Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 27, 2016 through July 3, 2016

For those of you who wrote in response to my offer to send my Saturn Square Neptune/ Mars retrograde story:

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Soluz by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Doing this piece of writing has been quite a process. It is almost done. Thank you for your patience. If anyone else is interested, let me know. I will have it to you be early next week.

Let’s do our best to keep this week simple!

Onward to the dailies:

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Monday, June 27, 2016:

We begin the week with the Moon in Aries forming the Final Quarter Square to the Sun at 2:18 PM EDT. This places our needs and desires at cross-purposes to each other.  At a fundamental level, there is a sense of wanting our familial relationships close by for comfort and love. However, at the same time we sense the need for pushing forward on an individual path that will take us further from those familial relationships. Balance between these two can be a challenge, accept that challenge and utilize courage to work with it.

At 9:52 AM EDT, Venus forms a lovely trine aspect to Neptune. This is a highly romantic aspect, although not necessarily the romance of personal love. It could show up regarding a dream, a fantasy, or a spiritual aspiration that holds that same energy of soft love.

Think back to March 20th – give or take a day – of this year. What began at that time? Was it a dream, a fantasy, a new acceptance or awareness of spirituality, or was it, in fact, a romantic love relationship? Whatever began at that time very likely came to a point of requiring attention and effort on (approximately) June 3rd.  Now, we are on the part of the path that is clear sailing. We encounter a free flow of energy occurring between these two planets that will support you as you reach the full illumination of the dream or awareness in mid August.

The important thing here is to trust where you are in the process, allow the gift that is offered in the form of opening your spirit and heart to love and you are over-arching dream.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

The only major aspects in the heavens on Tuesday involve the Aries Moon. Therefore, even the most difficult challenges won’t stick around long if we allow the energy to simply pass by without attaching ourselves to a particular agenda.

At 7:14 AM EDT, the Aries Moon squares Pluto. This suggests the potential for a volatile morning. Perhaps a run, bike ride, or a trip to the gym would be helpful to release this energy. If you choose not to move the energy in that way, make the effort to simply not engage with frustration and power dynamics. This challenge will pass quickly if you do not feed it with drama and upset.

At 8:12 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct Uranus offers more highly intensified emotional energy. If your chart is predominantly of the Water or Earth elements (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces), make an effort to show restraint regarding impatience and aggravation toward others. If your chart is more highly balanced in the Fire or Air elements, this can be a very innovative and exciting evening.

If you notice yourself feeling excited, enjoy the ride. If you notice anxiety or even fear arising, understand that if you can hold steady it will pass rapidly.

This is a passing influence; neither the anxiety nor the excitement will last long. Give everyone, including you, some slack to make mistakes.



Obra Serie Amado Luz o Serie Corazon by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Obra Serie Amado Luz o Serie Corazon by Felipe Juan Artista via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, June 29, 2016:

Wednesday morning the Moon enters Taurus at 6:03 AM EDT. This settles us down and brings our focus to simple pleasures and practical effort. We are deeply aware of our desire to build a life that works smoothly without drama. Mercury leaves its home sign of Gemini to join the Sun and Venus in Cancer. Venus will remain in the emotional sign of Cancer until July 12.

While Mercury is in Cancer, our thoughts are based on feelings more than actual thoughts; communications become personal as we nurture others with our words and conversations.

We have been waiting for this day for a while now! I am delighted to finally be here! At 7:38 PM EDT, Mars having been retrograde since April 17th finally turns direct at 23° Scorpio. Now, we must consider what we have learned over the past 2.5 months regarding our use and experiences related to assertiveness, aggression, anger, and even violence in our lives.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to contemplate the most authentic ways to use powerful, masculine energy with integrity. Watch this learning as it reflects in our culture as well as our personal lives. The current conversation about gun control issues is one obvious place this issue is playing out.

The experiences of Mars retrograde have past and now we learn from what we have encountered.



Thursday, June 30, 2016:

Thursday begins with high hopes and the potential of love and sweetness. We start the day with a Grand Trine aspect in stable Earth signs with the Taurus Moon forming trine to both Pluto and Jupiter along with sextile aspect to Venus and Neptune. This is a prescription for pleasure, enjoyment, and personal growth.

By evening, the tides turn as the Moon opposing Mars at 8:18 PM EDT. Slow down and allow your temper and impatient to dissipate. Once that passes, the atmosphere of conflict will very likely continue into your dreams as Venus opposes Pluto at 11:31 PM EDT. Jealousy, power dynamics, and possessiveness may arise.

Consider that you may be projecting your own insecurities onto your relationship(s). Go inward for this contemplation. Go to sleep early, sleep late on Friday and perhaps you can process this challenging transit within sleep and dreams.



Friday, July 1, 2016:
Friday loosens up the tight knot of inflexibility and intensity that was with us through the later part of Thursday. At 7:45 AM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini where our minds and hearts open to flexibility, simplicity, and friendliness. This is not a day for heavy conversations or deep introspection. This is a day for light friendship and pleasant explorations.

At 3:18 PM EDT, Venus, the planet of love, forms a sextile aspect to Jupiter expanding possibilities for love and sweet connections. Show your appreciation for others (and you will likely feel a great deal of it) with words and deeds rather than with gifts. It would be far too easy to spend more than is advisable.

