Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 24, 2018 through September 30, 2018

 

“For all its complexity, 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

 

ARIES FULL MOON – COURAGE AND DETERMINATION

Monday, September 24, 2018:

Monday is a relatively quiet day as the Moon finishes her time in passive, dreamy Pisces and enters assertive Aries at 7:04 PM EDT. The Moon is said to be VOC*between the time she makes her final major aspect in one sign until she enters the next sign.

On Monday, the Moon makes her final major aspect (a trine to Jupiter) while in Pisces at 1:26 AM EDT and enters Aries at 7:04 PM EDT. This means she is in rest mode for the entire day. Void, of course, does not mean ‘Of course, it is void’, it means that it is ‘Void of its course’.

During these times, which happen every few days and last from a few minutes to over 24 hours, it is good to rest and contemplate. Let projects or plans that you hope will bring future results time to ripen, do not take action.

At 10:53 PM EDT, the Moon reaches full illumination at the Full Aries Moon. The Full Moon represents a time of optimal light and full brilliance. This is a time to see clearly what you have developed in the past two weeks since the Virgo New Moon on September 9th. What symbolic seed did you plant at the New Moon? What do you see has grown over that time? Look to the house in your chart that holds Aries, what can your shift in this area of life to bring the best result forward? Celebrate what you know to be true and engage your courage and determination!

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 1:26 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 7:04 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

THE REALITY OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Tuesday, September 25, 2018:

With the Moon in Aries on Tuesday, you are inclined to courageous action on personal needs and are able to stand up for yourself. Be aware that you could come across as overly aggressive and inadvertently trigger others to act against you.

Assertiveness can feel to others like aggression. That does not mean to back down, only to be aware of how others experience your actions. Aries needs to take risks, after all, we don’t develop courage sitting on the couch. You may be inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring.

At 7:50 PM EDT, the Libra Sun forms a stressful square aspect to restrictive Saturn suggesting limitations on your core source of light and warmth. Do you feel that something or someone is holding you back, pushing against you in a way that restrains your full self-expression?

What can you learn from this sense of denial and restriction? The key is to look with levelheaded maturity at the reality of the situation. Something needs to be released, a solid structure in our culture is being challenged. Racism – Patriarchy – Misogyny. We really can not talk about astrology without facing the reality of the world we live in.

The current cycle of the Sun and Saturn began in December 2017. Something that began at that time was clearly illuminated in late June and now the process begins to be released as we prepare for a new cycle that will begin in the first few days of 2019.

 

FAN THE FLAMES OF COURAGE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018:

Wednesday brings another day with the Moon making no major aspects to any planets, shortly after a challenging square to Pluto at 6:29 AM EDT. We begin the day in deeply profound anger, courage, or both.

The Moon remains in forceful, combative Aries all day. Whatever occurs on Wednesday, it will have little or no outward impact but it may result in you becoming braver and more willing to stand up for yourself. That is important and may be enough. Do you feel a deep level of fierce determination and independent leadership growing within you? No action is warranted now but fan those flames and encourage that growth.

The Aries Moon is VOC* from 6:29 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 3:16 AM EDT on Thursday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

HOPE FOR THE BEST

Thursday, September 27, 2018:

When you wake up on Thursday, the Moon has entered Taurus. I wish I could tell you that the emotional environment of the day would be one of stability and comfort, however, the Moon immediately engages with defiant Uranus.

Uranus can bring anxiety or excitement, this is the energy of the Awakener or the Revolutionary. The energy of Uranus is quite different from what we may expect from the sensible Taurus Moon.

In the evening at 7:34 PM EDT, the Libra Sun forms an easy trine aspect to Mars and offering physical energy and the power of will. With Mars in humanitarian, innovative Aquarius, forming this easy flow to the diplomatic Libra Sun you can anticipate intense, yet productive conversations. This is a day of high-intensity and brings with it the potential of important steps being taken in a forward direction. We hope for the best.

The Aries Moon is VOC* until she enters Taurus at 3:16 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SOOTHE YOUR SENSES

Friday, September 28, 2018:

With the Moon in sensual, slow-moving Taurus throughout the day on Friday, allow your life to slow down, and be quiet and still. Connect fully and directly with your five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound.

