Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 3, 2018 through September 9, 2018

 

 

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Ceres by Alice Pike Barney via Wiki Media

EXPRESS GRATITUDE FREELY

Monday, September 3, 2018:

Getting yourself into the groove of work may be easier than is often the case on a Monday morning. The week begins with the Moon in lighthearted, talkative Gemini Moon.

At 8:58 AM EDT, Mercury (ruler of Gemini) forms a positive sextile aspect to Venus, the planet that represents love, all that we find beautiful, and what we deeply value.  Begin the day with acknowledgment toward those whose support you in your life. Make a special call to a friend simply to express gratitude. You will be amazed at how your mood is buoyed and the whole week will develop a positive tone. Go inward, find and express gratitude to everyone you encounter. Yes, even the teenager bagging your groceries or the barista at your local coffee shop.

All forms of positive self-expression and communication is supported and will create ripple effects of self confidence into the rest of the week.

 

 

WARM LOVING SECURITY

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

The Moon enters sensitive, family oriented Cancer at 8:03 AM EDT and most of you are likely spending the day with coworkers rather than family or loved ones. If you have challenging relationships at your place of work, keep in mind that even the crankiest person there is someone’s child and loved one.

At 12:22 PM EDT, with an opposition from the Moon to Saturn, it is likely that someone will get their feelings hurt. This could be expressed in tears or anger. Be a soothing influence and understand that Moon transits pass very quickly if we don’t hold on to them.

This may be a good day to bring cookies or a good healthy salad to share with your coworkers. When the work day is done, get home and plan a loving domestic evening. Encourage your partner and children to help prepare a delicious meal. Eat together even if you rarely do so. The Cancer Moon seeks to create a warm and loving environment that feels secure, make space for that today.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 2:38 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 8:03 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

BRING YOUR MIND INTO FOCUS

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

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On Wednesday, the Moon continues through intuitive, inward Cancer, she is also waning with each passing day as she moves toward the New Moon at the end of the week. It is good to be gentle with others and with yourself as you are more touchy than usual as the Moon losses light.

At 10:38 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents your busy mind, thought processes, and communications finally follows the Sun into Virgo. The mind is ready to move beyond the heat of Leo and into the analytical world of Virgo.

You will notice that your ability to do detailed, meticulous, and efficient work is greatly increased. Your mind is now able to slow down and pay attention with humility and precision to what you choose to focus on. This is a good time to bring your attention to an intellectual project that you haven’t been able to focus on since before Mercury was retrograde last month.

Mercury will remain in Virgo until September 21st. Take advantage of this for all productive and analytical work.

 

 

 

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MOVING SLOWLY FORWARD WITH RELIEF

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

Thursday morning brings our attention to Saturn who has been retrograde since mid-April. Saturn is a great teacher, insisting that we take our responsibilities seriously and work on long term goals. Saturn brings attention to restrictions and the reality of the lives we have created.

What house in your chart holds Capricorn? The restriction and cynicism in that area of your life can now slowly begin to move forward. Now, you can once again begin the process of steady forward motion. You may feel that much of the hard work of the past 4 ½ months is about to pay off.  You may also feel an internal sigh of relief.

At 9:55 AM EDT, the Moon enters Leo, releasing us from the intense sensitivity of the past few days. You may find yourself wanting to take a creative risk, to allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your most sparkly, childlike side to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to simply relax into fun and play. If you have children in your life, get down on the floor or out in the yard and play like puppies.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* from 8:43 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:55 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

INNOVATION, DREAMS, & EXPRESSION

Friday, September 7, 2018:

Friday offers an unusual day to bring forth your most innovative plans and ideas.  Your thinking is solid and mature and yet you are able to engage ideas that on first glance may seem anything but practical or level-headed. A configuration called a Grand Trine in stable Earth signs is in play this week (peaking on Friday) between Mercury (thoughts), Saturn (stability), and Uranus (innovation).

Allow yourself to explore new ideas with the intention of bringing them into reality. You can expect to be surprised by the positive response you get when you are vulnerable with unique ideas and plans. Share your ideas and listen to what others are thinking. Prepare to be surprised.

