Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 7, 2016 through March 13, 2016

We begin the week in the darkest phase of the Moon, preparing for a Pisces New Moon on Tuesday and the full solar eclipse, also on Tuesday!

Job - Out of the depths I cry to you by Andreas Neumann-Nochten via Wiki Commons

Job – Out of the depths I cry to you by Andreas Neumann-Nochten via Wiki Commons

When the Moon enters Pisces on Monday, she joins both the Sun and Neptune. As we approach the solar eclipse on Tuesday, we may be aware of the need to release something precious in order to achieve something deeply significant in our lives. It is true that in many instances we can have everything we desire, and yet, there are times when choices must be made. It is important to pay attention to the sometimes subtle difference between fantasy and reality. Often times, they can be exactly the opposite of what one would expect.

There is much to say about any solar eclipse. On Tuesday, I will send out an article written by my student Noelle Letteri about eclipses. Stay tuned for that communication.

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SEEKING CLARITY

Monday, March 7, 2016:

The week begins in the darkest phase of the Moon. In the astronomical world, this is called the Waning Crescent Moon. Astrologically, it is referred to as the Balsamic Moon. Yes, balsamic, like the vinegar.  🙂

Until the Moon enters Pisces, her movement through Aquarius is cheered by a conjunction with Venus at 3:46 AM EST. As you start the day, take a moment to place your awareness on an understanding of the connection between the Moon and Venus. I think of these two as the representation of the two sides of the Divine Feminine. The Moon represents the mother archetype, the deep, warm, and nurturing aspect of the feminine. Venus, on the other hand, represents the sensual, passionate, and playful expression of the feminine. As they join together, we are asked to open our hearts to deep love and connection that draws on both of these powerful aspects.

At 2:08 PM EST, the Moon joins the Sun and Neptune in Pisces. As we move toward the eclipse and New Moon on Tuesday, things may not be as they appear. Neptune and the sign of Pisces can essentially shroud us in fog.

If passive aggressive behavior or anger of any kind arises, be prepared to meet that energy with kindness and compassion. If you are able to do this, the issue at hand will simply dissolve.

Keep in mind that this is an internal issue, there is no victim; face yourself clearly & show compassion.

 

PISCES NEW MOON & FULL SOLAR ECLIPSE

WELCOME CHANGE

Tuesday, March 8, 2016:

With so much happening on Tuesday, it is hard to know where to begin. At 5:56 AM EST, the Sun opposes Jupiter, asking us to look back to late August 2015. Whatever began in your life at that time, it is now releasing its full creative potential. Consider and give yourself credit for how far you have come.

Tuesday also marks a significant moment in time as we reach the full solar eclipse and the Pisces New Moon occurring at 19° Pisces (8:55 PM EST). A full solar eclipse happens as the Moon comes between our Earth and Sun.

Astrologically, eclipses are considered to bring unexpected changes that push us into much-needed action. Wherever you find 19° Pisces in your chart, it will indicate where you can expect the breaking up of old patterns and major shifting dynamics.

The New Moon is always a time of beginnings; do not underestimate the significance of what you chose to begin at this time. Focus on the area of your life that you know requires the energy of change. To some of you it may seem a bit silly but start to create a New Moon ritual. It can be very simple. Write down on paper what you wish to begin now. What do you want to see increase over the coming months? Have two candles available for your ritual. Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are today. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create. Each day take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. As you light the second candle, bring the two closer together. At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.

Today’s New Moon brings many powerful energies together to support your forward aspirations. The Moon makes contact with Neptune as we bring our awareness to the dream that moves us forward. She then connects with Saturn reminding us that there is hard work involved. Then she connects with Pluto showing us the access we have to deep empowerment. Finally, she makes contact with Jupiter opening our vision to full expansion.

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH CONFLICT

Wednesday, March 9, 2016:

Composition 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Composition 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

You should feel some relief on Wednesday morning as the intense energy of Tuesday begins to subside. At 2:40 PM EST, when the Moon enters fiery, assertive Aries, your relief turns into powerful renewed energy for action and accomplishment.

At 4:51 PM EST, with the Aries Moon trine Mars (in Sagittarius); you are ready to take on the world. Please carefully observe and pay close attention to your reactions, as impulsiveness and impatience may result.

If folks you encounter are exhibiting more aggression then you are comfortable with, please show compassion and understanding. This energy is necessary in order to move forward. Obviously, there is a limit to what is okay and what is not. Use your own internal compass to know when to remove yourself from a situation where you or others are a bit too heated up.

A powerful, sexual connection could be a delightful use of this passionate energy. After all, you do know how bonobos (our closest relations) deal with conflict!

 

ACCEPT WHAT IS YOURS

Thursday, March 10, 2016:

Thursday begins with a continuation of the powerful, assertive energy from Wednesday. Late afternoon offers more steadfastness and calm to that energy as Saturn plays nicely with the Moon at 4:36PM EST.

However, Thursday evening could bring you into emotional situations you may not be prepared to handle. The Aries Moon squares Pluto at 6:02 PM EST and conjunct Uranus at 8:43 PM EST.

Allow plans to change without question, allow others to disappoint you.

