Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 13, 2018 through August 19, 2018

“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.

 

This will be a very different week from last week and we can expect more ease and simplicity in our personal lives and interactions.

  • We are on the other side of the eclipses. Sigh. Smile.
  • The VOC* Moon periods are very short following last week when we had three full days of that challenging, uncomfortable energy.
  • We have moved away from the stressful, difficult challenge of Mars square Uranus (yet, this will return for a final pass in mid-September).
  • Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury will turn direct! Sigh. Smile.

All in all, this is a quiet week with the Moon starting in Virgo, moving through Libra and Scorpio, and ending the week in Sagittarius. Communications regain clarity and we can begin some of those projects that have been left languishing.

“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”
~ Noel Tyl

 

 

BE AVAILABLE, OBSERVE, RESPECT, RELEASE JUDGEMENT

Monday, August 13, 2018:

You can expect a quiet day on Monday with the Moon quietly passing through service-oriented Virgo. When the Moon is in Virgo, we watch ourselves and each other a bit more closely as we analyze and try to fix what seems to be outside of the exacting standards we may desire.

Your expectations may be higher than usual as you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing. Try to curb the tendency to be critical of yourself, your loved ones, and strangers. Notice the critical tone in your voice and seek to replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. How can you be of service? What is it that you can offer on Monday that will help others? Focus on being available, observing, respecting, and releasing judgment.

 

 

BRING BEAUTY INTO THE WORLD

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Tuesday, the Moon has entered diplomatic, relationship-oriented Libra. The day may not start as easily as you would like as the Moon squares up with Saturn before breakfast. You or your partner may wake cranky and disgruntled. Let it slide off your back as it will pass easily as long as you don’t engage the issue.

The afternoon and evening should more easily offer the gifts of Libra; the desire to please, engage in social niceties and create beauty. Commit yourself to achieve balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

Find ways to offer kindness and bring beauty into the world.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* briefly from 12:10 PM until she enters Libra At 12:59 PM EDT. Remember, 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.

 

“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” ~Dane Rudhyar

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY, ROMANCE, LOVE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018:

Wednesday will likely be similar to Tuesday, as the morning brings challenges and difficulty that the afternoon releases. The trick is to be careful how you manage the morning.

At 9:52 AM EDT, the Libra Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto. Do your best to manage this potentially deep discomfort on your own. Don’t allow yourself to get pulled into tough interactions or arguments with others, especially an intimate partner. Don’t pull them into those difficulties either.

The good thing is that this is a simple Moon transit and will not last long. Spend a few hours alone, don’t say anything that doesn’t pass the test of: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

The afternoon and evening should provide much ease and simplicity. Enjoy social gatherings, romantic connections, or spend time creating beauty and art.

 

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DEEP PASSION AND DETERMINATION

Thursday, August 16, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon has entered the intensely deep waters of Scorpio. Once again, the challenging part of the day comes early and is eased by the afternoon.

At 9:27 AM EDT, the Moon opposes Uranus. You may receive unexpected or unwelcome news, whatever it is, don’t let it throw you off kilter. By the time things shake out, it won’t be as much of a problem as you may initially expect.

With the Moon passing through Scorpio, you are naturally inclined to examine the deeper (even the darker) side of life and love. We are able to understand that in order to grow we must allow parts of ourselves to transform through destruction and regeneration. Open your heart to deep passion, determination, and powerful transformative change.

The Libra Moon is VOC* briefly from 3:56 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 4:55 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

THE POWER TO TRANSFORM

Friday, August 17, 2018:

Friday brings us another day with the Moon in the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are stable, have a concentration of focus, and can be quite stubborn. Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are deeply sensitive and emotional. Scorpio is very deep and focuses its powerful attention on the hidden emotions that many folks prefer to avoid. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we are able to feel more deeply and are able to observe our hidden emotional motivations with great clarity.

It may be easy to be suspicious of the motivations of others but it is best to focus this energy on yourself. Get to the bottom of something you would generally rather not explore. Under this Moon, you can look deep enough to transform an issue that has dogged you for years. Digging deeply and facing profound and difficult hidden truths has the power to transform.

