Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 5, 2018 through November 11, 2018

 

 

The exciting news of this week is the ingress of Jupiter into Sagittarius on Thursday morning.

Last year (October 2017), Jupiter’s entrance into the intense, dark waters of Scorpio marked the time when the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal broke. We have spent much time deliberating and expanding our understanding of the darker side of sexuality and sexual assault over this past year, appropriate for Jupiter’s time in Scorpio, the sign where we dig deeply into issues of sexual manipulation and the need to rise above our darkest impulses.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. With Jupiter now entering Sagittarius, a new area of heightened awareness will open. Sagittarius brings us to thoughts of different worldviews. We hold a worldview that is not the same as others. It is time to look outside our narrow view.

This year will expand our attention on what is not familiar. We will look and learn through other’s philosophies and cultural differences. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius, we consider the importance of freedom and understanding for those differences. We seek wisdom. Our worldview is asked to expand and broaden. I am hopeful.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Jupiter is very happy to be back in its home sign where it will remain for approximately a year. During this time, you can expect more and even BIGGER conversations about those who travel and live lives different from our own.

Look to the house that holds Sagittarius in your personal horoscope to understand more specifically where this expansion occurs in your life. (Check out my offerings on Patreon for more help in consistently being able to track these movements in your life).

Jupiter follows a 12-year cycle, if you consider what began to expand in the Fall of 2006, you may have some hints on what area of your life is being revisited for a new level of expansion.

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

Announcement:  ASTROLORE is preparing to implement a rate hike for new clients following Venus’ retrograde in mid-November. If you have met with me in the past, you will continue at the current rate.  If you would like to join those grand-parented in at the current rate, please make your appointment today! As always, contact me if you have questions or concerns.

 

GRACE AND BEAUTY

Monday, November 5, 2018:

The week begins with the Moon in relationship-oriented Libra. You will likely begin the day with a strong desire to please others, engage in social niceties, and create beauty and harmony.

It sounds lovely and it is. However, you can expect a challenge in the form of someone or something pushing against your efforts in the early afternoon with a square from the Moon to Pluto at 12:56 PM EDT.

Commit yourself to let that challenge go without engaging it with anger and defensiveness. As the day moves on, you will regain balance and work toward fairness and pleasure in all your interactions.

Sometimes, it is challenging to make a definitive decision when the Moon is in Libra, but perhaps you don’t need to. Keep the day simple. Bring beauty into your life. Visit a museum, go to an art show, paint a picture, or engage with a crafty project. Bring grace and decorum to all that you do.

Due to an early morning trine between the Scorpio Sun and Neptune, don’t be surprised by an overriding sense of dreaminess, lack of clarity, or heightened imagination, particularly as the day proceeds.

 

ASSERT YOURSELF WITHOUT ANGER OR AGGRESSION

Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

Early Tuesday morning, the all-powerful Sun (in deeply contemplative Scorpio) forms a flowing trine to dreamy Neptune. This offers an open awareness of spiritual compassion and inspiration. Find time on Tuesday to sing, write a poem, or take a nap.

The Moon joins the Sun in mysterious Scorpio just after 8:00 AM EDT, deepening your emotional depth. You are unlikely to be satisfied with surface interactions.

Since Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May, the earth has been working to show each of us where we need to wake up regarding our bodies and our planet. Now, for a few months (until early March) Uranus retrogrades back into Aries once again. There is some message regarding your ability to assert and stand up for yourself that you have been working on since 2011 that offers you another chance to understand and get it right.

What house does Aries hold in your chart? It is in that area that you have a bit more learning to do regarding standing up for yourself without destroying the other person in the process.

You will see may folks get it wrong on Tuesday and in the coming days as they rush to anger and aggression, trying to control others with their sense of entitlement and power. Don’t forget to vote.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 3:18 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:02 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SCORPIO NEW MOON – PLANT A SEED OF DEEP REFLECTION

Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

We wake at the darkest point of the Lunar Phase on Wednesday. At the New Moon, the Moon joins with the Sun, making herself invisible as the Sun’s rays overtake her. Cultivate awareness of the significance of how you manage yourself and what seeds you plant at the New Moon. With the Moon in Scorpio, the seed you plant is one of deep emotional significance. You are willing to look deeper than usual and take an emotional risk.

