Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: September 11, 2017 through September 17, 2017

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – A Process Oriented Approach

 

“So it comes to pass that, when we pursue an inquiry beyond a certain depth, we step out of the field of psychological categories and enter this sphere of the ultimate mysteries of life. The floorboards of the soul, to which we try to penetrate, fan open and reveal the starry firmament.”
~ Bruno Schulz

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ACTIVITY AMPS UP

Monday, September 11, 2017:

Monday morning should start out slow and easy. The Moon is in Taurus supporting earthy relaxation and deliberate stability. Don’t try to get a lot accomplished as the VOC* Moon is not interested in achievement.

At 3:29 PM EDT, you can expect your mind to speed-up with activity as the Moon makes her way into talkative and curious Gemini.

This will be a great evening to enlist active study, writing, or speaking. The Moon develops harsh challenging aspects to both mental Mercury and assertive Mars, pressuring you to take action on your thoughts, words, and ideas. Pay attention and be aware of how others hear you, express your passion but do try to keep aggression out of your tone and manner.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) on Monday until she enters Gemini at 3:29 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

STABLE LOVE & VALUES

Tuesday, September 12, 2017:

In consideration of Tuesday’s trine aspect formed from graceful Venus to deliberate thoughtful Saturn at 8:49 PM EDT, you will want to look back at the entire cycle between these two planets.

The cycle between Venus and Saturn is a cycle of bringing stability to your deepest values. At the start of each planetary cycle, we plant a seed or in some manner begin a new process. This may have been a time when you began a serious relationship or started a new phase in an existing one. Perhaps, you began to handle your finances in a more mature fashion and you got serious about making money, establishing wealth, or creating something of material substance.

Examine the seed you planted when the cycle began at the conjunction between Venus and Saturn in late October of 2016. At the end of July of 2017, you were able to see how far the cycle had developed at its full expression. Now, you get the benefit of the work you have done on this issue. The relationship is going well or the finances have improved.

You may even be able to help others who face similar challenges to their most personal values of love or money. Maturity and hard work support the stabilization of those values. Over the coming months, you will begin preparation for a new cycle of deepening those serious values.

The Moon is in curious Gemini throughout the day encouraging friendly, talkative encounters with a diverse range of folks.

 

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STRUGGLE LEADS TO MATURE GROWTH

Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

Wednesday’s Gemini Moon is extremely active in the early hours of the morning when you will likely be sleeping, anticipate strong dream activity.

At 2:24 AM EDT, we reach the Third Quarter Moon phase. This is a release point following the Full Solar Eclipse of August 21st. Think back to that day and consider what shifts need to be made to prepare for a step forward at the coming New Moon on September 20th.

Once you get up and are going into the day, there’s a lovely trine aspect from the talkative Gemini Moon to Jupiter in relationship- oriented Libra. This is a time when conversations with a loved one can be expansive, optimistic, and result in positive connection.

When the Moon then sextiles Uranus at 2:35 PM EDT, all bets are off, excitement may bring a surprise or something unexpected.

Wednesday evening, the energy changes dramatically at 6:13 PM EDT, when the Moon leaves chatty Gemini behind to enter protective, nourishing Cancer. Cancer brings our attention to domestic issues, love, and kindness.

However, we are building to a difficult square aspect being formed from the critical Virgo Sun to Saturn in Sagittarius (exact at 10:58 PM EDT). This brings with it a sense of difficulty, responsibilities, and the heavy hand of reality. The stress of this aspect is with us through most of Wednesday and will maintain through much of Thursday.

Consider a difficult choice or something stressful that began early in December 2016. It may feel hard but this is the time to begin the process of untangling the issues surrounding that time.

You may feel restricted, restrained and in some way held back by others. Please relax into it, and try to find the lesson. Saturn brings significant growth as we take responsibility for ourselves and the steps we take forward.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:35 PM EDT until she enters Cancer at 6:13 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

LOVE – THE MEANING OF FAMILY

Thursday, September 14, 2017:

I hope you enjoy exciting and hopeful dreams before you wake. Then turn your attention to anticipation and encouragement regarding your domestic and deeply emotional connections and relationships.

At 3:31 PM EDT, with the Moon trine devotional Neptune, your heart and mind may turn in the direction of romance or simple flights of fancy. Immerse yourself in the development of your deep understanding of what family means to you. Family can mean so many things to each of us. A quote I like from Jim Butcher, “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by your without flinching – they are your family.” These are the connections to remain committed to over time. Folks who keep you close through thick and thin, who you know you can share your vulnerabilities with, bring them closer now, let them know you are by their side as well. Accepting deep love from others sustains your ability to move forward and continue passing love onto others.

