Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 12, 2018 through November 18, 2018

Moving forward has indeed been a challenge in recent months! In June 2018, Mars turned retrograde beginning a very long slog of personal planet retrogrades. Have you felt that you just couldn’t get the proper traction to move forward in multiple areas of your life? No surprise with all these retrogrades. The end is not here yet but it is within our sights.

The best news this week is that Venus (having been retrograde since October 5th) turns direct on Friday (at 25° Libra). If you have done your due diligence in looking inward regarding your personal values, relationships, and finances, you can anticipate beginning to slowly move forward on these issues.

The rather unfortunate news is that on the very same day, this Friday, Mercury turns retrograde! If you have learned to properly work with Mercury retrograde, this will not concern you, only alert you. This suggests that you need to slow down, there are plans that are not yet ready for implementation. What needs to be reconsidered and talked about before moving forward? What communications and projects still need to be revisited and worked through carefully and with full awareness? Take your time. In three weeks, on December 6th, Mercury will turn direct and all systems (personal planets) indicate forward motion.

As always, remember to wrap things up before Mercury turns retrograde. Wrap up holiday plans, sign any documents or agreements that need to be done, and back up all data on your computer. During the retrograde, do not start new projects. Complete what has been left undone.

Remember to celebrate Venus’ direct motion. Take your partner or a loved one out to dinner, enjoy a museum or a concert. Love and finances are ready to shift and change in a forward direction.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

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

 

 

BUILD FOCUS AND INTEGRITY

Monday, November 12, 2018:

With the Moon in Capricorn on Monday, you can expect a serious day when you won’t be interested in dealing with trivial issues. You may be most comfortable working on your own. Focus on serious work that has long-term repercussions. Plan for the upcoming Mercury retrograde.

Early afternoon, when the Moon tangles with Pluto, you may struggle with intense overwhelm. Take a break and go for a walk. It is only a Moon transit and will pass before you know it. Ease your mind and take a break.

Remember that there are days you need to dream, days you need to play, and days you need to work. This is a day for work. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new direction.

 

BREAK FREE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

You may experience some anxiety and stress early in the day as the serious Capricorn Moon has a difficult conversation with anxious Uranus. Your emotions may feel unsettled and unmoored. This will not last and when the Moon enters Aquarius at 10:46 AM EDT you are ready for social interactions.

Engaging with others will open your mind to more unusual thoughts and activities that may surprise, worry, or delight you.  Allow the more rebellious and spontaneous parts of your nature to emerge. Break out of routines and unhealthy stuck patterns that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:14 AM EDT and 10:46 PM EDT when she interesting Aquarius. While 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.

 

LIVE AND LET LIVE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius on Wednesday. Make it a point to seek out people you don’t generally engage with. 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 who think in ways we do not understand? How can we learn to understand folks we do not engage with? 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, beliefs, and values.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, you can maintain objectivity enough to begin the process of understanding. You don’t have to look very far to see how desperately we need to learn this lesson of acceptance and understanding. Live and let live.

 

MARS BECOMES OUR SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

There is a lot of astrological activity on Thursday. The day begins with some excitement or anxiety as assertive Mars has a friendly conversation with unconventional Uranus. You may feel a strong and impulsive need to let go of something that began in February 2017.  Something that feels stuck may easily release. If you feel depressed, consider what you know you need to do but are avoiding. You may be able to avoid it now but you will be pushed more firmly in that direction in mid-February 2019.

This all relates to a cycle of developing personal freedom and truly becoming the most unique expression of your individual self. You can choose to make a big change this week when it will come more easily, or wait until February.

At 5:20 PM EDT, Mars leaves Aquarius behind to enter Pisces. Since March when Mars entered Capricorn, there has been a general sense that we have been trying to move ahead with the breaks on. Now, as he moves into Pisces he is ready to move more easily.

Mars is the planet of action and conquest. Pisces is the sign of deep mystical understanding. Let’s consider Mars in Pisces as the spiritual warrior. You may feel driven to develop a deeper understanding of compassion and empathy. This is a great placement for artists as your imagination will be activated and you will want to take action on what you imagine. Maintaining focus may be challenging but engage that compassion and inspiration and you will find your way.

