Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 19, 2017 through June 25, 2017

Happy Summer Solstice!

The sensitive season of Cancer is here! By the time you wake up Wednesday morning, the inquisitive, restless energy of Gemini will have been left behind as our attention turns to the domestic, nurturing sensitivity of Cancer.

On Friday, the Sun and Moon join together at 2° Cancer, for the New Moon at 10:30 PM EDT. Prepare to settle into a slower pace with a focus on loving, affectionate connections.

You may find that you and others around you are responding with moodiness and defensiveness. Use this as an excuse to express more tender understanding and love.

Two Women by Tsugouharu Foujita via Wikicommons

 

 

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HEALING TENDER VULNERABILITIES

Monday, June 19, 2017:

Monday morning, you awake with plenty of ‘get-up and go’! You will want to move forward and get things done without wasting time.

The Aries Moon is highly energized, particularly in the mid-afternoon hours, when she connects with unsettling, unconventional Uranus.

However, the most significant astrological event on Monday is a square aspect being formed from the Gemini Sun to Chiron. Think back to mid-March, do you remember an experience of having an extremely tender and vulnerable part of yourself exposed in some way? That was the beginning of the cycle that now asks you to pay attention to that vulnerability. There is healing work to be done.

Look clearly and fully accept the soft spot behind the vulnerability of Chiron. Seek out those friends and loved ones who truly understand and support your deepest personal burdens. Don’t shy away from your most tender spots and be a safe person for others to explore theirs. This is an opportunity for healing.

At 5:53 PM EDT, the Moon enters Taurus, offering an evening of indulging your senses. Spend the evening in nature; enjoy good food and loving touch.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:43 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 5:53 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ROMANCE AND INSPIRATION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017:

Tuesday’s Taurus Moon would love nothing more than a laid-back day of indulging the senses. However, that is not what the day is going to call fourth.

At 4:25 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, forms a sextile to Neptune, the planet of elusive dreaminess. This suggests the possibility of soft, romantic connections. Don’t go all in or fall head over heels, as whenever Neptune is involved, things may be other than they seem.

Just when you think you can enjoy that softness and the Taurus Moon would love to join you there, Mercury, the planet of our thinking, gets into the fray with a sextile aspect to unconventional Uranus. This may create agitation or inspiration.

Keep your eyes open on Tuesday for unusual thoughts and ideas. Perhaps, you will meet someone or encounter a new idea that threatens to upset the conventional structure of your thinking. Go ahead and jump at the opportunity to expand the directions of your mind.

Remember, this is the last day with the Sun in versatile Gemini, enjoy the chatter and the quickly moving mind. The Summer Solstice is upon us and will bring us to a more settled place!

 

 

JUNE SOLSTICE – SUMMER IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; WINTER IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

The Aquaduct by Paul Cezanne via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

June’s Solstice is exact at 12:24 AM EDT. The June solstice is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the Southern Hemisphere. The date varies between June 20th and June 22nd, depending on the year and the local time zone.

As the wheel of the seasons turns, our attention follows and our thoughts turn toward family, sentiment, security, home, and the past. Here, we nurture what is closest to our hearts; our family and closest loved ones.

At 5:57 AM EDT, Mercury also enters Cancer. Don’t be surprised when your thinking aligns with your feelings and your feelings take over your thoughts. This is a good time to articulate your emotions.

At 10:14 AM EDT, Mercury catches up with the Sun, allowing powerful conversations to emerge; go ahead and express your emotions freely.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from shortly after midnight (12:26 AM EDT) until she enters Gemini at 6:44 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

OPTIMISTIC CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, June 22, 2017:

Thursday should be an active day of optimistic conversations and busy interactions. You and those you encounter are likely feeling optimistic and inquisitive.

When the Gemini Moon forms a lovely, flowing trine aspect to idealistic Jupiter at 4:05 PM EDT, your conversations will take on an expansive, philosophical tone. With lucky Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, these interactions will naturally drift toward cooperation, kindness, and talk of intimate relationships.

When the Moon forms a challenging square to elusive Neptune at 5:18 PM EDT, you may notice a lack of clarity or confusion clouding your understanding of the situation. As this is a quickly moving Moon transit, allow it to pass, it will not last long.

Your best bet is to open yourself to a softer way of viewing the connection, reach for compassion, and allow any stress to simply dissolve into dreamy sensitivity.

