Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: July 24, 2017 through July 30, 2017

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AN ORIGINAL VIEW

Monday, July 24, 2017:

A very interesting Monday follows on the heels of Sunday’s powerful Leo New Moon. Go back and check Sunday’s post for suggestions on performing a New Moon ritual. You still have time to do the ritual anytime on Monday.

Along with the brand new, expressive Leo Moon, Monday offers two significant transits. At 10:53 AM EDT, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, goes head-to-head with Saturn, the planet of responsibility, maturity, and limitations. The end of October of 2016 began this Venus and Saturn cycle of stabilizing personal values that now comes to full illumination.

Pay attention to how you form structures and boundaries in your love relationships and your management of money and resources. This may not be easy. If there is a struggle, you know it is time to shift your perspective. If you are not acting with integrity and are not based in reality, this will be a wakeup call that maybe likely unpleasant.

However, it may be easy to let that difficulty go under the radar if the other transit of the day impacts your chart more strongly.

At 12:32 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet of our thinking and communicating mind, forms a lovely trine aspect to eccentric Uranus. This is a simple and powerful demand. Wake up!

Expect unexpected news, communications, or epiphanies that are tied in to the relationship resources focus of the Saturn transit. These two transits will work together.  You may feel great anxiety or great excitement. Keep your ears and eyes open and be ready to experience a highly original view.

 

 

ANALYTICAL PRECISION TAKES A STAND

Tuesday, July 25, 2017:

By the time you are up and moving on Tuesday, the Moon has entered industrious, orderly Virgo. As long as you have work to do or a project at hand, it will be a productive and efficient day from the start.

As we are adjusting to Mars and the Sun being in creative, expressive Leo, Mercury leaves Leo behind to enter into modest Virgo. Mercury is very much at home in Virgo and happy to leave the heat of Leo for the cool calm of this Mutable Earth sign.

In Virgo, Mercury reminds us that the Sun is never very far from Mercury and will not remain in the dramatic sign of Leo for too long. Summertime certainly passes quickly and the Sun will follow into Virgo in less than four weeks. It is important to enjoy the heat, vitality, and great, playful energies while they are available.

Mercury, the planet of our thinking and communications, leaves drama behind in Leo and becomes more practical and concerned with others in Virgo. Mercury will remain in this analytical sign until he enters Libra at the end of September. Take advantage of this time to get precise, efficient work done. This is perfect for getting the nitpicky, detailed paperwork done that you have not wanted to complete.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) for a very brief period of time from 5:22 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 6:33 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.

 

 

VITALITY AND STRENGTH

Wednesday, July 26, 2017:

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Wednesday is a powerful day! The day begins with a razor sharp ability to use our power in an efficient manner as the Moon forms a beautiful trine aspect to powerful Pluto at 1:27 PM EDT.

At 8:50 PM EDT, when the Moon forms of challenging square to Saturn, we may wonder if we pushed too hard and may have the tendency to be overly critical.

However, the real action builds throughout the day to its climax at 8:56 PM EDT with a conjunction from the all-powerful Sun to assertive Mars. This is the beginning of a one-year cycle of illumination of strength, self-determination, and physical energy. You can think of this as similar to a New Moon, involving the Sun and Mars rather than the Sun and Moon. Think of it as the time to plant a seed of personal strength and perseverance toward a long-held goal.

Because the Sun and Mars are in Leo, you will want to incorporate self-expression or leadership as a part of this goal. If you have personal planets (your Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars) or your Ascendant or Mid-Heaven between 2° and 6° of any fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius), you will probably feel a great abundance of internal or physical energy. Find a way to use it with kindness.

If you notice yourself feeling frustration or anger, go out for a run or move direct physical energy through your body in some powerful manner. Sexual expression is a great use of this vital strength. Learning to manage your inner warrior or goddess without selfishness is essential at this time.

 

 

SOOTHE THOSE RUFFLED FEATHERS

Thursday, July 27, 2017:

The early morning hours may feel a bit unsettled on Thursday. Take it in stride without question. At 11:36 AM EDT, the Moon enters graceful Libra and directs our attention to diplomatic cooperation and social decorum. We feel more tolerant of others and more interested in presenting ourselves in a more amicable, sympathetic light.

