Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 28, 2017 through September 3, 2017

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

Girl Feeding Peacocks by
Frederic Leighton via WikiCommons

 

Thank you all for your patience as I have tried to work out the technical challenges that prevented the blog post from showing up in your email last week. If you are reading this, we have successfully solved the mysterious Mercury retrograde issue!

As a prelude to this week’s post, I want to remind you a bit about the Moon. The Moon moves very quickly through the twelve signs, spending approximately two to two and a half days in each astrological sign as it circles the zodiac. In her travels, the Moon forms aspects to other planets and the effects are brief. The effects of the Moon are only shifting moods and personal feelings.

The only time the transits of the Moon cause real difficulties is if we fall victim to these quickly shifting feelings. The best way to handle difficult emotions is to breathe through them, notice them, and allow them to dissolve into the background.

We can release these quickly changing issues and not become a victim to our emotions. The other aspects formed between planets last longer and need more attention and effort to work with. Pay attention.

 

 

REMOVE YOUR BLINDERS

Monday, August 28, 2017:

If you wake up early on Monday morning, you may be cranky and agitated. This reflects an early morning square of the intense Scorpio Moon to aggravated Mars at 5:38 AM EDT.

Following that brief encounter, the Moon is introspective and quiet throughout the day. No other aspects are formed during her passage through Scorpio (See below related to her VOC*).

At 3:48 PM EDT, the Moon enters optimistic, far-seeing Sagittarius. This is a good afternoon to seek out people or situations that will show you the world from a different perspective. Find inner acceptance and curiosity and explore the way others view the world.

While the Moon is in Sagittarius, you are willing to move outside your own small world to explore what it means to see another point of view. How do others view their culture, ideology, or spiritual understanding?

This is the ideal evening to plan a trip, watch a travel documentary, or have dinner at the new ethnic restaurant that has recently opened in your town. Understand that each of us had our own view, take off your blinders and move beyond.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:38 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 3:48 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

VISIONARY WISDOM

Tuesday, August 29, 2017:

The Moon is in freedom-seeking, philosophical Sagittarius on Tuesday. The day begins with the First Quarter Moon, following last week’s Full Solar Eclipse.

Whatever you began at the Solar Eclipse is now ready to be acted upon.

At the First Quarter phase, the Moon forms a stressful square aspect to the Sun, currently in orderly Virgo. Consider how the Virgo Sun pushes us to be productive and analytical while the Sagittarius Moon creates a need for freedom and independence. These conflicting energies push at us, demanding that we make a response. Discomfort requires action.

Ask yourself what actions will move me in the direction that I have recently understood as necessary? How can you use the dedicated work ethic of Virgo to support the growth and expansion of visionary wisdom in your life?

 

 

Light of the Harem by
Frederic Leighton via WikiCommons

MAKE PLANS FOR A SOCIAL EVENING

Wednesday, August 30, 2017:

You can normally count on the Sagittarius Moon to bring us a happy-go-lucky day. However, Wednesday does not start out feeling that way! The morning brings a conjunction of the Moon to controlling, heavy-handed Saturn. This may leave you feeling somewhat heavy and downtrodden. Again, remember, this is a quickly passing Moon transit, breathe through it and allow it to pass. While it persists, use this energy to consider your direction and make serious choices about how to move forward.

A bit later in the day, things lighten up as the Moon leaves Saturn behind to form lovely aspects that bring us into the evening. At 11:39 AM EDT, she offers enthusiasm and opportunities with a sextile to Jupiter.

At 9:28 PM EDT, the Moon offers dynamic initiative and self-confidence with a trine to Mars in generous, playful Leo. Get out of the house and enjoy some social time with friends and loved ones Wednesday evening.

 

 

ENERGIZED MIND SUPPORTS GROWTH

Thursday, August 31, 2017:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon (which suggests the emotional environment of the day) has entered persistent, disciplined Capricorn. Get to the office early and you can get a great deal accomplished while the Moon is in this authoritative, hard-working sign. This is a day when you will take your responsibilities seriously. It will benefit you to look at the reality of all your circumstances from a mature, cautious perspective.

At 11:28 AM EDT, Mercury is still retrograde and re-enters expressive, creative Leo. This should lighten your outlook and allow your mind to tap into vital creativity. You can express your inspiration in a serious manner that will support future, realistic growth.

