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: February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017

There’s a lot of activity this week. Keep your eyes open, Pay attention to your environment and what it is asking of you. On Sunday, we have a Full Moon Solar Eclipse at 9:53 AM EST at 8° Pisces. Remember, eclipses are game changers. How is your life shifting beneath your feet? Pay attention.

Dans les Oliviers by John Singer Sargent via Wiki Commons

Dans les Oliviers by John Singer Sargent via Wiki Commons

 

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EXCITEMENT AND POSSIBILITY

Monday, February 20, 2017:

The Sagittarius Moon is having conversations of excitement and ease with assertive Mars, conversational Mercury, revolutionary Uranus, and expansive Jupiter! All of this before noon!

Please, get up early and get on with this day. There is great activity and shifting perspectives will be available. This should be a great morning for planning or implementing a road trip or in some way expanding your world-view.

Given all the activity and excitement, do keep your feet firmly anchored on the ground. At 6:37 PM EST, you may encounter restriction or have to face reality on an issue you were hoping to avoid.

As you are heading toward sleep on Monday night, you may be blindsided by excitement or anxiety. You may receive a message, hear or read something that activates your thinking in a way that makes falling asleep challenging!

If there is a conversation that you need to have or something you need to research, you may as well stay up late.

Some idea or conversation is offered that may change the fabric of your thinking over the coming weeks. At 11:01 PM EST, Mercury, the planet that represents our thoughts and communication forms a sextile aspect to Uranus, the awakener. Perhaps, there is something that needs to be released unexpectedly in order for deeper understanding and a new idea to be birthed in late March.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:37 PM EST until she enters have Capricorn at 2:07 AM EST in the wee hours of Tuesday 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 significant future impact.

 

 

IDEALISM AND HOPE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017:

When you wake on Tuesday, the Moon is in ambitious Capricorn encouraging you to engage in mature, responsible activities. The serious Capricorn Moon stabilizes the idealism of Pisces as a sextile aspect forms between the Moon and the Sun (in Pisces) at 8:16 AM EST. Get to work early and plan on making great strides of accomplishment. You have the stamina to maintain a powerful work ethic and focus throughout Tuesday.

Keep exerting pressure on the focused maturity of your effort.

At 1:27 PM EST, a flowing trine aspect forms between mental Mercury and expansive Jupiter. Think back to an idealistic view or idea that began to take hold between August and October of 2016. That idea has been mightily challenged, has had space to grow, and now flourishes. Open your mind to idealism and hope.

The Lament for Icarus by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

 

POWER DYNAMICS

Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

Please keep in mind that fighting battles that you have no control over the outcome and simply cannot win will simply drain you and leave you mentally and emotionally vulnerable.

A square aspect formed between two plants represents a challenge. The energies of the two plants involved are working at cross-purposes. On Wednesday, a square aspect forms between aggressive Mars and obsessive Pluto. This holds a powerful shadow over much of the week, but watch most closely for it on Wednesday.

Understand that this suggests a high potential for conflict, anger, and power struggles.

Consider where you can best direct your warrior spirit. Make a constructive difference in your world with this powerful energy. Dynamic Mars squares the hidden forces of coercive Pluto at 4:02 AM EST.

Focus your attention on what you can change. Go inward and get clear about your responsibilities and consciously consider where you can direct your energy for the greater good of all. Beating your head against the wall is not useful; try gathering like-minded folks together to discuss current events.

The start of this cycle was on October 19, 2016. Watch the political drama that is playing out!

The Capricorn Moon takes everything seriously and also forms difficult aspects to angry Mars, unsettling Uranus, and powerful Pluto. This is a challenging day, use it well, and with respect and caution.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:24 PM EST until she enters Aquarius at 12:18 PM EST on Thursday afternoon. 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 significant future impact.

 

 

SPEAK UP

Thursday, February 23, 2017:

Thursday morning, you will most likely still be in the grip of the challenges that Wednesday’s aspect of Mars square Pluto brought. Don’t miss your daily meditation practice. It will serve you well.

At 12:18 PM EST, the Moon (the holder of our ‘feeling nature’) enters unemotional Aquarius. This will bring the relief of a cool detachment. Any emotional intensity held over from Wednesday can now wash away, being replaced with a more intellectual, detached perspective.