Indulge each of those senses; cook and enjoy good food, get out in nature with your eyes wide open, smell the earth and the food cooking, have or give a massage or other physical pleasures, or listen to music that soothes you. Your senses need to be engaged as they seek to stabilize your heart.

There is no need to push yourself in the service of any accomplishment on Friday. Simply get outdoors in nature, rake the leaves, and walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth is constantly offering. Enjoy making love, going for a walk in nature, or cuddling with your partner rather than going out on a Friday evening. Soothe your soul.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 6:37 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:26 AM EDT on Saturday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

FUN WITH FRIENDS

Saturday, September 29, 2018:

Go ahead and stay in bed Saturday morning enjoying comfort and warmth until the Moon enters chatty Gemini at 9:26 AM EDT. The rest of the day is made for conversations and activity. As the Moon moves through Gemini, she encourages curiosity, the gathering of information, and active conversations.

This is a day to spend with folks you enjoy, people you can engage with, in light, friendly banter. Tell stories and listen to the stories that others tell, not the difficult stories we all have but the ones that are upbeat and bright. The Gemini Moon encourages buoyant, laid-back, friendly engagement.

On Saturday evening, a lovely Grand Trine is formed between the Moon, Mars, and the Sun; these are all in intellectual Air signs, elevating the conversation. Get together with friends in an environment where you can engage in lively conversations. Have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* until she enters Gemini at 9:26 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

BRINGING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

Sunday, September 30, 2018:

I have heard that the powers that be are considering reclassifying Pluto as a planet once again. With tiny powerful Pluto turning direct after being retrograde for five months, listen for more on that story in the coming weeks.

When Pluto is retrograde, deep internal transformations bubble beneath the surface, deep truths shift and tumble, even as they remain hidden. Pluto now turns direct, bringing a new ability and willingness to look directly into the deeper, hidden parts of ourselves. Whatever has been developing underground is now ready to be seen. It is time to bring forth what has been deeply private, internal work and now do the outer work that will solidify the changes into reality.

Over the coming days and weeks, you will be asked to be deeply and powerfully honest, to bring the darkness into the light. The Moon continues through Gemini allowing you to stay with the light banter and pleasures of the weekend even as these deep issues shift under the surface.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 11:37 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 2:01 PM EDT on Monday afternoon. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any 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.

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather September 17, 2018 through September 23, 2018

 

The most significant happening of the upcoming week is the third and final difficult square aspect between aggressive Mars and revolutionary Uranus.

This energy invokes images of intense hurricanes, typhoons, and gas explosions. Yikes, sound familiar?

When Mars and Uranus connect, the energies are unexpected, shocking, and over-the-top. You may experience this as extreme anxiety or excitement.

Pay attention to where you are experiencing your own version of a typhoon or hopefully some less destructive sudden change. Stay awake and aware. Pay careful attention to how you respond to the shifts that occur without warning.
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GOALS AND AMBITIONS

Monday, September 17, 2018:

With the Moon entering Capricorn at 7:08 AM EDT, and joining with Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) at 12:25 PM EDT, this is not a day to pursue trivial issues. Monday is a day to work hard on your personal goals and ambitions.

Take your work and what you want to accomplish seriously. Your life has consequences and you have important goals to set and things to successfully complete. Monday is not a day for daydreams or lack of focus.

If you have been drifting or wasting your abilities, now is the time to get clarity on what actions are necessary to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new path.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 7:08 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

HECTIC INTENSIFICATION

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:

Tuesday brings us to the peak of the challenging square between Mars and Uranus. Keep your eyes open and accept what arrives; do not fight against any change you encounter, no matter how sudden or unexpected.

Mars represents aggression, action, and the power of will. Uranus represents defiance, intensification, and revolution. Look in your own chart to the houses that hold Aquarius and Taurus. Those are the areas of life that will likely require acceptance as you deal with intense anxiety or possibly excitement.

The powerful arena of news, politics, and weather is certainly ripe for this dramatic energy. Watch as these issues continue to shift and change with unusual speed and intensity.

