Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017

White Rose and Red Rose by Margaret MacDonald via Wiki Commons

“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 challenge 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.

 

We are in the midst of Eclipse Season and life is moving quickly. The energy swirling around us is hot and unpredictable. It is clearly reflected in our political and social climate. Hold steady, breathe deeply, and keep closely connected to those in your inner circle. Look around you, hold the hands of those you love, and offer kindness to everyone you encounter.

 

 

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SENSITIVE, INTUITIVE LOVE

Monday, July 31, 2017:

Astrologically, Monday presents a very quiet day. The Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Pluto at 7:11 AM EDT. This will color a great deal of the day with a sense of empowerment. You may be able to release something deep within your heart that has fulfilled its purpose and is better left behind.

At 10:53 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters emotional, moody Cancer. Since July 4th, Venus has been moving through the inquisitive, restless sign of Gemini. This transit has created a state of curiosity regarding our deepest held values.

With Venus changing signs, your nervous state of flightiness settles into deep emotion. You have come to understand the importance of protective sensitivity and intuitive, nurturing care in your love relationships and all your personal relationships.

Venus is moving quickly through the signs and will leave behind this loving space soon. Venus will move on and start seeking loyalty and expressive vitality in Leo beginning on August 26th. For now, even in the face of so much exciting fiery energies, prepare to go deep with your closest intimates in seeking cozy, domestic love.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:11 AM EDT and until she enters Sagittarius on Tuesday morning at 8:02 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

OPEN YOUR MIND

Tuesday, August 1, 2017:

If your day begins before 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon will still be in private and introspective Scorpio. At 4:55 AM EDT, the intense Scorpio Moon formed a flowing trine aspect to Chiron, the asteroid that represents our deep healing path. You may awake from dreams that left you with a sense of understanding the direction to take in your healing journey.

At 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius where she encourages you to look at the more optimistic side of your situation. This is a day that may bring much learning, understanding, and wisdom. Open your mind to a new, more expansive view. Connect with folks who will show you a new perspective. Open your mind.

At 10:00 PM EDT, the extravagant Sagittarius Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Mercury, the keeper of your thoughts, communication, and logic. Your optimism may be challenged or you may question your own path of understanding. This is a quickly passing Moon transit and is best managed by not engaging in the challenge but simply heading to bed for a good night’s sleep.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) this morning until she enters Sagittarius at 8:02 AM EDT. Clearly, this will impact very little of your day. 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 FREEDOM AND UNDERSTANDING

Diana and Her Nymphs by Robert Burns via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 2, 2017:

With the Moon in Sagittarius on Wednesday, you are seeking freedom and respect. This is a day of lightness and moving toward a higher understanding of where you find yourself.

You may absorb learning more easily with this expansive Moon placement. However, you do not want to find that learning in a classroom setting. You want to see the world and understand your place in it from a broader perspective. You want to meet people who think and view the world differently so that you can understand and experience what is new and unusual to you.

Think about what the element of Fire expresses: heat, transformation, anger, and action. There is currently a great deal of Fire showing up astrologically and also in our world in general. We see it clearly in the political discourse and in our own lives. Where do you feel this heat in your own life?

Very early on Thursday morning, Uranus, the planet of unpredictable change and defiance, turns retrograde following its very slow motion over the last few weeks. Where does 28° Aries fall in your personal chart? Stay conscious and be prepared to adapt to any unusual shifts and unexpected change over the coming days.

 

 

EYES OPEN

Thursday, August 3, 2017:

Very early Thursday morning, Uranus, the planet of unpredictable change and defiance, turns retrograde after moving very slowly over the last few weeks. Upheaval and excitement or possibly stress may spark in some area of your life.

Where does 28° Aries fall in your personal chart? Keep yourself awake to all the quickly changing parts of your life. Be prepared to adapt quickly and pivot when necessary over the coming days.

The Moon continues her adventures through philosophical Sagittarius helping you to keep your eyes open particularly when she forms a lovely, flowing trine aspect to Uranus at 5:39 PM EDT.