You would be ill advised to do any shopping on Friday unless you have planned the purchase ahead of time. Pay attention to all the areas of your life that you cannot afford to overindulge in. Make sure before you enter any situation that may elicit this issue that you know exactly the lines and limits you want to stick with. It is so easy to overdo it when Venus and Jupiter join forces. ☺ Enjoy the Love!

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons

Red Snapper by Paul Bica via Wiki Commons



Saturday, July 2, 2016:

Saturday’s Gemini Moon is actively encouraging us to explore all kinds of internal and external conversations, people, and ideas. Do you have plans for this weekend? If not, don’t sit at home waiting for the Gemini Moon to do its magic without your making the effort. Follow curiosity; seek out people, places, and situations that engage your most inquisitive nature.

Brunch, followed by a road trip with friends would be ideal. Watch your tendency to overspend when you are out with others.

If you stay up late, you may encounter delightful and unexpected surprises as the Gemini Moon sextile Uranus at 11:43 PM EDT. Perhaps, this is the Saturday night to head to a dance club and enjoy play and movement.



Sunday, July 3, 2016:

Whatever you encountered at that dance club on Saturday night must have been beneficial as Sunday begins with a trine aspect from the Sun to Neptune (due to Neptune’s retrograde this aspect will be repeated one last time on November 1st). We may feel that we are under a spell of mystical pleasures and overwhelming compassion and love.

When the Moon enters Cancer at 9:20 AM EDT, the desire to nurture and love increases. It is important to find an outlet for this deep kindness. Babies, puppies, lovers, & friends are all easy recipients; allow tenderness to flow.

Whatever dream began in late February is now flowing its fullness into your heart. Accept this soft transcendent sensitivity as a natural outcome of allowing the dream to take root in late February.  A new dream (or a renewed version of this one) will begin in early March 2017. Go ahead; begin to plan for that now.


* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: June 6, 2016 through June 12, 2016

The week begins on a delightful note with the Moon newly waning in Cancer, and a lovely conjunction between the Sun and Venus. We will encounter good feelings, kindness, and beauty wherever we turn.

Tuesday, we may see that we were being a bit unrealistic to expect that level of sweetness to maintain itself!

On Wednesday, our energy picks up as we try to squeeze every bit of pleasure we can out of the short season of Summer. With the Moon now in Leo, Summer is very much on our minds. Get the plans in place because you don’t want to waste a bit of it!

As we move deeply into the week, we cannot avoid the unease that looms. It is clear when we look outside ourselves into the political arena and onto the world stage that there are problems seething below the surface. Where are those issues arising in your own life and within your own skin? Look deeply, take time in meditation, it helps more than you can imagine. Make it a true habitual part of your life and it will make a huge difference moving forward.

We are in the thick of the Grand Cross between the Sun in Gemini, Venus in Gemini, Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Neptune in Pisces. These energies are each pulling us in different directions.

Even as we try to build structure, we want to break down boundaries; even as we expand, we want to restrict. Keep moving; keep breathing. Do not blame others for your discomforts. Look at where these energies are all a part of your internal blueprint.

If you know your chart, look to the mid degrees of the Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces). These are the areas you will need to balance and work with consciously.


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Monday, June 6, 2016:

This week begins on a cheerful note with the Sun/Venus conjunction in Gemini. Interactions with others should be smooth sailing with open, warm, affectionate communication. If you have something to to say, this is the day you will be able to articulate it in a way that is openly accepted.

The Moon is in Cancer throughout the day forming lovely aspects to both Neptune and Jupiter. These transits are supporting emotional connection, compassion, and the expression of love. This combination seeks emotional depth love of a nurturing, kind, and maternal kind.

The Sun/Venus conjunction suggests a profound interest and ability to communicate the love that is internally felt. If you have an opportunity to speak of love and connection do not let it pass by on Monday. Share the good feelings; we all need them.



Tuesday, June 7, 2016:

Tuesday, the Cancer Moon runs into some challenges, perhaps even wondering if it was a good idea to have been so open with her feelings yesterday. Don’t worry; in the long run you did the right thing by sharing your authentic expression. How others respond is not something we can control; nor would we want to if we were able to see the full picture.

From where you stand now, you wonder; where will the backlash come from? Don’t look outside yourself. Take responsibility for the whole story. Why are you questioning the expression of your true self? If someone responds negatively, it is good to know sooner rather than later. You do not want to proceed along a path when the other(s) involved don’t know the whole story. We often stay on the wrong path not knowing the full picture.

In order for connection and love to flourish, we need to show all our cards, the beautiful, the uninspiring, and the downright ugly!

Late afternoon offers more ease; a sextile from the Moon to Mercury wants to elaborate on the original conversation and the trine between Moon and Mars encourages us to push forward and accomplish something that takes effort.


Painting by Glasgow Boy William Kennedy


Wednesday, June 8, 2016:

By the time we wake up on Wednesday morning, the Moon has left the sensitivity of Cancer behind and entered the dynamic arena of Leo. The normally theatrical Moon is quiet on Wednesday; think of the regal lion stretched out in the Sun lazily at rest.

At 9:55 PM EDT, Mercury sextile Chiron providing an opportunity to reform some old stories that have caused us enough pain. With Mercury in slow steadfast Taurus and Chiron in Pisces, this is a deliberate effort to work on a deeply intangible level to unearth deep suffering and replace it with reverence for our deepest humanity.

