Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 15, 2018 through January 21, 2018

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – A Process Oriented Approach

 

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Last Flowers by Jules Breton via Wiki Media

With Venus and the Sun entering innovative Aquarius this week, you can expect the movement of new ideas and big changes. Over the coming month, you can anticipate unexpected and surprising shifts to the ground beneath your feet. Your perspective and, of course, your personal chart can create excitement or stress. If you experience stress, hold your head high and look for the silver lining, it is right there.

 

 

 

 

RELEASE WORN OUT BELIEFS

Monday, January 15, 2018:

We are currently in the darkest phase of the Moon, the Balsamic phase. The Moon is joining forces in the most conservative, serious sign of Capricorn, with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto. This is quite a pile-up of energy in this prudent, mature sign.

The Balsamic phase of the Moon is a time of inward contemplation, a time to seriously consider your ambitions and your path ahead. Things are about to lighten up somewhat in the coming days with the quicker moving planets preparing to leave serious Capricorn behind and move toward new innovations. Both Venus and the Sun will enter Aquarius this week.

With a closing sextile aspect between Jupiter and Pluto, you may have an opportunity to release some dark influences that began at the end of 2007 with the conjunction between those planets. Ponder how your beliefs impact your deepest understanding of life.

Allow this new energy to move you in a new direction. Begin to release the tight hold that worn out belief systems have on you. Allow yourself to see the world and your place in it in a new way. Hold this message throughout the week.

 

 

CAPRICORN NEW MOON – AMBITIOUS ENDEAVORS

Tuesday, January 16, 2018:

The Moon continues through persistent, cautious Capricorn throughout the day. Focus on serious consideration of your most ambitious plans for the months ahead.

The Capricorn New Moon occurs at 9:18 PM EST. This is when the Sun and Moon join together, currently at 27° Capricorn. It will aid you to wait and perform your rituals on Wednesday. Remember, never attempt these observances ahead of the exact time of the New Moon. They are best done on the day following the New Moon.

I will post instructions for a simple New Moon ritual on Wednesday. Serious contemplation will bring you to an understanding of the focus of growth you want to begin in the upcoming phase.

With a challenging square aspect from the conservative Capricorn Moon to innovative, wild Uranus at 4:45 PM EST, you may find yourself wanting to move forward but feeling held back by some restrictive outside or inner force. You want to take that step but are held back for a bit longer. Continue your contemplation and serious planning.

Keep Monday’s message of releasing worn-out beliefs in mind. Release must happen before you can move ahead.

 

 

THE NEW MOON RITUAL & MORE

Wednesday, January 17, 2018:

One in Four by Jonnyh31 via Wiki Media

The Capricorn New Moon was exact on Tuesday. However, it is best to do your New Moon ritual on Wednesday, after the Moon has moved away from the ‘beams of the Sun’. The growth of the seed you plant will be supported by the wait.

Keep your ritual simple. Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle. With this New Moon occurring in Capricorn, the intention you set will be ambitious, business related, requiring hard work, and sustained effort.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Capricorn, it will help you clarify where this effort is needed. For example, if Capricorn rules (is on the cusp of) your 1st house, set an intention for serious effort regarding how you present your personality or in the 4th house, set an intention to bring serious effort to your family relationships or your home environment. If Capricorn is in the 7th house, perhaps you need to make a significant commitment to a partner or in the 10th house, you may need to put your nose to the grindstone and focus on ambitious growth of your business.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires maturity, focus, and hard work or make an appointment for a consultation. Contact me.

~~ Onto the Ritual ~~

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

The Capricorn New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of maturity, facing reality, growth through hard work, and stability.

On Wednesday, Venus and the Moon enter Aquarius, lightning up your mood and bringing you out of the dark as you enter a significant growth cycle. The energy of Aquarius encourages us to look at innovative and unusual solutions to long range issues of the human condition. This is an excellent time to look at where you can make a difference in the challenge of being a human on this planet in these times. What can you do to support the growth of awareness in the world? How can you help on a humanitarian level? Look outside of yourself and find a way.

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Capricorn Moon is VOC* from 1:30 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 3:32 AM EST. By the time you wake up, the Moon will be in Aquarius.

 

 

MOVE BEYOND “PREACHING TO THE CHOIR”

Thursday, January 18, 2018:

With both Venus and the Moon now in rebellious Aquarius, take the time to consider the areas of life where you are resistant to the pressures of social conventions.

Remember, that while the Moon is a passing concern (remaining in each sign for only a few days) Venus, on the other hand, will remain in objective Aquarius until February 10th. Venus represents values, the ability to create relationships, and the ways that we choose to use our money and resources. Consider where your values are outside, and perhaps, beyond the beliefs and values that the majority of your culture holds.

