Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 10, 2017 through April 16, 2017

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Cressida by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

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ADJUSTING. PREPARING.

Monday, April 10, 2017:

Monday has the potential to be a relatively easygoing day even as we adjust to Mercury’s retrograde motion. With the Moon quietly moving through Libra, we will do what we can to create harmony in our environment.

Yes, indeed Venus and Mercury are both retrograde. Go with the flow. Focus on cleaning up aspects of your life (finances, partnerships, projects) that have been left on the back burner for too long.

If you have not done your Mercury Retrograde preparations yet, go back and read last Sunday’s post and complete that prep work now.

At 6:58 PM EDT, as the Libra Moon joins with Jupiter, your ability and interest in connecting with others cooperatively or romantically is strengthened. It may seem like a great idea to go out for dinner with a friend or partner. Make it an early dinner and go home alone!

At 9:55 PM EDT, the Moon squares obsessive Pluto exposing power dynamics that no one may know how to contend with. Remember, a transit of the Moon does not stick around and as long as you do not engage with the difficulty it will pass easily without incident. If something hard comes up, don’t take the bait.

 

 

LIBRA FULL MOON – ILLUMINATE LOVE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

While you slept (at 2:09 AM EDT), the Full Moon occurred at 21° Libra. Full Moons always amplify our energy. Are you excited? Anxious?

Did you do a ritual at the New Moon on March 27th? What seed did you plant at that time? How successful has its growth been?

What relationship dynamics are you seeing clearly? Tuesday is a day for clear illumination of your partnerships or what you bring to the table in partnership. Do you like what you see? Are you willing to look at the reality? What do you see that you were unable to see a mere two weeks ago?

At 7:32 AM EDT, anticipate a flash of clarity, allow yourself to see or experience something new. Look for excitement in your life and partnerships.

At 6:42 PM EDT, when the Moon enters penetrating Scorpio, you may be ready to deeply explore the power dynamics you got a glimpse of on Monday night. Now, with the Full Moon passed and the Moon in Scorpio, you are ready to look deeply and find profound truth and clear insight on issues of love, partnerships, and social interactions.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:19 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 6:42 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.

 

 

HONOR YOUR PATH

Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

Erato, Muse of Poetry by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

Wednesday should prove to be a deeply private and emotional day. The astrological movement in the heavens is unassuming in its power. The Moon moves through the powerful intense waters of Scorpio suggesting a need for privacy and depth.

With the opposition from the Scorpio Moon to perceptive Mercury in the very early morning hours, you may notice yourself awakening from profound and curious dreams. Ask yourself what thoughts and assumptions are being challenged by those dreams? Can you bring a deep contemplation from your dreams into the day?

Unless you are with your closest intimate partners, you will probably want to spend the day alone exploring the internal depths of your soul.

At 8:49 PM EDT, when the intense Scorpio Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to dreamy Neptune allow yourself to float in mystical, transcendent space. This could allow for a very profound meditation session or you could find yourself deeply moved by music, poetry, or film.

Powerful, transformative sexual connections are also possible; no simple play. You will reach into the deepest landscapes of your connection. Honor your shared or separate path.

 

 

PREPARE TO MANAGE INTENSITY

Thursday, April 13, 2017:

Thursday begins with a sextile from the mysterious Scorpio Moon to powerful Pluto in Capricorn. At 9:08 AM EDT, your emotions will be deeply engaged in sensitivity as your awareness deepens. Allow yourself to rest in a space of emotional connection, depth, and empowerment throughout the morning.

As the day progresses, you can feel the powerful aspect of the Sun and Uranus conjunction building. It is not exact until Friday morning at 1:30 AM EDT, but it will be clearly felt throughout much of today. It may be difficult to sleep on Thursday night with the increased buildup of excitement, intensity, and nervous energy. Try to get some serious exercise on Thursday evening, follow that with a hot bath, a cup of tea, and quiet preparation for bedtime. It may help enable sleep; it may not.

