Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 24, 2017 through April 30, 2017

“Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.”  ~ Hermann Hesse

 

Spring by Harald Slott-Møller via Wikicommons

PONDER THE PATH AHEAD

Monday, April 24, 2017:

On Monday, your mind is steady and directed toward completion of whatever is uppermost in your thoughts. In late November of 2016, Saturn and Mercury joined together with the intention of developing an idea, project, or plan. You have come a long way with that project, and with Mercury in retrograde motion, you have the time now to stabilize any issues that need to be smoothed out to support your forward motion of that project.

Find your “flow” and go forward with the least resistant path. You will have more opportunity to direct this project toward the end of April and the full vision will be clear in mid-June.

This is a day to consider your ideas and perspectives. It’s a good day for pondering alternatives and sharing your ideas with a companion. By taking these steps, you will gain clarity and understanding of the path ahead.

With the Moon in courageous Aries, you should feel self-assured and capable on Monday as well. All in all, a good day! Enjoy.

 

 

WITH EVENING COMES STABILIZATION

Tuesday, April 25, 2017:

Unless you get up very early in the morning, you will be able to avoid the power dynamics and problems that can result when the decisive Aries Moon squares controlling Pluto at 4:47 AM EDT.

It is less likely that you can avoid the anxiety that may arise mid afternoon when the strong-willed Aries Moon connects with innovative Uranus.

There are two things to remember about Moon transits with Uranus. First, you always want to keep in the forefront of your mind that Moon transits pass quickly and will not be disruptive unless we engage them in an inappropriate manner. Second, a transit of Uranus does not always manifest as anxiety, another likely expression is that of excitement. During this transit, you may see, understand, or experience something that changes your perspective significantly. This may cause anxiety or it may cause excitement.

At 5:54 PM EDT, the Moon, still in demanding Aries, forms a lovely trine aspect to unflinching Saturn allowing you a far more easygoing evening.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters patient Taurus as she prepares for her monthly New Moon phase on Wednesday morning. Create a cozy nest and sleep well.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:54 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 9:56 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that you begin. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

TAURUS NEW MOON SEEK COMFORT

Spring by Konstantin Pankov via Wikicommons

Wednesday, April 26, 2017:

Today’s New Moon is at 6° Taurus. A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon occupy the same degree of the zodiac. This makes the Moon invisible from our perspective on Earth.

Think of the lunar cycle as comparable to the life cycle of a plant. At the New Moon, a seed is planted. During the upcoming weeks, this seed grows and culminates its growth at the Full Moon. From there, as the Moon wanes and the plant decays brings us back to the next New Moon two weeks later. This is the cycle of birth, growth, full illumination, deterioration, and death. It is the cycle of all living things.

For the Taurus New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding the ability to steadfastly build or grow something. This is the perfect time to plant a garden or get plants started indoors.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 6° Taurus, it will help you clarify what you need to begin at this point in the cycle. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life needs stable and deliberate effort.

Don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle. Have two candles available for this ritual. Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you aspire to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are creating, as you bring the two candles closer together. At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Taurus New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of steadfast determination, reliability and conservative effort. Prepare yourself to grow in deliberate stability, comfort, and sensuality.

 

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RELIABLE CONSISTENCY

Thursday, April 27, 2017:

On Thursday, the reliable and patient Taurus Moon encourages you to focus on creating comfort and calm both internally and in the outer world. Pay close attention and maintain a slow steady pace in all that you do and with everyone you encounter. Offer reliable consistency in your interactions with others.

This is a day to get or give a massage, cook a healthy meal, and support the sensual, earthy nature of life.

You may spend much of the day looking forward to the comfort and security of your bed and yet, at 9:38 PM EDT, when the Moon enters active, inquisitive Gemini, going to bed no longer calls you! Your mind moves more quickly and you want to converse with others or follow the activity of your mind. As much as possible, keep your mind calm; you may need to spend time in meditation to finally get to sleep. Friday your mind will accelerate in wildly quirky and inventive ways bringing us to an exciting and upbeat start to the weekend.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for 20 minutes between 9:18 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:38 PM EDT.

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

 

 

CONFIDENCE AND INDIVIDUALITY

Friday, April 28, 2017:

Friday promises to be an active and energizing day. At 9:13 AM EDT, Venus leaves Pisces, a place where she took great pleasure in imagination and sensitivity and enters determined, bold, and courageous Aries. Venus represents social needs, love, money, and all that we value most dearly. Now, in Aries we find her seeking what she wants directly, decisively, and with bold confidence. If you are seeking more love, resources, or beauty in your life, Venus will support you in taking direct action between now and when she enters Taurus on June 6th.

At 10:49 AM EDT, perceptive Mercury, in its retrograde motion, makes direct contact with innovative Uranus. Combined with Venus’ current assertiveness in Aries, this enlivens your desire to break free from rules and limitations. You find yourself eager to express your independence and individuality. Keep your eyes and ears open for unconventional logic and unusual perspectives. Don’t be surprised if words come out of your own mouth that you are not expecting to hear. Don’t be surprised at what you hear from others.