One more thing! The Moon reaches its First Quarter Phase asking that you take action on whatever you began at the New Moon last Wednesday. The Moon then enters Pisces shortly before midnight.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:59 PM EDT and 11:42 PM EDT when she enters Pisces. While the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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MOVING FORWARD-LOOKING BACK

Friday, November 16, 2018:

Early on Friday morning, Venus turns direct in Libra. Since October 5th, we have all turned inward to understand our most personal values in the area of love and finance. Now, as you move forward you can expect your relationships and finances to move forward more easily as well.

Over the coming weeks, you will be able to make necessary changes to improve these areas of your life. Consider what you have learned since early October and you should be able to understand the adjustments needed. Venus wants to build harmony and balance in Libra, now she will be able to do just that.

The cosmic joke comes with Mercury turning retrograde on the same day that Venus turns direct.  A sense of humor is helpful!

If you have followed me for a long time you probably are fairly comfortable with this common retrograde. Mercury does a three week retrograde three times a year.

4 Simple Steps to get Mercury Retrograde to Work for You!

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

Learning to enjoy and work with the retrograde cycles of the personal planets is one of the greatest ways that understanding astrology can support your everyday life. This is such a great time to catch up on tasks and projects that have been left undone. If you stick with the program you will find yourself more productive than ever!

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

Saturday, November 17, 2018:

The Moon moves through dreamy Pisces on Saturday, offering a mixed blessing. If you were hoping to accomplish specific things that require determination or fortitude, you will find yourself in an unhappy struggle. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet at heart, you will welcome a weekend day in this gentle, emotional space.

While the Moon is in Pisces, you may feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and more vulnerable than usual. As you deal with others, remember that underneath the mask each person wears is a deeply vulnerable soul looking for love and compassion.

You may find that you are drawn to water, poetry, or music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are more easily than usual tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. The Pisces Moon will help you to go with the flow if you let it.

 

DIRECT PASSIONATE EXCHANGE

Sunday, November 18, 2018:

You can expect the early morning on Sunday to continue the theme from Saturday of sensitivity and dreaminess courtesy of the Pisces Moon. Enjoy it while it lasts!

The Moon enters assertive, action-oriented Aries at 10:56 AM EDT, putting aside all that watery sensitivity. The rest of Sunday you may find that you are more concerned with yourself than with others. This is necessary and not in any way a bad thing. We certainly don’t want to be selfish but we clearly need to turn our attention to our own needs on occasion.

With the Moon in Aries, you are inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring. You may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. Go for courageousness without sacrificing at least a bit of caution.

When the Moon is in Aries, it is time to take on a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, or prove something to yourself. This is not a time for empathy or romance, better to go for a direct passionate exchange.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 3:04 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 10:56 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

“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: November 5, 2018 through November 11, 2018

 

 

The exciting news of this week is the ingress of Jupiter into Sagittarius on Thursday morning.

Last year (October 2017), Jupiter’s entrance into the intense, dark waters of Scorpio marked the time when the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal broke. We have spent much time deliberating and expanding our understanding of the darker side of sexuality and sexual assault over this past year, appropriate for Jupiter’s time in Scorpio, the sign where we dig deeply into issues of sexual manipulation and the need to rise above our darkest impulses.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. With Jupiter now entering Sagittarius, a new area of heightened awareness will open. Sagittarius brings us to thoughts of different worldviews. We hold a worldview that is not the same as others. It is time to look outside our narrow view.

This year will expand our attention on what is not familiar. We will look and learn through other’s philosophies and cultural differences. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius, we consider the importance of freedom and understanding for those differences. We seek wisdom. Our worldview is asked to expand and broaden. I am hopeful.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Jupiter is very happy to be back in its home sign where it will remain for approximately a year. During this time, you can expect more and even BIGGER conversations about those who travel and live lives different from our own.

Look to the house that holds Sagittarius in your personal horoscope to understand more specifically where this expansion occurs in your life. (Check out my offerings on Patreon for more help in consistently being able to track these movements in your life).

Jupiter follows a 12-year cycle, if you consider what began to expand in the Fall of 2006, you may have some hints on what area of your life is being revisited for a new level of expansion.