Find a way to look inside and accept your feelings. It is important to understand that others may disappoint us without it being a personal issue. Everything is not always about US!

This may well be a very challenging evening but with the Sun conjunct Chiron at 11:26 PM EST, we are given the opportunity to bring warm and healing light to a wound at the depth of our soul. Bask in that warmth and allow deep healing. Sleep soundly.

 

REST IN QUIET CALM

Friday, March 11, 2016:

Friday begins with our minds fully immersed in creative imagination. Mercury joins with Neptune, beginning its annual cycle of uplifting our minds to a high state of bliss or is it a state of confusion? Intellectual ruminations may call you down Alice’s rabbit hole. I suggest you simply enjoy the ride.

At 2:44 PM EST, the Moon enters Taurus giving us an opportunity to move into a weekend of relaxation and calm. Don’t plan too many wild adventures over the next few days. Your body and mind really need rest.

Time slows down and you can relax into enjoyments of the senses. Get and give a massage, bake bread, plan your upcoming garden, rejuvenate yourself through silence.

This is a night for calm, quiet, deep love and touch, not the passion of Wednesday night. This connection can produce steady warmth and healing for your soul.

 

Formes Etrange by André François Breuillaud via Wiki Commons

Formes Etrange by André François Breuillaud via Wiki Commons

DEEP RESERVOIRS OF GREAT LOVE

Saturday, March 12, 2016:

As Venus leaves Aquarius behind at 5:23AM EST, she joins Neptune, Mercury, Chiron, and the Sun, all in Pisces. This is a powerful line-up of planets in the gentle, sensitive sign of Pisces. Your compassion, imagination, and awareness of suffering are expanded at this time. You may long to merge, and even ‘save’ others in a heightened spiritual manner.

With the Moon still in Taurus, this is a wonderful time for the growth of love and affection in any and all relationships. A lovely Earth Grand Trine forms Saturday evening between the Taurus Moon, Pluto, and Jupiter.

Your physical senses and your awareness of the real practical realities of your life are aligned, sensitive, positive, and deeply empowered. Anticipate tapping into deep reservoirs of great love. Breathe in love and build stores of it deep within your soul.

 

SEEK SOCIAL CONNECTION

Sunday, March 13, 2016:

Sunday begins slowly; you will not be tempted to make any changes to the course of the weekend (as long as you have kept to the program of calm and quiet) until the Moon enters Gemini at 4:04 PM EST.

With the Moon now in chatty, restless Gemini, you have probably fulfilled your need for calm and silence. Now, you will seek social interactions for the late afternoon and evening.

As much as you may need social connections, you may anticipate some stress in relationships. The Moon square Venus and opposing Mars suggests unrest and possible tension. If you spent the majority of the weekend engaged in calm quiet activities, this tension should be relatively easy to manage. Don’t engage with the struggle and it will pass quickly.

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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: February 29, 2016 through March 6, 2016

The planetary alignment suggests a very active, busy week. We begin the week with the extra day of February. Remember, this is a leap year! Treat it as an EXTRA day and you will begin the week with a sense of abundance!

L'élégante à l'éventail by Louis German via Wiki Commons

L’élégante à l’éventail by Louis German via Wiki Commons

Early in the week, watch as your values or your experience of the values of others, take an interesting turn. This could show up in terms of money or love. You may be presented with an opportunity to stabilize these areas, even as they expand with unexpected or unusual growth. Anticipate and prepare for unique opportunities that can result in powerful new developments.

The weekend ahead may bring communication challenges as your thinking moves through anger followed by a turn toward confusion. Seeking a path toward deeper spiritual understanding will help.

The plus side of the weekend could bring unexpected travel. A road trip to Montreal is not out of the question! But staying out late dancing on Saturday night may not be the best option. Better to get some sleep and enjoy museums or places of worship on Sunday (those churches are beautiful).

This is a powerful week with a lot of changing energies. Hang on for the ride, maintain solid integrity, don’t be hard on yourself or others, and allow yourself to dream.

 


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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.

 

SAY ‘YES’

Monday, February 29, 2016:

We begin the week with the Moon connecting with Mars, pushing us forward with a powerful need to take action on some deeply felt issue. At 6:56 PM EST, the Moon enters Sagittarius opening some of the tightness or confusion you may have brought with you from the weekend.

Allow yourself to open your perspective and look to your dreams for the future. At 8:07 PM EST, Venus and Saturn form a sextile. This offers us opportunities in the area of love or money.

Keep your eyes open on Monday and Tuesday for possibilities you may not have considered. If an opportunity presents itself that feels good and proper; simply open your heart and your mind and say ‘Yes’.

 

SO MANY POSSIBILITIES

Tuesday, March 1, 2016:

Starting the day on Tuesday, you may feel like you’re getting up on the wrong side of the bed. These feelings are reflecting the square between the Moon and Neptune

This is the day when navigating the path ahead may bring up many questions. We are distracted and possibly overwhelmed by the possibilities. We intuitively know that there are things we must let go of and directions that must be shifted in order to stay on our path.

