Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 3, 2018 through September 9, 2018

 

 

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Ceres by Alice Pike Barney via Wiki Media

EXPRESS GRATITUDE FREELY

Monday, September 3, 2018:

Getting yourself into the groove of work may be easier than is often the case on a Monday morning. The week begins with the Moon in lighthearted, talkative Gemini Moon.

At 8:58 AM EDT, Mercury (ruler of Gemini) forms a positive sextile aspect to Venus, the planet that represents love, all that we find beautiful, and what we deeply value.  Begin the day with acknowledgment toward those whose support you in your life. Make a special call to a friend simply to express gratitude. You will be amazed at how your mood is buoyed and the whole week will develop a positive tone. Go inward, find and express gratitude to everyone you encounter. Yes, even the teenager bagging your groceries or the barista at your local coffee shop.

All forms of positive self-expression and communication is supported and will create ripple effects of self confidence into the rest of the week.

 

 

WARM LOVING SECURITY

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

The Moon enters sensitive, family oriented Cancer at 8:03 AM EDT and most of you are likely spending the day with coworkers rather than family or loved ones. If you have challenging relationships at your place of work, keep in mind that even the crankiest person there is someone’s child and loved one.

At 12:22 PM EDT, with an opposition from the Moon to Saturn, it is likely that someone will get their feelings hurt. This could be expressed in tears or anger. Be a soothing influence and understand that Moon transits pass very quickly if we don’t hold on to them.

This may be a good day to bring cookies or a good healthy salad to share with your coworkers. When the work day is done, get home and plan a loving domestic evening. Encourage your partner and children to help prepare a delicious meal. Eat together even if you rarely do so. The Cancer Moon seeks to create a warm and loving environment that feels secure, make space for that today.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 2:38 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 8:03 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

BRING YOUR MIND INTO FOCUS

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

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On Wednesday, the Moon continues through intuitive, inward Cancer, she is also waning with each passing day as she moves toward the New Moon at the end of the week. It is good to be gentle with others and with yourself as you are more touchy than usual as the Moon losses light.

At 10:38 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet that represents your busy mind, thought processes, and communications finally follows the Sun into Virgo. The mind is ready to move beyond the heat of Leo and into the analytical world of Virgo.

You will notice that your ability to do detailed, meticulous, and efficient work is greatly increased. Your mind is now able to slow down and pay attention with humility and precision to what you choose to focus on. This is a good time to bring your attention to an intellectual project that you haven’t been able to focus on since before Mercury was retrograde last month.

Mercury will remain in Virgo until September 21st. Take advantage of this for all productive and analytical work.

 

 

 

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MOVING SLOWLY FORWARD WITH RELIEF

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

Thursday morning brings our attention to Saturn who has been retrograde since mid-April. Saturn is a great teacher, insisting that we take our responsibilities seriously and work on long term goals. Saturn brings attention to restrictions and the reality of the lives we have created.

What house in your chart holds Capricorn? The restriction and cynicism in that area of your life can now slowly begin to move forward. Now, you can once again begin the process of steady forward motion. You may feel that much of the hard work of the past 4 ½ months is about to pay off.  You may also feel an internal sigh of relief.

At 9:55 AM EDT, the Moon enters Leo, releasing us from the intense sensitivity of the past few days. You may find yourself wanting to take a creative risk, to allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your most sparkly, childlike side to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to simply relax into fun and play. If you have children in your life, get down on the floor or out in the yard and play like puppies.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* from 8:43 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:55 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

 

INNOVATION, DREAMS, & EXPRESSION

Friday, September 7, 2018:

Friday offers an unusual day to bring forth your most innovative plans and ideas.  Your thinking is solid and mature and yet you are able to engage ideas that on first glance may seem anything but practical or level-headed. A configuration called a Grand Trine in stable Earth signs is in play this week (peaking on Friday) between Mercury (thoughts), Saturn (stability), and Uranus (innovation).

Allow yourself to explore new ideas with the intention of bringing them into reality. You can expect to be surprised by the positive response you get when you are vulnerable with unique ideas and plans. Share your ideas and listen to what others are thinking. Prepare to be surprised.

However, with an opposition between the Sun and Neptune during the afternoon, things may not be as clear as you wish. Hold onto your excitement for now and spend some time in lazy daydreams. Allow space within the day for the Leo Moon to express playfulness and joy.

 

STRESS OR PASSION

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

You may wake on this Saturday morning thinking about a fun social day, but the day may have ideas of its own when the Moon leaves Leo behind to enter tidy, meticulous Virgo. Settle in and get comfortable with more practical activities. You may want to do the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning instead.

