Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 15, 2018 through October 21, 2018

 

 

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“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”

~ Noel Tyl

 

 

A SIMPLE CHANGE OF FOCUS

Monday, October 15, 2018:

As the week begins, pause to consider what you learned over the weekend. As you ended the day on Sunday, the Capricorn Moon joined with authoritative Saturn (Capricorn’s ruler). A serious contemplation enters the week with you.

As the Moon is waxing, steadily growing day by day, she forms lovely supportive sextile aspects to Mercury, Venus, and Neptune throughout the day. Whatever lesson you took from the weekend settles into your heart and you are able to begin the week with a renewed clarity of your responsibilities and your willingness to work diligently with them.

At 4:20 PM EDT, Mercury joins with still retrograding Venus in deeply intense Scorpio. Spend time contemplating reality. Consider your own responsibility in your dissatisfaction regarding partnerships and finances. It is time to make the effort to shift your thinking to a place of acceptance and understanding going forward.

Could the real problem be your own commitment to being dissatisfied? This is a day when a simple change of focus can turn everything around.

 

 

FACE THE CHALLENGE

Tuesday, October 16, 2018:

You may feel out of sorts in the very early hours of the morning. The serious Capricorn Moon joins forces with Pluto creating a heaviness that may follow you into the day. Don’t hold onto it, allow it to pass without engaging in difficulties with others.

As that passes, we come to the First Quarter Moon phase at 2:02 PM EDT. Whatever you began last week at the New Moon is asking for further attention. What do you need to do to push forward with an intended agenda? There may be a clear division between what you want to do and what you know you should do.

You may feel an uncomfortable pull between two choices. Do what you need to in order to compromise with yourself. The effort required in this internal struggle is actually what is the most important. With the Moon in Capricorn, you may well need to lean in the direction of the choice that requires the most effort and work. Laziness is not an option.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* after 5:50 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 3:35 AM EDT on Wednesday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

INDEPENDENCE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018:

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Moon enters inventive, unpredictable Aquarius. With the Moon in Aquarius, you may find your thinking moves into less conventional areas. Your thoughts may seek wild innovations and unusual inventive ideas.

This is a good time to gather with others who do not think along conventional lines. Your emotions are far less personal and you are able to view the world from a cooler more detached perspective. You are less interested in personal issues and more drawn to considerations of the plight of humanity as a whole.

You may feel a bit alienated from those around you and in the later part of the day you may encounter issues in personal relationships. With Venus retrograde, consider how your most independent thinking is creating challenges in your intimate relationship. You are unlikely to be in the mood for compromise.

Spend the evening alone or with your less personal, more intellectual acquaintances. Personal independence is deeply important on Wednesday.

 

 

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SEEK A BROAD PERSPECTIVE

Thursday, October 18, 2018:

Once again, as with Wednesday, you may not be interested in intimacy or close connections, much preferring independence and a wider perspective on humanity in general.

As the Aquarius Moon joins forces with Mars at 5:50 AM EDT, you may have to take steps to resist anger toward those who have opposing views to your own. It is probably best to keep your opinions to yourself and simply allow the issues to fade away.

Following that cranky morning zing, the rest of the day is relatively quiet.

With the Moon in Aquarius, you will seek freedom from people or situations that feel even a bit claustrophobic or otherwise restrictive. This is a day to engage with your more unusual friends or the folks in your social circle whose opinions help you to develop your personal world-view. Your focus is likely to be objective and you are more interested in what is happening collectively than personally. You are able to open your thinking to new ways of understanding the world.

Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, and consider what you can do to help the suffering of others. Allow for an objective detachment from personal intimacies.

 

 

PAY ATTENTION

Friday, October 19, 2018:

Friday should be an interesting day to pay attention to how you are using and engaging your mind. Mercury, the planet that represents our thought processes and communications, begins the day with a flowing trine aspect to imaginative, elusive Neptune. Do not get too attached to your thoughts and be careful how you use your words. Misunderstandings could happen easily as Neptune often suggests that things are not as they seem to be. If you hear something that sounds too good (or too rough) to be true, don’t take it at face value. On the other hand, this is a great morning to use your imagination, to spin fun tales of illusion or poetry.

