Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 10, 2017 through April 16, 2017

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Cressida by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

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ADJUSTING. PREPARING.

Monday, April 10, 2017:

Monday has the potential to be a relatively easygoing day even as we adjust to Mercury’s retrograde motion. With the Moon quietly moving through Libra, we will do what we can to create harmony in our environment.

Yes, indeed Venus and Mercury are both retrograde. Go with the flow. Focus on cleaning up aspects of your life (finances, partnerships, projects) that have been left on the back burner for too long.

If you have not done your Mercury Retrograde preparations yet, go back and read last Sunday’s post and complete that prep work now.

At 6:58 PM EDT, as the Libra Moon joins with Jupiter, your ability and interest in connecting with others cooperatively or romantically is strengthened. It may seem like a great idea to go out for dinner with a friend or partner. Make it an early dinner and go home alone!

At 9:55 PM EDT, the Moon squares obsessive Pluto exposing power dynamics that no one may know how to contend with. Remember, a transit of the Moon does not stick around and as long as you do not engage with the difficulty it will pass easily without incident. If something hard comes up, don’t take the bait.

 

 

LIBRA FULL MOON – ILLUMINATE LOVE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

While you slept (at 2:09 AM EDT), the Full Moon occurred at 21° Libra. Full Moons always amplify our energy. Are you excited? Anxious?

Did you do a ritual at the New Moon on March 27th? What seed did you plant at that time? How successful has its growth been?

What relationship dynamics are you seeing clearly? Tuesday is a day for clear illumination of your partnerships or what you bring to the table in partnership. Do you like what you see? Are you willing to look at the reality? What do you see that you were unable to see a mere two weeks ago?

At 7:32 AM EDT, anticipate a flash of clarity, allow yourself to see or experience something new. Look for excitement in your life and partnerships.

At 6:42 PM EDT, when the Moon enters penetrating Scorpio, you may be ready to deeply explore the power dynamics you got a glimpse of on Monday night. Now, with the Full Moon passed and the Moon in Scorpio, you are ready to look deeply and find profound truth and clear insight on issues of love, partnerships, and social interactions.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:19 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 6:42 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 significant future impact.

 

 

HONOR YOUR PATH

Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

Erato, Muse of Poetry by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

Wednesday should prove to be a deeply private and emotional day. The astrological movement in the heavens is unassuming in its power. The Moon moves through the powerful intense waters of Scorpio suggesting a need for privacy and depth.

With the opposition from the Scorpio Moon to perceptive Mercury in the very early morning hours, you may notice yourself awakening from profound and curious dreams. Ask yourself what thoughts and assumptions are being challenged by those dreams? Can you bring a deep contemplation from your dreams into the day?

Unless you are with your closest intimate partners, you will probably want to spend the day alone exploring the internal depths of your soul.

At 8:49 PM EDT, when the intense Scorpio Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to dreamy Neptune allow yourself to float in mystical, transcendent space. This could allow for a very profound meditation session or you could find yourself deeply moved by music, poetry, or film.

Powerful, transformative sexual connections are also possible; no simple play. You will reach into the deepest landscapes of your connection. Honor your shared or separate path.

 

 

PREPARE TO MANAGE INTENSITY

Thursday, April 13, 2017:

Thursday begins with a sextile from the mysterious Scorpio Moon to powerful Pluto in Capricorn. At 9:08 AM EDT, your emotions will be deeply engaged in sensitivity as your awareness deepens. Allow yourself to rest in a space of emotional connection, depth, and empowerment throughout the morning.

As the day progresses, you can feel the powerful aspect of the Sun and Uranus conjunction building. It is not exact until Friday morning at 1:30 AM EDT, but it will be clearly felt throughout much of today. It may be difficult to sleep on Thursday night with the increased buildup of excitement, intensity, and nervous energy. Try to get some serious exercise on Thursday evening, follow that with a hot bath, a cup of tea, and quiet preparation for bedtime. It may help enable sleep; it may not.

We will talk more about this aspect in Friday’s post. For Thursday, it is best to simply remain aware of the energy and do what you can to keep intense emotions at bay. Turn off the TV and computer as early in the evening as possible. Do not engage in conversations that may trigger old patterns and agitations. Drink your Sleepy Time tea and prepare to manage this more fully on Friday.

Don’t forget this energy is not automatically a negative. It can show up as excitement and epiphanies just as easily as unsettled anxiety.

