Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 29, 2018 through November 4, 2018

 

 

Announcement: ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November. If you have met with me in the past you will continue at the current rate.  If you would like to join those grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns.

 

 

 

AN OPEN HEART IN HARD TIMES

Monday, October 29, 2018:

This morning the Moon is in Cancer. Cancer feels easily and deeply. How do we manage the emotions that fill and break our hearts as we read the news and assimilate the information of yet another unthinkable national tragedy?

It is hard to square the realities I see in the world with the Love I feel beating in my own heart and see in the hearts of those around me.

The message of today is to keep that tender heart of yours open fully even if it does not seem reasonable. Keep your boundaries, self-protection, and self-care strong; do not ever close your heart. Love even when it breaks you more. A broken heart enlarges and empowers deep compassion for others as we learn to see the tender broken hearts of those whose eyes we look into.

At 6:04 AM EDT Mercury joins with Jupiter. This begins a new cycle of bringing thought and awareness to beliefs. This is a time to place a stake in the ground regarding deeply held principles. Are you clear on what those principles really are? Get clarity and find the strength to hold true to your deepest held values and beliefs.

How to keep faith in the goodness of life: find kindness and profound LOVE in your own heart, nurture and cultivate it carefully, share it freely, and you will see it in others.

No matter how hard life seems to be, no matter what happens, we always have the choice to Love and to Help. I have deep gratitude to those I see offering Love every day without expectation of reward.

Vote Hard next week.

He had never liked October. Ever since he had first lay in the autumn leaves before his grandmother’s house many years ago and heard the wind and saw the empty trees. It had made him cry, without a reason. And a little of that sadness returned each year to him. It always went away with spring.” ~ Ray Bradbury

 

 

RETREAT INWARD FOR SOOTHING

Tuesday, October 30, 2018:

The Moon continues through sensitive Cancer on Tuesday. Don’t give yourself a hard time when you find yourself reaching for comfort food. This is a day to nurture yourself in whatever way soothes your most tender side. Seek the safety of family (biological or chosen) and intimate loved ones.

You may long to retreat from the active world and find comfort in your home. Perhaps you feel more nostalgic and domestic than usual. You may find yourself indulging in memories and thoughts of the past. Go ahead and enjoy that chocolate cake or whatever it is that soothes your soul.

At 10:42 PM EDT the Moon shakes off her robes of tender connection to enter dramatic expressive Leo.

The next few days will bring higher spirits and exuberance due to more than just the Leo Moon. Any anxiety you experience on Tuesday is reflected in Venus opposing Uranus in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Keep open to unusual epiphanies around Love or unexpected shifts in your understanding of financial realities.

Your meditation practice will support your ability to shift from anxiety to welcome excitement for change.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* very briefly between 10:31 PM EDT and 10:42 PM EDT when she enters Leo. 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.

 

 

WATCH FOR A LIGHT-BULB MOMENT

Wednesday, October 31, 2018:

Wednesday brings some interesting and rapidly shifting energies. You will wake to Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communications, now in Sagittarius following its time in the dark, quiet, hidden waters of Scorpio (since October 9th).

With Mercury in tactless Sagittarius until January 4th, thoughts and communication that have been hidden from view are likely to be put on display over the coming weeks. That thought may not be comforting but it is better to know what we are dealing with than to wonder what is below the surface. Pay attention, listen, hear, and speak from a larger perspective. Mercury will remain in Sagittarius for so long due to it’s retrograde from November 16th until December 6th.

At 4:44 AM EDT Venus (still retrograde and ruminating on love and money) opposes Uranus. You may suddenly see or experience something that deeply impacts your values. You may understand your particular relationship conundrums and financial situation differently due to a light-bulb moment that takes you by surprise. Keep your eyes, heart, and mind open to what you have not previously seen or understood.

 

 

NOTHING IS IMMOVABLE; ALLOW CHANGE

Thursday, November 1, 2018:

The general instability of Venus opposing Uranus will continue throughout November courtesy of Venus retrograde. Allow yourself to see things that challenge your deeply held principles and values. Issues of Love, money, beauty, and creativity may have surprises in store. You may come to a new understanding of what is truly of value going forward. Nothing is immovable, allow change.

The Moon is in playful fun-loving Leo but opposes Mars at 11:22 AM EDT. Your dramatic self-expression may trigger an aggressive response from others. Don’t let yourself be closed down; allow the opinion of others to slide off your shoulders. It will pass if you don’t counter attack.

