Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 19, 2018 through February 25, 2018

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Woman in Blue Dress by Jozef Rippl Ronai via Wiki Media

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BEGIN A DREAM JOURNAL

Monday, February 19, 2018:

In this highly sensitive, Piscean season, the Moon in Aries isn’t quite certain how to behave. Normally, Aries simply moves ahead with determination and a ‘take no prisoners’ attitude. However, with so many planets in Pisces, even he has to concede to slowing down a bit.

Luckily, Mars in Sagittarius lends a hand and at 10:18 AM EST, with a trine aspect between the Moon and Mars. Once that occurs, you’ll have more than enough energy and strength to move ahead. Take advantage of this opportunity, push forward to develop something deeply internal and highly spiritual.

By evening, with a square from the Moon to Pluto, pay attention to any interpersonal power struggles. Breathe fully, hold your line of integrity solid, but otherwise, avoid engagement in difficult relationship dynamics. The stress will pass, if you simply move aside and allow anger and power play to slide off your back.

With such a pile-up of planets in Pisces, this is an excellent time to begin a dream journal, a meditation practice or make a new connection with poetry, deep spirituality, or a soft, sensitive connection with the natural world. Allow and invite intense compassionate love to flow through you.

 

 

A LOVELY EVENING FOR CONNECTION

Tuesday, February 20, 2018:

Tuesday morning begins with some stress and anxiety as the assertive Aries Moon joins with defiant Uranus. This potentially aggressive energy is not welcome in the highly emotional environment we are currently involved in.

Don’t allow frustration to push you into conversations or responses that you know will not serve anyone involved. Allow any morning aggravation to roll off your shoulders, knowing that the afternoon will bring calm.

At 2:12 PM EST, the Moon enters patient, level-headed Taurus. Taurus plays very well with Pisces and with four planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Neptune) and Chiron in Pisces, this makes for a happy evening.

At 6:17 PM EST, the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to the Sun. This aspect gives the opportunity for a lovely evening of deep compassion, connection, and love. On a more practical note, this is a lovely evening for cooking a beautiful meal, lighting candles, or giving a massage.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:11 AM EST until she enters Taurus at 2:12 PM EST. 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.

 

 

A LOVELY MOMENT IN TIME

Wednesday, February 21, 2018:

As the Moon continues her path through steadfast Taurus, she brings delight to the group of planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, and Chiron) moving through poetic, dreamy Pisces.

Woman in Pink Dress and Black Collar by Jozsef Rippl Ronai via Wiki Media

In the midst of the day’s pleasure, Venus joins with Neptune, this conjunction begins a new cycle of transcendent beauty and love. This is a highly romantic connection. Your heart is open to deep levels of sensitivity and unconditional love. Be aware, however, that this combination also suggests that clear vision is not necessarily possible. You may indeed be wearing rose colored glasses that prevent you from seeing reality.

Happily, at 2:23 PM EST, Mercury wakes you from an unrealistic dream by forming a sextile aspect to Saturn. This sets your feet on the solid earth and you are able to see the long term potentials of whatever or whoever is sweeping your heart away.

The evening provides a good mix of reality and fantasy based levels of romance and love. Embrace this lovely moment in time.

 

 

 

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SLOW DAY – MENTALLY ACTIVE EVENING 

Thursday, February 22, 2018:

Thursday morning continues with the same lovely energies that were activated on Wednesday. The Moon continues through sensual, dependable Taurus without encountering any major bumps along the way. Don’t get too comfortable as the steadfast energy of Taurus ends on Thursday evening.

At 7:08 PM EST, the Moon leaves earthy Taurus behind to enter versatile, restless Gemini. With the Moon in Gemini, you will want to spend the evening talking, thinking, and making active mental connections. It may be a challenge to slow your mind down enough to get to sleep Thursday night. Your mind will want to keep moving, exploring, and gathering information. Watch documentaries. Gather information about things you know nothing about. Give yourself time to slow down for sleep.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:46 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 7:08 PM EST. 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.

