Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 19, 2017 through June 25, 2017

Happy Summer Solstice!

The sensitive season of Cancer is here! By the time you wake up Wednesday morning, the inquisitive, restless energy of Gemini will have been left behind as our attention turns to the domestic, nurturing sensitivity of Cancer.

On Friday, the Sun and Moon join together at 2° Cancer, for the New Moon at 10:30 PM EDT. Prepare to settle into a slower pace with a focus on loving, affectionate connections.

You may find that you and others around you are responding with moodiness and defensiveness. Use this as an excuse to express more tender understanding and love.

Two Women by Tsugouharu Foujita via Wikicommons

 

 

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HEALING TENDER VULNERABILITIES

Monday, June 19, 2017:

Monday morning, you awake with plenty of ‘get-up and go’! You will want to move forward and get things done without wasting time.

The Aries Moon is highly energized, particularly in the mid-afternoon hours, when she connects with unsettling, unconventional Uranus.

However, the most significant astrological event on Monday is a square aspect being formed from the Gemini Sun to Chiron. Think back to mid-March, do you remember an experience of having an extremely tender and vulnerable part of yourself exposed in some way? That was the beginning of the cycle that now asks you to pay attention to that vulnerability. There is healing work to be done.

Look clearly and fully accept the soft spot behind the vulnerability of Chiron. Seek out those friends and loved ones who truly understand and support your deepest personal burdens. Don’t shy away from your most tender spots and be a safe person for others to explore theirs. This is an opportunity for healing.

At 5:53 PM EDT, the Moon enters Taurus, offering an evening of indulging your senses. Spend the evening in nature; enjoy good food and loving touch.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:43 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 5:53 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.

 

 

ROMANCE AND INSPIRATION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017:

Tuesday’s Taurus Moon would love nothing more than a laid-back day of indulging the senses. However, that is not what the day is going to call fourth.

At 4:25 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, forms a sextile to Neptune, the planet of elusive dreaminess. This suggests the possibility of soft, romantic connections. Don’t go all in or fall head over heels, as whenever Neptune is involved, things may be other than they seem.

Just when you think you can enjoy that softness and the Taurus Moon would love to join you there, Mercury, the planet of our thinking, gets into the fray with a sextile aspect to unconventional Uranus. This may create agitation or inspiration.

Keep your eyes open on Tuesday for unusual thoughts and ideas. Perhaps, you will meet someone or encounter a new idea that threatens to upset the conventional structure of your thinking. Go ahead and jump at the opportunity to expand the directions of your mind.

Remember, this is the last day with the Sun in versatile Gemini, enjoy the chatter and the quickly moving mind. The Summer Solstice is upon us and will bring us to a more settled place!

 

 

JUNE SOLSTICE – SUMMER IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; WINTER IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

The Aquaduct by Paul Cezanne via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

June’s Solstice is exact at 12:24 AM EDT. The June solstice is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the Southern Hemisphere. The date varies between June 20th and June 22nd, depending on the year and the local time zone.

As the wheel of the seasons turns, our attention follows and our thoughts turn toward family, sentiment, security, home, and the past. Here, we nurture what is closest to our hearts; our family and closest loved ones.

At 5:57 AM EDT, Mercury also enters Cancer. Don’t be surprised when your thinking aligns with your feelings and your feelings take over your thoughts. This is a good time to articulate your emotions.

At 10:14 AM EDT, Mercury catches up with the Sun, allowing powerful conversations to emerge; go ahead and express your emotions freely.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from shortly after midnight (12:26 AM EDT) until she enters Gemini at 6:44 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.

 

 

OPTIMISTIC CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, June 22, 2017:

Thursday should be an active day of optimistic conversations and busy interactions. You and those you encounter are likely feeling optimistic and inquisitive.

When the Gemini Moon forms a lovely, flowing trine aspect to idealistic Jupiter at 4:05 PM EDT, your conversations will take on an expansive, philosophical tone. With lucky Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, these interactions will naturally drift toward cooperation, kindness, and talk of intimate relationships.