 

 

PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE AMAZED

Friday, April 14, 2017:

Friday brings the full force of the conjunction between the determined Aries Sun and revolutionary planet of Uranus, also in Aries. This is the beginning of a one-year cycle of intensification of core energies. If you know where 24° Aries falls in your chart, look for surprises and unexpected revelations in this area of your life.

Along with the awareness in your own life, watch the outer world for surprises and shocking changes in the greater culture. This could be a day of great excitement or great stress.

Think of this aspect like you think of the beginning of a lunar cycle, the New Moon. It is time to plant a seed.  In this case, you will want to plant a seed that will help you move into your most inspired, independent, and original self.

At 6:27 AM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius encouraging expansive, philosophical clarity to our thoughts.

This is a powerful day. Don’t waste it on mundane activities and certainly don’t turn on the television. Choose your activities and comrades consciously. Bring your conversations to the highest level of your understanding. Prepare yourself to be amazed!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:18 AM EDT until 6:27 AM EDT when she enters Sagittarius. 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.

 

Phyllis and Demophoon fragment by Sir Edward Burne-Jones via Wiki Commons

 

CELEBRATING LOVELY VENUS

Saturday, April 15, 2017:

Saturday is a day to celebrate! Romantic, beautiful Venus turns direct at 6:18 AM EDT after having been retrograde since March 4th.

What have you learned over the past six weeks that will help you to step into the future with deeper clarity around issues of love, partnership, beauty, finances, and material possessions? If you have done the work of reevaluating these issues, the choices you need to make will become clear over the coming days.

It is time to step forward into a future that is truly aligned with the direction of your deepest soul growth. Don’t make any of these decisions immediately; give Venus a few days to get up to speed.

The Moon is in adventure seeking Sagittarius forming a square to dreamy Neptune in the morning hours. This is a slow day to get going.

Saturday morning try to allow yourself to rest and dream of imaginative and inspirational and adventures.

At 5:16 PM EDT, the optimistic Sagittarius Moon forms a lovely sextile to idealistic Jupiter offering you the opportunity to expand your world-view and see more than you have seen! This would be a lovely evening for a road trip out of town. Make it a point of having an experience outside of your ordinary life.

Don’t follow the “usual” Saturday night plans; go out with new friends, experience new things, go to new places. Have a celebration!

 

 

AN EVENING FOR LOVE

Sunday, April 16, 2017:

The early part of Sunday should bring with it positive and exciting changes. Be on the lookout for unusual surprises and revelations. Plan an upcoming trip or find people with exciting perspectives on topics that are of great interest to you.

Later on Sunday afternoon, when the Sagittarius Moon joins with restrictive Saturn at 2:27 PM EDT, you may feel a bit like you’ve being hit over the head with unwelcome reality. Head home and settle in for a serious afternoon of work or effort of some sort. Begin to anticipate the week ahead.

At 7:05 PM EDT, the Moon enters disciplined Capricorn and you are ready to prepare for the work that is coming up this week. Our week will start with an attitude of serious ambition so get ready to put your shoulder to the grindstone for the next few days.

At 9:26 PM EDT, beautiful Venus forms a sextile aspect with assertive Mars providing the space for stable, sensual, mystical, and loving romantic connection. Show love; embrace love; enjoy.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:27 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 7:05 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.

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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: March 21, 2016 through March 27, 2016

Profil Neu by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Profil Neu by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Some of us may experience the shift of the Sun from Pisces to Aries as a bit disorienting. We go from the energy of dreams, imagination, and sensitivity to the energy of aggression, determination, and of the warrior.

As we attempt to grapple with this shift, Mercury follows the example of the Sun and steps from Pisces into Aries on Monday evening. You may feel this as an awakening of energy, the experience of Spring. It is time to create what you want and take the necessary steps to bring that into reality.

On Wednesday, we have a Full Moon Eclipse in Libra encouraging us to take stock of what we created and began at the New Moon on March 8th.

On Friday, Saturn takes his first steps in retreat as he turns retrograde at 6:01 AM EDT.

 

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THOUGHTS PICK UP SPEED

Monday, March 21, 2016:

Don’t be surprise if you feel like keeping your head under your pillow on Monday morning. It’s not that you have any sense of waking up to a bad day but you may wake with a sense of confusion or disorientation.

Now that the Sun is in Aries, you probably thought you were ready to move quickly in a forward direction. However, the day starts with the Moon in opposition to Neptune along with Mercury still in Pisces. These two factors contribute to a sense of internal instability that is likely to leave you wanting sleep…. Or just not knowing what you want!