At 10:36 PM EDT, there is a smooth flowing trine aspect between the clever Gemini Moon and optimistic Jupiter in Libra. You can anticipate adventures in social situations and encounters. Bring your most idealistic inquisitive and fun self into the world on Friday evening and have a great time.

Queen Guinevere’s Maying by John Collier via Wikicommons

SPARKLY TO SENSITIVE

Saturday, April 29, 2017:

Saturday will provide you with a great opportunity for stimulating conversations and interesting interactions. The chatty Gemini Moon forms fun sextile aspects to both conversational Mercury and unpredictable Uranus in the early afternoon.

Whatever fun you engaged in on Friday night, the good mood extends into Saturday. Spend time with your friends; engage in activities that stimulate innovative ideas and unusual thinking. This should also be a great day to research scientific or unconventional projects. Ask questions to spark conversations that will reveal information that would otherwise remain unknown. Folks will be happy to share their thoughts and ideas throughout most of Saturday.

However, at 5:29 PM EDT, the Moon opposes cautious Saturn, insisting that we face some more serious question.

At 9:48 PM EDT, the Moon enters domestic, emotional Cancer suggesting that Saturday night it would be best to stay home and keep your loved ones close in a nurturing, sensitive environment. Create a nest and cuddle on the couch. If you have friends or family who needs extra love, bring them a meal or find another way to nurture them on a deep emotional level.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:29 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 9:48 PM. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

GIVE AND RECEIVE LOFE

Sunday, April 30, 2017:

Sunday is a day you may want to plan on staying close to home. The extremely sensitive Cancer Moon shows each of us our deepest inward vulnerabilities. She also shows us how we long to be nurtured, cared for, and protected even as she shows us how we can provide that level of deep affection to those we love.

You may long to look back in time, making this a day to explore old photo albums, letters, and mementos from the past, and generally allow yourself the luxury of nostalgia and sentimentality. A small reminiscence goes a long way; don’t get stuck there. You will know when you have gone far enough and it is time to come back to the present moment and enjoy the reality of the life you now live.

Cook a good meal; provide nurturance and love in this very moment.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 12, 2016 through December 18, 2016

This week begins with a bang as the Sagittarius Sun trine Uranus offering surprising revelations, innovations, and excitement.  The periods of time that the Moon is VOC are far shorter this week! What a blessing and relief!

The Swan Maidens by Walter Crane via Wiki Commons

The Swan Maidens by Walter Crane via Wiki Commons

On Tuesday, there’s a Full Moon in Gemini which brings clarity on what began at the Sagittarius New Moon two weeks ago.

If you have anything that you want to accomplish before Mercury turns retrograde, get it done as early this week as possible.

Mercury turns retrograde in the early morning hours of Monday, December 19th (at 15° Capricorn) and will remain in retrograde motion until January 8th. Keep in mind the higher purpose of Mercury retrograde is to get caught up on all projects and processes that have been left to gather dust. These are powerful periods of time for accomplishment as long as you do not move into new terrain.

 

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EXCITEMENT

Monday, December 12, 2016:

Monday begins with a flowing trine aspect between the Sagittarius Sun and Uranus (in Aries). This is the high point of the week and the intensity will remain with us throughout Monday and Tuesday.

The full cycle of Uranus and the Sun began in early April of 2016. Did something surprising begin in your life at that time that was exciting or possibly stressful? This is a cycle of intensification and can be experienced as anxiety or excitement, depending on your relationship to Uranus and where the dance began in your personal chart.

What began in April was fully illuminated in mid-October and is now flowing with excitement and anticipation into your life.

In early January, there will be an adjustment to make but for now, enjoy the flow of anticipation that is moving you forward in a surprising new and exciting direction.

At 7:42 AM EST, the Moon enters Gemini, encouraging you to speak your mind, share your ideas and curiosity. This will be a great evening to bring a friend (or a group of friends) to dinner as the Moon forms a lovely flowing trine aspect to Venus at 5:23 PM EST. This will be a delightful evening for friendship and loving connection.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Gemini at 7:42 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

EXPANSION

Tuesday, December 13, 2016:

Tuesday brings with it the illuminated Full Moon at 22° Gemini. If it is a clear night go out and stand under that bright light, absorb its full light. Consider the seed that you planted at the Sagittarius New Moon on Tuesday, November 29th. What has grown from that beginning? The conversational Gemini Full Moon encourages us to take full responsibility for our thinking and our communications.

At 2:04 PM EST, when the Moon opposes authoritative Saturn we can look at any communication issues we are having from a perspective of rationality and realism. You are unlikely to get bogged down in restrictive or depressive thinking. The Sun is not only in higher-minded Sagittarius, but also forms a flowing trine aspect to expansive Jupiter, and a sextile aspect (representing opportunities) to eccentric Uranus at 4:18 PM EST.  Expect surprises that will open your mind and thinking in unusual, expansive ways.