We will talk more about this aspect in Friday’s post. For Thursday, it is best to simply remain aware of the energy and do what you can to keep intense emotions at bay. Turn off the TV and computer as early in the evening as possible. Do not engage in conversations that may trigger old patterns and agitations. Drink your Sleepy Time tea and prepare to manage this more fully on Friday.

Don’t forget this energy is not automatically a negative. It can show up as excitement and epiphanies just as easily as unsettled anxiety.

 

 

PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE AMAZED

Friday, April 14, 2017:

Friday brings the full force of the conjunction between the determined Aries Sun and revolutionary planet of Uranus, also in Aries. This is the beginning of a one-year cycle of intensification of core energies. If you know where 24° Aries falls in your chart, look for surprises and unexpected revelations in this area of your life.

Along with the awareness in your own life, watch the outer world for surprises and shocking changes in the greater culture. This could be a day of great excitement or great stress.

Think of this aspect like you think of the beginning of a lunar cycle, the New Moon. It is time to plant a seed.  In this case, you will want to plant a seed that will help you move into your most inspired, independent, and original self.

At 6:27 AM EDT, the Moon enters Sagittarius encouraging expansive, philosophical clarity to our thoughts.

This is a powerful day. Don’t waste it on mundane activities and certainly don’t turn on the television. Choose your activities and comrades consciously. Bring your conversations to the highest level of your understanding. Prepare yourself to be amazed!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:18 AM EDT until 6:27 AM EDT when she enters Sagittarius. 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.

 

Phyllis and Demophoon fragment by Sir Edward Burne-Jones via Wiki Commons

 

CELEBRATING LOVELY VENUS

Saturday, April 15, 2017:

Saturday is a day to celebrate! Romantic, beautiful Venus turns direct at 6:18 AM EDT after having been retrograde since March 4th.

What have you learned over the past six weeks that will help you to step into the future with deeper clarity around issues of love, partnership, beauty, finances, and material possessions? If you have done the work of reevaluating these issues, the choices you need to make will become clear over the coming days.

It is time to step forward into a future that is truly aligned with the direction of your deepest soul growth. Don’t make any of these decisions immediately; give Venus a few days to get up to speed.

The Moon is in adventure seeking Sagittarius forming a square to dreamy Neptune in the morning hours. This is a slow day to get going.

Saturday morning try to allow yourself to rest and dream of imaginative and inspirational and adventures.

At 5:16 PM EDT, the optimistic Sagittarius Moon forms a lovely sextile to idealistic Jupiter offering you the opportunity to expand your world-view and see more than you have seen! This would be a lovely evening for a road trip out of town. Make it a point of having an experience outside of your ordinary life.

Don’t follow the “usual” Saturday night plans; go out with new friends, experience new things, go to new places. Have a celebration!

 

 

AN EVENING FOR LOVE

Sunday, April 16, 2017:

The early part of Sunday should bring with it positive and exciting changes. Be on the lookout for unusual surprises and revelations. Plan an upcoming trip or find people with exciting perspectives on topics that are of great interest to you.

Later on Sunday afternoon, when the Sagittarius Moon joins with restrictive Saturn at 2:27 PM EDT, you may feel a bit like you’ve being hit over the head with unwelcome reality. Head home and settle in for a serious afternoon of work or effort of some sort. Begin to anticipate the week ahead.

At 7:05 PM EDT, the Moon enters disciplined Capricorn and you are ready to prepare for the work that is coming up this week. Our week will start with an attitude of serious ambition so get ready to put your shoulder to the grindstone for the next few days.

At 9:26 PM EDT, beautiful Venus forms a sextile aspect with assertive Mars providing the space for stable, sensual, mystical, and loving romantic connection. Show love; embrace love; enjoy.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:27 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 7:05 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.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 21, 2016 through March 27, 2016

Profil Neu by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Profil Neu by Roger David Servais via Wiki Commons

Some of us may experience the shift of the Sun from Pisces to Aries as a bit disorienting. We go from the energy of dreams, imagination, and sensitivity to the energy of aggression, determination, and of the warrior.