Don’t let any of that worry you.

At 8:19 PM EDT, Mercury follows the Sun into Aries. Your mind will be ready to move forward, your thoughts will pick up speed, and everything revs up. It is easy to offend others while Mercury is in Aries, as we do not hold back in our communications and are willing to take the risk to tell it like it is!

Maintain your awareness and make sure you are saying what really needs to be said and not just running off at the mouth because of lack of control. Remain aware, keep yourself centered and grounded, even as this energy catapults you forward.
PREPARE FOR WEDNESDAY’S ECLIPSE

Tuesday, March 22, 2016:

Tuesday provides a day of rest. Yes, I know. You thought you were ready to move forward. However, today you need to rest and prepare for the very busy day on Wednesday.

The Moon is in Virgo throughout the day, yet makes no major aspects until after she enters Libra on Wednesday morning. Try not to concern yourself with accomplishments, communications, or any activity that you hope will move some project forward.

As you take the time to rest in the quiet of Tuesday, prepare yourself for tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse. Consider the Solar Eclipse that happened on March 8th. Eclipses always come in pairs and are connected; a Solar Eclipse occurs at a New Moon and a Lunar Eclipse occurs at the Full Moon.

Are you aware of the change that is sweeping through your life, brought on by that Solar Eclipse? Much of the message of the Lunar Eclipse is in digging deeply to work with the underlying issues that must be addressed in order to grow in the direction of change that the Solar Eclipse.

This is your contemplation for Tuesday.

 

Pintura 1 by Lia Mainero Berro via Wiki Commons

Pintura 1 by Lia Mainero Berro via Wiki Commons

LIBRA LUNAR ECLIPSE – NOSTALGIA ALLOWS RELEASE

Wednesday, March 23, 2016:

At 1:24 AM EDT, the Moon enters Libra bringing an end to that time of rest and preparation that we talked about for Tuesday. Now, it is show time!

At 6:15 AM EDT, Jupiter squares Saturn. This can be a challenging time as the details of a particular situation may feel like they are overtaking or blocking your ability to expand your understanding and make it difficult to keep a grasp onyour own beliefs.

You may question ways of thinking and being in the world that previously felt very solid to you. It is important to continually question your opinions and beliefs as time and circumstances continue to show you new perspectives.

The Libra Full Moon is eclipsed at 8:01 AM EDT. Lunar Eclipses bring our emotions and nostalgia to the surface even as they push our awareness to the passage of time. Something is changing and we must let go. Even if the change is one we have hoped and dreamed of for so long, there still may be difficult emotions to manage as you release the past. Past memories and old dreams come to the surface in order to be released.

With the Libra Moon forming an opposition to Mercury, you may be highly sensitive to any communications that feel out of balance or unfair. You will do well to maintain grace and diplomacy in any such situation.

At 4:10 PM EDT, Mercury conjunct the Sun offers clarity of mind, thinking, and communication. This may be a time of sharp tongues; remember to add the ingredients of grace and diplomacy in all communications.
MOVE YOUR STORY FORWARD

Thursday, March 24, 2016:

Thursday may be a stressful day of assimilating the emotional impact of Wednesday. The Libra Moon, which is concerned with diplomacy and pleasure, forms challenging aspects with both Pluto (the planet of transformation) and Uranus (the planet of revolution).

This startling transit may push you to look beneath the pleasant exterior of your significant relationships. What is hidden beneath the surface and needs to change? Have you been too careful? Have you done your best to hold the status quo steady? What revolutionary thoughts and ideas are occurring behind-the-scenes in the depth of your heart?

At 6:44 PM EDT, Mercury forms a flowing trine aspect to Mars. This is a powerful encouragement to say what needs to be said; a push to telling a story that will make a significant point. Your words will be clear and direct.

With both Mercury and Mars in Fire Signs, conversations could become heated. Whatever is said will have an impact and will move the story-line forward. You may be surprised to hear your own words.
EXPRESS BEAUTY & GENEROSITY

Friday, March 25, 2016:

Early Friday morning, Saturn turns retrograde at 16° Sagittarius. He will remain retrograde until August 13, 2016 when he will turn direct once again at 9° Sagittarius. During this time, we each have the opportunity to look at the issues in our lives connected to boundaries, responsibilities, self-discipline, and hard work.

This is a time of reassessing, and coming to a deeper understanding and acceptance, of our responsibilities. If you have personal planets or points between 9° and 16° of any mutable sign, (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces), this will be particularly significant to you.

