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

Have I ever mentioned how much I love August? When I hear people complain about the heat of summer it is hard for me to understand. I love August!

Bonfire Celebrating Mid-Summer by Nikolai Astrup via Wiki Commons

Bonfire Celebrating Mid-Summer by Nikolai Astrup via Wiki Commons

Yes, it is true I live in Vermont, I don’t live in the south where it’s 100+ degrees on these summer days.

I believe that it is important to absorb as much heat as I can in August in order to get through the cold of February. Join me in celebrating these warm summer days of August, and don’t forget to have a bonfire in honor of my birthday!

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ACTIVITY – EXCITEMENT – STABILIZATION

Monday, August 1, 2016:

Monday is a day of excitement, activity, and stabilization, a very active day! You may wonder where to put your energy and your emotions.

Shortly after midnight while we still slept, Venus, the planet that represents our deepest values, love, relationships, and resources forms a trine aspect to Uranus. The energy created is progressive, exciting, and requires no sleep!

This cycle began in late April (a cycle that brings innovation to our understanding of relationships and money) an action was taken on its behalf in early July, now the energy flows freely. The full results will be clear in mid-September.

At 1:49 PM EDT, the dramatic Leo Sun forms a free flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn. This settles us, stabilizes us, and allows the sensitive Cancer Moon to feel safe and loved.

The Moon is VOC* for a very brief time between 8:44 PM EDT and 9:12 PM EDT when she enters Leo. Anticipate a little playful fun before sleep. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, and simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

MARS LIGHTENS UP- GENEROSITY & PLAY WITH THE LEO NEW MOON

Tuesday, August 2, 2016:

On Tuesday, Mars says farewell to the deep, intense emotion of Scorpio and enters the light explorative energy of Sagittarius. What a relief!

In early January, Mars entered Scorpio. He normally spends approximately two months in any particular sign. However, due to his retrograde cycle, he entered Sagittarius in early March, and then retraced his steps back into Scorpio at the end of May.

Now, we can embrace the explorative, passionate side of masculinity and more easily release toxic masculinity in our world and within each of us. We have learned much. As a species and as a culture, I hope we are leaving behind our unconscious acceptance of that toxic energy.

The New Moon is exact at 4:45 PM EDT as the Sun and Moon conjunct at 10° Leo.  At this time, we see no Moon at all. If you are able to get away from the lights of civilization and look into the heavens, it will be so dark you will see every star in the sky. As the Sun and Moon come together, we are reminded of the power in the Universe.

Don’t neglect a simple New Moon ritual on Tuesday evening or Wednesday. You will want to complete the ritual after the exact time of the New Moon and within 24 hours.  The dramatic Leo New Moon is ideal for planting seeds of generosity, love, and playfulness or for telling the Universe you are awaiting a child or a lover.

Take a moment to write down what you wish to create for the upcoming cycle.  Have two candles available; light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create.

Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle.  As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you desire as you bring the two candles closer together.  At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.

Embrace the dark and allow growth.

 

Jazmin El Libertad by Mariselem via Wiki Commons

Jazmin El Libertad by Mariselem via Wiki Commons

SAY YES

Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

If you are a person who loves summer, don’t go to work on Wednesday! This is a day to take off for purposes of sheer enjoyment.

I know the world is in the midst of its share of struggles and yet, we can’t put our heads in the sand. Remember to have fun along the way. Yes, right in the middle of the rough points in our lives, those times that are consumed in deep struggle, still… stop to smell the roses, seek beauty, and play. Find sweet places of joy that call you to life and follow them. Wednesday, listen for the call.

At 5:23 PM EDT, the dramatic Leo Moon forms a free-flowing trine aspect to Uranus, the planet of innovation and sudden change. Expect the unexpected on Wednesday evening. You may be invited to an event or a gathering. Say yes.

Enjoy the company of like-minded community; add your intelligence, strength, and energy to the mix. There is revolution in the air. Caution is not a reasonable position.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAILS

Thursday, August 4, 2016:

By the time we awake on Thursday morning, the Moon is in Virgo cooling us off (metaphorically speaking) after the heat of Wednesday. This is a day for accomplishment as our attention turns to the details that must be managed. In the late afternoon, the meticulous Virgo Moon conjuncts with Mercury enabling us to manage meticulous details and accomplish practical tasks. Please give yourself credit for all that you get done.

At 10:02 PM EDT, you may struggle with self-criticism and have a hard time seeing your accomplishments. Practice self-compassion and kindness. Look outside of yourself and see the bigger picture.

The Moon is VOC* for a brief time while we sleep between 12:13 AM EDT and when she enters Virgo at 3:34 AM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is not good, and not bad; it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

CONSIDER YOUR SERVICE TO THE HIGHER GOOD

Friday, August 5, 2016:

Friday begins with a sense of stability and empowerment as the Virgo Moon forms a free-flowing trine aspect at 8:54 AM EDT. This day has the potential of being highly productive. Plan that productivity early and stick with the plan.

At 11:26 AM EDT, Venus enters dependable hard-working Virgo encouraging us to hold a very high standard on what we are accomplishing. Our values and relationships may need to be meticulously analyzed.