The Moon continues through authoritative, hard-working Capricorn. This will help you to maintain maturity and a focus on reality in the midst a potentially hectic day.

 

WELCOME OBJECTIVITY WEDNESDAY EVENING

Wednesday, September 19, 2018:

Here mid-week, the Moon remains in Capricorn until late evening. When the Moon is in Capricorn, it is important to exercise maturity, caution, and responsibility in all your interactions. Early in the day, the Moon forms a soothing trine to the Sun and Mercury (both in efficient, analytical Virgo).

At 7:52 PM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius and you can breathe a sigh of relief as your perspective moves toward objectivity.

Allow for wild, innovative thinking in the hours before sleep; seek insights, genius ideas, and a humanitarian perspective. Your emotions will not get in the way as you will be able to set them aside and view your life from a more detached viewpoint. You are more interested in the plight of humanity than in your own, sometimes bothersome, emotional state.

Wednesday may turn out to be the most productive day of the week. Stick with ongoing projects in the afternoon as you don’t want to start anything new with the Moon VOC after 1:10 PM EDT.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* from 1:10 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 7:52 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

LISTEN TO DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, September 20, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius all day on Thursday. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. It is easy to spend our lives with people who think, look, and vote just as we do. Seek to do it differently.

Take time to deeply listen and make an effort to understand others; this will help you clarify your own values and views. Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities. Widen your interest, look to a more expansive or humanitarian perspective. Love all.

Mercury joins with the Sun (9:51 PM EDT) bringing a great need to communicate. Include others in your awareness, do not get stuck in self-concern, and involved only with your own interests. Share your words with an open understanding and mind. Maintain a logical mind; seek clarity. Listen.

 

COOPERATION BUILDS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Friday, September 21, 2018:

The Moon remains in Aquarius on Friday offering you an objective view of your situation and the folks around you. This should be an easy day to allow your most unique expression to emerge.

You may feel a need for freedom from people or situations that in any way restrict your individuality. This will change moving forward as Mercury and the Sun move into Libra.

Enjoy where you are at now, as this is a day to spend with your most unusual friends or the folks in your social circle who stretch you intellectually. Your interests are less focused on yourself and your closest loved ones as you are more interested in what is happening collectively in the larger world. When the Moon is in Aquarius, it is easier to open your mind to new ways of viewing the world.

Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, consider what you can do, with the support of like-minded others, to help alleviate suffering in the world.

Mercury leaves perfectionistic Virgo and enters cooperative Libra at 11:39 PM EDT, and the Sun will follow the Moon into Libra on Saturday. Mercury represents our thinking and communications. We may notice that we are more interested in the coming weeks in cooperation and the creation of harmonious connections.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* from 1:14 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 8:27 AM EDT on Saturday. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SUN ENTERS LIBRA AT THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday’s Pisces Moon will help you go with the flow, allowing you to rest in the exploration of the softer, more sensitive side of yourself. Utilize Pisces’ watery spaciousness to move you with music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual contemplations; use your imagination and take the opportunity to dream.

Saturday, September 22nd marks the Autumnal Equinox (also called the September or Fall Equinox). This is the astronomical start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Sun enters Libra at 9:54 PM EDT, the moment of the Autumnal Equinox. At the Equinox, the Sun crosses the celestial equator. In the coming days, you will notice (in the Northern Hemisphere) a strong shift as the nights get longer and the days shorter.

Remember, that as the Sun enters each Cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), the seasons change.

Moving into the colder season we become more aware of the significance of partnerships, and the importance of creating cooperative, harmonious relationships. These considerations will occupy you a great deal over the coming weeks.

Reading recommendation: How to Be An Adult in Relationship by David Richo

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Pisces at 8:27 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

EFFORT – ACTION – REST

Sunday, September 23, 2018:

Mercury, now in Libra, encounters a challenging conversation with authoritative Saturn early on Sunday afternoon. There may be misunderstandings between you and a loved one. Don’t jump to conclusions; ask questions, listen and allow patience and understanding to grow. It may take time and effort but will be well worth it.

