Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 30, 2015 through April 5, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 30, 2015 through April 5, 2015

The beginning of the week brings much lovely and powerful energy our way as mid-week we move into a new month.

The upcoming shift of Mercury and Mars creates a push/pull dynamic to our lives. Our thinking heats up and moves more quickly and, yet, our actions slow down and become more determined and focused.

On Monday, Mercury, the planet of communication, leaves the imaginative but foggy space of Pisces behind to enter Aries. This fiery energy makes our thinking hot and fast. We may be surprised at the direct, assertive edge our thinking and conversations take on. Venus trine Pluto brings our attention to understanding our responsibility towards the health of our relationships and finances. This has been a learning curve since December 2014.

Brunnhilde kisses the ring that Siegfried has left with her by Arthur Rackham

Brunnhilde kisses the ring that Siegfried has left with her by Arthur Rackham

On Tuesday, Mars leaves his home sign of Aries behind to enter the more stable arena of Taurus and our actions slow down, becoming more determined and focused.

The Moon is VOC* all day on Thursday, encouraging us to rest. Mercury trine Saturn brings our thoughts to serious issues , significant understandings, and/or important communications. The Sun trine Jupiter offers us an open window on generosity and pleasure. Thursday looks like a wonderful day.

Saturday brings us the Full Moon in Libra, which the Moon opposition to the Sun, offering clarity on something that has been brought to your attention over the past two weeks.

At the end of the weekend, the Sun squares Pluto reminding us that we still have a great deal of work to do in order to assimilate the profound changes that have occurred in our lives and in the world since the summer of 2012. Sunday brings us face-to-face with empowerment or overwhelm. Remember to breathe.

Since the final square between Uranus and Pluto earlier this month, we all want to put the past 2 1/2 years behind us and have a fresh start. It is natural to desire an end to the intensity but we must not underestimate the importance of the assimilation process that we are now beginning. There is power in the transformation and we are now beginning the process of securing an inner peace with where we find ourselves.

If you are ready to understand this process in your own life; contact me for a consultation. We can explore what the changes mean in the wider context of your life and help you determine your path forward.

 

Monday, March 30, 2015:

Monday starts with the Moon in Leo making a beautiful connection with the planet of expansion and generosity, Jupiter. This is a wonderful way to begin the week!

While we are still sleeping on Sunday night, Venus makes a lovely, free-flowing trine to Pluto. This is the extension of a cycle that began in late December 2014. That was the beginning of a cycle of empowering our values. This cycle may represent a love relationship or, more literally, it may refer to the development of financial security, or something else deeply valuable to you personally.

Think about late December, what were you consciously beginning to build upon? Was it a romantic or loving relationship, or was it more tangible such as money or “stuff” of value? Whatever began for you in December is now in a place of free flowing growth. It is clear where you are headed. It may feel as though nothing can slow you down. Your values are empowered and your empowerment comes through as beauty, value, and love.

Following a trine to Uranus at 9:57 AM EDT, the Moon is VOC* until she enters Virgo on Tuesday at 2:12 PM EDT.

Mercury, the planet that relates to our thinking and communications, enters Aries at 9:43 PM EDT. Over the coming days, you may notice that is easy to speak your mind, or that it is more difficult to be subtle in your communications. As you look around at your community and the world, you may see that things are being said more aggressively than they have been over the past weeks.

Those with a very sensitive nature may feel somewhat overwhelmed by the aggression surrounding conversations and communications in the outer world.

We would all do well to remember that many folks are sensitive to the kind of harsh or abrasive communications that Aries is fond of delivering. Try to be aware of others’ sensitivity and what they may need to feel safe.

All in all, this begins a powerful week of moving forward.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015:

Tuesday begins with the Moon still VOC*. If at all possible, get a slow start on the day and keep an attitude of restfulness until the Moon enters Virgo at 2:12 PM EDT.

At 12:26 PM EDT, Mars leaves behind his own aggressive sign of Aries to enter the steadfast stubborn arena of Taurus. Mars is the planet of action; we may have noticed a lot of things moving very quickly and aggressively since Mars entered Aries on February 19th.