Aquarius allows us to see the world objectively enabling us to plan accordingly. We see the big picture as we plan humanitarian rebellion. Watch what is happening around the world. There is instability that demands that we each look at the bigger picture and join together with others to plan accordingly.

Mercury (currently in Aquarius) is the planet of thinking and communicating. At 4:45 PM EST, Mercury sextile serious Saturn. A sextile aspect is an opportunity.

Generally speaking, we want to say yes to the opportunities that a sextile presents. This opportunity is one of speaking your mind. If there is something you need to say, now is the time to say it. This is a wonderful aspect for writers, speakers, or anyone who has something to say!

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Aquarius at 12:18 PM EST. 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 significant future impact.

 

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Friday, February 24, 2017:

Finally, we come to a day that offers simplicity.  The Moon continues through objective and rebellious Aquarius. Your ideas and emotions continue their focus on the needs of the larger culture. When the Moon is in Aquarius, we are able to see outside of ourselves to the issues that impact humanity at large.

At 10:41 AM EST, when the Moon forms a sweet sextile to lovely Venus, the planet of beauty and love, our hearts open to the harshness in the state of our world. You are able to see into the eyes of those less fortunate and seek ways to be of help.

Your task for Friday is to find an avenue to direct your attention, efforts, and money to help the world outside of your little personal bubble.

Pillangók by Csontváry Kosztka Tivadar via Wiki Commons

Pillangók by Csontváry Kosztka Tivadar via Wiki Commons

 

MORNING PLEASURES

Saturday February 25, 2017:

Get up early on Saturday morning and gather together with friends or family. This is a lovely day with positive aspects to assertive Mars, unusual Uranus, expansive Jupiter, and stabilizing Saturn. You will be able to get a lot accomplished or simply have a lot of fun during the bulk of the day.

Things change when, at 6:07 PM EST, mental Mercury follows the Sun into dreamy, mystical Pisces and the Moon follows on its heels at 7:25 PM EST. We now have a serious pile-up of planets in sensitive Pisces.  With our focus on the surreal Pisces energy, you may struggle to understand what is nearly unknowable.

What is under the surface of your life that you cannot quite see? Perhaps, it shows up as a vague shadow. What are you unable to see clearly? Taking time in meditation over the coming days will be highly valuable.

We are also in the Dark of the Moon as we approach the New Moon and Solar Eclipse which will be exact on Sunday morning. Go inward for understanding; there is more intensity right around the corner. It is important to strengthen your soul’s purpose and direction.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:12 PM EST until she enters Pisces at 7:25 PM EST. 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 significant future impact.

 

 

PISCES NEW MOON – SOLAR ECLIPSE

Sunday, February 26, 2017:

Sunday is a significant day! First, we have the New Moon and Solar Eclipse at 9:59 AM EST. You may feel plunged into darkness and confusion. Do not despair. Keep your eyes open, allow inspiration and transcendent mysteries to be revealed. It may be difficult to see fantasy from reality so allow yourself to hold a soft focus.

This is not a day to make solid decisions, and not a day to allow yourself to get lost in confusion or escape. Hold steady. Spend time in meditation, creating art, listening to music, or opening your heart to compassion.

Eclipses open new doorways, they can put our feet on a new and unexpected pathway. Life can change on a dime.

Accentuating all of that is the conjunction between Mars and Uranus at 7:19 PM EST. This begins a two-year cycle of assertive, revolutionary change. This aspect occurs at 22° Aries. To understand where in your personal life this change, begin by looking to where 22° Aries falls in your natal chart. If you want to understand more about your personal chart, please contact me for a consultation (astrolore@gmail.com). You will learn a great deal about yourself and your path forward.

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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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Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 22, 2016 through February 28, 2016

February is the coldest month of the year here in New England. February’s cold is a very different kind of cold than what we have in December. It tends to be dry and sharp. Personally, I hate being cold, but there is something in the sharpness that wakes me up and makes me feel as alive as the heat of August.

Blue Building by Willy Fick via Wiki Commons

Blue Building by Willy Fick via Wiki Commons

This week begins with a Full Moon in Virgo. What has been illuminated in your life over the past two weeks? Are you caring for yourself and your physical energies in a new, more contemplative manner?

On Tuesday, Jupiter opposes Chiron encouraging us to look with open clarity at our deepest personal beliefs and how they support our lives.

On Thursday, Mercury is sextile Saturn, offering stability to your thinking and your projects.

