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

Circle Dancing by Franz Stuck via Wiki Commons

 

 

Hang onto your hat!

This is another powerful week as the intensity and emotional temperature shifts as impulsive Mars and the all-powerful Sun leave the sensitive waters of Cancer behind to enter the hot furnace of Leo!

Over the course of the week, Mars and the Sun form challenging square aspects to Uranus, the planet of shocking and revolutionary change.

This is a week of potential wild energies and sudden illuminations. What will be revealed?

Sunday also brings a Leo New Moon, this is a time to plant a seed for enlivening your life with playful generosity and creative self-expression.

All of the VOC* Moon times happen in the wee hours of the mornings, therefore, they will have little, if any, impact. 🙂

 

 


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MAINTAIN CALM

Monday, July 17, 2017:

By the time we awake on Monday morning, the Moon is in steadfast, peace-loving Taurus.

At 10:33 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love and value, forms a square aspect to mystical, dreamy Neptune. When Venus and Neptune come together, regardless of the aspect formed, you are likely to feel dreamy with a lack of focus and ordinary boundaries lose their edge. This can be a romantic and compassionate connection.

The cycle between Venus and Neptune began in the second week of January 2017. What did you begin at that time that now requires you to take a step forward in order for the dream to come into full view by late September? It is unlikely that you will have much time to linger in that inspired romantic space.

In the background, a problematic square aspect between Mars and Uranus has been building, coming to full completion at 9:36 PM EDT. This is an extremely explosive and unpredictable connection.

The cycle between Mars and Uranus which began in late February 2017, is a cycle of defiant action or aggressive independence. Expect the unexpected and anticipate that it will bring with anger, frustration, and even impulsive rage.

Don’t neglect your meditation practice and do what needs to be done to remain an example of calm and comfort to those around you.

 

GRATITUDE AND JOY

Tuesday, July 18, 2017:

Any damage that occured on Monday should be able to be smoothed over when assertive Mars forms a smooth, flowing trine aspect to Chiron, the planet of healing at 9:22 AM EDT. Look for unanticipated courage to do what must be done to move beyond an unhealed wound or source of shame.

The day only gets better from there. Perhaps, you are able to see the difficulties of Monday as necessary for the shift that needed to occur.

At 4:08 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, forms a flowing trine aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and awareness. This opens your mind to a renewed sense of gratitude and generosity. With the Moon in Taurus, we delight in deep reverence for our lives and are able to fully embrace simple pleasures and joy.

 

MAKING FUTURE PLANS

Wednesday, July 19, 2017:

Ionian Dancing Girl by John William Godward via Wiki Commons

By the time you wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon will no longer be in reliable, patient Taurus, as she enters inquisitive Gemini at 3:31 AM EDT. Over the next few days, while the Moon is in Gemini, you are able to articulate your feelings, perhaps, at the expense of actually feeling them.

Adding to the theme of communication, Mercury, the planet of the perceptive mind, forms a flowing trine aspect to stabilizing Saturn at 3:15 PM EDT. Whatever you need to say, you will find an attentive ear and your ability to hear what is spoken gains clarity.

Trust that this is a good time to say what must be said and that you will find the right words and others will listen. This is a perfect time for serious conversations at work or in personal situations. This is also a great afternoon for joining with others to create future plans.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a very brief period of time while you sleep, from 2:12 AM EDT until 3:31 AM EDT when she enters Gemini. 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.

 

AMP UP THE FIRE

Thursday, July 20, 2017:

At 8:19 AM EDT, assertive Mars joins with Mercury and enters playful exuberant Leo. Mars, the planet of action, has not enjoyed his stay in tender, domestic Cancer where he has been since June 4th. He is delighted to leave the element of emotional Water behind to enter his natural element of active Fire.

We are about to arrive at a much more dynamic part of Summer as the Sun moves into Leo before the end of the week. The height of beautiful Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) is upon us!

Keep an eye on the underlying developments in our culture as the Sun forms a difficult square aspect to Uranus, the astrological wild card at 8:25 PM EDT! Expect the unexpected. If you have planets between 26 and 30 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), you can expect some intense excitement or upheaval in your personal life. None of us will escape the intensity of this day, regardless.