 

 

CHANGE THIS

Friday, June 23, 2017:

Friday starts off a bit cranky as the restless Gemini Moon opposes serious, restrictive Saturn at 8:30 AM EDT. Focus on dealing with practical work related issues. If possible, avoid difficult conversations or interactions with people who have authority over you. If you must engage on that level, open to the learning without resistance; a bit of humility in dealing with others may be helpful.

At 2:46 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Uranus, a lighter, more exciting afternoon can be anticipated.

At 6:06 PM EDT, the Moon enters emotionally intuitive Cancer and prepares for the beginning of a new lunar cycle. The Cancer New Moon is exact at 10:30 PM EDT at 2° Cancer. Now, you will want to plant a seed of maternal, tender, family- oriented love.

Wait and perform your New Moon ritual on Saturday or Sunday.

For your Cancer New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding family, nurturing, and emotional sensitivity. This is the perfect time to start a conversation about the family you want to create, an ideal vision of your domestic life, and how you show love to others. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin to more deeply understand your needs to give and receive tenderness and caring.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 2° Cancer, it will help you clarify where to direct your emotions and protective instincts. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that is calling for inward, soft attention.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what loving, domestic changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, when you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Cancer New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of kind sensitivity, sympathy, warmth, and family connections. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:46 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:06 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

House in Rueil by Edouard Manet via Wiki Commons

 

PROFOUND LOVE & BEAUTY

Saturday, June 24, 2017:

Saturday brings with it the potential to truly transform LOVE as it is experienced in your life. Empowerment flows to you through personal values, your resources, and those for whom you hold profound love. This cycle of deepening and transforming love began in late November of 2016 with the start of this Venus and Pluto cycle. Consider the seed you planted for relationship and connection at that time; feel the direct experience as it has unfolded and the impact it has upon your life now.

With the Moon in protective, caring Cancer throughout the day, the love that is impacted will likely be of the familial type. Are you ready to acknowledge that the love you are creating is domestically inclined? Do you feel the need to nurture and care for another? Do you need to give yourself that type of tender care or allow yourself to receive it from others? This is not the love of passionate new lovers but the love of family and life-long connection.

If you are alone on Saturday, take this energy and create something beautiful; any expressions of beauty will be empowered!

 

 

BREATHE STEADY

Sunday, June 25, 2017:

Sleep late on Sunday morning, if possible, and as you begin the day, breathe steadily and carefully observe your reactions.

In the early morning hours, aggressive Mars formed a challenging square aspect to philosophical Jupiter. You know that you cannot expect others to have the same beliefs that you hold. Therefore, there is no need for an overblown reaction when they do not. If everyone involved can maintain respect for each other, this can be a great morning for debate and heated yet friendly discussion. Pay attention, and shift the direction or get out of the way if it gets too heated.

With the emotional Moon still in sensitive Cancer (for most of the day), these issues will likely play out in family dynamics. When the moody Cancer Moon forms a challenging square aspect to unconventional Uranus at 2:44 PM EDT, we may feel somewhat unsettled and defiant towards certain family members. Don’t play into this agitation; pay attention to your level of understanding and release expectations.

At 6:07 PM EDT, the Moon dances into playful Leo where she will uplift our mood for the next few days. Enjoy the evening with dance, play, and creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:44 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:07 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 12, 2017 through June 18, 2017

 

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INNOVATION & BRIGHT IDEAS

Monday, June 12, 2017:

Monday’s determined Capricorn Moon is a great source of support as you head into the week fully engaged and focused on effort and accomplishment. However, as the day goes on, your ability to maintain that focus may be impacted by last-minute changes in direction.

At 2:46 PM EDT, when the Moon squares Uranus, the planet of upheaval, the entire direction of your work may shift. Do your best not to let this derail you. This is only a Moon transit; please remember that this will pass quickly. Take an extended coffee break and allow innovative ideas to come into your awareness in order to get back to work with renewed excitement and energy.

At 7:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters unpredictable Aquarius, encouraging you to continue developing the surprising innovations that nudged at you earlier in the day. The conventional methods you initially were working with can now shift and allow new ways of viewing the project at hand.

Happy Birthday to Ann Frank, Aaron Farrington, Emily Walter, Chick Corea, and John Steinbeck!

