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.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 8, 2016 through February 14, 2016

As I write these posts, week after week, I feel a bit like we are all on a roller coaster. One week we’re up, next week we’re down. Does it feel a bit disorienting? It does to me. And the good news is this week brings a lightness that is greatly welcome after last week’s upheaval.

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

Contemplation for the week:

“No coward soul mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.”
~Emily Bronte

 

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AQUARIUS NEW MOON – BEAUTY HEALS

Monday, February 8, 2016:

The week begins with the Aquarius New Moon exact at 9:39 AM EST. The New Moon represents new beginnings; it is always significant to pay attention to what you want to create in your life and what new direction is calling you now.

Aquarius is the sign of the revolutionary, the humanitarian, and the eccentric. Now, is the time to take a step forward in the service of humanity. In considering what to begin at this time, make the larger human family your priority. What can you do that will not only support your own life, but will support the motion forward for all of humankind?

Venus is sextile Chiron on Monday as well. Venus speaks of value and beauty; Chiron speaks of the areas we have been wounded and our ability to heal ourselves and others. A sextile between any two planets offers an opportunity or a potential.

Beauty and kindness offer deep healing to the pain within us all. True beauty heals pain. Consider the healing power of creativity, color, and music.

A beautiful bouquet of flowers on your kitchen table makes all of life seem more workable. Never neglect bringing beauty into your home. Never underestimate how beauty can change your life.

 

A DAY FOR ARTISTS AND MYSTICS

Tuesday, February 9, 2016:

By the time we awake on Tuesday morning, the Moon is in Pisces. Offer your emotions up to your vast, sensitive, interior terrain. Tuesday evening, the Moon connects with Neptune, bringing more of that sensitive open space to mind.

This is a day for artists and mystics! We have our finger on a pulse of internal openness, our boundaries lessen, and our imagination opens.

On Monday, Venus put herself in service of our deepest sense of beauty, now, on Tuesday, this sensitive, imaginative energy directly connects with our ability to take action and reach for a deep personal healing. Today, Mars trines Chiron.

This is a powerful day to go to your most internal, silent spaces and work on the healing that is required for you to live your most authentic life. It is within your true authenticity that you can find joy and be of service to the greater good of everyone you love and everyone you encounter.

 

Okno 2 By Rudolf Rabatin via Wiki Commons

Okno 2 By Rudolf Rabatin via Wiki Commons

EXPAND YOUR SELF WORTH

Wednesday, February 10, 2016:

Wednesday continues with Tuesday’s energy as a day of deep imagination and sensitivity. The Pisces Moon makes many aspects throughout the day suggesting a day of increased activity.

Early on Wednesday morning, Venus forms a trine aspect to Jupiter. This cycle of expanding values, resources, and the expansion of primary love connection began in late October 2015. If you can identify what occurred in late October, you will see that these energies are flowing together now, as they reach toward culmination of a new expanded sense of personal self worth.

When Jupiter and Venus come together, we feel a deep desire for growth and expansion in our intimate relationships and in relationship to our finances. We feel our horizons broaden and we are open to new possibilities for growth. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so, however you are feeling regarding your relationships and money will increase for better or worse, as Jupiter simply magnifies what is already present.

Take this opportunity to push your life toward an ever increasing, deepening sense of your own value and self-worth.

 

BRING COURAGE TO FEAR

Thursday, February 11, 2016:

Thursday offers a simple day of action. We are ready to put aside the sensitivity of the past few days and simply push forward with the Moon now in Aries.

While the Moon is in Aries, our instinctual reactions move us forward quickly with an edgy restlessness. This is a day to pay attention to your ability to face your fears and push through those fears with courage and direct motion forward.

If you notice yourself moving out of your comfort zone, you can be certain you are heading in the right direction. Use the spark of momentum underlying this day to push toward the one thing you are most afraid to do.

Once you have taken that step, pushed into that courage, and taken that action you will feel fabulous. You will see yourself as a courageous powerful person capable of taking risks and moving into a place that you were not capable of quite recently. Aries is powerful, strong, independent, and doesn’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

Breathe deeply and face your fear.

 

RESTLESSNESS MEETS RESISTANCE

Friday, February 12, 2016:

On Friday, the Moon is still in Aries, pushing our instinctual reactions forward. However, Thursday was less complicated, with the issue at hand being direct and clear. Now, the internal edgy restlessness encounters a great resistance. This resistance can result in uncomfortable internal interactions with self and others.
The problem is that Friday the Aries Moon gets tangled up in the struggle between Pluto and Uranus. Once again, it is important to look at the long-range transformation that has been working through your life and the world around you for several years now.

On an emotional level, we are caught between the revolutionary changes we know are urgently needed, and the fear that holds us back from embracing that necessary change and transformation.

As you and those around you struggle with this internal dilemma, it may be a good evening to be very mindful in your planning. This would be a great evening for solo activities particularly if they involve assertively using your physicality.

Use your physical body, engage your strength.

Scape 0501 by CB Gupta 1960 via Wiki Commons

Scape 0501 by CB Gupta 1960 via Wiki Commons

 

A VISION OF CREATIVITY

Saturday, February 13, 2016:

As you move into Saturday, you will notice an inner relaxation and relief. At 6:36 AM EST, the Moon leaves aggressive Aries behind to enter the stable, sensual domain of Taurus. The Moon loves being in Taurus; on an emotional level she settles into a mellow space. When the Moon is in Taurus, you may want to languish over a good meal, enjoy time in nature, and revere all the benefits of living within a human body.

At 5:42 PM EST, Mercury enters Aquarius! This is my personal favorite placement for Mercury. Mercury represents all issues related to the mind; how we think, what we think about, and how we communicate. Aquarius is the sign of genius; not necessarily an indication of the level of intelligence, but the ability of the mind to travel in unusual ways and unexpected directions.

While Mercury is in Aquarius, (until March 5, 2016), start to gather a team or community that will support you to your highest goals, ideals, and dreams. This is a time of innovation within the context of community. High levels of innovation will not occur within a vacuum! Gather creative, expansive individuals and work together to dream the highest vision of your values and creativity.

At 5:58 PM EST, Mars sextile Jupiter; this suggests an opportunity for energetic expansion. The cycle between Mars and Jupiter began in mid-October of 2015. This is a two-year cycle; a cycle of expanding assertiveness, energy, and possibly your sexuality. Whatever began in mid-October will now take a step forward through curiosity and your own willingness to take the opportunities that presents them selves.

Expect this weekend to offer an opportunity for moving physical energy, sexual or otherwise. Dance, run, ski, do yoga, play! Enjoy!

 

SEEK & CREATE COMFORT & BEAUTY

Sunday, February 14, 2016:

I love to see a weekend like this one. First, we have stability with an overlay of creative energy on Saturday and then Sunday shows up, offering simplicity and calm. What we are looking for on Sunday above all is comfort. We feel well anchored on the material plane and it is easy to tap into the senses. We find it easier to be patient, and to simply “Be Here Now” without stress.

Taurus is ruled by Venus which connects this energy to our need for beauty and constancy.

On Sunday, it will be so much easier to simply be at peace with yourself.
This is a day to savor living in a human body. Get or give a massage. Delight in providing yourself and your loved ones with comfort, beauty, and a home cooked meal. The Moon in Taurus offers the gift of awareness; pay attention to taste, sights, smells, and touch. Bring reverence to all that you encounter.

Routines comfort us; comfort is the order of the day as our awareness of all of our senses is amplified.
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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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