This is not a social time but one where your best efforts will come from working on serious projects in solitude. Consider the Mountain Goat that represents Capricorn. She reaches the top of that mountain through her own ambition and in solitude. Reflect on this as you tackle your own personal mountain.

 

 

DESIGN YOUR FUTURE

Friday, September 1, 2017:

On Friday, we have another day with the Moon in serious, hard-working Capricorn. At 6:21 AM EDT, she forms a sweet sextile aspect to mystical Neptune and this starts the day with a dreamy edge. It may be hard to wake up and begin the day. However, the dreaminess will pass quickly.

Once you get to the office, you will be ready to push ahead into planning the best path forward for your work, reputation, and career. There is emotional seriousness in the air. You may find that you are highly aware of certain realities in your life regarding the movement and passage of time. You will likely want to spend the day solo and may become impatient with others if you are not able to work alone.

Your focus is on what you are trying to build and create, your ambition is high,  and you are ready to make serious plans for the direction of your path. This will be an excellent day to sit down and work on your formal goals. Focus on what you want to create and get clear and specific about how you are going to go about it.

 

 

Island of Life by
Arnold Böcklin via WikiCommona

UNPREDICTABLE EXCITEMENT

Saturday, September 2, 2017:

The serious, hardworking nature of the Capricorn Moon is up-ended through a powerful trine aspect from bold Mars to unconventional Uranus at 8:13 AM EDT. This transit will energize and awaken your inner defiance and humanitarian efforts. Consider your most non-conformist, revolutionary beliefs and endeavors.

On Saturday, the universe assists each of us in leaping forward into the unknown. There are risks that must be taken and ideas that others may not like that must be expressed.

At 12:30 PM EDT, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus, increasing the general unpredictability and your desire to take inspired risks.

At 4:06 PM EDT, when the Moon entries unpredictable, progressive Aquarius your excitement and possibly anxiety are further heightened. Gather with like-minded others, go ahead and do what is not expected of you. Follow the dictates and beliefs of your own passionate heart.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:30 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 4:06 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

WAIT WITH THOSE WORDS

Sunday, September 3, 2017:

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, perceptive Mercury joins with self-determined Mars. You may get the day started much earlier than you had anticipated. Your mind, your understanding, and your communications will be creative, assertive and highly independent. If you have sensitive communications that must be delivered and are tempted to do that now, wait! Mercury turns direct in just a few days, it can wait!

Even if you are not angry, your words may come out sounding as though you are.

This is a great day to work with ideas, thoughts, and words. Put them on paper, get creative, and dramatic with your words. Putting them onto paper will keep others from feeling threatened when those words are expressed with dramatic assertiveness (Mercury and Mars are both in powerful Leo).

At 11:49 AM EDT, the independent Aquarius Moon forms an opposition to relationship oriented Venus. You may have some disagreements with a loved one on how you want to spend the day. You may be tempted to go your separate ways. That will work fine but is not necessary as this Moon transit will pass quickly.

Consider a social occasion on Sunday evening.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 26, 2017 through July 2, 2017

Watch your mental (Mercury) and physical (Mars) energies this week!

A Jest by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

Mercury, an inner planet responsible for our communication, thinking, perception, and understanding, forms highly challenging aspects to multiple planets. These transits may be intended to shift your attention. These Mercury aspects may bring you a new understanding of how you currently use your voice and how you may want or need to change your manner of communication. They may even ask you to change what you are thinking about!

Mars, an inner planet that facilitates our direct physical energy, assertiveness, and anger, is also active this week. On Monday, your ability to assert yourself with courage helps a dream move forward toward reality. On Sunday, it will be prudent to be aware of the tendency toward an expression of anger that is best avoided. Please pay attention to your own internal triggers and keep out of the range of your own anger.

 

 

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DREAMS DO COME TRUE

Monday, June 26, 2017:

The combination of active planetary cycles on Monday allow for a lovely day of creativity and imagination. Mars, the planet of action, forms a supportive trine aspect to Neptune, the planet of dreams and inspiration, while we sleep early on Monday morning. This will remain with us throughout the day.

The cycle between Mars and Neptune began on the first day of January, 2017. This is a cycle of bringing strength and determination to your dreams. Look back at any resolutions you made at the New Year! You may be surprised to see that your dream is alive and moving in exactly the right direction. J

With the Moon in playful, expressive Leo and forming a lovely sextile aspect to expansive Jupiter at 4:43 PM EDT, you may want to shout your good news from the rooftops. Go ahead and do that!