The Full Moon is exact at 7:06 PM EST at 22° Gemini. This is another evening to spend with gatherings of friends sharing ideas and open curious communications.

 

 

Lohengrin by Walter Crane via Wiki Commons

Lohengrin by Walter Crane via Wiki Commons

RADIATE LOVE

Wednesday, December 14, 2016:

Unless you begin your day very early, by the time you get going the Moon will be in Cancer (entering at 7:09 AM EST). Your need for comfort, healing, and nurturing may be more pronounced then usual. You will also be more inclined to offer these warm gifts of kindness to your loved ones.

This is a day when most of us would prefer to stay home with our families and those we love most dearly. Remember this as you go about your day. Offer an extra dose of kindness to folks you meet in the course of your everyday activities. We all long to be seen and loved; practice moving love into your heart and out through your eyes to radiate that love and kindness to others.

At 10:17 PM EST, the Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to dreamy Neptune. Light the candles, open up the massage table, and bring yourself and others to a space of soft radiant dreams.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:57 AM EST until she enters Cancer at 7:09 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

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A HUMAN REACTION

Thursday, December 15, 2016:

Thursday’s sensitive Cancer Moon encounters anxiety and power dynamics early in the day as the Mood opposes Pluto at 9:38 AM EST. Do you feel “under the thumb” of someone else’s agenda? Are you holding someone else under your thumb?  Pay attention to where unequal power dynamics exist between yourself and others. These issues will most likely show up in family or domestic relationships.

Consider where clear personal boundaries could support your health and the ultimate health of your relationships.

The anxiety from the morning extends into the afternoon as the Moon forms a square aspect to wild Uranus at 4:36 PM EST. Keep yourself on the move. Give anxiety and overwhelm a physical outlet. Go for a walk, go for a run, allow energy to move through you. These are simple Moon transits that will pass quickly as long as you don’t get caught up in unnecessary, dramatic reactions. Allow aggravations and difficulties to roll on by; do not engage with them by fanning the flames.

It is so easy to tell ourselves not to engage with things that trigger us; it is not easy to do. It is so easy to fly off the handle and wonder later how it happened. In these instances, show yourself the deepest level of compassion. What a human reaction! Forgive yourself and others with love and kindness.

When the Moon becomes a VOC* at 4:36 PM EST allow yourself to rest. Keep your evening calm and quiet.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:36 PM EST until she enters Leo on Friday at 8:14 AM PST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

REGAL STRENGTH

Friday, December 16, 2016:

The Moon enters playful Leo at 8:14 AM EST. Following Thursday’s emotional roller coaster you may feel a bit tentative about reaching out for the pleasure of Leo energy. There is no need to hurry.

As long as you did not get pulled too strongly into the turmoil of Thursday, Friday should unfold with simple pleasures. Connect with your most loyal companions; express an open generosity of the heart. There are no major aspects on Friday. This allows us time to cultivate and relax into the warmth of Leo.

Consider the big cats (lions, leopards, tigers, cheetahs) laying in the sun, regal and content in their strength and inner confidence. Seek out your own creativity, generosity, loyalty, warmth, and vital self-expression.

 

The Children of Lir by John Duncan via Wiki Commons

The Children of Lir by John Duncan via Wiki Commons

PROJECTS & PARTIES

Saturday, December 17, 2016:

The Moon is in dramatic, creative Leo all day on Saturday. You will feel strongly supported by her positive connections to expansive Jupiter, stabilizing Saturn, and unpredictable Uranus.

This is the perfect day for a creative holiday project and the perfect evening for a holiday gathering or party.  Express your full, unabashed creativity. Dress up and show off. J

At 7:57 PM EST, the Moon trine Uranus suggests fun, excitement, along with unusual surprises and opportunities. If you’re invited to a party, say yes. Allow vitality, generosity, and openhearted self-expression to rule the day.

You may notice the beginnings of that familiar feeling that comes with Mercury retrograde. Perhaps, you’ve been aware of it for several days. Something seems to be slightly ‘off’ regarding scheduling and communications.

Mercury turns retrograde on Monday December 19th. Think about how you are going to utilize that three-week period of time. Begin to make a list of all the things left undone that you will now be able to catch up on.

 

 

PREPARATIONS

Sunday, December 18, 2016:

Sunday begins with a lovely, flowing conversation between the expressive Leo Moon and the optimistic Sagittarius Sun. You will awaken with the memory of Saturday night’s events still holding you in their warm glow.

At 11:56 AM EST, with the Leo Moon opposing aggressive Mars some agitation is likely to make itself known. Perhaps, you realize the mess you have to clean up from last night’s party, literally or figuratively. Perhaps, you are reminded that you got a little carried away with the fun. The aggravation will pass quickly and at 12:52 PM EST when the Moon enters Virgo you will settle down to the work, effort and efficiency that is required as you prepare for the week ahead.