Enjoy the brief excitement this aspect suggests as the Moon enters serious, hard-working Capricorn at 8:37 PM EDT. Anticipate that Friday will be a day of work or sustained effort.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:39 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 8:37 PM EDT.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

STABLE ATTENTION

Friday, August 4, 2017:

Watch the news for power grabs and contentious legal issues coming to a head or coming out of the blue on Friday.

With the square of Jupiter to Pluto perfecting (at 2:48 PM EDT), there will likely be a sense that action is demanded. This is part of the Third Quarter Square. We are releasing powerful energies that began in December 2007.

The Capricorn Moon does its best to keep maturity and reason on the table but it will be a challenge. Do your very best to maintain your connection with Capricorn’s ideals of integrity, realism, and responsible maturity. The dark side of Capricorn is unbridled ambition, pessimism, and fear. You may see that in the eyes of those around you but keep your eyes on integrity and stable attention.

 

Adoration of the Sun by Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciulionis via Wiki Art

CARE FOR SELF AND OTHERS

Saturday, August 5, 2017:

At 7:38 AM EDT, the conventional Capricorn Moon joins with powerful Pluto. Then at 7:52 AM EDT, the Moon squares idealistic Jupiter bringing our attention directly back to the square between Jupiter and Pluto.

If you maintained a calm state of maturity, stability, and patience on Friday, you did well. However, the test is in full swing on Saturday as the stable yet often times pessimistic and fearful Capricorn Moon plays directly into the power grab that was in full focus on Friday. If these dynamics are not playing out in your personal life, be grateful. Much depends on where and how the Jupiter/Pluto square interacts with your own individual chart.

You can watch the dynamics clearly on display in the social and political landscapes. If this dynamic is problematic in your personal life or those around you, it is your job to approach the situations with kindness toward others and a huge dose of care and deep love for yourself.

 

 

GATHER TOGETHER

Sunday, August 6, 2017:

Sunday offers some relief as the Moon finds her way into innovative, progressive Aquarius. However, the balm provided might not be equal to the level of abatement we wish for, as the universe sets the stage and the buildup to the partial lunar Eclipse, which reaches perfection on Monday at 2:11 PM EDT.

Take the relief that is offered. With the Moon in objective Aquarius, allow your mind to support original thinking and humanitarian understanding. You are encouraged to gather with like-minded folks to prepare for the days ahead as our world dances with such profound uncertainty and upheaval.

Joining together in community, helping each other through the hard spots… This is what we are here for.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:22 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 8:16 AM EDT. Clearly, this will have very little impact on the day. 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.

 

 

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

 

Two Brothers Illustration by Elenore Abbott

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

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

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

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

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

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ACCEPTANCE & HEALING

Monday, July 3, 2017:

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

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

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

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

 

SURPRISING REVELATIONS

Tuesday, July 4, 2017:

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

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

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

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

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:35 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:08 AM EDT on Wednesday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

HONOR YOUR PATH

Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

Cinderella by Elenore Abbott via Wiki Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A NEW UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, July 6, 2017:

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

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

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

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

 

HARMONIOUS, EASY DIALOGUE

Friday, July 7, 2017:

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

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

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

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

Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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

 

WATCH FOR EXCESS/ HOLD STEADY

Saturday, July 8, 2017:

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

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

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

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

 

POWERFUL CAPRICORN FULL MOON/HOLD STEADY

Sunday, July 9, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 15, 2017 through May 21, 2017

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead? Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today! 

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

 

STRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Monday, May 15, 2017:

You may find yourself ready and even pleased to get to work on Monday morning. With the Moon in Capricorn, it is a good time to focus your attention on those things that you want to be known and respected for. Focus on your career, aspirations, and the projects in your life that are worth striving to achieve.

The energy of the Capricorn Moon is conscious, reserved, and practical. This is a time to look clearly at the realities of your experience and take the steps necessary to gain forward motion in your job and accomplishments. You will want to be useful and productive without drama or turbulent emotions.