If the interest in socializing persists, perhaps you could plan a lovely, perfectly presented dinner for friends. Be aware of the tendency to over analyze everything you do. You may have a hard time allowing ‘good-enough’ to be good enough. Don’t let perfectionism stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

Mid-afternoon, Venus forms a challenging square to Mars. This could reflect renewed passion in an intimate relationship. However, if your relationship is suffering in significant ways, it may suggest a time of powerful stress between the two of you. This will be in effect throughout the evening and possibly into Sunday morning. Given the option of stress or passion, I suggest you move the dial to PASSION.

The Leo Moon is VOC* from 9:31 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 10:29 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

PLANT A SEED; PLAN YOUR FUTURE

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Venus, the planet that represents our understanding of love and our deepest values, moves into the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio. This will likely transport your heart into buried intensity regarding love or finances. Because Venus will be turning retrograde in the coming months, she will remain in Scorpio until early January 2019 (with a brief dip back into Libra in November).

Sunday afternoon at 2:02 PM EDT brings us to the Virgo New Moon. This is a time to plant a seed of pure practicality. Even with a quickly passing opposition to Neptune, we are not sowing fantasies here. Currently, there are 7 planets in Earth signs (wow), with many of them involved with an Earth Grand trine creating a free unhinged flow of practical energies to create a solid future.

Keep your responsibilities in mind in all that you do. Consider how your need, actions, and conversations are creating the future that you hope for.

It is also significant to consider that along with so many planets in reliable predictable Earth Signs, all the personal & bridge planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) are moving in forward, direct motion.

Do what is practical and keeps you connected to the Earth and your deepest values. Make plans for the future. Your New Moon ritual will be best performed on Monday. It is good to give the Moon a chance to pull away from the exact conjunction, giving it space to breath.

 

 

The New Moon is on Sunday afternoon… do your ritual on Monday!

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, then light the second candle, and focus on drawing to you what you want to create, bring the two candles closer together.

Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Virgo New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of practicality, humility, and dedication. What project or idea are you ready to dedicate yourself to for the good of all?

 

 

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar “Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach” 1980

 

 

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 11, 2018 through June 17, 2018

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Gemeinsam Schönes erschaffen 2016 by Carl W. Rohrig via Wikimedia

This week begins in the darkest phase of the Moon. Allow what is no longer useful to fall away. Wednesday afternoon, we come to the Gemini New Moon. Don’t forget to do your New Moon ritual this week, preferably waiting until Thursday or even Friday.

Keep your ritual simple. With this New Moon occurring in Gemini, the intention you set will involve curiosity, gathering information, and communicating.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds Gemini, it will help you clarify what intention is needed. For example, if Gemini is held in your 1st house, set an intention to get curious about how others perceive you, in the 4th house, set an intention to enjoy lighthearted communications with family members. If Gemini is in your 7th house, perhaps you need to get curious about how to improve communications with a partner, or in the 10th house, you may need to develop new communication skills with your coworkers or in your business.

 

If you don’t know what house is involved, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that requires curiosity and the development of great skills in gathering, sharing, and utilizing information.

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The New Moon is on Wednesday… do your ritual on Thursday!

~~New Moon Ritual ~~

Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming Moon Cycle.

Have two candles available; light a candle to represent yourself, as you are at the moment. Light another candle as an aspiration of what you intend to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle, then light the second candle, focusing on drawing to you what you want to create, bringing the two candles closer together.

Do this each day until at the Full Moon, you will bring them fully together and acknowledge the result of what you have created.

The Gemini New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of curiosity, gathering, sharing, and utilizing of information.

 

 

PREPARATION

Monday, June 11, 2018:

You may wake on Monday feeling determined, stubborn, or simply interested in seeking beauty, good food, and rest. At 11:31 AM EDT, as the Taurus Moon engages in a flowing trine to Pluto, you feel powerful and able to accomplish whatever you choose.

As the week begins, pay attention to the fact that Mars is creeping slowly along preparing for his retrograde station which occurs at 9° Aquarius on June 26th. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) between 6° – 12° of any fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius) begin now to prepare for the additional internal heat.

Understand that in the coming weeks it may be a challenge to maintain your equilibrium and not fly off the handle when provoked. You can be pretty sure you will be provoked! The house that holds Aquarius will point to the area of your life that will provide the provocation.

This may be a good time to get back to your meditation practice or find a healthy outlet for excessive energy. Forewarned is forearmed.

You will likely sleep through it but just in case… the Taurus Moon is VOC* from 11:28 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 2:53 AM EDT on Tuesday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun.

 

 

COMMUNICATION

Tuesday, June 12, 2018:

By the time you wake up on Tuesday morning, the Moon has joined Mercury in curious, lighthearted Gemini. Mercury is the planet of communication and thought process; the sign it is moving through focuses communication and thought. Mercury moves quickly.