On Wednesday, we talked about you feeling blocked in the ability to expand your inner awareness. As Venus connects with both Jupiter and Saturn on Friday, you may feel a powerful desire for beauty and pleasure along with a sense of dissatisfaction and frustration at feeling that growth is somehow blocked for you now.

Pay attention to how you relate to beauty. It may be time to explore ways to embody love, pleasure, beauty, and abundance within your own body, mind, and life. Create a place of beauty in your home. Make a special effort to show generosity. Put a vase of flowers on your kitchen table and one by your bed, and while you are at it, bring another bouquet to a friend. Notice how life expands when you create space for the expression of beauty and generosity.

You may be questioning ways of thinking and being in the world that previously felt very solid to you. It is important to continually question your opinions and beliefs as time and circumstances continue to show you new perspectives. For now, embrace a perspective that soothes your heart with love, music, art, inner beauty, and expansive generosity.

At 2:09 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing us into a deeply emotion space along with and an intense desire for connection. Find deep connection with an intimate friend or lover this Friday night.

 

 

Oeuvre 24 by Amispatrimoinelussac via Wiki Commons

Oeuvre 24 by Amispatrimoinelussac via Wiki Commons

LOVE & PASSION

Saturday, March 26, 2016:

On Saturday, you can expect to feel the full energizing passion of Aries. At 6:32 AM EDT, the Sun in Aries forms a free-flowing trine to Mars in Sagittarius! There is excitement in the air and you may feel willing to take on any challenge that presents it self; immediately on the heels of that blast of energy we encounter a sextile aspect between Venus and Pluto. This brings the energy to a decidedly intimate, potentially sexual encounter.

Financial opportunities may also present themselves. Say yes.

Consider back to what began in early February regarding a love relationship or a financial situation. Whatever began at that time, now you have the opportunity to explore the possibilities more deeply and move toward your goal.

The Scorpio Moon forms a beautiful trine aspect to Neptune and a sextile aspect to Jupiter. Your soul wants to make intense and beautiful connections with other beautiful souls. Opportunities are presented and the energy flows. What a wonderful night for deep love, passion, beauty, and abundance.
REST IN QUIET REFLECTION

Sunday, March 27, 2016:

Sunday should provide the perfect day to recover from the delights that I hope you encountered last night. The energy of passion, love, and abundance continues into the day. The Scorpio Moon is very quiet throughout the day, providing us the opportunity to slow down, take some time for quiet reflection, and rest.

I recommend a late brunch with a lover or intimate friends, and a movie to round out the weekend. Embrace the depth of sweetness that is presented.

There are those of you who may not resonate with the fiery energy of this weekend and those of you who may be angry that you have no one to share the passion with. If you find yourself feeling angry, understand that as a manifestation of passion. Utilize the assertiveness in a physical way by biking, running, dancing… whatever will release the tension.

Astrolore sends love to all of you!

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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.

Change, Vulnerability, and the Lunar Eclipse

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 21, 2015 through September 27, 2015

Hen of the Wood by Michael Farrington of North Conway, NH

Hen of the Wood by Michael Farrington of North Conway, NH

Contemplation for the week:
“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds; from now until the day you die. And, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently.”
~ Pema Chodron

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RELEASE OR RECOMMIT

Monday, September 21, 2015:

On Monday, we begin another week of moving forward even as we struggle to make ourselves understood. It is not easy to keep the lines of communication open with Mercury retrograde. Be clear in all that you say and check with others to make sure you are being understood.

Think back to the Virgo New Moon on Sunday, September 13th. What was the major theme of that weekend? What began in your life? Did you begin a new exercise or health routine? Did you begin something that was somehow connected to care-taking or offering service to others?

You may feel the need to either give-up or recommit yourself to that routine or service. Determine what your level of commitment is, and take a solid clear action that will support the outcome you hope for during this Third Quarter Moon.
The Moon will be VOC* in Sagittarius until she enters Capricorn at 8:33 AM EDT. That gives us the whole of Monday and Tuesday to get serious about significant accomplishments.

Remember, with Mercury retrograde you are putting this ambitious energy to projects that need to be completed, not new projects!

This is a serious day of effort and accomplishment. Enjoy it.

Let go of the need to control the outcome. Trust the process. Trust your intuition. Trust yourself.”

