Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: August 28, 2017 through September 3, 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

Girl Feeding Peacocks by
Frederic Leighton via WikiCommons

 

Thank you all for your patience as I have tried to work out the technical challenges that prevented the blog post from showing up in your email last week. If you are reading this, we have successfully solved the mysterious Mercury retrograde issue!

As a prelude to this week’s post, I want to remind you a bit about the Moon. The Moon moves very quickly through the twelve signs, spending approximately two to two and a half days in each astrological sign as it circles the zodiac. In her travels, the Moon forms aspects to other planets and the effects are brief. The effects of the Moon are only shifting moods and personal feelings.

The only time the transits of the Moon cause real difficulties is if we fall victim to these quickly shifting feelings. The best way to handle difficult emotions is to breathe through them, notice them, and allow them to dissolve into the background.

We can release these quickly changing issues and not become a victim to our emotions. The other aspects formed between planets last longer and need more attention and effort to work with. Pay attention.

 

 

REMOVE YOUR BLINDERS

Monday, August 28, 2017:

If you wake up early on Monday morning, you may be cranky and agitated. This reflects an early morning square of the intense Scorpio Moon to aggravated Mars at 5:38 AM EDT.

Following that brief encounter, the Moon is introspective and quiet throughout the day. No other aspects are formed during her passage through Scorpio (See below related to her VOC*).

At 3:48 PM EDT, the Moon enters optimistic, far-seeing Sagittarius. This is a good afternoon to seek out people or situations that will show you the world from a different perspective. Find inner acceptance and curiosity and explore the way others view the world.

While the Moon is in Sagittarius, you are willing to move outside your own small world to explore what it means to see another point of view. How do others view their culture, ideology, or spiritual understanding?

This is the ideal evening to plan a trip, watch a travel documentary, or have dinner at the new ethnic restaurant that has recently opened in your town. Understand that each of us had our own view, take off your blinders and move beyond.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:38 AM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 3:48 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

VISIONARY WISDOM

Tuesday, August 29, 2017:

The Moon is in freedom-seeking, philosophical Sagittarius on Tuesday. The day begins with the First Quarter Moon, following last week’s Full Solar Eclipse.

Whatever you began at the Solar Eclipse is now ready to be acted upon.

At the First Quarter phase, the Moon forms a stressful square aspect to the Sun, currently in orderly Virgo. Consider how the Virgo Sun pushes us to be productive and analytical while the Sagittarius Moon creates a need for freedom and independence. These conflicting energies push at us, demanding that we make a response. Discomfort requires action.

Ask yourself what actions will move me in the direction that I have recently understood as necessary? How can you use the dedicated work ethic of Virgo to support the growth and expansion of visionary wisdom in your life?

 

 

Light of the Harem by
Frederic Leighton via WikiCommons

MAKE PLANS FOR A SOCIAL EVENING

Wednesday, August 30, 2017:

You can normally count on the Sagittarius Moon to bring us a happy-go-lucky day. However, Wednesday does not start out feeling that way! The morning brings a conjunction of the Moon to controlling, heavy-handed Saturn. This may leave you feeling somewhat heavy and downtrodden. Again, remember, this is a quickly passing Moon transit, breathe through it and allow it to pass. While it persists, use this energy to consider your direction and make serious choices about how to move forward.

A bit later in the day, things lighten up as the Moon leaves Saturn behind to form lovely aspects that bring us into the evening. At 11:39 AM EDT, she offers enthusiasm and opportunities with a sextile to Jupiter.

At 9:28 PM EDT, the Moon offers dynamic initiative and self-confidence with a trine to Mars in generous, playful Leo. Get out of the house and enjoy some social time with friends and loved ones Wednesday evening.

 

 

ENERGIZED MIND SUPPORTS GROWTH

Thursday, August 31, 2017:

By the time you start the day on Thursday, the Moon (which suggests the emotional environment of the day) has entered persistent, disciplined Capricorn. Get to the office early and you can get a great deal accomplished while the Moon is in this authoritative, hard-working sign. This is a day when you will take your responsibilities seriously. It will benefit you to look at the reality of all your circumstances from a mature, cautious perspective.

At 11:28 AM EDT, Mercury is still retrograde and re-enters expressive, creative Leo. This should lighten your outlook and allow your mind to tap into vital creativity. You can express your inspiration in a serious manner that will support future, realistic growth.

This is not a social time but one where your best efforts will come from working on serious projects in solitude. Consider the Mountain Goat that represents Capricorn. She reaches the top of that mountain through her own ambition and in solitude. Reflect on this as you tackle your own personal mountain.

