow through exploration and a broader cultural perspective.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. When you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Sagittarius New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of expansive growth, freedom, and philosophical wisdom. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:10 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 8:34 AM EST… almost not enough time to mention! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER

Tuesday, December 19, 2017:

As the Moon continues through prudent, realistic Capricorn, Tuesday is likely to be a serious day with issues of self-discipline and hard work highlighted. You may have more focus than usual, having the patience and willpower to move beyond challenging obstacles.

This is not a day of frivolous fun or play and is better suited to business and hard work. Tuesday is a serious day for authoritative accomplishment. You will not want to waste time or resources on anything less than moving toward your long term goals or achievements.

You are aware of the limitations of time.

Get clear on the reality of what you need to accomplish and simple put one foot in front of the other to accomplish your goals with integrity, ambition, and realism. No more fooling around; time to get it done!

Understand that it may not be easy to access compassion and kindness as you are focused on real world issues, don’t let yourself be unfeeling toward those you encounter. Real world life is hard for many. Be kind in practical ways. Bring a cup of hot coffee to the homeless person on the corner.

Late Tuesday night (11:48PM) Saturn enters Capricorn. Things are about to get serious!

 

 

Sun Pillar – December 2017 by Laurie

SHIFT TO THE SERIOUS

Wednesday, December 20, 2017:

Wednesday is a powerful day, both serious and exciting.

Late Tuesday night at 11:48 PM EST, Saturn leaves Sagittarius behind to enter Capricorn. Saturn has been in Sagittarius since December 2014 and remains in Capricorn, a cautious, ambitious sign, until March 2020. Saturn is the most authoritative voice in the system and teaches through responsibilities, limitations, solitude, and the maturing hand of authority.

As Saturn enters Capricorn, the sign that he rules and is most comfortable in, we each must look very carefully at our responsibilities and integrity as individuals, within our institutions, and as a culture. In Capricorn, Saturn will demand that you develop clear principles and live by them. There may be uncomfortable lessons to face; keep in mind. As you face and work through these issues, you will develop the gifts of maturity and self-respect.

At 6:13 PM EST, Venus forms a flowing trine aspect to Uranus, suggesting the possibility of excitement, epiphanies, and unexpected awareness regarding your personal values, love relationships, or finances.

Expect an evening of full engagement and enjoyment.

At 10:30 PM EST, you will feel the shift as the emotional Moon enters the aloof sign of Aquarius. Look for unpredictable, unusual, and innovative dreams as you drift off under the quirky, brilliant Aquarius Moon.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:37 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 9:30 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

WINTER SOLSTICE SHINES A LIGHT OF FUTURE CLARITY

Thursday, December 21, 2017:

At 11:27 AM EST, the Sun enters authoritative Capricorn bringing us to the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year; as we move forward we begin to gain a small amount of light each day.

In the Southern Hemisphere, this is the longest day of the year and those who are ‘down-under’ will begin to lose light as they head into the dark season. (Hi Florence!)

Almost as soon as the Sun enters stable Capricorn, it joins with stern, serious Saturn. This begins a cycle of discipline and responsibility. It is important to focus on what is really important on Thursday. It is likely that everything feels more significant than usual and you will be wise to carefully consider your long terms goals.

There is no reason to wait until the end of the year to set your New Year’s intentions. You are being called now to begin developing clarity of purpose and realistic goals moving forward.

If you notice that it is more difficult than usual to express yourself, consider the importance of spending time alone for solitary expression and future clarity. With the Moon in objective Aquarius, you can see the future path with a healthy objectivity.

 

 

CELEBRATE: MERCURY TURNS DIRECT

Friday, December 22, 2017:

Many of you have been waiting impatiently for Mercury to turn direct. You are ready to move forward with new projects, ideas, and communications. At 8:51 PM EST, communicative Mercury ends its retrograde path to move forward at 13° Sagittarius. It will take a few days before you will have a full sense of forward motion, but we are on our way! 🙂

The Moon continues through Aquarius on Friday, capturing your attention with innovative and original thinking and humanitarian ideals. You are able to think outside the parameters of the culture and see your life and the greater culture from an unusual or open-minded perspective.

This is a great time for brainstorming with like-minded others and for social activities of all kinds. Gather with like-minded others for a big sigh of relief.

