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

 

Just the Dailies:

KEEP YOUR BELIEFS TOP OF MIND 

Monday, November 19, 2018:

With the Moon still in Aries, you will be happiest if you wake up alone this morning. Everything is best done in a solitary manner from the perspective of Aries. In the close company of others, the strong forward energy can so easily turn into conflict.

 

Add to that simple fact, which can generally be pushed away without too much difficulty, the fact that Mars forms a square aspect to Jupiter at 8:30 PM EDT and you could encounter the perfect storm. Indeed, what exactly does that mean? You may have the energy to push forward with great determination. On the other hand, you may bite off more than you can chew.

Any forward momentum that feels insistent is worth taking a second look at over the next day or so. Are you pushing too much? Pushing forward versus holding back may present a tender balance. Whatever the issues in question, look carefully and move forward with eyes wide open keeping your overriding values and beliefs top of mind.

 

A SETTLED EVENING

Tuesday, November 20, 2018:

Tuesday brings us another day with the Moon in assertive, self-directed Aries, keeping your attention firmly affixed to your personal needs and desires.

With the Moon in Aries, you may feel more courageous and daring than at other times. You may be more inclined to act in ways that you would normally shy away from.

At 5:47 PM EDT, the Moon forms a challenging square with Uranus, you may find yourself or others inclined to selfishness or impatience. Get it out of your system at the gym or in another solitary manner.

At 6:43 PM EDT, the Moon shifts into stable, settled, Earth-based Taurus offering a more comfortable emotional tone for the next few days.

With the Moon in Taurus, you may find yourself more connected with the natural world and your own sensual body. You will want to slow down, take your time in all that you do and be fully present in the here and now. There is no need to hurry, no need to start anything new, and perfectly fine to put off until tomorrow anything that does not need to be done now.

This is an evening to indulge in good food, beautiful surroundings, and massage or lovemaking.

The Aries Moon is VOC* for a brief period of time between 5:47 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 6:43 PM EDT. While 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.

 

PREPARE FOR A FEAST

Wednesday, November 21, 2018:

Early on Wednesday morning, the Taurus Moon forms an aspect of ease to Saturn, bringing a sense of reverence to all that you do. Your preference today will be to take your time and spend a good portion of the day in touch with the natural world.

This is a time for practicality and patience. Allow yourself time to get outdoors for a walk in nature, indulge all your senses with music, physical contact, beauty, cooking and tasting food.

Given that Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the US, many of you will spend the day in preparations for the feast ahead. This is a natural fit for the astrological weather. Cooking is a great way to be in touch with practical reality and the sensuality of pleasure. Enjoy cooking with friends, family, and especially family.

 

PLEASURE AND INCREASED UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, November 22, 2018:

Before you wake on Thursday morning, the Sun enters Sagittarius moving toward the Winter Solstice just a month away. As the Sun leaves Scorpio behind, our need and desire for deep intimate connection shifts toward a desire to see beyond ourselves into the wider world.

We want to see our lives with a wider lens and from a broader perspective. While the Sun moves through Sagittarius (a mutable Fire sign), we take steps to gain awareness of the world at large. This is a time to expand your horizons, go on a trip, seek out an adventure, and accept new ways of thinking that give you a big picture view.

What house in your chart is being lit up by the Sun over the coming month?

Given that this is Thanksgiving in the US, the Sagittarius Sun offers the ability to deal with differences within your family more easily if you are able to move beyond self-interest and seek understanding of others’ perspectives.

The Moon continues through Taurus (until 11:11 PM EDT), perfect for Thanksgiving. The pleasure of food and the presentation of the meal will hold the focus of the day.

Don’t talk about politics or cultural issues unless you are speaking to the choir. Make this day about pleasure and the expansion of understanding.

The Full Moon occurs shortly after midnight in Gemini. As you fall asleep on Thursday night, allow a fullness to support your sleep. The holiday is past, bringing with it an internal illumination that may be clear when you awake on Friday morning.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 4:59 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 11:11 PM EDT. While 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.