As we attempt to grapple with this shift, Mercury follows the example of the Sun and steps from Pisces into Aries on Monday evening. You may feel this as an awakening of energy, the experience of Spring. It is time to create what you want and take the necessary steps to bring that into reality.

On Wednesday, we have a Full Moon Eclipse in Libra encouraging us to take stock of what we created and began at the New Moon on March 8th.

On Friday, Saturn takes his first steps in retreat as he turns retrograde at 6:01 AM EDT.

 

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THOUGHTS PICK UP SPEED

Monday, March 21, 2016:

Don’t be surprise if you feel like keeping your head under your pillow on Monday morning. It’s not that you have any sense of waking up to a bad day but you may wake with a sense of confusion or disorientation.

Now that the Sun is in Aries, you probably thought you were ready to move quickly in a forward direction. However, the day starts with the Moon in opposition to Neptune along with Mercury still in Pisces. These two factors contribute to a sense of internal instability that is likely to leave you wanting sleep…. Or just not knowing what you want!

Don’t let any of that worry you.

At 8:19 PM EDT, Mercury follows the Sun into Aries. Your mind will be ready to move forward, your thoughts will pick up speed, and everything revs up. It is easy to offend others while Mercury is in Aries, as we do not hold back in our communications and are willing to take the risk to tell it like it is!

Maintain your awareness and make sure you are saying what really needs to be said and not just running off at the mouth because of lack of control. Remain aware, keep yourself centered and grounded, even as this energy catapults you forward.
PREPARE FOR WEDNESDAY’S ECLIPSE

Tuesday, March 22, 2016:

Tuesday provides a day of rest. Yes, I know. You thought you were ready to move forward. However, today you need to rest and prepare for the very busy day on Wednesday.

The Moon is in Virgo throughout the day, yet makes no major aspects until after she enters Libra on Wednesday morning. Try not to concern yourself with accomplishments, communications, or any activity that you hope will move some project forward.

As you take the time to rest in the quiet of Tuesday, prepare yourself for tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse. Consider the Solar Eclipse that happened on March 8th. Eclipses always come in pairs and are connected; a Solar Eclipse occurs at a New Moon and a Lunar Eclipse occurs at the Full Moon.

Are you aware of the change that is sweeping through your life, brought on by that Solar Eclipse? Much of the message of the Lunar Eclipse is in digging deeply to work with the underlying issues that must be addressed in order to grow in the direction of change that the Solar Eclipse.

This is your contemplation for Tuesday.

 

Pintura 1 by Lia Mainero Berro via Wiki Commons

Pintura 1 by Lia Mainero Berro via Wiki Commons

LIBRA LUNAR ECLIPSE – NOSTALGIA ALLOWS RELEASE

Wednesday, March 23, 2016:

At 1:24 AM EDT, the Moon enters Libra bringing an end to that time of rest and preparation that we talked about for Tuesday. Now, it is show time!

At 6:15 AM EDT, Jupiter squares Saturn. This can be a challenging time as the details of a particular situation may feel like they are overtaking or blocking your ability to expand your understanding and make it difficult to keep a grasp onyour own beliefs.

You may question ways of thinking and being in the world that previously felt very solid to you. It is important to continually question your opinions and beliefs as time and circumstances continue to show you new perspectives.

The Libra Full Moon is eclipsed at 8:01 AM EDT. Lunar Eclipses bring our emotions and nostalgia to the surface even as they push our awareness to the passage of time. Something is changing and we must let go. Even if the change is one we have hoped and dreamed of for so long, there still may be difficult emotions to manage as you release the past. Past memories and old dreams come to the surface in order to be released.

With the Libra Moon forming an opposition to Mercury, you may be highly sensitive to any communications that feel out of balance or unfair. You will do well to maintain grace and diplomacy in any such situation.

At 4:10 PM EDT, Mercury conjunct the Sun offers clarity of mind, thinking, and communication. This may be a time of sharp tongues; remember to add the ingredients of grace and diplomacy in all communications.
MOVE YOUR STORY FORWARD

Thursday, March 24, 2016:

Thursday may be a stressful day of assimilating the emotional impact of Wednesday. The Libra Moon, which is concerned with diplomacy and pleasure, forms challenging aspects with both Pluto (the planet of transformation) and Uranus (the planet of revolution).