When the Moon is in Cancer, our hearts feel tender and our sensitivity can sometimes be a challenge. Allow your vulnerabilities to show, give, and receive love and kindness.

 

EXPAND LOVE

Friday, September 15, 2017:

Friday brings another day of deep sensitivity as the Moon continues moving through intuitive, tender Cancer.

At 3:43 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, beauty and resources forms a lovely sextile aspect to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and optimism. Take time to become aware of what you have created in terms of love, value, beauty, or finances since late August 2016. This is the waning sextile, a time to begin preparation for a new cycle of expanding love that will begin in November. For now, prepare to release the cycle that began in late August 2016. Each new cycle builds on the previous one.

Pay attention to any opportunities you encounter to express your appreciation for how others have nourished your life.

At 9:09 PM EDT, the Moon leaves Cancer behind to enter dramatically inclined Leo. Saturday will feel far less sensitive and will be more playful and fun. 🙂

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:23 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 9:09 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

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PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE

Saturday, September 16, 2017:

I love to see a weekend with a playful Leo Moon. It is true that I am a bit biased in this regard! It is also true that weekends are generally a time we want to have fun and express ourselves with generosity and largesse. The Leo Moon helps create this energy with encouragement. It is also true that we each need to make sure our motivations are clear, that our generosity does not have a core of selfishness with this Moon placement.

At 3:01 PM EDT, mental Mercury, finally direct, joins with aggressive Mars for the final of three conjunctions, this time in Virgo. Finally, say what must be said, with renewed clarity and deep kindness. Get ready to move on with new ideas and new ways to implement those ideas. Virgo offers the ability to see the potential of a situation and do the detailed work to reach that potential for the good of all. Put your cards on the table.

 

COLOR THE DAY WITH PLEASURE

Sunday, September 17, 2017:

Sunday brings delightful aspects to the exuberant Leo Moon. The day begins with a flowing trine to Saturn at 10:18 AM EDT, you should feel steady and in control of the direction you want to take the day, you are ready to move forward but not in a hurry.

The Moon has an exciting sextile to Jupiter at 4:36 PM EDT which supports the expansion of your heart and generosity. At 8:34 PM EDT, with a conjunction to lovely Venus, your heart feels full, creative, loyal, and dynamic. At 8:55 PM EDT, with a trine to Uranus, you may receive news that surprises you or you may express something unexpected to others.

Your heart is so open throughout this day. Enjoy. There is hopefulness and joy available for the taking. These are all Moon transits so be sure to incorporate them as they come along, they will not last but will color the day with pleasure.

 

 

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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: September 4, 2017 through September 10, 2017

 

“So it comes to pass that, when we pursue an inquiry beyond a certain depth, we step out of the field of psychological categories and enter this sphere of the ultimate mysteries of life. The floorboards of the soul, to which we try to penetrate, fan open and reveal the starry firmament.”

~ Bruno Schulz

The Duchess of Devonshire as Cynthia by Maris Cosway via Wiki Commons

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach

Mercury turns Direct this week! Yay! 🙂

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INNOVATION AND OPTIMISM

Monday, September 4, 2017:

Monday morning begins with a lovely sextile from the progressive Aquarius Moon to stable, hardworking Saturn. This sextile aspect offers the ability to weave together the innovation of the Aquarius Moon with ambitious, prudent Saturn. This is a lovely way to start the week! Keep your eyes open for opportunities that will allow your most unique and interesting ideas to be brought to reality.

The day continues with more positive energies as the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to optimistic Jupiter at 11:45 AM EDT. Your ideas are further expanded as you engage with like-minded folks throughout the afternoon.

At 9:56 PM EDT, the Moon forms another sextile, this time to unconventional Uranus. This aspect encourages your ideas to expand even further outside of what you may expect of yourself.

Monday brings with it great energy, expansion, innovation, and excitement. As the Aquarius Moon opposes Mercury at 10:33 PM EDT, allow anything within your mind that has stood in the way of your unique ideas to break down and dissipate. Tuesday will bring a very different picture with sensitivity, imagination, and dreaminess.

 

 

MERCURY GOES DIRECT – FINALLY!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

Several important shifts happen in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. First, at 1:27 AM EDT, the Virgo Sun opposes illusive Neptune and we may sleep well and have interesting dreams further supported by the Moon entering passive, dreamy Pisces at 1:29 AM EDT. Remember, that Neptune rules Pisces so the energy of Neptune and Pisces reflect and support each other. You will awake Tuesday morning with a mystical, soft edge still surrounding you. You may be highly impressionable, confused, or even a little bewildered.