“It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.”~ Jon J. Muth

 

EXCITEMENT AND FLOW

Tuesday, September 22, 2015:

What can you expect with the Moon still in serious, hard working Capricorn even as Venus trine Uranus, with all its implied stimulation and flow?

On March 4, 2015, Venus and Uranus began a new cycle. This cycle brings something unexpected to the area of love, beauty, money, or values. Perhaps, that time offered new excitement in relationship and love, or perhaps your financial situation changed unexpectedly. Perhaps, it was a time of less excitement and more shock or stress. Did your status change in some way?

Take time on Tuesday to consider how the situation that began then has developed over the past 6 months. What excitement do you experience now in your life that stems directly from what began at that time?

There is a beautiful flow that can be tapped into if you do not let fear of the unknown stop you from exploring your own curiosity about where you are going.

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan W. Watts

Wood Pile by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Wood Pile by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

 

THE AUTUMN EQUINOX: SUN ENTERS LIBRA

Wednesday, September 23, 2015:

By the time you wake up on Wednesday morning, the Sun will be in Libra. The Sun entered Libra at 4:20 AM EDT and this marks the Autumn Equinox as the wheel of the seasons turns. The beginning of each season is marked by the entry of the Sun into one of the cardinal signs (the signs that initiate action: Libra, Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn).

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are moving steadily toward fall. It will not be long before much colder weather comes along; now we must prepare. As we face harsher conditions ahead (Winter), we must not hesitate in our preparation.

Having a partner, lover, and close friends makes the cold winter season easier to face and manage. Our hearts and minds seek intimate connections and diplomacy; we seek pleasure and beauty in all corners of our lives. Notice how your awareness of beauty and love is heightened. But for now, we simply try to join up with another to help keep us warm through those cold days ahead.

Over this past month with the Sun in Virgo, our focus has been on the smallest details of our lives. Now, as the Sun enters Libra, our focus changes considerably. Our attention comes to compromise, negotiation, and fairness. We don’t want to rock the boat. We want pleasure and beauty.

Wednesday afternoon, we are offered the opportunity to explore what is ahead with an eye toward stabilizing the upcoming months. The Libra Sun sextile Saturn at 2:36 PM EDT. Spend time considering exactly what you need to prepare to make sure the upcoming winter finds you in a safe and joyful space.

What do you need to release? Explore the elements of your life that you do not want to bring into the cold season with you. A new cycle of core stabilization will begin in late November as we hunker down into winter.

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

POWER OF MIND

Thursday, September 24, 2015:

Thursday brings deep intensity to our thoughts and communications, reflecting the Third Quarter square between Mercury and Pluto. Please consider the power of your mind. This is not a superficial consideration.

Understand that your thoughts impact every aspect of your life. Are you ready to fully embody this power of your mind? Can you imagine how your life will change when you fully bring the power of Pluto to your aspirations and dreams? Are you using the power of your mind in the best possible way?

Explore your thinking. How is it reflected in your life? Is this what you want? You can use your mind to bring your life into alignment with your dreams and aspirations. This is the contemplation for Thursday. Be aware of your words to others and how the words of others can trigger you. Observe yourself with full awareness so that you do not get pulled into over-reactions.

Follow the deep path of your own thinking through journaling or meditation.
Mars enters Virgo at 10:17 PM EDT after being in Leo since early August. Mars represents active, assertive energy. He was perfectly happy in Leo where he was able to show off, get dramatic, and play! Now, he moves into Virgo, a sign that is really too sedate for his tastes. Nevertheless, we can use this time of Mars in Leo to our advantage.

What can the aggressiveness of Mars do in such a meticulous sign as Virgo? Mars will push us to buckle down and get to work. This will provide energy for cleaning projects, organizing projects, tackling long overdue details and tasks. Utilize this energy to accomplish many practical projects. Mars remains in Virgo until mid-November.

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” ~ fake Buddha quote!

 

LOOK FOR THE GLIMMER OF WHAT IS TO COME

Friday, September 25, 2015:

What deep battlefields have you trodden since April? What war are you done fighting? On April 16, 2015, Pluto turned retrograde and now she stops and turns direct once more (at 12 degrees Capricorn). We would be remiss to think that once Pluto is moving direct (or when we complete any personal Pluto transit) that we can move ahead as though nothing has occurred.

Wherever Pluto moves, and whatever she impacts, she leaves in her wake a total transformation. Do not take that word lightly. There are still bodies on the battlefield that must be removed and you are not thinking clearly if you don’t think that the removal of those bodies will further transmute some deep inner part of your being.