Late Thursday evening, the gentle, cordial Libra Moon forms soothing sextile aspects to both the Leo Sun and Mars and encourages the smoothing of any ruffled feathers that may have occurred on Wednesday. Allow yourself to be soothed, calmed, and softened. There is no reason to carry a grudge and it would be difficult to do so under this influence.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:31 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 11:36 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.

 

 

GO BENEATH THE SURFACE

Friday, July 28, 2017:

The Moon continues through harmonious, thoughtful Libra throughout the day on Friday. Your attention is on creating beauty, balance, and cooperation. This will work out well for most of the day.

However, at 6:35 PM EDT, the Libra Moon joins with idealistic Jupiter. With this transit, you may be so busy trying to make things look good on the outside that you hardly notice what is going on beneath the surface.

Take the time to look beneath the carpet and to honestly see what is hidden below. Is your life as you present it? Or are you, like so many, trying to make everything look pretty in the eyes of other people? Think about how easy it is to make your life look beautiful without acknowledging the everyday ups and downs.

At 8:38 PM EDT, when the Moon forms a challenging square to Pluto, get real with yourself and show your deepest vulnerabilities to those you love. Don’t plaster those vulnerabilities all over Facebook but do get real with yourself and those who need to truly know you. <3

 

Sleeping Beauty by Joseph Edward Southall via Wiki Commons

ENDING ON A NOTE OF DEEP CONNECTION

Saturday, July 29, 2017:

All in all, you can expect a pleasant day on Saturday as the Moon continues through social, romantic Libra. The Libra Moon is encouraging you to create beauty and express love and appreciation in all your close friendships and intimate partnerships.

At 4:25 PM EDT, the Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to Venus encouraging feelings and expressions of love, abundance, and gratitude.

However, an hour later, you may need to take a break and spend some time alone. At 5:30 PM EDT, the graceful Moon forms a difficult opposition to unsettling Uranus. Pay attention to how you express yourself and the words that you use. Give a lot of slack to what others may say or how they say it.

You may say something you didn’t mean to say and upset the equilibrium of the day or maybe someone says something to you with the same effect. Apologize or accept the other person’s apology and move on. Don’t get stuck in anger or get your back up against the wall. Remember, this is a Moon transit and will pass quickly if you don’t engage with it.

At 8:23 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio asking that our relationships go to a deeper, more intense, profound, and emotional level. This is an excellent night to go very deep with a highly trusted loved one, express your vulnerabilities, and hold your heart open to those that are closest to you.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:30 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 8:23 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.

 

 

A SPARK OF CURIOSITY AND A SERIOUS DECISION

Sunday, July 30, 2017:

Sunday begins with a delightful sextile aspect from relationship-oriented Venus to unconventional Uranus. When Venus and Uranus began their cycle at the very beginning of June, their cycle’s purpose was to learn how to incorporate individuality and bring your own unique stamp to intimate relationships and resources. At the sextile aspect on Sunday, pay attention to ideas and conversations that spark curiosity and highlight possibilities in this direction.

Midmorning will bring a challenging square aspect from the introspective Scorpio Moon to the expressive Leo Sun and Mars. Something feels uncomfortable and you need to take an action or make a decision that will direct your path forward.

Take your time in the considerations and make these decisions consciously and carefully. Consider the seed you planted at the New Moon on July 23rd; do what must be done now to assist in the healthy growth of that aspiration.

The day ends on a sensitive note as the Moon forms a sweet, romantic trine aspect to dreamy Neptune at 11:30 PM EDT. Sleep uninterrupted and travel in your dreams.

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

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

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 5, 2017 through June 11, 2017

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

 

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LONGING FOR DEEP CONNECTION

Monday, June 5, 2017:

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

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

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

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:57 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 6:46 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

SHIFTING SANDS

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:35 PM EDT until she entries Sagittarius on Wednesday at 7:00 PM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

 

 

A LONG DAY LEADS TO POSSIBLE ADVENTURE

Wednesday, June 7, 2017:

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

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

Enjoy the delightful energies available.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:35 PM EDT on Tuesday until she enters Sagittarius at 7:00 PM EDT on Wednesday. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.