By evening, as a trine forms between Mercury and Mars, you are able to communicate effectively and take action on your new understanding. This is a day to embark on a planned action to resolve communication issues in your most significant relationships. You can move your partnership or friendship in a more positive direction with sincere willingness and effort.

The Moon continues through Pisces, a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, and deeply emotional energies. Sunday will be a good day for meditation, spending time on water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music. Enjoy rest and sweetness along with the relationship and communication work of this day.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 10, 2018 through September 16, 2018

 

My computer seemed perfectly healthy throughout Mercury retrograde! These were my first thoughts yesterday when my beautiful MacBook Pro simply stopped in her tracks, refusing to function. With no Earth planets in my chart and an absolute overabundance of Fire, I am not easy on my possessions and my computer, although it has been a powerful workhorse, has taken its share of hard knocks.

My dear friend Alora has let me use an old computer of hers, it is relatively non functional but I can access my emails and create this document! Thank you, Alora!

Most of this week’s blog was already written but I am unable to access it, so I am doing an extremely abbreviated post.

I expect I will be back to normal with a new Macbook Pro early next week. My dear friend Karen took care of my social media accounts last week while I was away and is continuing until I am back on track. Thank you Karen.

Remember this: friends are precious gifts in our lives. Today I honor those who support my work, specifically: Alora G, Karen M, Erin K, Laurie C, Jennie D, David Briz, Martina T, and Dave B.

Another thought: Always remember the importance of being satisfied with the reality of what is in our lives. Drop the hopes and fantasies, see reality fully it is here that we learn humility, to release control, and to see our vulnerabilities.

 

 

OPEN YOUR EYES TO INJUSTICE

Monday, September 10, 2018:

The practical Virgo New Moon was exact on Sunday at 2:02 PM EDT. Monday is the best day to do the New Moon Ritual (suggestion below).

At 11:20 AM EDT, the Moon enters Libra reminding us that the Sun will make this same transition from Virgo to Libra in less than two weeks’ time. In Virgo, there is so much to analyze, so many details to put in place. As Libra takes the baton, the Moon asks that we become satisfied to connect and make space for the input of another.  This is a day to compromise and make the world a better place through listening, making space for the opinions of others and creating more beauty in the world around you.

Mars enters Aquarius at 8:55 PM EDT. While in Aquarius (until mid-November), Mars uses its considerable determination to fight for freedom and humanitarian issues. We are unwilling to be silenced. Aquarius is the sign of revolution and freedom. This is a time to stand up for what you know is right, even if those around you have a different opinion. Societal problems and issues of injustice are not willing to be ignored at this time.

After it’s retrograde, Mars is now moving forward, it is time to take action. As the Moon grows from the New Moon phase, our eyes continue to open to our present reality.

 

 

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another 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, then light the second candle, and focus on drawing to you what you want to create, bring the two candles closer together.

Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Virgo New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of practicality, humility, and dedication. What project or idea are you ready to dedicate yourself to for the good of all?

The Virgo Moon is VOC* from 11:13 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 11:20 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

POWERFUL UNDERSTANDING

Tuesday, September 11, 2018:

Tuesday morning, the precise Virgo Sun forms a sweet sextile aspect to expansive Jupiter along with a lovely trine to transformative Pluto. This empowers clarity, as you are able to see the details required moving forward. Pay attention; listen to others. Keep your eyes and heart open as true understanding emerges.

The Moon continues through amicable, balanced Libra until Wednesday afternoon. This is good for brining harmony to your relationships and beauty to your environment. Spend time socializing with friends in opulent, lovely settings. Surround yourself with beauty, love, and friendship.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 6:58 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 2:15 PM EDT on Wednesday afternoon. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

MAKE A CLEAR DECISION – SOMETHING MUST CHANGE

Wednesday, September 12, 2018:

Over the past few days with the building of an opposition between Venus and Uranus, you may have noticed intense anxiety, excitement, or a bit of both in your relationships or finances. What has occurred that has been unexpected? Has your partner dropped a bombshell into your lap or has your most significant resource kicked the bucket (ah! The death knell of my computer!)?