This is a day to develop clear boundaries and realistic goals, not a time to take risks. Pay attention to the people in your life who have the wisdom of age and experience.  Work on organizational and practical projects and duties.

As the Moon moves through conservative Capricorn, she joins with Pluto at 4:24 PM EDT, asking that you take note of where you may be out of integrity regarding issues of power and control. Pay attention and release.

Happy Birthday to Pierre Curie, Dave Battick, Kathy Holmes, Annelies Smith, Sophie Grenier, and Liesje Smith!

 

 

SIMPLIFY AND SHAKE UP YOUR THINKING

Tuesday, May 16, 2017:

Shortly after midnight Monday night, Mercury left hotheaded Aries behind to enter reliable Taurus once again. Mercury initially entered Taurus on March 31st but proceeded to retrograde back into Aries where it has remained until now. Ideas and plans that have been on the back burner are now ready to be pushed forward. While on the backburner during Mercury’s retrograde, those ideas have been reviewed, reconsidered, revised, and analyzed.

Look for new inspiration and the patience necessary to take slow, deliberate steps to manifest your desires. While Mercury is in Taurus, your thinking is slower, deeper, and more methodical. Your approach to life, in general, is more relaxed; thoughts and plans can be seen from a perspective of simplicity and clarity.

At 1:50 PM EDT, we get a boost of enthusiasm as the Moon leaves serious hard-working Capricorn behind to enter unpredictable, progressive Aquarius. Allow the world to surprise you. Move outside of your everyday mindset. Make it a point to encounter people who will stretch your view of the world. Seek out enlightened forward-looking thinkers to shake up your mind.

Happy Birthday to Henry Fonda, Woody Herman, Janet Jackson, Liberace, and NYC!

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:23 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:50 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.

 

 

GATHER IN COMMUNITY

Wednesday, May 17, 2017:

The Spring Witch by George Wilson via Wiki Commons

Wednesday brings a simple day with very little astrological activity. The Moon continues through rebellious Aquarius forming easy-going social aspects to beautiful Venus and philosophical Jupiter.

While the Moon is in Aquarius, you are likely to be attracted to people, situations, and circumstances that are unusual and awe-inspiring. You may want to explore what it means to be a true individual without being held back by convention or society. Personal freedom, humanitarian interests, and progressive change take on powerful importance. You may want to break out of whatever box you feel contained in and explore new ideas, beliefs, and cultural viewpoints.

This is an excellent time to consider how your life fits into the wider world of humanity. What is the role that you play in your culture? What can you do in the world to create positive change? How can you join with others to make a difference? The Aquarius Moon spurs us to common human connections with less emphasis on emotional attachment. Find interesting gatherings of people who will expand your thinking.

Happy Birthday to Laurie Cartwright, Diane Doll, and Eric Satie!

 

 

THE BIG PICTURE

Thursday, May 18, 2017:

With all the dysfunction and craziness on display in the news and politics, it is important that we take advantage of joyful, flowing days like today! The Moon continues through unconventional Aquarius keeping our minds open to a bigger picture of life.

You may feel on a roll as all aspects the Moon makes during the day are aspects of positive flow and opportunities. People you encounter are apt to be more approachable than normal and generally in an upbeat frame of mind.

As the Aquarius Moon reaches the midpoint between Saturn and Uranus (forming a sextile aspect to each), we simultaneously enjoy a sense of excitement and stability, individuality, and determination.

At 8:33 PM EDT, we encounter the Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius, you may struggle to understand the cost of your actions and priorities. Keep moving forward as the exact trine aspect between Saturn and Uranus (Friday) will powerfully support forward motion.

As the day ends, the Moon slips quietly into compassionate, fanciful Pisces bringing a gentle sense of the surreal to the next few days.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:33 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 11:52 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.

Happy Birthday to Frank Capra, Bertrand Russell, and Robin Shelton!