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ENJOY THE ROSE COLORED GLASSES

Thursday, June 8, 2017:

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

Remember: all work and no play…

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

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

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

 

 

SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON – ENTHUSIASM & EXPLORATION

Friday, June 9, 2017:

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

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

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

 

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WEEKEND CHORES

Saturday, June 10, 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES

Sunday, June 11, 2017:

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

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

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

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

Sweet dreams. Another week approaches.

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

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

 

 

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: April 3, 2017 through April 9, 2017

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

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

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Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Sea Melodies by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

 

MOVING FORWARD WITH COMFORT AND COURAGE

Monday, April 3, 2017:

This morning, you would rather stay home and avoid work altogether. With the receptive Moon in domestic Cancer, your home and issues of tenderness and love are the concerns you would like to occupy your day.

However, most of us will need to head to work. Early in the day, as the Moon forms an easy trine aspect to Neptune (12:26 PM EDT), it may seem difficult to get your feet firmly on the ground.

Mid-afternoon (2:40 PM EDT), the forceful Aries Sun and protective Cancer Moon form a challenging square aspect bringing us to the First Quarter phase of the Moon. If you think about Cancer’s desire to cuddle with a loved one in a warm nest and Aries’ desire to take a solitary and courageous mountain bike ride, you will understand the challenge between these two energies. Think back to the seed you planted at the New Moon last week. Find a way to use these two conflicting energies to move that process forward.

As soon as your workday is complete, head home, cook a meal for yourself or your family and settle in to any domestic comfort you choose to create.

 

 

ANXIETY TURNS TO PLAY

Tuesday, April 4, 2017:

When you awake on Tuesday morning, your challenging dreams may linger, leaving you with an unsettling sense of anxiety. If you remember those dreams, look for the message within and release any discomfort. The sensitive Cancer Moon forms challenging aspects to excessive Jupiter, subversive Pluto, and unsettling Uranus between late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Allow yourself to explore unusual patterns. Don’t try to stick with all that is expected of you. Perhaps, it is time to explore a new way of viewing the world. Make contact with folks who will stretch or challenge your viewpoints. Stop assuming your worldview is the only one worthy of airtime.

At 4:46 PM EDT, the tender Cancer Moon forms a flowing trine aspect to lovely Venus allowing a loving connection. Take a break from your work and head outside even for a moment; look at the sky and experience expansive beauty.

At 6:13 PM EDT, the Moon enters exuberant Leo, opening the evening for playful fun, the pleasure of creativity.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:46 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 6:13 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 a significant future impact.

 

 

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via WIki Commons

Ariadne by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

WIND AT YOUR BACK

Wednesday, April 5, 2017:

The most significant aspect on Wednesday happens at the very final moments of the day. Just at midnight, courageous Mars forms a flowing trine aspect to empowered Pluto. When these two mighty planets work together in a harmonious configuration, you can expect great determination and strength of your actions. You are likely to feel highly motivated to move heaven and earth toward the fulfillment of whatever significant plan or project you have embarked upon.

The cycle between Mars and Pluto (a two year cycle) began in August 2016. What did you plunge into at that time that you knew would take great resolve and willpower? Whatever began at that time has reached a point in its growth where the wind is at your back and progress is steady inherently easy. The full expression of this cycle will come in late May. Plan for it!

The Moon and continues through playful Leo encouraging you to spend time with creative pleasures. If you have children in your life, spend time with them; engage on their level of play. Enjoy

 

 

SOUL SEARCHING AND PARADOX

Thursday, April 6, 2017:

On Thursday, Saturn turns retrograde, remaining thus until August 25th. Over the course of this 4 ½ months, it is important to do some soul-searching regarding any long-term commitments that you are considering. This could be around issues of relationship, business, relocation, or your career. If you know the house Saturn is moving through in your chart during this retrograde, that is the most likely area on which to focus your contemplation.

The lovely Leo Moon forms a Grand Trine aspect to exciting Uranus and stable Saturn throughout the afternoon. You should experience an easy sense of satisfaction and excitement simultaneously. You may feel very anchored and reliable even as you feel exhilarant and animated. Hold this paradox with pleasure as for now, both energies hold space together in friendship.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:17 PM EDT until she enters Virgo 20 minutes after midnight. 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.