When the Moon forms a challenging square to elusive Neptune at 5:18 PM EDT, you may notice a lack of clarity or confusion clouding your understanding of the situation. As this is a quickly moving Moon transit, allow it to pass, it will not last long.

Your best bet is to open yourself to a softer way of viewing the connection, reach for compassion, and allow any stress to simply dissolve into dreamy sensitivity.

 

 

CHANGE THIS

Friday, June 23, 2017:

Friday starts off a bit cranky as the restless Gemini Moon opposes serious, restrictive Saturn at 8:30 AM EDT. Focus on dealing with practical work related issues. If possible, avoid difficult conversations or interactions with people who have authority over you. If you must engage on that level, open to the learning without resistance; a bit of humility in dealing with others may be helpful.

At 2:46 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Uranus, a lighter, more exciting afternoon can be anticipated.

At 6:06 PM EDT, the Moon enters emotionally intuitive Cancer and prepares for the beginning of a new lunar cycle. The Cancer New Moon is exact at 10:30 PM EDT at 2° Cancer. Now, you will want to plant a seed of maternal, tender, family- oriented love.

Wait and perform your New Moon ritual on Saturday or Sunday.

For your Cancer New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding family, nurturing, and emotional sensitivity. This is the perfect time to start a conversation about the family you want to create, an ideal vision of your domestic life, and how you show love to others. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin to more deeply understand your needs to give and receive tenderness and caring.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 2° Cancer, it will help you clarify where to direct your emotions and protective instincts. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that is calling for inward, soft attention.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what loving, domestic changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

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 Cancer New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of kind sensitivity, sympathy, warmth, and family connections. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:46 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:06 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.

 

House in Rueil by Edouard Manet via Wiki Commons

 

PROFOUND LOVE & BEAUTY

Saturday, June 24, 2017:

Saturday brings with it the potential to truly transform LOVE as it is experienced in your life. Empowerment flows to you through personal values, your resources, and those for whom you hold profound love. This cycle of deepening and transforming love began in late November of 2016 with the start of this Venus and Pluto cycle. Consider the seed you planted for relationship and connection at that time; feel the direct experience as it has unfolded and the impact it has upon your life now.

With the Moon in protective, caring Cancer throughout the day, the love that is impacted will likely be of the familial type. Are you ready to acknowledge that the love you are creating is domestically inclined? Do you feel the need to nurture and care for another? Do you need to give yourself that type of tender care or allow yourself to receive it from others? This is not the love of passionate new lovers but the love of family and life-long connection.

If you are alone on Saturday, take this energy and create something beautiful; any expressions of beauty will be empowered!

 

 

BREATHE STEADY

Sunday, June 25, 2017:

Sleep late on Sunday morning, if possible, and as you begin the day, breathe steadily and carefully observe your reactions.

In the early morning hours, aggressive Mars formed a challenging square aspect to philosophical Jupiter. You know that you cannot expect others to have the same beliefs that you hold. Therefore, there is no need for an overblown reaction when they do not. If everyone involved can maintain respect for each other, this can be a great morning for debate and heated yet friendly discussion. Pay attention, and shift the direction or get out of the way if it gets too heated.

With the emotional Moon still in sensitive Cancer (for most of the day), these issues will likely play out in family dynamics. When the moody Cancer Moon forms a challenging square aspect to unconventional Uranus at 2:44 PM EDT, we may feel somewhat unsettled and defiant towards certain family members. Don’t play into this agitation; pay attention to your level of understanding and release expectations.

At 6:07 PM EDT, the Moon dances into playful Leo where she will uplift our mood for the next few days. Enjoy the evening with dance, play, and creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:44 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:07 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: October 3, 2016 through October 9, 2016

Hello my dear readers,

Ophelia by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

Ophelia by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

A contemplation to support you this week:

“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others, and there is a sense of making ourselves a big deal and being really serious about it, wanting it to be like that forever. The gloriousness becomes tinged by craving and addiction. On the other hand, wretchedness–life’s painful aspect–softens us up considerably. Knowing pain is a very important ingredient of being there for another person. When you are feeling a lot of grief, you can look right into somebody’s eyes because you feel you haven’t got anything to lose–you’re just there. The wretchedness humbles us and softens us, but if we were only wretched, we would all just go down the tubes. We’d be so depressed, discouraged, and hopeless that we wouldn’t have enough energy to eat an apple. Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. They go together.”

