Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 9, 2017 through October 15, 2017

 

“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”    ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

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Old Woman with Violet by József Rippl-Rónai via Wikicommons

QUESTION INTEGRITY & TRUST

Monday, October 9, 2017:

I don’t want to mince words regarding the challenges you may face as this week begins. With the Moon in chatty, light hearted Gemini, we will want to keep issues smooth and manageable. The truth is that we don’t really have that option. It will be of more benefit to look directly into the eye of any darkness in your life. Where are you questioning issues of trust and safety?

Yes, we can look at this as it applies to our personal lives, but do understand, that this is readily reflected in the culture and the world at large. In early January of 2017, when the Sun joined with Pluto, we began a cycle of deep, powerful transformation. These two planets are now at the 3rd Quarter Square aspect, and it is time to begin a process of letting go to prepare for an even deeper process in the coming year.

Pluto relates to what is powerful and hidden. It certainly makes one wonder what is going on behind closed doors in Washington. Keep an eye on the news.

On a personal level, it is important to make sure you are squeaky clean in any and all matters of honesty and integrity.  Don’t cut corners or give yourself a pass.

If you feel edgy and distrustful toward others, please look internally at your own level of virtue and forthrightness as well.

Monday begins with thought provoking Mercury forming a challenging square to dark Pluto and ends with the Libra Sun squaring powerful Pluto. Bookended in between is a square aspect from the Gemini Moon to foggy Neptune which simply suggests that you would rather keep your head in the sand than look at what is squarely “in your face”.

Honor the struggle that those in your world are encountering. Take the extra step to show up with kindness and courage in all circumstances.

 

 

JUPITER ENTERS SCORPIO – EXPANDING PASSION

Tuesday, October 10, 2017:

Pluto continues to play an important role on Tuesday as we assimilate and manage the deeper issues that have been brought to the table in the past few days.

Significantly, at 9:20 AM EDT, Jupiter’s entrance into Scorpio (the sign that is ruled by Pluto) increases the Plutonian vibrations apparent in ourselves, in the culture, and on the world stage.

Jupiter spends approximately one year in each sign; her job is to expand and enlarge wherever she goes. Jupiter has been in cooperative, diplomatic, relationship oriented Libra since September 2016.  Now, as she enters Scorpio, the qualities of Scorpio will expand over the coming year. Scorpio teaches us to go deep, to look into the eye of darkness, to destroy what is not working in order for full transformation to occur.

Consider what house holds 0 degrees Scorpio in your own chart to understand where expansion and transformation are building in your life during this time.

The Moon continues through Gemini on Tuesday, forming difficult aspects to assertive Mars, serious Saturn, and beautiful Venus throughout the day. It may be difficult, challenging, and uncomfortable to say the things you would like to say. You may choose to hold your tongue.

However, at 6:25 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a sextile to Uranus you may experience not only relief but a surprising lightness.

Encourage the relief you find, go out with a friend, lighten up, and have some laughs. Offer to share what lightness you find with others. We all need it.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:25 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 11:39 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.

 

 

OFFER COMFORT AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Wednesday, October 11, 2017:

When you wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon will have entered Cancer while you slept. The Moon rules Cancer, making this a day to settle into your emotions; seek and provide comfort. Cook for yourself and feed your friends to show love and warmth. The past few days have been deeply challenging and comfort is one thing you can offer and receive to stabilize emotions.

At 9:37 AM EDT, aggressive Mars form a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn. This is a clear signal to slow down and resist the temptation to beat your head against the wall. You may experience frustration and aggravation as you feel that the whole world is against you. Stabilize yourself, stay steady; go for a walk, breathe into the places that feel stuck. Release what no longer works, take responsibility for each step you take.

And again, offer kindness, support, and a practical helping hand.

 

 

SELF CARE – REJUVENATION

Thursday, October 12, 2017:

Thursday will bring an easier day of self-care and release. With the Moon in Cancer, forming a square to the Sun in Libra, this brings us to the Third Quarter Moon phase. At this phase, you need to notice what areas of your life are not working and need to be adjusted or released. What concerns have become habitual but are no longer relevant? Let them go!