It may be difficult on Tuesday to maintain boundaries between yourself and others that are generally necessary to manage your everyday life. Be aware of this and tighten them up where they are necessary and loosen them where they can help you connect to others with love.

At 5:34 AM EDT, assertive Mars leaves dramatic, playful Leo behind to enter productive Virgo where he will encourage meticulous, analytical efforts over the coming weeks. Mars will remain in Virgo until October 22nd.

Then… what we have been waiting for! At 7:29 AM EDT, Mercury turns direct at 28° Leo. This is the same point where the eclipse formed last week. It is a volatile point and we should watch the conversations and words that are being spoken by the leaders of our governments. Nevertheless, Mercury will begin moving forward steadily from here on out. You can prepare to start those projects that you have been sitting on!

Be sure to pay attention to any dreams you have on Tuesday night. By the time you wake up on Wednesday, the Full Pisces Moon will have occurred.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* for a brief 13 minutes between 1:16 AM EDT and 1:29 AM EDT (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) when she enters Pisces.

 

Diana in the Autumn Wind by Paul Klee via Wiki Commons

 

PISCES FULL MOON – ACCEPT THE VISION

Wednesday, September 6, 2017:

I hope you are able to wake up slowly, paying attention to your inner world as you begin Wednesday morning. We reached the Full Pisces Moon at 3:03 AM EDT, Neptune joined in the event as well.

Whatever began at the Full Solar Eclipse two weeks ago, now comes into view. However, given that this Full Moon occurs in mystical Pisces and is joined with dreamy Neptune, that view is not likely to have sharp, distinct edges of clarity. This Full Moon extends to us an opportunity to see above and beyond our smaller vision. We may not see terribly clearly but we see a broadly inspired vision, beyond the boundaries to where our hearts open in whimsy, sensitivity, and imagination. We see the dream.

With Mercury now direct, use this time to fully envision that which you planted the seed for at the Eclipse on August 21st.  Reach for the dream.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:29 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 8:02 AM EDT on Thursday morning.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SIMPLE ACTION

Thursday, September 7, 2017:

Thursday morning at 8:02 AM EDT, the Moon heats things up considerably as she enters assertive, action-oriented Aries. This is a day of high vitality as Aries begins the zodiac and pushes us to take action and begin a new project, a new activity, or a new adventure.

Over the past few days, while the Moon was moving through Pisces, you may have felt dreamy, passive, and even a bit confused. Now, with the Moon’s entrance into Aries, you are driven to act on your feelings. You may feel edgy, impatient, and even angry. If something touches you on an emotional level, you are apt to act quickly on instinct.

This is a day to keep things simple and to keep yourself physically active. Go for a hike, a bike ride, or take action on something you’ve never done before. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try skydiving! Today’s the day. 😉

The Pisces Moon is VOC* on Thursday morning until she enters Aries at 8:02 AM EDT (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection). 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.

 

 

IMPASSIONED GLOW

Friday, September 8, 2017:

Friday brings another day of powerful, fiery energies. There is little concern that this could be a boring day. If you were hoping for a calm, quiet day, you will likely be disappointed.

At 12:31 PM EDT, a lovely trine aspect forms between the spirited Aries Moon and the grounding Virgo Sun. You may find yourself with a powerful and yet simple need to take action to improve or change the direction of your partnerships. During the early part of the day, love and desire are expressed with playful and generous intensity.

At 1:49 PM EDT, the courageous Aries Moon is ready to leave the simplicity behind and dive into the depths of power, passion, and commitment. Perhaps, it is time to face the reality of deep forces that bubble beneath lightness and play.

At 9:28 PM EDT, the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to determined, responsible Saturn. You have done your work for the day and you are gifted with stability, self-respect, and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the reality of your situation. Allow sleep to soothe you as we build to a powerful day on Saturday.

 

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POWER OF FLOW

Saturday, September 9, 2017:

In positive psychology, “flow” is also known as “the zone”. Flow is the mental and emotional state during which you are fully immersed in focused, energized involvement in whatever activity you are doing. Essentially, flow is characterized by the complete absorption to the point where you lose your sense of time and space.

Saturday is a day where flow should be easily accessible. At 6:45 AM EDT, the meticulous Virgo Sun forms a smooth, supportive aspect to Pluto, the planet of empowerment and transformation. This is the easy movement of Earth energy, and feels grounded, stable, and focused on reality. Think of this as a cycle of recognizing your abilities and acknowledging your power in the world.

This is an annual cycle which began in January of 2017. Whatever seed you planted in your life at that time is now in a state of easy progression. Whatever steps have been taken since January have brought you to a point where you were you have learned enough to pass your wisdom to others. You will begin another cycle (really a spiral, as each progressive cycle raises us to a higher level of understanding) in January of 2018.