When the Moon is in Scorpio, you may be more aware of those things that you generally keep out of sight and all the things that polite society would rather you kept hidden under a rug. However, Scorpio suggests the importance of bringing what is hidden into the light, to be excavated, and to be brought forth for healing. Tell your own secret or hold one close to your heart for a friend.

New Moon ritual

Late Wednesday or anytime on Thursday, plan and implement your New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. First, take a moment to write down what changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the coming month and up to the next 6 months.

For this Scorpio New Moon, set an intention regarding deep introspection, passion, and emotional transformation. Perhaps, this intention involves taking on a new lover or deepening a passionate connection with a current lover, perhaps, it involves delving deeply into your own hidden, compulsive secrets. You could plant this powerful seed by starting a journal to work deeply on self-reflection.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 15° Scorpio, it will help you clarify where this issue is coming from. For example, if Scorpio is in your 1st house, set an intention for coming to understand some hidden issues in your personality; in the 4th house, set an intention to transformation and intensity into your home/ family; in the 7th, the intention may be for more passion in your partnership; in the 10th, you may plant a seed to uncover secrets in your work world or expose some hidden aspects of your reputation.

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that needs to grow through depth, introspection, and the exploration of hidden powers.

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

The Scorpio New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of deep empowerment and transformation. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

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EXPAND YOUR VIEW

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

The most significant point of the entire month of November happens on Thursday at 7:38 AM EDT, as Jupiter, the planet of expansion, idealism, and wisdom enters its home sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter and Sagittarius have much in common and Jupiter is thrilled to be in this, its happy place. Jupiter will remain in Sagittarius for a year bringing opportunity and expansion to the area of your life (house) that holds Sagittarius.

Jupiter expands our awareness and broadens our scope of understanding. Over the course of the coming year, your understanding of how others experience the world will broaden and expand. This is a hopeful shift for us all.

At 2:00 PM EDT, the Moon follows Jupiter into Sagittarius. The downside of this doubling down in Sagittarius may be the tendency (the day after these contentious midterm elections) to get stuck in our belief that our view of the world is the RIGHT view. Remember, the positive side of Sagittarius is to open to see the full view, to understand the beliefs of others who think differently than we do. We all see the world from a different perspective. Do your best to be respectful of others. Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom over the coming days.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 5:42 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 2:00 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.


SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

Friday, November 9, 2018:

Friday brings us to a trine aspect between Venus (still retrograde) and Mars. Given that both Venus and Mars are in Air signs, I suspect there is a conversation that may come more easily on Friday than you may have anticipated.

Venus has been retrograde for more than a month now and we have all contemplated our values in relationships at a deep level. Something that you have learned is ready to be shared. Perhaps, it will be in conversation or perhaps you could write a story that deepens your understanding of the process that Venus retrograde is still moving you through.

The Sagittarius Moon offers wisdom and a wider viewpoint. This may be a great evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, and kick up your heels. Prepare for a weekend road trip, explore someplace new, go dancing, play, have fun!

 

SEEK UNDERSTANDING, HUMOR, JOY & WISDOM

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

Welcome to a happy weekend! Plan a road trip or a party. This is a good time to get away and see different sights or engage with folks that will expand your thinking and view of the world. The Moon is in explorative Sagittarius making wonderful aspects to loving Venus, assertive Mars, and exciting Uranus. Spend the weekend expanding your vision, seeking wisdom, and looking for a good time!

Don’t let yourself get stuck in your own opinions or beliefs; remember to keep an open mind and learn from folks who think differently than you do! Consciously cultivate understanding, humor, and wisdom.

There is no need for deep contemplations or difficulties, let it all go! Kick up your heels, go dancing, and have fun!

At 10:55 PM EDT, the Moon enters Capricorn bringing a more serious day on Sunday.

