Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 11, 2017 through September 17, 2017

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – A Process Oriented Approach

 

“So it comes to pass that, when we pursue an inquiry beyond a certain depth, we step out of the field of psychological categories and enter this sphere of the ultimate mysteries of life. The floorboards of the soul, to which we try to penetrate, fan open and reveal the starry firmament.”
~ Bruno Schulz

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ACTIVITY AMPS UP

Monday, September 11, 2017:

Monday morning should start out slow and easy. The Moon is in Taurus supporting earthy relaxation and deliberate stability. Don’t try to get a lot accomplished as the VOC* Moon is not interested in achievement.

At 3:29 PM EDT, you can expect your mind to speed-up with activity as the Moon makes her way into talkative and curious Gemini.

This will be a great evening to enlist active study, writing, or speaking. The Moon develops harsh challenging aspects to both mental Mercury and assertive Mars, pressuring you to take action on your thoughts, words, and ideas. Pay attention and be aware of how others hear you, express your passion but do try to keep aggression out of your tone and manner.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) on Monday until she enters Gemini at 3:29 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

STABLE LOVE & VALUES

Tuesday, September 12, 2017:

In consideration of Tuesday’s trine aspect formed from graceful Venus to deliberate thoughtful Saturn at 8:49 PM EDT, you will want to look back at the entire cycle between these two planets.

The cycle between Venus and Saturn is a cycle of bringing stability to your deepest values. At the start of each planetary cycle, we plant a seed or in some manner begin a new process. This may have been a time when you began a serious relationship or started a new phase in an existing one. Perhaps, you began to handle your finances in a more mature fashion and you got serious about making money, establishing wealth, or creating something of material substance.

Examine the seed you planted when the cycle began at the conjunction between Venus and Saturn in late October of 2016. At the end of July of 2017, you were able to see how far the cycle had developed at its full expression. Now, you get the benefit of the work you have done on this issue. The relationship is going well or the finances have improved.

You may even be able to help others who face similar challenges to their most personal values of love or money. Maturity and hard work support the stabilization of those values. Over the coming months, you will begin preparation for a new cycle of deepening those serious values.

The Moon is in curious Gemini throughout the day encouraging friendly, talkative encounters with a diverse range of folks.

 

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STRUGGLE LEADS TO MATURE GROWTH

Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

Wednesday’s Gemini Moon is extremely active in the early hours of the morning when you will likely be sleeping, anticipate strong dream activity.

At 2:24 AM EDT, we reach the Third Quarter Moon phase. This is a release point following the Full Solar Eclipse of August 21st. Think back to that day and consider what shifts need to be made to prepare for a step forward at the coming New Moon on September 20th.

Once you get up and are going into the day, there’s a lovely trine aspect from the talkative Gemini Moon to Jupiter in relationship- oriented Libra. This is a time when conversations with a loved one can be expansive, optimistic, and result in positive connection.

When the Moon then sextiles Uranus at 2:35 PM EDT, all bets are off, excitement may bring a surprise or something unexpected.

Wednesday evening, the energy changes dramatically at 6:13 PM EDT, when the Moon leaves chatty Gemini behind to enter protective, nourishing Cancer. Cancer brings our attention to domestic issues, love, and kindness.

However, we are building to a difficult square aspect being formed from the critical Virgo Sun to Saturn in Sagittarius (exact at 10:58 PM EDT). This brings with it a sense of difficulty, responsibilities, and the heavy hand of reality. The stress of this aspect is with us through most of Wednesday and will maintain through much of Thursday.

Consider a difficult choice or something stressful that began early in December 2016. It may feel hard but this is the time to begin the process of untangling the issues surrounding that time.

You may feel restricted, restrained and in some way held back by others. Please relax into it, and try to find the lesson. Saturn brings significant growth as we take responsibility for ourselves and the steps we take forward.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:35 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:13 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

LOVE – THE MEANING OF FAMILY

Thursday, September 14, 2017:

I hope you enjoy exciting and hopeful dreams before you wake. Then turn your attention to anticipation and encouragement regarding your domestic and deeply emotional connections and relationships.