This is a good time to look at how your beliefs fit into the wider world around you and how you support what you believe. What can you do to bring a more progressive perspective to others? It is far too easy to seclude yourself within your own social circles. This results in your voice being weakened by simply “preaching to the choir.”

Take the time to truly and deeply listen to those who think differently than you. Take the time to understand. Learn to express your ideas in a way that others, even those who think much differently than you, may be able to hear. You may feel ‘out of step’ but you can continue to speak your truth with kindness, honesty, and open-hearted acceptance of the true beliefs of others.

It is a valuable skill to learn to listen without judgment. Aquarius allows you to focus on the importance of your task even as you are able to set your emotions aside, moving you in the direction of a less conventional future.

 

 

SUN ENTERS AQUARIUS – EXPANDING INNOVATION

Friday, January 19, 2018:

Early Friday may bring us some challenging aggravation as the detached Aquarius Moon forms a stressful square aspect to assertive Mars, who has little patience while in Scorpio. Don’t engage in difficult struggles with family over the breakfast table. Allow agitation and anger to roll off your back.

At 3:27 PM EST, the Moon enters soft-spoken, mystical Pisces, softening your emotional reactions.

At 8:07 PM EST, Mercury forms a sweet sextile to mystical Neptune. You may be tempted to look for an escape route this evening as you are simply tired of dealing with the harshness of reality. Go for the healthy escapes such as poetry, music, or meditation; an extra glass of champagne or wine is fine as well. Choose, perhaps, a movie to dream the evening away.

At 10:09 PM EST, the all-powerful Sun enters Aquarius, beginning a month long experience of expanding your understanding of humanitarian issues. The Sun in Aquarius comes at the coldest time of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. With the cold, we go inward as our minds move into unexpected areas that bring us forward to new innovations in order to support the growth of humanity. Watch how your thoughts open to new ideas and the connection with folks of differing viewpoints.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:52 AM EST until she enters Pisces at 3:27 PM EST. 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 significant future impact.

Wash Day 2 by Robert Aswani via Wiki Commons

 

 

COMPASSION, ACCEPTANCE, LOVE

Saturday, January 20, 2018:

Saturday will usher you into a weekend of gentle connections. The Moon remains in fanciful Pisces throughout the weekend, blurring the boundaries between you and others. You may notice yourself feeling more compassionate and forgiving. You may also notice yourself experiencing deep sadness as you are easily overwhelmed by the pain and suffering you see in others.

Take time this weekend to daydream and enjoy any healthy means of escape from the harsh realities of your life. Go ahead and enjoy an extra glass of wine and a good film. Allow yourself to dream, listen to music that sweeps you to another land or best idea yet: meditate.

At 6:21 PM EST, the Moon forms a supportive sextile to Mercury, encouraging you to speak words of compassion, acceptance, and love.

 

 

MEDITATE. PRAY. LOVE.

Sunday, January 21, 2018:

Another day with the Moon forming pleasant aspects to other planets, as she moves though inspired, gentle Pisces. You can easily connect with feelings of unconditional love and kindness as your heart and imagination open easily into areas of transcendent, mystical sensitivity.

You are able to feel the connections between yourself and others as the boundaries between you and others seem to simply dissolve. Allow this sensitivity and take steps to give of yourself to those who need your love and support. You are able to understand that what you give supports all of humankind, yourself included.

Solitary pursuits support your connection to divinity. Spend time in or on the water, at a beach or river, or simply take a long, hot bath. Take time to daydream, spend time in silent contemplation, and find your way back to your own center. You are susceptible to very subtle energies so make sure you are spending time with people who uplift you.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:13 PM EST until she enters Aries on Monday morning at 1:28 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 25, 2017 through December 31, 2017

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – A Process Oriented Approach

 

Christmas Morning by Mansel Lewis via Wiki Media

 

 

Set up an appointment with either myself (Laurie) or Astrolore’s other astrologer (Jennie) to look at the conditions of the year ahead. Preparation for the coming year will help you move forward with confidence and courage!

I am taking new clients for the New Year and look forward to meeting with you!

Schedule your appointment today.  You can find more information here.

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HAPPY (SERIOUS) HOLIDAY

Monday, December 25, 2017:

The week begins with Venus, the planet of love and deep, personal values, entering serious Capricorn at 12:25 AM EST. There are now four major planets, who act as our teachers, in the Cardinal Earth sign of accomplished Capricorn. This should alert you to the seriousness of your deeply held values, romantic connections, and the creation of beauty in your life.

Before the end of the day, lovely Venus joins with stabilizing Saturn, starting a one year cycle of combining values with steadfast ambition and necessary effort.

This may not be as lighthearted a holiday as we may have hoped, and yet, our values, sensitivity, understanding of beauty, feelings of self-worth, and relationships are deepened, even as they are brought into full focus.