 

Are you passionate about astrology but unsure how to begin your studies? Do you know just enough about astrology to realize how much you DON’T know? Do you have a deep understanding of astrology but don’t know how to have a meaningful conversation with a client? Are you ready to take yourself seriously as an astrologer and make a living helping others with your passion? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, contact me TODAY for a FREE CLARIFYING CONVERSATION

 

 

GEMINI FULL MOON – AVOID BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING

Friday, November 23, 2018:

What do you understand on Friday morning that was not clear 24 hours ago? With the Moon now in Gemini and having reached Full at 12:40 AM EDT embrace your new understanding and allow it to offer its benefits moving forward.

The Moon, now in Gemini, encourages light social gatherings, the exchange of information, communication, and curiosity throughout the day.

Avoid Black Friday. With the Moon forming challenging aspects to Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Neptune along with Mercury being retrograde, this is not the time to shop for gifts. The experience would likely be fraught with frustration and difficulties.

Far better to go out to brunch with friends or have a small gathering at home. With the Moon continuing its path through Gemini, go in the direction of lighthearted engagements’ with easygoing friends.

Tell and listen to the stories of those you engage with. Enjoy a simple friendly day of conversation and connection.

 

 

MOVE YOUR DREAMS FORWARD

Saturday, November 24, 2018:

Another easygoing day is available on Saturday with the Gemini Moon wanting to engage in chattering connections and conversations. The Sagittarius Sun and Gemini Moon is a great combination as our vision is broad and expansive and we will want to talk about it all. Open your mind and talk about all that you find there!

At 8:08 PM EDT, Neptune, the planet of dreams, sensitivity, and imagination stations direct at 13° Pisces. Neptune has been retrograde since mid-June. Have there been dreams on hold since then? Are you ready to move forward on those dreams? Look to the area that holds Pisces in your chart for more information.

HOLD YOUR LOVED ONES CLOSE

Sunday, November 25, 2018:

When you wake on Sunday the Moon has entered Cancer, settling you into a day where it will be nice to envelop yourself in family and hold your closest loved ones near.

When the Moon is in sensitive Cancer, you will reach for comfort food and the safety of family and intimate loved ones. You may want to retreat to the places you feel most at home. You may feel more nostalgic and domestic than usual.

Your emotions are heightened and you may be consumed with memories and thoughts of the past. This may be a very moody day; go ahead and indulge in that chocolate cake or whatever other goodies soothe your soul.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* for a brief period of time between 12:32 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 1:37 AM EDT. While 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.

 

 

“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.

 

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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: November 12, 2018 through November 18, 2018

Moving forward has indeed been a challenge in recent months! In June 2018, Mars turned retrograde beginning a very long slog of personal planet retrogrades. Have you felt that you just couldn’t get the proper traction to move forward in multiple areas of your life? No surprise with all these retrogrades. The end is not here yet but it is within our sights.

The best news this week is that Venus (having been retrograde since October 5th) turns direct on Friday (at 25° Libra). If you have done your due diligence in looking inward regarding your personal values, relationships, and finances, you can anticipate beginning to slowly move forward on these issues.

The rather unfortunate news is that on the very same day, this Friday, Mercury turns retrograde! If you have learned to properly work with Mercury retrograde, this will not concern you, only alert you. This suggests that you need to slow down, there are plans that are not yet ready for implementation. What needs to be reconsidered and talked about before moving forward? What communications and projects still need to be revisited and worked through carefully and with full awareness? Take your time. In three weeks, on December 6th, Mercury will turn direct and all systems (personal planets) indicate forward motion.

As always, remember to wrap things up before Mercury turns retrograde. Wrap up holiday plans, sign any documents or agreements that need to be done, and back up all data on your computer. During the retrograde, do not start new projects. Complete what has been left undone.

Remember to celebrate Venus’ direct motion. Take your partner or a loved one out to dinner, enjoy a museum or a concert. Love and finances are ready to shift and change in a forward direction.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November. If you have met with me in the past, you will continue at the current rate.  If you would like to join those grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns

 

 

BUILD FOCUS AND INTEGRITY

Monday, November 12, 2018:

With the Moon in Capricorn on Monday, you can expect a serious day when you won’t be interested in dealing with trivial issues. You may be most comfortable working on your own. Focus on serious work that has long-term repercussions. Plan for the upcoming Mercury retrograde.