 

 

SHIFTING BELIEFS & UNDERSTANDING

Tuesday, June 27, 2017:

Tuesday will bring us to an active, playful, and highly interesting day.

With the Moon in dramatic, expressive Leo, your energy is stabilized by a trine aspect to dutiful Saturn at 9:38 AM EDT.

Gaining clarity on your responsibilities is helpful when thoughtful Mercury forms a challenging square to idealistic Jupiter (at 2:20 PM EDT) asking you to question certain fundamental beliefs you hold regarding intimacy and relationship.

At 5:11 PM EDT, your eyes may open to a new perspective that could completely shift your understanding.

Later, as logical Mercury forms a supportive trine aspect to mystical Neptune at 8:22 PM EDT, your mind is encouraged to embrace a new understanding of a long anticipated dream. Indeed, please remember that dreams do come true.

At 8:42 PM EDT, with the Moon entering meticulous Virgo, you will want to get a good night’s sleep to face a more practical, industrious day on Wednesday.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:11 PM EDT until she enters Virgo at 8:42 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

Study of a Young Woman by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

SPEAK WITH CONSCIOUS INTENT

Wednesday, June 28, 2017:

The analytical Virgo Moon forms a delightful sextile aspect to the intuitive Cancer Sun at 9:04 AM EDT. This makes us feel inspiring, gracious, and sweet. This is a great start to the day.

However, Wednesday afternoon could bring difficult or demanding conversations as mental Mercury conjoins with aggressive Mars (at 15° Cancer) at 3:50 PM EDT. With your thinking and your need for direct, unapologetic action coming together in moody Cancer, it is important that you find a way to manage aggravation and frustration without it spilling over onto others and leaving a big mess to later clean up!

Your first choice should be to practice patience and kindness with yourself and others. There may well be important things that must be said. If you choose to speak out on Wednesday, pay attention to the words that you use and the manner of your delivery. Blurting out the truth as you see it will very likely come back to bite you.

Don’t expect it to be easy but make a solid effort to say what must be said with clear and conscious intent.

 

 

EXPLORING DARKNESS

Thursday, June 29, 2017:

Thursday’s dedicated, hard-working Virgo Moon forms a difficult square aspect to restrictive Saturn at 2:52 PM EDT. Are you working too hard? Are you or someone in authority holding you to a standard that feels beyond your ability?

With an opposition between communicative Mercury and power-hungry Pluto exact at 8:35 PM EDT, any resentment that formed early in the day could get ugly. Pay attention to power dynamics and do your best to sidestep manipulation, coercion, and other underhanded attempts at control.

Make sure your connections with others are of the highest integrity.

Spend the evening in deep study or intense conversation with trusted, respected equals. Much understanding can come from an exploration of darkness and hidden forces. Make sure your words are constructive and that your intention is to help each other understand issues of depth and significance.

If you began a study or an important conversation in late January, the results of the seed planted at that time will be clear now. Look for it.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:35 PM EDT until she enters Libra in the wee hours (3:03 AM EDT) of Friday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SENSITIVITY AND CHARM

Friday, June 30, 2017:

When you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon will be in graceful Libra. You can anticipate spending the weekend seeking harmony, cooperation, and diplomacy in social situations and intimate relationships.

This brings us to a weekend of community engagement and romantic encounters. Don’t spend the weekend alone. Find friends for pleasurable activities or go to a nice restaurant, not the dive downtown or your ‘regular haunt’. Go somewhere with tablecloths and candles, or invite a few friends over and pull out your best china and create an environment of refinement and beauty.

Create a space of allure, charm, pleasure, and romance.

At 8:52 PM EDT, we come to the First Quarter Moon with the Sun in emotional Cancer and the Moon in graceful Libra. Love and pleasure must be combined with deep sensitivity and maternal tenderness. Can you embrace all this sweetness and charm?

 

Memory of the Garden at Etten by Vincent Van Gogh via Wiki Commons

 

 

DEEP HEALING

Saturday, July 1, 2017:

Chiron is a comet, which in astrology symbolizes deep wounds and the push to heal those wounds. At 3:09 AM EDT, Chiron turns retrograde opening a five-month window to work deeply with your healing process. Look to 28° or 29° Pisces in your natal chart for the house (area of your life) that is being activated.