In the morning hours, find a way to shift anxiety to excitement as you look for the place of flow which will be much easier once the Moon enters patient, reliable Taurus at 12:23 PM EDT.

Allow yourself to rest, work in the garden, bake bread, or spend time in quiet contemplation. Before you head to bed on Saturday night, Mercury will enter analytical Virgo bringing your mind to rest in orderly precision.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for about 30 minutes from 11:53 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 12:23 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

PLEASURE AND ENJOYMENT

Sunday, September 10, 2017:

Sunday offers stability and calm. The tender Taurus Moon begins the day with poetic gentleness thanks to a sextile aspect to Neptune at 10:08 AM EDT. This ease and sweetness remains throughout the day.

In the evening hours, a Grand Trine is formed between the Taurus Moon, the Virgo Sun, and Pluto, currently in Capricorn. This is an Earth based Grand Trine suggesting comfort, reverence, and pragmatism. Regardless of the challenges and the difficulties of your individual life, this presents a time of rest, recuperation, and a positive realistic view of your life.

You are able to see that things are more manageable than you may have previously understood them to be. This is a day to create beauty creatively within all areas of your practical life. Please enjoy.

 

 

 

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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: August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017

 

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

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach

La Petite Esméralda by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

The big news of this week comes on Saturday at 9:00 PM EDT when Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right through retrograde.

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

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CHANGE YOUR REALITY – AQUARIUS LUNAR ECLIPSE

Monday, August 7, 2017:

Monday is one of the most powerful days of the incredibly transformative summer of 2017.

This morning brings an opposition from the Aquarius Moon to aggressive Mars and with it the possibility of being angered by someone’s attempt to curb the direction of your opinions and ideas. Let it slide. It is of little importance in the big picture.

At 2:11 PM EDT, we come to the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse is a dynamically potent Full Moon. At this time, you are offered the space and opportunity in your life to deeply shift your awareness and change your reality.

Given that this eclipse is in intellectually sharp Aquarius, it offers you an understanding of the necessity to release and clear out thought patterns that no longer serve you. One of the great gifts of Aquarius is the ability to be fully objective and not get stuck trying to please others. You know what is right for you and are willing to stand in opposition to the opinions of others as you move in the direction that spirit presents.

At this Full Moon Eclipse, allow yourself to clearly see how your unique contribution moves all of humanity forward. Consider what you need to release to allow your inventive or revolutionary gifts to increase in effectiveness and impact.

A lovely trine aspect between the Moon and Jupiter at 7:06 PM EDT releases tension and opens a pathway to hope and optimism.

 

 

AN EVENING OF FLOW

Tuesday, August 8, 2017:

On Tuesday, the quirky Aquarius Moon forms lovely sextile aspects to both stabilizing Saturn and eccentric Uranus. Yes, these are quickly passing Moon transits but we are wise to engage with them. Consider ways to bring stabilization to the areas of your life that are (or seem to be) a bit unpredictable.

Your wild side may move your life forward in significant ways if you are able to define and structure it. The most restrained parts of your life will not be emboldened if you allow some inspiration and unconventional thought into the mix.

At 5:56 PM EDT, the Moon enters empathetic Pisces and you are able to let go of the powerful tension that has encased all of us. Allow yourself to move into an undefined state of sensitivity, dreaminess, and deep compassion. This is a great evening for meditation, music, and even an extra glass of wine.

The Aquarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:08 AM EDT until she enters Pisces at 5:56 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

Chanson de Printemps by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

DREAMY SENSITIVITY

Wednesday, August 9, 2017:

Allow yourself to float unencumbered through Wednesday. The Moon continues on her journey through mystical, fanciful Pisces and asks that you listen to your intuition and allow space for dreamy sensitivity. You may notice your imagination is more active and the boundaries between yourself and others don’t hold up too well.

Pisces wants to merge, blend, and dissolve whatever separates you from others. This can translate to romantic connections as feelings that are deeply powerful, connecting, and soft.

Reality may simply be too harsh and, for the moment, you don’t have to look at it. Spending time in meditation, prayer, or on water is ideal; float, daydream and let the water wash away your concerns.

 

 

GROWTH OF LOVE

Thursday, August 10, 2017:

If you start the day early, you can take advantage of Mercury sextile Venus at (5:03 AM EDT) with sweet pillow talk and expressions of love and appreciation.

There may be a bit of a glitch when the Moon squares restrictive Saturn at 9:38 AM EDT and you must face reality and move into the workday.

However, that transit will pass quickly and the afternoon’s Sun sextile to expansive Jupiter at 5:24 PM EDT will imbue the evening with the possibility of fun, pleasure, love, and romance. These have not been easy days; it is important to enjoy this one!

