Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017

The week begins with the Sun entering Aries at 6:28! It is Spring time and it is time to start something new!

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Pea Blossoms by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

Pea Blossoms by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

 

SPRING EQUINOX – SUN ENTERS ARIES

Monday, March 20, 2017:

The week begins with the Sun entering Aries at 6:28 AM EDT. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the Spring Equinox! It is bringing with it longer days, a vision for the future, new ideas, and new plans.

The Spring Equinox alerts us to a time of new beginning with plenty of reason to celebrate! This is a moment of balance and equanimity as the earth’s axis is pointing neither away from nor toward the Sun.

The shift may not initially feel as energizing as you may expect. With the expansive Sagittarius Moon joining with overly serious Saturn at 6:38 AM EDT, followed by her movement into Capricorn at 11:31 AM EDT, there is seriousness and a conservative edge to the day.

At 11:59 AM EDT, the Capricorn Moon forms a challenging aspect to the Sun, newly in Aries. Consider that Capricorn is the sign of maturity, authority, and caution while Aries is the sign of youthfulness, impatience, and excitability. When these two signs challenge each other, something has to give.

This is the Third Quarter Square phase of the Moon; it is a time of release. What has been building since the New Moon on March 27? Take it easy today. Let go and prepare for warmer days. Spring will soon begin in earnest.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:38 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 11:31 AM EDT.

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

 

 

INSPIRATION SERVES PRACTICALITY

Tuesday, March 21, 2017:

Tuesday, as the emotional Moon continues through responsible Capricorn, you are reminded that even with Spring in the air you have plenty of work to do.

At 12:17 PM EDT, even your serious nature welcomes your imagination and ability to dream. With a positive sextile aspect between the Moon and Neptune, your dreams can produce real world and practical results.

At 6:20 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a challenging square to Mercury. You are serious about the ideas that have grasped your attention.

All in all, this is a simple day of hard work with a lovely bit of inspiration. Utilize that inspiration; it will serve practical reality.

 

 

Corner of the Marketplace by Edward John Poynter via Wiki Commons

Corner of the Marketplace by Edward John Poynter via Wiki Commons 

PRACTICE FLEXIBILITY

Wednesday, March 22, 2017:

Wednesday may start out a bit messy. The Aries Sun is ready to shine a little brighter without the restrictions of the Capricorn Moon. However, as the day begins, the serious Capricorn Moon forms a challenging square aspect to unsettling Uranus.

The Capricorn Moon seeks structure and demands responsibility, and yet, Uranus throws a monkey wrench into that idea as he seeks innovation and even revolution. This combination can create aggravation and upheaval throughout the morning. Work on your ability to be flexible; it may not come easily but will be well worth the effort.

The rest of the day with the Moon VOC* may just feel a little off kilter. Don’t attach yourself too much to accomplishments or forced engagements. At 10:29 PM EDT, the Moon will enter progressive Aquarius bringing a much greater sense of freedom and lightness to Thursday morning.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:20 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 10:29 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

DEEPEN YOUR THINKING

Thursday, March 23, 2017:

Thursday begins with a lovely sextile between the quirky Aquarius Moon and beautiful Venus. Enjoy the morning.

Some agitation may occur when the Moon squares aggressive Mars at 5:20 PM EDT. Use your body to release this tension, go for a walk, chop some wood, or engage your body with physical effort.

As the evening approaches, you will feel expressive Mercury beginning to form a challenging square aspect to powerful Pluto, which will be exact at 8:44 PM EDT. Be aware of verbal power dynamics. Continue to make a concerted effort toward internal and external flexibility. Watch your responses to communications that come your way. Take three slow breaths before responding.

Don’t take what is said personally and watch the words that come out of your mouth as well. It is easy to say things that will be taken in a way that you many not intend. Be aware of your words, emails, and all communications.

This would be an excellent evening for deep study or to work on a powerful speech or other significant writing project.

 

 

WHAT WILL BE REVEALED?

Friday, March 24, 2017:

If you were engaged in a significant conversation, an important study, or a writing project on Thursday, Friday will be the day to expand upon and illuminate those conversations and ideas. At 8:45AM EDT, Mercury opposes Jupiter expanding your creative intelligence, your faith and belief in your ideas.

With the Moon in objective, progressive Aquarius forming delightful aspects to expansive Jupiter, thoughtful Mercury, and quirky Uranus, you can expect this to be a highly innovative day for humanitarian efforts, expansive ideas, and bringing your voice to a public arena. This is the full illumination of a cycle that began on October 11, 2016! Watch what is happening in the current political administration.

Pay attention for big revelations in your own life and on the world and national stage.

 

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon by Edward John Poyneter via Wiki Commons

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon by Edward John Poyneter via Wiki Commons

 

ARTISTS AND LOVERS

Saturday March 25, 2017:

Saturday offers a day to engage in actively seeking love and passively accepting love. Both sides are offered. At 6:07 AM EDT, the Moon enters compassionate, dreamy Pisces enabling us to swim within deeply emotional waters. At 6:17 AM EDT, the Sun and Venus come together in the highly assertive and active sign of Aries. Emotionally, you may get lost in sensitivity and imagination while simultaneously you know you must take action to directly go after what you truly desire. Make direct contact with love or expressions of beauty.