At 1:23 PM EDT when Mercury squares Mars, you may find that the lack of clarity or strong imagination has gotten twisted around in a manner that is causing you difficulties. Verbal anger or aggression could result but doesn’t have to… instead find within yourself the courage to speak a truth that is deeply important to you.

At 4:21 PM EDT, the Moon leaves detached Aquarius behind to enter mystical, idealistic Pisces. As the Moon passes through Pisces, you may feel called to rest or dream the evening away. You can go with the flow and utilize this sense of watery spaciousness by delving into music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual concerns.

Use your imagination and take the opportunity to dream.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* from 8:28 AM EDT until she entries Pisces at 4:21 PM EDT.  When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ALLOW DREAMS TO MOVE YOU

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

Don’t expect to accomplish much during this dreamy, sensitive weekend unless you are an artist, a poet, or a musician. With the Moon moving through Pisces, you will likely feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and vulnerable than usual. Remember this as you engage with others. They may put on a brave face but underneath they are deeply aware of their human susceptibilities.

Make eye contact with those you meet as you go about your day. You are more apt to see the soul beneath the surface.

Find an emotional retreat if you are able. You may be drawn to water, poetry, and music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are easily tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. Sleep and rest, allow dreams to move you.

 

 

REST AND DREAM

Sunday, October 21, 2018:

The cosmic movement and planetary impacts on Sunday are relatively quiet. The Moon passes through Pisces, forming lovely aspects to Mercury, Pluto, and Jupiter.

Do not seek and accomplishment as you are likely called to rest or dream the day away.  Pisces is a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, but deeply emotional energies. This will be a good day for meditation, spending time on the water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music.

Enjoy the rest and sweetness that this provides. If you have things that must be done this may feel uncomfortable. Do your best to go with the flow. Enjoy a sense of watery spaciousness by delving into music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual concerns.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* after 7:48 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 2:59 AM EDT on Monday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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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: October 8, 2018 through October 14, 2018

 

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Welcome to the first full week with Venus Retrograde!

 

SEEK FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, LOVE

Monday, October 8, 2018:

The week starts with a Libra New Moon at 11:47 PM EDT. Hold off on doing your New Moon ritual until Tuesday. Remember, that a New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon hold the same space in the cosmos. The metaphorical seed that you plant will be better able to grow if you give it some time to step out of the Sun’s overwhelming light and heat.

While the Moon is in Libra, you may have a strong desire to be liked and to please others. This is a good day to commit yourself to seek balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

Find ways to offer kindness and bring beauty into the world.

 

 

~ New Moon Ritual ~

Over the next day or two, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon cycle. For the Libra New Moon, set an intention regarding relationship, justice, fairness, love, beauty, or money.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Libra, consider this to be the area where new growth seeks manifestation. For example, if Libra is in your 1st house, set an intention to express more diplomacy; in the 4th house, set an intention to create more beauty in your home; in the 7th, the intention may be to bring more cooperation to your partnerships; in the 10th, you may understand that you need to bring more diplomacy and fairness to your workplace… bring flowers for your office desk.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that you would like to see grow in fairness and beauty.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. When you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Libra New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of love and beauty. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

 

 

 

ROCK THE BOAT

Tuesday, October 9, 2018:

The Libra Moon is very quiet all day making no aspects other than a difficult square to Pluto that you will very likely sleep through. You may wake from dark, even frightening dreams; smudge yourself with a bit of sage and move into the day.

Don’t expect much in the way of accomplishment but instead spend time socializing, enjoying cultural activities, and intimate gatherings.

It may be challenging to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in the pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.

At 8:40 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents our communication and thought processes, leaves the diplomatic sign of Libra behind to enter the deeply emotional Scorpio waters. Mercury will remain in Scorpio until October 31st.

Whatever sign Mercury is in suggests the general tone of our thinking and communications. While Mercury was in Libra (since September 21st) we were concerned with keeping others happy and not rocking the boat. Now, as Mercury enters the intense waters of Scorpio, the gloves come off and we are more willing to not only rock the boat but jump overboard in search of some truth that may be below the surface.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 4:51 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio shortly after midnight. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

DEFIANCE ON DISPLAY

Wednesday, October 10, 2018:

Wednesday morning with the Moon having joined Mercury in the profoundly deep waters of Scorpio you will find that your thoughts, considerations, and communications are deep, intense, and emotional. Your emotions are full of complex thought, you may be willing to delve into the darkest, scary corners of your psyche and that of the culture in order to find the truth of what is hidden below the surface.

