Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016

Given that August is always my favorite month (you know, my birthday and all!) it has been challenging to look clearly at the difficulties apparent in this August.

Rosalind by James Sant via Wiki Commons

Rosalind by James Sant via Wiki Commons

I believe that once Mars finally conjuncts Saturn on August 24th and squares Neptune on August 26th, things will begin to clarify and settle down. The build-up to this time could be a deep challenge for many of us.

I suspect that we will all awaken in early September wondering how we got so pulled into directions that have clearly been mistaken steps. Watch your back and support others.

Don’t forget to put August 30th on your calendar as the day that Mercury goes retrograde. Consider this your heads-up. Begin now to prepare to stop forward motion on all projects at that time. For the following three weeks, it will be important to focus on completions. Depending on the weeks leading up to Mercury’s retrograde, there may be much for us to assimilate going forward.

 

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RESPECT AND RELEASE

Monday, August 15, 2016:

Monday brings us the isolationist Capricorn Moon forming harsh connections with both Pluto and Uranus. This highlights the tough aspect between Pluto and Uranus that has reflected many of our cultural and personal woes over the past 4 years. We have watched the struggle between our need for independence and freedom and our equally valid need for structure and stability. These two needs crash into each other regularly in a million different ways. The planetary cycles are expressed in the political struggle, and reflected in our personal struggles.

We have front row seats on an amazing show – for all its wonder and distress!

These are quickly passing Moon transits and will only cause serious problems if we respond from a place of fear, defensiveness, and our own self-interest. Look outside of yourself to find understanding of perspectives that are not necessarily aligned with your own.

This is a great day to spend in solitary contemplation and work. Show kindness toward others with the acknowledgement that you can never fully understand another’s view. You don’t have to. You only need to respect and allow.

The Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:45 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius Tuesday morning at 7:53 AM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant impact.

 

INNOVATION AND DETACHMENT

Tuesday, August 16, 2016:

On Tuesday morning at 7:53 AM EDT, the Moon enters intellectually innovative Aquarius.  With the Moon in Aquarius, we are able to take a break from sensitivity and overly engaged emotions. We have the ability to detach from drama and seek unusual solutions.

At 4:23 PM EDT, the Sun while moving through dramatic Leo, trines Uranus the planet that rules Aquarius, making this a very Aquarian day. If possible, make it a point to spend time with your most unique friends working on original projects created for the betterment of humanity. Keep your eyes on the larger picture. In all things, consider what is best for all humankind rather than on your own self interests.

The excitement or anxiety that you feel today is a direct result of a seed that was planted in your life on or around April 9th. What action did you take to help that seed develop on or about July 16th? On Tuesday, the Sun trine Uranus brings excitement (or dread) as you intuit the outcome approaching. You may receive surprising or unusual news that will help move you forward. The full illumination of this cycle occurs in mid October.

The Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Aquarius this morning at 7:53 AM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant impact.

One thing to remember, if you feel low or depressed on Tuesday, consider what it is that the Universe is asking of you that you are afraid to take on. Gather courage and step up to that plate.

The Moon forms an energetic sextile to Mars at 6:50 PM EDT. You may have an unexpected boost of energy in the evening hours. Don’t waste it sitting home alone. Get out into the world and find people who will engage in interesting and inspirational conversations.

 

POWERFUL LOVE

Rosalind by James Sant via Wiki Commons

Rosalind by James Sant via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 17, 2016:

The Moon continues through objective Aquarius throughout Wednesday. This is another day when we should be able to see the world objectively and not get caught in sensitivity or other challenging emotional states.

At 10:17 PM EDT, harmonious Venus forms a trine aspect to transformative Pluto.  This trine aspect creates a free flow of empowerment into our love relationships, our sense of beauty, and possibly, our finances.  A gift is given, a gift of love or a gift of insight. This cycle began with a seed of passion and beauty planted in early February, by the end of June you knew how far this seed was going to be able to develop.

Now is the time to set it on its way, to begin to deepen the commitment or, alternatively, begin to release it. Now, you should be able to see and understand the trajectory of development and how this energy can be of service to others.  Profound observations can be made if we keep our eyes open and continue to check in with the reality of others.

Opening your heart, you will find love is right there waiting.