Suffering is part of living this human life, part of what it means to live in human bodies encountering other human bodies. The stories we tell ourselves about how we have managed this journey determine our experience.

Find a new perspective on some old stories. Retell them in a way that can support who you want to be in the future. You are not changing the facts; you are simply seeing the world with new eyes, looking at your experiences from a different perspective. We are not stuck with a perspective that does not serve us.



Thursday, June 9, 2016:

On Monday, it was a good idea to speak what was in your heart. Thursday is a different story; it is important to closely guard your tongue. It would be so easy to lock horns with someone as Mercury opposes Mars at 1:00 PM EDT. Keep in mind the fine line between assertiveness and aggression and the even finer line of how others may perceive your expression.

Perhaps there is something that really needs to be said; the combination of Mercury and Mars will certainly give you the energy to do so. Keep aggression out of it.

Last year between April of 2015 and July of 2015, Mercury and Mars came together three times (due to Mercury retrograde). That began a cycle of asserting ourselves with a story, saying what needed to be said, or expressing anger and aggression.

If you can track that cycle you will see that whatever you began to express at that time is now ready to be released in full illumination. Use this energy wisely; keep solidly aware of any underground anger or resentment that may be seeking an outlet.

Don’t expect this to be easy and don’t let you guard down. The Moon in Leo wants nothing more than full expression. As the Moon makes a trine aspect to Uranus at 9:34 PM EDT, she could easily trick you into saying more than you intend to.

This powerful desire to express what is in your mind provides an excellent day and evening to write. If the entire expression and communication is between you and your pen and paper or between you and your screen and keyboard, there will be no one to argue with but yourself.

Get those aggressive, assertive communications on paper, you may learn something important when you go back and read what you have written.



Friday, June 10, 2016:

Friday brings us to a resting spot after the difficult struggles of Thursday. Regardless of whether you managed to avoid a battle of wills or not, today gives you the space to do a bit of internal emotional housecleaning. If you feel guilty about something you said or wish you had said more, this is a time to release the entire internal and external conversation. Don’t dwell on the cranky story beneath the issue. Feel the energy deeply and release it.

The Moon enters Virgo at 9:45 AM EDT suggesting a great day to do some practical organization, clean the closets, or clean out your email inbox. As we organize in the real world, our internal issues become organized as well. Honor the process by doing some little project and see it in a bigger context. As above, so below; as the cupboards, so the mind.


Summer Dream by Mark Shasha via Wiki Commons

Summer Dream by Mark Shasha via Wiki Commons


Saturday, June 11, 2016:

The Moon continues through the workaholic sign of Virgo. This is an outstanding day for working through your to-do list.

It is the middle of June and you may be itching to celebrate. This is the first weekend of summer vacation for many students and teachers. Because Summer is so short (at least here in New England), it is tempting to try to make every weekend a party or a celebration.

This Saturday seems simply too productive to spend in celebration. If you are not getting home owner type projects done, than spend the day on the beach with a good book. This is not a day of high excitement but a day of steady effort and productivity or self-care and kindness.



Sunday, June 12, 2016:

Sunday’s First Quarter Moon (21 degrees Virgo Moon to Gemini Sun) is exact at 4:10 AM EDT. Look back to last Saturday’s New Moon. Did you do your New Moon ritual; did you plant your seed? If it was a seed of communication (the New Moon was in Gemini) you have certainly had a lot to think about this week with the challenges we have had to communication and gaining clarity in other areas as well. On Sunday, pay attention to the task that is asking to be done in service of the seed you planted. If it were an actual seed this would be the day that you would want to give it some fertilizer as well as making sure it has plenty of water.

What is it that your aspiration needs in order to reach its intended growth at the Full Moon next week? The square between the Sun and Moon is likely to induce some discomfort but it should pass easily with a sextile between loving Venus and unpredictable Uranus (11:12 AM EDT) grabbing our attention. This offers excitement and opportunity. Your mind may bring you back to a project of beauty, money, or love that began in late April. The only thing needed now is to explore where you would like this to develop over the coming months. If you meet someone new or encounter unusual beauty that interests you, pay attention.

Expect something new and unusual; it is right there… with eyes open you will see it.

At 7:22 PM EDT, Mercury enters Gemini; let the talking begin! In Gemini, we are all in the mood to talk and our curiosity arises about how others think. Mercury will remain in its home sign until the evening of June 29th when it will enter Cancer.

The Moon enters Libra at 8:43 PM EDT enabling us to make satisfying connections with loved ones in time to end the weekend.

I hope it is a great week for you.

With Mars still retrograde, this would be a great time to get a consultation. How are the cycles of these planets reflecting your life circumstances? Let me help you get some perspective on your life path.

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

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





Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 23, 2016 through May 29, 2016

Nothing but the dailies this week!

Monna Rosa by Dante Gabriel Rossetti via Wiki Commons

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Monday, May 23, 2016:

I hope you took my advice to have a quiet evening and an early bedtime on Sunday night. It will make Monday work much better for you. There is not a lot of activity among the planets on Monday, but what there is may take us off guard.