 

AN EVENING FOR FUN

Saturday, August 18, 2018:

Very early Saturday morning brings us to the First Quarter Moon. Think back to last week’s New Moon. What was the seed you planted at that time? What did you want to grow out of the powerful energies of that Solar Eclipse? It is important to go back to that consideration and take a practical concrete step forward to bring that seed to reality.

Mercury forms a lovely sextile aspect to Venus on Saturday providing a great opportunity to have a significant conversation with a partner or loved one that will support your relationship deeply.

Jupiter is also lining up for a flowing trine to Neptune that we will feel over the next few days. This is a sweet, feel-good vibe.

At 12:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius bringing us to a lighter emotional state. This is an evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, kick up your heels. Go on a road trip, dancing, play, have fun!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* briefly from 11:06 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 12:45 PM EDT. Remember, 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.

 

MERCURY STEPS FORWARD

Sunday, August 19, 2018:

I always love writing the post on the day Mercury turns direct. I know that everyone is waiting and is happy to greet this day. So, here it is! Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury stationed direct. It will be a few days yet before it is up to speed but this is the day of the shift.

Were you able to use the time to catch up on projects and communications? Take time now to develop a list of projects and communications you want to get started between now and the next Mercury retrograde (November 16, 2018).

The other lovely thing that the cosmos offers us on Sunday is a flowing trine aspect between Jupiter and Neptune. This is a romantic and utterly sweet contact. You are apt to have your rose-colored glasses firmly affixed. Love seems soft and dreamy. Enjoy this sweetness. Go with it and share love and beauty, softness and dreams!

“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

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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 6, 2018 through August 12, 2018

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~ Noel Tyl

 

Hi, Folks!
Please keep this in mind, when the Moon is VOC this week, she isn’t fooling around! Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, she remains VOC ALL DAY LONG!! Along with Mercury & Mars Retrograde, these are days to keep a low profile and not seek accomplishment. This would be a great week to be on vacation or otherwise resting!

 

Bust of a Young Woman, Summer by Karoly Brocky via WikiMedia

LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARDS AT HOME

Monday, August 6, 2018:

Get your day started early on Monday because we soon have three full days of no Moon activity at all! The Moon is VOC* all day long on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Your best bet will be to take advantage of the days when the Moon will support activity and accomplishment! Monday brings the lighthearted, friendly energy of the talkative Gemini Moon to the table, allowing easy engagement with others.

Monday evening, Venus happily leaves stuffy Virgo behind to enter agreeable Venus ruled Libra. Venus represents love and beauty and, while in Virgo, she may have been overly critical and a bit prickly. In Libra, she has an easier time relaxing into the moment and finding beauty and value in cooperation and diplomacy. You may notice yourself and others more interested in compromise, diplomacy, and romance.

With the Sun forming a challenging square to Jupiter, you may feel a pull towards overindulgence. This may be a good day to leave your credit cards at home and pay careful attention to any promises you make. Don’t give away the store.

 

 

FRUSTRATION AND EPIPHANIES

Tuesday, August 7, 2018:

The generally talkative Gemini Moon makes no aspects today suggesting some frustration as all that you want to say may fall on deaf ears.

As Uranus turns retrograde, it focuses its attention bringing further frustration and impatience to the areas of life that don’t seem to be moving forward as quickly as you would like. A sense of limits and restrictions bubble under the surface. Practice mindfulness, patience, and allow epiphanies to surface. You may be surprised by an unexpected occurrence or communication.

At 8:32 PM EDT, Venus in Libra forms a lovely trine to Mars in Aquarius. This opens communication, ideas, and the movement of energies between folks. Spend time in public to enjoy. Follow up over the coming days on any possibilities that show up now.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 3:55 AM EDT until she enters Cancer after midnight – ALL DAY. Remember, 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.

 

 

SWEETNESS REPLACES RESTRICTION

Wednesday, August 8, 2018:

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Wednesday morning brings us the Moon in protective, loving Cancer. The Cancer Moon wants to create security within the context of family, biological or chosen. However, difficulties arise with an opposition between the Moon and Saturn just as you begin the day. This suggests a difficult challenge in getting your needs met. Others may simply not see you as clearly as you would like to be seen. You may feel unloved and restricted in showing love.