On Tuesday afternoon, Mercury leaves Gemini behind and enters Cancer, heightening the connection between thoughts and emotions. Over the coming weeks, you will think more about feelings, you may be nostalgic and you will look for and offer emotional support. You may notice that you are moody and easily brought to tears by simple things like those television advertisements that are made to pull at your heartstrings. Mercury will remain in Cancer until July 29th. Keep the box of Kleenex nearby.

At 4:01 PM EDT, the talkative Gemini Moon forms a supportive trine aspect to Mars. You are able to express your most innovative ideas and get your point across easily. Communication is the name of the game.

You will likely sleep through it but just in case… the Taurus Moon is VOC* from Monday night at 11:28 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 2:53 AM EDT Tuesday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun.

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON – CURIOSITY AND A GIFT OF ATTENTION

Wednesday, June 13, 2018:

Wednesday begins with a lively conversation. At 7:40 AM EDT, Mercury, currently very sensitive in Cancer, forms an exciting sextile aspect to innovative, potentially life-changing Uranus. Touch the earth, a tree, an animal, or another human body, open yourself to what the Natural World has to teach you. You may be surprised.

Im Land des Traums,1990 by Carl W. Roehrig via Wikimedia

At 3:43 PM EDT, we reached the New Moon at 22° Gemini. At each New Moon, we begin a new cycle of emotional growth. This is the time to plant a seed to tend over the coming month. In Gemini, we begin a cycle of understanding and communication. Consider your newest thoughts and ideas. Wait until tomorrow to do your New Moon ritual. Spend today contemplating new thoughts, ideas, and ways of expression.

At 5:54 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of our deepest values, love, and resources enters playful fun-loving Leo. You may notice the world looking a little less vulnerable and a little brighter. You will want to be seen and appreciated for your most authentic inner light. While Venus is in Leo (until July 9th) we all require a bit more attention and adoration. You will feel best if you go out of your way to give the gift of attention to others.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:43 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 3:20 AM EDT in the wee hours of Thursday morning. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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SURPRISE YOURSELF IN LOVE

Thursday, June 14, 2018:

Thursday morning finds the Moon in sensitive, nurturing Cancer forming a helpful sextile aspect to innovative Uranus along with a conjunction to Mercury. This is a good morning to express your deep care for children and other loved ones. Look for unusual ways to bring your self to the nourishment of others.

Mid-afternoon brings a opposition from the Moon to restrictive Saturn which may be a good time to take a nap or in some other way disengage from the connection that seemed so easy in the morning.

As you move toward evening, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, forms a challenging square aspect to unpredictable Uranus. This is a cycle of anxiety or excitement regarding how you build love and financial security in your life. If you began something regarding love or money in late March, consider what steps forward to take now. Perhaps, you are facing a crisis in a love relationship or your personal finances.

What action can you take now that will calm the anxiety by engaging excitement? Under a challenging aspect between Venus and Uranus, it may be tempting to take quick, irrevocable action. Don’t act impulsively; look at your situation from perspectives you have not noticed or taken into account before. There may be an answer to the issue that you haven’t yet seen. Keep your eyes wide open, look with new unconventional eyes. Your internal defiance is asking you to open your eyes to a new way of being.

Help others see the world from a new perspective as well. We are all a bit stuck with our own view. Ask your most unusual, eccentric friend what they see in your situation. You may be surprised.

You will likely sleep through it but just in case… the Gemini Moon is VOC* until she enters Cancer on Thursday morning at 3:20 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun.

 

 

FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY

Friday, June 15, 2018:

When you wake up Friday morning, you will be fully immersed in the energy of Venus square Uranus (which was exact late Thursday night). This may manifest as a deep desire for personal freedom and independence. You may experience sudden epiphanies regarding your intimate relationships, your relationship to finances, or even how you create beauty in the world. If you are an artist, this could be a time of great innovation in your craft. If you are a lover, this could suggest the need for greater independence and trust between you and your partner.

Allow yourself to explore ideas that may unsettle you. If there are challenges regarding a partner, do your best to keep your boundaries clear. Friday evening brings Mercury (the planet of communication and thoughts) into opposition with Saturn (the planet of responsibility and self-respect); this suggests serious conversations. Apply deep kindness and respect for yourself and your partner in all communications. Facing reality and personal responsibility is highlighted.

Allow kindness and respect to contain and hold any conversations on Saturday as well. If that is not possible do not engage the conversation.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:18 PM EDT until she enters Leo on Saturday morning at 3:20 AM EDT.
When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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CREATIVE PLAY

Saturday, June 16, 2018:

The weekend’s Leo Moon encourages dramatic self-expression and playful creativity. This is a weekend for parties, summer festivals, and making the world your stage. You will want to be seen, appreciated, and expressly loved.