 

 

DESIGN YOUR FUTURE

Friday, September 1, 2017:

On Friday, we have another day with the Moon in serious, hard-working Capricorn. At 6:21 AM EDT, she forms a sweet sextile aspect to mystical Neptune and this starts the day with a dreamy edge. It may be hard to wake up and begin the day. However, the dreaminess will pass quickly.

Once you get to the office, you will be ready to push ahead into planning the best path forward for your work, reputation, and career. There is emotional seriousness in the air. You may find that you are highly aware of certain realities in your life regarding the movement and passage of time. You will likely want to spend the day solo and may become impatient with others if you are not able to work alone.

Your focus is on what you are trying to build and create, your ambition is high,  and you are ready to make serious plans for the direction of your path. This will be an excellent day to sit down and work on your formal goals. Focus on what you want to create and get clear and specific about how you are going to go about it.

 

 

Island of Life by
Arnold Böcklin via WikiCommona

UNPREDICTABLE EXCITEMENT

Saturday, September 2, 2017:

The serious, hardworking nature of the Capricorn Moon is up-ended through a powerful trine aspect from bold Mars to unconventional Uranus at 8:13 AM EDT. This transit will energize and awaken your inner defiance and humanitarian efforts. Consider your most non-conformist, revolutionary beliefs and endeavors.

On Saturday, the universe assists each of us in leaping forward into the unknown. There are risks that must be taken and ideas that others may not like that must be expressed.

At 12:30 PM EDT, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus, increasing the general unpredictability and your desire to take inspired risks.

At 4:06 PM EDT, when the Moon entries unpredictable, progressive Aquarius your excitement and possibly anxiety are further heightened. Gather with like-minded others, go ahead and do what is not expected of you. Follow the dictates and beliefs of your own passionate heart.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:30 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 4:06 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

WAIT WITH THOSE WORDS

Sunday, September 3, 2017:

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, perceptive Mercury joins with self-determined Mars. You may get the day started much earlier than you had anticipated. Your mind, your understanding, and your communications will be creative, assertive and highly independent. If you have sensitive communications that must be delivered and are tempted to do that now, wait! Mercury turns direct in just a few days, it can wait!

Even if you are not angry, your words may come out sounding as though you are.

This is a great day to work with ideas, thoughts, and words. Put them on paper, get creative, and dramatic with your words. Putting them onto paper will keep others from feeling threatened when those words are expressed with dramatic assertiveness (Mercury and Mars are both in powerful Leo).

At 11:49 AM EDT, the independent Aquarius Moon forms an opposition to relationship oriented Venus. You may have some disagreements with a loved one on how you want to spend the day. You may be tempted to go your separate ways. That will work fine but is not necessary as this Moon transit will pass quickly.

Consider a social occasion on Sunday evening.

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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: July 3, 2017 through July 9, 2017

 

Two Brothers Illustration by Elenore Abbott

On Tuesday, Venus leaves Taurus behind to enter the busy realm of Gemini. She loved her time in stable, sweet Taurus and although she leaves with some regret, she immediately moves into busy activity and doesn’t look back.

We barely have time to adjust to that shift when Mercury steps out of the sensitive sign of Cancer to enter the dramatic, playful arena of Leo.

Sunday brings us to the Full Moon in Capricorn, illuminating the importance of family connection to serious effort and accomplishment.

With both Mars and the Sun opposing Pluto in these early days of summer, watch for intensity, power dynamics, and serious challenges. Watch as it plays out in the news and in our political system and in your own personal life.

Maintain stability, breathe, and offer kindness. Spend time determining your most powerful forms of self-care and embrace them fully!

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ACCEPTANCE & HEALING

Monday, July 3, 2017:

How are you feeling after the challenges of the past weekend?

At 12:46 PM EDT, when the intense Scorpio Moon forms a supportive trine aspect to the tender Cancer Sun, you are able to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. You understand that difficulties are a necessary part of your path and that half the battle is acceptance.

Acknowledging the reality of your situation may be easier than expected as the Moon forms a lovely trine to Neptune at 5:16 PM EDT. Music or poetry will soothe you deeply this evening, as will a candlelight dinner with loved ones.

At 7:14 PM EDT, Venus forms a sextile aspect to Chiron, showing you the importance of slowing down and paying attention to a healing process that began in late January 2017. Take advantage of this soft moment as more intensity lies ahead. As always, remember kindness and self-care. Spread tolerance, decency, and benevolence in all directions.