In the past weeks, we have had an abundance of planets in the Earth signs. This has supported us in developing stability and consistency within our internal process. Venus and Mercury remain in Taurus even as the general movement flows toward the excitement and action of Fire and Air.

The freedom loving Sagittarius Moon forming a trine aspect to the intensity and defiance of Uranus (11:37 AM EDT) alerts us to the need to express our most unique individuality. If you are living far from the mark of your most authentic self, you will feel either terribly excited as you push in that direction or you may experience deep levels of anxiety as you struggle against the tide that pulls you there.

Being that this is a short-lived transit, nothing huge needs to come out of it. Pay attention to where it calls to you, even in its smallest voice. That voice will return with the same message repeated over time.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016:

Tuesday morning, we may wake feeling a return of the stability we had before the Full Moon last Saturday.

The Moon enters Capricorn in the wee hours of the morning. The anxiety we experienced on Monday seems like a dream as it has now moved on with only a minor trace left behind.

But, what we really need to talk about here is Venus. Venus is the planet of love, money, and all that we most deeply value. Venus provides what is necessary in order to create meaningful connection to another and to deepen our ability to experience authentic pleasure. Venus has been moving through Taurus (one of her favorite places to be) since April 29th. During this time, our inclinations for pleasure have been grounded and body focused.

On Tuesday, Venus enters Gemini, where she will remain until June 17th.

During her time in Gemini, Venus focuses on communication and intellect. She wants us to explore how our intellect and communications can draw pleasure, love, and resources more deeply into our lives.

Emotions may be running high and we are likely more aware than usual of what brings us meaningful pleasure. Passion is close at hand and can readily express itself through words and action. Awareness and expression is the key.



Банный день by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Банный день by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, May 25, 2016:

With both the Sun and Venus firmly in Gemini and the Moon waning on the other side of full, we would really like to have a moment to catch our breath. But, please don’t try and wait for it!

With the Moon in Capricorn, we are emotionally supported by our more serious and ambitious nature. We really want to ‘get stuff done’.

Long before you start the day, the Capricorn Moon forms an Earth Grand Trine with Jupiter (the planet of expansion and wisdom) and Mercury (the planet of communication and verbal expression). This offers a powerful opportunity to bring practical ideas to light. Watch how easily you are able to articulate what is on your mind early in the day.

If you have any writing to do this week, I recommend getting up very early on Wednesday morning to do that work. It will save you a ton of time later in the week.

If you are still writing at mid-morning, your communications will head into darker waters at the Moon conjuncts Pluto at 10:21 AM EDT. Do not shy away from topics of intense depth. However, in actual conversations with real people, exploring deep topics could be more problematic.

Remember, this is a transit of the Moon. It will not cause difficulties if you are able to simply be patient with your own mind and allow the energy to pass. You do not need to express everything that stimulates your mind. At 9:19 PM EDT, the Capricorn Moon squares Uranus challenging you to work with this challenge from a more humanitarian perspective.

Challenge yourself, your work ethic, and your integrity. Are you on a path that highly honors these principles? If not, you have work to do.

This evening is a good time to sit with yourself and get crystal clear on the true state of integrity in your work and in your life. No matter where you find yourself it is fine. No self-criticism necessary.

Simply take action to move in the direction of increased integrity and authenticity.



Thursday, May 26, 2016:

Jupiter squaring Saturn is exact at 8:27 AM EDT which is one of the major influences of the year 2016. This is a long-term transit, which first came into effect in August 2015. Consider that Jupiter wants to teach us to expand and grow in wisdom and understanding. Saturn, on the other hand, requires that we form boundaries; hold onto stability with self-discipline and structure.

When these two planets form a challenging aspect, we struggle to understand which way to go. Structures and long held beliefs may feel restrictive and no longer sustainable. Areas in your life that you always assumed would maintain an air of freedom and openness my need to be reeled in and controlled in some way. Where does your freedom feel curtailed? Where does your stability feel threatened by growing understanding?

Being pulled in these two directions can result in uncertainty and lack of clarity. How can we move forward when we are being asked to move in two directions that are at cross purposes to each other?

It is easy to see how this is reflected in the world culture and politics as well as in individual lives. In your personal life, learn to respect and love both sides of this dilemma. There really is no need to choose sides.  We each must learn to recognize and reject false dichotomy wherever we see it. Holding dichotomies is a practice well worth your time. Recognize that there are always options in the grey space between what seems clearly divided in two. There are always more options that what we initially see.

At 10:27 AM EDT, the Moon enters Aquarius. This highly supports this conversation about dichotomies. Aquarius opens us to a bigger picture of what is possible and is not narrowed to situations of individual significance. Opening your mind to a humanitarian perspective will allow you to see this internal struggle as a necessary part of learning to move forward in a truly healthy way. Moving forward requires both the expansion of Jupiter and the structural hold of Saturn. We are now learning to hold both realities in our lives together.



Friday, May 27, 2016:

When Mars turned retrograde on April 17th, we talked about bringing our thoughts and attention to our most dynamic energies. During this phase (Mars will turn direct on June 29th), we are asked to bring deep integrity and high purpose to our power of will and our use of sexuality. Mars sometimes forgets what is important and can get caught up with aggression and selfishness simply in order to get his own way.  Where have you used your direct energy without integrity, hurting yourself and others with an unhealthy use of your strength or determination?

