Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 9, 2017 through October 15, 2017

 

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

 

 

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Old Woman with Violet by József Rippl-Rónai via Wikicommons

QUESTION INTEGRITY & TRUST

Monday, October 9, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

JUPITER ENTERS SCORPIO – EXPANDING PASSION

Tuesday, October 10, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:25 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 11:39 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

OFFER COMFORT AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Wednesday, October 11, 2017:

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

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

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

 

 

SELF CARE – REJUVENATION

Thursday, October 12, 2017:

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

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

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

 

 

OPEN-HEARTED CREATIVITY & LOVE

Friday, October 13, 2017:

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

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

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

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from midnight until 2:41 AM EDT. By the time you wake up Friday morning, the Moon will be in Leo. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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

 

 

PLEASURE AND BEAUTY

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

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

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

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

 

 

WILD EPIPHANIES

Sunday, October 15, 2017:

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

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

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

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:28 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 7:19 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: November 7, 2016 through November 13, 2016

With Mars, Venus, and Mercury all changing signs this week, we can anticipate an unusually busy week with many unexpected shifts occurring upon unstable ground.

Drago en Orquidea Luz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Drago en Orquidea Luz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Very early Wednesday morning (in EST), Mars, the planet of courage, assertiveness, anger, and possibly even violence leaves steadfast Capricorn behind to enter the unpredictable realm of Aquarius. Pay attention to your actions and the actions of others. You can anticipate folks resorting to unexpected, unusual, and erratic ways of acquiring their desires. Mars will remain in Aquarius until December 19th.

Near midnight (in EST) on Friday, Venus, the planet of diplomacy, partnership, and refinement leaves the freedom of Sagittarius behind to enter authoritative, conservative Capricorn. In Capricorn, the planet of love and our resources seeks serious commitment to our personal values within these areas. In Capricorn, Venus demands hard work to acquire our desires. Venus will remain in Capricorn until December 7th.

On Saturday morning, Mercury, the planet of communication, intellect, and perception leaves the intensity of Scorpio behind to move into freedom seeking Sagittarius. Your thoughts should lighten up as you plan a way to expand your awareness of the larger world around you. Mercury will remain in Sagittarius until December 2nd.

 

 

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MAKE THE EFFORT TO AFFECT CHANGE

Monday, November 7, 2016:

The week begins with the Scorpio Sun sextile transformative Pluto. This indicates that an opportunity is offered that will bring powerful internal change. This may be a change of heart, change of mind, change of perspective, or any combination of these.

However, the square aspect formed between the unconventional Aquarius Moon and the suspicious Scorpio Sun brings a serious challenge to any change being contemplated.

Do not shy away from the effort. If you see an opportunity offered, take it. Perhaps it is not an easy process, but the work involved will serve you well in the days and weeks to come.

Consider your most private struggles to move toward change. Make the effort to see these struggles objectively. Look at alternative viewpoints and understand the necessity for change.

This is the First Quarter Square of the lunar cycle. It is time to take the appropriate action. Do you know what that action is? What seed did you plant at the New Moon? Push it forward with an action taken on Monday.

The Moon trine expansive Jupiter and is sextile serious, hardworking Saturn which supports forward motion. Go ahead. Make the effort.

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW.

 

 

VOTE: THEN TURN INWARD

Tuesday, November 8, 2016:

For Tuesday’s weather report, I will avoid thinking or mentioning too much about the fact that this is the day of the US presidential election. The only thing I will say about it is: “Please Vote”. If possible, do your voting before 8:55 AM EST or after 4:46 PM EST.  Regardless of when you vote, VOTE.

The revolutionary Aquarius Moon forms a supportive sextile to sweet Venus just before the Moon goes VOC*. This allows our minds and hearts to maintain some availability and openness throughout the day.

At 4:46 PM EST, when the Moon enters elusive, susceptible Pisces we may find it difficult to understand how to move through an environment that feels vague, intangible, and confusing.

You may be tempted to spend the evening in front of the television or drinking heavily. Time on your meditation cushion will serve you, the culture, and the planet better. Go inward. Settle your own internal demons. Watch as the cards fall where they may. Know that you have done all that you can do.