The Third Quarter Square between the Sun and Moon occurs at 6:11 PM EST. In order to follow your own best intentions, you must know what to release and where to shift direction. It is important to stay grounded in this process.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Narrow your focus and pay attention to what is necessary.

 

 

Bereshit by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Bereshit by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

FOLLOW YOUR HEART

Wednesday, March 2, 2016:

Don’t underestimate the significance of the energies provided on Wednesday.
Your relationships to the most significant people in your life and your deepest held values (including money and other resources) seek exploration and new understanding.

Venus sextiles the wild energy of Uranus at 8:07 PM EST and is asking you (or at least offers the opportunity) to consider solutions and ideas outside the box of convention. With your emotions somewhat detached, you are able to see a bigger view and more possibilities. You don’t have to follow conventional norms or rules; you can follow your deepest hearts desires.

Lines of communication are open and you are open to new ways of experiencing your world. This brings an opportunity to consider alternatives to the status quo, open-minded perspectives, as well as the ability to detach from the opinions of others.

Follow your heart. Give more space to your creative and cerebral thinking.

 

PRACTICAL REALITIES

Thursday, March 3, 2016:

The shift of energy from Wednesday into Thursday may feel considerable. If you loved the energy of Wednesday, today may feel a bit repressive. If you experienced a lot of anxiety on Wednesday, this new energy may feel stable and solid, what a relief!

The Moon enters Capricorn at 5:02 AM EST insisting that you get serious about the practical realities of your life. This is a day for ambition and serious work. You may feel the need to put your personal life on the back burner as you focus on more pragmatic concerns. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment by maintaining that solid focus on all those practical realities.

Before bedtime, it will be important to release that seriousness. Allow yourself a movie, a glass of wine, or extra time on your meditation cushion. Get to sleep in time to tune-in to open, intuitive dream space; especially when the Moon sextile Neptune at 10:57 PM EST.

 

ALLOW FOR IMPERFECTIONS

Friday, March 4, 2016:

The theme of serious, practical accomplishments continues throughout Friday. As the Moon conjunct Pluto at 12:18 PM EST, you will likely be deeply focused on whatever work project you are involved in. Remember, that it may not be easy to be flexible.

At 2:58 PM EST, the Moon squares Uranus and flexibility will be key to managing this transit. If you are too profoundly focused, distractions could become a problem. Allow, develop, and seek flexibility. Allow for the gifts of imperfection and attempt to maintain a sense of humor.

When the Moon trine Jupiter at 3:30 PM EST, tensions should relax and the rest of the afternoon has the potential of being very constructive. You may be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a short period of time.

A quiet evening at home would be advisable. This is not an evening to go looking for pleasure in a social arena. If you want to make plans for socializing this weekend, Saturday evening will be the better choice.

 

 

Sin Titulo by Angel Hernansaez via Wiki Commons

Sin Titulo by Angel Hernansaez via Wiki Commons

HOLD STEADY WHILE ENERGIES SHIFT

Saturday, March 5, 2016:

This brings us to a very busy weekend ahead. On Saturday, Mercury squares Mars at 12:43 AM EST. Perhaps, you can sleep through the reflection of this argumentative aspect or experience the aggravation within the context of your dreams.

By the time you wake up Saturday morning, Mercury has left Aquarius behind to enter Pisces. You may notice your thinking takes on a very different flavor than it has since Mercury entered Aquarius on February 13th. Your thoughts may go to places of intangibility, high imagination, and deep sensitivity.

It may be difficult to follow a train of thought without getting lost in strong, watery currents. We can expect less clarity and more mystical thinking while Mercury remains in Pisces until March 21st.

At 11:06 AM EST, the Moon leaves serious Capricorn behind to enter detached, intellectual Aquarius. We are finally able to get away from so much focus on work and, on an emotional level, move to a cooler, more detached space where all kinds of possibilities may become available.

At 9:28 PM EST, Mars enters Sagittarius after having been in Scorpio since January 3rd. Mars represents our ability to take decisive action, assertiveness, and how we experience and use our sexual energy. While Mars was in Scorpio, we functioned (sexually and assertively) in deep pools of privacy and discretion as we explored our inner depths.

What have you discovered, hidden under the surface, about how your energy wants or needs to express itself? As Mars moves into Sagittarius, we are open to lighter, more exploratory arenas within which we are able to move our assertive, aggressive, and sexual energies. Explore new territory.

In April 2016, Mars will turn retrograde. This means Mars will remain in Sagittarius until late September 2016. Do you know what house Sagittarius occupies in your chart? This will be an area of significant activity between now and September. Make sure you were living your highest integrity in this area. The importance of this will be clear in the coming months.

 

REALITY AND EMPOWERMENT

Sunday, March 6, 2016:

Sunday begins on a serious note with the Sun square Saturn at 1:03 AM EST. Think back to a most serious issue in late November 2015. On November 29th, the Sun conjunct Saturn which began an annual cycle of developing maturity through integrity and hard work. What began in your life at that time? If you have the answer to that question, it will give you an idea of how to manage the square between them on Sunday.