At 11:21 PM EDT. the Moon, still in Virgo, conjunct Jupiter increasing our desire to perfect something significant within ourselves as a service to the higher good. Because this aspect happens after bedtime, your dreams may give clues that are significant for you at this time.

The Moon is VOC* beginning at 11:21 PM EDT and ending on Saturday at 12:57 PM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

Մարտին Ակողլյանի կտացներից by Martin Akoghlyan via Wiki Commons

Մարտին Ակողլյանի կտացներից by Martin Akoghlyan via Wiki Commons

COMMUNICATION – TENSION – LUST

Saturday, August 6, 2016:

Pay attention to how you may be trying have ”perfect” conversation or how you are trying to please another person by saying what they want to hear. It is important to not worry about the responses of others when you need to be honest and say what is true for you.

At 9:17 AM EDT, Mercury square Saturn lets us know that we must work on our communication skills. Towards the end of November 2015, the cycle between Mercury and Saturn began. This is a cycle of deepening our commitment to authentic communication based on integrity. That cycle came to full illumination on June 20th giving us a full view of how we have developed this issue during this time, where have our choices landed us?

Now, at the Last Quarter Square of this cycle (Mercury – Saturn) we are asked to fully understand the process and what we have learned from it. It is time to practice what we have learned, making it a part of how communication works for us now. We will practice communicating within these parameters until we begin the new cycle between Mercury and Saturn in late November of 2016.

At 12:57 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra relaxing the anxiety around communication, as we are more willing to see the other side of the issue. Given the sextile between the Moon and Mars at 4:07 PM EDT, we may want to consider a different manner of communication. Connecting sexually as a way to manage perceived conflict could be highly beneficial.

With a square aspect between Venus and Mars (exact at 8:19 PM EDT), this could bring a battle between contrasting perspectives or it could create just the right amount of tension to release into naked time together.

Saturday begins with the Moon VOC* until she enters Libra at 12:57 PM EDT. Remember, there will be no result from anything that is begun during a VOC* Moon. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have an impact of any significance.

 

ALLOW THE MIND TO FLOAT UNTETHERED

Sunday, August 7, 2016:

If we played our cards right on Saturday evening, we should start the morning with the Libra Moon sextile Saturn bringing harmony and stability to our emotional connections.

The remainder of the day is most strongly impacted by the opposition between Mercury and Neptune. Your experience of this transit will be determined by how you managed the challenges of Saturday.  It will also be determined by what you set in motion back in mid-March 2016.

You may experience great mental confusion, connection to imagination, or renewed commitment to a significant meditation practice. This is not the day to make decisions between various options in your current circumstances. You simply do not have the clarity to choose wisely.

This may feel frustrating when the Moon squares Pluto at 7:39 PM EDT. Don’t hold onto the frustration, as this is a quickly passing Moon transit.  At 8:29 PM EDT, the Libra Moon sexiles the Leo Sun offering a lovely connection that can last throughout the night.
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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016

Do you feel the relief now that Mars is moving forward? He will take a while to get up to speed but each day he moves a bit more quickly, encouraging us to take action in whatever direction has been blocked since mid-April.

Obra Primeros Anos by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Primeros Anos by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

There is also relief as we move farther from the second exact square between Saturn and Neptune. They will return to the challenging conversation between them in mid-September (oh, the politics!). For now, we drift in the space between, with a sense of the challenge between them but not so firmly embroiled in it.

If you haven’t yet read the story about my personal experience with the square between Saturn and Neptune alongside Mars retrograde, find the link here!

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CANCER NEW MOON – FAMILIAL LOVE

Monday, July 4, 2016:

For many of you, the week begins with a holiday. This is a lovely day for enjoyment, pleasure, and particularly family gatherings. Although if you have concerns about power dynamics within your family, you may want to wait and meet up with them later in the afternoon.

The New Moon occurs at 7:02 AM EDT at 12° Cancer. With the Moon in Cancer,  we are particularly sensitive to matters of home, hearth, and family issues. At 12:40 PM EDT, the Moon faces off in an opposition to Pluto. Make it a point of not letting your fear of being ‘out of control’ trigger you into harsh reactions.

Once you get to 3:03 PM EDT, the rest of the day is smooth sailing. The sensitive, family oriented Cancer Moon forms lovely aspects with both Jupiter and Venus offering expansion to areas of love, pleasure, and tenderness.

Perhaps, the key earlier in the day is to relinquish our grip on control. If others want to take the reins, let them. Move into the afternoon and evening with an open heart and fully ready to engage and express Love.

 

EXPRESS YOUR INNER ARTIST

Tuesday, July 5, 2016:

Tuesday begins with Mercury, the planet of communication and perception, forming a free-flowing trine aspect to Neptune, the planet of imagination and compassion. This is a lovely day to fully express kindness, compassion, and love.

Ideas and thoughts may surface fully formed from your imagination. If you are a writer or a storyteller, be prepared for beautiful words and stories to be easily accessible.