If you have planets in the last degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces), you will be pushed particularly hard to work on your path of healing. If you have been avoiding working with deep long-standing wounds in your life, this is the time to meet them head on. This is a good time to finally work with an astrologer to see your situation from the amazing perspective of the greater universe (Yes, Astrolore is taking new clients; contact me today.)

The normally social and charming Libra Moon does not have an easy run of it on Saturday. Issues of anger, frustration, and power dynamics could get in the way as the Moon forms challenging square aspects to impulsive Mars, subversive Pluto, and perceptive Mercury.

Do your best on Saturday to maintain inner balance and equanimity. Work to show kindness to others and don’t forget to focus on your own self-care.

 

 

INERTIA BECOMES EMPOWERMENT

Sunday, July 2, 2017:

The Libra Moon is VOC* (void of course) until 1:00 PM EDT on Sunday afternoon.

Let’s take this opportunity to review what that means. When the Moon is Void of Course (VOC), she has made her final major aspect to another planet while in one sign. The Moon then makes no more major aspects to other planets before she leaves that sign to enter the next. It is a phenomenon of the transiting Moon.

A VOC Moon tends to leave us with a sense of inertia. It is prudent not to start anything that you have important expectations of during these times. It is best to focus on mundane activities, things that must be done but aren’t expected to have significant long-term impact.

With that in mind, keep a low profile on Sunday morning. Sleep late, read the paper, rest.

At 1:00 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing intensity and depth to the rest of the day. You will want to connect with others but with none of the “wanting to make it look pretty” of Libra! Now, there is a powerful desire to delve deeply into profound emotions and to uncover what is hidden beneath the surface.

Avoid manipulation and allow for vulnerability. Extreme depth of connection is available; spend the day alone if that is not what you are looking for.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:17 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 1:00 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 3, 2017 through April 9, 2017

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Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

 

MOVING FORWARD WITH COMFORT AND COURAGE

Monday, April 3, 2017:

This morning, you would rather stay home and avoid work altogether. With the receptive Moon in domestic Cancer, your home and issues of tenderness and love are the concerns you would like to occupy your day.

However, most of us will need to head to work. Early in the day, as the Moon forms an easy trine aspect to Neptune (12:26 PM EDT), it may seem difficult to get your feet firmly on the ground.

Mid-afternoon (2:40 PM EDT), the forceful Aries Sun and protective Cancer Moon form a challenging square aspect bringing us to the First Quarter phase of the Moon. If you think about Cancer’s desire to cuddle with a loved one in a warm nest and Aries’ desire to take a solitary and courageous mountain bike ride, you will understand the challenge between these two energies. Think back to the seed you planted at the New Moon last week. Find a way to use these two conflicting energies to move that process forward.

As soon as your workday is complete, head home, cook a meal for yourself or your family and settle in to any domestic comfort you choose to create.

 

 

ANXIETY TURNS TO PLAY

Tuesday, April 4, 2017:

When you awake on Tuesday morning, your challenging dreams may linger, leaving you with an unsettling sense of anxiety. If you remember those dreams, look for the message within and release any discomfort. The sensitive Cancer Moon forms challenging aspects to excessive Jupiter, subversive Pluto, and unsettling Uranus between late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Allow yourself to explore unusual patterns. Don’t try to stick with all that is expected of you. Perhaps, it is time to explore a new way of viewing the world. Make contact with folks who will stretch or challenge your viewpoints. Stop assuming your worldview is the only one worthy of airtime.

At 4:46 PM EDT, the tender Cancer Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to lovely Venus allowing a loving connection. Take a break from your work and head outside even for a moment; look at the sky and experience expansive beauty.

At 6:13 PM EDT, the Moon enters exuberant Leo, opening the evening for playful fun, the pleasure of creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:46 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:13 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

 

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via WIki Commons

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

WIND AT YOUR BACK

Wednesday, April 5, 2017:

The most significant aspect on Wednesday happens at the very final moments of the day. Just at midnight, courageous Mars forms a flowing trine aspect to empowered Pluto. When these two mighty planets work together in a harmonious configuration, you can expect great determination and strength of your actions. You are likely to feel highly motivated to move heaven and earth toward the fulfillment of whatever significant plan or project you have embarked upon.

The cycle between Mars and Pluto (a two year cycle) began in August 2016. What did you plunge into at that time that you knew would take great resolve and willpower? Whatever began at that time has reached a point in its growth where the wind is at your back and progress is steady inherently easy. The full expression of this cycle will come in late May. Plan for it!