Do what you can to maintain stability and calm for yourself and those around you. Meditation, self-care, and kindnesses are key.

 

JUST A BIT OF NOSTALGIA

Friday, July 21, 2017:

By daybreak on Friday, the Moon has moved into intuitive, moody Cancer. The emotional restlessness of the past few days gives way to a sense of longing for home, family, and domestic safety.

While the Moon is in Cancer, we can become quite nostalgic. You may find yourself taking a trip down memory lane, feeling homesick, or longingly remembering the past. Allow yourself a bit of this sentimentality but don’t get stuck there. Your life exists in the here and now and in all that you create for the future.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a very brief period of time while you sleep, from 1:41 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 4:10 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.

 

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DEEP SUMMER – SUN ARRIVES IN LEO!

Saturday, July 22, 2017:

Saturday begins with a cranky Cancer Moon feeling pushed against the wall as she opposes coercive Pluto at 8:50 AM EDT. Please remember that Moon transits pass quickly if you do not engage them with your actions. Sleep late and offer kindness in whatever form is best suited to yourself and those around you. Spending the morning on your own may be your best bet.

Everything changes when the full illumination of the powerful Sun pushes forward into its own sign of Leo at 11:15 AM EDT. As the self-protective energy of Cancer gives way to the extravagant, playful, open-heart generosity of Leo, observe the shift in yourself and others.

During the Sun’s time in Leo (until August 22 when the Sun will enter Virgo), you will be called toward grand gestures and want to be acknowledged for the most unique expressions of your personality. This is the time of year to shine, to show your best side in all things; generosity, performance, and playfulness summon you forward. Enjoy.

                                                                                                        

LEO NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED OF GENEROSITY AND JOY

Sunday, July 23, 2017:

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, the Moon follows the Sun into creative, proud Leo. With six of the ten major planetary bodies in Fire signs, you will surely feel the heat!

At 5:45 AM EDT, we come to the beginning of a new lunar cycle. The New Moon occurs at 0° Leo. This is the time to plant a seed of creativity, generosity, and full self-expression. Wait and perform your new moon ritual on Monday or Tuesday.

For your Leo New Moon Ritual, set an intention regarding fun, empowerment, and play. This is the perfect time to begin to create an ideal vision of the highest self-expression that calls you forward.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 0° Leo, it will help you clarify where to direct your dramatic vitality. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that is calling for powerful expression.

Please don’t neglect this simple New Moon Ritual. Take a moment to write down what changes you wish to bring to this area of your life.

Have two candles available for the ritual and light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Then 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, and when you light the second, 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. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones. It is more powerful than you may imagine.

Assertive Mars joins with both the Sun and Moon at this time making sure the

Leo the Lion is not in hibernation but in full, roaring glory! Motivation is high and you are unlikely to let anything stand in the way of your desires. Pay attention to kindness and don’t allow assertiveness to enter the realm of arrogance or anger.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a very brief period of time while you sleep, from 2:05 AM EDT until she enters Leo 4:34 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.

 

 

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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.

 

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Credit: Photo: Keith Morino. August 2015, Minorca, Spain

Credit: Photo: Keith Morino. August 2015, Minorca, Spain

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 14, 2015 through September 20, 2015

Contemplation for the week:
Karma suggests that whatever has been done in the past has caused a result in the present, and what is done in the present will cause a result in the future.
Since time is constantly changing, causes are changing, and the effects are also changing.
There isn’t any certain unchanging consequence, nor is there any certain unchanging cause.
Therefore it is void, but cause and effect are still there. ~ Master Sheng Yen

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TRUST THE VIEW OF BOTH SIDES

Monday, September 14, 2015:

This Monday, the Moon is in Libra making no major aspects.

Consider what it is to speak the truth while seeing the entire situation from a full 360° degree perspective. We live in a culture that expects everything to operate as a binary; we are taught to believe that the entire world is good or bad, right or wrong, black or white. We are further taught that humans are intelligent or stupid, male or female, rich or poor, attractive or unattractive, worthy or unworthy.

Open your eyes! Can you see how everything runs along a spectrum? That everything falls somewhere on that spectrum rather than firmly on one side or the other of a fixed line!