This startling transit may push you to look beneath the pleasant exterior of your significant relationships. What is hidden beneath the surface and needs to change? Have you been too careful? Have you done your best to hold the status quo steady? What revolutionary thoughts and ideas are occurring behind-the-scenes in the depth of your heart?

At 6:44 PM EDT, Mercury forms a flowing trine aspect to Mars. This is a powerful encouragement to say what needs to be said; a push to telling a story that will make a significant point. Your words will be clear and direct.

With both Mercury and Mars in Fire Signs, conversations could become heated. Whatever is said will have an impact and will move the story-line forward. You may be surprised to hear your own words.
EXPRESS BEAUTY & GENEROSITY

Friday, March 25, 2016:

Early Friday morning, Saturn turns retrograde at 16° Sagittarius. He will remain retrograde until August 13, 2016 when he will turn direct once again at 9° Sagittarius. During this time, we each have the opportunity to look at the issues in our lives connected to boundaries, responsibilities, self-discipline, and hard work.

This is a time of reassessing, and coming to a deeper understanding and acceptance, of our responsibilities. If you have personal planets or points between 9° and 16° of any mutable sign, (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces), this will be particularly significant to you.

On Wednesday, we talked about you feeling blocked in the ability to expand your inner awareness. As Venus connects with both Jupiter and Saturn on Friday, you may feel a powerful desire for beauty and pleasure along with a sense of dissatisfaction and frustration at feeling that growth is somehow blocked for you now.

Pay attention to how you relate to beauty. It may be time to explore ways to embody love, pleasure, beauty, and abundance within your own body, mind, and life. Create a place of beauty in your home. Make a special effort to show generosity. Put a vase of flowers on your kitchen table and one by your bed, and while you are at it, bring another bouquet to a friend. Notice how life expands when you create space for the expression of beauty and generosity.

You may be questioning ways of thinking and being in the world that previously felt very solid to you. It is important to continually question your opinions and beliefs as time and circumstances continue to show you new perspectives. For now, embrace a perspective that soothes your heart with love, music, art, inner beauty, and expansive generosity.

At 2:09 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing us into a deeply emotion space along with and an intense desire for connection. Find deep connection with an intimate friend or lover this Friday night.

 

 

Oeuvre 24 by Amispatrimoinelussac via Wiki Commons

Oeuvre 24 by Amispatrimoinelussac via Wiki Commons

LOVE & PASSION

Saturday, March 26, 2016:

On Saturday, you can expect to feel the full energizing passion of Aries. At 6:32 AM EDT, the Sun in Aries forms a free-flowing trine to Mars in Sagittarius! There is excitement in the air and you may feel willing to take on any challenge that presents it self; immediately on the heels of that blast of energy we encounter a sextile aspect between Venus and Pluto. This brings the energy to a decidedly intimate, potentially sexual encounter.

Financial opportunities may also present themselves. Say yes.

Consider back to what began in early February regarding a love relationship or a financial situation. Whatever began at that time, now you have the opportunity to explore the possibilities more deeply and move toward your goal.

The Scorpio Moon forms a beautiful trine aspect to Neptune and a sextile aspect to Jupiter. Your soul wants to make intense and beautiful connections with other beautiful souls. Opportunities are presented and the energy flows. What a wonderful night for deep love, passion, beauty, and abundance.
REST IN QUIET REFLECTION

Sunday, March 27, 2016:

Sunday should provide the perfect day to recover from the delights that I hope you encountered last night. The energy of passion, love, and abundance continues into the day. The Scorpio Moon is very quiet throughout the day, providing us the opportunity to slow down, take some time for quiet reflection, and rest.

I recommend a late brunch with a lover or intimate friends, and a movie to round out the weekend. Embrace the depth of sweetness that is presented.

There are those of you who may not resonate with the fiery energy of this weekend and those of you who may be angry that you have no one to share the passion with. If you find yourself feeling angry, understand that as a manifestation of passion. Utilize the assertiveness in a physical way by biking, running, dancing… whatever will release the tension.

