Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 23, 2018 through July 29, 2018

 

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The upcoming six months may well pivot on the activities and occurrences of this week.

 

First, keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde until August 27th. Continue to explore and examine issues of aggression and anger. Understand where you have misused these energies and do what needs to be done to learn better, less hurtful ways of getting what you want.

Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday and will remain so until August 19th. Please remember that this not something to worry about once you know how to manage it. Take the opportunity to complete tasks and projects rather than moving forward to new ones. Resist beginning new projects, partnerships, or plans. If you have significant communications or purchases that need to be made, wait.

As we approach the Lunar Eclipse on Friday afternoon, you will want to pay special attention to your own life circumstances and the world around you. What makes this lunar eclipse particularly significant is the involvement of both Mars (aggression, anger, action) and Uranus (expect the unexpected).

An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January of 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

 

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Monday, July 23, 2018:

There may be a sense of listlessness in the air when you awake this morning. You’d like to pull the covers over your head and resist facing the day at all.

The Moon is in Sagittarius which normally keeps us feeling open and ready to explore and experience new ideas and directions. However, as she forms a challenging aspect to both Venus and Neptune, she feels lazy and looks for an easy escape. Perhaps, your needs are pulling you in one direction and your desires are pulling you in another.

These are Moon aspects and will pass quickly. It’s possible all you really need is to engage in a conversation with someone who can show you a different perspective or an entirely new worldview. Push yourself a bit to see or experience something you have resisted in the past. You will be pleased you did and the world will never look quite the same.

 

DEVELOP MASTERY

Tuesday, July 24, 2018:

The emotional environment is calm and uneventful for most of Tuesday with the Moon VOC* in Sagittarius. This may leave you quite susceptible to unrealistic, overly romantic notions and ideas as Venus oppose Neptune at 3:22 PM EDT. Don’t jump to any conclusions or make any decisions as it is unlikely that you have all the information necessary to do so. Meditation or prayer (whatever that means to you) will be helpful to keep confusion at bay.

Reality and clear thinking don’t have a place at the table until the Moon enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. If you have been lost in whimsy or escapism, you may be distressed to have reality show itself so clearly at that time. It is important that you roll with the shift and allow yourself to re-dedicate yourself to your responsibilities. Keep in mind the necessity of reality and hard work in order to develop integrity and mastery in all parts of your life.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SETTING THE STAGE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018:

The dramatic Leo Sun squares Uranus on Wednesday morning setting the stage for the Lunar Eclipse on Friday. You may have a powerful urge to break free or rebel against someone or something that you feel is holding you back. Freedom beckons.

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Mercury, however, is standing stock still, ready to turn retrograde in the early hours of Thursday morning. Regardless of how strong the urge is to make a sudden change, hold steady and watch what is unfolding in the outer world. There are steps to be taken and issues to revisit before the path will be truly clear. You can anticipate feeling off-kilter, possibly overly excited or plagued with anxiety. Understanding that this is impacting everyone, you can model calm kindness to others.

Watch for unanticipated news, inspirations, and epiphanies. Get out of any ruts you may be stuck in and allow your mind to absorb something you never expected.

The cycle between the Sun and Uranus is a cycle of independence and intensification. The cycle began in mid-April, can you see a connection now with something that began at that time?

 

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MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, July 26, 2018:

Along with Mars retrograde (since June 26) and anticipating Friday’s Lunar Eclipse, Mercury turns retrograde (at 23° Leo) at 1:02 AM EDT.  People worry so much about Mercury retrograde but it really is fairly easy to manage.

4 Simple Steps to Manage Mercury retrograde:
⦁ Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned and don’t listen to folks who spread anxiety.
⦁ Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since April 15, 2018; dig deep, there are probably more things than you are aware of. There are probably appointments you have been meaning to make, projects left undone, communications fallen through the cracks, books unfinished, etc.
⦁ Accomplish what is on this list, and only what is on this list, nothing more, nothing less.
⦁ Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.
If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!
Remember that these are guidelines; not rules. There are things that can not be put off. Be practical and do what must be done.
Also please remember: Mercury is retrograde, Mercury is NOT IN retrograde.