Early afternoon, when the Moon tangles with Pluto, you may struggle with intense overwhelm. Take a break and go for a walk. It is only a Moon transit and will pass before you know it. Ease your mind and take a break.

Remember that there are days you need to dream, days you need to play, and days you need to work. This is a day for work. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new direction.

 

BREAK FREE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

You may experience some anxiety and stress early in the day as the serious Capricorn Moon has a difficult conversation with anxious Uranus. Your emotions may feel unsettled and unmoored. This will not last and when the Moon enters Aquarius at 10:46 AM EDT you are ready for social interactions.

Engaging with others will open your mind to more unusual thoughts and activities that may surprise, worry, or delight you.  Allow the more rebellious and spontaneous parts of your nature to emerge. Break out of routines and unhealthy stuck patterns that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:14 AM EDT and 10:46 PM EDT when she interesting Aquarius. While 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.

 

LIVE AND LET LIVE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius on Wednesday. Make it a point to seek out people you don’t generally engage with. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks who think in ways we do not understand? How can we learn to understand folks we do not engage with? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities, beliefs, and values.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, you can maintain objectivity enough to begin the process of understanding. You don’t have to look very far to see how desperately we need to learn this lesson of acceptance and understanding. Live and let live.

 

MARS BECOMES OUR SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

There is a lot of astrological activity on Thursday. The day begins with some excitement or anxiety as assertive Mars has a friendly conversation with unconventional Uranus. You may feel a strong and impulsive need to let go of something that began in February 2017.  Something that feels stuck may easily release. If you feel depressed, consider what you know you need to do but are avoiding. You may be able to avoid it now but you will be pushed more firmly in that direction in mid-February 2019.

This all relates to a cycle of developing personal freedom and truly becoming the most unique expression of your individual self. You can choose to make a big change this week when it will come more easily, or wait until February.

At 5:20 PM EDT, Mars leaves Aquarius behind to enter Pisces. Since March when Mars entered Capricorn, there has been a general sense that we have been trying to move ahead with the breaks on. Now, as he moves into Pisces he is ready to move more easily.

Mars is the planet of action and conquest. Pisces is the sign of deep mystical understanding. Let’s consider Mars in Pisces as the spiritual warrior. You may feel driven to develop a deeper understanding of compassion and empathy. This is a great placement for artists as your imagination will be activated and you will want to take action on what you imagine. Maintaining focus may be challenging but engage that compassion and inspiration and you will find your way.

One more thing! The Moon reaches its First Quarter Phase asking that you take action on whatever you began at the New Moon last Wednesday. The Moon then enters Pisces shortly before midnight.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a very brief period of time between 10:59 PM EDT and 11:42 PM EDT when she enters Pisces. While 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.

 

Are you passionate about astrology but unsure how to begin your studies? Do you know just enough about astrology to realize how much you DON’T know? Do you have a deep understanding of astrology but don’t know how to have a meaningful conversation with a client? Are you ready to take yourself seriously as an astrologer and make a living helping others with your passion?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, contact me TODAY for a FREE CLARIFYING CONVERSATION

 

MOVING FORWARD-LOOKING BACK

Friday, November 16, 2018:

Early on Friday morning, Venus turns direct in Libra. Since October 5th, we have all turned inward to understand our most personal values in the area of love and finance. Now, as you move forward you can expect your relationships and finances to move forward more easily as well.

Over the coming weeks, you will be able to make necessary changes to improve these areas of your life. Consider what you have learned since early October and you should be able to understand the adjustments needed. Venus wants to build harmony and balance in Libra, now she will be able to do just that.

The cosmic joke comes with Mercury turning retrograde on the same day that Venus turns direct.  A sense of humor is helpful!

If you have followed me for a long time you probably are fairly comfortable with this common retrograde. Mercury does a three week retrograde three times a year.