 

A RELEASE POINT; LETTING GO

Sunday, November 11, 2018:

When you start the day on Sunday, you will notice a much more serious vibe as the Moon is now in authoritative, hardworking Capricorn. Sunday is a day to spend alone working on goals and ambitious projects. Get serious about the work that you want to accomplish. Put a stake in the ground and determine the direction that will bring you where you need to go.

When the Moon is in Capricorn, we are reminded that our lives and actions have consequences and we have important goals to pay attention to and things to accomplish.

Sunday is not a day for dreaming or playing, it is a day to contemplate significant life issues. If you are drifting or wasting your gifts, now is the time to get clarity on what needs to happen to change your course. Consider the importance of working with clear integrity to attain mastery of whatever is your calling. If you do not have a calling or don’t know what it is, make a serious practice of curiosity. Explore until you find what makes your soul sing.

The second week of January 2018, the Sun joined with Pluto beginning a cycle of understanding a deep cultural or personal shadow. Now, with the Sun sextile Pluto, is a point of release as you explore the darkness you are letting go of and what might present itself at the next cycle in January 2019. Something releases now with ease as you explore the future.

 

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

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

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

 

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Welcome to the first full week with Venus Retrograde!

 

SEEK FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, LOVE

Monday, October 8, 2018:

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

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

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

 

 

~ New Moon Ritual ~

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

ROCK THE BOAT

Tuesday, October 9, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

DEFIANCE ON DISPLAY

Wednesday, October 10, 2018:

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

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

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

 

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YIN/ YANG – FINDING BALANCE

Thursday, October 11, 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

LOOK FOR SUPPORT OFFERED

Friday, October 12, 2018:

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

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

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

Remember: you are stronger than you know.

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

 

 

SEEK WISDOM OR JUST GO TO THE PARTY

Saturday, October 13, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

THE SERIOUS PROCESS AHEAD

Sunday, October 14, 2018:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 13, 2018 through August 19, 2018

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

 

This will be a very different week from last week and we can expect more ease and simplicity in our personal lives and interactions.

  • We are on the other side of the eclipses. Sigh. Smile.
  • The VOC* Moon periods are very short following last week when we had three full days of that challenging, uncomfortable energy.
  • We have moved away from the stressful, difficult challenge of Mars square Uranus (yet, this will return for a final pass in mid-September).
  • Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury will turn direct! Sigh. Smile.

All in all, this is a quiet week with the Moon starting in Virgo, moving through Libra and Scorpio, and ending the week in Sagittarius. Communications regain clarity and we can begin some of those projects that have been left languishing.

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

 

 

BE AVAILABLE, OBSERVE, RESPECT, RELEASE JUDGEMENT

Monday, August 13, 2018:

You can expect a quiet day on Monday with the Moon quietly passing through service-oriented Virgo. When the Moon is in Virgo, we watch ourselves and each other a bit more closely as we analyze and try to fix what seems to be outside of the exacting standards we may desire.

Your expectations may be higher than usual as you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing. Try to curb the tendency to be critical of yourself, your loved ones, and strangers. Notice the critical tone in your voice and seek to replace it with understanding and kindness.

Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. How can you be of service? What is it that you can offer on Monday that will help others? Focus on being available, observing, respecting, and releasing judgment.

 

 

BRING BEAUTY INTO THE WORLD

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Tuesday, the Moon has entered diplomatic, relationship-oriented Libra. The day may not start as easily as you would like as the Moon squares up with Saturn before breakfast. You or your partner may wake cranky and disgruntled. Let it slide off your back as it will pass easily as long as you don’t engage the issue.

The afternoon and evening should more easily offer the gifts of Libra; the desire to please, engage in social niceties and create beauty. Commit yourself to achieve balance, fairness, and pleasure in all your interactions. It may be difficult to take a stand as it will be far easier to flow with what is presented than to make a set determination.

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

The Virgo Moon is VOC* briefly from 12:10 PM until she enters Libra At 12:59 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” ~Dane Rudhyar

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY, ROMANCE, LOVE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018:

Wednesday will likely be similar to Tuesday, as the morning brings challenges and difficulty that the afternoon releases. The trick is to be careful how you manage the morning.