Sunday afternoon is best spent in service to the smooth functioning of the coming days. If you are celebrating, you probably have a long list of things that must be accomplished. Sunday afternoon offers a wonderful opportunity to actually enjoy crossing many tasks off your to do list.

Enjoy a quiet evening. Monday morning Mercury turns retrograde.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 11:56 AM EST until she entered her go at 12:52 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Mourning Angel in Firenze, photo by Mark Voorendt via Wiki CommonsA TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN

”Dance Me To The End Of Love”

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin 
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in 
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone 
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon 
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on 
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long 
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born 
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn 
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin 
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in 
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love

~LEONARD COHEN

 

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TAURUS FULL MOON: INDULGE YOUR SENSES

Monday, November 14, 2016:

What a way to start the week!  The Taurus Full Moon is exact at 8:52 AM EST.

Consider that when the Moon is in Taurus, the Sun is in its opposite sign of Scorpio.  Scorpio compels us to look into the deepest crevices and probe the darkest secrets in order to expose the truth.

Taurus’ agenda is something far different. Taurus seeks contentment and pleasure, finding stability and simplicity in opposition to the complexity and intensity of Scorpio.

Today, take a moment to slow down and indulge your senses. Pay attention to what your body wants. Go ahead and give yourself permission to eat that chocolate cake if that is what you want.

Consider what matters the most to you. Reconnect with your deepest roots. Find the patience necessary to build the structure that will support your future. Look clearly and honestly at exactly where you find yourself. Move forward from that spot with eyes wide open. Send LOVE outward from your heart into the Universe.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:52 AM EST until she enters Gemini at 8:23 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

TAP INTO CREATIVE THINKING

Tuesday, November 15, 2016:

Tuesday is likely to feel very active on an emotional level; a series of ups and downs. The restless Gemini Moon moves quickly to gather information in all circumstances. Early in the day, confusion may cloud your thinking as the Moon squares (challenges) elusive Neptune (10:53 AM EST).

If you have significant communications to deliver, wait until after 12:22 PM EST when Mercury forms a sexile aspect to Mars. This offers you the opportunity to engage in quick, sharp and creative thinking well into the evening hours.

At 6:35 PM EST, the curious Gemini Moon trine philosophical Jupiter offers enthusiasm and a confident state of mind. However, these Moon aspects don’t last long and several hours later (9:33 PM EST), the Moon opposes Saturn. This energy could slip you into a heavy hearted, lonely, or tired state of mind. Consider that it may be a simple reminder to pay attention to something or someone you have been neglecting. Do not neglect your loved ones. Give them the kindness, love, and attention that they need, it will equally feed your own heart.

 

Medusa by Ugo Bongarzoni via Wiki CommonsPERMISSION TO INDULGE

Wednesday, November 16, 2016:

Wednesday begins with the excitement of the chatty Gemini Moon making a positive sextile aspect to unconventional and exciting Uranus. Expect unexpected conversations, communications, thoughts, and inspirational ideas. This energy will stick around throughout the day as the Moon is VOC* following this aspect and there is nothing else of note until the Moon enters Cancer at 5:57 PM EST.

At this point, you will do best to sit together with your loved ones. Hold them close, watch a sappy movie, and eat whatever your heart desires. Go for the chocolate cake and ice cream. Give yourself permission. If you are alone, do the same for yourself (the sappy movie, cake and ice cream) and take a hot bath. Pamper yourself.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 AM EST until she enters Cancer at 7:57 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

ATTENTION ON LOVE

Thursday, November 17, 2016:

Thursday offers up another day of shifting emotions. In the early part of the day, you can tap into sweetness, love, and your open heart as the nurturing Cancer Moon and Venus (in Capricorn) sit across the table from each other with a clear view and understanding that love must be powerfully and intentionally created in difficult times.

As the Moon trine mystical Neptune at 11:04 AM EST, it is time to turn your eyes toward deep sensitivity, compassion, and your connection to the divine.

By evening, you may encounter emotional tension or stress as you consider how issues of manipulation and control can be sidestepped or unplugged from their source of power.

With the Moon in domestic, sensitive Cancer, it is best to focus your attention on the care and love of those you choose to call ‘family’. If it becomes difficult to do that, head to bed early.  As with all Moon transits, this will pass easily.

 

INSPIRED WHIMSY

Friday, November 18, 2016:

Friday brings another day of emotional sensitivity with the Moon (representative of our emotional nature and our greatest needs) remaining in touchy Cancer until 10:14 PM EST.

Mental Mercury squaring elusive Neptune (11:03 AM EST) may leave you confused and even baffled by your own thoughts. You may struggle with even simple communications. If you have communications that are important, this is not the day to present them. You may discover that the conversation you are having is not being heard as you intend it.

Please pay attention to what is true and what is simply imagination or illusion. Do not take what you hear as fact without double-checking the accuracy and the source. Do not pass on anything you are not sure of. This aspect can be used creatively. Story telling or writing a short story of inspired whimsy and imagination is a great use for these energies.