4 Simple Steps to get Mercury Retrograde to Work for You!

  • Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  • Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months
  • Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list
  • Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Learning to enjoy and work with the retrograde cycles of the personal planets is one of the greatest ways that understanding astrology can support your everyday life. This is such a great time to catch up on tasks and projects that have been left undone. If you stick with the program you will find yourself more productive than ever!

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

Saturday, November 17, 2018:

The Moon moves through dreamy Pisces on Saturday, offering a mixed blessing. If you were hoping to accomplish specific things that require determination or fortitude, you will find yourself in an unhappy struggle. If, however, you are an artist, a dreamer, or a poet at heart, you will welcome a weekend day in this gentle, emotional space.

While the Moon is in Pisces, you may feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and more vulnerable than usual. As you deal with others, remember that underneath the mask each person wears is a deeply vulnerable soul looking for love and compassion.

You may find that you are drawn to water, poetry, or music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are more easily than usual tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. The Pisces Moon will help you to go with the flow if you let it.

 

DIRECT PASSIONATE EXCHANGE

Sunday, November 18, 2018:

You can expect the early morning on Sunday to continue the theme from Saturday of sensitivity and dreaminess courtesy of the Pisces Moon. Enjoy it while it lasts!

The Moon enters assertive, action-oriented Aries at 10:56 AM EDT, putting aside all that watery sensitivity. The rest of Sunday you may find that you are more concerned with yourself than with others. This is necessary and not in any way a bad thing. We certainly don’t want to be selfish but we clearly need to turn our attention to our own needs on occasion.

With the Moon in Aries, you are inclined toward individual acts of courage and daring. You may be tempted to do something you normally would shy away from. Go for courageousness without sacrificing at least a bit of caution.

When the Moon is in Aries, it is time to take on a challenge, be competitive, take a risk, or prove something to yourself. This is not a time for empathy or romance, better to go for a direct passionate exchange.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* from 3:04 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 10:56 AM EDT. 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.

 

 

“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.

 

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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: 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: December 11, 2017 through December 17, 2017

 

You can anticipate this week being easier than last week. For one thing, you have likely become a bit accustomed to Mercury’s retrograde motion. That, along with the fact that Mercury has distanced itself a bit from Saturn, brings some much needed relief for everyone.

At the very least, the more challenging issues of your life can be kept at bay as you prepare for the holiday. Don’t let stress in… Relax, enjoy family and friends.

If you are shopping for gifts, remember to shop locally or purchase gifts of art, unusual or crafty items from individual artists and collectors. Check out Etsy!

Morgana le Fay by Frederick Sandys via Wiki Media

 

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BEAUTY AND CHARM

Monday, December 11, 2017:

Just as the day begins, the Moon enters Libra, making no major aspects to other planets throughout the day. This keeps the emotional energy feeling more purely Libran.

With the Moon in Libra, your attention is on how to create beauty in all areas of your life. You want to make relationships work smoothly, bringing diplomacy and charm to the surface of your connections with others.

When you get to work on Monday morning, you may notice that folks are on their best and most appealing behavior.

This is a great day to join together with co-workers to decorate and create beauty in your work environment. It should be easy to work together as long as someone in the group is able to make decisive decisions.

The challenge of the day may come in the form of indecisiveness, difficulty being as assertive as you may need to be, or finding yourself pulled toward simple self-indulgence.

All in all, this is a day to enjoy.

 

 

ENGAGED COMMUNICATIONS

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:

The ease of Monday’s balanced Libra Moon gives way to more activity and tension on Tuesday. The Moon makes difficult, challenging aspects to both destructive Pluto and inspirational Uranus, requiring you to re-engage with certain tensions from the past.

The adventurous Sagittarius Sun joins with talkative Mercury on Tuesday, placing the focus on your thoughts and communications. You are likely to have a great deal of interactions with others. These conversations and interactions are apt to be a mixed bag. Some may be highly engaging and exciting, even as others are quite difficult or challenging.

Don’t forget for a moment that Mercury is retrograde, make sure you hear what is actually being said rather than what you expect, fear, or desire.

In all your communication with others, make sure to take the high road, show kindness, an open heart, and acceptance.