On Friday, Mars backs out of Sagittarius and returns to Scorpio. Whereas we have been considering these ideas since mid April, now we must go deep and get real about our own responsibility and need to develop more solid values to inform our integrity. Take a risk and probe deeply into your motivations and desires.

Remember, we can only make improvements to our circumstances and ourselves by first getting very clear on the reality of where we are now. While Mars is retrograde in Scorpio, allow deep vulnerability as you face yourself unflinchingly.

The Moon remains in Aquarius throughout the day, helping us to remain clearheaded and easygoing as we face that vulnerability.  It is all a part of the path forward and Aquarius can move forward with easy detachment.

Free Will by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons

Free Will by Alberto Bertoldi via Wiki Commons


Saturday, May 28, 2016:

When you wake up on Saturday morning, it may seem like a good idea to plan a social evening. I would encourage you to think twice before you set that in motion. The morning begins under the very exciting energy of the Aquarius Moon sextile Uranus. Think outside the box and get a party together for breakfast! Go for an early morning hike with friends. The early part of the day may hold much delight.

However, at 4:19 PM EDT, the Moon squares Mars. When your feelings get hurt or anger arises seemingly out of nowhere, allow the feeling without the reaction. There is no need to ruin a perfectly fine Saturday evening. This is a Moon transit, thereby a quickly passing issue. Breathe deeply to manage your reaction and take time alone until it passes. Do not play the story attached to the initial anger or hurt over and over in your mind. Let it go.

At 5:05 PM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces allowing us to easily let go of the slight that had us so worked up just a few hours earlier. Suddenly, our priorities have changed and our harsh edges soften. Our compassion and empathy are heightened and we choose to avoid turmoil and stress.

Ultimately, you can enjoy a quiet evening with friends, make art, watch a movie, or meditate. You may be more sensitive and intuitive than usual. Your soul will respond beautifully to poetry, music, or film.

You may have an inner sense of the surreal; don’t grasp too tightly to the form that it takes. Allow your imagination room to expand into creativity.



Sunday, May 29, 2016:

The Third Quarter Moon phase is exact in Pisces at 8:12 AM EDT. This brings the Moon to the closing phase of the lunar cycle even as she is in the last sign of the zodiac. The focus is on the process of release, bringing to an end, and closing.

Consider all that must be released in your life in order to move into the new phase of growth that you know is just ahead.

At 2:13 PM EDT, the Moon joins Neptune, offering assistance in the letting go process. However, when the Moon square Saturn at 4:00 PM EDT, our resistance to letting go shows its face. The opposition to Jupiter at 5:30 PM EDT confirms that the process requires not only more effort than we had hoped, but also an effort that can be deeply challenging.

As the Pisces Moon impacts Neptune, Saturn, and Jupiter, she is shining a light on the long-term T-square between the three of them. Here, we are encouraged to look under the surface and acknowledge the importance of challenging habitual patterns and moving beyond fear and intolerance.

Finally, as the day comes to an end, the Moon forms a sextile aspect to both Mercury and Pluto. This is a happy way to end the day – and the week. Anticipate the opportunity to more deeply understand how powerful your mind is and your ability to put that power into service for the highest good for yourself, your community, and the world.


Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead? Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything. Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today!

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.

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

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

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016

We can anticipate a considerably lighter and easier week!

The week begins with Jupiter turning direct, bringing our renewed understanding of the universe into the open.  Perhaps, it is time to share the wisdom we have learned in the past four months.

Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Фотография картины Игоря Орлова by Ujalov via Wiki Commons

Venus forms lovely aspects throughout the week.  Remember, that Venus is currently in Taurus; Venus is delighted to be in her home sign playing happily with others.  She forms a sextile to Neptune on Monday, offering a possibility to reignite a previous dream.  She forms a trine aspect to Jupiter on Tuesday, enlarging our capacity for love, and forms a trine aspect to Pluto on Friday bringing a powerful flow of energy to our deepest values.

These are aspects of empowerment, expansion, and bring imagination to the things in life that mean the most to us: love, resources, and deep values.

Mercury, the planet that manages our thinking and communication skills (and is currently retrograde), also forms positive and helpful aspects this week.  On Thursday, Mercury forms a trine aspect to Pluto empowering our ability to communicate about practical real world issues.  If you have projects that require concentration and focus of the mind, this would be very helpful aspect to support you.  On Friday, Mercury is conjunct Venus, bringing the power of mind to the contemplation of values.

A powerful and lovely week ahead!


Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?

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

Make your appointment today!  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.




Monday, May 9, 2016:

Early Monday morning, Jupiter turns direct after having been retrograde since early January of 2016.  What inner work have you done during this time that has resulted in a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the universe?  Jupiter turning direct suggests that it is time to bring that learning out into the world and test your understanding through interactions with others.  The time and attention you have given to this inner work now begins to pay off.

Venus sextile Neptune at 7:10 AM EDT offers a subtle gentleness to the day; asking us to explore the possibilities available as your consider moving forward with a beautiful dream that began around March 20th.

Don’t make decisions now.  Investigate your options.  There will be more clarity in early June.

The Moon enters Cancer at 12:23 PM EDT and moves our emotions toward home.  Head home early this evening to share a meal with family and loved ones.

At 10:12 AM EDT, the Taurus Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury focusing our attention once again on what is truly of value to us.  This is a time to review your plans with your new understanding of your deepest values in mind.