 

 

READY FOR AN UPGRADE

Friday, May 19, 2017:

A powerful flowing trine aspect has been building between Saturn and Uranus all week reaching its pinnacle on Friday. This is one of the major astrological influences of 2017 and represents a powerful shift in life as we know it. This aspect formed its first exact ‘hit’ at the end of December of 2016 and will make a final exact ‘hit’ in November of 2017.

Look to your chart for 26° Sagittarius and 26° Aries for more information on where this occurs in your individual life.

This combination of planetary energies can support you in making powerful and even radical change in your life. Uranus brings innovation and inspiration to whatever you are creating, while Saturn offers determination and maturity. Together, you can make unimaginable forward motion or it may simply happen seemingly without effort! Something very significant is ready for an upgrade that will bring greater integrity and inspiration into your life!

On an interesting personal note… I am just now making this connection. Recently, I went to sleep one day and literally, woke up a vegan. Yes, that would be this aspect at work! Let me know how it manifests in your life!

Another significant transit occurs at 10:11 AM EDT with lovely Venus opposing enthusiastic Jupiter. This is a lovely and dynamic combination; be alert to love and other resources being offered. Be careful not to fall into a trap of overspending or over giving. Please try to enjoy this combination. Kindness and generosity can be offered and received.

With the Moon continuing through Pisces, allow yourself to drift in compassionate love and deep pleasure.

Happy Birthday to Leda Wolfe Hoppe!

The Message by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

SUN ENTERS GEMINI:  TALK ABOUT IT!

Saturday, May 20, 2017:

The Moon continues through Pisces on Saturday encouraging us to remain connected to our dreams and our imagination. While the Sun is still in Taurus (until 4:30 PM EDT), you may want to take a nap, meditate, or rest to prepare for the increased energy ahead.

At 4:30 PM EDT, the all-powerful Sun leaves the deliberate, consistent growth of Taurus behind to enter a period of enthusiastic movement. As the Sun changes signs month-to-month, we feel the atmosphere profoundly shifting. Over the past month, there has been the sense of steady, slow, determined movement.

Now, as the Sun comes into Gemini, everything shifts into quick, less stable expansion. While the Sun is in Gemini, you will want to join together with others, share and gather information, and come to understand the perspectives of those around you. You are curious, restless, and inquisitive. You will want to communicate more, explore new ideas, and consider more options.

Watch yourself for the tendency to talk more than you listen. Listening is a skill that we must pay attention to. Your own voice will only reflect what you already know. Learning requires paying attention to others through questions and listening. Show respect to those you encounter with your curiosity, your questions, and your focused ability to listen. You may be surprised at what you learn!

Talk. Communicate. Listen. Learn. Ask questions.

The Pisces Moon becomes VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) at 11:39 PM EDT. Unless you get up awfully early Saturday (the Moon enters Aries at 6:11 AM EDT on Sunday), this will not have an impact. 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.                                                                                                

Happy Birthday to Candi Foss and Cher!

 

 

A MORNING ADVENTURE

Sunday, May 21, 2017:

Bright and early, the Moon enters dynamic, impatient Aries forming an energizing sextile aspect to the Sun which is newly in Gemini. The energy of this combination should not be wasted. Plan ahead to get up early and move quickly into a day of action and adventure.

Get yourself out into nature to watch how quickly the world is changing with new growth and expanding vegetation. A hike or a canoe trip down the river would be perfect for an early morning enterprise.

Later in the day, things quiet down and it will be good to have the afternoon to relax and spend time on your own. At this point in the cycle, the Moon is waning (New Moon on May 25th). Consider holding off on any rash plans, decisions or projects until the Moon begins increasing once again.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Aries at 6:11 AM EDT.  Unless you are up very early this will have no impact on your day. 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.

Happy Birthday to Belladonna, Ellen Brown, and Michael Gilman!

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016

I will begin by saying this looks like a fairly simple week. Other than the transits of the Moon and the Capricorn Full Moon on Tuesday the 19th, we have simple, flowing trine aspects from Mercury to Saturn on Tuesday and from Venus to Saturn on Wednesday. On Friday, the Sun enters the hot, dramatic sign of Leo!

