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

 

 

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“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”

~ Noel Tyl

 

 

A SIMPLE CHANGE OF FOCUS

Monday, October 15, 2018:

As the week begins, pause to consider what you learned over the weekend. As you ended the day on Sunday, the Capricorn Moon joined with authoritative Saturn (Capricorn’s ruler). A serious contemplation enters the week with you.

As the Moon is waxing, steadily growing day by day, she forms lovely supportive sextile aspects to Mercury, Venus, and Neptune throughout the day. Whatever lesson you took from the weekend settles into your heart and you are able to begin the week with a renewed clarity of your responsibilities and your willingness to work diligently with them.

At 4:20 PM EDT, Mercury joins with still retrograding Venus in deeply intense Scorpio. Spend time contemplating reality. Consider your own responsibility in your dissatisfaction regarding partnerships and finances. It is time to make the effort to shift your thinking to a place of acceptance and understanding going forward.

Could the real problem be your own commitment to being dissatisfied? This is a day when a simple change of focus can turn everything around.

 

 

FACE THE CHALLENGE

Tuesday, October 16, 2018:

You may feel out of sorts in the very early hours of the morning. The serious Capricorn Moon joins forces with Pluto creating a heaviness that may follow you into the day. Don’t hold onto it, allow it to pass without engaging in difficulties with others.

As that passes, we come to the First Quarter Moon phase at 2:02 PM EDT. Whatever you began last week at the New Moon is asking for further attention. What do you need to do to push forward with an intended agenda? There may be a clear division between what you want to do and what you know you should do.

You may feel an uncomfortable pull between two choices. Do what you need to in order to compromise with yourself. The effort required in this internal struggle is actually what is the most important. With the Moon in Capricorn, you may well need to lean in the direction of the choice that requires the most effort and work. Laziness is not an option.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* after 5:50 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 3:35 AM EDT on Wednesday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

INDEPENDENCE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018:

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Moon enters inventive, unpredictable Aquarius. With the Moon in Aquarius, you may find your thinking moves into less conventional areas. Your thoughts may seek wild innovations and unusual inventive ideas.

This is a good time to gather with others who do not think along conventional lines. Your emotions are far less personal and you are able to view the world from a cooler more detached perspective. You are less interested in personal issues and more drawn to considerations of the plight of humanity as a whole.

You may feel a bit alienated from those around you and in the later part of the day you may encounter issues in personal relationships. With Venus retrograde, consider how your most independent thinking is creating challenges in your intimate relationship. You are unlikely to be in the mood for compromise.

Spend the evening alone or with your less personal, more intellectual acquaintances. Personal independence is deeply important on Wednesday.

 

 

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SEEK A BROAD PERSPECTIVE

Thursday, October 18, 2018:

Once again, as with Wednesday, you may not be interested in intimacy or close connections, much preferring independence and a wider perspective on humanity in general.

As the Aquarius Moon joins forces with Mars at 5:50 AM EDT, you may have to take steps to resist anger toward those who have opposing views to your own. It is probably best to keep your opinions to yourself and simply allow the issues to fade away.

Following that cranky morning zing, the rest of the day is relatively quiet.

With the Moon in Aquarius, you will seek freedom from people or situations that feel even a bit claustrophobic or otherwise restrictive. This is a day to engage with your more unusual friends or the folks in your social circle whose opinions help you to develop your personal world-view. Your focus is likely to be objective and you are more interested in what is happening collectively than personally. You are able to open your thinking to new ways of understanding the world.

Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, and consider what you can do to help the suffering of others. Allow for an objective detachment from personal intimacies.

 

 

PAY ATTENTION

Friday, October 19, 2018:

Friday should be an interesting day to pay attention to how you are using and engaging your mind. Mercury, the planet that represents our thought processes and communications, begins the day with a flowing trine aspect to imaginative, elusive Neptune. Do not get too attached to your thoughts and be careful how you use your words. Misunderstandings could happen easily as Neptune often suggests that things are not as they seem to be. If you hear something that sounds too good (or too rough) to be true, don’t take it at face value. On the other hand, this is a great morning to use your imagination, to spin fun tales of illusion or poetry.

At 1:23 PM EDT when Mercury squares Mars, you may find that the lack of clarity or strong imagination has gotten twisted around in a manner that is causing you difficulties. Verbal anger or aggression could result but doesn’t have to… instead find within yourself the courage to speak a truth that is deeply important to you.