 

 

ALLOW DISCOMFORT AND MOVE AHEAD

Friday, February 23, 2018:

The First Quarter Moon (in restless Gemini) occurs as the day begins, suggesting that you look back at the seed you planted at the New Moon last week. Consider what action you need to take to move the process you began forward.

The Moon in chatty Gemini is at odds with the depth and emotional sensitivity of the Pisces Sun. Throughout the day, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Neptune. You may feel uncomfortable, conflicted, and confused. Don’t take any of that discomfort too seriously. It will pass if you let it.

There is no point in trying to go deeply into intense study or research but you will be able to get a lot accomplished if you focus on catching up on any errands and emails that you have been putting off. Don’t be hard on yourself. Allow life to be exactly what it is in this moment.

Evening at Balaton by Jozsef Rippl Ronai via Wiki Media

 

A LIGHT-HEARTED DAY

Saturday, February 24, 2018:

The confusion and discomfort of Friday will not follow you into Saturday. That is the good news!

Plan a day of conversations, curiosity, and time spent with light-hearted friends. This is not a day for heavy conversations but for light banter and fun. Get curious about the world around you and explore ideas and simple activities. Get together with friends to play board games. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

At 10:06 PM EST, the Moon enters inward, intuitive Cancer. You will feel yourself and those around you slow down. Sunday will be a very different day as you will be more interested in sentimental nostalgia and time with family and familial loved ones.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:58 PM EST until she enters Cancer at 10:06 PM PST 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.

 

 

PUSH THE PAUSE BUTTON

Sunday, February 25, 2018:

You may wake on Sunday with feelings of discontent as an unsettling square aspect is formed from Venus to Mars at 7:01 AM EST. This puts your desire to take action in conflict with your deeply held values. This challenge may manifest within the dynamics of your closest relationships.

Just as you are grappling with this interpersonal discomfort, Mercury joins with Neptune, suggesting the need to slow down and allow your instincts to direct the course of action. I would suggest that you SLOW DOWN, seek balance, and don’t assume anyone has the correct answer to any dilemma that shows up. Go ahead and push ‘pause’.

At 12:45 PM EST, the Sun forms a lovely sextile aspect to Saturn, settling down the anxiety and difficulties of the morning. This presents you with an opportunity to build and stabilize a solid structure to stand on.

The Moon continues through Cancer throughout the day, pay attention to your deep need for comfort and to those who need your nurturing attention. Approach all interpersonal dynamics with kindness and support.

 

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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: March 16, 2015 through March 22, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 16, 2015 through March 22, 2015

This week we encounter and move beyond the powerful transit that has rocked our world over the past several years.

It seems as though we have been waiting for this week for a very long time, or at least since we became aware of the square aspect forming between Uranus and Pluto. For those of you who are students of astrology; when did you first become aware of this cycle between Uranus and Pluto?

I’m not sure when it first showed up on my radar but I remember clearly looking ahead with great trepidation as I realized where and how it was impacting my own personal horoscope.

Yes, my 14° Aries Moon (in my seventh house) has been greatly challenged and certainly transformed over this past year! The dust has not yet settled and I’m still not exactly sure where I will land.

My path gains clarity each day and I’m delighted for the new lifeblood that this transit has pushed through my life. My most intimate relationships, my relationships with my clients, and my entire way of life has transformed during this time. In the summer of 2012, there’s no way I could have imagined where my life stands today.

It has not been easy, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Depending on your own horoscope, we each respond differently to the transits of particular planets. I have always loved Uranus transits as they make me feel like a giddy teenager seeking freedom and excitement! Pluto transits are certainly more of a challenge as I find myself dealing with issues of power struggles and the necessity of shifting deeply held beliefs.

The Family by John Armstrong

The Family by John Armstrong

When confronted with intensely powerful transits, it is important to understand that we are being given an opportunity to open ourselves to our most authentic life.

Do not fight against the changing tide; ride it like a wave! Having said this a million times to clients, it was good to encounter a clear example of it in my own life.

The transit between Uranus and Pluto is now technically complete. This does not mean that the hard work is over. There is much to assimilate, much to understand, and many layers of work still before us, if we are to accomplish the ultimate opportunity this transit has given us.

