Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 1, 2018 through January 7, 2018

 

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” ~ Andy Rooney

Erato, Muse of Poetry by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

 

2018 is here! It is time to get an overview of how the planets are impacting the coming year! Get on Astrolore’s schedule now!

Contact me today. Saturn in Capricorn is changing all the rules. Life has turned on a dime. Let Astrolore help you manage this new deeply serious state of affairs.

 

 

SUPER SENSITIVE CANCER FULL MOON

Monday, January 1, 2018:

The year begins with the focus squarely on family and emotional security with the Full Moon at 11° Cancer. If you are not able to be with biological family, make sure you are engaged in connections with others that have a similar familial quality.

You may notice yourself unusually interested in creating or deepening powerful loving bonds. Family bonds are not easy and require work to be supportive and provide the safety you are looking for. Do not shy away from the necessary effort.

This sensitive Cancer Moon has serious conversations with Saturn, Venus, and the Sun, suggesting the work and effort bring what is necessary into focus.

The evening brings a lovely Neptunian dreamy quality that helps you to release the seriousness of the early part of the day and engage in loving dreams of the future.

 

PROFOUND CHANGE MOVES FORWARD

Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

As the Capricorn Sun inches closer to powerful Pluto, we feel the intensity of the year ahead. Love and compassion may not come easily with the Full Moon opposing Saturn, Venus, and the Sun but are much required going forward.

The serious Capricorn Sun forms a sweet sextile aspect to Neptune early in the day, allowing the possibility of making contact with a mystical or imaginative side of yourself. This will be a great day to work on any project that fully engages your creativity and the softer side of your imagination. Perhaps, it is time to re-engage your meditation practice, yoga practice, writing practice, or any other daily practice that puts you in the presence of your own divinity.

Uranus turns direct at 24° Aries after being retrograde since August 3, 2017. If you have planets between 22° and 24° Aries, you can expect excitement, unexpected news or upheaval. Something has been on hold since August that will now move forward, shifting your life along with the direct motion.

If you were born between April 11 -14, July 14 – 17, October 15 – 18, or January 12 – 15, your Sun is being affected. As much as possible, go with the flow that presents itself and do not fight against the change that is in front of you. This is a major life transformation that takes at least a year to navigate. Your best life is on the other side of this transit. A full consultation will help you understand how to go with the flow involved and avoid the fear-based tendency to fight against it. Please contact me.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:46 PM EST until she enters Leo at 2:23 AM EST on Wednesday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

ROMANCE AND FLOWERS

Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

By the time the day begins on Wednesday, the Moon leaves the sensitivity of Cancer behind to enter Leo, where she encourages you to express yourself unabashedly through play, generosity, and creativity.

A Russian Beauty by Alexei Harlamov via Wiki Media

At 12:38 PM EST, comfort-seeking Venus forms a lovely sextile aspect to Neptune, the planet of romance and mysticism. This aspect mirrors the transit between the Sun and Neptune that occurred on Tuesday. Again, you are encouraged to make contact with a very sensitive, perhaps deeply spiritual side of yourself.

You are also reminded to re-engage any daily practices in your life that you have been neglecting through this holiday season. Get back on the meditation cushion, yoga mat, get back into nature, or open your writing journal once again.

This is a great day to shop for clothes or other items of decoration for yourself or your home, as your sense of beauty is highly engaged.

When Venus and Neptune dance together, they also encourage romance, love, desire, and sensitivity.

You deserve flowers on the table and a candlelit meal with a loved one or even on your own.

 

GIVE OF YOURSELF THROUGH PLAY

Thursday, January 4, 2018:

Thursday’s Leo Moon encourages warmth, generosity, and full undiluted expression of your most authentic self. From another perspective, you (or those around you) could possibly get stuck in arrogance and easily hurt feelings. If you focus on what you can offer others, rather than what you can get for yourself, this will be a fun day with lots of potential excitement and unusual conversations.

The optimistic Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine to communicative Mercury and humanitarian, quirky Uranus in the evening. Creative social activities can prove highly positive. Your feeling nature may seem a bit over the top as your dramatic nature is apt to reveal itself with grand feelings and gestures.

Enjoy fun times with folks that appreciate you for your most unique wild side. If you have children in your life… take them sledding or find some way to engage on their level. Give of yourself through play.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:10 PM EST until she enters Virgo at 3:11 AM EST on Friday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

NOTICE THE DETAILS

Friday, January 5, 2018:

Friday begins with the Moon in diligent, self-contained Virgo. The unabashed self-expression of the past few days brings you up against the need to become more competent and to pay more attention to details.

If you pay attention, you will realize how much easier it is while the Moon is in Virgo to take on a serious endeavor that requires efficiency and putting your nose to the grindstone.