At 4:21 PM EDT, the Moon leaves detached Aquarius behind to enter mystical, idealistic Pisces. As the Moon passes through Pisces, you may feel called to rest or dream the evening away. You can go with the flow and utilize this sense of watery spaciousness by delving into music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual concerns.

Use your imagination and take the opportunity to dream.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* from 8:28 AM EDT until she entries Pisces at 4:21 PM EDT.  When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

ALLOW DREAMS TO MOVE YOU

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

Don’t expect to accomplish much during this dreamy, sensitive weekend unless you are an artist, a poet, or a musician. With the Moon moving through Pisces, you will likely feel softer, more adaptable, sensitive, and vulnerable than usual. Remember this as you engage with others. They may put on a brave face but underneath they are deeply aware of their human susceptibilities.

Make eye contact with those you meet as you go about your day. You are more apt to see the soul beneath the surface.

Find an emotional retreat if you are able. You may be drawn to water, poetry, and music. Compassion, intuition, and imagination are easily tapped into. Enjoy a movie, a glass of wine, or time on your meditation cushion. Sleep and rest, allow dreams to move you.

 

 

REST AND DREAM

Sunday, October 21, 2018:

The cosmic movement and planetary impacts on Sunday are relatively quiet. The Moon passes through Pisces, forming lovely aspects to Mercury, Pluto, and Jupiter.

Do not seek and accomplishment as you are likely called to rest or dream the day away.  Pisces is a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, but deeply emotional energies. This will be a good day for meditation, spending time on the water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music.

Enjoy the rest and sweetness that this provides. If you have things that must be done this may feel uncomfortable. Do your best to go with the flow. Enjoy a sense of watery spaciousness by delving into music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual concerns.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* after 7:48 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 2:59 AM EDT on Monday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 8, 2018 through October 14, 2018

 

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Welcome to the first full week with Venus Retrograde!

 

SEEK FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, LOVE

Monday, October 8, 2018:

The week starts with a Libra New Moon at 11:47 PM EDT. Hold off on doing your New Moon ritual until Tuesday. Remember, that a New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon hold the same space in the cosmos. The metaphorical seed that you plant will be better able to grow if you give it some time to step out of the Sun’s overwhelming light and heat.

While the Moon is in Libra, you may have a strong desire to be liked and to please others. This is a good day to commit yourself to seek balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

Find ways to offer kindness and bring beauty into the world.

 

 

~ New Moon Ritual ~

Over the next day or two, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon cycle. For the Libra New Moon, set an intention regarding relationship, justice, fairness, love, beauty, or money.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Libra, consider this to be the area where new growth seeks manifestation. For example, if Libra is in your 1st house, set an intention to express more diplomacy; in the 4th house, set an intention to create more beauty in your home; in the 7th, the intention may be to bring more cooperation to your partnerships; in the 10th, you may understand that you need to bring more diplomacy and fairness to your workplace… bring flowers for your office desk.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that you would like to see grow in fairness and beauty.

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 Libra New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of love and beauty. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

 

 

 

ROCK THE BOAT

Tuesday, October 9, 2018:

The Libra Moon is very quiet all day making no aspects other than a difficult square to Pluto that you will very likely sleep through. You may wake from dark, even frightening dreams; smudge yourself with a bit of sage and move into the day.

Don’t expect much in the way of accomplishment but instead spend time socializing, enjoying cultural activities, and intimate gatherings.

It may be challenging to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in the pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.

At 8:40 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents our communication and thought processes, leaves the diplomatic sign of Libra behind to enter the deeply emotional Scorpio waters. Mercury will remain in Scorpio until October 31st.

Whatever sign Mercury is in suggests the general tone of our thinking and communications. While Mercury was in Libra (since September 21st) we were concerned with keeping others happy and not rocking the boat. Now, as Mercury enters the intense waters of Scorpio, the gloves come off and we are more willing to not only rock the boat but jump overboard in search of some truth that may be below the surface.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 4:51 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio shortly after midnight. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

DEFIANCE ON DISPLAY

Wednesday, October 10, 2018:

Wednesday morning with the Moon having joined Mercury in the profoundly deep waters of Scorpio you will find that your thoughts, considerations, and communications are deep, intense, and emotional. Your emotions are full of complex thought, you may be willing to delve into the darkest, scary corners of your psyche and that of the culture in order to find the truth of what is hidden below the surface.

