Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 13, 2018 through August 19, 2018

“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, 1980.

 

This will be a very different week from last week and we can expect more ease and simplicity in our personal lives and interactions.

  • We are on the other side of the eclipses. Sigh. Smile.
  • The VOC* Moon periods are very short following last week when we had three full days of that challenging, uncomfortable energy.
  • We have moved away from the stressful, difficult challenge of Mars square Uranus (yet, this will return for a final pass in mid-September).
  • Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury will turn direct! Sigh. Smile.

All in all, this is a quiet week with the Moon starting in Virgo, moving through Libra and Scorpio, and ending the week in Sagittarius. Communications regain clarity and we can begin some of those projects that have been left languishing.

“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”
~ Noel Tyl

 

 

BE AVAILABLE, OBSERVE, RESPECT, RELEASE JUDGEMENT

Monday, August 13, 2018:

You can expect a quiet day on Monday with the Moon quietly passing through service-oriented Virgo. When the Moon is in Virgo, we watch ourselves and each other a bit more closely as we analyze and try to fix what seems to be outside of the exacting standards we may desire.

Your expectations may be higher than usual as you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing. Try to curb the tendency to be critical of yourself, your loved ones, and strangers. Notice the critical tone in your voice and seek to replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. How can you be of service? What is it that you can offer on Monday that will help others? Focus on being available, observing, respecting, and releasing judgment.

 

 

BRING BEAUTY INTO THE WORLD

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Tuesday, the Moon has entered diplomatic, relationship-oriented Libra. The day may not start as easily as you would like as the Moon squares up with Saturn before breakfast. You or your partner may wake cranky and disgruntled. Let it slide off your back as it will pass easily as long as you don’t engage the issue.

The afternoon and evening should more easily offer the gifts of Libra; the desire to please, engage in social niceties and create beauty. Commit yourself to achieve balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

Find ways to offer kindness and bring beauty into the world.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* briefly from 12:10 PM until she enters Libra At 12:59 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” ~Dane Rudhyar

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY, ROMANCE, LOVE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018:

Wednesday will likely be similar to Tuesday, as the morning brings challenges and difficulty that the afternoon releases. The trick is to be careful how you manage the morning.

At 9:52 AM EDT, the Libra Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto. Do your best to manage this potentially deep discomfort on your own. Don’t allow yourself to get pulled into tough interactions or arguments with others, especially an intimate partner. Don’t pull them into those difficulties either.

The good thing is that this is a simple Moon transit and will not last long. Spend a few hours alone, don’t say anything that doesn’t pass the test of: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

The afternoon and evening should provide much ease and simplicity. Enjoy social gatherings, romantic connections, or spend time creating beauty and art.

 

Do you feel concerned or anxious about your life, circumstances, or your path ahead? Let Astrolore help. Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life. Make your appointment today! 

 

 

DEEP PASSION AND DETERMINATION

Thursday, August 16, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon has entered the intensely deep waters of Scorpio. Once again, the challenging part of the day comes early and is eased by the afternoon.

At 9:27 AM EDT, the Moon opposes Uranus. You may receive unexpected or unwelcome news, whatever it is, don’t let it throw you off kilter. By the time things shake out, it won’t be as much of a problem as you may initially expect.

With the Moon passing through Scorpio, you are naturally inclined to examine the deeper (even the darker) side of life and love. We are able to understand that in order to grow we must allow parts of ourselves to transform through destruction and regeneration. Open your heart to deep passion, determination, and powerful transformative change.

The Libra Moon is VOC* briefly from 3:56 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 4:55 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

THE POWER TO TRANSFORM

Friday, August 17, 2018:

Friday brings us another day with the Moon in the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are stable, have a concentration of focus, and can be quite stubborn. Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are deeply sensitive and emotional. Scorpio is very deep and focuses its powerful attention on the hidden emotions that many folks prefer to avoid. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we are able to feel more deeply and are able to observe our hidden emotional motivations with great clarity.

It may be easy to be suspicious of the motivations of others but it is best to focus this energy on yourself. Get to the bottom of something you would generally rather not explore. Under this Moon, you can look deep enough to transform an issue that has dogged you for years. Digging deeply and facing profound and difficult hidden truths has the power to transform.

 

AN EVENING FOR FUN

Saturday, August 18, 2018:

Very early Saturday morning brings us to the First Quarter Moon. Think back to last week’s New Moon. What was the seed you planted at that time? What did you want to grow out of the powerful energies of that Solar Eclipse? It is important to go back to that consideration and take a practical concrete step forward to bring that seed to reality.