The Moon and continues through playful Leo encouraging you to spend time with creative pleasures. If you have children in your life, spend time with them; engage on their level of play. Enjoy

 

 

SOUL SEARCHING AND PARADOX

Thursday, April 6, 2017:

On Thursday, Saturn turns retrograde, remaining thus until August 25th. Over the course of this 4 ½ months, it is important to do some soul-searching regarding any long-term commitments that you are considering. This could be around issues of relationship, business, relocation, or your career. If you know the house Saturn is moving through in your chart during this retrograde, that is the most likely area on which to focus your contemplation.

The lovely Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine aspect to exciting Uranus and stable Saturn throughout the afternoon. You should experience an easy sense of satisfaction and excitement simultaneously. You may feel very anchored and reliable even as you feel exhilarant and animated. Hold this paradox with pleasure as for now, both energies hold space together in friendship.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:17 PM EDT until she enters Virgo 20 minutes after midnight. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

BALANCE EXPANSION AND REALITY

Friday, April 7, 2017:

When you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon will have entered practical Virgo. You can go ahead and put away your toys from the last few Leo Moon days.

The efficiency and precision of Virgo is challenged as the Sun opposes optimistic Jupiter at 5:38 PM EDT. This energy definitely flies in the face of practical Virgo as you are pushed to excess, extravagance, and overindulgence.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter began in late September. In looking back at that time, consider what you started that was of an expansive nature. What big idea or plan did you begin in September? Now, at the planets’ opposition, look back and see how far you have come with that idea or that plan and then make any adjustments necessary to bring it into its fullest power. Pay attention to the places where you can give or receive big ideas or large pleasures.

It is probably best to leave your credit cards at home as it would be so easy to overspend. Watch where your eyes may be bigger than your stomach…. or your dream has gotten unrealistic. We must always remember the delicate balance between expansion and reality.

 

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

CHECK YOURSELF

Saturday, April 8, 2017:

Saturday starts out easily enough. You will probably feel productive and powerful due to a lovely Earth Grand Trine. However, the afternoon brings difficult challenges.

When Venus squares Saturn at 4:28 PM EDT, there may be issues that you can not ignore in your love life and relationships or you may need to face reality (and fear) concerning your finances. Face reality head-on; that does not mean to process things extensively with a partner.

Saturday’s transits will be better managed as an internal private job. Understand the reality of your situation and allowed it to be exactly as it is. Nothing must be resolved in this moment.

At 8:49 PM EDT, when the Sun squares destructive Pluto, you will be happy if you did not engage in any arguments. This challenging aspect insists that you face the truth of your deeper motivations and get clear on what is uncomfortable in your attempts to gain power over others. Be aware of your motivations and face yourself honestly.

If you are ready, bring your understanding of yourself to the table… speak only of your own path, don’t make any statement or assumption of what someone else is bringing to the table.

 

 

A SIMPLE PATH TO WORKING WITH MERCURY RETROGRADE

Sunday, April 9, 2017:

On Sunday morning, the Moon enters cooperative, charming Libra at 8:35 AM EDT. You are ready to re-establish peace and grace into your home and beyond. This is a great morning to go out for brunch with loved ones and friends. You are ready to deepen your connections as you learn the difference between codependency and interdependence. Give this some thought on Sunday morning.

The big news, however, is that at 7:14 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 4° Taurus. Spend time today preparing for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on May 3rd. If you have followed my writing over the years, you are familiar with the best ways to work with Mercury retrograde. Here is your reminder:

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

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

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

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:35 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 30, 2017 through February 5, 2017

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ASTROLORE’S DAILY WEATHER REPORT – JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017

 

Cinderella by Edward Burne-Jones via Wiki Commons

Cinderella by Edward Burne-Jones via Wiki Commons

 

THE MESSAGE IN YOUR DREAMS

Monday, January 30, 2017:

Monday morning eases us into the week with gentle compassion toward yourself and others. After a challenging weekend, these softer energies enable you to release anxiety or hurt feelings

At 6:18 AM EST, the dreamy Pisces Moon makes contact with elusive Neptune. You may want to bring your dreams into your day. Write down those dreams, there are bound to be messages contained within.