At 12:27 PM EDT, the Moon enters playful Leo where he will brighten the next few days with colorful play. Spend the afternoon or evening expressing your inner artist through painting, performing, or simply playing like a child. Whatever you do, affirm that it be an authentic expression of your most joyful inner sense of self.

Anywhere you see others expressing their true self, do not hold back your full expression of powerful appreciation.  Give and receive love everywhere possible!

 

Les Hortensias by Gilles Gorriti via Wiki Commons

Les Hortensias by Gilles Gorriti via Wiki Commons

DESIRE MEETS COURAGE

Wednesday, July 6, 2016:

The lovely Leo Moon forms only one aspect today as she trines Saturn at 7:43 AM EDT. This stabilizes our emotions allowing us to fully embrace and experience the beautiful trine aspect between Venus and Mars at 4:16 PM EDT. This lovely sexy aspect can cause sparks to fly in only the best manner.

Your desire nature is powerful and there is nothing holding back your drive and courage to express that desire.  Connections formed and developed on Wednesday are powerfully supported by the conjunction between the Sun and Mercury occurring in Cancer at 11:23 PM EDT.

Go ahead, stay up late, and talk about it. Love is in the air and the conversation will be had. If you are spending the evening alone, make an effort to truly enjoy self-love or choose your communication method to express your affection to someone you love.

 

INTENSITY MAY CHANGE THE RULES

Thursday, July 7, 2016:

After such a lovely day on Wednesday, Thursday may come as a bit of a surprise. A whole series of challenging transits occur in the cosmos throughout the day.

At 7:54 AM EDT, Mercury opposes Pluto. If you find yourself challenged by powerful or disturbing thoughts, consider following the pathway they are asking you to step onto. This has the potential to lead to new perceptions or ways of viewing the world. Perhaps some information may come to light that could profoundly change our view.

At 10:24 AM EDT, with Venus square Uranus, we may be questioning all that love and affection we experienced on Wednesday.  The relationship that felt so lovely now offers a sense of discomfort and anxiety. Perhaps, you are afraid that you expressed too much vulnerability in that state of love. Don’t walk away or build walls. Remain open to things being different than you expected. Again, you have the opportunity to see a new view and you may be pleasantly surprised at what results if you can hold steady.

Finally, at 6:26 PM EDT, the Sun opposes Pluto insisting that we look at our deepest shadows, be willing to work deeply with them, and carefully consider how they must be exposed and integrated into the current conversation.

This may be a deeply challenging day. However, if you keep your heart and mind open and available, it could be a game changer. We are each responsible for how we manage the day.  You may find yourself on a new pathway leading to your own freedom.

When the Moon enters Virgo at 6:41 PM EDT, breathe deeply, settle down, and find a way to be of service to those around you. Remember, we each face these challenges together; the space between us is so much less than we think. Be of service to others will stabilize you into an evening that will reflect and honor the hard work you have done throughout the day.

You probably didn’t get much sleep on Wednesday night and with the challenges of this day please make it a point to go to sleep early on Thursday.

 

TRY HUMOR

Friday, July 8, 2016:

I hope you took my advice and got a good night’s sleep Thursday night.  Friday morning begins on a much more positive note. At 5:05 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Jupiter offering expansion and even humor to our communications.

Whatever occurred on Thursday has enabled new conversations to be had. These conversations will support the expansion of understanding and clarity. Perhaps, you have found a new way to talk about whatever caused the problems on Thursday.

Everyone is more available to actually listen with an open heart and mind. Go ahead; say what needs to be said. It is possible that there could be some hurt feelings later in the afternoon. They won’t last long as if you are able to let the issue slide off your back. All in all, there is more space for listening and understanding; if we are lucky by evening we may stumble into compassion.

Les Sardiniers by Pierre Charles Dabouis via Wiki Commons

 

PROJECT OR SERVICE

Saturday, July 9, 2016:

On Saturday, the Virgo Moon is extremely busy making lovely aspects to Pluto, Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, and Venus. This could be a day of high productivity.  However, this is not the time to work alone or to work in one singular environment. With so much activity, you want the involvement of others and possibly moving from place to place.

Consider gathering friends or family to work on a project together. House projects, gardening, or craft projects are simply ideas to get you thinking. It may be a beautiful summer day but this is not a day to being lazy or selfish.

You will end the day with far more joy if you incorporate an element of accomplishment and service to your efforts.

 

A LOVELY DAY

Sunday, July 10, 2016:

Sunday begins with the Moon in Libra and the Sun sextile Jupiter.  This offers not only diplomacy and pleasure, but also warmth, humor, and general ‘feel good’ energy.

How about heading to brunch with your closest family or friends?  Any activity that could start the day on a really positive note is the very thing to do.

If you’re reading this on the blog early in the week, make sure you make a plan for Sunday morning. If you’re reading this Sunday morning, get on the phone and call your friends right away. Don’t waste this lovely day.

When Mercury trine Mars at 10:00 PM EDT, you find yourself easily able to communicate whatever may be necessary to push forward into the coming week. Did you forget a proposal you were supposed to write for work on Monday? Don’t worry too much about it, as it should be easy to put together before bed.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016

We can anticipate a considerably lighter and easier week!