The Virgo Moon will bring you face to face with your inner perfectionist and critic. Be aware of your tendency to expect more from others that they may be capable of. If you express expectations that someone is unable to deliver, you may inadvertently push them into old spaces of guilt, shame, and critical self-judgment.

Be kind to yourself and others. It is more important now than you realize. Please be kind.

V starom dome Rakitinyh by Nikolay Anokhin via Wiki Media

 

 

INNOVATIVE IDEAS MEET EXPANSIVE GROWTH

Saturday, January 6, 2018:

Two significant aspects occur on Saturday that has a wider range of impact than a simple moon transit. At 6:38 PM EST, Mercury (the planet of mind) forms a flowing trine aspect to Uranus. This suggests delightful and innovative thinking, communications, and ideas. Watch for unexpected epiphanies, unusual, or exciting communications, and unique progressive thoughts.

In May of 2017, Uranus and Mercury joined together, beginning a cycle of creative and innovative thinking. In October, there was likely a result of that new way of thinking or communicating. Try to identify what occurred in May, what was revealed about it in October, and now needs to be expressed to others. What have you learned that can be beneficially shared with others?

Perhaps, this is the time to create that podcast or blog that you’ve been thinking about? Perhaps, it is time to allow someone to understand your mind in a new way; to create a new form or method of communication? In some way, it is time to reveal your progressive thinking in a public way.

Also, dynamic Mars conjoins with expansive Jupiter at 17° Scorpio, beginning a cycle of assertive growth, courageous generosity, or frustrated idealism. If you were born between November 7-10, February 3-6, May 5-8, or August 7-10, this will have a powerful personal impact on you. Set an intention to courageously expand your personal reach toward self-growth. This is a significant year for you to reach beyond the places you have been stuck. Contact me – let’s talk.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:51 PM EST until she enters Libra on Saturday morning at 7:14 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

BRING BEAUTY INTO YOUR LIFE

Sunday, January 7, 2018:

With the Moon passing through cooperative, graceful Libra on Sunday, your focus will be on creating order through diplomacy and pleasing interactions with others. You will also want to create a beautiful environment within which those interactions can occur. You are more able than usual to set aside your own agenda in order to avoid confrontations and achieve the peace you long for.

It may be difficult to make clear decisions without the input of others as you do not want to lose the approval of those around you. This is a good day to engage in cooperative activities that require teamwork.

You may hit a snag when the Moon squares Saturn at 11:09 AM EST. Stay with it, work your way through that snag in order to learn a great deal about yourself and your ability to work constructively with others.

Create beauty in your home and your relationships; spend time creating art or visiting a museum. It will be deeply soothing to bring as much beauty into your life as possible.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Libra at 7:14 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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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: August 7, 2017 through August 13, 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 challenge 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

La Petite Esméralda by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

The big news of this week comes on Saturday at 9:00 PM EDT when Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right through retrograde.

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 haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

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CHANGE YOUR REALITY – AQUARIUS LUNAR ECLIPSE

Monday, August 7, 2017:

Monday is one of the most powerful days of the incredibly transformative summer of 2017.

This morning brings an opposition from the Aquarius Moon to aggressive Mars and with it the possibility of being angered by someone’s attempt to curb the direction of your opinions and ideas. Let it slide. It is of little importance in the big picture.

At 2:11 PM EDT, we come to the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse is a dynamically potent Full Moon. At this time, you are offered the space and opportunity in your life to deeply shift your awareness and change your reality.

Given that this eclipse is in intellectually sharp Aquarius, it offers you an understanding of the necessity to release and clear out thought patterns that no longer serve you. One of the great gifts of Aquarius is the ability to be fully objective and not get stuck trying to please others. You know what is right for you and are willing to stand in opposition to the opinions of others as you move in the direction that spirit presents.

At this Full Moon Eclipse, allow yourself to clearly see how your unique contribution moves all of humanity forward. Consider what you need to release to allow your inventive or revolutionary gifts to increase in effectiveness and impact.

A lovely trine aspect between the Moon and Jupiter at 7:06 PM EDT releases tension and opens a pathway to hope and optimism.

 

 

AN EVENING OF FLOW

Tuesday, August 8, 2017:

On Tuesday, the quirky Aquarius Moon forms lovely sextile aspects to both stabilizing Saturn and eccentric Uranus. Yes, these are quickly passing Moon transits but we are wise to engage with them. Consider ways to bring stabilization to the areas of your life that are (or seem to be) a bit unpredictable.

Your wild side may move your life forward in significant ways if you are able to define and structure it. The most restrained parts of your life will not be emboldened if you allow some inspiration and unconventional thought into the mix.