 

SURPRISING REVELATIONS

Tuesday, July 4, 2017:

Tuesday carries with it a great deal of vitality and activity as the Scorpio Moon forms supportive aspects to powerful Pluto and action-oriented Mars. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish by focusing your attention on necessary projects.

At 8:11 PM EDT, lovely Venus, the planet of love, values, and resources, enters inquisitive Gemini. She is not happy to leave Taurus where she has been since June 6th. Steadfast Taurus is her favorite place as she indulges in sensuality and comfort.

Now, as she enters active Gemini, she will consider her options regarding love and money.  She will be interested in exploring what is available without settling down. In Gemini, Venus is flirtatious, inquisitive, and restless.

A square aspect between mental Mercury and unconventional Uranus at 8:51 PM EDT colors the entire day and its influence is felt into Wednesday. Watch for sudden communications, surprising revelations, excitement, or anxiety. Think twice or count to 10 before speaking. Ask yourself: “Is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?”

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:35 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:08 AM EDT on Wednesday morning. 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.

 

HONOR YOUR PATH

Wednesday, July 5, 2017:

Cinderella by Elenore Abbott via Wiki Commons

We can anticipate powerful shifting energy before Wednesday comes to a close.

When the day begins, the Moon has left the deep emotional space of Scorpio behind to enter Sagittarius, the sign of philosophical expansion and exploration.

At 8:19 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet representing your manner of thinking and communicating, leaves the inward sign of Cancer to leap into playful, boisterous, and expressive Leo. Your conversations will become more animated and dramatic over the coming days.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the affectionate Cancer Sun forms a flowing trine aspect to mystical Neptune. Following on the heels of this aspect, the Sun forms a challenging square aspect to idealistic Jupiter at 10:43 PM EDT. These two overlapping cycles, one involving dreams, imagination, and the loosening of boundaries (Sun and Neptune) and the other involving your higher philosophical understanding of this life (Sun and Jupiter) will be prominent in your experience moving through both Wednesday and Thursday.

The first aspect (Sun and Neptune) is a cycle of developing compassion and sensitivity, mystical dreams, and deep, devotional spirituality. This cycle began at the very beginning of March. Did you plant a seed at that time that now opens onto a smooth path ahead?

The second of these cycles (Sun and Jupiter) is a cycle expanding your higher philosophical understanding. This cycle began in late September of 2016 as you planted a seed of opportunity and deep understanding. How far has that seed grown? It is time to begin looking forward to the start of a new cycle and a new seed to be planted in September 2017.

Clearly, these two cycles are working together to bring awareness to your philosophical understanding and spiritual growth. Honor your path.

 

A NEW UNDERSTANDING

Thursday, July 6, 2017:

Thursday, you can expect to continue working with your own understanding and exploration of your path forward. We are all assimilating the cycles that were highly activated on Wednesday. Spend time on Thursday in the active contemplation of your philosophical and spiritual understanding of your place in the world. Write an essay on where you find yourself.

The Moon is in idealistic, expansive Sagittarius throughout the day. Sit down with friends and plan a trip. Open up a world map and consider what part of the world that you have never seen but would like to experience.

Allow the outside world to take care of itself, set your concerns and worries aside.

Seek out new experiences, pleasures, and those friends who expand your view and understanding. Is there a culture, a philosophical understanding, or a new way of thinking that calls your name? Search it out.

 

HARMONIOUS, EASY DIALOGUE

Friday, July 7, 2017:

As Mercury, the planet of communication and our thinking, moves quickly through creative, dramatic Leo, he forms a delightful sextile aspect to lovely Venus in talkative Gemini. This combination is a splendid way to start the day, encouraging easy, open dialogue and facilitating communications of all kinds.

A flowing trine aspect between the Sagittarius Moon and eccentric Uranus at 10:12 AM EDT brings stimulation and excitement to new ideas and the way in which you perceive the world around you.

At 1:45 PM EDT, the Moon enters prudent Capricorn shifting the mood of the day dramatically. Just when the week is about to end, you are likely to feel more ambitious, responsible, and committed to your work. You may accomplish more on Friday afternoon at your job than you did in the previous 4 ½ days. Anticipate bringing a seriously mature focus to the weekend ahead. You may indeed be happy to bring work home.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:12 AM EDT until she entries Capricorn at 1:45 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.

 

“Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve” by William Blake

 

WATCH FOR EXCESS/ HOLD STEADY

Saturday, July 8, 2017:

Saturday may not hold a lot of excitement but it will also hold very little anxiety or stress. It will be a great day for quiet contemplation, time alone, or pushing toward accomplishments and achievements.