Faunesse by Guillaume Seignac via Wiki Commons

Faunesse by Guillaume Seignac via Wiki Commons

I hope you are all enjoying vacations and hot summer days! I know I am!

I am heading off for a long weekend on a road trip to the coast of Maine. And have lots to do to get ready!

So again, I’m going to keep the post simple and move right into the Dailies.

 

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FOCUS ON WORK & EFFORT

Monday, July 18, 2016:

I know we all have vacation and summer sun on our minds but this Monday is best suited for ambitious effort and work. If you are heading to the office, you will likely find your work ethic strong and should be able to get a lot accomplished. The ability to remain focused and disciplined is powerful.

At 1:36 PM EDT, the pragmatic Capricorn Moon may surprise itself when an opportunity is presented that can only be managed through listening to your intuition. Don’t fight against it; as the Capricorn Moon sextile Neptune your imagination and intuition may open doors to support a serious or ambitious project

At 9:25 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Pluto refocuses us on maintaining a more stable approach and firmer control.

 

CAPRICORN FULL MOON: STABILIZE

Tuesday, July 19, 2016:

Tuesday begins with mental Mercury forming a trine aspect to serious Saturn. This signifies the need for clear, stable thinking. Our thinking is serious and our ability to learn or express thoughts and ideas is steadfast.

In late November 2015, when these two planets began their current cycle, we began a thought process that came into full view approximately a month ago. Now, with the trine aspect between them, it is time to release that energy into the world; perhaps, there is a conversation that must be had or a story that needs to be written.

Contemplate the timeframe and allow what needs to occur to flow easily. Over the coming months, the issue will be released and a new cycle of thought development will begin in November of 2016.

At 1:06 PM EDT, the realistic Capricorn Moon forms a challenging square to unpredictable Uranus. This may feel a bit emotionally unnerving. Even as our intellectual process feels solid, our emotions could take an unusual turn by afternoon.

The Capricorn Full Moon is exact at 6:57 PM EDT. This brings the lunar cycle that began on July 4th into full expression. If, at that time, you planted a seed in hopes of creating ‘family’, now you see the full results and the stability of what is developing.

At 11:11 PM EDT, the Moon enters rebellious Aquarius which will reverberate into progressive attitudes and unusual behaviors over the next few days.

 

SHINE ON – STEP FORWARD

Obra Serie ArboLuz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie ArboLuz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, July 20, 2016:

Following the stabilization of your  thought process on Tuesday (Mercury trine Saturn), Wednesday offers a similar sense of flow. Between relationship and beauty oriented Venus to determined Saturn, this aspect brings stabilization and sweet delight to the area of relationship and possibly, money (Venus trine Saturn).

A great day to explore your most personal beliefs around finances, to create art, or to simply go out to dinner and hold the hand of your dearest loved one. Your values feel strong and unshakable.

This cycle began in early January with a structuring and stabilization of values, came to its full potential the first week of June, and now flows easily as we release the energy into the world.

The quirky Aquarius Moon encourages us to stay emotionally detached from this process, enabling stabilization to occur without deep emotional turmoil.  Shine your light and step forward with easy.

 

ALLOW FOR SPACE AND FREEDOM

Thursday, July 21, 2016:

With the domestic Moon in open-minded Aquarius, we may have an unusual approach to our home and our loved ones on Thursday. The Moon is happiest in an emotional Water Sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or even a grounded Earth Sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn).  Aquarius is progressive, innovative, and objective.

Emotions don’t want to be objective, they want to flow like a river and move easily through empathy, mysteries, and tenderness. This is not a day to expect yourself or others to connect emotionally. Give yourself and others space and freedom.

We will all function more easily if we engage in unconventional, innovative projects that express humanitarian concerns rather than personal concerns.

At 6:54 PM EDT, when the Moon sextile defiant Uranus you may receive unexpected news or unusual ideas may seem to come out of nowhere.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon square assertive Mars could spark an argument or internal agitation. It will be best to spend that period of time alone and get to sleep early. It is only a Moon transit, they do not last very long. As long as you succeed in not engaging the energy in the moment it will pass without due impact.

