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

 

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.” ~Carl Jung

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KEEP CALM AND UNRUFFLED

Monday, February 5, 2018:

When you went to sleep on Sunday night, you may have anticipated beginning the week with diplomacy and calm. However, although the Moon continues her path through charming, social Libra, even she has her limits.

With an early-morning struggle against power hungry Pluto and a mid-afternoon challenge with defiant Uranus, Monday’s story will have elements of the bizarre and the unconventional. Watch for power plays and anti-establishment rhetoric.

This will be a good day to practice maintaining a steady level of internal peace and harmony. Remain unflustered and unruffled even as you keep your eyes wide open to your environment and those around you.

At 10:57 PM EST, the Moon enters the deep, intensely private waters of Scorpio. Head to bed, this is a wonderful night for passion between the sheets and, if that is not forthcoming, seek passion and intrigue in a deeply intense dream state.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:45 PM EST until she enters Scorpio at 10:57 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.

 

UNEXPECTED POSSIBILITIES

Tuesday, February 6, 2018:

Tuesday is a very different day from Monday! First off, with the Moon now in Scorpio, it is less important to you that you please others. Your focus is more on internal depth and intensity. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we can oftentimes become brooding and secretive. However, as the day turns into evening, you may be surprised by unexpected connections or shifting relationship values reflected in a sextile aspect from Venus to Uranus.

Think back to early June of 2017 when the cycle between Venus and Uranus began. Did you meet someone at that time that has remained a part of your life or did you begin the development of a creative project? This is a cycle of waking up to new understanding, a new view of your deepest values, seeing what is real beneath the surface of love, resources, or beauty.

At this time, it is important to explore what you have learned since the beginning of the Venus and Uranus cycle. It is time to prepare to release and begin the next new cycle in late March of this year.

If you meet someone during the first few days of this week that opens your eyes with curiosity, understand that they may have something important to teach you regarding love or beauty. Don’t walk away. This meeting may provide an opportunity that will take root in March.

 

ALLOW PARADOX

Wednesday, February 7, 2018:

Wednesday morning brings us to the First Quarter Lunar Phase, a challenging square aspect between the Aquarius Sun and the Scorpio Moon. This suggests a choice between going into deep emotional spaces (Scorpio) or staying in the intellectually stimulating but emotionally detached coolness of Aquarius.

Feeling pulled in these two directions may be uncomfortable but your job is to find the balance and allow each to be expressed. Allowing paradox to exist in your heart, mind, and life expression is key to a full and joyful life. This morning offers time to practice.

However, at 1:15 PM EST, when the deeply private Scorpio Moon forms a sextile to empowered Pluto, there is value in moving into areas of depth and mysterious intensity.

At 4:57 PM EST, the Moon joins with expansive Jupiter, beginning a cycle of expanding your understanding of emotion through deep introspection and passion. Go deep or go home.

 

 

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SEEKING WISDOM

Thursday, February 8, 2018:

At 8:54 AM EST, the Moon enters Sagittarius, a mutable Fire Sign. Fire brings great energy, determination, and the ability to move forward; the mutable part of the sign allows for change and adaptability.

With the Moon in Sagittarius, you want to understand more than you have understood in the past. This shows you are ready to expand your ability to see a larger view of your life, your culture, and your world. You may be drawn to explorations of other cultures and how other people think, believe, and live. You find yourself on an adventure, exploring your higher levels of understanding as you develop wisdom.

Thursday also brings us to Uranus moving beyond a 5° orb of its square to Pluto. These two ‘big kids’ on the playing field have been dancing around with this challenging square aspect between them since 2009. The conversations they have engaged in have had a powerful impact on the world culture.

Together, Uranus and Pluto speak of revolution, upheaval and profound change. We are ready to turn a corner on that conversation and begin to truly assimilate the shift in the greater world as well as our personal lives. Let’s see how that works out.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:17 AM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 8:54 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.

 

CONSIDER A ROAD TRIP

Friday, February 9, 2018:

The Moon continues through Sagittarius on Friday, increasing your anticipation of the weekend. Your thoughts race forward; go ahead and plan an adventure for Friday evening and through Saturday! Please allow those plans to land you home for a more serious day on Sunday.

When the Moon squares Neptune at 11:04 AM EST, you may find yourself at a low point in the day. Clear thinking will not be available, so take a meditation break or go for a walk. Allow yourself space to be unproductive and trust it to pass.