The Moon remains in dreamy, compassionate Pisces until 8:26 PM EST, when she enters fiercely determined Aries. Pay attention to the tendency toward aggravation, impatience, and arguments with family members this evening and over the next few days. Head home early for a quiet evening to unwind and settle down after a big day.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:49 PM EST on Sunday, until she enters Aries at 7:26 PM EST on Monday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

A DAY OF ACTIVTY

Tuesday, December 26, 2017:

Tuesday begins with the brave Aries Moon forming a stressful square aspect to the persistent Capricorn Sun. This is the First Quarter phase of the Moon, asking that you take action on what you began last week at the New Moon.

When Aries and Capricorn work together, it offers an ambitious combination of drive and initiative. Impatience may cause problems on Tuesday and, if you have the day off due to the holiday, it may be difficult to relax; so don’t even try!

If you live in a winter climate, this is the perfect day to go skiing, snowboarding, or any other active sport. Working out at the gym or getting yourself to a climbing wall would be appropriate. This is not a day to sit by the fire and read a book!

When the Moon trines Mercury at 9:27 PM EST, it may be difficult to settle the mind down for sleep. Avoid any high intensity before sleep, engage in simple conversation or reading before bed. Keep electronics out of the bedroom to assist in getting a good night’s sleep.

 

 

RELEASE OLD RESENTMENTS

Wednesday, December 27, 2017:

A Christmas Carol by Dante Gabriel Rossetti via Wiki Media

Wednesday may be challenging or downright difficult, as the energetic and dynamic Aries Moon engages both Pluto and Uranus in stressful conversations. Watch your response to others and be ready to get out of your own way. Consider how you respond to having your feelings hurt, any feeling of generalized anxiety, and the feeling of being put-upon by the expectations of others.

Understand that everyone you encounter is in a tight spot themselves, so do what you can to calm and settle whatever environment you are in.

These difficulties, if they surface today, are a reminder of the bigger challenges that have been with us over the past few years. Revisit issues in order to continue the process of releasing old resentments and grudges. Consider this an opportunity to do those things.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:58 PM EST until she enters Taurus at 1:24 AM EST on Thursday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

IMPRESSIONS AND IMAGES

Thursday, December 28, 2017:

Thursday begins with a lovely trine aspect from assertive Mars to dreamy Neptune. This aspect may make us feel inspired to bring a dream into the world that began in January of 2017, when Mars and Neptune last joined together. Pay attention to whatever impressions and images are releasing their gifts into our lives.

What daydream did you begin at the beginning of 2017? If it turned out to be an unrealistic fantasy, now you can begin the process of releasing it. If it is a dream you want to continue to pursue, its gifts are being brought forth at this time.

When Mars and Neptune come together, there is a sense of idealism and the possibility of wearing rose colored glasses. We may experience other’s charisma even as others experience the same in ourselves. This is a reflection of the beauty of us all.

Thursday is a great time to engage in creative endeavors, particularly in areas of film, poetry, and music. Today, we have the focus to push forward to see our dreams flourish over the coming year.

The Moon is VOC* from 3: 57 PM EST, until she enters Taurus at 1:24 AM EST on Thursday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY

Friday, December 29, 2017:

Following a powerful flowing trine aspect to Pluto at 10:00 AM EST, the steadfast Taurus Moon heads into a prolonged period of quiet until she enters Gemini on Saturday morning.

On this day: REST.

Allow activity to resume over the weekend but do not push for it before Saturday morning.

The Moon in earthy Taurus brings a stable, grounded energy to the day. Ruled by Venus, Taurus connects you fully to your physical body. Emotions are stabilized through connecting with the body and through building or creating something tangible.

It is important to stay fully connected with our physical body at this time. Get a massage, eat a meal (go with comfort food), take a bath, or make love.

Pay attention to the feeding of all of your sentences -sight, sound, taste, touch, and scent. Focus on the aesthetics of your environment. Venus delights and thrives in beautiful surroundings. Buy flowers for your bedroom, wear your most beautiful clothes, and help to bring beauty into your world.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:00 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 4:31 AM EST on Saturday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Christmas by Jozsef Rippl-Ronai via Wiki Media

 

 

HUMOR, VERSATILITY, AND CONVERSATION

Saturday, December 30, 2017:

By the time you wake on Saturday morning, we will be ready to put our best social foot forward. With the Moon in versatile, inquisitive Gemini, we can anticipate that the trickster (Mercury) is on the move. Life seems more like a game that we must simply play, with humor being a way to defuse any serious challenges or situations you may encounter.

Get out and visit with others before preparing for the New Year’s.

Make sure that you have the mental stimulation you require; without it you will experience a certain amount of restlessness and nervous agitation. Keep busy with communications and intellectual engagement.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:00 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 4:31 AM EST on Saturday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

2017 ENDS ON A NOTE OF INSPIRATION

Sunday, December 31, 2017:

Sunday offers a delightful day to end the year on!