 

AQUARIUS FULL MOON: ILLUMINATION

Thursday, August 18, 2016:

The Aquarius Full Moon is exact at 5:27 AM EDT.  At the Full Moon, the world embodies a sense of illumination. The Moon provides the light by which we can see what is often hidden. Truths are easily revealed, understood, and accepted at the Full Moon.

With the Sun in expressive Leo and the Moon in unusual Aquarius, we are able to show our full authentic and unique self while maintaining open hearted generosity. Did you do your New Moon ritual on August 2nd? Can you now see how far you have come regarding the seed that you planted at that time?

At 12:35 PM EDT, the Moon enters the dreamy artistic sign of Pisces shifting our moods and feelings to sensitive awareness and gentle fantasy. Kindness toward others comes more easily as compassion and empathy expand. Allow that compassion and inspiration to envelop your heart and include others in your deepest dreams.

The Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:27 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 12:35 PM. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant impact.

 

DEEP SENSITIVITY

Friday, August 19, 2016:

The Moon continues moving through imaginative, sensitive Pisces on Friday. Let’s think about Pisces for a moment. Pisces relates to all that is intangible and unknowable. We attach words to the signs to enable us to understand their meanings and to somehow make them more solid. Yet, regardless of what words we attach to it, when we reach for Pisces it dissolves in our hands.

At 7:21 AM EDT, the Pisces Moon conjunct Neptune, increasing the sensitive, compassionate, and mystical energy of this day. You may notice yourself feeling more emotionally sensitive than usual. Please remember that others are more sensitive than usual as well. Be gentle in dealing with anyone you encounter.

Allow your imagination to soar with inspiration, idealism, and sensitivity. Create something of beauty, get lost in music or art, and meditate.

Blue Moon via Pinterest

Blue Moon via Pinterest

SEEK INTERNAL PATIENCE

Saturday, August 20, 2016:

On Saturday morning, you have a choice to make. You could get up very early for conversation and connections with expansively minded friends or you could simply stay in bed late and enjoy connecting with whoever is in your immediate environment, and relax easily into the day.

If you choose to meet up with friends, do so before 8:20 AM EDT. If you stay home, pour yourself that first cup of coffee before 8:20 AM EDT. With the Moon VOC*, It doesn’t really matter how you spend the time between 8:20 AM EDT and 3:19 PM EDT. Not a lot will result from however you choose to spend this time… so, sleep, drink coffee, play with your grandchildren! Whatever seems like a good idea will be fine.

At 3:19 PM EDT, the Moon enters courageous, independent Aries.  Make a plan to use direct physical energy on Saturday afternoon or evening. Make love; go for a run, a bike ride, or head to the gym. It is important that you move physical energy consciously in order to support internal calm.

This is a good evening for physical expression but not particularly for social interactions. We may be a bit impatient and even selfish. Be aware that others are feeling the same way. Seek patience while staying out of circumstances that could bring up aggression, forcefulness, and combativeness.  Seriously stay out of political conversations on Saturday afternoon and into the evening. No one will have the ability to see any perspective but what they are already attached to. Anger and self-righteousness is right below the surface and can easily emerge.  Respectfully avoiding these conversations will be your best bet.

The Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:20 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 3:19 PM. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant impact.

 

KEEP YOUR HEART & MIND AWAKE

Sunday, August 21, 2016:

You will want to get up early on Sunday morning to enjoy the dynamic Aries Moon forming a trine aspect to energetic Mars at 5:10 AM EDT followed by the Moon trine stabilizing Saturn at 7:44 AM EDT. You will have access to powerfully courageous and independent energy. Use it wisely.

Perhaps planning a solitary (Aries is an independent sign) adventure that will take effort and courage to accomplish. Make sure this ‘adventure’ has no ill effects on others.

At 4:42 PM EDT, when the Aries Moon squares Pluto, you may be confronted with the darker side of your own or another’s hostility and selfishness. Maintain awareness of others, the importance of kindness, and the value of love. This is not a day to go into unconscious states of paranoia, coercion, or obsession. Keep the softest side of your mind and heart awake.

As we close out the week, we approach a conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter that will be exact on Monday morning (August 22) at 5:04 AM EDT. We will be feeling this energy as it approaches. This will help us to open our minds to a new, and more expansive vision going forward.  Consider how you want to open your thinking two new ideas and perspectives. Are there new conversations to be had, new studies to engage with, or simply new windows of the mind to fling open?