At 3:33 PM EST, with the Moon now forming a sextile aspect to Mercury, mental clarity returns and you are able to get much more done that if you tried to power through the earlier part of the day.

Enjoy an adventure on Friday evening. Spend time with folks who are outside of your normal social circle. Learn about perspectives that are unlike your own. Go on a road trip or at least travel in your heart and mind.

 

ALLOW THE INCREASE OF LOVE

Saturday, February 10, 2018:

The Moon spends most of the day still in lighthearted, idealistic Sagittarius. At 11:38 AM EST, with the Moon forming a trine aspect to defiant, inspirational Uranus, this will be a lovely morning for brunch with friends. Meet with friends who will engage you in interesting, expansive conversations about thoughts and ideas. Don’t spend time with folks who gossip or bring you down.

If your love connections have felt a bit cool or more intellectual than heartfelt, Saturday will change that. At 6:19 PM EST, Venus enters the soft, compassionate, and deeply sensitive sign of Pisces, where she will remain until March 6th. This is a great time for romance, although not great for starting relationships as you may not get a realistic view of the person in question.

A square aspect from the quirky Aquarius Sun to Jupiter in Scorpio at 6:20 PM EST should serve to alert you to pay attention to your tendency to overextend yourself.

Remember, that self-care is paramount and overextending yourself to please others will not serve you. A cycle of expansion that began in late October 2017 requires attention now. What action can you take to support what began then? Take action to increase your understanding and belief of who you are in this world, on this planet, in this universe. Send unconditional love to all.

If you were hoping for an exciting Saturday night, you may want to reassess your expectations. The Moon enters serious, levelheaded, determined Capricorn at 9:21 PM EST. Saturday evening will be a good time to engage in conversations regarding the serious structures and foundations you want to build to support your plans for the future.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 11:38 AM EST until she enters Capricorn at 9:21 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.

 

SOLITARY ACCOMPLISHMENT

Sunday, February 11, 2018:

Sunday brings us to quiet but serious day. At 9:17 AM EST, the hard-working Capricorn Moon joins with Saturn (the planet that rules Capricorn).

This is not a day to laze around the house to watch movies or read novels, it is not a day to go out and have boisterous fun with friends. This is a day to engage in a project that will leave you feeling accomplished at the end of the day.

Is there a house project you have been putting off? Is there something you want to build for future use? You will enjoy the project best if it is a solitary endeavor, not a shared experience. Spend time alone.

At the end of the day, look at what you have accomplished and give yourself a pat on the back before ending the week.

 

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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

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 19, 2017 through June 25, 2017

Happy Summer Solstice!

The sensitive season of Cancer is here! By the time you wake up Wednesday morning, the inquisitive, restless energy of Gemini will have been left behind as our attention turns to the domestic, nurturing sensitivity of Cancer.

On Friday, the Sun and Moon join together at 2° Cancer, for the New Moon at 10:30 PM EDT. Prepare to settle into a slower pace with a focus on loving, affectionate connections.

You may find that you and others around you are responding with moodiness and defensiveness. Use this as an excuse to express more tender understanding and love.

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HEALING TENDER VULNERABILITIES

Monday, June 19, 2017:

Monday morning, you awake with plenty of ‘get-up and go’! You will want to move forward and get things done without wasting time.

The Aries Moon is highly energized, particularly in the mid-afternoon hours, when she connects with unsettling, unconventional Uranus.

However, the most significant astrological event on Monday is a square aspect being formed from the Gemini Sun to Chiron. Think back to mid-March, do you remember an experience of having an extremely tender and vulnerable part of yourself exposed in some way? That was the beginning of the cycle that now asks you to pay attention to that vulnerability. There is healing work to be done.

Look clearly and fully accept the soft spot behind the vulnerability of Chiron. Seek out those friends and loved ones who truly understand and support your deepest personal burdens. Don’t shy away from your most tender spots and be a safe person for others to explore theirs. This is an opportunity for healing.

At 5:53 PM EDT, the Moon enters Taurus, offering an evening of indulging your senses. Spend the evening in nature; enjoy good food and loving touch.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:43 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 5:53 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.

 

 

ROMANCE AND INSPIRATION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017:

Tuesday’s Taurus Moon would love nothing more than a laid-back day of indulging the senses. However, that is not what the day is going to call fourth.