Mercury forms a lovely sextile aspect to Venus on Saturday providing a great opportunity to have a significant conversation with a partner or loved one that will support your relationship deeply.

Jupiter is also lining up for a flowing trine to Neptune that we will feel over the next few days. This is a sweet, feel-good vibe.

At 12:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius bringing us to a lighter emotional state. This is an evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, kick up your heels. Go on a road trip, dancing, play, have fun!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* briefly from 11:06 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 12:45 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

MERCURY STEPS FORWARD

Sunday, August 19, 2018:

I always love writing the post on the day Mercury turns direct. I know that everyone is waiting and is happy to greet this day. So, here it is! Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury stationed direct. It will be a few days yet before it is up to speed but this is the day of the shift.

Were you able to use the time to catch up on projects and communications? Take time now to develop a list of projects and communications you want to get started between now and the next Mercury retrograde (November 16, 2018).

The other lovely thing that the cosmos offers us on Sunday is a flowing trine aspect between Jupiter and Neptune. This is a romantic and utterly sweet contact. You are apt to have your rose-colored glasses firmly affixed. Love seems soft and dreamy. Enjoy this sweetness. Go with it and share love and beauty, softness and dreams!

“Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.”
~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag

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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: April 16, 2018 through April 22, 2018

 

That we can now think of no mechanism for astrology is relevant but unconvincing. No mechanism was known, for example, for continental drift when it was proposed by Wegener. Nevertheless, we see that Wegener was right, and those who objected on the grounds of unavailable mechanism were wrong.

~ Carl Sagan

Diana the Huntress by Guillaume Seignac via Wiki Media

 

VOC Moon times are as follows:

Monday:          between 2:00 AM EDT and 4:50 AM EDT

Tuesday:          after 6:04 PM EDT

Wednesday:     until 8:03 AM

Friday:             between 8:05 AM EDT and 10:27 AM

Sunday:           between 10:57 AM EDT and 1:08 PM EDT

The Moon is said to be VOC (void of its course) from the time it makes its final major aspect in one sign until it enters the next sign. This can last a matter of minutes or many hours. When the Moon is VOC*, think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be little or 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 a significant future impact.

 

I suspect you will be happy to leave last week behind. The week we are entering does not deliver us with full ease but certain difficulties are left behind. For one thing, Mercury is now direct and will remain in Aries until entering Taurus on May 13th.  Go ahead this week and push forward on projects and ideas that have been brewing.

 

 

SENSUALITY AND PLEASURE

Monday, April 16, 2018:

What a relief it is to wake up on a Monday morning with Mercury moving forward again. You can step a bit more lightly as you prepare to move forward with ideas, projects, and plans that have been recently on hold.

By the time you begin the day, the Moon has entered stable, consistent, and earthy Taurus. You find yourself motivated by beauty, comfort and calm serenity. You will thrive in an emotional environment of quiet steadfastness. Even as you are able to step a bit more lightly you are also inclined to slow down a bit, relax, and smell the roses.

Speaking of roses, do bring flowers home on Monday evening and spend time preparing a meal that will enliven your senses. Create an environment of beauty that supports sensuality and pleasure.

The Aries Moon is VOC* between 2:00 AM EDT and 4:50 AM EDT when she enters Taurus. Likely, you will be sleeping and this will not impact you in any way. The VOC* simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

EXPAND DEEP BEAUTY

Tuesday, April 17, 2018:

Tuesday brings the lovely activity of Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Wherever Venus goes, she asks us to look at those things in our lives that we love and value most. Venus is currently moving through her favorite sign of Taurus, where beauty is slow and steady. As she makes contact with Jupiter, you may be asked how you can grow and expand beauty, money, and love in your life.

Venus follows up that conversation with a lovely, flowing conversation with powerful Pluto. How can the expansion of deep love or resources and money empower your life’s work? How does slowing down and finding reverence and beauty bring more meaning and depth to your life? This is a lovely contemplation even as the shimmering Moon moves through Taurus accentuating this line of thought.

On Tuesday evening, Saturn, the authoritative teacher, stops to turns retrograde at 9° Capricorn. Over the coming months, as Saturn retraces its steps, you must look clearly where you need to reinforce structural stability. There may be areas in your life that you thought were more stable and solid then they show themselves to be in the coming weeks. Where is Capricorn in your chart?

The upcoming monthly video gatherings will help you understand how to find this information this in your own chart. Contact me if you are interested.