Take a creative risk, allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your most sparkly side to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to be seen in this way. Your inner child wants to come out to play.

If you are more of an introvert, this will be a great weekend to spend with children and to express your appreciation of others. If you do not want to be on stage, applaud someone who does.

You may feel some anger or aggression early in the evening as the Moon opposes Mars; strong physical activity will help settle that into a positive evening of fun.
Celebrate!

You will likely sleep through it but just in case… the Cancer Moon is VOC* until she enters Leo on Saturday morning at 3:20 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun.

 

 

ACTIVE CREATIVITY

Sunday, June 17, 2018:

Any creative activities are worthy of your attention now. Express love and honor to anyone you encounter. Everyone’s ‘inner child’ will be on full display. Think about that as you interact with others. How would your day be different if you and your friends were all five or seven years old? What would it be like to play together from that space or perspective?

Build fairy houses in the woods or the park, put on a play, or fly a kite! Don’t be afraid of looking foolish, your friends will adore you if you can lead them in this direction of active creativity! Allow your warmth, generosity, and open-hearted acceptance to rule the day.

Enjoy this Leo Moon while we have it. If you open to this playful side of life, you will be ready to go back to work on Monday with a smile on your face.

 

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 1, 2018 through January 7, 2018

 

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” ~ Andy Rooney

Erato, Muse of Poetry by Edward Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

 

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SUPER SENSITIVE CANCER FULL MOON

Monday, January 1, 2018:

The year begins with the focus squarely on family and emotional security with the Full Moon at 11° Cancer. If you are not able to be with biological family, make sure you are engaged in connections with others that have a similar familial quality.

You may notice yourself unusually interested in creating or deepening powerful loving bonds. Family bonds are not easy and require work to be supportive and provide the safety you are looking for. Do not shy away from the necessary effort.

This sensitive Cancer Moon has serious conversations with Saturn, Venus, and the Sun, suggesting the work and effort bring what is necessary into focus.

The evening brings a lovely Neptunian dreamy quality that helps you to release the seriousness of the early part of the day and engage in loving dreams of the future.

 

PROFOUND CHANGE MOVES FORWARD

Tuesday, January 2, 2018:

As the Capricorn Sun inches closer to powerful Pluto, we feel the intensity of the year ahead. Love and compassion may not come easily with the Full Moon opposing Saturn, Venus, and the Sun but are much required going forward.

The serious Capricorn Sun forms a sweet sextile aspect to Neptune early in the day, allowing the possibility of making contact with a mystical or imaginative side of yourself. This will be a great day to work on any project that fully engages your creativity and the softer side of your imagination. Perhaps, it is time to re-engage your meditation practice, yoga practice, writing practice, or any other daily practice that puts you in the presence of your own divinity.

Uranus turns direct at 24° Aries after being retrograde since August 3, 2017. If you have planets between 22° and 24° Aries, you can expect excitement, unexpected news or upheaval. Something has been on hold since August that will now move forward, shifting your life along with the direct motion.

If you were born between April 11 -14, July 14 – 17, October 15 – 18, or January 12 – 15, your Sun is being affected. As much as possible, go with the flow that presents itself and do not fight against the change that is in front of you. This is a major life transformation that takes at least a year to navigate. Your best life is on the other side of this transit. A full consultation will help you understand how to go with the flow involved and avoid the fear-based tendency to fight against it. Please contact me.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:46 PM EST until she enters Leo at 2:23 AM EST on Wednesday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

ROMANCE AND FLOWERS

Wednesday, January 3, 2018:

By the time the day begins on Wednesday, the Moon leaves the sensitivity of Cancer behind to enter Leo, where she encourages you to express yourself unabashedly through play, generosity, and creativity.

A Russian Beauty by Alexei Harlamov via Wiki Media

At 12:38 PM EST, comfort-seeking Venus forms a lovely sextile aspect to Neptune, the planet of romance and mysticism. This aspect mirrors the transit between the Sun and Neptune that occurred on Tuesday. Again, you are encouraged to make contact with a very sensitive, perhaps deeply spiritual side of yourself.

You are also reminded to re-engage any daily practices in your life that you have been neglecting through this holiday season. Get back on the meditation cushion, yoga mat, get back into nature, or open your writing journal once again.

This is a great day to shop for clothes or other items of decoration for yourself or your home, as your sense of beauty is highly engaged.

When Venus and Neptune dance together, they also encourage romance, love, desire, and sensitivity.

You deserve flowers on the table and a candlelit meal with a loved one or even on your own.

 

GIVE OF YOURSELF THROUGH PLAY

Thursday, January 4, 2018:

Thursday’s Leo Moon encourages warmth, generosity, and full undiluted expression of your most authentic self. From another perspective, you (or those around you) could possibly get stuck in arrogance and easily hurt feelings. If you focus on what you can offer others, rather than what you can get for yourself, this will be a fun day with lots of potential excitement and unusual conversations.