Thursday’s Capricorn Moon is VOC* all day. You may notice frustration as Capricorn wants to get stuff done but being VOC*, it is best to work on mundane projects only. Keep breathing, practice keeping your heart open and offer kindness to all whom you encounter.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:42 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius on Friday morning at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

A BIG DEAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Friday, July 27, 2018:

Friday brings us to the big deal Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse always occurs on a Full Moon and is basically an amped-up Full Moon on steroids. This Lunar Eclipse is particularly significant due to its close contact with both defiant, unsettling Uranus and aggressive, sharp, cutting Mars. These are very volatile energies coming into play.

The Moon enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT, easing the potential emotional distress as Aquarius offers perspective and even detachment if necessary.

The difficulties inherent in this eclipse may unfold in your personal circumstances or you may watch it unfold in the outer world. Pay attention to your life circumstances and the world around you. An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

Keep your eyes open as you give of yourself to help others. There is much need in the world and in your community for kindness. Helping others is the best way to care for yourself. With Venus trine Pluto at the end of the day, there is great power in love. Express it freely.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* Friday morning until she enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

~ Og Mandino

 

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LEARN TO LOVE

Saturday, July 28, 2018:

Saturday is a great day for self-reflection and to take a break from the direction you have been moving. Wait and watch. Take whatever time you need to consider your options for the day. Don’t just automatically do what is expected of you by yourself or others. Look for a different path.

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. Listen and learn from folks who live a different reality. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks, the likes of which, we have never gotten to know? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities.

 

BREAK FREE

Sunday, July 29, 2018:

Sunday is a quiet day astrologically. All the intensity earlier in the week is now being assimilated by each of us. With the Moon now in Aquarius, continue the theme of Saturday by reaching out to understand others. 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.

Spend the day in social interactions, don’t let anyone influence your most unusual expressions. Allow the most rebellious and spontaneous parts of your personality to emerge. 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. Break free.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:25 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 7:28 PM EDT.
When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”
~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 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: July 16, 2018 through July 22, 2018

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This is a very different week from last week. There is simply not too much going on in the heavens. And that, my friends is cause for celebration!

Yes, we still have Mars moving retrograde along with Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto.

We are still working through the issues of how we misuse our direct drive and aggression, individually and collectively.

For the most part, we are simply managing the Moon and her ongoing conversations with all the planets day to day as she goes from one sign to the next.

This is the last week with the Sun in Cancer as it heads into Leo on Sunday!

Ahh, Joy! I confess that Leo season is my joy!

 

 

SET THE STAGE FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT

Monday, July 16, 2018:

The week begins with the meticulous and productive Virgo Moon forming a lovely sextile to Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion. You want to be useful and to properly analyze any situation in order to make improvements. This is a great morning to accomplish tasks quickly and easily.

Later in the afternoon, when the Moon opposes Neptune at 4:24 PM EDT, you may find yourself feeling uncertain about how to proceed. Perhaps, it is simply time to end the work day and take yourself to a movie or meditation center, write poetry, or daydream by a body of water.

Take time before sleep to make a list of all that you want to accomplish over the course of the week. A trine aspect from the Moon to powerful Pluto will set the stage for accomplishment.

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY AND LOVE

Tuesday, July 17, 2018:

Tuesday begins with a sextile from the industrious Virgo Moon to the Cancer Sun. This is a ‘feel good’ aspect and its energy will rest with you until the Moon enters Libra at 3:43 PM EDT.

Because the Moon is VOC* during that time, focus your attention on common tasks; don’t try to dive into complex projects of a long-term nature. Clean out your inbox, do the laundry, or clean out the car.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra, offering an evening that supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, or creating art. As you interact with others, it is good to remember that while the Moon moves through Libra we all desire companionship and beauty.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* from 6:49 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 3:43 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 a significant future impact.

 

REST WITH PLEASURE

Wednesday, July 18, 2018:

Wednesday offers a day with very little planetary activity as the Moon gently flows through charming, pleasant Libra. One thing to remember about Libra is that being an Air sign it is fundamentally an intellectual charm that is important here. What we want at this time is companionship, friendships, social alliances, and intimate gatherings. We want to engage with others in ways that provide cooperation, diplomacy, and compromise. Enjoy cultural activities, go to a museum, a concert, or a small gathering with compatible others.

It may not be easy to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in the pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.

 

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FINDING BALANCE

Thursday, July 19, 2018:

Thursday brings us to the First Quarter phase of the Moon. This puts the Libra Moon at odds with the Cancer Sun. The Libra Moon wants to make things look pretty and nice while the Cancer Sun is more interested in the messy world of emotional bonding.