Today do something practical, begin preparing your garden, or balance your checkbook.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:04 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Wednesday morning at 8:03 AM 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.

 

 

WATCH FOR THE WILD CARD

Wednesday, April 18, 2018:

You can’t expect to feel steady or stable on Wednesday. Is that a bad thing? It depends on your perspective and how willing you are to allow powerful change into your life. Several things come together to bring restlessness and the lack of stability to the table.

Spring by Wiosna Wyczolkowski via Wiki Media

First of all, the Moon has now entered curious but immature Gemini. Your emotions may be moving a mile a minute and pushing you in a variety of directions.

The big news, however, comes with the Sun joining hands with Uranus (the wild card of the cosmos) beginning a year-long conversation between them. This begins an annual cycle of revolutionizing the self. Uranus brings conversations of defiance, revolution, and sudden unexpected epiphanies. Expect the unexpected.

You cannot rest on your laurels anticipating calm and steadiness on Wednesday. Everything seems a bit off kilter and subject to forces beyond your control.

Today climb out of a rut, catch up on your correspondence, research something you are curious about

The Taurus Moon is VOC* until she enters Gemini at 8:03 AM EDT, having very little impact on the day.

 

 

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SUN ENTERS TAURUS – STABILITY AND LOYALTY

Thursday, April 19, 2018:

As the Sun moves through the zodiac, it brings light and warmth where ever it goes. At 11:12 PM EDT, the Sun leaves assertive, dynamic Aries behind to enter stable, grounded Taurus.

In the Northern Hemisphere, this brings us to a point of spring that is more stable and reliable. We are unlikely to see more snow as we move steadfastly towards the warmth of summer. During this time, newborn plants take root and become more determined and stronger; you also take root in whatever is important in your life.

Taurus reveres loyalty, sensuality, and the love of beauty and precious possessions. Look to the house in your chart that holds Taurus to understand where warm and light are available

I am starting an online video group where, among other things, you will learn to find where things play out in your own chart – send me a note if you are interested!

The Moon is still in Gemini throughout Thursday insisting that you keep your mind busy. If you don’t have a project that stimulates your mind you could get restless and irritable. Keep your mind working even as your body slows down for rest and recovery.

 

 

IS IT TRUE? IS IT KIND? IS IT NECESSARY?

Friday, April 20, 2018:

Friday offers a great day to patiently adjust to the dependable stability of the Taurus Sun. At 10:27 AM EDT, the Moon settles into tender, maternal Cancer. The domestic Cancer Moon couldn’t be more pleased to have her cohort, the Sun, in Taurus. She feels supported and taken care of which is very important to the sensitive Cancer Moon.

The Moon makes pleasant aspects throughout the day with the exception of a square to Mercury at 8:42 PM EDT. You may notice a tendency to speak too soon or say too much!

Before saying anything, ask yourself these questions: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Don’t say anything questionable on Friday evening unless you can answer yes to these questions.

Today, call an old friend, cuddle with your pet, and cook for and feed someone you love

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:05 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 10:27 AM 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.

 

Karabair by César Augusto González via Wiki Media

 

CALL YOUR MOM (OR YOUR DAUGHTER)

Saturday, April 21, 2018:

Saturday may be a very moody day as you are highly attuned to your emotional nature with the Moon in inward, domestic Cancer. You want to be loved and nurtured even as you also want to express that kind sensitivity to others.

If you are in a situation where you are taking care of others, you will feel good about it on Saturday. You want to be connected with home, family, and loved ones. You want to connect with your roots and feed and comfort those you love.

The Cancer Moon makes an interesting mix of lovely and challenging aspects which may result in some difficulty keeping those emotions in balance. Watch for emotional outbursts. This is a great day for self-care and self-healing. Show love and kindness to everyone you encounter.

Today, cuddle on the couch, look through old photo albums, or call your mom or your daughter.

 

 

SEEK BALANCE

Sunday, April 22, 2018:

Pluto turns retrograde at 21° Capricorn, suggesting that you check your chart for personal planets or points between 19° and 23° of any cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn). If you have planets there, pay attention to the profound shifts that are currently being demanded of you. I would recommend this as a time for a professional astrology consultation. Contact me or another reputable astrologer.

At 1:08 PM EDT, the Moon leaves sensitive Cancer behind to enter vital, expressive Leo. At 5:46 PM EDT, the Moon reaches her First-Quarter phase, squaring the Taurus Sun. You may experience some discomfort in the evening as you attempt to balance the dependable stability of Taurus with the dramatic expressiveness of the Leo Moon.