The ring upon thy hand - ah be implored! For Wotan fling it away! by Arthur Rackham

The ring upon thy hand – ah be implored! For Wotan fling it away! by Arthur Rackham

With the new Taurean energy, our push forward becomes more deliberate and steadfast. We have a renewed ability to take our time and show more patience. Following the Moon’s entrance into Virgo, we have an opportunity to accomplish a great deal. We are firmly grounded, steady, and pushing forward.

What can you accomplish on Tuesday afternoon? Look for a project that requires patience, precision, and perfectionism. Maybe you need to complete your taxes? Spring clean your house? Do not be in a hurry. Do maintain your focus. Put your attention in one place, on one thing, and push steadily in that direction.

If you begin this project at or around 2:15 PM EDT, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish in the hours before you wrap up that project. Don’t be in a hurry to stop this work; go ahead and work into the night. You will be glad you did.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015:

Wednesday is very much an extension of Tuesday; once again offering the ability to work hard and get a lot accomplished. Wednesday is a day to move steadily in the direction you want to. What is the new dream you are working on? Plan, make calls, do the nitty, gritty work to move this project forward.

Don’t be in too much of a hurry to begin as the early morning hours may feel a bit dreamy or unfocused due to an opposition between the Moon and Neptune at 7:31 AM EDT. Neptune makes everything a bit dreamy but do not worry, the lack of focus will not last very long and you will be ready to move forward by mid-morning.

Once again, you may find yourself working late as the evening hours have great potential for productivity. Consider the purpose of the project that you are working on, the project that you are using this planetary energy to move forward. Make sure you are spending this energy in the most worthwhile manner.

If you are working toward something that is only of benefit to you, this would not be a good place to be putting your energies. This is a day to offer your services for the benefit of others. Within the context of your hard work today, consider how this moves others forward.

Kindness is often a misunderstood part of the Virgo archetype. Wednesday evening when the Virgo Moon trine Pluto, service and kindness to others will bring value to all of us.

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015:

Thursday, we have another full day with the moon VOC* in Virgo following a trine to Venus. Our desire for refinement and our attention on potential (our own and others) is highlighted.

At 8:20 AM EDT, Mercury trine Saturn bring our attention back to last November.
How have you been trying to stabilize your thinking and the way that your mind works? Did you start a new discipline of mind late last fall; meditation or a significant study? Was there something serious that consumed your mind at that time? Now, consider bringing your understanding of this matter to others. You have learned enough to teach.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter began in July of 2014; where was your life expanded in a powerful new way at that time?

Both of these cycles (Mercury &Saturn, Sun &Jupiter) bring us to the thought of sharing the wisdom that we have learned since the beginning of the cycles. You have learned much since last summer and you are being asked to share with open generosity. I hope you can pinpoint what this is in your life.

Remember, we teach best what we most need to learn. It is often difficult for us to understand how much we have to offer others. At this time, having gone through all that we have gone through over the past year, we have far more to teach and to share. Look inside; what have you learned that should be shared with others? Answer this question this week. Often, the value of your knowledge is hidden as it seems elementary or simple to you but it may be very helpful to someone else.

 

Friday, April 3, 2015:

By the time we are up on Friday morning, the Moon has entered Libra encouraging us to use diplomacy in all our interactions. This is a great time to spend with your closest loved ones as we are seeking pleasure and the sharing of beauty. Consider using this diplomatic energy to settle differences with people you may not be close to.

This is a very social Friday evening due to the Libran Moon. Don’t spend it home alone. If you have a partner, it may be a nice evening to spend at home, but do consider getting out amongst others. Seek beauty, seek pleasure, and enjoy friends. However, don’t stay up late on Friday night because Saturday morning is just too good to sleep through.

 

Moon tree by Paul Grand

Moon tree by Paul Grand

Saturday, April 4, 2015:

Saturday brings us an early-morning Full Moon in Libra. The Full Moon always encourages us to express ourselves fully, to open our eyes and look clearly at our situation from the perspective of our hearts and our minds.

With the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra, we must consider the ways in which our desire for partnership and love balances itself with our desire and need for autonomy and self-determination.

I am not going to discuss the eclipse but would encourage you to share your thoughts about the eclipse here or on my Facebook page. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter. You may also want to visit Dark Star Astrology for more information on the eclipse.

The Moon is in Libra all day going VOC* just before midnight.