 

PLAY AND DREAM

Friday, July 22, 2016:

By the time we wake up on Friday morning, the Sun will have entered Leo (5:30 AM EDT)! Now, we move into the heat of summer, the height of the Sun’s power. When we think of Leo, we often think of drama, exuberance, and full expression of personality. We may think of Leo’s generosity, playfulness, or his arrogance and grandiosity. Often times, we forget the dignified laziness of the big cats. With the Leo Sun high above, we understand the desire to simply play or sleep. For the coming month, we will all want to vacation, lay in the sun, sleep, and play.

This is not the best time for most of us to be productive, so go ahead, and allow yourself to play.

The Moon enters idealistic Pisces in the wee hours of Friday morning, adding dreamy imagination to our desired play. Allow play and light-hearted joy to permeate the day. Enjoy it to the hilt.

 

Summetime (pulling for shore) by William Merritt Chase via Wiki Commons

Summetime (pulling for shore) by William Merritt Chase via Wiki Commons

 

A DAY OF SENSITIVITY

Saturday, July 23, 2016:

You may want to get up early on Saturday morning to engage the brief period of time that the sensitive Pisces Moon sextile the hidden forces of Pluto (exact at 8:08 AM EDT). This brings us face-to-face with an opportunity to deeply engage our deepest shadow side, bringing it to a place of healing and purification.  Spend a few hours in meditation or simply offer your deep wounds to the healing light of inspiration and self-compassion.

With an opposition from the illusory Pisces Moon to expansive Jupiter at 4:25PM EDT, arrange the evening to accommodate emotional sensitivity and optimistic idealism.  Watch any tendencies to drink, drug, or dream more than is healthy for your personal nature.

When you encounter others, keep in mind that they are all in an overly sensitive state of heart and mind. Offer compassion and kindness liberally. Take good care of your heart and the hearts of those around you.

 

BRIGHT LIGHT

Sunday, July 24, 2016:

Sunday morning you will be ready to shake off all the sensitivity and dreaminess you have been embroiled in over the past few days. At 8:32 AM EDT, the Moon leaves her illusions (Pisces) behind as she embraces dynamic impulsiveness (Aries).  You may not have done much on Saturday and you are ready to make up for it by asserting your personal, possibly flamboyant desires on Sunday.

At 12:17 PM EDT, the courageous Aries Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to the expressive Leo Sun.  This bears witness to a day made for full expression, no holds barred.

You will have more bravery and ability to fully express parts of yourself that you often keep under tight wraps. Sing, dance, and speak the words that need to be spoken.

Forget that conservative outfit you may have been comfortable in on Saturday, Sunday you want to show yourself as your most enthusiastic, dynamic, and impulsive self.  Dress accordingly. Allow yourself to be seen in your brightest light.

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

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

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A GLIMPSE OF AUTHENTICITY

Monday, May 23, 2016:

I hope you took my advice to have a quiet evening and an early bedtime on Sunday night. It will make Monday work much better for you. There is not a lot of activity among the planets on Monday, but what there is may take us off guard.

In the past weeks, we have had an abundance of planets in the Earth signs. This has supported us in developing stability and consistency within our internal process. Venus and Mercury remain in Taurus even as the general movement flows toward the excitement and action of Fire and Air.

The freedom loving Sagittarius Moon forming a trine aspect to the intensity and defiance of Uranus (11:37 AM EDT) alerts us to the need to express our most unique individuality. If you are living far from the mark of your most authentic self, you will feel either terribly excited as you push in that direction or you may experience deep levels of anxiety as you struggle against the tide that pulls you there.

Being that this is a short-lived transit, nothing huge needs to come out of it. Pay attention to where it calls to you, even in its smallest voice. That voice will return with the same message repeated over time.

 

SPEAK OF PASSION

Tuesday, May 24, 2016:

Tuesday morning, we may wake feeling a return of the stability we had before the Full Moon last Saturday.