As this is the Last Quarter Square in their cycle, signifying the end of this influence, it is important that you take an action on what began in late November. This is a serious aspect, asking you to make a decision and take action to move your life forward in a practical manner.

Slow down and consider carefully the vision you are working to create. Be clear that you are taking concrete, real-world steps to develop that dream. This is a time to look at reality and make sure you’re taking the necessary, practical steps forward toward an achievable goal.

As the day comes to a close, the Sun sextile Pluto at 11:40 PM EST which suggests that the hard work you are investing in your future opens possibilities for great empowerment moving forward. This is a delightful energy to end the week with.

Reflect and rejoice.

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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: February 8, 2016 through February 14, 2016

As I write these posts, week after week, I feel a bit like we are all on a roller coaster. One week we’re up, next week we’re down. Does it feel a bit disorienting? It does to me. And the good news is this week brings a lightness that is greatly welcome after last week’s upheaval.

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

La Soiree Huile Sur Toile by Daoud Peintre via Wiki Commons

Contemplation for the week:

“No coward soul mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.”
~Emily Bronte

 

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AQUARIUS NEW MOON – BEAUTY HEALS

Monday, February 8, 2016:

The week begins with the Aquarius New Moon exact at 9:39 AM EST. The New Moon represents new beginnings; it is always significant to pay attention to what you want to create in your life and what new direction is calling you now.

Aquarius is the sign of the revolutionary, the humanitarian, and the eccentric. Now, is the time to take a step forward in the service of humanity. In considering what to begin at this time, make the larger human family your priority. What can you do that will not only support your own life, but will support the motion forward for all of humankind?

Venus is sextile Chiron on Monday as well. Venus speaks of value and beauty; Chiron speaks of the areas we have been wounded and our ability to heal ourselves and others. A sextile between any two planets offers an opportunity or a potential.

Beauty and kindness offer deep healing to the pain within us all. True beauty heals pain. Consider the healing power of creativity, color, and music.

A beautiful bouquet of flowers on your kitchen table makes all of life seem more workable. Never neglect bringing beauty into your home. Never underestimate how beauty can change your life.

 

A DAY FOR ARTISTS AND MYSTICS

Tuesday, February 9, 2016:

By the time we awake on Tuesday morning, the Moon is in Pisces. Offer your emotions up to your vast, sensitive, interior terrain. Tuesday evening, the Moon connects with Neptune, bringing more of that sensitive open space to mind.

This is a day for artists and mystics! We have our finger on a pulse of internal openness, our boundaries lessen, and our imagination opens.

On Monday, Venus put herself in service of our deepest sense of beauty, now, on Tuesday, this sensitive, imaginative energy directly connects with our ability to take action and reach for a deep personal healing. Today, Mars trines Chiron.

This is a powerful day to go to your most internal, silent spaces and work on the healing that is required for you to live your most authentic life. It is within your true authenticity that you can find joy and be of service to the greater good of everyone you love and everyone you encounter.

 

Okno 2 By Rudolf Rabatin via Wiki Commons

Okno 2 By Rudolf Rabatin via Wiki Commons

EXPAND YOUR SELF WORTH

Wednesday, February 10, 2016:

Wednesday continues with Tuesday’s energy as a day of deep imagination and sensitivity. The Pisces Moon makes many aspects throughout the day suggesting a day of increased activity.

Early on Wednesday morning, Venus forms a trine aspect to Jupiter. This cycle of expanding values, resources, and the expansion of primary love connection began in late October 2015. If you can identify what occurred in late October, you will see that these energies are flowing together now, as they reach toward culmination of a new expanded sense of personal self worth.

When Jupiter and Venus come together, we feel a deep desire for growth and expansion in our intimate relationships and in relationship to our finances. We feel our horizons broaden and we are open to new possibilities for growth. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so, however you are feeling regarding your relationships and money will increase for better or worse, as Jupiter simply magnifies what is already present.

Take this opportunity to push your life toward an ever increasing, deepening sense of your own value and self-worth.

 

BRING COURAGE TO FEAR

Thursday, February 11, 2016:

Thursday offers a simple day of action. We are ready to put aside the sensitivity of the past few days and simply push forward with the Moon now in Aries.

While the Moon is in Aries, our instinctual reactions move us forward quickly with an edgy restlessness. This is a day to pay attention to your ability to face your fears and push through those fears with courage and direct motion forward.

If you notice yourself moving out of your comfort zone, you can be certain you are heading in the right direction. Use the spark of momentum underlying this day to push toward the one thing you are most afraid to do.

Once you have taken that step, pushed into that courage, and taken that action you will feel fabulous. You will see yourself as a courageous powerful person capable of taking risks and moving into a place that you were not capable of quite recently. Aries is powerful, strong, independent, and doesn’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

Breathe deeply and face your fear.

 

RESTLESSNESS MEETS RESISTANCE

Friday, February 12, 2016:

On Friday, the Moon is still in Aries, pushing our instinctual reactions forward. However, Thursday was less complicated, with the issue at hand being direct and clear. Now, the internal edgy restlessness encounters a great resistance. This resistance can result in uncomfortable internal interactions with self and others.
The problem is that Friday the Aries Moon gets tangled up in the struggle between Pluto and Uranus. Once again, it is important to look at the long-range transformation that has been working through your life and the world around you for several years now.