Consider the Full Libra Moon as a great night for a promising date, clarifying a relationship, or for a gathering of friends. Enjoy.

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015:

Sunday leads us into the most interesting and perhaps, most challenging day of this week. At 11:07 AM EDT, the Sun squares Pluto.

On Monday, April 5th, the Sun will conjunct Uranus. Take this time to re-examine the changes that you have undergone in your life over the past several years. Contemplate how you are assimilating what you have learned and how you are planning your path forward. Remember that all of these planetary energies are encouraging us to dream new dreams and move forward with love.

The day begins with the Moon still VOC* following an opposition to Uranus just before midnight on Saturday. I can imagine a lot of free-floating anxiety as we look at the bigger picture of how much things have changed and yet our feet are not yet firmly planted on our future path. That is ok! We will be shown our path in time.

This reminds me of a quote: “The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Just as there was no avoiding the major changes, there is also no avoiding the assimilation of the changes. Embrace the future.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

  VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

  Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

  Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question. Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the Moon VOC*!
Monday, March 30, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following a trine to Uranus at 9:57 AM EDT until she enters Virgo on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:12 PM EDT.

Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Venus at 5:01 AM EDT until she enters Libra on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:07 AM EDT. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following and opposition to Uranus until she enters Scorpio on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:03 PM EDT.

 

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by the 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*.
I consider the following aspects: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. I work with the following planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 23, 2015 through March 29, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 23, 2015 through March 29, 2015

We have passed a significant threshold in the past week. However, we can’t expect that life is going to slow down anytime soon!

It is possible that nothing has changed in the outward appearance of your life; your circumstances may look the same. Nevertheless, you know that the very structure and underpinning of who you are and the way you experience your world has changed in a fundamental way!

Flora picking flowers, Roman fresco

Flora picking flowers, Roman fresco

What is your experience of this shift? Do you have clarity on where you are in your process? Do you understand what challenges you must undertake and what opportunities you must reach for?

Are you seeking guidance as you face those challenges and reach for those opportunities? A consultation can open your eyes, your deepest awareness, and your heart.  Your astrologer sees the patterns and cycles of your life and your path.

Working together entails simple conversations; conversations that can change you and change your life. Within our work together, you will see yourself, your life, and your circumstances from a perspective that will seem both surprising and familiar.

As you begin to understand astrology, you start to see yourself, your life, and your journey reflected in the patterns that are formed by the cycles of the planetary bodies.

This week the posts are a bit abbreviated. I am also in the deep process of transformation and change!

 

Monday, March 23, 2015:

The week begins slowly and smoothly; around mid-morning, you may notice an opportunity or see a possibility you had not considered. There is something regarding communication here; some awareness that you may, indeed, find a way to express and share your most intangible thoughts, ideas, and feelings.

Do not try to accomplish, set up, or plan anything after 10:25 AM EDT. What would it be like if we took a vacation from expectations!? Try to live that way today; without expectations!

The week begins with the Moon in Taurus going VOC* following a sex tile to Mercury at 10:25 AM EDT.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015:

We can expect a soft dreamy quality to the day on Tuesday. We feel the possibility and opportunity to experience life with a softer touch. Think back to the first few days of February 2015. At that time, we talked about beginning a new dream.

In case you have gotten off track with that dream, now is the time to reconnect to it. Through actively researching what your next steps will be, you will bring this dream closer to reality. This is not the time to take a major or direct action on that dream but a time to consider, plan, and research.

We start the day with the Moon in Taurus VOC*. At 9:23 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini and the day quickens.

Tuesday is a day of activity, of pushing forward as we move closer to Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. This should be a great day for conversation and any type of communication. At 5:53 PM EDT, our communications may hit a snag or we may simply be aware that what we are communicating must to be taken very seriously. Enjoy social activities and friends; just remember to engage a serious edge in these encounters.

Child reading book in flowering tree by Violet Edgecombe Jenkins

Child reading book in flowering tree by Violet Edgecombe Jenkins

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015:

Another active social day can be expected on Wednesday. The Moon in Gemini always encourages us to engage in conversation and activity with others. Are you becoming accustomed to the Sun being in Aries? Do you feel the relentless and commanding push forward?