 

 

COMPASSION, DREAMS, AND ROMANCE

Saturday, December 23, 2017:

The day begins with easy aspects to the quirky Aquarius Moon but by the time you get going the Moon has entered elusive, poetic Pisces (9:41 AM EST). The Pisces Moon makes lovely aspects to stabilizing Saturn and the Sun, offering opportunities to stabilize and heal deep emotions.

Saturday offers a gentle day where empathy, compassion, intuition, and imagination are highlighted. You may be disinclined to face the reality you have had directly ‘in your face’ over the past few days. Go ahead, take a break.

Vermont Winter 2017 by Laurie

Enjoy a softer view; engage with sensitivity and imagination. Let down your guard, allow compassion, dreams, and romance to guide you. You can expect to be drawn to water, music, poetry, and spiritual endeavors.

Don’t give in to escapism through drugs or drink. Chose the meditation cushion, prayer, music, romance, or even a good movie to indulge in on Saturday evening.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:13 AM EST until she enters Pisces at 10:41 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

COMPASSION TRANSCENDS STRUGGLE

Sunday, December 24, 2017:

With the Moon continuing through Pisces, Sunday extends the feelings of Saturday. This offers another day to dream and feel deeply. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet that encourages us to transcend the restrictions of everyday life by dissolving the boundaries that normally constrain us.

With the Moon in sublime Pisces, take time on Sunday to simply do nothing. Stare at the ceiling, get lost in a dream, listen to music, and expect nothing. When the Moon is in Pisces, you feel deep sensitivity and a heightened sense of empathy and compassion for the suffering of all sentient beings. Imagination is strong even as ambition dissolves into nothing. Rest, allow compassion and love to expand your heart.

We have been so confronted by reality recently that we need this break. Allow yourself to rest in this fluid, emotional sensitivity. Get lost in a good movie or a good romance. Monday will be soon enough to face reality again.

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 11, 2017 through December 17, 2017

 

You can anticipate this week being easier than last week. For one thing, you have likely become a bit accustomed to Mercury’s retrograde motion. That, along with the fact that Mercury has distanced itself a bit from Saturn, brings some much needed relief for everyone.

At the very least, the more challenging issues of your life can be kept at bay as you prepare for the holiday. Don’t let stress in… Relax, enjoy family and friends.

If you are shopping for gifts, remember to shop locally or purchase gifts of art, unusual or crafty items from individual artists and collectors. Check out Etsy!

Morgana le Fay by Frederick Sandys via Wiki Media

 

“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

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BEAUTY AND CHARM

Monday, December 11, 2017:

Just as the day begins, the Moon enters Libra, making no major aspects to other planets throughout the day. This keeps the emotional energy feeling more purely Libran.

With the Moon in Libra, your attention is on how to create beauty in all areas of your life. You want to make relationships work smoothly, bringing diplomacy and charm to the surface of your connections with others.

When you get to work on Monday morning, you may notice that folks are on their best and most appealing behavior.

This is a great day to join together with co-workers to decorate and create beauty in your work environment. It should be easy to work together as long as someone in the group is able to make decisive decisions.

The challenge of the day may come in the form of indecisiveness, difficulty being as assertive as you may need to be, or finding yourself pulled toward simple self-indulgence.

All in all, this is a day to enjoy.

 

 

ENGAGED COMMUNICATIONS

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:

The ease of Monday’s balanced Libra Moon gives way to more activity and tension on Tuesday. The Moon makes difficult, challenging aspects to both destructive Pluto and inspirational Uranus, requiring you to re-engage with certain tensions from the past.

The adventurous Sagittarius Sun joins with talkative Mercury on Tuesday, placing the focus on your thoughts and communications. You are likely to have a great deal of interactions with others. These conversations and interactions are apt to be a mixed bag. Some may be highly engaging and exciting, even as others are quite difficult or challenging.

Don’t forget for a moment that Mercury is retrograde, make sure you hear what is actually being said rather than what you expect, fear, or desire.

In all your communication with others, make sure to take the high road, show kindness, an open heart, and acceptance.

 

 

ENGAGE WITH INTENSITY AND PASSION

Wednesday, December 13, 2017:

Hügelland im Winter by Hugo Baar via Wiki Media

Keep in mind that the Moon sets the emotional tone as it moves through the Zodiac and changes signs every 2 ½ days. Paying attention to its passage will help you learn to move with the emotional flow through the course of your life.