Late in the day, the Moon forms sextile aspects (suggesting opportunities and possibilities) to both powerful Pluto and thoughtful Mercury. This offers you the opportunity to present a powerful message in a manner that it can be heard and understood. Who do you need to communicate with? Who needs to hear what you have to say?

On Monday evening, you have the courage and clarity of mind to say what needs to be said.

 

 

UNSETTLED THINKING

Tuesday, January 31, 2017:

Tuesday is the last day of January bringing with it increased excitement or anxiety, depending on your perspective and how your personal horoscope is being impacted.  Enjoy the morning and its relative calm.

When the Moon enters forceful Aries at 4:46 PM EST, and then quickly comes into contact with dynamic Mars. You may see a side of aggression and anger that you would rather not encounter. Remain centered and seek courageous self-determination in any actions that you take.

Throughout the evening, you will feel a growing anxiety or excitement as thoughtful Mercury comes to square unsettling Uranus at 10:31 PM EST. Your thinking and your communications are inspired and defiant.

Watch for originality of thought and powerful epiphanies. Pay attention to your dreams on Tuesday night. Something significant could come through that will change your view of humanity and your place in this human family.

There may be something significant that you need to release at this time. Speak clearly and truthfully regardless of whom you may offend. Even as you do so, maintain kindness and respect. Understand that we all view the world from a distinctly different perspective.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

From 12:36 PM EST until she enters Aries at 4:46 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

Cinderella by John Everett Millais via Wiki Commons

Cinderella by John Everett Millais via Wiki Commons

FINDING YOUR COMMUNITY

Wednesday, February 1, 2017:

The astrological weather for Wednesday feels light and friendly following on the heels of Tuesday’s intense communications and anxiety.

With the assertive Aries Moon forming a sextile aspect (offering possibilities or opportunities) to the objective Aquarian Sun at 3:51 PM EST, make it a point to join together with your community and friends.

Gather together to plan projects of humanitarian concerns or outright revolution! This is a quickly passing Moon transit; so don’t attach any insistence that these plans occur right away.

Enjoy your social connections and the possibility of a shared world-view. Knowing and connecting with your community will be more important in the future. There will be plenty of opportunities for implementing plans that begin now.

 

 

WATCH BOUNDARIES – EXPAND UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, February 2, 2017:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up Thursday morning in the midst of intensely dark, unsettling dreams. While you sleep on Wednesday night, the aggressive Aries Moon forms difficult aspects with both coercive Pluto and agitated Uranus.

At 8:53 AM EST, when the Aries Moon squares communicative Mercury, it is best to hold your tongue and allow the moment desire to say something you will regret to pass. There is no need to express outwardly any aggravation that enters your mind. Watch those tweets!

At 10:15 AM EST, mental Mercury forms a square (challenging) aspect with expansive Jupiter. Because this transit harkens back to several days after the election, be aware of what is being said in the political arena on Thursday.

Be aware of your words and communications. It may take cautious attention not to say too much to the wrong people or over-share. Do not assume that you are speaking to folks who see the world from your personal world-view.

Any exaggerations could have unexpected consequences in late March.

With all of that being said, if you are with like-minded people or people who are open-minded to your worldview, go ahead and speak your mind. Find the courage in like-minded community to share your perspectives and allow your worldview to expand.

Also, do not automatically agree to anything that is asked of you. It would be very easy to take on more than is appropriate at this time. Pay attention to your personal boundaries. Be aware of what you ask others for today as well. Do not ask for more than you can appropriately expect from others.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 11:51 AM EST until she enters Taurus at 8:50 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

PATIENCE AND STRENGTH

Friday, February 3, 2017:

Last Saturday (January 28), when Mars, the planet of strength, courage, anger, and initiative entered his home sign of Aries, I mentioned taking off the gloves. Mars in Aries looks for places to express aggression and assertiveness.

On Friday, at 10:51 AM EST, lovely Venus, the planet of pleasure, personal values, and diplomacy follows Mars into Aries. Now, she is ready to take off her gloves end join the battle Mars is waging.

As women and men with a feminist perspective, each one of us is now able to assert ourselves in matters that impact the lives of women and the more tender side of our hearts. We will stand up for what is right as it impacts women worldwide.

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 11:19 PM EST, encouraging us to take action on whatever we determined to begin at the New Moon last Friday evening.

At the First Quarter, the stabilizing Taurus Moon squares the eccentric Aquarius Sun. You may feel challenged to develop closeness and affection at the same time that you are dealing with feelings of emotional disconnection and the desire to pull away.