At 5:02 PM EST, the affectionate Cancer Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to the Sun in Scorpio. This suggests an evening when you can put tender kindness and emotional nurturing on the menu. You are able to freely explore your most tender loving connections.

At 10:14 PM EST, when the Moon enters Leo you may prefer to do something creative or playful rather than get to sleep! Enjoy! Friday will be a more outgoing and exuberant day.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:02 PM EST until she enters Leo at 10:14 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

Kone som syr by Harriet Backer via Wiki Commons

Kone som syr by Harriet Backer via Wiki Commons

 

ELUSIVE INSPIRATION

Saturday, November 19, 2016:

With the Moon in expressive, fun loving Leo, you can anticipate a friendly, creative weekend. However, slow down; first, you must get through the morning.

It would be best to spend the morning hours engaging in an independent physical activity. Go for a bike ride or a run. With the Moon opposed assertive Mars at 11:49 AM EST, the dynamics are ripe for aggravation and anger. Again, this is a Moon aspect and will not last very long; by mid afternoon, that energy lightens up.

At 6:00 PM EST, when the Leo Moon trine thoughtful Mercury, your communications will flow easily bringing you into a pleasant evening of generosity and play.

At 6:03 PM EST, Venus sextile Neptune; this offers you the possibility of bringing inspiration and lovely imagination to your relationships and your personal values.

Open your heart to accept the gift of compassion and inspiration, allow love to flow easily even if it is elusive and lacking solid form. Don’t try to hold on, allow it to slip easily into mystical dream space.

 

SPREAD HOPE

Sunday, November 20, 2016:

Sunday is a very quiet day astrologically. Take advantage of this. The Leo Moon forms pleasing aspects to Jupiter and Saturn while we are still sleeping so they will not have an impact other than in your dreams.  Perhaps, you will notice both expansive and stabilizing dreams in the early morning hours. Write them down. You will notice if you write your dreams down each morning over time you will remember them more and more. Your dreams have messages and much to teach you.

At 12:08 PM EST, when the Moon trine Uranus, gather with your community or friends. Enjoy the afternoon. We have all been under so much stress in the past weeks. This is an excellent opportunity to open your mind are body to playful self-expression and joyous inspirations. Spread hope. Spread joy.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather from August 22, 2016 through August 28, 2016

We can expect an interesting week ahead! This week, Mercury and Venus will conjoin Jupiter in Virgo and the Sun will enter Virgo.

Leaf Fall by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

Leaf Fall by Evgeniy Stasenko via Wiki Commons

We must consider the deep meaning of Virgo with so many planets currently residing there. Virgo has a rough reputation and I want to make sure none of you get stuck with that negativity as your understanding of Virgo.

The energy of Virgo (and anyone with a focus in that sign) has the ability to see potential more clearly than others. The criticism that Virgo is so well known for is a result of Virgo seeing what is possible and not accomplishing it as efficiently as one would like. The thing I respect and love the most about Virgo is the fact that whatever it is that Virgo must perfect, within themselves, is done for the service of others. There is nothing selfish in Virgo.

Mars makes contact with both Saturn and Neptune, even as Saturn and Neptune continue their dance which culminates in the third and final square aspect between them which will be exact on September 10th.

Remember that conjunctions are the beginning of a cycle between the two planets involved. This week we have three new such cycles beginning. On Monday, we begin the cycle of expanding our minds, beginning a new study, a new conversation, or a way of viewing the world. This is represented by the conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter.

On Wednesday, we begin a cycle of energizing our struggles and the places we are stuck. This is the cycle between Mars and Saturn, and, on Saturday, we begin a new cycle of expansive love with the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.

There is both struggle and beauty inherent within this week. Flow with that. Don’t be too hard on yourself or others. Remember, the soft kindness of Virgo is available when we show ourselves kindness and compassion first.

 

SUN ENTERS VIRGO – SETTLING DOWN

Monday, August 22, 2016:

Our minds are sharp as a tack on Monday morning. Consider carefully what you want to focus your attention on. At 5:04 AM EDT, Mercury will conjoin Jupiter planting a seed of expansive visionary thinking and awareness.

Because Mercury is turning retrograde soon (August 30th), this gives us time to implement or refine where we want to focus our new learning or new ways of perceiving the world. Due to the upcoming retrograde, this conjunction will be repeated on September 2nd and October 11th.

At 12:38 PM EDT, the Sun enters Virgo ending the hot season of Leo’s playful expression and bringing us back to earth with the need to get serious as we look forward to the changing season ahead. We are ready for this; ready to slow down, send the kids and ourselves back to school, and begin preparing for the harvest.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:47 AM EDT until 5:20 PM EDT when she enters Taurus further settling us into a quieter slower pace. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

BUILD STABILITY; CREATE BEAUTY

Tuesday, August 23, 2016:

This is a day to relax into. The Taurus Moon allows a deep, reverent calm throughout the day. With a sextile to Neptune at 11:31 AM EDT, we are able to bring imagination and a warm glow to our building stability.