However, with an opposition between the Sun and Neptune during the afternoon, things may not be as clear as you wish. Hold onto your excitement for now and spend some time in lazy daydreams. Allow space within the day for the Leo Moon to express playfulness and joy.

 

STRESS OR PASSION

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

You may wake on this Saturday morning thinking about a fun social day, but the day may have ideas of its own when the Moon leaves Leo behind to enter tidy, meticulous Virgo. Settle in and get comfortable with more practical activities. You may want to do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning instead.

If the interest in socializing persists, perhaps you could plan a lovely, perfectly presented dinner for friends. Be aware of the tendency to over analyze everything you do. You may have a hard time allowing ‘good-enough’ to be good enough. Don’t let perfectionism stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

Mid-afternoon, Venus forms a challenging square to Mars. This could reflect renewed passion in an intimate relationship. However, if your relationship is suffering in significant ways, it may suggest a time of powerful stress between the two of you. This will be in effect throughout the evening and possibly into Sunday morning. Given the option of stress or passion, I suggest you move the dial to PASSION.

The Leo Moon is VOC* from 9:31 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 10:29 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

PLANT A SEED; PLAN YOUR FUTURE

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Venus, the planet that represents our understanding of love and our deepest values, moves into the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio. This will likely transport your heart into buried intensity regarding love or finances. Because Venus will be turning retrograde in the coming months, she will remain in Scorpio until early January 2019 (with a brief dip back into Libra in November).

Sunday afternoon at 2:02 PM EDT brings us to the Virgo New Moon. This is a time to plant a seed of pure practicality. Even with a quickly passing opposition to Neptune, we are not sowing fantasies here. Currently, there are 7 planets in Earth signs (wow), with many of them involved with an Earth Grand trine creating a free unhinged flow of practical energies to create a solid future.

Keep your responsibilities in mind in all that you do. Consider how your need, actions, and conversations are creating the future that you hope for.

It is also significant to consider that along with so many planets in reliable predictable Earth Signs, all the personal & bridge planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) are moving in forward, direct motion.

Do what is practical and keeps you connected to the Earth and your deepest values. Make plans for the future. Your New Moon ritual will be best performed on Monday. It is good to give the Moon a chance to pull away from the exact conjunction, giving it space to breath.

 

 

The New Moon is on Sunday afternoon… do your ritual on Monday!

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another 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, then light the second candle, and focus on drawing to you what you want to create, bring the two candles closer together.

Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Virgo New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of practicality, humility, and dedication. What project or idea are you ready to dedicate yourself to for the good of all?

 

 

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar “Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach” 1980

 

 

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 12, 2015 through October 18, 2015

Contemplation for the week:

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

This could be a powerful week ahead; there is significant activity to be managed.

The week begins with the New Moon in Libra, following an opposition to Uranus.

Cairns in Bristol, VT by Harmony Hansen

Cairns in Bristol, VT by Harmony Hansen

I would anticipate the possibility of unusual beginnings. What could that mean in your situation?

This Libra New Moon brings our focus to relationship. Each New Moon offers a time of beginnings. Are you available for a surprising new relationship? Is there something exciting that you want to begin within a current relationship?

Ask for what you want; you may be surprised at what is available.

On Tuesday, you are able to speak your mind in a way that others will hear without defensiveness. Saying what you need to say may open the relationship in question to new possibilities.

On Thursday, passion, intensification, and empowerment are on display. Where do you feel the flow of empowerment in your life or situation?

On Friday and Saturday, your dreams seek your attention. Your dreams, values, and opinions are deeply energized and activated. What action is calling you?

On Sunday, you will need an easy morning for rest and recuperation.

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?

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LIBRA NEW MOON ~ PLANT SEEDS OF RELATIONSHIP GROWTH

Monday, October 12, 2015:

The week begins with emotional intensity as the Moon comes into contact with both Pluto and Uranus. You may feel a sense of intensity and struggle that brings your attention back to the most powerful issues that have driven your life forward since early 2012.