Things are very quiet astrologically until 6:05 PM EDT when the serious Capricorn Moon forms a curiosity driven sextile aspect to elusive Neptune. Go ahead and open a bottle of wine and settle in for a quiet evening.

At 6:45 PM EDT, the Moon forms a square aspect to expansive Jupiter, so be sure to put away that bottle of wine before you empty it on your own! Keep watch for excess throughout the evening.

The Full Capricorn Moon is exact shortly after midnight (technically, on Sunday in Eastern Time). Be aware, this is an extremely powerful and uncomfortable Full Moon, not the night for excitement and parties. Tap into your inner empowerment with kindness and hold steady.

 

POWERFUL CAPRICORN FULL MOON/HOLD STEADY

Sunday, July 9, 2017:

The authoritative Capricorn Full Moon is exact in the early moments of Sunday (12:07 AM EDT). The Full Moon is the passionate and energetic peak of each month. Do not under estimate the intensity of this particular Full Moon!

Pluto, Mars, and Uranus are all directly involved as she reaches full intensification. Watch the outer world and anticipate feelings of powerlessness in the face of political realities.

Remember, that it is your responsibility to accept the truth of your situation and work to express kindness and support toward others with an open, generous heart.

If you have planets between 16 and 19 degrees of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), pay close attention to your relationship to power, intensification, and anger in relationships.

If you feel direct internal pressure, please spend time alone. Learn to understand your triggers and practice kindness to yourself and others.

 

 

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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: June 5, 2017 through June 11, 2017

This is a significant week as both Mercury and Venus change signs, each entering a sign they rule, and Jupiter changes direction!

 

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LONGING FOR DEEP CONNECTION

Monday, June 5, 2017:

Between Sunday night and Monday morning, the general mood changes dramatically from congenial and cooperative to intense and deep as the Moon enters the dark waters of Scorpio at 6:46 AM EDT.

Following a flowing trine aspect from the Moon to decisive Mars (7:51 AM EDT), the day proceeds without a major event. This offers aspect brings the ability to push beyond emotion into action.

When the Moon is in Scorpio, we seek and long for connection and deep intimacy with others. The trick is to understand that in order to reach that level of communion, one must show vulnerability. This is never an easy task when mysterious and secretive Scorpio is at hand. Do your best; find the courage necessary to allow others to see your soft side.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:57 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 6:46 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.

 

SHIFTING SANDS

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday is certainly a big day for shifting energies! Venus, the planet of love, money, and those things that we hold most dear, and Mercury, the planet of intellect, thoughts, and communication, both change sign. These inner personal planets are currently moving quickly and not remaining in any sign for long.

At 3:26 AM EDT, Venus leaves the aggressive sign of Aries behind (finally, after that long painful retrograde) to enter her favorite sign of sensual, beautiful Taurus. While Venus is in Taurus, you can slow down and simplify the complexities that sometimes overtake your life. This is a time to settle into love that brings comfort, indulge your senses, and create stability. Venus will remain in patient, earthy Taurus until July 4th.

At 6:15 PM EDT, perceptive Mercury leaves levelheaded Taurus behind to enter curious, restless Gemini. Mercury loves its time in Gemini, as he is easily able to gather and communicate the information he desires. Mercury will remain in Gemini until June 21st.

With these two personal planets in the signs they so strongly resonate with, you can expect that you will clarify your personal values and successfully communicate those values into your relationships.

The Moon continues through deeply passionate Scorpio. At 8:35 PM EDT, she makes her final aspect in Scorpio bringing us to a very long VOC* Moon that will last throughout most of Wednesday. Make Tuesday a productive day, as Wednesday will likely be far less so!

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:35 PM EDT until she entries Sagittarius on Wednesday at 7:00 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.

 

 

A LONG DAY LEADS TO POSSIBLE ADVENTURE

Wednesday, June 7, 2017:

Astrologically speaking, Wednesday is a quiet day with very little activity. If you are able to take the day off for rest and recuperation, that would be ideal. If you do go to work on Wednesday, focus your attention on mundane activities and completing activities that are fully in process. This is not a day to take on significant communications or to begin new projects.

At 7:00 PM EDT, you can expect to get an energy boost as the Moon enters optimistic, freedom-seeking Sagittarius. Surprise your partner or a friend with an invitation to a restaurant that serves foreign cuisine, preferably some place you have never visited before. Enjoy an evening of new ideas, adventures, and encounters. Get excited about new places, people, and experiences.

Enjoy the delightful energies available.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:35 PM EDT on Tuesday until she enters Sagittarius at 7:00 PM EDT on Wednesday. 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.