At 1:35 PM EDT, Mercury opposes Uranus. Uranus is the Awakener, currently prodding our minds into wakefulness. Revolution in the air, in our minds, and all the conversations around us. Remember, how you took the gloves off and determined to go ahead and rock the boat when Mercury moved into Scorpio. It is time to stop being polite? Listen to your own voice, the voice of those around you, and the voices in the culture. There is defiance on clear display.

At 10:29 PM EDT, Venus, in her current retrograde state, forms a square aspect to Mars. This is a challenge between the feminine and masculine energies in our culture. We don’t have to look very far to see it. Venus in Scorpio is digging deeply looking for truth; Mars in Aquarius is coolly detached, seeking objectivity. Seek to balance these energies within yourself, in your intimate partnerships, and in your dealings in the world.

 

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YIN/ YANG – FINDING BALANCE

Thursday, October 11, 2018:

The square aspect between Venus and Mars dig its nails in deeply on Thursday. Consider the challenge in your own life between masculine and feminine energies. This conflict is on clear display in the culture. For you, it may be an internal issue within your own psyche or it could be playing out powerfully in your intimate relationships. Perhaps, you are dealing with it in all these areas, the culture, your psyche, and your relationships.

Listen respectfully to the intensity of feminine rage (Venus in Scorpio) and the dispassionate objectivity of masculine detachment (Mars in Aquarius). Do your best to balance on this tight-rope while respecting both sides of the equation.

The Moon continues through Scorpio, allow these contemplations to go deep into the muck you may prefer to avoid. These issues can not be avoided.

Shortly after midnight with a square aspect between the Sun and Pluto, you will continue over the next few days facing this intensity. Face fear. Look it in the eye. You are far braver and stronger than you know.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 7:13 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 5:53 AM EDT on Friday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

LOOK FOR SUPPORT OFFERED

Friday, October 12, 2018:

Friday brings a day of great intensity and challenge. As the Sun forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto, consider how is your worldview is being transformed. This deeply powerful change is probably occurring through your personal circumstances and what you see in the culture around you. Consider what began during the second week in January. If you can identify some difficulty at that time, you will better understand your response to the current challenge. It is time to take some action on what began in early January.

There is a blessing offered today as well. We are offered support and a helping hand as Mercury forms a sextile aspect to Saturn. This brings an opportunity to speak your truth or hear the truth of another. You will have the ability to stabilize your mind, communications, and thoughts.

The Moon is in Sagittarius on Friday bringing your emotions into a lighter space. You are more able to manage the intensity than you may know. This may be a good weekend for a road trip. It would be good to look at the world from a broader perspective. Open your eyes to a new vision and seek an adventure.

Remember: you are stronger than you know.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* until she enters Sagittarius at 5:53 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SEEK WISDOM OR JUST GO TO THE PARTY

Saturday, October 13, 2018:

With Saturday’s Moon in Sagittarius, we may get stuck in our opinions and insist that we are right. Remember that everyone’s opinions are just that – opinions! No matter how we may feel, it is important to understand and accept that no one has a direct line to TRUTH. Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom this weekend.

This is a great weekend for a road trip, it will be good to get away from all the hard issues of the week and see different sights. Interact with folks outside of your normal circles. Release the deep contemplations and difficulties of the past few days, kick up your heels, go dancing, and have fun!

Spend the weekend expanding your view of the world, seeking wisdom, or just heading to a fun party!

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* from 8:59 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 3:17 PM EDT on Sunday afternoon. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

THE SERIOUS PROCESS AHEAD

Sunday, October 14, 2018:

Sunday begins with the Moon still in freedom loving, idealistic Sagittarius. Enjoy socializing with people outside your normal circle of friends. Find ways to see beyond yourself to a world view unlike your own.

At 3:17 PM EDT, the Moon leaves optimistic Sagittarius behind to enter serious, restrictive, hard-working Capricorn. Life is serious business and when the Moon is in Capricorn we are acutely aware of that fact. This is not a bad thing. There are times it is important to maintain a serious outlook, understanding that our actions have consequences and we need to keep our attention on creating the life we want.

