Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 3, 2017 through July 9, 2017

 

Two Brothers Illustration by Elenore Abbott

On Tuesday, Venus leaves Taurus behind to enter the busy realm of Gemini. She loved her time in stable, sweet Taurus and although she leaves with some regret, she immediately moves into busy activity and doesn’t look back.

We barely have time to adjust to that shift when Mercury steps out of the sensitive sign of Cancer to enter the dramatic, playful arena of Leo.

Sunday brings us to the Full Moon in Capricorn, illuminating the importance of family connection to serious effort and accomplishment.

With both Mars and the Sun opposing Pluto in these early days of summer, watch for intensity, power dynamics, and serious challenges. Watch as it plays out in the news and in our political system and in your own personal life.

Maintain stability, breathe, and offer kindness. Spend time determining your most powerful forms of self-care and embrace them fully!

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ACCEPTANCE & HEALING

Monday, July 3, 2017:

How are you feeling after the challenges of the past weekend?

At 12:46 PM EDT, when the intense Scorpio Moon forms a supportive trine aspect to the tender Cancer Sun, you are able to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. You understand that difficulties are a necessary part of your path and that half the battle is acceptance.

Acknowledging the reality of your situation may be easier than expected as the Moon forms a lovely trine to Neptune at 5:16 PM EDT. Music or poetry will soothe you deeply this evening, as will a candlelight dinner with loved ones.

At 7:14 PM EDT, Venus forms a sextile aspect to Chiron, showing you the importance of slowing down and paying attention to a healing process that began in late January 2017. Take advantage of this soft moment as more intensity lies ahead. As always, remember kindness and self-care. Spread tolerance, decency, and benevolence in all directions.

 

SURPRISING REVELATIONS

Tuesday, July 4, 2017:

Tuesday carries with it a great deal of vitality and activity as the Scorpio Moon forms supportive aspects to powerful Pluto and action-oriented Mars. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish by focusing your attention on necessary projects.

At 8:11 PM EDT, lovely Venus, the planet of love, values, and resources, enters inquisitive Gemini. She is not happy to leave Taurus where she has been since June 6th. Steadfast Taurus is her favorite place as she indulges in sensuality and comfort.

Now, as she enters active Gemini, she will consider her options regarding love and money.  She will be interested in exploring what is available without settling down. In Gemini, Venus is flirtatious, inquisitive, and restless.

A square aspect between mental Mercury and unconventional Uranus at 8:51 PM EDT colors the entire day and its influence is felt into Wednesday. Watch for sudden communications, surprising revelations, excitement, or anxiety. Think twice or count to 10 before speaking. Ask yourself: “Is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?”

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:35 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:08 AM EDT on Wednesday 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.

 

HONOR YOUR PATH

Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

Cinderella by Elenore Abbott via Wiki Commons

We can anticipate powerful shifting energy before Wednesday comes to a close.

When the day begins, the Moon has left the deep emotional space of Scorpio behind to enter Sagittarius, the sign of philosophical expansion and exploration.

At 8:19 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet representing your manner of thinking and communicating, leaves the inward sign of Cancer to leap into playful, boisterous, and expressive Leo. Your conversations will become more animated and dramatic over the coming days.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the affectionate Cancer Sun forms a flowing trine aspect to mystical Neptune. Following on the heels of this aspect, the Sun forms a challenging square aspect to idealistic Jupiter at 10:43 PM EDT. These two overlapping cycles, one involving dreams, imagination, and the loosening of boundaries (Sun and Neptune) and the other involving your higher philosophical understanding of this life (Sun and Jupiter) will be prominent in your experience moving through both Wednesday and Thursday.

The first aspect (Sun and Neptune) is a cycle of developing compassion and sensitivity, mystical dreams, and deep, devotional spirituality. This cycle began at the very beginning of March. Did you plant a seed at that time that now opens onto a smooth path ahead?

The second of these cycles (Sun and Jupiter) is a cycle expanding your higher philosophical understanding. This cycle began in late September of 2016 as you planted a seed of opportunity and deep understanding. How far has that seed grown? It is time to begin looking forward to the start of a new cycle and a new seed to be planted in September 2017.