At 3:31 PM EDT, with the Moon trine devotional Neptune, your heart and mind may turn in the direction of romance or simple flights of fancy. Immerse yourself in the development of your deep understanding of what family means to you. Family can mean so many things to each of us. A quote I like from Jim Butcher, “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by your without flinching – they are your family.” These are the connections to remain committed to over time. Folks who keep you close through thick and thin, who you know you can share your vulnerabilities with, bring them closer now, let them know you are by their side as well. Accepting deep love from others sustains your ability to move forward and continue passing love onto others.

When the Moon is in Cancer, our hearts feel tender and our sensitivity can sometimes be a challenge. Allow your vulnerabilities to show, give, and receive love and kindness.

 

EXPAND LOVE

Friday, September 15, 2017:

Friday brings another day of deep sensitivity as the Moon continues moving through intuitive, tender Cancer.

At 3:43 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, beauty and resources forms a lovely sextile aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and optimism. Take time to become aware of what you have created in terms of love, value, beauty, or finances since late August 2016. This is the waning sextile, a time to begin preparation for a new cycle of expanding love that will begin in November. For now, prepare to release the cycle that began in late August 2016. Each new cycle builds on the previous one.

Pay attention to any opportunities you encounter to express your appreciation for how others have nourished your life.

At 9:09 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Cancer behind to enter dramatically inclined Leo. Saturday will feel far less sensitive and will be more playful and fun. 🙂

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:23 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:09 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

Rest at Harvest by William Aldophe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

 

PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

Saturday, September 16, 2017:

I love to see a weekend with a playful Leo Moon. It is true that I am a bit biased in this regard! It is also true that weekends are generally a time we want to have fun and express ourselves with generosity and largesse. The Leo Moon helps create this energy with encouragement. It is also true that we each need to make sure our motivations are clear, that our generosity does not have a core of selfishness with this Moon placement.

At 3:01 PM EDT, mental Mercury, finally direct, joins with aggressive Mars for the final of three conjunctions, this time in Virgo. Finally, say what must be said, with renewed clarity and deep kindness. Get ready to move on with new ideas and new ways to implement those ideas. Virgo offers the ability to see the potential of a situation and do the detailed work to reach that potential for the good of all. Put your cards on the table.

 

COLOR THE DAY WITH PLEASURE

Sunday, September 17, 2017:

Sunday brings delightful aspects to the exuberant Leo Moon. The day begins with a flowing trine to Saturn at 10:18 AM EDT, you should feel steady and in control of the direction you want to take the day, you are ready to move forward but not in a hurry.

The Moon has an exciting sextile to Jupiter at 4:36 PM EDT which supports the expansion of your heart and generosity. At 8:34 PM EDT, with a conjunction to lovely Venus, your heart feels full, creative, loyal, and dynamic. At 8:55 PM EDT, with a trine to Uranus, you may receive news that surprises you or you may express something unexpected to others.

Your heart is so open throughout this day. Enjoy. There is hopefulness and joy available for the taking. These are all Moon transits so be sure to incorporate them as they come along, they will not last but will color the day with pleasure.

 

 

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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: August 28, 2017 through September 3, 2017

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…” ~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach

Girl Feeding Peacocks by
Frederic Leighton via WikiCommons

 

Thank you all for your patience as I have tried to work out the technical challenges that prevented the blog post from showing up in your email last week. If you are reading this, we have successfully solved the mysterious Mercury retrograde issue!

As a prelude to this week’s post, I want to remind you a bit about the Moon. The Moon moves very quickly through the twelve signs, spending approximately two to two and a half days in each astrological sign as it circles the zodiac. In her travels, the Moon forms aspects to other planets and the effects are brief. The effects of the Moon are only shifting moods and personal feelings.

The only time the transits of the Moon cause real difficulties is if we fall victim to these quickly shifting feelings. The best way to handle difficult emotions is to breathe through them, notice them, and allow them to dissolve into the background.