Expect the unexpected and allow change to occur. This is at a peak here on Wednesday but has likely been poking at you for at least a few days. Now, the clarity of the change becomes clear. You cannot wait longer to take action, you have choices, stand strong and make one; the status quo is no longer available.

At 2:15 PM EDT, the Moon enters the dark waters of Scorpio. Look inward without avoidance. There is work to be done in the deepest layers of your psyche.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 6:58 PM EDT on Tuesday until she enters Scorpio at 2:15 PM EDT on Wednesday afternoon. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

POWERFUL CATHARTIC RELEASE

Thursday, September 13, 2018:

Any mental stress from earlier in the week may settle down on Thursday as Mercury opposes Neptune. This offers an opportunity push the pause button on your thoughts. Allow your mind to rest. The best option for mental rest is in meditation, allowing your mind to open into vast space.

Be aware of the trap of imagining that drugs or alcohol can bring the same results. Listen to music, read or write poetry, or watch old movies. Allow a respite from the harsh realities of mind.

The Moon continues through Scorpio on Thursday, suggesting that your deep emotions may take over as you mind rests. Feel your feelings to the fullest, even as your mind is in a state of repose. This can bring powerful cathartic release.

 

 

IMAGINATIVE MIND – DEEP EMOTIONS

Friday, September 14, 2018:

Friday is another powerfully emotional day with your heart working overtime even as your mind may be confused and a bit lost with Thursday’s opposition between Mercury and Neptune still in play. Allow yourself to dream and engage in your solid meditation practice.

The Moon continues in deeply passionate and sometimes brooding Scorpio until she enters Sagittarius at 8:44 PM EDT. Your dreams will be brighter on Friday night and you will wake up Saturday morning with a spring in your step that hasn’t been there in the past few days.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 4:54 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 8:44 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SPEAK AND LISTEN

Saturday, September 15, 2018:

The Moon in Sagittarius offers an optimistic, positive vibe on the weekend. This is a great weekend for a road trip or some other growth and learning experience. You are ready to open your mind to a new experience or a new study. This is an active, high-energy day.

To encourage more positivity for the weekend, think about any growth that occurred as you gave your mind time to go inward and rest during the early part of the week. Here at the end of the week, you will benefit from that work.

At 10:53 PM EDT, Mercury forms a flowing trine to powerful Pluto. What are you now ready to express? What can now be said? Your voice is strong. You are also able to hear clarity in the voice and expression of others. LISTEN.

 

 

EXPANSIVE THINKING

Sunday, September 16, 2018:

The power of your voice continues to be strong on Sunday. Be careful not to overdo it. Maybe you’ve already said what you needed to. Please consider this carefully before saying more on a topic that has already absorbed many words.

With Mercury now sextile Jupiter, it would be easy to go overboard and not know when to let the topic rest. Perhaps, it would be a good day to put all those additional words you want to say on paper… that way you can reevaluate the necessity of this ongoing communication once this overdoes of Jupiter to Mercury energy subsides.

The Moon continues through Sagittarius on Sunday bringing positive optimism to all your interactions. Expand your thinking and allow yourself to look forward to the edge of where growth lies for you.

You may feel there is no limit to how far you can go and how high you can soar. Watch the tendency to go overboard. If you have limitation on your financial resources, leave your credit cards at home.

Best, Laurie

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 3, 2018 through September 9, 2018

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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EXPRESS GRATITUDE FREELY

Monday, September 3, 2018:

Getting yourself into the groove of work may be easier than is often the case on a Monday morning. The week begins with the Moon in lighthearted, talkative Gemini Moon.

At 8:58 AM EDT, Mercury (ruler of Gemini) forms a positive sextile aspect to Venus, the planet that represents love, all that we find beautiful, and what we deeply value.  Begin the day with acknowledgment toward those whose support you in your life. Make a special call to a friend simply to express gratitude. You will be amazed at how your mood is buoyed and the whole week will develop a positive tone. Go inward, find and express gratitude to everyone you encounter. Yes, even the teenager bagging your groceries or the barista at your local coffee shop.

All forms of positive self-expression and communication is supported and will create ripple effects of self confidence into the rest of the week.