Clearly, these two cycles are working together to bring awareness to your philosophical understanding and spiritual growth. Honor your path.

 

A NEW UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, July 6, 2017:

Thursday, you can expect to continue working with your own understanding and exploration of your path forward. We are all assimilating the cycles that were highly activated on Wednesday. Spend time on Thursday in the active contemplation of your philosophical and spiritual understanding of your place in the world. Write an essay on where you find yourself.

The Moon is in idealistic, expansive Sagittarius throughout the day. Sit down with friends and plan a trip. Open up a world map and consider what part of the world that you have never seen but would like to experience.

Allow the outside world to take care of itself, set your concerns and worries aside.

Seek out new experiences, pleasures, and those friends who expand your view and understanding. Is there a culture, a philosophical understanding, or a new way of thinking that calls your name? Search it out.

 

HARMONIOUS, EASY DIALOGUE

Friday, July 7, 2017:

As Mercury, the planet of communication and our thinking, moves quickly through creative, dramatic Leo, he forms a delightful sextile aspect to lovely Venus in talkative Gemini. This combination is a splendid way to start the day, encouraging easy, open dialogue and facilitating communications of all kinds.

A flowing trine aspect between the Sagittarius Moon and eccentric Uranus at 10:12 AM EDT brings stimulation and excitement to new ideas and the way in which you perceive the world around you.

At 1:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters prudent Capricorn shifting the mood of the day dramatically. Just when the week is about to end, you are likely to feel more ambitious, responsible, and committed to your work. You may accomplish more on Friday afternoon at your job than you did in the previous 4 ½ days. Anticipate bringing a seriously mature focus to the weekend ahead. You may indeed be happy to bring work home.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:12 AM EDT until she entries Capricorn at 1:45 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.

 

“Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve” by William Blake

 

WATCH FOR EXCESS/ HOLD STEADY

Saturday, July 8, 2017:

Saturday may not hold a lot of excitement but it will also hold very little anxiety or stress. It will be a great day for quiet contemplation, time alone, or pushing toward accomplishments and achievements.

Things are very quiet astrologically until 6:05 PM EDT when the serious Capricorn Moon forms a curiosity driven sextile aspect to elusive Neptune. Go ahead and open a bottle of wine and settle in for a quiet evening.

At 6:45 PM EDT, the Moon forms a square aspect to expansive Jupiter, so be sure to put away that bottle of wine before you empty it on your own! Keep watch for excess throughout the evening.

The Full Capricorn Moon is exact shortly after midnight (technically, on Sunday in Eastern Time). Be aware, this is an extremely powerful and uncomfortable Full Moon, not the night for excitement and parties. Tap into your inner empowerment with kindness and hold steady.

 

POWERFUL CAPRICORN FULL MOON/HOLD STEADY

Sunday, July 9, 2017:

The authoritative Capricorn Full Moon is exact in the early moments of Sunday (12:07 AM EDT). The Full Moon is the passionate and energetic peak of each month. Do not under estimate the intensity of this particular Full Moon!

Pluto, Mars, and Uranus are all directly involved as she reaches full intensification. Watch the outer world and anticipate feelings of powerlessness in the face of political realities.

Remember, that it is your responsibility to accept the truth of your situation and work to express kindness and support toward others with an open, generous heart.

If you have planets between 16 and 19 degrees of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), pay close attention to your relationship to power, intensification, and anger in relationships.

If you feel direct internal pressure, please spend time alone. Learn to understand your triggers and practice kindness to yourself and others.

 

 

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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: June 19, 2017 through June 25, 2017

Happy Summer Solstice!

The sensitive season of Cancer is here! By the time you wake up Wednesday morning, the inquisitive, restless energy of Gemini will have been left behind as our attention turns to the domestic, nurturing sensitivity of Cancer.

On Friday, the Sun and Moon join together at 2° Cancer, for the New Moon at 10:30 PM EDT. Prepare to settle into a slower pace with a focus on loving, affectionate connections.

You may find that you and others around you are responding with moodiness and defensiveness. Use this as an excuse to express more tender understanding and love.

Two Women by Tsugouharu Foujita via Wikicommons

 

 

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HEALING TENDER VULNERABILITIES

Monday, June 19, 2017:

Monday morning, you awake with plenty of ‘get-up and go’! You will want to move forward and get things done without wasting time.