We can release these quickly changing issues and not become a victim to our emotions. The other aspects formed between planets last longer and need more attention and effort to work with. Pay attention.

 

 

REMOVE YOUR BLINDERS

Monday, August 28, 2017:

If you wake up early on Monday morning, you may be cranky and agitated. This reflects an early morning square of the intense Scorpio Moon to aggravated Mars at 5:38 AM EDT.

Following that brief encounter, the Moon is introspective and quiet throughout the day. No other aspects are formed during her passage through Scorpio (See below related to her VOC*).

At 3:48 PM EDT, the Moon enters optimistic, far-seeing Sagittarius. This is a good afternoon to seek out people or situations that will show you the world from a different perspective. Find inner acceptance and curiosity and explore the way others view the world.

While the Moon is in Sagittarius, you are willing to move outside your own small world to explore what it means to see another point of view. How do others view their culture, ideology, or spiritual understanding?

This is the ideal evening to plan a trip, watch a travel documentary, or have dinner at the new ethnic restaurant that has recently opened in your town. Understand that each of us had our own view, take off your blinders and move beyond.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:38 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 3:48 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

VISIONARY WISDOM

Tuesday, August 29, 2017:

The Moon is in freedom-seeking, philosophical Sagittarius on Tuesday. The day begins with the First Quarter Moon, following last week’s Full Solar Eclipse.

Whatever you began at the Solar Eclipse is now ready to be acted upon.

At the First Quarter phase, the Moon forms a stressful square aspect to the Sun, currently in orderly Virgo. Consider how the Virgo Sun pushes us to be productive and analytical while the Sagittarius Moon creates a need for freedom and independence. These conflicting energies push at us, demanding that we make a response. Discomfort requires action.

Ask yourself what actions will move me in the direction that I have recently understood as necessary? How can you use the dedicated work ethic of Virgo to support the growth and expansion of visionary wisdom in your life?

 

 

Light of the Harem by
Frederic Leighton via WikiCommons

MAKE PLANS FOR A SOCIAL EVENING

Wednesday, August 30, 2017:

You can normally count on the Sagittarius Moon to bring us a happy-go-lucky day. However, Wednesday does not start out feeling that way! The morning brings a conjunction of the Moon to controlling, heavy-handed Saturn. This may leave you feeling somewhat heavy and downtrodden. Again, remember, this is a quickly passing Moon transit, breathe through it and allow it to pass. While it persists, use this energy to consider your direction and make serious choices about how to move forward.

A bit later in the day, things lighten up as the Moon leaves Saturn behind to form lovely aspects that bring us into the evening. At 11:39 AM EDT, she offers enthusiasm and opportunities with a sextile to Jupiter.

At 9:28 PM EDT, the Moon offers dynamic initiative and self-confidence with a trine to Mars in generous, playful Leo. Get out of the house and enjoy some social time with friends and loved ones Wednesday evening.

 

 

ENERGIZED MIND SUPPORTS GROWTH

Thursday, August 31, 2017:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon (which suggests the emotional environment of the day) has entered persistent, disciplined Capricorn. Get to the office early and you can get a great deal accomplished while the Moon is in this authoritative, hard-working sign. This is a day when you will take your responsibilities seriously. It will benefit you to look at the reality of all your circumstances from a mature, cautious perspective.

At 11:28 AM EDT, Mercury is still retrograde and re-enters expressive, creative Leo. This should lighten your outlook and allow your mind to tap into vital creativity. You can express your inspiration in a serious manner that will support future, realistic growth.

This is not a social time but one where your best efforts will come from working on serious projects in solitude. Consider the Mountain Goat that represents Capricorn. She reaches the top of that mountain through her own ambition and in solitude. Reflect on this as you tackle your own personal mountain.

 

 

DESIGN YOUR FUTURE

Friday, September 1, 2017:

On Friday, we have another day with the Moon in serious, hard-working Capricorn. At 6:21 AM EDT, she forms a sweet sextile aspect to mystical Neptune and this starts the day with a dreamy edge. It may be hard to wake up and begin the day. However, the dreaminess will pass quickly.