The optimistic Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine to communicative Mercury and humanitarian, quirky Uranus in the evening. Creative social activities can prove highly positive. Your feeling nature may seem a bit over the top as your dramatic nature is apt to reveal itself with grand feelings and gestures.

Enjoy fun times with folks that appreciate you for your most unique wild side. If you have children in your life… take them sledding or find some way to engage on their level. Give of yourself through play.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:10 PM EST until she enters Virgo at 3:11 AM EST on Friday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

NOTICE THE DETAILS

Friday, January 5, 2018:

Friday begins with the Moon in diligent, self-contained Virgo. The unabashed self-expression of the past few days brings you up against the need to become more competent and to pay more attention to details.

If you pay attention, you will realize how much easier it is while the Moon is in Virgo to take on a serious endeavor that requires efficiency and putting your nose to the grindstone.

The Virgo Moon will bring you face to face with your inner perfectionist and critic. Be aware of your tendency to expect more from others that they may be capable of. If you express expectations that someone is unable to deliver, you may inadvertently push them into old spaces of guilt, shame, and critical self-judgment.

Be kind to yourself and others. It is more important now than you realize. Please be kind.

V starom dome Rakitinyh by Nikolay Anokhin via Wiki Media

 

 

INNOVATIVE IDEAS MEET EXPANSIVE GROWTH

Saturday, January 6, 2018:

Two significant aspects occur on Saturday that has a wider range of impact than a simple moon transit. At 6:38 PM EST, Mercury (the planet of mind) forms a flowing trine aspect to Uranus. This suggests delightful and innovative thinking, communications, and ideas. Watch for unexpected epiphanies, unusual, or exciting communications, and unique progressive thoughts.

In May of 2017, Uranus and Mercury joined together, beginning a cycle of creative and innovative thinking. In October, there was likely a result of that new way of thinking or communicating. Try to identify what occurred in May, what was revealed about it in October, and now needs to be expressed to others. What have you learned that can be beneficially shared with others?

Perhaps, this is the time to create that podcast or blog that you’ve been thinking about? Perhaps, it is time to allow someone to understand your mind in a new way; to create a new form or method of communication? In some way, it is time to reveal your progressive thinking in a public way.

Also, dynamic Mars conjoins with expansive Jupiter at 17° Scorpio, beginning a cycle of assertive growth, courageous generosity, or frustrated idealism. If you were born between November 7-10, February 3-6, May 5-8, or August 7-10, this will have a powerful personal impact on you. Set an intention to courageously expand your personal reach toward self-growth. This is a significant year for you to reach beyond the places you have been stuck. Contact me – let’s talk.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:51 PM EST until she enters Libra on Saturday morning at 7:14 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

BRING BEAUTY INTO YOUR LIFE

Sunday, January 7, 2018:

With the Moon passing through cooperative, graceful Libra on Sunday, your focus will be on creating order through diplomacy and pleasing interactions with others. You will also want to create a beautiful environment within which those interactions can occur. You are more able than usual to set aside your own agenda in order to avoid confrontations and achieve the peace you long for.

It may be difficult to make clear decisions without the input of others as you do not want to lose the approval of those around you. This is a good day to engage in cooperative activities that require teamwork.

You may hit a snag when the Moon squares Saturn at 11:09 AM EST. Stay with it, work your way through that snag in order to learn a great deal about yourself and your ability to work constructively with others.

Create beauty in your home and your relationships; spend time creating art or visiting a museum. It will be deeply soothing to bring as much beauty into your life as possible.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Libra at 7:14 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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* 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 4, 2017 through December 10, 2017

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach

 

 

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An astrological consultation with an open hearted, competent astrologer will clearly show you the larger picture at play, the universal directional path.

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HOLD YOUR LOVED ONES CLOSE

Monday, December 4, 2017:

This week begins with the Moon in rational, talkative Gemini. With early morning positive aspects to excitable Uranus and impulsive Mars, you can anticipate an active day.

By early afternoon, the emotional Moon begins talking with both authoritative Saturn and logical Mercury, reminding you that it is your responsibility to deal with the hard wall that you have probably hit over the past few days.

Mercury just turned retrograde and joined with restrictive Saturn, just as Saturn is about to make a major move into rigid, serious Capricorn on December 20th. Our lives

Mädchen in Winterlandschaft by Albert Anker via Wiki Media

are about to get serious in a whole new way. Each of us will need to look clearly at our own issues of responsibility, maturity, and duty.  The heavy hand of reality is demanding its due over the coming months. The best thing for each of us is to take responsibility for our actions and approach each situation and circumstance in our lives with the very highest integrity even as we keep our hearts open to love.