Later in the afternoon take a creative risk, allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your sparkle to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to be seen and outwardly loved. The child inside wants to come out to play; engage in creative activities, find a spark of fun and tend to it.

 

 

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ATTENTION TO PLANS AND DETAILS

Friday, November 2, 2018:

When you awake on Friday you will find yourself in a very different emotional environment. The Moon is now in productive, meticulous Virgo. The entire weekend ahead is made for detail-oriented, practical works of service. With the Moon in tidy, meticulous Virgo, settle in for practical activities. You may want to spend Friday creating constructive plans for the upcoming weekend. Do the grocery shopping, laundry, or house cleaning Friday evening, giving yourself time for more service-oriented tasks over the weekend.

You will want to organize and analyze everything you do. Don’t allow perfectionism to stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

The Leo Moon is VOC* briefly while you sleep between 12:31 AM EDT and 1:48 AM EDT when she enters Virgo. 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.

 

 

KINDNESS AND SERVICE

Saturday, November 3, 2018:

Your expectations of yourself and others may be higher than usual on Saturday. As you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing, try to curb the tendency to be critical. Notice the edgy tone in your voice and replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. Plan to get involved in serving others; offer to help at a local food bank, homeless shelter, or bring winter coats to the homeless people in your town/city. It is getting cold out there and there are many folks in need of what you have plenty of. If you have children at home this is a perfect time to show them an example of service.

Clean out your closets and bring what you no longer need to Goodwill. This will satisfy the Virgo desire to clean and tidy the closets and help folks who are cold and have meager resources.

 

 

PRACTICAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

Sunday, November 4, 2018:

The Moon sets the tone for each day and changes sign every 2 ½ days. With the Moon still in detail-oriented Virgo, you continue chugging along doing useful chores and getting things done efficiently throughout the day. Practical preparations for the week ahead will go smoothly and lighten the load for the entire week ahead.

When the Moon is in Virgo we find ourselves dedicated, thoughtful, and aware of the potential in your self and others. You may also find yourself more critical and detail oriented as well. This is a good time to accomplish a project that requires critical attention to detail, effort, and efficiency. Watch the tendency to be overly judgmental of yourself and others. Meditate of the simplicity of human kindness.

 

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~ Brené Brown

 

 

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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.

Monday Morning, October 29, 2018:

 

Monday morning and I didn’t get the week’s post written! Has that ever happened in the years that I have written this blog? I don’t think so but I may be forgetting a week some years ago.

At the moment it is 3 AM, I can’t sleep without getting something out for you this morning. I will write the whole blog this afternoon or tomorrow morning at the latest.

Astrolore’s 2nd Annual Astrology Retreat was a grand success. We had a wonderful time learning and playing hard. I will post more pictures over the coming days.

For now, let’s look at today’s astrological weather.

 

 

AN OPEN HEART IN HARD TIMES

Monday, October 22, 2018:

This morning the Moon is in Cancer. Cancer feels easily and deeply. How do we manage the emotions that fill and break our hearts as we read the news and assimilate the information of yet another unthinkable national tragedy?

It is hard to square the realities I see in the world with the Love I feel beating in my own heart and see

in the hearts of those around me.

The message of today is to keep that tender heart of yours open fully even if it does not seem reasonable. Keep your boundaries, self-protection, and self-care strong; do not ever close your heart. Love even when it breaks you more. A broken heart enlarges and empowers deep compassion for others as we learn to see the tender broken hearts of those whose eyes we look into.

At 6:04 AM EDT Mercury joins with Jupiter. This begins a new cycle of bringing thought and awareness to beliefs. This is a time to place a stake in the ground regarding deeply held principles. Are you clear on what those principles really are? Get clarity and find the strength to hold true to your deepest held values and beliefs.

How to keep faith in the goodness of life: find kindness and profound LOVE in your own heart, nurture and cultivate it carefully, share it freely, and you will see it in others.

No matter how hard life seems to be, no matter what happens, we always have the choice to Love and to Help. I have deep gratitude to those I see offering Love every day without expectation of reward.

Vote Hard next week.

“He had never liked October. Ever since he had first lay in the autumn leaves before his grandmother’s house many years ago and heard the wind and saw the empty trees. It had made him cry, without a reason. And a little of that sadness returned each year to him. It always went away with spring.” ~ Ray Bradbury

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 1, 2018 through October 7, 2018

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HIDDEN ISSUES; BREAK FREE

Monday, October 1, 2018:

After the past five months of Pluto retrograde, we begin a new week with this tiny powerhouse of a planet moving forward. Some hidden issues (in the culture and possibly, our personal lives) begin to break out of the swamp it has been relegated to.