By bedtime, things feel better as Mercury joins the Sun, providing clarity where it has most recently been missing.

This is followed by a Grand Water Trine formed between the Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune. This soothes all the challenge of the day and offers a great time for sweet late night lovemaking or at the very least delightfully beautiful dreams.

 

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SOBER REALITIES

Thursday, August 9, 2018:

Thursday offers a day for emotional rest as we settle down following an early morning confrontation between the Cancer Moon and powerfully disruptive Pluto.

Following a rocky start to the day, try to make an effort to manage your emotions with rest. Allow what was said or done over the breakfast table to be released; don’t hold onto negativity. Mistakes happen and we all respond in ways that are inappropriate at times. Forgive others as you hope others will do the same.
It is important to approach the end of the day with a clean slate if possible.

At 9:33 PM EDT, Venus squares Saturn. This evening and Friday will likely present challenges to your relationships with others. You may feel sobered by the realities of your situation regarding love, relationships, and finances. Perhaps, it is a good time to schedule a serious clarifying conversation with a loved one. Don’t implement the conversation now in the Dark phase of the Moon but begin to accumulate your talking points and clearly approach the situation over the coming days.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* From 7:20 AM EDT until shortly after midnight (ALL DAY) when she enters Leo. Remember, 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.

 

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Friday, August 10, 2018:

It may take a bit of effort to get out from under some uncomfortable dreams in the night but moving forward, they will fade into the distance. On Friday morning, the Moon will be in lighthearted, playful Leo. However, it is the Dark phase of the Moon with the New Moon coming on Saturday, this brings a sense of waiting and endings, not so lighthearted after all.

You can expect Thursday’s square between Venus and Saturn to continue into your experience on Friday. You may find yourself dissatisfied with your partner, friends, or your paycheck. If the things that bring value and meaning to your life seem to not fit you properly at this time, examine what needs to be released in order to bring new growth in the coming months.

Do you need to have a clarifying conversation with your partner, lover, or friend? Do you need to ask for a raise? Don’t take action now but get clear on what needs to change to bring more satisfaction and love into your heart.

 

“Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language,
the Sky Speaks to You.”
~ Dane Rudhyar

 

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GENEROSITY AND OPEN HEARTED LOVE

Saturday, August 11, 2018:

Saturday brings the final eclipse of the season. This is a partial Solar Eclipse occurring at 18 degrees Leo at 5:46 AM EDT. The Solar Eclipse happens at the New Moon.

Think about this as a New Moon on steroids. Remember, that each New Moon, we plant a seed. What do you want to begin now that will develop over the coming months? Consider what house Leo is in your chart. What seed do you want to plant in that area of your life?

Don’t neglect your New Moon ritual (although wait until Sunday) do give it added weight as whatever seed you plant will be activated for a much longer period of time. The Moon (once again) is VOC ALL DAY! Rest, don’t take any actions that you want to amount to anything as they will simply not develop in the way you would wish.

This is a complex day with Mercury and Mars still retrograde, the New Moon, our last Eclipse, and the Moon VOC*. Spend time developing your understanding of how to best use the expressive nature of Leo. Express generosity and open-hearted Love.

The Leo Moon is VOC* From 5:58 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 11:59 PM EDT – All day! Remember, 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.

 

 

A PRACTICAL FLOW

Sunday, August 12, 2018:

Just after midnight on Saturday, the Moon enters tidy, meticulous Virgo. This is a Sunday to settle in for practical activities. You may want to spend the day creating constructive plans for the upcoming week. Do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning.

A Grand Earth Trine is formed in the late afternoon from the Virgo Sun to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This is a very pragmatic day where all the preparations you do for the upcoming week will go smoothly and easily. Enjoy a flow of orderly functional work.

At the end of the day, Mars (still retrograde) backs into Capricorn, adding to the practical Earth centered vibe. Take advantage.

 

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

 

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* 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: December 25, 2017 through December 31, 2017

 

“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

 

Christmas Morning by Mansel Lewis via Wiki Media

 

 

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

I am taking new clients for the New Year and look forward to meeting with you!