At 3:36 PM EST, with the Moon entering Cancer, there can be a tendency to feel the need to protect oneself. Vulnerability can be scary. Don’t let it stop you from opening your heart and holding your loved ones and your family close.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:12 PM EST until she enters Cancer at 3:36 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SWEETNESS GIVES WAY TO POWER DYNAMICS

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:

Tuesday brings powerful connections allowing deep emotional states of expanded awareness. In the morning hours, the sensitive Cancer Moon forms a lovely, flowing Grand Water Trine to dreamy Neptune (in Pisces) and expansive Jupiter (in Scorpio).  You may step into the day with big, dreamy emotions. Allow love and connection, nurturing and kindness to rule the day.

Either go to bed early or pay careful attention to the power dynamics within your family to avoid the struggles that may crop up as the moody Cancer Moon opposes subversive Pluto at 8:06 PM EST.

The sweetness of the early part of the day will be difficult to hold onto.

 

 

EXPLORE FUTURE SELF-DETERMINATION

Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

Untitled by Caspar Wolf via Wiki Media

Wednesday begins with your attention clearly directed to the challenging wall that seems to stand in the way between you and what you are seeking to accomplish. Do not try to tear that wall down or scrape your knees trying to climb over it. Take the Universe’s direction to slow down.

Remember, Mercury is retrograde until December 22nd and Saturn is about to enter serious, authoritative Capricorn. You must take full responsibility, speak directly with integrity, and accept the fact that this particular wall cannot be scaled at this time.

A “No” today is not a “No” forever. Something needs to be learned or improved before you can move forward. Settle into the acceptance of reality.

At 3:37 PM EST, the Moon enters expressive Leo, moving you to release the sensitivity of the past few days. Work on being expressive without overdramatizing the issues you are dealing with.

At 4:20 PM EST, impulsive Mars forms a supportive sextile aspect to level-headed Saturn. The cycle between Mars and Saturn began in August of 2016 and is a cycle of stabilizing your assertive or sexual energies. What began in this vein at that time? Now, you will want to begin exploring ways to release that cycle in order to start a new level of stabilizing energy and sexuality in April of 2018. Begin to explore ways you may want to reestablish self-determination, independence, and sexuality.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:55 PM EST until she enters Leo at 3:37 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SEEK PLEASURE AND JOY

Thursday, December 7, 2017:

Thursday and Friday look like the best days in an overall challenging week. Obviously, we are still being impacted by Mercury’s retrograde motion impacting Mercury’s rocky relationship with Saturn. However, on Thursday and Friday, try to take any challenges with a grain of salt.

With the Moon in Leo, you can treat yourself to expressive creative pursuits and make fun and joy a priority. If there are children in your life, take a page from their playbook! Get in touch with playful pleasures.

Don’t hold back, express boldness as you seek simple joy. Engage in the love and romance, showing large bold gestures of passion and play. Take yourself to a show or better yet, go dancing. Enjoy the hell out of this day. You need it.

 

 

SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND KINDNESS

Friday, December 8, 2017:

Friday brings us to another day of focus on creativity, pleasure, and fun. The vital Leo Moon makes lovely aspects to eccentric Uranus, communicative Mercury, level-headed Saturn, and assertive Mars. This brings excitement, conversations, stabilization, and initiative to your generosity and creativity. Think about what you can do with that! 🙂

At 6:09 PM EST, the Moon leaves flashy Leo behind to enter meticulous Virgo, bringing your attention to issues of dedication, service and kindness toward others. Early in the day, it may seem a good idea to gather with friends for a night on the town. However, by the time Friday evening comes around, you are unlikely to be in the mood to do so.

This would be a better evening to cook a healthy meal for friends who needs support. You are able to offer a level of practical kindness, words of encouragement, and down to earth coaching. The exciting night-on-the-town will have to wait.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:41 PM EST until she enters Virgo at 6:09 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

Winterlandschaft mit Fuchs und Hasen by Ebenetzer Downard via Wiki Media

 

 

RELEASE ALL VESTIGES OF SHAME

Saturday, December 9, 2017:

Friday is a significant day as Mars leaves the cooperative sign of Libra (3:59 AM EST) behind to enter the intensely transformative sign of Scorpio. Mars, the planet of assertiveness, aggression, and directive sexuality, has been in Libra since October 22nd.

Keep your eye on how the #MeToo issue continues to unfold in personal lives and in the culture at large. The interest in compromise loses its roots as Mars goes directly for passion, desire, and its brand of truth.

With Jupiter also advancing through Scorpio, this story continues forward even as it morphs and changes. If you have a #MeToo story… take the time to tell it, if only to yourself. It does not need to be a public telling but give that story the light of day within your own heart. Shed any shame you have carried as it is so abundantly clear that you are in good company as nearly all women share such a story.