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, as if by an invisible hand.” ~ Noel Tyl

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

 

GRACE AND BEAUTY

Monday, November 5, 2018:

The week begins with the Moon in relationship-oriented Libra. You will likely begin the day with a strong desire to please others, engage in social niceties, and create beauty and harmony.

It sounds lovely and it is. However, you can expect a challenge in the form of someone or something pushing against your efforts in the early afternoon with a square from the Moon to Pluto at 12:56 PM EDT.

Commit yourself to let that challenge go without engaging it with anger and defensiveness. As the day moves on, you will regain balance and work toward fairness and pleasure in all your interactions.

Sometimes, it is challenging to make a definitive decision when the Moon is in Libra, but perhaps you don’t need to. Keep the day simple. Bring beauty into your life. Visit a museum, go to an art show, paint a picture, or engage with a crafty project. Bring grace and decorum to all that you do.

Due to an early morning trine between the Scorpio Sun and Neptune, don’t be surprised by an overriding sense of dreaminess, lack of clarity, or heightened imagination, particularly as the day proceeds.

 

ASSERT YOURSELF WITHOUT ANGER OR AGGRESSION

Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

Early Tuesday morning, the all-powerful Sun (in deeply contemplative Scorpio) forms a flowing trine to dreamy Neptune. This offers an open awareness of spiritual compassion and inspiration. Find time on Tuesday to sing, write a poem, or take a nap.

The Moon joins the Sun in mysterious Scorpio just after 8:00 AM EDT, deepening your emotional depth. You are unlikely to be satisfied with surface interactions.

Since Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May, the earth has been working to show each of us where we need to wake up regarding our bodies and our planet. Now, for a few months (until early March) Uranus retrogrades back into Aries once again. There is some message regarding your ability to assert and stand up for yourself that you have been working on since 2011 that offers you another chance to understand and get it right.

What house does Aries hold in your chart? It is in that area that you have a bit more learning to do regarding standing up for yourself without destroying the other person in the process.

You will see may folks get it wrong on Tuesday and in the coming days as they rush to anger and aggression, trying to control others with their sense of entitlement and power. Don’t forget to vote.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 3:18 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:02 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SCORPIO NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED OF DEEP REFLECTION

Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

We wake at the darkest point of the Lunar Phase on Wednesday. At the New Moon, the Moon joins with the Sun, making herself invisible as the Sun’s rays overtake her. Cultivate awareness of the significance of how you manage yourself and what seeds you plant at the New Moon. With the Moon in Scorpio, the seed you plant is one of deep emotional significance. You are willing to look deeper than usual and take an emotional risk.

When the Moon is in 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 you 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. Tell your own secret or hold one close to your heart for a friend.

New Moon ritual

Late Wednesday or anytime on Thursday, 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 coming month and up to the next 6 months.

For this Scorpio New Moon, set an intention regarding deep introspection, passion, and emotional transformation. Perhaps, this intention involves taking on a new lover or deepening a passionate connection with a current lover, perhaps, it involves delving deeply into your own hidden, compulsive secrets. You could plant this powerful seed by starting a journal to work deeply on self-reflection.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 15° Scorpio, it will help you clarify where this issue is coming from. For example, if Scorpio is in your 1st house, set an intention for coming to understand some hidden issues in your personality; in the 4th house, set an intention to transformation and intensity into your home/ family; in the 7th, the intention may be for more passion in your partnership; in the 10th, you may plant a seed to uncover secrets in your work world or expose some hidden aspects of your reputation.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that needs to grow through depth, introspection, and the exploration of hidden powers.

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 Scorpio New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of deep empowerment and transformation. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

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EXPAND YOUR VIEW

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

The most significant point of the entire month of November happens on Thursday at 7:38 AM EDT, as Jupiter, the planet of expansion, idealism, and wisdom enters its home sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter and Sagittarius have much in common and Jupiter is thrilled to be in this, its happy place. Jupiter will remain in Sagittarius for a year bringing opportunity and expansion to the area of your life (house) that holds Sagittarius.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. Over the course of the coming year, your understanding of how others experience the world will broaden and expand. This is a hopeful shift for us all.