The week begins with Jupiter turning direct, bringing our renewed understanding of the universe into the open.  Perhaps, it is time to share the wisdom we have learned in the past four months.

Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Venus forms lovely aspects throughout the week.  Remember, that Venus is currently in Taurus; Venus is delighted to be in her home sign playing happily with others.  She forms a sextile to Neptune on Monday, offering a possibility to reignite a previous dream.  She forms a trine aspect to Jupiter on Tuesday, enlarging our capacity for love, and forms a trine aspect to Pluto on Friday bringing a powerful flow of energy to our deepest values.

These are aspects of empowerment, expansion, and bring imagination to the things in life that mean the most to us: love, resources, and deep values.

Mercury, the planet that manages our thinking and communication skills (and is currently retrograde), also forms positive and helpful aspects this week.  On Thursday, Mercury forms a trine aspect to Pluto empowering our ability to communicate about practical real world issues.  If you have projects that require concentration and focus of the mind, this would be very helpful aspect to support you.  On Friday, Mercury is conjunct Venus, bringing the power of mind to the contemplation of values.

A powerful and lovely week ahead!

 

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INNER WORK BEGINS TO PAY OFF

Monday, May 9, 2016:

Early Monday morning, Jupiter turns direct after having been retrograde since early January of 2016.  What inner work have you done during this time that has resulted in a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the universe?  Jupiter turning direct suggests that it is time to bring that learning out into the world and test your understanding through interactions with others.  The time and attention you have given to this inner work now begins to pay off.

Venus sextile Neptune at 7:10 AM EDT offers a subtle gentleness to the day; asking us to explore the possibilities available as your consider moving forward with a beautiful dream that began around March 20th.

Don’t make decisions now.  Investigate your options.  There will be more clarity in early June.

The Moon enters Cancer at 12:23 PM EDT and moves our emotions toward home.  Head home early this evening to share a meal with family and loved ones.

At 10:12 AM EDT, the Taurus Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury focusing our attention once again on what is truly of value to us.  This is a time to review your plans with your new understanding of your deepest values in mind.

Rewriting your goals and plans is an ongoing process that you will want to begin now.

 

WARM GLOW

Tuesday, May 10, 2016:

What a lovely day we can expect on Tuesday!  There seems to be a glow around everything and we feel our hearts expand with love!  At 2:00 PM EDT, Venus forms a trine aspect with Jupiter expanding our hearts and our understanding of deep value and deep love.  The cycle between Venus and Jupiter is the cycle of expanding, growing, and understanding love!  The cycle began in October of 2015, came into its full expression in late March, and now is simply exuding powerful love.  We understand our responsibility and are aware of the choices we make daily to open our hearts and expand love.

Some tension or power struggles may sneak in during the early evening.  This is reflected by the sensitive Cancer Moon’s opposition to Pluto at 6:04 PM EDT.  Remember, Moon aspects are very short-lived.  If you can resist being pulled into the difficult issue, you won’t have to wait too long before you can simply get on with a pleasant evening.  The key is: Don’t take the bait!

 

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016:

Fleurs by Simona Estrana via Wiki Commons

Fleurs by Simona Estrana via Wiki Commons

The Moon is very quiet as she moves through the sensitive sign of Cancer on Wednesday, perhaps she is brooding with a bit of nostalgia.  It may be a good day to do a bit of internal work on your emotions, although, I think you’d be better off cooking a meal for friends or bringing food to the homeless person on the corner.

Don’t get stuck in feelings that are not supporting forward motion.

Let me tell you about a practice I began recently that has made a huge difference in my life.  I realized that I was constantly evaluating my ‘feelings’.  “How do I feel this morning?”  “How do I feel about this or that situation?”

We know that our thoughts grow out of this focus on ‘feelings’.  Turn it upside down! Change your words… Instead of asking: “How do I feel in this situation?”  Ask “Who do I want to be in this situation?”  Once you are clear on who you want to be, your feelings can follow that to appropriate action and movement forward.  So simple and it changes everything!

At 5:31 PM EDT, the Moon enters Leo and all that sensitive quiet is upended!  Find a way to express yourself.  Go to a play this evening or get outside and play soccer or tennis with friends.  Show generosity and openhearted love to everyone in your life!  Isn’t that who you want to be?

 

EMPOWERED MIND

Thursday, May 12, 2016:

With the Moon in warm-hearted, generous Leo, we are able to more easily feel love and connection with others.  With a supportive trine aspect between the Moon and Saturn at 8:30 PM EDT, we feel inspired to bring practical effort to our generosity and kindness.  Perhaps, you are motivated to volunteer at the local soup kitchen or send a check to your favorite charity.

A trine aspect between Mercury and Pluto is exact at 10:45 PM EDT which will impact much of Thursday and into Friday.  Keep your eyes open for hidden information being revealed, intense knowledge coming into focus, or a transformative idea manifesting in your mind.  Allow that knowledge, information, or idea time and space to assimilate.  It is not ready for action yet.

Whatever comes to light now, will help us understand the direction to take following the Mercury retrograde; Mercury turns direct once more on May 22nd.  For now, rest in the empowerment of the mind with more information!