Today, go out dancing, treat a friend to lunch, or splurge on something for yourself.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:57 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 1:08 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.

 

 

At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don’t worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche. ~ Carl Jung

 

I am excited to finally find a way to make a video hang out/ astrological forecast/ Q&A session work so I can help you learn more about how astrology works in your life!
Please watch this 3-minute video explaining how this is going to work. Let me know if you have questions. I will also be providing folks who join with a copy of their chart in the Whole Sign house system.
I can’t wait to help you on your astrological path!
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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: December 18, 2017 through December 24, 2017

 

“Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. ”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

 

This is a very significant week which begins with a Sagittarius New Moon very early Monday morning. This New Moon joins with Saturn at the very end of Sagittarius.

Late on Tuesday, Saturn leaves Sagittarius behind (after being there for three years) and enters Capricorn.

On Thursday, the Sun follow Saturn into Capricorn bringing us to The Winter Solstice here in the northern hemisphere.

On Friday, we will be greatly relieved to see Mercury end its retrograde and turn direct at 9:51 PM EST. This is a powerful week! Please take a moment to listen to the video above.

 

 

Set up an appointment with either myself (Laurie) or Astrolore’s other astrologer (Jennie) to look at the conditions of the year ahead. Preparation for the coming year will help you move forward with confidence and courage!

I am both taking new clients for the New Year and look forward to meeting with you.  Schedule your appointment today. You can find more information here or contact us if you have questions!

 

 

EXPAND WISDOM – SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON

Monday, December 18, 2017:

In the early hours of Monday morning, the Sun and Moon join together bringing us to the New Moon at 26° Sagittarius. At 8:34 AM EST, the Moon steps out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn, leading the way for serious Saturn to follow on Wednesday and the Sun to join them on Thursday (at the Winter Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere).

In the midst of the joyful holiday season, we know that hard work and serious endeavors are right around the corner. Keep in mind that many folks struggle with the holidays and this year is no exception. Offer more kindness and understanding than usual.

Tulips by Jozsef Rippl-Ronai via Wiki Media

Over the next few days, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon cycle. For this Sagittarius New Moon, set an intention regarding adventure, exploration, freedom, or wisdom. With Mercury still retrograde, don’t make any plans; just set your intentions.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 26° Sagittarius, it will help you clarify where this idea wants to manifest. For example, if Sagittarius is in your 1st house, set an intension for the expansion of your personality; in the 4th house, set an intention to bring cultural diversity into your home; in the 7th, the intention may be more freedom in partnership or taking a trip with a partner; in the 10th, you may see the need to bring your business to an international audience.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that needs to grow through exploration and a broader cultural perspective.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. When you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Sagittarius New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of expansive growth, freedom, and philosophical wisdom. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:10 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 8:34 AM EST… almost not enough time to mention! 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.

 

 

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER

Tuesday, December 19, 2017:

As the Moon continues through prudent, realistic Capricorn, Tuesday is likely to be a serious day with issues of self-discipline and hard work highlighted. You may have more focus than usual, having the patience and willpower to move beyond challenging obstacles.

This is not a day of frivolous fun or play and is better suited to business and hard work. Tuesday is a serious day for authoritative accomplishment. You will not want to waste time or resources on anything less than moving toward your long term goals or achievements.

You are aware of the limitations of time.

Get clear on the reality of what you need to accomplish and simple put one foot in front of the other to accomplish your goals with integrity, ambition, and realism. No more fooling around; time to get it done!

Understand that it may not be easy to access compassion and kindness as you are focused on real world issues, don’t let yourself be unfeeling toward those you encounter. Real world life is hard for many. Be kind in practical ways. Bring a cup of hot coffee to the homeless person on the corner.

Late Tuesday night (11:48PM) Saturn enters Capricorn. Things are about to get serious!

 

 

Sun Pillar – December 2017 by Laurie

SHIFT TO THE SERIOUS

Wednesday, December 20, 2017:

Wednesday is a powerful day, both serious and exciting.

Late Tuesday night at 11:48 PM EST, Saturn leaves Sagittarius behind to enter Capricorn. Saturn has been in Sagittarius since December 2014 and remains in Capricorn, a cautious, ambitious sign, until March 2020. Saturn is the most authoritative voice in the system and teaches through responsibilities, limitations, solitude, and the maturing hand of authority.