Once you have made direct contact with the object of your desire, allow yourself to passively engage in deep compassion or dreamy mystical states.

Bring your attention to love and beauty. This is a day made for artists and lovers.

 

 

EXCITEMENT 

Sunday, March 26, 2017:

Sunday continues with some of the dreamy sensitivity from Saturday courtesy of the surreal Pisces Moon.

But, you probably won’t be thinking too much about all of that as there is intense excitement in the air that will require all of your attention! At 11:05 AM EDT, Mercury conjoins with Uranus beginning a one year cycle of mental stimulation. Pay attention to unusual, new, or exciting ideas that come to mind. Perhaps you will hear or read something that surprises, excites, or even shocks you. Unexpected information may be revealed that will begin a new process in your life.

If you experience any sort of sluggishness or depression on Sunday, stop and consider what is it that needs to be said that you are avoiding. Something wants to be revealed. Go ahead, say it! Yes, it may very well set you on a new path, but it is a path that must be taken.

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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 19, 2016 through December 25, 2016

You can anticipate a busy week ahead. Of course, you don’t need astrology to tell you that! If you celebrate any of the holidays surrounding this winter season, you will likely have a very long to-do list that you are working hard to manage.

Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Commons

Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Commons

Monday brings us to the beginning of another three-week Mercury retrograde. Get to work right away making a list of everything that has been left undone over the past few months. Over the next three weeks, you can get a lot accomplished if you stick to working from that list!

Mars changes sign on Monday moving from unique, eccentric Aquarius into mystical, sensitive Pisces. Remember, that Mars represents your ability to take action. Mars is not delighted to be in Pisces, although artists, poets, and mystics can move forward delightfully at this time.

On Wednesday, we come to the Winter Solstice, when the Sun leaves the fun of Sagittarius behind to enter the serious, cautious ground of Capricorn.

The Winter Solstice, which occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun, lasts only an instant in time (December 21, 2016 at 5:44 AM EST), and occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Sun’s daily maximum position in the sky is at the lowest point in the year at this time as well. The seasonal significance of the Winter Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. The light will return.

 

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4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

When Mercury turns retrograde, everywhere I turn someone will ask (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.

I am going to keep these instructions very simple!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!

I know that it is easier said than done, but please forget all the terrible things you have heard about Mercury retrograde! There are no astrological conditions that we need to block from ourselves in fear! We simply need to pay attention to the best use of certain times and Mercury retrograde is one of them.

I honestly LOVE Mercury’s retrograde cycle! I feel like I can finally catch up with all the things that have been left undone since the last retrograde cycle!

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!

  1. Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.

Start with a clean sheet of paper, quiet your mind, and think back over the past few months. On September 22, 2016, Mercury turned direct at 14° Virgo. Since then, he has zipped along through Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and into Capricorn at 15° where he is now turning retrograde.

Think about what you have been doing since late September. 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? The project that you tucked into a drawer because you couldn’t find the time to complete it? Moreover, we all have communications that have fallen through the cracks, unanswered emails, texts, and phone calls!

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

Once you have the list made up, it is easy to follow the perfect plan for approximately the next three weeks (Mercury turns direct once again on January 8, 2017).

Get to work, accomplish the things on this list; nothing more, nothing less. That 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 a gift of time to wrap up all those loose ends!

  1. 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.

If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during these periods!

Good Luck and Get to Work!

 

 

WORKING WITH MERCURY RETROGRADE

Monday, December 19, 2016:

In the wee hours of Monday morning, Mars, the planet that represents assertive action, enters Pisces, the most passive of the signs. Mars will remain in Pisces until January 27th.  During this time, your usual self-confidence and ability to take action may feel that it has been turned upside down. Rather than courageously pushing forward, you may find yourself slowing down, stepping back and attempting to ‘feel’ your way forward. Pay attention to your dreams and intuitions.

At 5:55 AM EST, Mercury stations retrograde at 15° Capricorn; between the softening of your assertiveness (Mars in Pisces) and the somewhat skewed logical thinking of Mercury retrograde, you may feel a bit lost as you adapt to this new territory. Mercury will remain retrograde until January 8th.

The Moon in Virgo supports practical considerations and encourages you to improve your circumstances by reaching for your potential.

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.
  3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

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

 

PARADOX AND COMPLEXITY

Tuesday, December 20, 2016:

On Tuesday, you will continue adjusting to the more passive nature of Mars in Pisces and the more inward mental work of Mercury retrograde. Both of these require considerable adjustment. Take time to absorb and understand the change and the challenge. Slow down your actions and your thinking.

At 8:56 PM EST, the Virgo Moon squares the Sagittarius Sun (Third Quarter Square) suggesting that your internal and external realities seem to be working against each other. On one hand, you may be feeling free and idealistic, and yet, somewhat critical and nitpicky. It is important that you allow contradictions and paradox to exist side-by-side without trying to change either side of the equation.