 

 

ENGAGE WITH INTENSITY AND PASSION

Wednesday, December 13, 2017:

Hügelland im Winter by Hugo Baar via Wiki Media

Keep in mind that the Moon sets the emotional tone as it moves through the Zodiac and changes signs every 2 ½ days. Paying attention to its passage will help you learn to move with the emotional flow through the course of your life.

At 8:59 AM EST, the Moon enters the penetrating, passionate sign of Scorpio. The Scorpio Moon brings great intensity to the day. You will find yourself more motivated than usual to get to the bottom of whatever you encounter and to understand what is below the surface.

This is also a time to explore the darker, hidden aspects of yourself. Consider the mysteries of life and of any secrets that you hold. Pay attention to the importance of personal integrity. Watch your actions and make sure you are not unconsciously engaged in manipulative tactics.

Go deep. Engage with passion and empowerment alongside profound kindness and powerful understanding.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:27 AM EST until she enters Scorpio at 8:59 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.

 

 

EMPOWERMENT AND HEALING

Thursday, December 14, 2017:

With the Moon still in deeply intense Scorpio, you are unlikely to be interested in superficial conversations or connections with others. This is a day marked by intensified passion and desire. Emotions are heightened and connections, if they are made at all, run deep.

Some of you may prefer to spend the day in private introspection and even secretive contemplations. However you choose to spend the day, you will want to control the depth and intensity of the narrative.

This deeply private Moon enjoys pleasant conversations with dreamy Neptune, expansive Jupiter, and powerful Pluto. Your connections with others or with yourself will be deeply empowered and potentially healing. Allow depth, passion, and transformation to move you forward on your personal path.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:42 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius on Friday at 8:08 PM EST! This is a very long VOC* Moon! 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.

 

 

CONSIDER NEW DIRECTIONS

Friday, December 15, 2017:

The Moon stays in Scorpio (and is VOC* all day) until entering Sagittarius at 8:08 PM EST. Nothing you do today will have a big impact on the future… keep that in mind.

At 9:08 AM EST, Mercury retrograde joins with Venus in adventurous Sagittarius, pulling your thoughts, communications, and thinking to issues of beauty, money, and love. The intensity of the Scorpio Moon stands aside to allow your thoughts to go to new adventures and explorations of the mind. This will not be a brand new perspective but a renewed look at past ideas.

You may find yourself thinking about a different direction for your artistic pursuits, how to create more abundance in your finances, or overhauling your love life. Don’t make any permanent decisions on any of these issues with Mercury retrograde. Explore your ideas and set them aside for now. You will have time to come back to these issues and make decisions in March of 2018 when Mercury and Venus come together once more.

If you are looking for a fun night out on the town or with friends, Friday or Saturday will fit the bill. The idealistic Sagittarius Sun forms a lovely trine aspect to innovative Uranus at 6:27 AM EST on Saturday morning. This will be in effect for most of Friday and Saturday. Allow yourself to have fun while exploring new horizons, new ideas, and imagining an entirely new future.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) all day until she enters Sagittarius at 8:08 PM EST. This is a very long VOC* Moon! 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.

De Ijsvogels by Emile Claus via Wiki Media

 

 

GAIN A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, December 16, 2017:

You can anticipate an upbeat, exciting day with both the Sun and the Moon in optimistic Sagittarius on Saturday. To top that off, Uranus forms a positive, flowing trine aspect to the Sun in the morning. This should be an upbeat and unusual day; expect the unexpected in all things.

Anticipate heading to bed on Saturday night with new thoughts and ideas rumbling through your consciousness. The depth of intensity of the past few days is past and you are feeling more positive as you look to new ways of viewing the world. You are ready to take on a new study, a new philosophy, or you simply want to experience freedom and individuation.

You will not respond well to anyone trying to control you at this time. You want to travel, explore new ideas and ways of living. Gather with others, get curious about the way people who are very unlike you, in beliefs and lifestyle, think. Ask questions, gain a new perspective.

 

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Sunday, December 17, 2017:

Sunday is a simple continuation of the theme from Saturday. However, do keep in mind that before you wake on Monday morning, we reach the Sagittarius New Moon!