On Wednesday at 3:24 PM EDT, the Sun trine Saturn; we are able to develop confidence in the direction we are pushing toward. This is a time of stabilization; a time to work with our goals for the future. Tuesday we talked about researching a dream that we are developing; on Wednesday, we can think more clearly about how the reality needs to be developed to bring us there. How did the dream that began in February develop from a more serious desire for self-determination that began in November 2014?

Consider these things and allow the free flow of light and warmth to stabilize your hopes, dreams, and serious plans.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015:

Plan ahead for no expectations on Thursday. Following a sextile to Mars at 8:35 AM EDT the Moon will be VOC* until entering Cancer at 3:46 PM EDT. If you’re able to take a quiet day for rest, reflection, and ease; let Thursday be that day. Whatever you try to accomplish during this time won’t amount to much. Not stressing yourself about it will be very helpful.

Late in the afternoon, following the Moon’s entrance into Cancer we may be a bit moody as we contemplate the passing days.

This may be an evening of nostalgia or a bit of sadness. Spend time with loved ones; plan for comfort food on the menu Thursday evening. This would also be a great evening to touch base with your mother, daughter or sisters. Make connection; show love.

 

Friday, March 27, 2015:

Friday can be a day of action. The day begins with the First Quarter Moon; bringing a certain amount of stress between what we need and what we desire. The Aries Sun is pushing us assertively forward, at the same time as the Cancer Moon desires comfort, closeness, and warmth. Use this tension to push forward into a direct action that honors and balances the two. Think about how you can do that in your life circumstances. Drop me a note and tell me about it!

Later on Friday, we may become aware of another action that needs to be taken regarding the expansion of new relationship or the expansion of how we make money. Something highly valuable to us began in August 2014. What action needs to be taken now to continue inviting that beauty, love, and value deeper into our lives? We are attempting to stabilize fiery assertive energies with both emotional depth and sensual reverence. This is a great day for accomplishment. Not necessarily an easy day but a great day for moving forward.

 

Lifespring - Japanese Blue-Winged Pitta by Wu Minrong

Lifespring – Japanese Blue-Winged Pitta by Wu Minrong

Saturday, March 28, 2015:

Saturday should be a family focused day; a day spent with the folks you are the closest to. Spend the day with loved ones; cook food together, look at old photo albums. Enjoy thoughts and dreams of the past, of those you have loved along the way. Allow nostalgia.

Saturday will be a great day to get things done as a family (biological or chosen family); home projects to prepare for spring would be a great use of this energy. Expect a simple day without much holding you back.

At 9:58 PM EDT, following a square to Mars the Moon is VOC* until shortly after midnight when she will enter Leo, preparing the way for a fun Sunday!

 

Sunday March 29, 2015:

Make Sunday your fun day! When you wake up Sunday morning, the Moon is in Leo and the Sun is in Aries. On Sunday, a grand trine is formed between the Moon, the Sun, and Saturn. We should be able to get most anything done today that we would like to!

Whether it is work or play, we have a ton of energy to direct and accomplish what needs to be done this weekend! Keep the weekend going late into the evening. This is not the weekend you want to close down early to prepare for the week. Keep the fun going! Spend the evening with friends, go out to dinner, or go dancing. Pretend it is Saturday night!

 

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question. Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the Moon VOC*!

Monday, March 23, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a sex tile to Mercury at 10:25 AM EDT, until she enters Gemini on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:23 AM EDT.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Mars at 8:35 AM EDT, until she enters Cancer at 2:46 PM EDT.

Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Cancer) following A square to Mars at 9:58 PM EDT until she enters Leo on Sunday at 1:48 AM EDT.

 

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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 I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions.
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 2, 2015 through March 8, 2015

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 2, 2015 through March 8, 2015

Welcome to another week!
Here we are finally in the month of March, 2015. I remember back in 2011 looking ahead with trepidation at the time between Summer of 2012 and Spring of 2015.

I remember wondering what that time was going to bring for the world, our culture, and our own personal lives.

Now, we are at the very end of this amazing time. The path we have been on has changed dramatically. It almost feels as though we’ve been lifted up and placed in a whole new world.