Please consider how small this vein of thinking keeps us; how little space it gives us to move into the full richness of our lives. Each of us, and the world we live in, are so much richer than we imagine.

On Monday, stop to notice how you are able to see both sides of the situations and the different sides to the people you encounter. Even as you experience the value of seeing both sides, you realize how difficult it is to make clear sharp decisions when you are able to see the entire picture.

For now, trust that no decision needs to be made; allow the full spaciousness of your view to expand and hold all the parts that make up that picture.

Do not get pulled into taking a stand. By Wednesday afternoon, your decisions will be easier to make! For now, watch the picture as it begins to unfold. Trust that clarity will arise when the time is right.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

LET YOUR LEARNING COME THROUGH JOY

Tuesday, September 15, 2015:

Today, the Moon is in Libra, square Pluto, conjunct Mercury, sextile Venus, and opposite Uranus! Your thoughts turn to love, connection, making peace, and creating beauty. Keep your eyes open for an idea, or an opportunity to unexpectedly come to you, offering gifts of peace, love, money, resources, or beauty.

With Venus and Mars still traveling through Leo, your relationships may be experiencing more drama, or expression, than usual. Accept exactly where you find yourself and express your true self as fully as you are able.

In two days, Saturn will finally leave Scorpio behind. Thank the heavens! We have been ready for a long time to leave such intensity behind.

Saturn entered Scorpio in October of 2012. How many dark transformative paths have you walked down since that time? What have you learned from having certain hidden issues or deep secrets revealed, in your own life or others? Do you feel a release as some inner darkness has been cleansed?

For the next few years, as Saturn moves through Sagittarius, your learning will come with more exploration, travel, and education and less from areas of dark intensity. Are you ready to move into an easier place of learning?

Leave the darkness behind. Open yourself to the exploration of other ways of thinking. Your next learning opportunities will come from exploration and expansion rather than digging through darkness. Two more days! 

“I owe no explanations for my flaws. I don’t have to justify my mistakes, my past, or my insecurities. I am growing and learning.” ~ Unknown

 

Sunset at Battery Park by Harmony Hansen

Sunset at Battery Park by Harmony Hansen

SEEK DEEPER TRUTH

Wednesday, September 16, 2015:

The Moon is VOC* in Libra until entering Scorpio at 11:43 AM EDT.
It will probably be most productive to spend Wednesday morning without expectations, without pushing yourself toward any sort of accomplishment or work. Spend the morning working within your own routines as you build on your healthy habits of meditation, exercise, yoga, aspirations, visualizations, and any other tools you use.

Following the Moon’s entrance into Scorpio at 11:43 AM EDT, any projects or situations you are involved in will come into sharper focus. As you explore your personal situation, you may seek deeper to find the truth and the answers to the questions that have come up over the last several days.

You can access a very deep learning and a deep transformation on this final day with Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn’s next entry in Scorpio will not happen until November 2041!

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.” ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE: SATURN ENTERS SAGITTARIUS

Thursday, September 17, 2015:

Thursday is a significant day with multiple shifts from the Universe.

At 2:10 PM, Mercury turns retrograde until October 9th. Remember, while Mercury is retrograde you do not want to start new projects or communications. You will be completing what has been already started. Be ready for a bit of down time to work on cleaning up the past.

Saturn then enters Sagittarius today! Your work, effort, and struggle are bound to be easier in the next few years than they have been in the past few years. We will be learning much through the simple act of study and exploring other ways of thinking and viewing the world.

We will all be given an upgrade with this movement into Sagittarius. We have learned much in the past few years through our secrets being revealed and digging into the depths of our souls. Now it is time to study, learn, and explore.

Another big story on Thursday will be the opposition between Jupiter and Neptune. This brings our attention to a significant dream that you began developing during 2009.

What was the expansive dream that you were developing over the course of that year? I would expect that it was an unusual dream or a dream that was intended for the betterment of all humanity. It’s unlikely that this was a dream intended for personal outcome. Yes, it was a personal dream but the purpose of the dream was much larger than your-self. Did you begin a course of study, or perhaps you developed a plan to bring technological advancements into the world or marketplace?

If you can identify what the dream was, take time now to get clear on the progress that has been made. The result is visible now in its state of full expression. Rejoice in where you find yourself. The dream has become real.