You may need to re-examine a mistake, miscalculation, or a plan that went awry over the past few years. Look clearly at that issue, admit any mistakes, see what you have learned, and contemplate the way forward.

Try to understand how that difficulty brought you to the important place you find yourself now.

At 8:06 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct the Sun at 19° Libra; this begins a New Lunar Cycle. If you perform New Moon Rituals, wait until after 8:06 PM EDT. Your efforts will be more effective and powerful following the exact conjunction.

The start of this Lunar Cycle brings the opportunity for new beginnings in intimate relationships. This could indicate a new relationship or a new path within a current relationship.

This New Moon cycle could also relate to financial issues. If you are not expending your energy toward intimate relationship, this may be a time for new beginnings in how you make or manage your resources or money.

Whatever seeds you choose to plant in the fertile soil of this new cycle have great intensity to support their future growth.

“If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So, don’t be afraid. Be alive.” ~ Sarah Dessen

 

 

THE LANGUAGE OF RELEASE

Tuesday, October 13, 2015:

Following Monday’s New Moon, Tuesday will bring calm and a pause in problematic emotions. No high expectations on Tuesday.

Occupy yourself with watering the seeds you planted at the New Moon. In general, this is a day for rest; however, it is not too late to plant seeds if you didn’t actually do it on Monday.

Early Tuesday morning, Mercury (finally moving direct) forms a sextile aspect to Saturn. This should be a good day for saying goodbye to people or projects that are no longer useful in your life. Somehow, the language of releasing comes more easily than usual.

Freedom calls you and you are able to articulate clearly and with kindness your path forward. On Tuesday, keep your eyes open for opportunities to structure and understand more about the reality of your current circumstance.

This is a day when you are able to see a new perspective that may deeply support your path forward.

At 5:39 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio leaving behind our desire to be ‘nice’ and moving us into a deeper more powerful state of emotional awareness.

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” ~ James Allen

 

 

Sun through the Window by Cassandra Gengras

Sun through the Window by Cassandra Gengras

BREAK A TABOO – OUT LOUD!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015:

Wednesday is an interesting day with plenty of emotional activity. The Moon is in Scorpio which offers a state of deep emotional contemplation.

Within the context of this deep emotional energy, the Moon brings aspects of ease, flow, opportunity, and possibility to the table.

This is not a day to stand still. This is a day to pay attention to what is traditionally hidden. Some great opportunities may arise out of areas you would least expect them.

Don’t shy away from conversations that may not be polite or expected. Go ahead and engage in conversations about the deeper spaces of being human. Talk about sex, death, and anything else that causes your deep personal values to painfully bump up against others values.

It makes me think of a podcasts called: ‘Sex Out Loud’! Yes, give yourself permission to talk about sex, death, and money… out loud! It is interesting that these issues, so crucial to the happiness in our lives, are kept hidden and conversations about them kept so hush-hush.

Look at our common humanity. Break a taboo, at least in your conversations!

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen

 

 

GREAT EMPOWERMENT

Thursday, October 15, 2015:

Once again, those issues that we normally don’t talk about are being called to the table! The Moon, still in Scorpio, is VOC* all day. Perhaps, your contemplation from Wednesday become more internalized on Thursday.

At 11:35 PM EDT, Mars trine Pluto. This may push you to look squarely in the face of any power dynamics in your relationships. Get clear about where you wield power over others or where others have power over you.

Get very clear about how you want to manage your own power or how you want to respond to any misuse of power by others. The cycle between Mars and Pluto began in November 2014. The cycle between these two malefics brings powerful and intense energies, indeed!

Consider what began in November, demanded action in March, and came into clarity in mid-July. This has been a difficult issue for you.

Now, with the trine between these planets you are able to understand where you have been with this cycle and you are able to bring your understanding to others.

You have learned something here that someone in your life needs to hear about. Share what you have learned.

Thursday is a day of great empowerment. If you want to accomplish something, today you will get it done.

Because of the VOC* Moon, it would be best to put your energy into a project you will complete by the end of the day, something that does not have a future agenda attached to it. One bite; get it done

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.”