 

 

BALANCE EXPANSION AND REALITY

Friday, April 7, 2017:

When you wake up on Friday morning, the Moon will have entered practical Virgo. You can go ahead and put away your toys from the last few Leo Moon days.

The efficiency and precision of Virgo is challenged as the Sun opposes optimistic Jupiter at 5:38 PM EDT. This energy definitely flies in the face of practical Virgo as you are pushed to excess, extravagance, and overindulgence.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter began in late September. In looking back at that time, consider what you started that was of an expansive nature. What big idea or plan did you begin in September? Now, at the planets’ opposition, look back and see how far you have come with that idea or that plan and then make any adjustments necessary to bring it into its fullest power. Pay attention to the places where you can give or receive big ideas or large pleasures.

It is probably best to leave your credit cards at home as it would be so easy to overspend. Watch where your eyes may be bigger than your stomach…. or your dream has gotten unrealistic. We must always remember the delicate balance between expansion and reality.

 

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

Halcyone by Herbert James Draper via Wiki Commons

 

CHECK YOURSELF

Saturday, April 8, 2017:

Saturday starts out easily enough. You will probably feel productive and powerful due to a lovely Earth Grand Trine. However, the afternoon brings difficult challenges.

When Venus squares Saturn at 4:28 PM EDT, there may be issues that you can not ignore in your love life and relationships or you may need to face reality (and fear) concerning your finances. Face reality head-on; that does not mean to process things extensively with a partner.

Saturday’s transits will be better managed as an internal private job. Understand the reality of your situation and allowed it to be exactly as it is. Nothing must be resolved in this moment.

At 8:49 PM EDT, when the Sun squares destructive Pluto, you will be happy if you did not engage in any arguments. This challenging aspect insists that you face the truth of your deeper motivations and get clear on what is uncomfortable in your attempts to gain power over others. Be aware of your motivations and face yourself honestly.

If you are ready, bring your understanding of yourself to the table… speak only of your own path, don’t make any statement or assumption of what someone else is bringing to the table.

 

 

A SIMPLE PATH TO WORKING WITH MERCURY RETROGRADE

Sunday, April 9, 2017:

On Sunday morning, the Moon enters cooperative, charming Libra at 8:35 AM EDT. You are ready to re-establish peace and grace into your home and beyond. This is a great morning to go out for brunch with loved ones and friends. You are ready to deepen your connections as you learn the difference between codependency and interdependence. Give this some thought on Sunday morning.

The big news, however, is that at 7:14 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde at 4° Taurus. Spend time today preparing for the upcoming three weeks. Mercury will turn direct once again on May 3rd. If you have followed my writing over the years, you are familiar with the best ways to work with Mercury 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 NOT completed in the past few months.
  3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up loose ends!

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:22 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:35 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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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 13, 2017 through March 19, 2017

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Pallas Athene by Parmigianino via Wiki Commons

Pallas Athene by Parmigianino via Wiki Commons

 

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

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

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

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

 

 

 

IMPULSIVE, DYNAMIC THINKING AHEAD

Monday, March 13, 2017:

Monday morning begins with a lovely Libra Moon ushering us into our day. Focus your attention on creating harmony and diplomatic social relationships. Make nice with everyone. This should be relatively easy, even with Venus retrograde.

At 5:07 PM EDT, Mercury, the planet of our thoughts, communications, and general perceptions, moves quickly into dynamic, impulsive Aries. Mercury only remains in Aries until March 31st, when it will move into stable Taurus.

While Mercury is in Aries, your thinking moves quickly and you may have very little patience. You could easily get yourself into trouble by saying exactly what comes to mind without thinking through the consequences. Your thoughts can bring powerful inspiration and you may feel as though your mind has caught fire!

Enjoy the experience but do remember to slow down and be kind with your words.