 

LOVE DEEPLY

Friday, May 13, 2016:

Friday may feel like a roller coaster ride with multiple ups and downs.  We start the morning with the dramatic Leo Moon trine Uranus at 11:03 AM EDT.  Enthusiasm and excitement abounds, and the possibilities seem endless.

However, at 1:03 PM EDT, the Leo Moon squares the Sun in Taurus.  We may feel that we have trapped ourselves on a path we thought we wanted to be on only to discover doubt and obstacles block the way forward.  Consider what you started last Friday at the Taurus New Moon; use the stuck energy of doubt to push yourself to take one decisive action to push that New Moon intention forward.  The extent of the challenge is exacerbated by the retrograde energies from both Mercury and Mars.

At 3:20 PM EDT, Mercury conjuncts Venus offering us a softer perspective and turning our minds to the value of love received and love given.  Even as you let go of the challenges of the early part of the day, the end of Friday leaves us with the powerful statement of Venus trine Pluto (10:20 PM EDT).  This brings deep levels of intimacy and trust front and center.  We understand that the depth of our desire can bring anything to fruition.  Love deeply and allow love to penetrate your heart.

Paysage de Venceslas Dedina by Marcusarurelius2 via Wiki Commons

Paysage de Venceslas Dedina by Marcusarurelius2 via Wiki Commons

 

CHOP WOOD – CARRY WATER

Saturday, May 14, 2016:

With the Moon in service-oriented Virgo, we wake up Saturday morning to a very different kind of day.  At 10:28 AM EST, the Moon squares Mars leaving us cranky and not in the mood to deal with ourselves, much less others.  By noon, this will pass and the rest of the day should pass without that concern.

There is a Zen teaching I remember that goes something like this:

Before Enlightenment, chop wood and carry water
After Enlightenment, chop wood and carry water

Keeping this in mind will remind you to be present to all of life.  Refusing to label some parts of your life as good and others as bad will increase your daily pleasure and your joy in life!

 

EASY FLOW – ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Sunday, May 15, 2016:

Sunday brings us a day with great potential for productivity and accomplishment.  The challenge of a harsh aspect between the Moon and Saturn (5:21 AM EDT) will pass unnoticed, but just to be sure, stay in bed until after 8:32 AM EDT.

As we proceed into the day, the efficient hard working Virgo Moon forms a Grand Trine with Mercury and Venus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn.  This offers an easy flow to any projects that require attention to detail and efficiency.  Utilized properly, you could get a ton of work completed this weekend.

Keep your expectations simple by moving with an easy flow.

We are still in the waxing phase of the Moon, so put effort into building on whatever you began at the Taurus New Moon on Friday, May 6th.

Kindness and service to others will come more easily as well, providing a perfect opportunity to develop generosity.  Take a friend out to dinner and show profound generosity to the wait-staff. However, do so with humility and quiet modesty. Otherwise, it simply won’t count!

Sending love to you all.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 11, 2016 through April 17, 2016

Puente San Martin desde Roca Tarpeya by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

Puente San Martin desde Roca Tarpeya by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

We can anticipate a smoother journey through this week then last week.

The Aries New Moon on April 7th was an intense moment in time.  Whatever you began at that New Moon continues to profoundly impact your path forward.

The urgency for change will move us all forward, personally, communally, and globally.

Take every moment of this precious life seriously even as you seek pleasure and play.

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Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.  Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today! 

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

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

 

 

 

 

CURIOSITY AND OPEN PERSPECTIVES

Monday, April 11, 2016:

Following the intensity of the past week, you may encounter a lingering sense of anxiety making it difficult to settle into normal workday routines.  I suppose that depends on what your normal workday routines consist of!

A great use of the energy Monday morning and into mid-afternoon would be to engage in all kinds of intellectual curiosity or exploration.  You may have the ability to see situations from a more diverse and unusual perspective as the Gemini Moon forms a sextile aspect to both Uranus and the Sun.

If possible, go ahead and leave work early.  Following a sextile to the Aries Sun, at 2:56 PM EDT the Gemini Moon will be VOC* until early Tuesday morning.  This is a time to spend without expectation of accomplishment.

Spend the late afternoon and evening with casual acquaintances and fair weather friends.  This is not an evening for deep connections or intellectual conversations but a time for witty banter and fun lighthearted interactions.  We all live in circumstances that can be seen from many perspectives.

This evening allow yourself to leave what is challenging and difficult behind and focus on simple exploration and fun.

 

BOUNDLESS BEAUTY & LOVE

Tuesday, April 12, 2016:

Tuesday begins with the Moon in nostalgic, family-oriented Cancer.  While the Moon is in Cancer, we tend to feel deeply sensitive, moody, and drawn to our memories of the past.

At 5:39 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Neptune suggests a pleasant time to explore creativity, music, film, or higher spiritual states.  Consider how your mind opens to the flow of imagination or inspiration.

Are you exploring the benefits of a meditation or other spiritual practice?  Is your spiritual practice opening your mind in ways that seem nearly intangible?  Do you find yourself working with deep imagination?  Do you feel the urge to write poetry?