Everyone you meet is feeling the stress. Offer kindness and rich compassion to yourself and all you encounter.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:55 AM EST until she enters Pisces at 4:46 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

COURAGE MEETS REVOLUTION/ INNOVATION

Foresto Marianini vaso di Fiori by Elisa Marianini via Wiki Commons

Foresto Marianini vaso di Fiori by Elisa Marianini via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, November 9, 2016:

In the midst of the fluid, surreal environment we find ourselves in (Moon in Pisces), courageous Mars the planet of courage, assertiveness, and even violence leaves the sign of the adult (Capricorn) behind to enter the unpredictable realm of the Revolutionary (Aquarius).

Unusual and unconventional ways of achieving your goals may come to mind and be rapidly acted upon. Channel this energy with some caution and integrity. Put your energy into humanitarian goals rather than personal ones.

Pay attention to your actions and the actions of others. You can anticipate folks resorting to unexpected, unusual, and erratic ways of acquiring their desires. Mars will remain in Aquarius until December 19th.

At 7:50 PM EST, the mystical Pisces Moon squares cautious Saturn suggesting that idealism may turn to frustration. You may experience the feeling of frustration and exhaustion. Shortly after midnight when the Pisces Moon trine the Scorpio Sun, your energy will return, bringing with it a brighter day on Thursday.

 

 

CLARITY, COURAGE, DETERMINATION

Thursday, November 10, 2016:

On Thursday, the intuitive Pisces Moon forms a trine aspect to the transformative Scorpio Sun and Mercury (also in the profoundly intense sign of Scorpio). You may breathe a sign of relief or acceptance. When the Moon squares lovely Venus at 6:15 PM EST, you may not understand the implications as you move forward into this new state of relief or acceptance.  You (and all of us) have held much anxiety over the past weeks and possibly months!

At 8:45 PM EST, as the Moon enters assertive Aries, your confusion and lack of clarity is released. You feel stronger, more determined, and ready to take on whatever challenges lay ahead. Be careful not to embody an attitude of arrogance. Allow your thinking to settle down into a kinder space as the Aries Moon approaches a sextile to Mars at bedtime (EST). Friday will bring more clarity, more courage, and more determination to move ahead. 

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:17 PM EST until she enters Aries at 8:45 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER

Friday, November 11, 2016:

You may feel inpatient with Friday’s lack of activity after the buildup of anxiety over the past weeks. You may feel more on edge than you expected you would at this point in the process. We are now three days into the outcome of the USA elections. Have we settled yet?

At 6:46 PM EST, when the Moon opposes optimistic Jupiter you may see your need to continue the development of courage and your need to bring others into your inner circle to help pave the way.

When the assertive Aries Moon squares compulsive Pluto at 10:09 PM EDT, you may have difficulty managing the intensity you find yourself engaged in. However, when the Moon trine Saturn shortly thereafter, you realize that you are able to stabilize the situation, maintain a mature handle on your circumstances, and utilize the situation for personal growth. Moving through this day is really just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other without engaging in your own self-created inner turmoil.

Just before midnight Venus, the planet of our personal values enters the cautious, mature sign of Capricorn where she will stay until December 7th. Over the coming days and weeks, we will learn the importance of patience. Delayed gratification and deep abiding patience support the true lasting value of our desires.

Girasol de Gran Canaria by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Girasol de Gran Canaria by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

 

CANDLELIGHT AND BEAUTY

Saturday, November 12, 2016:

Saturday morning, we wake up with lovely Venus newly in mature Capricorn ready to teach us all about patience in love. There is no rushing true, lasting love. You must take your time, hold steady, and develop the integrity and bedrock of your own true values.

Mercury, the planet of intellect and thought process, has been developing deep connections and intensity since entering Scorpio on October 24th.  At 9:39 AM EST, Mercury leaves Scorpio behind to enter Sagittarius where your philosophical understanding of your place in the world is ready to grow in wisdom. Consider the centaur (half human and half horse) that is the symbol of Sagittarius. Visualize that the centaur is releasing the arrow high in the air. The perspective of Sagittarius is not the perspective of the centaur. The perspective of Sagittarius is the perspective of the arrow at its highest altitude.