The Aries Moon is highly energized, particularly in the mid-afternoon hours, when she connects with unsettling, unconventional Uranus.

However, the most significant astrological event on Monday is a square aspect being formed from the Gemini Sun to Chiron. Think back to mid-March, do you remember an experience of having an extremely tender and vulnerable part of yourself exposed in some way? That was the beginning of the cycle that now asks you to pay attention to that vulnerability. There is healing work to be done.

Look clearly and fully accept the soft spot behind the vulnerability of Chiron. Seek out those friends and loved ones who truly understand and support your deepest personal burdens. Don’t shy away from your most tender spots and be a safe person for others to explore theirs. This is an opportunity for healing.

At 5:53 PM EDT, the Moon enters Taurus, offering an evening of indulging your senses. Spend the evening in nature; enjoy good food and loving touch.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:43 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 5:53 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.

 

 

ROMANCE AND INSPIRATION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017:

Tuesday’s Taurus Moon would love nothing more than a laid-back day of indulging the senses. However, that is not what the day is going to call fourth.

At 4:25 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, forms a sextile to Neptune, the planet of elusive dreaminess. This suggests the possibility of soft, romantic connections. Don’t go all in or fall head over heels, as whenever Neptune is involved, things may be other than they seem.

Just when you think you can enjoy that softness and the Taurus Moon would love to join you there, Mercury, the planet of our thinking, gets into the fray with a sextile aspect to unconventional Uranus. This may create agitation or inspiration.

Keep your eyes open on Tuesday for unusual thoughts and ideas. Perhaps, you will meet someone or encounter a new idea that threatens to upset the conventional structure of your thinking. Go ahead and jump at the opportunity to expand the directions of your mind.

Remember, this is the last day with the Sun in versatile Gemini, enjoy the chatter and the quickly moving mind. The Summer Solstice is upon us and will bring us to a more settled place!

 

 

JUNE SOLSTICE – SUMMER IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; WINTER IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

The Aquaduct by Paul Cezanne via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

June’s Solstice is exact at 12:24 AM EDT. The June solstice is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the Southern Hemisphere. The date varies between June 20th and June 22nd, depending on the year and the local time zone.

As the wheel of the seasons turns, our attention follows and our thoughts turn toward family, sentiment, security, home, and the past. Here, we nurture what is closest to our hearts; our family and closest loved ones.

At 5:57 AM EDT, Mercury also enters Cancer. Don’t be surprised when your thinking aligns with your feelings and your feelings take over your thoughts. This is a good time to articulate your emotions.

At 10:14 AM EDT, Mercury catches up with the Sun, allowing powerful conversations to emerge; go ahead and express your emotions freely.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from shortly after midnight (12:26 AM EDT) until she enters Gemini at 6:44 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.

 

 

OPTIMISTIC CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, June 22, 2017:

Thursday should be an active day of optimistic conversations and busy interactions. You and those you encounter are likely feeling optimistic and inquisitive.

When the Gemini Moon forms a lovely, flowing trine aspect to idealistic Jupiter at 4:05 PM EDT, your conversations will take on an expansive, philosophical tone. With lucky Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, these interactions will naturally drift toward cooperation, kindness, and talk of intimate relationships.

When the Moon forms a challenging square to elusive Neptune at 5:18 PM EDT, you may notice a lack of clarity or confusion clouding your understanding of the situation. As this is a quickly moving Moon transit, allow it to pass, it will not last long.

Your best bet is to open yourself to a softer way of viewing the connection, reach for compassion, and allow any stress to simply dissolve into dreamy sensitivity.

 

 

CHANGE THIS

Friday, June 23, 2017:

Friday starts off a bit cranky as the restless Gemini Moon opposes serious, restrictive Saturn at 8:30 AM EDT. Focus on dealing with practical work related issues. If possible, avoid difficult conversations or interactions with people who have authority over you. If you must engage on that level, open to the learning without resistance; a bit of humility in dealing with others may be helpful.

At 2:46 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Uranus, a lighter, more exciting afternoon can be anticipated.