Pay attention to your own needs and consider where you may be unnecessarily allowing the needs of others to overshadow your own.

Very late in the day, thoughtful Mercury sextile serious, stable Saturn, settling you into a quieter acceptance of where you find yourself. Self-care is an important part of this day. Take a bath, enjoy comfort food, put clean soft sheets on the bed, and climb in early. Rejuvenate.

 

 

OPEN-HEARTED CREATIVITY & LOVE

Friday, October 13, 2017:

By the time you wake up on Friday, the Moon has entered Leo. If you have been reading my posts for long, you know how much I love to see a weekend with a Leo Moon high in the sky! If it is a clear night, go out and look up and feel the sense of creativity and dramatic expression. The energy that Leo brings is fiery, generous, and expressive. I’ve had folks complain that I paint Leo with colors that are too bright and happy. Perhaps, but the way I see it, Leo is ruled by the Sun and the Sun provides not only light and warmth but life itself.

Yes, like all the signs, Leo has a down side. Leo can be arrogant, pompous, and loud. However, Leo’s greatest gift is that of generosity and open-hearted love. When Leo is powerfully present, we know how to play and show the best of who we are through authentic self-expression. I’ll take that positive side of Leo for this weekend. I hope you do too.

Before you go to sleep on Friday night, set your alarm clock for early Saturday morning! Saturday is too good to day to miss a moment. Be sure you are up, with coffee and a plan for the day, before 7:30 AM EDT!

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from midnight until 2:41 AM EDT. By the time you wake up Friday morning, the Moon will be in Leo. 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.

Figures in a Hudson River Landscape by Albert Bierstadt via Wiki Media

 

 

PLEASURE AND BEAUTY

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

Make sure you are up, out of bed, with coffee in hand, and a plan for the day before 7:30 AM EDT! This is a lovely day. The sooner you get it started, the better the results!

At 6:11 AM EDT, Venus leaves fussy, detail oriented Virgo behind to enter the cool, delightful pleasures of charming Libra. Venus, as Libra’s natural ruler, is delighted to find herself joining the Sun and Mercury already in this social, diplomatic sign of Libra. Almost anything you choose to do today should go well, plans for socializing are particularly highlighted.

At 4:43 PM EDT, the expressive, playful Leo Moon forms a sextile aspect to the Sun and, later in the evening, she forms a flowing trine aspect to steadfast, stabilizing Saturn. Release your concerns, allow yourself to enjoy what presents itself. Look for and create beauty and love in everything you do on this lovely autumn day.

 

 

WILD EPIPHANIES

Sunday, October 15, 2017:

When you wake up on Sunday morning, you may notice an intellectual buzz and excitement pushing you toward unconventional understandings! Mercury opposed Uranus while we slept and the energy of it will stay with us throughout the day. This is an awesome day to study astrology and receive epiphanies galore!

At 7:19 AM, the Moon enters Virgo, bringing our attention to the details that support these wild flights of mind and understanding.

I am so excited that my students will be gathering in northern Vermont for a retreat this weekend. We will all learn so much under this transit! Contact me if you are ready to start a serious study of astrology. Next October, you can join us for this annual retreat! Are you ready to give yourself such a gift of learning?

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:28 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 7:19 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.

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 16, 2017 through January 22, 2017

The biggest news this week astrologically is the movement of the Sun (the core energy of our Universe) out of Capricorn and into Aquarius on Thursday, January 19th at 4:23 PM EST.

Angel of Day 168 by Kontrola via Wiki Commons

Angel of Day 168 by Kontrola via Wiki Commons

In the interest of full disclosure, I absolutely LOVE the sign of Aquarius! With seven planets in my natal 11th house, I consider myself an honorary Aquarian even though I have no actual planets in the sign.

So let’s talk a little bit about Aquarius.

Aquarius is the sign of innovation and genius. Don’t think of the genius of Aquarius as an intensely high-level of intellect, but rather, genius as the ability for the mind to go to places it was never taught to go.

Aquarius is the energy that reaches out to the future regardless of how the past may want to hold on to an outdated model. Aquarius is able to cleanly detach from what holds it back from the future.