At 5:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters empathetic Pisces and you are able to let go of the powerful tension that has encased all of us. Allow yourself to move into an undefined state of sensitivity, dreaminess, and deep compassion. This is a great evening for meditation, music, and even an extra glass of wine.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 5:56 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.

 

Chanson de Printemps by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

DREAMY SENSITIVITY

Wednesday, August 9, 2017:

Allow yourself to float unencumbered through Wednesday. The Moon continues on her journey through mystical, fanciful Pisces and asks that you listen to your intuition and allow space for dreamy sensitivity. You may notice your imagination is more active and the boundaries between yourself and others don’t hold up too well.

Pisces wants to merge, blend, and dissolve whatever separates you from others. This can translate to romantic connections as feelings that are deeply powerful, connecting, and soft.

Reality may simply be too harsh and, for the moment, you don’t have to look at it. Spending time in meditation, prayer, or on water is ideal; float, daydream and let the water wash away your concerns.

 

 

GROWTH OF LOVE

Thursday, August 10, 2017:

If you start the day early, you can take advantage of Mercury sextile Venus at (5:03 AM EDT) with sweet pillow talk and expressions of love and appreciation.

There may be a bit of a glitch when the Moon squares restrictive Saturn at 9:38 AM EDT and you must face reality and move into the workday.

However, that transit will pass quickly and the afternoon’s Sun sextile to expansive Jupiter at 5:24 PM EDT will imbue the evening with the possibility of fun, pleasure, love, and romance. These have not been easy days; it is important to enjoy this one!

With the Sun in generous, playful Leo and optimistic Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, you are supported in the growth of love within all types of partnerships.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:38 AM EDT until she enters Aries in the wee hours of Friday morning at 1:22 AM 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.

 

 

LEARNING COURAGE

Friday, August 11, 2017:

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon enters impetuous, energetic Aries. Following this determined step forward, the Moon then makes no major aspects throughout the day. This is a day of high vitality where you may feel ardently compelled to act on your feelings. You have a strong desire to begin something new… on your own. This is a time for individual action rather than partnership or group action.

Keep in mind that each astrology sign has a particular lesson to teach. Aries teaches courage. No one learns courage by sitting languidly on the couch or taking a meditative walk in the forest. You learn courage by facing your deep fears and the most stressful issues of your life. What can you face with courage today?

Keep an eye on the possible tendency to take irrational, impulsive action that has not been thought out. Consider what you are learning and find a way to stay safe even as you learn determination and bravery. Do not start anything you cannot finish up over the next few days. Aries is impulsive but has little staying power.

This is a great evening for physical activity and biking, dancing, or making love will fill the bill. Enjoy the abundance of Fire.

Friday night will be colored by the trine between Venus and Neptune at 1:17 AM EDT on Saturday morning. This aspect adds sweetness and a little romance to begin the weekend.

 

A Day Dream by Sir Edward John Poynter via SightsWithin

WRAP UP LOOSE ENDS DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE

Saturday, August 12, 2017:

Saturday begins with the sweet, soft influence of sensual Venus trine dreamy Neptune. These two lovely planets began their cycle in mid-January of 2017. What seed of mystic beauty or inspirational love was planted at that time? Do you feel a resulting flow into your life experience now? Open to the harmony and pleasure provided.

However, the forceful Aries Moon brings conflicting messages as she re-engages the square between Jupiter and Pluto. This leaves us wondering where that sweetness went. Don’t be discouraged, the afternoon will bring us back to earth as a Grand Fire Trine offers flow and support as the Moon trines both the Sun and Saturn.

Hold steady. One foot in front of the other and accept offers of kindness and connection.

The big news of the day is that at 9:00 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right three 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 haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

PEACEFUL SUNDAY

Sunday, August 13, 2017:

The Moon leaves hot-headed Aries behind and enters Taurus at 6:39 AM EDT, ushering in a lovely day of rest. There are no aspects to concern you, just the slow, steady movement of an unruffled Taurus Moon.

While the Moon is in Taurus, your emotions long for sensual delights and find deep satisfaction in earthly pursuits. You may want to work in the garden, go for a hike, organize your budget, do some cooking, or get a massage. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is done slowly and with simplicity. Right now, there is no need for hurry or complexity.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 6:39 AM 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.

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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 14, 2016 through March 20, 2016

I think it is safe to say that we can anticipate a very active week!

Kiel de Dos by Alexandra Nereiev via Wiki Commons

Kiel de Dos by Alexandra Nereiev via Wiki Commons

With Mercury square Saturn on Monday, sextile Pluto and opposing Jupiter on Tuesday, and then conjunct Chiron on Thursday, the planet of quick motion and thinking is highly engaged throughout the week. If you are waiting for calm, quiet days, you may have to wait for a while. Expect ideas and thinking to be overly active and moving in many directions at once.