Astrolore sends love to all of you!

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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: February 15, 2016 through February 21, 2016

There are a few significant astrological changes coming over the next week for all of us to remember and integrate into our lives!

Marika Dragoumis by Nikos Stefanou Dragoumis via Wiki Commons

Marika Dragoumis by Nikos Stefanou Dragoumis via Wiki Commons

On Tuesday, Venus finishes her time in Capricorn and enters Aquarius.
Venus has been in Capricorn since January 23rd. During this time, we have tended toward a serious attitude toward finances and have probably worked overtime to develop serious structures within intimate relationships and business partnerships.

Your ambition and need for accomplishment has been an area of serious consideration; now this will change. The boundaries between friends and lovers may break down as your ability to be more lighthearted in your intimacies grows stronger.

It is easier during this time to openly love and connect with others.

While Venus is in Aquarius, it is the perfect time to examine your long-held beliefs about relationships and sexuality. There are many ways to love and while Venus is in Aquarius, we are able to explore outside the traditional boxes we normally stay within. It is important to consider at this time whether you are truly looking for a significant relationship or if you simply want a lover or a play partner.

On Friday at 12:33 AM EST, the Sun enters Pisces, and we come to the end of the current astrological year. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and signals the ending of one cycle as we prepare for a new beginning at the Spring Equinox, when the Sun enters Aries.

We leave intellectual brilliance behind as we reach to deepen intuition, sensitivity, and mysticism.

During this time, we may need more rest than usual to open our hearts and minds to the less obvious side of life. Take time over the coming weeks to pay attention to your dreams, listen to music, and meditate regularly. Seek a deeper understanding and compassion for others.

 

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TAKE ACTION

Monday, February 15, 2016:

The week begins with the First Quarter Moon in Taurus. Consider back to Monday, February 8, 2016. How did you spend the day of the New Moon? Can you identify what was the new beginning that occurred in your life?

Considering that what began at the New Moon will come into full illumination at the Full Moon on February 22nd, now is the time to take action that will bring the results you are hoping for. This is the day to take action.

Monday begins calmly enough with the Moon in Taurus. The energy kicks up at 9:35 AM EST, when the Moon enters Gemini. There are many stories to be told and conversations to have on Monday.

The afternoon should be a time for easy connections and lighthearted conversations. Open up to your own vulnerability and encourage others to speak openly. What do you imagine could come out of the conversations you engage in on this day? Think about this and plan accordingly..

 
AN UNEXPECTED PERSPECTIVE

Tuesday, February 16, 2016:

The Moon remains in Gemini all day on Tuesday encouraging us to continue the conversations that we began on Monday. Early afternoon this could prove challenging, as the stories you want to share are not necessarily appreciated by others. Pay attention to your audience and choose your stories accordingly. In the late afternoon, this energy shifts and more freedom of expression is available.

By the end of the day, Venus enters Aquarius, remaining there until March 12, 2016. During this time, we have the opportunity to explore new ways of relating to others and to our money and other resources. We will have the opportunity to examine, with a new perspective, the beliefs that we hold without question.

Now is the time to question those beliefs. Perhaps, your relationships don’t need to fit in the box you were told they did. Perhaps, you do not need to make or spend money the way you were told was necessary.

Due to the recent Uranus and Pluto square, the world is experiencing a radical shift. It is time to take our blinders off and examine some previously unexamined issues. It is okay to play with new ideas and ways of viewing the world. Radical change can bring deep expansion, profound connections, and even unexpected joy.

 

Merida 2015 by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

Merida 2015 by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

SEEK COMFORT

Wednesday, February 17, 2016:

Wednesday begins still on the high note of the active, sometimes jittery, sign of Gemini. Following a trine aspect between the Gemini Moon and the Aquarius Sun at 11:37 AM EST, the Moon becomes quiet until she enters Cancer at 2:24 PM EST. During this quiet spell, we may consider celebrating our own personal siesta. The activity of the past few days has left us just a bit tired.