The Moon is in alert and enthusiastic Gemini. Be sure that the folks you spend the evening with are the type of people who will provide you with the intellectual stimulation that you will need.

Go ahead and allow yourself to talk, laugh, and engage with many folks through any medium; emails, phone calls, and text messages abound. Allow that level of engagement to be just what the day is about. Keep the motion and the communications going or you will find yourself restless and on-edge.

At 6:38 PM EDT, the Moon forms a sextile (which suggest an opportunity) aspect to unconventional Uranus assuring an exciting evening and end to the 2017.

2018 comes in with inspiration, a focus on individuality – and a bit of defiance.

 

 

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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: November 27, 2017 through December 3, 2017

 

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

 

The big news of the week comes on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:43 AM EST, when Mercury turns retrograde at 29° Sagittarius.

“La Petra Camara” by Théodore Chassériau

Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on December 22nd. If you have followed my writing over the years, you are familiar with the best ways to work with Mercury retrograde.

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

 

THE UNDERPINNINGS OF MAGIC

Monday, November 27, 2017:

In the very early morning hours of Monday, the poetic Pisces Moon joins fanciful Neptune and we start the week in a bit of a dreamy fog. Perhaps, you are just coming back from a long weekend and really would prefer to keep your head under the pillows and sleep the day away.

However, your deeper awareness understands that things are about to get serious as Tuesday’s conjunction of perceptive Mercury to hard-working Saturn can be felt throughout the day. Mercury is moving slowly, as the planet of our thoughts prepares to turn retrograde (December 3 – December 22).

A great use for these energies would be to work on the serious goals you are considering in a free-flowing manner; don’t get into the details, develop the dream!

Prepare an intention statement for your life, work, family, and relationships.

Make sure that you have begun anything you want to work on between now and the end of the year so that projects don’t get stalled during Mercury retrograde.

Do serious work with imagination and understanding of divine magic. All that you are able to accomplish has the underpinnings of magic!

 

 

SERIOUS THINKING – SERIOUS CONVERSATION

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Mercury and Saturn join together as they begin a new cycle of bringing your attention to conversations, effort, and work that is required.

Once Mercury goes retrograde on Sunday of this week, we will encounter this same aspect on December 6th and again on January 13, 2018. This allows us time to contemplate the serious intent involved. Currently, both planets are in the last degrees of Sagittarius and are asking that we look at very significant issues from the perspective of our highest understanding.

When they join together in January, they’ll be in the early degrees of Capricorn and asking that we go to a deeper place of integrity and responsibility!

For now, consider a serious conversation that must begin; it will be ongoing and will circle back around over the coming months. You can only sweep it under the rug for so long. There is no reason to wait or to fear the outcome.

As Saturn enters Capricorn on December 20th, you will be called to stabilize your thinking, get clear on your direction in work, growth, and your greater understanding of yourself and the world.

At 11:31 PM EST, the Moon leaves dreamy Pisces behind and enters fiercely assertive Aries. It is time to set aside any dreaminess, wistfulness, or escapism; it is time to push forward, to take action with courage and assertiveness.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:08 AM EST until she enters Aries at 11:31 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

This is a day best suited to working on your own. If you must work within the context of a group, there can be some challenges in determining who the leader is and who the follower is, as someone is going to want to be the boss!

 

“These Women” by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

 

CLARITY AND CONFIDENCE

Wednesday, November 29, 2017:

Wednesday brings with it free-flowing, fully engaged energies as the feisty Aries Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to the idealistic Sagittarius Sun. If you have planets between 6° – 8° of the Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius), this will be a very affirmative and expressive day for you. Emotions and intentions are positively aligned, following the same path with joy and determination.

You are probably best off working on your own with the Moon in impatient, independent Aries, although early in the day, it will be easier to take others into consideration.

Wednesday evening brings the aggressive Aries Moon to a direct, challenging square aspect with powerful Pluto. This suggests the possibility of difficult power dynamics or underhanded tactics. Given that this occurs at 6:54 PM EST, it may be wise to spend the evening alone or allow a lot of space and independence to all concerned.

Allow clarity and confidence to embrace you as this courageous Aries Moon grows toward a clever and inquisitive Gemini Full Moon on Sunday.

 

 

LET KIND WORDS END THE DAY

Thursday, November 30, 2017:

With the Moon in Aries, you may find yourself quick to act with courage or anger. You may notice a desire to take risks that normally would not appeal to you.

Early on Thursday morning, the Moon makes aspects to both dynamic Mars and eccentric Uranus. You tend to be focused on yourself and may be impatient with others and easily angered; unfortunately, they are probably feeling the same way. It will be a good morning to keep your thoughts to yourself or at least to think through them carefully before opening your mouth.