At 2:00 PM EDT, the Moon follows Jupiter into Sagittarius. The downside of this doubling down in Sagittarius may be the tendency (the day after these contentious midterm elections) to get stuck in our belief that our view of the world is the RIGHT view. Remember, the positive side of Sagittarius is to open to see the full view, to understand the beliefs of others who think differently than we do. We all see the world from a different perspective. Do your best to be respectful of others. Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom over the coming days.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 5:42 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 2:00 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.


SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

Friday, November 9, 2018:

Friday brings us to a trine aspect between Venus (still retrograde) and Mars. Given that both Venus and Mars are in Air signs, I suspect there is a conversation that may come more easily on Friday than you may have anticipated.

Venus has been retrograde for more than a month now and we have all contemplated our values in relationships at a deep level. Something that you have learned is ready to be shared. Perhaps, it will be in conversation or perhaps you could write a story that deepens your understanding of the process that Venus retrograde is still moving you through.

The Sagittarius Moon offers wisdom and a wider viewpoint. This may be a great evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, and kick up your heels. Prepare for a weekend road trip, explore someplace new, go dancing, play, have fun!

 

SEEK UNDERSTANDING, HUMOR, JOY & WISDOM

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

Welcome to a happy weekend! Plan a road trip or a party. This is a good time to get away and see different sights or engage with folks that will expand your thinking and view of the world. The Moon is in explorative Sagittarius making wonderful aspects to loving Venus, assertive Mars, and exciting Uranus. Spend the weekend expanding your vision, seeking wisdom, and looking for a good time!

Don’t let yourself get stuck in your own opinions or beliefs; remember to keep an open mind and learn from folks who think differently than you do! Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom.

There is no need for deep contemplations or difficulties, let it all go! Kick up your heels, go dancing, and have fun!

At 10:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn bringing a more serious day on Sunday.

 

A RELEASE POINT; LETTING GO

Sunday, November 11, 2018:

When you start the day on Sunday, you will notice a much more serious vibe as the Moon is now in authoritative, hardworking Capricorn. Sunday is a day to spend alone working on goals and ambitious projects. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Put a stake in the ground and determine the direction that will bring you where you need to go.

When the Moon is in Capricorn, we are reminded that our lives and actions have consequences and we have important goals to pay attention to and things to accomplish.

Sunday is not a day for dreaming or playing, it is a day to contemplate significant life issues. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. Consider the importance of working with clear integrity to attain mastery of whatever is your calling. If you do not have a calling or don’t know what it is, make a serious practice of curiosity. Explore until you find what makes your soul sing.

The second week of January 2018, the Sun joined with Pluto beginning a cycle of understanding a deep cultural or personal shadow. Now, with the Sun sextile Pluto, is a point of release as you explore the darkness you are letting go of and what might present itself at the next cycle in January 2019. Something releases now with ease as you explore the future.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 17, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

HECTIC INTENSIFICATION

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

WELCOME OBJECTIVITY WEDNESDAY EVENING

Wednesday, September 19, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

 

LISTEN TO DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, September 20, 2018:

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

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

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

 

COOPERATION BUILDS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Friday, September 21, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SUN ENTERS LIBRA AT THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

EFFORT – ACTION – REST

Sunday, September 23, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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EXPRESS GRATITUDE FREELY

Monday, September 3, 2018:

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

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

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

 

 

WARM LOVING SECURITY

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

BRING YOUR MIND INTO FOCUS

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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MOVING SLOWLY FORWARD WITH RELIEF

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

INNOVATION, DREAMS, & EXPRESSION

Friday, September 7, 2018:

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

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

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

 

STRESS OR PASSION

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

PLANT A SEED; PLAN YOUR FUTURE

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar “Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach” 1980

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ASSERTIVENESS, AGGRESSION, SEXUALITY

Monday, August 27, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

DEBATE PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES

Tuesday, August 28, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

YOUR OWN PRESSING NEEDS

Wednesday, August 29, 2018:

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

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

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

 

 

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TIME ALONE – TIME TOGETHER 

Thursday, August 30, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

PLEASURES OF THE BODY

Friday, August 31, 2018:

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

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

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

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Saturday, September 1, 2018:

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

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

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

 

 

LEARNING THROUGH STORIES

Sunday, September 2, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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