Take some time to consider these possibilities.  If you are drawn to drugs, alcohol, or other methods of escape, turn your attention to music, poetry, or meditation.

At 3:16 PM EDT, Venus forms a trine aspect to Mars.  Whatever value – love or beauty-  that began to develop in November of 2015 is now well on its way to full illumination which will present with clarity in late May.  This lovely free flow of energy created by the trine between the planet of love and beauty (Venus) and the planet of assertive action (Mars) allows you to bring courage and action to all that you long for.

Everything seems possible in love and money.  Enjoy the sense of abundance.

One more thing: Happy Birthday to my son Elliot’s dad, John Lajza! J

 

Untitled by Mikhair Mikhailovich Tarkhavon via Wiki Commons

Untitled by Mikhair Mikhailovich Tarkhavon via Wiki Commons

RELIEF OF KINDNESS

Wednesday, April 13, 2016:

The Cancer Moon continues to hold us in its grasp throughout the day on Wednesday.  As she makes challenging contact with confrontational Pluto and unpredictable Uranus, there is a challenging twist added to an already emotionally touchy day.

It will be far too easy to take situations out of context and to proceed to take them very personally.  Be aware of the tendency to go on the defense without realizing that the situation may have very little to do with you.  Get out of your own way and stay out of the way of others.

This is a good day to keep your own company and find a way to see yourself and others more objectively.

The First Quarter Moon occurs just at midnight, impacting Wednesday night and Thursday.  Consider what began at the New Moon last Thursday (April 7th) and be sure to take some action to move that situation forward.  Look for the place of stress and you will know the action needed that will bring the situation to full illumination at the Full Moon next week.

The best way to deal with a day of this type of stress is to offer kindness to others. Remember that everyone around you is also dealing with this level of agitation and stress.  Help make it easier for others and it will automatically make it easier for you.

 

STABILIZING THOUGHTS

Thursday, April 14, 2016:

The basic energy we awake with on Thursday is suggested by the square aspect between the Sun (Aries) and the Moon (Cancer).  This is the First Quarter Square of the lunar cycle.  You may feel the need to push yourself to accomplish something significant that is a part of an ongoing project.

At 9:53 AM EDT, the Moon enters the playful, regal sign of Leo.  You may feel relief as you are able to let go of the anxiety, stress, and emotional sensitivity of the past few days.

At 11:27 AM EDT, Mercury in Taurus trine Jupiter in Virgo.  This aspect will serve us well as our minds are able to see a new perspective, the bright side that we really need right now.

This aspect offers stability to your thoughts and your ability to make decisions.  The cycle between Mercury and Jupiter is about the expansion of our ideas, developing faith and belief in the goodness of life, and helping us open to optimism.

This cycle began in early August 2015 challenged us strongly in the first days of December.  Now, we are able to see the benefits and the lighter touch we have developed within our thinking.

 

BRING OR OFFER PLEASURE

Friday, April 15, 2016:

As the Moon moves through Leo on Friday, she forms a Grand Trine with Mars in Sagittarius, Venus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius.  Your energetic body is alive and wants to fully express itself through dance, performance, or play.

The only glitch in the day is Moon square Mercury in the mid-afternoon, you may struggle to find concepts or words that allow you to express your true generosity of spirit and your ability to enliven others and bring delight to the table.  Lacking the ability to articulate all of this does not slow you down in finding other methods of expression.

Indeed, we have left the days of childhood behind.  That is no reason to neglect the creativity, imagination, and play of childhood.  Allow that sense of wonder to flare up again within your soul.

Nurture creativity and joy in every person you meet on Friday and Saturday.  Offer bottles of soap bubbles or other childlike toys to children and adults alike.

Seriously!  Imagine!  You will be surprised at the delight you can create, so simply, in the lives of others.

Much like a forgotten fire, your childhood can flare up again within you.  Encourage that ability now.  Allow yourself to seek pleasure and to offer that pleasure to others.

Порт Феста Матала by Л.Н. Шабаев via Wiki Commons

Порт Феста Матала by Л.Н. Шабаев via Wiki Commons

LIVE AS A CHILD

Saturday, April 16, 2016:

On Saturday, the Leo Moon forms a trine aspect to both Uranus and the Sun offering you the support and excitement you need to express your most authentic self without apology.  Pay attention and you will see that others are also expressing themselves deeply.  Make it a point to acknowledge and appreciate that expression in others.

Expect to encounter a delightful surprise, an unexpected thought, or an unusual communication that will shift your day to pleasure.

Leo is the sign of childlike playfulness.  Consider what it is that allows children to experience joy more simply than adults.  Children live in the present without concerns about money, productivity, or being cool.  They have no limits on their imagination, and they create and play with abandon.  Children are endlessly curious and love to perform without self-consciousness.

Live as a child on Saturday.  Remember, children don’t sleep late, so get up and enjoy the precious morning hours!

At 7:23PM EDT, the Moon enters Virgo, releasing the time of playful expression.  You may want to stay home, talk with close friends, or organize your closets on Saturday evening.  Playtime this weekend is clearly Friday, not Saturday night!