The Moon is VOC* in Aquarius until she enters Pisces at 3:43 PM EDT.

Mars, having just entered Virgo, squares Saturn on Friday, further tapping down the enthusiasm and direct action Mars always wishes he could face the world with. You may simply not have the energy to engage in the heavy lifting required to move those metaphorical bodies off the battlefield.

For now, you may consider where the next battle will be waged. What began, in terms of stabilizing action, energy, or sexuality, in late August 2015? You can now see that you have gone as far as you are able in that direction. It is time to release and grieve what you have lost, even as you begin to imagine the first glimmer of what will come next.

We live within a series of overlapping cycles, always moving us forward and upward. The most profound pain in our lives comes from thinking our lives move along a straight line toward a destination and that we can hold on to any thing, any person, or any moment.

Seeing life as a spiral helps, understanding constant motion, and constant change is essential. Even as one cycle is beginning, others may be culminating, and others ending. Roll with the changes. Allow motion, movement and constant change.

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the Sun.” ~ Shaun Hick

 

Fog on the Mountain by Ivy Sienkiewycz

Fog on the Mountain by Ivy Sienkiewycz

YOUR HEART MUST OPEN TO HEAR

Saturday, September 26, 2015:

Release the stress of Friday by consciously devoting Saturday to an exploration of your most creative and dreamy nature. Of course, the intensity of Friday does not simply dissolve with the coming of a new day, but this may be one of those times where it feels that way. Allow yourself to rest from the intensity, and possible discomfort, of what feels like constant growth.

Go inward and rest your mind. Allow yourself to enjoy a common purpose with friends or simply spend the day in meditation. Bring your contemplation to deep levels of your inner sensitivity.

Spend the day in the woods; listen to the language of the trees. They will speak directly to you if you take the time to move among them with clarity of attention and an open heart to hear.

“People who don’t know how to use their minds can’t really know how to use their hearts either.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

 

ARIES FULL MOON ECLIPSE; EXTREME EMOTION

Sunday, September 27, 2015:

At 3:28 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the dreamy space of Pisces behind to plow forward into assertive, action oriented Aries. A Full Lunar Eclipse occurs, at 4 degrees of Aries (opposite the Sun in Libra) at 10:50 PM EDT.
A Full Moon Eclipse can be a great support in releasing what is no longer necessary for the development of your higher self. The Sun shines its bright light on your subconscious, illuminating issues that have festered since the last New Moon in Aries back in April 2015.

Now, we see the fruit of the seed we planted 6 months ago. This could be a full joyous birth or a total miscarriage.

Lunar Eclipses can bring extreme emotion to your situation. Spend time with your own quiet wisdom. Trust that even if you feel disconnected from that wisdom, it is there to guide your steps forward.

Be willing to express, and inwardly acknowledge, your deepest vulnerability. It is within that vulnerability that you will connect most deeply with your wisdom.
The people most personally affected are those of you born with personal planets and points at approximately 0 to 8 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn).

“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” ~ Brene Brown

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!

Monday, September 21, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a square to the Sun at 5:00 AM until she enters Capricorn at 8:33 AM EDT.

Tuesday, September 22, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to Uranus at 7:13 PM EDT, until she enters Aquarius on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:51 PM EDT.

Friday, September 25, the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following an opposition to Venus at 12:02 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 3:43 PM EDT.

Saturday, September 26, the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a sextile to Pluto at 12:32 PM EDT until she enters Aries on Sunday, September 27, At 3:28 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, 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: March 30, 2015 through April 5, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 30, 2015 through April 5, 2015

The beginning of the week brings much lovely and powerful energy our way as mid-week we move into a new month.

The upcoming shift of Mercury and Mars creates a push/pull dynamic to our lives. Our thinking heats up and moves more quickly and, yet, our actions slow down and become more determined and focused.

On Monday, Mercury, the planet of communication, leaves the imaginative but foggy space of Pisces behind to enter Aries. This fiery energy makes our thinking hot and fast. We may be surprised at the direct, assertive edge our thinking and conversations take on. Venus trine Pluto brings our attention to understanding our responsibility towards the health of our relationships and finances. This has been a learning curve since December 2014.

Brunnhilde kisses the ring that Siegfried has left with her by Arthur Rackham

Brunnhilde kisses the ring that Siegfried has left with her by Arthur Rackham

On Tuesday, Mars leaves his home sign of Aries behind to enter the more stable arena of Taurus and our actions slow down, becoming more determined and focused.