Without the energy of Aquarius, we would be firmly rooted in the dark ages. Aquarius is a sign that sees the greatest perspective for humanity. Aquarius is not a personal sign; it is not warm and fuzzy.

Aquarius looks to improve conditions of the collective, even when it must leave individuals to fend for them selves.

 

 

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS

Monday, January 16, 2017:

The week starts with the Moon in perfectionist Virgo. You may wake up in the morning with all kinds of thoughts and plans that will help you reach some elevated state of your perceived potential. Virgo sees its potential clearly and longs to reach a perfected state of that potential. This is generally far easier said than done.

As the day begins, the Moon is highly empowered in a trine aspect to powerful Pluto at 6:40 AM EST. You will feel self-confident and engaged as you move forward into the day. By mid afternoon, with the opposition to impulsive Mars, you may be confronted or aggravated by someone getting in the way of your perfect plan.

The evening doesn’t necessarily get any easier as the Virgo Moon squares melancholic Saturn at 5:13 PM EST allowing restrictions and duties to follow us home.

At 9:13 PM EST, determined Mars connects with Chiron, the planet of wounding and healing. This offers an opportunity for you to see how your fears keep you from your desires. This is an evening to spend in contemplation, consider the process of untangling your fears. Be kind to yourself on Monday evening. A walk in nature or a hot bath will help ease you toward bedtime.

 

FLOWERS – DELIGHT AND BEAUTY

Tuesday, January 17, 2017:

Tuesday begins with a lovely trine aspect from the orderly Virgo Moon and the Sun in ambitious Capricorn. This is a free flow of grounded, stabilizing energy. After a brief VOC, the Moon enters charming Libra at 6:16 AM EST.

What can you do on Tuesday to help establish diplomacy and cooperation with your coworkers and others whom you engage with during the day?

At 1:38 PM EST, you may encounter a challenge to your desire for social harmony (the emotional Moon is square Mercury, the planet of intellect). Allow any negativity or cynicism from others to roll off your back. It is not worth a negative comeback. Go about your day, this challenge will pass quickly will not last as long as you do not engage it.

The rest of the day should prove to be relatively sweet and uneventful. Enjoy a romantic encounter or time with a close friend in the evening. Bring pleasure into your life. Bring home flowers! A little beauty and color will go a long ways to bring delight into your home and cheer up your life.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:10 AM EST until 6:16 AM EST when she enters Libra. 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.

 

Flora with Peace by Ludwig Knaus via Wiki Commons

Flora with Peace by Ludwig Knaus via Wiki Commons

ENJOY THE MORNING, THEN GET SERIOUS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017:

Your experience of Wednesday will likely start out calm as it is a very quiet day astrologically. The Moon remains in graceful Libra throughout the day encouraging the creation of beauty and a deep desire for harmony.

However, as the day progresses be aware of power dynamics (Moon square coercive Pluto at 4:24 PM EST) and the potential for anxiety (Moon oppose defiant Uranus at 10:42 PM EST).

Consider deeply your circumstances and those you encounter. Along with these clear stressors, you can probably feel the building of tension as we approach a square aspect (challenging) between Mars (the planet of direct energy, strength, and anger) and Saturn (the planet of limitations, restriction, and duty). This aspect will not be exact until Thursday at 4:15 AM EST (see Thursday’s post).

Wednesday is also the final full day with the Sun in authoritative Capricorn. Enjoy the steadfast stability and sense of overriding ambition that has characterized the past month.

 

SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS – A SENSE OF REBELLION

Thursday, January 19, 2017:

On Thursday, consider how you are pursuing your goals. At 4:15 AM EST, determined Mars squares authoritative Saturn. What initial action did you take, or seed did you plant with an eventual goal in mind, in late August of 2016? What action needs to be taken now to ensure that you are moving toward the desired result or the healthy growth of the seed planted at that time?

If you feel greatly agitated or somehow restricted at this time, consider how focused or scattered your efforts are or have been. Perhaps, it is time to release some internal expectations in order to focus on what is most important. The full results will be evident at the very end of May 2017.

