Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 24, 2017 through April 30, 2017

“Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.”  ~ Hermann Hesse

 

Spring by Harald Slott-Møller via Wikicommons

PONDER THE PATH AHEAD

Monday, April 24, 2017:

On Monday, your mind is steady and directed toward completion of whatever is uppermost in your thoughts. In late November of 2016, Saturn and Mercury joined together with the intention of developing an idea, project, or plan. You have come a long way with that project, and with Mercury in retrograde motion, you have the time now to stabilize any issues that need to be smoothed out to support your forward motion of that project.

Find your “flow” and go forward with the least resistant path. You will have more opportunity to direct this project toward the end of April and the full vision will be clear in mid-June.

This is a day to consider your ideas and perspectives. It’s a good day for pondering alternatives and sharing your ideas with a companion. By taking these steps, you will gain clarity and understanding of the path ahead.

With the Moon in courageous Aries, you should feel self-assured and capable on Monday as well. All in all, a good day! Enjoy.

 

 

WITH EVENING COMES STABILIZATION

Tuesday, April 25, 2017:

Unless you get up very early in the morning, you will be able to avoid the power dynamics and problems that can result when the decisive Aries Moon squares controlling Pluto at 4:47 AM EDT.

It is less likely that you can avoid the anxiety that may arise mid afternoon when the strong-willed Aries Moon connects with innovative Uranus.

There are two things to remember about Moon transits with Uranus. First, you always want to keep in the forefront of your mind that Moon transits pass quickly and will not be disruptive unless we engage them in an inappropriate manner. Second, a transit of Uranus does not always manifest as anxiety, another likely expression is that of excitement. During this transit, you may see, understand, or experience something that changes your perspective significantly. This may cause anxiety or it may cause excitement.

At 5:54 PM EDT, the Moon, still in demanding Aries, forms a lovely trine aspect to unflinching Saturn allowing you a far more easygoing evening.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters patient Taurus as she prepares for her monthly New Moon phase on Wednesday morning. Create a cozy nest and sleep well.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:54 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:56 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that you begin. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

TAURUS NEW MOON SEEK COMFORT

Spring by Konstantin Pankov via Wikicommons

Wednesday, April 26, 2017:

Today’s New Moon is at 6° Taurus. A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon occupy the same degree of the zodiac. This makes the Moon invisible from our perspective on Earth.

Think of the lunar cycle as comparable to the life cycle of a plant. At the New Moon, a seed is planted. During the upcoming weeks, this seed grows and culminates its growth at the Full Moon. From there, as the Moon wanes and the plant decays brings us back to the next New Moon two weeks later. This is the cycle of birth, growth, full illumination, deterioration, and death. It is the cycle of all living things.

For the Taurus New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding the ability to steadfastly build or grow something. This is the perfect time to plant a garden or get plants started indoors.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 6° Taurus, it will help you clarify what you need to begin at this point in the cycle. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life needs stable and deliberate effort.

Don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle. Have two candles available for this ritual. Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you aspire to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are creating, as you bring the two candles closer together. At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Taurus New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of steadfast determination, reliability and conservative effort. Prepare yourself to grow in deliberate stability, comfort, and sensuality.

 

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RELIABLE CONSISTENCY

Thursday, April 27, 2017:

On Thursday, the reliable and patient Taurus Moon encourages you to focus on creating comfort and calm both internally and in the outer world. Pay close attention and maintain a slow steady pace in all that you do and with everyone you encounter. Offer reliable consistency in your interactions with others.

This is a day to get or give a massage, cook a healthy meal, and support the sensual, earthy nature of life.

You may spend much of the day looking forward to the comfort and security of your bed and yet, at 9:38 PM EDT, when the Moon enters active, inquisitive Gemini, going to bed no longer calls you! Your mind moves more quickly and you want to converse with others or follow the activity of your mind. As much as possible, keep your mind calm; you may need to spend time in meditation to finally get to sleep. Friday your mind will accelerate in wildly quirky and inventive ways bringing us to an exciting and upbeat start to the weekend.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for 20 minutes between 9:18 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:38 PM EDT.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

CONFIDENCE AND INDIVIDUALITY

Friday, April 28, 2017:

Friday promises to be an active and energizing day. At 9:13 AM EDT, Venus leaves Pisces, a place where she took great pleasure in imagination and sensitivity and enters determined, bold, and courageous Aries. Venus represents social needs, love, money, and all that we value most dearly. Now, in Aries we find her seeking what she wants directly, decisively, and with bold confidence. If you are seeking more love, resources, or beauty in your life, Venus will support you in taking direct action between now and when she enters Taurus on June 6th.

At 10:49 AM EDT, perceptive Mercury, in its retrograde motion, makes direct contact with innovative Uranus. Combined with Venus’ current assertiveness in Aries, this enlivens your desire to break free from rules and limitations. You find yourself eager to express your independence and individuality. Keep your eyes and ears open for unconventional logic and unusual perspectives. Don’t be surprised if words come out of your own mouth that you are not expecting to hear. Don’t be surprised at what you hear from others.