At 6:43 PM EDT, as the Moon trine Pluto, we are empowered to make slow and steady progress to the dream we hold of a stable life of beauty and love.

Put flowers on the table, light candles, and embody the level of romantic beauty (even if you are alone) that makes your own heart sing.

 

DETERMINATION AND PATIENCE

Torso by Misha via Wiki Commons

Torso by Misha via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, August 24, 2016:

Wednesday begins with Mars conjunct Saturn at 7:26 AM EDT. This has been a long time coming and I anticipate a positive manifestation of this combination. A conjunction represents the start of a new cycle and the ending of an old cycle. It is important that we slow down and manage any personal impatience in our lives.

The maturity of Saturn combined with the drive of Mars can place us on a path of determination to accomplish things. We cannot rush. Maintaining focus without hurry is what is required. Some of us will settle in for the long haul, making significant effort that will result in significant rewards. Others will experience frustration as desires seem to be stuck in a pattern that feels too slow. Hold steady, understand that what is most worthwhile in our lives takes time and effort. Settle in.

The slow, Taurus Moon makes lovely aspects to Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter throughout the early part of the day. The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:38 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 7:39 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral, not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact. Find friends and a bit of social fun for the evening

 

NO DECISIONS NEED TO BE MADE

Thursday, August 25, 2016:

Normally, a day with the Moon in chatty Gemini is a light, easy kind of day. Unfortunately, Thursday’s Gemini Moon is involved in stressful considerations with her cohorts.  At 12:30 PM EDT, she opposes Saturn which may leave us feeling overburdened by work and effort, then she opposes Mars at 1:34 PM EDT adding frustration or anger to the mix, when she finally forms a square to confusing Neptune at 2:06 PM EDT.

The whole issue is muddied by simply not knowing which way to turn. It may be important to remind yourself that you do not need to make any decisions today. You may want to simply head to bed early. It is not a bad idea to be well rested for the challenges of Friday.

As in all things remember kindness for yourself and everyone you encounter will smooth the way.

 

FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION TO FIND TRUTH

Friday, August 26, 2016:

Friday comes on the heels of Thursday’s Moon square Neptune where our frustration turned to confusion leaving us ready to sleep early. At 2:56 AM EDT, Mars squares Neptune; this energy has been building and will stay with us for another day. Consider the meaning of these planets and imagine them standing at cross purposes to each other.

Mars represents conscious will, the ability to take action, and determination. Neptune represents imagination and the dissolving of concrete form. You may experience disappointment and frustration due to the lack of clarity about what you really want. You may be suddenly aware that what you thought you wanted does not match your true desires and expectations.

Watch how this plays out in the political arena. We can expect more strange stories and revelations.

The Gemini Moon may feel a bit of disturbance as she locks horns with the planets currently in Virgo. This will pass but you must manage yourself well. Work to NOT say the first thing that comes to mind in any given situation. Watch what you say and do your best to remain detached to the conversations and opinions of others.

 

Collage on Oil Painting by Jean Michel Coulon via Wiki Commons

Collage on Oil Painting by Jean Michel Coulon via Wiki Commons

BEGIN TO GROW IN LOVE

Saturday, August 27, 2016:

We awake Saturday morning to a Cancer Moon, clearly in the mood for connection and love. You may feel sensitive, sentimental, moody, and wistful. Keep close to family and loved ones.

At 6:28 PM EDT, Venus and Jupiter come together at 27° Virgo. This begins a cycle of growth and expansion of love and our personal values. Our hearts and all that we value seem to grow, expanding to engulf the world.

Show love in all that you do and witness the love reflected in those around you. Offer a simple genuine smile to someone on the street, the young person checking you out at the grocery store, or pouring your coffee at the café. Wherever you encounter anyone in a service job pour love in their direction and accept love in return.

Make it simple and uncomplicated; give and receive abundance; it is easier than you may think.

 

SIMPLICITY AND LOVING KINDNESS

Sunday, August 28, 2016:

The Moon continues her path through the nurturing waters of Cancer on Sunday. During the afternoon hours, she will encounter serious snags as she opposes Pluto at 1:38 PM EDT and squares Uranus at 5:42 PM EDT. We are reminded again of the profound change that has occurred in every area of our lives and the world. However, we are not out of the woods yet.

Allow worry and concern to flow pass without engaging. These are simple transits of the Moon and will pass harmlessly unless we engage them with stress or anxiety. Time alone is valuable for contemplation and healing. Set intentions of loving kindness and give yourself and others the benefit of the doubt in all things. Keep complications at bay to allow the day to unfold without stress or agitation.

 

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I don’t think there’s much we can do to keep this week simple.  We’re going to have to work with what is currently on the table.  The week begins with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all in retrograde motion.

That is a lot of energy telling us to pay attention to all unfinished business, unresolved issues, and lingering doubts that are holding us back.  Now is the time to deeply focus on cleaning up and resolving issues from the past.