At 9:39 PM EST, the Moon enters Libra, settling your expectations as you seek equanimity, calm, and a diplomatic sense of your connection to others.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:56 PM EST until she enters Libra at 9:39 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN – SERIOUSNESS & INTEGRITY

The Innocent Swan by Elizabeth Sonrel via Wiki Commons

The Innocent Swan by Elizabeth Sonrel via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, December 21, 2016:

The Sun’s movement into Capricorn heralds the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. We encounter late dawn and early sunsets. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night.

Over the coming weeks, you will see the days get longer; celebrate the return of the light.

As the Sun moves into Capricorn, we enter the most serious time of the year. This is the time to focus on developing maturity and taking seriously our responsibilities and commitments. Capricorn insists that we seek accomplishment; it is important to spend time in solitude to explore and understand how closely you have aligned your life with your highest beliefs and integrity.

The upcoming month is not a time for frivolous activities; focus on accomplishment in order to create your most stable, satisfying future.

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WATCH FOR OVEREXTENDING YOURSELF

Thursday, December 22, 2016:

If you have shopping still to do for your holiday celebration, be practical in your spending. With Jupiter joining with the Libra Moon at 1:30 PM EST, you could easily spend more than you intend. The possibility of over extension could show up in your emotional expenditures as well. Watch for over extension in all areas.

This will be a great day for spending time with family or loved ones. Before the Moon goes VOC*, she forms an opposition to Uranus allowing us to make unusual, exciting, or unpredictable connections with others.

By evening, quiet connection with a partner or close friend, will feel satisfying. Remember, you’re still adjusting to the changes of the past few days (Mercury retrograde, Mars entering dreamy Pisces, and the Sun entering ambitious Capricorn). Rest together, with a partner or friend. Some hours of calm quiet rest may be more important than you realize.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:32 PM EST until she enters Scorpio on Friday morning at 9:32 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE

Friday, December 23, 2016:

The rest we required on Thursday evening will serve us well when the Moon enters emotionally penetrating Scorpio at 9:32 AM EST. Throughout the afternoon, this powerful Scorpio Moon engages in harmonious conversations with the Sun and Mars.

The intensity of your emotions can be used for practical purposes. You are powerfully driven to push forward as you approach your deepest desires.

This may be a simple day but the results of connections made may powerfully move your life forward.

There is no need to keep your deepest desires undercover. Allow others to support you and offer support to others, as you each engage in the transformation of your lives. A sense of mystery and intrigue show you are on the right path.

Monsigneur Love by Thomas Cooper Gotch via Wiki Commons

Monsigneur Love by Thomas Cooper Gotch via Wiki Commons

 

STABILIZE ECCENTRIC PROCLIVITIES

Saturday, December 24, 2016:

Saturday holds a very important transit that presents important keys to the coming months. At 7:20 PM EST, Saturn trine Uranus; this is the first of three ‘hits’ of this aspect. The second will be on May 19, 2017 and the third on November 11, 2017.

This transit brings the defiant, independent, and eccentric, revolutionary energy of Uranus and the stabilizing, responsible, conservative authority of Saturn into a harmonious conversation. Uranus questions the places where Saturn is stuck. Saturn shows Uranus how to bring responsibility and stabilization to revolutionary shocking realities.

Considering how these two energies may support each other in the midst of our current political catastrophe certainly gives us food for thought. Uranus upsets and revolutionizes; Saturn brings maturity and restriction. Keep in mind that this is a harmonious connection. Harmonious for whom, we must ask?  We have no idea what is happening behind the scenes politically; we do know there are powerful energies at work.

Within the context of your personal life, this may show up as you struggle to stabilize your more eccentric proclivities or work to break out of places where you are stuck. Much depends on where this occurs in your chart. If you have personal planets between 18 and 22 of Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), you are feeling a deep flow on these issues.

 

LOVE <3

Sunday, December 25, 2016:

It is a delight to find that on Sunday, which so many people are celebrating, provides us with an entire day of the Scorpio Moon VOC*. This enables us to easily relax into a holiday. There is nothing to be done. Enjoy wherever you find yourself. The Scorpio Moon encourages us to stay deeply connected to profound emotions.

Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and sensual pleasures is incredibly active on Sunday. First, she forms a lovely, flowing trine to philosophical Jupiter at 8:22 AM EST allowing your understanding of love and beauty to expand.

When she sextiles Uranus at 11:35 AM EST, she asks you to look outside of your conservative expectations to see unexpected or unusual opportunities that may be presented to create beauty or build on loving connections.

At 1:32 PM EST, she sextiles Saturn offering the possibility of mature stabilization of love. These delightful Venus aspects promise you a delightful day.

Unfortunately, of course, you may have personal transits that override all this pleasure and beauty. Even so, you will feel this; remain open to the enjoyment of it.

As you head into the evening, the Moon enters Sagittarius at 10:19 PM EST, you may want to stay up late enough to spend some time in the expansive emotional energy that comes forward at the time.

Absorb and extend outward to others, all the love that you can muster on Sunday.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:22 AM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 10:19 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, 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: May 23, 2016 through May 29, 2016

Nothing but the dailies this week!