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:46 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 7:45 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

A MESSAGE OF HOPE

Tuesday, June 13, 2017:

Tuesday brings a day full of mental activity, a busy day of thinking and articulating what is on your mind.

Mercury is considered to be the Winged Messenger of the Gods, and is seen as carrying messages between the planets. He moves quickly, activating all forms of communication, intellect, reasoning, and awareness; all of these are within the realm of Mercury’s domain. Pay attention to the nature of your thought processes and the content of your mind.

At 11:44 AM EDT, Mercury forms a flowing trine aspect to philosophical Jupiter, bringing optimism and enthusiasm to your thinking. Then, shortly before bedtime (at 11:29 PM EDT), Mercury forms a challenging square aspect to elusive, dreamy Neptune. What message of optimism is Mercury bringing to your deepest dreams or your spiritual path?

I think Mercury is offering a message of hope to areas of confusion within your soul. Allow yourself to hear the messages that come from your dreams. Meditate and listen in silence to the persistence voice that calls you to the deepest understanding of Universal Love.

With the Moon in innovative Aquarius, your open heart perceives a progressive humanitarian view of your world.

Happy Birthday to William Yeats, Paul Lynde, and Tim Allen!

 

 

EXPRESS YOUR MOST UNIQUE SELF

Wednesday, June 14, 2017:

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass by Vincent van Gogh

With the Moon in progressive Aquarius, forming a flowing trine to the Gemini Sun, you will want to express yourself in a highly individualistic manner on Wednesday.

You will be more interested in new experiences that are outside the arena of what has become familiar. If there are areas of your life where you have felt stuck and have been unable to move forward, this is a good time to say what needs to be said in order to facilitate the initial step forward. Listen as others speak, you will hear the originality beneath the ordinary.

Open your mind and allow your most exciting thoughts to gain momentum. At 7:49 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a sweet sextile aspect to Saturn, your wild thoughts and conversations are stabilized. Consider what lasting value is being created as you courageously express your most unusual ideas, your most unique self, or your beliefs regarding individual freedom.

Happy Birthday to Gilda Seelke, Vivian Van Natta, and Burl Ives!

 

 

FOCUS AND ATTENTION

Thursday, June 15, 2017:

Don’t be surprised if no one at your breakfast table seems particularly chipper on Thursday morning. At 6:17 AM EDT, the normally upbeat Gemini Sun opposes restrictive Saturn; immediately on the heels of that challenging aspect, the Moon slipped quietly into Pisces.

It will take focus and attention to use these energies productively, it would be all too easy to fall into self-pity or victim type behaviors. Don’t go there!

The Pisces Moon would rather avoid reality in any number of ways while Saturn opposing the Sun (this transit will last throughout the day and into Friday) demands that we face reality and make a solid effort to take responsibility for the rough places we still find ourselves.

Meditation will help but deep levels of compassion for yourself and others will be your best means for managing this day.

Happy Birthday to James Belushi, Newt Gingrich, and Waylon Jennings!

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:40 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 6:18 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

DRIFTY, DREAMY DAY      

Friday, June 16, 2017:

You may be up and seemingly functioning on Friday morning without being fully aware that you are not still dreaming!

As Neptune stations retrograde at 7:10 AM EDT and is closely followed by the Pisces Moon joining her at 14° Pisces, things are not as they seem. It is possible that you will feel particularly vulnerable and emotional, or perhaps you feel suspicious or confused.

The outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) are retrograde for long periods of time and are not challenging the way the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) are during their retrogrades. The reversal of this passive, sensitive energy may take a few days to adjust to.

You may need to take a closer or more prolonged look at some of your more unrealistic plans and dreams.

You will definitely want to take a new look at what needs adjusting in your meditation practice.

The Moon remains in imaginative, mystical Pisces (ruled by Neptune) throughout the day. Have a restful evening in preparation for the weekend when you will have must more energy to work with.

 

Paysage by Piet Mondriaan via Wiki Commons

DREAMINESS REPLACED BY IMPULSIVE ACTION

Saturday, June 17, 2017:

Saturday begins slowly; with the Third Quarter Moon in elusive Pisces. It may be hard to shake your dreams or move beyond a profound level of sensitivity. Under this influence, it is best to refrain from expectations of yourself or others.