At 9:52 AM EDT, the Libra Moon forms a difficult square aspect to Pluto. Do your best to manage this potentially deep discomfort on your own. Don’t allow yourself to get pulled into tough interactions or arguments with others, especially an intimate partner. Don’t pull them into those difficulties either.

The good thing is that this is a simple Moon transit and will not last long. Spend a few hours alone, don’t say anything that doesn’t pass the test of: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

The afternoon and evening should provide much ease and simplicity. Enjoy social gatherings, romantic connections, or spend time creating beauty and art.

 

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DEEP PASSION AND DETERMINATION

Thursday, August 16, 2018:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon has entered the intensely deep waters of Scorpio. Once again, the challenging part of the day comes early and is eased by the afternoon.

At 9:27 AM EDT, the Moon opposes Uranus. You may receive unexpected or unwelcome news, whatever it is, don’t let it throw you off kilter. By the time things shake out, it won’t be as much of a problem as you may initially expect.

With the Moon passing through Scorpio, you are naturally inclined to examine the deeper (even the darker) side of life and love. We are able to understand that in order to grow we must allow parts of ourselves to transform through destruction and regeneration. Open your heart to deep passion, determination, and powerful transformative change.

The Libra Moon is VOC* briefly from 3:56 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 4:55 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

THE POWER TO TRANSFORM

Friday, August 17, 2018:

Friday brings us another day with the Moon in the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are stable, have a concentration of focus, and can be quite stubborn. Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are deeply sensitive and emotional. Scorpio is very deep and focuses its powerful attention on the hidden emotions that many folks prefer to avoid. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we are able to feel more deeply and are able to observe our hidden emotional motivations with great clarity.

It may be easy to be suspicious of the motivations of others but it is best to focus this energy on yourself. Get to the bottom of something you would generally rather not explore. Under this Moon, you can look deep enough to transform an issue that has dogged you for years. Digging deeply and facing profound and difficult hidden truths has the power to transform.

 

AN EVENING FOR FUN

Saturday, August 18, 2018:

Very early Saturday morning brings us to the First Quarter Moon. Think back to last week’s New Moon. What was the seed you planted at that time? What did you want to grow out of the powerful energies of that Solar Eclipse? It is important to go back to that consideration and take a practical concrete step forward to bring that seed to reality.

Mercury forms a lovely sextile aspect to Venus on Saturday providing a great opportunity to have a significant conversation with a partner or loved one that will support your relationship deeply.

Jupiter is also lining up for a flowing trine to Neptune that we will feel over the next few days. This is a sweet, feel-good vibe.

At 12:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius bringing us to a lighter emotional state. This is an evening to let loose and have fun. Let go of all the deep contemplations of the past few days, kick up your heels. Go on a road trip, dancing, play, have fun!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* briefly from 11:06 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 12:45 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

MERCURY STEPS FORWARD

Sunday, August 19, 2018:

I always love writing the post on the day Mercury turns direct. I know that everyone is waiting and is happy to greet this day. So, here it is! Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mercury stationed direct. It will be a few days yet before it is up to speed but this is the day of the shift.

Were you able to use the time to catch up on projects and communications? Take time now to develop a list of projects and communications you want to get started between now and the next Mercury retrograde (November 16, 2018).

The other lovely thing that the cosmos offers us on Sunday is a flowing trine aspect between Jupiter and Neptune. This is a romantic and utterly sweet contact. You are apt to have your rose-colored glasses firmly affixed. Love seems soft and dreamy. Enjoy this sweetness. Go with it and share love and beauty, softness and dreams!

“Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.”
~ Karen Hamaker-Zondag

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 16, 2018 through July 22, 2018

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This is a very different week from last week. There is simply not too much going on in the heavens. And that, my friends is cause for celebration!

Yes, we still have Mars moving retrograde along with Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto.

We are still working through the issues of how we misuse our direct drive and aggression, individually and collectively.

For the most part, we are simply managing the Moon and her ongoing conversations with all the planets day to day as she goes from one sign to the next.