The Moon enters Capricorn in the wee hours of the morning. The anxiety we experienced on Monday seems like a dream as it has now moved on with only a minor trace left behind.

But, what we really need to talk about here is Venus. Venus is the planet of love, money, and all that we most deeply value. Venus provides what is necessary in order to create meaningful connection to another and to deepen our ability to experience authentic pleasure. Venus has been moving through Taurus (one of her favorite places to be) since April 29th. During this time, our inclinations for pleasure have been grounded and body focused.

On Tuesday, Venus enters Gemini, where she will remain until June 17th.

During her time in Gemini, Venus focuses on communication and intellect. She wants us to explore how our intellect and communications can draw pleasure, love, and resources more deeply into our lives.

Emotions may be running high and we are likely more aware than usual of what brings us meaningful pleasure. Passion is close at hand and can readily express itself through words and action. Awareness and expression is the key.

 

EASY VERBAL EXPRESSION

Банный день by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Банный день by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, May 25, 2016:

With both the Sun and Venus firmly in Gemini and the Moon waning on the other side of full, we would really like to have a moment to catch our breath. But, please don’t try and wait for it!

With the Moon in Capricorn, we are emotionally supported by our more serious and ambitious nature. We really want to ‘get stuff done’.

Long before you start the day, the Capricorn Moon forms an Earth Grand Trine with Jupiter (the planet of expansion and wisdom) and Mercury (the planet of communication and verbal expression). This offers a powerful opportunity to bring practical ideas to light. Watch how easily you are able to articulate what is on your mind early in the day.

If you have any writing to do this week, I recommend getting up very early on Wednesday morning to do that work. It will save you a ton of time later in the week.

If you are still writing at mid-morning, your communications will head into darker waters at the Moon conjuncts Pluto at 10:21 AM EDT. Do not shy away from topics of intense depth. However, in actual conversations with real people, exploring deep topics could be more problematic.

Remember, this is a transit of the Moon. It will not cause difficulties if you are able to simply be patient with your own mind and allow the energy to pass. You do not need to express everything that stimulates your mind. At 9:19 PM EDT, the Capricorn Moon squares Uranus challenging you to work with this challenge from a more humanitarian perspective.

Challenge yourself, your work ethic, and your integrity. Are you on a path that highly honors these principles? If not, you have work to do.

This evening is a good time to sit with yourself and get crystal clear on the true state of integrity in your work and in your life. No matter where you find yourself it is fine. No self-criticism necessary.

Simply take action to move in the direction of increased integrity and authenticity.

 

BRING DUALITY TO ONENESS

Thursday, May 26, 2016:

Jupiter squaring Saturn is exact at 8:27 AM EDT which is one of the major influences of the year 2016. This is a long-term transit, which first came into effect in August 2015. Consider that Jupiter wants to teach us to expand and grow in wisdom and understanding. Saturn, on the other hand, requires that we form boundaries; hold onto stability with self-discipline and structure.

When these two planets form a challenging aspect, we struggle to understand which way to go. Structures and long held beliefs may feel restrictive and no longer sustainable. Areas in your life that you always assumed would maintain an air of freedom and openness my need to be reeled in and controlled in some way. Where does your freedom feel curtailed? Where does your stability feel threatened by growing understanding?

Being pulled in these two directions can result in uncertainty and lack of clarity. How can we move forward when we are being asked to move in two directions that are at cross purposes to each other?

It is easy to see how this is reflected in the world culture and politics as well as in individual lives. In your personal life, learn to respect and love both sides of this dilemma. There really is no need to choose sides.  We each must learn to recognize and reject false dichotomy wherever we see it. Holding dichotomies is a practice well worth your time. Recognize that there are always options in the grey space between what seems clearly divided in two. There are always more options that what we initially see.