The Moon is VOC* all day on Thursday, encouraging us to rest. Mercury trine Saturn brings our thoughts to serious issues , significant understandings, and/or important communications. The Sun trine Jupiter offers us an open window on generosity and pleasure. Thursday looks like a wonderful day.

Saturday brings us the Full Moon in Libra, which the Moon opposition to the Sun, offering clarity on something that has been brought to your attention over the past two weeks.

At the end of the weekend, the Sun squares Pluto reminding us that we still have a great deal of work to do in order to assimilate the profound changes that have occurred in our lives and in the world since the summer of 2012. Sunday brings us face-to-face with empowerment or overwhelm. Remember to breathe.

Since the final square between Uranus and Pluto earlier this month, we all want to put the past 2 1/2 years behind us and have a fresh start. It is natural to desire an end to the intensity but we must not underestimate the importance of the assimilation process that we are now beginning. There is power in the transformation and we are now beginning the process of securing an inner peace with where we find ourselves.

If you are ready to understand this process in your own life; contact me for a consultation. We can explore what the changes mean in the wider context of your life and help you determine your path forward.

 

Monday, March 30, 2015:

Monday starts with the Moon in Leo making a beautiful connection with the planet of expansion and generosity, Jupiter. This is a wonderful way to begin the week!

While we are still sleeping on Sunday night, Venus makes a lovely, free-flowing trine to Pluto. This is the extension of a cycle that began in late December 2014. That was the beginning of a cycle of empowering our values. This cycle may represent a love relationship or, more literally, it may refer to the development of financial security, or something else deeply valuable to you personally.

Think about late December, what were you consciously beginning to build upon? Was it a romantic or loving relationship, or was it more tangible such as money or “stuff” of value? Whatever began for you in December is now in a place of free flowing growth. It is clear where you are headed. It may feel as though nothing can slow you down. Your values are empowered and your empowerment comes through as beauty, value, and love.

Following a trine to Uranus at 9:57 AM EDT, the Moon is VOC* until she enters Virgo on Tuesday at 2:12 PM EDT.

Mercury, the planet that relates to our thinking and communications, enters Aries at 9:43 PM EDT. Over the coming days, you may notice that is easy to speak your mind, or that it is more difficult to be subtle in your communications. As you look around at your community and the world, you may see that things are being said more aggressively than they have been over the past weeks.

Those with a very sensitive nature may feel somewhat overwhelmed by the aggression surrounding conversations and communications in the outer world.

We would all do well to remember that many folks are sensitive to the kind of harsh or abrasive communications that Aries is fond of delivering. Try to be aware of others’ sensitivity and what they may need to feel safe.

All in all, this begins a powerful week of moving forward.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015:

Tuesday begins with the Moon still VOC*. If at all possible, get a slow start on the day and keep an attitude of restfulness until the Moon enters Virgo at 2:12 PM EDT.

At 12:26 PM EDT, Mars leaves behind his own aggressive sign of Aries to enter the steadfast stubborn arena of Taurus. Mars is the planet of action; we may have noticed a lot of things moving very quickly and aggressively since Mars entered Aries on February 19th.

The ring upon thy hand - ah be implored! For Wotan fling it away! by Arthur Rackham

The ring upon thy hand – ah be implored! For Wotan fling it away! by Arthur Rackham

With the new Taurean energy, our push forward becomes more deliberate and steadfast. We have a renewed ability to take our time and show more patience. Following the Moon’s entrance into Virgo, we have an opportunity to accomplish a great deal. We are firmly grounded, steady, and pushing forward.

What can you accomplish on Tuesday afternoon? Look for a project that requires patience, precision, and perfectionism. Maybe you need to complete your taxes? Spring clean your house? Do not be in a hurry. Do maintain your focus. Put your attention in one place, on one thing, and push steadily in that direction.

If you begin this project at or around 2:15 PM EDT, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish in the hours before you wrap up that project. Don’t be in a hurry to stop this work; go ahead and work into the night. You will be glad you did.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015:

Wednesday is very much an extension of Tuesday; once again offering the ability to work hard and get a lot accomplished. Wednesday is a day to move steadily in the direction you want to. What is the new dream you are working on? Plan, make calls, do the nitty, gritty work to move this project forward.

Don’t be in too much of a hurry to begin as the early morning hours may feel a bit dreamy or unfocused due to an opposition between the Moon and Neptune at 7:31 AM EDT. Neptune makes everything a bit dreamy but do not worry, the lack of focus will not last very long and you will be ready to move forward by mid-morning.