This is the last week with the Sun in Cancer as it heads into Leo on Sunday!

Ahh, Joy! I confess that Leo season is my joy!

 

 

SET THE STAGE FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT

Monday, July 16, 2018:

The week begins with the meticulous and productive Virgo Moon forming a lovely sextile to Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion. You want to be useful and to properly analyze any situation in order to make improvements. This is a great morning to accomplish tasks quickly and easily.

Later in the afternoon, when the Moon opposes Neptune at 4:24 PM EDT, you may find yourself feeling uncertain about how to proceed. Perhaps, it is simply time to end the work day and take yourself to a movie or meditation center, write poetry, or daydream by a body of water.

Take time before sleep to make a list of all that you want to accomplish over the course of the week. A trine aspect from the Moon to powerful Pluto will set the stage for accomplishment.

 

 

CREATE BEAUTY AND LOVE

Tuesday, July 17, 2018:

Tuesday begins with a sextile from the industrious Virgo Moon to the Cancer Sun. This is a ‘feel good’ aspect and its energy will rest with you until the Moon enters Libra at 3:43 PM EDT.

Because the Moon is VOC* during that time, focus your attention on common tasks; don’t try to dive into complex projects of a long-term nature. Clean out your inbox, do the laundry, or clean out the car.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra, offering an evening that supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, or creating art. As you interact with others, it is good to remember that while the Moon moves through Libra we all desire companionship and beauty.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* from 6:49 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 3:43 PM EDT.
When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

REST WITH PLEASURE

Wednesday, July 18, 2018:

Wednesday offers a day with very little planetary activity as the Moon gently flows through charming, pleasant Libra. One thing to remember about Libra is that being an Air sign it is fundamentally an intellectual charm that is important here. What we want at this time is companionship, friendships, social alliances, and intimate gatherings. We want to engage with others in ways that provide cooperation, diplomacy, and compromise. Enjoy cultural activities, go to a museum, a concert, or a small gathering with compatible others.

It may not be easy to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in the pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.

 

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FINDING BALANCE

Thursday, July 19, 2018:

Thursday brings us to the First Quarter phase of the Moon. This puts the Libra Moon at odds with the Cancer Sun. The Libra Moon wants to make things look pretty and nice while the Cancer Sun is more interested in the messy world of emotional bonding.

Libra does not want to get its hands dirty and Cancer is more than willing to do so in the name of love. The theme of the day is found in balancing those two distinct impulses. How can the powerful sensitivity of Cancer feed the Libra need for diplomacy and smoothe social graces? Hold these ideas as you balance the day.

At 9:12 PM EDT, the Moon stops looking for peace and harmony and leaves Libra behind and enters the deeply emotional, dark waters of Scorpio. Head to bed with thoughts of powerful connection with your partner or delve into the dark sphere of your dreams.

The Libra Moon is VOC* from 3:53 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 9:12 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

 

CONNECT DEEPLY

Friday, July 20, 2018:

Friday morning may start out a bit rough as the Scorpio Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Mars, in his retrograde path. Avoiding arguments over the breakfast table may be the most difficult part of your day. Consider where anger and frustration have damaged your relationships and your credibility. Keep in mind that Mars’ retrograde provides an opportunity to explore, dissolve, and eliminate toxic anger.

The day smooths out and offers an evening that is made for close and deep connections with close friends and lovers. With a sextile to Venus and a conjunction to Jupiter, you are looking for love that expands and fills your heart on a deeply profound level. Don’t settle for light social fare. Connect deeply for powerful soul growth.

 

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

 

 

GO DEEP TO FACILITATE 

HEALING

Saturday, July 21, 2018:

The general mood of each day is reflected by the transits of the Moon. On Saturday, there are no other transits perfecting so we can simply consider the Moon’s movement through Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap as it is a sign that has a profound need to go deep and explore the inner dark corner of the psyche.

While the Moon is going through Scorpio, you may be more aware of those things that you generally keep out of sight and all the things that polite society would rather we kept hidden under a rug. However, Scorpio suggests the importance of bringing what is hidden into the light, to be excavated, and to be brought forth for healing.