As Saturn enters Capricorn, the sign that he rules and is most comfortable in, we each must look very carefully at our responsibilities and integrity as individuals, within our institutions, and as a culture. In Capricorn, Saturn will demand that you develop clear principles and live by them. There may be uncomfortable lessons to face; keep in mind. As you face and work through these issues, you will develop the gifts of maturity and self-respect.

At 6:13 PM EST, Venus forms a flowing trine aspect to Uranus, suggesting the possibility of excitement, epiphanies, and unexpected awareness regarding your personal values, love relationships, or finances.

Expect an evening of full engagement and enjoyment.

At 10:30 PM EST, you will feel the shift as the emotional Moon enters the aloof sign of Aquarius. Look for unpredictable, unusual, and innovative dreams as you drift off under the quirky, brilliant Aquarius Moon.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:37 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 9:30 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.

 

 

 

WINTER SOLSTICE SHINES A LIGHT OF FUTURE CLARITY

Thursday, December 21, 2017:

At 11:27 AM EST, the Sun enters authoritative Capricorn bringing us to the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year; as we move forward we begin to gain a small amount of light each day.

In the Southern Hemisphere, this is the longest day of the year and those who are ‘down-under’ will begin to lose light as they head into the dark season. (Hi Florence!)

Almost as soon as the Sun enters stable Capricorn, it joins with stern, serious Saturn. This begins a cycle of discipline and responsibility. It is important to focus on what is really important on Thursday. It is likely that everything feels more significant than usual and you will be wise to carefully consider your long terms goals.

There is no reason to wait until the end of the year to set your New Year’s intentions. You are being called now to begin developing clarity of purpose and realistic goals moving forward.

If you notice that it is more difficult than usual to express yourself, consider the importance of spending time alone for solitary expression and future clarity. With the Moon in objective Aquarius, you can see the future path with a healthy objectivity.

 

 

CELEBRATE: MERCURY TURNS DIRECT

Friday, December 22, 2017:

Many of you have been waiting impatiently for Mercury to turn direct. You are ready to move forward with new projects, ideas, and communications. At 8:51 PM EST, communicative Mercury ends its retrograde path to move forward at 13° Sagittarius. It will take a few days before you will have a full sense of forward motion, but we are on our way! 🙂

The Moon continues through Aquarius on Friday, capturing your attention with innovative and original thinking and humanitarian ideals. You are able to think outside the parameters of the culture and see your life and the greater culture from an unusual or open-minded perspective.

This is a great time for brainstorming with like-minded others and for social activities of all kinds. Gather with like-minded others for a big sigh of relief.

 

 

COMPASSION, DREAMS, AND ROMANCE

Saturday, December 23, 2017:

The day begins with easy aspects to the quirky Aquarius Moon but by the time you get going the Moon has entered elusive, poetic Pisces (9:41 AM EST). The Pisces Moon makes lovely aspects to stabilizing Saturn and the Sun, offering opportunities to stabilize and heal deep emotions.

Saturday offers a gentle day where empathy, compassion, intuition, and imagination are highlighted. You may be disinclined to face the reality you have had directly ‘in your face’ over the past few days. Go ahead, take a break.

Vermont Winter 2017 by Laurie

Enjoy a softer view; engage with sensitivity and imagination. Let down your guard, allow compassion, dreams, and romance to guide you. You can expect to be drawn to water, music, poetry, and spiritual endeavors.

Don’t give in to escapism through drugs or drink. Chose the meditation cushion, prayer, music, romance, or even a good movie to indulge in on Saturday evening.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:13 AM EST until she enters Pisces at 10:41 AM 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.

 

 

COMPASSION TRANSCENDS STRUGGLE

Sunday, December 24, 2017:

With the Moon continuing through Pisces, Sunday extends the feelings of Saturday. This offers another day to dream and feel deeply. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet that encourages us to transcend the restrictions of everyday life by dissolving the boundaries that normally constrain us.

With the Moon in sublime Pisces, take time on Sunday to simply do nothing. Stare at the ceiling, get lost in a dream, listen to music, and expect nothing. When the Moon is in Pisces, you feel deep sensitivity and a heightened sense of empathy and compassion for the suffering of all sentient beings. Imagination is strong even as ambition dissolves into nothing. Rest, allow compassion and love to expand your heart.

We have been so confronted by reality recently that we need this break. Allow yourself to rest in this fluid, emotional sensitivity. Get lost in a good movie or a good romance. Monday will be soon enough to face reality again.