On Friday, that same stability encounters new ideas, excitement, and the desire to open your mind in new directions. Perhaps, you are planning a trip or a new educational endeavor; or perhaps you should consider doing so!

Over the weekend, energies deepen as the Sun conjuncts Neptune on Sunday. You may be feeling lost, confused, or divinely inspired. If you do not have a pathway for inspiration to find you, let music take you there. Put on headphones, listen with new ears, and allow yourself to be moved.

 

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CELEBRATE THE VIRGO FULL MOON

Monday, February 22, 2016:

On Monday morning, the Moon enters Virgo at 6:25 AM EST. We are instinctively drawn toward organization and efficient work. You may have a clear sense of your purpose and the skills you must develop in order to fully embody that purpose.

Monday’s Full Moon in Virgo reminds us to consider how far we have come since we began this lunar cycle two weeks ago at the Pisces New Moon. Whatever project or contemplation began at that time is fully released now into the reality of this world. This speaks to the release of creative energy and provides us with a clear view of how far we have come.

Many of us are deeply aware of a strong buzz at the Full Moon. You may have a clear sense of energy that has been building and now needs to be released. Allow yourself to celebrate this powerful, expressive energy.

Pay attention to what has been building in your life over the last two weeks. Enjoy where it has brought you. If your spiritual practice has been growing and evolving, you will find great satisfaction with where you find yourself now.

 

RELEASE PERFECTION; FIND MAGIC

Tuesday, February 23, 2016:

Very early Tuesday morning, the Moon, still in Virgo, opposes Neptune. You must understand and accept the reality of living in a human body even as you stay true to your higher idealized vision of spiritual wisdom.

With the Moon opposite Neptune, it may be difficult to accept hard, cold reality at the same time as you open to the spiritual wisdom that aligns on a much deeper level with your soul. We must learn to release the need for perfection in order to find spiritual magic.

An opposition from Jupiter to Chiron encourages us to look clearly at our belief system and understand how our suffering allows us to connect with compassion for those who suffer just as we do.

Make no mistake; suffering is a significant and very human experience. If we use our suffering to understand the suffering of others, and we use that understanding to be of service to others, we will live a rich life indeed.

As the Virgo Moon trine Pluto and conjunct Jupiter on Monday evening, your ability to open your mind to new spiritual and emotional horizons is deeply empowered.

 

SPONTANEOUS DATE NIGHT

Wednesday, February 24, 2016:

Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Wednesday begins with the Moon still in Virgo and forming a sextile to Mars. Beginning the day with physical activity would be ideal. Go for a run, get to the gym, or go for a spirited walk in the woods. Consider this physical activity to be a significant part of your day. Put real energy into that activity, no halfhearted efforts.

The rest of the day is likely to be quiet and uneventful. Do not start any significant activities or projects. This is the day to catch up on routine details; clean out your e-mail box, organize your files, or get the laundry caught up.

With the Moon in Virgo, it may not be easy, but please have low expectations for yourself and others.

When the Moon enters Libra at 5:42 PM EST, the energy will change significantly. How about turning this long, uneventful day into a delightful, spontaneous ‘date night’ or an evening with friends? Make the most of Wednesday evening.

 

SERIOUS MINDSCAPES

Thursday, February 25, 2016:

Thursday and Friday of this week are important days to be consciously aware of your habitual communication patterns and thought processes. It may feel as though you have a little dance going on inside your mind. This dance is playing out between the need to stabilize your thinking even as you are taking risks to explore outside the box of your standardized thinking.

Take the time to consider what began in November 2015. At that time, Mercury conjunct Saturn, beginning the current cycle between them. Now, as Mercury sextile Saturn, we are given an opportunity to explore changes that have come directly from a line of thought or communication that began in late November 2015. There is no action required (yet), there is simply an opportunity to see things with new eyes and to understand more fully the importance of where our thoughts and communications bring us.

Explore different ways to communicate what feels important. Take your communications and your mindscapes seriously, even as the sextile between Mercury and Uranus (exact on Friday) wants to tell a more exciting, unusual, and innovative story.

 

INNOVATIVE MINDSCAPES

Friday, February 26, 2016:

After Thursday’s sextile from Mercury to Saturn, on Friday, we have a sextile from Mercury to Uranus; both speak of opportunities, possibilities, and explorations for the mind.