At 6:06 PM EDT, the Moon enters emotionally intuitive Cancer and prepares for the beginning of a new lunar cycle. The Cancer New Moon is exact at 10:30 PM EDT at 2° Cancer. Now, you will want to plant a seed of maternal, tender, family- oriented love.

Wait and perform your New Moon ritual on Saturday or Sunday.

For your Cancer New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding family, nurturing, and emotional sensitivity. This is the perfect time to start a conversation about the family you want to create, an ideal vision of your domestic life, and how you show love to others. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin to more deeply understand your needs to give and receive tenderness and caring.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 2° Cancer, it will help you clarify where to direct your emotions and protective instincts. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that is calling for inward, soft attention.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what loving, domestic changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

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 Cancer New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of kind sensitivity, sympathy, warmth, and family connections. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:46 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:06 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.

 

House in Rueil by Edouard Manet via Wiki Commons

 

PROFOUND LOVE & BEAUTY

Saturday, June 24, 2017:

Saturday brings with it the potential to truly transform LOVE as it is experienced in your life. Empowerment flows to you through personal values, your resources, and those for whom you hold profound love. This cycle of deepening and transforming love began in late November of 2016 with the start of this Venus and Pluto cycle. Consider the seed you planted for relationship and connection at that time; feel the direct experience as it has unfolded and the impact it has upon your life now.

With the Moon in protective, caring Cancer throughout the day, the love that is impacted will likely be of the familial type. Are you ready to acknowledge that the love you are creating is domestically inclined? Do you feel the need to nurture and care for another? Do you need to give yourself that type of tender care or allow yourself to receive it from others? This is not the love of passionate new lovers but the love of family and life-long connection.

If you are alone on Saturday, take this energy and create something beautiful; any expressions of beauty will be empowered!

 

 

BREATHE STEADY

Sunday, June 25, 2017:

Sleep late on Sunday morning, if possible, and as you begin the day, breathe steadily and carefully observe your reactions.

In the early morning hours, aggressive Mars formed a challenging square aspect to philosophical Jupiter. You know that you cannot expect others to have the same beliefs that you hold. Therefore, there is no need for an overblown reaction when they do not. If everyone involved can maintain respect for each other, this can be a great morning for debate and heated yet friendly discussion. Pay attention, and shift the direction or get out of the way if it gets too heated.

With the emotional Moon still in sensitive Cancer (for most of the day), these issues will likely play out in family dynamics. When the moody Cancer Moon forms a challenging square aspect to unconventional Uranus at 2:44 PM EDT, we may feel somewhat unsettled and defiant towards certain family members. Don’t play into this agitation; pay attention to your level of understanding and release expectations.

At 6:07 PM EDT, the Moon dances into playful Leo where she will uplift our mood for the next few days. Enjoy the evening with dance, play, and creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:44 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:07 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 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016

Hey, I am on vacation! ☺
Well, for at least part of the week. So, I am keeping it simple. No prelude. Just the dailies!
Have a wonderful week!
Laurie

Drago en Orquidea Luz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Drago en Orquidea Luz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

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EXPAND YOUR THINKING

Monday, July 11, 2016:

The week begins on an interesting note indeed. The Moon is in Libra throughout the day suggesting a natural state of balance and calm. However, I suspect this will not necessarily be the case.

At 3:28 AM EDT, Mercury, which represents our mind functions and communications, forms a challenging square transit to Uranus, the planet of innovation and discord. We can expect excitement that threatens to cause upheaval within our minds or communications with others.

Last week on Thursday, Mercury opposed Pluto. Now, a new conversation or thinking pattern comes into focus that is an extension and expansion of the deep conversation at that time. What were you thinking about last Thursday? How has it led to excitement or anxiety now? Perhaps, there is something new that you need to be thinking about or a new study that is calling you.

At 8:52 PM EDT, the Libra Moon comes to the First Quarter phase. The Libra Moon forms an aspect of struggle or argument to the Cancer Sun. Is there a conflict between your emotional desires and your social or romantic needs?  You must allow each side of this challenge space to express itself and grow. Take a significant step forward in what you began at the Cancer New Moon on Monday, July 4th. We are all in the same boat, so be patient with others.