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 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.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 23, 2016 through May 29, 2016

Nothing but the dailies this week!

Monna Rosa by Dante Gabriel Rossetti via Wiki Commons

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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.

 

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.

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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.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016

Let’s do our best to keep this week simple!

 

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

ನಿಸರ್ಗದೋಂದಿಗೆ_ಮಹಿಳೆ03 by Vishwakarma Acharya via Wiki Commons

ನಿಸರ್ಗದೋಂದಿಗೆ_ಮಹಿಳೆ03 by Vishwakarma Acharya via Wiki Commons

 

BALANCE EXPANSION & CONTEMPLATION

Monday, April 25, 2016:

Monday begins with the Moon in Sagittarius.  Sagittarius energies generally offer idealism, the desire for exploration, and general optimism toward our lives and circumstances.  Throughout the course of Monday, the Moon forms challenging aspects to Mars, Neptune, Jupiter, and Saturn, adding challenge to the simplicity that Sagittarius would prefer!

Take time for an early morning meditation on all the aspects of your life that bring you pleasure and joy.  Focus on that expanded view even as your awareness requires that you go to a serious state of introspection.  Even as you hold in your mind the most expansive vision of your life, you must respond to your circumstances with a practical pragmatic approach.

Allowing both the expansion (that comes through study, understanding, and play) and the serious contemplation (that comes through introspection and analysis) to find an internal balance point is the task for Monday.  In all your dealings with others on Monday, be the observer.  Can you see how that balance is working in their situation?  If they are heavily weighted on one side or the other, offer the counter point perspective.

 

 

SEEK INSPIRATION; ALLOW SURPRISES

Tuesday, April 26, 2016:

On Tuesday, it will be much easier to enjoy the expansive, fun side of the Sagittarius Moon.  As the day begins, Lady Luna forms a trine aspect to Uranus followed by another trine aspect to Venus later in the day.

This is a day when surprising situations and circumstances can arise regarding your financial situation or your love life.  With both Uranus and Venus in Aries and the Moon in Sagittarius, this is a very exciting and fiery combination.  The element of Fire (which consists of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) offers enthusiasm, vitality, and inspiration.

Keep your eyes and heart open and available for unexpected inspiration.  Open to a larger vision of where you want to be!  This is not a day to hold back out of misguided humility.  Open to the full view of what is possible.

It is true that Mars is retrograde and some things may have to be renegotiated later, but don’t let that stop you from a path that lights up your heart as it calls you forward.  It may not be permanent, but there is so much to learn along the way.

At 6:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn.  The next few days will carry a more serious tone.  On an emotional level, you may feel the need to take the practical realities of your situation more seriously than you have in recent days.

Before you go to bed, make a plan for what you will accomplish over the next few days.  Get to sleep early; you will be glad for the extra energy when you wake up on Wednesday morning.

 

EASE OF MOVEMENT

Metamorphosis by Paskua via Wiki Commons

Metamorphosis by Paskua via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, April 27, 2016:

Wednesday begins with a lovely trine aspect between the Capricorn Moon and the Taurus Sun.  This supports any and all efforts toward practical goals and real world progress.  Where ever you put your attention, in the form of practical effort, should move forward with surprising ease.

You may be distracted by an unrealistic dream in the late afternoon when the Moon is sextile Neptune.  If you can sneak in even a brief meditation, at approximately 4:57 PM EDT, it will support your more practical efforts as opposed to it being a distraction.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the Moon trine Jupiter.  Begin a significant conversation with loved ones or family members before heading to bed.  Where do you want to support each other in your (and their) personal growth?  What practical considerations can you provide that will make a significant difference in someone else reaching their full potential?  Give this some thought.

Because Mercury is about to turn retrograde tomorrow, this is the time to make a list of all the things you want to get caught-up-on during that three week period of time.  Think about any unfinished projects of a practical nature, those projects that need time and attention to finally remove them from your to-do-list.

Make a list of all that has been left undone.  Those are the things that you will focus on accomplishing over the coming weeks.  We will have more conversation about Mercury retrograde over the next few days.  For now, make the list, and commit to sticking to it.

This three-week period will not be the time to begin new projects!