If you identify what began and find it in total failure, this is an important thing to pay attention to. It is simply telling you that you were on the wrong path; this was not the right dream for you. Don’t waste time beating yourself up! Take the energy available now to determine if there is anything to salvage and release it if there is none. New dreams are always available!

“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” ~ Richard Wilkins

 

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNIVERSE

Friday, September 18, 2015:

On Thursday, our environment changed, on a deep astrological level. You can feel the change if you pay attention on Friday morning!

Keep your eyes open. Watch your words and all forms of communication. Be clear and insist on clarity with all your communications. Ask the other person to repeat what they heard so you are certain they understood. Repeat back to others what you hear them say.

Give yourself extra time to get to appointments and extra time to get all sorts of work done. Give others the benefit of the doubt if they are late or say something out of left field. Ask for clarification.

The Scorpio Moon goes VOC* at 3:49 PM until she enters Sagittarius at 11:31 PM EDT.

Remember: 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. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment and are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

 Mount Desert Island Clouds by Ivy Sienkiewycz


Mount Desert Island Clouds by Ivy Sienkiewycz

OPEN YOURSELF TO LEARNING AND GROWTH

Saturday, September 19, 2015:

On Saturday, the Moon is in Sagittarius along with (the newly entered) Saturn.
This is a powerful day to consider what you want to learn or teach, over the next few years. Saturn moving through Sagittarius gives us a boost for the entire process of teaching and learning.

Expect to be amazed at how rapidly educational opportunities develop and grow on the internet as virtual class rooms become the norm. Do some research on where and how to learn something that will greatly increase your perspective of life and the vastness of your connection to your world.

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“Let go of your attachment to being right and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others without being crippled by your own judgment.” ~ Ralph Marston

 

ANTICIPATE PLEASURE

Sunday, September 20, 2015:

Sunday will bring you to the culmination of a great weekend. The Moon continues through Sagittarius allowing you to make a choice between seeking a higher understanding of the world or simply enjoying an afternoon party!

Perhaps Saturday night’s party won’t end until Sunday. Or perhaps your choice will bring you to a meditation center where you will do your best to explore the world and your life from a perspective that lifts you above the mundane world.

On Sunday, a Grand Trine forms between the Moon (Sagittarius), Venus (Leo), and Uranus (Aries). This offers a free flow of excitement, heart, and love. Anticipate (and offer) pleasure, love, and deep connection. Enjoy!

“It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~ David Rast

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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, September 16, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a sextile to Mars at 12:22 AM EDT, until she enters Scorpio at 11:43 AM EDT.

Friday, September 18, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a square to Mars at 3:49 PM EDT, until she enters Sagittarius at 11:31 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: August 3, 2015 through August 9, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 3, 2015 through August 9, 2015

This week and next are terribly busy! Posts are going to be a bit briefer than normal. With my birthday on Saturday, I have other things to do!

So… for now we have just the daily posts. Enjoy the Summer and enjoy my birthday!
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Sunflower by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Sunflower by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

ADJUST FOR REALITY

Monday, August 3, 2015:

I suspect that you could do with more assertiveness and less soft sensitivity on Monday morning. You may find yourself wanting to stay in bed, listen to music, make love, meditate, or pray. This is a day for deep contemplation.

At 7:24 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Pisces to enter Aries. At that point, your imagination and dreaminess will give way to a strong need to direct your physical energy more assertively. A bike ride, a run, or other solitary physical activities, will bring much needed energy to your body and help keep unnecessary aggressiveness at bay.

Jupiter squares Saturn on Monday asking you to make necessary adjustments. You may have recently noticed behaviors or thought patterns within yourself that no longer seem appropriate or in accordance with your current circumstances and reality.

This may bring tension as you attempt to adjust your thinking and behavior patterns. This may be accompanied by restlessness and uncertainty. As much as possible, observe the space between your current behavior and how you would like your behavior to be.

Do not worry about taking action at this time. Observe, contemplate, and prepare for the change without taking action, at least while Venus is retrograde.