At 10:36 PM EDT, there is a smooth flowing trine aspect between the clever Gemini Moon and optimistic Jupiter in Libra. You can anticipate adventures in social situations and encounters. Bring your most idealistic inquisitive and fun self into the world on Friday evening and have a great time.

Queen Guinevere’s Maying by John Collier via Wikicommons

SPARKLY TO SENSITIVE

Saturday, April 29, 2017:

Saturday will provide you with a great opportunity for stimulating conversations and interesting interactions. The chatty Gemini Moon forms fun sextile aspects to both conversational Mercury and unpredictable Uranus in the early afternoon.

Whatever fun you engaged in on Friday night, the good mood extends into Saturday. Spend time with your friends; engage in activities that stimulate innovative ideas and unusual thinking. This should also be a great day to research scientific or unconventional projects. Ask questions to spark conversations that will reveal information that would otherwise remain unknown. Folks will be happy to share their thoughts and ideas throughout most of Saturday.

However, at 5:29 PM EDT, the Moon opposes cautious Saturn, insisting that we face some more serious question.

At 9:48 PM EDT, the Moon enters domestic, emotional Cancer suggesting that Saturday night it would be best to stay home and keep your loved ones close in a nurturing, sensitive environment. Create a nest and cuddle on the couch. If you have friends or family who needs extra love, bring them a meal or find another way to nurture them on a deep emotional level.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:29 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 9:48 PM. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

GIVE AND RECEIVE LOFE

Sunday, April 30, 2017:

Sunday is a day you may want to plan on staying close to home. The extremely sensitive Cancer Moon shows each of us our deepest inward vulnerabilities. She also shows us how we long to be nurtured, cared for, and protected even as she shows us how we can provide that level of deep affection to those we love.

You may long to look back in time, making this a day to explore old photo albums, letters, and mementos from the past, and generally allow yourself the luxury of nostalgia and sentimentality. A small reminiscence goes a long way; don’t get stuck there. You will know when you have gone far enough and it is time to come back to the present moment and enjoy the reality of the life you now live.

Cook a good meal; provide nurturance and love in this very moment.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017

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The Siren by Sir Edward John Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

STABILITY & DREAMS

Monday, April 17, 2017:

Monday morning should find you feeling strong and capable as you begin the week. The powerful Aries Sun is invigorated and stabilized by a flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn at 8:43 AM EDT. Get up, get out, and start the day with a smile on your face and a kind word for those you meet!

In early December, a cycle began of creating something solid to support personal growth and stability. What began in your life at that time? In mid-March, you likely made an effort to support the ongoing growth of that cycle. Now, you should be able to see the full expression ahead. This expression is not here yet but you can clearly see whether the best decisions were made on this path.

Now is the time to make any necessary adjustments to prepare for the full revelation of the cycle which will be expressed or exposed in mid-June.

The Moon is in Capricorn throughout the day, quietly supporting your serious endeavors.

At 9:55 PM EDT, with a sextile to Neptune, the emotional Moon takes on a softer side. Settle in with music, poetry, or a movie that will engage your compassionate or inspirational nature. Sleep early and enjoy your dreams.

 

 

EFFORT & SELF-DISCIPLINE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

The Moon continues through responsible Capricorn on Tuesday. Try not to lose touch with Monday’s gift of stability and determination. Tuesday is a trickier day to manage. The Moon engages directly with power struggles & coercion (Pluto), anxiety (Uranus), and potentially, an overblown ego (Jupiter). Do not neglect your meditation on Tuesday!

Before you get nervous about this, please remember that these are Moon transits that pass quickly and will cause no difficulty unless you engage with them through fear or defensiveness. Allow any interpersonal difficulties or challenges to roll off your back. Don’t take the bait and don’t offer it either!

The Moon connects with Jupiter early in the morning, and with mighty Pluto at 9:59 AM EDT. The Moon also forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus at 8:32 PM EDT.

Mid-morning and late evening will likely be sensitive times. Do not allow yourself to be sucked into difficulties, and be sure you are not pulling others into hard situations as well.

This is a day to keep your nose to the grindstone, move a serious agenda forward, and offer kindness to others. They will be grateful and you will benefit. Utilize this as a serious day of effort and self-discipline.

 

 

TIME OF BLOSSOMING

Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

Vibrance of Calm by Nyna Greben via Wiki Commons

Wednesday is a very busy day. Before you are even out of bed, we have reached the Third Quarter Moon which encourages you to release what is no longer working in your life. Bring some items to Goodwill; clean out your closet, let go of something you thought was important that you see no longer serves you.

At 6:52 AM EDT, the Moon enters altruistic Aquarius encouraging you to open your mind to a new perspective as you move into the new season at hand.