Schedule your appointment today.  You can find more information here.

Or contact us if you have questions!

 

 

 

HAPPY (SERIOUS) HOLIDAY

Monday, December 25, 2017:

The week begins with Venus, the planet of love and deep, personal values, entering serious Capricorn at 12:25 AM EST. There are now four major planets, who act as our teachers, in the Cardinal Earth sign of accomplished Capricorn. This should alert you to the seriousness of your deeply held values, romantic connections, and the creation of beauty in your life.

Before the end of the day, lovely Venus joins with stabilizing Saturn, starting a one year cycle of combining values with steadfast ambition and necessary effort.

This may not be as lighthearted a holiday as we may have hoped, and yet, our values, sensitivity, understanding of beauty, feelings of self-worth, and relationships are deepened, even as they are brought into full focus.

The Moon remains in dreamy, compassionate Pisces until 8:26 PM EST, when she enters fiercely determined Aries. Pay attention to the tendency toward aggravation, impatience, and arguments with family members this evening and over the next few days. Head home early for a quiet evening to unwind and settle down after a big day.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:49 PM EST on Sunday, until she enters Aries at 7:26 PM EST on Monday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

A DAY OF ACTIVTY

Tuesday, December 26, 2017:

Tuesday begins with the brave Aries Moon forming a stressful square aspect to the persistent Capricorn Sun. This is the First Quarter phase of the Moon, asking that you take action on what you began last week at the New Moon.

When Aries and Capricorn work together, it offers an ambitious combination of drive and initiative. Impatience may cause problems on Tuesday and, if you have the day off due to the holiday, it may be difficult to relax; so don’t even try!

If you live in a winter climate, this is the perfect day to go skiing, snowboarding, or any other active sport. Working out at the gym or getting yourself to a climbing wall would be appropriate. This is not a day to sit by the fire and read a book!

When the Moon trines Mercury at 9:27 PM EST, it may be difficult to settle the mind down for sleep. Avoid any high intensity before sleep, engage in simple conversation or reading before bed. Keep electronics out of the bedroom to assist in getting a good night’s sleep.

 

 

RELEASE OLD RESENTMENTS

Wednesday, December 27, 2017:

A Christmas Carol by Dante Gabriel Rossetti via Wiki Media

Wednesday may be challenging or downright difficult, as the energetic and dynamic Aries Moon engages both Pluto and Uranus in stressful conversations. Watch your response to others and be ready to get out of your own way. Consider how you respond to having your feelings hurt, any feeling of generalized anxiety, and the feeling of being put-upon by the expectations of others.

Understand that everyone you encounter is in a tight spot themselves, so do what you can to calm and settle whatever environment you are in.

These difficulties, if they surface today, are a reminder of the bigger challenges that have been with us over the past few years. Revisit issues in order to continue the process of releasing old resentments and grudges. Consider this an opportunity to do those things.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:58 PM EST until she enters Taurus at 1:24 AM EST on Thursday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

IMPRESSIONS AND IMAGES

Thursday, December 28, 2017:

Thursday begins with a lovely trine aspect from assertive Mars to dreamy Neptune. This aspect may make us feel inspired to bring a dream into the world that began in January of 2017, when Mars and Neptune last joined together. Pay attention to whatever impressions and images are releasing their gifts into our lives.

What daydream did you begin at the beginning of 2017? If it turned out to be an unrealistic fantasy, now you can begin the process of releasing it. If it is a dream you want to continue to pursue, its gifts are being brought forth at this time.

When Mars and Neptune come together, there is a sense of idealism and the possibility of wearing rose colored glasses. We may experience other’s charisma even as others experience the same in ourselves. This is a reflection of the beauty of us all.

Thursday is a great time to engage in creative endeavors, particularly in areas of film, poetry, and music. Today, we have the focus to push forward to see our dreams flourish over the coming year.

The Moon is VOC* from 3: 57 PM EST, until she enters Taurus at 1:24 AM EST on Thursday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY

Friday, December 29, 2017:

Following a powerful flowing trine aspect to Pluto at 10:00 AM EST, the steadfast Taurus Moon heads into a prolonged period of quiet until she enters Gemini on Saturday morning.