Jupiter makes a glorious trine to Pluto on Wednesday bringing a flow of opportunity and empowerment. Thursday morning you will want to pay special attention to your meditation, as there is the suggestion of deep healing within the mind as Mercury conjunct Chiron.

On Sunday, the Sun enters Aries and we herald in the Spring Equinox. This is a moment we look forward to as it heralds the moment of Spring! This brings us to the pivotal moment in the year when day equals night; when the light and dark equalize. You can feel it in the air, hear it in the songbirds, and see it in the quality of light.

We all breathe a sign of relief.


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SERIOUS MIND; SERIOUS COMMUNICATIONS

Monday, March 14, 2016:

The week begins with the Moon in Gemini, echoing the activity within our minds even as we begin the week. At 3:25 PM EDT, Mercury squares Saturn. When these two planets come together, the mind or what the mind perceives becomes serious. Responsibility cannot be ignored, and you may encounter some type of restriction to your ideas or your thinking. Perhaps, there is fear around some communication that you know is necessary.

This is the First Quarter Square in the cycle between Mercury and Saturn. Something that began back in November 2015 is requiring that you give it attention and take action on it now. Did you start a new study, a new serious conversation, or did you take on a new responsibility at that time? If so, now is the time to push that agenda forward in a direct manner. The full results of the action you take now will be fully expressed in June.

Venus squares Mars on Monday afternoon as well. An important thing to understand when Venus squares Mars is that you need to do something concrete to bring your primary relationship forward. What does your relationship need now? If you are not in a primary relationship, you can use this aspect to care for your primary relationship to yourself or to take direct action in seeking out a partner. If you are in a primary relationship (or in the process of developing one you would like to see thrive), there are things that must be shared and things you need to say that have not yet been said.

Yes, there is a risk involved. However, not saying what needs to be said will extract a high cost and will not reflect reality.

Pay attention to any issues that come up between you and a partner over the next day or two. Do not underestimate the importance of how you both manage your communications.

 

GO AHEAD AND SAY IT

Tuesday, March 15, 2016:

Before you even wake up this morning, there are two major aspects in the heavens. At 2:58 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Pluto, suggesting an opportunity of empowerment is able to come out of the challenging thoughts or communications you had on Monday.

Perhaps, there is some deep problematic thinking that you are being asked to release. Keep your eyes open and let go of thoughts that are holding you back. Whatever is released now will open your ability to bring your true gifts into the world.

Mercury opposes Jupiter at 5:41 AM EDT, suggesting clarity on what began in early August 2015. This is a cycle of expanding your thinking and your ability to communicate. There is still more that needs to be said. Yes, go ahead and say it. It is okay. It is necessary.

Tuesday also brings us to the First-Quarter Moon, asking that we consider what needs to be done to move forward with the seed you planted at the New Moon on March 8th.

Yes, the First-Quarter Moon is a square between the Sun and Moon, and generally, feels restrictive and heavy. You may feel this as a sense of desiring something that is totally incompatible with something else that you deeply need; this often shows up as a conflict between our desires and our needs.

Finding balance may be a challenge. In case of interpersonal conflict, pay attention. Is this really an external conflict with another or is it an internal conflict that you are projecting onto a relationship? Be honest with yourself.

At 8:57 PM EDT, the Moon enters Cancer offering the simplicity of love at the end of a deeply stressful day. Rest in comfort, allowing love to open your heart.

 

POSSIBILITY, WONDER, & MAGIC

Wednesday, March 16, 2016:

Fleures 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Fleures 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Take advantage of the powerful, expansive energies available during the middle of this week. At 4:05 PM EDT, Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion forms a free-flowing trine aspect to Pluto, the energy of divinity and empowerment.

At this time, you are more capable than you know of bringing full manifestation into an area you have invested great energy into. You may feel powerful, capable, and even lucky at this time. Do not wait passively for this transit to activate your life. Get out into the world, reach for what your heart desires and be ready to accept what is given.

Consider your strengths and what you have to offer the world. Understand that as you help others, so you help yourself. Go out in the world today and offer your best actions for the future of humankind, even if that consists only of showing kindness to the grocery clerk or the homeless person on the street.

Synchronicity and surprising incidents may support you in ways that are unexpected or even jaw dropping. If you have personal planets or angles between 15° and 18° of any earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), this will be most auspicious in your circumstances and life.

Think back to what you acquired understanding about during the time between the Summer of 2013 & Spring of 2014. Now is the time to bring that knowledge into a fuller experience of your life; what can you now teach others that you learned at that time? Understand the importance of what you bring to the table and freely teach what you deeply understand.

Keep yourself open to possibilities, wonder, and magic.