At 1:55 PM EDT, impulsiveness or excitability will change your mental picture, as the Moon enters dynamic, impatient Aries. This will be a good afternoon for outdoor physical activities. Hiking, skydiving, or biking come to mind. Use your body to keep this powerful energy from getting stuck in anger or aggression. You may feel strongly motivated to start something new; the Aries Moon also providing the courage to step forward and take on whatever challenge you put your mind to.

Don’t plan for a quiet night at home with food and loved ones. You will do better to join your less sedate friends in a loud bar for a few beers!

Happy Birthday to M.C. Escher, Kelly Hurd, Barry Manilow, and Dean Martin!

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:33 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 1:55 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

EMBRACE PARADOX

Sunday, June 18, 2017:

Sunday is likely to be a complex day. The fiercely impatient side of the Aries Moon will be on display as the she forms challenging aspects to Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto pushing us to deal with challenges we may rather avoid. Pay attention and don’t let yourself be swept into passionate anger. Go for a walk to cool off if you feel that type of distress arising.

Conflicting messages are suggested by two major aspects perfecting on Sunday afternoon. At 2:47 PM EDT, the Gemini Sun forms a delightful sextile to Uranus which offers an opportunity of excitement, individuality, and freedom.

The conflicting message comes in when Mercury opposes Saturn at 3:07 PM EDT, this will likely feels much like a limitation being put on your thoughts and ideas.

Push and pull. Freedom vs. restriction.

Don’t allow yourself to fret in frustration. Allow both sides to exist side by side. A major key to living this life with joy is to allow and embrace paradox!

Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, Sylvia Porter, Aaron Hirka, Kecia Gaboriault, and Beth Hopwood!

 

 

 

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 22, 2017 through May 28, 2017

Just the dailies!

 

On the Temple Steps by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

DON’T TAKE THE BAIT

Monday, May 22, 2017:

Monday will likely be a high-energy day in all the best and most challenging ways possible. All aspects are aspects of the transiting Aries Moon. Keep in mind that Moon aspects refer to quick moving situations and their impact will not last, except through our response to them.

The Moon is in fiercely courageous Aries heightening your impulsiveness, assertiveness, and even your libido!

At 10:10 AM EDT, when the Moon joins with Venus, you know what you desire and are willing to take any risk for love.

At 2:44 PM EDT, you may encounter resistance in the form of power struggles, anger, or obsessive thoughts bringing up issues that have been previously hidden. Don’t take the bait. Remain self-contained and it will all look far more manageable by Tuesday following the Moon’s entrance into steadfast calm Taurus.

Everyone may encounter a sense of being a bit too hot under the collar, but for all of us our bark may be bigger than our bite.

 

 

FOCUS ON SELF CARE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017:

After the ruckus and turmoil of Monday, we are soothed by the Moon’s entrance into Taurus at 8:33 AM EDT. This is a good day to pay attention to the ways in which you connect with the pleasures of your senses. Seek contentment, indulgence, comfort, and beauty.

Keep in mind that we are in the Dark Phase of the Moon, only a few days from the Gemini New Moon on Thursday. This suggests a time of inward contemplation, a time to find those things that bring contentment and satisfaction on a deeply personal level.

Wednesday will bring much the same. Find as much time as possible to focus on self-care.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 8:33 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

INNER REFLECTION

Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

Helen by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

Wednesday should be a great day to channel the dependable, level-headed Taurus Moon into constructive effort as she forms a powerful trine aspect to compelling powerful Pluto at 3:08 PM EDT. The gift of this competent and vigorous energy will remain with you throughout the day.

Keep in mind that with the Moon VOC* Wednesday afternoon, it is a time to work on already established projects, not a time to start anything new. Also, we are still in the Dark Phase of the Moon, and it is best to remain on the hushed unobtrusive side in all things. Inner reflection could bring deep self-understanding.

Enjoy a quiet evening with good food, loving connection, a hot bath, and a massage (if you can get one – or give one).

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Thursday morning at 8:16 AM EDT.

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

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON – POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, May 25, 2017:

Thursday is a powerhouse of a day; the day that defines the entire week.

At 12:21 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, money, and all that we hold most dear, forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation. This brings us to the First Quarter Square of a cycle that began in late November 2016. This is a cycle empowering your values, your love relationships, and your connection to your resources.