 

HOW TO LOVE MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, April 28, 2016:

The early part of the day may bring you face-to-face with some deep insecurity as you are again reminded of the intense, revolutionary change that is occurring in so many areas of the world, including our culture, our communities, and on a profoundly personal level, within us.  Each layer reflects the other layers.

What you see shifting and changing internally, you will also see reflected in the circumstances of your community and the world.  The Capricorn Moon makes challenging aspects to both Pluto and Uranus before 12:00 PM EDT.

As you try to find the best way to manage these uncertain energies with all the thoughts they bring to mind, Mercury turns retrograde at 12:20 PM EDT.

Remember, there are 4 simple steps to working with Mercury retrograde:

  1. Don’t buy into the drama you hear about Mercury being retrograde!
  2. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since the last Mercury retrograde – this includes projects, errands, conversations, and even books you have not finished.
  3. For the next 3 weeks, check off the tasks on this list!  This is your focus!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start any new projects, new commitments, new jobs, or new relationships.

Following these steps is not only intended to help smooth out the process but is intended to help you absolutely LOVE Mercury retrograde.  It is such a powerful time to catch up with all that slipped through the cracks of your busy life!

People get so worried about Mercury retrograde; it really is only a problem if you don’t follow these steps.  This is a powerful time to catch up with your life!

Share this post!  Help others understand how best to work with the cycles of life.

Mercury’s retrograde is in Taurus, suggesting that we will be rethinking our most personal values and re-evaluating how we use our time, attention, and physical energy.

 

SEEK BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

Friday, April 29, 2016:

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon enters freedom-loving Aquarius.  With the Moon in Aquarius, we are able to envision the world from an objective and unpredictable vantage point.  This enables us to experiment with new ideas without having to worry about what others think of us or our ideas.

As the Moon moves through the early degrees of Aquarius, she forms a square to the Taurus Sun (exact at 10:29 PM EDT).  This is the Third Quarter Square in the Lunar Cycle.

Think about the Sun in stable, conservative, routine loving Taurus and the Moon in progressive, inventive, unconventional Aquarius.  It is easy to feel the tension and stress created between these energies.

You can see this reflected in the world as the pull between the conservative and the innovative.  Look at how it is currently reflected within yourself, amongst your friends, and certainly, in the US political process!

Take time to review anything that you initiated around the New Moon on April 7th. Consider what needs to be completed or released in preparation for the new lunar cycle that will begin on May 6th at 16° Taurus.

At 7:35 PM EDT, Venus joins the Sun and Mercury in Taurus.  Your most pressing values and your desire for love find stability following the recent intensity and excitement when Venus (while in hot-headed Aries) joined with Uranus last week.  If there has been great intensity, excitement, and anxiety regarding a significant relationship, now you will find it slowing down to seek stability or it will settle into a space of boredom.

Observe your attitudes and behavior toward love and money over the coming days.  It is up to each of us how we use this energy.  Venus in Taurus can be lazy and may want nothing more than to sit on the couch holding hands and watching TV.  A better use for the Venus in Taurus energy would be to get out the massage table and increase sensuality and body pleasure.  Give a massage; get a massage.  Plant a garden; create beauty.  Notice beauty in everything.  Develop reverence toward your life.

 

Летний день в Самаре, 2005 by 3ypoarah via Wiki Commons

Летний день в Самаре, 2005 by 3ypoarah via Wiki Commons

SUPPORT SOCIAL INNOVATION

Saturday, April 30, 2016:

When we awake on Saturday, we face a day of open-minded detachment because of the lovely Aquarius Moon.  Make it a point to spend time engaging in conversations, in the company of like-minded others, about humanitarian issues in spite of all the things that seem more important on your ‘to-do list’.  Expect the ability to exercise freedom and detachment from the emotional demands or poor boundaries of others.

Regarding that group of ‘like-minded others’, the empowerment you receive through your connection will be stronger if you don’t know each other on a personal level.  Find a group that is discussing some political or social issue you feel passionate about.  Let your spouse and best friends find something else to do.

This is a day to develop revolutionary (or at least unusual) ideas with others, for others.  You can assist in opening the group-mind to innovative solutions for those who need us to shine a light in the direction of real cultural progress.

Continue into the evening engaged in a social event with purpose.  Bring your friends together and guide the conversation to humanitarian, revolutionary, or scientific topics.  Human progress and innovation is essential now.