 

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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: September 4, 2017 through September 10, 2017

 

“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

The Duchess of Devonshire as Cynthia by Maris Cosway via Wiki Commons

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~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach

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INNOVATION AND OPTIMISM

Monday, September 4, 2017:

Monday morning begins with a lovely sextile from the progressive Aquarius Moon to stable, hardworking Saturn. This sextile aspect offers the ability to weave together the innovation of the Aquarius Moon with ambitious, prudent Saturn. This is a lovely way to start the week! Keep your eyes open for opportunities that will allow your most unique and interesting ideas to be brought to reality.

The day continues with more positive energies as the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to optimistic Jupiter at 11:45 AM EDT. Your ideas are further expanded as you engage with like-minded folks throughout the afternoon.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon forms another sextile, this time to unconventional Uranus. This aspect encourages your ideas to expand even further outside of what you may expect of yourself.

Monday brings with it great energy, expansion, innovation, and excitement. As the Aquarius Moon opposes Mercury at 10:33 PM EDT, allow anything within your mind that has stood in the way of your unique ideas to break down and dissipate. Tuesday will bring a very different picture with sensitivity, imagination, and dreaminess.

 

 

MERCURY GOES DIRECT – FINALLY!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

Several important shifts happen in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. First, at 1:27 AM EDT, the Virgo Sun opposes illusive Neptune and we may sleep well and have interesting dreams further supported by the Moon entering passive, dreamy Pisces at 1:29 AM EDT. Remember, that Neptune rules Pisces so the energy of Neptune and Pisces reflect and support each other. You will awake Tuesday morning with a mystical, soft edge still surrounding you. You may be highly impressionable, confused, or even a little bewildered.

It may be difficult on Tuesday to maintain boundaries between yourself and others that are generally necessary to manage your everyday life. Be aware of this and tighten them up where they are necessary and loosen them where they can help you connect to others with love.

At 5:34 AM EDT, assertive Mars leaves dramatic, playful Leo behind to enter productive Virgo where he will encourage meticulous, analytical efforts over the coming weeks. Mars will remain in Virgo until October 22nd.

Then… what we have been waiting for! At 7:29 AM EDT, Mercury turns direct at 28° Leo. This is the same point where the eclipse formed last week. It is a volatile point and we should watch the conversations and words that are being spoken by the leaders of our governments. Nevertheless, Mercury will begin moving forward steadily from here on out. You can prepare to start those projects that you have been sitting on!

Be sure to pay attention to any dreams you have on Tuesday night. By the time you wake up on Wednesday, the Full Pisces Moon will have occurred.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a brief 13 minutes between 1:16 AM EDT and 1:29 AM EDT (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) when she enters Pisces.

 

Diana in the Autumn Wind by Paul Klee via Wiki Commons

 

PISCES FULL MOON – ACCEPT THE VISION

Wednesday, September 6, 2017:

I hope you are able to wake up slowly, paying attention to your inner world as you begin Wednesday morning. We reached the Full Pisces Moon at 3:03 AM EDT, Neptune joined in the event as well.

Whatever began at the Full Solar Eclipse two weeks ago, now comes into view. However, given that this Full Moon occurs in mystical Pisces and is joined with dreamy Neptune, that view is not likely to have sharp, distinct edges of clarity. This Full Moon extends to us an opportunity to see above and beyond our smaller vision. We may not see terribly clearly but we see a broadly inspired vision, beyond the boundaries to where our hearts open in whimsy, sensitivity, and imagination. We see the dream.

With Mercury now direct, use this time to fully envision that which you planted the seed for at the Eclipse on August 21st.  Reach for the dream.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:29 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:02 AM EDT on Thursday morning.

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.

 

 

SIMPLE ACTION

Thursday, September 7, 2017:

Thursday morning at 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon heats things up considerably as she enters assertive, action-oriented Aries. This is a day of high vitality as Aries begins the zodiac and pushes us to take action and begin a new project, a new activity, or a new adventure.

Over the past few days, while the Moon was moving through Pisces, you may have felt dreamy, passive, and even a bit confused. Now, with the Moon’s entrance into Aries, you are driven to act on your feelings. You may feel edgy, impatient, and even angry. If something touches you on an emotional level, you are apt to act quickly on instinct.

This is a day to keep things simple and to keep yourself physically active. Go for a hike, a bike ride, or take action on something you’ve never done before. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try skydiving! Today’s the day. 😉

The Pisces Moon is VOC* on Thursday morning until she enters Aries at 8:02 AM EDT (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection). 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.

 

 

IMPASSIONED GLOW

Friday, September 8, 2017:

Friday brings another day of powerful, fiery energies. There is little concern that this could be a boring day. If you were hoping for a calm, quiet day, you will likely be disappointed.