~ Unknown

 

 

EXPLORE FANTASY

Friday, October 16, 2015:

After Thursday’s full day of VOC* Moon, Friday brings an energy of exploration and fun with the Moon in Sagittarius. She is fully engaged with Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Neptune.

Spend time looking forward; exploring options and dreaming big.

Friday evening offers an interesting perspective on your life and situation. This would be an easy energy to misuse this evening. It would be wise to avoid the temptation of mind-altering substances including, but not limited to, alcohol.

Venus opposes Neptune brings your attention to a dream that you have been enamored of on since the beginning of February 2015.

At this point in time, that dream is as fully realized as it ever will be. It would be a good idea this weekend to touch, (or even push) , on that dream. With Neptune involved, clarity is not solid or predictable. However, the full energy is now released.

The dream, in the direction you began it in February, will not go any further than it is now. Enjoy what has been built. It will be time to embark on a new dream in early Spring 2016. You will begin to see the glimmers of that new transcendent path in early January.

Enjoy where you are now. This could be an evening of exploring fantasies, losing yourself to music, dance, sex, or mystical realms of all kinds. Allow a gentle surreal light to shine within you.

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Understand that what is real may be well hidden by those rose colored glasses.

Don’t make any promises you are not sure you can keep. There may be an unseen space between reality and what you see. This should be a great night for fantasy play of all types.

“Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.” ~ Unknown

 

October Light by Jess Clark

October Light by Jess Clark

 

A TIME TO CHANGE YOUR OPINION

Saturday, October 17, 2015:

Saturday brings another active day of exploration and internal excitement. The afternoon could bring surprises and unexpected perspectives on your situation or your own inner patterns of behavior.

Saturday evening, Mars conjunct Jupiter at 6:39 PM EDT. This starts a new cycle of bringing activity and passion to your beliefs and opinions.

You could find yourself hotly debating or defending your opinions. In the process of this hot debate or defense, you may discover your own beliefs and opinions changing direction.

Allow yourself to change your mind. Allow yourself to have new opinions; do not let your ego hold tightly to what your deeper self knows needs to be released. Bring fresh new ideas to your opinions.

“Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from people who didn’t intend to give them. ~ Unknown

 

 

MORNING REST; AFTERNOON PRODUCTIVITY

Sunday, October 18, 2015:

Sunday looks like a great date day for rest. Following a sextile to the Libra Sun while we sleep, the Moon is VOC* in Sagittarius until she enters Capricorn at 2:53 PM EDT.

Enjoy a slow leisurely start to the day.

This was an intense week, anticipate an easier week next week.

If you have any serious home projects or preparations for winter, this afternoon should be perfect. Don’t try to get started too early, rest and take care of yourself in the morning but then turn your full attention to productivity.

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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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*!

Monday, October 12, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a conjunction to the Sun at 8:06 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio on Tuesday, October 13, at 5:39 PM EDT.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a sextile to Jupiter at 8:58 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Friday, October 16, at 5:19 AM EDT.

Sunday, October 18, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a sextile to the Sun at 4:49 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 2:53 PM 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.

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 15, 2015 through June 21, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 15, 2015 through June 21, 2015

This brings us to a week that certainly looks like a simple, uncomplicated, and pleasant week. Wow. Two weeks in a row!

Are you taking an early Summer vacation? This would be a great week for it. With very little external turmoil or intensity, we can make our own path more easily. Our equilibrium is more in our control as the planetary cycles buzz along quietly in the background.

My own life is happily reflecting the ease of this past week, as I am delighted to see that there is the opportunity for this ease to continue a bit longer.

Buddha Bath by Libby Sullivan of Aspen, CO

Buddha Bath by Libby Sullivan of Aspen, CO

There are a ton of uncertainties in the life path I find myself on and yet I feel relaxed, calm, and reaching out for more focus. It is a relief to have Mercury Retrograde behind us in order to move forward effectively.

I do want to give you a heads up of what is ahead of us. On July 25th, Venus is turning retrograde. What could that possibly hold for us? If you have been following my posts for any length of time, you have some understanding of Mercury retrograde… this is similar.