 

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Sunday, May 1, 2016:

At 7:00 AM EDT, the Taurus Sun forms a sextile to Neptune in Pisces.  You may be tempted to sleep late as the dream state feels like just the place to be during this transit

Think back to February 28th or thereabouts.  Did you enter or engage a significant dream, fantasy, or illusion at that time?  Perhaps, you began a spiritual practice, an escape plan, or you lacked the ability to pull yourself out of a deep bewilderment, self-delusion, or suffering.

With respect to how far you have come regarding whatever began at that time, examine how you want this situation or process to unfold.  There is no action that needs to be taken at this time, but action will be necessary in early June

At 9:34 AM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces and we are even less likely to want to move forward to an active or accomplishment-focused day.  You may feel very spiritually or psychically open.  Use this energy for spiritual or creative pursuits.  If nothing else seems to feel ‘right’, allow music to provide your spirit to open your ability to access deep spiritual awakening or insights.

Offer compassion, love, and beautiful to everyone you encounter, many may be in deep confusion.  Your compassion can be just what they need to reach a more grounded workable state.

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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: March 28, 2016 through April 3, 2016

As we end the month of March and move forward into April, we look back on the cycle that began with the Pisces solar eclipse on March 8th and came into its full illumination with the Libra lunar eclipse on March 23rd.  These eclipses have brought new perspectives, new opportunities, and the potential to resolve powerful challenges.

~ Heads Up! ~  During the month of April, we will have Mars turning retrograde on the 18th and Mercury turning retrograde on the 28th.  It is not too soon to begin considering how to work with the inward movement of these energies.  Begin an awareness of what projects you would like to complete during the Mercury retrograde.

Mars is a bit more complex and we will talk about as we get closer to the time.

However, do remember during the time of Mars retrograde you will not want to have any sort of surgery or begin any activity that has potential danger involved. This is not the time to learn skydiving!  More about this later.

 

Merida by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

Merida by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke

 

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
 Heart

 

 

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UPLIFTING CLARITY

Monday, March 28, 2016:

The week begins with the Moon in exuberant, freedom loving Sagittarius.  My hope is that you had a lovely weekend and feel energized and ready to face the upcoming week.

The Sagittarius Moon buoys your energy and puts a positive spin on the day.  At 4:12 PM EDT, the Moon conjuncts Mars and shortly after, forms a lovely flowing trine aspect to the Sun in Aries.

This is a day of delightfully uplifting energy.  Allow yourself to bask in clarity.  You know where you are headed and can grasp excitement on your path.  If this is not your experience, ask yourself if you are living your own truth or are trying to please someone else.

At 11:50 PM EDT, the Moon squares Neptune allowing sweet dreams and lovely inspiration.

 

A WILD CARD

Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

Tuesday may be a bit of a wild card.

The Sagittarius Moon continues to seek expansive understanding and yet her conjunction with Saturn at 11:18 AM EDT suggests a restrictive influence on your optimism.  Do your best to allow criticism to roll off your back.  Do not take it personally, if you let the situation pass without reaction the negativity will eventually dissipate.

At 9:55 PM EDT, the Moon forms a square aspect to Venus, pushing you to question your desires and your method of pursuing them.

The day ends with Mercury trine Saturn.  This allows you to settle yourself into a more practical state of mind.  Engaging with a more mature line of thinking allows for mental clarity and a more stable mind.

If you normally meditate in the morning, make an exception on Tuesday and take time for meditation before you sleep.  It is important that you take advantage of this opportunity to bring some stability to your thinking.  Over the coming days, this stability will be challenged.

 

UNCOVER TRUTH

Wednesday, March 30, 2016:

Seek mystical dreams and the ability to bring compassion to your deepest wounds on Wednesday as Venus conjunct Chiron at 5:07 AM EDT.  Enjoy the gentle sense of awakening to start the day.

Port 01 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Port 01 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Do not try to hold on to that sensitivity or softness.  There are intense energies that will need your attention as you move into the day.

At 10:53 AM EDT, Mercury forms a stressful square to Pluto, the planet of powerful transformation.  Information that is exposed or a line of thinking that envelops you will have a powerful impact moving forward.

The Moon enters Capricorn at 1:45 PM EDT.  This is a serious afternoon; a time to seek honesty, internal integrity, and understanding.