At 8:59 AM EST, the Moon enters the penetrating, passionate sign of Scorpio. The Scorpio Moon brings great intensity to the day. You will find yourself more motivated than usual to get to the bottom of whatever you encounter and to understand what is below the surface.

This is also a time to explore the darker, hidden aspects of yourself. Consider the mysteries of life and of any secrets that you hold. Pay attention to the importance of personal integrity. Watch your actions and make sure you are not unconsciously engaged in manipulative tactics.

Go deep. Engage with passion and empowerment alongside profound kindness and powerful understanding.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:27 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 8:59 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

EMPOWERMENT AND HEALING

Thursday, December 14, 2017:

With the Moon still in deeply intense Scorpio, you are unlikely to be interested in superficial conversations or connections with others. This is a day marked by intensified passion and desire. Emotions are heightened and connections, if they are made at all, run deep.

Some of you may prefer to spend the day in private introspection and even secretive contemplations. However you choose to spend the day, you will want to control the depth and intensity of the narrative.

This deeply private Moon enjoys pleasant conversations with dreamy Neptune, expansive Jupiter, and powerful Pluto. Your connections with others or with yourself will be deeply empowered and potentially healing. Allow depth, passion, and transformation to move you forward on your personal path.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:42 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius on Friday at 8:08 PM EST! This is a very long VOC* Moon! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

CONSIDER NEW DIRECTIONS

Friday, December 15, 2017:

The Moon stays in Scorpio (and is VOC* all day) until entering Sagittarius at 8:08 PM EST. Nothing you do today will have a big impact on the future… keep that in mind.

At 9:08 AM EST, Mercury retrograde joins with Venus in adventurous Sagittarius, pulling your thoughts, communications, and thinking to issues of beauty, money, and love. The intensity of the Scorpio Moon stands aside to allow your thoughts to go to new adventures and explorations of the mind. This will not be a brand new perspective but a renewed look at past ideas.

You may find yourself thinking about a different direction for your artistic pursuits, how to create more abundance in your finances, or overhauling your love life. Don’t make any permanent decisions on any of these issues with Mercury retrograde. Explore your ideas and set them aside for now. You will have time to come back to these issues and make decisions in March of 2018 when Mercury and Venus come together once more.

If you are looking for a fun night out on the town or with friends, Friday or Saturday will fit the bill. The idealistic Sagittarius Sun forms a lovely trine aspect to innovative Uranus at 6:27 AM EST on Saturday morning. This will be in effect for most of Friday and Saturday. Allow yourself to have fun while exploring new horizons, new ideas, and imagining an entirely new future.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) all day until she enters Sagittarius at 8:08 PM EST. This is a very long VOC* Moon! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

De Ijsvogels by Emile Claus via Wiki Media

 

 

GAIN A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, December 16, 2017:

You can anticipate an upbeat, exciting day with both the Sun and the Moon in optimistic Sagittarius on Saturday. To top that off, Uranus forms a positive, flowing trine aspect to the Sun in the morning. This should be an upbeat and unusual day; expect the unexpected in all things.

Anticipate heading to bed on Saturday night with new thoughts and ideas rumbling through your consciousness. The depth of intensity of the past few days is past and you are feeling more positive as you look to new ways of viewing the world. You are ready to take on a new study, a new philosophy, or you simply want to experience freedom and individuation.

You will not respond well to anyone trying to control you at this time. You want to travel, explore new ideas and ways of living. Gather with others, get curious about the way people who are very unlike you, in beliefs and lifestyle, think. Ask questions, gain a new perspective.

 

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Sunday, December 17, 2017:

Sunday is a simple continuation of the theme from Saturday. However, do keep in mind that before you wake on Monday morning, we reach the Sagittarius New Moon!

I will talk about that fully in Monday’s post. Be aware throughout the day that we are in the darkest phase of the Moon. This is a quiet time, even with the Sagittarian focus on exploration.

Allow your exploration to be internally focused. Seek out your own idealistic, philosophical wisdom. Spend time exploring and contemplating on the philosophical values and beliefs of people who are very different from yourself and the culture you grew up in. Open yourself to understanding what seemed foreign to your thinking in the past.

This is a day to break through barriers of tight, inflexible thinking. Open your mind and allow light to flood your awareness.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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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