With the Sun in generous, playful Leo and optimistic Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra, you are supported in the growth of love within all types of partnerships.

The Pisces Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:38 AM EDT until she enters Aries in the wee hours of Friday morning at 1:22 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

LEARNING COURAGE

Friday, August 11, 2017:

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon enters impetuous, energetic Aries. Following this determined step forward, the Moon then makes no major aspects throughout the day. This is a day of high vitality where you may feel ardently compelled to act on your feelings. You have a strong desire to begin something new… on your own. This is a time for individual action rather than partnership or group action.

Keep in mind that each astrology sign has a particular lesson to teach. Aries teaches courage. No one learns courage by sitting languidly on the couch or taking a meditative walk in the forest. You learn courage by facing your deep fears and the most stressful issues of your life. What can you face with courage today?

Keep an eye on the possible tendency to take irrational, impulsive action that has not been thought out. Consider what you are learning and find a way to stay safe even as you learn determination and bravery. Do not start anything you cannot finish up over the next few days. Aries is impulsive but has little staying power.

This is a great evening for physical activity and biking, dancing, or making love will fill the bill. Enjoy the abundance of Fire.

Friday night will be colored by the trine between Venus and Neptune at 1:17 AM EDT on Saturday morning. This aspect adds sweetness and a little romance to begin the weekend.

 

A Day Dream by Sir Edward John Poynter via SightsWithin

WRAP UP LOOSE ENDS DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE

Saturday, August 12, 2017:

Saturday begins with the sweet, soft influence of sensual Venus trine dreamy Neptune. These two lovely planets began their cycle in mid-January of 2017. What seed of mystic beauty or inspirational love was planted at that time? Do you feel a resulting flow into your life experience now? Open to the harmony and pleasure provided.

However, the forceful Aries Moon brings conflicting messages as she re-engages the square between Jupiter and Pluto. This leaves us wondering where that sweetness went. Don’t be discouraged, the afternoon will bring us back to earth as a Grand Fire Trine offers flow and support as the Moon trines both the Sun and Saturn.

Hold steady. One foot in front of the other and accept offers of kindness and connection.

The big news of the day is that at 9:00 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 11° Virgo. Take time to prepare for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on September 5th. If you have followed my writing over the years, you’re familiar with the best ways to work right three retrograde. Here is your reminder:

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months.
  3. During the retrograde, get to work! Accomplish what is on this list and only what is on this list.
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, or take on new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs.

Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends!

 

 

PEACEFUL SUNDAY

Sunday, August 13, 2017:

The Moon leaves hot-headed Aries behind and enters Taurus at 6:39 AM EDT, ushering in a lovely day of rest. There are no aspects to concern you, just the slow, steady movement of an unruffled Taurus Moon.

While the Moon is in Taurus, your emotions long for sensual delights and find deep satisfaction in earthly pursuits. You may want to work in the garden, go for a hike, organize your budget, do some cooking, or get a massage. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is done slowly and with simplicity. Right now, there is no need for hurry or complexity.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:00 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 6:39 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; it is not good or bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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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 26, 2017 through July 2, 2017

Watch your mental (Mercury) and physical (Mars) energies this week!

A Jest by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

Mercury, an inner planet responsible for our communication, thinking, perception, and understanding, forms highly challenging aspects to multiple planets. These transits may be intended to shift your attention. These Mercury aspects may bring you a new understanding of how you currently use your voice and how you may want or need to change your manner of communication. They may even ask you to change what you are thinking about!

Mars, an inner planet that facilitates our direct physical energy, assertiveness, and anger, is also active this week. On Monday, your ability to assert yourself with courage helps a dream move forward toward reality. On Sunday, it will be prudent to be aware of the tendency toward an expression of anger that is best avoided. Please pay attention to your own internal triggers and keep out of the range of your own anger.

 

 

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DREAMS DO COME TRUE

Monday, June 26, 2017:

The combination of active planetary cycles on Monday allow for a lovely day of creativity and imagination. Mars, the planet of action, forms a supportive trine aspect to Neptune, the planet of dreams and inspiration, while we sleep early on Monday morning. This will remain with us throughout the day.

The cycle between Mars and Neptune began on the first day of January, 2017. This is a cycle of bringing strength and determination to your dreams. Look back at any resolutions you made at the New Year! You may be surprised to see that your dream is alive and moving in exactly the right direction. J

With the Moon in playful, expressive Leo and forming a lovely sextile aspect to expansive Jupiter at 4:43 PM EDT, you may want to shout your good news from the rooftops. Go ahead and do that!