 

VULNERABILITY = INTIMACY

Tuesday, July 12, 2016:

Tuesday begins with the Moon still in Libra, mirroring the excitement or discord of Monday as she opposes Uranus in the early morning hours.

The top significance of Tuesday is the entrance of Venus into Leo where she will remain until August 5th. While Venus was in Cancer (starting on June 17th), our expression of love was sensitive, emotional, and sentimental. As Venus enters Leo, we turn the expression of love to playful generosity. We want to show, provide, and receive grandiose, dramatic, and playful expressions of love. We are drawn to flamboyance and our need for recognition and appreciation is powerful.

The Moon enters Scorpio at 4:53 PM EDT bringing our emotional nature into deep, intense waters. We are not interested in superficial contact; we long for intimacy and yet, may be fearful of the vulnerability necessary to develop that intimacy. Expressing authentic vulnerability is the quickest way to true authentic intimacy.

 

TURN UP THE HEAT

Wednesday, July 13, 2016:

Illuminata by Nasrah Nefer via Wiki Commons

Illuminata by Nasrah Nefer via Wiki Commons

On Wednesday, the Scorpio Moon forms a dreamy trine aspect to Neptune at 4:46 PM EDT. With both the Moon and Neptune in water signs, we may experience a sweet flow, a space of dreaminess or spiritual transcendence. Perhaps, you just want to open that bottle of wine as soon as you get home from work! This is a brief aspect but can feel sweet enough to pay attention to. ☺

At 8:46 PM EDT, Mercury follows Venus into Leo bringing our thoughts to the dramatic, playful expression of love. Leo is a fixed Fire sign, hot and steadfast. With Mercury in Leo, our minds burn deep and steady. We want to express loyalty, playfulness, and generosity in our interactions. Our communications and our imaginations increase in Leo. The stories we tell become more colorful and we may be prone to exaggeration. We feel the heat of fire increase!

On July 22nd, the Sun will also move into Leo bringing Venus, Mercury, and the Sun to the party. Speaking of a party, go ahead and plan one between July 22nd and July 30th. Take advantage of this line up of Leo planets.  What a delight.

 

LOOK FOR THE INSIGHT

Thursday, July 14, 2016:

The Moon will be in Scorpio all day on Thursday forming lovely aspects to Pluto, Jupiter, and the Sun during the early part of the day.  Emotional depth and an intuitive understanding of those around you could result in a rich day of connecting with others.

The evening brings a very different energy. As 6:22 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Mars. The best use of this would be to engage your sexual or physical energy. If that is not an option you may encounter anger, frustration, or discord. If you see this anger or frustration in yourself, get out of the situation and go for a walk or a run. If you see it in others give them space and a bit of time.

Keep in mind that this is a Moon transit. They do not last long; given an hour or so, the whole issue will pass.  As you release the anger you may be able to use this energy to dig deeply and honestly into the issue and find deep insight.

 

EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE

Friday, July 15, 2016:

When you wake up Friday morning, everything feels lighter!  You can sense the fun, expansiveness, and adventures available. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 5:15 AM EDT leaving the intensity and depth of Scorpio behind. Throughout the day, the only aspects formed are lovely trines to both Mercury and Venus in Leo.

This is a day to open your heart and mind to exploration and adventure. Pack your bags, head out on the open road and find an adventure.

Freedom, independence, and extravagance are the goals. Your enthusiasm, sense of humor, and generosity are contagious.

Let loose; take the day off. Work is not the place to be. You need to enjoy this one.

 

A Little Sea Maiden by William Henry Margetson via Wiki Commons

A Little Sea Maiden by William Henry Margetson via Wiki Commons

SHIFT YOUR AWARENESS

Saturday, July 16, 2016:

Saturday promises to be a powerful day. With the Sun in sensitive Cancer forming a square aspect to rebellious Uranus, issues of identity and ego may be powerfully challenged. Give plenty of space to yourself and others who may be responding and behaving in unusual or unpredictable ways.

How has your need for domestic security prevented you from taking certain exciting and possibly, necessary risks?  Ask yourself if that is currently in your best interests. This contemplation could bring about an unexpected shift in your awareness and understanding of yourself and others.