At 4:25 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, forms a sextile to Neptune, the planet of elusive dreaminess. This suggests the possibility of soft, romantic connections. Don’t go all in or fall head over heels, as whenever Neptune is involved, things may be other than they seem.

Just when you think you can enjoy that softness and the Taurus Moon would love to join you there, Mercury, the planet of our thinking, gets into the fray with a sextile aspect to unconventional Uranus. This may create agitation or inspiration.

Keep your eyes open on Tuesday for unusual thoughts and ideas. Perhaps, you will meet someone or encounter a new idea that threatens to upset the conventional structure of your thinking. Go ahead and jump at the opportunity to expand the directions of your mind.

Remember, this is the last day with the Sun in versatile Gemini, enjoy the chatter and the quickly moving mind. The Summer Solstice is upon us and will bring us to a more settled place!

 

 

JUNE SOLSTICE – SUMMER IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; WINTER IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

The Aquaduct by Paul Cezanne via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

June’s Solstice is exact at 12:24 AM EDT. The June solstice is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in the Southern Hemisphere. The date varies between June 20th and June 22nd, depending on the year and the local time zone.

As the wheel of the seasons turns, our attention follows and our thoughts turn toward family, sentiment, security, home, and the past. Here, we nurture what is closest to our hearts; our family and closest loved ones.

At 5:57 AM EDT, Mercury also enters Cancer. Don’t be surprised when your thinking aligns with your feelings and your feelings take over your thoughts. This is a good time to articulate your emotions.

At 10:14 AM EDT, Mercury catches up with the Sun, allowing powerful conversations to emerge; go ahead and express your emotions freely.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from shortly after midnight (12:26 AM EDT) until she enters Gemini at 6:44 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.

 

 

OPTIMISTIC CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, June 22, 2017:

Thursday should be an active day of optimistic conversations and busy interactions. You and those you encounter are likely feeling optimistic and inquisitive.

When the Gemini Moon forms a lovely, flowing trine aspect to idealistic Jupiter at 4:05 PM EDT, your conversations will take on an expansive, philosophical tone. With lucky Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, these interactions will naturally drift toward cooperation, kindness, and talk of intimate relationships.

When the Moon forms a challenging square to elusive Neptune at 5:18 PM EDT, you may notice a lack of clarity or confusion clouding your understanding of the situation. As this is a quickly moving Moon transit, allow it to pass, it will not last long.

Your best bet is to open yourself to a softer way of viewing the connection, reach for compassion, and allow any stress to simply dissolve into dreamy sensitivity.

 

 

CHANGE THIS

Friday, June 23, 2017:

Friday starts off a bit cranky as the restless Gemini Moon opposes serious, restrictive Saturn at 8:30 AM EDT. Focus on dealing with practical work related issues. If possible, avoid difficult conversations or interactions with people who have authority over you. If you must engage on that level, open to the learning without resistance; a bit of humility in dealing with others may be helpful.

At 2:46 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect to Uranus, a lighter, more exciting afternoon can be anticipated.

At 6:06 PM EDT, the Moon enters emotionally intuitive Cancer and prepares for the beginning of a new lunar cycle. The Cancer New Moon is exact at 10:30 PM EDT at 2° Cancer. Now, you will want to plant a seed of maternal, tender, family- oriented love.

Wait and perform your New Moon ritual on Saturday or Sunday.

For your Cancer New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding family, nurturing, and emotional sensitivity. This is the perfect time to start a conversation about the family you want to create, an ideal vision of your domestic life, and how you show love to others. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin to more deeply understand your needs to give and receive tenderness and caring.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 2° Cancer, it will help you clarify where to direct your emotions and protective instincts. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your intuition regarding the area of life that is calling for inward, soft attention.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what loving, domestic changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

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

The Cancer New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of kind sensitivity, sympathy, warmth, and family connections. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:46 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:06 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.

 

House in Rueil by Edouard Manet via Wiki Commons

 

PROFOUND LOVE & BEAUTY

Saturday, June 24, 2017:

Saturday brings with it the potential to truly transform LOVE as it is experienced in your life. Empowerment flows to you through personal values, your resources, and those for whom you hold profound love. This cycle of deepening and transforming love began in late November of 2016 with the start of this Venus and Pluto cycle. Consider the seed you planted for relationship and connection at that time; feel the direct experience as it has unfolded and the impact it has upon your life now.