On an emotional level, we are caught between the revolutionary changes we know are urgently needed, and the fear that holds us back from embracing that necessary change and transformation.

As you and those around you struggle with this internal dilemma, it may be a good evening to be very mindful in your planning. This would be a great evening for solo activities particularly if they involve assertively using your physicality.

Use your physical body, engage your strength.

Scape 0501 by CB Gupta 1960 via Wiki Commons

Scape 0501 by CB Gupta 1960 via Wiki Commons

 

A VISION OF CREATIVITY

Saturday, February 13, 2016:

As you move into Saturday, you will notice an inner relaxation and relief. At 6:36 AM EST, the Moon leaves aggressive Aries behind to enter the stable, sensual domain of Taurus. The Moon loves being in Taurus; on an emotional level she settles into a mellow space. When the Moon is in Taurus, you may want to languish over a good meal, enjoy time in nature, and revere all the benefits of living within a human body.

At 5:42 PM EST, Mercury enters Aquarius! This is my personal favorite placement for Mercury. Mercury represents all issues related to the mind; how we think, what we think about, and how we communicate. Aquarius is the sign of genius; not necessarily an indication of the level of intelligence, but the ability of the mind to travel in unusual ways and unexpected directions.

While Mercury is in Aquarius, (until March 5, 2016), start to gather a team or community that will support you to your highest goals, ideals, and dreams. This is a time of innovation within the context of community. High levels of innovation will not occur within a vacuum! Gather creative, expansive individuals and work together to dream the highest vision of your values and creativity.

At 5:58 PM EST, Mars sextile Jupiter; this suggests an opportunity for energetic expansion. The cycle between Mars and Jupiter began in mid-October of 2015. This is a two-year cycle; a cycle of expanding assertiveness, energy, and possibly your sexuality. Whatever began in mid-October will now take a step forward through curiosity and your own willingness to take the opportunities that presents them selves.

Expect this weekend to offer an opportunity for moving physical energy, sexual or otherwise. Dance, run, ski, do yoga, play! Enjoy!

 

SEEK & CREATE COMFORT & BEAUTY

Sunday, February 14, 2016:

I love to see a weekend like this one. First, we have stability with an overlay of creative energy on Saturday and then Sunday shows up, offering simplicity and calm. What we are looking for on Sunday above all is comfort. We feel well anchored on the material plane and it is easy to tap into the senses. We find it easier to be patient, and to simply “Be Here Now” without stress.

Taurus is ruled by Venus which connects this energy to our need for beauty and constancy.

On Sunday, it will be so much easier to simply be at peace with yourself.
This is a day to savor living in a human body. Get or give a massage. Delight in providing yourself and your loved ones with comfort, beauty, and a home cooked meal. The Moon in Taurus offers the gift of awareness; pay attention to taste, sights, smells, and touch. Bring reverence to all that you encounter.

Routines comfort us; comfort is the order of the day as our awareness of all of our senses is amplified.
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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: February 1, 2016 through February 7, 2016

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 1, 2016 through February 7, 2016

006 Orchidee by LBD Luc via Wiki Commons

006 Orchidee by LBD Luc via Wiki Commons

Take advantage of the early part of this week.  The energies are progressing smoothly, supporting your inner work and your communications with others. Tuesday and Wednesday are great days for looking ahead and making plans with loved ones.  Consider and make plans for a long weekend out-of-town.

Thursday should be relatively quiet as we prepare for a significantly powerful weekend ahead.

By Friday, you will notice an internal emotional deepening, even as you recognize it in those around you.  Where in your life are you feeling internal pressure to take an action you may not be ready for? Continue your preparation and wait until that action aligns with your heart.

On Sunday, you will want time to yourself.  This is not a day to engage in social activities.  Take time to understand the reality of exactly where you are and continue to contemplate of the next steps along your path.

 

 

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?

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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.

 

 

COMMUNICATE YOUR TRUTH 

Monday, February 1, 2016:

As the Moon moves through each sign, it sets the emotional tone of our days.  Monday begins the week with the Moon in Scorpio.  The Moon in Scorpio tends to be secretive, mysterious, and private.  We may crave deep emotional connection even as we try to keep our emotions off the table and very private.  This can be a delicate balance to try to maintain.

However, on Monday this Scorpio Moon (due to her lovely aspects to Pluto, Mercury, and Jupiter) supports our ability to connect and even expand our view of the world.

These aspects make it far easier to communicate our view and belief of “Truth” and to hear the truth of others.

Honesty and integrity are deeply important in our communications and the ability to express them supports our personal healing.

 

 

EXPAND YOUR VISION

Tuesday, February 2, 2016:

Tuesday morning may begin slowly and yet, once the Moon enters Sagittarius at 10:50 AM EST the shift to a more restless, upbeat energy is clearly felt.  We may notice excitement, and desire spontaneity, freedom, and exploration.  We find ourselves less interested in the details of any project and more interested in the larger vision of its potential.

This is not a day to work on the details of any project.  You will do better to explore the bigger picture or vision of your life with open creativity.