The Capricorn Moon helps us to focus, to develop clear goals, and determine the steps to get us where we want go. Spend time this afternoon or evening contemplating your goals, putting them down on paper and getting serious about the process that will lead you in the right direction.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 3:17 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather September 17, 2018 through September 23, 2018

 

The most significant happening of the upcoming week is the third and final difficult square aspect between aggressive Mars and revolutionary Uranus.

This energy invokes images of intense hurricanes, typhoons, and gas explosions. Yikes, sound familiar?

When Mars and Uranus connect, the energies are unexpected, shocking, and over-the-top. You may experience this as extreme anxiety or excitement.

Pay attention to where you are experiencing your own version of a typhoon or hopefully some less destructive sudden change. Stay awake and aware. Pay careful attention to how you respond to the shifts that occur without warning.
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GOALS AND AMBITIONS

Monday, September 17, 2018:

With the Moon entering Capricorn at 7:08 AM EDT, and joining with Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) at 12:25 PM EDT, this is not a day to pursue trivial issues. Monday is a day to work hard on your personal goals and ambitions.

Take your work and what you want to accomplish seriously. Your life has consequences and you have important goals to set and things to successfully complete. Monday is not a day for daydreams or lack of focus.

If you have been drifting or wasting your abilities, now is the time to get clarity on what actions are necessary to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new path.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 7:08 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

HECTIC INTENSIFICATION

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:

Tuesday brings us to the peak of the challenging square between Mars and Uranus. Keep your eyes open and accept what arrives; do not fight against any change you encounter, no matter how sudden or unexpected.

Mars represents aggression, action, and the power of will. Uranus represents defiance, intensification, and revolution. Look in your own chart to the houses that hold Aquarius and Taurus. Those are the areas of life that will likely require acceptance as you deal with intense anxiety or possibly excitement.

The powerful arena of news, politics, and weather is certainly ripe for this dramatic energy. Watch as these issues continue to shift and change with unusual speed and intensity.

The Moon continues through authoritative, hard-working Capricorn. This will help you to maintain maturity and a focus on reality in the midst a potentially hectic day.

 

WELCOME OBJECTIVITY WEDNESDAY EVENING

Wednesday, September 19, 2018:

Here mid-week, the Moon remains in Capricorn until late evening. When the Moon is in Capricorn, it is important to exercise maturity, caution, and responsibility in all your interactions. Early in the day, the Moon forms a soothing trine to the Sun and Mercury (both in efficient, analytical Virgo).

At 7:52 PM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius and you can breathe a sigh of relief as your perspective moves toward objectivity.

Allow for wild, innovative thinking in the hours before sleep; seek insights, genius ideas, and a humanitarian perspective. Your emotions will not get in the way as you will be able to set them aside and view your life from a more detached viewpoint. You are more interested in the plight of humanity than in your own, sometimes bothersome, emotional state.

Wednesday may turn out to be the most productive day of the week. Stick with ongoing projects in the afternoon as you don’t want to start anything new with the Moon VOC after 1:10 PM EDT.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* from 1:10 PM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 7:52 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

LISTEN TO DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, September 20, 2018:

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius all day on Thursday. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. It is easy to spend our lives with people who think, look, and vote just as we do. Seek to do it differently.

Take time to deeply listen and make an effort to understand others; this will help you clarify your own values and views. Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities. Widen your interest, look to a more expansive or humanitarian perspective. Love all.

Mercury joins with the Sun (9:51 PM EDT) bringing a great need to communicate. Include others in your awareness, do not get stuck in self-concern, and involved only with your own interests. Share your words with an open understanding and mind. Maintain a logical mind; seek clarity. Listen.

 

COOPERATION BUILDS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Friday, September 21, 2018:

The Moon remains in Aquarius on Friday offering you an objective view of your situation and the folks around you. This should be an easy day to allow your most unique expression to emerge.

You may feel a need for freedom from people or situations that in any way restrict your individuality. This will change moving forward as Mercury and the Sun move into Libra.

Enjoy where you are at now, as this is a day to spend with your most unusual friends or the folks in your social circle who stretch you intellectually. Your interests are less focused on yourself and your closest loved ones as you are more interested in what is happening collectively in the larger world. When the Moon is in Aquarius, it is easier to open your mind to new ways of viewing the world.

Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, consider what you can do, with the support of like-minded others, to help alleviate suffering in the world.