Libra does not want to get its hands dirty and Cancer is more than willing to do so in the name of love. The theme of the day is found in balancing those two distinct impulses. How can the powerful sensitivity of Cancer feed the Libra need for diplomacy and smoothe social graces? Hold these ideas as you balance the day.

At 9:12 PM EDT, the Moon stops looking for peace and harmony and leaves Libra behind and enters the deeply emotional, dark waters of Scorpio. Head to bed with thoughts of powerful connection with your partner or delve into the dark sphere of your dreams.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 3:53 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 9:12 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 a significant future impact.

 

CONNECT DEEPLY

Friday, July 20, 2018:

Friday morning may start out a bit rough as the Scorpio Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Mars, in his retrograde path. Avoiding arguments over the breakfast table may be the most difficult part of your day. Consider where anger and frustration have damaged your relationships and your credibility. Keep in mind that Mars’ retrograde provides an opportunity to explore, dissolve, and eliminate toxic anger.

The day smooths out and offers an evening that is made for close and deep connections with close friends and lovers. With a sextile to Venus and a conjunction to Jupiter, you are looking for love that expands and fills your heart on a deeply profound level. Don’t settle for light social fare. Connect deeply for powerful soul growth.

 

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

 

 

GO DEEP TO FACILITATE 

HEALING

Saturday, July 21, 2018:

The general mood of each day is reflected by the transits of the Moon. On Saturday, there are no other transits perfecting so we can simply consider the Moon’s movement through Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap as it is a sign that has a profound need to go deep and explore the inner dark corner of the psyche.

While the Moon is going through Scorpio, you may be more aware of those things that you generally keep out of sight and all the things that polite society would rather we kept hidden under a rug. However, Scorpio suggests the importance of bringing what is hidden into the light, to be excavated, and to be brought forth for healing.

The things that Scorpio hides are usually the more unacceptable parts of our lives and personalities but remember that many folks hide their most precious gifts as well. Whatever you keep hidden is far closer to the surface on these Scorpio Moon days. Look inside, what you find needs light and healing. Provide that to yourself. Show love to the parts of yourself that most need healing.

At 4:01 PM EDT, when the Moon squares Mercury, it is best to think twice about sharing your deep inner thoughts and motivation with others. Keep your own counsel.

 

THE SUN ENTERS OPEN-HEARTED, GENEROUS LEO

Sunday, July 22, 2018:

Sunday begins with a sextile aspect from lovely Venus to expansive Jupiter. The cycle between Venus and Jupiter is a cycle of expanding our deep values. This cycle began in November 2017 and is now wrapping up in order to step onto a higher plane in January 2019. Consider what new step regarding love, money, art, or beauty you’d like to begin then. Now is the time to begin contemplating what will need to be released even as you begin to explore ideas for the next cycle. Think of these cycles as spirals going upward, ending one is really just taking the step to the next level as you spiral upward.

However, the biggest news comes at 5:00 PM EDT when the Sun enters generous, enthusiastic Leo, the sign that Leo rules. Here, we reach the height of Summer. Everyone understands the strength and life-giving force of the Sun. Feel the warmth and remember that life can not exist without the Sun. Now, is the time to absorb the rays and heat of the Sun that will carry you through the times with less light and warmth.

While the Sun is in Leo, folks take vacations and relax their grip on schedules and rules. There is a playfulness in the air. Think of the carnivals and fairs that happen at this time of year. Over the coming month don’t forget to express generosity and play.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 5:18 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 6:13 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a 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.

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This week begins in the darkest phase of the Moon. Allow what is no longer useful to fall away. Thursday night, we come to the Cancer New Moon/ Solar Eclipse. Don’t forget to do your New Moon ritual. It will be best to do that on Friday.

Keep your ritual simple. With this New Moon occurring in Cancer, the intention you set will involve nurturance, sensitivity, kindness, and love.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Cancer, it will help you clarify what intention is needed. For example, if Cancer is held in your 1st house, set an intention to nurture and care for yourself, in the 4th house, set an intention to be more sensitive with your family members. If Cancer is in your 7th house, perhaps you could pay more attention to and show more kindness to your partner, or a close friend, or in the 10th house, you may need to develop closer bonds with your coworkers or nurture your business more deeply.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires sensitivity and the development of loving and protecting others.