What began for you in November? Did you begin a new engagement with love, money, your deep values, or beauty? Think back to that time, determine what you began in this arena and take a specific action to bring it forward. The full illumination of the cycle will be clear on August 15th, 2017.

This square aspect between Venus and Pluto can bring relationship issues to a crisis point where change must occur. If someone you love brings a concern to the table on Thursday, do your best to practice deep listening and resist unconscious reactions. Keep your heart and mind open to the fact that change does not have to destroy our relationships or our prosperity, it can deeply and grandly empower us as we move forward.

At 8:16 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini to join the Gemini Sun for the New Moon at 3:45 PM EDT. Prepare for your New Moon ritual but give it a day or so before you perform the ritual. It is best to wait for the Moon to gain a bit of distance from the Sun.

The Gemini New Moon is planting a seed of communication or seed of gathering information. Form your aspirations with this in mind.

If you begin a new significant conversation on Thursday. pay attention to how that conversation engages your thinking and how the relationship grows over the coming month.

For your Gemini New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding curiosity, the expansion of knowledge, and your ability to communicate what you understand. This is the perfect time to start a friendship or a conversation. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin an important conversation.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 4° Gemini, it will help you clarify where to direct your intellectual curiosity. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life learning wants to grow in intellectual understanding.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what ideas or learning you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

Have two candles available for the ritual; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are in this moment. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, when you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are choosing to create as you bring the two candles closer together. Do this each day and at the Full Moon in two weeks, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Gemini New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of intellect, inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, and new conversations. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT on Wednesday until she enters Gemini on Tuesday at 8:16 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC,* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

APOLOGIZE, IF NECESSARY

Friday, May 26, 2017:

On Friday, you can let all the complexities of Thursday settle into your system; much about this day will be about assimilation and moving forward with your intentions. Friday is a considerably less complex day, even with the Moon still in active, curious, talkative Gemini.

The morning begins with the chatty Gemini Moon forming a challenging square to ethereal Neptune at 6:25 AM EDT. This could suggest misunderstandings or confusion at the breakfast table and a lack of clarity on how to proceed into the day.

At 3:50 PM EDT, as the Moon sextiles lovely Venus, you may find yourself speaking or hearing words of appreciation and love. Enjoy connecting. Take action to move closer to your desires in relationship, love, and finances.

At 10:20 PM EDT, as the Moon conjuncts assertive Mars, you may find that you have spoken more than you intended to or were not as diplomatic as you could have been with your words. If you need to apologize, do so before sleep. With awareness and self-responsibility, the issue will pass quickly, as Moon transits do. The apology will help.

Alleluia by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

NURTURE FAMILY AND HEARTH

Saturday, May 27, 2017:

The Moon begins Saturday morning VOC*, still in Gemini but moves into domestic Cancer at 7:25 AM EDT. As we set aside the quick, sometimes frenetic energy of Gemini, we enter into a weekend with the focus on family, nurturance, and deep emotional connection. This is an astrologically quiet day which leaves us to engage fully in what the Cancer Moon offers.

As the Moon moves through the zodiac, it sets the emotional tone of our days.

With the Moon in family-oriented Cancer, you will want to engage in maternal activities revolving around home and family. You may feel sentimental and even absorbed in memories of the past. Your emotions are heightened, you may experience significant mood swings, and want to retreat to the safety of home and a private environment. This is a time of sensitivity; a time to seek comfort by sticking with what is familiar. Enjoy comfort foods, take a long hot bath and spend time with children or the elderly engaging in activities that nurture the heart.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:19 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 7:25 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ENGAGE DEVOTION – SPREAD LOVE

Sunday, May 28, 2017:

Sunday begins with Mercury, the planet that represents our thinking and communication, forming a lovely sextile aspect to Neptune, the planet of compassion and devotion.

On March 4, 2017, when Mercury and Neptune joined together in Pisces, did you start or increase your meditation practice or did your thinking turn in a new direction of transcendence? This was the beginning of a year-long cycle of immersing your mind in imagination, compassion, or the mystical.

Sunday provides an opportunity to explore ways to increase your view of the world from a mystic, inclusive, and inspired perspective.  Engage fully in prayer or meditation.