Grimm's Fairy Tales Book Illustration with Rapunzel in Her Tower

Grimm’s Fairy Tales Book Illustration with Rapunzel in Her Tower

We still have one more exact hit of the transit that has rocked our world over these past few years. The final connection between these two planets comes on March 16, 2015 at 9:53 PM EST. Uranus makes her final square to Pluto at that time.

Does this mean that the entire transformation of these last two years is over and things will settle down immediately? No. I do not expect that will be the case.

In thinking back to 1965 and 1966, when these powerful transformative planets came together and began their current cycle, it is clear to me that it took quite a while for the world to settle down following that impact.

As I look back to that time in my own life and at the history of that time, it is clear that everything did not settle down immediately following 1966. Much of the turmoil persisted. Some of the most relevant work of a transit follows the actual impact. The time of rebuilding continues the hard work. As we move forward, we assimilate what has occurred and pull our lives together to manage the change.

The thing with change is that often times the deepest transformation occurs more quietly than we expect; under wraps. Now, the change will begin to manifest in real world situations.

Watch these changes. Do you feel dread or excitement? Please make a conscious choice to choose excitement. This change/transformation is much needed in our world and in ourselves.

 
Monday, March 2, 2015:

Monday brings us an energized and active Leo Moon. Yes, we are in the middle of profound change. Yes, the amount of change may be deeply unsettling. We have little idea of where we will land. Yet, here in the middle of our uncertainty, right in the middle of not knowing, Monday offers us a view of enthusiastic possibility. You are able to see the potential of excitement on the path forward.

Allow yourself to enjoy the forward motion that you know is required and feel so strongly. We are building powerfully toward the final square between Uranus and Pluto. Utilize the generosity inherent in this day. This will strengthen our resolve as we move in the direction of our chosen path.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015:

Tuesday begins with the Moon VOC* in Leo. The dramatic Leo Moon remains in this non-active resting space until Wednesday morning at 6:58 AM EST. This is a very long VOC* Moon. If you can simply write this day off; hang out, read a book, or visit with friends that would be my top choice for the day! If you are not able to take the full day off, try not to put your effort and attention on anything that you need to amount to much down the road. Nothing much will come from the activities of Tuesday. Work with no expectation! VOC* days can be lovely if you can simply work with the reality of no expectation. We all need a day of rest periodically. At this time, because all the planets are gathered in the early degree of signs we have this situation where the VOC* periods are unusually extended.

However, Tuesday does hold the highly active excitement of Jupiter trine Uranus. The trine aspect suggests a free flowing energy between these two planets. The energy of Uranus carries a strong buzz and brings us new unexpected information and expansion. Jupiter speaks of faith, believe, and enlargement of purpose. Due to the retrograde motions, we encountered this transit in September 2014, and we will see it again in June of 2015. Consider any excitement or expansion that you felt in September. What is the common theme between then and now? Where is it bringing you? How is it changing your life? This transit could open the floodgates of love or money. It could suggest an expansion of an unusual belief system or an encounter with a culture quite different from your own. Enjoy this free flow of excitement. If something presents itself in your life that has the potential to expand your view into the future, run with it!

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015:

On Wednesday, the Moon enters Virgo at 6:58 AM EST, ending the VOC* Moon that was with us all day on Tuesday. Thank goodness. Ask: where can I be of service?

Venus steps into a very powerful position Thursday, first forming a trine aspect to Jupiter; on it’s own this aspect

Book Illustration of Fairies with Yellow Flowers by Margaret Winifred Tarrant

Book Illustration of Fairies with Yellow Flowers by Margaret Winifred Tarrant

could be expected to expand our capacity for love, relationship, or understanding of our values and beliefs. Right on the heels of this aspect, Venus meets directly with Uranus. This begins a new cycle of unusual expressions and expansion of relationship, love, and personal values. What are you excited about today? Venus also forms a square aspect to Pluto. The Uranus Pluto square, which forms its final connection on March 16th, is activated strongly by our love relationships and our connection to beauty, social discourse, and our personal values. How are you choosing to move forward with what others may not approve of? How is the transformation occurring in our lives informed by our deepest values and the reality of those we love? This is a very significant day. Pay careful attention to the course of your life from where you stand today. The pressure of change within our lives is very powerful at this time. This is true for us individually and for the cultures and world we live in.