At 12:31 PM EDT, a lovely trine aspect forms between the spirited Aries Moon and the grounding Virgo Sun. You may find yourself with a powerful and yet simple need to take action to improve or change the direction of your partnerships. During the early part of the day, love and desire are expressed with playful and generous intensity.

At 1:49 PM EDT, the courageous Aries Moon is ready to leave the simplicity behind and dive into the depths of power, passion, and commitment. Perhaps, it is time to face the reality of deep forces that bubble beneath lightness and play.

At 9:28 PM EDT, the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to determined, responsible Saturn. You have done your work for the day and you are gifted with stability, self-respect, and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the reality of your situation. Allow sleep to soothe you as we build to a powerful day on Saturday.

 

The Water Lily Pond c. 1917- 1919 by Claude Monet via Wiki Commons

 

POWER OF FLOW

Saturday, September 9, 2017:

In positive psychology, “flow” is also known as “the zone”. Flow is the mental and emotional state during which you are fully immersed in focused, energized involvement in whatever activity you are doing. Essentially, flow is characterized by the complete absorption to the point where you lose your sense of time and space.

Saturday is a day where flow should be easily accessible. At 6:45 AM EDT, the meticulous Virgo Sun forms a smooth, supportive aspect to Pluto, the planet of empowerment and transformation. This is the easy movement of Earth energy, and feels grounded, stable, and focused on reality. Think of this as a cycle of recognizing your abilities and acknowledging your power in the world.

This is an annual cycle which began in January of 2017. Whatever seed you planted in your life at that time is now in a state of easy progression. Whatever steps have been taken since January have brought you to a point where you were you have learned enough to pass your wisdom to others. You will begin another cycle (really a spiral, as each progressive cycle raises us to a higher level of understanding) in January of 2018.

In the morning hours, find a way to shift anxiety to excitement as you look for the place of flow which will be much easier once the Moon enters patient, reliable Taurus at 12:23 PM EDT.

Allow yourself to rest, work in the garden, bake bread, or spend time in quiet contemplation. Before you head to bed on Saturday night, Mercury will enter analytical Virgo bringing your mind to rest in orderly precision.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for about 30 minutes from 11:53 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 12:23 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.

 

 

PLEASURE AND ENJOYMENT

Sunday, September 10, 2017:

Sunday offers stability and calm. The tender Taurus Moon begins the day with poetic gentleness thanks to a sextile aspect to Neptune at 10:08 AM EDT. This ease and sweetness remains throughout the day.

In the evening hours, a Grand Trine is formed between the Taurus Moon, the Virgo Sun, and Pluto, currently in Capricorn. This is an Earth based Grand Trine suggesting comfort, reverence, and pragmatism. Regardless of the challenges and the difficulties of your individual life, this presents a time of rest, recuperation, and a positive realistic view of your life.

You are able to see that things are more manageable than you may have previously understood them to be. This is a day to create beauty creatively within all areas of your practical life. Please enjoy.

 

 

 

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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: May 1, 2017 through May 7, 2017

 

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EXPRESS KINDNESS

Monday, May 1, 2017:

The week begins with a continued sense of sensitivity which held sway through most of last weekend. Getting up and out of bed on Monday morning may present a challenge. With the Moon continuing through sensitive, emotional, and moody Cancer, you may notice yourself either wearing your heart on your sleeve or trying desperately to hide that vulnerability.

The aspects formed by the tender Cancer Moon on Monday bring up the difficult and sometimes dark side of family and the connection we have to the past. This is a day to spend time in deep reflection. Sitting with a skilled therapist or a truly trusted friend may bring powerful insights to your most powerful inner processes.

Pay attention to how you treat others. Notice how you treat the waitress or the grocery store cashier. Make eye contact, offer a word of kindness, and acknowledge your shared humanity with that person. Everyone you encounter feels the same vulnerability that you recognize in yourself. Express kindness.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:23 PM EDT until shortly after midnight when she enters Leo. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ENTHUSIASM & SELF-EXPRESSION

Tuesday, May 2, 2017:

When you wake up on Tuesday morning, you will notice that the sensitivity of the previous days are behind you. You are ready to get up and get started and ready to enter a day of self-expression and enthusiasm. Notice the areas in your life where you want to show up, to be seen as the truly authentic, fun person you know yourself to be. This is a day to allow your playful, creative expression to exert itself. However, bedtime may bring a different energy; you may feel less enthusiastic and even a bit low.