Mercury leaves perfectionistic Virgo and enters cooperative Libra at 11:39 PM EDT, and the Sun will follow the Moon into Libra on Saturday. Mercury represents our thinking and communications. We may notice that we are more interested in the coming weeks in cooperation and the creation of harmonious connections.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* from 1:14 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 8:27 AM EDT on Saturday. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SUN ENTERS LIBRA AT THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday’s Pisces Moon will help you go with the flow, allowing you to rest in the exploration of the softer, more sensitive side of yourself. Utilize Pisces’ watery spaciousness to move you with music, poetry, meditation, or other spiritual contemplations; use your imagination and take the opportunity to dream.

Saturday, September 22nd marks the Autumnal Equinox (also called the September or Fall Equinox). This is the astronomical start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Sun enters Libra at 9:54 PM EDT, the moment of the Autumnal Equinox. At the Equinox, the Sun crosses the celestial equator. In the coming days, you will notice (in the Northern Hemisphere) a strong shift as the nights get longer and the days shorter.

Remember, that as the Sun enters each Cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), the seasons change.

Moving into the colder season we become more aware of the significance of partnerships, and the importance of creating cooperative, harmonious relationships. These considerations will occupy you a great deal over the coming weeks.

Reading recommendation: How to Be An Adult in Relationship by David Richo

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* until she enters Pisces at 8:27 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

EFFORT – ACTION – REST

Sunday, September 23, 2018:

Mercury, now in Libra, encounters a challenging conversation with authoritative Saturn early on Sunday afternoon. There may be misunderstandings between you and a loved one. Don’t jump to conclusions; ask questions, listen and allow patience and understanding to grow. It may take time and effort but will be well worth it.

By evening, as a trine forms between Mercury and Mars, you are able to communicate effectively and take action on your new understanding. This is a day to embark on a planned action to resolve communication issues in your most significant relationships. You can move your partnership or friendship in a more positive direction with sincere willingness and effort.

The Moon continues through Pisces, a Mutable Water sign offering passive, adaptable, and deeply emotional energies. Sunday will be a good day for meditation, spending time on water, allowing yourself to be engrossed in imagination, watching movies, or making music. Enjoy rest and sweetness along with the relationship and communication work of this day.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 23, 2018 through July 29, 2018

 

Image via Pixabay.

The upcoming six months may well pivot on the activities and occurrences of this week.

 

First, keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde until August 27th. Continue to explore and examine issues of aggression and anger. Understand where you have misused these energies and do what needs to be done to learn better, less hurtful ways of getting what you want.

Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday and will remain so until August 19th. Please remember that this not something to worry about once you know how to manage it. Take the opportunity to complete tasks and projects rather than moving forward to new ones. Resist beginning new projects, partnerships, or plans. If you have significant communications or purchases that need to be made, wait.

As we approach the Lunar Eclipse on Friday afternoon, you will want to pay special attention to your own life circumstances and the world around you. What makes this lunar eclipse particularly significant is the involvement of both Mars (aggression, anger, action) and Uranus (expect the unexpected).

An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January of 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

 

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Monday, July 23, 2018:

There may be a sense of listlessness in the air when you awake this morning. You’d like to pull the covers over your head and resist facing the day at all.

The Moon is in Sagittarius which normally keeps us feeling open and ready to explore and experience new ideas and directions. However, as she forms a challenging aspect to both Venus and Neptune, she feels lazy and looks for an easy escape. Perhaps, your needs are pulling you in one direction and your desires are pulling you in another.

These are Moon aspects and will pass quickly. It’s possible all you really need is to engage in a conversation with someone who can show you a different perspective or an entirely new worldview. Push yourself a bit to see or experience something you have resisted in the past. You will be pleased you did and the world will never look quite the same.

 

DEVELOP MASTERY

Tuesday, July 24, 2018:

The emotional environment is calm and uneventful for most of Tuesday with the Moon VOC* in Sagittarius. This may leave you quite susceptible to unrealistic, overly romantic notions and ideas as Venus oppose Neptune at 3:22 PM EDT. Don’t jump to any conclusions or make any decisions as it is unlikely that you have all the information necessary to do so. Meditation or prayer (whatever that means to you) will be helpful to keep confusion at bay.