Spend the evening exploring ideas for an upcoming vacation or other travel plans. This is not a day to think small, expand your vision.

 

 

First Snow by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki CommonsHOW FAR HAVE YOU COME?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up early on Wednesday morning!  As Mars sextile Pluto at 5:53 AM EST, we will probably have too much energy to remain asleep.  This provides a powerful impetus to tie up loose ends on a project or responsibility that began in the fall of 2014; or it may suggest the beginning of exploring a new significant or powerful project that will be ready to begin in October of this year.

Either way, you have vast amounts of energy to put toward this project on Wednesday, if you so choose.

I recommend that you do choose!  The energy of the sextile can easily be ignored, but if we choose to utilize it, we receive a great deal of support in pushing forward in our effort.

At 1:17 PM EST, the Sun sextile Saturn, reminding us of a serious project, commitment, or life change that began at the end of November 2015.  What reality did you face or responsibility did you take-on at the very end of November?  Your efforts regarding that issue or project are nicely reinforced at this time.  You are able to see how necessary the steps you took at that time are, as you move forward.  You are able to see the positive affects that have already begun to grow from that choice. Acknowledge how far you have come.

At 7:59 PM EST, the Moon trine Uranus opens new interest, excitement, and possibilities in visioning and moving this project forward.

 

 

INNER EXPLORATIONS

Thursday, February 4, 2016:

Thursday should be a relatively calm, ’feel good’ kind of day.

The Moon is quiet (making no major aspects) in Sagittarius on Thursday; we may find ourselves internally exploring our visions, big ideas, and future explorations. Without the need to ‘do anything’ with these explorations, we can simply enjoy the dream.  When the Moon makes no major aspects, we can refer to that as the moon being VOC*, or Void of Course.  During these times, we are provided with a day that is ideal for inner work and contemplation.  So, place no high expectations on yourself or others.

At 7:44 PM EST, the Moon shifts from the sign of the explorer (Sagittarius) to the cautious, serious sign of Capricorn.  Suddenly, all of our big ideas and future explorations need adequate planning and a serious dose of reality.  Time spent alone in that serious space may be the best use for your evening hours.  Don’t waste this time in front of the television, unless of course you are watching a serious movie (I will certainly keep this in mind when I choose a movie for my Thursday Movie Night Event)!

 

 

PRACTICE DEEP KINDNESS

Friday, February 5, 2016:

The intensity of the weekend starts here.  It is good to understand that when the Moon is in Capricorn we are very serious minded.  It is not easy to just hang out and have fun.  You feel the necessity to accomplish something or to push through obstacles that stand in your way.  You may even want to stay at work late to finish a project or to simply end the week on a note of accomplishment.

Perhaps, you are avoiding some issue in your relationship that you are not sure how to manage.

At 8:14 PM EST, Venus conjunct Pluto and on Saturday, Venus will square Uranus. Venus represents intimate relationship, beauty, or finances.  Are you ready to have one or more of these issues in your life transformed, deepened, or destroyed?  This is the beginning of a cycle that will deepen your connection to beauty, love, or money.  In order for something new to begin, something that has come before must be annihilated.  If you are currently ending a relationship, understand that it is, very likely, a necessary process.

This is a time to deepen your understanding of your own self-worth and allow deep and lasting change to your personal values.  The process of powerful change is not easy.  Do not get caught up in drama.  Ride change like a wave.

If you or your partner struggle with issues of suspicion or jealousy, keep to a very low-key evening.  Don’t stuff anything under the rug, keep breathing, and practice deep kindness to yourself and others.

 

 

Morning of the Full Moon by Deanna Brinkmann

Morning of the Full Moon by Deanna Brinkmann

PREPARE FOR A NEW JOURNEY

Saturday, February 6, 2016:

On Saturday, you may have residue from Friday evening to deal with.  Not only are you managing the intensity from Friday, but there is more added to the plate for Saturday.  Please do not think that I am saying that this is going to be a terrible day. It certainly does not have to be!

There are some lovely aspects that offering new excitement and perspective.  At 11:39 AM EST, the Sun sextiles Uranus.  Whatever heavy issues may have come down on Friday night; Saturday shows you the possibility of moving in a new direction.

At 1:45 PM EST, Mercury trine Jupiter offers our minds a space to expand into what is possible and what is new.  You may find easier to have the conversations that may have been too difficult on Friday. There is space within conversation to explore these big changes.  Any transformation that you are in the middle of right now has been building for a long time.  As we see the end in sight, we also see the new vision coming closer.  There is the potential for excitement and inner expansion as this vision comes into view.

At 5:03 PM EST, Venus squares Uranus, this is a time to begin the release of what began in early March 2015.  Remember, Venus’s involvement represents relationship, what we created of beauty, and finances.  Anticipate intensity and possibly fear or excitement as you look forward to a new cycle and a new shifting of your values, which will become clear in late April.  Prepare for that a new Journey.

 

 

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

Sunday, February 7, 2016:

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, the Moon entered Aquarius.  Sunday morning we wake up with that cool, emotional energy that Aquarius offers and yet there is no lack of heat on this day!