Monna Rosa by Dante Gabriel Rossetti via Wiki Commons

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A GLIMPSE OF AUTHENTICITY

Monday, May 23, 2016:

I hope you took my advice to have a quiet evening and an early bedtime on Sunday night. It will make Monday work much better for you. There is not a lot of activity among the planets on Monday, but what there is may take us off guard.

In the past weeks, we have had an abundance of planets in the Earth signs. This has supported us in developing stability and consistency within our internal process. Venus and Mercury remain in Taurus even as the general movement flows toward the excitement and action of Fire and Air.

The freedom loving Sagittarius Moon forming a trine aspect to the intensity and defiance of Uranus (11:37 AM EDT) alerts us to the need to express our most unique individuality. If you are living far from the mark of your most authentic self, you will feel either terribly excited as you push in that direction or you may experience deep levels of anxiety as you struggle against the tide that pulls you there.

Being that this is a short-lived transit, nothing huge needs to come out of it. Pay attention to where it calls to you, even in its smallest voice. That voice will return with the same message repeated over time.

 

SPEAK OF PASSION

Tuesday, May 24, 2016:

Tuesday morning, we may wake feeling a return of the stability we had before the Full Moon last Saturday.

The Moon enters Capricorn in the wee hours of the morning. The anxiety we experienced on Monday seems like a dream as it has now moved on with only a minor trace left behind.

But, what we really need to talk about here is Venus. Venus is the planet of love, money, and all that we most deeply value. Venus provides what is necessary in order to create meaningful connection to another and to deepen our ability to experience authentic pleasure. Venus has been moving through Taurus (one of her favorite places to be) since April 29th. During this time, our inclinations for pleasure have been grounded and body focused.

On Tuesday, Venus enters Gemini, where she will remain until June 17th.

During her time in Gemini, Venus focuses on communication and intellect. She wants us to explore how our intellect and communications can draw pleasure, love, and resources more deeply into our lives.

Emotions may be running high and we are likely more aware than usual of what brings us meaningful pleasure. Passion is close at hand and can readily express itself through words and action. Awareness and expression is the key.

 

EASY VERBAL EXPRESSION

Банный день by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Банный день by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, May 25, 2016:

With both the Sun and Venus firmly in Gemini and the Moon waning on the other side of full, we would really like to have a moment to catch our breath. But, please don’t try and wait for it!

With the Moon in Capricorn, we are emotionally supported by our more serious and ambitious nature. We really want to ‘get stuff done’.

Long before you start the day, the Capricorn Moon forms an Earth Grand Trine with Jupiter (the planet of expansion and wisdom) and Mercury (the planet of communication and verbal expression). This offers a powerful opportunity to bring practical ideas to light. Watch how easily you are able to articulate what is on your mind early in the day.

If you have any writing to do this week, I recommend getting up very early on Wednesday morning to do that work. It will save you a ton of time later in the week.

If you are still writing at mid-morning, your communications will head into darker waters at the Moon conjuncts Pluto at 10:21 AM EDT. Do not shy away from topics of intense depth. However, in actual conversations with real people, exploring deep topics could be more problematic.

Remember, this is a transit of the Moon. It will not cause difficulties if you are able to simply be patient with your own mind and allow the energy to pass. You do not need to express everything that stimulates your mind. At 9:19 PM EDT, the Capricorn Moon squares Uranus challenging you to work with this challenge from a more humanitarian perspective.

Challenge yourself, your work ethic, and your integrity. Are you on a path that highly honors these principles? If not, you have work to do.

This evening is a good time to sit with yourself and get crystal clear on the true state of integrity in your work and in your life. No matter where you find yourself it is fine. No self-criticism necessary.

Simply take action to move in the direction of increased integrity and authenticity.

 

BRING DUALITY TO ONENESS

Thursday, May 26, 2016:

Jupiter squaring Saturn is exact at 8:27 AM EDT which is one of the major influences of the year 2016. This is a long-term transit, which first came into effect in August 2015. Consider that Jupiter wants to teach us to expand and grow in wisdom and understanding. Saturn, on the other hand, requires that we form boundaries; hold onto stability with self-discipline and structure.

When these two planets form a challenging aspect, we struggle to understand which way to go. Structures and long held beliefs may feel restrictive and no longer sustainable. Areas in your life that you always assumed would maintain an air of freedom and openness my need to be reeled in and controlled in some way. Where does your freedom feel curtailed? Where does your stability feel threatened by growing understanding?

Being pulled in these two directions can result in uncertainty and lack of clarity. How can we move forward when we are being asked to move in two directions that are at cross purposes to each other?

It is easy to see how this is reflected in the world culture and politics as well as in individual lives. In your personal life, learn to respect and love both sides of this dilemma. There really is no need to choose sides.  We each must learn to recognize and reject false dichotomy wherever we see it. Holding dichotomies is a practice well worth your time. Recognize that there are always options in the grey space between what seems clearly divided in two. There are always more options that what we initially see.

At 10:27 AM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius. This highly supports this conversation about dichotomies. Aquarius opens us to a bigger picture of what is possible and is not narrowed to situations of individual significance. Opening your mind to a humanitarian perspective will allow you to see this internal struggle as a necessary part of learning to move forward in a truly healthy way. Moving forward requires both the expansion of Jupiter and the structural hold of Saturn. We are now learning to hold both realities in our lives together.