The Moon is in Virgo throughout the day allowing for a Saturday perfect for catching up on chores and home puttering. My favorite!

 

 

UNEXPECTED NEWS 

Sunday, December 10, 2017:

As the Moon moves through Virgo, she reaches her Last Quarter phase, imbuing us with restlessness and the need for change.

On a lighter note, Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, forms a flowing trine aspect to progressive Uranus. This may bring sudden epiphanies along with exciting and unexpected news. Pay attention to strokes of genius that seem ‘out of the blue’. Do keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde; set those new, innovative ideas aside to be put into action at the start of 2018.

At 8:47 AM EST, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, forms a challenging square aspect to imaginative Neptune, bringing a push toward inspiration for visionaries and artists.

Any difficulties that arise later in the day have their roots in the past rather than in current time. Don’t jump to conclusions or make judgments on the behaviors of those around you, you are likely missing a crucial piece of the puzzle.

You will be best served by sticking close to home working on the development of orderly and meticulous routines. A great day to make that gingerbread house. 🙂

A restless Last Quarter Virgo Moon can rob some folks of a good night’s sleep. Mixed messages from the heavens continue into the morning.

On a brighter note, Mercury’s trine to Uranus may be a stunning source of enlightenment, or a stroke of genius. Venus’ square to Neptune inspires artists, spiritualists, and other visionaries but it can also be a harbinger of heartache. After noon and long into the night, the Moon faces challenging alignments with retrograde Mercury and Saturn. Disturbing issues may reflect the past rather than the present. Fears and worries can be exaggerated. Contemplation is rewarded with fresh understanding of long-ago happenings. Be sure to think twice before making a judgment or reaching conclusions.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:03 PM EST until midnight when she enters Libra. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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* 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: October 9, 2017 through October 15, 2017

 

“There is no measuring with time, no year matters, and 10 years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!”    ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

Are you up against a difficult decision, or are you questioning your current life, love, or career direction?

An astrological consultation with an open-hearted, competent astrologer will clearly show you the larger picture at play, the universal directional path.

I am taking new clients again and would love to meet with you.

 

 

Old Woman with Violet by József Rippl-Rónai via Wikicommons

QUESTION INTEGRITY & TRUST

Monday, October 9, 2017:

I don’t want to mince words regarding the challenges you may face as this week begins. With the Moon in chatty, light hearted Gemini, we will want to keep issues smooth and manageable. The truth is that we don’t really have that option. It will be of more benefit to look directly into the eye of any darkness in your life. Where are you questioning issues of trust and safety?

Yes, we can look at this as it applies to our personal lives, but do understand, that this is readily reflected in the culture and the world at large. In early January of 2017, when the Sun joined with Pluto, we began a cycle of deep, powerful transformation. These two planets are now at the 3rd Quarter Square aspect, and it is time to begin a process of letting go to prepare for an even deeper process in the coming year.

Pluto relates to what is powerful and hidden. It certainly makes one wonder what is going on behind closed doors in Washington. Keep an eye on the news.

On a personal level, it is important to make sure you are squeaky clean in any and all matters of honesty and integrity.  Don’t cut corners or give yourself a pass.

If you feel edgy and distrustful toward others, please look internally at your own level of virtue and forthrightness as well.

Monday begins with thought provoking Mercury forming a challenging square to dark Pluto and ends with the Libra Sun squaring powerful Pluto. Bookended in between is a square aspect from the Gemini Moon to foggy Neptune which simply suggests that you would rather keep your head in the sand than look at what is squarely “in your face”.

Honor the struggle that those in your world are encountering. Take the extra step to show up with kindness and courage in all circumstances.

 

 

JUPITER ENTERS SCORPIO – EXPANDING PASSION

Tuesday, October 10, 2017:

Pluto continues to play an important role on Tuesday as we assimilate and manage the deeper issues that have been brought to the table in the past few days.

Significantly, at 9:20 AM EDT, Jupiter’s entrance into Scorpio (the sign that is ruled by Pluto) increases the Plutonian vibrations apparent in ourselves, in the culture, and on the world stage.

Jupiter spends approximately one year in each sign; her job is to expand and enlarge wherever she goes. Jupiter has been in cooperative, diplomatic, relationship oriented Libra since September 2016.  Now, as she enters Scorpio, the qualities of Scorpio will expand over the coming year. Scorpio teaches us to go deep, to look into the eye of darkness, to destroy what is not working in order for full transformation to occur.

Consider what house holds 0 degrees Scorpio in your own chart to understand where expansion and transformation are building in your life during this time.