At 7:07 AM EST, the Sun squares Mars.  Yes, this turns on the heat!  The cycle between the Sun and Mars is about deeply energizing the self.  Tap you into deep assertiveness for individuality.  With the Third Quarter Square between the Sun and Mars, you may feel deep tension and the desire to break free in order to become more authentically yourself.

This is not a day to be shy about your desires.  This is a day to actively let go of whatever is holding you from your desires, as you aggressively reach towards your dreams.

Another cycle is activated on Sunday that involves Venus and Mars.  Whenever Venus and Mars come together, it is about intimate, romantic, or sexual relationship.  If you began a relationship (or even began to imagine one) in early November 2015, this is a time to energetically explore the direction it is moving in.  Is this relationship moving in the direction you want to go?  What are the possibilities? Look outside the boxes that convention has determined relationship must remain in.

As adults, we can create the relationships that truly work for our lives and our partners regardless of the story line you may hold.  Explore what is possible with an open heart and an open mind.

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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: January 4, 2016 through January 10, 2016

 

Fenetre d'une maison typique d'Anjeux by Raphael Isla via Wiki Commons

Fenetre d’une maison typique d’Anjeux by Raphael Isla via Wiki Commons

Welcome to the first full week of 2016!

We begin the week with the Moon in Scorpio where she remains throughout Monday and Tuesday allowing us the time we need to contemplate the process ahead.

On Tuesday, even as your fantasies soften the burden, your ideas, and how you communicate them, encounter some rocky ground. Release any rigidity in your mind and welcome the paradox that is ever present.

Mercury turns retrograde on Tuesday, your teeth may feel set on edge if you have not prepared. Do take the time to prepare your projects for completion over the coming weeks. Remember, this is not the time to start new projects but the time for completing projects, communications, and all endeavors that have already begun. Mercury is retrograde for approximately 3 weeks and will turn direct on January 25th.

This is a powerful and potentially problematic week (Sun making contact with Pluto and Uranus) that could bring all kinds of secrets to the surface and force us to look into some of the deeper corners of our lives and psyches that we may prefer to avoid.

Do what is necessary; open to the reality of your situation and ride the wave of your life. We are reminded of the transformative power that has profoundly moved our lives, and the world, in new directions over the past several years (Uranus square Pluto 2012 – 2015).

Wednesday and Thursday, the Moon transits Sagittarius engaging our emotions in a desire to explore different perspectives on the situations we find ourselves in.

Friday and Saturday, the Moon is in Capricorn even as Mercury backs into Capricorn once more. These are serious days at the Darkest Phase of the Moon. Mercury enters Capricorn, Venus is conjunct Saturn; and we have no choice but to look at what is most serious, significant, and real in our lives.

On Saturday at 8:30 PM EST, we come to the New Moon at 19° Capricorn. As we begin this new lunar cycle, we must pay attention to our ambitions and the very real integrity that is demanded as we move forward.

Sunday afternoon, the Moon enters Aquarius and we move into a lighter, easier energy to end the week.

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SIMPLICITY

Monday, January 4, 2016:

I don’t think it is ever easy for us to head back to our routine lives after the holidays finally come to a close. On Monday, with the Moon in Scorpio and the Sun rapidly approaching a conjunction to Pluto and a square to Uranus, we could all use extra time for inner work but reality awaits, with intensity and transformation on the horizon.

Your thoughts are active, your dreams are palatable, and you know that your life and the lives of those around you are fluctuating madly.

Monday begins with deep contemplation of the transformation that you so viscerally feel is right at your fingertips. For today, seek simplicity. The Scorpio Moon is forming pleasant and gentle aspects to Neptune, the Sun, and Pluto throughout the day.

Head home or to a place of comfort as early as you can on Monday. Practice excellent self-care, get plenty of rest, and pay careful attention to what your body, mind, and spirit seek.

As the week begins, we deeply contemplate the transformation that is possible, if not inevitable. Keep your expectations simple and direct.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE

Tuesday, January 5, 2016:

Yes, Mercury turns retrograde at 8:06 AM EST. I hope you have moved beyond pure negativity regarding Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde until January 25th.

No, this is not a great time to make purchases such as cars, computers, electronics, or homes. However, this is not a period of time to hide under the bed in anticipation of everything going wrong! Simply focus your attention on getting accomplished what has been left undone since the last Mercury retrograde.

Do not take on new projects. This can be a time of great accomplishments if we pay attention.

On Tuesday, be aware of the impact your words and communications have on others. This is a complex day.

Venus square Neptune at 9:33 AM EST as you float within a daydream or release one you have been holding onto for some time. The path forward may not seem clear as you attempt to open your heart to a level of freedom, within the context of love, which has been previously unknown to you. Allow yourself to see the beauty of this path without restraint.

At 10:28 PM EST, the Sun conjunct Pluto; throughout this week, you will be reminded of the power and difficulties of the past several years. Contemplate the transformation in your own life, in the world, and in your community that began in 2012. The work is not yet complete.

This first week of 2016, we once again have the opportunity to look clearly and consider exactly where this transformation is bringing us and how we choose to travel this path.