~ Pema Chodron

 

Onward to the daily weather.

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EXPLORE LOVE

Monday, October 3, 2016:

As the Moon (now in Scorpio) distances herself from the Libra Sun and last week’s New Moon, she comes to the crescent phase where she explores the methods available to help her grow the seed of expanding love she planted at the Libra New Moon on Friday.

With the steamy Scorpio Moon forming lovely aspects to dreamy Neptune and transformative Pluto, along with a conjunction to Venus, the planet of love, it is easy to fall into a bit of a love trance on Monday. Your heart is easily pulled into profound and captivating connections.

You won’t feel that it is necessary but please keep at least one foot on the ground; this is not the time to set a stake in the ground, it is still a time of exploration. The best way to maintain stability and not get swept away is to simply stay true to your self.

Enjoy any bliss you can capture, and no matter how shiny the glow, remember that reality is right around the next corner.

“To thine own self be true.” ~ W. Shakespeare

 

EMOTIONS & BEING A GROWNUP

Tuesday, October 4, 2016:

The Moon continues through Scorpio on Tuesday suggesting deep sensitivity; your emotions are likely to be close to the surface although held in silent privacy.

At 12:58 PM EDT, the Libra Sun forms a sextile aspect to stabilizing Saturn allowing you to focus on the real world and your place in it. You are able to tuck those emotions into a quiet little pocket while dealing with the structures of your life and your responsibilities. This is a great day to meet with authority figures or anyone who can help you move ahead in business or other ‘grown-up’ activities. On Tuesday, you will be a bit more capable of behaving with authority, maturity, and self-control.

When the Moon sextile Mercury (9:05 PM EDT), we are offered an opportunity to reveal and communicate our deeper emotions that have remained hidden while we played the role of the grownup.  Tears and intimate conversations will release pent up stress. Allow yourself and others the vulnerability of this release.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:05 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 4:27 AM EDT Wednesday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

The Daughter of Jephthah by Alexandre Cabanel via Wiki Commons

The Daughter of Jephthah by Alexandre Cabanel via Wiki Commons

 

RELEASE EGO CONTROL

Wednesday, October 5, 2016:

The day seems a bit brighter and lighter when we get up on Wednesday morning than it seemed when we went to bed on Tuesday night. While we slept, the Moon left the intensity of Scorpio behind to move into adventurous, light-hearted Sagittarius.

You will find yourself thinking about the future and moving through the day with relative ease.

Early evening brings two interesting transits to shake things up a bit.

At 5:22 PM EDT, attractive Venus sextiles transformative Pluto asking that we explore releasing control or power dynamics regarding money, love, or both. Perhaps there is a conversation that needs to happen with a loved one regarding money or other resources. If you owe anyone money, particularly a family member or loved one, make sure your communications are current and that you are in full integrity in the matter.

At 5:44 PM EDT, assertive Mars squares enthusiastic Jupiter encouraging us to move quickly and take on more than may be wise. Take everything in your awareness into consideration and don’t act recklessly. If you are uncertain, ask a trusted friend who may have a more objective perspective to help you see things clearly. If you balk at asking for the perspective or help of a friend, consider relaxing your need to be right.

Get real about the role your ego is playing here. 😉

 

PLAN AN ADVENTURE

Thursday, October 6, 2016:

Thursday is a very quiet day astrologically. The Moon continues through optimistic Sagittarius giving us a wider view of the world and our place in it.

At 8:03 AM EDT, the explorative Sagittarius Moon sextile the Libra Sun, offers the potential for a lovely day. Life feels good; you may want to explore your own most independent nature within the context of your love relationships. You want your intimate partnerships to offer the possibility of both freedom and committed love.

This is a day to consider the full possibility of what you want to create with a loved one. Make it a point to sit together and plan an extravagant adventure. Don’t worry about the details. Even if you have doubts about the implementation, make the plans. Play with the ideas. Don’t be careful. Create the ideas of a future adventure together. Make it fun.