 

 

SHIFTING BELIEFS & UNDERSTANDING

Tuesday, June 27, 2017:

Tuesday will bring us to an active, playful, and highly interesting day.

With the Moon in dramatic, expressive Leo, your energy is stabilized by a trine aspect to dutiful Saturn at 9:38 AM EDT.

Gaining clarity on your responsibilities is helpful when thoughtful Mercury forms a challenging square to idealistic Jupiter (at 2:20 PM EDT) asking you to question certain fundamental beliefs you hold regarding intimacy and relationship.

At 5:11 PM EDT, your eyes may open to a new perspective that could completely shift your understanding.

Later, as logical Mercury forms a supportive trine aspect to mystical Neptune at 8:22 PM EDT, your mind is encouraged to embrace a new understanding of a long anticipated dream. Indeed, please remember that dreams do come true.

At 8:42 PM EDT, with the Moon entering meticulous Virgo, you will want to get a good night’s sleep to face a more practical, industrious day on Wednesday.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:11 PM EDT until she enters Virgo at 8:42 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

Study of a Young Woman by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

SPEAK WITH CONSCIOUS INTENT

Wednesday, June 28, 2017:

The analytical Virgo Moon forms a delightful sextile aspect to the intuitive Cancer Sun at 9:04 AM EDT. This makes us feel inspiring, gracious, and sweet. This is a great start to the day.

However, Wednesday afternoon could bring difficult or demanding conversations as mental Mercury conjoins with aggressive Mars (at 15° Cancer) at 3:50 PM EDT. With your thinking and your need for direct, unapologetic action coming together in moody Cancer, it is important that you find a way to manage aggravation and frustration without it spilling over onto others and leaving a big mess to later clean up!

Your first choice should be to practice patience and kindness with yourself and others. There may well be important things that must be said. If you choose to speak out on Wednesday, pay attention to the words that you use and the manner of your delivery. Blurting out the truth as you see it will very likely come back to bite you.

Don’t expect it to be easy but make a solid effort to say what must be said with clear and conscious intent.

 

 

EXPLORING DARKNESS

Thursday, June 29, 2017:

Thursday’s dedicated, hard-working Virgo Moon forms a difficult square aspect to restrictive Saturn at 2:52 PM EDT. Are you working too hard? Are you or someone in authority holding you to a standard that feels beyond your ability?

With an opposition between communicative Mercury and power-hungry Pluto exact at 8:35 PM EDT, any resentment that formed early in the day could get ugly. Pay attention to power dynamics and do your best to sidestep manipulation, coercion, and other underhanded attempts at control.

Make sure your connections with others are of the highest integrity.

Spend the evening in deep study or intense conversation with trusted, respected equals. Much understanding can come from an exploration of darkness and hidden forces. Make sure your words are constructive and that your intention is to help each other understand issues of depth and significance.

If you began a study or an important conversation in late January, the results of the seed planted at that time will be clear now. Look for it.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:35 PM EDT until she enters Libra in the wee hours (3:03 AM EDT) of Friday morning. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

SENSITIVITY AND CHARM

Friday, June 30, 2017:

When you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon will be in graceful Libra. You can anticipate spending the weekend seeking harmony, cooperation, and diplomacy in social situations and intimate relationships.

This brings us to a weekend of community engagement and romantic encounters. Don’t spend the weekend alone. Find friends for pleasurable activities or go to a nice restaurant, not the dive downtown or your ‘regular haunt’. Go somewhere with tablecloths and candles, or invite a few friends over and pull out your best china and create an environment of refinement and beauty.

Create a space of allure, charm, pleasure, and romance.

At 8:52 PM EDT, we come to the First Quarter Moon with the Sun in emotional Cancer and the Moon in graceful Libra. Love and pleasure must be combined with deep sensitivity and maternal tenderness. Can you embrace all this sweetness and charm?

 

Memory of the Garden at Etten by Vincent Van Gogh via Wiki Commons

 

 

DEEP HEALING

Saturday, July 1, 2017:

Chiron is a comet, which in astrology symbolizes deep wounds and the push to heal those wounds. At 3:09 AM EDT, Chiron turns retrograde opening a five-month window to work deeply with your healing process. Look to 28° or 29° Pisces in your natal chart for the house (area of your life) that is being activated.

If you have planets in the last degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces), you will be pushed particularly hard to work on your path of healing. If you have been avoiding working with deep long-standing wounds in your life, this is the time to meet them head on. This is a good time to finally work with an astrologer to see your situation from the amazing perspective of the greater universe (Yes, Astrolore is taking new clients; contact me today.)

The normally social and charming Libra Moon does not have an easy run of it on Saturday. Issues of anger, frustration, and power dynamics could get in the way as the Moon forms challenging square aspects to impulsive Mars, subversive Pluto, and perceptive Mercury.