At 11:49 AM EST, when the Moon forms a lovely, supportive trine aspect to Saturn, and, shortly thereafter, to Mercury, you will relax and have more awareness of the significance of timing and the feelings of others.

At 3:39 PM EST, the Moon enters Taurus, bringing a steadfast calm to our emotional environment. If you acted without forethought earlier in the day or over the past few days, it will be painfully apparent. You can repair any damage done with levelheaded stability and heartfelt, kind words.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:38 PM EST until she enters Taurus at 3:39 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

LOVE AND TENSION

Friday, December 1, 2017:

Early on Friday morning, Venus enters freedom-loving Sagittarius. Venus is the planet that represents our deepest values. It represents our love relationships, our relationship to money, resources, and all things of beauty. Venus takes approximately one year to move through all the signs of the zodiac. On her path through the signs, she brings our awareness to the beauty of each sign.

On November 7th, Venus entered Scorpio. What have you learned in these past three weeks about the depth of love and beauty? Have you encountered lessons about how love transforms us, about passion, introspection, and depth?

Now, as Venus moves into Sagittarius, the lessons of love take a lighter turn. It is time to think of love, money, and beauty as a philosophical quest. This is a time to gain understanding even as you seek freedom and idealism in the arms of love.

Venus will remain in Sagittarius until December 25th, when she enters Capricorn to  help us with lessons of integrity and responsibility.

Another highly significant occurrence on Friday is the opposition from dynamic action-taking Mars to revolutionary Uranus. The cycle between Mars and Uranus is approximately a two year cycle of bringing courage and direct action to the unsettling humanitarian needs of our lives and our times.

This cycle began in late February of 2017. Consider carefully what began at that time. Looking back, what is the clarity of your vision, where have your actions brought you now? Consider what changes must be made to bring your understanding of the need for revolutionary action to take place in your own life or in how you support it in the world.

If you have planets or points between 23 and 27 degrees of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn), this will have direct significance in your personal life. Please share your thoughts! I would love to hear your experiences with this.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:53 PM EST until she enters Gemini at 4:20 PM EST on Saturday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

Novodevichy Convent. Towers by Apollinary Vasnetsov via WikiCommons

DEEPEN COMPASSION

Saturday, December 2, 2017:

Saturday brings with it a talkative, enthusiastic Gemini Moon. This bodes well for a social day full of conversations, curiosity, and mental stimulation. A day of rest is not in the cards, you will get that on Sunday. You will feel best with lots of interaction; without it you may end up restless and irritable. Plan for social time with friends and acquaintances.

On Saturday evening, at 9:19 PM EST, expansive Jupiter forms a lovely, flowing trine to dreamy Neptune. This is a major planetary aspect that will occur three times between now and August of 2018. This transit brings with it a sense of hope and an interest in undertaking or deepening a spiritual quest for truth. You will be called over the coming months to seek deeper wisdom and clarity through poetry, music, dreams, visions, meditation, and mystical communion.

Compassion deepens as you see your profound connection to the poor, sick, and suffering of humanity. You may open to the possibility of following your dreams with less need to control the outcome as you are more inclined to trust your intuition. Love and romance may also open a path to higher understanding and compassion. Seek an authentic manner that you can bring love to the suffering of the world. Find a way to be of service to those in need.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) all day until she enters Gemini at 4:20 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

GEMINI FULL MOON – MERCURY TURNS RETROGRADE

Sunday, December 3, 2017:

Three significant events occur on Sunday:

  • By the time you wake up, Mercury has turned retrograde at 29° Sagittarius.
  • At 10:47 AM EST, we come to the Full Moon at 11° Gemini. Remember, the Full Moon brings full illumination to what occurred at the Scorpio New Moon on November 18th. Whatever your focus or whatever you began at the New Moon will show its results with clarity now.
  • At 6:43 AM EST, the Sun squares Neptune, possibly creating a challenge in motivation and enthusiasm. You may feel some confusion and disappointment and your vitality may feel weakened. Allow yourself to rest, watch movies, and expect nothing. Self-care is the most important aspect of your day.

Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks until Mercury turns direct once again on December 22nd at 13° Sagittarius. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work with Mercury’s retrograde periods.

Here is your reminder:

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

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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: October 2, 2017 through October 8, 2017

 

“So it comes to pass that, when we pursue an inquiry beyond a certain depth, we step out of the field of psychological categories and enter this sphere of the ultimate mysteries of life. The floorboards of the soul, to which we try to penetrate, fan open and reveal the starry firmament.” ~ Bruno Schulz

 

Felix by Camille Pissarro via Wiki Media

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LOVE AND COMPASSION

Monday, October 2, 2017:

Monday morning begins with the Moon in humanitarian, quirky Aquarius forming a lovely supportive trine aspect to expansive Jupiter. The week begins with encouragement and a positive sense of forward motion.