 

ASSERTIVENESS AND DRIVE

Sunday, April 17, 2016:

You may wake up with an intense focus on a subject that has deeply embedded itself within your mind since December 2015.  Your thinking is focused and powerful.  If you have a communication that must be delivered, this would be a good morning to proceed with that.  It will be easier to communicate and to be understood than you may expect.  This is a significant time for study, deep understanding, and communication on profoundly significant issues.

At 8:14 AM EDT, Mars turns retrograde at 8 degrees Sagittarius.  Mars will remain retrograde until June 29th when he will turn direct at 23 degrees Scorpio.  It is important to consider where this is occurring in your chart and your life.

During this time, we must look closely and honestly at our actions.  Are you concerned with how you are expressing your sexuality, assertiveness, and the manner with which you take direct action in your life?  These are issues that you will be called to consider over the coming 10 weeks.  Do your actions reflect your deepest values and beliefs?  Are you using your sexual energy and assertive strength to push forward in a way that truly reflects what is important to you?

This contemplation is not an easy one for many of us.  We tend to take action in these areas automatically.  It is important to look at your deepest integrity regarding your sexuality.

This would be a great time to have a consultation.  There is much to talk about that will be reflected in how this plays out in your individual chart.  You have 10 weeks to look carefully, get honest with yourself, and find ways to move forward with more clarity on your drive and sexuality.  Contact me for an appointment.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 14, 2016 through March 20, 2016

I think it is safe to say that we can anticipate a very active week!

Kiel de Dos by Alexandra Nereiev via Wiki Commons

Kiel de Dos by Alexandra Nereiev via Wiki Commons

With Mercury square Saturn on Monday, sextile Pluto and opposing Jupiter on Tuesday, and then conjunct Chiron on Thursday, the planet of quick motion and thinking is highly engaged throughout the week. If you are waiting for calm, quiet days, you may have to wait for a while. Expect ideas and thinking to be overly active and moving in many directions at once.

Jupiter makes a glorious trine to Pluto on Wednesday bringing a flow of opportunity and empowerment. Thursday morning you will want to pay special attention to your meditation, as there is the suggestion of deep healing within the mind as Mercury conjunct Chiron.

On Sunday, the Sun enters Aries and we herald in the Spring Equinox. This is a moment we look forward to as it heralds the moment of Spring! This brings us to the pivotal moment in the year when day equals night; when the light and dark equalize. You can feel it in the air, hear it in the songbirds, and see it in the quality of light.

We all breathe a sign of relief.


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SERIOUS MIND; SERIOUS COMMUNICATIONS

Monday, March 14, 2016:

The week begins with the Moon in Gemini, echoing the activity within our minds even as we begin the week. At 3:25 PM EDT, Mercury squares Saturn. When these two planets come together, the mind or what the mind perceives becomes serious. Responsibility cannot be ignored, and you may encounter some type of restriction to your ideas or your thinking. Perhaps, there is fear around some communication that you know is necessary.

This is the First Quarter Square in the cycle between Mercury and Saturn. Something that began back in November 2015 is requiring that you give it attention and take action on it now. Did you start a new study, a new serious conversation, or did you take on a new responsibility at that time? If so, now is the time to push that agenda forward in a direct manner. The full results of the action you take now will be fully expressed in June.

Venus squares Mars on Monday afternoon as well. An important thing to understand when Venus squares Mars is that you need to do something concrete to bring your primary relationship forward. What does your relationship need now? If you are not in a primary relationship, you can use this aspect to care for your primary relationship to yourself or to take direct action in seeking out a partner. If you are in a primary relationship (or in the process of developing one you would like to see thrive), there are things that must be shared and things you need to say that have not yet been said.

Yes, there is a risk involved. However, not saying what needs to be said will extract a high cost and will not reflect reality.

Pay attention to any issues that come up between you and a partner over the next day or two. Do not underestimate the importance of how you both manage your communications.

 

GO AHEAD AND SAY IT

Tuesday, March 15, 2016:

Before you even wake up this morning, there are two major aspects in the heavens. At 2:58 AM EDT, Mercury sextile Pluto, suggesting an opportunity of empowerment is able to come out of the challenging thoughts or communications you had on Monday.

Perhaps, there is some deep problematic thinking that you are being asked to release. Keep your eyes open and let go of thoughts that are holding you back. Whatever is released now will open your ability to bring your true gifts into the world.

Mercury opposes Jupiter at 5:41 AM EDT, suggesting clarity on what began in early August 2015. This is a cycle of expanding your thinking and your ability to communicate. There is still more that needs to be said. Yes, go ahead and say it. It is okay. It is necessary.

Tuesday also brings us to the First-Quarter Moon, asking that we consider what needs to be done to move forward with the seed you planted at the New Moon on March 8th.

Yes, the First-Quarter Moon is a square between the Sun and Moon, and generally, feels restrictive and heavy. You may feel this as a sense of desiring something that is totally incompatible with something else that you deeply need; this often shows up as a conflict between our desires and our needs.

Finding balance may be a challenge. In case of interpersonal conflict, pay attention. Is this really an external conflict with another or is it an internal conflict that you are projecting onto a relationship? Be honest with yourself.