Mercury will remain in Sagittarius until December 2nd. Take advantage of this time to allow your mind to grow in awareness, inclusion, and understanding. Share your understanding with others while allowing each person to draw their own conclusions and develop their own opinions. We are all so different in our view of the world. Diversity is what makes it all work. Love the differences.

At 9:23 PM EST, the Moon enters Taurus inviting us to seek sensual pleasures and beauty. Spend the evening with a lover or an art project. The night is made to create beauty, comfort, and earthly reverence. Candlelight and tasty treats are in order.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:45 AM EST until she enters Taurus at 9:23 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

EMBRACE BEAUTY & LOVE

Sunday, November 13, 2016:

Sunday is a simple, and possibly, sleepy day made for pleasure. There may be little reason to get out of bed other than possibly to create wonderful food to further deepen the pleasure of the day.

With much stress now left behind, you may really need this day of rest. Create a nest to luxuriate in, binge watch a TV series, or watch a few lovely movies. The other choice for the day would be to spend time in nature connecting with the reality and solidity of the natural world. Get out and soak in the dependability of the land; commune with the trees or the ocean. Allow nature to move your soul.

At 9:46 PM EST, the Moon trine Pluto offers you the opportunity to absorb the power in nature and the power of love. We are closing in on the Taurus Full Moon on Monday, a time of full illumination of the connection to stability and reverence that Taurus offers. Embrace Love.

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

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.

* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 28, 2016 through April 3, 2016

As we end the month of March and move forward into April, we look back on the cycle that began with the Pisces solar eclipse on March 8th and came into its full illumination with the Libra lunar eclipse on March 23rd.  These eclipses have brought new perspectives, new opportunities, and the potential to resolve powerful challenges.

~ Heads Up! ~  During the month of April, we will have Mars turning retrograde on the 18th and Mercury turning retrograde on the 28th.  It is not too soon to begin considering how to work with the inward movement of these energies.  Begin an awareness of what projects you would like to complete during the Mercury retrograde.

Mars is a bit more complex and we will talk about as we get closer to the time.

However, do remember during the time of Mars retrograde you will not want to have any sort of surgery or begin any activity that has potential danger involved. This is not the time to learn skydiving!  More about this later.

 

Merida by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

Merida by Derek Balmer via Wiki Commons

A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke

 

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
 Heart

 

 

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UPLIFTING CLARITY

Monday, March 28, 2016:

The week begins with the Moon in exuberant, freedom loving Sagittarius.  My hope is that you had a lovely weekend and feel energized and ready to face the upcoming week.

The Sagittarius Moon buoys your energy and puts a positive spin on the day.  At 4:12 PM EDT, the Moon conjuncts Mars and shortly after, forms a lovely flowing trine aspect to the Sun in Aries.

This is a day of delightfully uplifting energy.  Allow yourself to bask in clarity.  You know where you are headed and can grasp excitement on your path.  If this is not your experience, ask yourself if you are living your own truth or are trying to please someone else.

At 11:50 PM EDT, the Moon squares Neptune allowing sweet dreams and lovely inspiration.

 

A WILD CARD

Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

Tuesday may be a bit of a wild card.

The Sagittarius Moon continues to seek expansive understanding and yet her conjunction with Saturn at 11:18 AM EDT suggests a restrictive influence on your optimism.  Do your best to allow criticism to roll off your back.  Do not take it personally, if you let the situation pass without reaction the negativity will eventually dissipate.

At 9:55 PM EDT, the Moon forms a square aspect to Venus, pushing you to question your desires and your method of pursuing them.

The day ends with Mercury trine Saturn.  This allows you to settle yourself into a more practical state of mind.  Engaging with a more mature line of thinking allows for mental clarity and a more stable mind.

If you normally meditate in the morning, make an exception on Tuesday and take time for meditation before you sleep.  It is important that you take advantage of this opportunity to bring some stability to your thinking.  Over the coming days, this stability will be challenged.