For each of you for being directly impacted, remember: ride the wave, always exhibit kindness and compassion for others. Use your own challenges to understand the challenges of others. We are all human; our personal experiences are not unlike the experiences that others face; each of us lives in the same planetary weather patterns.

Share stories and compassion with others; you will be amazed at the understanding we gain through our shared common experience.

 

Monday, March 16, 2015:

It feels appropriate to have the final square between Uranus and Pluto (10:53 PM EDT) occur at this time of year. Here in New England, we are just feeling the stirring of Spring. It has been a very long and very cold winter. We are anxious for the sun and the warmth.

The intense long drawn-out powerful changes in our personal lives and culture are wearing on us. With this final First Quarter aspect between these powerful planets, we are ready to move forward; to see what is still standing when the dust settles. We are ready to face what is required of us as we assimilate the changes and become accustomed to where we now find ourselves.

Monday is the final of seven exact hits of the First Quarter square of Uranus and Pluto. This transit began in the summer of 2012. The powerful upheaval that we have encountered since that time now steps into a phase of assimilation.

Mercury squares Saturn on Monday, suggesting the importance of a facing a difficult decision or conversation.

Did you begin an important communication or a serious study in November 2014? Now, you must be bring that communication or study back to the table for further consideration. Push forward to embrace a way of thinking, or viewing the world, that is not easy for you.

At 6:14 AM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius. We are not satisfied with the status quo. Gather with friends this evening to discuss human rights issues, new innovations, and the use of technology to solve our humanitarian issues. It is time to open your eyes to bigger issues outside your own personal life.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015:

Tuesday is a highly energized day made for highly individualistic and unusual thinking. Encourage people you encounter to think outside ‘the box’ and watch what can occur! Let yourself be surprised and go ahead and surprise others!

At 6:14 AM EDT, Venus leaves the aggressive sign of Aries behind to enter her home sign of Taurus. Venus represents our need for beauty and our ability to form partnerships. She is delighted to spend time in Taurus where she finds stability, sensuality, and reverence for life.

Venus teaches us of beauty, sensuality, and diplomacy. While she moves through Taurus, her method of teaching is deliberate, patient, steadfast, and reliable. Venus will remain in Taurus until April 11th. During this time, enjoy the beauty and value of the natural world, sensuality, and comfort.

The Moon is in Aquarius all day making pleasant aspects to Uranus and Mars before going VOC at 2:18 PM EDT, following a sextile to Mars. She remains VOC* until she enters Pisces on Wednesday at 6:58 AM EDT. Take advantage of the high-level of energy that is available on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015:

Early Wednesday morning while we sleep, Mercury conjunct Neptune at 8° Pisces. Be prepared to wake up early and write down your dreams; they could be quite significant or at the very least, interesting! If you don’t have anywhere to go, get yourself back to sleep once you write down those dreams.

Little Mermaid Illustration by Charles Robinson

Little Mermaid Illustration by Charles Robinson

By the time we wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon will also be in Pisces, adding an even more mystical, watery quality to the day.

Think about the cycle between Mercury and Neptune as the ‘Cycle of our Dreams’. This is a one year cycle; consider the dream that began last March and is ending now. We have an opportunity to consciously choose the dream we wish to pursue for the coming year.

On Wednesday, you will want to determine the dream you wish to pursue. In early May, at the First Quarter square between Mercury and Neptune, it will be important for you to take a particular action to move that dream forward. In mid August, at the opposition between Mercury and Neptune, you should see the full results of this dream. In late November, at the Third Quarter square between them, it will be time to begin shifting gears and releasing part of that dream in order to move into a new cycle in March 2016.

Wednesday is certainly a day of great sensitivity, imagination, and compassion for self and others. Utilize it well; be kind, considerate, and compassionate.

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015:

Thursday follows very much in the same footsteps as Wednesday. The Moon is relatively quiet as she moves through Pisces. Don’t expect great clarity on any issues; allow soft sensitivity to rule the day.

With astrology being a symbolic language, every symbol; every planet, sign, and house have various layers of meaning. With a day of so much Pisces energy, we would do well to consider the layers of meaning involved in the symbols of Pisces and Neptune.