At 8:57 PM EDT, the Moon enters Cancer offering the simplicity of love at the end of a deeply stressful day. Rest in comfort, allowing love to open your heart.

 

POSSIBILITY, WONDER, & MAGIC

Wednesday, March 16, 2016:

Fleures 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Fleures 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Take advantage of the powerful, expansive energies available during the middle of this week. At 4:05 PM EDT, Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion forms a free-flowing trine aspect to Pluto, the energy of divinity and empowerment.

At this time, you are more capable than you know of bringing full manifestation into an area you have invested great energy into. You may feel powerful, capable, and even lucky at this time. Do not wait passively for this transit to activate your life. Get out into the world, reach for what your heart desires and be ready to accept what is given.

Consider your strengths and what you have to offer the world. Understand that as you help others, so you help yourself. Go out in the world today and offer your best actions for the future of humankind, even if that consists only of showing kindness to the grocery clerk or the homeless person on the street.

Synchronicity and surprising incidents may support you in ways that are unexpected or even jaw dropping. If you have personal planets or angles between 15° and 18° of any earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), this will be most auspicious in your circumstances and life.

Think back to what you acquired understanding about during the time between the Summer of 2013 & Spring of 2014. Now is the time to bring that knowledge into a fuller experience of your life; what can you now teach others that you learned at that time? Understand the importance of what you bring to the table and freely teach what you deeply understand.

Keep yourself open to possibilities, wonder, and magic.

 

DISRUPT NEGATIVE HABITS WITH LOVE

Thursday, March 17, 2016:

On Thursday, you will want to focus your attention on releasing and healing negative thought patterns. Mercury conjunct Chiron at 9:28 AM EDT; this begins a cycle of healing deeply negative patterns that have taken root in your mind since childhood.

In order to work effectively with this opportunity, it is important to maintain deep love and compassion for yourself and the reasons you built these patterns in the first place.

Chances are that the patterns were formed in early childhood as a way to protect your self. That protection is no longer needed and the pattern left behind is now holding you back. Look deeply and release.

Firmly embedded patterns in your mind took time to build and will take time to dismantle. Perhaps, the first step is to begin that meditation practice you have talked about for so long. In this process, you must remember love and compassion to the self.

Thursday’s Cancer Moon assists in keeping you close to your heart and your loved ones. Show kindness in all your interactions.

 

DANCE FREELY

Friday, March 18, 2016:

If it were possible for you to take a long weekend, this would be a lovely day to start it. It looks like a delightful weekend ahead. At 3:55 AM EDT, the Moon enters Leo and we are able to leave behind some of the more pressing emotional concerns that have held over since the New Moon and solar eclipse from last week.

Friday is not a day to try to keep yourself to a strict schedule or to be overly concerned with accomplishments or details. This is a day to let loose and move in the direction of what pulls you forward. With the Moon in feisty, playful Leo, forming a free flow of energy (trine) to Mars in Sagittarius this is a time for playful expression, dramatic play, and sheer pleasure.

Don’t take yourself too seriously, and don’t allow yourself to be put into a box that is too tight to fit your expansive nature.

Allow others to express themselves freely by make this a day of no judgment. Yes, dance as if no one were watching… and make space for others to do the same.

 

Hudson River: Sailboats at Sunset by Truman Seymour via Wiki Commons

Hudson River: Sailboats at Sunset by Truman Seymour via Wiki Commons

PLAYFUL SELF-EXPRESSION

Saturday, March 19, 2016:

More delightful fun, and playful energy continues through Saturday. Get away from your ordinary life this weekend if you can. Saturday is the last full day of the Sun in Pisces. Enjoy the sense of touching on an intangible dream.

A Grand Trine is formed on Saturday between the Moon in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries. You will want to take an active role in making sure any needs and desires you have for friendship and socialization get met.

This Grand Fire Trine can reflect a situation in which you expect others to understand your needs (do you really think they can read your mind?) and you could get left out in the cold. If you make it clear that you want the connection, I expect that they will be delighted to include you.

This is not a day to be coy, be clear and direct about your desires. Go for what you want. Seek enthusiasm, warmth, and playful self-expression.

 

SPRING EQUINOX – SUN ENTERS ARIES – AWAKEN

Sunday, March 20, 2016:

On Sunday, be ready to welcome the new astrological year! 😉

The Sun enters Aries (The Spring Equinox) at 12:30 AM EDT and we release the chill of winter to welcome the warmth of Spring. Spring begins (here in the Northern Hemisphere) as we come to this pivotal moment when the length of the day equals the length of the night.

We all breathe a sign of relief with the knowledge that it is time to make a new start and to welcome all new beginnings.

Aries is the sign of the Ram, the first sign of the zodiac, and has the energy of a newborn infant demanding his right to be here in all his fiery glory. Release the inward cold of winter, break the chains that have held you back, and take your first steps forward into the unknown excitement ahead.

‘Spring Fever’ is just around the corner as plants take on vigorous growth and even LOVE is in the air.

Go ahead! This is the time to initiate new endeavors, love affairs, and to simply embrace life on all levels.

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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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