Here in northern Vermont, Spring has finally landed with certainty. There is growth and blossoming everywhere! The life force of the Sun enters Taurus, the fixed sign of stabilization at 5:27 PM EDT!

Now, it is time to get that garden planted! Enjoy and observe with reverence the full expression of this season of increase! Over the coming month, there will be much to celebrate with the flowers blooming, the sound of peepers, and the baby lambs in the fields. Allow yourself to feel the opening of your heart into this season of growth.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 6:52 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

COURAGE & MISTAKES

Thursday, April 20, 2017:

In the earliest hours of Thursday morning, while you still slept, Mercury’s retrograde motion brings him back into contact with the steadfast Taurus Sun. This will assist in your adjustment between seasons and will help you to maintain practicality.

However, common sense may falter as Mercury proceeds backward into hot-blooded Aries at 1:37 PM EDT. You are likely to notice your thinking becoming decisive and forceful.

You are now able to locate the courage you need to take action on something you have struggled with over the past few weeks. What is it you need to say that has been difficult? Mercury will remain in Aries (until turning direct on May 3rd).

Pay attention to the difference between assertiveness and aggression, certainty and assault. Say what must be sad with kindness and compassion.

It often takes deep courage to admit to your mistakes and it is likely that is a necessary part of the conversation you must have. We all make mistakes, take responsibility and move forward with determination and love.

 

 

DEEP LONGING

Friday, April 21, 2017:

Friday is not a simple day! First, you will feel the shift as Mars, the planet of direct initiative and dynamic action, leaves Taurus where he has been for the past six weeks. Mars is thrilled to leave behind the slow, earthy energy of Taurus to enter Gemini where he has more freedom to engage in curiosity and enthusiastic action.

Mars will remain in Gemini until June 4, 2017.

The real challenge of Friday comes when exquisite Venus forms a challenging square aspect to reliable Saturn at 7:08 AM EDT. This energy will remain with you throughout the day and suggests a time of questioning your values, intimate relationships, beauty, and your financial stability.

Think back to the beginning of this cycle in late October 2016. Were you beginning a new intimacy or a new relationship with your finances at that time? Contemplate what effort you need to take now that will let yourself, others, and the Universe know how serious you are in the development of your deepest longings.

This transit often leaves us feeling a bit melancholy and sad. Allow yourself to rest and understand that going inward is part of what is necessary.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces bringing you to a sensitive, dreamy Friday evening. If you attempt to go to a party or other social event, you may have a disappointing evening. Stay home, spend time alone or with intimate loved ones. Rest.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:23 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 3:43 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

The Champion Swimmer by Sir Edward John Poynter via The Athenauem

DREAMY  AND IMPRESSIONABLE

Saturday, April 22, 2017:

Saturday brings us to a very simple day. If you can avoid having expectations of yourself and others, this can be a lovely day.

The impressionable, dreamy Pisces Moon lazily drifts through the day. The only aspect throughout the day is when the Moon connects with mystical Neptune at 3:57 PM EDT.

You may choose to fall asleep on the couch and wonder where the day went when you awaken hours later; you may want nothing more than to dream or create inspired works of art. Deepen your meditation practice or simply release your solid hold on reality and allow yourself to dream.

Be cautious with alcohol or other substances as you may be more sensitive to them than normal. Enjoy this time of sensitivity and rest.

 

 

CONTINUED SENSITIVITY

Sunday, April 23, 2017:

Sunday continues with much the same illusive sensitivity as Saturday. If you were able to rest on Saturday, make contact with others in a gentle compassionate manner today. Again, do not have high expectations; simply rest in the company of friends or loved ones.

If you were not able to rest on Saturday, focus on self-care, rest, and sensitive inspiration.

At 8:33 PM EDT, the Moon leaves placid Pisces behind and enters courageous Aries with dynamic determination. After such a quiet weekend, it may be hard to sleep as the impulsive, and sometimes combative, Aries Moon wakes you from your slumber.

You will feel ready to head into a new week with gusto when Monday morning comes.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:35 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:33 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 22, 2015 through June 28, 2015

Rainbow Splash by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Rainbow Splash by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

As I look at the upcoming week, I see a bit more astrological activity than we have had in the previous two weeks. It has felt eerily quiet!

On Monday, Jupiter and Uranus come together in a trine aspect which has been impacting us strongly since September of 2014.

This brings the planet of expansion, (Jupiter), together in a free flow of energy with the planet of unexpected surprises, unusual circumstances, and humanitarian events, (Uranus).

If your birthday falls on April 9-11, August 11-13, or December 11-13, this will be a particularly powerful week. Watch for expansion, an opening, or a surprise!

Many of you have asked how my partner, Brenda, is recovering. I have also gotten questions regarding my own circumstances. Thanks for asking; I love to share!

Last week, Brenda went back to work after her heart attack on Easter Sunday. She still tires out easily but the healing process is at work and cannot be rushed.