Please treat others with deep kindness and respect. Not just those in your tightest circle of friends, coworkers, and family. Add a dose of kindness to those you encounter in more casual circumstances. Consider that everyone you meet is working with some version of highly intense issues. Show compassion and kindness to each human you encounter.

 
Thursday, March 5, 2015:

The Full Moon in Virgo is exact at 1:06 PM EST! After all of the intensity of Wednesday (certainly still with us), Thursday allows us to focus on straightening up, cleaning house, organizing, and tidying up some of that mess that seems to be everywhere we look.

At 1:37 PM EST, the Virgo Moon forms a trine aspect to Pluto followed by another very long VOC*. (*sigh). The Moon will remain VOC* until Friday at 7:52 PM EST when she enters Libra to bring us a more socially pleasant weekend.

At 7:18 PM EST, the Sun sextile Pluto. Think back to the very first week of 2015. Consider where you felt the need to deeply empower yourself with a major change in your life. Now you are empowered to gather information for taking a major step in that direction. The major step will occur in early April. The full ramification of what you began in January will be clear by the first week of July.

As you consider the cycles, it helps to remember that there are constantly multiple cycles overlapping and working together and against each other in our lives.
Therein lies the complexity of our path.

This particular cycle is one that has the potential of seriously empowering our future; it may require a time of solitude and is more apt to speak to our careers than our personal life. As you gather information on this next step forward, keep your eyes open this week for an opportunity that is significant to the next step. If an opportunity presents itself this week that fits this criteria, say YES!

 
Friday, March 6, 2015:

Oh my!! I find it a bit painful to look ahead and see another full day with VOC* Moon. As a reminder; VOC* is an acronym for ‘void of course’. This means that the Moon on its course around Earth is making no major aspects to other planets until it enters the next sign. Often, times these periods will only last a few minutes or a few hours. However, when most of the planets are in early degrees of their signs we can have these times where we have very long stretches of VOC* Moon. The difficulty during these times shows up if we are working toward accomplishment or if we want a result from how our time is spent. If we could each take these times for rest, recuperation, and routine activities there would be no problem. If we are trying to get something done that we expect to amount to something, we can feel as though we are spinning our wheels.

Things you don’t want to do during the VOC* moon: have surgery, get married, sign a business deal, begin a project, have an important meeting, or even buy new clothes! The things that you do during these times generally don’t amount to much. They don’t necessarily turn bad; they simply don’t amount to much! Some years ago I had carpal tunnel surgery during a VOC* Moon. You would think I would know better! Maybe it was a test! All that I went through with that surgery and there was absolutely no improvement in the issues with my wrist. Since that time, I’ve watched these VOC* Moon periods far more carefully!

Rest, watch a movie, read a novel, do routine tasks, clean the house!

At 7:52 PM EST, the Moon enters Libra bringing us a lovely Friday evening for socializing, spending the evening quietly with a partner, or creating something of beauty.

Book Illustration of Fairies and Swans

Book Illustration of Fairies and Swans

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 7, 2015:

I hope you all took advantage of Friday evening with the Moon having entered Libra after such a long day with VOC* Moon. The socialization, the time spent with an intimate partner, or the effort you put into creating something of beauty should be extended throughout Saturday.

The best use of this day is to pick and choose from the list I recommended for Friday: socializing with friends, spending intimate times with a partner, or creating art or something of beauty.  Go out to lunch with your friends, stay home and create art, enjoy romantic time with a loved one! Can you imagine a more perfect day?

Yes, I know all of this is resting on the surface. Below this surface level, we are building so closely to that Uranus Pluto square. None of it is really as perfect or simple as we would like; there are intense undercurrents. Nevertheless creating art and spending time with loved ones and friends is the best prescription for this day. As the evening winds down, it may be best to head to sleep early, and reminder of that intensity is at hand. Enjoy what is good and positive about this day. Be kind. Be patient.

 
Sunday March 8, 2015:

If you went to bed early enough on Saturday night, you may have missed the intensity bubbling up beneath the surface. Sleep late on Sunday and perhaps you can play-out a good amount of that intensity in your dreams!

As the Moon moves through Libra on Sunday, she opposes Uranus and squares Pluto. This activates the intense power dynamics and demand for change between them. We are reminded of the seething cauldron below the surface of our world, our cultures, and our own personal lives. As we move further into the day, the energy will ease up and lighten.