The Exile by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

ENJOY THE ROSE COLORED GLASSES

Thursday, June 8, 2017:

I love to report on a day like Thursday! It is a quiet day with the normally domestic Moon joyfully passing through confident, expectant, optimistic Sagittarius. The Moon may want to be domestic but as she moves through Sagittarius, she is more apt to want to understand the domestic realities of people from other cultures or other worlds. This is a day to seek out adventures and to look ahead and plan more adventures.

Remember: all work and no play…

It’s not that you cannot get work done on Thursday. You certainly can. Whatever you put your attention on should move forward smoothly. Put the energy of enthusiasm into all that you do. Encourage and cheer on those you encounter. Open your mind to the way people unlike yourself live, love, and think.

Remember, we are all in this life together. We are not nearly as different from each other as we have been taught to believe.

At 9:42 PM EDT, when the Sagittarius Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to philosophical Jupiter, enjoy those rose colored glasses. It may not last but for the time being it doesn’t get much better than this!

 

 

SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON – ENTHUSIASM & EXPLORATION

Friday, June 9, 2017:

The bright, buoyant enthusiasm of Thursday continues through Friday! We begin the day with a lovely Sagittarius Full Moon (at 18° Sagittarius) occurring at 9:10 AM EDT. Here we are, a Friday at the beginning of June; if the weather is beautiful you can expect people will be calling in sick! If you choose to go to work or not, this should be a positive day either way.

At 10:03 AM EDT, Jupiter, Sagittarius’ ruling planet, stations direct at 13° Libra. If you have planets between 11° – 15° of any cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), pay particular attention to those places in your life where expansion has felt thwarted since Jupiter went retrograde on February 6, 2017. If you have learned the necessary lessons of cooperation and interdependence that Jupiter is teaching while in Libra, you are now ready to move forward in this area of your life.

At 11:40 AM EDT, lovely Venus forms a sextile aspects to assertive Mars encouraging you to take action on creativity, to actively seek love, and to soften and beautify how you approach your needs.

 

Marie og Vibeke haeklende i hjemmet ved Skage plantage by P.S. Kroyer via Wiki Commons

 

WEEKEND CHORES

Saturday, June 10, 2017:

This is probably not what you want to hear, but do prepare yourself for a practical weekend of chores, effort, and accomplishment. I’m sure you still have garden and other outdoor chores that need to be done; take the time now so you will be able to kick back a bit and enjoy the summer days ahead.

After the excitement of the Sagittarius Moon throughout Thursday and Friday, the Moon enters serious Capricorn at 7:37 AM EDT.

If you focus well and put your work ethic to the service of significant endeavors, you will be ready for a well-deserved break when the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to lovely Venus at 4:43 PM EDT. The evening may best be spent alone or in quiet activities with close family or loved ones.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:21 AM EDT until she entries Capricorn at 7:37 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.

 

 

SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES

Sunday, June 11, 2017:

With the highly disciplined Capricorn Moon squaring expansive Jupiter at 10:14 AM EDT, you may feel that a lot is expected of you on Sunday or perhaps you have high expectations of yourself. Make sure you are clear about what is realistically possible.

With Jupiter in relationship-driven Libra, having a partner or friend help shoulder the responsibilities that are calling for your attention will be a big help.

At 12:19 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a sextile aspect to Neptune, it will be a good idea to take a break from your responsibilities to spend time in nature, watch a film, or simply take time for daydreaming.

Head to bed early to get a jump on the coming week and to avoid the power struggles that could erupt when the serious Capricorn Moon opposes, sometimes coercive Pluto at 9:23 PM EDT.

Sweet dreams. Another week approaches.

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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: April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017

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The Siren by Sir Edward John Poynter via Wiki Commons

 

STABILITY & DREAMS

Monday, April 17, 2017:

Monday morning should find you feeling strong and capable as you begin the week. The powerful Aries Sun is invigorated and stabilized by a flowing trine aspect to steadfast Saturn at 8:43 AM EDT. Get up, get out, and start the day with a smile on your face and a kind word for those you meet!

In early December, a cycle began of creating something solid to support personal growth and stability. What began in your life at that time? In mid-March, you likely made an effort to support the ongoing growth of that cycle. Now, you should be able to see the full expression ahead. This expression is not here yet but you can clearly see whether the best decisions were made on this path.

Now is the time to make any necessary adjustments to prepare for the full revelation of the cycle which will be expressed or exposed in mid-June.

The Moon is in Capricorn throughout the day, quietly supporting your serious endeavors.