At 10:27 AM EDT, the Moon enters sensitive, mystical, and sometimes confusing, Pisces. With the Moon in idealistic Pisces, the boundaries you normally hold between yourself and others are less distinct and more porous. You may feel dreamy, romantic, and possibly, more vulnerable.

It may be difficult to hold your attention on the practical realities of your work.

You may feel drawn to bodies of water, music, poetry, and the bar on the corner. Things that normally do not affect you may bring tears to your eyes as your level of compassion is highly increased. This is a time you want to help others and you are able to express more understanding and compassion than usual.

Your imagination is heightened as well and yet your sense of reality is unclear. Watch for your tendency to give in escapism; it is probably better to head to the yoga studio or meditation center than the corner bar!

Pay attention to your intuition and allow yourself time to rest, dreams, meditate and simply be with self-love and compassion

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:13 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 10:27 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

LET IT FLOW

Tuesday, October 3, 2017:

The Moon remains in spiritually transcendent Pisces throughout Tuesday making contact with Neptune at 8:46 AM EDT. This could create difficulty getting out of bed and into the routines of your life. You may simply want to stay in bed, sleep, and daydream!

However, at 3:09 PM EDT, lovely Venus forms a supportive flowing trine aspect to powerful Pluto bringing a great deal of depth and intensity to whatever you are passionate about at this time. The cycle between Venus (at 16° Virgo) and Pluto (at 16° Capricorn) is a cycle of bringing love, beauty, and value to the deepest corners of your empowered soul. The cycle began in late November of 2016. Whatever began at that time is now flowing through you and into the world.

Are you creating a work of art, a great love affair, or something else that is connected to your most powerful values? Pay attention and you can feel the positive forward movement in your life. You are in the section of the river where the water flows quickly with no rapids, nothing standing in the way. The only word of caution: stay out of the way and let it flow!

 

 

STAND UP FOR YOURSELF

Wednesday, October 4, 2017:

Rouen, Rue de l’Épicerie by Camille Pissarro via Wiki Media

Wednesday begins with the Moon still in fanciful, elusive Pisces. At 9:25 AM EDT, she joins with Chiron at 25° Pisces, this suggests a time to work on a deep spiritual level with your deepest hidden wounds. Allow compassion for yourself and others to be fully exposed and available. Everyone you meet can use the kindness you are able to express.

By the time the Moon enters dynamic Aries at 4:40 PM EDT, you will probably be ready for this change in the emotional environment. Now, we leave behind the soft sensitivity of Pisces and are ready to stand up for yourselves in a direct and assertive manner. The next few days will offer you the opportunity to develop and show courage and internal strength.

Get out Wednesday evening for a run, a bike ride, or some other solitary endeavor that will utilize your physical strength and individuality. You very well may need time alone.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:18 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 4:40 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ARIES FULL MOON – TAKE A STAND

Thursday, October 5, 2017:

By Thursday, the sensitivity of the early part of the week has certainly been left behind. With the Moon in fiercely determined Aries, you probably feel more daring and courageous than usual. You want to do new things, you may be hot-tempered, and even a bit selfish.

However, that potential selfishness is countered by lovely Venus joining with forceful Mars (at 19° Virgo) at 12:53 PM EDT. This is the beginning of a cycle of a cooperative relationship. If you have challenges in your relationship, this is the time to plant a seed of understanding through thoughtful analysis.

When Mars and Venus come together, Venus calms the angry, assertive nature of Mars, even as Mars gives energy and strength to the civility and good manners of Venus. This is an aspect of passion and romance.

You will do well to be direct, open, and honest in your connections with others, particularly romantic partners. This aspect along with the Aries Moon supports your taking a clear stand for what you truly want.

 

 

SENSUALITY AND PATIENCE

Friday, October 6, 2017:

With the Moon in Aries forming a supportive trine aspect to Saturn at 7:27 AM EDT, you are ready to move with steadfast courage and assertiveness into the work day. You will do your best work if you are able to work on a personal project. You may be impatient with others, it is best if you can work on your own.

At 2:59 PM EDT, the Moon makes contact with eccentric Uranus. You may surprise others with some unexpected action or you may be surprised by someone or your own inner original thoughts. Be open to unanticipated epiphanies.

Once the Moon enters dependable, steadfast Taurus at 7:56 PM EDT, you can expect to settle, slow down and connect with others on an earthy, patient level. This will be a great evening to cook together with a partner, engage in sensual touch, massage, and deep kissing. 😉

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:39 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 7:56 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Apple Harvest by Camille Pissarro via Wiki Media

 

 

FOCUS ON SENSUAL DELIGHTS

Saturday, October 7, 2017:

Astrologically, Saturday is a very quiet day. The Moon continues through consistent, earthy Taurus, enabling you to experience life through your senses. Nothing needs to move quickly, you can take your time, you do not need to start anything new or get excited about anything. Your attention is likely to be on practical issues, you feel patient, steadfast, and dependable.