At 4:23 PM EST, the Sun (the core energy of our world) enters unpredictable, progressive, and humanitarian Aquarius. Over the coming month, you will be inspired to approach life with less emotion and more objectivity. This is the time to listen closely to your internal “Different Drummer”.

Quickly on the heels of the Sun’s entrance into Aquarius, at 5:10 PM EST, the Moon enters penetrating Scorpio bringing a very different feel to the evening.

Right on its heels, the Moon squares the Sun for her Last Quarter Phase. Here, we are challenged to release whatever is holding us back from appropriate steps forward for innovative growth.

This will be a challenging day for yourself and those you encounter. When you are in the company of others, remember this. Offer kindness and practical support to those in your sphere of influence. We are all in this together.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:55 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 5:10 PM EST 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.

 

CONNECT DEEPLY

Friday, January 20, 2017:

Friday morning offers you an opportunity to profoundly deepen your attitude or approach to that which you value highly in your life. At 8:56 AM EST, lovely Venus forms a sextile aspect to transformative Pluto. This opportunity may be about intimate love relationships or it could be about money and other physical possessions of beauty and value.

On November 25th,  you planted a seed of profound deep love, value, or desire. Now, you are encouraged to explore different ways to help that seed grow. This is an aspect that helps you explore and discover a way to encourage the growth of passion, desire, and beauty.

The powerful Scorpio Moon forms a lovely trine to mystical Neptune at 1:50 PM EST bringing a flow of magic, devotion, and sensitivity to the passion that is available throughout the rest of the day. Connect deeply.

Aurora Consurgens by Unknown via Wiki Commons

Aurora Consurgens by Unknown via Wiki Commons

 

RELEASE CONTROL

Saturday, January 21, 2017:

Saturday is a simple day of deepening connections. The profoundly powerful Scorpio Moon forms lovely aspects to the planet of power (Pluto), the planet of love and beauty (Venus), and the power of action and assertiveness (Mars) throughout the day.

Our hearts feel rich and deep.  For this day, we understand the need for sensitivity, understanding, and the releasing of control.

We are able to allow deep introspection to support the release of anger, forgiveness of hidden forces, manipulations, and mysterious power grabs.

We come together to support each other in the vision of transformation ahead. We stand where we stand and must move forward from the reality of where we are. My love is with each and every one of you

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:25 PM EST until she interests Sagittarius on Sunday at 5:46 AM EST. 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.

 

FUN ADVENTURES

Sunday, January 22, 2017:

When we awaken on Sunday morning, we are greeted with the Moon in adventurous, fun-loving Sagittarius.

At 11:30 AM EST, the optimistic Sagittarius Moon forms a delightful sextile aspect to the unpredictable Aquarius Sun.

Sit down with a friend or partner and plan a vacation or at least a weekend road trip. This is a delightful day for gathering with like-minded friends, other social activities, or a road trip!

Find a fun adventure, bring a few friends; whatever you do, don’t waste this day!

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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.

 

Change, Vulnerability, and the Lunar Eclipse

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 21, 2015 through September 27, 2015

Hen of the Wood by Michael Farrington of North Conway, NH

Hen of the Wood by Michael Farrington of North Conway, NH

Contemplation for the week:
“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds; from now until the day you die. And, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently.”
~ Pema Chodron

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RELEASE OR RECOMMIT

Monday, September 21, 2015:

On Monday, we begin another week of moving forward even as we struggle to make ourselves understood. It is not easy to keep the lines of communication open with Mercury retrograde. Be clear in all that you say and check with others to make sure you are being understood.

Think back to the Virgo New Moon on Sunday, September 13th. What was the major theme of that weekend? What began in your life? Did you begin a new exercise or health routine? Did you begin something that was somehow connected to care-taking or offering service to others?

You may feel the need to either give-up or recommit yourself to that routine or service. Determine what your level of commitment is, and take a solid clear action that will support the outcome you hope for during this Third Quarter Moon.
The Moon will be VOC* in Sagittarius until she enters Capricorn at 8:33 AM EDT. That gives us the whole of Monday and Tuesday to get serious about significant accomplishments.

Remember, with Mercury retrograde you are putting this ambitious energy to projects that need to be completed, not new projects!