 

DISRUPT NEGATIVE HABITS WITH LOVE

Thursday, March 17, 2016:

On Thursday, you will want to focus your attention on releasing and healing negative thought patterns. Mercury conjunct Chiron at 9:28 AM EDT; this begins a cycle of healing deeply negative patterns that have taken root in your mind since childhood.

In order to work effectively with this opportunity, it is important to maintain deep love and compassion for yourself and the reasons you built these patterns in the first place.

Chances are that the patterns were formed in early childhood as a way to protect your self. That protection is no longer needed and the pattern left behind is now holding you back. Look deeply and release.

Firmly embedded patterns in your mind took time to build and will take time to dismantle. Perhaps, the first step is to begin that meditation practice you have talked about for so long. In this process, you must remember love and compassion to the self.

Thursday’s Cancer Moon assists in keeping you close to your heart and your loved ones. Show kindness in all your interactions.

 

DANCE FREELY

Friday, March 18, 2016:

If it were possible for you to take a long weekend, this would be a lovely day to start it. It looks like a delightful weekend ahead. At 3:55 AM EDT, the Moon enters Leo and we are able to leave behind some of the more pressing emotional concerns that have held over since the New Moon and solar eclipse from last week.

Friday is not a day to try to keep yourself to a strict schedule or to be overly concerned with accomplishments or details. This is a day to let loose and move in the direction of what pulls you forward. With the Moon in feisty, playful Leo, forming a free flow of energy (trine) to Mars in Sagittarius this is a time for playful expression, dramatic play, and sheer pleasure.

Don’t take yourself too seriously, and don’t allow yourself to be put into a box that is too tight to fit your expansive nature.

Allow others to express themselves freely by make this a day of no judgment. Yes, dance as if no one were watching… and make space for others to do the same.

 

Hudson River: Sailboats at Sunset by Truman Seymour via Wiki Commons

Hudson River: Sailboats at Sunset by Truman Seymour via Wiki Commons

PLAYFUL SELF-EXPRESSION

Saturday, March 19, 2016:

More delightful fun, and playful energy continues through Saturday. Get away from your ordinary life this weekend if you can. Saturday is the last full day of the Sun in Pisces. Enjoy the sense of touching on an intangible dream.

A Grand Trine is formed on Saturday between the Moon in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries. You will want to take an active role in making sure any needs and desires you have for friendship and socialization get met.

This Grand Fire Trine can reflect a situation in which you expect others to understand your needs (do you really think they can read your mind?) and you could get left out in the cold. If you make it clear that you want the connection, I expect that they will be delighted to include you.

This is not a day to be coy, be clear and direct about your desires. Go for what you want. Seek enthusiasm, warmth, and playful self-expression.

 

SPRING EQUINOX – SUN ENTERS ARIES – AWAKEN

Sunday, March 20, 2016:

On Sunday, be ready to welcome the new astrological year! 😉

The Sun enters Aries (The Spring Equinox) at 12:30 AM EDT and we release the chill of winter to welcome the warmth of Spring. Spring begins (here in the Northern Hemisphere) as we come to this pivotal moment when the length of the day equals the length of the night.

We all breathe a sign of relief with the knowledge that it is time to make a new start and to welcome all new beginnings.

Aries is the sign of the Ram, the first sign of the zodiac, and has the energy of a newborn infant demanding his right to be here in all his fiery glory. Release the inward cold of winter, break the chains that have held you back, and take your first steps forward into the unknown excitement ahead.

‘Spring Fever’ is just around the corner as plants take on vigorous growth and even LOVE is in the air.

Go ahead! This is the time to initiate new endeavors, love affairs, and to simply embrace life on all levels.

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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: February 15, 2016 through February 21, 2016

There are a few significant astrological changes coming over the next week for all of us to remember and integrate into our lives!

Marika Dragoumis by Nikos Stefanou Dragoumis via Wiki Commons

Marika Dragoumis by Nikos Stefanou Dragoumis via Wiki Commons

On Tuesday, Venus finishes her time in Capricorn and enters Aquarius.
Venus has been in Capricorn since January 23rd. During this time, we have tended toward a serious attitude toward finances and have probably worked overtime to develop serious structures within intimate relationships and business partnerships.

Your ambition and need for accomplishment has been an area of serious consideration; now this will change. The boundaries between friends and lovers may break down as your ability to be more lighthearted in your intimacies grows stronger.

It is easier during this time to openly love and connect with others.

While Venus is in Aquarius, it is the perfect time to examine your long-held beliefs about relationships and sexuality. There are many ways to love and while Venus is in Aquarius, we are able to explore outside the traditional boxes we normally stay within. It is important to consider at this time whether you are truly looking for a significant relationship or if you simply want a lover or a play partner.