Your focus on Saturday is likely to be on indulging yourself. This is the day to plan for great food, listen to beautiful music, and find ways to awaken your senses. Get a massage, go dancing, and put beautiful flowers on the dining room table. Get outdoors in nature, go for a walk, or prepare the garden for next Spring’s planting.

Take self-care to new heights as you engage with all your senses – sight, sound, taste, touch, and scent. Bring sensuality to others through food and touch. Enjoy the sweetness and reverence available.

 

 

SELF CARE AND CLARITY

Sunday, October 8, 2017:

Sunday brings with it complications that Saturday didn’t have. Beautiful, lovely Venus forms a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn at 8:53 AM EDT. This is apt to be an uncomfortable aspect and you may notice yourself feeling melancholy and low.

Perhaps, you feel that you cannot get what you really desire or that you just aren’t good enough, pretty enough, clever enough… you know those messages, you have heard them before. Haven’t we all?!

The important thing is to pay attention to what your responsibilities really are and look at the reality of your situation. It may not feel great, but if you gain clarity on what is real and what is just negative messages, you will find that you have the inner resolve to do what needs to be done to stabilize these issues in your life. You really do know that you are smart enough, kind enough, clever enough… You just need to get on board and do the work that is required to put your best foot forward.

At 9:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters impatient Gemini. It may be difficult get to sleep as your mind could begin to race. Spend some quiet time with a hot cup of tea, rest and remember the importance of self-care.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:45 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:45 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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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: September 4, 2017 through September 10, 2017

 

“So it comes to pass that, when we pursue an inquiry beyond a certain depth, we step out of the field of psychological categories and enter this sphere of the ultimate mysteries of life. The floorboards of the soul, to which we try to penetrate, fan open and reveal the starry firmament.”

~ Bruno Schulz

The Duchess of Devonshire as Cynthia by Maris Cosway via Wiki Commons

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach

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INNOVATION AND OPTIMISM

Monday, September 4, 2017:

Monday morning begins with a lovely sextile from the progressive Aquarius Moon to stable, hardworking Saturn. This sextile aspect offers the ability to weave together the innovation of the Aquarius Moon with ambitious, prudent Saturn. This is a lovely way to start the week! Keep your eyes open for opportunities that will allow your most unique and interesting ideas to be brought to reality.

The day continues with more positive energies as the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to optimistic Jupiter at 11:45 AM EDT. Your ideas are further expanded as you engage with like-minded folks throughout the afternoon.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon forms another sextile, this time to unconventional Uranus. This aspect encourages your ideas to expand even further outside of what you may expect of yourself.

Monday brings with it great energy, expansion, innovation, and excitement. As the Aquarius Moon opposes Mercury at 10:33 PM EDT, allow anything within your mind that has stood in the way of your unique ideas to break down and dissipate. Tuesday will bring a very different picture with sensitivity, imagination, and dreaminess.

 

 

MERCURY GOES DIRECT – FINALLY!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

Several important shifts happen in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. First, at 1:27 AM EDT, the Virgo Sun opposes illusive Neptune and we may sleep well and have interesting dreams further supported by the Moon entering passive, dreamy Pisces at 1:29 AM EDT. Remember, that Neptune rules Pisces so the energy of Neptune and Pisces reflect and support each other. You will awake Tuesday morning with a mystical, soft edge still surrounding you. You may be highly impressionable, confused, or even a little bewildered.

It may be difficult on Tuesday to maintain boundaries between yourself and others that are generally necessary to manage your everyday life. Be aware of this and tighten them up where they are necessary and loosen them where they can help you connect to others with love.

At 5:34 AM EDT, assertive Mars leaves dramatic, playful Leo behind to enter productive Virgo where he will encourage meticulous, analytical efforts over the coming weeks. Mars will remain in Virgo until October 22nd.

Then… what we have been waiting for! At 7:29 AM EDT, Mercury turns direct at 28° Leo. This is the same point where the eclipse formed last week. It is a volatile point and we should watch the conversations and words that are being spoken by the leaders of our governments. Nevertheless, Mercury will begin moving forward steadily from here on out. You can prepare to start those projects that you have been sitting on!

Be sure to pay attention to any dreams you have on Tuesday night. By the time you wake up on Wednesday, the Full Pisces Moon will have occurred.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a brief 13 minutes between 1:16 AM EDT and 1:29 AM EDT (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) when she enters Pisces.