Reality and clear thinking don’t have a place at the table until the Moon enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. If you have been lost in whimsy or escapism, you may be distressed to have reality show itself so clearly at that time. It is important that you roll with the shift and allow yourself to re-dedicate yourself to your responsibilities. Keep in mind the necessity of reality and hard work in order to develop integrity and mastery in all parts of your life.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 5:49 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SETTING THE STAGE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018:

The dramatic Leo Sun squares Uranus on Wednesday morning setting the stage for the Lunar Eclipse on Friday. You may have a powerful urge to break free or rebel against someone or something that you feel is holding you back. Freedom beckons.

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Mercury, however, is standing stock still, ready to turn retrograde in the early hours of Thursday morning. Regardless of how strong the urge is to make a sudden change, hold steady and watch what is unfolding in the outer world. There are steps to be taken and issues to revisit before the path will be truly clear. You can anticipate feeling off-kilter, possibly overly excited or plagued with anxiety. Understanding that this is impacting everyone, you can model calm kindness to others.

Watch for unanticipated news, inspirations, and epiphanies. Get out of any ruts you may be stuck in and allow your mind to absorb something you never expected.

The cycle between the Sun and Uranus is a cycle of independence and intensification. The cycle began in mid-April, can you see a connection now with something that began at that time?

 

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MERCURY RETROGRADE

Thursday, July 26, 2018:

Along with Mars retrograde (since June 26) and anticipating Friday’s Lunar Eclipse, Mercury turns retrograde (at 23° Leo) at 1:02 AM EDT.  People worry so much about Mercury retrograde but it really is fairly easy to manage.

4 Simple Steps to Manage Mercury retrograde:
⦁ Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned and don’t listen to folks who spread anxiety.
⦁ Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since April 15, 2018; dig deep, there are probably more things than you are aware of. There are probably appointments you have been meaning to make, projects left undone, communications fallen through the cracks, books unfinished, etc.
⦁ Accomplish what is on this list, and only what is on this list, nothing more, nothing less.
⦁ Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.
If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during this 3 week period!
Remember that these are guidelines; not rules. There are things that can not be put off. Be practical and do what must be done.
Also please remember: Mercury is retrograde, Mercury is NOT IN retrograde.

Thursday’s Capricorn Moon is VOC* all day. You may notice frustration as Capricorn wants to get stuff done but being VOC*, it is best to work on mundane projects only. Keep breathing, practice keeping your heart open and offer kindness to all whom you encounter.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:42 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius on Friday morning at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

A BIG DEAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Friday, July 27, 2018:

Friday brings us to the big deal Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse always occurs on a Full Moon and is basically an amped-up Full Moon on steroids. This Lunar Eclipse is particularly significant due to its close contact with both defiant, unsettling Uranus and aggressive, sharp, cutting Mars. These are very volatile energies coming into play.

The Moon enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT, easing the potential emotional distress as Aquarius offers perspective and even detachment if necessary.

The difficulties inherent in this eclipse may unfold in your personal circumstances or you may watch it unfold in the outer world. Pay attention to your life circumstances and the world around you. An eclipse represents a point of high intensity, possible crisis, and change. What occurs at the eclipse will hold our attention over the coming months until the next lunar eclipse in January 2019.

Look for the area (house) of your chart that holds 4° Aquarius. This indicates the area of life that requires a great deal of attention over the coming months. A new story or a change in the story of this life area will develop from what occurs now.

Keep your eyes open as you give of yourself to help others. There is much need in the world and in your community for kindness. Helping others is the best way to care for yourself. With Venus trine Pluto at the end of the day, there is great power in love. Express it freely.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* Friday morning until she enters Aquarius at 6:41 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from what is begun. This is neutral, simply suggesting that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

~ Og Mandino

 

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LEARN TO LOVE

Saturday, July 28, 2018:

Saturday is a great day for self-reflection and to take a break from the direction you have been moving. Wait and watch. Take whatever time you need to consider your options for the day. Don’t just automatically do what is expected of you by yourself or others. Look for a different path.

The Moon is in innovative, unconventional Aquarius. Seek out people you don’t generally engage with. Listen and learn from folks who live a different reality. We all tend to spend time with people who look, behave, and live much as we do. Break out of that mold.

How can we possibly develop compassion and understanding for folks, the likes of which, we have never gotten to know? Seek out people of a different race, sexuality, gender identification, age group, nationality, political affiliation (yes, even that). Listen. Learn to love those who do not live like you. We are all human and we all have valid reasons for our proclivities.