Rewriting your goals and plans is an ongoing process that you will want to begin now.



Tuesday, May 10, 2016:

What a lovely day we can expect on Tuesday!  There seems to be a glow around everything and we feel our hearts expand with love!  At 2:00 PM EDT, Venus forms a trine aspect with Jupiter expanding our hearts and our understanding of deep value and deep love.  The cycle between Venus and Jupiter is the cycle of expanding, growing, and understanding love!  The cycle began in October of 2015, came into its full expression in late March, and now is simply exuding powerful love.  We understand our responsibility and are aware of the choices we make daily to open our hearts and expand love.

Some tension or power struggles may sneak in during the early evening.  This is reflected by the sensitive Cancer Moon’s opposition to Pluto at 6:04 PM EDT.  Remember, Moon aspects are very short-lived.  If you can resist being pulled into the difficult issue, you won’t have to wait too long before you can simply get on with a pleasant evening.  The key is: Don’t take the bait!



Wednesday, May 11, 2016:

Fleurs by Simona Estrana via Wiki Commons

Fleurs by Simona Estrana via Wiki Commons

The Moon is very quiet as she moves through the sensitive sign of Cancer on Wednesday, perhaps she is brooding with a bit of nostalgia.  It may be a good day to do a bit of internal work on your emotions, although, I think you’d be better off cooking a meal for friends or bringing food to the homeless person on the corner.

Don’t get stuck in feelings that are not supporting forward motion.

Let me tell you about a practice I began recently that has made a huge difference in my life.  I realized that I was constantly evaluating my ‘feelings’.  “How do I feel this morning?”  “How do I feel about this or that situation?”

We know that our thoughts grow out of this focus on ‘feelings’.  Turn it upside down! Change your words… Instead of asking: “How do I feel in this situation?”  Ask “Who do I want to be in this situation?”  Once you are clear on who you want to be, your feelings can follow that to appropriate action and movement forward.  So simple and it changes everything!

At 5:31 PM EDT, the Moon enters Leo and all that sensitive quiet is upended!  Find a way to express yourself.  Go to a play this evening or get outside and play soccer or tennis with friends.  Show generosity and openhearted love to everyone in your life!  Isn’t that who you want to be?



Thursday, May 12, 2016:

With the Moon in warm-hearted, generous Leo, we are able to more easily feel love and connection with others.  With a supportive trine aspect between the Moon and Saturn at 8:30 PM EDT, we feel inspired to bring practical effort to our generosity and kindness.  Perhaps, you are motivated to volunteer at the local soup kitchen or send a check to your favorite charity.

A trine aspect between Mercury and Pluto is exact at 10:45 PM EDT which will impact much of Thursday and into Friday.  Keep your eyes open for hidden information being revealed, intense knowledge coming into focus, or a transformative idea manifesting in your mind.  Allow that knowledge, information, or idea time and space to assimilate.  It is not ready for action yet.

Whatever comes to light now, will help us understand the direction to take following the Mercury retrograde; Mercury turns direct once more on May 22nd.  For now, rest in the empowerment of the mind with more information!



Friday, May 13, 2016:

Friday may feel like a roller coaster ride with multiple ups and downs.  We start the morning with the dramatic Leo Moon trine Uranus at 11:03 AM EDT.  Enthusiasm and excitement abounds, and the possibilities seem endless.

However, at 1:03 PM EDT, the Leo Moon squares the Sun in Taurus.  We may feel that we have trapped ourselves on a path we thought we wanted to be on only to discover doubt and obstacles block the way forward.  Consider what you started last Friday at the Taurus New Moon; use the stuck energy of doubt to push yourself to take one decisive action to push that New Moon intention forward.  The extent of the challenge is exacerbated by the retrograde energies from both Mercury and Mars.

At 3:20 PM EDT, Mercury conjuncts Venus offering us a softer perspective and turning our minds to the value of love received and love given.  Even as you let go of the challenges of the early part of the day, the end of Friday leaves us with the powerful statement of Venus trine Pluto (10:20 PM EDT).  This brings deep levels of intimacy and trust front and center.  We understand that the depth of our desire can bring anything to fruition.  Love deeply and allow love to penetrate your heart.

Paysage de Venceslas Dedina by Marcusarurelius2 via Wiki Commons

Paysage de Venceslas Dedina by Marcusarurelius2 via Wiki Commons



Saturday, May 14, 2016:

With the Moon in service-oriented Virgo, we wake up Saturday morning to a very different kind of day.  At 10:28 AM EST, the Moon squares Mars leaving us cranky and not in the mood to deal with ourselves, much less others.  By noon, this will pass and the rest of the day should pass without that concern.

There is a Zen teaching I remember that goes something like this:

Before Enlightenment, chop wood and carry water
After Enlightenment, chop wood and carry water

Keeping this in mind will remind you to be present to all of life.  Refusing to label some parts of your life as good and others as bad will increase your daily pleasure and your joy in life!



Sunday, May 15, 2016:

Sunday brings us a day with great potential for productivity and accomplishment.  The challenge of a harsh aspect between the Moon and Saturn (5:21 AM EDT) will pass unnoticed, but just to be sure, stay in bed until after 8:32 AM EDT.