Once you get to the office, you will be ready to push ahead into planning the best path forward for your work, reputation, and career. There is emotional seriousness in the air. You may find that you are highly aware of certain realities in your life regarding the movement and passage of time. You will likely want to spend the day solo and may become impatient with others if you are not able to work alone.

Your focus is on what you are trying to build and create, your ambition is high,  and you are ready to make serious plans for the direction of your path. This will be an excellent day to sit down and work on your formal goals. Focus on what you want to create and get clear and specific about how you are going to go about it.

 

 

Island of Life by
Arnold Böcklin via WikiCommona

UNPREDICTABLE EXCITEMENT

Saturday, September 2, 2017:

The serious, hardworking nature of the Capricorn Moon is up-ended through a powerful trine aspect from bold Mars to unconventional Uranus at 8:13 AM EDT. This transit will energize and awaken your inner defiance and humanitarian efforts. Consider your most non-conformist, revolutionary beliefs and endeavors.

On Saturday, the universe assists each of us in leaping forward into the unknown. There are risks that must be taken and ideas that others may not like that must be expressed.

At 12:30 PM EDT, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus, increasing the general unpredictability and your desire to take inspired risks.

At 4:06 PM EDT, when the Moon entries unpredictable, progressive Aquarius your excitement and possibly anxiety are further heightened. Gather with like-minded others, go ahead and do what is not expected of you. Follow the dictates and beliefs of your own passionate heart.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:30 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 4:06 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

WAIT WITH THOSE WORDS

Sunday, September 3, 2017:

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, perceptive Mercury joins with self-determined Mars. You may get the day started much earlier than you had anticipated. Your mind, your understanding, and your communications will be creative, assertive and highly independent. If you have sensitive communications that must be delivered and are tempted to do that now, wait! Mercury turns direct in just a few days, it can wait!

Even if you are not angry, your words may come out sounding as though you are.

This is a great day to work with ideas, thoughts, and words. Put them on paper, get creative, and dramatic with your words. Putting them onto paper will keep others from feeling threatened when those words are expressed with dramatic assertiveness (Mercury and Mars are both in powerful Leo).

At 11:49 AM EDT, the independent Aquarius Moon forms an opposition to relationship oriented Venus. You may have some disagreements with a loved one on how you want to spend the day. You may be tempted to go your separate ways. That will work fine but is not necessary as this Moon transit will pass quickly.

Consider a social occasion on Sunday evening.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 26, 2017 through July 2, 2017

Watch your mental (Mercury) and physical (Mars) energies this week!

A Jest by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

Mercury, an inner planet responsible for our communication, thinking, perception, and understanding, forms highly challenging aspects to multiple planets. These transits may be intended to shift your attention. These Mercury aspects may bring you a new understanding of how you currently use your voice and how you may want or need to change your manner of communication. They may even ask you to change what you are thinking about!

Mars, an inner planet that facilitates our direct physical energy, assertiveness, and anger, is also active this week. On Monday, your ability to assert yourself with courage helps a dream move forward toward reality. On Sunday, it will be prudent to be aware of the tendency toward an expression of anger that is best avoided. Please pay attention to your own internal triggers and keep out of the range of your own anger.

 

 

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DREAMS DO COME TRUE

Monday, June 26, 2017:

The combination of active planetary cycles on Monday allow for a lovely day of creativity and imagination. Mars, the planet of action, forms a supportive trine aspect to Neptune, the planet of dreams and inspiration, while we sleep early on Monday morning. This will remain with us throughout the day.

The cycle between Mars and Neptune began on the first day of January, 2017. This is a cycle of bringing strength and determination to your dreams. Look back at any resolutions you made at the New Year! You may be surprised to see that your dream is alive and moving in exactly the right direction. J

With the Moon in playful, expressive Leo and forming a lovely sextile aspect to expansive Jupiter at 4:43 PM EDT, you may want to shout your good news from the rooftops. Go ahead and do that!