 

UNCOVER TRUTH

Wednesday, March 30, 2016:

Seek mystical dreams and the ability to bring compassion to your deepest wounds on Wednesday as Venus conjunct Chiron at 5:07 AM EDT.  Enjoy the gentle sense of awakening to start the day.

Port 01 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Port 01 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Do not try to hold on to that sensitivity or softness.  There are intense energies that will need your attention as you move into the day.

At 10:53 AM EDT, Mercury forms a stressful square to Pluto, the planet of powerful transformation.  Information that is exposed or a line of thinking that envelops you will have a powerful impact moving forward.

The Moon enters Capricorn at 1:45 PM EDT.  This is a serious afternoon; a time to seek honesty, internal integrity, and understanding.

What communication or disclosure will move you forward regarding something that became clear to you between mid-December 2015 and the end of January 2016?  Be brutally honest with yourself.

Secrecy and a lack of integrity will bring you to places you do not want to go. Uncover truth.  Before you look with suspicion into the heart of another, seek your own integrity.  Be aware of your thoughts and how they guide your life.  Be aware of your words and the impact they have on others.

Build integrity.  Spread kindness.

 

REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHTS

Thursday, March 31, 2016:

On Thursday, the Capricorn Moon forms her Last Quarter Square at 11:17 AM EDT. Anticipate tension between heavy responsibilities and the radical desire to put our own needs first.  Consider how to balance the need to quickly move in new directions while at the same time maintaining your more serious contemplations and responsibilities.  This is a day to work on this balance.

At 4:49 PM EDT, Mercury conjunct Uranus offers alternative perspectives for finding that balance.  The conjunction between Mercury and Uranus begins a new cycle of expanding thoughts and encountering new possibilities, alternative perspectives, and unusual ways of viewing the world.

Big ideas can illuminate your vision on a day like this.  Sudden ideas must be considered and looked at with open minded excitement.

Any study or thought process you begin now will be fully understood and illuminated at the opposition between Mercury and Uranus in October 2016. Revolutionary thoughts, ideas, and communications abound.  Find excitement; find new directions.

Show the world your true colors, say what must be said, show what is truly in your heart.

 

RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES

Friday, April 1, 2016:

We all like the energy of Fridays as we head into a freedom filled weekend. However, this Friday is probably lacking that sense of excitement and anticipation. With the Moon in serious, authoritative Capricorn, we spend the early part of the day working hard from a solitary perspective.  The Moon is quiet after 12:40 PM EDT suggested a struggle focusing on getting the normal work of Capricorn done.  There may be much frustration throughout the afternoon as the focus that you need isn’t available and doesn’t engage you.

The best use of this evening is to recharge your batteries and not worry about social activities, spend the evening on your own.  Saturday is another day.

At 9:38 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the heavy work environment of Capricorn behind and enters Aquarius bringing more unpredictable and innovative thinking to the later part of the evening.

 

Under the Moonlight, Portrait of Spirit Series by Tang Huawei via Wiki Commons

Under the Moonlight, Portrait of Spirit Series by Tang Huawei via Wiki Commons

HIGH INNOVATIVE ENERGY

Saturday, April 2, 2016:

Saturday brings the freedom and anticipation you were unable to tap into on Friday.  The Aquarius Moon rules the day!

This is a day of intellectual exploration; you will be drawn to what is new and unusual.  The Moon in Aquarius is a great time for social gatherings, dealing with humanitarian ideals, goals for the future, innovative brainstorming, and new ideas. This could be a difficult day to stick with schedules as your personal freedom is of the utmost importance to you.

Do not try to control yourself or others.  Seek freedom, offer freedom, encourage freedom.  With the Aquarius Moon forming a sextile to both Mars in Sagittarius and the Aries Sun, this is a day of high-energy.

What will you do with this day?  How can your activities progress humanity forward?  Think about this and take one small step forward.

 

SEEK INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Sunday, April 3, 2016:

Sunday graces us with the innovative, rebellious energy of Aquarius that began on Friday.  The Aquarius Moon forms delightful aspects of potential and opportunity, to Saturn, Uranus, and Mercury.  People often get confused and think that Aquarius is a Water sign as it is called “The Water Bearer”.  Please remember that Aquarius is an Air Sign.  As an Air Sign, Aquarius is connected to intellectualism, innovation, and new ideas that bring the world to an expanded level of awareness.