 

 

A POWERFUL DAY LEADS TO HEALING

Tuesday, March 14, 2017:

Diplomacy and peacemaking was easier on Monday then it will be on Tuesday. Yes, the Moon continues through harmonious Libra but forms harsh aspects to the T-square between powerful Pluto, enlarged Jupiter, and defiant Uranus, which is the planetary combination that has us all in turmoil!

During the T-square, first, the Libra Moon squares Pluto, followed by a conjunction to Jupiter, and then opposes Uranus, all within the course of the day. This activity highlights the intense level of agitation, over-extension, and power grabbing activity we see in the highest level of government. You will feel these energies in your own life and watch them in the lives of your friends as well.

At 10:41 PM EDT, when the Sun conjoins Chiron, the Wounded Healer, at 24° Pisces, you may find the ability to release an old wound and reach for healing that is offered.

As you offer healing compassion to others, your own pain can be released. Pay attention to your dreams, release the tight knots of your heart, and rest in open inspiration. Meditation and dreams will support this powerful process.

 

 

Diana,Chasseresse by Jules Joseph Lefebvre via Wiki Commons

Diana,Chasseresse by Jules Joseph Lefebvre via Wiki Commons

RELEASE – BREATHE – REPEAT

Wednesday, March 15, 2017:

Wednesday begins at 6:06 AM EDT with a harmonious sextile between the charming Libra Moon and stabilizing Saturn. Allow the day to begin with ease and simplicity.

At 11:11 AM EDT, the Moon leaves diplomacy aside to enter mysterious Scorpio. This brings passionate, introspective depth to the rest of the day. Perhaps, on Tuesday, you wanted to please others but on Wednesday you’re more cautious and it’s possible that your suspicious nature will take over.

At 7:38 PM EDT, when the compulsive Scorpio Moon opposes aggressive Mars, you or those around you, may be spoiling for a fight. Don’t let that fight engage you. It is only a Moon transit and will subside if you give it a bit of time. Do not respond, take deep breaths, and simply let it go. If you engage with that battle, it may grow all out of proportion.

Release – Breathe – Repeat.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:06 AM EDT until she enters Scorpio at 11:11 AM EDT. Remember, when the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

EMBRACE INSPIRATION

Thursday, March 16, 2017:

Thursday should be a calm and simple day. The powerful Scorpio Moon forms a lovely trine to mystical Neptune at 11:25 AM EDT.

This holds your emotions in a powerful state of dreamy inspiration. If you are a poet, musician, artist, or mystic, this is a lovely day to follow your inspiration. For the rest of you, it is a day to take notice of your connection to spirituality, music, compassion, and the creation of inspiration in all areas of your life.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY AND SELF-RESPECT

Friday, March 17, 2017:

On Friday, as the Sun squares serious Saturn at 5:47 PM EDT, you will likely have the sense of being held back somehow. You may feel that some higher authority is preventing you from moving forward in some way. Step back from the temptation to look for blame or to express your frustration with anger.

This is a day when it is important to look clearly into the face of reality. A great difficulty will occur if you attempt to avoid whatever reality needs to be faced. What responsibilities do you wish were not on your plate? How much easier will your life be if you simply face the issue and embrace your limitations with self-respect? This is the final square of the cycle of maturity that began on December 10, 2016.

Something that began in December is now beginning a process of release. Face the issue and work with it rather than trying to hold to something that wants to change. It does not necessarily need to end but must begin to change form.

P.S. You can look forward to a lovely weekend ahead.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 5:57 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius at 11:00 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 significant future impact.

 

Amor is Disarmed by Diana by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo via Wiki Commons

Amor is Disarmed by Diana by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo via Wiki Commons

WORDS OF LOVE

Saturday, March 18, 2017:

Saturday is a lovely day to speak the words of love and appreciation that are on your mind. If you have held back from declaring your heartfelt feeling, today is the day to directly speak from your heart.

At 8:26 AM EDT, expressive Mercury conjoins with lovely Venus, both at 9° Aries. This colors the entire day with a desire to be assertive and direct with pleasurable, beautiful communications.

Later in the day, as the impulsive, optimistic Sagittarius Moon forming a flowing trine aspect to this pair, it simply accentuates the expansion and words of love. If you have anything good to say, this is the day to say it. If words are a part of your creativity as a writer or speaker, enjoy a great boost to the positive words and expressions of beauty you are able to bring forth.