On the lowest energetic level, we can consider Pisces and Neptune to represent drugs, alcohol, and other addictions. Moving to a mid-level Pisces/Neptune energy, consider poetry and music. Poetry and music can be of great benefit in moving us to the higher levels of Pisces/ Neptune energy which consist of deep compassion, meditation, spirituality, and mysticism.

Be deeply conscious of where you choose to play out this energy this week.

Given that we are beginning the new dream/ new cycle between Mercury and Neptune, please consider where you want put your energy. Do you want to open that second bottle of wine or would your dream benefit more from listening to Chopin, or an extra hour of meditation?

 

Friday, March 20, 2015:

Friday brings us to The Vernal Equinox! This marks the moment (in the Northern Hemisphere) when the earth starts to tilt toward the sun, which means longer, sunnier days. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is just the opposite, as they move toward shorter days. This shift occurs at the moment when the Sun enters Aries at 6:44 PM EDT.

We also begin a new lunar cycle with Friday’s New Moon, which falls on the final degree of Pisces; adding to the overall theme of the week; “Beginning a Dream.” The lunar cycle is a one-month cycle; consider starting something that can be completed within that timeframe. What dream do you want to realize over the coming month?

The lunar cycles are well worth paying attention to. Whatever you begin at this time, be sure to make a conscious effort to move it forward on this March 26th. You should see the full results by April 4th, and on April 11th, you will begin to let go and release to prepare for the new cycle that begins on April 18th.

Overall, we can anticipate and plan for a day of powerful new beginnings.

The Moon enters Aries at 6:28 AM EDT, 16 minutes later the Sun enters Aries at 6:44 PM EDT. This will dramatically shift our energy out of the realm of dreamy Pisces and full force into the energy of determination, assertiveness, and courage that is Aries! Even here in the deep chill of New England, we know spring is on the way! Allow the excitement to build!

 

Roots by Volker Möhrke

Roots by Volker Möhrke

Saturday, March 21, 2015:

Saturday brings us to the first full weekend of Spring! What determined action can you begin now that will push you forward in preparing for these warmer months? Do you have a major project at hand that needs strong assertive energy to be begun or completed? This is the weekend to get it accomplished! You could get a major housecleaning project accomplished, rake the yard, clean out the garage or basement, get the motorcycle out of storage; prepare it for the road or prepare it to sell! Expend energy on preparation!

With both the Sun and the Moon newly in Aries, it is very important to utilize direct physical energy. If we find ourselves unable to do so for some reason, we could easily get in stuck in anger or nasty encounters with others. So, get out for a run, get a job done, use your energy in a strong, physical manner!

At 6:51 PM EDT following a conjunction to Mars, the Aries Moon will be VOC* until she enters Taurus on Sunday morning!

Don’t try to have a quiet evening at home with friends or loved ones! This would be a great night for dancing or bowling! No quiet activities for Saturday evening.

 

Sunday March 22, 2015:

On Sunday, the Moon enters Taurus at 6:39 AM EDT. This will calm our energy and bring us a more relaxing Sunday. At 4:26 PM EDT, Mercury sextile Pluto. This cycle between Mercury and Pluto began on December 25, 2014. Think about what powerful or transformative thoughts were on your mind at that time. What was the intense thought process that you were going through?

Now we are given an opportunity to consider how that thinking has brought you forward. What are the possibilities you see stemming from that time?

Consider where you are headed with what began in late December. You will be required to take serious action on this issue on April 7th. Your thoughtful consideration now will determine the action that you take in April.

Plan something fun for Sunday. If you got a lot done on Saturday, then Sunday can be a time to engage in significant conversations with the most important people in your life and enjoy the 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; times 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, March 16, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a square to Venus at 4:02 AM EDT, until she enters Aquarius at 6:14 AM EDT.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a sextile to Mars at 2:18 PM EDT, until she enters Pisces at 6:58 AM EDT on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Pisces) following the New Moon (Moon conjunct Sun) at 5:36 AM EDT and ending when she enters Aries at 6:28 a.m. 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 I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions.
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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