With the Moon in protective, caring Cancer throughout the day, the love that is impacted will likely be of the familial type. Are you ready to acknowledge that the love you are creating is domestically inclined? Do you feel the need to nurture and care for another? Do you need to give yourself that type of tender care or allow yourself to receive it from others? This is not the love of passionate new lovers but the love of family and life-long connection.

If you are alone on Saturday, take this energy and create something beautiful; any expressions of beauty will be empowered!

 

 

BREATHE STEADY

Sunday, June 25, 2017:

Sleep late on Sunday morning, if possible, and as you begin the day, breathe steadily and carefully observe your reactions.

In the early morning hours, aggressive Mars formed a challenging square aspect to philosophical Jupiter. You know that you cannot expect others to have the same beliefs that you hold. Therefore, there is no need for an overblown reaction when they do not. If everyone involved can maintain respect for each other, this can be a great morning for debate and heated yet friendly discussion. Pay attention, and shift the direction or get out of the way if it gets too heated.

With the emotional Moon still in sensitive Cancer (for most of the day), these issues will likely play out in family dynamics. When the moody Cancer Moon forms a challenging square aspect to unconventional Uranus at 2:44 PM EDT, we may feel somewhat unsettled and defiant towards certain family members. Don’t play into this agitation; pay attention to your level of understanding and release expectations.

At 6:07 PM EDT, the Moon dances into playful Leo where she will uplift our mood for the next few days. Enjoy the evening with dance, play, and creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:44 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:07 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.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 22, 2017 through May 28, 2017

Just the dailies!

 

On the Temple Steps by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

DON’T TAKE THE BAIT

Monday, May 22, 2017:

Monday will likely be a high-energy day in all the best and most challenging ways possible. All aspects are aspects of the transiting Aries Moon. Keep in mind that Moon aspects refer to quick moving situations and their impact will not last, except through our response to them.

The Moon is in fiercely courageous Aries heightening your impulsiveness, assertiveness, and even your libido!

At 10:10 AM EDT, when the Moon joins with Venus, you know what you desire and are willing to take any risk for love.

At 2:44 PM EDT, you may encounter resistance in the form of power struggles, anger, or obsessive thoughts bringing up issues that have been previously hidden. Don’t take the bait. Remain self-contained and it will all look far more manageable by Tuesday following the Moon’s entrance into steadfast calm Taurus.

Everyone may encounter a sense of being a bit too hot under the collar, but for all of us our bark may be bigger than our bite.

 

 

FOCUS ON SELF CARE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017:

After the ruckus and turmoil of Monday, we are soothed by the Moon’s entrance into Taurus at 8:33 AM EDT. This is a good day to pay attention to the ways in which you connect with the pleasures of your senses. Seek contentment, indulgence, comfort, and beauty.

Keep in mind that we are in the Dark Phase of the Moon, only a few days from the Gemini New Moon on Thursday. This suggests a time of inward contemplation, a time to find those things that bring contentment and satisfaction on a deeply personal level.

Wednesday will bring much the same. Find as much time as possible to focus on self-care.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 8:33 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.

 

 

INNER REFLECTION

Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

Helen by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

Wednesday should be a great day to channel the dependable, level-headed Taurus Moon into constructive effort as she forms a powerful trine aspect to compelling powerful Pluto at 3:08 PM EDT. The gift of this competent and vigorous energy will remain with you throughout the day.

Keep in mind that with the Moon VOC* Wednesday afternoon, it is a time to work on already established projects, not a time to start anything new. Also, we are still in the Dark Phase of the Moon, and it is best to remain on the hushed unobtrusive side in all things. Inner reflection could bring deep self-understanding.

Enjoy a quiet evening with good food, loving connection, a hot bath, and a massage (if you can get one – or give one).

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT until she enters Gemini on Thursday morning at 8:16 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.

 

 

GEMINI NEW MOON – POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS

Thursday, May 25, 2017:

Thursday is a powerhouse of a day; the day that defines the entire week.

At 12:21 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, money, and all that we hold most dear, forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation. This brings us to the First Quarter Square of a cycle that began in late November 2016. This is a cycle empowering your values, your love relationships, and your connection to your resources.