 

BREAK FREE

Sunday, July 29, 2018:

Sunday is a quiet day astrologically. All the intensity earlier in the week is now being assimilated by each of us. With the Moon now in Aquarius, continue the theme of Saturday by reaching out to understand others. Aquarius suggests the need to march to the beat of a different drummer. Allow yourself to not only engage with others who are different from you but to express the parts of yourself that are most unique. Others will have more understanding of your quirks, and yet it will matter less to you if they do not.

Spend the day in social interactions, don’t let anyone influence your most unusual expressions. Allow the most rebellious and spontaneous parts of your personality to emerge. Break out of any routines or ruts that hold you back. You can break bad habits most easily under the influence of the objective Aquarius Moon. Break free.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:25 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 7:28 PM EDT.
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.

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”
~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 25, 2018 through July 1, 2018

THE WEEK AHEAD:

This week gives us another week with super long VOC* Moons! Tuesday and Friday – All day long! As much as possible, give yourself a break on those days. Don’t expect great accomplishments. Rest and meditate!

Another thing is important for us to be thinking about: Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are all currently moving retrograde (backward from the perspective of Planet Earth). Mars is preparing to turn retrograde this week as well (Tuesday at 5:04 PM EDT).

This is quite a pack of planets moving backward.

On July 10th, Jupiter will move forward once again, and yet, July 26th brings us another Mercury retrograde. On August 7th, Uranus will join the retrograde crew.

HERE IS A LIST OF ALL THE RETROGRADES OF 2018 prepared by my lovely and brilliant student Karen Maxon of Karen Maxon Astrology.

When any planet is retrograde, it’s energy becomes more inward. This summer is certainly a time to review and reflect on many areas of our lives. Look to the past and consider what lessons you have learned and what you need to revisit to learn those lessons more deeply. Your personal path of this inward exploration is dependent on your personal horoscope. There is much to consider for each of us. Perhaps, this is a good time for a consultation to explore these issues and better understand your path forward.

The personal planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) in their retrograde movement will have the most obvious impact on your personal life.

While Mars is retrograde (June 26 – Aug 27), it is best to take into consideration the ways that you have misused your drive, sexuality, and ambition. Revisit those issues, make apologies if necessary and move forward after the retrograde from a place of new understanding. I believe men, in general, are being required to look inward and face their inward unconscious assumptions of male privilege. This is not easy. Remember unconscious assumptions are unknown and often difficult to see or face.

The overlap of Mercury being retrograde at the same time that Mars is will be a challenge. Pay attention to your communications and plans. Your best bet for July and August is to contemplate, rest, and have easy expectations of your self and others. Give your loved ones a lot of space to work through their own issues without interference.

 

ONTO THE DAILIES:

 

A GENTLE RELEASE OF ATTENTION

Monday, June 25, 2018:

When you wake up on Monday morning, the Moon is in idealistic, far-seeking Sagittarius. The only aspect she makes throughout the day is a sextile to Mars at 6:32 PM EDT. This will provide energy for exploring new ideas, cultures, and ways of viewing the world. Spend the evening planning a trip, watching a documentary, or otherwise opening your mind to a worldview outside of your typical experience.

A square aspect is formed between Venus, the planet of beauty & love and Jupiter, the planet of higher understanding. The cycle between Venus and Jupiter is a cycle of the expansion of love, money, and beauty. This cycle began in November of 2017. Consider the seed of expansion that was planted at that time.

Whatever you may have begun in November is now ready to be released in preparation of a new cycle of expansion that will begin in January of 2019. This release is a gentle giving way, a release of attention, a shift of attention.

 

UNDERSTANDING AGGRESSION

Tuesday, June 26, 2018:

Tuesday offers a quiet day, a day to dream of travel and spiritual awakening. The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* all day following a square aspect to dreamy Neptune at 8:54 AM EDT. If you wonder why it is difficult to nail your mind down to a task consider this: Don’t try to accomplish anything.

Allow yourself to dream, allow yourself to imagine any and all expansive explorations that you desire. Don’t try to accomplish anything or start new projects. This is a day meant for dreamers.

At 5:04 PM EDT, Mars turns retrograde at 9° Aquarius, as he will remain until August 27th. Look to the house that holds Aquarius in your chart as you consider how to use this retrograde. During this time it is important that you examine how you have been using anger, aggression, and sexuality in your life. Make amends for any glaring errors. Consider how you have been impacted by the anger, sexuality, or aggressiveness of others. Re-visit. Release. Learn new ways to direct these energies moving forward.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:54 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday at 11:53 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.