 

 

WARM LOVING SECURITY

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

The Moon enters sensitive, family oriented Cancer at 8:03 AM EDT and most of you are likely spending the day with coworkers rather than family or loved ones. If you have challenging relationships at your place of work, keep in mind that even the crankiest person there is someone’s child and loved one.

At 12:22 PM EDT, with an opposition from the Moon to Saturn, it is likely that someone will get their feelings hurt. This could be expressed in tears or anger. Be a soothing influence and understand that Moon transits pass very quickly if we don’t hold on to them.

This may be a good day to bring cookies or a good healthy salad to share with your coworkers. When the work day is done, get home and plan a loving domestic evening. Encourage your partner and children to help prepare a delicious meal. Eat together even if you rarely do so. The Cancer Moon seeks to create a warm and loving environment that feels secure, make space for that today.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 2:38 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 8:03 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

BRING YOUR MIND INTO FOCUS

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

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On Wednesday, the Moon continues through intuitive, inward Cancer, she is also waning with each passing day as she moves toward the New Moon at the end of the week. It is good to be gentle with others and with yourself as you are more touchy than usual as the Moon losses light.

At 10:38 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents your busy mind, thought processes, and communications finally follows the Sun into Virgo. The mind is ready to move beyond the heat of Leo and into the analytical world of Virgo.

You will notice that your ability to do detailed, meticulous, and efficient work is greatly increased. Your mind is now able to slow down and pay attention with humility and precision to what you choose to focus on. This is a good time to bring your attention to an intellectual project that you haven’t been able to focus on since before Mercury was retrograde last month.

Mercury will remain in Virgo until September 21st. Take advantage of this for all productive and analytical work.

 

 

 

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MOVING SLOWLY FORWARD WITH RELIEF

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

Thursday morning brings our attention to Saturn who has been retrograde since mid-April. Saturn is a great teacher, insisting that we take our responsibilities seriously and work on long term goals. Saturn brings attention to restrictions and the reality of the lives we have created.

What house in your chart holds Capricorn? The restriction and cynicism in that area of your life can now slowly begin to move forward. Now, you can once again begin the process of steady forward motion. You may feel that much of the hard work of the past 4 ½ months is about to pay off.  You may also feel an internal sigh of relief.

At 9:55 AM EDT, the Moon enters Leo, releasing us from the intense sensitivity of the past few days. You may find yourself wanting to take a creative risk, to allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your most sparkly, childlike side to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to simply relax into fun and play. If you have children in your life, get down on the floor or out in the yard and play like puppies.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* from 8:43 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:55 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

INNOVATION, DREAMS, & EXPRESSION

Friday, September 7, 2018:

Friday offers an unusual day to bring forth your most innovative plans and ideas.  Your thinking is solid and mature and yet you are able to engage ideas that on first glance may seem anything but practical or level-headed. A configuration called a Grand Trine in stable Earth signs is in play this week (peaking on Friday) between Mercury (thoughts), Saturn (stability), and Uranus (innovation).

Allow yourself to explore new ideas with the intention of bringing them into reality. You can expect to be surprised by the positive response you get when you are vulnerable with unique ideas and plans. Share your ideas and listen to what others are thinking. Prepare to be surprised.

However, with an opposition between the Sun and Neptune during the afternoon, things may not be as clear as you wish. Hold onto your excitement for now and spend some time in lazy daydreams. Allow space within the day for the Leo Moon to express playfulness and joy.

 

STRESS OR PASSION

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

You may wake on this Saturday morning thinking about a fun social day, but the day may have ideas of its own when the Moon leaves Leo behind to enter tidy, meticulous Virgo. Settle in and get comfortable with more practical activities. You may want to do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning instead.

If the interest in socializing persists, perhaps you could plan a lovely, perfectly presented dinner for friends. Be aware of the tendency to over analyze everything you do. You may have a hard time allowing ‘good-enough’ to be good enough. Don’t let perfectionism stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

Mid-afternoon, Venus forms a challenging square to Mars. This could reflect renewed passion in an intimate relationship. However, if your relationship is suffering in significant ways, it may suggest a time of powerful stress between the two of you. This will be in effect throughout the evening and possibly into Sunday morning. Given the option of stress or passion, I suggest you move the dial to PASSION.