 

 

SHIFTING BELIEFS & UNDERSTANDING

Tuesday, June 27, 2017:

Tuesday will bring us to an active, playful, and highly interesting day.

With the Moon in dramatic, expressive Leo, your energy is stabilized by a trine aspect to dutiful Saturn at 9:38 AM EDT.

Gaining clarity on your responsibilities is helpful when thoughtful Mercury forms a challenging square to idealistic Jupiter (at 2:20 PM EDT) asking you to question certain fundamental beliefs you hold regarding intimacy and relationship.

At 5:11 PM EDT, your eyes may open to a new perspective that could completely shift your understanding.

Later, as logical Mercury forms a supportive trine aspect to mystical Neptune at 8:22 PM EDT, your mind is encouraged to embrace a new understanding of a long anticipated dream. Indeed, please remember that dreams do come true.

At 8:42 PM EDT, with the Moon entering meticulous Virgo, you will want to get a good night’s sleep to face a more practical, industrious day on Wednesday.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:11 PM EDT until she enters Virgo at 8:42 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.

 

 

Study of a Young Woman by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

SPEAK WITH CONSCIOUS INTENT

Wednesday, June 28, 2017:

The analytical Virgo Moon forms a delightful sextile aspect to the intuitive Cancer Sun at 9:04 AM EDT. This makes us feel inspiring, gracious, and sweet. This is a great start to the day.

However, Wednesday afternoon could bring difficult or demanding conversations as mental Mercury conjoins with aggressive Mars (at 15° Cancer) at 3:50 PM EDT. With your thinking and your need for direct, unapologetic action coming together in moody Cancer, it is important that you find a way to manage aggravation and frustration without it spilling over onto others and leaving a big mess to later clean up!

Your first choice should be to practice patience and kindness with yourself and others. There may well be important things that must be said. If you choose to speak out on Wednesday, pay attention to the words that you use and the manner of your delivery. Blurting out the truth as you see it will very likely come back to bite you.

Don’t expect it to be easy but make a solid effort to say what must be said with clear and conscious intent.

 

 

EXPLORING DARKNESS

Thursday, June 29, 2017:

Thursday’s dedicated, hard-working Virgo Moon forms a difficult square aspect to restrictive Saturn at 2:52 PM EDT. Are you working too hard? Are you or someone in authority holding you to a standard that feels beyond your ability?

With an opposition between communicative Mercury and power-hungry Pluto exact at 8:35 PM EDT, any resentment that formed early in the day could get ugly. Pay attention to power dynamics and do your best to sidestep manipulation, coercion, and other underhanded attempts at control.

Make sure your connections with others are of the highest integrity.

Spend the evening in deep study or intense conversation with trusted, respected equals. Much understanding can come from an exploration of darkness and hidden forces. Make sure your words are constructive and that your intention is to help each other understand issues of depth and significance.

If you began a study or an important conversation in late January, the results of the seed planted at that time will be clear now. Look for it.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:35 PM EDT until she enters Libra in the wee hours (3:03 AM EDT) of Friday 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 any significant future impact.

 

 

SENSITIVITY AND CHARM

Friday, June 30, 2017:

When you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon will be in graceful Libra. You can anticipate spending the weekend seeking harmony, cooperation, and diplomacy in social situations and intimate relationships.

This brings us to a weekend of community engagement and romantic encounters. Don’t spend the weekend alone. Find friends for pleasurable activities or go to a nice restaurant, not the dive downtown or your ‘regular haunt’. Go somewhere with tablecloths and candles, or invite a few friends over and pull out your best china and create an environment of refinement and beauty.

Create a space of allure, charm, pleasure, and romance.

At 8:52 PM EDT, we come to the First Quarter Moon with the Sun in emotional Cancer and the Moon in graceful Libra. Love and pleasure must be combined with deep sensitivity and maternal tenderness. Can you embrace all this sweetness and charm?