With both Uranus and Pluto involved, the recommendations always come down to: ride the energies like a wave. Do not fight against what clearly needs to be managed. Embrace the joy and the difficulty involved.

 

Full Moon on the Ganges by Deanna Brinkman

Full Moon on the Ganges by Deanna Brinkman

LOOK FOR CLUES

Wednesday, January 6, 2016:

Pay careful attention to anything that aggravates you or catches you off-guard on Wednesday. Look for clues in your environment; where do you need to pay attention?

With the Sun conjunct Pluto on Tuesday and forming a square with Uranus on Thursday, anything that gets under your skin has a message or a lesson to teach you. The world has changed in the past 3 ½ years; your personal life has transformed in ways that leave you feeling like you’re living an entirely different life. Where in your life do you still need to be paying attention to lessons on empowerment and individuation?

The Moon is in Sagittarius on Wednesday. Engage your heart in open exploration of ideas and beliefs that are foreign to your current understanding.

 

EXPAND WITH AWARENESS

Thursday, January 7, 2016:

On Thursday morning at 7:22 AM EST, the Sun squares Uranus suggesting the necessity to continue working with the major transformation of the past several years. It feels like this process has been going on forever. This ongoing transformation is so deep and all-consuming that it simply takes this much time.

This cycle between the Sun and Uranus – the cycle of bringing your own individuation front and center in your life – began in April 2015.

Whatever began in April, came to full illumination in October. It is time now to begin the process of release in order to prepare for the next cycle of individuation, which will begin in April 2016.

Jupiter turns retrograde at 11:40 PM EST and will remain retrograde until May 9, 2016. Jupiter turns retrograde every 13 months and remains so for approximately 4 months. These periods are ideal for philosophical or spiritual reflection.

Jupiter’s retrograde allows extra time for internal introspection in whatever area of your life has been most recently expanding. If you have felt out of control, compulsive, or have been dealing with addictive behaviors, you will now have time to recognize, understand, and work with these issues.

Take advantage of this opportunity and look deeply within. Expand with awareness.

 

MATURITY IN CONNECTION

Friday, January 8, 2016:

Your thoughts, communications, and emotional needs are probably less than lighthearted as you approach the weekend.

The Moon enters Capricorn at 10:06 AM EST on Friday. At 2:36 PM EST , Mercury retrogrades back into Capricorn.  Happily, Venus is in Sagittarius, so your personal values, as they are reflected in your intimate relationships, allow space for exploration and play. Yet, within the context of that exploration, your communications and your deepest needs demand integrity, clarity, and serious intent.

At 11:10 PM EST, Venus conjunct Saturn; this echoes the connection between love and integrity. No matter how fun and free you feel with a partner, this is a time of serious development in relationship.

On Friday, we begin a new cycle of sincere and thoughtful stabilization or maturing of love or money and resources. Whatever you choose to begin now will mature and ripen over the coming months.

We are also in the dark phase of the Moon. This weekend you will need time for internal contemplation. You do not need to be alone; a partner or close friend will bring much value to your contemplations and your contemplations will bring much value to your relationship with that partner or friend.

Allow and seek open hearted trust and kindness.

 

The Pond by Laurie Farrington

The Pond by Laurie Farrington

CAPRICORN NEW MOON: BIRTH OF INTEGRITY

Saturday, January 9, 2016:

The New Moon at 19° Capricorn occurs at 8:30 PM EST. This offers a day of internal contemplation and serious consideration. We have just begun a New Year; it is important to consider the expectations you have for yourself and others.

Do you live your life with the level of honesty that feels appropriate to you? Are you clear of the deeper principles that guide your life? Do you truly live by those principles?

Taking time alone on Saturday afternoon for this contemplation will be time well spent. This is not a weekend for frivolity.

Ask yourself and seriously consider what you are developing in your life that will stabilize and support you in the coming months and years. Face the reality of your situation and work from your highest level of integrity, sincerity, and honesty.

 

SEEK AUTONOMY AFTER CONNECTION

Sunday, January 10, 2016:

Sunday should be a simple day to reconnect with yourself after a relatively challenging week and a very serious weekend.

The morning begins with expanded awareness and the necessity to communicate important issues. Yes, Mercury is retrograde. This highlights the necessity to pay attention and understand how your communications are being received. Make sure that your intention is conveyed properly and that you have been understood.

At 3:23 PM EST, the Moon enters Aquarius releasing us from the need to take ourselves as seriously as we have over the past two days.

With the Moon is in Aquarius, you may be attracted to the unusual, you have an instinctive need to analyze and understand your circumstances and life from an intellectual perspective. Your responses are based on your thoughts rather than your emotions at this time. Seek out social gatherings, brainstorm new ideas, and plan your goals for the future.

Personal freedom is very important as you end the week. All the seriousness around relationships from Friday and Saturday has probably kicked up your need for escape and freedom as well. These things ebb and flow; as we make serious intimate connections so we pull away, afraid of losing autonomy.

Sunday evening will be a great time to exercise freedom and autonomy. Go off alone or join in the company of personal like-minded, intellectually based friends.
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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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