What began for you in November? Did you begin a new engagement with love, money, your deep values, or beauty? Think back to that time, determine what you began in this arena and take a specific action to bring it forward. The full illumination of the cycle will be clear on August 15th, 2017.

This square aspect between Venus and Pluto can bring relationship issues to a crisis point where change must occur. If someone you love brings a concern to the table on Thursday, do your best to practice deep listening and resist unconscious reactions. Keep your heart and mind open to the fact that change does not have to destroy our relationships or our prosperity, it can deeply and grandly empower us as we move forward.

At 8:16 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini to join the Gemini Sun for the New Moon at 3:45 PM EDT. Prepare for your New Moon ritual but give it a day or so before you perform the ritual. It is best to wait for the Moon to gain a bit of distance from the Sun.

The Gemini New Moon is planting a seed of communication or seed of gathering information. Form your aspirations with this in mind.

If you begin a new significant conversation on Thursday. pay attention to how that conversation engages your thinking and how the relationship grows over the coming month.

For your Gemini New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding curiosity, the expansion of knowledge, and your ability to communicate what you understand. This is the perfect time to start a friendship or a conversation. Perhaps, you can arrange the time and space to begin an important conversation.

If you know what house in your birth chart holds 4° Gemini, it will help you clarify where to direct your intellectual curiosity. If you don’t have that information, simply go with your instinct of what area of your life learning wants to grow in intellectual understanding.

Please don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple, take a moment to write down what ideas or learning you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle.

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

The Gemini New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of intellect, inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, and new conversations. Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 PM EDT on Wednesday until she enters Gemini on Tuesday at 8:16 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.

 

 

APOLOGIZE, IF NECESSARY

Friday, May 26, 2017:

On Friday, you can let all the complexities of Thursday settle into your system; much about this day will be about assimilation and moving forward with your intentions. Friday is a considerably less complex day, even with the Moon still in active, curious, talkative Gemini.

The morning begins with the chatty Gemini Moon forming a challenging square to ethereal Neptune at 6:25 AM EDT. This could suggest misunderstandings or confusion at the breakfast table and a lack of clarity on how to proceed into the day.

At 3:50 PM EDT, as the Moon sextiles lovely Venus, you may find yourself speaking or hearing words of appreciation and love. Enjoy connecting. Take action to move closer to your desires in relationship, love, and finances.

At 10:20 PM EDT, as the Moon conjuncts assertive Mars, you may find that you have spoken more than you intended to or were not as diplomatic as you could have been with your words. If you need to apologize, do so before sleep. With awareness and self-responsibility, the issue will pass quickly, as Moon transits do. The apology will help.

Alleluia by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

NURTURE FAMILY AND HEARTH

Saturday, May 27, 2017:

The Moon begins Saturday morning VOC*, still in Gemini but moves into domestic Cancer at 7:25 AM EDT. As we set aside the quick, sometimes frenetic energy of Gemini, we enter into a weekend with the focus on family, nurturance, and deep emotional connection. This is an astrologically quiet day which leaves us to engage fully in what the Cancer Moon offers.

As the Moon moves through the zodiac, it sets the emotional tone of our days.

With the Moon in family-oriented Cancer, you will want to engage in maternal activities revolving around home and family. You may feel sentimental and even absorbed in memories of the past. Your emotions are heightened, you may experience significant mood swings, and want to retreat to the safety of home and a private environment. This is a time of sensitivity; a time to seek comfort by sticking with what is familiar. Enjoy comfort foods, take a long hot bath and spend time with children or the elderly engaging in activities that nurture the heart.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:19 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 7:25 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.

 

 

ENGAGE DEVOTION – SPREAD LOVE

Sunday, May 28, 2017:

Sunday begins with Mercury, the planet that represents our thinking and communication, forming a lovely sextile aspect to Neptune, the planet of compassion and devotion.

On March 4, 2017, when Mercury and Neptune joined together in Pisces, did you start or increase your meditation practice or did your thinking turn in a new direction of transcendence? This was the beginning of a year-long cycle of immersing your mind in imagination, compassion, or the mystical.

Sunday provides an opportunity to explore ways to increase your view of the world from a mystic, inclusive, and inspired perspective.  Engage fully in prayer or meditation.