At 1:35 PM EDT, Mercury opposes Uranus. Uranus is the Awakener, currently prodding our minds into wakefulness. Revolution in the air, in our minds, and all the conversations around us. Remember, how you took the gloves off and determined to go ahead and rock the boat when Mercury moved into Scorpio. It is time to stop being polite? Listen to your own voice, the voice of those around you, and the voices in the culture. There is defiance on clear display.

At 10:29 PM EDT, Venus, in her current retrograde state, forms a square aspect to Mars. This is a challenge between the feminine and masculine energies in our culture. We don’t have to look very far to see it. Venus in Scorpio is digging deeply looking for truth; Mars in Aquarius is coolly detached, seeking objectivity. Seek to balance these energies within yourself, in your intimate partnerships, and in your dealings in the world.

 

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YIN/ YANG – FINDING BALANCE

Thursday, October 11, 2018:

The square aspect between Venus and Mars dig its nails in deeply on Thursday. Consider the challenge in your own life between masculine and feminine energies. This conflict is on clear display in the culture. For you, it may be an internal issue within your own psyche or it could be playing out powerfully in your intimate relationships. Perhaps, you are dealing with it in all these areas, the culture, your psyche, and your relationships.

Listen respectfully to the intensity of feminine rage (Venus in Scorpio) and the dispassionate objectivity of masculine detachment (Mars in Aquarius). Do your best to balance on this tight-rope while respecting both sides of the equation.

The Moon continues through Scorpio, allow these contemplations to go deep into the muck you may prefer to avoid. These issues can not be avoided.

Shortly after midnight with a square aspect between the Sun and Pluto, you will continue over the next few days facing this intensity. Face fear. Look it in the eye. You are far braver and stronger than you know.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 7:13 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 5:53 AM EDT on Friday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

LOOK FOR SUPPORT OFFERED

Friday, October 12, 2018:

Friday brings a day of great intensity and challenge. As the Sun forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto, consider how is your worldview is being transformed. This deeply powerful change is probably occurring through your personal circumstances and what you see in the culture around you. Consider what began during the second week in January. If you can identify some difficulty at that time, you will better understand your response to the current challenge. It is time to take some action on what began in early January.

There is a blessing offered today as well. We are offered support and a helping hand as Mercury forms a sextile aspect to Saturn. This brings an opportunity to speak your truth or hear the truth of another. You will have the ability to stabilize your mind, communications, and thoughts.

The Moon is in Sagittarius on Friday bringing your emotions into a lighter space. You are more able to manage the intensity than you may know. This may be a good weekend for a road trip. It would be good to look at the world from a broader perspective. Open your eyes to a new vision and seek an adventure.

Remember: you are stronger than you know.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* until she enters Sagittarius at 5:53 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SEEK WISDOM OR JUST GO TO THE PARTY

Saturday, October 13, 2018:

With Saturday’s Moon in Sagittarius, we may get stuck in our opinions and insist that we are right. Remember that everyone’s opinions are just that – opinions! No matter how we may feel, it is important to understand and accept that no one has a direct line to TRUTH. Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom this weekend.

This is a great weekend for a road trip, it will be good to get away from all the hard issues of the week and see different sights. Interact with folks outside of your normal circles. Release the deep contemplations and difficulties of the past few days, kick up your heels, go dancing, and have fun!

Spend the weekend expanding your view of the world, seeking wisdom, or just heading to a fun party!

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* from 8:59 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 3:17 PM EDT on Sunday afternoon. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

THE SERIOUS PROCESS AHEAD

Sunday, October 14, 2018:

Sunday begins with the Moon still in freedom loving, idealistic Sagittarius. Enjoy socializing with people outside your normal circle of friends. Find ways to see beyond yourself to a world view unlike your own.

At 3:17 PM EDT, the Moon leaves optimistic Sagittarius behind to enter serious, restrictive, hard-working Capricorn. Life is serious business and when the Moon is in Capricorn we are acutely aware of that fact. This is not a bad thing. There are times it is important to maintain a serious outlook, understanding that our actions have consequences and we need to keep our attention on creating the life we want.