If you are feeling mentally heavy or serious and you have a partner or friend that is exploring more unusual ways of thinking that are outside your comfort zone, pay attention. Certainly, it could be the other way around with you playing in an innovative, exciting space while your friend or partner is very seriously or conservatively inclined.

Right now, we have very different energies playing out in the arena of the mind. Oftentimes, it is easier to ‘see’ one side of this equation as coming from someone close to us, rather than the confusion that can happen when we try to hold both sides of the issue that are really each a part of us.

This could manifest in issues of study, conversations, or communications of all kinds. You may consider this as an opportunity to explore serious study opportunities… AH! This is the perfect time to begin a serious study of astrology!

Both Uranus and Saturn are honored in astrological study. The serious (Saturn) and the innovative and unusual (Uranus) are brought to the mind for study (Mercury).*

Allow space to pay attention to your thinking, your ideas, and your mental gymnastics. Enjoy the opportunities and the potential for quirky, yet serious thinking.

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Coucher de Soleil by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Coucher de Soleil by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

INTEGRITY, SACRIFICE, TRANSFORMATION

Saturday, February 27, 2016:

You may notice a considerable change in your emotional state as the Moon enters the quiet, secretive realm of Scorpio on Saturday at 6:27 AM EST. While the Moon is in Scorpio, we are aware of our deep emotions on a very personal level. Whatever we feel, we feel intensely. We are interested in what is beneath the words that are spoken.

With the Moon in Scorpio, we understand that knowledge is power and we know how to get to the bottom of things. We have no interest in conversations or interactions on a superficial level. We want to understand the depth and extent of our own power and what holds us back. The Scorpio Moon encourages intimacy and passion, deep passion.

Maintaining clarity regarding your own integrity is crucial. Manipulative tactics may offer themselves as a possibility, exposing a very immature side of Scorpio. Rise to the level of highest integrity. Remember, that the true symbol of Scorpio is the phoenix. The phoenix is a mythical bird of great longevity. When her life cycle is complete, the phoenix sacrifices its current self through fire and renews itself three days later.

This speaks to your need to sacrifice parts of yourself in order for deep and true transformation to occur. Consider what needs to be burned out of your own soul in order to reach the heights that you are being called to.

 

AN ETHEREAL MEETING: SUN AND NEPTUNE

Sunday, February 28, 2016:

Once each year, the Sun meets with Neptune (exact at 10:46 AM EST). This begins the annual cycle between them. The Sun brings warmth and light to areas of your imagination, inspiration, sensitivity, or confusion.

It is a good idea to pay attention to how you start this cycle, as it will lay the groundwork for your spiritual growth or your artistic endeavors throughout the year. If you are on a path of spiritual growth, take extra time in meditation on Sunday. If you are an artist of any kind, pay attention to what artistic endeavors you begin now.

If you feel lost in fog, or if you have a hard time understanding the difference between reality and fantasy, simply allow that confusion. Do not try to fight against it. Approach any difficulties with humor, deep compassion, and love.

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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: June 29, 2015 through July 5, 2015

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

World at a Glace by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

We can look forward to an interesting week ahead! Clearly, there are different things impacting all of our individual charts. However, what we are looking at through these astrology transits is the overall environment we all share.

Regardless of what we are encountering as individuals, we all live in the same environment and are being impacted by that environment. This week appears to provide a relatively smooth ride with powerful opportunities presented in the latter half of the week.

The week starts with the Moon in Sagittarius and the excitement of Venus connecting to the Fire Trine between Jupiter and Uranus. This Fire Trine and its implications point to the necessity of embracing and bringing forth the excitement and possibilities of the future.

On Monday, Venus trine Uranus allowing us see how far we have come in developing new values, relationships, and resources. We see our world from a very different perspective then we did four months ago. On Wednesday, Venus will conjunct with Jupiter, keeping the excitement or anxiety alive between Uranus and Jupiter (who came to an exact trine last week).

Our ability to see necessary change is tremendous! Our values and beliefs are undergoing a tremendous upheaval and renewal.

When any two planets make contact, I like to think about the entire cycle between them. Consider the conjunction between the Sun and the Moon. The New Moon is in the sky; it is the beginning of the Lunar cycle.

The cycle between Venus and Uranus (which began in early March) is a cycle of intensification and sudden change of our values. New awareness is brought suddenly to our deeply held values.