The Moon continues through Gemini on Tuesday, forming difficult aspects to assertive Mars, serious Saturn, and beautiful Venus throughout the day. It may be difficult, challenging, and uncomfortable to say the things you would like to say. You may choose to hold your tongue.

However, at 6:25 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a sextile to Uranus you may experience not only relief but a surprising lightness.

Encourage the relief you find, go out with a friend, lighten up, and have some laughs. Offer to share what lightness you find with others. We all need it.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:25 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 11:39 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 any significant future impact.

 

 

OFFER COMFORT AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Wednesday, October 11, 2017:

When you wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon will have entered Cancer while you slept. The Moon rules Cancer, making this a day to settle into your emotions; seek and provide comfort. Cook for yourself and feed your friends to show love and warmth. The past few days have been deeply challenging and comfort is one thing you can offer and receive to stabilize emotions.

At 9:37 AM EDT, aggressive Mars form a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn. This is a clear signal to slow down and resist the temptation to beat your head against the wall. You may experience frustration and aggravation as you feel that the whole world is against you. Stabilize yourself, stay steady; go for a walk, breathe into the places that feel stuck. Release what no longer works, take responsibility for each step you take.

And again, offer kindness, support, and a practical helping hand.

 

 

SELF CARE – REJUVENATION

Thursday, October 12, 2017:

Thursday will bring an easier day of self-care and release. With the Moon in Cancer, forming a square to the Sun in Libra, this brings us to the Third Quarter Moon phase. At this phase, you need to notice what areas of your life are not working and need to be adjusted or released. What concerns have become habitual but are no longer relevant? Let them go!

Pay attention to your own needs and consider where you may be unnecessarily allowing the needs of others to overshadow your own.

Very late in the day, thoughtful Mercury sextile serious, stable Saturn, settling you into a quieter acceptance of where you find yourself. Self-care is an important part of this day. Take a bath, enjoy comfort food, put clean soft sheets on the bed, and climb in early. Rejuvenate.

 

 

OPEN-HEARTED CREATIVITY & LOVE

Friday, October 13, 2017:

By the time you wake up on Friday, the Moon has entered Leo. If you have been reading my posts for long, you know how much I love to see a weekend with a Leo Moon high in the sky! If it is a clear night, go out and look up and feel the sense of creativity and dramatic expression. The energy that Leo brings is fiery, generous, and expressive. I’ve had folks complain that I paint Leo with colors that are too bright and happy. Perhaps, but the way I see it, Leo is ruled by the Sun and the Sun provides not only light and warmth but life itself.

Yes, like all the signs, Leo has a down side. Leo can be arrogant, pompous, and loud. However, Leo’s greatest gift is that of generosity and open-hearted love. When Leo is powerfully present, we know how to play and show the best of who we are through authentic self-expression. I’ll take that positive side of Leo for this weekend. I hope you do too.

Before you go to sleep on Friday night, set your alarm clock for early Saturday morning! Saturday is too good to day to miss a moment. Be sure you are up, with coffee and a plan for the day, before 7:30 AM EDT!

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from midnight until 2:41 AM EDT. By the time you wake up Friday morning, the Moon will be in Leo. 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.

Figures in a Hudson River Landscape by Albert Bierstadt via Wiki Media

 

 

PLEASURE AND BEAUTY

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

Make sure you are up, out of bed, with coffee in hand, and a plan for the day before 7:30 AM EDT! This is a lovely day. The sooner you get it started, the better the results!

At 6:11 AM EDT, Venus leaves fussy, detail oriented Virgo behind to enter the cool, delightful pleasures of charming Libra. Venus, as Libra’s natural ruler, is delighted to find herself joining the Sun and Mercury already in this social, diplomatic sign of Libra. Almost anything you choose to do today should go well, plans for socializing are particularly highlighted.

At 4:43 PM EDT, the expressive, playful Leo Moon forms a sextile aspect to the Sun and, later in the evening, she forms a flowing trine aspect to steadfast, stabilizing Saturn. Release your concerns, allow yourself to enjoy what presents itself. Look for and create beauty and love in everything you do on this lovely autumn day.

 

 

WILD EPIPHANIES

Sunday, October 15, 2017:

When you wake up on Sunday morning, you may notice an intellectual buzz and excitement pushing you toward unconventional understandings! Mercury opposed Uranus while we slept and the energy of it will stay with us throughout the day. This is an awesome day to study astrology and receive epiphanies galore!

At 7:19 AM, the Moon enters Virgo, bringing our attention to the details that support these wild flights of mind and understanding.

I am so excited that my students will be gathering in northern Vermont for a retreat this weekend. We will all learn so much under this transit! Contact me if you are ready to start a serious study of astrology. Next October, you can join us for this annual retreat! Are you ready to give yourself such a gift of learning?

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:28 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 7:19 AM 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.

 

 

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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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