This is a serious day of effort and accomplishment. Enjoy it.

Let go of the need to control the outcome. Trust the process. Trust your intuition. Trust yourself.”

“It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.”~ Jon J. Muth

 

EXCITEMENT AND FLOW

Tuesday, September 22, 2015:

What can you expect with the Moon still in serious, hard working Capricorn even as Venus trine Uranus, with all its implied stimulation and flow?

On March 4, 2015, Venus and Uranus began a new cycle. This cycle brings something unexpected to the area of love, beauty, money, or values. Perhaps, that time offered new excitement in relationship and love, or perhaps your financial situation changed unexpectedly. Perhaps, it was a time of less excitement and more shock or stress. Did your status change in some way?

Take time on Tuesday to consider how the situation that began then has developed over the past 6 months. What excitement do you experience now in your life that stems directly from what began at that time?

There is a beautiful flow that can be tapped into if you do not let fear of the unknown stop you from exploring your own curiosity about where you are going.

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan W. Watts

Wood Pile by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

Wood Pile by Laurie Farrington of St. Albans, VT

 

THE AUTUMN EQUINOX: SUN ENTERS LIBRA

Wednesday, September 23, 2015:

By the time you wake up on Wednesday morning, the Sun will be in Libra. The Sun entered Libra at 4:20 AM EDT and this marks the Autumn Equinox as the wheel of the seasons turns. The beginning of each season is marked by the entry of the Sun into one of the cardinal signs (the signs that initiate action: Libra, Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn).

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are moving steadily toward fall. It will not be long before much colder weather comes along; now we must prepare. As we face harsher conditions ahead (Winter), we must not hesitate in our preparation.

Having a partner, lover, and close friends makes the cold winter season easier to face and manage. Our hearts and minds seek intimate connections and diplomacy; we seek pleasure and beauty in all corners of our lives. Notice how your awareness of beauty and love is heightened. But for now, we simply try to join up with another to help keep us warm through those cold days ahead.

Over this past month with the Sun in Virgo, our focus has been on the smallest details of our lives. Now, as the Sun enters Libra, our focus changes considerably. Our attention comes to compromise, negotiation, and fairness. We don’t want to rock the boat. We want pleasure and beauty.

Wednesday afternoon, we are offered the opportunity to explore what is ahead with an eye toward stabilizing the upcoming months. The Libra Sun sextile Saturn at 2:36 PM EDT. Spend time considering exactly what you need to prepare to make sure the upcoming winter finds you in a safe and joyful space.

What do you need to release? Explore the elements of your life that you do not want to bring into the cold season with you. A new cycle of core stabilization will begin in late November as we hunker down into winter.

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

POWER OF MIND

Thursday, September 24, 2015:

Thursday brings deep intensity to our thoughts and communications, reflecting the Third Quarter square between Mercury and Pluto. Please consider the power of your mind. This is not a superficial consideration.

Understand that your thoughts impact every aspect of your life. Are you ready to fully embody this power of your mind? Can you imagine how your life will change when you fully bring the power of Pluto to your aspirations and dreams? Are you using the power of your mind in the best possible way?

Explore your thinking. How is it reflected in your life? Is this what you want? You can use your mind to bring your life into alignment with your dreams and aspirations. This is the contemplation for Thursday. Be aware of your words to others and how the words of others can trigger you. Observe yourself with full awareness so that you do not get pulled into over-reactions.

Follow the deep path of your own thinking through journaling or meditation.
Mars enters Virgo at 10:17 PM EDT after being in Leo since early August. Mars represents active, assertive energy. He was perfectly happy in Leo where he was able to show off, get dramatic, and play! Now, he moves into Virgo, a sign that is really too sedate for his tastes. Nevertheless, we can use this time of Mars in Leo to our advantage.

What can the aggressiveness of Mars do in such a meticulous sign as Virgo? Mars will push us to buckle down and get to work. This will provide energy for cleaning projects, organizing projects, tackling long overdue details and tasks. Utilize this energy to accomplish many practical projects. Mars remains in Virgo until mid-November.

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” ~ fake Buddha quote!