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The New Moon is on Thursday night… do your ritual on Friday!

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

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

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, then light the second candle, focusing on drawing to you what you want to create, bringing the two candles closer together.

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

The Cancer New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of kindness and love in the development of deep family security. 

 

 

 

RELEASE PROCRASTINATION

Monday, July 9, 2018:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up Monday morning with an overriding desire to procrastinate whatever is pressing for your attention. The day begins with the Moon still in comfort seeking, sometimes lazy Taurus. Enjoy those last few moments of cuddling with your pillows or your partner.

We can’t blame the Taurus Moon for this procrastination as Mercury forms a square aspect to Jupiter in the early hours of the day. You may feel strongly resistant to others direction. This is a day you don’t want a boss at work.

At 12:59 PM EDT the Moon enters Gemini, lightening up the rest of the day. The procrastination will fall away and you can re-engage with whatever needs to be done with less internal protest.

At 10:31 PM EDT Venus leaves Leo behind to enter humble Virgo. Venus has been dancing and playing in Leo since June 13th without a shred of modesty. Now she will slow down to develop some refinement and discrimination.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* briefly from 12:10 PM until she enters Gemini At 12:59 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 a significant future impact.

 

EXPAND FORWARD

Tuesday, July 10, 2018:

Since March 9th Jupiter, the planet that represents expansion, higher understanding, belief, and growth, has been retrograde. During the time of Jupiters retrograde, we have been internally revising our beliefs and understanding of our personal path of growth. Now it is time to trust that revision has done its work and you are ready to move forward with a new enlightened outlook. The effort behind the scenes that was necessary has been completed. With Jupiter moving through Scorpio and its time in this intense and deeply sexual sign has intimately involved with the ‘#MeToo’ movement, I am watching the news carefully this week.

The Moon continues its path through Gemini encouraging communication, curiosity, and the gathering of information. We learn so much through stories. This is a great day to listen to the stories of others and tell our own.

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Where are you ready to expand as Jupiter turns direct?

  • Aries Sun & Rising: Understanding of Others
  • Taurus Sun & Rising: Relationships
  • Gemini Sun & Rising: Daily routines
  • Cancer Sun & Rising: Creativity
  • Leo Sun & Rising: Home/ Family connection
  • Virgo Sun & Rising: Communication
  • Libra Sun & Rising: Finances/ Self-esteem
  • Scorpio Sun & Rising: Sense of Self
  • Sagittarius Sun & Rising: Understanding of Internal or Mystical States
  • Capricorn Sun & Rising: Community
  • Aquarius Sun & Rising: Career/ Reputation
  • Pisces Sun & Rising: Education/ Travel

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 4 PM EDT until she enters Cancer on Wednesday at 1:58 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 a significant future impact.

 

BALANCE WITH LOVE

Wednesday, July 11, 2018:

The mixed energies on Wednesday may be a bit confusing and even disorienting. The morning is quiet, with a VOC Gemini Moon do your best to rest your mind.

As you move deeper into the day you feel pulled in several directions. First, you can’t help but be aware of the dark intensity building as the opposition between the Sun and Pluto is exact early Thursday morning. This powerful transit brings a clear view of the depth, hard work, and possible darkness that has been building over the past 6 months. Don’t turn away. Look directly at what is obvious, accept reality. This aspect will be exact on Thursday morning and will impact our lives for several days.

At the same time you are probably feeling a level of excitement, anticipation, and the opening of possibility as Venus, newly in Virgo, forms a flowing trine aspect to unusual innovative Uranus. Open your arms and your heart to accept a gift of beauty, love, or even finances from the universe. Keep your eyes open to what is being offered. Say yes.

At 1:58 PM EDT the Moon enters Cancer encouraging you to use love and your nurturing heart to balance these energies. Spend time with family and children. Cook together, love together.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* until she enters Cancer at 1:58 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 a significant future impact.

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CANCER NEW MOON/ SOLAR ECLIPSE

Thursday, July 12, 2018:

The overriding issue of Thursday is clearly the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer and the opposition of both the Sun and Moon to Pluto in Capricorn. It is true that the Sun opposes Pluto once every year, conjunct Pluto once every year, and forms a square aspect to the Sun twice each year. Therefore it is important to understand that we are not unfamiliar with this combination of energies. The fact that we have this at the same time as a New Moon/ Solar Eclipse intensifies it considerably. This could well be a pivot point culturally and/or personally. Be mindful of the fact that everyone’s emotions are heightened. Pay special attention to your New Moon ritual as whatever seed you plant for a new beginning at this New Moon will have far more strength pushing its growth forward. With Pluto in opposition, you have a clear view of what has been building over the past 6 months. Whatever began then is now fully illuminated in all its power or darkness. Open your eyes to look deeply.