Please remember it is always best to look our demons clearly in the eye. When we get to know and appreciate the darkness, we realize we can see better than we expected.

Two practices that will help immeasurably at this: Meditation and Kindness.

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.
Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the Moon VOC*!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Leo) following an opposition to Mercury at 3:48 AM EST and ending when the Moon enters Virgo on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:58 AM EST.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Virgo) following a trine to Pluto at 1:37 PM EST and ending when the Moon enters Libra on Friday March 6, 2015 at 7:52 PM EST.

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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 I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions.
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: February 23, 2015 through March 1, 2015

She Rushed Out of the Palace and Came to the Upper World by Warwick Goble

She Rushed Out of the Palace and Came to the Upper World by Warwick Goble

This is a busy week with much activity!

Early this week , the Sun square Saturn encourages us to take a serious step forward on whatever began in November.

On Tuesday, Venus trine Saturn stabilizes the same issue and showing us clearly how far we have come since that time.

On Wednesday, Mars trine Saturn brings stability to the places that are edgy and hot within us, and to our situation.

We also begin a new cycle between the Sun and Neptune. This is a one-year cycle bringing us to the closure of a dream, fantasy, or suffering that began last year. Even as this cycle ends a new one-year cycle, with a new dream begins!

The first two days of the week offer a time to say goodbye, to let go, to prepare for starting the new cycle.
As we reach toward the ending of the week, we are able to tap into higher energies to move us forward.

 

Monday, February 23, 2015:
Monday brings us a very active Moon in Taurus going VOC* at 9:58 PM EST following a square to Jupiter. This is a day of deliberation, a day to explore the path ahead from a seriously considered position.

At 8:55 AM EST, the Sun squares Saturn and asks that we look at a story that began in mid-November 2014. Pull out your calendars and/or journals and ask yourself what of significance began in your life at that time. The storyline that began then now asks you to make a commitment to taking a definitive step forward. If you know your chart, look at what planets you have near 4° of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces). This is where you will most strongly feel this energy. The Sun is at 4° Pisces and Saturn is at 4° Sagittarius. You may feel compelled to take serious action in a certain direction or you may feel that something or someone is holding you back. Do you feel your freedom is being restricted?

This is a serious day, asking for serious action and resulting in serious accomplishment. The results of the actions you take now will be clear in late May 2015.

Do your best on Monday to step out of your own small self-concern. Try to make eye contact with others and offer a helping hand. The smallest kindness can change the entire course of a person’s life. This is not time to get stuck in your own solitary concerns. Show kindness even if the other person doesn’t.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015:
Tuesday the Taurus Moon is VOC* all day until she enters Gemini shortly before midnight. This is a day that begs for relaxation and self care.

On Monday, we sought action on what began in November 2014. On Tuesday, we will be working with the same story, only our perspective shifts slightly. If you haven’t determined and executed a deliberate forward action, don’t delay.

Venus trine Saturn at 9:57 AM EST asks us to consider the steps to be taken and clearly acknowledge how far we have come and how much growth has occurred since November. Has the growth involved a new relationship, your personal values, or something else that holds great value to you? Rest in the knowledge that you are on a path with deep purpose.

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015:
Wednesday is a busy day with the Gemini Moon highly activated with her engagement with many of her sister planets. At 12:14 PM EST, the First Quarter Square between the Sun and the Moon is exact. You may experience conflict between your analytical mind and your desire to simply fantasize, imagine, and feel your way through the day.

As the evening approaches, we have two significant aspects (impacting us for several days) becoming exact.

She Took Up the Jewel in Her Hand by Warwick Goble

She Took Up the Jewel in Her Hand by Warwick Goble

At 10:08 PM EST, Mars trine Saturn and we are provided with powerful energy and courage to calm and stabilize our more serious situations. With each of these planets in Fire signs, there may be enthusiasm, courage, and fun involved. If what you see is high drama, walk the other way. This cycle began in August 2014; if we encountered a restriction at that time, now it opens and the path is clear.

Just before midnight, the Sun conjuncts Neptune and we begin a new cycle of illuminating our dreams and bringing warmth to our suffering. The cycle that is ending now began in late February 2014. Where is 7degrees Pisces in your chart? This is where a new dream begins.