Aquarius brings us the nature of upheaval and rebellion.  This revolutionary energy is necessary in order to leave the past behind and move into a new way of thinking.

Some of you will experience the anxiety of rebellion on Sunday, while others will experience the corresponding excitement. This is due, in part, to the particulars of your own horoscope and partly, it is simply a choice.

On Sunday, you can make unique choices; you do not need to stay with the status quo.  Seek out the original ideas that will change your world and the world around you.  There are new, unexpected pathways to solve the problems in our lives, our communities, and our world.

This is not a day to seek practical accomplishment but a day to expand your mind. Gather with like-minded people or folks who are willing to look at new perspectives and seek innovative solutions.  Play with ideas.  Enjoy diversity.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: March 7, 2016 through March 13, 2016

We begin the week in the darkest phase of the Moon, preparing for a Pisces New Moon on Tuesday and the full solar eclipse, also on Tuesday!

Job - Out of the depths I cry to you by Andreas Neumann-Nochten via Wiki Commons

Job – Out of the depths I cry to you by Andreas Neumann-Nochten via Wiki Commons

When the Moon enters Pisces on Monday, she joins both the Sun and Neptune. As we approach the solar eclipse on Tuesday, we may be aware of the need to release something precious in order to achieve something deeply significant in our lives. It is true that in many instances we can have everything we desire, and yet, there are times when choices must be made. It is important to pay attention to the sometimes subtle difference between fantasy and reality. Often times, they can be exactly the opposite of what one would expect.

There is much to say about any solar eclipse. On Tuesday, I will send out an article written by my student Noelle Letteri about eclipses. Stay tuned for that communication.

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SEEKING CLARITY

Monday, March 7, 2016:

The week begins in the darkest phase of the Moon. In the astronomical world, this is called the Waning Crescent Moon. Astrologically, it is referred to as the Balsamic Moon. Yes, balsamic, like the vinegar.  🙂

Until the Moon enters Pisces, her movement through Aquarius is cheered by a conjunction with Venus at 3:46 AM EST. As you start the day, take a moment to place your awareness on an understanding of the connection between the Moon and Venus. I think of these two as the representation of the two sides of the Divine Feminine. The Moon represents the mother archetype, the deep, warm, and nurturing aspect of the feminine. Venus, on the other hand, represents the sensual, passionate, and playful expression of the feminine. As they join together, we are asked to open our hearts to deep love and connection that draws on both of these powerful aspects.

At 2:08 PM EST, the Moon joins the Sun and Neptune in Pisces. As we move toward the eclipse and New Moon on Tuesday, things may not be as they appear. Neptune and the sign of Pisces can essentially shroud us in fog.

If passive aggressive behavior or anger of any kind arises, be prepared to meet that energy with kindness and compassion. If you are able to do this, the issue at hand will simply dissolve.

Keep in mind that this is an internal issue, there is no victim; face yourself clearly & show compassion.

 

PISCES NEW MOON & FULL SOLAR ECLIPSE

WELCOME CHANGE

Tuesday, March 8, 2016:

With so much happening on Tuesday, it is hard to know where to begin. At 5:56 AM EST, the Sun opposes Jupiter, asking us to look back to late August 2015. Whatever began in your life at that time, it is now releasing its full creative potential. Consider and give yourself credit for how far you have come.

Tuesday also marks a significant moment in time as we reach the full solar eclipse and the Pisces New Moon occurring at 19° Pisces (8:55 PM EST). A full solar eclipse happens as the Moon comes between our Earth and Sun.

Astrologically, eclipses are considered to bring unexpected changes that push us into much-needed action. Wherever you find 19° Pisces in your chart, it will indicate where you can expect the breaking up of old patterns and major shifting dynamics.

The New Moon is always a time of beginnings; do not underestimate the significance of what you chose to begin at this time. Focus on the area of your life that you know requires the energy of change. To some of you it may seem a bit silly but start to create a New Moon ritual. It can be very simple. Write down on paper what you wish to begin now. What do you want to see increase over the coming months? Have two candles available for your ritual. Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are today. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create. Each day take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. As you light the second candle, bring the two closer together. At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.