 

DEEP INTEGRITY REQUIRED

Friday, May 27, 2016:

When Mars turned retrograde on April 17th, we talked about bringing our thoughts and attention to our most dynamic energies. During this phase (Mars will turn direct on June 29th), we are asked to bring deep integrity and high purpose to our power of will and our use of sexuality. Mars sometimes forgets what is important and can get caught up with aggression and selfishness simply in order to get his own way.  Where have you used your direct energy without integrity, hurting yourself and others with an unhealthy use of your strength or determination?

On Friday, Mars backs out of Sagittarius and returns to Scorpio. Whereas we have been considering these ideas since mid April, now we must go deep and get real about our own responsibility and need to develop more solid values to inform our integrity. Take a risk and probe deeply into your motivations and desires.

Remember, we can only make improvements to our circumstances and ourselves by first getting very clear on the reality of where we are now. While Mars is retrograde in Scorpio, allow deep vulnerability as you face yourself unflinchingly.

The Moon remains in Aquarius throughout the day, helping us to remain clearheaded and easygoing as we face that vulnerability.  It is all a part of the path forward and Aquarius can move forward with easy detachment.

Free Will by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons

Free Will by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons

A MIXED BAG

Saturday, May 28, 2016:

When you wake up on Saturday morning, it may seem like a good idea to plan a social evening. I would encourage you to think twice before you set that in motion. The morning begins under the very exciting energy of the Aquarius Moon sextile Uranus. Think outside the box and get a party together for breakfast! Go for an early morning hike with friends. The early part of the day may hold much delight.

However, at 4:19 PM EDT, the Moon squares Mars. When your feelings get hurt or anger arises seemingly out of nowhere, allow the feeling without the reaction. There is no need to ruin a perfectly fine Saturday evening. This is a Moon transit, thereby a quickly passing issue. Breathe deeply to manage your reaction and take time alone until it passes. Do not play the story attached to the initial anger or hurt over and over in your mind. Let it go.

At 5:05 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces allowing us to easily let go of the slight that had us so worked up just a few hours earlier. Suddenly, our priorities have changed and our harsh edges soften. Our compassion and empathy are heightened and we choose to avoid turmoil and stress.

Ultimately, you can enjoy a quiet evening with friends, make art, watch a movie, or meditate. You may be more sensitive and intuitive than usual. Your soul will respond beautifully to poetry, music, or film.

You may have an inner sense of the surreal; don’t grasp too tightly to the form that it takes. Allow your imagination room to expand into creativity.

 

RELEASE TO BEGIN ANEW

Sunday, May 29, 2016:

The Third Quarter Moon phase is exact in Pisces at 8:12 AM EDT. This brings the Moon to the closing phase of the lunar cycle even as she is in the last sign of the zodiac. The focus is on the process of release, bringing to an end, and closing.

Consider all that must be released in your life in order to move into the new phase of growth that you know is just ahead.

At 2:13 PM EDT, the Moon joins Neptune, offering assistance in the letting go process. However, when the Moon square Saturn at 4:00 PM EDT, our resistance to letting go shows its face. The opposition to Jupiter at 5:30 PM EDT confirms that the process requires not only more effort than we had hoped, but also an effort that can be deeply challenging.

As the Pisces Moon impacts Neptune, Saturn, and Jupiter, she is shining a light on the long-term T-square between the three of them. Here, we are encouraged to look under the surface and acknowledge the importance of challenging habitual patterns and moving beyond fear and intolerance.

Finally, as the day comes to an end, the Moon forms a sextile aspect to both Mercury and Pluto. This is a happy way to end the day – and the week. Anticipate the opportunity to more deeply understand how powerful your mind is and your ability to put that power into service for the highest good for yourself, your community, and the world.

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016

Let’s do our best to keep this week simple!

 

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Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

ನಿಸರ್ಗದೋಂದಿಗೆ_ಮಹಿಳೆ03 by Vishwakarma Acharya via Wiki Commons

ನಿಸರ್ಗದೋಂದಿಗೆ_ಮಹಿಳೆ03 by Vishwakarma Acharya via Wiki Commons

 

BALANCE EXPANSION & CONTEMPLATION

Monday, April 25, 2016:

Monday begins with the Moon in Sagittarius.  Sagittarius energies generally offer idealism, the desire for exploration, and general optimism toward our lives and circumstances.  Throughout the course of Monday, the Moon forms challenging aspects to Mars, Neptune, Jupiter, and Saturn, adding challenge to the simplicity that Sagittarius would prefer!

Take time for an early morning meditation on all the aspects of your life that bring you pleasure and joy.  Focus on that expanded view even as your awareness requires that you go to a serious state of introspection.  Even as you hold in your mind the most expansive vision of your life, you must respond to your circumstances with a practical pragmatic approach.

Allowing both the expansion (that comes through study, understanding, and play) and the serious contemplation (that comes through introspection and analysis) to find an internal balance point is the task for Monday.  In all your dealings with others on Monday, be the observer.  Can you see how that balance is working in their situation?  If they are heavily weighted on one side or the other, offer the counter point perspective.