On Friday, you will have the opportunity to work on balancing attachment and autonomy. Be patient with each other.

The Sleeping Beauty by John Collier via Wiki Commons

 

 

FOOD, TOUCH, NATURE, LOVE

Saturday February 4, 2017:

Saturday offers a lovely day for earth-based activities. Spend the day outdoors, perusing your seed catalog for the coming spring, or cooking a delightful meal for friends and loved ones.

The Taurus Moon forms lovely aspects to both Pluto and Mercury. This is a day for shared communication and deep feelings. Set aside all the anxiety of the outside world. Pull yourself inward to enjoy nature and the natural world, get or give a massage.

Find reverence in the simple things of life: food, touch, nature, and love.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:41 PM EST until she enters Gemini at 11:45 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

CURIOSITY AND COMMUNICATION

Sunday, February 5, 2017:

Sunday offers another great day for enjoying time with your friends and loved ones. However, the time you spend with friends will be very different from Saturday.

On Saturday, you were seeking bodily pleasures (food and touch) and calm stability (courtesy of Taurus).

Sunday, with the Moon now in talkative Gemini, you seek conversations, the expansion of your ideas, curiosity, and intellectual growth. The friends you want to spend time with on Sunday are probably a very different group than those you want to spend time with on Saturday. Seek out the people you can communicate with on an intellectual level, enjoying ideas and conversations.

As the evening approaches, take those friends with you to the cinema.  At 5:54 PM EST, the Gemini Moon forms a square aspect to elusive Neptune. Your imaginative nature comes alive and you will enjoy losing yourself in a poetry reading or a film.

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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 5, 2016 through September 11, 2016

Hello All!

Cupid Gardeners by Konstantin Makovsky via Wiki Commons

Cupid Gardeners by Konstantin Makovsky via Wiki Commons

Another week has come and gone and a new one begins!

Don’t save all your fun and pleasures for this weekend as the best part of this week comes prior to that. The high point of the week comes on Friday when expansive Jupiter enters diplomatic, beautiful Libra. This brings some hope to the upcoming US presidential elections, as Jupiter in Libra will do her best to put some diplomacy on the table and settle us down with a bit more refinement and grace. We hope for the best.

Over the weekend, you may need to pay particular attention to the more profound and challenging side of your love life or your finances. Do not take either of these issues for granted. A willingness to be vulnerable and to take risks with those you love may be necessary. Deep love brings us to unimaginable change in our lives and, as such, requires vulnerability and the willingness to encounter great transformation.

 

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EMOTIONAL DEPTH

Monday, September 5, 2016:

Monday is Labor Day and a holiday for most of us in the U.S. The planetary activity is very quiet, providing the opportunity for a relaxing and enjoyable day. When the Moon enters Scorpio at 8:39 AM EDT, you may notice a bit of moodiness in yourself or others. Consider any emotional turmoil to be a clear direction for you to deepen your emotional connection with whoever you are spending the day with. If you are alone, spend time in deep emotional contemplation.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from Sunday evening at 8:30 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:39 AM EDT on Monday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

DEEP CONTEMPLATION OFFERS OPPORTUNITY

Tuesday, September 6, 2016:

Tuesday’s intense Scorpio Moon enjoys lovely connections with the Sun, Neptune, and Pluto throughout the day. This provides a positive outlet for the profoundly powerful energy of transcendent Pluto.

With the penetratingly deep Scorpio Moon forming sextile aspects to both the Sun and Pluto, keep your eyes open for opportunities to focus with great empowerment on your goals and desires. Don’t try to be all things to all people on Tuesday. Remember, the importance of working in the silence and in the dark to birth your visions. Time alone in contemplation may bring great rewards.

 

SEEK OPPORTUNITIES FOR STABLE FOUNDATIONS

Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, September 7, 2016:

Powerful forces build strong foundations to develop your deepest desires today. At 1:19 AM EDT, the Sun forms a trine aspect (120 degree angle) to Pluto. The cycle between the Sun and Pluto, which is a cycle of deep internal empowerment, began when they conjoined in early January of 2016.

Consider what began at that time that is leading to a current sense of self-empowerment. The steps taken now to focus your will are able to develop with great intensity. You are building the deep roots necessary to develop the long-term results you are seeking and that are intended to sustain and stabilize your most significant intentions.