The current complications come in the form of the company she works for. Brenda is being laid-off , along with most of her coworkers. In order to maintain employment, she is going to have to move to either Portland, Maine or Bangor, Maine!

Oh heavens! Didn’t the doctor recommend “No Stress”? Well, “no stress” for someone with Uranus conjunct Leo Moon, squaring a stellium in Taurus, simply is not possible.

Life certainly offers us the circumstances that most clearly reflect who we are. What is the reflection that you see in your own life and chart?

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EXPAND THE EXCITEMENT IN YOUR LIFE

Monday, June 22, 2015:

The week begins with great excitement as Jupiter forms a trine aspect to Uranus. Because of Jupiter’s recent retrograde, this transit is the third such trine between them. The first trine occurred in September 2014, the second in March 2015, and the final happens on Monday.

Take time to consider the energies that these two planets represent. Jupiter is the planet of great expansion. Whatever Jupiter touches, it simply makes bigger! It is also the planet that speaks to us on issues of faith, belief, and overindulgence.

Uranus is the planet of unexpected, shocking, and possibly wildly unusual surprises. It is the planet of innovation and revolution!

*I must check where this transit falls in Bernie Sanders chart! 🙂

In considering this expansive excitement, think back to the beginning of this cycle between Jupiter and Uranus which occurred in mid-2010 until early 2011. When Jupiter and Uranus come together, it is a significant push for the future.

Uranus always shows the way forward. If you can identify something in your life that expanded in 2010, look at how the energy is pushing forward with more expansion into the future. The full ramifications of this cycle will be evident in early 2017.

These are slow-moving planets and although the aspect is exact on Monday it has been, and is continuing to color the environment we live in for an extended period of time.

The Moon is in Virgo on Monday. We are aware of the potential of our accomplishments for today. The only thing you should let get in the way of work is something that brings significant excitement. If something shows up that provides a spark of excitement, drop the work!

 

SOFTEN BOUNDARIES

Tuesday, June 23, 2015:

Tuesday, we have the Moon in Virgo, again pushing us toward accomplishment. Watch your tendency toward judgment and narrow-mindedness. Remember how little you know about what goes on in the depths of another person’s soul. Whether it is your mother, your child, your neighbor, or your best friend; none of us know the contents of another soul’s path.

At 2:08 PM EDT, Mercury squares Neptune explaining the lack of clarity and motivation regardless of the insistence of the Virgo Moon. The cycle between Mercury and Neptune began in mid-March 2015. This is a cycle whose purpose is to soften or dissolve the barriers within the mind

How does the mind soften? I would say it softens through the training of meditation, through music, or through deep suffering. The softening of your mind or thoughts that began in mid-March has brought you to a point now where action must be taken to determine the outcome.

For me, mid-March was when Brenda had her heart attack. Now, the action that must be taken seems to be helping her pack up and move to Maine. The full result will be clear at the planet’s opposition in mid-August.

Spring Green by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Spring Green by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Tell me how you see this playing out in your own life. I’m very curious. Regardless of what began at the start of the cycle in March, meditation would be an excellent action to take now.

If there are problems in your situation regarding drugs or alcohol, be particularly careful. Meditation, listening to music, watching great films, and studying the writing of mystical thinkers would all have great benefit for everyone at this time.

May I recommend the video, ‘With One Voice’ directed by Eric Temple? I believe you can find it on Netflix.

 

SAY WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID

Wednesday, June 24, 2015:

By the time we wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon has entered Libra and we have reached the First-Quarter Square of the lunar cycle. The New Moon that arrived last week on June 16th began the cycle of increased communication and intellectual development.

On Wednesday, take action on a communication or an intellectual pursuit. Sit down and have that conversation or go online and sign up for the class that you know would be of great benefit for you to take.

Wednesday’s Libra Moon keeps us focused on pleasure, beauty, and diplomacy.
At 9:32 AM EDT, Mars leaves Gemini behind (where he has been residing since early May) to enter Cancer. Let’s be honest, Mars is not delighted to be in Cancer. Mars is the planet of action, sexuality, and determination. Cancer is the sign of nurturing and mothering.

Mars would rather fight than nurture and sometimes this can bring us to consider passive aggressive actions. Be aware of these tendencies. The heat of sexuality may be watered down and you may find yourself preferring to cook for each other and play with the puppy rather than activities of a more randy nature.

Mars will remain in Cancer until he enters Leo on August 8th, 2015 (my birthday)! Enjoy the new puppy! Hot times return in August!

 

HOLD STEADY

Thursday, June 25, 2015:

As we adapt to Mars’ new position in Cancer, the Moon remains in Libra throughout Thursday. This may be a day of vacillating emotions. Early in the morning, the Moon squares Pluto as we struggle to contemplate the deeply profound differences between “us vs. them”.