Today’s New Moon brings many powerful energies together to support your forward aspirations. The Moon makes contact with Neptune as we bring our awareness to the dream that moves us forward. She then connects with Saturn reminding us that there is hard work involved. Then she connects with Pluto showing us the access we have to deep empowerment. Finally, she makes contact with Jupiter opening our vision to full expansion.

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH CONFLICT

Wednesday, March 9, 2016:

Composition 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

Composition 02 by MedBerkane via Wiki Commons

You should feel some relief on Wednesday morning as the intense energy of Tuesday begins to subside. At 2:40 PM EST, when the Moon enters fiery, assertive Aries, your relief turns into powerful renewed energy for action and accomplishment.

At 4:51 PM EST, with the Aries Moon trine Mars (in Sagittarius); you are ready to take on the world. Please carefully observe and pay close attention to your reactions, as impulsiveness and impatience may result.

If folks you encounter are exhibiting more aggression then you are comfortable with, please show compassion and understanding. This energy is necessary in order to move forward. Obviously, there is a limit to what is okay and what is not. Use your own internal compass to know when to remove yourself from a situation where you or others are a bit too heated up.

A powerful, sexual connection could be a delightful use of this passionate energy. After all, you do know how bonobos (our closest relations) deal with conflict!

 

ACCEPT WHAT IS YOURS

Thursday, March 10, 2016:

Thursday begins with a continuation of the powerful, assertive energy from Wednesday. Late afternoon offers more steadfastness and calm to that energy as Saturn plays nicely with the Moon at 4:36PM EST.

However, Thursday evening could bring you into emotional situations you may not be prepared to handle. The Aries Moon squares Pluto at 6:02 PM EST and conjunct Uranus at 8:43 PM EST.

Allow plans to change without question, allow others to disappoint you.

Find a way to look inside and accept your feelings. It is important to understand that others may disappoint us without it being a personal issue. Everything is not always about US!

This may well be a very challenging evening but with the Sun conjunct Chiron at 11:26 PM EST, we are given the opportunity to bring warm and healing light to a wound at the depth of our soul. Bask in that warmth and allow deep healing. Sleep soundly.

 

REST IN QUIET CALM

Friday, March 11, 2016:

Friday begins with our minds fully immersed in creative imagination. Mercury joins with Neptune, beginning its annual cycle of uplifting our minds to a high state of bliss or is it a state of confusion? Intellectual ruminations may call you down Alice’s rabbit hole. I suggest you simply enjoy the ride.

At 2:44 PM EST, the Moon enters Taurus giving us an opportunity to move into a weekend of relaxation and calm. Don’t plan too many wild adventures over the next few days. Your body and mind really need rest.

Time slows down and you can relax into enjoyments of the senses. Get and give a massage, bake bread, plan your upcoming garden, rejuvenate yourself through silence.

This is a night for calm, quiet, deep love and touch, not the passion of Wednesday night. This connection can produce steady warmth and healing for your soul.

 

Formes Etrange by André François Breuillaud via Wiki Commons

Formes Etrange by André François Breuillaud via Wiki Commons

DEEP RESERVOIRS OF GREAT LOVE

Saturday, March 12, 2016:

As Venus leaves Aquarius behind at 5:23AM EST, she joins Neptune, Mercury, Chiron, and the Sun, all in Pisces. This is a powerful line-up of planets in the gentle, sensitive sign of Pisces. Your compassion, imagination, and awareness of suffering are expanded at this time. You may long to merge, and even ‘save’ others in a heightened spiritual manner.

With the Moon still in Taurus, this is a wonderful time for the growth of love and affection in any and all relationships. A lovely Earth Grand Trine forms Saturday evening between the Taurus Moon, Pluto, and Jupiter.

Your physical senses and your awareness of the real practical realities of your life are aligned, sensitive, positive, and deeply empowered. Anticipate tapping into deep reservoirs of great love. Breathe in love and build stores of it deep within your soul.