In the USA, I see this mirrored in the racial situations and ongoing conversation regarding race and society. I think white people are finally beginning to wake up to the deeply rooted white supremacy we have all been raised in. A huge internal change is demanded from society. It is time to wake up!

Uranus always brings us forward into a space of individuality and the understanding of human progress. I see a tremendous opportunity for all of us to be looking with renewed clarity at difficult hidden issues. The United States’ institutional racism is the obvious example that we have tried to sweep under the carpet for so long. #blacklivesmatter

I see the transformation that has been set in motion over the last few years (related to the Uranus Pluto square). This aspect brings forth the demand that we grow and change in ways that may not be comfortable (an understatement) but are immensely necessary for growth.

The necessity to push forward is an individual process as well as a collective process. We each need to look at our own culpability on the issue of racism and white privilege. Clearly, we have allowed ourselves to remain ignorant and silent for too long.

On to the dailies!

 

 

MOVE TOWARD EXCITEMENT AND CHANGE

Monday, June 29, 2015:

The Moon is in freedom loving Sagittarius on Monday encouraging us to broaden our perspective and imagine what lies outside any boxes we may feel stuck in.

However, the most important astrological news on Monday is the trine aspect between Venus and Uranus.

This cycle began in early March and the planets now reach 120 degrees between them. This is a free flow of energy as we see the path forward clearly.

Now is the time to push steadily in the direction we want to see ourselves move in. Our push forward will result in a release of energy and a full expression of the cycle in late November.

This cycle brings us face-to-face with a new way of seeing our most intimate relationships, our money and resources, and our most significant personal values.

Pay close attention to anything surprising or unusual that crosses your path on Monday. Don’t shy away from what is offered.

Keep your eyes and your heart open to anything that brings a spark of excitement even if some anxiety resides within that excitement.

 

HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Tuesday, June 30, 2015:

There are days and sometimes weeks where there is simply so much excitement and/or potential anxiety that it is hard to maintain focus on what we believe we need to accomplish. This may be one of those days and, perhaps, one of those weeks!

On Tuesday, the Moon is in Sagittarius continuing our push toward expansive awareness and our willingness to be more open than usual about our opinions and perspectives.

It may be an effort, but this would be a good time listen deeply to the opinions of others. It may not be an easy thing to do with our own opinions feeling so very important. Try to understand where others are coming from; share your own ideas without demanding that others agree with you.

The Moon is VOC* following a trine to Jupiter at 2:18 PM EDT. Try to have no high expectations of the late afternoon.

It’s a fine evening for casual connections with like-minded others. Pay attention to the conversations around you. Don’t get stuck with boring, uninspiring, or unchallenging topics. Go ahead and bring up the more difficult conversations; we all need to have them. #blacklivesmatter

 

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

Horace Weby by Janice Montecalvo of Providence, RI

FULL MOON: CELEBRATE LOVE, HOPE, VISION

Wednesday, July 1, 2015:

Wednesday is likely to be a busy day! Long before we awake, Venus conjuncts Jupiter beginning a new cycle of expanding love!

We begin anew to bring heart, love, and beauty to our deepest beliefs. The current astrological cycles suggest powerful growth of awareness and understanding regarding our deep-seated beliefs and personal values.

Last week, Jupiter trine Uranus, while this Monday, Venus trine Uranus, and then today, Venus is conjunct Jupiter.  These three planets are working together to wake us up to the importance of bringing love to its proper position at the top of our personal values. They are attempting to open our hearts in ways we were unable to in the past. Let us each take this opportunity to wake ourselves up and pay attention to the real issues at hand!

At 5:09 PM EDT, the Sun trine Neptune, this cycle began at the end of February with the development of a dream. How have you moved that dream toward fulfillment?

There is a free-flow of energy bringing you forward now. Perhaps the dream feels too good to be true. If you feel you have stars in your eyes, allow them to remain in place for a few days. Enjoy the softer view of the world that Neptune provides, allow yourself the potential of renewed hope. #Bernie #blacklivesmatter

At 10:19 PM EDT, we reach the Full Moon in Capricorn. At this time, we see the culmination of what began at the New Moon on June 16th.

This Full Moon has a serious edge. Yes, we may want to celebrate and enjoy the perspective of hope, but we know how much is at stake. Gather with others in meditation for the planet and the evolution of our species! Celebrate hope and expansive vision.