The majority of the afternoon should be pleasant. You can anticipate easier connections with others as the Moon is sextile Venus in Leo. Around dinner time, there may be further anxiety, excitement, or struggle as the Moon connects with Uranus.

By the time the dinner dishes are washed and put away, the Moon sextiles Jupiter and our emotions expand into a more diplomatic joyful space once again. I think the best way to manage this type of day is simply to be aware and try to hold steady even as the energies push us to extremes.

If you are not paying attention, it could be easy to spend part of the day feeling that your life is falling apart and other parts of the day feeling that your life is on the perfect path. Focus on the clear understanding that neither one of these extremes holds the full reality of your situation. Look clearly at both sides and hold steady on the middle path.

At 7:23 PM EDT, the Moon is VOC* following the sextile to Jupiter. Thursday should hold a pleasant evening to rest in the company of friends.

 

FOCUS AND CLARITY

Friday, June 26, 2015:

Friday begins with the Moon still VOC* in Libra. Don’t try to rush into this day determined to make great strides in accomplishment. Move slowly, take your time, and have a leisurely breakfast with your family. Sit with a loved one over coffee and conversation before plowing into the day.

At 1:57 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio and we are able to go deeply into a project and get a great deal accomplished before the end of the day. There is focus and clarity available. If you need information, this is the day to ask for it.

Don’t ask if you don’t want the answer. Be clear on that.

The evening is best spent with intimate partners but only if you are ready for deep connection. Do not waste this lovely evening watching television or spending time with casual acquaintances.

This Friday evening is an ideal time for intimate, sexual, passionate love and affection. Take advantage of it. Make connection.

If you feel that this is not an option for you because of your current circumstances, please read this awesome book: Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein.

Sunset on the Little River by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Sunset on the Little River by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

SEEK DEPTH AND CONNECTION

Saturday, June 27, 2015:

How did you spend Friday evening? The answer to this question determines much of how your entire weekend plays out.

Ideally, you spent the evening with a lover or fully engaged with your own passionate, lustful self. If so, you will enter Saturday feeling deeply connected to your core. This is a simple Saturday with the intensity of the Scorpio Moon but without other complications.

This would be a delightful weekend for some sort of retreat. A good time away from the hustle and bustle of the world, a time for intimate connections, a time to explore your own depth. It’s a time to explore the depth of your most intimate relationships.

Take your journal and go alone to a riverbank or park bench. Write your heart out. Find the deepest, most tender parts within your soul and write the words that are emblazoned in that deep warmth.

 

SAY “YES!”

Sunday, June 28, 2015:

Sunday holds the reflection and the simplicity of Saturday but with a twist! Very early Monday morning, Venus is sextile Uranus.

There is no question that this will be felt on Sunday. Let’s look at the cycle involved!

On March 4, 2015, Venus and Uranus connected in Aries. This began a cycle of intensifying relationship or radically changing your relationship to money or resources.

Did something exciting begin at that time in your relationship or did something exciting or stressful occur in terms of money or resources? Whatever began then has come a long ways.

At this point, you have an idea of the ultimate result of this cycle. The full illumination and release of creative energy will occur in late November 2015.

There is excitement and new possibilities. Keep your eyes open! If there is an opportunity offered that peaks your interest… say “Yes”!

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) for a very short time beginning at 1:12 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 1:41 AM EDT.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a sextile to Jupiter at 7:23 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio on Friday at 1:57 PM EDT.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a conjunction to Saturn at 9:50 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 11:21 PM EDT.
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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 25, 2015 through May 31, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 25, 2015 through May 31, 2015

Pond photo by Diane Paige of Maggie Valley, NC.

Pond photo by Diane Paige of Maggie Valley, NC.

Did you see the post I sent out several days ago? In case you missed it, let me give you a quick recap.

I managed to run afoul of the law with some of the images I’ve used. I have tried to choose images that are old enough that no copyright exists but apparently a few mistakes were made. The solution (along with paying the fine) is to stop using any images from the Internet!

I am asking you, my dear readers, to send me original pieces of your artwork that you would love to share with the world! Anything that I use will be credited to you and if I am using them on my blog I will link to your website.

If you have questions or want more conversation, contact me directly!

Onward to the days of this week!

 

 

A MIXED BAG OF EXCITEMENT AND LACK OF CLARITY

Monday, May 25, 2015:

Monday certainly gives us a great deal to think about.

On the simplest level, we have the First Quarter Moon; a time to step up and take action on what we want and are working toward. If you planted a seed of sensual intent at the New Moon on Sunday, May 17, now is the time to take action as you move toward the development of the full expression of your sensuality.

The Moon is in Virgo throughout the day allowing us to work efficiently with detail, humility, and discernment.

At 1:09 PM EDT, Venus squares Uranus. On March 15, 2015, Venus and Uranus came together to begin a cycle of unexpected excitement in relationship or our personal values. Look to your journal or calendar to determine what began at that time; in what way were your values awakened?