Allow yourself to dream and encourage the dreams of others. If you are suffering, practice self-compassion. If others are suffering, rest with them in a state of open compassion. Listen.

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015:
Thursday we are likely to remain in a continued state of dreamy compassion associated with Wednesday’s Sun conjunct Neptune.

The VOC* Moon lasts the entire day from 3:43 AM EST until the Moon enters Cancer at 7:50 AM EST on Friday.
Our continued dreaminess could develop into nostalgia for the past. What are you releasing out of sheer necessity and yet the releasing brings deep suffering?

As we let go of what has been important in our lives, we experience a mixture of excitement for the future and deep sadness for the past. Whatever it is you are releasing, let it go with love and acknowledgment for the importance and value it has brought you. Releasing something or someone is a matter of opening your hands and letting go. You do not need to push it away, hold onto resentment or anger. Say goodbye with love and gratitude. Release.

 

Friday, February 27, 2015:
After the very long VOC* Moon yesterday, we are relieved to have the Moon enter Cancer at 7:50 AM EST. As we alternate between these long days of Moon VOC* (created by so many planets being in the early degrees) with days without, it may create difficulty maintaining consistency in certain areas of our lives. We have days that we’re moving forward just fine and then days it feels like were swimming through mud. Expect Friday to be a fine day.

Keep close to home this evening. The Cancer Moon encourages us to slow down, spend time with family and love ones, and enjoy quiet activities of connection during the evening hours. With so many planets now in Fire Signs, and the building energy of the Uranus Pluto Square, life is moving very quickly. Changes come without warning. If love, compassion, and care for others are your top priorities, you are on the right path.

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015:
With the exact connection between Uranus and Pluto so close (March 16), the energy of change, power, and transformation is strongly activated each time the Moon transits a Cardinal Sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn). The Moon is in Cancer throughout the day squaring Uranus at 11:50 AM EST and opposing Pluto at 12:53 PM EST. This is intensely powerful energy that will require you to hold steady and simply ride the wave of change.

The Moon becomes VOC* following the opposition to Pluto at 12:53 AM EST until she enters Leo on Sunday evening at 6:34 PM. This is an extremely long VOC* Moon. If possible, keep close to home, engage with those you love, and maintain a strong sense of compassion and kindness toward others. Something may come to light that is unexpected and difficult to get your mind around.

Compassion and kindness toward yourself and others is more important this weekend than you realize.

Saturday is the last day in February and we are so close to the final culmination (for now) of this part of the Uranus Pluto story. This story is bigger than our lives. It began in 1965 and has been struggling to push forward for several years now. It will come to full illumination in 2046.

Pay attention to what you encounter now, any internal or external struggle will be with you powerfully over coming weeks.

 

Sunday March 1, 2015:
The Moon is VOC* in Cancer until she enters Leo at 6:34 PM EST. Keep your senses open and aware for an unusual opportunity that may be offered. Look for a new perspective on the area of your life that has expanded over the past 6 to 8 months. The first week of August 2014 brought huge expansive energy to our thoughts, our spirit, and hearts. If you look at what began at that time, you

Urashima by Warwick Goble

Urashima by Warwick Goble

will see an area of full illumination now.

Also, look back to April 2014. Can you remember something that was stimulating, aggravating, or brought anxiety or excitement to your thoughts and awareness? Whatever began at that time, you have come a long way since then. Now you are able to work with the energy of final releasing. Explore ways to release in a healthy manner, to let it go for the next cycle of growth within your mind that will begin in April 2015.

If you know what these cycles represent, I would love to hear from you. Please tell me how this is playing out in your circumstance and your life.

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This week: The VOC* Moon:

VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* Moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it! If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing; that is the Moon VOC*!

Monday, February 23, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a square to Jupiter at 9:58 PM EST and ending shortly before midnight on Tuesday when she enters Gemini.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Jupiter at 3:43 AM EST and ending on Friday at 7:50 AM EST when she enters Cancer.

Saturday figure 28, 2015 the Moon is VOC* (in cancer) following an opposition to Pluto at 12:53 PM EST and ending on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:43 PM when she enters Leo.

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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 I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions.
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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