Take what you know about Mercury retrograde and consider what Venus refers to as opposed to what Mercury refers to. Think of Venus as the teacher of love and beauty. This is not the nurturing, parenting kind of love. This is a love of desire and urges that long to create beauty.

During this time, you may need to look back at decisions made since the last time Venus was retrograde (between December 21, 2013 and January 31, 2014).

For many of us, Venus will represent our most intimate relationships. For some of us, it will represent the beauty we create in the world, whether that is an artistic creation or our presentation of self.

None of us can re-write history and yet, we certainly can take steps to clean up the messes we may have left behind. Do you need to look again at how you have managed your own sense of what is important in your creativity and your love-life?

There may be issues left unresolved. Assuaging your guilt is never helpful; but a simple, clear apology will go a long way toward helping everyone move forward.

 

 

HIDE NOTHING

Monday, June 15, 2015:

We begin the week in the dark phase of the Moon. As she prepares for Tuesday’s New Moon, she moves through Gemini making lovely aspects to Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus. Our curiosity may very well be inclined in the direction of unusual and expansive ideas on relationship. We are interested in how we and others express and appreciate beauty.

With the square to Neptune at 6:59 AM EDT, it is possible that the morning will bring some confusion or even a sense of suffering. The impact of the transits to the Moon are not long lasting. The Gemini Moon likes to stay on superficial, uncomplicated, and upbeat topics. So, it is unlikely you will stay in the confusion or suffering for long.

Monday evening would be a great time for social interactions along with the enjoyment of simple and yet profound conversations.

If there’s someone in your life that you are just getting to know, Monday would be a fun evening to explore the more unique contributions you each bring to the conversation. Whatever communication you are engaged in, regardless of who they are with, you must honor your true self and hide nothing. Allow yourself to be surprised by others, embrace your most unusual friends and loved ones.

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON: BRING NEW IDEAS TO THE TABLE

Tuesday, June 16, 2015:

Tuesday morning at 10:06 AM EDT the Gemini Moon reaches the New Moon Phase as we explore with great curiosity a new way viewing and embracing the diversity of your community. Ask yourself (and others) the questions you really need the answers to. Begin the process of exploring where others people’s opinions and viewpoints are very different from your own. At this New Moon, you will want to plant the seed of new understanding.

At 10:06 AM, following the conjunction with the Sun, the Moon is VOC* until she enters Cancer at 6:51 PM EDT.

Yes, the entire workday the Moon is VOC*; during which time it is best to rest, recuperate, and have minimal expectations regarding accomplishment.

Tuesday evening is best spent at home with loved ones. Sure, get out those photo albums, reminisce about old memories or move forward to create new memories of shared time.

A home cooked meal on Tuesday evening will be much appreciated. Cook for your loved ones or allow them to cook for you. This will be a powerful evening to offer or receive protective, loving, nurturing energy.

 

 

Pilgrimage by Meredith Hart

Pilgrimage by Meredith Hart

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

Wednesday, June 17, 2015:

Wednesday, the Cancer Moon remains calm and undisturbed. We are motivated by love, kindness, and connection. Our feelings run deep, and we may be moody and perhaps need some time alone.

We may enjoy and be soothed by domestic activities, emotional connections with women, and nurturing activities in general. Let yourself reminisce about the past, rest in meditation, or take a bubble bath.

In the morning, the Moon trine Neptune allows us to see the world through rose colored glasses. By evening, when the Moon opposes Pluto, we may be reminded of the darker side of human love and family connections. Again, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. We must look clearly at the dark side in order to see the full illumination of the light.

Each of us resonates more fully with certain signs than others. If you resonate with the Cancer archetype, Wednesday and Thursday will be great for you. If love, nurturing, babies, and photo albums do not resonate with you, you may feel a certain amount of anxiety. Get the domestic chores out of the way and take yourself out to dinner!

 

 

FEEL YOUR WAY

Thursday, June 18, 2015:

Thursday is another day of little astrological note. The Moon continues through Cancer, preparing the way for the Sun to follow in several days!