Remember, Uranus is often called ‘The Awakener’. With this cycle, we ask where we are awakening to a more expansive and unusual sense of beauty. This is the First Quarter square of this cycle, and we must take a definitive step forward to fully develop the deep value of our awakening.

At 7:37 PM EDT, Mars squares Neptune suggesting confusion, lack of clarity, deep suffering, or a spiritual/mystical element to our sexuality. During this cycle, we bring strength and energy to our spiritual path and spirituality to our sexual path. This cycle began in January of 2015 and now asks that we make a commitment and a serious step toward its development. Perhaps we are being asked to develop a tantric sexual practice or simply to write poetry or make music.

Monday is a complicated day with the excitement of Uranus impacting our relationships and our values. At the same time, Neptune brings a soft edge to our sexuality or other use of physical energy. If you’re hearing mixed messages from the Universe, don’t be surprised and be patient.

 

Remember that Mercury is retrograde; so we are working on cleaning up parts of our lives that we have left undone over recent months. We may not feel up to the expectations that others have for us, or even our own expectation of ourselves. Be kind and patience to yourself and others.

 

RESOLVING A PAST ISSUE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015:

On Tuesday, we will still be under the influence of the transits of Venus to Uranus and Mars to Neptune. As with yesterday, you will want to honor both the lack of clarity and the excitement through mindfulness, acceptance and understanding.

The Moon is in Virgo all day forming a trine to Pluto at 11:36 AM EDT and a sextile to Venus at 10:22 PM EDT. This suggests a day of accomplishing practical issues within the context of work and relationship. Even with Mercury currently retrograde, this could be an excellent day for communication with a partner.

You are not going to want to begin a new conversation. However, if a conversation or topic that the two of you have struggled with in the past rears its head on Tuesday, there is great support for coming to new understandings and agreements that will highly support this relationship reaching deeper levels of its potential.

Don’t shy away from significant communications. Yes, be clear you are being heard correctly. Remember, it is not always enough to say what needs to be said, it is also your responsibility to make sure that what you have articulated was heard and understood correctly. Double check what the other person heard.

At 10:22 PM EDT, following a sextile to Venus the Virgo Moon is VOC*until she enters Libra at 5:42 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 27th.

 

Flower photo by Susan Palm

Flower photo by Susan Palm

AN EVENING FOR PLEASURE

Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

At 6:36 AM EDT, Mercury conjunct Mars asks us to revisit an argument or passionate communication from late April. Do not seek resolution at this time, there are long-range implications here. For now, seek to understand your own position and the position of others.

You do not need to firmly defend your position; you only need to understand where it is at this moment in time. Consider that your anger or passion is likely triggered by something that has very little to do with the other person.

It will be mid-July before you find resolution and are able to fully begin a new cycle of passion within your thinking and communications.

The Moon is VOC*in Virgo until she enters Libra at 5:42 PM EDT. Wednesday evening should be pleasant for socializing or spending time with a loved one. We want to please and be pleased. Our diplomatic skills shine.

Don’t spend the evening home alone unless you’re involved in a project of creating something of beauty. If you are an artist, you may want a model to work with or a partner to simply keep you company in the studio. Enjoy this evening, it should be a good one.

 

BRINGING PLEASURE TO OTHERS

Thursday, May 28, 2015:

Thursday offers up another very pleasant day! The entire week has so much Neptune energy that even without an exact aspect we are functioning under its influence. Think of rose-colored glasses, the softness of music and poetry, and the peace of deep meditation.

The Moon is in Libra throughout the day and makes lovely, free flowing aspects to the Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Gemini. We are deeply curious about those around us. We want to express ourselves; to be seen and to delight in conversation and connection.

It may seem easy to have conversations but do keep in mind that Mercury is still retrograde. Remember as well that Libra wishes to maintain peace at all costs. Try to understand what is on the level below words.

 

LISTEN TO THE TREES SING                    

Friday, May 29, 2015:

Friday once again brings our attention to a lack of clarity. Our communications may do best to be of a subtle, indirect, and even intangible nature. The Moon in Libra, very much wanting to please, connects with both Pluto and Uranus reminding us that we have not yet left the challenging transformations of the past few years behind.

At 3:00 AM EDT, Mercury squares Neptune asking us to consider that our learning is coming through more indirect ways into our life. Do you find your worldview or intellect expanding in ways that are somehow impossible to put a finger on or understand with your rational mind? Allow yourself to learn through subtle indirect information. If you go outside today, you may hear the trees sing!

At 4:21 PM EDT, following a square to Venus, the Moon is VOC* until she enters Scorpio early Saturday morning at 5:34 AM EDT. Relax into Friday evening without expectations; listen to music, watch a film, enjoy a poetry reading.