 

SEEK SOCIAL CONNECTION

Sunday, March 13, 2016:

Sunday begins slowly; you will not be tempted to make any changes to the course of the weekend (as long as you have kept to the program of calm and quiet) until the Moon enters Gemini at 4:04 PM EST.

With the Moon now in chatty, restless Gemini, you have probably fulfilled your need for calm and silence. Now, you will seek social interactions for the late afternoon and evening.

As much as you may need social connections, you may anticipate some stress in relationships. The Moon square Venus and opposing Mars suggests unrest and possible tension. If you spent the majority of the weekend engaged in calm quiet activities, this tension should be relatively easy to manage. Don’t engage with the struggle and it will pass quickly.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 28, 2015 through October 4, 2015

Following last week’s eclipse, please understand that you really can allow yourself to feel the fullness and expansion of your own greatness. At the core of your soul, you are light. Do not underestimate the basic goodness that is You.

You can anticipate a simple, uncomplicated week. Well, as simple as it can be given the fact that Mercury is still retrograde!

Be the Mountain by Carey Jung of ApotheCarey Arts

Be the Mountain by Carey Jung of ApotheCarey Arts

It is amazingly quiet in the heavens this week. Other than Mercury backing up to meet the Sun at 7° Libra, there are no major aspects (Conjunction, Sextile, Square, Trine, or Opposition), other then the ongoing daily connections that the Moon makes.

Over the course of this week, the Moon moves through Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer. You can expect you focus to be centered on your own individual path.

We begin the week contemplating the places in our lives where we need to develop courage as we consider new territory. On Tuesday, with the Moon entering Taurus our focus moves to the practical development of stability and comfort. Late afternoon on Thursday, we reach for more conversation and a better understanding of those around us. On Saturday evening, we settle into the desire for more warmth, love, and connection.

Contemplation for the week: “To be free means to open your heart and your being to the fullness of who you are, because only when you are resting in the place of unity can you truly honor and appreciate others and the incredible diversity of the universe.” ~ Ram Dass

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

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ENCOUNTER COURAGE

Monday, September 28, 2015:

The week starts with a great deal of energy. We have just passed through the Aries Full Moon Eclipse and may find ourselves champing at the bit to get things done even as Mercury retrograde offers obstacles to our path.

Be aware of the places where you may be acting as your own obstacle. Allow yourself to see beyond what seems to be standing in your way.

Monday will probably be the most challenging day of the week as we continue to release the energy of yesterday’s Eclipse and the Aries Moon makes rough contact with both Pluto and Uranus.

If you find yourself encountering internal anger, notice where its roots are connected to a place in the past 2 – 3 years. You can release that anger more simply than you may think. Determine your forward path which requires energy of courage and determination. Place your energy there.

Anger transformed becomes determination and courage which will propel you in the direction you want to go; your best future.

“What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

SEEK COMFORT

Tuesday, September 29, 2015:

We begin Tuesday with the Moon still in the assertive sign of Aries. She made a lovely trine aspect to Venus while we slept. We will wake with less stress and ready to truly enter a calmer, easier week.

The Moon leaves all the stress of Aries behind as she enters Taurus at 2:56 PM EDT.
In Taurus, the Moon just wants comfort, stability, and pleasure. Seek those things this evening.

Everyone has their own idea of comfort food. This evening go home and make your comfort food. Take care of that part of you that just wants to rest in warmth. Share that warmth with a friend or loved one.

Wikipedia says: “Comfort food is traditional food which often provides a sentimental feeling, and is often characterized by a high carbohydrate level and simple preparation. The nostalgic element most comfort food has may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture.”

Enjoy a quiet evening of pleasure, get or give a massage. Deeply enjoy the simple aspects of your life. Let the complexity wait for another day.

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart.” ~ Unknown

 

Country Flowers by Harmony Hansen

Country Flowers by Harmony Hansen

EXPECT A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday, September 30, 2015:

The Moon is in Taurus throughout the day, inviting us to seek calm, stable pleasure.

On Wednesday, we encounter the only major aspect of the week; a simple conjunction between the Sun and Mercury. Since the Sun and Mercury can never be more than 28 degrees apart, the conjunction is the only major aspect they can ever form. Perhaps, this conjunction will bring a solution to something you have been struggling with over the past few weeks.