The sign of Cancer, represented by the crab, brings us face-to-face with the sensitivity of feeling. When Cancer is highly active, our mental facilities slow down as our emotional nature takes precedent. Logic goes out the window as we feel our way along this part of the path.

For those of us with little or no water in our natal charts, this may feel less than genuine. Regardless of our individual make-up, it will ease the path forward as you learn to trust this sensitivity. Allow flow without resistance.

Consider nostalgia; allow tears to assist in whatever healing process you may be engaged in.

 

 

SEEK EXPRESSION

Friday, June 19, 2015:

While we slept, there was a brief VOC* Moon before she entered Leo at 2:23 AM EDT on Friday morning. When we awake, we immediately sense an increase of energy and the ability to look outside our insular lives with an awareness of the necessity of playful human interaction.

It feels to me almost as though there is an invisible barrier between our understanding and the reality of the world around us. Early this week, we were content to look inward and keep our focus on our closest circle of family and friends.

However, with the Moon newly in Leo and the weekend at our fingertips, we seek connection. We understand the necessity of drawing others into our circle or simply expanding that circle.

Friday afternoon/evening will be dominated by the energy of the Leo Moon sextile Mercury (in its home sign of Gemini). What communications do you need to deliver? Whatever you feel you must say may need some embellishment and even a touch of drama.

This is a good time to deliver communication if it is worthy of that embellishment! Please think about the generosity of the Leo Moon as she offers an opportunity for you to tell your story and express your own generosity and open hearted self. Do not put your light under a basket, seek expression!

 

Durga Yantra by Meredith Hart

Durga Yantra by Meredith Hart

 

EXPECT FUN

Saturday, June 20, 2015:

Saturday is an important day being that it is the last day with the Sun in Gemini. Tomorrow we reach the solstice, Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and the Sun enters Cancer.

There is an inward feel to Cancer that we will encounter and adapt to over the coming days. For today, enjoy the outwardly expressive energy of the Sun still in Gemini.

The Moon is in Leo all of Saturday and well into Sunday. The Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Leo gives us a great deal of energy for socialization and playfulness.

Here in Vermont, Summer is so short and passes so quickly. It is important that we take advantage of each and every weekend. There is so much to enjoy.

On Saturday, that playful Leo Moon makes contact with both Venus and Jupiter, expanding our love, pleasure, and our ability to connect and play with others. This would be a great day for a party, wedding, or campfire with friends!

Don’t waste this day. Either do something exciting, active, and fun or rest in the warmth of the Sun, allowing her to heal every atom of your soul.

Expect fun and pleasure.

 

 

SUMMER SOLSTICE IN CANCER

Sunday, June 21, 2015:

Get up early on Sunday morning to enjoy the fun playfulness as the Leo Moon forms a lovely sextile with Mars. Enjoy an early morning romp with your children, your pets, or your partner.

At 12:09 PM EDT, following a square to Saturn, the Moon is VOC* until 12:59 PM EDT when she enters Virgo. Less than an hour with the VOC* Moon!

At 12:37 PM EDT, the Sun leaves Gemini behind to enter Cancer!

This brings us to the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere! Here, we reach the part of summer where we simply want to play with our children in the backyard and sip cocktails lazily in the afternoon. We feel the need to nurture ourselves with the Sun, the lakes, rivers and ocean!

During this upcoming month, we long to make our home a haven of safety and love. Plan gatherings of close friends and family. While the Sun moves through Cancer, it is important to acknowledge the people who nurture your life and to take stock of where you are bringing healing or nurturing energy to those around you.

At 12:59 PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo leading us to a lovely evening ideally suited for wonderful family connections over shared food. Have a cookout or take your close family members out for a meal. Show, receive, and spread love wherever you are.

 

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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 16, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a conjunction to the Sun at 10:06 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:51 PM EDT.

Friday, June 19, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following a trine to Saturn at 1:52 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 2:20 AM EDT.

Sunday June 21, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a square to Saturn at 12:09 PM EDT until she enters Virgo at 12:59 PM 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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