 

LOOK FOR THE GLIMMER OF WHAT IS TO COME

Friday, September 25, 2015:

What deep battlefields have you trodden since April? What war are you done fighting? On April 16, 2015, Pluto turned retrograde and now she stops and turns direct once more (at 12 degrees Capricorn). We would be remiss to think that once Pluto is moving direct (or when we complete any personal Pluto transit) that we can move ahead as though nothing has occurred.

Wherever Pluto moves, and whatever she impacts, she leaves in her wake a total transformation. Do not take that word lightly. There are still bodies on the battlefield that must be removed and you are not thinking clearly if you don’t think that the removal of those bodies will further transmute some deep inner part of your being.

The Moon is VOC* in Aquarius until she enters Pisces at 3:43 PM EDT.

Mars, having just entered Virgo, squares Saturn on Friday, further tapping down the enthusiasm and direct action Mars always wishes he could face the world with. You may simply not have the energy to engage in the heavy lifting required to move those metaphorical bodies off the battlefield.

For now, you may consider where the next battle will be waged. What began, in terms of stabilizing action, energy, or sexuality, in late August 2015? You can now see that you have gone as far as you are able in that direction. It is time to release and grieve what you have lost, even as you begin to imagine the first glimmer of what will come next.

We live within a series of overlapping cycles, always moving us forward and upward. The most profound pain in our lives comes from thinking our lives move along a straight line toward a destination and that we can hold on to any thing, any person, or any moment.

Seeing life as a spiral helps, understanding constant motion, and constant change is essential. Even as one cycle is beginning, others may be culminating, and others ending. Roll with the changes. Allow motion, movement and constant change.

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the Sun.” ~ Shaun Hick

 

Fog on the Mountain by Ivy Sienkiewycz

Fog on the Mountain by Ivy Sienkiewycz

YOUR HEART MUST OPEN TO HEAR

Saturday, September 26, 2015:

Release the stress of Friday by consciously devoting Saturday to an exploration of your most creative and dreamy nature. Of course, the intensity of Friday does not simply dissolve with the coming of a new day, but this may be one of those times where it feels that way. Allow yourself to rest from the intensity, and possible discomfort, of what feels like constant growth.

Go inward and rest your mind. Allow yourself to enjoy a common purpose with friends or simply spend the day in meditation. Bring your contemplation to deep levels of your inner sensitivity.

Spend the day in the woods; listen to the language of the trees. They will speak directly to you if you take the time to move among them with clarity of attention and an open heart to hear.

“People who don’t know how to use their minds can’t really know how to use their hearts either.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

 

ARIES FULL MOON ECLIPSE; EXTREME EMOTION

Sunday, September 27, 2015:

At 3:28 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the dreamy space of Pisces behind to plow forward into assertive, action oriented Aries. A Full Lunar Eclipse occurs, at 4 degrees of Aries (opposite the Sun in Libra) at 10:50 PM EDT.
A Full Moon Eclipse can be a great support in releasing what is no longer necessary for the development of your higher self. The Sun shines its bright light on your subconscious, illuminating issues that have festered since the last New Moon in Aries back in April 2015.

Now, we see the fruit of the seed we planted 6 months ago. This could be a full joyous birth or a total miscarriage.

Lunar Eclipses can bring extreme emotion to your situation. Spend time with your own quiet wisdom. Trust that even if you feel disconnected from that wisdom, it is there to guide your steps forward.

Be willing to express, and inwardly acknowledge, your deepest vulnerability. It is within that vulnerability that you will connect most deeply with your wisdom.
The people most personally affected are those of you born with personal planets and points at approximately 0 to 8 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn).

“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” ~ Brene Brown

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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, September 21, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a square to the Sun at 5:00 AM until she enters Capricorn at 8:33 AM EDT.

Tuesday, September 22, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to Uranus at 7:13 PM EDT, until she enters Aquarius on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:51 PM EDT.

Friday, September 25, the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following an opposition to Venus at 12:02 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 3:43 PM EDT.

Saturday, September 26, the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following a sextile to Pluto at 12:32 PM EDT until she enters Aries on Sunday, September 27, At 3:28 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.

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Current Moon Phase


Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Sagittarius
The moon is 3 days old