The Leo Moon is VOC* from 9:31 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 10:29 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

PLANT A SEED; PLAN YOUR FUTURE

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Venus, the planet that represents our understanding of love and our deepest values, moves into the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio. This will likely transport your heart into buried intensity regarding love or finances. Because Venus will be turning retrograde in the coming months, she will remain in Scorpio until early January 2019 (with a brief dip back into Libra in November).

Sunday afternoon at 2:02 PM EDT brings us to the Virgo New Moon. This is a time to plant a seed of pure practicality. Even with a quickly passing opposition to Neptune, we are not sowing fantasies here. Currently, there are 7 planets in Earth signs (wow), with many of them involved with an Earth Grand trine creating a free unhinged flow of practical energies to create a solid future.

Keep your responsibilities in mind in all that you do. Consider how your need, actions, and conversations are creating the future that you hope for.

It is also significant to consider that along with so many planets in reliable predictable Earth Signs, all the personal & bridge planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) are moving in forward, direct motion.

Do what is practical and keeps you connected to the Earth and your deepest values. Make plans for the future. Your New Moon ritual will be best performed on Monday. It is good to give the Moon a chance to pull away from the exact conjunction, giving it space to breath.

 

 

The New Moon is on Sunday afternoon… do your ritual on Monday!

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another 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, then light the second candle, and focus on drawing to you what you want to create, bring the two candles closer together.

Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Virgo New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of practicality, humility, and dedication. What project or idea are you ready to dedicate yourself to for the good of all?

 

 

 

“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” 1980

 

 

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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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 27, 2018 through September 2, 2018

August ends and September begins with astrological patterns that suggest easier days ahead.

Mercury has been direct for a week now and is up to full speed. Mars turns direct on Monday. This leaves only Saturn and the outer planets retrograde. This is a vast improvement that we will all feel in our ability to live our lives with more positive ease.

I hope you all got a great deal accomplished while Mercury was retrograde. There is always much to catch up on in terms of projects left incomplete. Always remember that during Mercury retrograde you can accomplish a great deal by focusing on those things that have been left undone. With Mercury now in full swing, it is time to begin new projects and consider new directions.

Also, Mars has been retrograde since June 26th. This has been a powerful time to consider and

revisit how we have used our assertiveness, aggressiveness, and sexuality. What have you discovered about yourself and how do you intend to improve the use of your precious directive life force? Monday, he goes direct and we can look ahead to understanding the new directions to push into.


ASSERTIVENESS, AGGRESSION, SEXUALITY

Monday, August 27, 2018:

The week begins with a lovely, soft dreamy Pisces Moon harmonizing throughout the day with elusive Neptune, expansive Jupiter, and empowered Pluto. You may wake with images and ideas that are not necessarily practical or even possible. That is just as it should be. This is a day to seek sensitive inspiration, allow yourself to open your heart to the suffering of others in order to develop true empathy and compassion.

At 10:05 AM EDT, Mars stations Direct. This is great news. Mars has been retrograde since June 26th.  How have you experienced your ability to be assertive during this time? Have you explored your own use of aggressive energies and your sexuality? What have you learned that will support the growth of your healthy ability to assert yourself and your blossoming sexuality? It is time to take a step forward here. (If you are dealing with issues of sexuality please read Emily Nargosi’s Come As You Are)

These past few months have been powerful in considering and revisiting how you have used your assertiveness, aggression, and sexuality. What have you discovered about yourself and how do you intend to improve the use of your precious directive life force?

As Mars now goes direct, look ahead to how you want to grow your relationship to assertiveness and your own sexual body. Mars will not be retrograde again until September 2020.

 

 

DEBATE PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES

Tuesday, August 28, 2018:

On Tuesday, you will awake under the influence of a square aspect between Mercury and Jupiter. This suggests a day to use your voice or your intellect to work on legal, spiritual, or philosophical issues. This would be a great day to debate with intellectual equals about issues of significance or write a letter, report, or article.

At 12:36 PM EDT, the Moon enters impulsive Aries, bringing attention to your personal needs and desires. With the Moon in Aries, you may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. You may be impulsive and drawn to physical activities that require courage.