When the day is done, we are delighted to head home. Nothing sounds better than our own home, a hot meal, and our closest family members or loved ones.

If you are heading home alone, do not fret. We do not need others to expand the internal depth of love we long for.

With the Moon in Cancer, our thoughts turn to family, security, and even the home of our youth. Give your mom, your sister, or your aunt a call this evening. Making contact with someone connected to you from a different time and space will bring comfort, and perhaps deep satisfaction.

 
WHOLE-HEARTED ACCEPTANCE

Thursday, February 18, 2016:

On Thursday, the Moon continues through Cancer and yet, our minds are not content to rest in a quiet space developing security. There is an edge of anxiety as the Moon links with Pluto and Uranus, turning our minds toward that which interferes with our security. Perhaps, you have family members that challenge your most personal beliefs, which offer safety and security to your life.

This is a day to consciously and whole-heartedly accept the differences between yourself and others. We each see the world, our lives, and our families from a very different perspective. We cannot expect others to see the world from where we stand.

This would be a delightful day to sit in a busy public place and pay attention to your judgments as you watch people. Each person you see or each time you feel an internal judgment, simply say to yourself “This person wants to be happy, just like me” or “This person does not want to suffer, just like me.” This is a powerful practice, which will connect you to the entire human race with compassion and deep love.

Shortly after midnight on Thursday night, the Sun will enter Pisces. The intellect subsides as sensitivity and open awareness blossoms.

 
SUN ENTERS PISCES; EMBRACE SENSITIVITY

Friday, February 19, 2016:

The Sun’s entry into the passive, whimsical sign of Pisces at 12:33 AM EST brings the opportunity to release the past and embrace your own inner terrain. Your view of reality softens.

During the Sun’s time in Pisces, we are able to fully embrace a spiritual viewpoint even as we release the desires of ego. Take advantage of this time to notice what brings us together rather than focusing on what divides us.

The Moon enters Leo at 9:18 PM EST, just in time for a playful night on the town. This is a great date night or time to go out with friends, a night for dancing. Enjoy.

 

Obra De Ricardo Wagner by Pilarxita via Wiki Commons

Obra De Ricardo Wagner by Pilarxita via Wiki Commons

DO NOT ENGAGE IN THE ARGUMENT

Saturday, February 20, 2016:

Saturday highlights an opposition between the Leo Moon and Venus and Mercury (both in Aquarius). This could easily manifest as an argumentative tone to the day. Both Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs, suggesting that each person engaged in this argument holds a powerful belief that they are right and only they are right.

Please take advantage of this information and allow yourself to truly see the other side of any disagreement or stressful engagements you may encounter. Do what you can to let it go. If you are unable to let it go, do your best to walk away and give everyone a chance to let time change the dynamic.
This is a passing issue; no one needs to win. As long as you don’t engage with the ‘issue’, it will pass and by evening, you will hardly remember what the fuss was about.

It is never worth having anything get in the way of a lovely Leo Moon on a Saturday night. If you are able to manage this well, you have every chance to enjoy a lovely evening with friends, family, or lovers.

 
ENGAGE DELIGHT

Sunday, February 21, 2016:

Sunday provides us with a delightful Grand Fire Trine. With the Moon in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries, excitement and passion are likely to be sparked.  Consider what activity can bring fun and powerful delight. Seek that which engages your most authentic self-expression.

This is not a Sunday to stay home quietly preparing for the coming week. The upcoming week will take care of itself.

If possible, get the day rolling early. There’s much energy at your disposal for fun and connection. Engage it early.
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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 for October 26, 2015 through November 1, 2015

"Static Ecstatic" by AleXander Hirka http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

“Static Ecstatic” by AleXander Hirka
http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

 

Contemplation for the week:

“I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.” ~ Cheryl Strayed

 

After the intensity of the past week, let’s look forward to less complication and more pleasure in the coming days.

The early hours of Tuesday morning bring with them a lovely Taurus Full Moon. Pay attention to the areas of your life that fill you with pleasure. This Full Moon encourages you to bring your awareness to a sense of reverence for your very full and powerful life. As you learn the importance of taking full responsibility for exactly where you find yourself, your sense of wonder and reverence will grow.