At 10:27 AM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius. This highly supports this conversation about dichotomies. Aquarius opens us to a bigger picture of what is possible and is not narrowed to situations of individual significance. Opening your mind to a humanitarian perspective will allow you to see this internal struggle as a necessary part of learning to move forward in a truly healthy way. Moving forward requires both the expansion of Jupiter and the structural hold of Saturn. We are now learning to hold both realities in our lives together.

 

DEEP INTEGRITY REQUIRED

Friday, May 27, 2016:

When Mars turned retrograde on April 17th, we talked about bringing our thoughts and attention to our most dynamic energies. During this phase (Mars will turn direct on June 29th), we are asked to bring deep integrity and high purpose to our power of will and our use of sexuality. Mars sometimes forgets what is important and can get caught up with aggression and selfishness simply in order to get his own way.  Where have you used your direct energy without integrity, hurting yourself and others with an unhealthy use of your strength or determination?

On Friday, Mars backs out of Sagittarius and returns to Scorpio. Whereas we have been considering these ideas since mid April, now we must go deep and get real about our own responsibility and need to develop more solid values to inform our integrity. Take a risk and probe deeply into your motivations and desires.

Remember, we can only make improvements to our circumstances and ourselves by first getting very clear on the reality of where we are now. While Mars is retrograde in Scorpio, allow deep vulnerability as you face yourself unflinchingly.

The Moon remains in Aquarius throughout the day, helping us to remain clearheaded and easygoing as we face that vulnerability.  It is all a part of the path forward and Aquarius can move forward with easy detachment.

Free Will by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons

Free Will by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons

A MIXED BAG

Saturday, May 28, 2016:

When you wake up on Saturday morning, it may seem like a good idea to plan a social evening. I would encourage you to think twice before you set that in motion. The morning begins under the very exciting energy of the Aquarius Moon sextile Uranus. Think outside the box and get a party together for breakfast! Go for an early morning hike with friends. The early part of the day may hold much delight.

However, at 4:19 PM EDT, the Moon squares Mars. When your feelings get hurt or anger arises seemingly out of nowhere, allow the feeling without the reaction. There is no need to ruin a perfectly fine Saturday evening. This is a Moon transit, thereby a quickly passing issue. Breathe deeply to manage your reaction and take time alone until it passes. Do not play the story attached to the initial anger or hurt over and over in your mind. Let it go.

At 5:05 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces allowing us to easily let go of the slight that had us so worked up just a few hours earlier. Suddenly, our priorities have changed and our harsh edges soften. Our compassion and empathy are heightened and we choose to avoid turmoil and stress.

Ultimately, you can enjoy a quiet evening with friends, make art, watch a movie, or meditate. You may be more sensitive and intuitive than usual. Your soul will respond beautifully to poetry, music, or film.

You may have an inner sense of the surreal; don’t grasp too tightly to the form that it takes. Allow your imagination room to expand into creativity.

 

RELEASE TO BEGIN ANEW

Sunday, May 29, 2016:

The Third Quarter Moon phase is exact in Pisces at 8:12 AM EDT. This brings the Moon to the closing phase of the lunar cycle even as she is in the last sign of the zodiac. The focus is on the process of release, bringing to an end, and closing.

Consider all that must be released in your life in order to move into the new phase of growth that you know is just ahead.

At 2:13 PM EDT, the Moon joins Neptune, offering assistance in the letting go process. However, when the Moon square Saturn at 4:00 PM EDT, our resistance to letting go shows its face. The opposition to Jupiter at 5:30 PM EDT confirms that the process requires not only more effort than we had hoped, but also an effort that can be deeply challenging.

As the Pisces Moon impacts Neptune, Saturn, and Jupiter, she is shining a light on the long-term T-square between the three of them. Here, we are encouraged to look under the surface and acknowledge the importance of challenging habitual patterns and moving beyond fear and intolerance.

Finally, as the day comes to an end, the Moon forms a sextile aspect to both Mercury and Pluto. This is a happy way to end the day – and the week. Anticipate the opportunity to more deeply understand how powerful your mind is and your ability to put that power into service for the highest good for yourself, your community, and the world.

 

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

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

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