Once again, you may find yourself working late as the evening hours have great potential for productivity. Consider the purpose of the project that you are working on, the project that you are using this planetary energy to move forward. Make sure you are spending this energy in the most worthwhile manner.

If you are working toward something that is only of benefit to you, this would not be a good place to be putting your energies. This is a day to offer your services for the benefit of others. Within the context of your hard work today, consider how this moves others forward.

Kindness is often a misunderstood part of the Virgo archetype. Wednesday evening when the Virgo Moon trine Pluto, service and kindness to others will bring value to all of us.

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015:

Thursday, we have another full day with the moon VOC* in Virgo following a trine to Venus. Our desire for refinement and our attention on potential (our own and others) is highlighted.

At 8:20 AM EDT, Mercury trine Saturn bring our attention back to last November.
How have you been trying to stabilize your thinking and the way that your mind works? Did you start a new discipline of mind late last fall; meditation or a significant study? Was there something serious that consumed your mind at that time? Now, consider bringing your understanding of this matter to others. You have learned enough to teach.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter began in July of 2014; where was your life expanded in a powerful new way at that time?

Both of these cycles (Mercury &Saturn, Sun &Jupiter) bring us to the thought of sharing the wisdom that we have learned since the beginning of the cycles. You have learned much since last summer and you are being asked to share with open generosity. I hope you can pinpoint what this is in your life.

Remember, we teach best what we most need to learn. It is often difficult for us to understand how much we have to offer others. At this time, having gone through all that we have gone through over the past year, we have far more to teach and to share. Look inside; what have you learned that should be shared with others? Answer this question this week. Often, the value of your knowledge is hidden as it seems elementary or simple to you but it may be very helpful to someone else.

 

Friday, April 3, 2015:

By the time we are up on Friday morning, the Moon has entered Libra encouraging us to use diplomacy in all our interactions. This is a great time to spend with your closest loved ones as we are seeking pleasure and the sharing of beauty. Consider using this diplomatic energy to settle differences with people you may not be close to.

This is a very social Friday evening due to the Libran Moon. Don’t spend it home alone. If you have a partner, it may be a nice evening to spend at home, but do consider getting out amongst others. Seek beauty, seek pleasure, and enjoy friends. However, don’t stay up late on Friday night because Saturday morning is just too good to sleep through.

 

Moon tree by Paul Grand

Moon tree by Paul Grand

Saturday, April 4, 2015:

Saturday brings us an early-morning Full Moon in Libra. The Full Moon always encourages us to express ourselves fully, to open our eyes and look clearly at our situation from the perspective of our hearts and our minds.

With the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra, we must consider the ways in which our desire for partnership and love balances itself with our desire and need for autonomy and self-determination.

I am not going to discuss the eclipse but would encourage you to share your thoughts about the eclipse here or on my Facebook page. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter. You may also want to visit Dark Star Astrology for more information on the eclipse.

The Moon is in Libra all day going VOC* just before midnight.

Consider the Full Libra Moon as a great night for a promising date, clarifying a relationship, or for a gathering of friends. Enjoy.

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015:

Sunday leads us into the most interesting and perhaps, most challenging day of this week. At 11:07 AM EDT, the Sun squares Pluto.

On Monday, April 5th, the Sun will conjunct Uranus. Take this time to re-examine the changes that you have undergone in your life over the past several years. Contemplate how you are assimilating what you have learned and how you are planning your path forward. Remember that all of these planetary energies are encouraging us to dream new dreams and move forward with love.

The day begins with the Moon still VOC* following an opposition to Uranus just before midnight on Saturday. I can imagine a lot of free-floating anxiety as we look at the bigger picture of how much things have changed and yet our feet are not yet firmly planted on our future path. That is ok! We will be shown our path in time.

This reminds me of a quote: “The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Just as there was no avoiding the major changes, there is also no avoiding the assimilation of the changes. Embrace the future.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

  VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

  Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

  Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question. Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the Moon VOC*!
Monday, March 30, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a trine to Uranus at 9:57 AM EDT until she enters Virgo on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:12 PM EDT.

Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Venus at 5:01 AM EDT until she enters Libra on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:07 AM EDT. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following and opposition to Uranus until she enters Scorpio on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:03 PM EDT.

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by the 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*.
I consider the following aspects: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. I work with the following planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Sagittarius
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