At 9:55 PM EDT, with a sextile to Neptune, the emotional Moon takes on a softer side. Settle in with music, poetry, or a movie that will engage your compassionate or inspirational nature. Sleep early and enjoy your dreams.

 

 

EFFORT & SELF-DISCIPLINE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017:

The Moon continues through responsible Capricorn on Tuesday. Try not to lose touch with Monday’s gift of stability and determination. Tuesday is a trickier day to manage. The Moon engages directly with power struggles & coercion (Pluto), anxiety (Uranus), and potentially, an overblown ego (Jupiter). Do not neglect your meditation on Tuesday!

Before you get nervous about this, please remember that these are Moon transits that pass quickly and will cause no difficulty unless you engage with them through fear or defensiveness. Allow any interpersonal difficulties or challenges to roll off your back. Don’t take the bait and don’t offer it either!

The Moon connects with Jupiter early in the morning, and with mighty Pluto at 9:59 AM EDT. The Moon also forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus at 8:32 PM EDT.

Mid-morning and late evening will likely be sensitive times. Do not allow yourself to be sucked into difficulties, and be sure you are not pulling others into hard situations as well.

This is a day to keep your nose to the grindstone, move a serious agenda forward, and offer kindness to others. They will be grateful and you will benefit. Utilize this as a serious day of effort and self-discipline.

 

 

TIME OF BLOSSOMING

Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

Vibrance of Calm by Nyna Greben via Wiki Commons

Wednesday is a very busy day. Before you are even out of bed, we have reached the Third Quarter Moon which encourages you to release what is no longer working in your life. Bring some items to Goodwill; clean out your closet, let go of something you thought was important that you see no longer serves you.

At 6:52 AM EDT, the Moon enters altruistic Aquarius encouraging you to open your mind to a new perspective as you move into the new season at hand.

Here in northern Vermont, Spring has finally landed with certainty. There is growth and blossoming everywhere! The life force of the Sun enters Taurus, the fixed sign of stabilization at 5:27 PM EDT!

Now, it is time to get that garden planted! Enjoy and observe with reverence the full expression of this season of increase! Over the coming month, there will be much to celebrate with the flowers blooming, the sound of peepers, and the baby lambs in the fields. Allow yourself to feel the opening of your heart into this season of growth.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 AM EDT until she enters Aquarius at 6:52 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.

 

 

COURAGE & MISTAKES

Thursday, April 20, 2017:

In the earliest hours of Thursday morning, while you still slept, Mercury’s retrograde motion brings him back into contact with the steadfast Taurus Sun. This will assist in your adjustment between seasons and will help you to maintain practicality.

However, common sense may falter as Mercury proceeds backward into hot-blooded Aries at 1:37 PM EDT. You are likely to notice your thinking becoming decisive and forceful.

You are now able to locate the courage you need to take action on something you have struggled with over the past few weeks. What is it you need to say that has been difficult? Mercury will remain in Aries (until turning direct on May 3rd).

Pay attention to the difference between assertiveness and aggression, certainty and assault. Say what must be sad with kindness and compassion.

It often takes deep courage to admit to your mistakes and it is likely that is a necessary part of the conversation you must have. We all make mistakes, take responsibility and move forward with determination and love.

 

 

DEEP LONGING

Friday, April 21, 2017:

Friday is not a simple day! First, you will feel the shift as Mars, the planet of direct initiative and dynamic action, leaves Taurus where he has been for the past six weeks. Mars is thrilled to leave behind the slow, earthy energy of Taurus to enter Gemini where he has more freedom to engage in curiosity and enthusiastic action.

Mars will remain in Gemini until June 4, 2017.

The real challenge of Friday comes when exquisite Venus forms a challenging square aspect to reliable Saturn at 7:08 AM EDT. This energy will remain with you throughout the day and suggests a time of questioning your values, intimate relationships, beauty, and your financial stability.

Think back to the beginning of this cycle in late October 2016. Were you beginning a new intimacy or a new relationship with your finances at that time? Contemplate what effort you need to take now that will let yourself, others, and the Universe know how serious you are in the development of your deepest longings.

This transit often leaves us feeling a bit melancholy and sad. Allow yourself to rest and understand that going inward is part of what is necessary.

At 3:43 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces bringing you to a sensitive, dreamy Friday evening. If you attempt to go to a party or other social event, you may have a disappointing evening. Stay home, spend time alone or with intimate loved ones. Rest.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:23 PM EDT until she enters Pisces at 3:43 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.