 

Diana in the Autumn Wind by Paul Klee via Wiki Commons

 

PISCES FULL MOON – ACCEPT THE VISION

Wednesday, September 6, 2017:

I hope you are able to wake up slowly, paying attention to your inner world as you begin Wednesday morning. We reached the Full Pisces Moon at 3:03 AM EDT, Neptune joined in the event as well.

Whatever began at the Full Solar Eclipse two weeks ago, now comes into view. However, given that this Full Moon occurs in mystical Pisces and is joined with dreamy Neptune, that view is not likely to have sharp, distinct edges of clarity. This Full Moon extends to us an opportunity to see above and beyond our smaller vision. We may not see terribly clearly but we see a broadly inspired vision, beyond the boundaries to where our hearts open in whimsy, sensitivity, and imagination. We see the dream.

With Mercury now direct, use this time to fully envision that which you planted the seed for at the Eclipse on August 21st.  Reach for the dream.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:29 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:02 AM EDT on Thursday morning.

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

 

 

SIMPLE ACTION

Thursday, September 7, 2017:

Thursday morning at 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon heats things up considerably as she enters assertive, action-oriented Aries. This is a day of high vitality as Aries begins the zodiac and pushes us to take action and begin a new project, a new activity, or a new adventure.

Over the past few days, while the Moon was moving through Pisces, you may have felt dreamy, passive, and even a bit confused. Now, with the Moon’s entrance into Aries, you are driven to act on your feelings. You may feel edgy, impatient, and even angry. If something touches you on an emotional level, you are apt to act quickly on instinct.

This is a day to keep things simple and to keep yourself physically active. Go for a hike, a bike ride, or take action on something you’ve never done before. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try skydiving! Today’s the day. 😉

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

 

 

IMPASSIONED GLOW

Friday, September 8, 2017:

Friday brings another day of powerful, fiery energies. There is little concern that this could be a boring day. If you were hoping for a calm, quiet day, you will likely be disappointed.

At 12:31 PM EDT, a lovely trine aspect forms between the spirited Aries Moon and the grounding Virgo Sun. You may find yourself with a powerful and yet simple need to take action to improve or change the direction of your partnerships. During the early part of the day, love and desire are expressed with playful and generous intensity.

At 1:49 PM EDT, the courageous Aries Moon is ready to leave the simplicity behind and dive into the depths of power, passion, and commitment. Perhaps, it is time to face the reality of deep forces that bubble beneath lightness and play.

At 9:28 PM EDT, the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to determined, responsible Saturn. You have done your work for the day and you are gifted with stability, self-respect, and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the reality of your situation. Allow sleep to soothe you as we build to a powerful day on Saturday.

 

The Water Lily Pond c. 1917- 1919 by Claude Monet via Wiki Commons

 

POWER OF FLOW

Saturday, September 9, 2017:

In positive psychology, “flow” is also known as “the zone”. Flow is the mental and emotional state during which you are fully immersed in focused, energized involvement in whatever activity you are doing. Essentially, flow is characterized by the complete absorption to the point where you lose your sense of time and space.

Saturday is a day where flow should be easily accessible. At 6:45 AM EDT, the meticulous Virgo Sun forms a smooth, supportive aspect to Pluto, the planet of empowerment and transformation. This is the easy movement of Earth energy, and feels grounded, stable, and focused on reality. Think of this as a cycle of recognizing your abilities and acknowledging your power in the world.

This is an annual cycle which began in January of 2017. Whatever seed you planted in your life at that time is now in a state of easy progression. Whatever steps have been taken since January have brought you to a point where you were you have learned enough to pass your wisdom to others. You will begin another cycle (really a spiral, as each progressive cycle raises us to a higher level of understanding) in January of 2018.

In the morning hours, find a way to shift anxiety to excitement as you look for the place of flow which will be much easier once the Moon enters patient, reliable Taurus at 12:23 PM EDT.

Allow yourself to rest, work in the garden, bake bread, or spend time in quiet contemplation. Before you head to bed on Saturday night, Mercury will enter analytical Virgo bringing your mind to rest in orderly precision.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for about 30 minutes from 11:53 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 12:23 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

PLEASURE AND ENJOYMENT

Sunday, September 10, 2017:

Sunday offers stability and calm. The tender Taurus Moon begins the day with poetic gentleness thanks to a sextile aspect to Neptune at 10:08 AM EDT. This ease and sweetness remains throughout the day.

In the evening hours, a Grand Trine is formed between the Taurus Moon, the Virgo Sun, and Pluto, currently in Capricorn. This is an Earth based Grand Trine suggesting comfort, reverence, and pragmatism. Regardless of the challenges and the difficulties of your individual life, this presents a time of rest, recuperation, and a positive realistic view of your life.

You are able to see that things are more manageable than you may have previously understood them to be. This is a day to create beauty creatively within all areas of your practical life. Please enjoy.

 

 

 

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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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