At 5:59 PM EDT, when Mercury conjunct Venus you are ready to express what your heart truly desires without apology.

When the Cancer Sun trines Mars in Scorpio at 11:44 PM EDT, I hope you will be embroiled in a delightful intimate sexual encounter or ‘cutting a rug’ on a dance floor!

This should be a lovely night for physical expression. Do drive safely if you’re on the road, as you may feel invincible. Play safely!

 

FROM SENSITIVITY TO MATURITY

Sunday, July 17, 2016:

Whatever your contemplations, along with whatever you ‘got up to’ on Saturday night reverberate on a deep emotional level on Sunday.  You are presented with the opportunity for a powerful healing response with a Water Grand Trine between the Sun in Cancer, Chiron in Pisces, and Mars in Scorpio. You may feel highly sensitive as you work with deep layers of emotion that are being activated through your thinking and your activities of Saturday.

At 3:33 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn as we pull ourselves together in preparation for the more serious days ahead. Regardless of how much we have explored, experienced, and even transformed over the past few days, now we are reminded of reality, responsibility, and necessary solitude.

We must consider the importance – and even comfort – of maturity and integrity.
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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, textiles, 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 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016

Do you feel the relief now that Mars is moving forward? He will take a while to get up to speed but each day he moves a bit more quickly, encouraging us to take action in whatever direction has been blocked since mid-April.

Obra Primeros Anos by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Primeros Anos by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

There is also relief as we move farther from the second exact square between Saturn and Neptune. They will return to the challenging conversation between them in mid-September (oh, the politics!). For now, we drift in the space between, with a sense of the challenge between them but not so firmly embroiled in it.

If you haven’t yet read the story about my personal experience with the square between Saturn and Neptune alongside Mars retrograde, find the link here!

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CANCER NEW MOON – FAMILIAL LOVE

Monday, July 4, 2016:

For many of you, the week begins with a holiday. This is a lovely day for enjoyment, pleasure, and particularly family gatherings. Although if you have concerns about power dynamics within your family, you may want to wait and meet up with them later in the afternoon.

The New Moon occurs at 7:02 AM EDT at 12° Cancer. With the Moon in Cancer,  we are particularly sensitive to matters of home, hearth, and family issues. At 12:40 PM EDT, the Moon faces off in an opposition to Pluto. Make it a point of not letting your fear of being ‘out of control’ trigger you into harsh reactions.

Once you get to 3:03 PM EDT, the rest of the day is smooth sailing. The sensitive, family oriented Cancer Moon forms lovely aspects with both Jupiter and Venus offering expansion to areas of love, pleasure, and tenderness.

Perhaps, the key earlier in the day is to relinquish our grip on control. If others want to take the reins, let them. Move into the afternoon and evening with an open heart and fully ready to engage and express Love.

 

EXPRESS YOUR INNER ARTIST

Tuesday, July 5, 2016:

Tuesday begins with Mercury, the planet of communication and perception, forming a free-flowing trine aspect to Neptune, the planet of imagination and compassion. This is a lovely day to fully express kindness, compassion, and love.

Ideas and thoughts may surface fully formed from your imagination. If you are a writer or a storyteller, be prepared for beautiful words and stories to be easily accessible.

At 12:27 PM EDT, the Moon enters playful Leo where he will brighten the next few days with colorful play. Spend the afternoon or evening expressing your inner artist through painting, performing, or simply playing like a child. Whatever you do, affirm that it be an authentic expression of your most joyful inner sense of self.

Anywhere you see others expressing their true self, do not hold back your full expression of powerful appreciation.  Give and receive love everywhere possible!

 

Les Hortensias by Gilles Gorriti via Wiki Commons

Les Hortensias by Gilles Gorriti via Wiki Commons

DESIRE MEETS COURAGE

Wednesday, July 6, 2016:

The lovely Leo Moon forms only one aspect today as she trines Saturn at 7:43 AM EDT. This stabilizes our emotions allowing us to fully embrace and experience the beautiful trine aspect between Venus and Mars at 4:16 PM EDT. This lovely sexy aspect can cause sparks to fly in only the best manner.