I call Pluto a planet regardless of its official astronomical classification. Astrologically, Pluto holds great intensity, depth, and deep power and empowerment. There is conversation in the astronomical world of possibly reclassifying Pluto as a planet once again. Keep an eye on that story in the coming weeks.

Watch for something to rise, newly transformed from the ashes of recent suffering. It is time to look into the dark areas of your deepest self and find the courage to be fully vulnerable with your honesty.

The Moon is in sensitive Cancer on Monday. When the Moon is in Cancer, you will reach for comfort food and the safety of family and intimate loved ones. You will want to retreat to the place you feel most at home. You may feel more nostalgic and domestic than usual. Your emotions are heightened and you may be consumed with memories and thoughts of the past. This may be a very moody day; go ahead and indulge in that chocolate cake or whatever soothes your soul.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* until she enters Cancer until 2:01 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.

 

STAND STRONG

Tuesday, October 2, 2018:

Your thoughts and words are heated and feelings easily hurt with Mercury square Pluto on Tuesday. Allow anger to translate into productive action on the issues that make you want to put your head under the pillow and cry.

Find the power in your voice and within your mind to begin to make a difference. Consider running for office, however big or small. We must make this world a safe place for our children.

You may also be called to engage your mind in deep psychological exploration or other transformative, intellectual study. Your thoughts need to go deeply into realms of the mind and heart that may often remain hidden.

The Moon remains in the tender, watery realm of Cancer making a combination of easy and rough aspects with other planets throughout the day. This is likely to be a very moody day with lots of unsettled emotions. Seek objectivity. Don’t let hurt feelings slow you down from what you need to do.

 

DEEP ROOTS FROM THE PAST

Wednesday, October 3, 2018:

Wednesday morning you may awake from over the top emotional dreams and begin the day feeling hypersensitive. When the Moon is in Cancer, issues of home and family are emphasized. You want to connect with your early roots and seek out family members who make you feel safe and cared for.

This is a day where you would prefer to withdraw from all outside obligations and spend time at home with your dearest loved ones. Call your mother or your sister if that is an option, allow vulnerability and empathy to expand. Reminisce about the past as you grow in understanding of where you are sustained through the deep roots of the past.

At 5:12 PM EDT, you are ready to shake off nostalgic sensitivity and seek creative activities and fun. You may be ready for socializing if you can find folks who are light-hearted and willing to engage in boisterous playfulness.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* from 4:33 SM EDT until she enters Leo at 5:12 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.

 

SEEK OR OFFER APPLAUSE

Thursday, October 4, 2018:

Have you noticed how issues of love, beauty, and finances have all taken on a heavy element and focus in recent days? As Venus has slowed in preparation to turn retrograde on Friday, issues of women, relationship, money, resources, fairness, balance, and beauty are highlighted for deep contemplation and learning.

We will continue to refer to this over the coming weeks. With Venus in Scorpio, we are asked to look at the deepest layers of love and the profound power dynamics in love and resources.

The Moon is in Leo all day suggesting a strong ability to show ourselves more directly that perhaps at other times. Leo brings the energy to be seen and recognized. This is not a time to hide your unique self. The Leo Moon encourages dramatic self-expression and playful creativity. You will want to be seen, appreciated, and expressly loved.

Take creative risks, allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your most sparkly side to shine through. If you are more of an introvert, this it is good to spend with children and to express your appreciation of others during Leo Moon. If you do not want to be on stage, applaud someone who does.

 

A DEEP DIVE INTO AWARENESS

Friday, October 5, 2018:

At 3:04 PM EDT at 10° Scorpio, Venus takes her first steps in Retrograde motion. Venus will remain retrograde until November 16th when she will turn Direct at 25° Libra.

Venus is the planet that refers to women, beauty, love, resources, and money. Venus relates to our most personal values and what we find beautiful and of deep, enduring value. When Venus is retrograde, it is important that we slow down regarding these issues. This is not the time for new love, new commitments, or thoughtless spending. It is important at this time to deeply contemplate your values and the direction those values move you in.

With Venus currently in Scorpio, it is necessary for your contemplation to be profoundly deep. Consider where you may have misused your values, love, money, and beauty. Where are you unaware of privilege in your life? How do you need to shift and change your values to better serve humanity?