 

 

SEEK INSPIRATION; ALLOW SURPRISES

Tuesday, April 26, 2016:

On Tuesday, it will be much easier to enjoy the expansive, fun side of the Sagittarius Moon.  As the day begins, Lady Luna forms a trine aspect to Uranus followed by another trine aspect to Venus later in the day.

This is a day when surprising situations and circumstances can arise regarding your financial situation or your love life.  With both Uranus and Venus in Aries and the Moon in Sagittarius, this is a very exciting and fiery combination.  The element of Fire (which consists of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) offers enthusiasm, vitality, and inspiration.

Keep your eyes and heart open and available for unexpected inspiration.  Open to a larger vision of where you want to be!  This is not a day to hold back out of misguided humility.  Open to the full view of what is possible.

It is true that Mars is retrograde and some things may have to be renegotiated later, but don’t let that stop you from a path that lights up your heart as it calls you forward.  It may not be permanent, but there is so much to learn along the way.

At 6:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn.  The next few days will carry a more serious tone.  On an emotional level, you may feel the need to take the practical realities of your situation more seriously than you have in recent days.

Before you go to bed, make a plan for what you will accomplish over the next few days.  Get to sleep early; you will be glad for the extra energy when you wake up on Wednesday morning.

 

EASE OF MOVEMENT

Metamorphosis by Paskua via Wiki Commons

Metamorphosis by Paskua via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, April 27, 2016:

Wednesday begins with a lovely trine aspect between the Capricorn Moon and the Taurus Sun.  This supports any and all efforts toward practical goals and real world progress.  Where ever you put your attention, in the form of practical effort, should move forward with surprising ease.

You may be distracted by an unrealistic dream in the late afternoon when the Moon is sextile Neptune.  If you can sneak in even a brief meditation, at approximately 4:57 PM EDT, it will support your more practical efforts as opposed to it being a distraction.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the Moon trine Jupiter.  Begin a significant conversation with loved ones or family members before heading to bed.  Where do you want to support each other in your (and their) personal growth?  What practical considerations can you provide that will make a significant difference in someone else reaching their full potential?  Give this some thought.

Because Mercury is about to turn retrograde tomorrow, this is the time to make a list of all the things you want to get caught-up-on during that three week period of time.  Think about any unfinished projects of a practical nature, those projects that need time and attention to finally remove them from your to-do-list.

Make a list of all that has been left undone.  Those are the things that you will focus on accomplishing over the coming weeks.  We will have more conversation about Mercury retrograde over the next few days.  For now, make the list, and commit to sticking to it.

This three-week period will not be the time to begin new projects!

 

HOW TO LOVE MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, April 28, 2016:

The early part of the day may bring you face-to-face with some deep insecurity as you are again reminded of the intense, revolutionary change that is occurring in so many areas of the world, including our culture, our communities, and on a profoundly personal level, within us.  Each layer reflects the other layers.

What you see shifting and changing internally, you will also see reflected in the circumstances of your community and the world.  The Capricorn Moon makes challenging aspects to both Pluto and Uranus before 12:00 PM EDT.

As you try to find the best way to manage these uncertain energies with all the thoughts they bring to mind, Mercury turns retrograde at 12:20 PM EDT.

Remember, there are 4 simple steps to working with Mercury retrograde:

  1. Don’t buy into the drama you hear about Mercury being retrograde!
  2. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since the last Mercury retrograde – this includes projects, errands, conversations, and even books you have not finished.
  3. For the next 3 weeks, check off the tasks on this list!  This is your focus!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start any new projects, new commitments, new jobs, or new relationships.

Following these steps is not only intended to help smooth out the process but is intended to help you absolutely LOVE Mercury retrograde.  It is such a powerful time to catch up with all that slipped through the cracks of your busy life!

People get so worried about Mercury retrograde; it really is only a problem if you don’t follow these steps.  This is a powerful time to catch up with your life!

Share this post!  Help others understand how best to work with the cycles of life.

Mercury’s retrograde is in Taurus, suggesting that we will be rethinking our most personal values and re-evaluating how we use our time, attention, and physical energy.

 

SEEK BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

Friday, April 29, 2016:

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon enters freedom-loving Aquarius.  With the Moon in Aquarius, we are able to envision the world from an objective and unpredictable vantage point.  This enables us to experiment with new ideas without having to worry about what others think of us or our ideas.

As the Moon moves through the early degrees of Aquarius, she forms a square to the Taurus Sun (exact at 10:29 PM EDT).  This is the Third Quarter Square in the Lunar Cycle.

Think about the Sun in stable, conservative, routine loving Taurus and the Moon in progressive, inventive, unconventional Aquarius.  It is easy to feel the tension and stress created between these energies.

You can see this reflected in the world as the pull between the conservative and the innovative.  Look at how it is currently reflected within yourself, amongst your friends, and certainly, in the US political process!

Take time to review anything that you initiated around the New Moon on April 7th. Consider what needs to be completed or released in preparation for the new lunar cycle that will begin on May 6th at 16° Taurus.