Because the Cancer New Moon/ Solar Eclipse is at 10:48 PM EDT please wait and do your Full Moon Ritual on Friday. See instructions for your ritual above.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* from10:48 PM EDT until she enters Leo on Friday at 1:30 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 a significant future impact.

 

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A NIGHT OF FUN AND LAUGHTER

Friday, July 13, 2018:

Friday starts quietly as we continue the process begun at the new lunar cycle (the Cancer New Moon on Thursday). Assimilate what you have learned over the past 24 hours.

At1:30 PM EDT the Moon releases her sensitivity and enters boisterous playful Leo, asking that we abandon our challenges and simply enjoy a beautiful summer weekend. At 5:11 PM EDT the dramatic Leo Moon forms a challenging aspect to Uranus. I suspect this will be just the push you need to get away from any problems lurking around and simply engage in social exuberance and creative self-expression. Part of you wants to stay home and wallow in some old story. Push yourself, you will be glad you did. This is a night for dancing and engaging with others. Make it easy for others to join you for a night of fun and laughter.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* until she enters Leo at 1:30 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 a significant future impact.

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

STABILIZE LOVE & FINANCES

Saturday, July 14, 2018:

Saturday should offer a day of gentle stabilization. Beauty, finances, and love should feel available and the flow of life is one of ease. The smooth trine aspect between Venus and Saturn is exact in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Consider what began late last December. Did you start a new project, a new habit, a new intention or idea at that time regarding something that you value highly? Whatever began then the results were clear by late May and now you are able to flow easily in the stream of steadfast love, partnership or financial security that you have worked to build over this time. It may be subtle or it may be profound depending on your personal chart and how you have managed this cycle. This lovely energy offered up on a Saturday with the Moon in expressive Leo is wonderful to contemplate. Spend the day with loved ones, expressing and forming solid bonds and making plans for the future.

The Leo Moon is VOC* from 7:11 PM EDT until she enters Virgo on Sunday at 1:31 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

PROJECTS, TASKS, KINDNESS

Sunday, July 15, 2018:

By the time you wake on Sunday, the Moon has entered practical hardworking Virgo. The Moon sets the tone for each day and changes sign every 2 ½ days. With the Moon now in Virgo we find ourselves more serious, dedicated, and thoughtful; you may find yourself more critical and detail oriented as well. This is a good time to accomplish a project that requires detailed effort and efficiency. Being so close to the New Moon, this is a great time to begin a new health or fitness regime. Watch the tendency to be overly critical of yourself and others.

On Sunday evening the Moon forms a Grand Trine to Uranus and Saturn. You are able to work with both excitement and stability seamlessly. What is most unusual may ground you and your most solid qualities will help to show you a more progressive path forward. A good day for projects, tasks, and kindness. Find innovative ways to ground and stabilize your experience.

“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.

 

Words of praise from Astrolore’s students:

“I have been working with Laurie for several months now and she has really helped me become familiar with the language of astrology. I had treated astrology like a hobby for many years and she inspired me to delve into the subject with a new perspective. I still have much to learn, but Laurie’s lessons have helped me to feel confident that by using her techniques to ask the right questions, the client will get a sense of themselves and lead to a satisfying consultation. I am very grateful to have found such an intelligent and inspirational mentor to study with!” ~Rhonda (Colorado)

 

I am so lucky to have found Laurie! I was searching for how to compose an astrological sentence, so of course, I googled it…I came upon a tutorial on just how to do it. I was shocked that it made so much sense! I was so pleased that I decided to e-mail Laurie and told her my story. She suggested a consultation and so we spoke, and we clicked! I have been studying with Astrolore since January and it has been an extraordinary experience. Laurie is a fun, creative, and brilliant astrologer and teacher. I can make mistakes with her and know she will kindly correct or look at it from my perspective. She is very humble and is always learning, even if it’s from her students. I am so grateful that I found her, and I am completely hooked on her methods and ideology. Love, love, love! ~Lauri (New Jersey)

Eclipse via Picabay

Not the Dailies – Early Words about Next Week

 

Don’t fret.