The Capricorn Moon helps us to focus, to develop clear goals, and determine the steps to get us where we want go. Spend time this afternoon or evening contemplating your goals, putting them down on paper and getting serious about the process that will lead you in the right direction.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 3:17 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 17, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

HECTIC INTENSIFICATION

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

WELCOME OBJECTIVITY WEDNESDAY EVENING

Wednesday, September 19, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

 

LISTEN TO DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, September 20, 2018:

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

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

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

 

COOPERATION BUILDS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Friday, September 21, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SUN ENTERS LIBRA AT THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

EFFORT – ACTION – REST

Sunday, September 23, 2018:

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

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 13, 2018 through August 19, 2018

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”
~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process-Oriented Approach, 1980.

 

This will be a very different week from last week and we can expect more ease and simplicity in our personal lives and interactions.

  • We are on the other side of the eclipses. Sigh. Smile.
  • The VOC* Moon periods are very short following last week when we had three full days of that challenging, uncomfortable energy.
  • We have moved away from the stressful, difficult challenge of Mars square Uranus (yet, this will return for a final pass in mid-September).
  • Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury will turn direct! Sigh. Smile.

All in all, this is a quiet week with the Moon starting in Virgo, moving through Libra and Scorpio, and ending the week in Sagittarius. Communications regain clarity and we can begin some of those projects that have been left languishing.

“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”
~ Noel Tyl

 

 

BE AVAILABLE, OBSERVE, RESPECT, RELEASE JUDGEMENT

Monday, August 13, 2018:

You can expect a quiet day on Monday with the Moon quietly passing through service-oriented Virgo. When the Moon is in Virgo, we watch ourselves and each other a bit more closely as we analyze and try to fix what seems to be outside of the exacting standards we may desire.

Your expectations may be higher than usual as you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing. Try to curb the tendency to be critical of yourself, your loved ones, and strangers. Notice the critical tone in your voice and seek to replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. How can you be of service? What is it that you can offer on Monday that will help others? Focus on being available, observing, respecting, and releasing judgment.

 

 

BRING BEAUTY INTO THE WORLD

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Tuesday, the Moon has entered diplomatic, relationship-oriented Libra. The day may not start as easily as you would like as the Moon squares up with Saturn before breakfast. You or your partner may wake cranky and disgruntled. Let it slide off your back as it will pass easily as long as you don’t engage the issue.

The afternoon and evening should more easily offer the gifts of Libra; the desire to please, engage in social niceties and create beauty. Commit yourself to achieve balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

Find ways to offer kindness and bring beauty into the world.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* briefly from 12:10 PM until she enters Libra At 12:59 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” ~Dane Rudhyar

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY, ROMANCE, LOVE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018:

Wednesday will likely be similar to Tuesday, as the morning brings challenges and difficulty that the afternoon releases. The trick is to be careful how you manage the morning.

At 9:52 AM EDT, the Libra Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto. Do your best to manage this potentially deep discomfort on your own. Don’t allow yourself to get pulled into tough interactions or arguments with others, especially an intimate partner. Don’t pull them into those difficulties either.

The good thing is that this is a simple Moon transit and will not last long. Spend a few hours alone, don’t say anything that doesn’t pass the test of: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

The afternoon and evening should provide much ease and simplicity. Enjoy social gatherings, romantic connections, or spend time creating beauty and art.

 

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DEEP PASSION AND DETERMINATION

Thursday, August 16, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon has entered the intensely deep waters of Scorpio. Once again, the challenging part of the day comes early and is eased by the afternoon.

At 9:27 AM EDT, the Moon opposes Uranus. You may receive unexpected or unwelcome news, whatever it is, don’t let it throw you off kilter. By the time things shake out, it won’t be as much of a problem as you may initially expect.

With the Moon passing through Scorpio, you are naturally inclined to examine the deeper (even the darker) side of life and love. We are able to understand that in order to grow we must allow parts of ourselves to transform through destruction and regeneration. Open your heart to deep passion, determination, and powerful transformative change.