Much has changed in the realm of Scorpio since Jupiter entered this profound, private sign last October when it brought us the #MeToo movement. Now, we see where the #MeToo movement has brought us and consider the direction forward. No action yet. We are growing strong in the hidden depths of emotional empowerment and contemplation.

For most of the day, the Moon is in Leo, suggesting that we are willing to be seen and to roar loudly.

However, at 7:19 PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo. You may notice yourself drawn toward practical activities in the evening before bed. You may want to analyze all the profound depth Venus is asking you to explore. Don’t start cleaning out the closets this evening, wait for the weekend. The Moon will remain in Virgo all weekend, giving you plenty of time for organization and house cleaning.

The Leo Moon is VOC* from 7:34 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 7:19 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.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT AND SATISFACTION

Saturday, October 6, 2018:

With the Moon in tidy, meticulous Virgo, you can settle in for a day of practical activities. You may want to work on organizational, research, or analytical projects.  Try not to get too caught up in super high expectations.

Don’t allow perfectionism to stop progress but do work on projects that require attention to detail. Perhaps, this is the day to get caught up on yard work, housecleaning, grocery shopping, and laundry. These are not glamorous activities but ones that can leave you feeling accomplished and satisfied at the end of the day.

As the Moon opposes Neptune at 7:05 PM EDT, this is a great night to take in a film or an extra glass of wine. Don’t get sloshed but do enjoy the letting your hair down in an easy, quiet manner. Time on the meditation cushion will do the same.

 

FLOWERS AT BEDTIME

Sunday, October 7, 2018:

You can expect a quiet day on Sunday with the Moon passing through service-oriented Virgo, making no aspects for most of the day. When the Moon is in Virgo, you can get caught up in analyzing and trying to fix what you see as less than ideal in yourself and others.

Your expectations may be higher than usual regarding yourself, your partner, your family, and anything else that you encounter on Sunday. Try to curb the tendency to be critical of yourself and others. Notice that unpleasant tone in your voice and seek to replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of practical service will relax your internal self-criticism. Consider what you can offer that will help others in need. Focus on being available, observing, respecting, and releasing judgment.

At 9:10 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra and you will be able to connect with a partner or loved one is a balanced way before bedtime. Create a bit of romance before beginning the upcoming week. Don’t neglect flowers on the bedside table.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* from 10:03 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 9:10 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.

 

“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 20, 2018 through August 26, 2018

 

Over the first few days of this week, Mercury will get up to speed and life will begin easing back to normal. This is also the final week of Mars retrograde and it will be a relief indeed when Mars turns direct next Monday morning.

Just as Thursday begins the Sun enters focused and perfectionistic Virgo. The shift of the Sun from Leo to Virgo is bittersweet indeed. While the Sun moves through Leo we tend to feel more generous and playful than usual. We want to spend the days on vacation or at least on a local beach.

Now as the Sun enters Virgo our minds turn fully in the direction sending the kids back to school, going back to school ourselves, and enjoying shorter cooler days.

This is the time to begin a new study or re-engage with one that still holds your interest even though it has been on hold for some weeks/ months.

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Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.”

~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag

 

IMAGINE & PLAN AN ADVENTURE

Monday, August 20, 2018:

Monday is a feel-good kind of day. With the Moon in Sagittarius, you probably feel generally optimistic about your life and future. The only aspect today is a trine from the joyful Sagittarius Moon to the playful Leo Sun. This occurs at 7:47 PM EDT. This should be a great evening for social interactions or simply for enjoying where ever you find yourself and with whoever you happen to be with. There are few complexities on Monday. Allow yourself to engage in simple and joyful gatherings. If you have thoughts about an upcoming trip, a party, or an imagined adventure, now (before 7:47 PM at which time the Moon becomes VOC) would be a great time to set up your plans. Set the date, book your Airbnb, confirm with your co-travelers. Thank goodness that Mercury is direct!

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* from 7:47 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn just after midnight. 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.

 

WORK DEEPLY

Tuesday, August 21, 2018:

You may wake early on Tuesday morning with unusual, innovative, and yet solid ideas about how to move forward with your work in the world. Once the day gets into full swing it is another quiet day, much like Monday except the feeling environment is very very different. Whereas Monday’s energies encouraged thoughts of travel and adventure, on Tuesday you’re more concerned with hard work, business, and accomplishment. With the Moon in Capricorn consider the effort required to reach your desired level of accomplishment in building your career or reputation. This is a day to work deeply, with purpose, alone.