The full dailies will be in your mail tomorrow as always!

 

Today I wanted to alert you to the high points of the week ahead:

The upcoming week offers challenges and deep struggles alongside areas of free flow and excitement. Which are you expecting/ preparing for?

Open your heart to the positive flow of excitement, stability, and love that is seeking its way into your spirit.

Assist others who you see reeling from your own areas of deep challenge and struggle.

Understand that if you are grappling so are those around you. As you help those around you with similar issues your own challenges reverse or relieve themselves. Kindness soothes and heals the soul.

Thursday will bring with it the most intense day. The New Moon comes at 20degrees Cancer along with an opposition to Pluto. Open your eyes to a long-hidden issue that now seeks healing. You are able to recognize the seed that needs planting, it is the one that will grow your heart beyond this old worn out problem. With the understanding you gain on this issue now, you are able (and required) to help others as you move forward.

 

The most significant challenge of the week (Sun oppose Pluto) will play out in this area of your life. Check for both your Sun Sign and your Rising Sign/Ascendant.

  • Aries Sun & Rising: Home vs Career

  • Taurus Sun & Rising: Communications vs Learning

  • Gemini Sun & Rising: Personal Resources vs the Resources of Others

  • Cancer Sun & Rising: My Self vs My Relationship
  • Leo Sun & Rising: Hidden understandings vs Everyday life
  • Virgo Sun & Rising: Community vs Creativity
  • Libra Sun & Rising: Career/ Reputation vs Home/ Family
  • Scorpio Sun & Rising: Understanding vs. Communication
  • Sagittarius Sun & Rising: What is yours vs what is mine
  • Capricorn Sun & Rising: My Relationship/ My Self
  • Aquarius Sun & Rising: Everyday routines vs Mystical connection
  • Pisces Sun & Rising: Giving Love vs Receiving Love

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

 

Where have you felt stuck since early March? Now you ready to expand as Jupiter turns direct on Tuesday afternoon. Where will you experience this expansion?

  • Aries Sun & Rising: Understanding of Others

  • Taurus Sun & Rising: Relationships

  • Gemini Sun & Rising: Daily routines
  • Cancer Sun & Rising: Creativity
  • Leo Sun & Rising: Home/ Family connection
  • Virgo Sun & Rising: Communication
  • Libra Sun & Rising: Finances/ Self-esteem
  • Scorpio Sun & Rising: Sense of Self
  • Sagittarius Sun & Rising: Understanding of Internal or Mystical States
  • Capricorn Sun & Rising: Community
  • Aquarius Sun & Rising: Career/ Reputation
  • Pisces Sun & Rising: Education/ Travel

 

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

 

How is Mars Retrograde impacting your life? Do you feel a build up of frustration, passion, or anger? Isn’t it time you got serious about the cosmic messages that the planets provide?
Contact me today for a consultation.

 

Image via Pixabay.

 

EVENING SURPRISES

Monday, July 2, 2018:

Monday begins with a quietly quirky VOC* Aquarius Moon. There’s no need to hurry into this week and attempting to do so will simply leave you frustrated and feeling bad about yourself. Allow quiet and slowness to lead the way.

At 1:31 PM EDT, the Moon enters mystical, poetic Pisces. If you could take today off from work and simply rest, that would be the best use of this day.

At 5:39 PM EDT, the dreamy Pisces Moon forms a sextile aspect to Uranus. You may finally be ready to engage with others and with the world in general. Your dreams and ideals may be sharp, brilliant, and unusual, leading you into fascinating, forward-thinking conversations.

Bring as many people as possible together to share in your new ideas and listen to the ideas they are willing to share as well. Enjoy the evening’s surprises.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (the time between the last major aspect made in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign) all morning until she enters Pisces at 1:31 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from whatever is begun. This is neutral; simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

LISTEN TO THE TREES SING

Tuesday, July 3, 2018:

Here, in the U.S, with tomorrow being our Independence Day, perhaps you were able to take today off as well. It seems a shame to waste such a sweet and dreamy day at a job unless of course, you are lucky enough (as I am) to do work you truly love.