On Friday at 12:33 AM EST, the Sun enters Pisces, and we come to the end of the current astrological year. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and signals the ending of one cycle as we prepare for a new beginning at the Spring Equinox, when the Sun enters Aries.

We leave intellectual brilliance behind as we reach to deepen intuition, sensitivity, and mysticism.

During this time, we may need more rest than usual to open our hearts and minds to the less obvious side of life. Take time over the coming weeks to pay attention to your dreams, listen to music, and meditate regularly. Seek a deeper understanding and compassion for others.

 

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Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 
TAKE ACTION

Monday, February 15, 2016:

The week begins with the First Quarter Moon in Taurus. Consider back to Monday, February 8, 2016. How did you spend the day of the New Moon? Can you identify what was the new beginning that occurred in your life?

Considering that what began at the New Moon will come into full illumination at the Full Moon on February 22nd, now is the time to take action that will bring the results you are hoping for. This is the day to take action.

Monday begins calmly enough with the Moon in Taurus. The energy kicks up at 9:35 AM EST, when the Moon enters Gemini. There are many stories to be told and conversations to have on Monday.

The afternoon should be a time for easy connections and lighthearted conversations. Open up to your own vulnerability and encourage others to speak openly. What do you imagine could come out of the conversations you engage in on this day? Think about this and plan accordingly..

 
AN UNEXPECTED PERSPECTIVE

Tuesday, February 16, 2016:

The Moon remains in Gemini all day on Tuesday encouraging us to continue the conversations that we began on Monday. Early afternoon this could prove challenging, as the stories you want to share are not necessarily appreciated by others. Pay attention to your audience and choose your stories accordingly. In the late afternoon, this energy shifts and more freedom of expression is available.

By the end of the day, Venus enters Aquarius, remaining there until March 12, 2016. During this time, we have the opportunity to explore new ways of relating to others and to our money and other resources. We will have the opportunity to examine, with a new perspective, the beliefs that we hold without question.

Now is the time to question those beliefs. Perhaps, your relationships don’t need to fit in the box you were told they did. Perhaps, you do not need to make or spend money the way you were told was necessary.

Due to the recent Uranus and Pluto square, the world is experiencing a radical shift. It is time to take our blinders off and examine some previously unexamined issues. It is okay to play with new ideas and ways of viewing the world. Radical change can bring deep expansion, profound connections, and even unexpected joy.

 

Merida 2015 by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

Merida 2015 by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

SEEK COMFORT

Wednesday, February 17, 2016:

Wednesday begins still on the high note of the active, sometimes jittery, sign of Gemini. Following a trine aspect between the Gemini Moon and the Aquarius Sun at 11:37 AM EST, the Moon becomes quiet until she enters Cancer at 2:24 PM EST. During this quiet spell, we may consider celebrating our own personal siesta. The activity of the past few days has left us just a bit tired.

When the day is done, we are delighted to head home. Nothing sounds better than our own home, a hot meal, and our closest family members or loved ones.

If you are heading home alone, do not fret. We do not need others to expand the internal depth of love we long for.

With the Moon in Cancer, our thoughts turn to family, security, and even the home of our youth. Give your mom, your sister, or your aunt a call this evening. Making contact with someone connected to you from a different time and space will bring comfort, and perhaps deep satisfaction.

 
WHOLE-HEARTED ACCEPTANCE

Thursday, February 18, 2016:

On Thursday, the Moon continues through Cancer and yet, our minds are not content to rest in a quiet space developing security. There is an edge of anxiety as the Moon links with Pluto and Uranus, turning our minds toward that which interferes with our security. Perhaps, you have family members that challenge your most personal beliefs, which offer safety and security to your life.

This is a day to consciously and whole-heartedly accept the differences between yourself and others. We each see the world, our lives, and our families from a very different perspective. We cannot expect others to see the world from where we stand.

This would be a delightful day to sit in a busy public place and pay attention to your judgments as you watch people. Each person you see or each time you feel an internal judgment, simply say to yourself “This person wants to be happy, just like me” or “This person does not want to suffer, just like me.” This is a powerful practice, which will connect you to the entire human race with compassion and deep love.

Shortly after midnight on Thursday night, the Sun will enter Pisces. The intellect subsides as sensitivity and open awareness blossoms.

 
SUN ENTERS PISCES; EMBRACE SENSITIVITY

Friday, February 19, 2016:

The Sun’s entry into the passive, whimsical sign of Pisces at 12:33 AM EST brings the opportunity to release the past and embrace your own inner terrain. Your view of reality softens.

During the Sun’s time in Pisces, we are able to fully embrace a spiritual viewpoint even as we release the desires of ego. Take advantage of this time to notice what brings us together rather than focusing on what divides us.

The Moon enters Leo at 9:18 PM EST, just in time for a playful night on the town. This is a great date night or time to go out with friends, a night for dancing. Enjoy.