I will talk about that fully in Monday’s post. Be aware throughout the day that we are in the darkest phase of the Moon. This is a quiet time, even with the Sagittarian focus on exploration.

Allow your exploration to be internally focused. Seek out your own idealistic, philosophical wisdom. Spend time exploring and contemplating on the philosophical values and beliefs of people who are very different from yourself and the culture you grew up in. Open yourself to understanding what seemed foreign to your thinking in the past.

This is a day to break through barriers of tight, inflexible thinking. Open your mind and allow light to flood your awareness.

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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 4, 2017 through December 10, 2017

 

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HOLD YOUR LOVED ONES CLOSE

Monday, December 4, 2017:

This week begins with the Moon in rational, talkative Gemini. With early morning positive aspects to excitable Uranus and impulsive Mars, you can anticipate an active day.

By early afternoon, the emotional Moon begins talking with both authoritative Saturn and logical Mercury, reminding you that it is your responsibility to deal with the hard wall that you have probably hit over the past few days.

Mercury just turned retrograde and joined with restrictive Saturn, just as Saturn is about to make a major move into rigid, serious Capricorn on December 20th. Our lives

Mädchen in Winterlandschaft by Albert Anker via Wiki Media

are about to get serious in a whole new way. Each of us will need to look clearly at our own issues of responsibility, maturity, and duty.  The heavy hand of reality is demanding its due over the coming months. The best thing for each of us is to take responsibility for our actions and approach each situation and circumstance in our lives with the very highest integrity even as we keep our hearts open to love.

At 3:36 PM EST, with the Moon entering Cancer, there can be a tendency to feel the need to protect oneself. Vulnerability can be scary. Don’t let it stop you from opening your heart and holding your loved ones and your family close.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:12 PM EST until she enters Cancer at 3:36 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.

 

 

SWEETNESS GIVES WAY TO POWER DYNAMICS

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:

Tuesday brings powerful connections allowing deep emotional states of expanded awareness. In the morning hours, the sensitive Cancer Moon forms a lovely, flowing Grand Water Trine to dreamy Neptune (in Pisces) and expansive Jupiter (in Scorpio).  You may step into the day with big, dreamy emotions. Allow love and connection, nurturing and kindness to rule the day.

Either go to bed early or pay careful attention to the power dynamics within your family to avoid the struggles that may crop up as the moody Cancer Moon opposes subversive Pluto at 8:06 PM EST.

The sweetness of the early part of the day will be difficult to hold onto.

 

 

EXPLORE FUTURE SELF-DETERMINATION

Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

Untitled by Caspar Wolf via Wiki Media

Wednesday begins with your attention clearly directed to the challenging wall that seems to stand in the way between you and what you are seeking to accomplish. Do not try to tear that wall down or scrape your knees trying to climb over it. Take the Universe’s direction to slow down.

Remember, Mercury is retrograde until December 22nd and Saturn is about to enter serious, authoritative Capricorn. You must take full responsibility, speak directly with integrity, and accept the fact that this particular wall cannot be scaled at this time.

A “No” today is not a “No” forever. Something needs to be learned or improved before you can move forward. Settle into the acceptance of reality.

At 3:37 PM EST, the Moon enters expressive Leo, moving you to release the sensitivity of the past few days. Work on being expressive without overdramatizing the issues you are dealing with.

At 4:20 PM EST, impulsive Mars forms a supportive sextile aspect to level-headed Saturn. The cycle between Mars and Saturn began in August of 2016 and is a cycle of stabilizing your assertive or sexual energies. What began in this vein at that time? Now, you will want to begin exploring ways to release that cycle in order to start a new level of stabilizing energy and sexuality in April of 2018. Begin to explore ways you may want to reestablish self-determination, independence, and sexuality.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:55 PM EST until she enters Leo at 3:37 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.

 

 

SEEK PLEASURE AND JOY

Thursday, December 7, 2017:

Thursday and Friday look like the best days in an overall challenging week. Obviously, we are still being impacted by Mercury’s retrograde motion impacting Mercury’s rocky relationship with Saturn. However, on Thursday and Friday, try to take any challenges with a grain of salt.