Your desire nature is powerful and there is nothing holding back your drive and courage to express that desire.  Connections formed and developed on Wednesday are powerfully supported by the conjunction between the Sun and Mercury occurring in Cancer at 11:23 PM EDT.

Go ahead, stay up late, and talk about it. Love is in the air and the conversation will be had. If you are spending the evening alone, make an effort to truly enjoy self-love or choose your communication method to express your affection to someone you love.

 

INTENSITY MAY CHANGE THE RULES

Thursday, July 7, 2016:

After such a lovely day on Wednesday, Thursday may come as a bit of a surprise. A whole series of challenging transits occur in the cosmos throughout the day.

At 7:54 AM EDT, Mercury opposes Pluto. If you find yourself challenged by powerful or disturbing thoughts, consider following the pathway they are asking you to step onto. This has the potential to lead to new perceptions or ways of viewing the world. Perhaps some information may come to light that could profoundly change our view.

At 10:24 AM EDT, with Venus square Uranus, we may be questioning all that love and affection we experienced on Wednesday.  The relationship that felt so lovely now offers a sense of discomfort and anxiety. Perhaps, you are afraid that you expressed too much vulnerability in that state of love. Don’t walk away or build walls. Remain open to things being different than you expected. Again, you have the opportunity to see a new view and you may be pleasantly surprised at what results if you can hold steady.

Finally, at 6:26 PM EDT, the Sun opposes Pluto insisting that we look at our deepest shadows, be willing to work deeply with them, and carefully consider how they must be exposed and integrated into the current conversation.

This may be a deeply challenging day. However, if you keep your heart and mind open and available, it could be a game changer. We are each responsible for how we manage the day.  You may find yourself on a new pathway leading to your own freedom.

When the Moon enters Virgo at 6:41 PM EDT, breathe deeply, settle down, and find a way to be of service to those around you. Remember, we each face these challenges together; the space between us is so much less than we think. Be of service to others will stabilize you into an evening that will reflect and honor the hard work you have done throughout the day.

You probably didn’t get much sleep on Wednesday night and with the challenges of this day please make it a point to go to sleep early on Thursday.

 

TRY HUMOR

Friday, July 8, 2016:

I hope you took my advice and got a good night’s sleep Thursday night.  Friday morning begins on a much more positive note. At 5:05 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Jupiter offering expansion and even humor to our communications.

Whatever occurred on Thursday has enabled new conversations to be had. These conversations will support the expansion of understanding and clarity. Perhaps, you have found a new way to talk about whatever caused the problems on Thursday.

Everyone is more available to actually listen with an open heart and mind. Go ahead; say what needs to be said. It is possible that there could be some hurt feelings later in the afternoon. They won’t last long as if you are able to let the issue slide off your back. All in all, there is more space for listening and understanding; if we are lucky by evening we may stumble into compassion.

Les Sardiniers by Pierre Charles Dabouis via Wiki Commons

 

PROJECT OR SERVICE

Saturday, July 9, 2016:

On Saturday, the Virgo Moon is extremely busy making lovely aspects to Pluto, Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, and Venus. This could be a day of high productivity.  However, this is not the time to work alone or to work in one singular environment. With so much activity, you want the involvement of others and possibly moving from place to place.

Consider gathering friends or family to work on a project together. House projects, gardening, or craft projects are simply ideas to get you thinking. It may be a beautiful summer day but this is not a day to being lazy or selfish.

You will end the day with far more joy if you incorporate an element of accomplishment and service to your efforts.

 

A LOVELY DAY

Sunday, July 10, 2016:

Sunday begins with the Moon in Libra and the Sun sextile Jupiter.  This offers not only diplomacy and pleasure, but also warmth, humor, and general ‘feel good’ energy.

How about heading to brunch with your closest family or friends?  Any activity that could start the day on a really positive note is the very thing to do.

If you’re reading this on the blog early in the week, make sure you make a plan for Sunday morning. If you’re reading this Sunday morning, get on the phone and call your friends right away. Don’t waste this lovely day.

When Mercury trine Mars at 10:00 PM EDT, you find yourself easily able to communicate whatever may be necessary to push forward into the coming week. Did you forget a proposal you were supposed to write for work on Monday? Don’t worry too much about it, as it should be easy to put together before bed.

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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, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

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