As we proceed into the day, the efficient hard working Virgo Moon forms a Grand Trine with Mercury and Venus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn.  This offers an easy flow to any projects that require attention to detail and efficiency.  Utilized properly, you could get a ton of work completed this weekend.

Keep your expectations simple by moving with an easy flow.

We are still in the waxing phase of the Moon, so put effort into building on whatever you began at the Taurus New Moon on Friday, May 6th.

Kindness and service to others will come more easily as well, providing a perfect opportunity to develop generosity.  Take a friend out to dinner and show profound generosity to the wait-staff. However, do so with humility and quiet modesty. Otherwise, it simply won’t count!

Sending love to you all.

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

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





Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 2, 2016 through May 9, 2016

I don’t think there’s much we can do to keep this week simple.  We’re going to have to work with what is currently on the table.  The week begins with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all in retrograde motion.

That is a lot of energy telling us to pay attention to all unfinished business, unresolved issues, and lingering doubts that are holding us back.  Now is the time to deeply focus on cleaning up and resolving issues from the past.

Моя Cемья by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

Моя Cемья by Зурбаган via Wiki Commons

If you have been following astrology for any amount of time, you are familiar with the way Mercury retrograde tends to manifest in our lives.  If we are not paying attention, if we continue to push forward into new territory regarding communications or projects, then we are apt to run into problems, detours, and delays.

During this time, choose your communications carefully, double check details, and most of all, practice patience with all people (including yourself), and in all circumstances.

Mercury retrograde is not a terrible time!  If you consciously spend the time cleaning your desk, your mind, and your heart of old projects and overdue communications, this can be a time of great accomplishment.

The Mars retrograde is not so simple.

Mars is the planet of assertiveness, anger, leadership, courage, impulsive action, sexual energy, violence, and the power of will.

Consider that when a planet is retrograde, we are asked to look honestly at where we have fallen short in utilizing the energy of that planet.

The last time Mars was retrograde was between March 1, 2014 and May 19, 2014.  If you keep a journal, it will be helpful to go back and check that period of time in your life.  This can give you a good idea of how you personally respond to Mars retrograde; although you must keep in mind that where the retrograde is occurring in your own chart is also highly significant. The current Mars retrograde begins at 8° Sagittarius moving back to 23° Scorpio. If you want help in understanding this contact Jennie or me (Laurie) for a consultation!

Consider how you have utilized this strong Mars energy since May 2014.  What areas in your life have you misused powerful energy or been out of integrity?  Think about how you have used the power of your will, your sexual energy, and the power you wield over others through leadership or other methods of control and/or power.

It is now time to wake up and learn to better use your own powerful energies.

Pay attention to any disruptions that occur during this time.  Understand that disruptions now reflect the need to consciously wake up and use power and will with integrity and kindness to others.


Are you concerned or unclear about your path ahead?  Let Astrolore help you see your life and your path forward from a perspective that will change everything.  Allow more joy and love into your life.

Make your appointment today! 

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.




Monday, May 2, 2016:

Monday would be a great day to stay home from work.  The Pisces Moon forms aspects that do not help pull us out of the space we may find ourselves in with sluggish energy and lack of focus.

At 8:23 AM EDT, the Pisces Moon opposes Jupiter and we may feel pulled between the fantasy world of Pisces and Virgo’s insistence that we fulfill our duties, and get back to work and accomplish something!

At 11:39 AM EDT, the Moon squares Saturn reaffirming the fact that we simply do not want to be at work.  If your work is highly creative, you may be able to use this to your advantage by thinking of it as putting effort into bringing the dream into reality.

Spend the evening in meditation, with a fantasy novel or movie, or go ahead and indulge in that extra glass of wine.  It is an evening for soft dreams, an evening to not only allow but enjoy the lack of clarity that holds sway.

Yes.  Go ahead and indulge your dreams.



Tuesday, May 3, 2016:

Buoyant optimism takes over on Tuesday with the Sun trine Jupiter in the wee hours of the morning.  The Moon then enters impulsive, energetic Aries at 12:05 PM EDT.  This is a welcome change after the sluggishness we had to manage on Monday.

The cycle between the Sun and Jupiter is a cycle of self-expansion and growth.  What seed of personal growth did you plant in late August of 2015?  Did you see a new possibility that could bring you into a broader understanding of your self and your place in the world?  Did you take action to bring clarity to your own growth in mid-December?  The full creativity of that seed was evident in early March and now you are able to accept the gift of higher understanding and an expansive ability to support others.

It would be good to move your body and expend physical energy this afternoon.  Go for a run, a bike ride, or a swim.  Use the assertive powerful energy of Aries in a way that will tire you out.

With the Aries Moon trine Mars around bedtime, you may have a hard time getting to sleep if you do not physically tire yourself out.  Of course, the best use of this energy would be to engage in a passionate romp in the hay.  If you have an interested, willing, and enthusiastic partner, make it a date.  If not, make a date with yourself.

You may stay up later than is customary on a weeknight but the sleep you get on the other side of enjoying a deep sexual connection will be worth more than a sleepless night with this energy blocked in your body.

There is much to enjoy in this day.  Keep your eye on the prize.