At the very least, I think you can expect a new perspective, as light and warmth now shine on the issue. Pay attention to what this new perspective may offer in the long term.

Our assumptions often keep us stuck in thinking we have no options other than the obvious ones in front of us. Today, look for new perspectives, look in places you have not thought of before. There may be a simple adjustment that will change everything. Be open to a new viewpoint.

“At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?”
~ Jack Kornfield

 

CELEBRATE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES

Thursday, October 1, 2015:

Thursday begins with more of the same desire for stability and comfort that you have managed for the past two days. It may be difficult to get yourself to your job, as you would far prefer to sit with coffee and a good book or a good friend.

Comfort and work do not often go hand in hand. However, assuming you can get yourself to your job and are dealing well with Mercury retrograde, this should be a day of few difficulties.

At 4:04 PM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini releasing us from the desire for too much comfort seeking behavior, which can ultimately result in boredom and lack of motivation.

Once the Moon is in Gemini, your mind will increase in activity and you will be looking for more intellectual stimulation and topics of interest.

Gather with friends, get curious about the way the people around you think. You may be surprised at the diversity of attitudes and opinions of those around you! Celebrate the uniqueness of each person you meet.

“Letting go of your attachment being right and suddenly your mind more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.” ~ Ralph Marston

 

SEEK CURIOSITY, WIT, AND HUMOR

Friday, October 2, 2015:

As the Moon moves through each sign, it sets the emotional tone in which we function. Because this week has so little activity, other than the shifting mood of the Moon, the simple emotional tone takes on more importance than usual.

While the Moon moves through Gemini your attention span is shortened considerably as restlessness increases. Your mind may be busy but without great depth.

Catch up with friends but keep your interactions on the level of wit, curiosity, and humor. This is not the time for deep or serious conversations.

Enjoy a fun Friday evening out with friends. Meet new people; engage in conversations without trying to make any point other than mutual understanding, respect, and finding a new and interesting perspective.

“Our vision is more abstracted by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.” ~ Krister Stendahl

 

Light on the Lake by Cassandra Gengras

Light on the Lake by Cassandra Gengras

RESTLESSNESS GIVES WAY TO LOVE

Saturday, October 3, 2015:

Saturday begins with the Moon still in Gemini. What can you get accomplished on Saturday? It should be an active day with plenty of energy. Your challenge will be keeping yourself focused and not running off after one shiny thing or another!

So many things, people, ideas, and information are working to draw your attention. If you want to get projects done, turn off your computer and find your stimulation within the area of what you want to get done.

At 8:22 PM EDT, the Moon will enter Cancer slowing down your mental activity as your heart opens and your attention is drawn by love and kindness.

This is an evening to stay close to ‘home and hearth’. Emotions are close to the surface as you are able see those you love through eyes of empathy, vulnerability, and caring.

“View your life with kind sight. Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, ’What was I thinking?,’ breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, ’What was I learning?’” ~ Karen Salmansohn

 

THOUGHTS FOCUS ON FEELINGS

Sunday, October 4, 2015:

Don’t make any big plans for accomplishments for Sunday unless it entails bringing the family to the apple orchard or preparing meals for the week ahead.

The Moon moves through Cancer all day focusing our thoughts on feelings. You will want to develop areas of security, feelings of belonging, caring, intimacy, and empathy.

Your loved ones may express moodiness and unusual levels of sensitivity. All of us will be deeply influenced by our feelings on Sunday. Allow space, be kind and forgiving of each other’s expressions of moodiness.

This will be a good day for domestic activities, family get-togethers, and other activities that involve understanding and awareness of our own and our loved ones personal needs.

“Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change.” ~ Atul Purohit

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This week: The VOC* Moon!

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 29, the Moon is VOC* (in Aries) following a trine to Venus at 3:45 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 2:56 PM EDT.

Thursday, October 1, the Moon is VOC* (in Taurus) following a square to Venus at 6:43 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 4:04 PM EDT.

Saturday, October 3, the Moon is VOC* (in Gemini) following a sextile to Venus at 1:19 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 8:22 PM EDT

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

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

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