With the Moon in Leo, you can treat yourself to expressive creative pursuits and make fun and joy a priority. If there are children in your life, take a page from their playbook! Get in touch with playful pleasures.

Don’t hold back, express boldness as you seek simple joy. Engage in the love and romance, showing large bold gestures of passion and play. Take yourself to a show or better yet, go dancing. Enjoy the hell out of this day. You need it.

 

 

SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND KINDNESS

Friday, December 8, 2017:

Friday brings us to another day of focus on creativity, pleasure, and fun. The vital Leo Moon makes lovely aspects to eccentric Uranus, communicative Mercury, level-headed Saturn, and assertive Mars. This brings excitement, conversations, stabilization, and initiative to your generosity and creativity. Think about what you can do with that! 🙂

At 6:09 PM EST, the Moon leaves flashy Leo behind to enter meticulous Virgo, bringing your attention to issues of dedication, service and kindness toward others. Early in the day, it may seem a good idea to gather with friends for a night on the town. However, by the time Friday evening comes around, you are unlikely to be in the mood to do so.

This would be a better evening to cook a healthy meal for friends who needs support. You are able to offer a level of practical kindness, words of encouragement, and down to earth coaching. The exciting night-on-the-town will have to wait.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:41 PM EST until she enters Virgo at 6:09 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.

Winterlandschaft mit Fuchs und Hasen by Ebenetzer Downard via Wiki Media

 

 

RELEASE ALL VESTIGES OF SHAME

Saturday, December 9, 2017:

Friday is a significant day as Mars leaves the cooperative sign of Libra (3:59 AM EST) behind to enter the intensely transformative sign of Scorpio. Mars, the planet of assertiveness, aggression, and directive sexuality, has been in Libra since October 22nd.

Keep your eye on how the #MeToo issue continues to unfold in personal lives and in the culture at large. The interest in compromise loses its roots as Mars goes directly for passion, desire, and its brand of truth.

With Jupiter also advancing through Scorpio, this story continues forward even as it morphs and changes. If you have a #MeToo story… take the time to tell it, if only to yourself. It does not need to be a public telling but give that story the light of day within your own heart. Shed any shame you have carried as it is so abundantly clear that you are in good company as nearly all women share such a story.

The Moon is in Virgo throughout the day allowing for a Saturday perfect for catching up on chores and home puttering. My favorite!

 

 

UNEXPECTED NEWS 

Sunday, December 10, 2017:

As the Moon moves through Virgo, she reaches her Last Quarter phase, imbuing us with restlessness and the need for change.

On a lighter note, Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, forms a flowing trine aspect to progressive Uranus. This may bring sudden epiphanies along with exciting and unexpected news. Pay attention to strokes of genius that seem ‘out of the blue’. Do keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde; set those new, innovative ideas aside to be put into action at the start of 2018.

At 8:47 AM EST, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, forms a challenging square aspect to imaginative Neptune, bringing a push toward inspiration for visionaries and artists.

Any difficulties that arise later in the day have their roots in the past rather than in current time. Don’t jump to conclusions or make judgments on the behaviors of those around you, you are likely missing a crucial piece of the puzzle.

You will be best served by sticking close to home working on the development of orderly and meticulous routines. A great day to make that gingerbread house. 🙂

A restless Last Quarter Virgo Moon can rob some folks of a good night’s sleep. Mixed messages from the heavens continue into the morning.

On a brighter note, Mercury’s trine to Uranus may be a stunning source of enlightenment, or a stroke of genius. Venus’ square to Neptune inspires artists, spiritualists, and other visionaries but it can also be a harbinger of heartache. After noon and long into the night, the Moon faces challenging alignments with retrograde Mercury and Saturn. Disturbing issues may reflect the past rather than the present. Fears and worries can be exaggerated. Contemplation is rewarded with fresh understanding of long-ago happenings. Be sure to think twice before making a judgment or reaching conclusions.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:03 PM EST until midnight when she enters Libra. 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.

 

 

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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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