Alcazar desde Parque Safon by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons

Alcazar desde Parque Safon by Angel Oliveras Guart via Wiki Commons


Wednesday, May 4, 2016:

By the end of Wednesday, you may feel that you have spent the day on a roller coaster.  In the midst of such a day, it may be helpful to maintain awareness that we are heading into the ‘dark of the Moon’.  Remember, the importance of quiet introspection over the next few days as we prepare for the Taurus New Moon on Friday.

The day begins under the influence of the Moon trine Saturn, stabilizing that powerful Aries Moon.  With courage and assertion, you should be able to get a great deal accomplished during the morning hours.

Remember, with Mercury retrograde to stick with already established plans and projects; do not start any new projects at this time.

The late afternoon brings us face-to-face with the stress and difficulty of the Moon square Pluto and later in the evening, the Moon conjunct Uranus.  Emotional concerns, disruptions, and struggles could easily rock the boat.  As much as possible do not lay blame; take responsibility for where you find yourself, and look deeply at what needs to be transformed to bring your life to a higher level of personal growth and understanding.

Work with this internal process; fighting against it could backfire into interpersonal dynamics that would only cause more difficulties on the path ahead.  In any and all interactions with others on Wednesday evening, offer kindness.  Get out of your own way.  Look into the eyes of those you encounter and see your reflection.



Thursday, May 5, 2016:

You may wake up on Thursday with the uncomfortable sense that you didn’t deal with Wednesday’s challenges as well as you wish you had.  You may have had a difficult night’s sleep as well.  There is no doubt that Mars retrograde adds to the difficulty of all challenging aspects to a sometimes overly aggressive Aries Moon.

Don’t let it get you worked up; things will smooth and energies shift dramatically as the Moon enters Taurus at 12:11 PM EDT.  We gratefully settle into a more peaceful emotional space and may even wonder what had us so stressed on Wednesday.  Whatever the cause of anxiety, it just doesn’t seem so important once the Moon is in steady, dependable Taurus.

The planets are very quiet for the rest of the day.  There is nothing to do but feel the calm, steady energy of Taurus, enjoy the desire for peace, comfort, and sensual touch.  Embrace the slower pace; get comfortable, and ‘stop to smell the roses’.  Offer a massage, a home cooked meal, or bring flowers to a friend.



Friday, May 6, 2016:

Lovely aspects to the steadfast Taurus Moon prevail throughout the day.  This is very significant with the New Moon exact at 2:30 PM EDT.  The aspects to a New Moon tell us much about the cycle we are beginning.

At this New Moon, the Sun and Moon are conjunct at 16° Taurus.  Together, the Sun and Moon form a Grand Earth Trine to Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo.  This is a powerful configuration offering creative determination, resourcefulness, and the steadfast energy required to make powerful progress toward our most practical goals.

Please take time to do a simple New Moon ritual.  You want to complete the ritual after the exact time of the New Moon and within 24 hours.  This is a powerful New Moon for practical goals and accomplishments.  You should make a plan regarding real world desires; money or love come to mind.

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

Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.  I have been using this process for some time now and find it amazingly powerful. 🙂


Mope by Aleks Vol via Wiki Commons

Mope by Aleks Vol via Wiki Commons


Saturday, May 7, 2016:

After the stabilizing New Moon on Friday, Saturday brings us the full empowerment of Sun trine Pluto.  This brings to our core an intense, free flowing energy of transformation and transcendence.

The current cycle between the Sun and Pluto (a cycle of personal empowerment) began in early January. At that time you planted a seed or set an intention intended to increase your personal power through dismantling some inner force; purification and rebirth required.

Whatever you did early in April to push forward with this dismantling and transformation has put you on a path now where you can flow with the change.

Look deeply and you will see what is being worked upon.  You will probably find the answer within the issues of Mars retrograde; issues of how much integrity you bring to your physicality and sexuality.  The trine aspect allows change to occur far more simply than you may expect.  It is not necessary to get in your own way.

The Moon enters Gemini at 11:35 AM EDT and with Mercury, (ruler of Gemini) retrograde, it would be easy to share this powerful internal process without realizing that others may not hear things in the way you intend.  Be sure that your reasons for sharing do not have complicated or unkind overtones.  Once you are clear on your integrity, go ahead and share, but double check that you are truly heard and understood.



Sunday, May 8, 2016:

Sunday the Gemini Moon is very active and your mind may be moving faster than you can keep up.  If you have a meditation practice, this is not a good day to skip it! Whatever you can do to stabilize your thinking early in the day will help you to make the most of it.

If you find yourself restless and agitated (the Gemini Moon is square Jupiter at 8:50 AM EDT), get out for an early morning walk.  Talk to yourself, your dog, and any inanimate objects; don’t bring the agitation into any of your domestic or family relationships.

The Moon opposes Saturn at 11:31 AM EDT allowing negativity and a judgmental attitude to attempt to sneak in.  It is a Moon transit so it won’t last long.  Go off by yourself, there is no point is stirring the pot when the energy will be gone if you simply allow it.  This is a good day to simply engage with a variety of activities. Keeping yourself busy will keep out of with unnecessary and problematic communications.

Remember, you are not alone in this.  Give everyone around you space to make mistakes.  Let it go.  If something is said that is upsetting to you, wait to discuss it later.  Today is not the day.

As long as you have managed the day without mishap, you can anticipate the late evening to loosen things up and allows space for some playful fun.

* 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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