 

THE COURAGE TO EXPRESS LOVE

Tuesday, August 4, 2015:

With Tuesday’s Moon in Aries, you may notice yourself feeling more competitive and assertive than usual. The Moon in Aries is a good time to look at the area of your life where you need to learn resourcefulness and courage. You may see clearly where you must learn to deeply rely on yourself.
Ask yourself where in your life are you learning to be truly and courageously independent and what is the next step that you must take in that direction?

Venus and Jupiter come together offering you the ability to increase and expand love within your life and your heart. Perhaps, the courage you must develop is the ability to be as vulnerable as necessary in order to fully allow and express love.

 

Dede's Lily Pad by Deanna Brinkman

Dede’s Lily Pad by Deanna Brinkman

CONTEMPLATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 5, 2015:

On Wednesday, there may be some struggle as you work with Venus retrograde. Remember, that Venus retrograde moves us to reexamine our personal values, finances, and relationships.

We are working with the cycle between Venus and Saturn. This cycle asks that you structure your love relationships or your finances.

Think about what began in November 2014 and culminated in April 2015.
At this time, you are letting go of some part of what that cycle has manifested as in your life.

No, this does not mean that the relationship has to end or that the financial plan is dead in the water. It does mean that there is some piece of the puzzle that you are working hard to let go of. The process is not easy and due to the retrograde this is not a simple act of letting go.

This energy of releasing spans from July through October. A new cycle and a new beginning of stabilizing relationship and finances will begin in January 2016.

 

PHYSICAL WORK; EMOTIONAL RELEASE

Thursday, August 6, 2015:

Thursday will provide you with a lot to think about. The contemplation of your personal values (courtesy of Venus retrograde) will be heavy on your mind.

Physical energy is strong and stable, you are able to get a great deal of physical work done. The contemplation of your relationships and finances will be greatly supported by physical work or effort.

Keep your mind working as you move energy through your body.

Much of this thinking may not be easy but there is a richness and depth that will bring much needed awareness to how you have been managing your relationships and finances.

Stick with the contemplation and develop keen self-observations.

Today’s Third Quarter Moon in Taurus supports the continued release of those things that are holding you back from your desired path. Are you releasing old self-limiting attitudes and beliefs about relationships and/or finances?

Contemplate release, contemplate security. No action is necessary or advised at this time.

 

EXPAND YOUR MIND

Friday, August 7, 2015:

Following a great deal of heavy, and possibly uncomfortable, contemplations on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday offers the expansion of ideas and new possibilities.

By now, some previously entrenched processes of your mind have been released and you notice yourself less attached to certain beliefs that have held you back.
Now, you are able to begin a new cycle of expanding the direction you allow your mind to go.

The Moon remains in Taurus throughout the day allowing you to maintain emotional stability and reverence in your present circumstances. In order to move forward, it is important to accept and honor what is available exactly where you find yourself. The reality of current circumstances must be loved fully in order to move forward.

 

West Sky View by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

West Sky View by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

PARTY – ASTROLORE’S BIRTHDAY!

Saturday, August 8, 2015:

By the time you wake up on Saturday morning, the Moon is in Gemini. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are certainly at high Summer. The earlier part of this week required much work.

Saturday is a different day indeed! This is the day for a summer party! Coincidentally, it is also my birthday! 

At 7:32 PM EDT, Mars joins the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus in Leo! This is quite a line up of planets in Leo and quite the evening for a party!

This similarly mirrors my chart, in 1955 there were 7 planets lined up in Leo. Perhaps, I should plan that party! Want to join me?

 

OPPORTUNITY AND ADVANCEMENT

Sunday, August 9, 2015:

Don’t even try to think about work on Sunday. Continue the party from Saturday. Perhaps, you have been able to get away for the whole weekend. On Sunday, you will want to enjoy the company and conversation of others.

The Moon in Gemini forms a sextile to both the Sun and Uranus. Pay attention to all the things that spark your excitement. If you are offered an opportunity that feels invigorating and exciting, go ahead and say yes.

This is a great day to explore new ideas and new people that will bring your life to a new level of open intellectual advancement!

Enjoy.

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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, August 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a trine to Saturn at 4:36 PM EDT, until she enters Aries at 7:24 PM EDT.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Jupiter at 7:30 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:30 PM EDT.

Saturday, August 8, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a sextile to Mars at 12:46 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 1:40 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 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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