 

Memory of the Garden at Etten by Vincent Van Gogh via Wiki Commons

 

 

DEEP HEALING

Saturday, July 1, 2017:

Chiron is a comet, which in astrology symbolizes deep wounds and the push to heal those wounds. At 3:09 AM EDT, Chiron turns retrograde opening a five-month window to work deeply with your healing process. Look to 28° or 29° Pisces in your natal chart for the house (area of your life) that is being activated.

If you have planets in the last degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces), you will be pushed particularly hard to work on your path of healing. If you have been avoiding working with deep long-standing wounds in your life, this is the time to meet them head on. This is a good time to finally work with an astrologer to see your situation from the amazing perspective of the greater universe (Yes, Astrolore is taking new clients; contact me today.)

The normally social and charming Libra Moon does not have an easy run of it on Saturday. Issues of anger, frustration, and power dynamics could get in the way as the Moon forms challenging square aspects to impulsive Mars, subversive Pluto, and perceptive Mercury.

Do your best on Saturday to maintain inner balance and equanimity. Work to show kindness to others and don’t forget to focus on your own self-care.

 

 

INERTIA BECOMES EMPOWERMENT

Sunday, July 2, 2017:

The Libra Moon is VOC* (void of course) until 1:00 PM EDT on Sunday afternoon.

Let’s take this opportunity to review what that means. When the Moon is Void of Course (VOC), she has made her final major aspect to another planet while in one sign. The Moon then makes no more major aspects to other planets before she leaves that sign to enter the next. It is a phenomenon of the transiting Moon.

A VOC Moon tends to leave us with a sense of inertia. It is prudent not to start anything that you have important expectations of during these times. It is best to focus on mundane activities, things that must be done but aren’t expected to have significant long-term impact.

With that in mind, keep a low profile on Sunday morning. Sleep late, read the paper, rest.

At 1:00 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing intensity and depth to the rest of the day. You will want to connect with others but with none of the “wanting to make it look pretty” of Libra! Now, there is a powerful desire to delve deeply into profound emotions and to uncover what is hidden beneath the surface.

Avoid manipulation and allow for vulnerability. Extreme depth of connection is available; spend the day alone if that is not what you are looking for.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:17 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 1:00 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: July 13, 2015 through July 19, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 13, 2015 through July 19, 2015

In looking at the week ahead, we have Mercury, Mars, and the Sun joined together in Cancer. Early Tuesday morning, the Moon joins them. Oh, what an emotional week we have ahead of us!

Alaska by Gilda Seelke

Alaska by Gilda Seelke

Please, pay careful attention to your emotional state this week and to the emotional state of those around you. Consider your default method of dealing with your emotions. Do you face them head-on? Work through them in conversation, meditation, or journal writing? Do you avoid them by eating, drinking, or indulging in other excessive behaviors? Do you hide them under humor or bravado?

What you discover in this exploration may surprise you. If you see things that you would like to change, don’t beat yourself up or expect immediate resolution. Simply observe and work to understand your personal patterns. Discover ways that you can actually feel and share your emotional state.

Try to discover what your emotions are telling you rather than avoiding, postponing, or stuffing them down with food, drugs, television, or pornography. Allow yourself to experience and listen to the emotional truth of others without feeling that you have to fix or change them.

If you feel angry, look beneath the anger until you discover the sadness. Allow yourself to feel. Come out of your self-enclosed cocoon and pay attention to the faces of those around you.

Watch expressions. Can you read the emotion beneath the expression? How can you send comfort, healing, and kindness without a word?

Carry these contemplations throughout the week. Allow your emotions to speak to you; let them show you the path forward.

On to the dailies!

 

 

SILVER LINING

Monday, July 13, 2015:

On Monday, we can expect the Gemini Moon to allow us a bit of light pleasure. Perhaps, it is giving us the opportunity to avoid the depth and complexity of our current circumstances. Or maybe both are part of the plan!

With that said, let’s enjoy today! It may be possible to relax into light fun and exciting conversation. The Gemini Moon is making lovely sextile aspects to Uranus, Jupiter, and Venus.