Do your best on Saturday to maintain inner balance and equanimity. Work to show kindness to others and don’t forget to focus on your own self-care.

 

 

INERTIA BECOMES EMPOWERMENT

Sunday, July 2, 2017:

The Libra Moon is VOC* (void of course) until 1:00 PM EDT on Sunday afternoon.

Let’s take this opportunity to review what that means. When the Moon is Void of Course (VOC), she has made her final major aspect to another planet while in one sign. The Moon then makes no more major aspects to other planets before she leaves that sign to enter the next. It is a phenomenon of the transiting Moon.

A VOC Moon tends to leave us with a sense of inertia. It is prudent not to start anything that you have important expectations of during these times. It is best to focus on mundane activities, things that must be done but aren’t expected to have significant long-term impact.

With that in mind, keep a low profile on Sunday morning. Sleep late, read the paper, rest.

At 1:00 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio bringing intensity and depth to the rest of the day. You will want to connect with others but with none of the “wanting to make it look pretty” of Libra! Now, there is a powerful desire to delve deeply into profound emotions and to uncover what is hidden beneath the surface.

Avoid manipulation and allow for vulnerability. Extreme depth of connection is available; spend the day alone if that is not what you are looking for.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 9:17 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio 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.

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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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Psyche in the Temple of Love by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

 

 

A PLAYFUL, FUN EVENING

Monday, May 29, 2017:

When you begin the day on Monday, do your best to shake off the frustration and possible judgmental tendencies that are reflected in the opposition from agitated Mars to somber Saturn at 2:54 AM EDT.

This transit calls your attention back to late August of 2016 when these two planets joined together to begin a cycle of energizing and taking action on your responsibilities. What did you begin at that time that embodied serious action or effort? The cycle began at 9 degrees Sagittarius (on August 24, 2016); where does that fall in your chart? Now you are able to see how well you managed the hard work and responsibilities necessary.

When the Moon enters blithe Leo at 8:11 AM EDT, you are ready to let go of resentments, grievances, or dissatisfaction. It is time to enjoy a cheerful, frisky, and playful day. The Leo Moon forms a sweet sextile aspect to the chatty Gemini Sun just as you are wrapping up the day. If you have a playmate, make the effort to enjoy a good-natured lively romp, with lots of laughter, before sleep.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:58 AM EDT until 8:11 AM EDT when she enters 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.

 

 

UNUSUAL ACTION

Tuesday, May 30, 2017:

Tuesday begins with an early morning sextile from the Moon in spirited Leo to expansive Jupiter who is still in cooperative Libra. You feel positive and generous toward your loved ones and are ready to face the day with a smile.

You may struggle later in the day when the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Mercury (the planet of the mind) in stable Taurus. There may be a disagreement between those who are feeling playfully creative and those who want to build something solid and lasting. Who gets the last word? Allow each other to hold very different ideas and opinions; accommodate each other even if it seems counterintuitive. The payoff will be well worth it.

At 10:39 PM EDT, ‘take no prisoners’ Mars forms a sextile aspect to revolutionary and unpredictable Uranus. This brings the suggestion of excitement and the possibility of unusual and sudden action. Did you begin an unusual development in the last week of February 2017? If you can identify what began then, you will know what you want to pay attention to now.

Explore unusual ideas; an opportunity is presented and you should take the initial steps that will bring about great change in early December of 2017. Thinking beyond ourselves, we can see possibilities here regarding our political dilemmas.

 

 

MORNING FLOW – AFTERNOON EFFORT

Mrs Langtry by Edward Poynter via SightsWithin

Wednesday, May 31, 2017:

The word of the day is flow, defined as, “to move along steadily and continuously in a current.” Allow your life, drive, and communications to flow steadily forward on Wednesday. There is no need to push or try to control the direction of any project or communication, simply allow it to happen.

The day begins with a trine (flowing) aspect from the playful Leo Moon to stable Saturn and excitable Uranus forming a Grand Trine. A grand trine is a planetary pattern composed of three or more planets located at the apex of an imaginary equilateral triangle. In the case of this Grand Trine, the planets involved are all in the element of Fire, bringing enthusiasm and creativity to the table. This is a harmonious and stable configuration.

Further increasing the positivity of the day, Mercury, the planet of communication and thought processes, also forms an easy trine aspect to powerful Pluto (8:02 AM EDT) allowing your conversations and written communications to be easily expressed and understood. If you have an important issue that needs to be discussed, questions to ask, or something that must be revealed, this is the day to allow it to come naturally and simply into the conversation.