 

Joni's sunflowers by Diane Page of Maggie Valley, NC

Joni’s sunflowers by Diane Page of Maggie Valley, NC

INTANGIBLE DEPTH SEEKS TRUST

Saturday, May 30, 2015:

By the time you awake on Saturday morning, the Moon is in Scorpio, suggesting a day of emotional depth and intensity. The Sun conjunct Mercury at 9° Gemini at 12:55 PM EDT. There does not seem to be much space between who we are and what we think.

Our thoughts may be moving more quickly than usual at this time. With Mercury retrograde and the fact that Mercury rules Gemini, this can bring a great deal of stress to the activity of our minds today.

Don’t neglect your meditation practice if you have one. If you don’t have one, begin one as it will assist you in more ways than you can imagine.

With so much Neptune activity this week, be aware of the situations you find yourself in, particularly if they involve alcohol or recreational drugs of any kind.

Early Sunday morning, the Sun will square Neptune, further highlighting this issue.

Spend time Saturday evening with people you fully trust. We all enjoy some risk-taking in our lives but this is not the night to do that! Stay with trusted friends, go deep in that trust, and allow an intangible depth of passion.

 

SPIRITUAL CONNECTION – MYSTICAL EXPANSION

Sunday May 31, 2015:

Sunday is a powerfully Neptunian day. This will be best used for seeking spiritual connection, love, and mystical expansion.

Emotionally, we want to connect with others and yet we must do this with a very soft touch. Spend time on the water if you can, look for beauty in art and poetry.

This is not a day for sporting events or house repairs. An afternoon movie, music recital, poetry reading, or community meditation, or selfless service to others would be valuable and supportive ways to spend this day.

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a sextile to Venus at 10:22 PM EDT, until she enters Libra on Wednesday, May 27th at 5:42 PM EDT.

Friday, May 29, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a square to Venus at 4:21 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio on Saturday at 5:34 PM EDT.

 

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 11, 2015 through May 17, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 11, 2015 through May 17, 2015

We begin this week with Mars and the Sun in the sensual, stable sign of Taurus. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we rest in the stable part of Spring. By the end of this week, Mars will have entered Gemini as we move closer to the point where we realize and remember how short the season is.

Before the end of next week, the Sun will follow Mars into Gemini and we become embroiled in our desire to squeeze every drop of pleasure out of this brief season.

Spring by John La Farge

Spring by John La Farge

Here in Vermont, we have been enjoying amazing Spring weather and it still seems that all the pleasure lays ahead of us. Soon, we must face the reality of how short this season is and how important that we enjoy every minute.

As Mars enters Gemini, we feel the increase in the heartbeat of time and we want to explore and experience all that is available to us. Mars is the planet that pushes us forward with assertive strength and drive. Don’t let this time slip away. Enjoy!

 

BALANCE PLEASURE WITH CONTEMPLATION

Monday, May 11, 2015:

Monday brings us to the Third Quarter Moon which is encouraging us to release something in our lives as we prepare for the new Lunar Cycle. This cycle begins with the New Moon on Sunday.

This week we move through the Dark Phase of the Moon. Our time will be spent going inward, spending time alone for contemplation; and becoming softer, kinder, and more pliable in the process.

The Moon is in Aquarius becoming VOC* at 6:35 AM EDT following the square to the Sun. She remains in limbo until entering Pisces at 10:54 PM EDT.

At 10:39PM EDT, Mars leaves Taurus behind to enter Gemini, ushering us into more physical and mental activity. The early part of Spring (Aries) is a time of sudden dramatic growth, and the mid part of Spring (Taurus) is a time of absorbing the energy and the sensual nature of Spring. Now as we enter the later part of Spring (Gemini), our activity and desire to participate in everything increases as we realize we must enjoy this time and these abundant pleasures before they are over.

It is important to balance your seeking of pleasure with inward contemplation; each will support the other.

 

REALITY WITH A SOFT FOCUS

Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

Tuesday should feel like a softer day as the Moon moves through Pisces, gently connecting with Venus and Neptune. Our imaginations are activated, and our rose-colored glasses are firmly in place as we encounter a gentle sense of loving kindness.

However, the downside is that we may want to avoid the necessary conflicts or rough conversations that must move forward.

We want pleasure and a soft touch and yet reality requires that we address certain issues at this time.

This is a balance that must be worked with on Tuesday. Don’t avoid what at first seems unpleasant. Enjoy the soft focus even as you look clearly at the reality and speak your truth. If you are able to do this with compassion and honesty, you have navigated the potential conflict well.

Encourage others to speak what may not be easy for them as well. Accept what they have to say as their own truth; hear them out without defensiveness. Take it in and respond with kindness.

 

CONTEMPLATION & ACCEPTANCE

Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

On Wednesday, we likely sink even deeper into soft fantasy. If you don’t absolutely have to work, stay home. This is a day to relax, sunbathe, listen to music, meditate, or daydream.