When the plan feels fully formed and exciting, enjoy a little adventure or a special treat for the evening together! Have fun! Play.

 

KINDNESS IS NEEDED

Friday, October 7, 2016:

Friday has the potential to be a challenging day although Mercury’s entrance into Libra in the early morning hours will help to temper the power dynamics that come on board later in the afternoon.

Mercury enters Libra at 3:55 AM EDT where s/he will remain until October 24th.  Mercury in Libra can do much to balance out our thinking,  by helping us to think diplomatically, and remain more impartial than normal.

This will be helpful when the Sun squares Pluto at 3:33 PM EDT bringing with it the possibility of a bid for control and the clashing of egos. Honesty is necessary as is respect for the position of the other. If you can get your egos out of the way and look at each other with full honesty and respect, a deep empowerment may grow profoundly between you. If you each try to gain the upper hand, you will find yourselves in a very hard place. Allow tears, vulnerability, and trust. If that is not an option, you should not spend the afternoon in each others company.

Show extra kindness to folks you encounter in your day’s routines. This Sun square Pluto will play out in harsh ways for many of them. The kindness of a stranger has the potential to make a big difference.  Be that person on Friday. Show kindness. It will spread.

At 4:40 PM EDT, the Moon enters the stable, mature sign of Capricorn. This will help to settle us into a realistic and quiet evening.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:26 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 4:40 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

La Danza delle Ore by Gaetano Previati via Wiki Commons

La Danza delle Ore by Gaetano Previati via Wiki Commons

 

ALLOW CHANGE

Saturday, October 8, 2016:

Saturday starts out quietly with the Moon in serious, cautious Capricorn. Get up early to accomplish an ambitious project. At 7:19 AM EDT, the rigid Capricorn Moon conjoins with Mars offering responsibility and leadership skills. Perhaps,  you should get the whole family out of bed early to rake the yard and prepare for winter. At 11:46 AM EDT, the Moon sextile Neptune puts an end to the interest in accomplishment; a mid afternoon matinee with the family would be lovely or simply rest this afternoon with no agenda.

As you head into Saturday evening, thing will likely get a bit testy. Remember the Uranus Pluto square we talked about for so long over the past few years? The major changes of the culture and our lives have brought together the demand for transformation and unusual revolutionary thinking.

Saturday night and well into Sunday, we are reminded of how much has been transformed and how our less conventional thinking has informed the profound changes in our lives and our culture. At 9:57 PM EDT, the Moon conjoins Pluto suggesting a deep discomfort. We understand there is more to come. How does your personal path of transformation fit into the full context of where you currently find yourself?

Consider what action you can take on Sunday to move forward with the New Lunar Cycle of expanding love that began last week on Friday.  You must bring deep stores of love to the fullness of your life’s path.

On Sunday, we come to the First Quarter Moon phase followed by the Moon square Uranus. Saturday we must take action to move further along the path of increased love.  Keep a low profile. Engage only with trusted heart-mates in deep contemplation and connection. This is not an evening for fun or frivolity. Go deep; allow change.

 

LOVE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

Sunday, October 9, 2016:

Just as Sunday begins, we encounter the First Quarter Moon, reminding us of the seed we planted at the New Moon last Friday. What seed did you plant for the development of love, resources, or beauty? What action can be taken now that will move that seed toward its growth, toward bringing it to reality?

The development of love is serious business. Sunday reminds us of that.  Consider the importance of how you use your time and where you place your attention. This is not a day to simply hang out or enjoy playful endeavors. Allow yourself to be drawn to practical thinking and systems that will support ongoing growth and development.

However, the square aspect formed between the Capricorn Moon and Uranus at 12:51 PM EDT reminds us that seriousness does not necessarily equal conservative or pessimistic action.  Uranus suggests that maturity and integrity can go hand-in-hand with unconventional, original, and even defiant ways of being. Explore new ways to create your future.

Any significant Conversations or plans should be completed before the moon goes VOC at 12:51 PM EDT.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:51 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 2:33 AM EDT Monday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by 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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