 

 

SEEK A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Sunday, March 19, 2017:

What can you get excited about on Sunday? The Moon remains in delightful, philosophical, freedom-loving Sagittarius throughout the day. There is nothing to get in the way of Sagittarius’ jovial nature.

At 4:35 PM EDT, she forms a lovely sextile to expansive Jupiter, followed by a flowing trine to excitable Uranus at 9:30 EDT.

Find ways to expand your vision, your perspective, and your worldview. Engage in conversations with people who think very differently than you do, plan a trip that will bring you face-to-face with another perspective of the world, or watch a documentary that opens your mind to the way others think or live.

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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: February 13, 2017 through February 19, 2017

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

Two Sisters by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

Two Sisters by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

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STABILIZATION AND EQUILIBRIUM

Monday, February 13, 2017:

Monday offers a solid, stable day to reconnect and strengthen your equilibrium. The Moon continues through steadfast, hard-working Virgo until she enters graceful, refined Libra at 3:43 PM EST.

Monday morning you can anticipate a need to stabilize your position or your emotional state. By mid-afternoon, with the Moon’s entry into Libra at 3:43 PM EST, you are ready to put your most diplomatic, social self forward. You understand the importance of pleasing others in order to allow smooth movement forward in your process and in your life.

Monday offers a pleasant day as we reach for a sweet sextile (an aspect of opportunity) between the Aquarius Sun and Saturn, the planet of responsibility and restraint. This aspect is not exact until the earliest hours of Tuesday but can be clearly felt on Monday evening.

Watch for opportunities to settle into more structured stable patterns or habits as you move forward. Let the energy of strength and self-determination into your dreams and wake with you on Tuesday morning.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 12:53 AM EST until she enters Virgo at 8:52 AM EST. So, by the time you are fully into your day, the Moon will be in Virgo. 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.

 

 

LOVE IS NO EASY GAME

Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

Many of you will awake with thoughts of love and partnership on this Valentine’s Day. With the Moon in romantic, charming Libra, it is an appropriate day to consider your closest love relationships. However, this is not a day to seek or celebrate frivolous or immature love.

The day begins with a sextile aspect between the Sun and stabilizing Saturn at 12:58 AM EST. This is a celebration of structure, stability, and the work that is necessary to create solid growth in our lives and our partnerships. Love is no easy game, and on Tuesday with this seriousness in mind, that is clear to us.

Think about what began at the start of the cycle between Saturn and the Sun on December 10, 2016. What did you decide to begin, grow, or strengthen at that time? Now, consider what you can do over the coming months to support its ongoing growth. In mid-March, when the Sun forms its opening square to Saturn, you will be required to take a major step forward in its process. Consider for now what that upcoming action may be.

As far as the love issue, remember that this year Valentine’s Day is dedicated to serious and committed love. You are being asked to release or deepen the love you are currently engaged in. It is up to you. Let the connection go if you do not feel the need or desire to form some structure that will support its growth.

If you are single, consider your commitment to being single or your commitment to opening to a love partnership. Not everyone desires or needs a committed partnership to support the deepest growth of their soul. Contemplate where you land on the spectrum of need and desire for love and partnership. Gain some clarity.

 

 

The Lovers by Jan van Beers via Wiki Commons

The Lovers by Jan van Beers via Wiki Commons

A ROUGH START LEADS TO PLEASURE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017:

Don’t be surprised to wake on Wednesday morning with a bit of anxiety and even dread. The Libra Moon engages in harsh conversations with empowered Pluto and agitated Uranus, setting us on-edge. Don’t try to run from it or pretend it is not lurking there beneath the surface; don’t let it rule your day either. These are simple Moon transits that do not hold us under their thumb for any extended period of time. Let it go… let it go…

At 11:54 AM EST, when the lovely Libra Moon meets up with Jupiter, you will feel a lightening of emotional constriction; the remainder of the day and evening should be one of the highpoints of the week. The cooperative Libra Moon delights in her conversations with steady Saturn and the energizing Sun. You will want to be social on Wednesday evening, either in a group or with one special friend or partner. Enjoy.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:54 PM EST until she enters Scorpio on Thursday morning at 1:41 AM 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.