Моя Cемья by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Моя Cемья by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

If you have been following astrology for any amount of time, you are familiar with the way Mercury retrograde tends to manifest in our lives.  If we are not paying attention, if we continue to push forward into new territory regarding communications or projects, then we are apt to run into problems, detours, and delays.

During this time, choose your communications carefully, double check details, and most of all, practice patience with all people (including yourself), and in all circumstances.

Mercury retrograde is not a terrible time!  If you consciously spend the time cleaning your desk, your mind, and your heart of old projects and overdue communications, this can be a time of great accomplishment.

The Mars retrograde is not so simple.

Mars is the planet of assertiveness, anger, leadership, courage, impulsive action, sexual energy, violence, and the power of will.

Consider that when a planet is retrograde, we are asked to look honestly at where we have fallen short in utilizing the energy of that planet.

The last time Mars was retrograde was between March 1, 2014 and May 19, 2014.  If you keep a journal, it will be helpful to go back and check that period of time in your life.  This can give you a good idea of how you personally respond to Mars retrograde; although you must keep in mind that where the retrograde is occurring in your own chart is also highly significant. The current Mars retrograde begins at 8° Sagittarius moving back to 23° Scorpio. If you want help in understanding this contact Jennie or me (Laurie) for a consultation!

Consider how you have utilized this strong Mars energy since May 2014.  What areas in your life have you misused powerful energy or been out of integrity?  Think about how you have used the power of your will, your sexual energy, and the power you wield over others through leadership or other methods of control and/or power.

It is now time to wake up and learn to better use your own powerful energies.

Pay attention to any disruptions that occur during this time.  Understand that disruptions now reflect the need to consciously wake up and use power and will with integrity and kindness to others.


 

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THE DREAM HOLDS SWAY

Monday, May 2, 2016:

Monday would be a great day to stay home from work.  The Pisces Moon forms aspects that do not help pull us out of the space we may find ourselves in with sluggish energy and lack of focus.

At 8:23 AM EDT, the Pisces Moon opposes Jupiter and we may feel pulled between the fantasy world of Pisces and Virgo’s insistence that we fulfill our duties, and get back to work and accomplish something!

At 11:39 AM EDT, the Moon squares Saturn reaffirming the fact that we simply do not want to be at work.  If your work is highly creative, you may be able to use this to your advantage by thinking of it as putting effort into bringing the dream into reality.

Spend the evening in meditation, with a fantasy novel or movie, or go ahead and indulge in that extra glass of wine.  It is an evening for soft dreams, an evening to not only allow but enjoy the lack of clarity that holds sway.

Yes.  Go ahead and indulge your dreams.

 

GIFT OF EXPANSION & PASSION

Tuesday, May 3, 2016:

Buoyant optimism takes over on Tuesday with the Sun trine Jupiter in the wee hours of the morning.  The Moon then enters impulsive, energetic Aries at 12:05 PM EDT.  This is a welcome change after the sluggishness we had to manage on Monday.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter is a cycle of self-expansion and growth.  What seed of personal growth did you plant in late August of 2015?  Did you see a new possibility that could bring you into a broader understanding of your self and your place in the world?  Did you take action to bring clarity to your own growth in mid-December?  The full creativity of that seed was evident in early March and now you are able to accept the gift of higher understanding and an expansive ability to support others.

It would be good to move your body and expend physical energy this afternoon.  Go for a run, a bike ride, or a swim.  Use the assertive powerful energy of Aries in a way that will tire you out.

With the Aries Moon trine Mars around bedtime, you may have a hard time getting to sleep if you do not physically tire yourself out.  Of course, the best use of this energy would be to engage in a passionate romp in the hay.  If you have an interested, willing, and enthusiastic partner, make it a date.  If not, make a date with yourself.

You may stay up later than is customary on a weeknight but the sleep you get on the other side of enjoying a deep sexual connection will be worth more than a sleepless night with this energy blocked in your body.

There is much to enjoy in this day.  Keep your eye on the prize.

 

Alcazar desde Parque Safon by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

Alcazar desde Parque Safon by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

FEELS LIKE A ROLLER COASTER

Wednesday, May 4, 2016:

By the end of Wednesday, you may feel that you have spent the day on a roller coaster.  In the midst of such a day, it may be helpful to maintain awareness that we are heading into the ‘dark of the Moon’.  Remember, the importance of quiet introspection over the next few days as we prepare for the Taurus New Moon on Friday.

The day begins under the influence of the Moon trine Saturn, stabilizing that powerful Aries Moon.  With courage and assertion, you should be able to get a great deal accomplished during the morning hours.

Remember, with Mercury retrograde to stick with already established plans and projects; do not start any new projects at this time.

The late afternoon brings us face-to-face with the stress and difficulty of the Moon square Pluto and later in the evening, the Moon conjunct Uranus.  Emotional concerns, disruptions, and struggles could easily rock the boat.  As much as possible do not lay blame; take responsibility for where you find yourself, and look deeply at what needs to be transformed to bring your life to a higher level of personal growth and understanding.