Crocus, snowdrops, and checkered lily bloom on an alpine meadow by Else Bostelmann

Crocus, snowdrops, and checkered lily bloom on an alpine meadow by Else Bostelmann

Following a sextile to the Sun at 12:55 PM EDT, the Pisces Moon is VOC* until Thursday morning at 1:14 AM EDT when she enters Aries.

As we are in the Dark of the Moon, the Moon is also encouraging us to spend time contemplating and investigating the inner terrain of our hearts and minds.

Pisces is not simple energy to understand. It is unfathomably sensitive, watery, and deep. It represents our consciousness; not the contents of consciousness but consciousness itself.

Understanding Pisces and Neptune, the planet of its ruler-ship, can be tricky. I think of Pisces as the rose-colored glasses we put on to avoid what is difficult. Pisces represents softness, lack of clarity, dreams, and suffering.

On Wednesday, it may be hard to feel that our feet are firmly on the ground. Don’t try to force them today. Allow the softness and the lack of clarity. Go inward for contemplation and full inner acceptance.

 

ENGAGE COURAGE

Thursday, May 14, 2015:

At 1:14 AM EDT, the Moon enters Aries, ushering in a day with more energy than we have had recently. We don’t want to waste time, we don’t want to ask permission; we want what we want simply because we feel it is our due. We don’t want to be slowed down by anyone and we don’t want anyone getting in our way.

This is a day to open our eyes fully and act with bravery and courage; a day to step forward for our own self-interest. Make sure your self-interests are not destructive to others and accept them for what they are.

Thursday can be problematic if you try to work with others; work on your own and you can move forward. Utilize physical strength and endurance; don’t let fear stop your movement forward. Engage courage.

 

ADJUSTMENT TO REALITY                       

Friday, May 15, 2015:

Another day with the Moon in Aries and we continue on a path of self-interest and the development of courage. At 2:02 AM EDT, Mars opposes Saturn.

Look to the start of the cycle between Mars and Saturn in August of 2014 at 17degrees Scorpio. Consider the development of some serious physical discipline or use of energy that began at that time; perhaps a new yoga class, a new sporting activity, or even a new sexual relationship.

Was a next step taken regarding the new discipline in mid-January? Now it becomes clear what the full expression and the full reality of what that discipline has become. Are there adjustments that can be made? Was it a worthwhile use of your precious energy? What have have created for yourself in this cycle of structuring our most active energies?

Consider that this cycle often relates to our sexual relationships or our sexuality in general. It may also refer to strong physical endeavors, sports, or something else that utilizes your physical body in a powerful way. Consider how you want your energy or sexuality to express itself in August 2016 at the start of the next cycle between Mars and Saturn.

We may feel that something is restricting us at this time; as though the cycle didn’t play out quite the way we have wanted/expected. Look clearly at the reality, don’t sugar coat it. Notice what adjustments can be made that will move your sexual energy in the direction you would like to see for your future.

The Aries Moon connects with both Pluto and Uranus early Friday morning following the conjunction to Uranus at 8:03 AM EDT.

The Moon is VOC* until 3:02 AM EDT on Saturday morning when she will enter Taurus for steadfast stability for the weekend.

 

Spring Landscape by Maurice Denis

Spring Landscape by Maurice Denis

FREE YOUR FANTASIES

Saturday, May 16, 2015:

Saturday morning, we wake up with the Moon in Taurus. This brings us to a fabulous weekend for spring yard-work or gardening.

Connecting with the earth in whatever way speaks to you is the very best use of this energy. Work with what is stable, solid, and dependable. Dig a ditch, plant a garden, cook a meal!

At 2:48 PM EDT, Venus trine Neptune suggests that within the solid stability of Taurus there is a deeply resonating dream coming to the forefront. You may not need a solid focus, but keep the dream alive and your internal soft imagination humming.

Create beauty in your world; make that yard and garden fill your soul with tender joy and unfocused beauty.

Allow fantasies freedom and free reign to join your reality.

 

 

NEW MOON: BEGIN A CYCLE OF SENSUALITY

Sunday, May 17, 2015:

Technically, the Taurus New Moon does not occur until Monday morning approximately 13 minutes after midnight.

But I don’t want to wait to talk about it! I think it is important to think about this now. Consider the opportunity the Taurus New Moon brings. This is a time when we are asked to begin a new relationship to our senses, to the sensuality inherent in our bodies, and the enjoyment our senses offer us.

Monday morning, allow yourself to observe and experience a new relationship to your body, your sense of beauty, and your own deeply internal values.

Along with Mercury turning retrograde, next week heats things up, prepare for the ride!

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 11, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a square to the Sun at 6:35 AM EDT until entering Pisces at 10:54 PM EDT.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a sextile to the Sun at 12:55 PM EDT until she enters Aries on Thursday, April 14th at 1:14 AM EDT.

Friday May 15, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a conjunction to Uranus at 8:03 AM EDT until entering Taurus at 3:02 AM EDT.

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

The aspects I consider: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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