At 7:35 PM EDT, Venus joins the Sun and Mercury in Taurus.  Your most pressing values and your desire for love find stability following the recent intensity and excitement when Venus (while in hot-headed Aries) joined with Uranus last week.  If there has been great intensity, excitement, and anxiety regarding a significant relationship, now you will find it slowing down to seek stability or it will settle into a space of boredom.

Observe your attitudes and behavior toward love and money over the coming days.  It is up to each of us how we use this energy.  Venus in Taurus can be lazy and may want nothing more than to sit on the couch holding hands and watching TV.  A better use for the Venus in Taurus energy would be to get out the massage table and increase sensuality and body pleasure.  Give a massage; get a massage.  Plant a garden; create beauty.  Notice beauty in everything.  Develop reverence toward your life.

 

Летний день в Самаре, 2005 by 3ypoarah via Wiki Commons

Летний день в Самаре, 2005 by 3ypoarah via Wiki Commons

SUPPORT SOCIAL INNOVATION

Saturday, April 30, 2016:

When we awake on Saturday, we face a day of open-minded detachment because of the lovely Aquarius Moon.  Make it a point to spend time engaging in conversations, in the company of like-minded others, about humanitarian issues in spite of all the things that seem more important on your ‘to-do list’.  Expect the ability to exercise freedom and detachment from the emotional demands or poor boundaries of others.

Regarding that group of ‘like-minded others’, the empowerment you receive through your connection will be stronger if you don’t know each other on a personal level.  Find a group that is discussing some political or social issue you feel passionate about.  Let your spouse and best friends find something else to do.

This is a day to develop revolutionary (or at least unusual) ideas with others, for others.  You can assist in opening the group-mind to innovative solutions for those who need us to shine a light in the direction of real cultural progress.

Continue into the evening engaged in a social event with purpose.  Bring your friends together and guide the conversation to humanitarian, revolutionary, or scientific topics.  Human progress and innovation is essential now.

 

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Sunday, May 1, 2016:

At 7:00 AM EDT, the Taurus Sun forms a sextile to Neptune in Pisces.  You may be tempted to sleep late as the dream state feels like just the place to be during this transit

Think back to February 28th or thereabouts.  Did you enter or engage a significant dream, fantasy, or illusion at that time?  Perhaps, you began a spiritual practice, an escape plan, or you lacked the ability to pull yourself out of a deep bewilderment, self-delusion, or suffering.

With respect to how far you have come regarding whatever began at that time, examine how you want this situation or process to unfold.  There is no action that needs to be taken at this time, but action will be necessary in early June

At 9:34 AM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces and we are even less likely to want to move forward to an active or accomplishment-focused day.  You may feel very spiritually or psychically open.  Use this energy for spiritual or creative pursuits.  If nothing else seems to feel ‘right’, allow music to provide your spirit to open your ability to access deep spiritual awakening or insights.

Offer compassion, love, and beautiful to everyone you encounter, many may be in deep confusion.  Your compassion can be just what they need to reach a more grounded workable state.

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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: January 25, 2016 through January 31, 2016

Crevasses on the Glacier du Geant, Mont Blanc Massif by Bloemaert via Wiki Commons

Crevasses on the Glacier du Geant, Mont Blanc Massif by Bloemaert via Wiki Commons

 

Contemplation for the week:

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life–happiness, freedom, and peace of mind–are always attained by giving them to someone else.”

~Peyton Conway March

 

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Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 
MERCURY DIRECT! PREPARE TO MOVE FORWARD

Monday, January 25, 2016:

Once we get through the bulk of Monday, Mercury turns direct at 4:50 PM EST at nearly 15° Capricorn. For several days before and after Mercury turns retrograde or direct, there is a time when it simply seems to stand still. This brings an immense focus to the area of the chart that holds 15° Capricorn. Your thinking or your communications may feel stuck in the area of your life that is represented by the house placement involved.

The Moon is inactive (VOC*) in Leo until 10:46 PM EST when she enters Virgo. I expect Monday to feel like we are anxiously waiting for something to shift. Don’t make any big decisions or start any new projects on Monday. Rest and prepare your heart and mind to move forward over the coming days.

 
DREAMING THE PRACTICAL

Tuesday, January 26, 2016:

The Moon is in Virgo on Tuesday. We tend to gravitate toward practical activities, organization, and detail work while the Moon is in Virgo. However, on Tuesday the Virgo Moon is in a particularly soft and dreamy space, and not nearly as practical as you would expect.

Consider the organization and clarity necessary to develop your dreams. Make specific plans to reach your deepest emotional satisfaction through the development of dreams and beauty. Help others to find their way out of confusion. It may be easier to see their path than your own.

Now that Mercury has turned direct, you will also want to pay attention to health issues. Is there a change that you need to make in your self-care routines? Begin to examine what you want to change. Implement those changes at the next New Moon (February 8th).

You have the ability on Tuesday to ask for exactly what you want directly and honestly. This is a significant day to really get clear about what you want to create in your life.  Attend to the dream of value and beauty in your own heart; create a plan to bring that dream into fruition.

 

Chassidim1 by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Chassidim1 by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

MANAGING DETAILS; IMPROVING SKILLS

Wednesday, January 27, 2016:

On Wednesday, we are able to set any dreams aside in order to engage in the practical organization that is required to move forward.