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Thursday, July 2, 2015:

On Thursday, Mercury gets in on the action of unexpected expansion and beauty! What a powerful week this is! Remember, Mercury is the planet of the mind, our thought processes, our communication skills, and, generally, what we think about.

Over the next few days, Mercury forms sextile aspects to all three of the planets that have been active this week: Uranus, Jupiter, and Venus. The sextile aspect brings possibilities and opportunities. Keep your eyes open for what it’s offered.

This is not the week to withhold yourself. This is a week to allow your mind to get swept into possibilities and to go ahead and take risks with your thinking and your communications.

On Thursday, with the Moon still in Capricorn, there is a clear opportunity to think thoughts you have never thought before! Allow your mind to go in directions that are unexpected. Allow yourself to be open to ideas that you may have spent your whole life resisting. This is no time for resistance.

This is a time to set aside your opinions, set aside the old ways you were raised with, and open to what is now possible in this new post Uranus square Pluto world!

Even with this lovely aspect, we cannot expect everyone to open their eyes to a new way of thinking. This is an opportunity, not a requirement.

With the Capricorn Moon making tough aspects to both Uranus and Pluto, we can anticipate those who will hold hard to their outdated and unfriendly positions. Don’t let that stop you from your mission of expansion and expressing love.

 

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

Friday, July 3 , 2015:

Friday begins with a very brief VOC*Moon between 6:37 AM EDT and 8:21 AM EDT when the Moon enters Aquarius. The Moon in Aquarius ushers us into the July 4th weekend with a focus on the expansion of our humanitarian sensibilities. Whatever is worthy of celebration must take on the inclusion of everyone left on the sidelines in the past.

We are expanding, we are opening our eyes, we are ready to move forward… and we are deeply idealistic. It is always a bit of a trick to work toward our dreams and values with deep hope while remaining realistic.

The great thing about the entire weekend, and Friday in particular, is the ability we have to speak our truth. We see what needs to be said, we are able to say it, and others are more apt to hear at this time than usual. We are all open to seeing, and, possibly, embracing a new perspective.

Show others a perspective of the world and this life that focuses on love and service to our fellow humans on this tiny blue planet. Commit to speaking your truth and listening to the truth of others. Spread kindness and acceptance of the diversity of all humans.

 

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

Sun shot at the Lake by Cassafrass Love

CELEBRATE LIFE

Saturday, July 4, 2015:

It is wonderful to encounter a holiday falling on a Saturday that holds such a lovely astrological environment.

The Moon is in Aquarius adding her energy to the interactions with Uranus and Jupiter. We continue enlarging our view of our fellow humans and life in general.

Again, we have a weekend desperately calling to be enjoyed. Remember how short summer is (at least here in Vermont, the home state of Bernie Sanders!)

Make plans, join friends, and celebrate your life! The best plans for this Saturday will include many casual friends. More intimate friends or family connections may not be as satisfying as like-minded others.

Spend time with those who believe as you believe, those you can interact with in stimulating intellectual conversations. Enjoy the day, enjoy others, add your voice to the conversation!

 

ENJOY AND ALLOW

Sunday, July 5, 2015:

I love to see a Sunday morning with a VOC* Moon.   This Sunday that VOC* Moon only lasts from 8:31 AM EDT until the Moon enters Pisces at 10:23 AM EDT. This gives us a few hours to sit over breakfast and coffee with our loved ones. Do not rush into the day.

As the week comes to an end, we feel the intensity of the following week’s aspects coming into focus. We will be looking again into some of the darker corners of our own lives and of humanity’s path.

Mercury sextiles Venus at 4:18 AM EDT continuing to remind us that this is a time to speak words of love and kindness. Sextile aspects (60degrees) offer us opportunities. We do not need to take these opportunities; they can easily be resisted. Don’t resist! If you have words of kindness or love to speak, take the opportunity!

Plan for Sunday to be a low-key day. Walk in the woods, listen to music, go to the theater, or just allow yourself to be lost in your own imagination.

If you are interacting with others, forgo any great exertion of energy or high expectations. Don’t try to control the day; simply allow it to carry you along.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a trine to Jupiter at 2:18 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday morning July 1, 2015 at 5:10 AM EDT.

Friday, July 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Capricorn) following a sextile to Saturn at 6:37 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:21 AM EDT.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Aquarius) following a square to Saturn at 8:31 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 10:23 AM EDT.

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

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

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