On this day: REST.

Allow activity to resume over the weekend but do not push for it before Saturday morning.

The Moon in earthy Taurus brings a stable, grounded energy to the day. Ruled by Venus, Taurus connects you fully to your physical body. Emotions are stabilized through connecting with the body and through building or creating something tangible.

It is important to stay fully connected with our physical body at this time. Get a massage, eat a meal (go with comfort food), take a bath, or make love.

Pay attention to the feeding of all of your sentences -sight, sound, taste, touch, and scent. Focus on the aesthetics of your environment. Venus delights and thrives in beautiful surroundings. Buy flowers for your bedroom, wear your most beautiful clothes, and help to bring beauty into your world.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:00 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 4:31 AM EST on Saturday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Christmas by Jozsef Rippl-Ronai via Wiki Media

 

 

HUMOR, VERSATILITY, AND CONVERSATION

Saturday, December 30, 2017:

By the time you wake on Saturday morning, we will be ready to put our best social foot forward. With the Moon in versatile, inquisitive Gemini, we can anticipate that the trickster (Mercury) is on the move. Life seems more like a game that we must simply play, with humor being a way to defuse any serious challenges or situations you may encounter.

Get out and visit with others before preparing for the New Year’s.

Make sure that you have the mental stimulation you require; without it you will experience a certain amount of restlessness and nervous agitation. Keep busy with communications and intellectual engagement.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:00 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 4:31 AM EST on Saturday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

2017 ENDS ON A NOTE OF INSPIRATION

Sunday, December 31, 2017:

Sunday offers a delightful day to end the year on!

The Moon is in alert and enthusiastic Gemini. Be sure that the folks you spend the evening with are the type of people who will provide you with the intellectual stimulation that you will need.

Go ahead and allow yourself to talk, laugh, and engage with many folks through any medium; emails, phone calls, and text messages abound. Allow that level of engagement to be just what the day is about. Keep the motion and the communications going or you will find yourself restless and on-edge.

At 6:38 PM EDT, the Moon forms a sextile (which suggest an opportunity) aspect to unconventional Uranus assuring an exciting evening and end to the 2017.

2018 comes in with inspiration, a focus on individuality – and a bit of defiance.

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

EXPAND WISDOM – SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON

Monday, December 18, 2017:

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

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

Tulips by Jozsef Rippl-Ronai via Wiki Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER

Tuesday, December 19, 2017:

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

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

You are aware of the limitations of time.

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

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

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

 

 

Sun Pillar – December 2017 by Laurie

SHIFT TO THE SERIOUS

Wednesday, December 20, 2017:

Wednesday is a powerful day, both serious and exciting.

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

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

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

Expect an evening of full engagement and enjoyment.

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

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

 

 

 

WINTER SOLSTICE SHINES A LIGHT OF FUTURE CLARITY

Thursday, December 21, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CELEBRATE: MERCURY TURNS DIRECT

Friday, December 22, 2017:

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

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

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

 

 

COMPASSION, DREAMS, AND ROMANCE

Saturday, December 23, 2017:

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

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

Vermont Winter 2017 by Laurie

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

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

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

 

 

COMPASSION TRANSCENDS STRUGGLE

Sunday, December 24, 2017:

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Morgana le Fay by Frederick Sandys via Wiki Media

 

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

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BEAUTY AND CHARM

Monday, December 11, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

All in all, this is a day to enjoy.

 

 

ENGAGED COMMUNICATIONS

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:

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

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

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

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

 

 

ENGAGE WITH INTENSITY AND PASSION

Wednesday, December 13, 2017:

Hügelland im Winter by Hugo Baar via Wiki Media

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

EMPOWERMENT AND HEALING

Thursday, December 14, 2017:

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

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

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

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

 

 

CONSIDER NEW DIRECTIONS

Friday, December 15, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

De Ijsvogels by Emile Claus via Wiki Media

 

 

GAIN A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, December 16, 2017:

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

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

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

 

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Sunday, December 17, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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