If there is something that you need to reveal but would rather it not have much impact, have the conversation before 12:15 PM EDT. Have the talk after 12:15 PM EDT, if you want what you say to make a difference going forward.

At 12:15 PM EDT, the Moon enters industrious, efficient Virgo inviting us to settle into an afternoon of productive work. Put in the effort and you will accomplish a great deal. However, keep your expectations reasonable. You don’t want to end up beating yourself up at the end of the day because you didn’t accomplish everything! Whatever you get done is GOOD ENOUGH! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 7:14 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 12:15 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*m 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.

 

 

STABILITY AND GRACE

Thursday, June 1, 2017:

Thursday begins with the meticulous Virgo Moon forming the First Quarter Moon phase to the chatty Gemini Sun. This may pit your industrious dedication to work against your desire for simple social connections. Should you get your work done or go out and chat over coffee with a friend? Not always an easy decision on a day like this!

At 11:23 AM EDT, you will find it easier to settle on one direction or the other as Venus, the planet of pleasure and social graces, forms a flowing trine aspect to Saturn, the planet of responsibility and determination. Whatever choice you make will deliver stable benefits and grace under this influence. You can bring beauty and style to your work or responsibility and structure to your social interactions.

At 2:15 PM EDT, when the Moon opposes elusive Neptune you will want to take a break to meditate or simply daydream. Allow compassion to color your interactions with others as you move into the evening hours.

 

 

BEST BET: VULNERABILITY

Friday, June 2, 2017:

The day begins with action-oriented Mars in flighty Gemini forming an uncomfortable square to Chiron, the planet of deep wounding. You may feel tired and unsure of your ability to function, given the reality of deep personal trauma. Troublesome conversations may feel initially excruciating, however, do not avoid these conversations. Allowing deep vulnerability has the potential to bring powerful healing under this influence.

Friday’s Virgo Moon is not feeling as helpful or friendly as she did on Thursday. First, she squares melancholy Saturn at 11:22 AM EDT, followed by another challenging square to impulsive, angry Mars at 5:49 PM EDT.  This can easily be expressed in hurt feelings and defensiveness. Again, your best bet is to allow yourself to be open and amenable, to not jump to your own defense but simply let the moment pass. Three deep cleansing breaths will bring you back to equilibrium.

At 8:04 PM EDT, the Moon enters Libra bringing your attention to the need for interdependence and graceful cooperation.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:49 PM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:04 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.

Dawn of Womanhood by Thomas Cooper Gotch via SightsWithin

 

ANTICIPATION – EXCITEMENT – JOY

Saturday, June 3, 2017:

While we slept (at 3:31 AM EDT), harmonious Venus joined with defiant, inspirational Uranus at 27 degrees Aries. This is the beginning of a cycle of anticipation, excitement, or breakdown regarding love, resources, and beauty (all Venus issues). If nothing new is possible, breakdown is inevitable.

Plant a seed to grow with non-conformity in love, originality in beauty, or inspiration toward the growth or use of money and resources. This ends the cycle of these same issues that began on April 22, 2016. Whatever began then now completes, allowing an entirely new direction or simply an upgrade to a higher level of expression.

At 12:12 PM EDT, the all-powerful Sun forms a flowing trine aspect to expansive Jupiter allowing you to see your life from an extraordinarily larger than life perspective. Look for experiences in the everyday that open your heart to joy, wisdom, and optimism.

Throughout the day, the Moon continues through lovely Libra forming positive aspects along the way to both Jupiter and the Sun. Enjoy social connections that bring charm, romance, and diplomatic grace.

 

 

SLIPPERY ILLUSIONS

Sunday, June 4, 2017:

Don’t be surprised if you wake up Sunday morning surrounded by an air of confusion, bewilderment, or deep compassion toward others. At 12:13 PM EDT, the rational Gemini Sun forms a stressful square aspect to elusive Neptune. Your imagination is heightened and yet, it is slippery and illusory, making it not terribly workable. Spend time in meditation or simply listening to music and allowing yourself to dream.

At 12:15 PM EDT, Mars leaves perceptible, talkative Gemini behind and enters protective, inward Cancer. Mars, the planet of courage and initiative, is uncomfortable in any Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), as he wants to take direct action with assertiveness to get what he wants. In Cancer, Mars is unable to take such an approach as he runs into issues of mood swings and touchiness. You may notice yourself tending more toward defensiveness and being overly protective toward those you love. Mars will remain in Cancer until he enters dramatic Leo on July 20, 2017.

The Libra Moon will assist you in maintaining balance throughout the day. At 9:22 PM EDT, as the Moon sextile Saturn, you can settle into a level headed stability and a good night’s sleep that will support you in moving into the coming 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.

 

 

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