When the Moon is in Aries, it is time to take on a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, and prove something to yourself. This is not a day for empathy or romance but direct passionate exchange (again between equals) will be quite satisfying.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 9:55 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 12:36 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

YOUR OWN PRESSING NEEDS

Wednesday, August 29, 2018:

Wednesday comes with no major aspects at all, not even the Moon is talking directly with the other planets. This is unusual but only suggests a day without much activity. The general mood of each day is reflected by the sign and the transits of the Moon, without any transits we have only the Sign of the Moon to consider.

The Moon spends the day in assertive, action-oriented Aries making sure your focus is clearly on your own most pressing needs and desires. When the Moon is in Aries, we tend to see the world through the eyes of an infant who has no awareness of others. This is a day when we are likely to be quite selfish if we do not attempt to mitigate that tendency. Don’t take it personally when others behave selfishly as well.

It is a challenge to consider others right now. Do your best.

 

 

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TIME ALONE – TIME TOGETHER 

Thursday, August 30, 2018:

The Moon continues her travels through Aries on Thursday but now is chatting with the other planets.

At 6:57 AM EDT, with an opposition to Venus, you may find yourself working on issues of cooperation and adaptability with your partner over the breakfast table. This may not be easy but you both want it to go in the right direction. Give each other the benefit of the doubt, remind yourself that you are playing for the same team. However, it may be more challenging to remember this when the Moon forms a challenging square to Mars (the planet most closely aligned with Aries) at 7:04 PM EDT.

This does not bode well for friendly interpersonal relationship dynamics. I would recommend that you each agree to go your own way for a few hours on Thursday evening. Go for a run or engage in an activity that your friends and partner are not particularly fond of. When the Moon enters Taurus at 9:31 PM EDT reconnect for a loving massage or a night of sensual pleasures.

The Aries Moon is VOC* from 7:04 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:31 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

PLEASURES OF THE BODY

Friday, August 31, 2018:

The general mood of each day is reflected by the sign and the transits of the Moon.

With the Moon now in stable Taurus for the next few days, your heart settles down seeking comfort, beauty, and sensual delights. Taurus offers the perspective of the earth. This is a day to get yourself out in nature. Make it a point to allow your senses a wide berth of experience.

Indulge in beauty, a walk in the woods, a massage, good food, good sex, and beautiful surroundings. With the Moon in Taurus, even the best massage, sex, or food will not satisfy you if the surroundings are unappealing or shabby. Be sure to make the bed before heading to work and bring flowers home to put on your nightstand. These things will bring great pleasure and support love and comfort in your life. Enjoy beauty and the pleasures of the body.

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Saturday, September 1, 2018:

Saturday brings us another day with the Moon in stable, pleasure-seeking Taurus. Don’t expect too much of yourself or others, this may be a very lazy day. This is not a day to attempt to create excitement. You are unlikely to want to go on a road trip or head to the clubs for dancing. You are likely to be more interested in a home cooked meal, a massage, and cuddling on the couch. To make the evening special, add touches of beauty to your home; bring in flowers and chocolate.

With the Moon in slow-moving Taurus, you are able to experience life most fully through your senses. This is a day to slow down, be quiet and still. There is no need to push yourself in the service of any accomplishment.

Indulge your senses. Get outdoors in nature, weed your garden, and walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the earth is constantly offering.

 

 

LEARNING THROUGH STORIES

Sunday, September 2, 2018:

As soon as you wake up on Sunday morning, you know things have shifted. The Moon entered Gemini while you slept and your desire for beauty and sensual pleasures has receded.

Sunday brings with it the lighthearted, friendly energy of the talkative Gemini Moon to the table, allowing easy engagement with others.

The Gemini Moon encourages communication, curiosity, and the gathering of information. You may feel restless and need to get out of your familiar routines and more fully engage with others. This is a day to gather with friends to engage enthusiastically with others who are interested in sharing their realities and lives through stories. We learn and teach so much when we listen and tell stories. This is a great day to listen to the stories of others and tell our own.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 1:57 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 4:01 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino

 

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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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