Wednesday’s Virgo Moon forms aspects to Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, and Jupiter.  Remember, that Virgo is the worker of the zodiac and there is a lot of support in her efforts now. Never underestimate the importance of managing details while the Moon is in Virgo. We all know that any project will deteriorate rapidly without proper attention being given to the small moving parts.

Consider your greatest skills and talents. Where will the development of these skills allow you to support and be of service to your friends, neighbors, community, and the world?

The service we are speaking of here is a service of humility; there is no space for ego’s arrogant stance. What additional skills must you develop in order to increase your ability to help others? How will your most natural skills come to the service of others? These are all good contemplations for Wednesday.

 
SEEK DIPLOMACY; EXPRESS KINDNESS

Thursday, January 28, 2016:

You may wake up feeling a little blah on Thursday; there just doesn’t seem to be the energy necessary to get moving. Expect a slow start on the day. This sense of lethargy will pass as soon as the Moon enters Libra at 10:00 AM EST.

Thursday is likely to be a day of ‘people pleasing’. You may notice that you are concerned with creating balance, pleasure, and harmony between yourself and others. This is a good day for interpersonal negotiations or diplomacy. You may be surprised at the level with which you seem to understand others. Go out of your way to express kindness.

This could be an excellent time for socializing and getting back in the good graces of others whom you have possibly alienated over the past weeks or months. If apologies are in order, make sure they come from a place of deep authenticity, humility and sincerity.

It may be a challenge to make decisions on Thursday, or to make-up your mind about anything that requires a distinct choice. Simply release your concerns about those particular decisions and choices. They can wait.

 
BE AWARE OF VOLATILITY

Friday, January 29, 2016:

Enjoy the early part of the day on Friday. The more challenging side of the Libra Moon develops as the evening approaches.

The square aspect formed between Uranus and Pluto that has been a constant conversation in astrological circles since 2012, is echoing through our lives once again. Friday’s Libra Moon activates that energy (the energy of transformation, destruction, rebellion, and revolution) as she squares Pluto and opposes Uranus. Mercury is echoing this situation also as he lines up with Pluto in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We will talk about that more on Saturday.

This could be a volatile evening; keep that in mind when making plans.

Where are you holding tightly to resistance? What do you know needs to change in your life that you are still resisting? What about the transformation you have already been through over the past few years is not yet complete? Contemplate that question now. Pay close attention to any new places where deep thinking emerges. Follow your curiosity; your mind is seeking new levels of depth in previously unexplored territory.

 

Abstract 1312 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

Abstract 1312 by Jordi Feliu via Wiki Commons

 

MAKE SPACE FOR NEW THOUGHTS

Saturday, January 30, 2016:

You may feel a bit restless with the Libra Moon making no aspects (VOC*) all day, along with the more significant aspects of the day! The Moon will not enter Scorpio until 10:51 PM EST.

Mercury made contact with Pluto in mid-December 2015, again on January 22 while retrograde, and will make her final conjunction on Saturday. Our collective thinking is drilling deeply into intense social issues. Think: the environment, racism, guns! Our collective (and individual) thinking must be transformed. Consider all of the conversations in the culture that are changing the thinking of the masses. Listen to the political discourse!

On a personal level, what do you continue to do habitually, that you know is not healthy for you? This is an opportunity to go deep and destroy the core that is beneath the habit, making space for newly empowered thinking.

Another significant aspect of Saturday is a sextile between Venus and Neptune. You can expect your imagination to be dreamy and poetic, your values to be deeply stimulated by beauty or romance. There’s a touch of magic to your relationships even in the midst of the mental intensity of the day.

The best way to manage this day is with patience and kindness to self and others.
Seek inspiration, sensitivity, and whimsy. Read poetry, meditate, and dance.

 
FEEL THE CHANGES

Sunday, January 31, 2016:

On Sunday, we engage with the intensity that the Scorpio Moon is well known for. All emotions are deeply felt while the Moon is in Scorpio, be it passion, sorrow, elation, or desire. We are very motivated by the need to understand what is below the surface in any situation. We are not interested in frivolous conversations or connections.

The Third Quarter Moon is exact at 10:28 PM EST, encouraging us to begin the process of releasing what we began at the New Moon on January 9th. T

Now the Sun (Aquarius) and the Moon (Scorpio) are in square aspect to each other. The square aspect itself creates a level of anxiety or stress. The Sun which represents ‘core energy’ and the Moon that represents ‘emotional need’ come to a point where they are at cross-purposes to each other. Think about the Aquarius Sun and its expansion into new realms; compare that to the Scorpio Moon and its need to be private and even secretive. It is easy to see that they are on different paths and must learn to negotiate. It is within this negotiation that they begin to let go and release what is in a natural cycle of decay.

At 10:41 PM EST, Mercury squares Uranus, once again echoing the issue we talked about on Saturday of empowering and transforming our minds. The connection with Uranus tells the story of the necessity of an unpredictable revolutionary direction of our minds. This speaks to thinking outside the culture. It is moving us toward finding the true, authentic voice that has been so obscured in our world and in our culture.

 

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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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