The Moon continues through tender Cancer asking that you stay close to home, family, and loved ones. Mid-afternoon, there could be power and control issues, as the Moon opposes Pluto at 2:05 PM EDT. Again, the quick moving Moon transits give us the opportunity to see the issues for future consideration and learning. However, do not respond to any bait given. Allow the issues to roll past without unconscious engagement.

Spread love.

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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: May 8, 2017 through May 14, 2017

 

The Lunar Nodes change signs on Tuesday!

As the transiting Lunar Nodes move through the signs, they impact our lives through our natal charts. The Nodes also remind us of the path our soul is asking us to follow.

Phantasy by William Savage Cooper via Wiki Commons

On Tuesday, May 9th, the Lunar Nodes move into the fixed signs of the Leo/Aquarius axis. Since mid-November of 2015, they have been in the mutable signs of Virgo/Pisces. Due to the Lunar Nodes moving primarily in a retrograde motion, they enter this axis at 29° Leo/Aquarius and will remain in these signs for approximately one and a half years.

During this time, the Leo area of your chart will become a more prominent sphere of growth. The Aquarius area of your chart may feel more vulnerable and require attention as you work through challenges there. You may experience a strong shift, what feels like an insistence toward expressing your creative gifts more freely in the Leo arena as you reach your fullest potential in this area of your life.

The last time the Lunar Nodes moved through the Leo/Aquarius axis was between February 2008 and August 2009. At that time, it was the North Node in Aquarius and the South Node in Leo, the opposite of where they are currently moving toward and will be inhabiting May 9th.

The last time the North Node was in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius was between October 1998 and April 2000. Do you remember what was happening in your life during those periods of time? How do circumstances that occurred during those times relate to where you are currently? How can those past occurrences inform the steps you can take in the areas of your life being affected over the next one and a half years?

 

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KINDNESS WITH INTEGRITY

Monday, May 8, 2017:

Monday’s gracious Libra Moon struggles for balance as she encounters challenging aspects to mighty Pluto, thoughtful Mercury, and uncommon Uranus throughout the day. I understand that you want harmony but keep uppermost in your mind that you cannot create that balanced state of relationships on the back of dishonesty or lack of integrity. If you say yes when your truth is screaming “No”, be clear that you are creating major disharmony, even if your desire is good will.

Make sure that you are crystal clear regarding your answer to any requests made of you. If your true answer to a request is no but you think you SHOULD say yes, pay attention to that red flag! Say ‘No’ emphatically. This is a day when you need to be very clear about what is true for you. Harmony is created through integrity toward yourself and others. There are no shortcuts.

Be kind without selling yourself down the river.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:59 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at 1:01 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.

 

 

EMPOWERMENT – BLESSED FLOW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017:

Tuesday brings the issues of power and empowerment to the table – front and center! While you slept, the Moon entered Scorpio, bringing your emotions to a deep dive into intensity and passion.

At 2:23 PM EDT, the Sun at 19 degrees Taurus forms a helpful, supportive trine aspect to Pluto at 19 degrees Capricorn. Remember, Pluto represents the process of metamorphosis. When Pluto is involved in a challenging transit or aspect, (a square, an opposition, and sometimes a conjunction), there is struggle and difficulty with the process of deeply significant change. When the aspect is positive, (as in a sextile or a trine), the process is often imbued with deep empowerment and a sense of blessed flow.

If you know the houses in your chart that these planets and aspects fall in, you will have a better idea of where this flow wants to express itself in your life.

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In the very early hours of Wednesday morning at 1:19 AM EDT, Mercury forms a powerful conjunction with Uranus. The energy of this planet has been working with us for the past week or so and finally, the transit becomes exact. You may find that your mind is focused on demands for freedom, equality, and justice. You may be surprised by ideas and thoughts that come to life over the coming days.

Mercury conjunct Uranus is the beginning of a cycle that screams, “Wake up”! What are you going to do with this one precious life? How can you help in the demand for freedom and equality? Wake up!

 

 

SCORPIO FULL MOON – WAKE UP

Wednesday, May 10, 2017:

Red Girl & Knight by John William Waterhouse via Wiki Commons

While you slept, the conjunction between Mercury and Uranus became exact at 1:19 AM EDT. Pay attention to the demand for freedom of thought and expression. Where do you feel this freedom being hindered? What can you do to wake yourself and others up to what needs to be changed and shifted on this planet? How can you help to bring equality to all?