The Moon continues through tender Cancer asking that you stay close to home, family, and loved ones. Mid-afternoon, there could be power and control issues, as the Moon opposes Pluto at 2:05 PM EDT. Again, the quick moving Moon transits give us the opportunity to see the issues for future consideration and learning. However, do not respond to any bait given. Allow the issues to roll past without unconscious engagement.

Spread love.

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

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

 

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

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STRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Monday, May 15, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SIMPLIFY AND SHAKE UP YOUR THINKING

Tuesday, May 16, 2017:

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

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

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

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

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:23 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 1:50 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

GATHER IN COMMUNITY

Wednesday, May 17, 2017:

The Spring Witch by George Wilson via Wiki Commons

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

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

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

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

 

 

THE BIG PICTURE

Thursday, May 18, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:33 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 11:52 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

 

 

READY FOR AN UPGRADE

Friday, May 19, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Birthday to Leda Wolfe Hoppe!

The Message by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

SUN ENTERS GEMINI:  TALK ABOUT IT!

Saturday, May 20, 2017:

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

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

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

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

Talk. Communicate. Listen. Learn. Ask questions.

The Pisces Moon becomes VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) at 11:39 PM EDT. Unless you get up awfully early Saturday (the Moon enters Aries at 6:11 AM EDT on Sunday), this will not have an impact. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.                                                                                                

Happy Birthday to Candi Foss and Cher!

 

 

A MORNING ADVENTURE

Sunday, May 21, 2017:

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

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

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

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Aries at 6:11 AM EDT.  Unless you are up very early this will have no impact on your day. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 24, 2017 through April 30, 2017

“Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.”  ~ Hermann Hesse

 

Spring by Harald Slott-Møller via Wikicommons

PONDER THE PATH AHEAD

Monday, April 24, 2017:

On Monday, your mind is steady and directed toward completion of whatever is uppermost in your thoughts. In late November of 2016, Saturn and Mercury joined together with the intention of developing an idea, project, or plan. You have come a long way with that project, and with Mercury in retrograde motion, you have the time now to stabilize any issues that need to be smoothed out to support your forward motion of that project.

Find your “flow” and go forward with the least resistant path. You will have more opportunity to direct this project toward the end of April and the full vision will be clear in mid-June.

This is a day to consider your ideas and perspectives. It’s a good day for pondering alternatives and sharing your ideas with a companion. By taking these steps, you will gain clarity and understanding of the path ahead.

With the Moon in courageous Aries, you should feel self-assured and capable on Monday as well. All in all, a good day! Enjoy.

 

 

WITH EVENING COMES STABILIZATION

Tuesday, April 25, 2017:

Unless you get up very early in the morning, you will be able to avoid the power dynamics and problems that can result when the decisive Aries Moon squares controlling Pluto at 4:47 AM EDT.

It is less likely that you can avoid the anxiety that may arise mid afternoon when the strong-willed Aries Moon connects with innovative Uranus.

There are two things to remember about Moon transits with Uranus. First, you always want to keep in the forefront of your mind that Moon transits pass quickly and will not be disruptive unless we engage them in an inappropriate manner. Second, a transit of Uranus does not always manifest as anxiety, another likely expression is that of excitement. During this transit, you may see, understand, or experience something that changes your perspective significantly. This may cause anxiety or it may cause excitement.

At 5:54 PM EDT, the Moon, still in demanding Aries, forms a lovely trine aspect to unflinching Saturn allowing you a far more easygoing evening.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters patient Taurus as she prepares for her monthly New Moon phase on Wednesday morning. Create a cozy nest and sleep well.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:54 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:56 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that you begin. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

TAURUS NEW MOON SEEK COMFORT

Spring by Konstantin Pankov via Wikicommons

Wednesday, April 26, 2017:

Today’s New Moon is at 6° Taurus. A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon occupy the same degree of the zodiac. This makes the Moon invisible from our perspective on Earth.

Think of the lunar cycle as comparable to the life cycle of a plant. At the New Moon, a seed is planted. During the upcoming weeks, this seed grows and culminates its growth at the Full Moon. From there, as the Moon wanes and the plant decays brings us back to the next New Moon two weeks later. This is the cycle of birth, growth, full illumination, deterioration, and death. It is the cycle of all living things.

For the Taurus New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding the ability to steadfastly build or grow something. This is the perfect time to plant a garden or get plants started indoors.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 6° Taurus, it will help you clarify what you need to begin at this point in the cycle. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life needs stable and deliberate effort.