 

The Champion Swimmer by Sir Edward John Poynter via The Athenauem

DREAMY  AND IMPRESSIONABLE

Saturday, April 22, 2017:

Saturday brings us to a very simple day. If you can avoid having expectations of yourself and others, this can be a lovely day.

The impressionable, dreamy Pisces Moon lazily drifts through the day. The only aspect throughout the day is when the Moon connects with mystical Neptune at 3:57 PM EDT.

You may choose to fall asleep on the couch and wonder where the day went when you awaken hours later; you may want nothing more than to dream or create inspired works of art. Deepen your meditation practice or simply release your solid hold on reality and allow yourself to dream.

Be cautious with alcohol or other substances as you may be more sensitive to them than normal. Enjoy this time of sensitivity and rest.

 

 

CONTINUED SENSITIVITY

Sunday, April 23, 2017:

Sunday continues with much the same illusive sensitivity as Saturday. If you were able to rest on Saturday, make contact with others in a gentle compassionate manner today. Again, do not have high expectations; simply rest in the company of friends or loved ones.

If you were not able to rest on Saturday, focus on self-care, rest, and sensitive inspiration.

At 8:33 PM EDT, the Moon leaves placid Pisces behind and enters courageous Aries with dynamic determination. After such a quiet weekend, it may be hard to sleep as the impulsive, and sometimes combative, Aries Moon wakes you from your slumber.

You will feel ready to head into a new week with gusto when Monday morning comes.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:35 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:33 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.

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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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Diana at the Bath by James Ward via Wiki Commons

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ARIES NEW MOON – TIME TO BEGIN (For some of us!)

Monday, March 27 2017:

The New Moon is not exact until 10:58 PM EDT! Even though today is the day of the New Moon, save your excitement for Tuesday! 😉

Monday, very likely gets off to a slow start, with the feeling that you are dragging your feet. When the Moon enters aggressive Aries at 10:10 AM EDT, you may expect to feel more engaged and ready for activity and yet, with Mars (the ruler of Aries), forming a sextile to Neptune at 12:44 PM EDT, you may continue feeling dreamy and not quite ready to make a commitment to moving forward.

On January 1st, the cycle between Mars and Neptune began. Did you make a commitment to a significant New Year’s resolution that involved a dream that you wanted to create or, perhaps, your desire was to create an expanded spiritual practice? Think back to that time and re-engage your commitment to that dream.

There is no need to push yourself to do anything about it at this time, just go back and re-explore those ideas. There will be time for further action in mid-May.

Here on the East Coast, we are in the dark of the Moon throughout the day, be sure to adjust for your Time Zone.

At 10:58 PM EDT, (if you are on the West Coast, this will occur at 7:53 PM PDT), we come to the New Moon. On Tuesday, your energy will return and you will be ready to begin! Unless you stay up late on Monday, you should start your New Moon ritual on Tuesday. With each New Moon, remember to wait to complete your ritual until after the actual time of the event.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:20 AM EDT until she enters Aries at 10:10 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 significant future impact.

 

TAKE ACTION WITH CONSCIOUS INTENT

Tuesday, March 28, 2017:

Because the New Moon occurred late on Monday, you will want to do your New Moon ritual on Tuesday. With each New Moon, remember to wait and perform your ritual after the actual time of the event.

On the East Coast, where I write from, the exact time of the New Moon was Monday at 10:58 PM EDT, on the West Coast it was 7:53 PM PDT; adjust accordingly.

The Sun and the Moon in hotheaded Aries make challenging contact over the next 24 hours with the ongoing stressful configuration of Jupiter (whose job it is to expand whatever it touches), Uranus (whose job it is to revolutionize whatever it touches), and Pluto (whose job it is to empower or destroy whatever it touches).

Watch yourself for overly aggressive attitudes and behaviors. Listen for that edge of aggravation and impatience in your voice. When you heart that tone in others, consciously reject the tendency to take it personally. Each of us is ready to blast forward in some area. With this powerful, fiery energy, it is not easy to take others into consideration.

Take direct and deliberate action only after you have slowed your breathing and connected consciously with the true higher purpose of this action.

For your New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding the ability to assertively begin something new. If you know what house on your birth chart holds 7° Aries, it will help you determine what seed to plant. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life needs additional courage and assertiveness.

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

The Aries New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of determination and dynamic courage. Prepare yourself to grow in bravery and independence

 

SHARE YOUR THINKING

Wednesday, March 29, 2017:

Roman Slave by Oscar Pereira da Silva via Wiki Commons

Roman Slave by Oscar Pereira da Silva via Wiki Commons

When the Moon enters Taurus at 11:47 AM EDT, you will be able to bring more calm and steadfast patience into the day. At 2:16 PM EDT, Mercury forms an easy trine aspect to enduring Saturn, further settling your mind in focused determination on your path forward.