 

Obra De Ricardo Wagner by Pilarxita via Wiki Commons

Obra De Ricardo Wagner by Pilarxita via Wiki Commons

DO NOT ENGAGE IN THE ARGUMENT

Saturday, February 20, 2016:

Saturday highlights an opposition between the Leo Moon and Venus and Mercury (both in Aquarius). This could easily manifest as an argumentative tone to the day. Both Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs, suggesting that each person engaged in this argument holds a powerful belief that they are right and only they are right.

Please take advantage of this information and allow yourself to truly see the other side of any disagreement or stressful engagements you may encounter. Do what you can to let it go. If you are unable to let it go, do your best to walk away and give everyone a chance to let time change the dynamic.
This is a passing issue; no one needs to win. As long as you don’t engage with the ‘issue’, it will pass and by evening, you will hardly remember what the fuss was about.

It is never worth having anything get in the way of a lovely Leo Moon on a Saturday night. If you are able to manage this well, you have every chance to enjoy a lovely evening with friends, family, or lovers.

 
ENGAGE DELIGHT

Sunday, February 21, 2016:

Sunday provides us with a delightful Grand Fire Trine. With the Moon in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries, excitement and passion are likely to be sparked.  Consider what activity can bring fun and powerful delight. Seek that which engages your most authentic self-expression.

This is not a Sunday to stay home quietly preparing for the coming week. The upcoming week will take care of itself.

If possible, get the day rolling early. There’s much energy at your disposal for fun and connection. Engage it early.
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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 30, 2015 through December 6, 2015

 

Poem for the week:

 

Blessing

 

Fair Rosamund by Arthur Hughes via Wiki Commons

Fair Rosamund by Arthur Hughes via Wiki Commons

On the day when

the weight deadens

on your shoulders

and you stumble,

may the clay dance

to balance you.

 

And when your eyes

freeze behind

the grey window

and the ghost of loss

gets in to you,

may a flock of colours,

indigo, red, green,

and azure blue

come to awaken in you

a meadow of delight.

 

When the canvas frays

in the currach of thought

and a stain of ocean

blackens beneath you,

may there come across the waters

a path of yellow moonlight

to bring you safely home.

 

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,

may the clarity of light be yours,

may the fluency of the ocean be yours,

may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

and so may a slow

wind work these words

of love around you,

an invisible cloak

to mind your life.

~ John O’Donohue ~

Over the coming year, we will continue to talk about the square formed between Saturn and Neptune. We will be asked to untangle some confusing internal struggles. Where do you experience a conflict between compassion and safety? This is Saturn square Neptune. If you look beyond your own skin and into the fabric of our culture, you can see it clearly indeed. The question comes down to how to protect the self and show compassion toward others.

You may find yourself in difficult situations where it seems that you have no choice but to either be kind and compassionate or put your safety and security first. We must each work to find a balance, to respond with compassion and kindness, and guard our safety.

This is the question of the year; this is a deep, powerful, and universal struggle. There are no easy answers. Only remember that closing your heart is never, absolutely never, the correct choice.

 

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Make your appointment today!

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

 

EXPRESS YOURSELF

Monday, November 30, 2015:

The week begins on a high note with the moon in Leo making lovely aspects to Saturn, the Sun, and Mars.

Keep in mind that the Moon moves through the signs quite rapidly. She spends between two and 2 ½ days in each sign. Consider that the Moon carries with her the emotional backdrop of our lives. As she passes through each sign, she brings the energy of that sign into the emotional environment of the day.

The sign of Leo must learn to outwardly express what hides deep within. Therefore, when the Moon moves through Leo we feel the urge to express that which is internal.

The drama, performance, and sometimes, childlike behavior of the Leo archetype is for the purpose of expression. Any person with a strong Leo signature in their horoscope must find a way to outwardly express what is internal.

On Monday, we experience the high side of Leo: the joy, the pleasure, and the playfulness. Unless, of course you have something to hide, in which case stay clear of anyone you may spill the beans to!

Whatever is internal wants to be expressed. Find a playful friend and enjoy!

 

 

SECRETS MAY BE REVEALED

Tuesday, December 1, 2015:

The Moon remains in Leo offering another day of high expressive energy. However, Tuesday brings this energy to a new level of intensification, excitement, or stress as Mercury trine Uranus, even as the Leo Moon joins them to form a grand trine in Fire. The Universe wants a party of expression!

What needs to be said can be said easily, dramatically, and joyfully. Expect the unexpected. If you have secrets, they may be revealed at this time. If you are freely expressing what is internal, this is a time of great excitement.

If you are withholding communications and information that you do not want others to know, this can be a time of great tension. Watch for secrets being revealed amid great tension or great excitement.