At 3:13 PM EDT, Mercury forms a free flowing trine aspect to Neptune. In late March, when Mercury and Neptune began their cycle there was a powerful dream on the table. In recent weeks, I suspect you have struggled with that dream. The struggle is not over.

However, on Monday, if you try, you can see it that dream is still viable. There is hard work ahead if you chose to continue in that direction. If you look, you will see the glimmer of the silver lining.

It is there. It is possible but not necessary to work your way towards fulfilling that dream. Regardless of the next step, hold the silver lining in your mind and your heart as we begin this week.

 

WHAT MUST BE RELEASED?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015:

The energy of love and nurturing kindness, or powerful protectiveness gets a boost on Tuesday as the Moon joins Mercury, Mars, and the Sun in Cancer while we sleep.

Also, very early on Tuesday morning, Venus forms a square aspect to Saturn. These two planets coming into a challenging aspect is not easy. There are several ways to look at this; if you think in terms of archetypes, consider Saturn as an authoritative, serious, no-nonsense teacher. Consider Venus to be your warm, sensual, and beautiful belly-dance instructor. On Tuesday, you may hear a stressful conversation between these two internal archetypes.

Venus longs to be beautiful, appreciated, and loved. Saturn insists on being taken seriously and wants to hold you accountable. This may be a day when our serious side has little patience for giving our beautiful side the appreciation that we need.

Thinking about this in terms of the full cycle, we will want to consider this to be a cycle of stabilizing finances and love. The current cycle began in mid-November 2014.

Where were our relationships being formed with structure and purpose? In mid-April, we saw the full illumination of where that stabilization had brought us. Did the cycle bring you the place you imagined? Has it been better than you imagined? Or has it been a terrible disappointment?

Now, we are at the Third Quarter phase of this cycle. We know it is time to look clearly, work with what is of value, and let go of what needs to be released.

Decisions to determine what needs to be released, in relationship or resources, sit heavily on your plate today. Spend some time alone in contemplation and please bring kindness to all your encounters, especially your encounters with self.

Liberty, Maine by Claire Perry

Liberty, Maine by Claire Perry

 

NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED TO HEAL LOVE

Wednesday, July 15, 2015:

I’m afraid I cannot tell you to anticipate a fun and easy day on Wednesday. That doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to having a terrible day. It does mean that you will want to pay careful attention to how you manage situations and people that you encounter.

The Moon is in Cancer (New Moon at 9:25PM EDT) brings our sensitivities close to the surface while making rough aspects to Mars, Pluto, and Uranus. Our sensitive emotions are being challenged by life transformations that we may have no control over.

We will do best to simply release the need to have control. Ride with the flow of this day, this week, and much of this lifetime.

Because Mars and Mercury are traveling hand in hand, (they will make full contact shortly after midnight), they each make an opposition to Pluto on Wednesday. Remain fully aware of your thoughts, your words, and your actions. An extra dose of meditation should be helpful!

If you have personal planets between 13 – 15 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn), be particularly diligent and aware of the power within your presence.

Can you see the results of what began between November 8th and November 12th 2014? I hope the results from that time are what you were seeking; pay attention now and plan accordingly. The answers to the questions should be clear.

The New Moon is a time to consciously plant a seed toward your own personal growth and development. Take time to contemplate what you want this lunar cycle to bring. This is a cycle that has the potential of offering the healing of broken love.

 

DIRECT COMMUNICATION

Thursday, July 16, 2015:

Over the past few days, as Mercury and Mars have been dancing together in Cancer, we have had the opportunity to look at our personal patterns of expressing assertiveness and anger. If you have been paying attention, you will have noticed the places where your old patterns no longer work.

Thursday brings us to the conjunction between Mercury and Mars beginning a new cycle of direct, clear communication. If you are having troubles in communication with a partner, friend, coworker, children, or parents, Thursday is the day to begin a new cycle of developing clear communication.

If this is an significant issue in your life at this time, I recommend a book called: The Five Keys to Mindful Communication: Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals by Susan Gillis Chapman.

The Moon enters Leo at 10:15 AM EDT lightening things up and allowing us some space for play. Don’t waste time… Play… Summer is short!