 

DAYTIME WORK – EVENING PLAY

Wednesday, August 22, 2018:

Wednesday brings another day to focus on issues of work and business accomplishment as the Moon continues through hard-working Capricorn. This is a more complex day than Wednesday and you may encounter a few specific pitfalls. First, a challenging square from the Moon to Venus early in the morning leaves you feeling pulled between the need to get work done and the desire (Venus in Libra) to spend the day with your partner or in the pursuit of love or beauty. Spending the day with your lover may seem like a good idea in the morning but the Moon square Pluto at 2:46 PM EDT does not support that idea for the afternoon.

You are likely to encounter power struggles in some area. Do your best to not take the bait if someone seems to be instigating a reaction. Get out of the situation; go for a walk, by the time you return the issue most likely will have passed.

Enjoy a fun playful evening as the Sun leaves Leo to enter Virgo by the time you start the day on Thursday.

 

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SUN ENTERS VIRGO, BE OF SERVICE

Thursday, August 23, 2018:

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday night (eastern time) the Sun enters Virgo.

Since July 22nd the Sun has been in Leo, the Fixed Fire sign that is ruled by the all-powerful super bright hot Sun. Each year as the Sun moves through Leo most of us in the Northern Hemisphere focus on spending time at the beach, having fun, and enjoying the warmth of Summer. Leo season is a flamboyant, exuberant time of year and as much as we enjoy it, most folks are somewhat relieved when the Sun enters the orderly analytical sign of Virgo. Virgo is a mutable Earth sign ruled by Mercury, the planet that represents intellect and communications. Now it is time to go back to school, take up a new study, or refocus on projects that require meticulous attention, humility, and a lack of drama. The Sun will remain in Virgo until September 22nd. While the Sun is in Virgo we are inspired to diligently work to reach our potential. The house that holds Virgo in your chart will represent the area where you will focus effort to improve yourself. The purpose of this improvement is not for selfish gain but in order to be of service to others.

At 12:56 PM EDT the Moon leaves serious hard-working Capricorn behind to move into Aquarius. Consider how you can use your growing potential to be of service not only to others individually but to the greater collective. Aquarius has the ability to see outside any boxes we may be metaphorically stuck in. Open your mind to how your productive dedication can improve the world for all.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* from 10:19 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 12:56 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.

 

 

EXPRESS YOUR UNIQUE INTELLECT

Friday, August 24, 2018:

Friday brings a day with few complications as we adjust to the realities of the Sun in Virgo and the Aquarius Moon grows toward its Full phase in a few days time. As she (the Moon) grows our understanding expands. Friday is a day best suited for wild, innovative thinking and gathering with others of like mind. With the Moon in Aquarius, you will do well to seek insights and genius ideas in the company of others. Your emotions generally will not get in the way as you are able to set them aside and view your life from a more detached viewpoint. You may find yourself more interested in the plight of humanity than in your own possibly pesky emotional state. Aquarius suggests the need to march to the beat of a different drummer. Allow yourself to not only engage with others who are different from you but to express the parts of yourself that are most unique. Others will have more understanding of your quirks, and yet it will matter less to you if they do not. Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, consider what you can do to help the suffering of others in the world.

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

 

FOCUS ON WILD STABILITY

Saturday, August 25, 2018:

Throughout the day on Saturday, the Virgo Sun forms an Earth Grand Trine with Uranus (in Taurus) and Saturn (in Capricorn). A Grand Trine is a lovely configuration that creates a contained flow of energies. You may notice that you feel grounded and capable of what you put your attention on. What you focus on will likely be something highly unusual and yet ultimately quite practical. You will probably prefer to work alone as you experience a sense of self-containment, realizing that you will perform your best efforts on your own. Open your mind/ heart to new innovative ideas. You have the ability to bring deep practicality to wild unusual ideas, plans, and projects. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) in the very early degrees of any Earth Sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) this will offer you a particularly powerful flow of practical wild energies.

The Moon continues through Aquarius as it prepares for full illumination with the Pisces Full Moon on Sunday. The Aquarius Moon encourages you to break out of any routines or ruts that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (ALL DAY) from 12:39 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 1:32 AM EDT on Sunday 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.

 

PISCES FULL MOON – GO WITH THE FLOW

Sunday, August 26, 2018:

Sunday brings us to the Pisces Full Moon at 7:57 AM EDT. Think back to the New Moon Solar Eclipse of August 11th. Are you able to see how something significant has progressed over these two weeks? Do you see the significance of a seed you planted, an intention you committed to, or something that occurred at that time? If you can see the trajectory over these two weeks it will help you develop the path ahead.