If you notice a new interest or curiosity, do not ignore it; there is something for you to learn within that curiosity. Something is calling you forward. Expect the unexpected; watch for it; allow it to move you.

 

 

From My Camp (Sirius Cove) by Arthur Streeton via Wiki Commons

From My Camp (Sirius Cove) by Arthur Streeton via Wiki Commons

WHICH DRAGON WILL YOU FEED?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015:

In case your attention wandered, Wednesday brings you back to the issues regarding your struggle between compassion and safety.

The Moon enters Virgo early in the day encouraging you to keep your feet planted firmly in practical reality. Even as you contemplate the confusing place where caution meets sensitivity and restriction meets imagination, take steps to get practical issues handled on Wednesday.

No big ideas, just practical routine accomplishment. As much as possible, allow both sides of the conversation to have space, avoid thinking you have to solve something right now.

Sit with it, weigh the two sides of the conversation. Your heart has an answer; your head may have a different one. Which do you listen to? Which dragon do you feed with your attention?

It makes all the difference. The one you feed is the one who will grow stronger.

 

 

THIRD QUARTER MOON – RELEASE

Thursday, December 3, 2015:

The Third Quarter Moon (in Virgo) reminds us that there is a point of release in all things. The lunar cycle that began at the New Moon on November 11, came to its full illumination at the Full Moon last Wednesday, November 25th, and now comes to the point where releasing and letting go is inevitable. Between now and the next New Moon on December 11th, is the time to release and let go.

With the Moon in Virgo squaring the Sun in Sagittarius, your heart and mind are once again seeking different directions and different paths. Acknowledge both, while owning your personal responsibility in all things.

Move slowly through this day gaining practical accomplishments and seeking practical skills.

Pay close attention and release your desire to have things look, or ‘turn out’, a certain way. Continue to hold space for differing ideas and opinions within yourself and between yourself and others.

 

 

LOOK DEEPLY

Friday, December 4, 2015:

On Friday, Mercury (in Sagittarius) squares Jupiter (the planet that rules Sagittarius). Your ideas and opinions are strong and you want to hold them tightly.

Think back to August; what new curiosity or idea did you encounter? This was an idea that asked you to travel into new territory. If you can identify what that idea, interest, or curiosity was, now is the time to take significant action that will move that idea into a future reality.

The Moon is VOC* in Scorpio until she enters Libra at 5:34 PM EST. Spend the evening with loved ones or in the creation of beauty; contemplate your big ideas and prepare for a shift in values over the coming days.

At 11:15 PM EST, Venus enters Scorpio. Venus has been happily enjoying her time in Libra since September 29th. Now, as she moves into Scorpio you will notice your values moving into deeper waters.

It is not enough to create charm and beauty, now you must bring your creation into more difficult areas that will transform you. You are asked to look into your darkest corners and to understand that neither beauty nor partnership can protect you from the intensity that dwells within.

Look deeply within and allow an inner transformation of your values.

 

View of Via di Ripetta in Rome by Bernardo Bellotto via Wiki Commons

View of Via di Ripetta in Rome by Bernardo Bellotto via Wiki Commons

 

DO NOT BURN THOSE BRIDGES

Saturday, December 5, 2015:

Saturday, you may spend in the assimilation of the new energies at hand. Adjust to the deeper sense of your values. What changes did your activities of Friday night bring? Did something occur that brought your ideas and thoughts onto a deeper playing field?

And, oh… let’s not neglect to mention that on Sunday we have a very intense transit that we will feel strongly over the last few days of this week. It will feel very strong on Saturday and heighten even more on Sunday.

If you notice dangerous levels of anger, aggression, or risk taking behaviors, please take some time out, go for a run, or find another way to release this energy without burning any bridges or causing difficulties for yourself or others.

It is important to remain connected to the reality of others. Sometimes it is easy to get so caught up in our own experiences that we forget how real the lives of others are and how profoundly our communications and actions impact them as well.

 

 

DEVELOP COURAGE IN THE FACE OF POWER

Sunday, December 6, 2015:

Please re-read the post from Saturday and consider how aggression and power dynamics are currently impacting your life. The tension and struggle is necessary for the purpose of release and letting go of something that needs to be relegated to the past.

Let’s look back to the full cycle between Mars and Pluto; this is a 2 year cycle that began in November 2014 and will be complete in October 2016. This is a cycle of transforming sexual and physical energies through empowerment, purification, and transformation.

The full illumination of this cycle occurred in July 2015. This can have a lot to do with developing courage and utilizing the power necessary to transform your life.

These are tricky energies to handle as they are very powerful and are not easily managed. If you are in a situation that does not feel altogether safe, pay attention to your intuition and make sure you find a safe space. If you need support, seek it.

 

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

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

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