The things that Scorpio hides are usually the more unacceptable parts of our lives and personalities but remember that many folks hide their most precious gifts as well. Whatever you keep hidden is far closer to the surface on these Scorpio Moon days. Look inside, what you find needs light and healing. Provide that to yourself. Show love to the parts of yourself that most need healing.

At 4:01 PM EDT, when the Moon squares Mercury, it is best to think twice about sharing your deep inner thoughts and motivation with others. Keep your own counsel.

 

THE SUN ENTERS OPEN-HEARTED, GENEROUS LEO

Sunday, July 22, 2018:

Sunday begins with a sextile aspect from lovely Venus to expansive Jupiter. The cycle between Venus and Jupiter is a cycle of expanding our deep values. This cycle began in November 2017 and is now wrapping up in order to step onto a higher plane in January 2019. Consider what new step regarding love, money, art, or beauty you’d like to begin then. Now is the time to begin contemplating what will need to be released even as you begin to explore ideas for the next cycle. Think of these cycles as spirals going upward, ending one is really just taking the step to the next level as you spiral upward.

However, the biggest news comes at 5:00 PM EDT when the Sun enters generous, enthusiastic Leo, the sign that Leo rules. Here, we reach the height of Summer. Everyone understands the strength and life-giving force of the Sun. Feel the warmth and remember that life can not exist without the Sun. Now, is the time to absorb the rays and heat of the Sun that will carry you through the times with less light and warmth.

While the Sun is in Leo, folks take vacations and relax their grip on schedules and rules. There is a playfulness in the air. Think of the carnivals and fairs that happen at this time of year. Over the coming month don’t forget to express generosity and play.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* from 5:18 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 6:13 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have a significant future impact.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 18, 2018 through June 24, 2018

 

“For all its complexity, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.” ~Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike

Ilustracion de Mestre a El Cielo Ajedrez by Antonio Agudelo via Wiki Media

 

REVISIT YOUR DREAMS

Monday, June 18, 2018:

Monday’s practical Virgo Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to defiant Uranus early Monday morning allowing your emotional self to explore new ideas and ways of getting your needs met.

Later in the afternoon, she forms another sweet trine aspect to level-headed Saturn bringing a touch of reality to the conversation.

With the Moon in Virgo, you will notice yourself drawn toward practical activities. You will want to organize and analyze everything you do. You may have a hard time allowing ‘good-enough’ to be good enough. Don’t allow perfectionism to stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

Neptune turns retrograde at 7:27 PM EDT and will remain so until late November. This suggests a need to revisit, explore, and examine your understanding of your deepest imagination, your dreams, and your spirituality.

You will likely sleep through this but just in case: The Leo Moon is VOC* until she enters Virgo at 4:41 AM EDT on Monday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

EXPRESS VULNERABILITY

Tuesday, June 19, 2018:

The Virgo Moon keeps you chugging along doing practical chores and getting things done efficiently throughout the day.

However, during the mid-afternoon, Mercury in sensitive Cancer forms a flowing trine to expansive Jupiter. Conversations may move into unusual depths and the vulnerability expressed may surprise you.

Go with your gut instincts. Listen carefully and trust yourself to know how to respond. Perhaps, you are being called to help someone in deeper need than it appears. If you are the one expressing vulnerability, trust yourself in knowing who to share yourself with. Allow words to open your heart.

 

GRACE AND DECORUM

Wednesday, June 20, 2018:

Challenges arise with the Sun and Moon at odds (1st Quarter Square phase) at 6:51 AM EDT. It can be difficult to know what action to take but you know it is time to move forward with the understanding you gained since the New Moon last Wednesday.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Moon enters diplomatic Libra, showing you that the best move forward is to face any issue with dispassionate objectivity. Libra asks that you put cooperation and an attitude of refinement ahead of other considerations. Face internal and external work with grace and decorum.