At 7:33 AM EDT, beautiful Venus forms a supportive sextile to steadfast Saturn offering an opportunity to gently stabilize your creative endeavors, your finances, or your most love entrenched relationships. This is indeed a powerful and stabilizing day. Pay attention to the intensity of the future you are creating and the opportunities offered for stabilizing that future.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a short period of time from 8:43 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 9:20 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

SEEK BALANCE

Thursday, September 8, 2016:

With the Moon in Sagittarius all day on Thursday, we may feel some relief as our perspective feels lighter and more open to a higher level of understanding. However, as the Moon makes contact with both serious, reality based Saturn and dreamy, illusionary Neptune early in the morning, we can’t get away from the fact that we are only a few days away from the final square contact between these two planets.

We are reminded of the challenge of finding a way to balance these ‘difficult to combine’ energies. It is important to continue the effort of bringing the reality of our situations into our most spiritually transcendent vision or dream.

Combining reality and dreams has been part of our ongoing work since this combination – Saturn square Neptune began in November of 2015. We can see the struggle in so many places in our communities, cultures, and the political process; look to see its reflection in your personal life.  Seek balance.

 

EXPANDING DIPLOMACY AND GENEROSITY

Friday, September 9, 2016:

The generosity and expansion of Jupiter opens the morning with a delightful shift of focus. At 7:18 AM EDT, exuberant and philosophical Jupiter enters cooperative Libra where he will remain until October of 2017. The last time Jupiter was in Libra was between September 2004 and October 2005. Consider the similarities between that time and now regarding the expansion of your own ability to form relationships and create beauty.

With a square aspect formed between the Sun and Moon, we come to the First Quarter (and First Quarter Square) of the Lunar Cycle at 7:49 AM EDT. Think back to the Solar Eclipse New Moon on September 1, 2016. What was the seed that you planted? What have you begun that you want to grow to great stability to support your life? What action needs to be taken over the coming 24 hours that will support this intention as you move forward?

A trine between the Sagittarius Moon and Uranus at 8:51 PM EDT offers the energy to get out and enjoy excitement and the pleasures of friends. Find a place to dance! Go out; express exuberant energy; have fun.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:51 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 8:55 AM EDT on Saturday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

The Water Garden by Childe Hassam via Wiki Commons

The Water Garden by Childe Hassam via Wiki Commons

BALANCE WILL BE RESTORED

Saturday, September 10, 2016:

The Moon enters the cautions realm of Capricorn at 8:55 AM EDT leaving the fun from Friday night behind and ushering us to the final exact square of Saturn to Neptune. This aspect has been the most significant signature of 2016. Consider, once again, the effort you have made to balance what is real and solid with your most intangible dreams and even escapist tendencies.

It may be easy to get lost in confusion and misunderstanding. Don’t get stuck there. The key is trusting that the process at work will ultimately reveal the beauty and purpose that has thus far been obstructed. This is the 3rd Quarter Square in the cycle between Saturn and Neptune.

If you are old enough to remember 1989, consider what dream you may have begun at that time. Now, you are able to see ahead to a new, similar, far more evolved dream. It is just a glimmer now, ahead in the distance; but if you are able to stand steady and not run for the first escape hatch you will build reality into the new dream over the coming years. Release your need for control; allow the process to unfold with trust and unimaginable vulnerability.

Sleep may not come easily as we push into a Venus square Pluto in the early morning hours of Sunday. Emotional intensity may move your dreams and impact the coming days.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:51 PM EDT on Friday until she enters Capricorn at 8:55 AM EDT on Saturday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

ALLOW PROFOUND CHANGE

Sunday, September 11, 2016:

Sunday is a highly emotional day. At 3:47 AM EDT, Venus square Pluto suggesting profound intensity and possibly major transformation to our partnerships and your deepest held values. Treat each other kindly. Allow change, it is more necessary than you may realize. This is not a suggestion that something significant must end; but it must change.

Consider the change that will bring empowerment to your values or your relationship. Did you begin a process in early February 2016 that can no longer continue on the path it is treading? Consider your options! Open your mind to what is possible.

By the end of the day, you will know more than you did to start, secrets and vulnerabilities may be revealed. If you have not been fully honest, now is the time to face the truth. Only when the wound is revealed can the healing begin. The evening brings the possibility of increased understanding and connection with the Capricorn Moon trine the Sun at 10:35 PM EDT.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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