At 10:47 PM EDT, the playful Leo Moon forms a difficult square aspect to the stable Taurus Sun. This is the First Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle.

Consider the seed that you planted at the New Moon on Wednesday, April 26th, now you can expect to encounter a restriction or blockage in that cycle. It is likely to be a relatively minor issue on the path; the important thing is to take a step forward to move beyond the restriction. What action needs to be taken to move your process in the direction you want to go? Consider that question as you fall asleep Tuesday night and you will have your answer and be ready to take action on Wednesday.

 

 

Destiny by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

MOVING FORWARD – MERCURY DIRECT

Wednesday, May 3, 2017:

Oh, Happy Day!                                                                                                 At 12:33 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents the way we think, communicate, and share information turns direct. Now, it is finally time to begin new projects, say what needs and wants to be said, and generally move forward more easily in every area of your life.

At 8:50 PM EDT, the Sun forms a lovely sextile aspect to dreamy Neptune. This offers an opportunity to engage deeply in intangible levels of imagination or mystical awareness. Take time to meditate, get lost in a good movie, music, or simply space out! Don’t hit the bottle or get lost in other unhealthy states of consciousness.

The dramatic Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine aspect configuration with unusual Uranus and hardworking Saturn late evening today/ early Thursday morning. This expands our understanding of both the enthusiastic excitement and the stable hard work necessary for the movement we need to continue moving forward.

Envision an enlightened future and commit to the requisite elbow grease.

 

 

 

DEDICATE YOURSELF TO SERVICE

Thursday, May 4, 2017:

When you get up on Thursday morning, you may be aware of the emotional shift that occurred while you slept. The Moon left playful Leo behind and entered competent, efficient Virgo at 5:47 AM EDT.

Thursday should provide you with a day to get a tremendous amount of work done, although you may need to remind yourself not to get too stuck in the details.

Mercury is now moving forward, the Moon is in dedicated hard-working Virgo, and there are no major aspects to get in the way of accomplishment. The work you do today must ultimately be in service to others. If you engage in too much self-focus, you may find yourself feeling fussy, critical, or judgmental of others. Keep an eye on that and get to work.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from shortly after midnight (12:35 AM EDT) until she enters Virgo at 5:47 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.

 

PLAN FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Friday, May 5, 2017:

Friday brings another day of powerfully successful effort as the Moon continues through purposeful, devoted Virgo. You may want to get to the office early and plan to stay late!

At 10:15 AM EDT, the Virgo Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to the grounded Taurus Sun. Then, at 5:57 PM EDT, the Moon forms a trine to Pluto. This creates a powerful Grand Trine configuration in the practical Earth signs.

Set practical, productive goals and expect great achievement. You can expect powerful support for whatever goals you have set. Plan accordingly.

 

Am Sonntagnachmittag by Leopold von Kalckreuth via Wiki Commons

RELATIONSHIP CONSIDERATIONS

Saturday, May 6, 2017:

Saturday morning may find you having a difficult time pulling yourself away from the work mode you have been so engaged in over the past few days, or perhaps, you are simply recovering from all that work.

With the steadfast Virgo Moon forming a difficult square aspect to Saturn at 8:43 AM EDT, you may find it useful to accomplish various tasks early in the day or simply rest with the intention of conserving your energy.

You may feel that the day doesn’t really get started until the Moon shifts into harmonious, beauty seeking Libra at 2:21 PM EDT. The afternoon and evening are best spent with close, intimate partners in the service of beauty or simple connection. Go to a museum, create beauty in your home, or seek it in the world around you. Focus on consciously creating your closest relationships.

Consider your most intimate partnership to be separate from you or the other person, a separate entity that you each must love, care for, and take into consideration. Make a plan for Saturday night that will feed the needs of the relationship itself.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:43 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 2:21 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.

 

 

HARMONIOUS CONNECTIONS

Sunday, May 7, 2017:

Sunday brings us to a day full of the potential of energized social interactions and inspired connections. At 11:57 PM EDT, the lovely Libra Moon forms a smooth trine to assertive Mars pushing you out into the world to meet up with your favorite intimates.

This is a lovely day for Sunday brunch. There is no reason to consider work, effort, to-do lists, or anything other than seeking harmonious connection. Create or enjoy aesthetic pleasures. If you didn’t go to a museum or art gallery on Saturday, make that a priority on Sunday.

Devote the day to romance, diplomatic cooperation, or charming socialization. Bring flowers home, open the windows, and bring beauty into your home and your heart.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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