What communication or disclosure will move you forward regarding something that became clear to you between mid-December 2015 and the end of January 2016?  Be brutally honest with yourself.

Secrecy and a lack of integrity will bring you to places you do not want to go. Uncover truth.  Before you look with suspicion into the heart of another, seek your own integrity.  Be aware of your thoughts and how they guide your life.  Be aware of your words and the impact they have on others.

Build integrity.  Spread kindness.

 

REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHTS

Thursday, March 31, 2016:

On Thursday, the Capricorn Moon forms her Last Quarter Square at 11:17 AM EDT. Anticipate tension between heavy responsibilities and the radical desire to put our own needs first.  Consider how to balance the need to quickly move in new directions while at the same time maintaining your more serious contemplations and responsibilities.  This is a day to work on this balance.

At 4:49 PM EDT, Mercury conjunct Uranus offers alternative perspectives for finding that balance.  The conjunction between Mercury and Uranus begins a new cycle of expanding thoughts and encountering new possibilities, alternative perspectives, and unusual ways of viewing the world.

Big ideas can illuminate your vision on a day like this.  Sudden ideas must be considered and looked at with open minded excitement.

Any study or thought process you begin now will be fully understood and illuminated at the opposition between Mercury and Uranus in October 2016. Revolutionary thoughts, ideas, and communications abound.  Find excitement; find new directions.

Show the world your true colors, say what must be said, show what is truly in your heart.

 

RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES

Friday, April 1, 2016:

We all like the energy of Fridays as we head into a freedom filled weekend. However, this Friday is probably lacking that sense of excitement and anticipation. With the Moon in serious, authoritative Capricorn, we spend the early part of the day working hard from a solitary perspective.  The Moon is quiet after 12:40 PM EDT suggested a struggle focusing on getting the normal work of Capricorn done.  There may be much frustration throughout the afternoon as the focus that you need isn’t available and doesn’t engage you.

The best use of this evening is to recharge your batteries and not worry about social activities, spend the evening on your own.  Saturday is another day.

At 9:38 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the heavy work environment of Capricorn behind and enters Aquarius bringing more unpredictable and innovative thinking to the later part of the evening.

 

Under the Moonlight, Portrait of Spirit Series by Tang Huawei via Wiki Commons

Under the Moonlight, Portrait of Spirit Series by Tang Huawei via Wiki Commons

HIGH INNOVATIVE ENERGY

Saturday, April 2, 2016:

Saturday brings the freedom and anticipation you were unable to tap into on Friday.  The Aquarius Moon rules the day!

This is a day of intellectual exploration; you will be drawn to what is new and unusual.  The Moon in Aquarius is a great time for social gatherings, dealing with humanitarian ideals, goals for the future, innovative brainstorming, and new ideas. This could be a difficult day to stick with schedules as your personal freedom is of the utmost importance to you.

Do not try to control yourself or others.  Seek freedom, offer freedom, encourage freedom.  With the Aquarius Moon forming a sextile to both Mars in Sagittarius and the Aries Sun, this is a day of high-energy.

What will you do with this day?  How can your activities progress humanity forward?  Think about this and take one small step forward.

 

SEEK INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Sunday, April 3, 2016:

Sunday graces us with the innovative, rebellious energy of Aquarius that began on Friday.  The Aquarius Moon forms delightful aspects of potential and opportunity, to Saturn, Uranus, and Mercury.  People often get confused and think that Aquarius is a Water sign as it is called “The Water Bearer”.  Please remember that Aquarius is an Air Sign.  As an Air Sign, Aquarius is connected to intellectualism, innovation, and new ideas that bring the world to an expanded level of awareness.

Aquarius brings us the nature of upheaval and rebellion.  This revolutionary energy is necessary in order to leave the past behind and move into a new way of thinking.

Some of you will experience the anxiety of rebellion on Sunday, while others will experience the corresponding excitement. This is due, in part, to the particulars of your own horoscope and partly, it is simply a choice.

On Sunday, you can make unique choices; you do not need to stay with the status quo.  Seek out the original ideas that will change your world and the world around you.  There are new, unexpected pathways to solve the problems in our lives, our communities, and our world.

This is not a day to seek practical accomplishment but a day to expand your mind. Gather with like-minded people or folks who are willing to look at new perspectives and seek innovative solutions.  Play with ideas.  Enjoy diversity.

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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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