Don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle. Have two candles available for this ritual. Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you aspire to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are creating, as you bring the two candles closer together. At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Taurus New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of steadfast determination, reliability and conservative effort. Prepare yourself to grow in deliberate stability, comfort, and sensuality.

 

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RELIABLE CONSISTENCY

Thursday, April 27, 2017:

On Thursday, the reliable and patient Taurus Moon encourages you to focus on creating comfort and calm both internally and in the outer world. Pay close attention and maintain a slow steady pace in all that you do and with everyone you encounter. Offer reliable consistency in your interactions with others.

This is a day to get or give a massage, cook a healthy meal, and support the sensual, earthy nature of life.

You may spend much of the day looking forward to the comfort and security of your bed and yet, at 9:38 PM EDT, when the Moon enters active, inquisitive Gemini, going to bed no longer calls you! Your mind moves more quickly and you want to converse with others or follow the activity of your mind. As much as possible, keep your mind calm; you may need to spend time in meditation to finally get to sleep. Friday your mind will accelerate in wildly quirky and inventive ways bringing us to an exciting and upbeat start to the weekend.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for 20 minutes between 9:18 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:38 PM EDT.

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

 

 

CONFIDENCE AND INDIVIDUALITY

Friday, April 28, 2017:

Friday promises to be an active and energizing day. At 9:13 AM EDT, Venus leaves Pisces, a place where she took great pleasure in imagination and sensitivity and enters determined, bold, and courageous Aries. Venus represents social needs, love, money, and all that we value most dearly. Now, in Aries we find her seeking what she wants directly, decisively, and with bold confidence. If you are seeking more love, resources, or beauty in your life, Venus will support you in taking direct action between now and when she enters Taurus on June 6th.

At 10:49 AM EDT, perceptive Mercury, in its retrograde motion, makes direct contact with innovative Uranus. Combined with Venus’ current assertiveness in Aries, this enlivens your desire to break free from rules and limitations. You find yourself eager to express your independence and individuality. Keep your eyes and ears open for unconventional logic and unusual perspectives. Don’t be surprised if words come out of your own mouth that you are not expecting to hear. Don’t be surprised at what you hear from others.

At 10:36 PM EDT, there is a smooth flowing trine aspect between the clever Gemini Moon and optimistic Jupiter in Libra. You can anticipate adventures in social situations and encounters. Bring your most idealistic inquisitive and fun self into the world on Friday evening and have a great time.

Queen Guinevere’s Maying by John Collier via Wikicommons

SPARKLY TO SENSITIVE

Saturday, April 29, 2017:

Saturday will provide you with a great opportunity for stimulating conversations and interesting interactions. The chatty Gemini Moon forms fun sextile aspects to both conversational Mercury and unpredictable Uranus in the early afternoon.

Whatever fun you engaged in on Friday night, the good mood extends into Saturday. Spend time with your friends; engage in activities that stimulate innovative ideas and unusual thinking. This should also be a great day to research scientific or unconventional projects. Ask questions to spark conversations that will reveal information that would otherwise remain unknown. Folks will be happy to share their thoughts and ideas throughout most of Saturday.

However, at 5:29 PM EDT, the Moon opposes cautious Saturn, insisting that we face some more serious question.

At 9:48 PM EDT, the Moon enters domestic, emotional Cancer suggesting that Saturday night it would be best to stay home and keep your loved ones close in a nurturing, sensitive environment. Create a nest and cuddle on the couch. If you have friends or family who needs extra love, bring them a meal or find another way to nurture them on a deep emotional level.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:29 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 9:48 PM. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

GIVE AND RECEIVE LOFE

Sunday, April 30, 2017:

Sunday is a day you may want to plan on staying close to home. The extremely sensitive Cancer Moon shows each of us our deepest inward vulnerabilities. She also shows us how we long to be nurtured, cared for, and protected even as she shows us how we can provide that level of deep affection to those we love.

You may long to look back in time, making this a day to explore old photo albums, letters, and mementos from the past, and generally allow yourself the luxury of nostalgia and sentimentality. A small reminiscence goes a long way; don’t get stuck there. You will know when you have gone far enough and it is time to come back to the present moment and enjoy the reality of the life you now live.

Cook a good meal; provide nurturance and love in this very moment.

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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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