The Pisces Moon will help you go with the flow and perhaps even let challenges bypass you altogether. The day may be easier altogether if you can utilize a sense of watery spaciousness. Delve into music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual concerns. Use your imagination and take the opportunity to dream.

At 3:20 PM EDT Venus forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto. Venus represents how we form relationships, what we most deeply value, our money, love, and resources. Pluto represents destruction and transformation. How are your most personal values pushing you in the direction of change? Is it possible for deep powerful change to be an easy process or does something have to be destroyed to make space for what is new and growing in you? Watch for power struggles, hidden issues, or deep disturbances in your most personal relationships. Perhaps this would be a good day to spend the afternoon alone working on serious goals for the future. What do you want your most intimate relationship to look like? How can you become the person who can embody the changes you want to see in your close relationships and finances? You can only change yourself. Grow/ transform yourself into the person you want to be to live the life you want to live.

 

“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.

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The Second Annual Astrology Retreat

 

Are you eager to develop practical astrology skills, immerse yourself in deep astrological understanding, and make powerful connections with like-minded folks?

 

 

Join us for an unforgettable experience of self-discovery and astrological understanding held in beautiful Northern Vermont during the magnificent autumn foliage. Devote a weekend to gaining practical astrological skills and connecting with others. This will be a weekend of learning, & absorbing astrological understanding for personal growth and increased understanding of your loved ones and/or clients.

 

Astrolore’s primary focus and intention are to make astrology practical and fun. The skills you learn in our time together will be immediately applicable to charts of interest and will expand your functional understanding of astrology. This will deepen your understanding of yourself /your own chart, and will be easily applied to the charts of your loved ones and/or clients.

Astrolore is committed to making sure you leave the weekend with inspiration, confidence, and newfound wisdom that you can implement with your loved ones and clients without delay!

 

This retreat will benefit folks at all levels of astrological understanding. If you are an intermediate or advanced student you will come away with increased practical skills and amazing new tools. If you are a very new beginning student, contact me (Laurie at astrolore@gmail.com) for a conversation before signing up.

 

SCHEDULE:

We recommend arriving at Burlington International Airport between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 25th. This will allow us time to get you to Underhill for the 4 PM check-in and to join us for the Opening Ceremony.

Thursday, October 25, 2018:

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Check In
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Astrology Icebreaker – Getting to know each other
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Opening Ceremony

Friday, October 26, 2018:

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Meditation & Yoga
  • 9:00 AM -10:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM-12:30PM: Learning, Teaching, and Understanding Astrology through Play as Laurie Cartwright Presents an amazing new tool: The Astrology Game
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch & free time
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Working with Transits as Planetary Cycles
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Discussion, Q & A

Saturday, October 27, 2018:

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Meditation & Yoga
  • 9:00 AM -10:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM-12:30 PM: The Moon: Signs, Aspects, Phases
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch & free time

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Sexuality; its Impact on Relationship, Self Worth, & Overall Life

Satisfaction – Helping ourselves and our Clients

  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Discussion; Q & A

Sunday, October 28, 2018:

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM: Closing Ceremony
  • 10:30 AM -11:AM: Departure (ride to the Burlington Airport available)

 

JOIN US!

Accommodations are limited so please sign up now!

  • Premium private room w/ private bath …………….. $500 (after Sept 20th $550)
  • Private room ………………………………………. $400 (after Sept 20th $450)
  • Shared room ………………………………………. $350 (after Sept 20th $400)
  • Dormitory style: (rustic w/ futons & air mattresses)… $250 (after Sept 20th $275)
  • Local (or staying nearby) come for the day …………. $100 one day/$175 both days

This price includes everything except transportation to Vermont:

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • 2 full days, 3 night stay in beautiful picturesque Underhill, Vermont
  • 3 vegetarian meals provided each day (those coming for the day with have lunch provided)
  • 6 hrs daily of astrology teaching, discussions, and Q & A sessions (by L. Farrington & J. Date)
  • Daily meditation & yoga with Jennie
  • The opportunity to create lifelong connections with inspiring students and teachers
  • Time for quiet and solitude in nature
  • Fun, relaxation & connection with awe inspiring folks!

Connect with our retreat coordinator Laurie Cartwright for more information. Laurie C attended last year’s retreat and is happy to answer any and all questions you may have!

Send payment directly to:
Laurie Farrington – Astrolore
PO Box 63
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

 

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