 

 

THE ACTION OF SPEECH

Thursday, February 16, 2017:

Isn’t it interesting how a new day can bring such a totally different energy to our lives? When you wake on Thursday morning, the Moon has entered the deep, dark waters of Scorpio asking that we dig deep for inner guidance and clarity.

The lightness and desire to please others that was present on Wednesday is gone. There is an emotional depth to the day that you will recognize in the eyes of all whom you encounter. Go ahead and look deeply but do not try to enter the realm of another without an express invitation.

At 1:14 PM EST, Mercury, the planet of thought and perception, is sextile (an aspect that offers an opportunity) to passionate Mars suggests that your thoughts are on fire for action. You will be able to access innovative ideas regarding the release of some understanding or consideration that began in July 2015.

Ideas and plans that lead to letting go are exposed. In late June of 2017, you will begin a new cycle of heating up your mind with a new plan or understanding of the actions required for the path forward. Seek creativity and motion in your thoughts and plans.

 

 

DEEP EMOTION – OFFER GUIDANCE

Friday, February 17, 2017:

On an emotional level, you may regret what you said on Thursday; the communication that you had to deliver. Please remember that the regret is only for the circumstances you have found yourself in, your truth really had to be spoken. It often takes kindness and courage to say what we must.

Allow yourself to stay in a realm of deep emotion throughout the day. You don’t need to run away from the intensity. There is much to learn in the depths of what is hidden away. Go ahead and open your heart to what has long been kept below.  Go deep along side those who reach out and need a helping hand.  This is a day of depth and longing. Be a light in the dark for those who live without light. Hold up your light to guide them.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:38 PM EST until she enters Sagittarius on Saturday afternoon at 1:53 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.

 

The Lovers by John Atkinson Grimshaw

The Lovers by John Atkinson Grimshaw

THE INTANGIBLE SENSITIVITY OF PISCES

Saturday, February 18, 2017:

Saturday morning brings a profound shift as The Sun leaves the intellectual brilliance of Aquarius behind to enter the intangible sensitivity of Pisces. This is the time of year that we move to our deepest internal realms of self-understanding. It is important to find inspiration and compassion even as you avoid confusion and a deep desire to escape the harsh realities that are evident in each of our lives.

The coming weeks allow time for deep contemplation as we prepare for the new solar year which begins when The Sun enters exuberant, dynamic Aries on March 20th.

The internally focused Scorpio Moon moves quietly without impact until she enters the fiery, extravagant sign of Sagittarius at 1:53 PM EST.

Over the coming month, you will do well to focus on taking time alone to go inward, to understand your own process of emotional or spiritual growth. It would be easy to spend the time watching TV, smoking weed, or drinking too much. Please make it a point to watch good movies, read poetry, listen to uplifting music, and deepen your yoga or meditation practice. Prepare yourself for the coming Spring by strengthening the pathway of your inner growth.

As the Sun enters a Water sign and the Moon enters a Fire sign, this may be a day imbued with anxiety or sadness as we move forward, adapting and adjusting to this major midwinter shift. Watch a movie, meditate or take at least one nap on Saturday.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) on Saturday until she enters Sagittarius at 1:53 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.

 

 

ENGAGE YOUR IMAGINATION

Sunday, February 19, 2017:

I hope you were able to take some steps toward adjusting into the dreamy energy of Pisces on Saturday. If you drank too much or otherwise used Saturday poorly, the difficulty of adjustment will continue into Sunday.

However, if you were able to seamlessly adjust to incoming Pisces energies, Sunday should be a pleasant day. At 10:21 AM EST, the Sagittarius Moon forms a lovely trine aspect to Venus, the planet of love and beauty. We are encouraged to take a step forward or to simply allow love and friendship to flourish.

I would encourage each of you to take a friend to brunch, or join together with a group of friends. Following brunch, take in a movie to celebrate the Pisces Sun and the square to Neptune at 12:44 PM EST. No serious movies please, choose something that will allow you to drift into a space of unreality in a healthy way engaging your imagination, inspiration and deep compassion.

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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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