Since May 20th, the Sun has been in inquisitive, curious, fast-talking Gemini. Enjoy this one last day of Gemini. Thursday morning at 6:07 AM EDT the life-giving Sun enters nurturing, inward Cancer.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:51 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:30 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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SUN ENTERS CANCER – PROTECTIVE MAMA BEAR

Thursday, June 21, 2018:

At 6:07 AM EDT, the Sun enters the intuitive, domestic sign of Cancer. I want to take this opportunity to clear up a misunderstanding I often see expressed about Cancer. Everyone seems to know that Cancer is sensitive, nurturing, and tender. However, many folks seem to conflate sensitivity with weakness. Please, make no mistake, Cancer is a powerful sign in its own right! Think the nurturing mother bear! Don’t ever mess with Cancer assuming she will not strike back!

While the Sun is in Cancer, you may feel more insular as your attention is drawn inward to your domestic life. Your focus turns to build deep roots and a sense of belonging.

Thursday starts the Cancer season with some clear challenges as an opposition forms between Venus and Mars. It may be hard to appreciate what you have as you keep looking over your shoulder for what you think you would prefer.

Even the cooperative Libra Moon isn’t in the best state to help the situation as she forms hard aspects with Mercury and Pluto. Watch your words and tendency to get hot under the collar. Remember, before you speak ask yourself three things: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? If everything that comes out of your mouth passes that test, you will do fine!

This is unlikely to have much impact on Thursday but the Libra Moon is VOC* after 9:34 PM EDT Friday morning. She will be VOC* until 3:11 PM EDT on Friday when she will enter Scorpio. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

A QUIET DAY FOR CONTEMPLATION

Friday, June 22, 2018:

The Libra Moon is very quiet throughout the day being VOC* until entering Scorpio at 3:11 PM EDT. This is a good day to avoid making decisions or starting new projects, it is a good day for rest, meditation, dreaming, or enjoying vacation.

Once the Moon enters Scorpio, the reset button is hit and you can move forward more easily. You will be called to seek intensity, passion, and deep emotions of all kinds. You have a strong belief that knowledge is power, therefore, you are highly motivated to find out what makes people or situations ‘tick’.

Friday evening is underscored by the Moon opposing Uranus, exposing not only what is intense, deep, and hidden but also what is unusual or eccentric in some way. When the intense and the unusual come together, they always dig up something of interest. Keep your eyes open and enjoy.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Scorpio at 3:11 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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

 

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IS IT TRUE? IS IT NECESSARY? IS IT KIND?

Saturday, June 23, 2018:

You can anticipate waking on Saturday still in the throes of the Sun sextile Uranus. You may carry the intensity of unusual family-centered dreams with you into the morning.

Unfortunately, the quirkiness and possible fun of that transit will likely be overshadowed by Mercury opposing Pluto at 5:26 AM EDT. Try to sleep late and then spend time alone with your thoughts and ideas. Mercury and Pluto can be used in deep contemplation, reading, and writing.

Don’t try to have significant or sensitive conversations, particularly with family members today. It would be too easy to end up in difficult power dynamics with things being said that are best left unsaid.

Once again, remember, before you speak ask yourself three things: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Make sure all that you say on Saturday passes that test.

When the intense Scorpio Moon joins with joyful Jupiter at 5:11 PM EDT, you can let down your guard a bit and make connections that can end in a lovely nighttime of dreamy connection when Moon trines whimsical Neptune at 10:23 PM EDT.

 

UNDER THE SURFACE

Sunday, June 24, 2018:

Sunday is by far the easier day of the weekend. The deeply profound Scorpio Moon makes nice contact with Pluto and Mercury, encouraging any deep work necessary to sooth any ruffled feathers from Saturday.

After 10:00 AM EDT, we enter another long VOC Moon allowing time to simply be with all that has occurred over the weekend. Rest, relax, allow yourself to have no agenda or expectations.

With the Moon in Scorpio, this relaxation is not light and airy, there is a depth that you may go to as you focus your mind and allow emotions to bubble to the surface. Under that surface, there is much transformation and powerful healing work occurring. For now, just rest and allow it to work its magic under the surface.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:00 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius early Monday morning (12:30 AM EDT). When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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

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

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