The Moon is in Pisces throughout the day, forming a lovely Grand Trine with the sensitive Cancer Sun and Jupiter in powerful Scorpio. This configuration offers the opportunity to block out the parts of our lives that are overwhelmingly difficult and simply enjoy the sweetness that is also present in each day.

Go for a walk in nature and open your eyes and your heart to the natural world. Have you listened recently to the trees sing?

 

 

MAINTAIN EASE

Wednesday, July 4, 2018:

These first few days of the week are relatively easy ones. Clearly, that depends on how some of the heavier planets are impacting you directly. We certainly can’t forget that Mars (retrograde in Aquarius) will reach a state of considerable difficulty on Thursday. You may feel the energy of agitation building throughout Wednesday.

Image via Pixabay.

The Pisces Moon will help you go with the flow and perhaps even let challenges bypass you altogether. Thursday is soon enough to deal with what is poking at you! Does it feel like a pebble in your shoe that you can’t stop long enough to remove?
For now, spend the day with your rose-colored glasses firmly affixed.

Here in the U.S., this is a holiday, perhaps you are with family and friends. If you feel anger, impatience, or frustration building, take time for meditation or go ahead and have that extra glass of wine. Whatever it takes to help you to maintain ease.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (the time between the last major aspects made in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign) from 5:47 AM EDT until she enters Aries in the wee hours of Thursday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from whatever is begun. This is neutral; simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

 

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SLOW DOWN

Thursday, July 5, 2018:

If you had Wednesday off from work for the July 4th holiday, it may actually be a relief to get back to your desk on Thursday. Thursday morning brings the assertive Aries Moon along with a hard aspect between Mercury and retrograde Mars. Find a way to release energy that will not come back to bite you.

You may feel angry and have a difficult time controlling your desire to speak your mind with little or no tact. Watch the words and the tone of what needs to be said. Perhaps, writing your thoughts (pause & think before hitting the ‘Send’ button) will help to organize your thinking and make clear what needs to be said.

There is a tendency to blurt out immediately what comes to mind. Hold on and wait or go for a run and release physical energy. That will help.

Remember, before you speak, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? If you follow this, very little will be said and you will get through the day with your relationships intact.

 

 

SEEK COURAGE

Friday, July 6, 2018:

Friday brings us to the 3rd Quarter Moon phase with the sensitive Cancer Sun being challenged by the aggressive Moon in Aries. Where are you feeling pulled to move forward with more courage than you feel you have? Where is your distrust of your own strength holding you back?

At 2:55 PM EDT, with the take-charge Aries Moon squaring powerful Pluto, you are given the opportunity or the expectation to dig deeply into hidden corners of your psyche. Find a level of courage you are not accustomed to working with. Take a step forward, face your fears, and let go of something that has been holding you in a position of victimhood. Freedom exists on the other side.

 

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

 


SLEEP OUTDOORS

Saturday, July 7, 2018:

Try to sleep until the Moon enters Taurus at 8:51 AM EDT on Saturday morning and approach the day with a perspective of slow, sensual awareness. Enjoy cuddling with your partner, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and a walk in nature.

When the Moon joins with Uranus at 12:46 PM EDT, you may have a new surprising awareness regarding your relationship or what the natural world has to teach you. Try to absorb this awareness without moving too quickly.

At 5:59 PM EDT, when the steady Taurus Moon trines Saturn, stabilize those ideas and consciously bring kindness to all in your circle of influence. Saturday provides a great evening for small, intimate gatherings or quiet time with a deeply loved partner. Given that it is a summer Saturday night, sleeping outdoors would be a lovely adventure.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (the time between the last major aspects made in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign) from 3:09 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 8:51 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from whatever is begun. This is neutral; simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

COMPASSION, IMAGINATION, & LOVE

Sunday, July 8, 2018:

A lovely Sunday in the forecast and it’s perfect for a day for the beach, time in nature, or if the weather doesn’t cooperate, an afternoon matinee.

At 10:41 AM EDT, the Sun forms a flowing trine aspect to Neptune, allowing you an open-hearted and compassionate view of your life and circumstances.

In considering the full cycle of the Sun and Neptune, a cycle of dreamy, inspirational growth, think about what inspiration began in the first week of March of 2018 and also required attention in the first week of June. Now, the path opens allowing flow that will bring you to an open illumination and spiritual understanding in early September.

Follow the path of compassion, imagination, and love. You can smile internally as your understanding of oneness grows.

 

 

“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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