The Libra Moon is VOC* briefly from 3:56 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 4:55 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

THE POWER TO TRANSFORM

Friday, August 17, 2018:

Friday brings us another day with the Moon in the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are stable, have a concentration of focus, and can be quite stubborn. Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are deeply sensitive and emotional. Scorpio is very deep and focuses its powerful attention on the hidden emotions that many folks prefer to avoid. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we are able to feel more deeply and are able to observe our hidden emotional motivations with great clarity.

It may be easy to be suspicious of the motivations of others but it is best to focus this energy on yourself. Get to the bottom of something you would generally rather not explore. Under this Moon, you can look deep enough to transform an issue that has dogged you for years. Digging deeply and facing profound and difficult hidden truths has the power to transform.

 

AN EVENING FOR FUN

Saturday, August 18, 2018:

Very early Saturday morning brings us to the First Quarter Moon. Think back to last week’s New Moon. What was the seed you planted at that time? What did you want to grow out of the powerful energies of that Solar Eclipse? It is important to go back to that consideration and take a practical concrete step forward to bring that seed to reality.

Mercury forms a lovely sextile aspect to Venus on Saturday providing a great opportunity to have a significant conversation with a partner or loved one that will support your relationship deeply.

Jupiter is also lining up for a flowing trine to Neptune that we will feel over the next few days. This is a sweet, feel-good vibe.

At 12:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius bringing us to a lighter emotional state. This is an evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, kick up your heels. Go on a road trip, dancing, play, have fun!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* briefly from 11:06 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 12:45 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

MERCURY STEPS FORWARD

Sunday, August 19, 2018:

I always love writing the post on the day Mercury turns direct. I know that everyone is waiting and is happy to greet this day. So, here it is! Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury stationed direct. It will be a few days yet before it is up to speed but this is the day of the shift.

Were you able to use the time to catch up on projects and communications? Take time now to develop a list of projects and communications you want to get started between now and the next Mercury retrograde (November 16, 2018).

The other lovely thing that the cosmos offers us on Sunday is a flowing trine aspect between Jupiter and Neptune. This is a romantic and utterly sweet contact. You are apt to have your rose-colored glasses firmly affixed. Love seems soft and dreamy. Enjoy this sweetness. Go with it and share love and beauty, softness and dreams!

“Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.”
~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 6, 2018 through August 12, 2018

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Hi, Folks!
Please keep this in mind, when the Moon is VOC this week, she isn’t fooling around! Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, she remains VOC ALL DAY LONG!! Along with Mercury & Mars Retrograde, these are days to keep a low profile and not seek accomplishment. This would be a great week to be on vacation or otherwise resting!

 

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LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARDS AT HOME

Monday, August 6, 2018:

Get your day started early on Monday because we soon have three full days of no Moon activity at all! The Moon is VOC* all day long on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Your best bet will be to take advantage of the days when the Moon will support activity and accomplishment! Monday brings the lighthearted, friendly energy of the talkative Gemini Moon to the table, allowing easy engagement with others.

Monday evening, Venus happily leaves stuffy Virgo behind to enter agreeable Venus ruled Libra. Venus represents love and beauty and, while in Virgo, she may have been overly critical and a bit prickly. In Libra, she has an easier time relaxing into the moment and finding beauty and value in cooperation and diplomacy. You may notice yourself and others more interested in compromise, diplomacy, and romance.

With the Sun forming a challenging square to Jupiter, you may feel a pull towards overindulgence. This may be a good day to leave your credit cards at home and pay careful attention to any promises you make. Don’t give away the store.

 

 

FRUSTRATION AND EPIPHANIES

Tuesday, August 7, 2018:

The generally talkative Gemini Moon makes no aspects today suggesting some frustration as all that you want to say may fall on deaf ears.

As Uranus turns retrograde, it focuses its attention bringing further frustration and impatience to the areas of life that don’t seem to be moving forward as quickly as you would like. A sense of limits and restrictions bubble under the surface. Practice mindfulness, patience, and allow epiphanies to surface. You may be surprised by an unexpected occurrence or communication.