Friday evening, as the Sun trine Neptune we are allowed a full expansive view of some deeply personal dream. Bring creativity, mysticism, music, and dance to the evening!

Allow yourself to flow easily throughout this week. Do not build walls or construct roadblocks where there is no need for them.

Pay attention to pleasure, seek joy; bring joy and pleasure to those around you.

Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?

Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today! 

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.


ABOUT THAT VOC* MOON

Monday, October 26, 2015:

Monday’s Moon in Aries makes a final aspect (opposition to Mercury) at 8:25 AM EDT; after that the Moon is VOC* until she enters Taurus on Tuesday morning.

Let’s have a reminder on what the VOC* Moon is and how to work with it. The Moon is said to be VOC* between the time that it makes its final major aspect to another planet and the time when she enters the next sign. During these times, you do not want to take actions that need to have a significant impact moving forward.  With the Moon in Aries, you can count on excess energy to push forward. You can get a lot accomplished. Consider what projects you want to use that energy on while also considering the VOC* Moon.

If the activity itself is what needs to get done during a VOC*, it will work fine. Let me use an example. If I am cutting wood to fill the woodpile for winter warmth, at the end of the day I have my result. This is fine activity to do during a VOC* Moon. If I am writing a proposal that will ultimately be accepted or denied, the result is not clear at the end of the day. I would save this activity for a day without a VOC* Moon. Simply ask yourself about any particular activity: will I have the result at the end of the day?

For today, your best activity will involve communication or other intellectual or mental activity because the final aspect was a connection to Mercury.

So, probably the woodpile will wait! I think I will seek interesting conversations or study instead!

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

 

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“The Day Color Was Created” by Alexander Hirka http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

TAURUS FULL MOON; EMBRACE YOUR PHYSICALITY

Tuesday, October 27, 2015:

Tuesday brings us the beautiful creative expression of the Taurus Full Moon. If you work with the Moon Cycles, think about the seeds you planted at the New Moon two weeks ago. Whatever idea you began, or seed you planted at that New Moon comes into full expression now.

When I was 18 years old, I had a job as a Nurses Aid in a nursing home (perhaps they are now called retirement homes). I got a true education at that time of how people, without inhibitions (due to medications or lowered capacities), behave at the Full Moon. No one wanted to work the shifts at the Full Moon as our clients behavior would become quite bizarre and relatively uncontrollable.

The thing I learned through that experience, was that we are all a bit wild at the Full Moon. Embrace the wildly uncivilized side of your self at this time. Taurus wants you fully engaged in the sensuality and pleasure of being embodied in this life. Think of all the joys and pleasures that living in a human body offer.

Bring pleasure to your senses.

Think about all your five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. Engage all of these senses at this Full Moon. A delightfully prepared meal with the backdrop of beautiful music and flowers on the table, shared with a lover would lay out the perfect scenario. If your life does not fit this perfect scenario, make the tweaks you need to! Go ahead and enjoy a delightfully prepared meal, beautiful music, a visit to the massage therapist, and time spent honoring your connection to your body.

Enjoy and revel in your physicality. Engage gratitude with eyes open and body fully alive.

“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.” ~ Steve Maraboli

 

A PRACTICE OF KINDNESS

Wednesday, October 28, 2015:

If you fully enjoyed the Full Moon on Tuesday, you may wake up Wednesday morning feeling the effects of overindulgence. The theme of the Taurus Full Moon, slow reverence for pleasure, holds over into Wednesday morning.

At 11:20 AM EDT, the Taurus Moon makes a trine aspect to Mars, kicking us into action. The rest of the afternoon and evening the Moon is VOC*. The trine to Mars will give us the strength and confidence required as we steadfastly accomplish what needs to get done.

This is a great day for a simple ‘practice of kindness’. Make it a point to show an unusual level of consideration and kindness to people you encounter who have no expectations of you. A truly thoughtful comment delivered with a kind smile to the cashier at the grocery store can have a profound impact on their life even as it spreads to those they encounter.