Work with this internal process; fighting against it could backfire into interpersonal dynamics that would only cause more difficulties on the path ahead.  In any and all interactions with others on Wednesday evening, offer kindness.  Get out of your own way.  Look into the eyes of those you encounter and see your reflection.

 

ENJOY A SLOWER PACE

Thursday, May 5, 2016:

You may wake up on Thursday with the uncomfortable sense that you didn’t deal with Wednesday’s challenges as well as you wish you had.  You may have had a difficult night’s sleep as well.  There is no doubt that Mars retrograde adds to the difficulty of all challenging aspects to a sometimes overly aggressive Aries Moon.

Don’t let it get you worked up; things will smooth and energies shift dramatically as the Moon enters Taurus at 12:11 PM EDT.  We gratefully settle into a more peaceful emotional space and may even wonder what had us so stressed on Wednesday.  Whatever the cause of anxiety, it just doesn’t seem so important once the Moon is in steady, dependable Taurus.

The planets are very quiet for the rest of the day.  There is nothing to do but feel the calm, steady energy of Taurus, enjoy the desire for peace, comfort, and sensual touch.  Embrace the slower pace; get comfortable, and ‘stop to smell the roses’.  Offer a massage, a home cooked meal, or bring flowers to a friend.

 

TAURUS NEW MOON: A POWERFUL CYCLE BEGINS

Friday, May 6, 2016:

Lovely aspects to the steadfast Taurus Moon prevail throughout the day.  This is very significant with the New Moon exact at 2:30 PM EDT.  The aspects to a New Moon tell us much about the cycle we are beginning.

At this New Moon, the Sun and Moon are conjunct at 16° Taurus.  Together, the Sun and Moon form a Grand Earth Trine to Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo.  This is a powerful configuration offering creative determination, resourcefulness, and the steadfast energy required to make powerful progress toward our most practical goals.

Please take time to do a simple New Moon ritual.  You want to complete the ritual after the exact time of the New Moon and within 24 hours.  This is a powerful New Moon for practical goals and accomplishments.  You should make a plan regarding real world desires; money or love come to mind.

Don’t neglect your New Moon ritual.  Keep it simple.  Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin or create in the upcoming cycle.  What do you want to see increase over the coming month?  Have two candles available for your ritual.  Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time.  Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create.  Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle.  As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are creating as you bring the two candles closer together.  At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.

Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.  I have been using this process for some time now and find it amazingly powerful. 🙂

 

Mope by Aleks Vol via Wiki Commons

Mope by Aleks Vol via Wiki Commons

FLOW EMPOWERS CHANGE

Saturday, May 7, 2016:

After the stabilizing New Moon on Friday, Saturday brings us the full empowerment of Sun trine Pluto.  This brings to our core an intense, free flowing energy of transformation and transcendence.

The current cycle between the Sun and Pluto (a cycle of personal empowerment) began in early January. At that time you planted a seed or set an intention intended to increase your personal power through dismantling some inner force; purification and rebirth required.

Whatever you did early in April to push forward with this dismantling and transformation has put you on a path now where you can flow with the change.

Look deeply and you will see what is being worked upon.  You will probably find the answer within the issues of Mars retrograde; issues of how much integrity you bring to your physicality and sexuality.  The trine aspect allows change to occur far more simply than you may expect.  It is not necessary to get in your own way.

The Moon enters Gemini at 11:35 AM EDT and with Mercury, (ruler of Gemini) retrograde, it would be easy to share this powerful internal process without realizing that others may not hear things in the way you intend.  Be sure that your reasons for sharing do not have complicated or unkind overtones.  Once you are clear on your integrity, go ahead and share, but double check that you are truly heard and understood.

 

FORGIVE MISTAKES EASILY

Sunday, May 8, 2016:

Sunday the Gemini Moon is very active and your mind may be moving faster than you can keep up.  If you have a meditation practice, this is not a good day to skip it! Whatever you can do to stabilize your thinking early in the day will help you to make the most of it.

If you find yourself restless and agitated (the Gemini Moon is square Jupiter at 8:50 AM EDT), get out for an early morning walk.  Talk to yourself, your dog, and any inanimate objects; don’t bring the agitation into any of your domestic or family relationships.

The Moon opposes Saturn at 11:31 AM EDT allowing negativity and a judgmental attitude to attempt to sneak in.  It is a Moon transit so it won’t last long.  Go off by yourself, there is no point is stirring the pot when the energy will be gone if you simply allow it.  This is a good day to simply engage with a variety of activities. Keeping yourself busy will keep out of with unnecessary and problematic communications.

Remember, you are not alone in this.  Give everyone around you space to make mistakes.  Let it go.  If something is said that is upsetting to you, wait to discuss it later.  Today is not the day.

As long as you have managed the day without mishap, you can anticipate the late evening to loosen things up and allows space for some playful fun.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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