At 8:32 PM EDT, Venus in Libra forms a lovely trine to Mars in Aquarius. This opens communication, ideas, and the movement of energies between folks. Spend time in public to enjoy. Follow up over the coming days on any possibilities that show up now.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 3:55 AM EDT until she enters Cancer after midnight – ALL DAY. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SWEETNESS REPLACES RESTRICTION

Wednesday, August 8, 2018:

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Wednesday morning brings us the Moon in protective, loving Cancer. The Cancer Moon wants to create security within the context of family, biological or chosen. However, difficulties arise with an opposition between the Moon and Saturn just as you begin the day. This suggests a difficult challenge in getting your needs met. Others may simply not see you as clearly as you would like to be seen. You may feel unloved and restricted in showing love.

By bedtime, things feel better as Mercury joins the Sun, providing clarity where it has most recently been missing.

This is followed by a Grand Water Trine formed between the Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune. This soothes all the challenge of the day and offers a great time for sweet late night lovemaking or at the very least delightfully beautiful dreams.

 

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SOBER REALITIES

Thursday, August 9, 2018:

Thursday offers a day for emotional rest as we settle down following an early morning confrontation between the Cancer Moon and powerfully disruptive Pluto.

Following a rocky start to the day, try to make an effort to manage your emotions with rest. Allow what was said or done over the breakfast table to be released; don’t hold onto negativity. Mistakes happen and we all respond in ways that are inappropriate at times. Forgive others as you hope others will do the same.
It is important to approach the end of the day with a clean slate if possible.

At 9:33 PM EDT, Venus squares Saturn. This evening and Friday will likely present challenges to your relationships with others. You may feel sobered by the realities of your situation regarding love, relationships, and finances. Perhaps, it is a good time to schedule a serious clarifying conversation with a loved one. Don’t implement the conversation now in the Dark phase of the Moon but begin to accumulate your talking points and clearly approach the situation over the coming days.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* From 7:20 AM EDT until shortly after midnight (ALL DAY) when she enters Leo. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Friday, August 10, 2018:

It may take a bit of effort to get out from under some uncomfortable dreams in the night but moving forward, they will fade into the distance. On Friday morning, the Moon will be in lighthearted, playful Leo. However, it is the Dark phase of the Moon with the New Moon coming on Saturday, this brings a sense of waiting and endings, not so lighthearted after all.

You can expect Thursday’s square between Venus and Saturn to continue into your experience on Friday. You may find yourself dissatisfied with your partner, friends, or your paycheck. If the things that bring value and meaning to your life seem to not fit you properly at this time, examine what needs to be released in order to bring new growth in the coming months.

Do you need to have a clarifying conversation with your partner, lover, or friend? Do you need to ask for a raise? Don’t take action now but get clear on what needs to change to bring more satisfaction and love into your heart.

 

“Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language,
the Sky Speaks to You.”
~ Dane Rudhyar

 

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GENEROSITY AND OPEN HEARTED LOVE

Saturday, August 11, 2018:

Saturday brings the final eclipse of the season. This is a partial Solar Eclipse occurring at 18 degrees Leo at 5:46 AM EDT. The Solar Eclipse happens at the New Moon.

Think about this as a New Moon on steroids. Remember, that each New Moon, we plant a seed. What do you want to begin now that will develop over the coming months? Consider what house Leo is in your chart. What seed do you want to plant in that area of your life?

Don’t neglect your New Moon ritual (although wait until Sunday) do give it added weight as whatever seed you plant will be activated for a much longer period of time. The Moon (once again) is VOC ALL DAY! Rest, don’t take any actions that you want to amount to anything as they will simply not develop in the way you would wish.

This is a complex day with Mercury and Mars still retrograde, the New Moon, our last Eclipse, and the Moon VOC*. Spend time developing your understanding of how to best use the expressive nature of Leo. Express generosity and open-hearted Love.

The Leo Moon is VOC* From 5:58 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 11:59 PM EDT – All day! Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

A PRACTICAL FLOW

Sunday, August 12, 2018:

Just after midnight on Saturday, the Moon enters tidy, meticulous Virgo. This is a Sunday to settle in for practical activities. You may want to spend the day creating constructive plans for the upcoming week. Do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning.

A Grand Earth Trine is formed in the late afternoon from the Virgo Sun to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This is a very pragmatic day where all the preparations you do for the upcoming week will go smoothly and easily. Enjoy a flow of orderly functional work.

At the end of the day, Mars (still retrograde) backs into Capricorn, adding to the practical Earth centered vibe. Take advantage.

 

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”
~ Carl Jung

 

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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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