Keep steady, accomplish what is required, offer kindness, and enjoy a calm quiet evening.

“Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anais Nin

 

SEEK CURIOSITY

Thursday, October 29, 2015:

You may realize that you haven’t made plans for the weekend, and it is Thursday already! Last minute plans are fine! Get on it! Plan a gathering of friends for Friday evening. Anticipate a gathering that will stretch your thinking, peak your curiosity, fully engaged your imagination, and your search for deep meaning.

Consider all the thoughts and ideas that are presented throughout the day. Follow the directions that spur your intellectual curiosity. This is a great day to research ideas that have been percolating in your mind. Your curiosity will inform you of the questions to ask; the answers to the questions will lead you in the direction of new discovery.

Nothing less than full commitment to your life is required.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

"Bone Of Contention"  by AleXander Hirka  http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

“Bone Of Contention” by AleXander Hirka
http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

THE COURAGE TO EXPRESS

Friday, October 30, 2015:

There is a great deal that wants to be expressed through you at this time. Consider communication as a game. Play it out. Pay attention to what works and what does not work.

Think back to late February 2015. Can you remember the dream that began at that time? Were you aware that there was more than a little delusion involved in your thinking and scheming your way towards that dream? Did you follow that path of delusion? Did your well-developed boundaries hold you steady enough to avoid a dangerous ride?

Regardless of which way you played your cards at that time, you have learned a great deal and are now able to bring wisdom to others who need your teaching on the subject.

Take the time to get clear about what you have learned regarding that dream and how you have managed yourself and your situation over the course of these eight months. You have developed it to tell her wisdom to this process is necessary in the world. Find a way to share your wisdom.

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it, twice, to learn how to do it, and a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.” ~ Virgil Garnett Thomson

 

A FLOW OF SENSITIVITY

Saturday, October 31, 2015:

On Saturday, the Moon enters Cancer. Throughout the day, the Cancer Moon forms a grand trine with Neptune and the Sun. This water Grand Trine supports emotional connection, family gatherings, and the potential of healing deep wounds.

This could be a difficult day to get much accomplished due to the immense flow of sensitivity and moodiness. Get clear early in the day about how you want to manage this. Do you want to immerse yourself in emotion and even nostalgia?

If so, watch a romantic movie or look at old photo albums. If not, determine to stay clear of emotional quicksand and keep yourself moving.

I don’t believe that either way is right or wrong; simply make a decision and stick with it.

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~ C.S. Lewis

 

DEVELOP COMPASSION

Sunday, November 1, 2015:

If you managed to stay out of the emotional quicksand of Saturday, you will likely continue with significant accomplishments or deep connections on Sunday. However, if you found yourself swimming in the nostalgic deep space of emotional quicksand, you may continue to struggle mightily to simply pull yourself out of that space.

The Cancer Moon forms tense challenging aspects to both Pluto and Uranus. Your intensely powerful inner life needs space for home and emotional connection.

Your feeling life is full to overflowing. Even as these deep emotional connections call to you, there is also the internal expectation and demand for detachment, you feel an inner reach for independence and autonomy. You may feel your inner rebel wanting to take space for private contemplation.

Yes, these are contradictory emotions and feelings on a deeply emotional day. Make space for what is required in each moment, be patient and kind to yourself as you balance this challenge.

Understand that we all play along similar lines; develop compassion for the challenge that others encounter that so clearly mirror your own. Work together; find ways to move forward while accepting exactly where you are at this moment in time.

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”~ Niels Bohr

 

"Jungle Serene" by AleXander Hirka http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

“Jungle Serene” by AleXander Hirka
http://alexanderhirka.nyc/

This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!

If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!

Monday, October 26, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following an opposition to Mercury at 8:25 AM EDT until she enters Taurus on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 2:08 AM EDT.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a trine to Mars at 11:20 AM EDT until she enters Gemini on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:24 AM EDT.

Friday, October 30, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a trine to Mercury at 10:52 PM EDT until she enters Cancer on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:10 AM EDT.

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

* The aspects 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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