 

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE

Wednesday, June 27, 2018:

Wednesday brings a decidedly heavy atmosphere as the Cancer Sun opposes restrictive Saturn. This is a day to take yourself, others, and your situation seriously. Take responsibility for where you find yourself, look clearly at reality. Don’t try to sugarcoat anything.

With the Moon entering Capricorn (ruled by Saturn) at 11:53 AM EDT and joining with Saturn before days end, this is not a day to pursue trivial issues. This is a day to spend time alone working on your own goals and ambitions. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Put a stake in the ground and determine the direction that will bring you where you need to go. In late December of 2017, the Sun and Saturn came together. Consider what began at that time and you may be able to see adjustments that may need to be made now. What have you created since then and where do you want to take it as you step forward.

This is not a day for socializing.

The Capricorn Full Moon is exact shortly after midnight, tomorrow in Eastern Time. Regardless of the Full Moon being Wednesday or Thursday (depending on time zone), this Full Moon pushes us to see our mistakes clearly and made adjustments. Offer kindness to all whom you encounter, not a frivolous kindness, offer support of a more serious kind.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Capricorn at 11:53 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.

 

 

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LIFE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

Thursday, June 28, 2018:

Depending on your time zone, the Capricorn Full Moon was last night or this morning. Life is serious business and Thursday will find a way to bring your awareness to that fact. This is not a bad thing. Your life has consequences and you have important goals to set and things to accomplish.

There are days you need to dream, days you need to play, and days you need to work. Thursday is not a day for dreaming or playing. Thursday is a day to contemplate the significance of your life and make necessary adjustments to move you in the direction that you need to go. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. You can make a decision now. One simple step can start a new direction.

The seriousness lightens later in the day as the Capricorn Moon sextiles both Jupiter and Neptune, showing you that no matter how serious and sober things may feel there is hope for the sweet path ahead.

 

PLAYFUL MIND & A DAY OF REST

Friday, June 29, 2018:

Mercury has been moving along at quite quickly, having entered Cancer only a few weeks ago on June 12th. On Friday, the planet that represents our thinking process enters expressive Leo where all our communications may take on a lively, even dramatic tone.

Mercury will be slowing down soon as it is due for another retrograde station on July 26th at 23° Leo. Due to the retrograde, Mercury will remain in Leo until entering Virgo on September 5th. This gives us a good amount of time to revisit our ability and manner of verbal expression and how we use our minds.

Again, we have a full day with the Moon VOC*. Think of it as being a time when your emotions and needs are a bit adrift, having no focus or direction. The Moon is VOC* between the time it makes its final aspect in one sign until it enters the next sign. Depending on the cycles of the other planets, this can last a few minutes, to times like now, that it can last many hours! Plan a day of rest and relaxation. Don’t expect to accomplish much besides mundane tasks. A great time to catch up on busy work; clean our your email box, do your laundry, visit your friends.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:59 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius shortly after midnight. Yes, you read that right… All day! 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.

 

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Saturday, June 30, 2018:

By the time you awake on Saturday morning, the Moon has entered Aquarius, lightening your mood by bringing a good sense of objectivity to the table.
Think back to any power dynamics or other challenges that occurred last Saturday. Whatever the issue involved will rear it’s head again this weekend in a different form or from a different perspective.

At 9:01 AM EDT, Mercury (the planet that represents your thought processes and the way information travels between people) squares Uranus. If there were difficult words spoken or internal mental struggles engaged in last weekend, you may be able to find innovative solutions that will now settle the issue. Try to avoid adding fuel to the fire of something left unfinished. Look for the creative, ingenious solution.

 

HELP OTHERS

Sunday, July 1, 2018:

Sunday is dominated by the Aquarius Moon as there are no major aspects between other planets. With the Moon in Aquarius, you may feel a need to break free from people or situations that feel a bit claustrophobic or otherwise restrictive. This is a day to engage with your most unusual friends or the folks in your social circle who have the least in common with your world-view. You focus is likely to be objective and you are more interested in what is happening collectively than personally. You are able to open your mind to new ways of viewing the world.

Enjoy time with others, engage in intellectual conversations about the state of the world, consider what you can do to help the suffering of others in the world.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:56 PM EDT until she enters Pisces early Monday 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.

 

“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”
~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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