In early April, Mercury will be turning retrograde. If you have plans, projects, or communications that you are thinking about accomplishing, this is the time to begin the process. If you begin them now, you will be able to accomplish a great deal during the Mercury retrograde (April 9th – May 3rd). Think about ideas and plans on the horizon that will require intelligent thoughtful discipline.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, you should be easily able to engage in conversations that will be beneficial to both parties. In the midst of these crazy times, this is a good opportunity to think and act on stabilizing your relationships.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:07 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 11:47 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 significant future impact.

 

TRUST THE PROCESS

Thursday, March 30, 2017:

Thursday brings us back to a harder edge of the current story. The good news is that the sensitive Moon continues through tried and true Taurus allowing you to stay calm even in the face of serious challenges. The day begins with a bit of dreamy imagination as the Moon sextile soft Neptune at 8:33 AM EDT.

At 11:50 AM EDT, when the Moon conjunct angry Mars, your patience may lose its grip. That quickly moving transit, which generally would simply feel like momentary anger, immediately leads us to Jupiter (which enlarges every issue) forming an argumentative square aspect to power hungry Pluto at 2:18 PM EDT. This is an aspect that will amplify issues regarding control and the expansion of manipulation of power. Watch how this plays out in the government, your family, communities, and within your own mind.

Any fear that this introduces must be faced directly and can be transformed as the Moon forms a trine aspect to Pluto, which will show positive side of empowered transformation.

This is an intense day. Breathe deeply, hold steady, and trust the process.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:13 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Friday at 12:41 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.

 

QUIET THE MIND

Friday, March 31, 2017:

Friday may begin slowly but with the Moon’s entry into Gemini at 12:41 PM EDT, you will find yourself pushing forward with plenty of drive, chatter, and activity.

Your thinking, however, settles into a deeper composure when Mercury, the planet responsible for how we think, talk, and process information, enters the slow moving realm of Taurus.

On April 9th, Mercury will turn retrograde but will remain in Taurus until April 19th, when it will return to Aries to bring you the opportunity to say what you weren’t able or willing to say over the past few weeks.

During the time between April 9th and April 19th, you will get clear on how to express the communication that needs to be delivered in a way that shows your own steady clarity while not ruffling anyone’s feathers. Put those dates on your calendar now. 😉

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Gemini on Friday at 12:41 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.

 

Bacchus, Ceres, Proserpina and Pluto by Pieter Van Lint via Wiki Commons

Bacchus, Ceres, Proserpina and Pluto by Pieter Van Lint via Wiki Commons

MAKE FUN PLANS FOR SATURDAY EVENING!

Saturday April 1, 2017:

You will probably wake up on the right side of the bed with plenty of thoughts and ideas of how to spend the day. With the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Gemini, plenty of possibilities abound! Although, this morning you may experience a bit of sluggishness. Allow it to pass without engaging in it and get on with your day.

At 8:01 PM EDT, when the friendly, socially active Gemini Moon forms an encouraging trine aspect to wide ranging and expansive Jupiter, you may find yourself searching for parties or dance clubs for the evening.

This is definitely a social Saturday night. Don’t stay home or anticipate a quiet evening alone. Search out fun, engaging, social activities! Whatever you do, invite your friends!

 

GROW IN COMPASSION & HEART

Sunday, April 2, 2017:

If you partied too much on Saturday night, you may wake regretting it. With the Gemini Moon opposing Saturn at 10:42 AM EDT, you may be experiencing a bit of self -judgment. You may not have overdone it at all but there is a sense that you should have been more circumspect with your time and your words. Release your grasp and attachment to that self-assessment!

At 2:27 PM EDT, the Moon enters emotional, family oriented Cancer. At this point, you may want to spend time with your closest intimates and loved ones. The afternoon is best spent cooking or otherwise nesting at home.

At 8:25 PM EDT, Venus, on her retrograde path, backs into Pisces once more. How has your contemplation of your deep values and attitudes toward love and money been progressing over the past few weeks? As this ongoing contemplation moves back into mystical Pisces, soften your focus and allow compassion for past actions (your own and others) to grow. Venus will remain in passive, healing Pisces until April 28th, when she will return to determined Aries in forward, action oriented motion. For now, develop compassion and empathy to engage with the softest part of your huge heart.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:42 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 2:27 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.

 

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