Do not be overwhelmed; change occurs when we each take tiny steps to support the larger steps of others who are able and willing. Wake up and then take action!

At 5:43 PM EDT, the Lunar Cycle reaches its pinnacle at the powerful Scorpio Full Moon. What seed did you plant at the New Moon two weeks ago? How has that process developed? What intensity has developed and is in clear view at this time?

Read Tuesday’s post about the movement of the Nodal Axis and pay attention to a drive toward expression and the necessity to awaken.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:43 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday. 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.

 

 

DEEPER CLARITY BY EVENING

Thursday, May 11, 2017:

On Thursday, the depth and intensity of the Scorpio Moon gives way to the desire for adventure and a more expansive understanding as the Moon enters Sagittarius at 1:00 PM EDT.

However, the lighter sense that Sagittarius generally brings is quickly colored by a blurred understanding of the day’s circumstance when assertive Mars forms an uncomfortable square to murky Neptune at 1:52 PM EDT. This pattern may reflect a loss of perspective, leaving you somewhat confused about the direction you want to go or the path you would like to take. Rest in this fluid state, do not allow it to overwhelm you. Spend a few hours in quiet contemplation.

When cerebral Mercury forms an easy trine aspect to Saturn at 4:14 PM EDT, you are able to see more clearly and understand how your thinking directs the realities of your circumstances and your life. Clarity is welcomed and your mind and communications gain much needed clarity.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) until she enters Sagittarius at 1:00 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.

 

 

ENTHUSIASM & FUN

Friday, May 12, 2017:

You may notice that it is much easier to get out of bed this morning than is often the case on a Friday morning.

Dynamic Mars forms a lovely flowing trine aspect to generous Jupiter at 6:18 AM EDT. This energy of expansion and optimism should stay with you for the bulk of the day. You may feel a slight confusion or discomfort around 5:00 PM EDT when the extroverted Sagittarius Moon forms a challenging square to disorienting Neptune. Take this as a suggestion to take a nap before a fun Friday evening adventure.

At 5:58 PM EDT, the Sagittarius Moon forms an exciting sextile aspect to cheery Jupiter encouraging you to entertain, mingle, or somehow expand your social circle.

At 6:45 PM EDT, when opinionated Sagittarius Moon opposes combative Mars, you will do well to pay attention to how you express your more passionate opinions.

It may be easy to speak too loudly or otherwise offend someone with your point of view. Be respectful, watch what you say, and plan for a fun night of social pleasure.

 

LOOK AHEAD

Saturday, May 13, 2017:

Saturday’s explorative Sagittarius Moon moves quietly through the day allowing you to pay attention to the details of the weekend. She is so slow it is almost as though she is saving her energy for evening.

At 5:46 PM EDT, the far-reaching Sagittarius Moon trine unpredictable Uranus, encouraging you to seek inspiration and an exciting adventure to sink your teeth into.

At 6:57 PM EDT, when the Moon joins with deliberate Saturn, you may become aware of more somber outcomes or responsibilities that could be ignited by your adventures. Allow that seriousness to pass (remember, Moon transits pass quickly) and open your thinking to the future.

At 10:15 PM EDT, the Moon trine thoughtful Mercury, allowing you to say and express your ideas openly with enthusiasm and clarity. Enjoy the evening as Sunday will bring with it seriousness and focus on the path ahead.     

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:15 PM EDT until she enters Capricorn in the wee hours of Sunday morning at 1:38 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.

 

 

FOCUS & PATIENCE

Sunday, May 14, 2017:

When you begin the day, you will immediately be aware of a profound difference in how you feel, and the quality of light within and without. After several days of excitement with the Sagittarius Moon, she has now entered Capricorn bringing you face-to-face with cold, sober reality.

This is a day of thoughtful, deliberate determination. You could spend the day working on any difficult projects that requires focused work and patience.

By the end of the day, you may feel highly accomplished in any number of areas of your life. Perhaps, you should get a jump on the coming week. Make a list of all the things you could do that would assist in a week of ‘easy flow’.

Is there a topic you need to study to be prepared for the week ahead? You could prepare meals or make sure your laundry is done for the upcoming week. This is not a day for frivolous play but a day to focus in order for the coming days to move more smoothly.

If you find yourself with time on your hands, offer your services to help others get move ahead or prepare for the upcoming path.

 

 

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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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