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and connect than the most well-intentioned words.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen

 

RELEASE, RESIST, REST

Friday, July 17, 2015:

Friday is an unusual day. There are absolutely no major aspects, no planets changing signs, no VOC* Moon; an absolutely quiet day!

I know there is an energy bleed through from other aspects which came earlier this week or are appearing over the coming days, but a day with no exact major aspects is uncommon. I take this as a sign from the Universe to release, resist, and rest. I plan to take nothing too personally or too seriously on this day.

These weeks has certainly offered up its challenges but for today, let’s look at the broader perspective and remember that the excitement of Uranus is still offering it’s intensification to the expansion of love expressed through Venus and Jupiter in Leo. Hold the thought of that energy throughout this Friday.

The Moon is in Leo asking that we step forward with full authentic expression. The energy of Leo demands that we outwardly express all that is internal.

Focus on expression, kindness, and love. Hold your loved ones close and never for a moment forget to be grateful for each day.

“The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.” Zig Ziglar

 

Sunrise Clouds by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Sunrise Clouds by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

A PICNIC OR THE BEACH

Saturday, July 18, 2015:

The Moon is in Leo until Saturday evening. Please head to the beach or for a picnic! This is a great Saturday to truly enjoy Summer activities.

Saturday evening, the Moon goes VOC*at 5:42 PM EDT and enters Virgo at 8:47 PM EDT.

Venus enters Virgo at 6:38 PM EDT, having been in Leo since June 5th. Venus will not spend too much time in Virgo as she will be retrograding back to Leo over the coming weeks. Venus in Virgo highlights the pleasure and appreciation of a tidy house and organized closets. However, an even more significant influence, Venus in Virgo appreciates kindness and the ability to be of service to others.

Another cycle that began in the Spring is asking for our attention this weekend. On April 8th, Mercury and Uranus came together, beginning a cycle of intense and unusual communication or expression. If you can identify what began at that time, it is now time to step forward and take action on that issue.

I started a writing project at that time that I have not been paying much attention to. Clearly, it is time for me to pick that project back up and work on it this weekend. Funny, I have heard it calling to me!

 

PREPARATION

Sunday July 19, 2015:

With the intensification of this entire week, it’s nice to have a quiet Sunday.

The Moon is in Virgo with a touch of soft dreamy energy in the afternoon when she makes contact with Neptune. This should be a great day to simply prepare for the upcoming work-week or begin preparation for any upcoming event, vacation or party.

Sunday is a good day for any type of preparation: paying bills, doing laundry, cleaning, or packing. I know that doesn’t sound exciting, but it is a blessing to have these days. Clearly, every one of us must do these things in order to take good care of ourselves. The more you can focus on these issues today the more you can enjoy the upcoming week.

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. “ ~Buddha (paraphrased)

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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, July 13, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a trine to Venus at 11:32 PM EDT, until she enters Cancer on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:15 AM EDT.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a trine to Saturn at 7:24 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 10:15 AM EDT.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Saturn at 5:42 PM EDT until she enters Virgo at 8:47 PM EDT.

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

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

 

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

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

Pond photo by Diane Paige of Maggie Valley, NC.

Pond photo by Diane Paige of Maggie Valley, NC.

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

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

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

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

Onward to the days of this week!

 

 

A MIXED BAG OF EXCITEMENT AND LACK OF CLARITY

Monday, May 25, 2015:

Monday certainly gives us a great deal to think about.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

RESOLVING A PAST ISSUE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Flower photo by Susan Palm

Flower photo by Susan Palm

AN EVENING FOR PLEASURE

Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

 

BRINGING PLEASURE TO OTHERS

Thursday, May 28, 2015:

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

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

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

 

LISTEN TO THE TREES SING                    

Friday, May 29, 2015:

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

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

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

 

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

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

INTANGIBLE DEPTH SEEKS TRUST

Saturday, May 30, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SPIRITUAL CONNECTION – MYSTICAL EXPANSION

Sunday May 31, 2015:

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

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

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

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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